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   W. A. Swanberg Papers 1927-1992.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1219
Bib ID:4078385 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Swanberg, W. A., 1907-
Title:W. A. Swanberg Papers 1927-1992.
Physical description:36 linear ft. (81 boxes, 80 document boxes and 1 record storage carton).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into four series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, memoranda, notebooks, notecards, proofs, photographs, microfilms, and printed materials. The Papers include the manuscript research materials and correspondence for each of his books except his biography of Theodore Dreiser. Among the correspondents are William Benton, Bruce Catton, Carey McWilliams, Mrs. Fremont Older, and Thornton Wilder.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

Related Material

Materials relating to Theodore Dreiser are at The University of Pennsylvania Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 06/--/85 HR

Papers Processed 01/05/93 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-05-09 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
    2017-06-30 xml document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi. Restrictions on collection lifted by family per Curator.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Advertising.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Book reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Card files.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fiction.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
First drafts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Galley proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts for publication.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorandums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Microfilms.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Short stories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Anderson, Eleanor Copenhaver, d. 1985.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Auchincloss, Louis.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Benton, William, 1900-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Biographers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Biography--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Businessmen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Capitalists and financiers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carlson, Chester Floyd, 1906-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clergy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dix, Morgan, 1827-1908.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dowdey, Clifford, 1904-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Elmhirst, Dorothy Payne Whitney Straight.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Espionage.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fisk, James, 1835-1872.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fowler, Gene, 1890-1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hearst, William Randolph, 1908-1993.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hersey, John, 1914-1993.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hobson, Laura Keane Zametkin.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Inventors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Johnson, William E. (William Eugene), 1862-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalism.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Leech, Margaret, 1893-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Macdonald, Dwight.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McCullough, David W.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Miller, Merle, 1919-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newspaper editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newspaper publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newspapers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Older, Fremont, Mrs., 1875-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Periodical editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Periodicals--Publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prohibition.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prohibitionists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Propaganda, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Retired military personnel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Salinger, Pierre.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Smith, H. Allen (Harry Allen), 1907-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Socialists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soldiers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
St. Johns, Adela Rogers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Straight, Willard Dickerman, 1880-1918.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Strauss, Anna Lord, 1899-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Time, inc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tobacco industry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Office of War Information.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
White, Theodore H. (Theodore Harold), 1915-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whitney, Flora Payne.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World (New York, N.Y. : 1860-1931)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Xerography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Xerox Corporation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Biographer and historian; author of books about Morgan Dix, Theodore Dreiser, Dorothy Elmhirst, James Fisk, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Luce, Joseph Pulitzer, Daniel E. Sickles, Willard D. Straight, Norman Thomas, Flora Payne Whitney, Williams C. Whitney, and the American Civil War. He won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1973 for "Luce and his Empire" and the National Book Award for biography in 1977 for "Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist." He also wrote many magazine articles on crime.

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