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   Allan Nevins Papers, 1912-1992

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Allan Nevins Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079154 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971.
Title:Allan Nevins Papers, 1912-1992
Physical description:104 linear ft. (ca.40,700 items in 207 boxes; 8 oversize items; 6 record storage cartons of books).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. The following boxes are located off-site: 8-17, 32-205. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Approximately 12,000 letters to Allan Nevins from various correspondents including James Truslow Adams, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Willa Cather, Mrs. Grover Cleveland, Van Wyck Brooks, Robert Frost, Newton D. Baker, Archibald MacLeish, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Carl Sandburg, and Henry Wallace; notes and typescripts for Nevins' books including Emergence of Lincoln , The Ordeal of Democracy , Rockefeller , and History and Historians , with notes by editor Ray A. Billington; miscellaneous transcripts, clippings, newspapers, and photographs. Also, autograph letters and manuscripts by presidents, Civil War figures, financiers, politicians, and authors. There are also the Brand Whitlock World War I Diaries and letters to him by such people as Herbert Hoover, Gen. John J. Pershing, and others.

Series I: Historical Correspondence

In Boxes 1-6 of the collection

Series II: Professional Correspondence

In Boxes 18-31 of the collection

Series III: Manuscripts, Diaries etc.

Series IV: 1982 Gift

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, obituaries, memorials, and scrapbooks. Included are three letters from Van Wyck brooks and one letter from Willa Cather.

Series V: Oversize Material

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 The following boxes are located off-site: 8-17, 32-205. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

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

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Allan Nevins Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University 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

Cataloged 08/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Papers Processed 10/05/1992 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-18 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
    2014-03-19 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Autographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Awards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clippings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diplomas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dissertations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorabilia.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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ArchiveGRID
Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Billington, Ray Allen, 1903-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Capitalists and financiers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
FreĢmont, John Charles, 1813-1890.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Historians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hone, Philip, 1780-1851.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Politicians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Presidents--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rowse, A. L. (Alfred Leslie), 1903-1997.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Standard Oil Company.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

American historian and editor.

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