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   Theodore Roscoe Papers, ca.1850-1980

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079278 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Roscoe, Theodore.
Title:Theodore Roscoe Papers, ca.1850-1980
Physical description:5 linear ft. (ca.20,100 items in 10 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 3-10. 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. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Proofs, photographs, photostatic copies, and other printed materials of Roscoe. Included are proofs and illustrative materials for his book The Web Of Conspiracy ; The Complete Story Of The Men Who Murdered Abraham Lincoln , and a printed copy of his book, Only In New England , a book of crime fiction.

1992 ADDITION: This includes some correspondence relating to the publication of his books and other writings on the assassination of Lincoln and the American Civil War: The Web Of Conspiracy , The Lincoln Assassination , and The Trent Affair . There are manuscripts, proofs, and illustrative materials; extensive research files for the first two titles mentioned above consisting of handwritten drafts and notes; handwritten and typed transcripts and photocopies of numerous 19th century American letters, manuscripts, diaries, and documents, as well as 20th century clippings, brochures, and ephemera on this topic used as background data for Roscoe's life long research and writing on Lincoln's assassination. In addition there are manuscripts with some related materials of other published and unpublished writings including Drama In Black , Only In New England , and To Live And Die In Dixie .

Series I: Book Titles

Subseries I.1: The web of conspiracy; the complete story of the men who murdered Abraham Lincoln

Subseries I.2: Only in New England; the Story of a Gaslight Crime.

Series II: Manuscripts and Subject Files

1992 Addition

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 3-10. 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.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Theodore Roscoe 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

Processed 08/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Papers Processed 12/01/92 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-24 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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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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Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Audio cassettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bibliographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brochures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fiction.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Galley proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Detective and mystery stories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
George Arents Research Library.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Historians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Naval history.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trent Affair, 1861.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Author of 21 books of naval history, crime stories, and murder mysteries, as well as 400 short stories, and many television, radio, and film scripts. Roscoe was a Columbia University student from 1927 to 1929.

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