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   James T. Shotwell Papers [ca. 1896]-1962.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James T. Shotwell papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

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Bib ID:4079335 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Shotwell, James Thomson, 1874-1965.
Title:James T. Shotwell Papers [ca. 1896]-1962.
Physical description:ca. 60,000 items (296 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: Reader must use the microfilm copy of the Beer Diary. The following boxes are located off-site: AA, AAA, 1-296. 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 in 2 series

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence and other documents relating to the Paris Peace Conference, League of Nations, and Locarno Pact with which Prof. Shotwell was associated. There is material relating to Shotwell's THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR, as well as to his other writings.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

Reader must use the microfilm copy of the Beer Diary.

 The following boxes are located off-site: AA, AAA, 1-296. 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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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); James T. Shotwell 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 09/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2014-02-27 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
    2016-03-29 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi
    2017-02-23 Finding Aid revised by Vianca C. Victor

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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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College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
League of Nations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Locarno Conference (1925)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World politics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note:

James T. Shotwell, Bryce Professor of the History of International Relations at Columbia University, devoted most of his life, as he put it, “to the organization of peace.” Considering the period his life spanned — he died at 90 in 1965, having studied and taught at Columbia for nearly 50 years — this was no small project. He was present at, indeed instrumental in, the creation of some of the most important international institutions of the twentieth century. He believed that his was the beginning of a new era, a time in which rapid technological advances demanded new conceptions of how states resolved their differences. Both in his scholarship and in his constant, restless button-holing of the rich and powerful around the world, he argued that in the modern world peace is not merely the absence of war but something that needs to be planned and organized. He did all he could to encourage that organization, and in doing so he helped provoke an entirely new academic field — international relations — and proposed many of the policies and instruments by which governments today approach management of their common affairs.

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