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   Mary Klachko Papers, 1852-1995

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079762 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Klachko, Mary.
Title:Mary Klachko Papers, 1852-1995
Physical description:22 linear feet (ca. 18,000 items in 42 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 4-42. 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

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, memoranda, notes, reports, photographs and printed materials. The Klachko papers are almost entirely made up of her research notes for her biography of Admiral Benson. The material covers all aspects of his life, including his early naval career, his tenure as Chief of Naval Operations, and his Chairing of the U.S. Shipping Board. The catalogued correspondence are mainly replies to Klachkos̀ appeal for information about Benson, the naval and political milieu of earely 20th century, and help to publish, review and edit her growing manuscript. Among the catalogued correspondence are: Norman Angell, Walter Lippmann, Edward House, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The catalogued manuscript is Klachkos̀ bio of Benson bound in 5 parts. It is interesting to note that her final manuscript draft is 1038 pages whereas the published biography merely numbers 268 pages. The rest of the collection is comprised of photos of Benson and other important naval and political figures of the time, and Klachkos̀ extensive research notes.

Series I: Catalogued Series

Subseries I.1: Correspondence

Subseries I.2: Manuscripts

Subseries I.3: Photographs

Series II: Arranged Series

Subseries II.1: Correspondence

Subseries II.2: Manuscripts

Subseries II.3: Research Notes

Subseries II.4: Manuscripts

Subseries II.5: Topical Files

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 4-42. 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); Mary Klachko 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

Entered 03/10/1992

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-16 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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Biographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorandums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photocopies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Angell, Norman, Sir, 1874-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Benson, William Shepherd, 1855-1932.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Biography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bracken, Brendan, 1901-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Burke, Arleigh A., 1901-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chatfield, Ernie Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron, 1878-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eller, Ernest McNeill, 1903-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Geddes, Isabella Gamble,--Lady.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Great Britain.--Royal Navy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Historians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Killearn, Miles Lampson, Baron, 1880-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Merchant marine--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Naval history.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oliver, Henry Francis,--Sir.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pratt, William, V.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shotwell, James Thomson, 1874-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Willert, Arthur,--Sir.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wiseman, William, Sir, b. 1885.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woodward, E. L. (Ernest Llewellyn),--Sir,#d1890-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Naval historian. Mary Klachko is the author of a number of histories of naval affairs. Among tnem is the important biography of William Benson, entitled, ADMIRAL WILLIAM SHEPHERD BENSON: FIRST CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS. This work is the only authoritative and exhaustive account of Bensons̀ life and contribution to American naval success during WW1. As first Chief of Naval Operations, it largely fell upon Benson to prepare the navy for entry into the Firt World War. Klachkos̀ extensive notes go far beyond a mere descriptive account of Bensons̀ life and offer an insightful perspective into British and American naval policy and competition during the first three decades of the 20th century.

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