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Allen Johnson correspondence relating to the Chronicles of America Series

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1110

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Allen Johnson concerning his editorship of the Chronicles of America Series, consisting of incoming typed and autograph letters, signed, and outgoing typescript carbons, 1916-1920. Correspondents include historians Max Farrand, Yale University, Nathaniel Stephenson, College of Charleston, and other authors of volumes in the Chronicles of America Series; United States Publishers' Association founders Robert Pollock Glasgow and Arthur H. Brook, Gerhard Richard Lomer, and other staff of the United States Publishers' Association; and George Parmly Day, president, and other staff of Yale University Press. Also present are memoranda and financial accounts concerning publication of the Chronicles of America Series; and correspondence about publication of Johnson’s Stephen A. Douglas: A Study in American Politics (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1908), 1907-1916.

Dates

  • 1907 - 1920
  • Majority of material found within 1916 - 1920

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Allen Johnson Correspondence Relating to the Chronicles of America Series is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Allen Johnson, 1925.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Incoming Correspondence, 1907-1920. II. Outgoing Correspondence, 1916-1920.

Extent

6.68 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.johnsona

Overview

Correspondence of Allen Johnson concerning his editorship of the Chronicles of America Series, consisting of incoming typed and autograph letters, signed, and outgoing typescript carbons, 1916-1920. Correspondents include historians Max Ferrand, Yale University, and Nathaniel Stephenson, College of Charleston, and other authors of volumes in the Chronicles of America Series; United States Publishers' Association founders Robert Pollock Glasgow and Arthur H. Brook, Gerhard Richard Lomer, and other staff of the United States Publishers' Association; and George Parmly Day, president, and other staff of Yale University Press. Also present are memoranda and financial accounts concerning publication of the Chronicles of America Series; and correspondence about publication of Johnson's Stephen A. Douglas: A Study in American Politics (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1908), 1907-1916.

Allen Johnson (1870-1931) and the Chronicles of America Series

Allen Johnson (1870-1931), American historian; Yale University professor of history, 1910-1926; and editor of Dictionary of American Biography and the Chronicles of America Series. The Chronicles of America Series, a series of monographs on topics in American history, was published in fifty volumes by the United States Publishers' Association and Yale University Press, 1919-1921. Fifteen films based on monographs in the Series were produced by the Chronicles of America Picture Corporation, 1923-1924.

Processing Information

Former call number: MS Vault Johnson, A. Formerly restricted except by permission of Allen Johnson. In 2014, the collection received a baseline level of processing, and was reclassed under a new call number. Folder titles were based on information provided by the creator. Folder titles were not verified against contents.
Title
Guide to the Allen Johnson Correspondence Relating to the Chronicles of America Series
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Karen Spicher
Date
2014 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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