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Series V: Personal and Memorabilia, 1892-1938

Call Number: MS 466, Series V

Scope and Contents

Writings about Colonel House includes a large collection of newspaper clippings, especially rich for the years 1912 to 1922 and 1926 and 1928; General Memorabilia includes items from the Colonel's early (Texas) period, scrapbooks, special honors and commissions, photographs, and twenty-eight telegram books covering the years 1908 and 1912-1918. Mementos includes includes Robert Lansing's pencil sketches of the Council of Ten and Colonel House's personal (leather bound) copy of the Treaty of Versailles. Miscellaneous contains unclassified items, ranging from dinner menus and seating plans to an unmarked (typewritten) copy of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion".


  • 1892-1938

Language of Materials

From the Collection: The materials are in English, German, and French.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Diary, Reminiscences, and Memories (original transcriptions) of Colonel Edward M. House are digitized and also available on microfilm (HM 236) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. Four logbooks kept during the Paris Peace Conference are also available on microfilm (HM 68). Patrons must use the digital copies, the microfilm, or use copies instead of the originals.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.


Series V is divided into four sections: Writings about Colonel House, General Memorabilia, Mementos, and Miscellaneous unclassified items.


18.5 Linear Feet ( (46 boxes, 4 folios))


Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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