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Samuel Flagg Bemis papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 74

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, lecture notes, research materials, manuscripts (both published and unpublished), a complete set of printed works, clippings, photographs and memorabilia. Correspondence, both professional and personal, make up the bulk of the papers.

Dates

  • 1798-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Samuel F. Bemis, 1966-1973, and of Yale University History Department, 1969. Transfer from Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2008.

Arrangement

The papers are organized in two series: I General Correspondence, 1918-1969 and II. Organization and Project Files, 1918-1969.

Extent

34.5 Linear Feet (68 boxes, 1 folio)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0074

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, lecture notes, research materials, manuscripts (both published and unpublished), a complete set of printed works, clippings, photographs and memorabilia. Correspondence, both professional and personal, make up the bulk of the papers.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Flagg Bemis taught history at Colorado College from 1917-1920, at Whitman College from 1920-1923, and at George Washington University from 1924-1934. He was director of the European mission of the Library of Congress from 1927-1929. Bemis was a professor of history at Yale University from 1935-1973. He was the author of numerous books and articles, and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1926 and 1950.
Title
Guide to the Samuel Flagg Bemis Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by William E. Brown, Jr. and Isabelle McDonnell, Kathy Hutton, and Robert Mork
Date
February 1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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