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Paul Palmer papers

Call Number: MS 382
Scope and Contents

This three box collection of approximately five hundred items consists of Paul Palmer's business correspondence, 1923-1960. The majority of the letters are to Palmer from such prominent literary and political figures as: Eli Culbertson, Clarence Darrow, Ford Maddox Ford, Joseph P. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles A. Lindbergh, Henry L. Mencken, John O'Hara and Alexander Woollcott. In some cases drafts of articles were included with the letters, some of these were never published. The letters from Palmer requesting writers to pursue certain topics in articles for publication and the writers' responses to him are revealing. Many of the letters express intelligent opinions, or highly emotional reactions to the various political issues, and thus represent illuminating commentaries on the temper of the times. This collection of papers is a valuable source for research in political and literary thought of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

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 Paul Palmer in 1961.

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Related Names
Palmer, Paul, 1900-1983
Language of Materials