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Woodrow Wilson miscellaneous collection

Call Number: MS 716

Scope and Contents

The Woodrow Wilson Miscellaneous Collection consists of correspondence, printed matter, photographs, film and memorabilia related to Woodrow Wilson's academic and political career.

The correspondence is primarily between Winthrop M. Daniels and Woodrow Wilson. Daniels served on the Princeton faculty between 1892 and 1911, and on the Interstate Commerce Commission between 1914 and 1923. The letters written prior to 1911 deal primarily with concerns such as faculty appointments, the Graduate College, and other university and educational matters. The majority of the later correspondence deals with issues such as regulation of the railroads and public utilities. There are also letters and copies of letters between Wilson and persons other than Daniels and between Daniels and persons other than Wilson.

The printed matter consists of speeches and messages by Wilson, books and articles by Wilson, and writings about Wilson. The boks and articles include an autographed copy ofConstitutional Governmentand a broken series of Princeton University annual reports. The writnigs about Wilson include articles, correspondence, and memorabilia related to the Wilson centennial in 1956.

The remaining items consist of photographs and portraits of Wilson, newspaper clippings and a C.B.S. Film about him, memorabilia from the presidential campaign of 1912, the second draft of the Covenant of the League of Nations, and a memorandum about blockade provisions. The drafts and the memorandum are annotated by Wilson.


  • 1877-1958
  • Majority of material found within 1877 - 1925


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 Winthrop M. Daniels, 1940.


6.25 Linear Feet (9 boxes, 3 folios)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The collection consists of correspondence, printed material, photographs, speeches and messages, writings, memorabilia, and writings about Woodrow Wilson. The correspondence is primarily between Wilson and Winthrop More Daniels, (1878-) Princeton University faculty member 1892-1911, and Interstate Commerce Commission, 1914-1923.

Biographical / Historical

A.B., Princeton, 1879, A.M., 1882; grad. in Law, U. of Va., 1881; practiced law in Atlanta, Ga., 1882-1883; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1886; prof. at Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan, Princeton, 1885-1910; pres. of Princeton, 1902-1910; gov. of N.J., 1911-1913; pres. of the United States, 1913-1921; author of many books.

Guide to the Woodrow Wilson Miscellaneous Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Lisa Newman
June 2010
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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