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Bernhard Knollenberg papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1017

Scope and Contents

Bernhard Knollenberg's papers contain correspondence with historians and historical organizations; articles, books reviews, and notes; typescripts of letters from the colonial period; drafts, manuscripts, and notes for George Washington, the Virginia Period, 1732-1775; Origin of the American Revolution, 1759-1766; Growth of the American Revolution, 1766-1775; and miscellaneous notes.

Dates

  • 1923-1972

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

Received on transfer from Wilmarth Lewis, 1978.

Extent

21 Linear Feet

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/mssa.ms.1017

Overview

Bernhard Knollenberg's papers contain correspondence with historians and historical organizations; articles, books reviews, and notes; typescripts of letters from the colonial period; drafts, manuscripts, and notes for George Washington, the Virginia Period, 1732-1775; Origin of the American Revolution, 1759-1766; Growth of the American Revolution, 1766-1775; and miscellaneous notes.

Biographical / Historical

Bernhard Knollenberg was a lawyer, public official, and historian. He was born on November 26, 1892, in Richmond, Indiana. He received the degree of A.B. from Earlham College in 1912. He then moved to Harvard University where he received an A.M. In 1914 and LL.B. in 1916. Knollenberg practiced law in Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, and New York before retiring from it in 1938. For the following six years, he was librarian of Yale University. Between 1943 and 1944, he was senior deputy administrator for the Lend-Lease Administration. He next became a division deputy for the O.S.S. He concluded his public service as U.S. Commissioner of the International Commission for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, a position he held between 1950 and 1958. Knollenberg devoted the rest of his life to the study of history. He died in Old Lyme, Connecticut, on July 6, 1973.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Bernhard Knollenberg Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
July 1983
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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