Skip to main content

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 574

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, articles, speeches, printed material, research materials, photographs, and drafts of books relating to Barbara Tuchman's literary career, including such works as Bible and Sword, The Zimmermann Telegram, The Guns of August, and The Proud Tower.

Dates

  • 1920-1982

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No previously unpublished work of Barbara Tuchman's -- such as articles, speeches, parts of unfinished books, letters or juvenilia -- may be published either as a collection of fugitive pieces in a volume under her name or singly in a periodical under her name. Quotations or excerpts from her papers may be used for research purposes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Tuchman 1965, 1979, and 1982, and Book of the Month Club, 1971.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: I. Personal. II. Writings.

Extent

20.5 Linear Feet (40 boxes, 6 folios)

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.0574

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, articles, speeches, printed material, research materials, photographs, and drafts of books relating to Barbara Tuchman's literary career, including such works as Bible and Sword, The Zimmermann Telegram, The Guns of August, and The Proud Tower.

Biographical / Historical

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was born in 1912, and received her B.A. degree from Radcliffe College in 1933. She served as a research assistant for the Institute for Pacific Relations, 1934-1935; was an editorial assistant at The Nation, 1936-1937; a staff writer for War in Spain, London, 1937-1938; American correspondent for New Statesman and Nation, London, 1939; and was with the Far East news desk, OWI, 1944-1945. Tuchman was best known as the author of many books and articles. She was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 and 1972. Tuchman died in 1989.
Title
Guide to the Barbara Wertheim Tuchman Papers
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
November 1969
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 2004: Finding aid revision description not supplied.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)