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Collections "A" through "D"

Abshire, David
Papers
Scope: The Abshire papers contain significant materials relating primarily to his service with the State Department in the 1970s, with the Murphy Commission (Commission for Organization of Government for Conduct of Foreign Policy), and to the history and operations of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1974-1983, then connected with Georgetown University.

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Gift of Ambassador Abshire

1962-1983 * 33.50 lf
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Ackerson, Garret G.
Papers
Scope:The collection consists primarily of letters from Ackerson to his parents and other family members. The letters offer considerable information on current affairs in Ackerson's various stations, the most important being the lengthy series written from Budapest in the years immediately leading up to World War II.

Gift of Edmund E. Ackerson, Garret G. Ackerson III, and Rhoda Weyr
1923-1976 * 4.50 linear feet
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Adams, Lester
Papers
Scope: Papers of a medical officer serving in the Panama Canal Zone.
0.25 lf
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Alfaro Family Papers
Papers
Scope: Papers of the family of Dr. Ricardo Joaquin Alfaro, President of the Republic of Panama
4.00 lf
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Allers, Rudolf
Collection
Scope: Collection of articles written by the late Rudolf Allers.
0.50 lf
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America Magazine Archives
Archives
Scope: The unusually complete archives of America magazine and of its parent Jesuit community in New York provide a detailed history of this prominent Jesuit publication from a time some years before the magazine's first appearance in 1909 through 1987. The interest and significance of the collection go well beyond literature alone. The collection is central to the record of Catholic history in the United States in this century, and there are, for instance, considerable materials relating to the Spanish Civil War and to the affairs of the persecuted Catholic Church in Mexico. But the correspondence files in the archives contain letters from virtually every American Catholic writer of note as well as many English and European ones, including Louise Imogen Guiney, Jacques Maritain, Katharine Tynan, and Sigrid Undset. There are also letters and manuscripts from such writers as T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. Moreover, the America files show how the magazine was edited, directed, and published, as well as how it attained its important place among American periodicals.

Gift of America Magazine
ca. 1903-1987 * 98.00 lf

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America Magazine Archives Addition
Office records
Scope: Unprocessed addition to The America Magazine Archives.
25.50 lf
American Catholic Sermon Collection
Collection
Scope: This collection has been formed from the manuscript sermons previously unidentified and virtually uncataloged in the Woodstock College Archives, the Maryland Province Archives, and the Georgetown University Archives. It consists in all of some 456 autograph manuscript sermons, two contemporary written transcriptions, and four printed items (some only fragments) by forty-four different preachers (including fifty-five texts by Archbishop John Carroll and seven by Georgetown's first president, Rev. Robert Plunkett). These manuscripts allow significant research in a field of literary, as well as historical and theological, interest--especially since only a handful of American Catholic sermons were published during the eighteenth century, and none at all before 1786.

        1723-1800 * 3.00 lf
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American Committee on United Europe
Papers
Scope: Correspondence, internal documents, publications, and other materials relating to the formation and mission of the committee, established in 1949 to promote public discussion and understanding of the issues and opportunities of European national integration. The committee was disbanded in 1960.

Gift of J. Allan Hovey, Jr.
1948-1960 * 3.00 lf
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American Teilhard Association
Archives
Scope: The library's general holdings of texts by, about, or inspired by the example of Teilhard de Chardin was greatly strengthened by the addition of the more than 650 volumes which formerly comprised the collection of the New York-based American Teilhard Association for the Future of Man. This collection, integrated with only a few exceptions into the library's main stacks, constitutes, when combined with Georgetown's other holdings, virtually all of the literature relating to Teilhard. The association's library has been supplemented by the recent gift of Mary Gilbert, which includes a number of important early publications by Teilhard.

Gift of the Association
0.50 lf
Amrine, Michael
Papers
Scope: The Amrine papers contain a wealth of material about his work on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in the early days of the atomic era, together with supplemental files relating to his interest in urban affairs and mental health, and additional material about his own writings, in particular his book on Lyndon Johnson, This Awesome Challenge. The papers are supported by forty tape recordings of historic events and interviews.

Gift of Mrs. Renee Amrine
1948-1960 * 46.50 lf

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Anderson, Samuel
Papers
Scope: Anderson's papers include correspondence covering his period of public service (spent in part as assistant secretary of commerce for economic affairs, 1953-1955), official documents, and a few of his early articles. The greater part of the collection, however, consists of reports on aspects of the European Common Market and the concept of a free trade zone (1959).

Gift of Mrs. Samuel W. Anderson
1922-1959 * 0.75 lf
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Antisell, Thomas
Collection
0.25 lf
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Appleby, John T.
Papers
Scope: The Appleby papers consist in large part of manuscripts of a number of Appleby's historical writings, including typescripts and galley proofs of England Without Richard (1965) and a typescript of his translation of the Vita Sancti Thomae of Willelmo Filio Stephan. The papers also include a small quantity of correspondence, and a file of British photographs (especially relating to architecture in Suffolk).

Gift of the estate of John T. Appleby
1956-1969 * 2.00 lf
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Arabic Script Collection
Collection
Scope: The earliest Arabic script manuscript to have come to Georgetown is a small Koran (in a local Joseph Milligan binding), a gift of Susan Wheeler Decatur, said to have been acquired by her husband, Stephen Decatur, while fighting in Tripoli. Among the more than a dozen other manuscripts, in both Arabic and Persian, are several nineteenth century Korans (in part the gift of Charles Jackson Friedlander); a nineteenth century manuscript of Muhammad al- Gharnati's Kitab Tuhfat al-Albab wa-Tahiyyat al-A'jab wa-'Aja'ib al-Dunya (gift of Edward M. Walsh and Lorna Gill Walsh); and a fine manuscript of the eighteenth century, illustrated with miniatures: the Jami' al-tavarikh of historian Rashid al-Din Tabib, the gift of Archibald Roosevelt, Jr. Additional Arabic script manuscripts, including several of naval interest, are found in the Nicholas Cleary Collection (gift of Mr. Cleary).

ca. 1544-1900
1.00 lf
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Argentinian Jesuits
Collection
Scope: The collection comprises a small group of manuscripts regarding the reinstatement of the Jesuits in Argentina in the period 1815-1817, together with some related materials.

1800-ca. 1820 * 0.25 linear foot
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Armat, Thomas
Papers
Scope: Even though the group of Armat papers at Georgetown is little more than a fragment, Armat's place in cinematographic history (as the inventor of the motion picture projector) makes them worthy of mention. Besides printed items and non-print memorabilia, the collection includes important letters to Armat from Thomas Edison and Orville Wright, among others.

Gift of Mrs. C. Brooke Armat
ca. 1911-1928 * 0.25 linear foot
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Aspinwall, Thomas
Papers
Scope: Incoming correspondence of the American consul in London, 1822-1848
0.25 lf
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Association of Washington Priests
Collection
Scope: Records of a group of Washington area Catholic priests opposing the Papal position on birth control
1.00 lf
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Astor, Lady Bronwen
Papers
Scope: The collection consists of materials regarding Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the associations that formed to continue his legacy. The papers were collected by Lady Bronwen Astor, a long-standing council member of The Teilhard Association of Great Britain and Ireland, and include original correspondence, meeting agendas, minutes, reports and a few manuscripts.
1966-1984
Gift of Lady Bronwen Astor, 2002.
.75 lf
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Astor, Waldorf
Journal
Scope: Written in 1901 during his days as a student at New College, Oxford, the Journal of Waldorf Astor provides a brief, but interesting glimpse into the life of a young man who was born into immense wealth and would later devote himself to public service. This journal records Astor's social activities and personal interests, paricularly his love of horses, which comes as no surprise given that he eventually built up one of the best known studs in Great Britain. Aside from his numerous entries focused on horses, polo and drag hunting, there are several passages in which Astor poors out his frustrations and discussions problems that were presently plaguing him. Surprisingly, his financial situation seemed to cause him more grief than anything else. These entries give one more insight into Astor's ways of thinking at the time and are especially useful to researchers wishing to know more about his personal life before the launch of his political career.
0.25 lf
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Atchity, Kenneth A.
Collection
Scope:Letters, manuscripts, scripts, scrapbooks, and video tapes comprise the extensive papers of this author, editor, educator, and film producer. There is considerable personal and professional correspondence with poets, writers, and academics such as Thomas Bergin, Malcolm Boyd, Norman Cousins, Umberto Eco, John Gardner, Laurence Ferlinghetti, Ursula K. LeGuin, Denise Levertov, Lowry Nelson, and Camille Paglia. Much of the collection concerns Atchity's film development and production company, L/A House, and his editorship of various journals such as Dreamworks. A portion of the collection is restricted.

Gift of Mr. Atchity
ca. 1962-1994 * ca. 60.00 linear feet
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Attwood, Peter, S.J.
Papers
Scope: Ten school treatises, ca. 1710, on scientific, mathematical, and theological subjects, and the draft of an essay entitled "Liberty and Property" dating from about 1717-1720.
0.25 lf
Aylmer Family
Papers
Scope: Aylmer Family Papers, containing insightful letters home from a student at Georgetown and St. Mary's College, 1836-1840, gift of Margaret Aylmer
0.25 lf
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Bacon, Mrs. Robert Low
Papers
Scope: Mrs. Bacon's papers cover the entire range of her activities as a world traveller, a leader of Washington society, a political activist, and the wife of a Republican congressman Robert Low Bacon. Of particular interest are the detailed records documenting Mrs. Bacon's role as one of Washington's foremost hostesses, and especially as one with political and social influence. These range from correspondence with public officials to detailed menus and seating plans for formal dinners spanning more than two decades.

Gift of the estate of Mrs. Robert Low Bacon
ca. 1920-1976 * 30.00 lf
Bakman, Patrick T.
Papers
Scope:The Bakman Papers provide extensive documentation of Bakman's career as a director of opera productions over a period of two decades. They include production files, reference and information files, libretti and scripts, musical scores, and blueprints and renderings for stage sets, as well as correspondence, costume design sketches and other related materials.

Gift of Mrs. Richard L. Bakman
1891-1991 * 27.00 linear feet
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Baltimore Chattel Records
Record books
Scope: Records of legal transactions, 1794-97.
0.50 lf
Barbee, David Rankin
Papers
Scope: The papers include very substantial research files formed during the earlier part of this century by historian and journalist David Rankin Barbee, focussing on Lincoln and the Civil War, and especially on events leading up to Lincoln's assassination. His tracking down of people who were near the events in question make Barbee's files of permanent value for students of the assassination. The papers also include Barbee's valuable research material on Confederate spy Rose O'Neil Greenhow.

Gift of Mrs. Hugh F. Smith and Mrs. Robert C. Maxwell
1886-1956 * 25.00 linear feet
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Barber, Virgil H. S.J.
Papers
0.50 lf
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Barnes Publishing Company
Photo morgue
Scope: The Barnes Collection is the photographic morgue file of the Barnes Company, which specialized in the production of albums reproducing the faces and giving capsule biographies of members of Congress during the latter part of the nineteenth century. The collection includes 501 imperial carte de visite photographs, principally of members of Congress from 1872 to 1876, many of the photographs being embellished by added signatures trimmed from letters or other documents.

ca. 1870-1876 * 501 items * 2.00 lf
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Barnsley, Alan Gabriel
Papers
Scope:papers of novelist Alan G. Barnsley, who wrote as Gabriel Fielding, with numerous letters from Muriel Spark

0.25 lf
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Barnum, Francis A., S.J.
Papers
Scope:The papers of this missionary, linguist, and historian are an important resource for the early history of Alaska and the work of Jesuit missionaries both there and in Jamaica. His "stray notes," dating from his tenures as librarian and archivist at Georgetown, are among the most vivid surviving accounts of day-to-day life at the college. They provide sharp and frequently witty accounts of Georgetown's more colorful characters and practices from Barnum's school days in the 1860s through the early twentieth century.

6.00 lf
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Barry, Philip
Papers
Scope:The archive of this noted American playwright, author of The Philadelphia Story, consists primarily of correspondence and manuscripts. In the former category are letters by Stephen Vincent Benet, John O'Hara, Katherine Hepburn, and Gerald Murphy; in the latter, drafts of Here Come the Clowns, Second Threshold, and Hotel Universe, as well as the holograph manuscript of his early play, A Man of Taste.

6.00 lf
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Barrymore, John
Collection
Scope: cartoons drawn by actor John Barrymore while a student in the prep division.
0.10 lf
Barton, Wilson M.
Papers
Scope: The manuscript, with related photographs, of Dr. Wilfred Mason Barton's The Road to Washington (1919), concerning the War of 1812, the gift of Dr. William P. Argy.
0.50 lf
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Basset, Gene
Photograph Collection
Scope: The Basset Collection comprises more than two thousand photographs, primarily in black and white and for the most part depicting American political figures from the Kennedy administration onwards. These were assembled by Gene Basset, a well-known editorial cartoonist, as a reference file for use in preparing his daily cartoons.

Gift of Mr. Basset
ca. 1960-1980 / ca. 2,000 items * 5.50 lf
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Baydalakoff, Victor M.
Papers
Scope: The Baydalakoff papers contain correspondence, documents, reports, and publications generated by and pertaining to the programs and activities (principally in post-World War II Germany) of the anti-Soviet emigre' organization which Baydalakoff founded in 1930, the NTS (National Workers' Alliance) and a splinter successor organization, the RNTS, which followed Baydalakoff's leadership from the 1950s.

Gift of Mrs. Victor Baydalakoff
1932-1965 * 6.50 lf
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Bearden, Margaret
Papers
Scope: The Bearden papers consist of correspondence, primarily relating to the assassination of Lincoln and various theories offered in partial explanation of that event, between Mrs. Bearden and such other scholars and theorists as Robert Anderson, David Rankin Barbee, John C. Brennan, Bruce Catton, Otto Eisenschiml, Dr. Richard D. Mudd, Col. Julian E. Raymond, Richard Sloan, and E. H. Swaim, among others. The correspondence is supplemented by an extensive file of tape recordings of lectures concerning various aspects of the Civil War.

Gift of Mrs. Bearden
1944-1983 * 1.50 lf
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Bearden, Margaret
Papers: Part 2
Scope: The Margaret K. Bearden Papers: Part 2 consist of a portion of the research files of Civil War historian Margaret K. Bearden. Margaret K. Bearden is a well renown expert on the Lincoln assassination, especially on John H. Surratt and the Surratt family. In addition to correspondence with other notable Civil War historians; such as David Rankin Barbee, Otto Eisenschiml, James O. Hall, Alfred Isacsson, Richard D. Mudd, and E.H. Swaim; the collection includes clippings and articles on various aspects of the Lincoln assassination. Moreover, the Bearden Papers: Part 2 contain nearly 500 slides, eight reel-to-reel audio tapes, and over 30 audio cassette tapes. These multi-media items relate to topics concerning the Lincoln assassination.
 
Gift of Margaret K. Bearden, September 1997 and October 1999.
1865-1999; 8.00 lf
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Beaulac, Willard Leon
Papers
Scope: The Willard Leon Beaulac Papers document the extraordinary career of Willard Leon Beaulac, who served as U.S. Ambassador to five countries in Central and South America. A few pieces of correspondence appear first in the collection. Periodical clippings appear next. Photographs round out the collection. There are several notable photos, such as many photos of Beaulac and some photos of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Vice President Richard Nixon, Fulgencio Batista, and Dag Hammarskjold.
 
Gift of Ms. Ana Beaulac, 2004
1925-1990; 0.50 lf
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Beaulac, Willard Leon
Papers: Part 2
Scope: The Willard Leon Beaulac Papers: Part 2 contain correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, printed materials, and photographs deriving from Willard L. Beaulac's service as U.S. ambassador to five Latin American nations. Correspondence from American State Department official Henry A. Kissinger (copies), Georgetown University professor Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., and Spanish politician Ramon Serrano Suner is included. The manuscripts include speeches and articles written by Beaulac. Information about the Alliance for Progress in preserved in the subject files. The printed materials contain some relatively rare items on U.S. relations with Latin America. And, a few photographs of Beaulac in various diplomatic settings round out the collection.
 
Gift of Beaulac Family, January 2005
1945-1996; 3.00 lf
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de la Bedoyere, Michael

Papers
Scope: papers of English editor and author Michael de la Bedoyere.
0.50 lf
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Belloc, Hilaire - Elizabeth Belloc
Correspondence
Scope: This collection contains the correspondence sent by Hilaire Belloc to his daughter Elizabeth over the period 1932-1944.
0.50 lf
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Belloc, Hilaire - Allison Family
Correspondence
Scope: This collection contains the correspondence between Hilaire Belloc and the James Murray Allison family for the time period 1918-1941. James Murray Allison came to England with his family from Australia in the years preceding World War I to work for the London Times as advertisement manager. At the onset of the war, Allison asked Belloc to write a weekly column for aperiodical he had recently founded to cover the war effort. Land and Water reported on the war effort exclusively and, at its peak, had a circulation of 100,000 subscribers. Belloc's work for this periodical would bring him national recognition. Belloc maintained a close relationship with the Allison family after the war.
0.50 lf
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Benjamin, Mrs. Walter
Papers
Scope: The papers consist largely of correspondence received by Mrs. Benjamin from such Italian Catholic Church notables as Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Domenico Tardini, and Giovanni Battista Montini (later Pope Paul VI).

Gift of Mary A. Benjamin
1944-1983 * 0.50 lf
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Berger, Samuel D.
Papers
Scope: The papers document Berger's extensive foreign service career, from his appointment as part of the Lend-Lease Mission to Great Britain in 1942 to service in New Zealand, as Ambassador to South Korea (1961-1964), and Deputy Ambassador to South Vietnam (1968- 1972). Also included are a number of Berger's writings on aspects of American labor unions.

Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth L. Berger
1937-1979 * 1.00 lf
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Bergonzi, Bernard
Papers
Scope: The papers of this professor of English literature include typescripts of his several books of criticism as well as drafts and galley proofs of his first novel, The Roman Persuasion (1981). In addition, there is correspondence from publishers and fellow authors, among them Malcolm Bradbury, Malcolm Cowley, Donald Davie, and John Fuller.

ca. 1963-1981 * 1.50 lf
Bernstein, Lester
Diary
Scope: Diary and related documents of Lester Bernstein, documenting his work for the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1899.
0.25 lf
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Bickerstaff-Drew, Francis (Msgr)
Collection
Scope: The incomplete holograph manuscript of the autobiographical novel Fernando (1919) by "John Ayscough" (Msgr. Francis Bickerstaffe-Drew) together with his genealogical notebook (gift of Frederick B. Scheetz)
0.25 lf
Biddle Family
Collection
Scope: The library's holdings in twentieth century American poetry were greatly strengthened by the addition of the noted book collection of poet Katherine Garrison Chapin Biddle and her husband, former U. S. Attorney General Francis Biddle. Among the more than seven hundred volumes added to the rare book collections were numerous association and presentation copies from such authors as W. H. Auden, Max Eastman, Allen Tate, and St. John Perse, as well as important first editions of such black writers as Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Complementing the collection are the remarkable personal papers of the Biddles, including scores of letters from Bernard Berenson, Conrad Aiken, Isabella Gardner, Archibald MacLeish, William Grant Still, and more than 140 from Allen Tate.

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Randolph Biddle
42.75 lf
Biddle, Katherine
Papers (Part 1 of the Biddle Family Papers)
Scope: The collection contains correspondence between Katherine Biddle and notable individuals including composers, musicians, poets and writers in addition to correspondence with literary associations and publishers. The collection also includes manuscripts for poetry, articles, reviews, lectures and radio talks. The personal files and scrapbooks of Katherine Biddle include photographs and clippings. The collection also contains music scores by well-known composers including Aaron Copland and William Grant Still.
60 boxes (31.5 linear feet)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Randolph Biddle
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Biddle, Francis
Papers (Part 2 of the Biddle Family Papers)
Scope: This collection consists of the personal papers of former U.S. attorney general Francis Biddle. It is one of three portions comprising the larger collection of the Biddle Family Papers that include the papers of his wife, Katherine Biddle* and a series of family correspondence. (*See separate finding aids.) Of interest are lengthy correspondence files relating to Biddle's appointments as judge of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1939); U.S. attorney general (1941); and member-judge of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany (1945-46). Notable correspondents include, among many others, Dean Acheson, Conrad Aiken, Thurman Arnold, Bernard Berenson, Henry Beston, Norman Birkett, Alain Bosquet, Van Wyck Brooks, Stimson Bullitt, Roy Basler, William Rose Benet, Richard Crowder, Agnes de Mille, Gertrude Ely, T.S. Eliot, Abe Fortas, Felix Frankfurter, Learned Hand, Oscar Hammerstein, August Heckscher, J. Edgar Hoover; Cordell Hull, Sturgis Ingersoll, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Emmet Lavery, Frieda Lawrence, Robert Lowell, Clare Boothe Luce, Henry McCarter, Archibald MacLeish, Jacques Maritain, Gian Carlo Menotti, Marion Merrell, Nancy Mitford, Henry Morgenthau, Lewis Mumford, L. Quincy Mumford, Charlton Ogburn, Boies Penrose, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt (particularly wartime memoranda, 1944-45), A.L. Rowse, Karl Shapiro, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Lisa Sergio, Edward R. Stettinius, Adlai Stevenson, Harry L. Stimson, Leopold and Olga Stokowski, Allen Tate, Virgil Thomson, Lionel Trilling, Harry S. Truman, Robert Wagner, Henry A. Wallace, Herbert Wechsler, Owen Wister, and Mark Van Doren. Included are correspondence files and manuscripts relating to Biddle's major works including his two-volume autobiography, A Casual Past (1961), and In Brief Authority, (1962); two works on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mr. Justice Holmes (1942), and Justice Holmes, Natural Law, and the Supreme Court (a series of lectures, 1961); The World's Best Hope (1949); and The Fear of Freedom (1952). There are also typescripts and reprints of many articles by Biddle, as well as correspondence and manuscripts relating to a play about the English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania William Penn (1644-1718), written by Biddle and adapted for the stage by Richard Waters.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Randolph Biddle
14 boxes (22.5 linear feet)
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Biddle Family
Letters (Part 3 of the Biddle Family Papers)
Scope: Comprises the third part of the Biddle Family Papers and is organized into three series: (1.) Francis Biddle and Katherine Biddle correspondence exchanged between 1912 and 1968. Of particular interest are the very early "courtship" letters from Katherine Biddle before her marriage to Francis Biddle; and the correspondence (primarily from her) sent in late 1945 to 1946 when Francis Biddle served on the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. (2.) George Biddle correspondence primarily to his brother Francis Biddle written between 1899 and 1972, with the bulk dating between 1940 and 1970. The letters provide biographical details on his work and rich connections in the art world. (cf. also George Biddle's autobiography, "An American Artist's Story" (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1939). (3.) Miscellaneous family correspondence and material relating to other members of the Biddle clan including the families of Coxe, Chapin (note especially the letters of sculptor and artist Cornelia Chapin), McMurtrie, Randolph, and Robinson. Letters by the earlier members of the family provide much historical interest, offering insight into the lives of American nineteenth century men, women and their families. Husbands and sons often wrote from abroad as necessities of work and education dictated. In particular, letters from William McMurtrie to his wife Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie offer colorful descriptions of his experiences while serving in the U.S. Navy off the coasts of Italy, Turkey, and in Gibralter.
3 linear feet
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Randolph Biddle
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Billings, Richard
Papers
Scope: papers of Life reporter Richard Billings and related photographs from his coverage of New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation of Clay Shaw and others in 1967 and 1968, gift of Mr. Billings.
3.50 lf
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Black-Matthew Collection
Collection
Scope: 19 transcribed letters between Davidson Black and William D. Matthew on studies of early man.
0.25 lf
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Blatty, William Peter
Papers
Scope: The papers contain manuscript and typescript drafts of novels and screenplays written by Blatty, a Georgetown alumnus and writer best known for his novel The Exorcist. The papers are supplemented by a group of Blatty's undergraduate literature examination papers preserved by one of his English professors at Georgetown (gift of Bernard M. Wagner).

Gift of Mr. Blatty
ca. 1949-1970 * 1.50 lf
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Boggs Family
Papers
Scope: Civil war correspondence of Lt. William R. T. Boggs, of Pennsylvania, gift of Mrs. Vickie R. Boggs
0.25 lf
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Boss, Eugene
Collection
Scope: Rich collection of Lincoln-related ephemera, especially political, and containing several signed Lincoln documents and other autographs, gift of Dr. Boss.
1.50 lf
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Bowers, Lloyd Wheaton
Papers
Scope: Correspondence files of United States solicitors general Lloyd W. Bowers (for 1909-1910) and John W. Davis (for 1913-1918) concerning for the most part nominations and applications for various federal government positions.

Gift of Mrs. William J. Hughes
1909-1918 * 1.50 lf
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Boyer, Helen King
Collection
Scope: This collection includes the papers of homeopathic physician Zachary T. Miller and those of his daughter and granddaughter, the artists Louise Miller Boyer and Helen King Boyer. Among its many significant correspondences are a group of letters by Pennsylvania politician Nathaniel B. Boileau, 1823-1828; over 130 substantive Civil War letters by Dr. Miller to his family, 1862-1864; more than 250 informative letters from concert pianist Julie Rive' King; and a particularly remarkable series by Louise Boyer in which she describes her career as a pioneer screen-writer at Metro in New York in 1918. Other correspondents include John A. Brashear, John Taylor Arms, and Elbert Hubbard. The collection also includes more than a thousand family photographs, most dating from the end of the nineteenth century. Original artwork and prints by Boyer family members are described in the next entry.

Gift of Helen King Boyer
ca. 1823-1940 * 24.0 lf
 
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Boyer, Helen King
Art collection
Scope: The Boyer collection's approximately four hundred prints, drawings, and other works of art document the activity of Pittsburgh artists Ernest W. Boyer, his wife, Louise Miller Boyer, and their daughter, Helen King Boyer. Of special interest are the large assemblage of drypoints pulled from anodized aluminum plates by Louise and Helen Boyer, whose work pioneered the use of this printmaking technique and constitutes an important contribution to the history of twentieth century American printmaking. Many of the original aluminum plates are preserved in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Gift of Helen King Boyer in memory of her parents
6.00 lf
Bradley, Lee S.J.
Collection
Scope: religious radio program recordings
1.00 lf
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The Brady Collection

Collection

Scope: Georgetown's special collections in English literature began with the donation by Mrs. Nicholas F. Brady in 1934 of the literary manuscripts and first editions collected by her late husband. Among those gifts were numbered two extraordinary literary manuscripts: the "Crewe" manuscript, textually the most important extant, of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, and the holograph manuscript of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, possibly the single most important surviving manuscript in the field of nineteenth century American letters. These were buttressed by an imposing group of printed books: first editions and association copies of works by Johnson, Boswell, and their circle, and extensive runs of first editions of the works of Keats and Shelley.

Gift of Mrs. Nicholas Brady
1.00 lf
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Brady, Anna M.
Papers
Scope: The Anna M. Brady Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs that document the career of Anna M. Brady, a Catholic journalist who for many years was the dean of the Vatican press corps, covering synods, papal conclaves, and the Second Vatican Council. There is much about those events and about the Catholic International Press. Of note is an extensive run of correspondence of Felix Morlion, O.P. There are also some fine original photographs of Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, Pope John Paul II, Mother Theresa, and others.
 
Gift of Anna M. Brady and Sister Mary Brady, R.S.C.J.
1938-1982; 45.5 lf
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Brady, Peter R.
Papers
Scope: Letters to the Arizona pioneer and explorer, Peter R. Brady, from his sisters, Mary Ellen and Margaret, and their respective husbands, Benjamin B. French and Edmund F. French. The French families were longtime residents of Washington, and their letters tell much about the changing city in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Gift of Francis P. Brady

ca. 1850-1898 * 0.50 lf
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Breedin Family
Papers
Scope: includes correspondence of the Civil War period, gift of Mrs. Ruth Coleman Marthinson.
1.00 lf
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Breen, Dan and John Monagan
Collection
Scope: An extensive correspondence between the well-known Irish freedom fighter Dan Breen and Rep. John S. Monagan of Connecticut, offering considerable insight into Breen's later political and social thinking as well as reminiscence of the struggle for Irish independence from Great Britain.
Gift of Representative Monagan

1948-1970 * 0.25 lf
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Brett, John Hall
Papers
Scope: papers of John Hall Brett concerning his years spent in Siam (1932-1938) as manager of the Siam Commercial Bank, gift of Frederick D. Greenley
1.50 lf
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Briefs, Goetz A.
Papers, Part I
Scope: Papers of Professor Goetz Briefs, economist and educator, who was active in government service in Germany prior to his emigration to the United States in 1934. The bulk of the papers date from his arrival in this country. They include correspondence and manuscripts, particularly in the field of economics and the "ethos problem." A contemporaneous gift of Professor Briefs' extensive library, relating largely to the field of economics, was placed in the library's main stacks.
Gift of Henry W. Briefs and Mrs. Elinor Castendyk Briefs

1928-1974 * 4.50 lf
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Briefs, Goetz A. Part II
Papers, Part II
1.50 lf
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Brown, James Percy
Journal
Scope: Of diplomatic, historical and literary value, the Journal of James Percy Brown documents the life of a wealthy young American living in Paris from 1834-1835 during the reign of Louis Philippe. As the nephew of noted senator James Brown, United States Ambassador to France from 1823-1829, Percy Brown entered Paris as a well-connected socialite. Undoubtedly, his family's prestige is what also enabled him to obtain a position as an attaché at the United States Legation working under Edward Livingston and Thomas P. Barton. Because of his affiliation with the embassy, and his status as a member of high society, Percy Brown was constantly in the company of foreign diplomats and aristocrats. His social activities are well chronicled in the pages of his journal as he recounts countless soirees, dinners, visits with acquaintances, and even his presentation to the Royal Court of Louis Philippe.
 
0.25 lf
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Brown, John L.
Papers, Part 1
0.75 lf
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Papers, Part 3
Scope: This third acquisition of the John L. Brown Papers consists of some 60 folders of correspondence with twentieth century artists, scholars and writers. Notables include artists Huseyin Halit, Loren McIver and her husband, poet Lloyd Frankenberg, Lilian Mckendrick, Irene Rice Pereira and Antoinette Schulte; art critic and historian Roger Avermaete; historian Henry Steele Commager; and writers Jacqueline Bernard, Faith Berry, Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, Lewis Galantiere, Elsa Gress, poet James Laughlin, Boris Schreiber, Pierre Seghers, Georges Sion, Gerald Sykes and Richard Wright. Others include conductor Eugene Ormandy, sociologist Pitirim Sorokin, and the daughter of Paul Claudel, Renee Nantet.
Gift of Dr. John L. Brown, 1996-97
0.50 linear feet
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Brown, Uriah
Papers
Scope: The Uriah Brown Papers contain land surveys, indentures, and deeds documenting land ownership in Baltimore County, Maryland and in the city of Baltimore in the early nineteenth century. Uriah Brown was a surveyor by trade, and many of his surveys are preserved in this collection. The documents are dated from 1796 to 1834.
Gift of Nicholas B. Scheetz, 1993.
0.50 linear feet
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Brunet, Jean Baptiste
Papers
Scope: The French side of Haiti's struggle for independence is documented in the fragmentary papers of French General Jean Baptiste Brunet, 1802-03, consisting largely of reports to his superiors, Leclerc and Rochambeau, but also including incoming correspondence as well.
0.25 lf
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Brunini, John Gilland
Papers
Scope: Papers of John G. Brunini, longtime editor of Spirit, gift of Mrs. John J. Meng
13.50 lf
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Bucknill, John C.
Papers
Scope: Selection of papers of an English physician interested in treatment of the insane, though the collection consists largely of autographs.
0.25 lf
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Burnham, Sophy
Papers
4.50 lf
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Butler, Robert N.
Papers
Scope: papers of Robert N. Butler concerning the 1968 American Presidential campaign, gift of Dr. Butler
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Butrick, Richard P.
Papers
Scope: papers of American diplomat Richard P. Butrick relating to the Panama Canal, gift of Ambassador Butrick
0.50 lf
Butturff, Dorothy Dow
Papers
Scope: The papers comprise two distinct series of correspondence: the first, letters received by Mrs. Butturff from Eleanor Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, Malvina Thompson, and others; the second, a series of letters written to her family by Mrs. Butturff while she was serving as Eleanor Roosevelt's White House social secretary, 1933-1945. This latter group was published in book form as Eleanor Roosevelt, An Eager Spirit: The Letters of Dorothy Dow 1933-1945. The collection also includes a series of photographs of the Roosevelts, the John F. Kennedys, the Lyndon Johnsons, and others.

1933-1985
Gift of Mrs. Butturff and of Mrs. Barbara Butturff Delaney
1.00 lf
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Byington Family Papers
Papers
Scope: The archive consists of the papers of A. Homer Byington, Civil War correspondent and U. S. consul in Naples (1897-1907), and those of his grandson, Homer M. Byington I, who served for 47 years in the foreign service, in the 1930s as Chief of Personnel. Included are letters from both men to family and friends (and a long series A. Homer wrote to E. C. Frisbie) as well as letters from poet Edmund C. Stedman and diplomats Wilbur J. Carr, William R. Castle, Jr., and James B. Stewart. Appropriately, there is also much about Connecticut, as the elder Byington had been a noted journalist and publisher in Norwalk.

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Hinkle
1864-1966 * 1.50 linear feet
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Byington Family Papers: Part 2
Papers: Part 2
Scope: The Byington Family Papers: Part 2 contain postcards, letters, and printed material documenting the life and times of A. Homer Byington and other members of the Byington family. Of interest are postcards to and from A. Homer Byington from Naples, where he served as U.S. consul at the turn of the twentieth century. The postcards describe life in Naples, volcanic activity there, and even an occasion when the King of Italy took of his hat out of respect for an American flag flying over Byington's residence. In addition, material touches on nineteenth century American politics as the collection contains a pamphlet by James G. Blaine, an original pen-and-ink drawing of the exterior front, the exterior rear, and the stage of Ford's Theater and a carefully annotated drawing of the escape route taken by John Wilkes Booth immediately following the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln, engravings of Ulysses S. Grant, and black fringe from the funeral bier of Abraham Lincoln, among other items. Also, a typed manuscript about Homer Byington, Jr. and a typed manuscript about A. Homer Byington and his wife Harriet Sophia Richmond Byington are significant documents.
Gift of Edwin L. Horsley, 2002
1822-2001* 0.75 linear feet
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Caine, Hall

Papers
0.50 lf
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Center for Applied Linguistics
Research notes
Scope: Center for Applied Linguistics: American Negro Dialect Study
4.00 lf
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Campbell, B.U.
Collection
Scope: Bernard U. Campbell Papers, containing historical material on Maryland and the Catholic missions as well as a letter from George Bancroft (1844).
0.10 lf
Campbell, Colin
Collection
Scope: The Colin Campbell Collection contains the transcripts and audio cassette tapes for the interviews conducted by Colin Campbell, Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, regarding his research on the implementation of cabinet government in the Carter and Reagan administrations and the interaction of central agencies in the nations of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Canada.
5 boxes
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Carbonneau, Denis
Papers
0.50 lf
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Cardella, Philip, S.J.
Papers
0.50 lf
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Carlucci Commission on Security and Economic Assistance
Papers
Scope: Papers of the commission, created in February, 1983, by Secretary of State George P. Shultz, including membership correspondence files, opinion papers generated or solicited by the commission, minutes of commission meetings and public hearings, and drafts of its final report (November, 1983). In part, photocopies.

1983-1984
Gift of the Commission
4.00 lf
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Carrel, Alexis
Papers
Scope: Papers of the French physician and philosopher Alexis Carrel, recipient of the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1912. The papers include many of Carrel's research files, the manuscript of his book Man the Unknown, offprints of scientific articles, and a voluminous correspondence with, among others, Paul Claudel, Charles A. Lindbergh, Paul de Kruif, John Dewey, and Sinclair Lewis.

1893-1973
Gift of Mme. Alexis Carrel
158.50 lf
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Carroll, John
Collection
Scope: Archbishop John Carroll: a manuscript treatise on the Sacraments, fragmentary spiritual dialogues, and a group of letters from Carroll to various recipients, ca. 1770-1815, in part the gifts of Charles Carroll Lee, Richard H. Clarke, and William T. Connolly.

see also Maryland Province Archives
0.75 lf
Catholic Historical Manuscripts
Collection
Scope: The collection contains fragmentary holdings of the papers of more than ninety-five individuals, primarily members of the Society of Jesus associated with Georgetown University during the eighteenth, nineteenth, or early twentieth centuries. These records were retained originally in dozens of locations in the University Archives. Among the more significant groups of papers are the following:

--Bishop Simon William Gabriel Brute: autograph autobiographical sketch up to 1836;
--Rev. Pierre Jean DeSmet, S.J.: group of letters from DeSmet to various individuals, 1841-1872, and an eight-page autograph manuscript giving an account of missions in the Oregon Territory, undated;
--Rev. Peter DeVos, S.J.: group of letters from Archbishop Mare'chal, 1820-1827, concerning difficulties experienced by DeVos in his missionary work in and around Rockville, Maryland;
--Archbishop Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, S.S.: group of letters and documents dating primarily from his tenure as the third president of Georgetown College, 1796-1798;
--Rev. Francis Dzierozynski, S.J.: group of letters from Bishop Brute', Archbishop Dubourg, and others touching on George- town affairs; and a group of letters concerning the early days of Holy Cross College from Rev. Thomas Mulledy, S.J.;
--Rev. Enoch Fenwick, S.J.: group of letters, 1811-1827, including items from Bishops Leonard Neale, Jean Dubois, and John Cheverus, and a letter concerning the state of the church in Haiti, 1820, from the missionary apostolic in that country, Rev. Jeremiah F. Flynn;
--Rev. George Hunter, S.J.: transcripts of documents relating to the state of the church in the Maryland colony during the 1750s, including his own "Account of State and Condition of the Roman Catholics of Maryland";
--Rev. Samuel M. Lilly, S.J.: group of diaries kept while at Holy Cross (1845-1849) and Georgetown (1849-1852);
--Bro. Joseph Marshall, S.J.: group of letters from George- town president Rev. Giovanni Grassi, S.J., and others, principal- ly relating to the operation of the Jesuit farms in Maryland, 1816-1824;
--Rev. James Ryder, S.J.: correspondence relating to a variety of subjects, principally dating from Ryder's tenure at Georgetown (1840s-50s) from a number of writers, including Rev. Pierre Jean DeSmet, S.J., Rev. Joseph Coolidge Shaw, S.J., and Jefferson Davis;
--Rev. Theodore Schneider, S.J.: hand-written Proprium missarum de tempore and set of altar cards, created for the mission at Goshenhoppen (Pennsylvania) about 1743;
--Rev. Joseph Coolidge Shaw, S.J.: group of autograph manuscripts on various spiritual subjects together with a few letters;
--Rev. Charles Stonestreet, S.J.: miscellaneous correspon- dence, including letters from Rev. Pierre Jean DeSmet, S.J. (1851); and
--Rev. John S. Sumner, S.J.: extensive autograph drafts for a work to have been titled The Early History of Georgetown College (apparently never completed), and miscellaneous corre- spondence, 1861-1880.

ca. 1700-1954  *  5.00 lf
Catholic School Manuscripts
Collection
Scope: Directly related to the Liege Jesuit collection is a group of sixty-two volumes, mostly early in date, comprising manuscript treatises on a range of subjects: theology and philosophy; mathematics, science, and rhetoric; history, literature, and law; devotional and religious works; and miscellaneous items, for the most part deriving from one or another Catholic educational establishment before 1800. In large measure these treatises supplement the theological texts in the Jesuit School Manuscripts Collection, and some, at least, may have followed the same route from Europe to the United States.

1557-1876
3.75 lf
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Causten, Joseph
Papers
Scope: a group of letters between members of the Causten family relating to the naval side of the War of 1812, gift of Elizabeth Young
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Center for Public Financing of Elections
Office records
Scope: The archives of the center document its activities from its inception in June, 1973, through its advocacy of the Federal Election Campaigns Act Amendments of 1974 to the closing of its offices in December, 1975. The collection includes legal records, reference files, correspondence, and financial records of the center.

1973-1976
Gift of the Center
26.00 lf
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Cerrute, Edmund P., S.J.
Papers
0.50 lf
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Chapman, Chauncey Brewster
Papers
Scope: Correspondence and reading files relating to Chapman's service in the Department of the Interior, and especially as assistant solicitor for territories overseas (1969-1980), with considerable material about American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

1959-1980
Gift of Mrs. Chauncey Brewster Chapman
10.50 lf
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Chase, C.F.
Papers
Scope:
The C.F. Chase Papers document the activities of C.F. Chase, an American mining engineer in Suan, Korea in the early 1900s. The papers consist of a ledger, unbound letters, and a few photographs. Over 130 pages in length, the ledger covers the financial side of Chase's life in Korea, and it shows the firms with which he transacted business. Also, the ledger contains carbon copies of some of Chase's letters, so some discussion about the progress at the ore mine is gleaned, Each page in the ledger is cataloged separately. The unbound letters concern mostly an adoption case. Finally, the photographs are of Korean women.
Gift of Paul F. Betz, December 1999.
0.25 lf
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Cheever-McClone

Collection
Scope:
This collection comprises correspondence between George McLoone, university professor and alumnus of Georgetown University, and John Cheever, the American writer. All of the correspondence takes place between the years of 1966-1974. Although most of the letters are brief in length, the correspondence between Cheever and McLoone is significant because of the insight they provide into the personal life of John Cheever. Many of the letters contain comments about Cheever's acquaintances and on contemporary society in general. Among the famous figures mentioned in the correspondence are literary historian Malcolm Cowley, actress Sophia Loren, and novelist Paul Theroux. Sporadic references to other well-known individuals occur throughout the collection.
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Chesson, W.H.
Papers
Scope: Papers of W. H. Chesson, consisting of the extensive diaries of this eccentric and man of letters.
0.50 lf
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Chevalier, Michel
Papers
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Chilton, Robert S., Jr.
Papers
Scope: The Robert S. Chilton, Jr. Papers are a collection of 300 letters, dated mostly between 1897 and 1901, written by Robert S. Chilton, Jr., chief of the U.S. Consular Bureau of the State Department from 1895 until 1905. Chilton wrote eight of the letters, and 292 letters were written to him. Amounting to one box of material (0.5 linear feet), the letters shed light on the issues facing the U.S. consular service at the turn of the twentieth century, when America was in the midst of acquiring an overseas empire and enacting consular reform. Of note, there is comment on the Spanish-American War; material on the evolution of the U.S. consular system; and some correspondence by notable figures in American political history, such as A. Homer Byington, James McMillan, and Montgomery Blair. Also, references to Presidents Grover Cleveland and William McKinley are included in several letters. On the whole, the Robert S. Chilton, Jr. Papers document a significant facet of the history of the U.S. foreign service.
0.5 l.f.
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Chioccarelli, Bartolomeo
Collection
Scope: A series of eighteen manuscript volumes bound in seventeen under the general title Magni archivii scriptuarum pro regali jurisdictione regni Neap[olitani], a general history of the Spanish administration of the Kingdom of Naples undertaken for Philip IV of Spain by Bartolomeo Chioccarelli. This set was written by several different hands, probably in the eighteenth century.
ca. 1750
Ciszek, Walter J. S.J.
Tape recorded interviews
Scope:Series of tape recorded interviews with Rev. Walter Ciszek, S.J. after his retrun from prison in Russia. This collection documents the American-born Jesuit's life, ca. 1938-1963. Discussed are: his mission work in Poland and Russia, 1938-1941; arrest by Soviet secret police in 1941; imprisonment in Moscow and Siberia; and eventual release and return to the United States in 1963. The interviews are contained on 9 tapes (duplicates of tapes 1-8 included). The tapes give no indication, either on their face or by their content, of their recording date; 1964 appears probable. Father Ciszek died, 12/08/1984.
.5 lf
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Clark, James, S.J.
Papers
0.50 lf
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Clarke, Richard H.
Papers
0.25 lf
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Cleverdon-Jones
Collection
Scope: This collection consists of the first and second drafts and one printed copy of Words and Image IV, a catalogue for the "Exhibition of the Paintings, Engravings and Writings of David Jones" at the National Book League (of the United Kingdom), 1972. The collection also includes eight autograph letters from David Jones to his collaborator for the Catalogue and Exhibition, Douglas Cleverdon.
0.25 lf
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Coan, Carl A. S.
Collection
Scope:The Carl A. S. Collection in Housing and Urban Affairs contains the personal papers, manuscripts, and materials related to Mr. Coan's work as staff director for the Democratic members of the Senate Subcommitte on Housing and Urban Affairs, a position he held for over twenty five years.
21 lf
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Colby - Shewring Collection
Collection
Scope: The Colby-Shewring Collection consists of 15 letters, 13 of which were written by Walter Shewring, sent to Gina Thompson (Colby) between 1986 and 1990. As an American student studying at Oxford University, Gina Thompson met and befriended the classics scholar Shewring in 1986. Gift of Gina (Thompson) Colby.
0.25 lf
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College of Arts and Sciences -Dean
Office records
55.50 lf
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Columbian Debating Society
Papers
Scope: Minute book of the Columbian Debating Society, a Georgetown citizens group that first met on February 21, 1827, gift of Charles H. Trunnel.
0.25 lf
Commencement Files
Collection
14.00 lf
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Corbin, Edythe Patten
Papers
Scope: An extensive correspondence received by Mrs. Corbin, the wife of General Henry C. Corbin. Major correspondents, often giving their views on national and international affairs, include President William Howard Taft, Philippe Bunau-Varilla, General John J. Pershing, Myron T. Herrick, and Elihu Root.

1898-1960
Gift of Mrs. Corbin
1.50 lf
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Cormican, Patrick J. S.J.
Papers
1.50 lf
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Costello, Harry
Scrapbook
0.50 lf
Cottrell, Alvin
Papers
1.50 lf
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Coutinho Peruvian Documents
Collection
0.25 lf
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Craigie, Dorothy
Collection
Scope:
The collection consists of 16 original illustrations for the first edition of Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover's collaborative work, The Little Fire Engine.
1950-1950
Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books, 2000.
1 box, 1.75 linear feet.
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Crane, Richard
Papers
Scope: Papers, correspondence, and diaries of the first American ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1919-1921), providing insight into American attitudes towards the new nation. Prior to this appointment Crane served as private secretary to United States Secretary of State Robert Lansing (1915-1919). A large portion of the papers relates to Crane's ownership and operation of Westover, the former Byrd plantation in Virginia, and to his active involvement in local cultural and civic affairs.

1915-1938
Gift of Mrs. Bruce Crane Fisher
see also later accession, described below.
36.50 lf
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Crane, Richard T.
Papers
2.00 lf
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Craven, Thomas Tingey
Papers
Scope: Correspondence relating to Rear Admiral Thomas Tingey Craven's command of U.S.S. Congress in the Mediterranean, 1856-1858, gift of Eric F. Menke
0.25 lf
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Crawford Family
Papers
Scope: The Crawford Family Papers contain primary source materials generated by a prominent nineteenth century Georgetown family, the Crawfords. Letters and writings of Richard R. Crawford, who served as mayor of Georgetown in the 1850s, shed light onto his term in that office, his legal career apart from his mayorship, and the community's politics. Crawford's lengthy manuscript letterbook containing letters he wrote in 1857 and 1858 to the Georgetown Board of Aldermen and Common Council is the most substantial item in this collection. A vivid letter to Richard from novelist and Georgetown homeowner E.D.E.N. Southworth is also noteworthy. In addition, numerous personal letters of Richard's brother William Crawford provide insight into the family's history.
0.25 lf
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Crimmins, John D.
Papers
Scope: materials on New York social life early in the century, gift of the estate of Mr. Crimmins
0.50 lf
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Cron-Earley
Collection
Scope: Material gathered by Frederick W. Cron for his book The Man Who Made Concrete Beautiful on the career of John Joseph Earley, whose work included the Meridian Hill Park in Washington, the Ba'hai Temple in Wilmette, Illinois, and Laredo Taft's The March of Time.

gift of Frederick W. Cron
2.50 lf
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Curley, James, S.J.
Papers
1.00 lf
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Curran, Robert Theodore
Papers
Scope: The Robert Theodore Curran Papers document the foreign service career of Robert Theodore Curran. Containing correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and other materials, the Curran Papers provide a glipse into the life of a career foreign service officer. Material from Curran's time in Germany, Yemen, Mexico, and Morocco is retained. Correspondents include Congressmen Robert P. Griffin and Guy Vander Jagt, Ambassador Joseph Verner Read, and Philip E. Mosely.
 
6.00 lf; Gift of Robert Theodore Curran, February 2003
1955-1990
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Cutler, R.B.
Collection
Scope: papers of R. B. Cutler, including a copy of the Zapruder film of the assassination; the main focus of the collection is on analysis of "CE 399," the bullet alleged to have killed President Kennedy, gift of Mr. Cutler.
0.50 lf
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Dag Hammarskjold College Archives
Archives
Scope: Founding documents, correspondence, financial records, curricula, and other documents, the whole being the archives of Dag Hammarskjold College, Columbia, Maryland. The college experimented in polycultural education with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and experience-oriented learning. It operated from 1972 to 1975.

1967-1975
Gift of Robert L. McCan
21.00 lf
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Dahlgren, Madeleine Vinton
Papers
0.25 lf
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Dahlhaus, Frank
Collection
2.25 lf
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Das, Taraknath
Papers
Scope: papers touching on some of his research in the 1930s, gift of John J. Meng.
1.00 lf
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Decatur, Stephen and Susan
Papers
Scope: Donated to Georgetown College by Susan Decatur, the widow of the War of 1812 naval hero Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), the Stephen and Susan Decatur Papers consist of one letter book containing letters dated from 1812 to 1813 written to Commodore Decatur congratulating him on the victory of the U.S.S. "United States" against the H.M.S. "Macedonian," two letters dated 1812 to him from U.S. Navy Secretary Paul Hamilton, and 16 letters to Susan Decatur dated between 1831 and 1845. Contained in one archival box (0.25 linear feet), the Decatur Papers document some interesting facts about these famous Americans.
0.25 lf
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Deedy, John
Papers
Scope:
The John G. Deedy, Jr. Papers consist of the correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and other items generated and collected by John G. Deedy, Jr. throughout the course of his career in journalism and freelance writing. Most of the papers come from his years as Managing Editor of "Commonweal" (1967-1978) and the following years when he worked as a freelance writer (1978-1999). These papers shed light on many major events affecting the Catholic-American scene for the years they span, and offer insight into many of Deedy's works during this time.
20.0 lf
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Defense Language Institute
Records
Scope: records of contract work for the Defense Language Institute by the Center for Applied Linguistics.
4.00 lf
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Delano, Fred
Collection
Scope: A long series of letters from Frederic A. Delano to his wife (1918-1919) concerning his service in France after World War I and contacts with American and other participants at the Paris Peace Conference, gift of Eric F. Menke;
0.25 lf
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DeNeckere, Francis X., S.J.
Papers
0.25 lf
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Department of Defense Collection

Scope: The collection consists of files from the liaison office of the Defense Department dealing with the film and television industry, including hundreds of scripts submitted to DOD in hopes of gaining official cooperation (loan of war material, primarily) or acceptance for work contracted out, together with relevant correspondence and internal DOD memoranda concerning action taken on specific requests. While the military-film industry connection is interesting, the eventual primary value of the collection will be in the many hundreds of film and television scripts themselves, which offer a detailed insight into the way Hollywood and the television industry have dealt with military themes and subjects over an extended time period.

1948-ca. 1960
Gift of the Department of Defense
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Department of Defense Film Collection: Part 2
Scope: The Department of Defense Film Collection (Part 2) contains records of the film industry's dealings with the Pictorial Branch of the Department of Defense during the period 1966 to 1999. This collection includes the actual typed scripts for both motion pictures and TV films, including episodes for TV series. Correspondence and publicity materials for certain films are included as well.
 
16.5 lf; Gift of Department of Defense, 2001.
1966-1999
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Digges, John, Jr. S.J.
Papers
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Dilworth, Thomas
Papers
Scope: The Thomas Dilworth Papers consist of correspondence sent to Dilworth regarding his research on artist and poet David Jones. A long run of letters from Harman Grisewood, author and friend of Jones, highlights the collection. Grisewood discusses with Dilworth various aspects of David Jones' life. Letters from Rene Hague, another contemporary of Jones, to Dilworth are included. Rough drafts for Dilworth's edition of Jones' "Wedding Poems," together with correspondence between Dilworth and his publisher are also present.
 
1.00 lf; Acquired from of Thomas Dilworth, 2001.
1976 - 2003
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Dimnet, Ernest - Anita Lawrence Simpson
Collection
Scope:The Ernest Dimnet-Anita Lawrence Simpson Collection consists mostly of letters written from noted French literary priest Ernest Dimnet to Anita Lawrence Simpson. The correspondence relates to their friendship, and it touches on some of Dimnet's works. The collection is contained in one small archival box (0.25 linear feet), and the documents are arranged in chronological order.
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Dolan, Thomas
Collection
 
Scope: correspondence and other papers of Thomas Dolan, including a long series of letters from former Postmaster General James A. Farley (Dolan was for many years an active and influential fixture in Democratic Party politics in Chicago), gift of Mr. Dolan
2.00 lf
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Dooley, John E., S.J.
Papers
0.25 lf
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Downs, William R.
Papers
Scope: papers of a radio and television journalist who specialized in international assignments, gift of Mrs. William R. Downs
12.00 lf
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Drake, Charles Daniel
Papers
Scope:
The Charles Daniel Drake Papers consist of scrapbooks containing articles about the early portion of Drake's political career and some of his literary writings. The first scrapbook focuses on the political climate of the day during the early part of Drake's political career. Much coverage is given to the activities of the Whig party in and around St. Louis, Missouri. Of note are articles about the elections of 1840 and 1848 and published correspondence between Drake and St. Louis governing bodies, such as the board of delegates, the board of aldermen, and the city council. The scrapbook follows Drake's career from St. Louis to Cincinnati and back to St. Louis. The second scrapbook contains literary articles and poems written by Drake. Rounding out the collection are documents, mostly newspaper articles about politics, not bound in scrapbooks.
2.25 lf
 
Gift of Shirley Leva, 1997
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Drake, Edward A.

Papers
0.75 lf
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Druitt, Cuthbert
Papers
Scope: The collection contains 13 letters written by Midshipman Cuthbert Druitt while he was stationed with the Royal Navy at Plymouth, England and Montreal, Canada. Also included is one letter written by Captain Cochran along with Druitt's Certificate of Health.
1865 - 1867
Provenance: Dr. John C. Hirsh, October 2004.
0.25 lf
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Drummond, Roscoe
Papers
Scope: Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials comprise the papers of this famous syndicated Washington columnist for (at various times) Christian Science Monitor, New York Herald Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. The collection includes, in the form of clippings, a substantial number of Drummond's columns, together with correspondence from W. Averell Harriman, J. Edgar Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Alf Landon, Dean Rusk, and Wendell Willkie, among others.

1909-1983
Gift of Mrs. Carol Cramer Drummond
12.50 lf
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Dubalen, Marie Therese - Nancy Corson Carter
Collection
Scope: The Marie Therese Dubalen - Nancy Corson Carter Collection documents some of the writings of French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in their original French. The collection contains 14 mimeographs by Teilhard and includes several essay-length versions of his famous "Le Milieu Divin." The Teilhard mimeographs are arranged in alphabetical order. There is also a bit of supplementary material to round out the collection, including obituaries of Teilhard and newspaper clippings about him.
1923 - 1986
Provenance: Gift of Nancy Corson Carter, February 2005.
0.50 lf
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Dubuisson / Feiner

Collection
0.25 lf
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Duckett, Richard
Scope: Consisting of two volumes of Duckett's notes on Benjamin Rush's lectures on medicine, 1799-1800
0.50 lf
Duer, A. Adgate
Papers
Scope: The collection contains 35 letters written by Andrew Adgate "Ad" Duer to his sweetheart, Margaret “ Madge” Lewis Marshall, in the years 1871 and 1872. During these two years Duer was traveling and doing business for the Baltimore Hardware Company, John Duer and Sons, est. 1820. Most of the letters were written from Baltimore. Madge was living at Spring Dale, the Barton family home near Winchester, Virginia. The collection also includes 5 letters written to Madge from people other than Duer.
1871-1872
Provenance: Dr. John C. Hirsh, September 2004.
0.25 lf
 
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Duncan, William H., S.J.
Papers
0.50 lf
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DuVal, Miles P.
Papers
Scope: The papers, including voluminous correspondence with political and military figures, document Captain DuVal's long involvement with the history, operations, and future of the Panama Canal, from his authorship of Cadiz to Cathay (1940) and And the Mountains Will Move (1947) through his distinguished service in the United States Navy at the Canal to his later research and lobbying activities regarding American Canal policy.

1938-1980 * 60.00 lf
Gift of Captain DuVal

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