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Call For Notices On Collections Of Interest To Intellectual Historians

Dear USIH Readers,

Please use the comments section of this post to draw attention to any paper or document collections of interest to U.S. intellectual historians. As collections are posted (preferably with web links), I will create and continuously add to a “Relevant Collections” clearinghouse section on the right hand side of USIH.

We especially encourage notices on collections dealing under-represented populations (i.e. people of color, women, non-elites) in the annals of U.S. intellectual history.



6 Thoughts on this Post

  1. Tim, in your efforts to assemble information and resources, you might keep in mind the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. Mary Ritter Beard’s papers, clippings, correspondence, and the World’s Center for Women’s Archives fill a few boxes there. Considering Mary’s involvement with the Vote for Women movement (Alice Paul, et. al) and her efforts to build a world archive of women’s archival resources, this is a collection that deserves some attention.

  2. Tim, The Alain Locke papers (115 linear Feet) NUMC # DCLV96 A1041 are waiting over at the Howard University Moorland Springer Research Center in Washington D.C. for anyone focused on the Philosophical, Cultural, and Educational roots of the Harlem Renaissance and the Progressive Era.

  3. Suzanne K. Langer anyone?
    For someone working the History of more Recent US Philosophy, take a look at the Shair Library, Connecticut College in New London CT. While Suzanne Langer’s papers and correspondence are at the Houghton (Harvard), her own well marked reading library is there at the Shair Library.

  4. Colleagues,

    Please allow me to amplify the previous comment. In our discussions over “American” Intellectual History we will be constantly reminded of the frailty of our delimiting method. The author of the blog, “Franco-American News & Events” has assembled an impressive collection of primary and secondary sources relating to the European and American experience in New France. Having just made the virtual trip myself, I can recommend the mouse click voyage along the provided link. Much of this is fertile ground for prospecting by intellectual historians. Thank you “Franco-American News & Events,” for your comments, we hope to hear much from you.

  5. [Sent to me via e-mail]

    The glbt historical society has primary and secondary materials pertaining to the glbt liberation movement in san francisco, including the papers of del martin and phyllis lyon, leonard matlovich, jose sarria and others. it also has journals, magazines, flyers and other items that show the change of view in the movement and its impact on mainstream thinking.

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you in the future.


    bill lipsky

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