Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989

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Historian, educator, and author.

From the description of Eric Frederick Goldman papers, 1886-1988 (bulk 1940-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983369

Goldman was born June 17, 1915 in Washington, DC; MA (1935), Ph. D (1938), Johns Hopkins Univ.; instructor in history, Johns Hopkins Univ. (1938-41); writer, Time magazine (1941-43); assistant prof. (1943-47), associate prof. (1947-55), and prof. of history (1955-62), Princeton Univ.; special consultant to President Johnson (1963-66); member, Society of American Historians, American Historical Association, Phi Beta Kappa; winner, Bancroft Prize in history (1952) for Rendezvous with destiny; wrote many books, including Rendezvous with destiny : a history of modern American reform (1952), The crucial decade : America, 1945-1955 (1956), and The tragedy of Lyndon Johnson : a historian's personal memoir (1968); died Feb. 19, 1989 in Princeton, NJ.

From the description of Papers, 1955-1965. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38285266

Historian, educator, author, television moderator, and consultant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eric Goldman (1915-1989) was an American history professor at Princeton University for over forty years. Author of several books including Rendezvous with destiny, he moderated the NBC weekly television program The open mind. He was president of the Society of American Historians as well as serving as special consultant to President Johnson on matters dealing with the intellectual community.

From the description of Audio materials, 1957-1972 (bulk 1960-1966) [sound recording]. 1957-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27388299

Historian, educator, and author; d. 1989.

From the description of Papers, 1886-1988 (bulk 1940-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122554160

Biographical Note

  • 1915, June 17: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1938: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1938 - 1940 : Instructor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1940 - 1944 : Staff writer on national affairs, Time magazine (two periods for a total of about four years).
  • 1941: Edited Historiography and Urbanization: Essays in American History in Honor of W. Stull Holt. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press
  • 1942 - 1985 : Instructor, later professor, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1943: Published Charles J. Boneparte, Patrician Reformer: His Earlier Career. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press Published John Bach McMaster, American Historian. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • 1944: Married Betty Ann [Heilbrun?] (divorced 1945)
  • 1947: Edited with Erling M. Hunt and Frederick C. Lane The World's History. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Co.
  • 1950: Married Anne Metzger (divorced circa 1951)
  • 1952: Published Rendezvous with Destiny: A History of Modern American Reform. New York: Alfred A. Knopf; awarded the Bancroft Prize for distinguished American history Married Joanna Ruth Jackson (died circa 1983)
  • 1953 - 1954 : Lecturer in Europe for State Department
  • 1956: Published The Crucial Decade: America, 1945-1955. New York: Alfred A. Knopf Lecturer in India for State Department
  • 1959 - 1967 : Moderator, “Open Mind,” NBC Television Network (show won New York Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award, 1962, 1966)
  • 1962: Appointed Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Appointed McCosh Fellow, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1962 - 1969 : President, Society of American Historians
  • 1964 - 1966 : Special consultant to President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1966: Published The Crucial Decade—and After: America, 1945-1960. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1969: Published The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1975: Guest commentator, “Morning News,” CBS Television Network
  • 1985: Emeritus status, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1989, Feb. 19: Died, Princeton, N.J.

From the guide to the Eric Frederick Goldman Papers, 1886-1988, (bulk 1940-1970), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biography

Goldman was born June 17, 1915 in Washington, D.C.; MA (1935), Ph.D (1938), Johns Hopkins University; instructor in history, Johns Hopkins University (1938-41); writer, Time magazine (1941-43); assistant professor (1943-47), associate professor (1947-55), and professor of history (1955-62), Princeton University; special consultant to President Johnson (1963-66); member, Society of American Historians, American Historical Association, Phi Beta Kappa; winner, Bancroft Prize in history (1952) for Rendezvous With Destiny ; wrote many books, including Rendezvous With Destiny: a History of Modern American Reform (1952), The Crucial Decade: America, 1945-1955 (1956), and The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: a Historian's Personal Memoir (1968); died February 19, 1989 in Princeton, New Jersey.

From the guide to the Eric Frederick Goldman Papers, 1955-1965, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1933-1967 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. Papers of Stringfellow Barr, 1927-1968. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Eric Frederick Goldman Papers, 1886-1988, (bulk 1940-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Mann, Arthur, 1901-1963. Papers of Arthur Mann, 1901-1969 (bulk 1945-1962). Library of Congress
referencedIn Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, Series 12: Audio-Visual, ca. 1956-1987 University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
referencedIn Authors' Manuscripts, 1923-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995. Edward L. Bernays papers, 1777-1994 (bulk 1920-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. John Steinbeck collection, 1902-1979. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. John Steinbeck correspondence, 1928-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Fund for the Republic Records, 1928-1964, 1952-1961 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Fund for the Republic. Fund for the Republic archives, 1928-1964 (bulk 1952-1961). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Society of American Historians. Society of American Historians records, 1879-1976 [Bulk Dates: 1939-1976]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Rovere, Richard Halworth, 1915-1979. Richard Halworth Rovere papers, 1926-1981. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Letter, 1964, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn interview, 1965 Jan. 17. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Edward L. Bernays Papers, 1777-1994, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Papers, 1955-1965. University of California, Los Angeles
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creatorOf Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Records, 1952-1991. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, 1950-1991, 1961-1987 University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
referencedIn Arthur Mann Papers, 1901-1969, (bulk 1945-1962) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. James J. Kilpatrick papers [manuscript], 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Society of American Historians Records, 1879-1976, [Bulk Dates: 1939-1976]. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Authors' Manuscripts, 1923-1982 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Lyon, Peter, 1915-. Peter Lyon papers, 1884-1998. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Papers, 1886-1988 (bulk 1940-1970). Library of Congress
creatorOf Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Audio materials, 1957-1972 (bulk 1960-1966) [sound recording]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. Upton Beall Sinclair interview on TV program, the Open Mind, 1962, May 6. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Eric Frederick Goldman Papers, 1955-1965 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Eric Frederick Goldman papers, 1886-1988 (bulk 1940-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Paul Goodman papers, 1925-1983. Houghton Library.
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Birth 1915-06-17

Death 1989-02-19

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