Daniel J. Boorstin Papers 1882-1995 (bulk 1944-1994)

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Daniel J. Boorstin Papers, 1882-1995, (bulk 1944-1994)

Daniel J. Boorstin Papers 1882-1995 (bulk 1944-1994)

Author, historian, and Librarian of Congress. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, calendars and schedules, speeches and writings, background and research material, family and estate papers, financial and legal records, interviews, notes, course outlines and examinations, travel documents, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers documenting Boorstin's career as an educator, author, and administrator of the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress.

140,350 items; 401 containers plus 31 oversize; 171.2 linear feet

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