Papers, 1912-1992.

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Papers, 1912-1992.

Approximately 12,000 letters to Allan Nevins from various correspondents including James Truslow Adams, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Willa Cather, Mrs. Grover Cleveland, Van Wyck Brooks, Robert Frost, Newton D. Baker, Archibald MacLeish, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Carl Sandburg, and Henry Wallace; notes and typescripts for Nevins' books including EMERGENCE OF LINCOLN, THE ORDEAL OF DEMOCRACY, ROCKEFELLER, and HISTORY AND HISTORIANS, with notes by editor Ray A. Billington; miscellaneous transcripts, clippings, newspapers, and photographs. Also, autograph letters and manuscripts by presidents, Civil War figures, financiers, politicians, and authors. There are also the Brand Whitlock World War I Diaries and letters to him by such people as Herbert Hoover, Gen. John J. Pershing, and others.

104 linear ft. (ca.40,700 items in 207 boxes; 8 oversize items; 6 record storage cartons of books).

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Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967

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Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960

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