Papers, 1909-1956.

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Papers, 1909-1956.

Correspondence, 1909-1956, with colleagues and acquaintances. Includes correspondence pertaining to his dispute with the American Civil Liberties Union in 1938. Holographs and typescripts of many of his essays written for the Baltimore Sun and the American Mercury. Also includes drafts, carbons and proofs of several of his books, including Notes on democracy, Treatise on right and wrong, Newspaper days, Happy days, Heathen days, The American language, Supplement one, The new dictionary of quotations, My life as author and editor, and Thirty-five years of newspaper work.

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