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W. A. Swanberg papers, 1927-1992

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1219
Bib ID 4078385 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Swanberg, W. A (William Andrew), 1907-1992
Title W. A. Swanberg papers, 1927-1992
Physical Description 36 linear feet (77 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into four series.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, memoranda, notebooks, notecards, proofs, photographs, microfilms, and printed materials. The Papers include the manuscript research materials and correspondence for each of his books except his biography of Theodore Dreiser. Among the correspondents are William Benton, Bruce Catton, Carey McWilliams, Mrs. Fremont Older (Cora Miranda Baggerly Older), and Thornton Wilder.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); W. A. Swanberg papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Materials relating to Theodore Dreiser are at: The University of Pennsylvania Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of W.A. Swanberg, 1984.

Gift of John W. Swanberg & Sara V. Swanberg, 1993.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 06/--/85.

Papers Processed HR 01/05/93.

Revision Description

2012-05-09 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2017-06-30 xml document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi. Restrictions on collection lifted by family per Curator.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Advertising Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
First drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts for publication Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Microfilms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Anderson, Eleanor Copenhaver, 1896-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auchincloss, Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benton, William, 1900-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biography -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Businessmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cain, James M (James Mallahan), 1892-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Capitalists and financiers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carlson, Chester Floyd, 1906-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clergy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dix, Morgan, 1827-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dowdey, Clifford, 1904-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elmhirst, Dorothy Payne Whitney Straight Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Espionage Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisk, James, Jr., 1835-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Floyd, John B (John Buchanan), 1806-1863 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fowler, Gene, 1890-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hearst, William Randolph, Jr., 1908-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hersey, John, 1914-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hobson, Laura Z (Laura Zametkin), 1900-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inventors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johnson, William E (William Eugene), 1862-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leech, Margaret, 1893-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Macdonald, Dwight Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCullough, David W Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Merle, 1919-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspaper editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspaper publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nixon, Richard M (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Older, Cora Miranda Baggerly, 1875-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodical editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodicals -- Publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prohibition Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prohibitionists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Retired military personnel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salinger, Pierre Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Short stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, H. Allen (Harry Allen), 1907-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soldiers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Johns, Adela Rogers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Straight, Willard Dickerman, 1880-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strauss, Anna Lord, 1899-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Time, inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tobacco industry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Office of War Information Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White, Theodore H (Theodore Harold), 1915-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whitney, Flora Payne Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whitney, William C (William Collins), 1841-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Xerography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Xerox Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Biographer and historian; author of books about Morgan Dix, Theodore Dreiser, Dorothy Elmhirst, James Fisk, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Luce, Joseph Pulitzer, Daniel E. Sickles, Willard D. Straight, Norman Thomas, Flora Payne Whitney, Williams C. Whitney, and the American Civil War. He won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1973 for "Luce and his Empire" and the National Book Award for biography in 1977 for "Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist." He also wrote many magazine articles on crime.