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William Christian Lehmann papers, 1916-1980

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0764
Bib ID 4078400 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lehmann, William C. (William Christian), 1888-1980
Title William Christian Lehmann papers, 1916-1980
Physical Description 13 boxes (13 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-13. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research materials, microfilms, printed materials and books. Included among the correspondents are Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace, Norman Thomas, Wayne Morse, Reinhold Niebuhr and Franklin H. Giddings. Also included are the manuscript notes and research materials for Lehmann's book John Millar of Glasgow, 1735-1801 (1960); early drafts, notes and research materials for Henry Home, Lord Kames, and the Scottish Enlightenment (1971); and numerous papers and articles, many unpublished, dealing with the Scottish Enlightenment. The collection also includes some information relating to Lehmann's involvement in local and national politics, especially his participation in the Liberal Party and Americans for Democratic Action. A number of Lehmann's Scottish books, as well as his own writings are shelved at the end of the collection.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-13. 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); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Shirley Lehmann Spohr, 1984.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed TC 08/27/84.

Revision Description

2020-06-02 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Americans for Democratic Action Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Giddings, Franklin Henry, 1855-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Liberal Party (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morse, Wayne L (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scotland -- Intellectual life -- 18th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallace, Henry A (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Professor of sociology at Syracuse University, 1927-1974 (Columbia Ph.D., 1930) and a leading authority on the eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment who published several books on the period.