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Harold Larson papers, 1759-1983

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0742
Bib ID 4078473 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Larson, Harold, 1901-
Title Harold Larson papers, 1759-1983
Physical Description 6 boxes (6 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged correspondence (Boxes 1 & 2); Manuscripts by Larson (Box 3); Manuscripts by others, historical documents, personal documents& photographs (Box 4); Research notes (Box 5); Research notes and printed materials (Box 6).

Description

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notes, photographs, transcripts of historical documents, and printed materials. Larson's correspondence consists of professional correspondence relating to historical research; his work at the United States National Archives, including correspondence with Philip Hamer while preparing a special survey of archival materials in the U.S. Virgin Islands under a Works Progress Administration grant, 1936-1937; genealogical research; and personal correspondence with family and friends. Manuscripts by Larson relate to Alexander Hamilton, Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne, Danish National Archives, archival research in the U. S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Army activities in Korea and in the Virgin Islands.

Manuscripts by other authors are historical articles on the Virgin Islands. Larson's research notes are index cards and loose leaf notes on Alexander Hamilton, the history of the Virgin Islands, graduate and undergraduate student course notes, and notes for classes which Larson taught. Historical documents include surveys and statistical information on the U.S. National Archives project in the Virgin Islands, typescripts of 19th and 20th century newspaper articles and government reports published in the Virgin Islands, and handwritten or typescript copies of 18th century documents relating to Alexander Hamilton. Personal Documents contain copies of Larson's applications for federal employment, certificates, diplomas, student report cards, and obituaries. Photographs are of the Larson family and of Nelson Rockefeller. Printed Materials consists of books inscribed to Larson.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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); Harold Larson papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Larson's papers relating to his family are at the: Norwegian-American Historical Association in: Country--Northfield, MN.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Bequest of the Esate of Harold Larson, 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Larson Estate. Method of acquisition--Bequest; Date of acquisition--05/20/86. Accession number--M-88-02-02.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 02/02/88.

Revision Description

2020-10-08 EAD document created by CCR.

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"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Archives -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Archivists -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Army Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Harold Larson, 1901-1986 (M.A., 1928; Ph.D., 1943, Columbia), historian and archivist. Archivist, United States National Archives, 1936-1943; historian, United States Army, 1943-1952; historian, United States Air Force, 1952-1955(?); part-time professor of history; free-lance consultant on genealogical research, specializing in tracing families of Norwegian and Danish Descent.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 A-B


Box 1 Baa, Enid


Box 1 Bass, Abraham W.


Box 1 Berglund, Hilma


Box 1 Bjork, Kenneth O.


Box 1 C-D


Box 1 Columbia University


Box 1 Cramer, Lawrence W.


Box 1 Curti, Merle


Box 1 E-F


Box 1 Eads, Laura


Box 1 Falnes, Oscar and Augusta


Box 1 G-H


Box 1 Goldblatt, Paul and Estelle


Box 1 Hamer, Philip M.


Box 1 Haugen, Einar and Eva


Box 1 Herrick, Robert


Box 1 I-K


Box 1 Kopstein, Max A.


Box 1 L


Box 1 Larson, George and Clara



Box 2 Larson, Louis


Box 2 Larson, Myrtle Blanck


Box 2 Lewisohn, Florence


Box 2 Lokke, Carl


Box 2 Lunde,May


Box 2 M-N


Box 2 O-P


Box 2 Olsen, Paul Erik


Box 2 Pearson, Charles S.


Box 2 Q-R


Box 2 Ramsing, H. U.


Box 2 Randolph, Evan


Box 2 Rigsarkevet (Denmark)


Box 2 Riksarkivet (Sweden)


Box 2 S


Box 2 Saks, James H.


Box 2 T-V


Box 2 W-Z


Box 2 Unidentified Correspondence

Series II: Manuscripts by Larson



Box 3 Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne


Box 3 Danish National Archives


Box 3 Hamilton, Alexander


Box 3 United States Army in Korea, 7 folders


Box 3 United States Army in Virgin Islands


Box 3 United States National Archives, Danish West Indies


Box 3 Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Series III: Manuscripts by Others



Box 4 Evans, Luther H. A New Deal for the Virgin Islands, 1931-1934

Chapters 11 and 12, only.


Box 4 Lokke, Carl Ludwig, ed. "Memoire Sur les Etats Unis d'Amerique" by Joseph Fauchet, in Pacific Coast Branch of the American Association Proceedings, 1934


Box 4 Pickwood, Lubin. "Social Survey of the French Settlements at Carenage and Northside."


Box 4 Stone, Robert G. Postal History of the Danish West Indies

Chapter 2


Box 4 Stone, Robert G. Postal History of the Danish West Indies

Chapter 3

Series IV: Historical Documents


Box 4 Hamilton, Alexander


Box 4 United States National Archives, Danish West Indies, 2 folders

Series V: Personal and Biographical Files


Box 4 Personal Documents


Box 4 Biographical Sketches

Series VI: Photographs


Box 4 Photographs

Series VII: Research Notes



Box 5 Danish West Indies, British Occupation


Box 5 Danish West Indies, Postal History


Box 5 Gerkin, Edward G.


Box 5 Hamilton, Alexander


Box 5 Notes for Courses Taught at McKendree College, Lebanon, IL, 1931-1932, 2 folders


Box 5 Notes for Courses Taught at Pentagon, 1961-1962


Box 5 Student Notes While Graduate Student at Columbia University, 2 folders


Box 5 Student Notes While Undergraduate at Morningside College, Sioux City, IA, 2 folders


Box 5 United States National Archives, Danish West Indies


Box 5 United States Virgin Islands, "July 3, 1848 Emancipation"


Box 5 United States Virgin Islands, "Labor's Riot of October 1, 1878"



Box 6 Miscellaneous Notes, 2 folders


Box 6 Index Cards

Series VIII: Printed Materials


Box 6 Books, Presentation Copies, 2 items