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At a Glance
Typescript and photographic copies of records and research materials assembled by Donovan and relating to his study of the intelligence service during the American Revolution. The file of materials, carefully organized and fully documented, draws together information gleaned from various archives in England, Canada, France, and the Vatican.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William J. Donovan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
Additional William J. Donovan Papers are housed at the U.S. Army College Library, Carlisle, Pa. 17013.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Type of reproduction--Copies in part
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Donovan, Mrs. William. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1960. Accession number--M-60.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
Processed by RBML staff in 1960s; revised by Patrick Lawlor and Ben Heller 2006.
2009-06-26 File created.
2018-10-10 Updated and container list added, converted from HTML finding aid. kws
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Lawyer, Major General in the U.S. Army.