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William J. Donovan papers, 1775-1790

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0355
Bib ID 4078705 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Donovan, William J (William Joseph), 1883-1959
Title William J. Donovan papers, 1775-1790
Physical Description 32 linear feet (53 document boxes; 1 flat box; 5 record storage cartons)
Language(s) English .
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.

Arrangement

Description

Summary

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

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); 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.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Copies in part

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

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.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Military intelligence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Continental Army Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Lawyer, Major General in the U.S. Army.