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   William J. Donovan Papers 1775-1790.

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William J. Donovan Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078705 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959.
Title:William J. Donovan Papers 1775-1790.
Physical description:ca. 15,000 items ( 53 boxes; 1 Flat Box; 5 record storage cartons of card files).
Language(s):In English
Access: Collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

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.

Series II: CARD FILES

A series of 28 card file boxes in five record storage cartons.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

William J. Donovan Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

Related Material

Additional William J. Donovan Papers are housed at the U.S. Army College Library, Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2018-10-10 Updated and container list added, converted from HTML finding aid. kws

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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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Subjects

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Lawyers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Military intelligence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Continental Army.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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

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