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This collection is arranged in three series.
Papers of Dorn, including correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, notebooks, photographs, and related printed materials. The correspondence files are divided into professional and family letters. The majority of the collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, notes, and related printed materials for Dorn's lectures and writings on European history from medieval times through the 20th century, including files on historiography, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the 17th century, the 18th century, Frederick the Great, Bismarck, and denazification. This latter topic was a result of Dorn's work as a special adviser on denazification to General Lucius D. Clay, U.S. Military Governor in Germany, 1946-1947. Included are manuscript and typescript drafts, notes, notebooks, and printed materials for his unpublished study of post World War II Germany which he had entitled UNFINISHED PURGE. Also included are family photographs and some related biographical materials.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Walter Louis Dorn papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Warburton, Ellen Dorn (Mrs. Peter Dorn). Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1961. Accession number--M-61.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2012-06-04 xml document created by Judi Zupnick.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Professor of history, Columbia University.