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Walter Louis Dorn papers, 1920-1960

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains papers of Walter Louis Dorn (1894-1961), professor of history, Columbia University, including correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, notebooks, photographs and related printed materials.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0358
Bib ID 4078707 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dorn, Walter Louis
Title Walter Louis Dorn papers, 1920-1960
Physical Description 19 boxes (19 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

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 Included are manuscript and typescript drafts, notes, notebooks, and printed materials for his unpublished study of post World War II Germany which he had entitled UNFINISHED PURGE.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.

Using the Collection

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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); Walter Louis Dorn papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

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.

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"
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clay, Lucius D (Lucius DuBignon), 1897-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Denazification Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frederick, King of Prussia, II, 1712-1786 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
History -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
History -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of history, Columbia University.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 Correspondence: Professional



Box 2 Correspondence: Family

Series II: Photographs and Biographical Materials


Box 2 Photographs


Box 2 Biographical Materials

Series III: Manuscripts



Box 3 Historiography


Box 3 All Periods



Box 4 Renaissance


Box 4 Reformation



Box 5 Reformation


Box 5 17th Century


Box 5 Bismarck



Box 6 18th Century



Box 7 All Periods



Box 8 All Periods



Box 9 Frederick the Great



Box 10 Notes



Box 11 Notes



Box 12 Notes



Box 13 Notes and Drafts of Unfinished Purge



Box 14 Notes and Drafts of Unfinished Purge



Box 15 Notes and Drafts of Unfinished Purge



Box 16 Notes and Drafts of Unfinished Purge



Box 17 Printed Materials relating to Postwar Germany and Denazification



Box 18 Printed Materials relating to Postwar Germany and Denazification



Box 19 Printed Materials relating to Postwar Germany and Denazification