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This collection is arranged into 2 series.
Scope and Content
Proofs, photographs, photostatic copies, and other printed materials of Roscoe. Included are proofs and illustrative materials for his book The Web Of Conspiracy; The Complete Story Of The Men Who Murdered Abraham Lincoln, and a printed copy of his book, Only In New England, a book of crime fiction.
1992 ADDITION: This includes some correspondence relating to the publication of his books and other writings on the assassination of Lincoln and the American Civil War: The Web Of Conspiracy, The Lincoln Assassination, and The Trent Affair. There are manuscripts, proofs, and illustrative materials; extensive research files for the first two titles mentioned above consisting of handwritten drafts and notes; handwritten and typed transcripts and photocopies of numerous 19th century American letters, manuscripts, diaries, and documents, as well as 20th century clippings, brochures, and ephemera on this topic used as background data for Roscoe's life long research and writing on Lincoln's assassination. In addition there are manuscripts with some related materials of other published and unpublished writings including Drama In Black, Only In New England, and To Live And Die In Dixie.
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Restrictions on Access
The following boxes are located off-site: 3-10. 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); Theodore Roscoe papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
There is also a collection of T. Roscoe papers in the George Arents Research Library for Special Collections at Syracuse University Library, Syracuse NY 13244-2010
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Type of reproduction--Photostatic copies in part
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Roscoe, Theodore. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1983. Accession number--M-83.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Roscoe, Mrs Theodore. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--10/09/92. Accession number--M-92-10-09.
Gift of Theodore Roscoe, 1983.
Gift of Mrs Theodore Roscoe, 1992.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
Papers Processed HR 12/01/92.
2010-02-24 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Author of 21 books of naval history, crime stories, and murder mysteries, as well as 400 short stories, and many television, radio, and film scripts. Roscoe was a Columbia University student from 1927 to 1929.