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William R. Shepherd Papers, 1867-1936

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1932
Bib ID 4079333 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Shepherd, William R (William Robert), 1871-1934
Title William R. Shepherd Papers, 1867-1936
Physical Description 2600 items (12 boxes 1 portfolio)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.




Papers of Shepherd, including correspondence with professional colleagues at home and abroad, U.S. government officials, and Latin American government officials dealing with his own publications, his trip to Austria in 1932, and his interest in Latin American affairs, the Institute of Latin American Affairs, the INTER-AMERICAN HISTORICAL SERIES, Latin American area studies, oriental area studies, and the NEW ORIENT SOCIETY. The manuscripts include three boxes of lecture notes on American history in English and German; abstracts and related material of his lecture tour in England, 1922; typescript instructions for his HISTORICAL ATLAS, including maps, related correspondence, and documents; notes, bibliographies, essays, photographs, and related materials on Latin America; a scrapbook of clippings on the Williamstown Institute, 1927; his English literature notebook while an undergraduate at Columbia College, 1893; two boxes and a scrapbook of travel photographs and lantern slides of views from around the world; Shepherd family items include a hand-drawn, hand-colored coat of arms and a letter book of his father, William Shepherd, dated 1867-1871; and Iona Shepherd's 1905 autograph book.

Also, correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, and publications of Shepherd. These materials include clippings covering his speeches and lectures at home and abroad, notes for some of these speeches and lectures, and a few manuscripts and printed articles (but no manuscripts for Shepherd's books). The correspondence includes letters from Carlton J.H. Hayes, James T. Shotwell, Charles A. Beard, Lord James Cecil Salisbury, and Carter Glass.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Schroeder, Mrs. Rudolph. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1973. Accession number--M-73.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2021-03-09 EAD document created by CCR.

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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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Autograph albums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lantern slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Beard, Charles A (Charles Austin), 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Glass, Carter, 1858-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hayes, Carlton J. H (Carlton Joseph Huntley), 1882-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
History -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salisbury, James Edward Hubert Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquess of, 1861-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shepherd, Iona Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shepherd, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shotwell, James T., 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williams College. Institute of Politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Seth Low professor of history at Columbia University, 1926-1934.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Correspondence

Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence

Box 2 Correspondence

Box 3 Letterbooks

Series III: Other Papers

Box 2 Biographical Material

Box 11 Biographical Material

Mapcase 15-H-3 Coat of Arms

Box 8 Historical Atlas

Box 4 Latin American Studies

Bibliography, notes, essays, photographs, and related printed materials.

Box 2 Lectures in England, 1922

Box 5 Lecture Notes

Box 6 Lecture Notes

Box 7 Lecture Notes

Box 12 Manuscripts and Speeches

Box 3 Notebook

Box 3 Printed Matter

Box 3 Photographs

Box 9 Photographs--Travel Photographs

Please be aware these items include glass that is fragile

Box 10 Photographs--Travel Photographs

Box 12 Publications

Box 3 Scrapbook