Biography and History

Van Doren Family

Parents: Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Van Doren

Brothers: Frank, Guy, Mark, Paul

Marriages: Irita

daughters: Anne (Mrs. Jerome D. Ross), Barbara (Mrs. Spencer Klaw), Margaret (Mrs. Tom Bevans), Jean (Wright)

Source: From the finding aid for C0072


  • Novelists, American -- 20th century..
  • Carl Van Doren Papers. 1900-1950 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0072

    The collection illustrates the literary career of American author and professor Carl Van Doren, including typescripts and research notes for his Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Benjamin Franklin. The collection also contains various documents, including Van Doren's will, souvenirs, memorabilia, photographs, clippings, and printed material, as well as legal papers and correspondence dealing with his participation in several lawsuits involving copyright infringement.