Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 8D: Jacob Beam's Notes, 1932-1946

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

These notes constitute the bulk of Beam's research for his historical analysis of the Society, The American Whig Society.


Arranged chronologically from 1932-1946.

Collection History


In the process of organizing the Whig records, several items were discarded, including numerous check stubs written by the Whig Treasurer. Records of these checks exist in the Treasurer's documents. In addition, The Clerk's Question Books, two volumes, were discarded because the debate topics exist in the Final Minutes.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Bijan Salehizadeh in May 1992. Finding aid written by Bijan Salehizadeh in May 1992.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Subseries 8D: Jacob Beam's Notes; American Whig Society Records, AC011, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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