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Blanshard, Paul, 1892-1980
"American Freedom and Catholic Power" Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of drafts of, and material related to, American author Paul Blanshard's American Freedom and Catholic Power (1949)

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of the first draft (typescript) and final draft (mimeo) of Paul Blanshard's American Freedom and Catholic Power (1949), as well as related printed material and one letter (carbon).

Collection Creator Biography:

Blanshard, Paul, 1892-1980

Paul Blanshard was an American journalist of the mid-20th century, specializing in political and religious topics. Blanshard was an associate editor of the left-wing weekly The Nation and served during the 1950s as that magazine's special correspondent in Uzbekistan. His most famous writing was a series of articles attacking the Roman Catholic Church in America as a dangerous, powerful and undemocratic institution. [from Wikipedia]

Collection History


Gift of Paul Blanshard.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Kelly Rafey '16 in 2013.

Folder inventory added by Kelly Rafey '16 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

"American Freedom and Catholic Power" Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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