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Collection Overview

Creator:
Armstrong, William M. (William Martin), 1919-
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
William M. Armstrong Collection on E.L. Godkin
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nv9352880
Dates:
1833-1978
Size:
14 boxes and 6.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-14
Language:
English

Abstract

This collection consists of American historian William M. Armstrong's works and research material on Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1831-1902), a founder and editor of The Nation (1865-1881) and editor of the New York Evening Post (1883-1900). The collection contains typed manuscripts of Armstrong's biography on Godkin along with other writings, as well as photocopies, microfilms, and typescripts of correspondence.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of Armstrong's works and research material on Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1831-1902), a founder and editor of The Nation (1865-1881) and editor of the New York Evening Post (1883-1900). The collection contains typed manuscripts with holograph corrections of Armstrong's biography E. L. Godkin (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York, 1978) and The Gilded Age Letters of E. L. Godkin (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York, 1974), as well as photocopies, microfilms, and typescripts of correspondence, particularly of that between Godkin and James Bryce, indexes to correspondence at Harvard and other libraries, bibliographies of Godkin, and photographs of such colleagues and friends of Godkin as Wendell Phillips Garrison, William James, Charles Eliot Norton, Frederick Law Olmstead, Carl Schurz, Henry Villard, and Horace White. In addition, there are offprints of articles about Godkin by Armstrong and others.

Arrangement:

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Armstrong, William M. (William Martin), 1919-

William Martin Armstrong is an American historian who did research on Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1831-1902), a founder and editor of The Nation (1865-1881) and editor of the New York Evening Post (1883-1900).

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of William M. Armstrong.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

William M. Armstrong Collection on E.L. Godkin; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nv9352880
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184