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Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937
Charles Homer Haskins Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1834-1960 (mostly 1909-1937)
34 boxes and 16.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-34


Consists of selected papers of American historian Charles Homer Haskins reflecting his academic career and government appointments.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected papers of Haskins reflecting his academic career and government appointments. Included are correspondence files concerning his membership on and participation in the Edward M. House Commission to Prepare Data for the Peace Conference ("The Inquiry," 1917-1918), the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, of which Haskins was chief of the Division of Western Europe (1918), and the Versailles Peace Conference (1919).

Also present are articles, lectures, notes, and an extensive collection of printed matter relating to Haskins' studies in medieval history, including correspondence and related papers of the American Historical Association (president, 1922), the Medieval Academy of America (president, 1926-1927), and Harvard University (professor, 1902-1931). In addition, there are papers of George Lee Haskins, Charles Allen Haskins, and other family members, and appointment books, documents, maps, and photographs.

An additional accession consists of two typed articles (with holograph corrections) by Josiah Cox Russell--"The Social Significance of the Order of Charter Witnesses in 13th Century England" (New Mexico Normal University, 39 pp.) and "Thirteenth Century Anglo-Norman Writers" (New Mexico Normal University, 23 pp.)--with an accompanying letter to Prof. Haskins dated March 15, 1930.

Collection Creator Biography:

Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937

An American historian, Haskins taught at Johns Hopkins (1889-1892), Wisconsin (1892-1902), and Harvard (1902-1931). He was a leading medievalist of his generation and a prominent member of the group of presidential advisers known as "The Inquiry," 1917. As delegate to the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919, Haskins advanced the solution eventually adopted for the Saar.

Collection History


Gift of Prof. George L. Haskins and Mrs. Charles H. Haskins. Some Material transferred from Mudd Library.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Charles Homer Haskins Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-34