- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Charles Homer Haskins Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 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:
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.
Gift of Prof. George L. Haskins and Mrs. Charles H. Haskins. Some Material transferred from Mudd Library.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.
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:
Charles Homer Haskins Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Civilization, Medieval -- 12th century.
Civilization, Medieval -- 13th century.
Historians -- United States -- 20th century.
Middle ages -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace.
- Genre Terms:
- American historical association
Mediaeval Academy of America
Haskins, Charles Allen
Haskins, George Lee, 1915-1991
House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938
- Europe -- History -- 1918-1945.
Europe -- History -- 1476-1492.