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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 (scamss): Box 1-34


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

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

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

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-34