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Goodchild, Donald, 1897-1951
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Donald Goodchild Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists primarily of correspondence of Donald Goodchild, who was secretary of the American Council of Learned Societies in Washington, D.C.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material of Donald Goodchild. The correspondence chiefly concerns Goodchild's resignation from the American Council of Learned Societies. Correspondents include Jacques Barzun, Louis I. Bredvold, William C. DeVane, Lewis Hanke, Nobutaka Ike, Paul Oskar Kristeller, Jakob A. O. Larsen, Waldo G. Leland, Henry Allen Moe, William Nitze, Charles Osgood, Stanley Pargellis, Paul Arthur Schilpp, Datus C. Smith Jr., K. P. Wang, Thomas G. Wiener, E. B. White, and Robert H. Williams. The manuscripts are mostly unsigned. The collection also includes autographed, typed, and printed poems by Goodchild as well as several letters addressed to Goodchild's wife, Mayna.


Arranged by accession number.

Collection Creator Biography:

Goodchild, Donald, 1897-1951

Donald Goodchild (Princeton Class of 1918, Ph.D. Princeton University, 1926) was secretary of the American Council of Learned Societies, in Washington, D.C.

Collection History


3 Letters and essay by Goodrich are a gift of Chirstopher Hatch in 2008. Goodchild's poems were a gift of Harold Fowler, Princeton Class of 1930, in July 1948 . AM13717, 21981, 2009-31.

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Dina Britain on March 30, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Donald Goodchild Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1