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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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Firestone Library (scamss): 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


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 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:

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

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1