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- Curtis, William Eleroy, 1850-1911
- William Eleroy Curtis Scrapbooks
- Public Policy Papers
- Permanent URL:
- 1874-1911 (mostly 1885-1911)
- 41 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-41
Consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of Curtis' writings for the Chicago Record, 1874-1911, on matters of political and social importance and concerning his travels around the world.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of Curtis' writings for the Chicago Record, 1874-1911, on matters of political and social importance and concerning his travels around the world. Topics covered include the Grover Cleveland campaign of 1888, civil service reform, foreign affairs, tariffs and finances, South America, and the Chicago Exposition of 1893 (Curtis was chief of the Latin-American department). In addition, the scrapbooks contain references to the presidential campaign of William McKinley in 1900 when Theodore Roosevelt was elected vice-president, other miscellaneous clippings, a few pamphlets, typed articles, and scattered correspondence, including two notes by William H. Taft.
Arranged chronologically, for the most part. Contents of each volume is identified in the Department's deposit book entries (#6912-7128).
- Collection Creator Biography:
Curtis, William Eleroy, 1850-1911
Curtis was chief of the Latin-American department of the Chicago Record.
- Processing Information
Inventory created by Tal Eisenzweig in August 2008.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Credit this material:
William Eleroy Curtis Scrapbooks; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Subject Terms:
- Civil service reform -- United States -- 19th century.
Journalists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 19th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1888.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1900.
Tarriff -- United States -- 19th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Pan American Union.
- South America -- Politics and government -- 1830-
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.