Contents and Arrangement

Series 5: Oversized Materials, 1916-1978

13 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Charles T. Lanham Papers documents the general's WWII and post war military service, his private sector employment with several corporations, and his extensive correspondence from 1944 until his death in 1978. The papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, journals, speeches, and legal documents. The materials that compose the private sector series, the majority of which are correspondence, document his individual work and the activities of the Market Relations, Penn Texas, and Xerox corporations. There are also a large number of scrapbooks and photos encompassing the entirety of his military service from 1944 to 1954. Other highlights found in the collection are a cache of WWII letters to his first wife, text and audio recording of speeches, and a number of books containing the undated poetry Lanham wrote throughout his life.

Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.


Arranged alphabetically by type of material and then alphabetically by subject within each section.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2008.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The papers are open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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.

Special Requirements for Access:

A number of vinyl records can be found in Series 5: Oversized Materials. The majority are recordings of speeches given by General Lanham at military functions or graduations. Access to this material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

Credit this material:

Series 5: Oversized Materials; Charles T. Lanham Papers, MC081, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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