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William M. Armstrong Collection on E.L. Godkin

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Armstrong, William M. (William Martin), 1919-

William Martin Armstrong is an American historian who did research on Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1831-1902), a founder and editor of The Nation (1865-1881) and editor of the New York Evening Post (1883-1900).

Consists of Armstrong's works and research material on Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1831-1902), a founder and editor of The Nation (1865-1881) and editor of the New York Evening Post (1883-1900). The collection contains typed manuscripts with holograph corrections of Armstrong's biography E. L. Godkin (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York, 1978) and The Gilded Age Letters of E. L. Godkin (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York, 1974), as well as photocopies, microfilms, and typescripts of correspondence, particularly of that between Godkin and James Bryce, indexes to correspondence at Harvard and other libraries, bibliographies of Godkin, and photographs of such colleagues and friends of Godkin as Wendell Phillips Garrison, William James, Charles Eliot Norton, Frederick Law Olmstead, Carl Schurz, Henry Villard, and Horace White. In addition, there are offprints of articles about Godkin by Armstrong and others.

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Gift of William M. Armstrong.

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This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2007
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Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Godkin research files, 1952-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Notes on Godkin, transferred to file cards, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Indexes to Godkin material, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Typescripts of Bryce-Godkin letters, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

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Typescripts of Godkin's Crimea letters, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Typescripts of letters to Godkin, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Godkin biography in various stages, including proofs, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

"Gilded Age": Typescript of Godkin's letters, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Photos of Godkin collected by Armstrong, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Microfilm - ten reels of Godkin letters, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Printed books by Godkin, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Printed books and articles about Godkin, including two dissertations, dates not examined. 1 box.
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NEVER ACCESSIONED AT RECAP, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Transcript of Godkin letters I, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Transcript of Godkin letters II, dates not examined. 1 box.
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File cards - Godkin research, dates not examined. 1 box.
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File cards - Godkin research, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Transcripts of letters by Godkin and others, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Microfilm reels, unidentified, dates not examined. 1 box.
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