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Donald Goodchild Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Collection Inventory

Manuscripts, Typed and Autographed, of poems submitted for "A Book of Princeton Verse", 1918-1919. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Donald Goodchild about his retirement due to ill health as Secretary of the American Council of Learned Societies. Carbon copies of Goodchild's answers, 1941-1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Writings by D. Goodchild. None are signed and most are typed, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

3 Letters to Mrs. Dorothy W. Hatch, essay "Moribundi Te Salutamus" typed manuscript, 1929. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest