James G. Randall Papers, 1903-1953 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/13/20
Volume: 6.3 cubic feet
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Description: Correspondence, manuscripts, notes and proofs of James Garfield Randall (1881-1953), professor of History (1920-1950), including correspondence with historians Laurence Larson, Evarts Green, William Dodd, Charles Van Tyne, Allan Nevins, Louis Pelzer, Louis Sears and Charles Ramsdell on historical subjects, especially Lincoln, the Civil War and Reconstruction. Manuscripts include student essays at Butler College (1903), seminar papers and notes from graduate study at the Univ. of Chicago (1904-1912), lectures by Albion Small, Charles Merriam, Andrew McLaughlin and others; lectures in History and Economics by Randall at Illinois College (1907); manuscripts and correspondence regarding his doctoral thesis on "Confiscation" (1912-1913); Epworth League and Sunday School addresses (1905-1919); drafts and finished copies of monographs and related correspondence on World War I, League of Nations, politics and Civil War history (1912-1950); manuscripts, correspondence, proofs and reviews of his books, Constitutional Problems under Lincoln (1918-1926) and The Civil War and Reconstruction (1929-1936); and lecture notes, syllabi, bibliographies, assignments, exams, rosters and other class records (1913-1950). The papers include exchanges with Frank Anderson, Charles Ramsdell and John F. Jameson on "The Diary of a Public Man" (1926-1927); comments of Roy Nichols, Fred Shannon, Earl Coulter, James Sellers and Charles Sydnor on his The Civil War and Reconstruction manuscript (1935-1936); material relating to his activities as a member of the American Historical Association Dunning Prize Committee (1933-1934); Nominating Committee (1934-1935); Beveridge Fund (1934-1938) and the Mississippi Valley Historical Association [Nominating and Executive Committees (1930-1939) and President (1939-1940)] and as U.S. Shipping Board Historian.