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Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Professional correspondence, A-Z 1964-1968

Box 2, Folder 1

Potter - bibliography

Box 2, Folder 2

Placement correspondence

Box 2, Folder 3

Reference letters for students -1969

Box 2, Folder 4

Rosters

Box 2, Folder 5

Letters of reference - students 1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 6

Letters of reference - defaulted

Box 2, Folder 7

Looking for positions

Box 2, Folder 8

Letters of reference 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 9

Letters of reference 1969-70, non-grad students 1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 10

Bird books - invoices, etc.

Box 2, Folder 11

Potter - recent correspondence

Box 2

Professional correspondence A-Z 1969-1970

Box 2

Unfiled correspondence

Box 3, Folder 1

Two folders of letters received while at Oxford University, with a few drafts of outgoing letters 1947-48

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence A-Z 1956-1961 (incoming and some outgoing carbons) 1956-1961

Box 3, Folder 3

Series of Potter's folders:Stephen Kline

Box 3, Folder 4

Series of Potter's folders: Correspondence: my teaching 1961-1962

Box 3, Folder 5

Series of Potter's folders: Letters answered 1960-1963

Box 3, Folder 6

Series of Potter's folders: University College, London 1961-1963

Box 3, Folder 7

Series of Potter's folders: Answered or not to be answered 1942-1964

Box 3, Folder 8

Series of Potter's folders: Items not requiring an answer 1966-1968

Box 3, Folder 9

Series of Potter's folders: Correspondence answered (to be filed) 1948-1963

Box 3, Folder 10

Series of Potter's folders: Correspondence 1952-1954

Box 3, Folder 11

Series of Potter's folders: Council, AHA 1968

Box 3, Folder 12

Series of Potter's folders: Humanities Foundation and Behavioral Center

Box 3, Folder 13

Series of Potter's folders: Program on Culture, OAH 1970

Box 4, Folder 1

Accordion files of letters received A-Z 1947-1950

Box 4, Folder 2

Accordion files of letters received A-Z 1950-1956

Box 5

Correspondence

Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence A-Z for, mostly letters received with a few carbons of outgoing letters and a few drafts of letters. 1932-1947

Box 6, Folder 2

Letters received from his parents (mostly his mother) 1933-1948

Box 7, Folder 1

Correspondence, largely from family and friends 1927-1937

Box 7, Folder 2

Two folders of correspondence to be filed 1955-1960

Box 8

Teaching materials-Yale

Box 9

Teaching materials-Stanford

Box 10

Teaching materials-Stanford

Box 11

Teaching materials, lecture notes, grade books, appointment books

Box 12

Teaching materials-Stanford

Box 13

Writings-Scott Foresman text

Box 14

Research and bibliographical notes, letter record

Box 15

Professional committees, etc

Box 16, Folder 1

Album containing various articles

Box 16, Folder 2

Potter - book reviews and notes

Box 16, Folder 3

Saturday Review and the New Republic - assorted copies

Box 16, Folder 4

Saturday Review

Box 16, Folder 5

Saturday Review and Yale Review - assorted copies

Box 16, Folder 6

Assorted publications

Box 16, Folder 7

Miscellaneous lectures - notes and typescript

Box 16, Folder 8

Lecture at Stanford - written draft and correspondence 1963

Box 16, Folder 9

Journalism conference at Stanford - program 1968

Box 16, Folder 10

American women - written and typed drafts

Box 16, Folder 11

Paper for Committee on Historical Analysis - written and typed drafts; notes; and correspondence

Box 16, Folder 12

Paper on Vice-Presidents - typescript

Box 16, Folder 13

Paper on advertising; originally for the Sat. Rev.

Box 16, Folder 14

Paper for Barnes Riznik - written and typed draft; notes; and correspondence, 1961-63 1961-1963

Box 16, Folder 15

Article for Am. Hist. Review – multiple versions

Box 16, Folder 16

Paper on Nationalism - written and typed drafts

Box 16, Folder 17

Article on Nationalism - typescript, correspondence

Box 16, Folder 18

Lincoln and His Party" - written and typed drafts

Box 17, Folder 1

Trail to California, Revision - correspondence, notes, text re preface by Potter, 1948, 1961 1948, 1961

Box 17, Folder 2

Hinton Helper - biographical note

Box 17, Folder 3

Paper for Yale Review, 50th year - mss and typescript

Box 17, Folder 4

Typed textbook script, chaps. 1-3

Box 17, Folder 5

typed textbook script, chaps. 4-7

Box 17, Folder 6

Quest for the National Character - written and typed script, correspondence re publication, 1959-62 1952-1962

Box 17, Folder 7

Phillips Introduction and Bibliography

Box 17, Folder 8

Abolition Movement - article for Encyc. Britt.

Box 17, Folder 9

Huey Pierce Long - article for Encyc. Britt.

Box 17, Folder 10

Papers for LS. U. Press

Box 17, Folder 11

Richard Watson - correspondence 1959-1961

Box 17, Folder 12

The South - article and notes 1963

Box 17, Folder 13

Nathan Hale - notes, articles, and facsimile of Hale letter

Box 17, Folder 14

Walgreen lectures - typed text

Box 17, Folder 15

Walgreen lectures - notes

Box 17, Folder 16

People of Plenty - typed article, and various publications re 1958

Box 17, Folder 17

American economics and agriculture

Box 17, Folder 18

Problems book - revisions requested by Henry Holt 1958

Box 17, Folder 19

Problems - notes

Box 17, Folder 20

Disputes in coal industry - typescript articles

Box 17, Folder 21

M. Savary letter with historical analysis, notes

Box 17, Folder 22

Undergraduate papers

Box 17, Folder 23

Elmer Henry - photographs and papers by Henry

Box 17, Folder 24

Papers written by Potter in graduate school

Box 17, Folder 25

Ralph Ross - article and Potter's response 1958

Box 17, Folder 26

John Brown - written manuscript

Box 17, Folder 27

Herman Belz paper - Reconstruction of the Union

Box 17, Folder 28

Division and the Stresses - Chap 1 typescript and critique of material

Box 17, Folder 29

Division and the Stresses - Chap. 1-3 typescript

Box 17, Folder 30

Division and the Stresses - Chaps. 1-4 typescript

Box 17, Folder 31

Review of Pacific Circle - printed and typescript versions

Box 17, Folder 32

Review of Catton - printed version, notes, and correspondence re publication 1969

Box 17, Folder 33

Potter, memo re Report of the History Panel

Box 17, Folder 34

Review of Heard Round the World - typescript and correspondence 1969

Box 17, Folder 35

Critique of Stampp paper

Box 17, Folder 36

Division and the Stresses - notes

Box 17, Folder 37

Women's Magazines and Woman's Role in American life" - first draft, correspondence with Good Housekeeping, 1955 "And Nixon Makes Eight" and "Heirs to the Presidency" - typescript and correspondence re publication 1955

Box 17, Folder 38

"American Leisure as an American Force" - written draft and correspondence re publication 1963, 1968-1969

Box 18, Folder 1

L.S.U. - South and Sectional Conflict - correspondence with L.S.U. Press re his book, 1968-69 and correspondence 1963 with Alexander Riasanovsky re publication 1963, 1968-1969

Box 18, Folder 2

South and Sectional Conflict--reviews, publicity 1969-1970

Box 18, Folder 3

South and Sectional Conflict - corrections in mss for the galleys

Box 18, Folder 4

Bobb-Merrill - correspondence and financial records 1969

Box 18, Folder 5

My writing - manuscripts, typescripts, reprints of articles, reviews, speeches with some clippings and letters 1952-1963

Box 18, Folder 6

Permissions - correspondence re use of Potter's work 1967-1970

Box 18, Folder 7

United States Information Service lincoln Exhibition - catalog for traveling exhibit; texts selected by Potter Circa 1959

Box 18, Folder 8

ROTC - my address - text and correspondence re talk at commissioning ceremony 1970

Box 18, Folder 9

Review copy of The Progressive Historians by Richard Hofstadter; with Potter's comments [not foldered]

Box 18, Folder 10

DMP-bibliography 1968

Box 18, Folder 11

list of Ph.D.'s completed with DMP

Box 18, Folder 12

Bobbs-Merrill - correspondence, bibliography re Reprint Series in American History 1963-1966

Box 18, Folder 13

Kyoto - phone memo

Box 18, Folder 14

Class Day Talk - text of talk on class day at Stanford 1967 Jun 17

Box 18, Folder 15

Genovese Paper - correspondence, text re Potter's comments on Eugene Genovese's paper on U.B. Phillips and its publication 1966-1977

Box 18, Folder 16

AHA Dec '68 Stampp Paper - correspondence re Potter as commentator 1968

Box 18, Folder 17

Reviews - correspondence, text 1965-1966, 1968

Box 18, Folder 18

Review of Status Politics - correspondence, text 1963

Box 18, Folder 19

Journalism Prog - background info on conference where Potter spoke 1968 Jun 26

Box 18, Folder 20

Essay for [C. Vann] Woodward on Civil War - broadcast lecture on Voice of America, correspondence and text, 1966 1966

Box 18, Folder 21

Conference Danforth Fellows - correspondence 1968 Feb 6-9

Box 18, Folder 22

Commission on Violence [National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence] - correspondence, text of comments, information 1968

Box 18, Folder 23

PCB meeting Aug. 1968 [Pacific Coast Branch of AHA] - correspondence, text of talks by others 1968 August

Box 18, Folder 24

Planting Fields- correspondence, lists, bibliography, lecture notes from Potter's course at Institute for American History and Government at SUNY, Stony Brook 1966 Summer

Box 18, Folder 25

Conf. on Political Parties-St. Louis - summary report

Box 18, Folder 26

[Daniel J.] Boorstin Anthology - correspondence and text for Potter's entry to Boors tin 's American Primer, 1966 1966

Box 18, Folder 27

Canada-U.S. - correspondence and text for Potter's article in Canada Views the United States, 1966-67 1966-1967

Box 18, Folder 28

Janeway [Eliot] - correspondence and publications by Janeway 1967

Box 18, Folder 29

Paper at Duke - correspondence, galleys, text re participation in symposium and publication of paper, 1966-67 1966-1967

Box 18, Folder 30

Pickett papers - mss copies of historical sources

Box 18, Folder 31

Civil Rights- clippings and articles 1966 Summer

Box 18, Folder 32

Southern Sectionalism - research correspondence, notes, clippings 1940

Box 18, Folder 33

Senior Class Day - correspondence and text of talk 1964

Box 18, Folder 34

St. John Papers - info re Isaac Munroe St. John Papers at Yale University library, 1951 1951

Box 18, Folder 35

Symposium on People of Plenty at San Francisco - correspondence and text of comment 1966

Box 18, Folder 36

Civil War pictures - photographs and negatives of illustrations

Box 18, Folder 37

Anderson at Sumter - notes from contemporary sources

Box 18, Folder 38

Detweiler Paper - correspondence and text of review for Journal of Southern History, 1964 1964

Box 18, Folder 39

Mississippi: maps, legis. apportionment - research notes

Box 18, Folder 40

Carbon copies-Phillips notes - typescripts of historical sources of 1850s 1850s

Box 18, Folder 41

Henry Adams and Boston Advertiser - typescript copies of sources; typescript article by Potter; manuscript notes

Box 19, Folder 1

Reprints by others

Box 19, Folder 2

Broadcasts at Texas - correspondence, notes re 1V lectures 1962-1963

Box 19, Folder 3

Misc. U.S. lectures - notes

Box 19, Folder 4

Bobbs-Merrill Reprint Series in American History - correspondence, lists, catalog, 1966 1966

Box 19, Folder 5

Bobbs-Merrill - correspondence, catalogs, lists 1963-1964

Box 19, Folder 6

Hexter manuscript - on historiography, with one page of comments by Potter, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 7

Miscellaneous - clipping re students being ignorant of U.S. history 1943

Box 19, Folder 8

Yale Press-Janeway [Eliot] - correspondence of Potter, Janeway, George Pannly Day of Yale Press, and Arthur H. Brook re mss of Janeway's, 1950-51 1950-1951

Box 19, Folder 9

Comparative Civilization - seminar papers, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1958 1958

Box 19, Folder 10

Janeway - correspondence, 1950-59, with some clippings and reviews 1950-1959

Box 19, Folder 11

Ronald Press - correspondence re mss Potter reviewed with some notes 1944-1950

Box 19, Folder 12

Advertising - examples and notes for proposed article, and correspondence 1958

Box 19, Folder 13

Herzenberg [Leonard A.] - correspondence re rejection of Potter's daughter from summer program at Stanford Medical School 1965

Box 19, Folder 14

Program at SHA 1966 on Confederate leaders after the War - correspondence and one paper (Potter was chair of session) 1966

Box 19, Folder 15

untitled - articles on Civil Rights 1958-1963

Box 19, Folder 16

First Sumter Centennial - clippings 1961

Box 19, Folder 17

History of the South - bibliography, exam questions, assignments, clippings plus an 1895 brochure re lecture tour of Gen. John B. Gordon

Box 19, Folder 18

Negro - one clipping 1967-1968

Box 19, Folder 19

History of South - clippings, articles, notes, bibliography 1947-1960

Box 19, Folder 20

South- clippings, notes, reprints, bibliography 1961-1964

Box 19, Folder 21

South - clippings re Democratic Convention 1948

Box 19, Folder 22

untitled - misc. clippings, bibliographies, sources

Box 19, Folder 23

Segregation-Citizens' Council Material- publications and brochures by CC and newspapers from other segregationist organizations, 1959-63 1959-1963

Box 19, Folder 24

Oxford, Miss Riots 1966 - clippings 1966

Box 19, Folder 25

Potter, Memorandum on the Report of the History Panel, Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey, May 1969 (2 copies)

Box 19, Folder 26

Potter, Historical Aspects of the Rejection of or Disaffiliation from the Prevaling American Society, n.d. (2 copies)

Box 20, Folder 1

Typescript paper "The Virginia Council" by Leonard W. Labaree with extensive genealogy charts, n.d.

Box 20, Folder 2

Note cards for lecture "Three Woodrow Wilsons" during Berkeley summer session 1965

Box 21, Folder 1

Professional correspondence A-H 1950s

Box 22, Folder 1

Professional correspondence I-Z 1950s

Box 23, Folder 1

Professional correspondence 1960s

Box 24

[Chapter XIV; South and Sectional Conflict lectures; placement correspondence Sept. 69-70; Furness lectures - conflict/consensus; Dilys; loose notes; Fleming lectures;] 1969-1970

Box 25

[Southern history essays; loose papers; Committee on the Hoover; misc; OAH since Nov. 1970; OAH April 70 meeting; OAH committees] Since 1970

Box 26

[OAH since 4/70; placement 1970; Molly Minehan; OAH Committees before April 1970; Snyder; DP correspondence; Departmental; Bernstein; Bernstein-archive]

Box 27, Folder 1

Letters of reference to be filed

Box 27, Folder 2

Answer - personal

Box 27, Folder 3

Later action

Box 27, Folder 4

No title

Box 27, Folder 5

Defer

Box 27, Folder 6

No title - correspondence 1969

Box 27, Folder 7

No title - correspondence 1968-1970

Box 27, Folder 8

Correspondence to be filed

Box 27, Folder 9

Misc. correspondence

Box 27, Folder 10

Misc. notes

Box 28

Manuscript copies of papers and lectures. Also, holograph MS of The South and the Concurrent Majority, published 1972; the Fleming lectures were delivered from this MS. 1972

Box 29

First draft, holograph, of Potter's 2-vol. book for Harpers on the Coming of the Civil War, chapters 1-9.

Box 30

First draft, holograph, of Potter's 2-vol. book for Harpers on the Coming of the Civil War, chapters 10-19 (incomplete).

Box 31

Unfinished MSS of textbook on American history (1953-56). Chapters I-VI holograph with Potter's corrections; correspondence with the typist Katherine Barnes. Copy of John E. Cook's The Wearing of the Grey, with three letters from Cook. 1953-1956

Box 32

Annotated MSS of History and AmeriCan Society, chapters 1-16 and index

Box 33

Galley proofs of History and American Society; reviews of The South and the Concurrent Majority

Box 34

MSS of Freedom and Its Limitations on American Life; review of Craven's Historian and the Ciyil War

Box 35

Publishers MSS of The Impending Crisis

Box 36

Publishers MSS of The Impending Crisis

Box 37

Paper by Walter Metzger and comments Circa 1960

Box 38

J.K. Galbraith's The Affluent Society, annotated by Potter for reviewing