These papers document Fehrenbacher's career as historian, writer, and professor at Stanford University. Included are his incoming
and outgoing correspondence, 1945-1997; syllabi, lectures, and examinations from his classes; manuscripts, drafts, and some
research files from his books
The Dred Scott Caseand
The Minor Affair;reference files, notes, lectures, and published articles (largely from his research on Abraham Lincoln), ca. 1948-1988; and
reviews of his published works.
Don Edward Fehrenbacher, noted Lincoln scholar and winner of the Nobel Prize in history in 1979 for his book
The Dred Scott Case,was the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies at Stanford University. He earned his B.A. at Cornell
University in 1946 and his graduate degrees at the University of Chicago (M.A. 1948 and Ph.D. 1951). He taught at Coe College
in Iowa, 1949 to 1953, before coming to Stanford in 1953.