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Register of the Van Alstyne (Richard W.) Papers, 1932-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Van Alstyne (Richard W.) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1982
    Collection number: Mss219
    Creator: Richard W. Van Alstyne
    Extent: 7.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Van Alstyne (Richard W.) Papers, Mss219, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Van Alstyne, Richard W. (1900-1983)

    personal name

    Beard, Charles

    personal name

    Billington, Ray Allen

    personal name

    Lodge, Henry Cabot

    personal name

    Morgenthau, Hans

    personal name

    Pomeroy, Earl

    personal name

    Nevins, Allen

    personal name

    Tuchman, Barbara

    subject

    Historians -United States -Correspondence

    subject

    Diplomacy -United States -History

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    Nationalism -United States -History

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    Historians -California

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    History -Study and teaching -California

    corporate name

    University of the Pacific (Stockton, Calif.) -Curricula

    Biography

    Following receipt of a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University (1928), Richard Van Alstyne (1900-1983) taught for seventeen years at Chico State University. In 1945 he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California, where he taught for twenty more years. After a year-long fellowship at the Huntington Library, Van Alstyne came to the University of the Pacific as Distinguished Professor of History, a post he held until his death. Long recognized as a leading scholar in the field of American Diplomatic History, Van Alstyne also maintained a keen interest in the development of American Nationalism. His principal works include: "American Diplomacy in Action" (1944); "American Crisis Diplomacy" (1952); "The Rising American Empire" (1960); "Empire and Independence" (1965); and, "The Genesis of American Nationalism" (1970).

    Scope and Content

    The Van Alstyne Papers contain correspondence (1932-1982); book, article and review manuscripts; samples of lectures and other teaching materials; and, memorabilia. Van Alstyne's correspondants include: Charles Beard; Ray Allen Billington; Henry Cabot Lodge; Hans Morgenthau; Earl Pomeroy; Abraham Nasatir; Allan Nevins; Barbara Tuchman and many other distinguished American historians.