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  • Title: Felix Gilbert papers
    Date (inclusive): 1870-1991
    Collection Number: 93058
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 72 manuscript boxes (30.0 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, research material, and conference papers, relating to historiography, and to various aspects of the political, cultural, intellectual, diplomatic and military history of Europe, and especially of Italy and Germany, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
    Creator: Gilbert, Felix, 1905-1991
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1993.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Felix Gilbert papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Biographical Note

    Felix Gilbert (1905 – 1991) was a German-born American historian, educator, and author who wrote on Renaissance Italy, 18th-century North America and Europe of the last century of early modern and modern Europe.
    Gilbert studied under Friedrich Meinecke at the University of Berlin and was a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. His area of expertise was the Renaissance, especially the diplomatic history of the period. Dr. Gilbert wrote, edited, or co-edited more than a dozen scholarly books. He was a visiting professor at leading American universities and was awarded many honorary doctorates. One of Gilbert's books, To the Farewell Address: Ideas of Early American Foreign Policy, received a Bancroft Prize in 1962.
    The main reading room of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. is named in his honor.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Felix Gilbert, a historian, writer, and professor in emigration and consist of correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, research material, and conference papers, relating to historiography, and to various aspects of the political, cultural, intellectual, diplomatic and military history of Europe, and especially of Italy and Germany, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Europe -- History
    Germany -- History
    History -- Philosophy
    Europe -- Civilization
    Europe -- Intellectual life
    Historiography
    History, Modern
    Military history
    Historiography -- United States
    Italy -- History