Finding Aid for the William Mathias Lamers Papers LSC.2011

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UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated on 2019 June 11.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: William Mathias Lamers papers
creator: Lamers, William Mathias
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2011
Physical Description: 7 Linear Feet (10 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Date (inclusive): circa 1952-1971
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William M. Lamers, 1972.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Preliminary manuscript
  2. Final transcript
  3. Research and publication materials
  4. Correspondence related to William S. Rosecrans
  5. Correspondence and reviews
  6. Microfilm

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973051 

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Mathias Lamers Papers (Collection 2011). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Related Material

William S. Rosecrans Papers (Collection 663)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of materials relating to the manuscript of William Mathias Lamers' book, The Edge of Glory (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961), a biography of Major General William Starke Rosecrans of the Union Army during the American Civil War. Collection includes the preliminary manuscript, final manuscript, correspondence, research notes, reviews, other printed material, and microfilm documents.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Manuscripts for publication.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives.
Lamars, William Mathias, 1900--Edge of glory
Lamers, William Mathias, 1900- --Archives.
Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke)

box 1-4

Preliminary manuscript

box 1

Prologue and chapters 1-3

box 2

Chapters 4-10

box 3

Chapters 11-15

box 4

Chapters 16-18, epilogue, and notes relating to the later chapters

box 5-6

Final typescript

box 5

Prologue through epilogue

Physical Description: [20 folders]
box 6

Manuscript as submitted to Harcourt, Brace, & World and as edited by them

box 7, folder 1-5

Research and publication materials

box 7, folder 1

Galleys of book

box 7, folder 2

The Edge of Glory index and notes

Physical Description: [Typescript]
box 7, folder 3

Research notes

Physical Description: [8 spiro note pads]
box 7, folder 4

Rosecrans's account of the Battle of Chickamauga written for the Archives of Georgetown University

Physical Description: (Negative film)

Scope and Contents note

Includes photostat copies, ink drawn maps.
box 7, folder 5

Photos of William S. Rosecrans and correspondence related to notes

box 8

Research notes

box 9, folder 1-7

Correspondence related to William S. Rosecrans

box 9, folder 1-3

Publishers correspondence

box 9, folder 1


box 9, folder 2

Harcourt, Brace

box 9, folder 3


box 9, folder 4

Corrrespondence with Arnold Gates, agent for The Edge of Glory

box 9, folder 5

General correspondence related to William S. Rosecrans

box 9, folder 6, 7

Miscellaneous correspondence related to William S. Rosecrans

box 10, folder 1-5

Correspondence and reviews

box 10, folder 1

Correspondence with Rosecrans family

box 10, folder 2

Correspondence, clippings, reviews

box 10, folder 3

Clippings, reviews, etc.

box 10, folder 4

Miscellaneous publications about the Civil War

box 10, folder 5

Miscellaneous printed material about the Civil War



Physical Location: Microfilm located in office microfilm cases and not with the collection materials housed offsite.
reel 1

Diary of General C.C. Hood November 6, 1862-October 7, 1863

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]
reel 2

Records of War Department Offices of the Chief of Engineers. Papers of Major General William S. Rosecrans. 1837-1838

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]
reel 3

Records of the War Department Office of the Adjutant General, William S. Rosecrans. 1861-1889

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]
reel 4

Dispatches from United States ministers to Mexico, 1823-1926 (vol.35). August 12, 1868-July 5, 1869

Physical Description: [Positive microfilm]
reel 5

Diplomatic instructions of the Department of State, 1801-1906 (Mexico, vol.18). November 23, 1867-April 26, 1873

Physical Description: [Positive microfilm]
reel 6

Manuscripts of and relating to George Henry Thomas in Henry E. Huntington Library. 1848-1893

Physical Description: [Positive microfilm]
reel 7

Records of the War Department. War Department collection of Confederate records.

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]

Scope and Contents note

Abstracts of military service and personal papers of major General Earl Van Dorn, CSA.
reel 8

Van Dorn items in Duke University Library. 1862-1863

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]