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Guide to the Don Edward Fehrenbacher Papers
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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.
Background
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.
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11.5 Linear feet (25 boxes)