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Guide to the James Westfall Thompson papers, 1892-1943
BANC MSS C-B 971  
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Description
Correspondence and manuscripts of articles, books, poems and plays, relating to his career as professor of medieval history, University of California, and to the publication of his works. Some biographical and genealogical material included.
Background
James Westfall Thompson, professor of medieval history at the University of California, was born in Iowa, attended Rutgers and graduated in 1892. He took his doctoral work at the University of Chicago, where he later became a full professor. He came to Berkeley as Sidney Hellman Ehrman professor of European history in 1932, and retired in 1939. He wrote The Living Past, Economic and Social History of the Latter Middle Ages, The Medieval Library, Feudal Germany, The Last Pagan, as well as various text books, and was also author of poems and plays.
Extent
Number of containers: 6 boxes Linear feet: 2.2
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.