Fred A. Shannon Papers, 1910-1963
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Brief Description: Papers of Fred Albert Shannon (1893-1963), professor of history (1939-1961), including correspondence (1910-1963) about writing and editing historical publications, teaching and research in agricultural and economic history, positions and placement, Mississippi Valley Historical Association, book reviews, summer and retirement teaching, history departments, radio lectures, the "safety valve" theory and family affairs; manuscripts and proofs of America's Economic Growth (1951), The American Farmer's Movements (1957), The Farmer's Last Frontier (1945) and An Analysis of Walter P. Webb's "The Great Plains" (1939); book reviews and commentaries, lecture notes, poetry, reprints, student papers and shorter manuscripts on "The Mercenary Factor in the Creation of the Union Army (1861-1865)" (1923), "History and History Textbook", "A Century of Monopoly Growth in America" (1957), "The Conscription and Bounty Problem of the North in the Civil War" (1925) and graduate training in American History.�  Correspondents include Richard Bardolph, Henry S. Commager, Elmer Ellis, Frank Freidel, Paul W. Gates, Jeanette P. Nichols, Clara S. Paine, Arthur M. Schlesinger, David and Raymond Shannon and Walter P. Webb.
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Record Series Number: 15/13/21
Created by: Shannon, Fred A. (Fred Albert) (1893-1963)
Volume: 4.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/5/1963; 2/11/1972
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Arrangement: By type of material
Subject Index
Agricultural History
Civil War
Course Notes
Economic History
Faculty Papers
Graduate Study
Mississippi Valley Historical Association
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]