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Descriptive inventory for the Paul M. Angle papers, 1776, 1809-1978, bulk 1940-1973

Paul M. Angle papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Paul M. Angle papers, 1776, 1809-1978, bulk 1940-1973

Prepared by Shanna Seiberlich; edited by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2010.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Paul M. Angle papers, 1776, 1809-1978 (inclusive), 1940-1973 (bulk)
Creators: Paul Angle
Allan Nevins
J.G. Randall
Carl Sandburg
Chicago Historical Society
Illinois State Historical Library
University of Chicago Press
Wm Wrigley Jr. Company
Dates: 1776, 1809-1978 (inclusive), 1940-1973 (bulk)
Accession numbers: M1975.0037
M1982.0059
1995.0206
Bib number: 00066684
Call number: MSS Lot A
Size: 15 linear ft. (36 boxes)

Provenance statement:

The main body of the Paul M. Angle papers was acquired by Chicago Historical Society in 1975 (accession #: M1975.0037). An addition to the papers was a gift of Mrs. Paul Angle (accession #: M1982.0059). Three honorary doctorate certificates from Illinois colleges (1941, 1944, 1965), four commencement programs (1941, 1947, 1965), and one commencement speech honoring Angle (1965) were a gift of John Angle (accession #: 1995.0206).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

Research use of this collection is governed by the standard rules and regulations of the Chicago History Museum Research Center.

Please cite this collection as:

Paul M. Angle papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Bloody Williamson research collection by Angle and the Lincoln forgeries research collection by Angle, both cataloged as separate manuscript collections. Also related are Angle's office files as Director of Chicago Historical Society, which are cataloged with the archives of Chicago Historical Society.

Collection Summary +/-

Manuscripts, research material, correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, speeches, and other papers of Paul M. Angle, a historian and author. The collection consists largely of reference material for Angle's books and articles, including notes and photocopies of newspaper articles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as correspondence with other historians, including Carl Sandburg, Allan Nevins, and James G. Randall. Also present is material on Philip K. Wrigley, Abraham Lincoln, and Illinois history. Other items include manuscript drafts, book reviews written by Angle for the Chicago Tribune (1948-1967), and papers from Angle's years as director of the Chicago Historical Society (1945-1965). Manuscript drafts include Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness (1952) and Philip K. Wrigley: A Memoir of a Modest Man (1975).

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Paul M. Angle (1900-1975), historian and author, was secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Association (1925-1932), staff member of the Illinois State Historical Society (1932-1945), and director of the Chicago Historical Society (1945-1965). Angle was an Abraham Lincoln scholar and wrote several books on Lincoln and Illinois history, including The Lincoln Reader (1947), Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness (1952), and 'Here I Have Lived': A History of Lincoln's Springfield, 1821-1865 (1971).

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Historians--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Historical museums--Illinois--20th century
Persons:
Angle, Paul M. (Paul McClelland), 1900-1975--Archives
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Wrigley, Philip K. (Philip Knight), 1894-1977
Organizations:
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Genre/Form:
Articles
Biographies
Correspondence
Histories
Manuscripts for publication
Newspaper clippings
Photocopies
Research notes
Speeches
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--History--19th century
Chicago (Ill.)--History--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--History--Societies, etc.--19th century
Chicago (Ill.)--History--Societies, etc.--20th century
Illinois--History--19th century
Illinois--History--20th century
Illinois--History--Societies, etc.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged into five series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Bloody Williamson material, 1875-1952 (box 1-6)
Series 2. Philip K. Wrigley material, 1924-1974 (box 7-9, 34-35)
Series 3. Other manuscripts and research material, 1776, 1809-1978 (box 10-16, 34, 36)
Series 4. Correspondence, 1839-1972 (box 16-28)
Series 5. General material, 1930-1975 (box 28-33)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Matthew Metcalf, University of Illinois GSLIS, with Oxygen XML editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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