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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the William E. Dodd Papers 1918-1924

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Dodd, William E. Papers

Dates:

1918-1924

Size:

0.3 linear feet (3 folders)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

William E. Dodd, historian, professor, author, and diplomat. The William E. Dodd Papers consist of one letter to Albert Burton Moore (1922), student's notes from Dodd's classes on American history, a speech, a typescript, and a reprint.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Dodd, William E. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

William Edward Dodd was born in 1869 in Clayton, North Carolina. He was professor of history at Randolph-Macon College (1900–1908) and at the University of Chicago (1908–1933). From June,1933, to Dec., 1937, he was ambassador to Germany. While Dodd had enjoyed his school years in Leipzig, he eventually became a strong critic of Hitler’s. Dodd’s historical writings reflect his devotion to democracy, and he inspired a whole school of historians, who carried on his Jeffersonian and Wilsonian ideals.

Dodd’s works include The Cotton Kingdom; a Chronicle of the Old South (1921), Statesmen of the old South; or, From Radicalism to Conservative Revolt (1926), Woodrow Wilson and his Work (1920), Ambassador Dodd's diary, 1933-1938, The old South; Struggles for Democracy (1937), and Jefferson Davis (1907; 1966).

William E. Dodd died in 1940.

Scope Note

The William E. Dodd Papers consist of one letter to Albert Burton Moore (1922), student's notes from Dodd's classes on American history, a speech, a typescript, and a reprint.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Miscellaneous

  • William Dodd to Albert Burton Moore, January 22, 1922, typed and handwritten copies
  • "The Social Philosophy of the Old South," reprint, 1918
  • "The Dilemma of American Democracy," typescript, n.d.
  • "A Farmer to Lawyers," convocation address to graduating class of the John Marshall Law School, pamphlet, June 16, 1927
Box 1   Folder 2

Class notes

  • J. Duncan Brite, notes from Dodd’s course on "The Old South, 1763-1833," Spring quarter, 1924
Box 1   Folder 3

Class notes

  • J. Duncan Brite, notes from Dodd’s course "Civilization of the Ante-Bellum South," Summer quarter, 1924