Guide to the George M. Fredrickson Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0706
Creator: Fredrickson, George M., 1934-2008
Title: George M. Fredrickson papers
Dates: 1965-2002
Bulk Dates: 1980-2002
Physical Description: 18 Linear feet
Summary: Papers largely reflect his career as historian and professor and include course files, conference and organizational files, lectures, articles and papers, and correspondence. Most of the course files are from those he taught at Stanford University, with a few from courses at Northwestern. Subjects include Civil War, race relations, and African American history.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

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Cite As

George M. Fredrickson Papers (SC0706). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

George M. Fredrickson, the Edgar E. Robinson Professor of United States History (emeritus) at Stanford University, earned his A.B. (1956) and Ph.D. (1964) from Harvard; he matriculated as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Oslo (1956-7) and was awarded an honorary M.A. from Oxford University in 1988. He taught at Harvard and Northwestern before joining the history faculty at Stanford in 1984. He has published seven books on the Civil War, African American history, and racism and published numerous articles, including more than twenty-five pieces in THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS. In 1985, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was also a co-director of the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford and in 2000 was awarded the Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research.

Description of the Collection

Papers largely reflect his career as historian and professor and include course files, conference and organizational files, lectures, articles and papers, and correspondence. Most of the course files are from those he taught at Stanford University, with a few from courses at Northwestern. Subjects include Civil War, race relations, and African American history.

Access Terms

Fredrickson, George M., 1934-2008
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University. Dept. of History.
African Americans --History --Study and teaching (Higher).
United States --History --Study and teaching (Higher).


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2004-132

 

Publications: White Supremacy and related files

Box 1, Folder 1

Promotion

Box 1, Folder 2

Responses to

Box 1, Folder 3

Reviews

Box 1, Folder 4

New York Review piece on ANC

Box 1, Folder 5

8th grade text

Box 1, Folder 6

Review of Inner Civil War

Box 1, Folder 7

Republication of Inner Civil War

Box 1, Folder 8

Black Image: Reviews, Correspondence, etc.

Box 1, Folder 9

Black Image: Reprint

Box 1, Folder 10

Responses to Arrogance of Race manuscript

Box 1, Folder 11

Historiography of Post-Emancipation Race Relations

Box 1, Folder 12

Review of Woodward for Dissent

Box 1, Folder 13

New York Review article on S. A.

Box 1, Folder 14

Book Reviews before ‘73

Box 1, Folder 15

Burgess Project

Box 1, Folder 16

Jr. Brittanica article on Racism

Box 1, Folder 17

Publication of South Africa Study

Box 1, Folder 18

Black Liberation book

Box 2, Folder 1

Veblen Essay

Box 2, Folder 2

Hedda Gabbler Essay

Box 2, Folder 3

BP/BC in Sout Africa Essay

 

Northwestern courses:

Box 2, Folder 4

Bio American Mission

Box 2, Folder 5

History B10-1 (US as a Plural Society)

Box 2, Folder 6

History B10 lectures 1980

 

Stanford courses and general files:

Box 2, Folder 7

History 164 Lectures

Box 2, Folder 8

19th century Lectures

Box 2, Folder 9

CSRE (Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity)

Box 2, Folder 10

History 164 Old lectures

Box 2, Folder 11

165B lectures

Box 2, Folder 12

History 159A lectures

Box 2, Folder 13

Moscow State University Reconstruction Era

Box 2, Folder 14

159B lectures

Box 2, Folder 15

[Comparative History Essay—Seminar]

Box 2, Folder 16

[Book of Essays]

Box 2, Folder 17

[Book of Essays—unused material]

Box 2, Folder 18

[Racism paper final draft]

Box 2, Folder 19

[Northwestern C06-1 The South in American History]

Box 2, Folder 20

Lectures on Historiography of Slaves and the Old South

Box 2, Folder 21

[New York Review piece on South Africa]

Box 2, Folder 22

Lectures at other universities

Box 2, Folder 23

Oxford lectures Civil War and Reconstruction

Box 2, Folder 24

Comparative History

Box 2, Folder 25

Copies of Unpublished Papers

Box 2, Folder 26

Mary Lincoln talk

Box 2, Folder 27

Review of David Montgomery The Fall of the House of Labor

Box 2, Folder 28

Comparative History Collection

Box 3, Folder 1

Reconstruction lecture

Box 3, Folder 2

Comparative history series

Box 3, Folder 3

Elite in the Civil War Crisis draft

Box 3, Folder 4

Lectures in Britain and Europe

Box 3, Folder 5

Comparative lecture (US and South Africa)

Box 3, Folder 6

Lectures on 19th century historiography

Box 3, Folder 7

Comparative history paper

Box 3, Folder 8

CETECS (course file)

Box 3, Folder 9

Frankfurt Conference

Box 3, Folder 10

Gilded Age Lectures

Box 3, Folder 11

Northwestern University C-14 lectures

Box 3, Folder 12

Arrogance of Race book

Box 3, Folder 13

Moscow course

Box 3, Folder 14

Reviews of White Supremacy

Box 3, Folder 15

Imperialism and the Intellectuals possible paper

Box 3, Folder 16

German lectures

Box 3, Folder 17

1865-1900 project

Box 3, Folder 18

Black Image lecture

Box 3, Folder 19

University of Chicago lecture

Box 3, Folder 20

Lecture based on White Supremacy

Box 3, Folder 21

UNESCO Courier article

Box 3

Book: Salmagundi: Afro-American at the Start of a New Century

Box 3, Folder 22

Salmagundi correspondence

Box 3, Folder 23

Review of book on Du Bois

Box 3, Folder 24

New York Review pieces on racism

Box 3, Folder 25

Marx and Massie Review

Box 3, Folder 26

New Republic review of Seigal

Box 3, Folder 27

Non-violence paper

Box 3, Folder 28

Thornstrom Review

Box 3, Folder 29

Reviews miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 1

Osolfsky lecture

Box 4, Folder 2

ANB Helper (American National Biography)

Box 4, Folder 3

Library of America

Box 4, Folder 4

South 30s 40s Review NYRB

Box 4, Folder 5

Review of Kolchin/Bowman

Box 4, Folder 6

Religion and Civil War conference

Box 4, Folder 7

Thomas Festsprach

Box 4, Folder 8

JAH essay Comparative History

Box 4, Folder 9

Michigan State conference

Box 4, Folder 10

London seminar

Box 4, Folder 11

Colorado lecture

Box 4, Folder 12

New York Times Review—Blacks and Jews

Box 4, Folder 13

NYRB John Hope Franklin book

Box 4, Folder 14

Review of Lynching book

Box 4, Folder 15

USIA handbook

Box 4, Folder 16

UNESCO article original draft

Box 4, Folder 17

Leipzig conference

Box 4, Folder 18

Coe history workshop

Box 4, Folder 19

Naples conference

Box 4, Folder 20

Fulbright lectureship Italy

Box 4, Folder 21

Dissent multiculturalism article

Box 4, Folder 22

Jasper, Texas (relates to Lynching folder)

Box 4, Folder 23

Evans intro

Box 4, Folder 24

OAH Otterbein lectures

Box 4, Folder 25

Bridging Cultural Divides

Box 4, Folder 26

Miscellaneous correspondence 1988-1997

Box 4, Folder 27

R & E Institute planning

Box 4, Folder 28

Sonoma conference

Box 4, Folder 29

Irvine conference

Box 4, Folder 30

Miscellaneous correspondence 1994-1996

Box 4, Folder 31

CIV essential documents

Box 4, Folder 32

Course file 351B 1994

Box 4, Folder 33

Course file 164

Box 4, Folder 34

Course file 351B

Box 4, Folder 35

Course file 164

Box 4, Folder 36

Course file 164 syllabi etc.

Box 4, Folder 37

More CIV

Box 5, Folder 1

Miscellaneous lectures

Box 5, Folder 2

Gettysburg lecture

Box 5, Folder 3

Shaw monument

Box 5, Folder 4

San Marino conference

Box 5, Folder 5

AHA 2002

Box 5, Folder 6

SHA 1996

Box 5, Folder 7

OHA Los Angeles

Box 5, Folder 8

AHA 1999

Box 5, Folder 9

Turner Prize committee

Box 5, Folder 10

OAH 1994

Box 5, Folder 11

OAH 1996

Box 5, Folder 12

AHA 1984

Box 5, Folder 13

OHA presidency

Box 5, Folder 14

Presidential addresses

Box 5, Folder 15

Presidential addresses

Box 5, Folder 16

AHA 1976

Box 5, Folder 17

Duke conference 1977

Box 5, Folder 18

Upsalla conference 1977-1978

Box 5, Folder 19

OAH 1986

Box 5, Folder 20

SHA 1995

Box 5, Folder 21

SSHA meeting 1996

Box 5, Folder 22

OAH 2002

Box 5, Folder 23

Guadalupe conference

Box 5, Folder 24

Michigan State conference

Box 5, Folder 25

IESBS Article on Hist. Racism

Box 5, Folder 26

Du Bois revised

Box 5, Folder 27

Comparative Imagination

Box 5, Folder 28

Tocqueville translation

Box 5, Folder 29

New York Times Review of Books review of book by Ira Berlin

Box 6, Folder 1

Rome conference

Box 6, Folder 2

German Historical Institute Washington DC conference

Box 6, Folder 3

New York Review piece on Malcolm X and Sobukwe

Box 6, Folder 4

Charleston lecture

Box 6, Folder 5

Utah State OAH lecture

Box 6, Folder 6

History 164 1991

Box 6, Folder 7

Santa Barbara conference

Box 6, Folder 8

American Anthropological Association Santa Barbara

Box 6, Folder 9

South Africa trip SEF project

Box 6, Folder 10

Trip to Africa, visas etc.

Box 6, Folder 11

History 271A 1989

Box 6, Folder 12

History 271 Fall 1990

Box 6, Folder 13

History 351C 1986-1987

Box 6, Folder 14

Southeast Mass. visit

Box 6, Folder 15

Curt Prize

Box 6, Folder 16

Craven Committee

Box 6, Folder 17

History 159B 1986-1987

Box 6, Folder 18

History 454 1987

Box 6, Folder 19

History 454 Spring 1990

Box 6, Folder 20

Huntington lecture

Box 6, Folder 21

Travel notes and expenses, Summer 1965

Box 6, Folder 22

Madison lecture

Box 6, Folder 23

SHA program 1986

Box 6, Folder 24

AHA paper 1985

Box 6, Folder 25

History 454 1985-1986

Box 6, Folder 26

Miscellaneous correspondence 1985-1986

Box 6, Folder 27

OAH executive secretary review committee

Box 6, Folder 28

History 159 1984

Box 6, Folder 29

AHA candidacy

Box 6, Folder 30

International Congress of Historical Societies (Madrid) 1989-1990

Box 6, Folder 31

Teach-In Rodney King 1992

Box 6, Folder 32

Afro-Am Intellectual History Harvard

Box 6, Folder 33

German trip lectures

Box 6, Folder 34

Florida trip 1985

Box 6, Folder 35

Yale seminar 1985

Box 6, Folder 36

History 259A 1985

Box 6, Folder 37

Slotkin Review

Box 6, Folder 38

SUNY Binghamton lectureship 1987

Box 6, Folder 38

Cal Poly lecture 1987

Box 6, Folder 39

Cal Longbeach lecture 1987

Box 6, Folder 40

History 271 1987

Box 6, Folder 41

History 271A 1984-85

Box 6, Folder 42

History 351C

Box 6, Folder 43

History 351C 1990

Box 7, Folder 1

OAH session 1984

Box 7, Folder 2

Cornell comp history series

Box 7, Folder 3

Amer Academy of arts and sciences

Box 7, Folder 4

NEH fellowship & Rockefeller fellowship 1985/86

Box 7, Folder 5

Misc correspondence 1984-85

Box 7, Folder 6

Misc correspondence 1983-84

Box 7, Folder 7

DuBois institute

Box 7, Folder 8

Newcastle conference 1994

Box 7, Folder 9

OAH business

Box 7, Folder 10

Soviet writings on U. S. history

Box 7, Folder 11

Ethnic Studies course, SU

Box 7, Folder 12

Hutchison papers

Box 7, Folder 13

Hist 454 1991

Box 7, Folder 14

Colloquium 351C 1991-92

Box 7, Folder 15

Hist 341D 1994

Box 7, Folder 16

SHA session

Box 7, Folder 17

East Carolina conference 1986

Box 7, Folder 18

VASO hosting Russian scholar

Box 7, Folder 19

Mississippi symposium 1990

Box 7, Folder 20

Paris lectures race relations 1987-88

Box 7, Folder 21

OAH session 1987

Box 7, Folder 22

SHA convention 1989

Box 7, Folder 23

Cal-Poly address 1991

Box 7, Folder 24

Hist 271A Spring 1987

Box 7, Folder 25

Plagiarism case Sokolow case [needs folder]

Box 7, Folder 26

Hist 159B Fall 87

Box 7, Folder 27

Teaching at Tours 1988

Box 7, Folder 28

Hist 351C 1988

Box 7, Folder 29

Ohio Univ lecture 1988

Box 7, Folder 30

Misc publications

Box 7, Folder 31

Personal correspondence

Box 7, Folder 32

Possible South Africa lecture 1983/84

Box 7, Folder 33

South Africa visit 1988

Box 7, Folder 34

MTR film 1985

Box 7, Folder 35

Rochon case

Box 7, Folder 36

Coe seminar

Box 7, Folder 37

OAH board meeting April 1986

Box 7, Folder 38

Williamson essay NYRB

Box 7, Folder 39

Georgia conference 1987/88

Box 7, Folder 40

Paris conference 1991

Box 7, Folder 41

NY review essay Post-CW South

Box 7, Folder 42

Howard lecture 1988

Box 8, Folder 1

Past lectures misc

Box 8, Folder 2

Toronto lectures 1984

Box 8, Folder 3

NYRB article on F. Douglas

Box 8, Folder 4

Amer Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows 1985

Box 8, Folder 5

18th Century conference session 1985

Box 8, Folder 6

New Republic South Africa review

Box 8, Folder 7

North Carolina visit, 1982

Box 8, Folder 8

Pulitzer Prize 1983

Box 8, Folder 9

Dunning & Beveredge Prizes

Box 8, Folder 10

Fullbright to Moscow, practical matters, 1984

Box 8, Folder 11

Phi Beta Kappa prize 1981

Box 8, Folder 12

Intellectual history methodology

Box 8, Folder 13

Admissions committee

Box 8, Folder 14

American ? (faculty search file)

Box 8, Folder 15

African American search file 1996

Box 8, Folder 16

Reviews 1977-84

Box 8, Folder 17

Correspondence re early publications

Box 8, Folder 18

Visiting lectureship at Rice 1984

Box 8, Folder 19

C17 Northwestern course

Box 8, Folder 20

Personal correspondence 1960s

Box 8, Folder 21

Beveredge & Dunning prize 1982

Box 8, Folder 22

South African projects

Box 8, Folder 23

Comments on papers

Box 8, Folder 24

Northwestern courses reading lists and exams

Box 8, Folder 25

Bibliography project

Box 8, Folder 26

Georgia visit program review 1984

Box 8, Folder 27

Comparative history conference 1984

Box 8, Folder 28

Purdue speech 1980

Box 8, Folder 29

Reviews 1973-77

Box 8, Folder 30

Comparative Imagination – correspondence file

Box 9, Folder 1

OAH program 1992

Box 9, Folder 2

Rawley prize 1992

Box 9, Folder 3

Northwestern comparative history conference 1986

Box 9, Folder 4

Misc correspondence 1986-87

Box 9, Folder 5

AHA PCB session

Box 9, Folder 6

NY Review piece on rural history

Box 9, Folder 7

Hist 454, 1994

Box 9, Folder 8

Kansas City lecture 1992

Box 9, Folder 9

MIT lecture 1991

Box 9, Folder 10

NYRB Ayers review

Box 9, Folder 11

U of London lecture 1988

Box 9, Folder 12

OAH session 1994

Box 9, Folder 13

Times Literary Supplement, review of King book

Box 9, Folder 14

NEH panel 1987

Box 9, Folder 15

Western Illinois U (Macomb) lecture 1990

Box 9, Folder 16

Emerson Prize, Phi Beta Kappa

Box 9, Folder 17

Princeton lecture 1991

Box 9, Folder 18

Projected book ideas in black and white

Box 9, Folder 19

Ohio Wesleyan lecture 1991

Box 9, Folder 20

ANB editorial committee

Box 9, Folder 21

Correspondence on film projects

Box 9, Folder 22

Fellowships for students 87-88

Box 9, Folder 23

Fellowship 1993

Box 9, Folder 24

Child-saving in the age of professionalism

Box 9, Folder 25

Referring articles and manuscripts

Box 9, Folder 26

TLS review

Box 9, Folder 27

Personal and miscellaneous

Box 9, Folder 28

Hist 351B 1995-96

Box 9, Folder 29

Hist 351B 1996

Box 9, Folder 30

Hist 351C 1999

Box 9, Folder 31

Hist 454 1995

Box 9, Folder 32

Hist 164 1997

Box 9, Folder 33

Hist 105B 1997

Box 9, Folder 34

Hist 164 1999

Box 9, Folder 35

Hist 164 1998

Box 9, Folder 36

Hist 259 1995

Box 9, Folder 37

Hist Lincoln

Box 9, Folder 38

History Lincoln 1998/99

Box 9, Folder 39

Hist 351C 1998

Box 9, Folder 40

Hist 165B Winter 1995/96

Box 9, Folder 41

Hist 351C 2001

Box 9, Folder 42

Hist 454 1999

Box 9, Folder 43

Hist 454 1997

Box 9, Folder 44

Hist 164 Fall 1995

Box 9, Folder 45

Course evaluations

 

Restricted Files:

Box 10

Tenure case of Karen Sawislak

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2008-103

Box 1

Correspondence, papers by Fredrickson and others, articles, notes, clippings and other materials, 1982-2008

Box 2

Correspondence, papers by Fredrickson and others, articles, notes, clippings and other materials, 1982-2008