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William Appleman Williams Papers, 1877-2012View associated digital content.

William Appleman Williams (1921-1990), an influential American historian and writer, was a member of the History faculty at Oregon State University from 1968-1986. He is regarded to be a founder of the "revisionist school" of American diplomatic history. A prolific author, Williams's The Contours of American History (1961), was named, by the Modern Library, one of the 100 best non-fiction books written in English in the twentieth century. The Williams Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, books, photographs and memorabilia.
ID: MSS Williams
Extent: 22.0 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Permission to examine the Williams Papers will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an "Application for Use" form, and contingent upon the researcher's agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing the use of manuscripts.
Preferred Citation: William Appleman Williams Papers (MSS Williams), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: Content was initially accessioned from multiple donors in 1991. A second large donation was accessioned from Kyenne Williams in November 2001. A significant trove of correspondence was gifted by Edward Crapol in 2012.
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