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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.

Access to the Gerard F. McCauley, William Robbins, and Edward P. Crapol materials in Series 1 are restricted due to provisions set by the donor. Permission for access the McCauley and Robbins materials may be granted only by the donors. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

ID: MSS Williams
Extent: 22.0 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Access to the Gerard F. McCauley, William Robbins, and Edward P. Crapol materials in Series 1 are restricted due to provisions set by the donor. Permission for access the McCauley and Robbins materials may be granted only by the donors. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist. All other materials in this collection are open for research.
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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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