Guide to the Papers of Frank Anderson, 1792 - 1943Manuscript ML-52

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Frank Anderson, 1792 - 1943

Call Number:

Manuscript ML-52

Collection Dates:

1792 - 1943

Size of Collection:

12 boxes (14.75 linear feet)

Abstract:

Frank Maloy Anderson, 1871-1961. Dartmouth College Professor. Contains correspondence and professional papers.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

This collection includes the personal and professional papers of Professor Frank Maloy Anderson. A large part of the collection is his personal correspondence with his wife and two sons. A second aspect of the collection is professional correspondence and other papers from 1894 to 1942, the time he graduated from college until the time he retired as a professor from Dartmouth College. The collection also includes primary documents from the era of the American Civil War, mostly personal correspondence. Civil War era newspapers are also found in the collection.

Biography

Frank Maloy Anderson was born on February 3, 1871 in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in Minnesota. FMA received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1894 and completed his A.M. there in 1896. He tought at the University of Minnesota for nineteen years beginning in 1898. That same year, he married Mary G. Steele. They had two sons: Troyer S. Anderson, born on April 28, 1900, and Dr. Gaylord W. Anderson, born on December 31,1901. FMA started teaching at Dartmouth College in 1914 and was later made an honorary member of the class of 1914. FMA taught at Dartmouth for 27 years until 1941, two years after his wife passed away. In 1944, FMA married Mary Maud Case from Wellesley, Mass. His eldest son died four years later. The University of Minnesota honored FMA on May 22, 1953 with one of their Outstanding Achievement Awards. FMA passed away on April 26, 1961 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of 90. During his time at Dartmouth, FMA traveled to Paris with President Wilson as a member of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace. He helped to draft the statute for the International Labor Organization. While there, FMA taught at the American Military University at Beaure, France. FMA wrote several books, including "The Mystery of a 'Public Man'" (1948), "Handbook of the Diplomatic History of Europe, Asia, and Africa, 1870-1914" (1918), and "The Constitution and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France, 1789-1901" (1904). He was a joint editor for "Outlines and Documents of English Constitutional History During the Middle Ages (1895).

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1862-1889, undated

Civil War correspondence and reports. Includes reports of killed, wounded, and missing soldiers.

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Box: 2, Dates: 1862-1915, undated

Original newspaper clippings regarding the Civil War (1862), and regarding the Civil War (1891, 1913). Scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding "Confederate strength and Losses" (1895-1915). Fliers announcing, and correspondence about, the 50th anniversary of Gettysburg (1913). The Atlantic Monthly (1906-1909). Misc. correspondence regarding the Civil War (1870-1913).

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Box: 3, Dates: 1845 - 1943

Civil War material: Civil War correspondence (1845 - 1865, 1888-89) Letters regarding Antietam (1877) Civil War newspapers Misc: Article by FMA (1897) Paper for the history department (1925) 50th Class Reunion: University of Minnesota (1944) Wedding invitation (1898) Annual Report of the Faculty Committee on the Library (1934-38) Research for "Mystery of ‘A Public Man'" Personal correspondence, photos (1909) Paper for the American Historical Association in Indianapolis (1928)

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Box: 4, Dates: 1891-1898

Personal correspondence (1891-1898), mostly between FMA and Mary G. Steele University of Minnesota: Mary G. Steele's transcript (1893) Class/grade records of FMA and Mary Steele (1893) Photos and script of Class of 1894 play

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Box: 5, Dates: 1898-1906

Personal correspdonence, mostly between FMA and Mary G. Steele (1898-1906) Personal correspondence regarding FMA's wedding (1898)

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Box: 6, Dates: 1906-1916, undated

Personal correspondence between Mary G. Steele and FMA (1906-1916), occasionally from FMA to other family members Personal letters written by FMA to family members while in France (1909) Misc. (1907-1909): invitations, French library cards, Troyer Anderson's report cards French booklist, American newspaper clippings sent to FMA

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Box: 7, Dates: 1917-1923

Personal correspondence between Mary Steele Anderson and her sons, Troyer and Gaylord. Also, between FMA and his sons, and between Mary and FMA, and between Troyer and Gaylord.

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Box: 8, Dates: 1792-1942, undated

Personal correspondence among FMA, Mary, Troyer, and Gaylord Personal correspondence between the family members and family friends, inlaws, and other relatives FMA personal papers - bank statements, checks, bond issues, bills, bank books, deeds, New York Life Insurance Company Western Union telegrams Professional papers of FMA Misc: photos, maps of Switzerland

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Box: 9, Dates: 1856-1921, undated

Professional papers/correspondence of FMA, including requests for research materials Newspaper clippings (1910) Program/menu for Albert Bushnell Hart, president of the American Historical Association

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Box: 10, Dates: 1922-1932, undated

Professional papers/correspondence of FMA Financial papers (ie regarding stock) FMA and Mary Steele tax returns (1921)

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Box: 11, Dates: 1928-1942, undated

Professional papers and correspondence Newspaper clippings (1934) Bank statements, financial records

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Box: 12, Dates: 1924-1936

Contains correspondence from Troyer and Frank Maloy Anderson.

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