The Papers of Arthur McCandless Wilson at Dartmouth CollegeWMAN ML-65

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wilson, Arthur McCandless
Title Remainder: Papers. 1920-1974
Dates: 1920-1974
Identification: ML-65





CHRONOLOGY

1902 Born July 29 in Sherrard, Illinois, to Arthur M. and Clara (Zollinger) Wilson.
1922 A.B., Yankton College, Yankton, South Dakota.
1923-24 Taught at Canova (South Dakota) High School and Chippewa Falls (Wisconsin) High School.
1924 Entered Exeter College, Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar.
1926 B.A. (Modern History), Oxford University.
1927
1927-29 Instructor in history at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.
1929-1933 Assistant, tutor, lecturer, and instructor in history at Harvard University while enrolled as a graduate student there.
1930 M.A., Harvard University.
1931 Instructor in history during summer quarter at the University of Washington, Seattle.
1932 M.A., Oxford University.
1933
1936
1939
1940
1942 Honorary Litt.D., Yankton College.
1942-45 Served in the Office of Strategic Services, Washington, D.C.
1945 Appointed Professor of Government at Dartmouth in addition to his post in the Department of Biography.
1946-48 Helped develop the Great Issues Course and served as Associate Director.
1949 Professor of Biography during summer term at State University of Iowa.
1954 Received Modern Language Association's Oxford Award for biography of Diderot.
1956 Guggenheim Fellowship for research on Diderot.
1957 Diderot: The Testing Years published.
1957-1960 Director of Dartmouth's Senior Fellowship Program.
1958 Won the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize for Diderot: The Testing Years.
1963 Appointed Daniel Webster Professor, Dartmouth College.
1967
1967-1969 Professor on the Columbia University Graduate Faculty.
1973
1978 “The Enlightenment Came First to England” delivered at U.C.L.A. and the University of Massachusetts. (Published in 1983.)
1979 Died June 12 in Hanover, New Hampshire.

INTRODUCTION

Arthur McCandless Wilson (1902-1979) was a member of the faculty of Dartmough College for thirty-four years, beginning as an instructor in biography in 1933 and retiring as Daniel Webster Professor of Biography and Government in 1967. Wilson helped to develop and direct Dartmouth's well-known Great Issues Course, directed the Senior Fellowship Program, and took time out during World War II to serve in the Office of strategic Services in Washington, D.C. After retiring from Dartmouth, he taught as a member of the Columbia University Graduate Faculty for two years.

Wilson's teaching career was a distinguished one, as the many tributes from his students and colleagues in these papers testify, but he is best known for his two-volume biography of Diderot, on which he worked for thirty-six years. The award-winning Diderot is carefully organized and painstakingly documented, yet written in a clear and lively style, appealing to both scholars and general readers. It will undoubtedly remain the definitive biography of Diderot for a long time to come. Before starting Diderot, Wilson had published French Foreign Policy during the Administration of Cardinal Fleury, 1726-1743; and while he worked on his masterpiece, he also wrote numerous articles, lectures, and book reviews.

The papers in this collection illustrate every facet of Wilson's career, from his selection as a Rhodes Scholar to his winning of the National Book Award for Diderot. There are manuscripts of his works, along with notes, research materials, and correspondence about them; there are records of his own education at Yankton College, Oxford, and Harvard, as well as from his teaching at Dartmouth and Columbia; and there is much detailed information on Wilson's association with the leading scholars of eighteenth-century history, literature, and philosophy, including the many honors and awards that are a measure of his standing in the academic community. The correspondence here is particularly illuminating. Most of it is contained in the general correspondence, both personal and professional, in the first four boxes of this collection, but that dealing with specific activities and works is filed under those headings and noted in the inventory.

Professor Wilson's papers were the gift of his wife, Mary Tolford (Mazie) Wilson, whose support, assistance, and collaboration contributed much to his brilliant career. The papers are contained in forty-five boxes and, with the exception of one sealed envelope, may be used without restriction.






BOX I.

Correspondence (See also: specific activities under Education, Works, etc. for correspondence concerning these activities.)



FOLDER : 1.

A.



FOLDER : 2.

Alatri, Paolo, 1965-1979



FOLDER : 3.

American Council of Learned Societies, 1962-1979.



FOLDER : 4.

Anderson, David L., 1973-1979.



FOLDER : 5.

Arnold, Eric A., 1968-1978.



FOLDER : 6.

Artz, Frederick B., 1931-1978.



FOLDER : 7.

Atkinson, Christopher T., 1923-1957.



FOLDER : 8.

Ba-Bl.



FOLDER : 9.

Bagley, Charles R., 1945-1956.



FOLDER : 10.

Bailyn, Bernard, 1961-1976. Includes “Recollections of Paul F. Lazarfeld” by Bailyn.



FOLDER : 11.

Balsdon, Dacre, 1957-1977.



FOLDER : 12.

Bamford, Paul W., 1973-1979.



FOLDER : 13.

Bartlett, Donald, 1927-1976



FOLDER : 14.

Barzun, Jacques, 1969-1979.



FOLDER : 15.

Baxter, stephen B., 1957-1978



FOLDER : 16.

Bean, David R., 1928-1978.



FOLDER : 17.

Belaval, Yvon, 1963-1967.



FOLDER : 18.

Bernstein, Howard R., 1969-1979.



FOLDER : 19.

Besterman, Theodore, 1958-1974. Includes photocopies of documents pertaining to Diderot.



FOLDER : 20.

Bo-By.



FOLDER : 21.

Braden, Thomas W. and Joan, 1948-1979.



FOLDER : 22.

Bridenbaugh, Carl, 1939-1975.



FOLDER : 23.

Brinton, Crane, 1937-1968.



FOLDER : 24.

Ca-Ch.



FOLDER : 25.

Les Cahiers Haut-Marnais, 1951-1963.



FOLDER : 26.

Casini, Paolo, 1959-1978.



FOLDER : 27.

Cazes, Bernard, 1966-1973.



FOLDER : 28.

Childs, Frances S., 1963, 1971-1978.



FOLDER : 29.

Ci-Cu.



FOLDER : 30.

Clarke, James F., 1931-1966.



FOLDER : 31.

Clifford, James L., 1969-1978.



FOLDER : 32.

Cobban, Alfred and Muriel, 1957-1973.



FOLDER : 33.

Colaiaco, James A., 1968-1979.



FOLDER : 34.

Columbia University, various offices including Columbia University Press, 1966-1979.



FOLDER : 35.

Cowgill, J. W. A., 1928-1930.



FOLDER : 36.

Crocker, Lester G., 1953-1977.



FOLDER : 37.

Da-De.



FOLDER : 38.

Dartmouth College, correspondence, 1944-1945, concerning Wilson's joining the Government Department. Not to be opened during the lifetime of Professor Donald Bartlett.



FOLDER : 39.

Dartmouth College, Dean of Faculty, 1934-1976.



FOLDER : 40.

Dartmouth College, Library, 1937, 1964-1978.



FOLDER : 41.

Dartmouth College, President: John S. Dickey, 1946-1974. Includes six cards and letters from Christina Dickey.



FOLDER : 42.

Dartmouth College, President: Ernest M. Hopkins, 1933-1954.



FOLDER : 43.

Dartmouth College, President: John G. Kemeny, 1970-1978.



FOLDER : 44.

Dartmouth College, President's Office, 1937-1978.



FOLDER : 45.

Dartmouth College, other offices, 1936-1979.



FOLDER : 46.

Davis, David B., 1949-1977.



FOLDER : 47.

Davis, Harold H., 1927-1964.



FOLDER : 48.

Davidson, Hugh M., 1967-1974.



FOLDER : 49.

Desné, Roland, 1963-1978.



FOLDER : 50.

Di-Du.



Diderot Studies. See Otis Fellows



FOLDER : 51.

Dieckmann, Herbert, 1949-1970.



FOLDER : 52.

Dorcely, R., to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Warner, letters and notes, 1958-1960, translated by Wilson.



FOLDER : 53.

Durning, Marvin B. and Susan, 1949-1978.



BOX II.

FOLDER : 1.

E.



FOLDER : 2.

Eberhart, Richard and Elizabeth, 1971-1980.



FOLDER : 3.

Edman, Irwin, 1942 and 1954.



FOLDER : 4.

F.



FOLDER : 5.

Fabre, Jean, 1960-1978.



FOLDER : 6.

Faulkner, Robert K., 1962-1978.



FOLDER : 7.

Fellows, Otis, 1950-1979.



FOLDER : 8.

Freer, Alan J., 1964-1968.



FOLDER : 9.

French Historical Studies, 1959-1972.



FOLDER : 10.

French Historical Studies, Society for, 1958-1966.



FOLDER : 11.

Funk, Arthur L., 1935-1975.



FOLDER : 12.

G.



FOLDER : 13.

Gaines, William L., 1959-1979.



FOLDER : 14.

Gay, Peter, 1960-1979.



FOLDER : 15.

Goldstein, Joseph and Daniel, 1947-1978.



FOLDER : 16.

Gordon, Douglas H., 1949-1955.



FOLDER : 17.

Graham, Gerald S., 1934-1979.



FOLDER : 18.

Grimsley, Ronald, 1957-1976.



Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. See Henry Allen Moe.



FOLDER : 19.

Ha-He.



FOLDER : 20.

Hanna, Blake T., 1963-1979. (See also: Box X, Folders 21-29.)



FOLDER : 21.

Harvard University, various offices including Harvard University Press, 1929-1977.



FOLDER : 22.

Havens, George R., 1940-1976.



FOLDER : 23.

Hellman, Geoffrey T., 1945-1976.



FOLDER : 24.

Heussler, Robert, 1965-1979.



FOLDER : 25.

Hi-Hy.



FOLDER : 26.

Huber, Henri O., ca. 1929-1966.



FOLDER : 27.

I.



Institut et Musée Voltaire. See Theodore Besterman.



FOLDER : 28.

J.



FOLDER : 29.

Journal of Modern History, 1961-1965.



FOLDER : 30.

K.



FOLDER : 31.

Kenner, Frederick M., 1975-1977.



FOLDER : 32.

Kleinhans, Larry R., 1969-1977.



FOLDER : 33.

Knappen, Marshall M., 1924-1966.



FOLDER : 34.

Knapton, Ernest John, 1931-1978.



FOLDER : 35.

L.



FOLDER : 36.

Langer, William L., 1939-1978.



FOLDER : 37.

Lee, Richard M., 1942-1979.



FOLDER : 38.

Legg, L. G. Wickham, 1935-1950.



FOLDER : 39.

Le Sure, Harvey K., 1942-1975.



FOLDER : 40.

Lightbody, Charles W., 1928-1971. Includes photograph (portrait) of Lightbody.



FOLDER : 41.

Lough, John, 1957.



FOLDER : 42.

Ma-Me.



BOX III.

FOLDER : 1.

McKay, Donald Cope, 1934-1954



FOLDER : 2.

Makepeace, George S., 1937-1950.



FOLDER : 3.

May, Georges, 1957-1979.



FOLDER : 4.

May, Gita, 1959-1978.



FOLDER : 5.

Megaro, Gaudens, 1946-1957.



FOLDER : 6.

Meneely, Alexander H., 1940-1960.



FOLDER : 7.

Mi-My.



FOLDER : 8.

Moe, Henry Allen and Edith, 1939-1974.



FOLDER : 9.

Mortier, Roland, 1953-1979.



FOLDER : 10.

Mullett, Charles F., 1937-1945. (See also: University of Missouri.)



FOLDER : 11.

Mumford, Lewis, 1948-1975.



FOLDER : 12.

N.



FOLDER : 13.

Naval War College, 1956. Offering Wilson appointment to the “Ernest J. King Chair of Maritime History.”



FOLDER : 14.

Nedergaard, Leif, 1951-1957.



FOLDER : 16.

Niklaus, Robert, 1951-1978.



FOLDER : 17.

North, Eric, 1959-1979.



FOLDER : 18.

O.



FOLDER : 19.

O'Gorman, Donal, 1968-1971.



FOLDER : 20.

P.



FOLDER : 21.

Pappas, John N., 1959-1974.



FOLDER : 22.

Parker, Thomas M., 1950-1978.



FOLDER : 23.

Parkinson, Sir Kenneth and Lady Dorothy, 1962-1975.



FOLDER : 24.

Picken, Robert A., 1961-1976.



Pommier, Jean. See Revue d'Histoire Litteraire de la France.



FOLDER : 25.

Posniak, Edward G. and family, 1939-1977.



FOLDER : 26.

Proust, Jacques, 1958-1977.



FOLDER : 27.

Queen's Quarterly, 1945-1950.



FOLDER : 28.

R.



FOLDER : 29.

Ranum, Orest A., 1967-1979.



FOLDER : 30.

Raymond, Agnes (Agnes G. Howard), 1975-1979.



FOLDER : 31.

Revue d'Histoire Litteraire de la France, 1950-1963.



FOLDER : 32.

Rhodes House, 1924-1951. (See also: Wylie, Francis J. and Kathleen.)



FOLDER : 33.

Ross, Robert H. Jr. and Mary B., 1941-1978.



FOLDER : 34.

Roth, Georges, 1957-1964.



FOLDER : 35.

Ruau family, 1926-1979.



FOLDER : 36.

Sa-Se.



FOLDER : 37.

Schwab, Richard N., 1962-1971.



FOLDER : 38.

Seznek, Jean Joseph, 1949-1978.



FOLDER : 39.

Sh-So.



FOLDER : 40.

Shackleton, Robert, 1966-1968.



FOLDER : 41.

Smithers, Peter and Dojean, ca. 1956-1987.



FOLDER : 42.

Sp-Sz.



FOLDER : 43.

Stern, Carl W., 1937-1978.



FOLDER : 44.

Stone, Isaac, 1941-1974.



BOX IV.

FOLDER : 1.

Strom, Carl W., 1924-1973.



FOLDER : 2.

Suozzi, Michael, 1969-1975.



FOLDER : 3.

Swearingen, Mack B., 1927-1969.



FOLDER : 4.

T.



FOLDER : 5.

Tolford, Joshua, 1931-1977. Includes drawings, watercolors, verse, etc.



FOLDER : 6.

Tolford family, 1927-1977.



FOLDER : 7.

Tonelli, Giorgio, 1963-1978.



FOLDER : 8.

Torrey, Norman L., 1950-1973.



FOLDER : 9.

U.



FOLDER : 10.

United States Government, various offices, 1927-1974. (See also: Naval War College.)



FOLDER : 11.

V.



FOLDER : 12.

Vartanian, Aram, 1955-1967.



FOLDER : 13.

Venturi, Franco, 1957-1958.



FOLDER : 14.

Verniere, Paul, 1956-1968.



FOLDER : 15.

Vernon, Ambrose White, 1935-1944.



FOLDER : 16.

Wa-Wh.



FOLDER : 17.

Wachs, Theodore Jr., 1940-1979.



FOLDER : 18.

Wade, Ira, 1955-1968. Includes editorial notes for Wilson's Diderot.



FOLDER : 19.

Wang, Shih Yueh and family, 1943-1978.



FOLDER : 20.

Waterman family, 1943-1981. Includes correspondence about the Charles D. Warterman 1913 Memorial Fund and photographs.



FOLDER : 21.

Wi-Wy.



FOLDER : 22.

Wilson, Arthur M. and Clara (Arthur Wilson's parents), 1917-1953.



FOLDER : 23.

Wilson, Julia Mary (Mazie) Tolford: letters from Arthur Wilson, 1921.



FOLDER : 24.

Wilson, Julia Mary (Mazie) Tolford: letters and cards to Arthur Wilson, 1925-1979. Most birthday cards and valentines are undated.



FOLDER : 25.

Wilson family, 1906, 1917-1979.



FOLDER : 26.

Woolbert, Robert Gale, 1931-1955.



FOLDER : 27.

Wylie, Francis J. and Kathleen, 1926-1968. (See also: Rhodes House.)



FOLDER : 28.

Y.



FOLDER : 29.

Yankton College, 1922-1978.



FOLDER : 30.

Young, David B., 1969-1979



FOLDER : 31.

Z.



FOLDER : 32.

Letters written by Arthur Wilson to unidentified people, 1938-1976. Filed chronologically.



FOLDER : 33.

Letters from unidentified correspondents, 1920-1978. Filed chronologically.



FOLDER : 34.

Letters of condolence on the death of Arthur Wilson (June 12, 1978), A-E.



FOLDER : 35.

Letters of condolence, F-L.



FOLDER : 36.

Letters of condolence, M-R.



FOLDER : 37.

Letters of condolence, S-Z.



FOLDER : 38.

Diary, October 11-25, 1930, with entry for February 25, 1931. Four pages torn from pocket notebook. See Box XV for pocket diaries, 1946-1979.



BOX V.

Curriculum vitae, genealogy, marriage



FOLDER : 1.

Wilson family genealogy: correspondence, lists, biographical sketches, clippings, etc.



FOLDER : 2.

Birth certificates, 1902; and death certificate and letter reporting results of autopsy, 1979.



FOLDER : 3.

Curriculum vitae, including supplements to faculty records, profiles, obituaries, etc.



FOLDER : 4.

Passports and passport pictures, 1924-1975



FOLDER : 5.

Miscellaneous identifications cards, including social security, reader's passes, selective service certificate, credit cards, etc.



FOLDER : 6.

Wedding: license, correspondence, announcements, lists of announcements sent, and miscellany, 1927.



Awards, fellowships, memorials (listed chronologically.)



FOLDER : 7.

Rhodes Scholarship, 1923: copy of completed application and clippings.



FOLDER : 8.

Rhodes Scholarship. Annual dinners, reunions, and miscellaneous occasions: invitations, seating diagrams, rosters, programs, etc., 1926-1967. Includes Exeter College information.



FOLDER : 9.

The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize (American Historical Association), 1938: correspondence and clippings.



FOLDER : 10.

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1939-1940: plans for work, correspondence, budget estimate, clippings, etc. Much of the correspondence is from publishers, anticipating the publication of Diderot. (See also: Box III, Folder 8 for further correspondence.)



Honorary A.M., Dartmouth College, 1940. See diploma in Box XLV, Folder 5.



FOLDER : 11.

Honorary LL.D., Yankton College, 1942: text of presentation and citation, commencement programs, college publications, clippings, etc. (See also: diploma in Box XLV, Folder 6.)



FOLDER : 12.

Modern Language Association - Oxford University Press Award, 1953. Includes clippings and letters of congratulation, 1953-1954.



FOLDER : 13.

Fulbright Lectureship: correspondence, 1955-1956. (Wilson withdrew his application before an award was made.)



FOLDER : 14.

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1956-1957: correspondence, plan for work, statement of partial payment, and estimated budget.



FOLDER : 15.

The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize (American Historical Association), 1958: correspondence, check stub, and clippings.



FOLDER : 16.

Ordre des Palmes Académiques, 1967: correspondence and photographs.



(See also: certificate in Box XLV, Folder 7.)



FOLDER : 17.

“The Battle of Quasimas,” color lithograph given to Dartmouth College, 1967, by Mr. and Mrs. Milton Williams in honor of Wilson: reproduction, description, and letter of thanks.



FOLDER : 18.

Retirement from Dartmouth College, 1967. Two letters from John Dickey, and program and notes for retirement dinners.



FOLDER : 19.

Arthur Wilson Outstanding Teaching Award, 1968: clippings, photographs, and two letters.



FOLDER : 20.

Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Membership, 1971: certificate, citation, and notice of meeting.



FOLDER : 21.

Festschrift: Eighteenth Century Studies Presented to Arthur M. Wilson, edited by Peter Gay, 1972. Correspondence, review, lists of donors, etc.



FOLDER : 22.

Yankton College Alumni Achievement Award for Professional Excellence, 1972: certificate of award and mementoes of Pioneer Day celebration at Yankton College. (See also: “Some Thoughts on Being Pioneers,” in Box IX, Folder 33.)



FOLDER : 23.

National Book Award, 1973: ceremony program, press releases, correspondence, clippings, etc. (See also: N.B.A. Acceptance Speech in Box IX, Folder 28; and certificate in Box XLV, Folder 8.)



FOLDER : 24.

National Book Award, 1973: cards and letters of congratulation.



FOLDER : 25.

Honorary LL.D., Dartmouth College, 1973: correspondence, including letters of congratulation; commencement program and schedule; accounts in College publications and photographs. (See also: diploma in Box XLV, Folder 9.)



FOLDER : 26.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, 1974: letter and certificate of election; and miscellaneous information about the Academy. (See also: certificate in Box XLV, Folder 10.)



FOLDER : 27.

Certificate of Fifty Years Service, Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin, 1974.



FOLDER : 28.

Novack Book Fund in Honor of Arthur M. Wilson: correspondence, book lists, photocopy of bookplate, and three photographs of the Novacks and Wilsons, 1975-1975 and 1980.



FOLDER : 29.

Memorial Service, June 30, 1979. Press release, resolution of the Dartmouth Alumni Council, and eulogies by Agnes Raymond, Donald Bartlett, and Richard F. Kuhns. (See also: D.C. History Phonotape 1393.)



FOLDER : 30.

Memorial gifts to the Dartmouth College Library: correspondence listing contributors, 1979-1980.



FOLDER : 31.

Arthur M. Wilson Memorial Lectures: announcements, correspondence, guest lists, etc., 1980-1985.



FOLDER : 32.

Miscellaneous minor tributes: notes, clippings, certificates, etc.



Education



FOLDER : 33.

John Fiske School, Chicago: diary with school work and accounts, notebook of school work and copied stories, and title page of speller, 1913-1915.



FOLDER : 34.

Yankton Academy and Yankton College, 1916-1923: compositions, notes, examinations, etc.; and grades and accounts. (See also: correspondence in Box IV, Folder 29; and diploma in Box XLV, Folder 1.)



FOLDER : 35.

Yankton Academy and Yankton College, 1916-1923: yearbook and miscellaneous publications, programs, and papers.



FOLDER : 36.

Oxford University (Exeter College), 1924-1927, 1931: correspondence, bills, notices, mementoes, etc. (See also: certificate in Box XLV, Folder 2.)



FOLDER : 37.

Oxford University (Exeter College), 1924-1927: essays and examinations.



FOLDER : 38.

Oxford University (Exeter College), 1924-1927: two notebooks, mostly French and American history.



FOLDER : 39.

Oxford University (Exeter College), 1924-1927: notebook, mostly American and European government and history.



BOX VI.

FOLDER : 1.

Oxford University (Exeter College), 1924-1927: notebook, mostly notes on readings in government and history.



FOLDER : 2.

Oxford University (Exeter College), 1924-1927: notes on government and history.



FOLDER : 3.

Oxford University (Exeter College), 1924-1927: B.Litt. thesis, The Life and Ministry of Chauvelin, with Particular Reference to French Foreign Policy between 1731 and 1737. Carbon copy of typescript



197 pages.



FOLDER : 4.

Harvard University, 1929-1933: “Reasoned Republicanism,” (theories of James Harrington and Jean Bodin), term paper for Government 6, 1930. Typescript



82 pages.



FOLDER : 5.

Harvard University, 1929-1933: “The Theory of Sovereignty in Beccaria's `Essay on Crime and Punishment',” a typewritten essay, 10 pages; and miscellaneous notes, examinations, and assignments.



FOLDER : 6.

Harvard University, 1929-1933: Notebooks I and II. There are eight notebooks from Harvard, I-VI and two unnumbered. All contain notes on government and history, and there are some reading lists and assignment schedules.



FOLDER : 7.

Harvard University, 1929-1933: Notebooks III and IV.



FOLDER : 8.

Harvard University, 1929-1933: Notebooks V and VI.



FOLDER : 9.

Harvard University, 1929-1933: two unnumbered notebooks.



FOLDER : 10.

Harvard University, 1929-1933: transcript of grades, lists of degree candidates, reports, commencement tickets, and miscellaneous publications.



Teaching and administration



Administration, Dartmouth College



FOLDER : 11.

Senior Fellowships: report, pamphlet, comments, lecture notes, clippings, etc., 1936-1967.



FOLDER : 12.

Executive Committee, Division of Humanities: “The Meaning and Spirit of Humanism,” a report, 1939.



FOLDER : 13.

“Components of Democratic Thought”: course description, lectures, notes, bulletins, etc., 1941-1942.



FOLDER : 14.

“Components of Democratic Thought”: correspondence and clippings, 1941-1942.



FOLDER : 15.

“Components of Democratic Thought”: student work, 1941-1942.



FOLDER : 16.

Great Issues Course: descriptive material, 1947-1960



FOLDER : 17.

Great Issues Course: correspondence, 1947-1956.



FOLDER : 18.

Great Issues Course: lectures, 1947-1953, by Wilson, Francis Gramlich, Robert M. MacIver, Archibald MacLeish, Tom Braden, Joseph Barnes, and Paul Tillich.



FOLDER : 19.

Teaching Interns: report, schedules, notes, clippings, etc., 1953-1958



FOLDER : 20.

Independent Reading Program: report of the Ad Hoc Committee (Chairman Wilson) to DeanJensen, 1958.



FOLDER : 21.

Notes on an interview of candidates for a faculty position, 1959.



FOLDER : 22.

Trustees Planning Committee, Study of the Libraries: report on space requirements in Baker Library and correspondence, 1965-1967.



FOLDER : 23.

Daniel Webster Sesquicentennial Task Force: correspondence, reports, proposals, minutes, etc., 1966-1967.



FOLDER : 24.

Dartmouth College Oral History Project: notes, accounts, correspondence, etc., 1973-1975. (See also: D.C. History Phonotape 1176.)



Teaching at Harvard University



FOLDER : 25.

Notices of appointment, student grade books, and two letters. (Wilson served as tutor, visiting instructor, and instructor while studying for his Ph.D. at Harvard.)



Teaching at Dartmouth College



FOLDER : 26.

Biography Department: papers on the nature and study of biography; and correspondence, 1951-1966.



FOLDER : 27.

Biography 11, Representative Figures of Antiquity: examinations and reading lists, ca. 1933-1941.



FOLDER : 28.

Biography 12, Romans and Early Christians: syllabus, 1931/32; examinations and reading lists, ca. 1934-1941.



FOLDER : 29.

Biography 13, Modern Europeans: syllabuses, examinations, reading lists, and three student examination books, ca. 1931-1960.



BOX VII.

FOLDER : 1.

Biography 19, Representative Patriots: examinations, lecture notes, reading lists, extracts, clippings, etc., 1936-1961. Most of the material is on Masaryk, Mazzini, and Nansen.



FOLDER : 2.

Biography 22, Outstanding Figures of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation: syllabus, examination, lecture notes, etc., ca. 1936-1963.



FOLDER : 3.

Biography 40, Representative Statesmen: final examination, class roster, lecture notes, etc., ca. 1958-1961.



FOLDER : 4.

Biography 43, Figures of the Enlightenment: final examination, lecture notes, and syllabus, 1964.



FOLDER : 5.

Biography 44, Modern Europeans: final examinations, lecture notes, notes on sources, reading list, etc., ca. 1961-1964.



FOLDER : 6.

Biography 51, Representative Biographies: a one-paragraph, holograph description of the course.



FOLDER : 7.

Biography reference material: articles, clippings, and notes.



FOLDER : 8.

French 66, French Literature of the Enlightenment Century: outline of lecture on Diderot, holograph



three pages.



FOLDER : 9.

Government 53, History of Political Theory: description, class rosters, notes, syllabuses, reading lists, clippings, etc., ca. 1946-1967.



FOLDER : 10.

Government 54, Modern Political Thought: course description, syllabus, notes, reference material, class rosters, grade reports, etc., ca. 1957-1967. Includes student survey, 1947.



FOLDER : 11.

Government 64, History of Modern Political Thought: course description, syllabus, notes, booklists, clippings, etc., ca. 1976-1977.



FOLDER : 12.

Government 64: student records, including some examination books, 1976.



FOLDER : 13.

Government 87, Topics in American Historical Thought: course description, examination, reading list, student records, clippings, etc., 1977.



FOLDER : 14.

Government: outlines and notes for a lecture on the idea of progress, used in various courses.



FOLDER : 15.

Government: miscellaneous papers from other courses.



FOLDER : 16.

History 52, European Intellectual History, 1700-1789: syllabus, reading lists, student records, lecture notes, etc., 1966-1967.



FOLDER : 17.

History 63, European Intellectual History, 1700-1789: course description, syllabus, lecture notes, student records, including examination books, etc., 1971



FOLDER : 18.

Humanities 2, Classics of European Literature and Thought: outline and notes for a lecture on the Enlightenment, ca. 1960-1965.



FOLDER : 19.

“Student Course Critique,” extracts, 1963-1964, and clippings from The Dartmouth of course surveys and reviews.



FOLDER : 20.

Grade books, 1933/34-1940/41.



FOLDER : 21.

Grade books, 1941/42-1951/52.



FOLDER : 22.

Grade books, 1952/53-1957/58.



FOLDER : 23.

Grade books, 1958/59-1967.



Teaching at Columbia University



FOLDER : 24.

Correspondence, 1966-1975.



FOLDER : 25.

Colloquium, 1967-1968: History G8227 x/y, History of European Thought and Culture, 1685-1789. Roster, syllabus, reading lists, outlines, notes, etc.



FOLDER : 26.

Colloquium, 1968-1969: History G8227 x/y. Roster, syllabus, reading lists, outline, notes, etc.



FOLDER : 27.

Colloquium discussion topics: notes, mostly on books assigned.



FOLDER : 28.

Graduate History Society: reading lists and notes, 1967-1969.



FOLDER : 29.

Ph.D. examinations: lists of questions, examination appointment cards, requirements, etc., 1967-1969.



FOLDER : 30.

Seminar, 1967-1968, “European Thought and Culture, 1685-1789.” Notes.



FOLDER : 31.

Student records: rosters, grades, evaluations, rankings, correspondence.



FOLDER : 32.

University Seminar on the Eighteenth Century European Culture, Columbia University, 1967-1968: certificate of appointment as an associate; and minutes of meetings, which include summaries of speeches and discussions.



BOX VIII.

Learned societies and other scholarly pursuits (filed chronologically.)



FOLDER : 1.

Learned societies: programs, bulletins, rosters, etc., 1934-1979. Wilson has made notes in several of these.



FOLDER : 2.

Second Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, Columbia University, 1941. (Wilson was delegate from Dartmouth College.) Invitation and program with holograph notes.



FOLDER : 3.

Royal Historical Society: notice of election to fellowship, 1949; dues receipt, 1950; and schedule of meetings, 1956-1957.



FOLDER : 4.

University of London, Institute of Historical Research: conference and celebration programs, notices, etc., 1956-1971.



FOLDER : 5.

First International Conference on the Enlightenment, Geneva and Coppet, 1963: announcement, annotated program, clippings, and mementoes. (Wilson read his “The Development and Scope of Diderot's Political



FOLDER : 5.

Thought.” See Box IX, Folder 55, for text.)



FOLDER : 6.

Herbert Baxter Adams Prize (American Historical Association), 1964: AHA Newsletter, correspondence, and lists of books. (Wilson was a member of the prize committee.)



FOLDER : 7.

Second International Congress on the Enlightenment, St. Andrews, 1967: announcement, annotated program, mementoes, etc. (Wilson read his “The `Philosophes' in the Light of Present-Day Theories of Modernization.” See Box IX, Folder 81, for text.)



FOLDER : 8.

Third International Congress on the Enlightenment, Nancy, 1971: announcements, annotated program, mementoes, etc.



FOLDER : 9.

Seminar, “The Enlightenment: Problem of Methods,” Chapel Hill, after 1972. List of participants, list of problems, and “Remarks as Chairman [Wilson].” Includes lecture or discussion notes on Diderot and the Enlightenment headed “Baltimore.”



FOLDER : 10.

National Book Awards Committee Biography Judge, 1974: citation by Wilson, program, correspondence, press releases, twenty-fifth anniversary brochures, clippings, etc.



FOLDER : 11.

National Book Awards committee Biography Judge, 1974: NBA Authors Speak Out, a portfolio of ten articles for reprint, including one by Wilson, with photographs of the authors. (See also: “Meanwhile Back at the Ranch...” in Box IX, Folder 74, for corrected typescript.)



FOLDER : 12.

Fourth International Congress on the Enlightenment, Yale University, 1975: announcements, annotated program, daily newsletters, mementoes, clippings, etc.



FOLDER : 13.

Fifth International Congress on the Enlightenment, Pisa, 1979: announcements, correspondence, notes, and reference material. (Wilson was scheduled to read a paper titled “A Problem in Periodization: Did the Enlightenment Come to England First?” but he died two months before the Congress met. See note cards in Box XXX.)



FOLDER : 14.

La Promenade Diderot, the celebration of Diderot's bicentennial, 1984, in which Mrs. Wilson was invited to participate. Correspondence, programs, clippings, etc.



Minor activities and miscellaneous biographical data



U.S. Government service



FOLDER : 15.

Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945: personnel actions, correspondence, memos, photographs, etc.; and pages from a notebook kept during 1940-1945.



FOLDER : 16.

United Nations Service Center, Washington, D.C., 1943-1944: newsletters, reports, instructions, personal ration books, notes, etc.



FOLDER : 17.

Air Force Academy Planning Board Study: correspondence, notes, payroll slip, etc., 1948-1949 and 1955; and Volume II, Curriculum, of the Air Force Academy Planning Board Study. (Wilson wrote most of the section on the Great Issues Course, based on the course at Dartmouth College.)



Travel



FOLDER : 18.

France, 1939. Correspondence, notes, bills, passes, souvenirs, etc.



FOLDER : 19.

Mexico, 1949-1950. Receipts and certificates for silver, list of purchases, notes on plans and itineraries, etc.



FOLDER : 20.

Europe, 1950. Tour itinerary, list of purchases, library passes, bills, souvenirs, etc.



FOLDER : 21.

Russia, 1957. “Diary of a Trip to Russia,” typescript, eighteen pages, covering period April 29-May 13, 1957. Includes: two typescript reports, five and seven pages, on the intellectual climate, attitudes of the people, the economy, travel arrangements, and the Leningrad libraries; notes made in England before trip to Russia, holograph, four pages; and correspondence with Hilton Jayne about a man mentioned in one of the reports.



FOLDER : 22.

Russia, 1957. Miscellaneous notes.



FOLDER : 23.

Russia, 1957. Correspondence, 1956-1965 and 1979, some with Vladimir Lublinsky. Includes offprint of an article by Lublinsky.



FOLDER : 24.

Russia, 1957. Memorabilia and miscellany, including Intourist vouchers, picture postcard, tourist maps and brochures, etc.



FOLDER : 25.

Europe, 1962. Bills, library request forms, etc.



FOLDER : 26.

Canada, 1974; Africa, 1975; and Mexico, 1976. Itineraries, flight schedule, etc.



FOLDER : 27.

Plans, 1979. Three pages and a card of notes, holograph. (On the reverse of one page is a fragment of the article “Reflections upon Some Recent Diderot Discoveries.” See also Box X, Folder 2.)



Interviews



FOLDER : 28.

United States Information Agency: short interview in French about Diderot for the French Service of the Voice of America. English and French typescripts with corrections, 1954. Includes correspondence and clipping.



FOLDER : 29.

“A Dialogue with Arthur M. Wilson” by Jack Undank, from M.L.N., May, 1976. Includes photocopy of typescript of the article, typed list of interview questions, photocopy of a typescript of Wilson's answers, and correspondence, 1975-1976.



FOLDER : 30.

“Interview with Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson, Boston Sheraton Hotel, Tuesday, December 29, 1970.” Photocopy of a typewritten transcription of interview about Charles Lightbody, conducted by Gary Brown.



Miscellany



FOLDER : 31.

Cox and Box, annotated score. Wilson played Box, Grinnell, Iowa, ca. 1926-1927.



FOLDER : 32.

Warner Meadow Associates, a group formed to buy and protect a meadow along Blood Brook in Norwich, Vermont. The Wilsons were shareholders. Charter, by-laws, reports, correspondence, etc., 1972-1983.



FOLDER : 33.

Guest lists, Christmas cards sent and received, etc., 1939-1978. The 1946 Christmas card list is on a Christmas card from Irwin Edman.



FOLDER : 34.

List of theatre performances, museums, and concerts in New York, 1967-1968; and undated list of galleries, concerts, lectures, etc. The latter is on the reverse of a page of corrected typescript for Diderot (1972), pages 341-342.



FOLDER : 35.

Work completed: lists of letters, articles, etc., 1959-1978.



FOLDER : 36.

Miscellaneous clippings, 1923-1974.



FOLDER : 37.

Miscellaneous financial papers, including bills, statements, receipts, lease, and deed, 1922-1976. See specific activities, e.g. Travel, Education, etc. for other bills and statements.



FOLDER : 38.

Miscellaneous notes, both personal and scholarly, 1942-1971 and undated. Includes an automobile accident report, 1967.



FOLDER : 39.

Funeral arrangements: two-page list of questions and a page of decisions concerning arrangements, holograph, 1979.



FOLDER : 40.

Pencil sketch of Mary Tolford (Mazie) Wilson by Ralph Skelton, 1927.



FOLDER : 41.

Portraits: four photographs, 1953, and one later photograph, undated.



BOX IX.

Works



FOLDER : 1.

Bibliographies with some holograph additions by Mrs. Wilson. (See also: notecards in Box XXXVII.)



Speeches and Lectures



FOLDER : 2.

Alumni talks given at Dartmouth Clubs during a speaking trip, 1949-1950. The talks described Dartmouth's post-war condition and policies, with emphasis on the addition of the Great Issues course to the curriculum. Notes, letters, clippings, press release, etc.



FOLDER : 3.

“American Libraries as Centers of Scholarship,” Dartmouth College Convocation, 1978. Program only. (Wilson was a discussion panelist. See American Libraries as Centers of Scholarship, Z/675/.R45A55, and D.C. History Phonotape 1199.)



FOLDER : 4.

[Biography], Katz-Wykes Lecture (?), Dartmouth College, 1978. Holograph outline



four pages.



FOLDER : 5.

“Biography and Undergraduate Education,” at “A Symposium on the Nature of Biography,” Dartmouth College, 1977. Typescript with corrections and a press release.



FOLDER : 6.

“Biography as a Discipline,” panel discussion with Donald Bartlett and Saul K. Padover for the Modern Language Association of America, 1966. Mimeograph



15 pages.



FOLDER : 7.

“Change and Continuity: The Humanist Theme in the Enlightenment,” American Historical Association Convention, New York, 1960. Three typescripts with corrections, typescript of abstract, notes, and correspondence.



FOLDER : 8.

“Changing Conditions of Diplomatic Practice in the Ancien Regime,” a paper read at the meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., December 30, 1948. Typescript with corrections



16 pages.



FOLDER : 9.

“The Contribution of History [to Needs and Direction in Education during the Present Conflict],” Annual Meeting of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls, Boston, 1942. Typescript with corrections, printed copy in the Proceedings, and program.



“Current Trends and Opportunities in 18th-Century History and Biography,” poster announcement only. See Box 45, Folder 11.



“Diderot and the Encyclopédie: How Each Shaped the Other.” See Folder 59 in this box, and poster in Box 45, Folder 11.



FOLDER : 10.

“Diderot and the Enlightenment,” King's College, London, 1956. Announcements and invitation only.



FOLDER : 11.

“Diderot and Women's Rights: Feminism in the Enlightenment,” Association for Eighteenth Century Studies, McMaster University, 1973. Two announcements only.



FOLDER : 12.

“Diderot in Russia, 1773-74,” Vanderbilt University, 1971. Clipping of newspaper account only. See Folder 60 in this box for text.



FOLDER : 13.

“Diderot's Proposals for Educational Reform in Russia,” American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, McMaster University, 1973. Printed copy.



“The Dynamics of the Declaration of Independence -- Then and Now,” 1976. See “For All Men: Self-Evident Truths” in Folder 66 of this box.



FOLDER : 14.

“Education for a Democracy,” for “Hanover Holiday,” Dartmouth College, 1946. This lecture was also given in Claremont, New Hampshire, June 17, 1946. Clippings only.



FOLDER : 15.

“The Enlightenment,” notes in outline



four pages.



FOLDER : 16.

“The Enlightenment and Our World Today, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1958. Printed copy.



FOLDER : 17.

“The Enlightenment Came First to England,” Clark Lecture at UCLA, February, 1978. Typescript with corrections, announcements, and note by Mrs. Wilson. (See also: note cards in Box 30.)



FOLDER : 18.

“The Enlightenment Came First to England.” Correspondence with Stephen Baxter, Peter Gay, and others, 1976-1982.



FOLDER : 19.

“The Enlightenment Came First to England,” as read at the University of Massachusetts, October, 1978. Typescript with corrections.



FOLDER : 20.

“The Enlightenment Came First to England.” Outline, notes, clippings, etc.



FOLDER : 21.

“The Failure of British Statesmen...,” Yankton College, ca. 1922. Typescript with corrections.



FOLDER : 22.

“Fridtj of Nansen (1861-1930), A Centennial Appraisal,” Dartmouth College, 1961. Transcription, edited by John Schwoerke, of Stefansson Phonotape 81. Includes clippings and correspondence.



FOLDER : 23.

“Human Progress and Public Policies: Is the Spirit of the Enlightenment Over?” Alumni Advisory Board Seminar, Dartmouth College, 1974. Outline, notes, and “Biographical Notes on [Seminar] Participants.”



FOLDER : 24.

“[Langer, William L.],” untitled talk given at dinner honoring Langer, ca. 1936. Essays in the History of Modern Europe, in which Wilson's “The Logwood Trade in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” appears, was presented to Langer at this dinner.



FOLDER : 25.

“The Making and Enjoyment of Biography,” McMaster University, 1973. Notes, letter, and announcement.



FOLDER : 26.

“The Meaning of Discipleship,” talks by Wilson and Donald Bartlett for the Lenten Vesper Service in the Church of Christ, Dartmouth College, 1937.



FOLDER : 27.

Memorial tributes: George Spencer Makepeace, 1972; and Edward Chase Kirkland, 1975. Photocopies of typescripts, with printed extract from the Kirkland memorial.



“A Mutual Fashioning: Diderot and the Encyclopédie.” See “Diderot et l'Encyclopédie: une Influence Reciproque” in Folder 59 of this box.



FOLDER : 28.

National Book Awards Acceptance Speech, New York, 1973. Manuscript and photocopy of typescript.



“The Philosophes in the Light of Present-Day Theories of Modernization.” See Folder 81 in this box.



FOLDER : 29.

“The Philosophes -- Philosophers More Than They Seem,” American Historical Association, Chicago, 1941. Two typescripts with corrections and three pages of holograph notes.



FOLDER : 30.

“The Philosophy of Democracy,” for “Hanover Holiday,” Dartmouth College, 1942. Typescript with corrections and clippings.



FOLDER : 31.

“The Price of Peace,” Yankton College, 1921. Typescript with corrections, printed copy, telegram, letter, and clippings.



FOLDER : 32.

“The Problems of Writing the Biography of Diderot,” Austin, no date. Holograph outline



four pages.



FOLDER : 33.

“Some Thoughts on Being Pioneers,” Yankton College, 1972. Holograph notes and a report from Yankton College Bulletin, Winter, 1972.



FOLDER : 34.

“The Teaching of Biography,” Winter Park, [Florida?], 1950. Notes and outline.



FOLDER : 35.

“Treated Like Imbecile Children (Diderot): The Enlightenment and the Status of Women,” lecture read at Dartmouth College and the University of Denver (“Treated as an Imbecile”), 1973. Two typescripts and a photocopy, all with revisions; letter; notes; and announcement. (See also: poster in Box 45, Folder 11.)



FOLDER : 36.

[Universal compulsive military training], “Second Negative Speech,” Yankton college, ca. 1922. Typescript



four pages.



FOLDER : 37.

Untitled, undated speeches: on music during the Enlightenment; on biography to an audience of medical students; on American history during the period of the Articles of Confederation; and on the national characteristics of Americans. Typescripts with corrections.



“Vermont and the Annus Mirabilis.” See Box 10, Folder 11.



FOLDER : 38.

“Yankton College and Democracy,” Yankton College, 1942. Two typescripts, one with holograph corrections; and printed copy in Yanktonais, July, 1942



Articles and other short works



FOLDER : 39.

Abstracts, a series for Social Science Abstracts. Typescripts, 1931-1932, and notes.



FOLDER : 40.

“Bicentenaire du Siècle des Lumières: Diderot en Prison (1749),” in Les Cahiers Haut-Marne, 1951.



FOLDER : 41.

“A Bicentenary of the Enlightenment: Diderot in Prison, 1749,” offprint from Queen's Quarterly, 1949. Includes a second copy inscribed by Wilson to his mother.



FOLDER : 42.

“Un Billet Inédit de Diderot (1751),” offprint from Revue d'Histoire Littéraire de la France, 1955. Includes two typescripts with corrections and a typescript in English titled “An Unpublished Note of Diderot, c. 1751.”



FOLDER : 43.

“The Biographical Implications of Diderot's Paradoxe sur le Comédien,” published in Diderot Studies III (1961). Review only, by Jean Varloot, 1963.



FOLDER : 44.

Biography (1941), pamphlet published by the American Association of University Women in its series of study courses (syllabi). Includes typescript and correspondence.



FOLDER : 45.

Book captions for “Faculty Favorites,” a display in Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Typescript, five pages, ca. 1962. Includes brief notices for a Baker Library exhibition of neglected books.



FOLDER : 46.

Class (1924) Letters and Obituaries for The American Oxonian. Issue of January, 1954; photocopies and clippings from other issues; typescript, notes, and clipping; and correspondence, 1951-1980.



FOLDER : 47.

“The Concept of Moeurs in Diderot's Social and Political Thought,” reprinted from The Age of Enlightenment: Studies Presented to Theodore Besterman (1967). Includes thirty-four pages of holograph notes.



FOLDER : 48.

“A Cultural Exchange with the U.S.S.R.,” from Dartmouth College Library Bulletin, October, 1958.



FOLDER : 49.

“Democratic Thought,” reprinted from Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, December, 1941.



FOLDER : 50.

“Denis Diderot,” Chapter IX of Volume IV, Supplement, The Eighteenth Century, of A Critical Bibliography of French Literature. A short book review only, from French Review, October, 1972.



FOLDER : 51.

“Denis Diderot.” Correspondence with Richard A. Brooks, editor of the volume, 1964-1968.



FOLDER : 52.

“Denis Diderot.” Bibliographical citations, including some finally omitted: A-D.



FOLDER : 53.

“Denis Diderot.” Bibliographical citations, including some finally omitted: E-N.



FOLDER : 54.

“Denis Diderot.” Bibliographical citations, including some finally omitted: P-Z.



FOLDER : 55.

“The Development and Scope of Diderot's Political Thought,” offprint from Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 1963, with three holograph notes on sources.



FOLDER : 56.

“Did D'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France, Designate Diderot to be the Principal Editor of the Encyclopédie?” Typescript, four pages, signed by Wilson.



FOLDER : 57.

“Diderot and the `Jeune Pensylvain,' ” typescript, four pages. Includes two pages of another typescript, annotated, and two pages of holograph notes. (The `Jeune Pensylvain' is Dr. Benjamin Rush.)



FOLDER : 58.

“Diderot en 1765-1766: Vie Privée et Bien Public,” offprint from Dix-Huitième Siècle, No. 3, 1971.



FOLDER : 59.

“Diderot et l'Encyclopédie: Une Influence Réciproque.” This essay was published in Volume 18, Essais and Notes, of L'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert (1979). The corrected typescript here has introductory pages added for use as a lecture. Includes notes and correspondence, 1973-1979. See Box XLIV, Folder 4 for offprint.



FOLDER : 60.

“Diderot in Russia, 1773-1774,” from The Eighteenth Century in Russia, 1973. Includes review and correspondence, 1970.



FOLDER : 61.

“Diderot: the Verdict of Posterity, 1784-1852,” reprinted from Essays on Diderot and the Enlightenment in Honor of Otis Fellows, 1974. Includes review, notes, and a photocopy of part of an article on Diderot in Italian by Paolo Casini.



FOLDER : 62.

“The Dowry of Diderot's Wife,” offprint from The French Review, January, 1960.



FOLDER : 63.

Encyclopedia articles (Americana, Britannica, Collier's, and Philosophy):



“Dakar”



“Diderot”



“Fleury”



“Fontenelle”



“France”



“Free France”



“Helvetius”



“Holbach”



“Rousseau”



“Voltaire”



“War of Spanish Succession”



Typescripts, photocopies, reprint, notes, and correspondence, ca. 1942-1970.



FOLDER : 64.

“[The Encyclopédie],” typescript with corrections, five pages, ca. 1950.



“The Enlightenment Came First to England,” published in England's Rise to Greatness, edited by Stephen B. Baxter, 1983. See Folders 17-20 in this box.



FOLDER : 65.

“The Flemish Question in Belgium,” typescript with corrections, six pages, ca. 1928.



FOLDER : 66.

“For All Men: Self-Evident Truths,” in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, May, 1976. This is a printed version of Wilson's lecture, “The Dynamics of the Declaration of Independence -- Then and Now.” Includes typescript with corrections, announcement, and notes.



FOLDER : 67.

“The Great Issues Course at Dartmouth,” in The Journal of Higher Education, May, 1954. Includes offprint.



FOLDER : 68.

“The `Great Issues' Course at Dartmouth College,” reprinted from The American Political Science Review, February, 1949.



FOLDER : 69.

Introduction to Voltaire's Poem upon the Lisbon Disaster (Penmaen Press, 1977). Notes, typescript, proofs, prospectus, and correspondence, 1976-1977.



FOLDER : 70.

“Is Diderot's Dilemma Our Own?” Typescript with corrections, 25 pages, ca. 1941.



FOLDER : 71.

“Leningrad, 1957: Diderot and Voltaire Gleanings,” reprinted from The French Review, April, 1958. Includes correspondence.



FOLDER : 72.

Letter to the Editor, Sioux Falls Press, 1923. Clipping.



FOLDER : 73.

“A Look at the Dartmouth Libraries,” brochure published by Dartmouth College, 1966.



FOLDER : 74.

“Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...,” written in observance of the 25th Anniversary of the National Book Awards. Typescript with corrections, four pages, ca. 1974. See Box 8, Folder 11, for printed copy.



FOLDER : 75.

“Melodrama `Richelieu' Found Antique, but Not Antiquated,” The Dartmouth, April 18, 1938. Typescript with corrections.



FOLDER : 76.

“Men of Letters and Lettres de cachet in the Administration of Cardinal Fleury,” reprinted from The American Historical Review, October, 1954.



FOLDER : 77.

“Morale Courses in a Democracy,” editorial in The Harvard Educational Review, January, 1943. Includes letter and typescript with revisions.



FOLDER : 78.

“ `Neath Oxford Spires,” from The Tanager, September, 1928.



FOLDER : 79.

Outline of an untitled, three-act play, ca. 1926. Holograph on reverse of a page from the photographic supplement to l'Eventail.



FOLDER : 80.

“Une Partie Inédite de la Lettre de Diderot a Voltaire, le 11 Juin 1749,” from Revue d'Histoire Littéraire de la France, July-September, 1951. Includes offprint, typescript with corrections, manuscripts, notes, and a letter.



FOLDER : 81.

“The Philosophes in the Light of Present-Day Theories of Modernization,” offprint from Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 1967. Includes another copy with numerous deletions marked, notes, correspondence, and program froma symposium where Wilson read this paper.



FOLDER : 82.

“Political Interpretations of Evolution,” in Vox, Spring, 1959, (Special Darwin Issue). Includes clippings.



BOX X.

FOLDER : 1.

“Prologue to Emancipation,” photocopy from Issues, Spring, 1962.



FOLDER : 2.

“Reflections Upon Some Recent Diderot Discoveries,” reprinted from Themes et Figures du Siècle des Lumières (1980). Includes correspondence, notes, etc., ca. 1977-1981. See Box VIII, Folder 27, for a fragment of this manuscript.



FOLDER : 3.

“The Role of the Humanities,” a section of “So Little Time 3.,” from the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, May, 1946.



FOLDER : 4.

“Seeing America in Perspective,” from The Tanager, May, 1928



FOLDER : 5.

“Sensibility in France in the Eighteenth Century,” in The French Quarterly, March and June, 1931, with holograph revisions by Wilson.



FOLDER : 6.

“Symbol of a Seat of Learning: Dartmouth's Baker Library,” with Mary Tolford Wilson, in Dartmouth College Library Bulletin, November, 1978. Includes photocopy of typescript with corrections by Edward C. Lathem and a letter from Lathem.



FOLDER : 7.

“An Unpublished Letter from Diderot to Suard,” offprint from Studi Francesi, 1964.



FOLDER : 8.

“An Unpublished Letter of Diderot, December 28, 1769,” reprinted from Modern Language Notes, November, 1952. Includes postcard, 1950.



FOLDER : 9.

“An Unpublished Letter of Diderot to du Pont de Nemours (9 December 1775),” from Modern Language Review, 1963.



FOLDER : 10.

“The Unpublished Portion of Grimm's Critique of La Nouvelle Héloise,” offprint from The Modern Language Review, January, 1964. Includes typescripts, proofs, notes, and correspondence.



FOLDER : 11.

“Vermont and the Annus Mirabilis (1759),” in Vermont History, October, 1959. Includes program of the Vermont Historical Society session of July 31 and August 1, 1959, at which Wilson read this paper.



FOLDER : 12.

Verse: an untitled sonnet, holograph, ca. 1922-1923; and humorous verses on Friday's fish diet at Oxford, with scraps of verse and notes on the reverse, ca. 1925.



FOLDER : 13.

“[Why Am I a Teacher in an Undergraduate College?],” one-paragraph statement, typescript, no date.



FOLDER : 14.

“Why Did the Political Theory of the Encyclopedists Not Prevail? A Suggestion,” reprinted from French Historical Studies, Spring, 1960. Includes typescript with revisions.



Book Reviews



FOLDER : 15.

Lists of books reviewed, fragment, and notes.



FOLDER : 16.

Review for Columbia University Press of the manuscript of John J. Murray's George I, the Baltic, and the Whig Split of 1717: notes and correspondence, including critique, 1964.



FOLDER : 17.

“The Age of Enlightenment and the Contemporary World: A Review Article,” in The William and Mary Quarterly, January, 1957. This issue also contains “Amelia Simmons Fills a Need: American Cookery, 1796,” by Mary Tolford Wilson.



FOLDER : 18.

Other reviews (filed alphabetically by book title): A-J.



FOLDER : 19.

Other reviews: K-V.



Editorial Work



FOLDER : 20.

Great Lives, Volume V of the American Oxford Encyclopedia: correspondence, notes, and payment stub, 1959-1962. (Wilson was editor of this volume, but the whole project was abandoned by the publisher.



FOLDER : 21.

Diderot: Oeuvres Completes. (1975-). Plan of the thirty-three volume edition and general instructions for editors. (Wilson and Blake Hanna were editors of Mme. de Vandeul's memoir of Diderot in Volume I, and Wilson compiled a chronology for Volume XXXIII.)



FOLDER : 22.

Diderot: Oeuvres Completes: “Memoires pour Servie à l'Histoire de la Vie et des Ouvrages de M. Diderot par Mme. de Vandeul,” from Volume I, Le Modele Anglais (1975). Correspondence, 1966-1967.



FOLDER : 23.

Diderot: Oeuvres Completes...(1975). Correspondence, mostly with Blake Hanna, and notes, including typescript of the “Memoires” with revisions. January 8 - September 11, 1968.



FOLDER : 24.

Diderot: Oeuvres Completes...(1975). Correspondence, mostly with Blake Hanna, and notes, September 13 - December 26, 1968.



FOLDER : 25.

Diderot: Oeuvres Completes...(1975). Correspondence and notes, including a typescript of the “Memoires” with revisions, 1969.



FOLDER : 26.

Diderot: Oeuvres Completes...(1975). Correspondence, 1970-1976.



FOLDER : 27.

Diderot: Oeuvres Completes...(1975). Typescript with revisions, photocopy of “Memoires” in German, notes, proofs, etc.



FOLDER : 28.

Diderot: Oeuvres Complete...(1975). Chronology for Volume XXXIII: typescript with revisions, mimeograph copy with revisions, correspondence, notes, and reference material.



FOLDER : 29.

Diderot: Oeuvres Completes...(1975). “The Critical edition of Diderot's Oeuvres Completes,” by Blake Hanna. Draft submitted to Wilson for criticism. Includes announcement, 1982, of a paper on this subject to be given by Hanna at the University of Toronto.



Books - French Foreign Policy during the Administration of Cardinal Fluery (1936)



FOLDER : 30.

Memo about the manuscript, picture of Fleury, statement of sale of a copy, announcements, and two notecards.



FOLDER : 31.

Research notes on 4×6 note cards, done by Wilson while a student at Oxford.



FOLDER : 32.

Reviews, mostly typewritten copies, 1937-1938.



Books - Diderot: The Testing Years (1957)



FOLDER : 33.

Agreement between Wilson and Oxford University Press, royalty statements, Spring 1957 list, and dust jacket.



FOLDER : 34.

Correspondence with Oxford University Press, 1952-1966, and with others for permission to use materials. Includes notes on revisions, etc.



FOLDER : 35.

Pages from the original typescript, “but shortened in the printed book at the suggestion of Ira O. Wade.”



FOLDER : 36.

Typescript with revisions: Prologue and Chapters 1-7.



FOLDER : 37.

Typescript with revisions: Chapters 8-15.



BOX XI.

FOLDER : 1.

Typescript with revisions: Chapters 16-21.



FOLDER : 2.

Typescript with revisions: Chapters 22-27.



FOLDER : 3.

Reviews: clippings, lists, extracts, photocopies, etc.



FOLDER : 4.

Letters of congratulation and praise, 1957-1958



Books - Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. (Wilson wrote this book with the idea that it would be published separately as a sequel to Diderot: The Testing Years. However, Oxford University Press chose to publish the two works as one, titled Diderot (1972); so, there is no separate edition of The Appeal to Posterity.



FOLDER : 5.

“Some Random Remarks on a Biography of Diderot, 1759-1784.” Carbon copy of a one-page typescript of a general plan for Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity.



FOLDER : 6.

First typewritten draft, with many revisions: Chapters 1-6.



FOLDER : 7.

First typewritten draft, with many revisions: Chapters 7-10.



FOLDER : 8.

First typewritten draft, with many revisions: Chapters 11-15.



FOLDER : 9.

First typewritten draft, with many revisions: Chapters 16-19.



FOLDER : 10.

First typewritten draft, with many revisions: Chapters 20-23, Bibliographical Essay, List of Abbreviations, and Notes to Chapter 1. (Chapter 23 is not numbered separately in this draft.)



FOLDER : 11.

Suggestions of readers, principally Peter Gay: notecards and comments in margins of photocopy.



FOLDER : 12.

Typescript and page proofs: title page, list of illustrations, preface, and table of contents.



FOLDER : 13.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 1-2 (26-27) and notes. (Chapter numbers in parentheses are those in the combined Diderot.)



FOLDER : 14.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 3-4 (28-29) and notes.



FOLDER : 15.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 5-6 (30-31) and notes.



FOLDER : 16.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 7-8 (32-33) and notes.



FOLDER : 17.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 9-10 (34-35) and notes.



FOLDER : 18.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 11-12 (36-37) and notes.



FOLDER : 19.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 13-14 (38-39) and notes.



FOLDER : 20.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 15-16 (40-41) and notes.



FOLDER : 21.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapter 17 (42) and notes.



FOLDER : 22.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 18-19 (43-44) and notes.



FOLDER : 23.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 20-21 (45-46) and notes.



BOX XII.

FOLDER : 1.

Typescript and page proofs: Chapters 22-23 (47-48) and notes.



FOLDER : 2.

Typescript and page proofs: Epilogue, List of Abbreviations, Bibliography, and Index.



FOLDER : 3.

Typescript, printer's copy: Chapters 1-8 (26-33).



FOLDER : 4.

Typescript, printer's copy: Chapters 9-13 (34-38).



FOLDER : 5.

Typescript, printer's copy: Chapters 14-18 (39-43).



FOLDER : 6.

Typescript, printer's copy: Chapters 19-23 (44-48).



Corrected proofs: See Box 44



FOLDER : 7.

Correspondence with copy editor, Oxford University Press, 1971-1972. Includes lists of changes and corrections on notecards.



FOLDER : 8.

Correspondence with Oxford University Press, 1969-1979.



FOLDER : 9.

Agreement between Wilson and Oxford University Press for publishing Diderot, 1970, and royalty statements, 1972-1974.



FOLDER : 10.

Promotional material and correspondence, 1971-1974.



FOLDER : 11.

Reviews: lists and clippings.



FOLDER : 12.

Letters of congratulation and praise, 1972-1973.



FOLDER : 13.

Lists of people and libraries given copies of Diderot: The Testing Years and Diderot. Includes acknowledgments.



FOLDER : 14.

French translation and publication: correspondence, notes, notices, and reviews, 1972-1985.



Books - Diderot (The following nine folders and Box XIII contain notes and research material for one or both of the published volumes. Much of this material was undoubtedly used in some of Wilson's many short works on Diderot. See also: notecards in Boxes 17-36.)



FOLDER : 15.

Works relating to Diderot, seen and cited by Wilson, arranged in a chronology of Diderot's life. Record book with additional pages laid in.



FOLDER : 16.

“Titles researched in Europe, 1962,” carbon copy of typescript list, two pages. Includes request forms for periodicals from a French library.



FOLDER : 17.

Notes on editions of Diderot's La Religeuse. Includes clippings about the French film, 1965-1966.



FOLDER : 18.

Miscellaneous notes: pocket notebook, note cards, etc.



FOLDER : 19.

Miscellaneous source materials: clippings, pamphlets, etc., I.



FOLDER : 20.

Miscellaneous source materials: clippings, pamphlets, etc., II.



FOLDER : 21.

Microfilms ordered by Wilson, listed and stored by Blake Hanna. See Box 28 for two rolls, “Les Collaborateurs de l'Encyclopédie,” and an unlabelled roll.



FOLDER : 22.

Photocopies of articles from periodicals not held by Dartmouth College Library, secured through Inter-Library Loan. Filed alphabetically by author: A-F.



FOLDER : 23.

Photocopies: G-M.



BOX XIII.

FOLDER : 1.

Photocopies: N-Z.



FOLDER : 2.

Photocopies of letters and other mostly primary materials.



FOLDER : 3.

“Diderot, Theologien,” by Blake Hanna. Photocopy of a typescript with a few holograph notes by Wilson.



FOLDER : 4.

Illustrations for Diderot: list of choices with comments; and correspondence, 1971-1972.



FOLDER : 5.

Pictures, artwork, layouts, etc. used by Oxford University Press in the two volumes of Diderot.



FOLDER : 6.

Pictures of Diderot not used in Diderot.



FOLDER : 7.

Pictures of people other than Diderot.



FOLDER : 8.

Pictures of places associated with Diderot, including postcards.



BOX XIV.

Books - Projected Biography of George Harrison Durand



FOLDER : 1.

Statement of Mary Tolford Wilson about the Durand papers and their use. Holograph note, initialed, ca. 1980.



FOLDER : 2.

Notes and correspondence, 1943-1972, about Durand and about Wilson's projected biography of him.



FOLDER : 3.

Correspondence between Durand and Wilson, 1934-1958. Includes an undated letter from Durand's wife, Lillian, to the Wilsons.



FOLDER : 4.

Other correspondence and notes of Durand, 1917, 1945, 1957, and undated. Most are carbon copies and photocopies.



FOLDER : 5.

Obituary; printed material by and about Durand and about Yankton College; typewritten statement of Durand on censorship; and photographs.



FOLDER : 6.

Memoirs of Edward Dana Durand (1954).



FOLDER : 7.

Joseph Ward of Dakota (1913) by G. H. Durand.



FOLDER : 8.

Yankton College: A Historical Sketch (1907) by William J. McMurtry.



BOX XV

Pocket diaries, 1946-1979: thirty-six books. Includes mail and photograph notebooks for 1956-1957.



BOX XVI-XLIII

contain 3X5 note cards except Boxes XXV and XXVI which contain 5X8 cards. Box XXVIII also contains two rolls of microfilm.



BOX XVI.

Bibliography for courses, colloquia, etc.



BOX XVII.

Diderot: The Testing Years. Notes, A-F.



BOX XVIII.

Diderot: The Testing Years. Notes, G-Q



BOX XIX.

Diderot: The Testing Years. Notes, R-Z.



Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. Notes, A-Bo.



BOX XX.

Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. Notes, Br-E.



BOX XXI.

Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. Notes, F-I.



BOX XXII.

Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. Notes J-Me.



BOX XXIII.

Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. Notes, Mi-Sb.



BOX XXIV.

Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. Notes, Sc-Z and unfinished.



BOX XXV.

Diderot. Notes, A-H.



BOX XXVI.

Diderot. Notes, I-Z.



BOX XXVII.

Diderot: The Testing Years. First citations of sources.



Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. First citations of sources, A-F.



BOX XXVIII.

Diderot: The Appeal to Posterity. First citations of sources, G-Z.



Diderot. Emendations and additions.



Microfilms: “Les Collaborateurs de l'Encyclopedie,” and an unlabelled one. (See also: Box XII, Folder 21.)



BOX XXIX.

Diderot editions seen.



Diderot editions incorporated in manuscript (filed chronologically), to 1820



BOX XXX.

Diderot editions incorporated in manuscript, 1821-1909.



Diderot chronology.



“The Enlightenment Came First to England,” bibliography.



BOX XXXI.

Articles and books on Diderot after 1971 (post Diderot), A-S.



BOX XXXII.

Articles and books on Diderot after 1971 (post Diderot), T-Z.



Books not in the Dartmouth College Library and periodicals not in the Dartmouth or Columbia University Libraries, ca. 1971.



BOX XXXIII.

Miscellaneous Diderot material, including archival material, periodicals, iconography, l'Encyclopédie, theses, leads, false references, etc.



BOX XXXIV.

Miscellaneous Diderot material (cont.).



BOX XXXV.

Miscellaneous Diderot material (cont.).



BOX XXXVI.

Work projects: “The Verdict of Posterity, 1852-1913”; other articles; and a history of the O.S.S.



BOX XXXVII.

General reading, phonograph records, persons, vocabulary, etc.; and bibliography of Wilson's works.



BOX XXXVIII.

General reading done, A-F.



BOX XXXIX.

General reading done, G-N.



BOX XL.

General reading done, O-Z.



BOX XLI.

Music heard, A-K.



BOX XLII.

Music heard, L-Z.



BOX XLIII.

Movies seen and to be seen.



OVERSIZE MATERIALS



BOX XLIV.

FOLDER : 1.

Diderot, Part II, “The Appeal to Posterity.” Corrected proofs, pages 1-106½.



FOLDER : 2.

Diderot, Part II, “The Appeal to Posterity.” Corrected proofs, pages 107-197½ and index.



FOLDER : 3.

Diderot, Part II, “The Appeal to Posterity.” Page proofs with corrections.



FOLDER : 4.

“Diderot et l'Encyclopédie: un influence réciproque,” extract from Essais et Notes sur l'Encyclopédie. (See also: manuscript in Box IX, Folder 59.)



BOX XLV.

Oversize materials: diplomas, certificates, and posters. (Filed chronologically.)



FOLDER : 1.

B.A. diploma, Yankton College, 1922.



FOLDER : 2.

B.L. certificate (diploma), Oxford University, 1927.



FOLDER : 3.

M.A. diploma, Harvard University, 1930.



FOLDER : 4.

Ph.D. diploma, Harvard University, 1933.



FOLDER : 5.

A.M. diploma, Dartmouth College, 1940.



FOLDER : 6.

LL.D. diploma, Yankton College, 1942.



FOLDER : 7.

Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, certificate, 1967.



FOLDER : 8.

National Book Award, certificate, 1973.



FOLDER : 9.

LL.D. diploma, Dartmouth College, 1973.



FOLDER : 10.

Fellowship certificate, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1974.



FOLDER : 11.

Three posters announcing lectures: “Current Trends and Opportunities in 18th-Century History and Biography,” University of Cincinnati, 1971; “Treated Like Imbecile Children (Diderot),” Dartmouth College, 1973; and “Diderot and the Encyclopédie: How Each Shaped the Other,” Dartmouth College, 1975.





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