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James A. Rawley, Papers

Title: James A. Rawley, Papers

Creator: Rawley, James A., 1916-2005

Dates: 1938-2001

Quantity: 6 boxes (2.3 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 12-14-16

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: James A. Rawley, Papers (RG 12-14-16). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Biography:

Born in 1916, James A. Rawley was a native of Terre Haute, Indiana. He earned his undergraduate and masters degrees in history from the University of Michigan and his doctorate from Columbia. Rawley taught at Columbia University, Hunter College in New York, and at Sweet Briar College in Virginia prior to starting his career at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1964. He chaired the UNL History Department in 1966-1967 and from 1972 until 1982. Rawley served as Acting Dean of the University Libraries in 1984-1985. He retired from teaching in 1987 as the Carl Adolph Happold Professor of History (Emeritus) at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Rawley died on November 29, 2005.

Rawley authored several books and received numerous honors. He was named a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of American Historians, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He served for 18 years as a board member and for two years as president of the Board of Directors for the Nebraska State Historical Society. In addition, Rawley served two years on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Council for the Humanities Foundation.

Scope and Content:

The Rawley Papers consist of six boxes of materials covering the years 1938-2001. Included in the collection are correspondence with members of the University of Nebraska History Department and the Nebraska State Historical Society, manuscripts of some of Rawley's published works, articles and reprints, and biographical materials about Rawley. Additional materials have been added to Rawley's papers and an inventory is available from the repository.

Subjects:

Rawley, James A., 1916-2005

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861

United States -- Race relations

University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- History Department

Series Description: Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1, Folder 1-8

This series contains correspondence to and from Rawley. Most of the correspondence relates to the activities of the UNL History Department. Other correspondence relates to his work on the Nebraska State Historical Society Executive Board.

Series 2: Manuscripts, Boxes 1-5

Included in this series are manuscripts, galley proofs, and galleys of several of Rawley's books, including Turning Points of the Civil War (1966), Race and Politics: "Bleeding Kansas" and the Coming of the Civil War (1969), The Transatlantic Slave Trade: a History (1981), and Secession: the Disruption of the American Republic, 1844-1861 (1990).

Series 3: Articles and Reprints, Box 5

This series consists of one folder of articles and reprints authored by Rawley.

Series 4: Biographical Materials, Box 6

Included in series 4 is one folder containing curriculum vitae and a photograph of Rawley as well as news releases and news clippings.

Container List: Series 1: CorrespondenceBox 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1965-1974 Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1975-1976 Box 1. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1977-1979 Box 1. Folder 4. Correspondence, 1980 Box 1. Folder 5. Correspondence, 1981 Box 1. Folder 6. Correspondence, 1982-1986 Box 1. Folder 7. Correspondence, Nebraska State Historical Society, 1985-1986 Box 1. Folder 8. Correspondence, undated Series 2: ManuscriptsBox 1. Folder 9. Turning Points of the Civil War, pgs. 1-150 Box 2. Folder 1. Turning Points of the Civil War, pgs. 151-index Box 2. Folder 2. Race and Politics, pgs. 1-150 Box 2. Folder 3. Race and Politics, pgs. 151-300 Box 2. Folder 4. Race and Politics, pgs. 301-409 Box 2. Folder 4. Race and Politics, final draft, pgs. 1-150 Box 2. Folder 4. Race and Politics, final draft, pgs. 151-300 Box 3. Folder 1. Race and Politics, final draft, pgs. 301-393 Box 3. Folder 2. Transatlantic Slave Trade, pgs. 1-150 Box 3. Folder 3. Transatlantic Slave Trade, pgs. 151-300 Box 3. Folder 4. Transatlantic Slave Trade, pgs. 301-450 Box 3. Folder 5. Transatlantic Slave Trade, pgs. 451-600 Box 3. Folder 6. Transatlantic Slave Trade, pgs. 601-751 Box 4. Folder 1. Transatlantic Slave Trade, proofs, pgs. 1-150 Box 4. Folder 2. Transatlantic Slave Trade, proofs, pgs.151-254 Box 4. Folder 3. Transatlantic Slave Trade, galley proofs, part 1 Box 4. Folder 4. Transatlantic Slave Trade, galley proofs, part 2 Box 4. Folder 5. Transatlantic Slave Trade, galley proofs, part 3 Box 4. Folder 5. Transatlantic Slave Trade, page proofs, part 1 Box 4. Folder 6. Transatlantic Slave Trade, page proofs, part 2 Box 5. Folder 1. Transatlantic Slave Trade, page proofs, part 3 Box 5. Folder 2. Secession, pgs. 1-150 Box 5. Folder 3. Secession, pgs. 151-263 Box 5. Folder 4. Secession, proofs Box 5. Folder 5. Secession, page proofs, part 1 Box 5. Folder 6. Secession, page proofs, part 2 Series 3: Articles and ReprintsBox 5. Folder 7. Articles and reprints, 1938-2001, undated Series 4: Biographical MaterialsBox 6. Folder 1. Biographical materials
Related Material and Resources: Rawley, James A. Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting For. Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, c1996. ______________, editor. The American Civil War, an English View. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia [1964]. ______________. Edwin D. Morgan, 1811-1883; Merchant in Politics. New York, Columbia University Press, 1955. ______________, editor. Lincoln and Civil War Politics. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1969]. ______________. The Politics of Union : Northern Politics During the Civil War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980, c1974. ______________. Race and Politics : "Bleeding Kansas" and the Coming of the Civil War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1979, c1969. ______________. Secession : the Disruption of the American Republic, 1844-1861. Malabar, Fla. : R.E. Krieger Pub. Co., 1990. ______________. The Transatlantic Slave Trade : a History. New York: Norton, c1981. ______________. Turning Points of the Civil War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989, c1966.



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