Guide to the Arthur Herman papers, 1950-1999

Arthur Herman C0075


Published by George Mason University Libraries

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Herman, Arthur, 1956-
Title Arthur Herman papers
Date 1950-1999
Physical Characteristics 3.15 linear feet (7 boxes)
Abstract Collection contains research and manuscript materials used by Dr. Herman to produce Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator (2000) and The Idea of Decline in Western History (1997). Types of materials in the collection include newspaper clippings, research notes, subject files, correspondence, and manuscript copies of chapters and end notes.
Collection number C0075
Language English

Biographical Information

Arthur Herman is an historian and author. He received his doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University. He is the coordinator of the Western Heritage Program at the Smithsonian Institution, and was an associate professor of history at George Mason University . He has been a contributor to books, including Research Guide to European Historical Biography and to periodicals, such as European Legacy, Journal of Modern History, Sixteenth Century Journal, Journal of History of Ideas, and Cahiers du Dix-Septieme. He is also a consulting historical editor for Time-Life Books. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Elizabeth. Books he has authored include: How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It (2001), Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator (2000), and The Idea of Decline in Western History (1997).

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Scope and Content

Collection contains research and manuscript materials used by Dr. Herman to produce Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator (2000) and The Idea of Decline in Western History (1997). Types of materials in the collection include newspaper clippings, research notes, subject files, correspondence, and manuscript copies of chapters and end notes.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds other political collections, including the Francis J. McNamara papers.

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Index Terms

Persons:

McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.

Subjects:

Anti-communist movements--United States--History--20th century.
Civilization, Western--Philosophy.
Regression (Civilization).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur Herman papers, Collection #C0075, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Arthur Herman in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in March 2009.

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Contents List

Arthur Herman Collection
Box Folder
1 1 McCarthy-Chapter 7-Soviet Espionage, HUAC and HISS
2 Finished ms. corrected chapters
3 McCarthy and Cold War Culture
4 Fax Memorandum-Edith Lewis-Free Press Copy editing Department
5-9 Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator-Prologue Endnotes [Proof]-Prologue Endnotes 1.1 [Proof] - Prologue Endnotes 3.0 [Proof]- Chapter 1 Endnotes 1.1 [Proof]-Chapter 2 Endnotes [Proof]
10-15 Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator-Chapter 6 [Proof]-Chapter 6 Endnotes [Proof]-Chapter 7 Endnotes [Proof]-Chapter 9 Endnotes [Proof]- Chapter 10 Endnotes [Proof]-Chapter 11 [Proof]
16-20 Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator-Chapter 12 [Proof]-Chapter 13 Endnotes [Proof]-Chapter 16 [Proof]-Chapter 17 [Proof]- Epilogue [Proof]
21 McCarthy Bibliography
22-26 Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator-Miscellaneous Notes-Prologue [Manuscript]- Chapter 1 [Manuscript]- Chapter 2 [Manuscript]-Chapter 3 [Manuscript]
27-31 Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator-Chapter 4 [Manuscript]- Chapter 5 [Manuscript]- Chapter 6 [Manuscript]- Chapter 7 [Manuscript]- Chapter 8 [Manuscript]
32-35 Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator-Chapter 9 [Manuscript]- Chapter 10 [Manuscript]-Chapter 13 [Manuscript]- Chapter 14 [Manuscript]
36 Counterattack (Notecards)
37 McCarthy-Photo Spread
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2 1 McCarthy-Public Relations
2 George Sokolsy-Materials
3 McCarthy-Chapter 3- Two Nations Thesis
4 Drew Pearson and David Karr
5 C. Kersten-Oral
6 McCarthy-In Decline and Obits
7 McCarthy-Korea and MacArthur
8 McCarthy-David Lawrence Columns
9 McCarthy-State History Society
10 McCarthy-Peres Case
11 McCarthy-Ms. Comments
12 Willard Edwards-Oral
13 McCarthy-Introduction-Anti McCarthy Quotes
14 Robert E. Lee-Oral
15 U. Van Susteren-Oral
16 Lately Thomas M.
17 McCarthy-Executive and Censure
18 McCarthy, Chapter 5-R. Taft
19 McCarthy, Chapter 4-Congress and Government in 1946
20 Chapter 6-Tydings Chapter
21 Chapter 13
22 Notes-McCarthy
23 Ed Nellor-Oral
24 John Birch Society
25 McNamara Archives-List
26 McCarthy, Chapter 2-Wisconsin History and Politics
27 McCarthy-H. Matusow Ivm. Jenner and Later Cold War
28 McCarthy, Chapter 2-Army
29 Venona Materials
Box Folder
3 1-6 McCarthy- Archives-Biblio's-Opinion Polls- Paul Huges Case- Benton- Henning
7 Imperial Spain-Spring 1999
8 History 642-Renaissance
9 Jean Kerr- Correspondence
10 McCarthy-1951-1952
11 McCarthy, Chapter 8-State Department- Service Lattimore- Tydings Committee
12 McCarthy, Chapter 9-China Lobby- Anti-Com's
13 Chapter 1- Bio's for McCarthy Censure Debate
14 McCarthy-Supporters Club
15 McCarthy, Chapter 6-Democrats and Communism
16 McCarthy-Ruthnatt Interview
17 Notecards
Box Folder
4 1 The Idea of Decline in Western History - Revised Proofs
2-4 The Idea of Decline in Western History - Chapters 1-16- Author's Master Proofs
5 The Idea of Decline in Western History (Book)
Box Folder
5 1 The Idea of Decline in Western History - Prologue- 1/97 Pub.
2 The Idea of Decline in Western History - Introduction- 1/97 Pub.
3-14 The Idea of Decline in Western History - Chapters 1-12- 1/97 Pub.
15 The Idea of Decline in Western History - Afterward Notes- 1/97 Pub.
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6 1 Prophets-Introduction
2 Decline-Chapter 1
3 Decline-Chapter 2
4 Decline-Chapter 3
5 Version-Chapter 4
6 Version-Chapter 5
7 Decline- Chapter 5
8 Decline-Chapter 6
9 Toynbee-Decline-Chapter 7
10 Frankfurt School-Chapter 8
11 Chapter 9-French School
12 Decline-Chapter 10
13 Decline-Chapter 11
Box Folder
7 1 Gobineau and Modern Racism
2 Megan Ingersoll
3 Prophets of Doom
4 H. Adams
5 Racism-Biblio
6 Index-MS-Decline
7 Footnotes-Decline
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