Bassett, John Spencer, Papers

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Address and Contact Info

Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room

Hours and Usage Restrictions

Open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.

There are no usage restrictions on the Bassett Papers. But the papers are held off-site, and need to be requested at least 48 hours in advance.

Online Catalogs and Finding Aids

There is no online finding aid for the Bassett Papers, but the Manuscript Reading Room has a highly detailed paper finding aid on site.

Collection Summary

The Bassett Papers consist of personal correspondence from his doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins, his career in academia at Trinity College (now Duke University) and Smith College, and correspondence from his time as Secretary of the American Historical Association from 1920 to 1928. (Bassett died prematurely in a streetcar accident, and the correspondence for the period remained in his papers.)

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