Collection Dates: 1935 -- 1963
(Bulk Dates: 1960s)
3 linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: January 1998
Acquisition Note: Mr. Powell began giving his papers to the University of Iowa in 1950.
and Restrictions: This collection is open
This collection is open for research.
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Table of Contents
Scope and contents
Box 1 -- Correspondence, A -- H
Box 2 -- Correspondence, H -- "The Problem of the First Federal Congress, 1789 -- 1791"
Box 3 -- "The Problem of the First Federal Congress, 1789 -- 1791" -- "The Rush Family Papers"
Box 4 "The Rush Family Papers" -- "The Trust of Time"
Box 5 "The Trust of Time" -- "White Queen"
Box 6 "White Queen"
7 "White Queen" -- Offprints
John H. Powell, 1914 -- 1971, was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. Educated at Swarthmore College and the University of Iowa, he later taught history at Iowa State University and the University of Delaware. Powell also served as the research director of the Free Library of Pennsylvania, 1945 -- 1949.
Powell wrote many
historical works, including Richard Rush, Republican Diplomat and Bring
Out Your Dead, a work concerning the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. He authored
numerous articles for such magazines as the Saturday Review of Literature,
Reader's Digest, and South Atlantic Quarterly. John Powell died
January 1, 1971.
The John H. Powell
papers include approximately three linear feet of material and consist primarily
of correspondence and material involved with his various writings. The correspondence
series includes letters from historians such as Catherine Drinker Bowen, Julian
Boyd, Lyman Butterfield, and Caroline Robbins. The writings series includes
notes and various drafts of his works and two unpublished plays. The American
Philosophical Society Library also has a collection of John H. Powell's papers,
primarily those concerning Powell's biography of John Dickinson.
Adler, Philip D., 1946 -- 1962. (Lee group)
Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1946 -- 1958
Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1959 -- 1963
Bowen, Catherine Drinker, undated
Boyd, Julian P., 1935 -- 1944
Boyd, Julain P., 1945 -- 1962
Boyd, Julian P., undated
Butterfield, Lyman H., 1945 -- 1954, undated
Carolina Playmakers, 1962 -- 1963
Elder, Earl and Orpha, 1958 -- 1962
Hasso, Signe, 1957 -- 1963
Howell, Miriam, 1959 -- 1965
McGill, James and Ruth1961 -- 1963
Minis, H. Philip, 1962 -- 1963
Miscellaneous, 1938 -- 1943, undated, (including Jay N. Darling, Lessing Rosenwald, W.W. Waymack, Henry Commager, Whitfield Bell, Thomas Adams, Arthur Sulzberger, Howard Peckham, Caroline Robbins, Solon Buck, Charles David, Wyane Grover, Edward S. Corwin, Gilbert Seldes, Hervey Allen, Stanley Pargellis, Mark Van Doren, Luther Evans, Lawrence Gipson, Frank Aydelotte, Lawrence Wroth, and Louis Wright)
Segal, Bernard G., 1960 -- 1962, undated
Wilmerding, Lucius, 1945
"Additions to Aggressive Nationalism" Galleys of PENN MAG article
"The Diplomatic Relations of the United States and Chile, 1820 -- 1914" Notebook
"Monroe Doctorine" Notebooks
"The National Government in Crisis, 1811 -- 1817" Notebook
"Out Youth, Our Joys, and ALL" Notes
"The Problem of the First Federal Congress, 1789 -- 1791":
Annals -- First Congress, 1789
"The Problem of the First Federal Congress, 1789 -- 1791" (cont.):Checklist of published letters
Evans, American Bibliography
First Congress -- holdings of the Clements Library
First Congress -- notes
First Congress -- personnel
House of Representatives -- Report #917
House Transfer of certain Records of House of Representatives to National Archives"
National Archives -- Senate File. Record Group #46
Notes and typescript
"The Rush Family Papers"Various drafts, notes, and correspondence
Rush, Richard and John Adams -- notes
"The Rush Family Papers" (cont.)Rush, Richard:Chesteridge Archives -- notes
Correspondence and notes, 1937 -- 1948
"The Trust of Time"Correspondence, 1959 -- 1974, undated. (including letters from Caroline Robbins)
Final first draft
Final version (2 folders)
"The Trust of Time" (cont.)First typed draft
Manuscript and notes
Poetic version, before revision
Printer's copy, carbon
"The White Queen"Casting
Final draft, revised
"The White Queen" (cont.):Final version (2 folders)
Final version, revised
Final version, unrevised
Manuscript and various drafts
"The White Queen" (cont.):Revision
"Calendar of Letters from John Adams to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp 1783 -- 1825 in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania"
"The Debate on American Independence July 1, 1776"
"General Washington and the Jack Ass"
"Some Unpublished Correspondence of John Adams and Richard Rush, 1811 -- 1822"
"Speech of John Dickinson Opposing the Declaration of Independence, 1 July, 1776"
"Treason in Profile"
Miscellaneous, including photograph negative