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Collection Number: 03970

Collection Title: John L. Snell Papers, 1957-1972.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 2,500 items)
Abstract John L. Snell (1923-1972) was an author and professor of German history at Tulane University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of North Carolina. The collection is chiefly professional papers of Snell, consisting mainly of correspondence with fellow historians and material related to his service on committees of the Southern Historical Association and the American Historical Association and other professional societies. Unpublished lectures, writings, and notes concerning German history in the 20th century are also included.
Creator Snell, John L.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John L. Snell Papers, #3970, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. John L. Snell of Chapel Hill, N.C., October 1972 and May 1973.
Received from H. A. Schmitt, Department of History, University of Virginia, August 1973.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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John L. Snell (1923-1972) was an author and professor of German history at Tulane University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of North Carolina. He was actively involved in the Southern Historical Association and the American Historical Association and other professional societies. Snell published several books including The Outbreak of the Second World War: Design or Blunder? and The Nazi Revolution: Hitler's Dictatorship and the German Nation.

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The collection is chiefly professional papers of John L. Snell consisting mainly of correspondence with fellow historians and material related to his service on committees of the American Historical Association and the Southern Historical Association. Unpublished lectures, writings, and notes concerning German history in the 20th century are also included.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 1a

Folder 1

Southern Historical Association Program Committee, 1957-1963 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 1

Folder 2

American Historical Association Program Committee, 1957-1970 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 2

Folder 3a-3b

American Historical Association Committee on Graduate Study, 1958-1961 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 3a-3b

Folder 4

American Historical Association Committee on Scholarly Resources, 1963-1966 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 4

Folder 5

American Historical Association Nominating Committee, 1963-1964 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 5

Folder 6

American Historical Association Committee on Graduate Study in History, 1964-1965 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 6

Folder 7

United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, NDEA Consultant, 1964-1966 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 7

Folder 8

American Historical Association Conference Group for Central European History, 1966-1971 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 8

Folder 9

History Teachers' Association, Board of Consultants, 1967-1968 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 9

Folder 10

American Historical Association Committee on PhD Programs, 1967-1968 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 10

Folder 11

Southern Historical Association Secretary-Treasurer Committee, 1971-1972 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 11

Folder 12

Association of Graduate Schools, Policy Committee, 1963-1966 #03970, Series: "1. Correspondence: Professional Societies" Folder 12

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Chiefly correspondence related to Snell's research and published writings.

Folder 29

1952-1954 #03970, Subseries: "Addition of August 1973" Folder 29

Folder 30

1967-1968 #03970, Subseries: "Addition of August 1973" Folder 30

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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