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Thomas Curtis Van Cleve Papers, 1912-1976, n.d.

Correspondence, 1919-1974, n.d.
0.15 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M230.1

Series Description:
The earlier correspondence in this series is related to Van Cleve's military service, particularly efforts prior to World War II on Van Cleve's part to be reinstated in Military Intelligence at his previous rank. More extensive military materials can be found in series M230.2. The remaining correspondence deals predominantly with either Van Cleve's retirement from teaching in 1954 or with the publication of Van Cleve's book, The Emperor Frederick II of Hoenstaufen: Immutator Mundi, in 1972.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


Military Materials, 1917-1955, n.d.
0.15 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M230.2

Series Description:
Certificates, documents, orders, memorandums, and other military material relating to Van Cleve's service as an intelligence officer during World War I and World War II.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


The Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen: Immutator Mundi Materials, 1972-1975, n.d.
2.0 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M230.3

Series Description:
Materials relating to Van Cleve's book The Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen: Immutator Mundi, published in 1972. The incomplete original manuscript, two incomplete typed drafts, a final typescript, galley proofs, page proofs, and some of the original illustrations and maps are included. There are also magazine and newspaper reviews of the book from English, French and German publications, as well as invoices, receipts, and printed ephemera.

Arrangement: Arranged by material type.

Restrictions: None.


"Observations and Experiences of an Intelligence Officer in Two World Wars" Material, n.d.
0.50 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M230.4

Series Description:
Two drafts of Van Cleve's unpublished memoir, "Observations and Experiences of an Intelligence Officer in Two World Wars."

Arrangement: Arranged by material type and title.

Restrictions: None.


History Lecture Notes, n.d.
0.60 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M230.5

Series Description:
Van Cleve's handwritten history lecture notes. The bulk are on notecards, and are undated.

Arrangement: Arranged by title.

Restrictions: None.


Other Writings, 1930-1962, n.d.
0.30 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M230.6

Series Description:
Typescripts of reports, manuscripts, essays, and other material written by Van Cleve. Included are two chapters for A History of the Crusades, volume two, edited by Kenneth M. Setton and published in 1962. There are also offprints of book reviews written by Van Cleve for Speculum.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


Biographical Material, 1912-1976, n.d.
0.20 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M230.7

Series Description:
Articles and newspaper clippings about Van Cleve, chiefly obituaries; memorials, documents concerning his estate, diplomas, and printed ephemera.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


Photographs, 1919-1974, n.d.
0.10 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M230.8

Series Description:
Undated portrait views of Van Cleve, the Van Cleve home in Missouri, snapshots of Van Cleve and others from his military service in World War I and World War II, and group pictures of Bowdoin College associates.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


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