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Edward Chase Kirkland papers (M103)

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Title:
Edward Chase Kirkland papers
Creator:
Kirkland, Edward C., (Edward Chase), 1894-1975
ID:
M103
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1943-1974
Date [inclusive]:
1813-1974, undated
Extent:
4.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection primarily contains handwritten lectures and lecture notes. Also included are class materials used in his classes at Bowdoin College, drafts of his published works, correspondence, and documents regarding published materials.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Edward Chase Kirkland Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Edward Chase Kirkland (1894-1975) was a historian, author, and professor of history at Bowdoin College. Kirkland’s main fields of interest included economic history, railroad history, and New England history. He wrote many books, including The Peacemakers of 1864 (1927);  A History of American Economic Life (1932);  Men, Cities, and Transportation (1948);  Business in the Gilded Age,  The Conservatives’ Balance Sheet (1952);  Dream and Thought in the Business Community, 1860-1900 (1956);  Industry Comes of Age (1961)  Charles Francis Adams Jr., 1835-1915: The Patrician at Bay (1965); and  A Bibliography of American Economic History Since 1861 (1971). His textbook A History of American Economic Life was widely used in American classrooms for nearly thirty years.

Kirkland received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth (1916) and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard (1921, 1924). He also received honorary degrees of Litt.D. from Dartmouth (1948), Cambridge (1956), Princeton (1957), and Bowdoin (1961).

In 1917, Kirkland enlisted in the United States Army. During WWI, he served in the Army Ambulance Corps attached to the French Army. A wound earned him the Croix de Guerre.

Kirkland took a position at Bowdoin College in 1930, where he stayed until 1959 when he retired to become a full-time writer. He also held positions as Messinger Lecturer at Cornell (1956), Knapp Professor at Wisconsin (1951), Commonwealth Lecturer at University College, London (1952), Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University (1956-1957), and Guggenheim Fellow (1955)

Kirkland served as president of the American Association of University Professors (1946-1948), the Economic History Association (1953-1954), and the Mississippi Valley Historical Society, later the Organization of American Historians (1955-1956).

Kirkland married Ruth Stevens Babson in 1924 and they had one son, Edward S. Kirkland.

The collection primarily contains handwritten lectures and lecture notes. Also included are class materials used in his classes at Bowdoin College; drafts of his published works; correspondence and documents regarding published materials; images used in the book Men, Cities, and Transportation; and documents and legal reports regarding Kirkland’s membership and affiliations with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, and the Phi Beta Kappa Senate.

Series Description:

Series contains class materials from Kirkland’s time as Frank Munsey Professor of History at Bowdoin College, including class syllabi, assignments, class notes, and some research notes.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

History 11, 1932-33, 1944, 1951-1952

Box 1 Folder 1

History 12, 1949

Box 1 Folder 2

History 17, 1947-1949

Box 1 Folder 3

History 18, 1955

Box 1 Folder 4

History 122b American Economic Life, 1950-1951

Box 1 Folder 5

History 209 Studies in American Economic History, 1950-1951

Box 1 Folder 6

Other Assorted Material, 1935, undated

Box 1 Folder 7

Research Notes, undated

Box 1 Folder 8

Series Description:

Series contains drafts of published works, biographies written by Kirkland for publication, and some editorial comments. Also included are correspondence and notes regarding published material.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by book title, followed by alphabetized subject files.

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 1 - "Family and Place"

Box 1 Folder 9

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 1 (Edited Copy) - "Catching the Step"

Box 1 Folder 10

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 2 - "Catching the Step"

Box 1 Folder 11

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 2 (Edited Copy) - "Railroad Reformer"

Box 1 Folder 12

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 2 Notes - Massachussetts Historical Society Publications

Box 1 Folder 13

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 3 - "Reformer"

Box 1 Folder 14

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 3 (Edited) - "Making a Fortune"

Box 1 Folder 15

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 4 - "Making a Fortune"

Box 1 Folder 16

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 5 - "The Union Pacific Failure"

Box 1 Folder 17

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 5 (Edited) - "The Union Pacific Failure"

Box 1 Folder 18

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 5 (Unpublished General Discords) - "The Union Pacific Failure"

Box 1 Folder 19

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 6 - "Farewell to Reform"

Box 1 Folder 20

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 6 (Edited) - "Farewell to Reform"

Box 1 Folder 21

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Chap. 7 - "Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man"

Box 1 Folder 22

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Memorabilia

Box 1 Folder 23

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Working Lists

Box 1 Folder 24

Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835-1915: Other Material

Box 1 Folder 25

Daniels, Winthrop More Biography: Drafts

Box 1 Folder 26

Daniels, Winthrop More Biography: Secondary Material

Box 1 Folder 27

Daniels, Winthrop More Biography: Research Notes

Box 1 Folder 28

Dream and Thought in the Business Community: Chap. 6 (Original) - "Don't Shoot the Millionaire"

Box 1 Folder 29

A Decade of American Histories by Thomas C. Cochran

Box 1 Folder 30

Industry Comes of Age: Chap. 1 - "War and Good Times"

Box 1 Folder 31

Industry Comes of Age: Chap. 2 - "Railroads - Building and Financing"

Box 1 Folder 32

Industry Comes of Age: Chap. 8 - "The Development of a Domestic Market"

Box 1 Folder 33

Industry Comes of Age: Chap. 9 - "The Transformation of Industry"

Box 1 Folder 34

Industry Comes of Age: Chap. 10 - "The [?] of Capital"

Box 1 Folder 35

Industry Comes of Age: Chap. 11 - "The Organization of Industry"

Box 1 Folder 36

Industry Comes of Age: Chap. 12 - "Building American Cities"

Box 1 Folder 37

Industry Comes of Age: Chap. 14 - "The American Menace Abroad"

Box 1 Folder 38

Industry Comes of Age: "The Drive Against Monopoly"

Box 1 Folder 39

Men, Cities, and Transportation: Correspondences

Box 1 Folder 40

Scientific Eating: Final Draft - Handwritten Draft

Box 1 Folder 41

Scientific Eating: Revised Final Draft

Box 1 Folder 42

Scientific Eating: Footnotes and Other Materials

Box 1 Folder 42

Biographies

Box 2 Folder 1

Draft, Fragments

Box 2 Folder 2

Editorial Comments

Box 2 Folder 3

"[?] Freedom of Big Business", Notes for Proposed Book Chap. 9

Box 2 Folder 4

Series Description:

Series contains handwritten lectures and addresses given between 1943 and 1963, the majority undated. Also included are documents pertaining to Kirkland's television lecture at the University of Texas.

Academic Freedom in America

Box 2 Folder 5

The Achievement of Neutrality (Lecture No. 27)

Box 2 Folder 6

The Agricultural Depression 1920-1933

Box 2 Folder 7

The Agriculture of the Plains

Box 2 Folder 8

American Audience

Box 2 Folder 9

The American Capitalist (Lecture No. 12)

Box 2 Folder 10

The American City as Business Unit

Box 2 Folder 11

American Civilization 1450-1960, as told by the Twenty Great Living Historians on Television

Box 2 Folder 12

The American Classes in the Nineteenth Century (Lecture No. 18)

Box 2 Folder 13

The American College: Renaissance

Box 2 Folder 14

American Conquest of Cuba and Phillipines (Lecture No. 20)

Box 2 Folder 15

The American Dream

Box 2 Folder 16

American Empire - Panama and Mexico (Lecture No. 24)

Box 2 Folder 17

The American Finale (Lecture No. 31)

Box 2 Folder 18

American Freedom in Peril

Box 2 Folder 19

The American Fur Trade (Lecture No. 4)

Box 2 Folder 20

The American People (Lecture No. 1)

Box 2 Folder 21

The American Protectorates (Lecture No. 25)

Box 2 Folder 22

The American Sailing Ship (Lecture No. 10)

Box 2 Folder 23

The American University and Adult Education

Box 2 Folder 24

The American Writers

Box 2 Folder 25

The Anti-Slavery Crusade (Lecture No. 22)

Box 2 Folder 26

The Anti-Slavery Movement

Box 2 Folder 27

The Arrival of Democracy

Box 2 Folder 28

The Arts in American Life: Music and Architecture

Box 2 Folder 29

The Arts in American Life: Painting and Sculpture

Box 2 Folder 30

The Attempt at Union

Box 2 Folder 31

The Automobile

Box 2 Folder 32

The Automobile and and the Highways

Box 2 Folder 33

The Beginning of an Era 1840-1850 (Lecture No. 23)

Box 2 Folder 34

A Belated War (Lecture No. 11)

Box 2 Folder 35

Big Business in the Steel Industry (Lecture No. 6)

Box 2 Folder 36

Birth and Death (Lecture No. 1)

Box 2 Folder 37

Boston During the Civil War (Thetford Center, Vermont, 1955)

Box 2 Folder 38

Business and the Colleges: A Ninetheenth Century Encounter (Bowdoin College, 1961)

Box 2 Folder 39

The Business Man: Capitalist, Imperialist, Warmonger, or Peace-Lover (City College of New York, 1962)

Box 2 Folder 40

Business Men and the Colleges (City College of New York, 1962)

Box 2 Folder 41

California: Spanish, Mexican, American

Box 2 Folder 42

The Canal Era (Lecture No. 12)

Box 2 Folder 43

The Canal System of the Middle States (Lecture No. 13)

Box 2 Folder 44

Causation in Historical Events

Box 2 Folder 45

Causes and Course of Immigration

Box 2 Folder 46

The Causes of the Spanish American War

Box 2 Folder 47

Challenge and Defeat

Box 2 Folder 48

Charles Francis Adams Jr.: The Making of a Historian

Box 2 Folder 49

The Chemical Industry

Box 2 Folder 50

Church and State in the British Colonies (Lecture No. 1)

Box 2 Folder 51

The Church and the Business World

Box 2 Folder 52

The Civil War in the West

Box 2 Folder 53

Classes and Masses in the New Nation

Box 2 Folder 54

The Colonization of North America

Box 2 Folder 55

The Coming Triumph of Private Education (Frederick Female Seminary, Hood College, 1955)

Box 2 Folder 56

Competition in Steel (Lecture No. 5)

Box 2 Folder 57

Competition in the Petroleum Business (Lecture No. 3)

Box 2 Folder 58

Connecticut Pensions a Martyr

Box 2 Folder 59

Conservation and Electricity

Box 2 Folder 60

The Consolidation of Democracy

Box 2 Folder 61

Critical Period - East and West (Lecture No. 8)

Box 2 Folder 62

The Cultural Background of the Age

Box 2 Folder 63

The Culture of the West

Box 2 Folder 64

The Decade of Expansion - Spanish Mexican Barrier

Box 2 Folder 65

The Decisive Year

Box 2 Folder 66

The Decline of the Arts in America

Box 2 Folder 67

The Democracy: Structure and Policy

Box 2 Folder 68

Diplomacy and American Interest in Mexico

Box 2 Folder 69

The Distribution of Population

Box 2 Folder 70

The Eastern Stalemate

Box 2 Folder 71

Economic and Policital Reasons of Revolution (Lecture No. 4)

Box 2 Folder 72

Economic Revolution (Lecture No. 11)

Box 2 Folder 73

The Educational Renaissance (Lecture No. 23)

Box 2 Folder 74

The Effect of the Civil War on the Economy (Carleton College, 1962)

Box 2 Folder 75

The Election of 1860

Box 2 Folder 76

The Election of 1896

Box 2 Folder 77

Electric Industry (Lecture No. 10)

Box 2 Folder 78

The Electrical Empire

Box 2 Folder 79

English Mercantilism and her Colonies (Lecture No. 3)

Box 2 Folder 80

Establishing of National Government (Lecture No. 4)

Box 2 Folder 81

Exploration of the Far West

Box 2 Folder 82

The Failure in Sesession (includes letter dated 1864 Oct 27, L. J. Glascock to his son C. W. Glascock)

Box 2 Folder 83

A Federalist Fracas

Box 2 Folder 84

The Federalist Tradition

Box 2 Folder 85

The Fight for Peace

Box 3 Folder 1

The Fisheries of North America (Lecture No. 9)

Box 3 Folder 2

Foreign Affairs 1790-1800 (Lecture No. 5)

Box 3 Folder 3

Foreign Affairs 1865-1877 (Lecture No. 8)

Box 3 Folder 4

Foreign Policy 1816-1824 (Lecture No. 14)

Box 3 Folder 5

The Foreign Policy of the Republican Dynasty

Box 3 Folder 6

Freedom and Communism in the Colleges and Universities (Dartmouth College)

Box 3 Folder 7

The French Revolution in America

Box 3 Folder 8

The Goal of Equality and Business Dissent (Conference on the History of the Forest Products Industries, Harvard Business School, 1966)

Box 3 Folder 9

A Government of Gentlemen

Box 3 Folder 10

The Growth of Disbelief

Box 3 Folder 11

The Growth of the School System

Box 3 Folder 12

Heretics and Hermits

Box 3 Folder 13

The Hostile Image of the Businessman

Box 3 Folder 14

The Humanitarian Movement: Dependent Classes (Lecture No. 13)

Box 3 Folder 15

The Humanitarian Movement: Reform of Manners (Lecture No. 29)

Box 3 Folder 16

Immigration (Lecture No. 3)

Box 3 Folder 17

Immigration and Its Effects

Box 3 Folder 18

Immigration: Attitudes and Policy (Lecture No. 4)

Box 3 Folder 19

Immigration: Impact and Influences

Box 3 Folder 20

The Industrial Revolution in America (Lecture No. 13)

Box 3 Folder 21

Industries and Transportation

Box 3 Folder 22

The Intellectual Concepts of the Age

Box 3 Folder 23

Internal Migragion (Lecture No. 5)

Box 3 Folder 24

Internal Migragion 1790-1860

Box 3 Folder 25

The International Education of Woodrow Wilson (Lecture No. 27)

Box 3 Folder 26

Jefferson and the American College (includes note from College President Sills to E.C. Kirkland dated 1943 April 14)

Box 3 Folder 27

Jefferson Triumphant (Lecture No. 8)

Box 3 Folder 28

The Jeffersonian Tradition

Box 3 Folder 29

Labor Status and Welfare

Box 3 Folder 30

Magazines, Newspapers, and Advertising

Box 3 Folder 31

Magazines, Newspapers, and Trash (Lecture No. 27)

Box 3 Folder 32

The Maine Lumber Industry (Lecture No. 5)

Box 3 Folder 33

The Making of the Constitution

Box 3 Folder 34

The Making of the Federal Constitution (Lecture No. 3)

Box 3 Folder 35

Manufacturing and the Tariff (Lecture No. 22)

Box 3 Folder 36

The Manufacturing Frontier

Box 3 Folder 37

The Mexican War

Box 3 Folder 38

The Middle Class Traditionalists

Box 3 Folder 39

The Monroe Doctrine and the Election of 1824 (Lecture no. 13)

Box 3 Folder 40

The Negro Immigrant

Box 3 Folder 41

The Negro in Africa and America

Box 3 Folder 42

The New Deal at War

Box 3 Folder 43

New England in the Life of the Nation

Box 3 Folder 44

The New England Transportation System (Lecture No. 14)

Box 3 Folder 45

The New Nationalism, 1815-1828

Box 3 Folder 46

On the Air

Box 3 Folder 47

On Stage

Box 3 Folder 48

The Panic of 1837

Box 3 Folder 49

The Passing of the Nineteenth Century

Box 3 Folder 50

The Performance of the Economy - 19th Century (Texas 1963)

Box 3 Folder 51

Personal Politics 1828-1837 (Lecture No. 17 )

Box 3 Folder 52

The Petroleum Kingdom (Lecture No. 4)

Box 3 Folder 53

A Piecemeal History of Bowdoin

Box 3 Folder 54

Population: Birth and Death

Box 3 Folder 55

Population: Eating and Aging (Lecture No. 2)

Box 3 Folder 56

Population and Migration

Box 3 Folder 57

Poverty and Relief

Box 3 Folder 58

The Pre-War American Colleges (Lecture No. 24)

Box 3 Folder 59

The Problem of Government and the Solution

Box 3 Folder 60

The Professor in Politics

Box 3 Folder 61

The Progressive Era - Philosophy and Achievements

Box 3 Folder 62

Propaganda and Diplomacy During the World War

Box 3 Folder 63

Proposed Roads to Reform - Government Ownership

Box 3 Folder 64

The Quest for Peace

Box 3 Folder 65

The Radical Labor Movement

Box 3 Folder 66

The Raw Materials Frontiers: Petroleum

Box 3 Folder 67

The Raw Material Frontiers: Petroleum II

Box 3 Folder 68

Recipe for Responsibility (Presidential Address)

Box 3 Folder 69

Reconstruction - First Phase

Box 3 Folder 70

Reconstruction - Second Phase

Box 3 Folder 71

Recontruction in Operation

Box 3 Folder 72

The Reform System

Box 3 Folder 73

Rehearsal for Conflict

Box 3 Folder 74

Religion and Taxation: The Vermont Way

Box 3 Folder 75

Religion and the New World

Box 3 Folder 76

The Religious Counterattack (Lecture No. 21)

Box 3 Folder 77

The Republican Dynasty

Box 3 Folder 78

The Republican Structure

Box 3 Folder 79

A Republican Subsitute for War

Box 3 Folder 80

Revolution as Social Movement (Lecture No. 5)

Box 3 Folder 81

Rhetoric and Rage Over the Division of Wealth in the 1890's (Antiquarian Address)

Box 4 Folder 1

Rise of Labor Discontent

Box 4 Folder 2

The Rise of Parties 1780-1800 (Lecture No. 6)

Box 4 Folder 3

The Rise of Sport

Box 4 Folder 4

The Robber Baron: A Split Personality

Box 4 Folder 5

Roosevelt: Deficits and Debt

Box 4 Folder 6

Roosevelt: The Depression

Box 4 Folder 7

A Rooseveltian Rearrangement of Responsibility

Box 4 Folder 8

The Scholar and the State

Box 4 Folder 9

Secession and Peace (Lecture No. 11)

Box 4 Folder 10

Secession

Box 4 Folder 11

The Second Bank of the US (Lecture No. 1)

Box 4 Folder 12

The Silver Screen

Box 4 Folder 13

Some Cultural Responses to American Industrialism

Box 4 Folder 14

The South Carolina Nullification Movement

Box 4 Folder 15

The South: Frontier and Plantation

Box 4 Folder 16

Southern Society (Lecture No. 8)

Box 4 Folder 17

The Spanish American War

Box 4 Folder 18

Spanish-Mexican Empire

Box 4 Folder 19

The Steamship on the High Seas

Box 4 Folder 20

The Struggle for Free Schools (Lecture No. 22)

Box 4 Folder 21

The Supreme Court 1800-1825 (Lecture No. 12)

Box 4 Folder 22

The Supreme Court and the People

Box 4 Folder 23

The Thought of Business Men in the Gilded Age (Texas, 1963)

Box 4 Folder 24

Trade, Investment and Diplomacy in China

Box 4 Folder 25

Transforming the Industrial Revolution (Lecture No. 19)

Box 4 Folder 26

The United States and the New Order

Box 4 Folder 27

The Upper Valley - Hanover

Box 4 Folder 28

Urban Growth (Lecture No. 17)

Box 4 Folder 29

The Utilities Frontier

Box 4 Folder 30

The War of 1812

Box 4 Folder 31

The West and its Settlement (Lecture No. 3)

Box 4 Folder 32

The West: The Lumberman's Frontier

Box 4 Folder 33

The West: The Ranching Frontier

Box 4 Folder 34

The West: Wheat and Corn

Box 4 Folder 35

Western Problems and the Confederation

Box 4 Folder 36

Whom Did the Robber Barons Rob

Box 4 Folder 37

The Women's Revolt

Box 4 Folder 38

The World Changes: Does the Teaching of History?

Box 4 Folder 39

The [?] and the Work (Smith College American Association of Univeristy Professors Address)

Box 4 Folder 40

Series Description:

Series contains minutes and legal reports of the American Civil Liberties Union (1974); minutes, correspondence, and other documents regarding Kirkland's role as advisor to the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation (1962-1964); and documents, including a delegates manual, from a period of Kirkland’s time in the Phi Beta Kappa Senate (1962-1964).

American Civil Liberties Union, 1974

Box 4 Folder 41

Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, 1962

Box 4 Folder 42

Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, 1963-1964

Box 4 Folder 43

Phi Beta Kappa - Bulletin, 1962

Box 4 Folder 44

Phi Beta Kappa - Senate, 1963

Box 4 Folder 45

Phi Beta Kappa - Delegates Mannual, 1964

Box 4 Folder 46

Phi Beta Kappa - Senate, 1964

Box 4 Folder 47

Phi Beta Kappa - Senate, 1964

Box 4 Folder 48

Series Description:

Series contains photographs and negatives used in Kirkland's book Men, Cities, and Transportation.

Photographs used in , 1840-1890, undated

Box 4 Folder 49

Photographs used in , 1813-1900, undated

Box 4 Folder 50

Photographs used in [negatives]

Box 4 Folder 51
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