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Thomas Curtis Van Cleve Papers M230

Title:
Thomas Curtis Van Cleve papers
Creator:
Van Cleve, Thomas Curtis, 1888-1976
ID:
M230
Date [inclusive]:
1912-1976, 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 bulk of the collection consists of Van Cleve's manuscripts and other material related to his writings; also includes lecture notes, correspondence, biographical and military material, and photographs.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Thomas Curtis Van Cleve Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Thomas Curtis Van Cleve was born on May 1, 1888, in Malden, Missouri. He received an A.B. (1911) and A.M. (1912) from the University of Missouri and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Van Cleve taught history and political science at Bowdoin College from 1915 until his retirement in 1954, at which time he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. His main fields of teaching and research were the Middle Ages, English constitutional history, and the history of political theory. His teaching career was interrupted by his military service in World War I and World War II as an intelligence officer.

Van Cleve was the author of Markward of Anweiler and the Sicilian Regency (1937), The Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen: Immutator Mundi (1972) and an unpublished memoir, "Observations and Experiences of an Intelligence Officer in Two World Wars." He was a contributing author to A History of the Crusades, volume two (1962), and wrote articles for American Historical Review, Speculum, and other journals.

Thomas Curtis Van Cleve died on February 10, 1976, in Brunswick, Maine, survived by a nephew, Dr. J. Thomas Van Cleve, and two nieces, Mrs. Mary M. Jackson and Mrs. Vera L. Bay.

The bulk of the collection consists of Van Cleve's manuscripts and other material related to his writings, however lecture notes, correspondence, biographical and military material, and photographs are also included.

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.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1919-1943

Box 1 Folder 1

1944-1951

Box 1 Folder 2

1952-1953

Box 1 Folder 3

1954 Feb-May

Box 1 Folder 4

1954 Jun-Jul

Box 1 Folder 5

1965-1971

Box 1 Folder 6

1972 Feb-Oct

Box 1 Folder 7

1972 Nov-Dec

Box 1 Folder 8

1973

Box 1 Folder 9

1974 and n.d.

Box 1 Folder 10

Miscellaneous covers

Box 1 Folder 11

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.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

"Area Study II," typescript report, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 12

Military certificates and documents, 1917-1950

Box 1 Folder 13

Military memorandums and miscellaneous material, 1917-1919

Box 1 Folder 14

Military memorandums and miscellaneous material, 1936-1955, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 15

Military orders, 1917-1920

Box 1 Folder 16

Military orders, 1942-1948

Box 1 Folder 17

Personnel roster, 1940s

Box 1 Folder 18

War Department citation, 1945

Ovsz-Box E Folder VAN-2

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.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Original manuscript Part III Chapter II (Ch. XIV)

Box 1 Folder 19

Original manuscript Ch. XV

Box 1 Folder 20

Orig. mss. Part III Chapter III (Ch. XVI)

Box 1 Folder 21

Orig. mss. Ch. XVII

Box 1 Folder 22

Orig. mss. Part IX Chapter I (Ch. XVIII)

Box 1 Folder 23

Orig. mss. Part IV Chapter III (Ch. XIX)

Box 1 Folder 24

Orig. mss. Part IV Chapter IV (Ch. XX)

Box 1 Folder 25

Orig. mss. Ch. XXI

Box 1 Folder 26

Orig. mss. Part V Chapter I

Box 1 Folder 27

Orig. mss. Part V Chapter II (Ch. XXII)

Box 1 Folder 28

Orig. mss. Part V Chapter III (Ch. XXIII)

Box 1 Folder 29

Orig. mss. Part VI Chapter I (Ch. XXIV)

Box 1 Folder 30

Orig. mss. Part VI Chapter II (Ch. XXV)

Box 1 Folder 31

Orig. mss. Part VI Chapter II

Box 1 Folder 32

Orig. mss. Ch. XXVI

Box 1 Folder 33

Orig. mss. Part VI Chapter III (Ch. XXVI)

Box 1 Folder 34

Orig. mss. Ch. XXVII

Box 1 Folder 35

Orig. mss. Part VII Chapter I (Ch. XXVIII)

Box 1 Folder 36

Orig. mss. Part VII Chapter II (Ch. XXIX)

Box 1 Folder 37

Orig. mss. Part VII Chapter III (Ch. XXX)

Box 1 Folder 38

Orig. mss. Part VIII Chapter I (Ch. XXXI)

Box 1 Folder 39

Orig. mss. Part VIII Chapter I (Ch. XXXII)

Box 1 Folder 40

Orig. mss. Part VIII Chapter II (Ch. XXXIII)

Box 1 Folder 41

Orig. mss. Part XI Chapter I (Ch. XXXIV)

Box 1 Folder 42

Orig. mss. Part XI Chapter II (Ch. XXXV)

Box 1 Folder 43

Orig. mss. Part XI Chapter III (Ch. XXXVI)

Box 1 Folder 44

Orig. mss. Part X Chapter I (Ch. XXXVII)

Box 1 Folder 45

Orig. mss. Part X Chapter II (Ch. XXXVIII)

Box 1 Folder 46

Orig. mss. Part X Chapter III (Ch. XXXIX)

Box 1 Folder 47

Orig. mss. Ch. XL

Box 1 Folder 48

Early Draft Preface, Table of Contents, and Background

Box 1 Folder 49

Early Draft Background (Copy)

Box 1 Folder 50

Early Draft Part II Chapter IV

Box 1 Folder 51

Early Draft Part III Chapter III

Box 1 Folder 52

Early Draft "Frederick, First Years as King of the Romans..." (incorporated in Pt. II, Ch. II)

Box 1 Folder 53

Early Draft Part of Part III Chapter I

Box 1 Folder 54

Early Draft "III" (partly incorporated in Pt. II, Ch. II)

Box 1 Folder 55

Early Draft Part II Chapter II

Box 1 Folder 56

Early Draft Part II Chapter I

Box 1 Folder 57

Early Draft Prologue (incorporated into Pt. I Ch. I)

Box 1 Folder 58

Early Draft "Hoenstaufen Plans for Hereditary Monarchy..."

Box 1 Folder 59

Early Draft "The Sicilian Regency" (incorporated in part into Pt. I Ch. I)

Box 1 Folder 60

Early Draft "Continued Chaos in Sicily.." (part of Pt. II Ch. I)

Box 1 Folder 61

Early Draft "The Repudiation of Otto IV" (Pt. II Ch. II)

Box 1 Folder 62

Early Draft Chapter III

Box 1 Folder 63

Intermediate Draft Chapters I, II

Box 2 Folder 1

Intermediate Draft Chapters III, IV, V

Box 2 Folder 2

Intermediate Draft Chapters VI, VII, VIII

Box 2 Folder 3

Intermediate Draft Chapters IX, X, XI

Box 2 Folder 4

Intermediate Draft Chapters XII, XIII, XIV

Box 2 Folder 5

Intermediate Draft Chapters XV, XVI

Box 2 Folder 6

Intermediate Draft Chapters XVII, XVIII

Box 2 Folder 7

Intermediate Draft Chapters IX, XX

Box 2 Folder 8

Intermediate Draft Chapters XXI, XXII, XXIII

Box 2 Folder 9

Intermediate Draft Chapters XXXII, XXXIII, XXXV

Box 2 Folder 10

Intermediate Draft Chapters XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXVIII

Box 2 Folder 11

Intermediate Draft Chapters XXXIX, XL, Epilogue (incomplete)

Box 2 Folder 12

Intermediate Draft Bibliography

Box 2 Folder 13

Illustrations & Maps for Book

Box 2 Folder 14

Final Typescript Preface, Table of Contents, Commentary on Sources, List of Sources

Box 2 Folder 15

Final Typescript The Background

Box 2 Folder 16

Final Typescript Part I

Box 2 Folder 17

Final Typescript Part II

Box 2 Folder 18

Final Typescript Part III

Box 2 Folder 19

Final Typescript Part IV

Box 2 Folder 20

Final Typescript Part V

Box 2 Folder 21

Final Typescript Part VI

Box 2 Folder 22

Final Typescript Part VII

Box 2 Folder 23

Final Typescript Part VIII

Box 2 Folder 24

Final Typescript Part IX

Box 2 Folder 25

Final Typescript Part X

Box 2 Folder 26

Final Typescript Bibliography Part I: Sources

Box 2 Folder 27

Final Typescript Bibliography Part II: Secondary Works

Box 2 Folder 28

Galley Proofs

Map-case C Drawer C15

Page Proofs

Box 3 Folder 1

Original Illustrations

Box 3 Folder 2

Illustrations and maps

Ovsz-Box E Folder VAN-2

Reviews of Frederick II, 1972-1975, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4-10

Bills, invoices and receipts relating to Frederick II, 1972-1973

Box 3 Folder 11

Printed ephemera, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 12

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.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Early manuscript "Why I Volunteered for Military Service in the Two World Wars"

Box 3 Folder 13

Early mss. "My Apprenticeship in Military Intelligence"

Box 3 Folder 14

Early mss. "The Practice of Military Intelligence: The Dupont System"

Box 3 Folder 15

Early mss. "The First Signs of the Turning Tide"

Box 3 Folder 16

Early mss. "An Independent American Victory"

Box 3 Folder 17

Early mss. "Collapse of the Old Regime"

Box 3 Folder 18

Early mss. "Reorganization of Political Parties in Germany..."

Box 3 Folder 19

Early mss. "The Disintegration of Austria-Hungary"

Box 3 Folder 20

Early mss. "Nationalism Triumphant"

Box 3 Folder 21

Early mss. "Unrest in Germany"

Box 3 Folder 22

Early mss. "The Establishment of a Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Center..."

Box 3 Folder 23

Early mss. "Comparisons and Contrasts of the British and the Americans"

Box 3 Folder 24

Early mss. "Origin and Early History of the Interrogation Sections"

Box 3 Folder 25

Early mss. "The Interrogation Sections: 6824 DIC (MIS)"

Box 3 Folder 26

Early mss. "The Origin of 6824 DIC (MIS)"

Box 3 Folder 27

Early mss. "The Origin of the Department for the Interrogation of Escapees..."

Box 3 Folder 28

Early mss. "The Mobile Unit"

Box 3 Folder 29

Early mss. "The Handling of Prisoners of War in a Detailed..."

Box 3 Folder 30

Later Manuscript "Why I Volunteered for Military Service"

Box 3 Folder 31

Later mss. "My Apprenticeship in Military Intelligence"

Box 3 Folder 32

Later mss. "The Practice of Military Intelligence: The Dupont System"

Box 3 Folder 33

Later mss. "The First Signs of the Turning Tide"

Box 3 Folder 34

Later mss. "On an Independent American Victory"

Box 3 Folder 35

Later mss. "Collapse of the Old Regime"

Box 3 Folder 36

Later mss. "Reorganization of Political Parties in Germany..."

Box 3 Folder 37

Later mss. "The Disintegration of Austria-Hungary"

Box 3 Folder 38

Later mss. "Nationalism Triumphant"

Box 3 Folder 39

Later mss. "Unrest in Germany"

Box 3 Folder 40

Later mss. "The Establishment of a Combined Services Detailed..."

Box 3 Folder 41

Later mss. "Comparisons and Construction of the British and the Americans"

Box 3 Folder 42

Later mss. "Origin and Early History of the Interrogation Sections"

Box 3 Folder 43

Later mss. "The Interrogation Sections: 6824 DIC (MIS)"

Box 3 Folder 44

Later mss. "The Origin of 6824 DIC (MIS)"

Box 3 Folder 45

Later mss. "The Origin of the Department for the Interrogation of Escapees..."

Box 3 Folder 46

Later mss. "The Mobile Unit"

Box 3 Folder 47

Later mss. "The Handling of Prisoners of War in a Detailed..."

Box 3 Folder 48

Suggestions Regarding "Collapse of the Old Regime"

Box 3 Folder 49

Manuscript sheet possibly relating to "Observations and Experiences..."

Box 3 Folder 50

Series Description:

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

Arrangement:

Arranged by title.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

"Hebraic and Christian Influences on Political Thought"

Box 3 Folder 51

"Jerome and St. Augustine-1948"

Box 3 Folder 52

"The City Of God of St. Augustine-1948"

Box 3 Folder 53

"The Transmission of [Icaris?]-Martianus Capella"

Box 3 Folder 54

"The Return of Antique Culture to the British Isles"

Box 3 Folder 55

"Saracean Influences-Part III"

Box 3 Folder 56

"Gerbert: A Turning Point in the History of Medieval Culture" [Petravia?]

Box 3 Folder 57

"[Macrobius]"

Box 3 Folder 58

"The Saxon Renaissance-Part II"

Box 3 Folder 59

"Saracean Civilization-Part I"

Box 3 Folder 60

"Charles the Great"

Box 3 Folder 61

"Effect of Cultural and Intellectual Revival Under the Ottos"

Box 3 Folder 62

"The Early French Epic as it Reflects the Ideals of Feudalism"

Box 3 Folder 63

"13th Century Culmination of Medieval Culture" (Ch. IV, p.159)

Box 3 Folder 64

"Politics of Aristotle-Part II as given in 1948,50"

Box 3 Folder 65

"Gerbert"

Box 3 Folder 66

"Gerbert"

Box 3 Folder 67

"From Stoicism to Christianity I" (Old Testament)

Box 3 Folder 68

"Roman Empire-Cultural Origin, Intro. to History III, 1953"

Box 3 Folder 69

"Saturnalia"

Box 3 Folder 70

"Cultural History in England-Henry II"

Box 3 Folder 71

"Sicily as a Cultural Center During the Norman Era Part I"

Box 4 Folder 1

"Frederick II"

Box 4 Folder 2

"The Impact of Greek Political Thought Upon the Evolution of Roman Law"

Box 4 Folder 3

"The Crusades as Evidence of Changing Attitudes of the Middle Ages-Part I"

Box 4 Folder 4

"The Crusades as Evidence of Changing Attitudes of the Middle Ages-Part II"

Box 4 Folder 5

"Dante in Relation to Humanism"

Box 4 Folder 6

"The Rome of Ammianus Marcellinius"

Box 4 Folder 7

"The Franks-Part I-History III"

Box 4 Folder 8

"Justinian" (Ch. V Charlemagne, Ch. VIII pps. 26-27)

Box 4 Folder 9

"Post Platonic Philosophers of [?] Epicurianism-Stoicism"

Box 4 Folder 10

"Ambrose of Milan"

Box 4 Folder 11

"Gregory of Tours"

Box 4 Folder 12

"Ambrose of Milan"

Box 4 Folder 13

"Influence of German Invasion Upon Roman Civilization-Part I-Italy"

Box 4 Folder 14

"The Church in the Roman Empire"

Box 4 Folder 15

"The Constantine Empire"

Box 4 Folder 16

"Symptoms of Decay-Roman Empire" 1953

Box 4 Folder 17

"Frankish Institutions" (Farmer)

Box 4 Folder 18

"Feudalism-Origins"

Box 4 Folder 19

"The Gallo-Romans 5th-6th Centuries"

Box 4 Folder 20

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.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1930, "Some Faults & Virtues of the New Historical Biography"

Box 4 Folder 21

194?, "Theoretical Foundation of the Totalitarian State"

Box 4 Folder 22

1949-1953, Reviews for Speculum

Box 4 Folder 23

1951, Report on "The Pentagonal Conference"

Box 4 Folder 24

1952 Feb, Report on "The Pentagonal Conference"

Box 4 Folder 25

1952 Apr 17, "Address Delivered to the Bowdoin Club of Boston on the Occasion of the Testimonial to President K. C. M. Sills"

Box 4 Folder 26

1952, "Is Our Party System Moribund?"

Box 4 Folder 27

ca. 1962, "Fifth Crusade," a chapter for A History of the Crusades

Box 4 Folder 28

ca. 1962, "Crusade of Frederick II," a chapter for A History of the Crusades

Box 4 Folder 29

n.d., "A Cornifician Phasma"

Box 4 Folder 30

n.d., "Myth and Reality in the Modern State"

Box 4 Folder 31

n.d., "Notes on the Civilian and Military Training of Thomas Curtis Van Cleve"

Box 4 Folder 32

Poem concerning English succession

Box 4 Folder 33

n.d., Miscellaneous papers

Box 4 Folder 34

Series Description:

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

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Articles and newspaper clippings, 1972, 1976, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 35

Diplomas, 1912, 1921, 1954

Ovsz-Box E Folder VAN-2

Estate of Thomas Van Cleve, 1973, 1976, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 36

Memorials, 1976, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 37

Printed ephemera, 1940-1956, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 38

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.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1919 Jun, Van Cleve's unit at Chauncont, with signatures of each member

Ovsz-Box E Folder VAN-2

1944-1945, 1965, n.d., Portrait views of Van Cleve, the Van Cleve home in Missouri, military snapshots, and a Bowdoin College reunion photo

Box 4 Folder 39

1974 May 1, Van Cleve surrounded by emeriti colleagues at a birthday party for Van Cleve at the Alumni House

Ovsz-Box E Folder VAN-2
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