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Louis Martin Sears papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 338

Scope and Contents

The Louis Martin Sears Papers (1911-1960; 4 cubic ft.) document the professional career of historian and author Louis Martin Sears. Types of materials in the collection include writings, speeches, correspondence, printed material, and a photograph of Sears. The bulk of the papers consist of typescripts or manuscripts for various articles, speeches, books, or book reviews written by Sears. There are also five folders among the faculty folder publications which contain articles by Louis Martin Sears.


  • 1911 - 1960
  • Majority of material found within 1928 - 1958
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2004


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1.453 Cubic Feet (Four letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)

Arrangement Note

The Papers are comprised of the following series: I. Writings by Sears, 1911-1960; II. Correspondence, 1936-1959; III. Research Materials, 1935-1957; IV. Printed Material, 1922-1958; V. Photographic Material, undated. The Writings series includes journal articles and reprints, typescripts, books, critical reviews, speeches, commencement addresses, talks for conference proceedings, course papers, essays, and memoirs. Also included in this series are two sets of meeting minutes of the Parlor Club taken by Sears in 1946. The Correspondence series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence primarily relating to Sears' various writing projects. The Research Materials series includes Sears' notes and references to sources used by him in his writings and research. The Printed Material series includes journal articles, pamphlets, and other assorted materials given to Sears or collected by him. The Photographic Material series consists of one photographic print of Sears, undated

Physical Access Requirements

The collection is stored offsite; 24 hours notice is required to access the collection.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Separated Materials

Photographic print was placed in Purdue File.
Louis Martin Sears papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States