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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 7.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes, 5 card file boxes) and
    • 42 tape recordings; plus
    • additions of 35.0 c.f
  • Finding Aids
    • Register


  • Papers, 1913-1959, of Howard K. Beale, an American history faculty member at the University of North Carolina (1935-1948) and the University of Wisconsin (1948-1959). Particularly interested in the Civil War and Reconstruction, Theodore Roosevelt, historiography, and academic freedom, Beale was also active in numerous liberal public causes. The papers are incomplete and document his education, teaching career, speeches and writings, and some of the social causes in which he was involved, including his work as an advisor to conscientious objectors during World War II, and his involvement with the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, for which he served as West Coast Director and Director.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1913-1959, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1919-1959.


  • Presented by the Library of Congress, 1961; Mrs. Howard K. Beale, 1962; and the University of Wisconsin History Department, 1969.
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