Richard Polenberg Papers, 1961-2000

Collection Number: 14-17-3804

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Richard Polenberg papers, 1961-2000
Collection Number:
14-17-3804
Creator:
Polenberg, Richard.
Quantity:
4.8 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Manuscripts, Printed Materials, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Professional papers relating to his research, teaching, and writings about American History.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Emeritus professor of American History, Cornell University.
Polenberg came to Cornell in 1966 and is a recipient of the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award. He has offered seminars on Justice Cardozo and the judicial process and has written books on American History, the Constitution, Robert Oppenheimer, Benjamin Cardozo, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob Abrams, class, race, and ethnicity in the United States, and war and society.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Professional papers relating to his research, teaching, and writings about American history.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Polenberg, Richard.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University.Dept. of History.

Subjects:
Historians.
History--Study and teaching.
Freedom of speech--United States.
Ethnicity--United States.
Social classes--United States.
Judicial process--United States.
Trials (Anarchy)--New York State)--New York.

Places:
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Richard Polenberg papers, #14-17-3804. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Articles, Reviews with Correspondence, Reports, Subject Files
1960s-2000
Box 2-3
Correspondence, Reports, Papers from Graduate School, Manuscripts, Reviews, Photographs
1950s-1990s
Box 4-8
Cardozo and Sacco-Vanzetti case files, and research files used for writing the book "Fighting Faiths"