Lewis L. Gould Collection of Modern American Political History, 1920-1996
Born in New York City in 1939, Lewis Ludlow Gould earned a bachelors degree from Brown University and a masters from Yale. After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale in 1966, Gould taught history at Yale and then moved to the University of Texas at Austin in 1967. He served as chair of the UT History Department from 1980 to 1984 and retired in 1998. Gould has written and edited numerous articles and books on politics and the American presidency, including The Black Experience in America (1968) and American First Ladies (2001).
Collected by historian Lewis L. Gould, correspondence, audiocassettes, printed material, clippings, and research materials compose the Lewis L. Gould Collection of Modern American Political History, 1920-1996, documenting American politics and politicians in the 20th century. Correspondence and other papers concern the lives and work of political figures Eleanor Roosevelt, Oveta Culp Hobby, George H. W. Bush, Herbert H. Humphrey, Robert F. Kennedy, and Richard M. Nixon; radio censorship and the Federal Communications Commission; and the Whitewater controversy. Ephemera relates to political events and campaigns, including the 1992 Republican National Convention and 1996 national elections. Audiocassettes contain an interview with historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin and a radio show about William McKinley. Additionally, publications pertain to Jacqueline Kennedy and the Kennedy family, while clippings discuss Liz Carpenter and Lou Henry Hoover.
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This collection is open for research.
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Lewis L. Gould Collection of Modern American Political History, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
1993-487; 1994-033; 1994-126; 1994-128; 1994-183; 1996-084; 1998-053; 1998-171; 1999-090
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
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