University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Lewis L. Gould Collection of Modern American Political History, 1920-1996



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gould, Lewis L.
Title: Lewis L. Gould collection of modern American political history
Dates: 1920-1996
Abstract: Collected by historian Lewis L. Gould, correspondence, audiocassettes, printed material, clippings, and research compose the Lewis L. Gould Collection of Modern American Political History, 1920-1996, documenting American politics and politicians in the 20th century.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02522
Extent: 8 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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).


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Bush, George, 1924-
Carpenter, Liz
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Gould, Lewis L.
Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905-1995
Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
McKinley, William, 1843-1901
Nixon, Richard M. Richard Milhous 1913-1994
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Corporate Names
United States. Federal Communications Commission
Whitewater development corporation
Subjects
Politics and government
Radio--Censorship
Whitewater Inquiry (1993-2000)
Places
United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lewis L. Gould Collection of Modern American Political History, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1993-487; 1994-033; 1994-126; 1994-128; 1994-183; 1996-084; 1998-053; 1998-171; 1999-090

Processing Information

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.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/A11 [SRH1230010016] Unprocessed papers
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2.325/A13 [SRH1230010001] Unprocessed papers
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2.325/F263 [SRH1230001022] Unprocessed papers
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2.325/F264 [SRH1230001023] Unprocessed papers
Audiocassettes
Interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin about No Ordinary Time
"Talk of the Nation," interview about William McKinley, 1994