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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers, J.G. Randall papers / Ruth Painter Randall papers

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  • J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers,

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  • J.G. Randall papers
  • Ruth Painter Randall papers


  • Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journal, speeches, writings, research materials, printed matter, financial records, and other papers primarily concerning J.G. Randall's works on Abraham Lincoln and on the Civil War. Also includes materials relating to Randall's tenure as professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to Ruth Painter Randall's research and writings, especially her book titled Mary Lincoln; Biography of a Marriage (1953).
  • Correspondents include Paul M. Angle, William E. Baringer, Roy P. Basler, Howard K. Beale, Henry Steele Commager, Avery Craven, Bernard Augustine De Voto, David Herbert Donald, Frank Burt Freidel, William Best Hesseltine, Reinhard H. Luthin, David C. Mearns, George Fort Milton, Jay Monaghan, Jeanette Paddock Nichols, Roy F. Nichols, Theodore Calvin Pease, David Morris Potter, Harry E. Pratt, Milo Milton Quaife, Carl Sandburg, Wendell Holmes Stephenson, Bell Irvin Wiley, and T. Harry Williams.


  • Randall, J. G. (James Garfield), 1881-1953
  • Randall, Ruth Painter


  • -  Angle, Paul M.--(Paul McClelland),--1900-1975--Correspondence
  • -  Baringer, William E.--(William Eldon),--1909-2000--Correspondence
  • -  Basler, Roy P.--(Roy Prentice),--1906-1989--Correspondence
  • -  Beale, Howard K.--(Howard Kennedy),--1899-1959--Correspondence
  • -  Commager, Henry Steele,--1902-1998--Correspondence
  • -  Craven, Avery,--1885-1980--Correspondence
  • -  De Voto, Bernard,--1897-1955--Correspondence
  • -  Donald, David Herbert,--1920-2009--Correspondence
  • -  Freidel, Frank,--1916-1993--Correspondence
  • -  Hesseltine, William B.--(William Best),--1902-1963--Correspondence
  • -  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
  • -  Lincoln, Mary Todd,--1818-1882
  • -  Luthin, Reinhard H.--(Reinhard Henry),--1905-1962--Correspondence
  • -  Mearns, David C.--(David Chambers),--1899-1981--Correspondence
  • -  Milton, George Fort,--1894-1955--Correspondence
  • -  Monaghan, Jay,--1891-1980--Correspondence
  • -  Nichols, Jeannette Paddock,--1890-1982--Correspondence
  • -  Nichols, Roy F.--(Roy Franklin),--1896-1973--Correspondence
  • -  Pease, Theodore Calvin,--1887-1948--Correspondence
  • -  Potter, David Morris--Correspondence
  • -  Pratt, Harry E.--(Harry Edward),--1901-1956--Correspondence
  • -  Quaife, Milo Milton,--1880-1959--Correspondence
  • -  Sandburg, Carl,--1878-1967--Correspondence
  • -  Stephenson, Wendell Holmes,--1899-1970--Correspondence
  • -  Wiley, Bell Irvin,--1906-1980--Correspondence
  • -  Williams, T. Harry--(Thomas Harry),--1909-1979--Correspondence
  • -  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • -  Universities and colleges--Illinois
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865


  • -  Arranged in seven series. Series 1: Subject Files, 1916-1952; Series 2: Historical Files, 1779-1865; Series 3: General Correspondence, 1930-1951; Series 4: Speech, Article, and Book File, 1916-1952; Series 5: Miscellany; Series 6: Addition I, 1917-1970; and Series 7: Addition II, 1865-1953.
  • -  Gift, Ruth Painter Randall, 1953-1965.
  • -  Gift, estate of Ruth Painter Randall, via David Donald, 1971.
  • -  Gift, James G. Randall, via David Donald, 1981.
  • -  J.G. Randall: author, historian, and educator. Ruth Painter Randall: biographer; born, 1892; died, 1971.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 35,000 items.
  • 110 containers plus 3 oversize.
  • 49.4 linear feet.


  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

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  • mm78037226

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  • Open to research.

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Chicago citation style:

Randall, J. G, and Ruth Painter Randall. J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers.

APA citation style:

Randall, J. G. & Randall, R. P. J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers.

MLA citation style:

Randall, J. G, and Ruth Painter Randall. J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers.