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Series # 2. Correspondence from Gertrude Schmitt to Donald Powell, 1933 - 1939., bulk: 1933 - 1939


Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The Donald Powell Papers 2 represent a portion of the personal papers of Catholic intellectual Donald Powell. Of principal interest is a long run of letters from well renown American painter and teacher Carl Schmitt to Powell, regarding their long friendship, their writings, philosophy, Catholic issues, world events, politics, and mutual aquaintances. A manuscript of Powell's "Bennett Mather" is preserved in tact in this part of his papers. Likewise, many short typed manuscripts by Powell appear among these materials.

The Donald Powell Papers 2 supplement the Donald Powell Papers 1 which are already archived in the Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections. Part 1 of the Donald Powell Papers contains significant correspondence between Powell and several noteworthy individuals, including Dorothy Day and Harry Sylvester.


  • 1933 - 1939.
  • Majority of material found within 1933 - 1939

Conditions Governing Access note

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From the Collection: 2.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057