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Frank Dahlhaus collection

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS124

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Frank J. Dahlhaus collection consists of 35 mounted items - 33 Time magazine covers, all but one autographed; 1 introductory statement and 1 closing statement, also mounted. This unique collection was organized by Mr. Dahlhaus to document the effects of technological changes in society as reflected in the periodical press. The collection includes 33 folders of printed background information for each of the magazine covers, as well as a clipping of the corresponding feature article. Also included are copies of Mr. Dahlhaus' letters to the subjects (or their agents) of the articles requesting the honor of their autographs on the magazine covers. The last 2 folders of Box 2 contain some caption cards that accompanied the exhibition, and color slides of each of the mounted exhibit items.


  • 1950-1986

Collection-level Access Restrictions

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.


1.25 Linear Feet (6 Hollinger Slim Document Cases)

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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