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Alfred Isacsson Papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS428

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Alfred Isacsson Papers represent the research files of Alfred Isacsson, a scholar of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The collection includes extensive correspondence between Isacsson and other Civil War historians and Lincoln assassination experts, including Margaret K. Bearden, John C. Brennan, Helen J. Campbell, Otto Eisenschiml, Frederick Hatch, Richard D. Mudd, Floyd E. Risvold, and Richard Sloan. Subject files regarding John Surratt and the Surratt Society are also included. In addition, a few manuscripts and printed items about the Lincoln assassination are present. Of interest to historians is a set of 44 audio cassette tapes dating mostly to the 1970s concerning various aspects of the Lincoln assassination. The Alfred Isacsson Papers are stored in 6 archival boxes (2.5 linear feet).

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SERIES SYNOPSIS: Series 1 - Correspondence. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Series 2 - Subject Files. Arranged alphabetically by topic. Series 3 - Manuscripts. Arranged alphabetically. Series 4 - Printed Materials. Arranged alphabetically by subject. Series 5 - Audio Cassette Tapes. Arranged alphabetically.


  • 1940 - 2009
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

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.


2.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Alfred Isacsson, 2009 ; Status: Open. Provenance: Gift of Alfred Isacsson, 2009. Processed by Scott S. Taylor, October 2009.

Alfred Isacsson Papers
Scott S. Taylor. Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections
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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