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Earl Harding Papers

Identifier: GTM-630703

Scope and Contents

The Earl Harding papers consist of correspondence and other manuscript records, government documents, other published material, and photographs pertaining to the Revolution in Panama of 1903, American involvement in the Canal Zone, and the libel suit brought by Theodore Roosevelt against the editors of "The World," including Joseph Pulitzer. Earl Harding was stationed in Panama from 1909 to 1910, as a reporter for "The World." Note: Click on "External Documents" below for a link to the inventory for the collection.


  • 1909 - 1910

Conditions Governing Access note

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Biographical Note

Earl Harding, author of "The Untold Story of the Panama Canal," spent two years in Panama. According to a NYT article dated September 29, 1913, Harding spent two years studying the 'taking' of the canal, and visited the isthmus of Panama in 1909 and 1910. He presented the results of his study to The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives. He warns that resentment of the United States and Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policies (continued under Taft) have spread from Colombia to most of the Spanish-speaking Americas.


6 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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Custodial History

Gift of Earl Harding, 1963

Earl Harding Papers
Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University Library, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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