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Donald Powell Papers 1

Identifier: GTM-800102

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Powell and writers, publishers, politicians and friends. Notable individuals include Dorothy Day, H.L. Mencken, Denver Lindley, Harry Sylvester, and George N. Shuster.

Additional ephemera added in Folder 24 (not included in 1986 finding aid).

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  • 1923 - 1978
  • Majority of material found within 1935 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical Note

Donald Thomas Powell was an American Catholic intellectual. He corresponded with prominent Catholics including Dorothy Day and Harry Sylvester; as well politicians such as Carl Schmitt. Donald Powell graduated from the Georgetown University Law School in 1920. He died in 1985.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Donald Powell, 1980-1985.

Donald T. Powell Papers 1
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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