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James E. Scanlon Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: GTM-831101

Scope and Contents

The James E. Scanlon papers are comprised primarily of notebooks, exams, manuscripts of term papers, and syllabi from undergraduate courses taken at Georgetown University between 1958 and 1962, Also included is correspondence from the Dean of Admissions, material on the student Library Committee, and various Georgetown University publicaitons. Note: Click on "External Documents" below for a link to the finding aid for the collection.


  • 1958 - 1962

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

Born in 1940, James E. Scanlon graduated from Pennsbury High School in Yardley, Pennsylvania in June 1958. He received an A.B. in history from Georgetown University in June 1962. In January 1965, Scanlon obtained an M.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Subsequently, he earned a Ph.D. in hisotry from the University of Virginia in June 1969. Later in his career, Scanlon was a professor and department chair in the history department at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Custodial History

Gift of James E. Scanlon, 1983 November

James E. Scanlon Papers
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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