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Carroll Quigley - Macmillan Publishing Company Collection

Identifier: GTM-850731

Scope and Contents

The Carroll Quigley - Macmillan Publishing Company Collection consists of one box of correspondence and publications-related materials between Quigley and the Macmillan Company regarding his books, "The Evolution of Civilizations" and "Tragedy and Hope"; covering the period from 1961 to 1974. The collection also contains some biographical information and clippings of Quigley's reviews. Note: Click on "External Documents" below for a link to the finding aid for the collection.


  • 1961 - 1974

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Biographical Note

Carroll Quigley, historian and professor emeritus, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, 9 November 1910. He was educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard University; A.B. in 1933, A.M. in 1934, and Ph.D. in 1938. From 1935 to 1937, Quigley was an Instructor in History at Princeton University. From 1938 to 1941, he taught in the areas of History, Government, and Economics at Harvard. From 1941 until his death in 1977, Quigley served on the faculty of Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Quigley is the author of two books: "The Evolution of Civilizations" and "Tragedy and Hope: The World in Our Times," both works published by the Macmillan Company. The collection comprises correspondence between Quigley and his publishers regarding these two works. Professor Quigley was also active in the areas of consulting and lecturing for various Federal agencies, such as the Department of Defense Industrial College of the Armed Forces; the Congressional Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration; the Smithsonian Institution; the State Department Foreign Service Institute; and the Department of the Navy "SEAbed" Project. Carroll Quigley died 3 January 1977, Washington, D.C.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Custodial History

Gift of Macmillan Publishing Company through Edward A. Novak, III, 1985 July.

Carroll Quigley - Macmillan Publishing Company Collection
Anna T. Zakarija
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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