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Stephen R. Graubard Papers

Identifier: GTM-170802

Scope and Contents

Papers of Stephen Richards Graubard, an American historian and educator, longtime editor of Daedalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Professor Emeritus of History at Brown Universsity; includes correspondence, manuscripts, and extensive files from his time at Daedalus and Brown University. Manuscripts by Graubard in the papers include numerous articles, lectures, and his most recent published book, Command of Office.

Having received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1951, Graubard taught History and General Education at Harvard until he became Professor of History at Brown University in 1965. In 1960, Graubard was made Editor of Daedalus, the Journal of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, from which he retired in 2000. Graubard was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His many publications include the books "Kissinger: Portrait of a Mind" (1973), "Mr. Bush's War: Adventures in the Politics of Illusion" (1992) and "Command of Office" (2004).

Stephen Graubard married Margaret Cavendish-Bentinck Georgiades, daughter of Victor William Cavendish-Bentinck, 9th Duke of Portland, in 1978. This collection contains the manuscript of Margaret's book about her family history, "In the Best Society" (2008), as well as correspondence, photographs, and other family papers that served as research matter for the book; most of this material is found in the Personal and Miscellaneous material described in Series II, Mixed files.


  • 1920 - 2010



56 Linear Feet (44 boxes (35 record storage boxes + 5 legal size document cases + 4 oversized flat boxes))

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  • Magazines, journals, newspapers, clippings, financial and medical records and documents, greetings cards, postcards, website printouts, duplicate printouts, blank cassette tapes, music and mixed tapes, duplicate media (videotape) (21 cf); nominee background and selection files for the Carnegie Fellows Program (2.5 cf)
  • Personal correspondence, legal documents, school records, family photographs (slides, prints and negatives), family films (8 mm), not bearing on SRG's various professional roles.
Stephen R. Graubard Papers
Ted Jackson
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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