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Barbara F. Gellman Papers, 1940-1991 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Barbara F. Gellman Papers, 1940-1991Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Gellman, Irwin F.

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Arrangement: This collection in arranged into six series: 1. Correspondence and Photocopies 2. Manuscript Material 3. Rockefeller Interviews 4. Drew Pearson Papers 5. Subject Files 6. Research Notes

Date Acquired: 03/09/1992. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collections consists of correspondence, interviews, clippings, and other materials related to the research and writing of Irwin F. Gellman's book Secret Affairs: FDR, Cordell Hull and Sumner Welles (2003).

Collection Historical Note

Irwin F. Gellman is an historian of twentieth century U.S. politics and diplomacy. In addition to Secret Affairs: FDR, Cordell Hull and Sumner Welles (2003), he has published the books Good Neighbor Diplomacy: United States Policies in Latin America, 1933-1945 (1979) and The Contender: Richard Nixon: The Congress Years, 1946 to 1952 (1999). He donated his papers to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in memory of his wife, Barbara L. Gellman, who died in 1989.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Accruals: After the initial accession in March 1992 (manuscript of Secret Affairs: FDR, Cordell Hull, and Sumner Welles and research files), the following materials were added: copies of documents from Drew Pearson Papers, 1933-1950 (June 7, 1993), correspondence, photocopies, and research notes (February 6, 2008).

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for use by the general public.

Use Restrictions: This material is subject to copyright restrictions under Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Acquisition Source: Irwin F. Gellman

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: Personal Papers of Drew Pearson (Lyndon Baines Johnson Library). For more information please see http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/archives.hom/holdings/Findingaids/Personal/Pearson/DPFNO.asp.

Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence and Photocopies],
[Series 2: Manuscript Materials],
[Series 3: Nelson A. Rockefeller Interviews],
[Series 4: Drew Pearson Papers, 1933-1968],
[Series 5: Subject Files],
[Series 6: Research Notes],
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Series 1: Correspondence and PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
test Includes both Irwin Gellman's own correspondence relating to his research and copies of correpondence among members of FDR's administration.

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Correspondence and Photocopies (1)Add to your cart.

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Series 2: Manuscript MaterialsAdd to your cart.
test Draft mansucript of Secret Affairs: FDR. Cordell Hull and Sumner Welles; Draft of Unpublished Article "Cordell Hull's Role in Good Neighbor Diplomacy".

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Secret Affairs Manuscript (1)Add to your cart.

Secret Affairs Manuscript (2)Add to your cart.

Secret Affairs Manuscript (3)Add to your cart.

Draft of unpublished article "Cordell Hulls Role in Good Neighbor Policy"Add to your cart.

Series 3: Nelson A. Rockefeller InterviewsAdd to your cart.
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Box 2: Reminiscences of Nelson A Rockefeller, 1951-1952 .

Box 3: Reminiscences of Nelson A Rockefeller, 1951-1952; Interview of Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller by Professor Gellman, 1976.


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Reminiscences of Nelson A. Rockefeller (1)Add to your cart.

Reminiscences of Nelson A. Rockefeller (2)Add to your cart.

Reminiscences of Nelson A. Rockefeller (3)Add to your cart.

Reminiscences of Nelson A. Rockefeller (4)Add to your cart.

Reminiscences of Nelson A. Rockefeller (5)Add to your cart.

Reminiscences of Nelson A. Rockefeller (6)Add to your cart.

Reminiscences of Nelson A. Rockefeller (7)Add to your cart.

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Reminiscences of Nelson A. Rockefeller (8)Add to your cart.

Nelson Rockefeller Interview (1), 1976Add to your cart.

Nelson Rockefeller Interview (2), 1976Add to your cart.

Series 4: Drew Pearson Papers, 1933-1968Add to your cart.
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Consists mainly of materials copied from the Personal Papers of Drew Pearson at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.

Box 3: Drew Pearson Papers from LBJ Library

Box 4: Drew Pearson Papers from LBJ Library; Drew Pearson's File from Washington Merry-Go-Round


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Drew pearson Papers From LBJ Library (1)Add to your cart.

Drew Pearson  Papers from LBJ Library (2)Add to your cart.

Drew Pearson  Papers from LBJ Library (3)Add to your cart.

Drew Pearson  Papers from LBJ Library (4)Add to your cart.

Drew Pearson  Papers from LBJ Library (5)Add to your cart.

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Drew Pearson  Papers from LBJ Library (6)Add to your cart.

Drew Pearson  Papers from LBJ Library (7)Add to your cart.

Drew Pearson  Papers from LBJ Library (8)Add to your cart.

Series 5: Subject FilesAdd to your cart.
test Principal subjects include Cordell Hull, Sumner Welles and homosexuality charge, and Irwin Gellman and the F.B.I. re. Gellman's requests under the Freedom of Information Act. Boxes 4-6, arranged alphabetically.

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Drew Pearson's File from Washington Merry-Go-Round on Hull, Wells, Moore, and BullittAdd to your cart.

William Bullitt and the State DepartmentAdd to your cart.

James Byrnes Manuscript re Presidential Election, 1940 Clemson UniversityAdd to your cart.

William Carr Manuscript, Library of CongressAdd to your cart.

Laurence DugganAdd to your cart.

James Farley Manuscript, Library of CongressAdd to your cart.

Irwin Gellman and the FBIAdd to your cart.

Cordell Hull/FDR Meeting, July 3, 1940, Library of CongressAdd to your cart.

Cordell Hull, MedicalAdd to your cart.

Cooper Milner, "The Public Life of Cordell Hull: 1907-1942" - part of PhD ThesisAdd to your cart.

Cordell Hull in Retirement - Various NewspapersAdd to your cart.

Cordell Hull Foundation (part of Warren Austin manuscript, University of Vermont)Add to your cart.

Frances HullAdd to your cart.

RA Humphreys, Latin America and  World War IIAdd to your cart.

Box 5Add to your cart.

Richard Harrison Published and Unpublished articlesAdd to your cart.

Krock MessageAdd to your cart.

Little White HouseAdd to your cart.

George Milton Manuscript, Library of  CongressAdd to your cart.

Miscellaneous Published and Unpublished MaterialAdd to your cart.

R. Walton Moore FileAdd to your cart.

R. Walton Moore Home in Fairfax, VirginiaAdd to your cart.

R. Walton Moore MapsAdd to your cart.

James Roosevelt, Death of, August 1991Add to your cart.

Franklin D. Roosevelts Train to and from Jasper, Alabama, September 1940Add to your cart.

A Philip Randolf on Train to and from Jasper, Alabama, September 1940Add to your cart.

US Policy toward Jews in World War IIAdd to your cart.

Frank C. Walker, Diary - Hull's Health, October 1944Add to your cart.

Moving of Warm Springs Foundation to University of California, Irvine, April 1988Add to your cart.

Michael Wible, "A Strange Odyssey: The Sumner Welles Mission to Europe, 1940"Add to your cart.

Box 6Add to your cart.

Bar Harbor - WellesAdd to your cart.

Benjamin Welles to Irwin GellmanAdd to your cart.

FBI and Sumner Welles FileAdd to your cart.

Memo to FBI File re Sumner Welles FIle and Hull, James B. RestonAdd to your cart.

Welles and Homosexuality in the 1940'sAdd to your cart.

Welles and Hull and their Jewish ConnectiveAdd to your cart.

Oxon Hill Manor - Sumner Welles estate in Prince George's County, MDAdd to your cart.

Sumner Welles in Retirement, New York TImesAdd to your cart.

Series 6: Research NotesAdd to your cart.
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Box 6: Research Notes (1 folder)

Boxes 7-19: Research Note Cards


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[Series 1: Correspondence and Photocopies],
[Series 2: Manuscript Materials],
[Series 3: Nelson A. Rockefeller Interviews],
[Series 4: Drew Pearson Papers, 1933-1968],
[Series 5: Subject Files],
[Series 6: Research Notes],
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