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Speeches and Writings, 1921-circa 1970 (continued)
Abraham Lincoln and the Future of America. January 21, 1954. Article for the Washington Post for a Lincoln's birthday feature in issue of February 7, 1954.
Preface to Three Lincoln Masterpieces by Benjamin Barondess. February 16, 1954. Published in January 1955.
The Man Who Prolonged Lincoln's Life: The Story As Told in Two Documents Recently Received by the Library of Congress. March 26, 1954. Address at a meeting of the American Public Relations Association, New York City, April 6, 1954.
Talk presented at the National Cathedral School for Boys, Mount St. Albans, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1954.
Herbert Putnam: Librarian of the United States: The Minneapolis Years. An address delivered before the American Library History Round Table of the ALA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 21, 1954. Printed in: Wilson Library Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 1, September 1954.
Remarks made to the Ampersand Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 24, 1954.
The Great Rochambeau Mystery. An administrative document. September 1954.
How to Write a Book, In One Lesson. An article appearing in Manuscripts, Vol. VI, No. 11, Winter 1954.
Introduction to Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass Centennial-Detroit 1955. December 23, 1954. Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan, February and March 1955. A Selection of the Manuscripts, Books, and Association Items gathered by Charles E. Feinberg.
BOX 103 1955
Mr. Lincoln on Loyalty. Some statements extracted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Roy P. Basler, Editor. January 25, 1955.
Herbert Putnam: Librarian of the United States. An article appearing in D.C. Libraries, Vol. 26, No. 1, January 1955.
Remarks before Dr. Posner's class on the History and Administration of Archives of American University at a meeting in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress on January 26, 1955.
Christian Without a Creed: Some Remarks on Abraham Lincoln's Religion. An address before the young people of St. John's Parish, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C., February 13, 1955. Printed in small pamphlet form, 14 p. 16 cm. Washington, 1955. Talk repeated at 1) First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, March 15, 1955; 2) Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, October 30, 1955; and 3) International Crossroads Sunday Morning Breakfast, Central YMCA, Washington, D.C., February 12, 1956. E457.2M49
Pardon Me Boy. An address before the Tennessee Library Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 21, 1955. Printed in Tennessee Librarian, Vol. 7, No. 4, June 1955.
Of More Portentous Sound: A Codicil to Boston's Literary Testament. An address delivered at the School of Library Science, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, May 17, 1955.
Doubleday & Company, Inc. Lecture, published in Books and Publishing 1955. Vol. II, by School of Library Science, Simmons College, Boston, Mass., 1955.
Herbert Putnam, 1861-1955. August 16, 1955. Published in The Library Journal, Vol. 80, No. 16, September 15, 1955.
Thayer's The Pioneer Boy: A Second and Harder Look. November 3, 1955. Published in LC Quarterly Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, May 1956.
BOX 104 National Libraries Issue of Library Trends. May 31, 1955. Current Trends in National Libraries. Published in Library Trends, Vol. 4, No. 1, July 1955, David C. Mearns, Issue Editor.
BOX 105 National Libraries Issue of Library Trends. Survey materials and galley proofs.
BOX 106 Herbert Putnam 1861-1955: A Memorial Tribute. December 1955. Booklet published by the Library of Congress in 1956.
BOX 107 Herbert Putnam: A Chronology. Published with Memorial Tribute. February 23, 1956.
BOX 108 1956
St. Albans Revisited. Address at a meeting of the Board of Governors at St. Albans School for Boys, Washington, D.C. March 12, 1956.
Herbert Putnam and His Responsible Eye. An address at the Herbert Putman Memorial Ceremonies, Library of Congress, April 5, 1956. Printed in the booklet Herbert Putnam: A Memorial Tribute. 1956
The Very Essence of a Library. An address delivered at the annual dinner meeting of the Friends of the University of North Carolina Library in Chapel Hill on May 11, 1956. Printed in The Bookmark, No. 25, August 1956. Reprinted from The Bookmark as a separate.
Dress Rehearsal. A discourse delivered before the Washington Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, May 22, 1956. Printed in: College and Research Libraries, Vol. 18, No. 4, July 1957, pp. 261-266.
The Nature of a Manuscript Record of the Proceedings of the Continental Congress September 5 to October 26, 1774. June 20, 1956.
Commencement Address delivered at the 10th Annual Institute in the Preservation and Administration of Archives. A meeting at the Hotel Occidental, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1956.
Mr. Jefferson to His Namesakes. July 18, 1956. An article printed in the LC Quarterly Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, November 1956.
Herbert Putnam's Guest Books. Prepared for the LC Information Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 33, 1956, 435-437.
Verner Warren Clapp. A tribute. September 20, 1956.
Margaret B. Martin. A tribute. October 4, 1956.
BOX 109 Introduction to the facsimile edition of Illinois Political Campaign of 1858: Lincoln-Douglas Debates. November 28, 1956. Published by the Library of Congress under the Alfred Whital Stern Fund, Washington, D.C., 1958.
Historical Manuscripts. Including Personal Papers. A chapter included in Library Trends: Manuscripts and Archives, R. W. G. Vail, Issue Editor, January 1957. Also printed as a separate for the author.
BOX 110 1957
Act Well Your Part: Being the Story of Mr. Lincoln and the Theater. An address before the Cosmos Club, February 4, 1957.
Verner Warren Clapp. A citation presented to Verner W. Clapp by the District of Columbia Library Association. February 15, 1957.
The Fanway Incident. A paper read before the Literary Society, Washington, D.C., March 9, 1957.
The Bright and the Shining: A Tribute to the Constants. An address delivered before the Florida Library Association, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 29, 1957. Printed in: Florida Libraries, Vol. 8, No. 1, June 1957.
Remarks at a luncheon meeting of the St. Albana Alumni Association. April 6, 1957.
BOX 111 Charlotte Cushman's "True and Faithful" Lincoln" Some Documents With Some Observations. Published in The Lincoln Herald, Vol. 59, No. 2, Summer 1957.
But When He Saw His Eyes Were Out; or, Reveries on Invictus.A paper presented at panel discussion of the acquisition policies of Presidential libraries at a joint meeting of the Society of American Archivists and the American Association for State and Local History, Columbus, Ohio, October 4, 1957. Proceedings of Conference published in July 1959 by AASLR in The Present World of History: A Conference on Certain Problems in Historical Society Work, compiled and edited by James H. Rodabaugh. Pages 34; 45-52.
The Inexhaustible Story. A talk delivered before The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, October 31, 1957. Repeated for: Epsilon Psi (Phi Alpha Theta) American University, 11/14/58; Soroptimist International, 3/18/59; Off-the-Record Club, 4/4/59; and St. Albans School, 2/16/61.
Those Were the Days: An article appearing in St. Albans Bulletin, No. 13, Winter 1957 (first installment) and No. 14 (second installment).
The Lincoln Papers. A speech delivered before the Chevy Chase Women's Club, November 20, 1957.
BOX 112 1958
Lincoln Growing. An address before The Lincoln Club of Los Angeles, February 12, 1958.
Abraham Lincoln and The Future of America. Address at the convocation, Claremont Men's College, Claremont, California, February 13, 1958. Repeated Lincoln as a World Figure added at Old Dominion College, Norfolk, Virginia, February 3, 1963.
Exquisite Collector: An Essay in Two Parts. Part I The Scalping of Abraham Lincoln Part II The Extraordinary Disappearance of the Gettysburg Address. A paper read before the Civil War Round Table of Los Angeles, February 13, 1958. Both parts sent to Clyde C. Walton, Jr., State Historian, Illinois State Historical Society, August 25, 1958, for publication.
The Fortunate Statement: Being an Experiment with an Empty Bottle. [Monroe] April 28, 1958.
Gertrude Clarke Whittall. A verse. August 25, 1958.
Great Day in "Ottaway" (The Debates Begin: Douglas and Lincoln Face to Face). Published in The Washington Post, August 21, 1958.
An Invitation to the Better Angels. A talk delivered before the DC Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, October 19, 1958.
Prayer to the Better Angels. An address delivered at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 16, 1958.
Remarks of Mr. Mearns on the occasion of his 40th anniversary luncheon in the Library of Congress. December 16, 1958.
BOX 113 1959
The Grandeur of Abraham Lincoln. January 30, 1959. Selected passages from the writings of eminent men.
What's To Become of Mr. Lincoln? Being Some Speculations on the Old Gentleman's Past, Present and Future Condition. An address delivered before the Lincoln Group of Boston, February 14, 1959.
Who in Triumph Advances. An address before The New Brunswick Historical Club, New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 20, 1959. Printed in: Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society: A Magazine of New Jersey History, April 1959, p. 111. Printed also in a pamphlet: Special Joint Session of The New Jersey Senate and the General Assembly Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Historic Appearance Before the Legislature, February 21, 1861, presented by the New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission, February 21, 1961.
Lincoln the Young Thinker. Prepared for The American Story Series issued by Broadcast Music, Inc., in association with the Society of American Historians. 1959 series: The Abraham Lincoln Story 1809-1959. March 6, 1959.
Washington Awaiting. Article prepared for, and published in, the Wilson Library Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 10, June 1959. March 11, 1959.
Briefed from The Inexhaustible Story. A talk delivered at a luncheon meeting of the Soroptimist International, Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1959.
The Fruits of Our Liberties and How to Preserve Them. A paper read before the Independence Bell Chapter of the D.A.R., at Chapter House, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1959.
Lincoln and Libraries. An address delivered at a banquet in honor of the Lincoln Authors of America as part of the National Library Week celebration in Illinois. Springfield, Illinois, April 17, 1959.
Engrafted Angel. An address delivered at Allegheny College, May 2, 1959. Printed in: Allegheny College Bulletin, June 1959, p. 14.
Lincoln as a World Figure. An address delivered before the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia meeting at the Library of Congress, May 20, 1959. Printed in Congressional Record, pp. A4290-4291, Appendix. Repeated before the Clyde Kelly Class of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church under the title of "Lincoln Viewed Today" on January 15, 1951, and combined with "Lincoln and the Future of America" for a lecture at Old Dominion College, Norfolk, Virginia, on February 3, 1963.
BOX 114 The President and the Princess; or, The Great Kissing Performance. An address delivered before the Friends of the Library of the University of Detroit, May 22, 1959. Repeated with variations on May 28, 1960, in Lincoln, Illinois, and on May 5, 1962, before the Literary Society, Washington, D.C.
To be Enduring: The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. A paper presented at the Rare Books Conference sponsored by the Rare Books Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, June 18, 1959. Printed in: College and Research Libraries, Vol. 20, No. 5, September 1959, p. 341.
Remarks at a luncheon in Room 410, House Office Building, on Friday, August 7, 1959.
Part I of The Exquisite Collector [2/13/68] printed in Illinois State Historical Society Journal, Vol. LII, No. 1, p. 45, Lincoln Sesquicentennial Issue, Spring 1959. (See also Cont. 112)
Remarks at Raleigh, North Carolina, to receive for the collections of the Library of Congress from the Governor of North Carolina, tape recording and slides of interviews with North Carolina's oldest inhabitants. Friday, August 21, 1959.
Notes on Melvil Dewey for possible use of the Director of the Reference Department at Amherst. October 8, 1959.
Lincoln and Rothschilds. A memorandum. December 11, 1959.
Introduction to Lincoln for the Ages. Sent to Mr. Carl Haverlin, Broadcast Music, Inc., New York, N.Y., on December 31, 1959. Volume was printed in November 1960 by Doubleday.
BOX 115 1960
Welcoming remarks: Lincoln Symposium in the Library of Congress. February 11, 1960.
Remarks made at the presentation of ten-year service pins to Aimes Pratt and Virginia David. Manuscript Division, March 2, 1960. It's a Long Time Between Drinks. A letter to Jonathan Daniels dated March 10, 1960, printed in The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 20, 1960. Also included in The North Carolina Miscellany: A collection of warm and delightful fragments of North Carolina's past and present. Edited by Richard Walser, Chapel Hill, Univ. of N.C. Press, 1962.
The President and the Princess. [Variation of 522/59] An address delivered at Lincoln, Illinois, May 28, 1960. Reproduced and distributed by the Abraham Lincoln Forum for Constitution Education, Lincoln, Illinois. Repeated before the Literary Society, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1962.
Dr. Lincoln. Commencement address at Lincoln College, Lincoln, Illinois, May 29, 1960.
Frances Pago. An open letter read at her retirement luncheon. July 12, 1960.
Lincoln and Catholicism. A memorandum. Enclosed in a letter to Jonathan Daniels, July 27, 1960.
Ad Absurdum. [Metrecal Gal] A poem. August 1960.
Mysterious Morning, May 18, 1860. August 4, 1960. Carbon copy submitted to James Russell Wiggins, The Washington Post.
Henry Cabot Lodge, 2d. August 5, 1960. Published in St. Albans Bulletin, Issue 24, Fall 1960.
"You Scratch My Paperback" August 2, 1960. Published in The Washington Post, Sunday, September 11, 1960.
The Unsupported Charges of Father Chiniquy. A memorandum prepared for The Honorable Lyndon Johnson, United States Senate. October 14, 1960.
St. George Leakin Sioussat 1878-1960. November 4, 1960. Published in The American Archivist, Vol. 24, No. 1, January 1961, page 81.
The Infatuate Wish. An address before the National Genealogical Society, December 3, 1960.
Lincoln for the Ages. Material concerning its publication. Nov.-Dec. 1960. [See 1959 for text of Introduction.]
BOX 116 1961
The Civil War: A Centennial Perspective. A lecture delivered at New York University, New York City, January 12, 1961.
Lincoln Viewed Today. [A variation of Mr. Lincoln as a World Figure] A paper read before the Clyde Kelly Class, Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, January 15, 1961.
A Collect for the Collected. A talk delivered before the LC-Maryland-Virginia Chapter of the Manuscript Society, at a meeting held in the Wilson Room, Library of Congress, January 29, 1961.
According to Their Contents. A speech delivered before the Caxton Club, Chicago, Illinois, February 1, 1961.
Who in Triumph Advances. Printed in pamphlet issued by the New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission, Trenton, 1961. E457.4N43 [For text see 1959 listing]
Lecture delivered at the McGill University Library School, Montreal, Canada, March 6, 1961.
Statement for possible dissemination at the Fourth National Assembly of the U. S. Civil War Centennial Commission to be held in Charleston, South Carolina. March 30, 1961.
[Midshipmen's Dinner]. An address delivered at the Midshipmen's dinner, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, April 19, 1961.
Largely Lincoln. Introd. by Earl Schenck Miers. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1961. E457.8.M5 [See also containers 125 and 126]
Administration of a Manuscript Repository. Prepared for Inter-American Archival Seminar, October 9-27, 1961, for use on Monday, October 23, 1961.
When First We Practice, An address delivered at a luncheon in honor of Willard Webb on his retirement from the staff of the Library of Congress, Continental Hotel, Washington, D.C., October 31, 1961.
BOX 117 1962
Lynken, Blynken, and Nod. 3 folders. Remarks upon accepting the National Abraham Lincoln Distinguished Service Award presented at the Emancipation Proclamation Centennial Dinner at the Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 10, 1962. File also contains letters of congratulation, newspaper clippings, etc. together with copy of Carl Sandburg citation for the Award and Carl Haverlin presentation remarks.
Mostly Mearns on Largely Lincoln. An address delivered at a luncheon book review at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1962.
De Amicitia. An address delivered before the Friends of the Duke University Library, Durham, North Carolina, April 26, 1962. Printed in: Library Notes: A Bulletin Issued for The Friends of Duke University Library, No. 37, March 1963: also printed in: Antiouarian Bookman, July 4-11, 1966, pp. 44-48.
"What a Wonderful Idea," I said. An address delivered before the Hospitality and Information Service meeting in the Library of Congress on May 23, 1962.
The Strong and Honest Hand. An address delivered before the New York State Library Association, Albany, New York, October 19, 1962. Printed in: New York Library Association Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 2, March 1963.
BOX 118 1963
Variation of Abraham Lincoln and the Future of American [2/13/58]. A lecture presented at Old Dominion College, Norfolk, Virginia, February 3, 1963.
Alvin Webster Kremer. Remarks on the occasion of Mr. Kremer's retirement from the Library of Congress. February 25, 1963.
The Gettysburg Address: The Mysteries of the Manuscripts, Parts I and II. A speech delivered before the Milwaukee Civil War Round Table on February 27 and before the Chicago Civil War Round Table on February 28, 1963.
Comments and clippings, etc. November-December 1963 as a result of Mr. Mearns' CWIT speech, the text of which he made available to reporters.
A View of Washington in 1863. A paper read before the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., March 20, 1963, under the title "Extracts from Washington's Diary: 1863." Printed in: Records of the Columbia Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Reprinted as separate 1966
The American Scene in the 1860's: The Sinister Sixties: A Decadent Decade. A paper read at the Rose Hill Seminar, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, June 3, 1963. Printed in: The Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania in the 1860's, edited with an introduction by Francis Coleman Rosenberger. [Proceedings of the Rose Hill Seminar, June 8, 1963]
A report on the annual meeting of the Manuscript Society held in Washington, D.C., 9/19-22/1963. Prepared for LC Information Bulletin. 9/24/63.
Remarks in support of H.R. 6237, 86th Congress, 1st Session. October 4, 1963. Forwarded to the Archivist of the United States for use in justification of funds for NHPRC to allocate for the compilation of documentary sources significant to the history of the United States.
Long Remembered: Facsimiles of the five versions of the Gettysburg Address in the handwriting of Abraham Lincoln. Notes and Comments on the Preparation of the Address by David C. Mearns and Lloyd A Dunlap. The Library of Congress, Washington: 1963. Z663.34.147
J. Franklin Jameson. A tribute incorporated in a letter from Mr. Mearns to Ruth Anna Fisher dated November 18, 1963. Printed in: J. Franklin Jameson: A Tribute, fourteen contributors, edited by Ruth Anna Fisher and William Lloyd Fox and published by the Catholic University of American Press, Washington, D.C., 1965.
BOX 119 1964-1965
Not Known at This Address. A speech delivered before the New York Civil War Round Table at The Lamb's Club, New York City, February 11, 1964. Printed in: Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address: Commemorative Papers. Edited by Allan Nevins, University of Illinois Press, 1964. pp. 118-133.
Five quotes from The Lark by Colett Burges. 2/17/64 [My Feet; The Lecture; A Bore in the House; A Parisian Beverage; and The Floorless Room]
Drafts for two citations. For 1) Allan Nevins and 2) Carl Sandburg. Prepared March 17, 1964, for use of the Chief of General Reference and Bibliography Division.
Three Drafts: Variant comments on proposed legislation to amend the title of the Library of Congress to include "the National Library of the United States." March 25, 1964.
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