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Speeches and Writings, 1921-circa 1970 (continued)
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.
Civil War Centennial Commission 7th National Assembly, Atlanta, Georgia, June 11, 1964. DCM remarks as moderator of a discussion on the problems of the Civil War; drafts of introductions of Dr. Albert Burton Moore, Roy Kirklin Davenport, and Dr. Charles P. Roland; and draft of an introduction of Allan Nevins by The Honorable Fred Schwengel, M.C.
Alice Lee Parker: "Set Down Aught in Alice, or, The Prince and the Photographs." A poem written on the occasion of Miss Parker's retirement from the Library of Congress. July 15, 1964.
Many Happy Returns: A Discourse on the 70th Anniversary of the District of Columbia Library Association, September 26, 1964. Printed in: D.C. Libraries, Vol. 36, No. 1, January 1965.
Ford's Theatre. [Restoration]. Remarks made on Sunday evening at the Lincoln Museum, Washington, D.C., November 29, 1964.
The Answerers: A Fog-Laden Panorama of LC's Collections. Parts I and II. Prepared January 19, 1965. Printed in: The Library Journal, Vol. 90, No. 7, April 1, 1965, and Vol. 90, No. 8, April 15, 1965.
Work Papers for the Library Journal article.
"Brush of the Comet": Archibald MacLeish at the Library of Congress. Written on February 15, 1965, for The Atlantic Monthly. Printed in Vol. 215, No. 5, May 1965.
To the Clients of Clio. An address read before the faculty of St. Albans School, Washington, D.C., February 24, 1965.
Ars Longa Vita Brevis. March 19, 1965. [Plan for an expanded program for LC in all fields and activities.]
Aged Six Years. About Daniel J. Reed upon the occasion of his leaving the staff of the Library of Congress. July 16, 1965.
To: O. M. S. with love from the Misonaist. Remarks at a luncheon on the occasion of the retirement from the Library of Congress of Olive M. Seltzer. December 20, 1965.
BOX 120 1966-1968
The Library of Congress and the U. S. Civil War Centennial Commission: A Summary Statement. January 25, 1966. Prepared for transmission to the Acting Director of the U. S. Civil War Centennial Commission.
When's A Pentagon Not a Pentagon? September 12, 1966. Excerpt from the Charles S. Hamlin Papers, Diary for December 16, [1941], Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
A brief review of the establishment of the Center for the Coordination of Foreign Manuscript Copying. Remarks of the Chief of the Manuscript Division at a meeting of the Librarian's Advisory Committee for the Center held in the Library of Congress, October 14, 1966.
From the Od!DSE of Homer. Remarks on the occasion of the retirement from the Library of Congress of Dorothy S. Eaton. October 24, 1966.
Gettysburg on the Eve of an Address. A speech delivered on the occasion of the 103rd Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1966.
Not Enough Room. A talk delivered at the Area Chapter meeting of the Manuscript Society, held in the Library of Congress, March 3, 1967.
Ainsworth the Unforgettable. [Ainsworth Rand Spofford]. A paper read before the Literary Society, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1967. Printed in: LC Quarterly Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, January 1968.
Waldo G. Leland. [Tribute-Obituary] October 19, 1967. Prepared for the American Philosophical Society and published in their Yearbook 1968.
Mearns Autobiography. Prepared at the request of, and forwarded to, Mr. Armistead Boothe of the Literary Society, Washington, D.C. October 26, 1967.
Diminuando. Remarks of Mr. Mearns made at his retirement dinner, The Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C., December 16, 1967.
A Doleful Sound. Paper read before the Iota Chapter, Beta Phi Mu, Department of Library Science, The Catholic University of American, Thursday evening, April 25, 1968.
Capitol Punishment: An Address on the Defamation of Cuspidoria Americana. Delivered before the U. S. Capitol Historical Society, September 11, 1968.
History of the Library of Congress. Lecture delivered on September 19, 1968, in the George Washington-Library of Congress Lecture Series, in the Library of Congress, Page School, Room 324A Main Building.
"Ever and Ever, Carl." An address delivered at the dinner meeting of the Manuscript Society held in Springfield, Illinois. September 26, 1968. [A tribute to Carl Sandburg presented under the auspices of the Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission.]
To Forgive Divine. An address delivered before the Cum Laude Society, St. Albans School, Washington, D.C., October 11, 1968.
Manuscript Resources of the Library of Congress for the Study of the Secession Years. A lecture delivered on November 12, 1968, in the George Washington-Library of Congress Lecture Series, in the Library of Congress, Page School, Room 324A, Main Building.
Remarks at Reference Department Division Chiefs' Luncheon. Library of Congress, Whittall Pavilion. February 12, 1969.
circa 1970, Address delivered to a convocation at St. Albans School for Boys, Washington, D.C., 1970 or 1971
BOX 121 Book Reviews
BOX 122 1959-1964
Radio and Television Broadcast Scripts, 1949-1962; and Introductions of persons, alphabetically arranged.
BOX 123 Ghost writings, 1944-1963
BOX 124 Three Presidents and Their Books, University of Illinois Press, 1955 hardback; 1963 paperback. Research Notes; galley proof, page proof, clippings, comments, etc.
BOX 125 Largely Lincoln, St. Martin's Press, 1961. Drafts.
BOX 126 Largely Lincoln, St. Martin's Press, 1961. Printer's copy; reviews, comments, etc. See also Oversize
BOX 127 The Lincoln Papers, 2 vols. Published by Doubleday, 1948
Correspondence concerning the details of publication and correspondence about the published volumes; promotional material; and clippings.
BOX 128 Research notes (2 binders)
BOX 129 Abstracts from correspondence in the Robert Todd Lincoln Collection. Binder, copies 1 and 2.
BOX 130 Drafts
BOX 131 Transcripts from the Robert Todd Lincoln Collection
BOX 132 Transcripts from the Robert Todd Lincoln Collection. Selected but not used.
BOX 133 Handwritten transcript notes.
BOX 134 Typed transcriptions, no. 1
BOX 135 Typed transcriptions, no. 2
BOX 136 Index - Galleys.
BOX 137 The Story Up To Now
1946 (Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress)
1947 (Separate)
Rough drafts
BOX 138 Notes and abstracts, miscellaneous
BOX 139 Partial bibliography; miscellaneous
BOX 140 Typescript copies 2 and 3
BOX 141 Galley proofs, page proofs (annotated)
BOX 142 Corrected galley proofs; page proofs
BOX 143-149 Research File
Notes on a variety of subjects including material on the history of the various copies of the Gettysburg Address. Includes bound copies of Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War (2 vols., 1865) and copies of newspaper articles about Mark Twain in Washington, D.C., published in 1868.
Arranged by type of material.
BOX 143 Declaration of Independence and Life of Mistress Dorothie Vernon of Haddon Hall
BOX 144 General and Miscellaneous
BOX 145 Vestvali
BOX 146 Dunlap-Mearns notes on the Gettysburg Address
Set 1
BOX 147 Set 2
BOX 148 Set 3
BOX 149 Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War, 2 vols., 1865 See Oversize
Lincoln assassination conspiracy. Negative copies of material in National Archives concerning Criminal Case No. 4525 and Pardons
Mark Twain in Washington, copies (negative photostats) of newspaper articles published in 1868 relating to the residence of Mark Twain See Oversize
Parsons, Edward Alexander, notes on collection
BOX 150-155 Editorial File and Advisory Review Material
Books and articles submitted to Mearns as editor or for advisory review by publishers.
Arranged by title of publication or type of material.
BOX 150 The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, Vol. I
Pages 1-599
(4 folders)
BOX 151 Pages 600-924
(2 folders)
The Lincoln Collector(Story of the Oliver Barrett Collection) by Carl Sandburg. Advance uncorrected proofs. (Reviewed for the New York Herald Tribune, 1949)
Checklist of the Abraham Lincoln Collection of Oliver R. Barrett, copies, 1948
(2 folders)
BOX 152 (1 folder)
Uncorrected proofs
(2 folders)
BOX 153 Lincoln Day By Day, Vol. III. Page proofs; galley proofs for complete index published in Vol. III
(2 folders)
The American Story, Broadcast Music, Inc., in association with the Society of American Historians, 1955
BOX 154 Papers and books
Hollis, C. Carroll, “Lincoln's First Biographer”
Miers, Earl Schenck, “Capitol Hill”
Searcher, Victor, “Lincoln's Journey to Greatness”
BOX 155 Thomas, Benjamin P., “Abraham Lincoln”
Ulin, Arnold Arthur, “Take Your Case to the People” [radio and television techniques]
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