Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Ferrell mss, ca. 1940-1999, consist of the papers, writings and correspondence of Indiana University Prof. Emeritus Robert H. Ferrell. Professor Ferrell (b. 1921), is an American historian and author of several books on Harry S. Truman and the diplomatic history of the United States. He received a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1946 and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Ferrell began his career at Indiana University as an Assistant Professor in 1953, subsequently rising to the post of Distinguished Professor of History in 1974.

The collection includes correspondence, original drafts of Ferrell's work, and accompanying research files.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 2000

Collection size: 200,000 items

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