Jacob Gould Schurman
Jacob Gould, Schurman
8.3 cubic ft.; 55
reels microfilm; 1 tape recording; 10 oversize map case folders.
clippings, microfilm, and ephemera
The Schurman papers consist of
correspondence, addresses, photographs, testimonials, diplomas, certificates,
newspaper clippings, printed material, and records of the New York
Constitutional Convention (1915). The material listed covers Schurman's career
as a teacher, college president, and diplomat; the majority of the papers
involve his role in national and foreign affairs. His views on American
imperialism are reflected in letters to President McKinley, David Starr Jordan,
David J. Hill, and John Hay. Schurman's later correspondence with Theodore
Roosevelt, Charles F. Adams, Carl Schurz, Charles W. Eliot, and Sergio Osmena
show his interest in the Philippine Islands and their eventual independence.
His active interest in politics, the problems of peace and the League of
Nations, and his diplomatic activities are discussed in correspondence with
William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Elihu Root, Henry Lane Wilson, Henry
Cabot Lodge, James Wadsworth, Joseph Foraker, and Frank Kellogg, including
comments on Gustav Stresemann, German politics, and the German economy.
Includes addresses and other material on Germany, the Far East, and U.S.
foreign policy after Schurman's retirement in 1930. Also personal and family
correspondence including letters to Professor William John Alexander about his
thoughts on religion and his stay at Heidelberg University; letters to his
daughters, Helen and Barbara; and transcriptions and photocopies of other
Language: Collection material in
Division of Rare and Manuscript
Collections, Cornell University Library