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Correspondence and lecture notes relating to Thilly's career at the
University of Missouri (1893-1904), Princeton (1904-1906), and Cornell
University (1906-1934); notes in German (ca. 1889-1890) taken by Thilly while
studying at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg under Kuno Fischer,
Friedrich Paulsen, and others; newspaper clippings; and other papers.
Correspondence, 1904-1921, with Woodrow Wilson concerns Thilly's call to
Princeton, administrative matters during Thilly's years there, and his
recommendations of several men for national and local office during Wilson's
terms as President. Other correspondents include Felix Adler, Ernest Albee,
Benjamin Cardozo, Lord Charnwood, Morris Raphael Cohen, James E. Creighton,
Charles W. Dabney, John Dewey, Livingston Farrand, James Morgan Hart, John
Grier Hibben, William James, Hugo Munsterberg, Friedrich Paulsen, Cuthbert W.
Pound, Josiah Royce, Nathaniel Schmidt, Jacob Gould Schurman, T.V. Smith,
William Ritchie Sorley, William Strunk, Jr., William Howard Taft, Joseph P.
Tumulty, Andrew Dickson White, and Stephen S. Wise.