University of Notre Dame

Marshall Smelser Papers


Origination : Smelser, Marshall.
Extent : 8 linear feet. 27 linear feet of index cards.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Preferred Citation

Marshall Smelser Papers (SME), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Eugene McCarthy, Hubert Humphrey, and others; diaries, financial records, legal documents, manuscripts, memoranda, research and writing notes, sheet music, teaching material, booklets, and clippings; concerning his career as a history professor, his travels, his political activities, his research, his advice to the administration of Cardinal Newman College, and his lifelong interest in baseball.

Also the manuscript of his book The Winning of Independence (1971); and index cards containing research notes for his courses and his books The Campaign for the Sugar Islands, 1759 (1955), The Congress Founds the Navy (1959), The Democratic Republic: 1801-1815 (1968), and The Life that Ruth Built: A Biography (1975).


Historian, professor at the University of Notre Dame, and biographer of Babe Ruth.


Smelser, Marshall.
Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948.
United States -- History.
United States. Navy
Cardinal Newman College.
McCarthy, Eugene, 1916-
The Winning of Independence. Manuscript.

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