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William Anderson papers

Identifier: uarc 358; uarc 359; uarc 360

Scope and Content

Collections 358, 359 and 360 contain personal and official correspondence, papers regarding the activities of the various organizations with which William Anderson was involved, drafts and notes for unfinished and unpublished works, and general materials spanning his 58 year involvement with the University of Minnesota. Collection 358 consists of one box with materials from 1909-1913. Collection 359 has 7 boxes with materials from 1927-1958. Collection 360 has 40 boxes with materials from 1917-1970.


  • 1909-1970


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of William Anderson (1888-1975)

William Anderson was born in North Minneapolis in 1888. He attended North High School, and then the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1913. He began teaching political science at the University of Minnesota in 1916, and remained until his retirement in 1957, serving as chairman of the political science department from 1927-1932 and 1937-1947. Anderson was a member of numerous academic organizations, such as the Social Studies Research Council, and the American Political Science Association, of which he was president in 1942, as well as several state and federal governmental organizations. In 1967, Anderson Hall on the West Bank campus was named in his honor. He remained in Minneapolis until his death in 1975.


62.4 Linear Feet (48)


Collection contains the papers of William Anderson, professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aids Available

Finding aids for collections 358, 359 and 360 with contents lists are available in University Archives.

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William Anderson Papers, 1909-1970
University Archives Staff
February 2006
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