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Robert Reynolds Collection Relating to Leopold von Ranke

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Reynolds, Robert.
Title: Robert Reynolds Collection Relating to Leopold von Ranke
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1995
Quantity: 2 folders (SC)
Abstract: Correspondence, memorabilia, and printed material pertaining to Leopold von Ranke. All items dating from before 1970 are copies, not originals.
Language: English, German
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886) was a German historian and historiographer. He was highly influential in shaping the modern approach to history, emphasizing such things as reliance on primary sources, narrative history and international politics. He rejected the idea that each era is by definition superior to those that preceded it, as well as the idea of sweeping historical theories that attempt to encompass huge swathes of time and geography.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Robert Reynolds Collection Relating to Leopold von Ranke contains correspondence, memorabilia, and printed material pertaining to Leopold von Ranke. Some correspondence concerns Peter von Blanckenburg, great-great-grandson of Leopold von Ranke. All items dating from before 1970 are copies, not originals.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Blanckenburg, Peter von.
Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886.
Reynolds, Robert.

Subjects

Authors, German -- 19th century.
Historians -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Typescripts.

Occupations

Authors.
Historians.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Robert Reynolds Collection Relating to Leopold von Ranke,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert and Stephanie Reynolds, 2015.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 29 Apr 2016
Revision history:

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Inventory

Correspondence
SC 770, Folder 1 Miscellaneous 1970, 1972-1973,
Memorabilia
SC 770, Folder 2 Biographical and genealogical information - includes typescript paper, "Ein lebendiges Geschlecht," consisting of remarks on the Rankes’ old greeting slogan "Hopoi?" and on von Ranke’s siblings and their descendants
SC 770, Folder 2 Photograph, "Otto von Ranke (1873-1878 und 1893-1911)" by Heinrich Hoffman - reproduction of photographic portrait
SC 770, Folder 2 Ranke-Tag (Ranke Day) May 1986 - programme of events and typed account
SC 770, Folder 2 Miscellaneous - stamps, stationery, photos of Ranke's grave printed off website, reproduction of certificate, etc.
Printed material
SC 770, Folder 2 Clippings 1889 (photocopy), 1903 (transcript), 1938 (photocopy), 1982, 1985-1986, 1995 - includes typescript, "Abschrift aus dem Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1903," a transcription of a German encyclopedia article about Ranke

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