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COLLECTION Identifier: A-42

The nationalizing of business, 1878-1898 manuscript by Ida M. Tarbell, 1936


Original manuscript of "The Nationalizing of Business" by Ida M. (Ida Minerva) Tarbell, historian, journalist, lecturer, and muckraker.


  • 1936

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ida M. Tarbell as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

Collection consists of original manuscript of "The Nationalizing of Business" by Ida M. Tarbell, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger with notes by Dixon R. Fox. The manuscript was published as volume nine of A History of American Life. Also contains copies of a letter and memo from Schlesinger and Fox.


Ida Minerva Tarbell was a historian, journalist, lecturer, and muckraker, (Allegheny College, A.B., 1880). For further information, see Notable American Women (1971).

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 51-8

Gift of Professor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Received March 1951.

Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944. The nationalizing of business, 1878-1898 manuscript by Ida M. Tarbell, 1936: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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