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Richard Lowitt Papers on Bronson M. Cutting

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-589-BC

Scope and Content

Richard Lowitt taught American History at Connecticut College, Florida State University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Maryland, and the University of Rhode Island. He joined Iowa State University, where he was the chair of the History department. He eventually became a professor of American History at the University of Oklahoma, and Regents Professor at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

This collection is comprised of Lowitt's notes and photocopies of research materials that he gathered between 1982 and 1988 while conducting research for his book, Bronson M. Cutting: Progressive Politician. Also included in the collection is the manuscript version of this publication. Lowitt's research utilized a significant amount of primary source materials, predominantly in the form of manuscript collections. His basic source was the Bronson M. Cutting Papers at the Library of Congress; hence there is a wealth of photocopied materials from Cutting's papers in this collection. The Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover presidential libraries were also significant sources for Lowitt, as was the University of New Mexico, the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, and the Huntington Library. Bronson Cutting was United States Senator from New Mexico from January 1928 - December 1928, and March 1929 - May 1935.

Lowitt's collection is divided into 3 series. Series I focuses on Bronson Cutting, his family and his friends. The majority of materials in this series comes from the Bronson M.Cutting Papers, Library of Congress. With only a few exceptions, this series is organized in a basic chronological sequence. Series II contains research files, organized alphabetically, by subject. This section contains photocopies of materials from manuscript collections, predominantly not the Bronson M. Cutting Papers, as well as a variety of photocopied publications, portions of publications, theses, and dissertations, with Lowitt's notes and annotations. Series II also contains an assortment of biographical information written about Bronson Cutting. Series I and II include materials on notable people including Mary Hunter Austin, Albert B. Fall, Dennis Chavez, and Miguel A. Otero. Series III contains the edited and annotated manuscript chapters for Bronson M. Cutting: Progressive Politician by Richard Lowitt.

Dates

  • 1899-1993 (bulk 1910-1936, 1982-1988)

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publications or distribution.

Extent

4 boxes (3.35 cu. ft.)

Related Material

Miguel Antonio Otero Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Richard Charles Dillon Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Dennis Chavez Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Holm O. Bursum Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Mary Hunter Austin Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Albert B. Fall Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Antonio A. Sedillo Papers Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico Libraries.
Title
Finding Aid of the Richard Lowitt Papers on Bronson M. Cutting, 1899-1993 (bulk 1910-1936, 1982-1988)
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by B. Silbergleit and D. Brittain
Date
©2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451