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Catherine Ann Cline Papers

An inventory of Catherine Ann Cline Papers at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Catherine Ann Cline
Title: Catherine Ann Cline Papers
Dates: 1919-2003, n.d.
Extent: 10 linear feet; 16 boxes
Abstract: Catherine Ann Cline (1927-2006), a native of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was an historian and professor who taught at a number of universities, most notably The Catholic University of America (CUA). She rose to full Professor at CUA in 1974 and served as Chair of the History Department from 1973 to 1976 and again from 1979 to 1982. She was the author of the books Recruits to Labour: The British Labour Party, 1914-1931. (1963) and E.D. Morel, 1873-1924: The Strategies of Protest. (1981), and also wrote numerous articles and book reviews for journals such as Albion, American Historical Review, Catholic Historical Review, Church History, and the Journal of Modern History. The Cline papers contain editorial correspondence, letters of recommendation, research note cards, unpublished draft manuscripts, journal tear sheets of articles and book reviews, course descriptions, publications, and oversize material such as framed memorabilia.
Collection Number: 205
Language: English

Biographical Note

Catherine Ann Cline was born on July 27, 1927 in West Springfield, Massachusetts, to Daniel E. Cline and Agnes Howard. She earned a B.A. from Smith College in 1948, an M.A. from Columbia University in 1950, and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College, where she worked with Felix Gilbert. She taught at a number of universities between 1953 and 1968: Smith College, St. Mary's College of Indiana, and Notre Dame College of Staten Island. In 1968, Cline became an associate professor of history at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and rose to full Professor in 1974. She served as Chair of the History Department from 1973 to 1976 and again from 1979 to 1982. In recognition of her long service to CUA she was awarded the Papal Benemerenti Medal on April 10, 1995, which is actually CUA's Founders Day. She continued teaching at CUA until her death in 2006.

Dr. Cline was an expert in modern British history, especially the early twentieth century and the rise of the Labour Party. She was the author of the books Recruits to Labour: The British Labour Party, 1914-1931. (1963) and E.D. Morel, 1873-1924: The Strategies of Protest (1981). She also wrote numerous articles and book reviews for journals such as Albion, American Historical Review, Catholic Historical Review, Church History, and the Journal of Modern History. Additionally, she was a research fellow of the American Philosophical Society and a member of the Faculty Seminar on African History at Columbia University as well as a member of the American Historical Association, the American Catholic Historical Association, and the Conference Group on British Studies.

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Scope and Contents

The Catherine Ann Cline papers reflect her half century of work as a history student and professor. In her later role she was a recognized scholar in the field of twentieth century Britain. The collection is particular strong in regard to source materials and her preliminary work on both her writings and courses, though there is not much present in regard to her administrative work and personal life.

The first series is Published Works, 1952-1996, 2007, in box 1. It contains both original copies and photocopies of her writings, including her two books, several book introductions she did for the The Garland Library of War and Peace series, various articles and book chapters, and her dozens of book reviews in journals such as The American Historical Review and The Catholic Historical Review. Reviews of her two books are also included.

The second series, Research Correspondence and Reference Material, 1919-2003, n.d., in boxes 2-5, has a mix of correspondence with other academics, archival repositories, and grant funders. There are also handwritten notes and drafts of writings as well as numerous copies of related archival documents and printed materials.

The third series is Course Lecture Notes and Related Material, 1956-1996, and undated, in boxes 5-12. This contains her numerous notes, writing drafts, and source materials for the many classes she taught at several higher education institutions, not the least of which was The Catholic University of America. Course topics range from Appeasement to War and include more routine offerings such as junior and senior seminars. This series demonstrates her dedication to research and preparation for the over four decades of classes she developed and taught.

The fourth series is Personal Papers, ca. 1945-1990, and undated, in boxes 13-14. It is divided into three subseries: Employment, Education, and Miscellaneous. The first has a couple of folders of material from her years as a professor at the Notre Dame College of Staten Island, New York, and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The second has materials relating to her education at several institutions such as Bryn Mawr, Columbia University, and Smith College. The third has a few miscellaneous files with odds and ends such as copies of her resumes, her parents' probate, and the University Women's Club of London.

The fifth and last series is Miscellaneous and Oversize material, 1918, 1980, and undated, in boxes 15-16. Box 15 is a record center box containing 3 x 5 inch note cards, mostly handwritten in ink and mostly in shoe boxes. Box 16 is an oversize scrapbook box with a photograph, three audio cassettes, World War I related archival document photocopies, and two framed items.

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Arrangement

The Catherine Ann Cline Papers consist of five series:






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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Acquired from the Catherine Ann Cline estate in 2006.

Processing Information

Survey by Maria S. Jolly in 2007, processing completed in 2012 by William John Shepherd. EAD markup completed in 2012 by William John Shepherd.

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Related Material

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John Maynard Keynes Papers

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Edmund Dene Morel Papers

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Churchill, Winston
Keynes, John Maynard
Lloyd George, David
Morel, E.D.

Organizations:
Foreign Office-United Kingdom
Labour Party-United Kingdom
League of Nations

Places:
Congo
France
Germany
United Kingdom

Subjects:
Congo Reform
Labour Party-United Kingdom
Treaty of Versailles
World War I


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Select Bibliography

Cline, Catherine Ann. 'British Historians and the Treaty of Versailles,' Albion, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 1988), pp. 43-58.

Cline, Catherine Ann. 'Ecumenism and Appeasement: The Bishops of the Church of England and the Treaty of Versailles,' Journal of Modern History, Vol. 61, No. 4 (December 1989), pp. 683-703.

Cline, Catherine Ann. 'E.D. Morel and the Crusade Against the Foreign Office,' The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 39, No. 2 (June 1967), pp. 126-137.

Cline, Catherine Ann. E.D. Morel, 1873-1924: The Strategies of Protest. Belfast, United Kingdom: Blackstaff Press, 1980.

Cline, Catherine Ann. 'Priest in the Coal Fields, The Story of Father Curran,' Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. 63, No. 2 (June 1952), pp. 67-84.

Cline, Catherine Ann. Recruits to Labour: The British Labour Party, 1914-1931. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1963.

Cline, Catherine Ann. 'The Church and the Movement for Congo Reform,' Church History (32:1), (March 1963), pp. 1-11.

In Memoriam: Catherine Ann Cline

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Published Works, 1952-1996, 2007 (1 Box)
Cline's published works with her two books (including peer reviews), her articles and book chapters, and her book reviews.
Box Folder
1 1 Article: 'British Historians and the Treaty of Versailles,' Albion (20:1), Spring 1988
  2 Article: 'Ecumenism and Appeasement: The Bishops of the Church of England and the Treaty of Versailles,' Journal of Modern History (61:4), December 1989
  3 Article: 'E. D. Morel and the Crusade Against the Foreign Office,' Journal of Modern History (39:2), June 1967
  4 Article: 'Priest in the Coal Fields: The Story of Father Curran,' Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia (63:2), June 1952
  5 Article: 'The Church and the Movement for Congo Reform,' Church History (32:1), March 1963
  6 Book Chapter: 'British Opinion and the Unjust Peace,' John K. Zeender: A Festschrift. Callinger, Ronald S. and West, Thomas R. Maplecrest, New York: Perspective Press, 2007
  7 Book Chapter: 'E.D. Morel: From the Congo to the Rhine,' Morris, A.J.A. Edwardian Radicalism, 1900-1914. London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1974
  8 Book Introduction: George Nasmyth. Social Progress and Darwinian Theory. The Garland Library of War and Peace. New York and London: Garland, 1973
        Photocopy
  9 Book Reviews, 1964-1996
  10 Book Reviews: Cline, Catherine. E.D. Morel 1873-1924 The Strategies of Protest. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1980, 1981-1982
  11 Book Reviews: Cline, Catherine. Recruits to Labour: The British Labour Party 1914-1931. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1963, 1964
  12 Book: Cline, Catherine. E.D. Morel 1873-1924 The Strategies of Protest. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1980
        Photocopy
    Book: Cline, Catherine. Recruits to Labour: The British Labour Party 1914-1931. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1963
        Bound Volume
    Book: Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes. Causes of International War. The Garland Library of War and Peace. New York and London: Garland, 1972
        New Introduction by Dr. Cline
    Book: MacDonald, J. Ramsay. National Defense: A Study in Militarism. The Garland Library of War and Peace. New York and London: Garland, 1972
        New Introduction by Dr. Cline
    Book: Morel, Edmund Dene. Truth and the War. The Garland Library of War and Peace. New York and London: Garland, 1972
        New Introduction by Dr. Cline
                       
Series 2: Research Correspondence and Related Material, 1919-2003, n.d. (4 Boxes)
Correspondence with academics, archival repositories, and grant funders; handwritten notes; drafts of writings; and copies of related archival documents and printed materials.
Box Folder
2 1 Articles: General, 1948-1971
        Mostly tear sheets, with many personally inscribed to Cline
  2 Articles: American History, 1965-1974
        Mostly tear sheets, with many personally inscribed to Cline
  3 Articles: British History (1), 1919-1995
        Mostly tear sheets, with many personally inscribed to Cline
  4 Articles: British History (2), 1919-1995
        Mostly tear sheets, with many personally inscribed to Cline
  5 Articles: German History, 1960-1990, n.d.
        Many photostat copies
  6 Articles: Marks, Sally-General, 1984-1995
        Mostly tear sheets, with many personally inscribed to Cline
  7 Article: Marks, Sally-'Black Watch on the Rhine: A Study in Propaganda, Prejudice and Prurience.' European Studies Review (13), 1983
  8 Article: Nelson, Keith L.-'The "Black Horror on the Rhine": Race as a Factor in Post-World War One Diplomacy,' n.d.
  9 Article: Zeender, John K.-'Ludwig Windhorst 1812-1891,' History (77:250), June 1992
        Inscribed by author to Cline
  10 Bibliographies, n.d.
  11 Book, Booklet Covers-Moral Pubs, n.d.
  12 Book Reviews: Draft Copies, n.d.
        Typescript
  13 Book Reviews: Miscellaneous, 1970-2003
        Tear sheets and photocopies
  14 Conference Papers: Miscellaneous, ca. 1970s-1980s, n.d.
Box Folder
3 1 Conference Papers: Kuisel, Richard, 'The Gallic Rooster Crows Again,' 2001
  2 Conference Papers: Marks, Sally, ca. 1980s
  3 Conference Papers: Sharp, Alan, 'Lord Curzon and British Foreign Policy Towards the Franco-Belgian Occupation of the Ruhr in 1923,' 1996
  4 Correspondence: General, 1977-2003
  5 Correspondence: American Historical Review, Gordon-Marwick Dispute, 1970
  6 Correspondence: Belgian Congo, 1962-1963
  7 Correspondence: Biographical Reference Works re: E.D. Morel, 1971-1993
  8 Correspondence: British Opinion and the Unjust Peace, 1984-1988, n.d.
  9 Correspondence: Ecumenism and Appeasement, 1989-1990
  10 Correspondence: E.D. Morel Biography-General, 1977-1984
  11 Correspondence: E.D. Morel Biography-Blackstaff Press, 1978-1982
  12 Correspondence: Fellowships, Grants, 1980-1983
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence: Germany, France, 1982
  2 Correspondence: Keynes, John Maynard, and Reparations, 1980, 1988-1989
  3 Correspondence: Marks, Sally, 1986, 1990
  4 Correspondence: Mid Atlantic Conference on British Studies (MACBS) Session Papers and Related Material, 1992
  5 Correspondence: United Kingdom, Ireland, 1974-1981
  6 Documents (Duplicates): British from 1919-1920,
        Copies made in 1979
  7 Documents (Duplicates): Lloyd George, David from 1919-1930, in English,
        Copies made about 1980
  8 Documents (Duplicates): Lloyd George, David from 1920-1921, in French (1),
        Copies made about 1980
  9 Documents (Duplicates): Lloyd George, David from 1920-1921, in French (2),
        Copies made about 1980
Box Folder
5 1 Documents (Photostat): German from 1920-1939,
        Copies made at unknown date
  2 Manuscripts and Notes-General,
        n.d.
  3 Manuscript: British Historians and the Treaty of Versailles,
        n.d.
  4 Research Conference: 1922 Genoa-Rapallo,
        1989
                       
Series 3: Course Lecture Notes and Related Material, 1956-1996, n.d. (8 Boxes)
Notes, drafts, and source materials for classes taught at several higher education institutions including The Catholic University of America (CUA).
Box Folder
5 5 American Civilization (1), n.d.
  6 American Civilization (2), n.d.
Box Folder
6 1 American Civilization (3), n.d.
  2 American Civilization-Second Semester, n.d.
  3 American Foreign Policy, 1967
  4 American Government-First Semester, 1961-1962
  5 American History Seminar, 1967
  6 Anti-Semitism-Second Semester, 1974
  7 Appeasement: Background-Class Readings, n.d.
Box Folder
7 1 Appeasement: 1920s, n.d.
  2 Appeasement: Introduction to Peace-Second Semester, 1996
  3 Appeasement: 1930s, n.d.
  4 British History (1), 1994
  5 British History (2), 1994
  6 British History (1), 1996
  7 British History (2), 1996
Box Folder
8 1 British History (3), 1996
  2 British History (4), 1996
  3 British Humanitarian Movements, ca. 1971
  4 British Labour Party, n.d.
  5 Economic Theory-First Semester, 1956
        Notre Dame College of Staten Island
  6 Education Comparative, 1956
  7 European Intellectual Crisis, 1972-1973
  8 European Politics, 1973
  9 French History, n.d.
  10 Freshmen Courses, 1980
Box Folder
9 1 Freshmen Notes (1), n.d.
  2 Freshmen Notes (2), n.d.
  3 Great Books, 1960
  4 History-Miscellaneous, n.d.
  5 History 101 and 102 (1), 1981, n.d.
  6 History 101 and 102 (2), 1981, n.d.
  7 History 601-First Semester, 1987
  8 Imperialism (1), 1968-1986
Box Folder
10 1 Imperialism (2), 1968-1986
  2 Junior Seminar, 1971
  3 Junior Seminar, 1973-1974
  4 Junior Seminar-Second Semester, 1991
  5 Junior Seminar, 1979, and Modern History, 1972-1980,
  6 Liberalism, Socialism, 1978-1979
  7 Modern European History, 1967-1969
  8 Modern France, 1966
  9 Munich Conference, 1976
Box Folder
11 1 Origins of World War I (1), 1995
  2 Origins of World War I (2), 1995
  3 Political Theory, 1961
  4 Reactions to Nazism-First Semester, 1978
  5 Reading Lists for Students, ca. 1978-1994
  6 Renaissance and Reformation, n.d.
  7 Russian History, 1958
  8 Senior Seminar, 1968-1975
Box Folder
12 1 Sociology-Second Semester, 1961
  2 Student Papers, 1986, n.d.
  3 Twentieth Century Europe-Second Semester, 1984
  4 Twentieth Century World, 1986
  5 Victorian Social Classes-Second Semester, 1976
  6 War and Society, 1993
  7 War Crimes-First Semester, 1976
  8 Working Class Movements, 1977
                       
Series 4: Personal Papers, ca. 1945-1990, n.d. (2 Boxes)
Materials related to Dr. Cline's her years as a professor at the Notre Dame College of Staten Island and The Catholic University of America in Washington; her education at several institutions such as Bryn Mawr and Columbia University; and miscellaneous files with odds and ends such as copies of her resumes and her parents probate.
Subseries 1: Employment, 1949-1990, (1 Box)
 
Box Folder
13 1 Catholic University of America (CUA), 1967-1990
  2 Notre Dame College of Staten Island, New York, 1949-1967
Subseries 2: Education, ca. 1945-1966, n.d., (2 Boxes)
 
Box Folder
13 3 Bryn Mawr: Dissertation Abstract, 1957
  4 Bryn Mawr: Exam, Papers, ca. 1950-1951
  5 Bryn Mawr: Notebooks (1), ca. 1950s
  6 Bryn Mawr: Notebooks (2), ca. 1950s
  7 Columbia University: Newsletter, June 1966
  8 Columbia University: Notebooks (1), ca. 1950
  9 Columbia University: Notebooks (2), ca. 1950
Box Folder
14 1 Columbia University: Syllabus, 1949-1950
  2 Smith College: Alumni Material, 1966
  3 Smith College: Class Notes, n.d.
  4 Smith College: Exams, Notes, Miscellaneous, ca. 1945-1946
  5 Smith College: Notebooks (1), n.d.
  6 Smith College: Notebooks (2), n.d.
  7 Smith College: Research Papers, ca. 1947-1950
  8 Smith College: Senior Thesis, 1948
Subseries 3: Miscellaneous, ca. 1977-1990, n.d., (1 Box)
 
Box Folder
14 9 Estate of Daniel and Agnes Cline, ca. 1977
  10 Mass, n.d.
  11 Residential, 1983, n.d.
  12 Resumes, n.d.
  13 University Women's Club, London, 1989-1990
                       
Series 5: Miscellaneous and Oversize, 1918, 1980, n.d. (2 Boxes)
Note cards, mostly handwritten in ink and mostly in shoe boxes, a photograph, three audio cassettes, World War I related archival document photocopies, and two framed items.
Box  
15   Note cards-Miscellaneous, n.d.
        Mostly 3 x 5 inches, handwritten in ink
    Note cards-Miscellaneous, n.d.
        Mostly 3 x 5 inches, handwritten in ink
    Note cards-Bishops I and II, n.d.
        Mostly 3 x 5 inches, handwritten in ink, placed in shoe box
    Note cards-Chapters 7 and 8, n.d.
        Mostly 3 x 5 inches, handwritten in ink, placed in shoe box
    Note cards-Historians, n.d.
        Mostly 3 x 5 inches, handwritten in ink, placed in shoe box
    Note cards-Keynes, Moral, and Banking, n.d.
        Mostly 3 x 5 inches, handwritten in ink, placed in shoe box
Box  
16   Photograph of Catherine A. Cline and William J. Byron of Catholic University, n.d
        Inscribed by Byron
    Audio Cassettes (3) - Miscellaneous, n.d.
    Archival Documents (Photocopies) - Treaty of Versailles, n.d.
        English, German
    British Archival Documents (Photocopies) - PRO, n.d.
    British Archival Documents (Photocopies) - PRO, n.d.
    Newspaper clipping - 'Return of the World Famed 'Lost Battalion,' 1918
        Framed item, sized 12.5 x 16 inches
    Book jacket of E. D. Morel 1873-1924 The Strategies of Protest, 1980
        Framed item, sized 14 x 18 inches

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Select Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Published Works, 1952-1996, 2007

Series 2: Research Correspondence and Related Material, 1919-2003, n.d.

Series 3: Course Lecture Notes and Related Material, 1956-1996, n.d.

Series 4: Personal Papers, ca. 1945-1990, n.d.

Series 5: Miscellaneous and Oversize, 1918, 1980, n.d.

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