Introduction

MSS#: MC 110 (formerly 2012.032)

Total Volume: 12 linear feet (7 cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Provenance: The Debevoise Family Papers were donated to the Williams College Archives in 2012 by Dickinson R. Debevoise, Class of 1946. Several Nazi items, retrieved by Mr. Debevoise during World War II, were transferred to the Chapin Library of Rare Books (see accession record). Some reorganization of the collection took place during processing. An inventory of the original arrangement is available.

Conservation: Albums were photocopied to preserve the organization and identification of their contents. Items were then removed from the albums and placed in acidfree folders and boxes.

Copyright: Williams College Archives
Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the College Archivist.

Series List: The Debevoise Family Papers are organized into the following series:

I. Richards - Lambert Families
II. Debevoise - Elliott Families
III. Gilbert Molleson Elliott [Civil War]
IV. George Washington Debevoise [Civil War]
V. Elliott Debevoise [World War I]

  • Diaries and journals
  • Correspondence
  • Miscellaneous
  • Album

VI. Dickinson R. Debevoise World War II

  • Histories and reminiscences
  • Correspondence
  • Contemporary documents
  • Photographs and drawings
  • Memorials and research material
  • Albums

VII. Dickinson R. Debevoise Williams College
VIII. Dickinson R. Debevoise Politics
IX. Dickinson R. Debevoise Civil Rights

  • Reminiscences, recollections and reports
  • Mississippi Freedom Summer
  • Later and collected materials

X. Dickinson R. Debevoise Newark Legal Services Project

  • NLSP
  • Statements, presentments, etc.
  • Collected correspondence, reports and clippings

Debevoise Family Papers, 1853-2009

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