Paolo Enrico Coletta, 1916-2007 [RG1869.AM]


RG1869.AM: Paolo Enrico Coletta, 1916-2007

Manuscripts, etc.: 1952, 1958, n.d.
Annapolis, Md.: Historian
Size: 6 items


Paolo E. Coletta was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1916. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1938 with a B.S. in Education, and undertook graduate studies at the same institution. He completed his Masters degree in 1939, and his Ph.D. in 1942. During World War II Coletta served on destroyers in the Pacific. Following the war he taught at the United States Naval Academy as a Professor in the Department of English, History, and Government. Coletta was an authority on the life and career of William Jennings Bryan.


This collection consists of four manuscripts for publication on various topics related to Coletta’s research on William Jennings Bryan. Two letters regarding editorial changes accompany the manuscript of, “A Moses to Lead the People…”


Manuscript, “Bryan Briefs Lansing,” 1958 [reprint, signed]
Manuscript, “Congressman William Jennings Bryan: Tariff Reformer, 1891-1895,” n.d.
Manuscript, “A Moses to Lead the People: The First Congressional Campaign of William Jennings Bryan,” 1952; and correspondence
Manuscript, “The Repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act and the Nebraska Democratic State Campaign of 1893,” n.d.

Subject headings:

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Coletta, Paolo Enrico, 1916-2007
Democratic Party
Nebraska — Politics and government
Political campaigns
Silver question
United States — Politics and government

06-01-2007 Revised TMM/tmm

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