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Preliminary Guide to the Hans Baron Papers, 1920-1988

Abstract

Historian, scholar of Italian Renaissance history and literature.

Collection includes research notes, writings, drafts, primarily concerning the Italian Renaissance, humanism, Petrarch, and related topics. Preparatory notes for In Search of Florentine Civic Humanism: Essays on the Transition from Medieval to Modern Thought. Writings and correspondence of other scholars, including Ronald Witt, William Bouwsma, Donald Kelley, Paul Oskar Kristeller. Addition (02-265)(200 items, 0.4 lin. ft.; dated 1928-1971) contains research notes and materials relating to Francesco da Fiano, a 15th century Italian humanist. Also includes a packet of correspondence between Gene Brucker and Baron (1961-1971). Addition (08-144) (45 items, .1 lin. ft.; dated 1971-1988) includes primarily correspondence with Ronald Witt, as well as a few miscellaneous items. Addition (2012-112) (0.8 lin. ft., 600 items) includes notes and edited drafts related to Hans Baron's work on Leonardo Bruni.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Baron, Hans, 1900-
Title
Hans Baron papers 1920-1988
Language of Material
English
Extent
49,800 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes research notes, writings, drafts, primarily concerning the Italian Renaissance, humanism, Petrarch, and related topics. Preparatory notes for In Search of Florentine Civic Humanism: Essays on the Transition from Medieval to Modern Thought. Writings and correspondence of other scholars, including Ronald Witt, William Bouwsma, Donald Kelley, Paul Oskar Kristeller.

Addition (02-265)(200 items, 0.4 lin. ft.; dated 1928-1971 and undated) contains research notes and materials relating to Francesco da Fiano, a 15th century Italian humanist. Also includes a packet of correspondence between Gene Brucker and Baron (1961-1971).

Addition (08-144)(45 items, .1 lin. ft.; dated 1971-1988) primarily contains correspondence between Baron and Ronald Witt regarding their publications and research, including grants for release time and negotiations with publishers; their agreements and disagreements regarding their area of specialization; and the problems associated with teaching at the college level in their specialty. Includes a few addendums to letters written by Baron's wife, Edith, as well as two letters to Witt from other sources. A few of the letters are missing pages.

Addition (2012-112) (0.8 lin. ft., 600 items) includes notes and edited drafts related to Hans Baron's work on Leonardo Bruni.

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Contents of the Collection

Materials have been boxed as received and, for the most part, original file folder titles have been retained.

Reformation Course
Box 1
Ptolemy of Lucca
Box 1
High Renaissance in Italy
Box 1
Original Humanism Book beginning with Cicero
Box 1
Vergerio
Box 1
Huldrych Hoch: Sendung Roms Bei Livins
Box 1
The Medieval Emergence of the European Nations, 1000-1300
Box 2
German Crisis II
Box 2
Renaissance and Reformation (winter 1924/1925)
Box 2
Ancient History Course
Box 2
The Ancient Orient (First Half) - Extracts
Box 2
The Greek World from 800 to Hellenism - Extracts
Box 2
Fruhe A...
Box 2
Medieval Course--I. The Foundations of the Middle Ages
Box 2
[Renaissance Liberty]
Box 2
Dragmalogia - Memorandum Rerum Liber
Box 2
Querelle - Book Manuscript
Box 2
6 volumes [course notes?]
Box 3-3A
Dialogi
Box 3-3A
Harvard correspondence
Box 3-3A
Cambridge and Harvard
Box 3-3A
Altere Fassungen... Anti-Bertalot Kritik
Box 3-3A
Theologia poetarum III
Box 3-3A
Bruni
Box 3-3A
Bruni's Okonomik
Box 4
Laudatio
Box 4
Discussions with Mr. Berlin 1979
Box 4
Luiso's and Berklot's correspondence
Box 4
Correspondence
Box 4
David Herlihy, James Hankins, Gordon Griffiths, Newberry, Ron Witt, Steven Ozment
Box 5
Secretum: Successive Mss.
Box 5
Reviews of the "Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance"
Box 5
From Petrarch to Bruni
Box 5
Secretum: Preparations
Box 5
Older correspondence [1960's, 1970's]
Box 6-6A
Festschrift letters
Box 6-6A
Secretum: Preparations
Box 6-6A
German Crisis
Box 6-6A
Search Additions
Box 6-6A
Habilitationsschrift und Plane in England
Box 7
From planned volumes of political texts
Box 7
Nesi, De Moribus
Box 7
Poggio, De vera nobilitate
Box 7
Survey and chronolgy of planned editions
Box 7
J. Kirshner
Box 7
Material for further Bruni editions
Box 7
Material and drafts for new Boccacio chapter
Box 7
First visiting lectures in America
Box 8
Harvard course
Box 8
Search: Addenda
Box 8
Secretum: Additions
Box 8
Institute for Research in the Humanitites, Madison, Wisconsin/Columbia University
Box 8
Secretum: Preparations
Box 8
Dartmouth
Box 9-9A
Studies in Newberry Mss.
Box 9-9A
[Notes, 1920's]
Box 9-9A
Lesefruchte aus Privatdozenten-Zeit
Box 9-9A
Cato Cepaludemus
Box 9-9A
Correspondence from Philadelphia trip and 1960's
Box 9-9A
Josef Soudek
Box 9-9A
Kristeller
Box 9-9A
Lammers
Box 9-9A
Correspondence - Northeast except for Harvard
Box 9-9A
Correspondence

Individuals and subjects include: Donal Weinstein, Marvin Becker, Gene A. Brucker, Garrett Mattingly, Droz, Grendler, Pennsylvania and Southeast, Middle West and Canada, Valeri, Cervani, Sasso, Garin, Pieri, Chabod, Far West, Italy

Box 10
Photostats, microforms
Box 10
Photostats
Box 11
Tax Records (1968-1969)
Box 11
Bruni material
Box 11
Bertalet
Box 11
Colloquium (Chicago)
Box 11
Buni (Second Part, Chap. 2)
Box 12-12A
Theologia Poetarum
Box 12-12A
Florence and Humanism
Box 12-12A
Chicago Colloquium
Box 12-12A
Petrarch: Inner Struggles
Box 12-12A
Venetian letters
Box 12-12A
Medieval Background and Petrarch
Box 12-12A
Bertalot
Box 12-12A
Zweiter Teil
Box 13
Bruni, birth date
Box 13
Correspondence with Witt
Box 13
Bruni material
Box 13
John Najemy
Box 13
Denys Hay
Box 13
Theologia Poetarum
Box 14
Medieval Capitalism
Box 14
Harvard correspondence
Box 14
Franciscan Poverty Petrarch and Trecento
Box 14
Bruni: Phases (chronolgy of Bruni's writings)
Box 14
Bruni: Materials [including printed works]
Box 14
Preparations for 1969 Address on Principe
Box 14
Beginning of 1974 Machiavelli Ms.
Box 14
Ermete Rossi (1927)
Box 14
Stoicism and lay spirit
Box 14
Chap. 26 as supposed key to the Prince in early 19th century
Box 15
Marsilius of Padua
Box 15
Occam and Franciscan Spirituals
Box 15
Conciliar Movement (Columbus seminar)
Box 15
Appendix to Seminar on late-medieval political thought: The Problems of Lay Religiosity and Heresy
Box 15
Appendix Staatsanschauungen des Spat-Mittelalters
Box 15
More and Erasmus
Box 15
Machiavelli and Guicciardini
Box 15
First bibliographical collection for a planned research review on Erasmus
Box 15
Civil humanism - sociological interpretation
Box 15
Petrarch
Box 15
From Universal Empire file
Box 15
Franciscan Poverty
Box 16
Gini Corti Lewis Bateman
Box 16
Bruni
Box 16
Rediscovery of Medieval Classical Tradition, and the Humanistic Culture of the Renaissance
Box 16
Paris - Oxford Science; Realism in Renaissance
Box 16
Education in Renaissance
Box 16
Education in Renaissance Political-Historical Thought and 15th-century historiography
Box 16
Joanna Hitchcock
Box 16
Renaissance seminar
Box 16
(Political thought...)
Box 17
Humanism and ideas of citizenship
Box 17
Quest for citizen-army
Box 17
Petrarch
Box 17
In search of Florentine Civic Humanism
Box 17
Photostats - Salutati
Box 17
Caesar or Cato?
Box 17
England and Austria [ correspondence]
Box 17
Toward a more positive...
Box 17
Bruni youth-chronology
Box 17
Concept of "Civic Humanism"
Box 18
Florentine liberty
Box 18
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History
Box 18
Hugo Jaeckel
Box 18
Simeoni and Valeri
Box 18
Domenico Maffei
Box 18
Old preparations for footnotes of Crisis
Box 18
Machiavelli
Box 18
Burckhardt
Box 19
Political growth of Renaissance Italy
Box 19
[Reviews, articles, and correspondence concerning them]
Box 19
First courses in America
Box 19
Imperical cities during the Reformation
Box 20
Palmieri: Paper and chronology; Cambi: Criticism
Box 20
Economic history - Course I and II
Box 20
Bibliography and Auxiliary sciences
Box 20
Humanism and the Problem of "Vita activa" in Antiquity and in the Middle Ages
Box 20
Reformation and Political Thought
Box 20
Alamanno Rinuccini "De Libertate"
Box 21
Renaissance auxiliary sciences, libraries-archives
Box 21
Machiavelli in the modern world
Box 21
Balance-of-Power idea in the modern world
Box 21
Reformation and Political Thought
Box 21
Ptolemy of Lucca, criticism
Box 21
German humanism, geographical
Box 21
Crisis, 3rd edition
Box 22
Fifteenth Century, Cambridge chapter
Box 22
Historiography in Italy
Box 22
America, History and Literature
Box 22
America and Historical Science
Box 22
Historiography outside America and Italy
Box 22
Vorlesungen in Berlin
Box 22
Collections for "Querelle" Papers
Box 23
Judaica - Christian movements of today
Box 23
Political and Economic history of modern epoch
Box 23
Extracts for Gellins Paper
Box 23
Glory and Passion
Box 23
Astrology (first collections)
Box 23
Civilization of the 18th and 19th centuries
Box 23
Contemporary
Box 23
Anthropology
Box 23
Literaturegeschichte
Box 23
Reprinting Crisis
Box 23
Italian Bibliography: A-Ci, Co-L, M-R, S-Z
Box 24
Erasmus
Box 24
M.A. Allf: Polit...
Box 24
Renaissance humanism in England, Netherlands, East Europe
Box 24
Historical Thought in Middle Ages
Box 25
German humanists
Box 25
Historical Thought in Antiquity and Islam
Box 25
Savonarola and Platonism in Florence
Box 25
Influence of Flor. Platonism and Civil Humanism on the North
Box 26
Ficino-Colet Erasmus
Box 26
16th century outside Florence
Box 26
Renaissance and humanism in France and Spain/Portugal
Box 26
Historiography--general and modern
Box 26
Discoveries; politics and economics of 16th century; Reformers
Box 26
Polit. and Verlass.-Gesch. Italiens, M.A. and Renaiss.
Box 27
Counter Reformation, Classicism and Baroque
Box 27
Culture of the Middle Ages
Box 27
Vorgeschichte - Antike
Box 28
Mittelalter, politisch, ...1300
Box 28
Petrarch, Hum, des Trecento
Box 28
14th century in Florence
Box 28
New Background I, II, III, IV
Box 29-32
Political, Social, Economic
Box 33-38
City State
Box 39-40
Civic Hum, Ideas, Vita activa and political humanism
Box 41-42
Machiavelli
Box 43-49
Petrarch
Box 50-54
Ptolemy to Petrarch, etc.
Box 55
Modern Mind
Box 56-57
Discovering
Box 58-62
Bruni
Box 63-65
The Everlasting Empire
Box 1
The School of Petrarch and Late Trecento
Box 1
Dante
Box 1
Renaissance Scholarship
Box 2
Music in the Renaissance
Box 2
Aldo Scaglione
Box 2
Education
Box 2
Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes
Box 2
Petrarch
Box 2
Petrarch
Box 3
Ilardi
Box 3
Renaissance scholarship
Box 3
History of law
Box 3
Writings of Guido Kisch
Box 3
Writings and correspondence from other scholars--Ronald Witt, William Bouwsma, et al.
Box 4
Writings and correspondence from other scholars--Donald Kelley, Oskar Kristeller, et al.
Box 5
In search of Florentine civic humanism: essays on the transition from medieval to modern thought--early and late preparation
Box 6

Addition (98-091) (17 items, .1 lin. ft.; dated 1954-1986) contains primarily letters to Baron regarding publications in his specialty, and well as his notes on pulications and letters to authors. This material is housed with Acc. 2008-0144 (Box 1).

Accession (1998-0091)
Box 1

Addition (02-265) (200 items, .4 lin. ft.; dated 1928-1971) contains research notes and materials relating to Francesco da Fiano, a 15th century Italian humanist. Also includes a packet of correspondence between Gene Brucker and Baron (1961-1971).

Accession (2002-0265)
Box 1

Addition (08-144) (45 items, .1 lin. ft.; dated 1971-1988) primarily contains correspondence between Baron and Ronald Witt regarding their publications and research, including grants for release time and negotiations with publishers; their agreements and disagreements regarding their area of specialization; and the problems associated with teaching at the college level in their specialty. Includes a few addendums to letters written by Baron's wife, Edith, as well as two letters to Witt from other sources. A few of the letters are missing pages.

Accession (2008-0144)

[This material is housed with Acc. (1998-0091)]

Box 1

Addition (2012-112) (0.8 lin. ft., 600 items) includes notes and edited drafts related to Hans Baron's work on Leonardo Bruni.

Chapter I - edited draft
Box 1
Chapter I - edited draft
Box 1
Chapter I - edited draft
Box 1
Chapter II - edited draft
Box 1
Chapter II - additional text
Box 1
Chapter II - edited draft
Box 1
Chapter II - addenda draft
Box 1
Chapter III - notes and edited draft
Box 1
The importance of the events of 1412
Box 1
Chapter IV - edited draft
Box 1
Chapter V - edited draft
Box 2
Chapter VI - notes and edited draft
Box 2
Chapter VI - notes and edited draft
Box 2
Chapter VII - edited draft
Box 2
Unknown chapter - edited draft
Box 2
Chapter VIII - edited draft
Box 2

Historical Note

Historian, scholar of Italian Renaissance history and literature.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hans Baron Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Hans Baron Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift, 1994-1995, 2002, 2008, and 2012.

Processing Information

This collection has been minimally processed and portions of it may not be arranged beyond the original condition. Please consult with a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by Abraham Lee, April 2010.

Updated for accessions 1998-0091, 2002-0265, and 2008-0144 by Alice Poffinberger, July 2010.

Updated for accession 2012-112 by Rachel Penniman, February 2013.

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 1994-0017, 1995-0028, 1998-0091, 2002-0265, 2008-0144, and 2012-0112.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.