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Guide to the Carl L. Lokke Papers, 1913-1960

Abstract

Archivist and historian; chief of Foreign Affairs Branch at the U.S. National Archives.

Collection consists of the biographical and professional files of Carl Ludwig Lokke, who was on the staff of the National Archives for many years. Material includes copies of his own research papers and many folders of research notes on his specialty, 18th century French colonialism in the West Indies colonies, and more specifically on the life and career of colonial administrator Baron Pierre-Victor Malouet, who was active mainly in French Guiana. There are also many transcriptions and photocopies of primary documents from archives in France and other repositories, as well as some microfilms. Other material includes Lokke's work files from the National Archives.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Lokke, Carl Ludwig, 1897-1960.
Title
Carl L. Lokke papers, 1913-1960
Language of Material
English, French
Extent
16.1 Linear Feet, Approximately 4000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Carl L. Lokke Papers are dated between 1918 and 1960, and consist of the biographical and professional files of Carl Ludwig Lokke, who was on the staff of the National Archives for many years. Material includes copies of his own research papers and many folders of research notes on his specialty, 18th century French colonialism in the West Indies colonies, and more specifically on the life and career of colonial administrator Baron Pierre-Victor Malouet, who was mainly active in French Guiana. There are also many transcriptions and photocopies of primary documents from archives in France and other repositories, as well as some microfilms and a few journal issues and other printed material. A series of alphabetical fiels contains writings by other authors and is arranged by country. Other files contain material related to Lokke's archival career, including files relating to the National Archives, and service awards.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1920-1945
Box 1
Postcards
Box 1
Dissertation correspondence
Box 2
Correspondence, 1918-1937
Box 3
1939-1945
Box 4
1946-1951
Box 5
1952-1960
Box 6
Revue Société d'Histoire et de Geographie d'Haiti, 1946-1949
Box 7
Research notes
Box 7
Black and white photographs
Box 7
Research notes
Box 13
General Services Administrative Service Award, 1957
Box 13
Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, 1958
Box 13
Clippings, 1926-1958 and undated
Box 14
Record group memos
Box 14
U.S. National Archives
Box 14
Personal and family history files
Box 8
U.S. National Archives, 1935-1937
Box 9
U.S. National Archives, 1941-1944
Box 10
U.S. National Archives, 1944-1956
Box 11
U.S. National Archives, 1956-1960
Box 12

Primarily contains unarranged research notes for Lokke's work on Baron Pierre-Victor Malouet, an 18th century French colonial administrator and French colonial policy strategist, active mainly in French Guiana. In addition to secondary source notes and citations, contains photostats and hand-written transcriptions of primary sources.

French research files
Box 15-24
Bibliography
Box 25
St. Nicholas magazine, 1913
Box 25
Dissertation, draft copy
Box 25
Revision of book on French colonies
Box 25
Fauchet Memoire
Box 26
Handbook of Federal World War Agencies, 1943
Box 26
Alaska article, Collins Encyclopedia
Box 26
Article on Continental Congress Papers
Box 27
Writings, 1949-1959
Box 28
Writings, 1947, 1959
Box 29
Writings, 1928-1944
Box 30
Writings, 1946, 1958
Box 31
Writings, 1949 and undated
Box 32

Contains primarily pamphlets and books by authors other than Lokke. Arranged geographically.

Alaska
Box 32
Venezuela
Box 32
Great Britain
Box 33
Italy
Box 33
Japan
Box 33
Montenegro
Box 33
Poland
Box 33
Romania
Box 33
Turkey
Box 33
Scandinavia
Box 33
Spain and Portugese America
Box 33
Various printed material
Box 34
Austria
Box 35
Germany
Box 35
Miscellaneous
Box 35
Various printed material
Box 36
French Foreign Office report of research
Box 37
Various journals
Box 38
Oversize copies of primary sources
Box 39

Historical Note

Archivist and historian; chief of Foreign Affairs Branch at the U.S. National Archives.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carl L. Lokke Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Carl L. Lokke Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1964.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, February 1964

This collection is minimally processed; further processing may be required before materials can be accessed.

Encoded by Robert Carlson, Ted Holt, and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, April and September 2009

Accession 64-49 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.