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Robert H. Salisbury Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WUA-03-wua00238

This collection includes Salisbury’s research materials and writings, including his notes, draft copies.  It also includes personal material, articles about baseball, speeches, and other documents related to his scholarly work.


  • Creation: 1952-2009


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


1.50 linear feet

2 boxes

Biographical Information

Robert H. Salisbury was born on 29 April, 1930 in Wheaton, Illinois.  He completed his undergraduate work in political science at Washington and Lee in 1952 and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1955.  He joined the faculty of the Political Science Department of Washington University in St. Louis in 1955 and served as the department chair from 1966-1973 and from 1986-1992.  He was named the first Sidney W. Souers Professor of American Government in 1982.  Salisbury died 10 April, 2010.

Arrangement Note

Most of Salisbury’s original file folder headings have been retained; however folders have been put into alphabetical order.

Source of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by Rose Marie Salisbury in 2011

Processing Information

Finding aid compiled by Hadley Davis, November 2011.

Robert H. Salisbury Papers
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Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495