Skip to main content

Dr. Thomas M. Campbell Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2006-007

Scope and Contents

The Campbell Papers is comprised largely of manuscript drafts of proposed chapters for Masquerade Peace, his study of Edward R. Stettinius Jr.'s role in the creation of the United Nations. This book was based on excerpts from his doctoral dissertation, the edited diaries of Stettinius, and other research materials. There are also correspondence, reviews, and research notes related to the publication. The papers includes a draft of Campbell's article, "U.S. Motives in the Veto Power," and class materials for history courses he taught at Florida State University. It is significant to researchers studying foreign policy during World War II that led to the formation of the United Nations in 1945.


  • Created: 1963-1987
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1970-1975
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/01/2006


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to the Florida State University Libraries.

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Thomas M. Campbell was born May 2, 1936 in Evanston, IL. He received his B.A. (cum laude) and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Randolph-Macon College in 1958. He earned his M.A. (1960) and Ph.D. (1964) degrees from the University of Virginia, where he started his academic career as a teaching assistant.

Dr. Campbell joined the faculty of Florida State University in 1963 as an instructor and became a full professor of history in 1977. He also served as a member of the Faculty Senate, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, and chairman of the Rhodes Scholarship Committee.

The Junior Chamber of Commerce named him one of its 10 Outstanding Young Americans of 1971, and he was chosen as a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities two years later.

Dr. Campbell was the author of Masquerade Peace: America's U.N. Policy, 1944-1945 (University Presses of Florida, 1973), and co-edited with George C. Herring The Diaries of Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., 1943-1946 (Franklin Watts, 1974), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1975. He was also a contributor to Lawrence S. Kaplan and Robert W. Clawson's NATO after Thirty Years (Scholarly Resources, 1981), and wrote numerous articles for historical journals, such as International Organization, Journal of American History, and American Historical Review.

He was the first recipient of a Stettinius Fellowship and based many of his scholarly conclusions on the extensive work he did with Stettinius's private and public papers, which he cataloged for the Library of Congress. At his death on July 11, 1993, Campbell was doing research for a biography of Stettinius, an industrialist, who served President Franklin D. Roosevelt as lend-lease administrator and U.S. Secretary of State.


4.00 boxes

1.60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Manuscripts of Campbell's book, Masquerade Peace, and other publications. Includes his class materials.

Method of Acquisition

Given by Dr. Joseph Knetsch, April 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Burt Altman in April 2006.

Dr. Thomas M. Campbell Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US