Guide to the (George) Paul Moore (1907-2008) Papers

Collection Title: (George) Paul Moore (1907-2008) Papers
Dates: 1949-1954
Bulk Dates:
Identification: 20/17
Creator: Moore, G. Paul
Extent: 4 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: George) Paul Moore was born November 2, 1907 in Everson, West Virginia, the son of George Binney and Emma (Ayers) Moore. He took his A.B. in Speech from West Virginia University in 1929, and his M.A. in Speech Correction in 1930 and Ph.D. in Speech Correction in 1936, both from Northwestern University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “A Stroboscopic Study of Vocal Fold Movement.” Moore married Gertrude Conley on June 10, 1929. They had two children: Anne Gertrude Moore born November 20, 1937 and Paul David Moore born February 12, 1942. Mrs. Moore died January 22, 1975. The Paul Moore Papers, comprising four boxes, include biographical materials, correspondence, and subject files that reflect Moore's academic career, professional activities and his associations with professional organizations.
Note: Other Information:
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by Dean Roy Wood of the School of Speech, October, 1978.
Processing Information: Margaret Faverty and Kevin B. Leonard, April, 1980.
Separated Materials: Four Audio Disc Recordings – Voice Clinic Recordings:Charles Easterberg – November 13, 1952Katherine Field – November 13, 1952Howard Johnson – Age 15 - Juv. Voice – November 14, 1952Gerry MacArthur – Age 10 – Hoarse Voice – November 24, 1952Transferred to University Archives Audio-Visual Cabinet in Room 111B.Photographs of Moore are contained in the University Archives Photograph Collection.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

(George) Paul Moore was born November 2, 1907 in Everson, West Virginia, the son of George Binney and Emma (Ayers) Moore. He took his A.B. in Speech from West Virginia University in 1929, and his M.A. in Speech Correction in 1930 and Ph.D. in Speech Correction in 1936, both from Northwestern University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “A Stroboscopic Study of Vocal Fold Movement.”

Moore married Gertrude Conley on June 10, 1929. They had two children: Anne Gertrude Moore born November 20, 1937 and Paul David Moore born February 12, 1942. Mrs. Moore died January 22, 1975.

Moore was a member of Northwestern University's faculty from 1930 to December, 1961. His initial appointment was as an Instructor in the Department of Speech Correction and Audiology in the School of Speech. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1938 and Associate Professor in 1946. Moore took a leave of absence from teaching during the 1953-1954 academic year to engage in research connected with the production of a Pronunciary or “talking dictionary,” an audiovisual sound reproduction device used in teaching pronunciation of a language. The anticipated applications of the Pronunciary included listings of commonly mispronounced words; technical vocabularies and phrases of foreign languages; aid in remedial reading; instruction for the blind; and speech correction. Following his leave Moore became a part-time Associate Professor of Speech Correction in the Speech Correction and Audiology Department until August 31, 1960 and later a part-time Professor of Voice Pathology in the Department of Communicative Disorders. However he taught few courses during this time, instead devoting most of his energy toward the manufacture and promotion of the Pronunciary.

During his tenure at Northwestern Moore also served as a Lecturer in Otolaryngology at the Northwestern Medical School and as Director of the Voice Clinic, operated jointly by the School of Speech and the Medical School. He also served as Director of the Gould Research Laboratory of the Institute of Laryngology and Voice Disorders from 1957 to 1962.

Moore's professional interests centered on voice defects and the physiology and anatomy of the larynx. In addition to his work on the Pronunciary, Moore developed a system that utilized a camera and mirrors to study the larynx through the use of ultra high speed photography. Using this device, Moore and Dr. Hans von Leden of the Northwestern Medical School created two award winning scientific motion pictures: Larynx and Voice: Function of the Normal Larynx (1956) and Larynx and Voice: Physiology of the Larynx under Daily Stress (1956).

Moore's many professional memberships and activities included service as President and Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association, President of the Central States Speech Association, President of the Chicago Speech Therapy and Audiology Society, Editor of the Central States Speech Journal, Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Associate Editor of Speech Monographs and Associate Editor of the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders.

Moore resigned from the Northwestern faculty on December 31, 1961 to become Chairman of the Department of Speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He died in January, 2008, in Gainesville.

Scope and Content

The Paul Moore Papers, comprising four boxes, include biographical materials, correspondence, and subject files that reflect Moore's academic career, professional activities and his associations with professional organizations.

The biographical materials include his graduate school transcript, Northwestern University faculty biographical questionnaires, press releases, newspaper clippings, a paper entitled “A Photoelectric Approach to the Study of Phonation” and a speech and hearing disorders handbook based on clinical and experimental work and edited by Lee Edward Travis.

The correspondence is arranged on the folder level alphabetically by correspondents' surname and chronologically by day within folders. It spans the period from September, 1949 through September, 1954. The bulk of the papers are comprised of personal and professional correspondence which is largely routine in nature. Moore was the Director of Student Training in Speech Correction at Northwestern and in this capacity wrote many recommendations for students seeking to become speech correctionists or members of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Other correspondence concerns student teaching placement for Northwestern speech correction students; the Voice Clinic; motion picture photography and its scientific applications especially regarding study of the larynx; Evanston Public Schools Summer Speech Correction Workshop; the Chicago Speech Correction Society; the Speech Association of America; the Quarterly Journal of Speech, the Central States Speech Journal and the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders. Additionally, there are reports and correspondence pertaining to clinical interviews and examinations of patients who used the services of the Voice Clinic.

The remainder of the papers is organized in folders by subjects that reflect Moore's involvement in various professional organizations including the American Speech and Hearing Association, the Central States Speech Association, the Chicago Speech Correction Society, the Chicago Speech Therapy and Audiology Society and the Speech Association of America. These files contain mainly correspondence, convention program materials and, in the case of the Central States Speech Journal, which, for a period, Moore edited, some manuscripts and gallery proofs of articles. The papers also include correspondence and reading lists relating to Moore's work at the University of Colorado at Boulder while a Visiting Lecturer during the summer of 1951; correspondence, reports, announcements and notes pertaining to the Evanston Public Schools Summer Speech Correction Workshops of 1950, 1951 and 1952; correspondence regarding Moore's role as another of the University Committee on Teacher Education; and correspondence, plans, clinical interviews and reports relating to the Voice Clinic. Four audio disc recordings have been separated from the Voice Clinic folders (see Separation Record). Correspondence relating to almost all of the above subjects also can be found scattered throughout the papers in the alphabetically-arranged correspondence folders.

Arrangement of Materials

Subjects

Personal Name

Moore, G. Paul

Subjects

College teachers--Illinois--Evanston

Speech disorders--Study and teaching


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical MaterialBox 1, Folder 1
  • A:, September, 1949 - October, 1953Box 1, Folder 2
  • B:, September, 1949 - December, 1951Box 1, Folder 3
  • B:, January, 1952 - September, 1954Box 1, Folder 4
  • C:, September, 1949 - March, 1954Box 1, Folder 5
  • D:, November, 1949 - April, 1954Box 1, Folder 6
  • E:, October, 1949 - September, 1954Box 1, Folder 7
  • F:, October, 1949 - November, 1953Box 1, Folder 8
  • G:, September, 1949 - September, 1954Box 1, Folder 9
  • H:, September, 1949 - September, 1954Box 1, Folder 10
  • I:, March, 1950 - March, 1954Box 2, Folder 1
  • J:, September, 1949 - September, 1954Box 2, Folder 2
  • K:, September, 1949 - September, 1953Box 2, Folder 3
  • L:, September, 1949 - May, 1954Box 2, Folder 4
  • Mc:, November, 1949 - September, 1954Box 2, Folder 5
  • M:, October, 1949 - October, 1953Box 2, Folder 6
  • N:, October, 1949 - June, 1954Box 2, Folder 7
  • O:, September, 1949 - May, 1953Box 2, Folder 8
  • P:, September, 1949 - June, 1954Box 2, Folder 9
  • Q:, December, 1952 - March, 1953Box 2, Folder 10
  • R:, October, 1949 - September, 1954Box 2, Folder 11
  • S:, October, 1949 - April, 1954Box 3, Folder 1
  • T:, October, 1949 - October, 1953Box 3, Folder 2
  • U:, November, 1949 - June, 1952Box 3, Folder 3
  • V:, October, 1949 - May, 1953Box 3, Folder 4
  • W:, October, 1949 - September, 1954Box 3, Folder 5
  • Y:, November, 1949 - September, 1953Box 3, Folder 6
  • Z:, September, 1949 - September, 1953Box 3, Folder 7
  • American Speech and Hearing Association: Program Material for Convention of, Dec. 26-29, 1951Box 3, Folder 8
  • American Speech and Hearing Association: Membership Committee, 1952-1953Box 3, Folder 9
  • Central States Speech Association: Correspondence:, May, 1948, Jan.-Dec., 1949, n.d.Box 3, Folder 10
  • Central States Speech Association: Correspondence:, January, 1950Box 3, Folder 11
  • Central States Speech Association: Correspondence:, February, 1950Box 3, Folder 12
  • Central States Speech Association: Correspondence:, March, 1950Box 3, Folder 13
  • Central States Speech Association: Convention Program Materials:, 1948, 1949Box 4, Folder 1
  • Central States Speech Association: Convention Program Materials:, 1950, 1952Box 4, Folder 2
  • Central States Speech Association: Correspondence: January, 1952-November, 1953Box 4, Folder 3
  • Central States Speech Association: Convention Program Materials:, 1948, 1949Box 4, Folder 4
  • Central States Speech Association: Convention Program Materials:, 1950, 1952Box 4, Folder 5
  • Volume 3, Number 1: Correspondence, GalleysBox 4, Folder 6
  • Volume 3, Number 2 March, 1952: CorrespondenceBox 4, Folder 7
  • Volume 4, Number 1 Fall, 1952: Correspondence, GalleysBox 4, Folder 8
  • Volume 4, Number 2 April, 1953: Correspondence, Manuscripts, GalleysBox 4, Folder 9
  • Newsletter, Supplement to Bibliography, Correspondence, Notes, 1951, 1954, n.d.Box 4, Folder 10
  • Chicago Speech Therapy and Audiology Society: Constitutions, Correspondence, 1952, 1953Box 4, Folder 11
  • Colorado, University of: Correspondence:, August, 1950-August, 1951, Dec., 1951?Box 4, Folder 12
  • Colorado, University of: Reading Lists, Summer, 1951Box 4, Folder 13
  • Speech Association of America Correspondence: 1949, 1951, 1952: Convention Programs:, 1949, 1951Box 4, Folder 14
  • Summer Speech Correction Workshop, 1950: Correspondence, Reports, Clinician's Journal, NotesBox 4, Folder 15
  • Summer Speech Correction Workshop, 1951: Correspondence, Announcement of Workshop, Registration FormsBox 4, Folder 16
  • Summer Speech Correction Workshop, 1952: Correspondence, NotesBox 4, Folder 17
  • University Committee on Teacher Education Correspondence:, November, 1952-April, 1953Box 4, Folder 18
  • Voice Clinic: Preliminary Plans, Correspondence:, Nov., 1952-April, 1953, n.d.Box 4, Folder 19
  • Voice Clinic: Clinical Interviews and Reports, Correspondence:, Nov., 1952-February, 1953, n.d.Box 4, Folder 20