Guide to the Barry Gilbert and Mary Ramage Peterson Gilbert Papers

Collection Title: Barry Gilbert and Mary Ramage Peterson Gilbert Papers
Dates: 1901-1957
Identification: 31/6/40
Creator: Gilbert, Mary Ramage Peterson, 1876-1954
Gilbert, Barry, 1876-1961
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The papers are contained in one half-size archival box containing four folders. They consist of three bound volumes, two typewritten and one handwritten, containing poetry, a manuscript, and notes from a trip. Some correspondence is included as well.
Acquisition Information: The Mary and Barry Gilbert Papers were donated to the University Archives by the Estate of Barry Gilbert on April 11, 1980 (Accession #80-57).
Processing Information: Margaret Faverty: March, 1991.
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

Mary Ramage Peterson was born in McGregor, Iowa in 1876. She graduated from the Cumnock School of Oratory at Northwestern University in 1897, received a post-graduate degree in 1898 (Speech), and studied with a private tutor for a half year (1899). She taught for two years at Lawrence University where she was also Dean of Women. She was an accomplished and popular reader and actress. In 1901 she married Barry Gilbert, who obtained a degree in Liberal Arts in 1898, and a Law degree in 1901, both from Northwestern. Mary died in 1954 at the age of 78.

Scope and Content

The papers are contained in one half-size archival box containing four folders. They consist of three bound volumes, two typewritten and one handwritten, containing poetry, a manuscript, and notes from a trip. Some correspondence is included as well.

Subjects

Personal Name

Gilbert, Barry, 1876-1961

Gilbert, Mary Ramage Peterson, 1876-1954

Subjects

College students--Illinois--Evanston

Women college students--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • Barry Gilbert
    • CorrespondenceBox 1, Folder 1
      • Letter to Jens Nyholm, 1956Box 1, Folder 1, Item 1
      • Note to Felix Pollak, 1957Box 1, Folder 1, Item 2
    • Barry Gilbert's Poetry, 1901-51Box 1, Folder 2
  • Mary Peterson Gilbert
    • Mary Peterson Gilbert, notes on a trip down the Thames, with photos, 1935Box 1, Folder 3
    • Maxine Gorky, a paper read at the Pieriau Club, 1944Box 1, Folder 4