George Dalton (1926-1991) Papers
Scope and Contents
The George Dalton Papers fill 59 boxes spanning the period 1945-1991. Most of the material dates from 1960 to 1991. The papers are organized in five main categories: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, and publications.
Small amounts of material are arranged under the headings research files and papers presented before professional organizations.
The biographical materials include curricula vitae, notes and brief drafts for an autobiography, a long run of rather personal diaries (1952-1991; lacking, however, 1965-1968, 1974, 1979-1985), statements read at his memorial service, and a draft of his will.
The education files consist primarily of a draft and a final version of his doctoral dissertation.
The general correspondence (8 boxes) is arranged chronologically and contains letters relating to academic and professional matters as well as considerable personal material from and to Dalton. The special correspondence consists primarily of letters to and from colleagues and material concerning various publications.
The teaching files (19 boxes) is composed primarily of lecture notes and related reading notes), exams, grade sheets, and syllabi. Some of the lecture and reading notes were later used for various books and articles and are filed with those publications.
The publications category (25 boxes) contains substantial amounts of reading notes. Dalton's final (unpublished) work, on economic anthropology, is heavily represented by such notes and many manuscript and typescript drafts. (Both legal size boxes contain material related to this book). In the section on articles reprints are filed with drafts and notes pertaining to that article.
- 1945 - 1991
- Other: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1991
- Dalton, George (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
The papers of economist George Dalton (a member of the faculty of Northwestern University) fill 59 boxes spanning the period 1945-1991. Most of the material dates from 1960 to 1991. The papers contain biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, and publications, research files, and papers presented before professional organizations.
The papers are organized in the following series: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, research files, papers presented before professional organizations, and publications. The files are generally arranged in each category alphabetically by folder title. Correspondence is divided into general correspondence, arranged alphabetically, and subject correspondence, arranged by topic.
Method of Acquisition
The George Dalton Papers, consisting originally of 37 record cartons, were donated to the University Archives by Dalton's executor, John Schwartz, on November 22, 1991, as Accession no. 91-205.
Two audiocassettes and two magnetic tapes related to Dalton's books were transferred to the Archives' audiovisual collection. A Chinese translation of Economic Systems and Society was placed in the Northwestern University Faculty Authors Collection and five linear feet of materials were transferred to the Archives' general reference files. Approximately 16 linear feet of extraneous and 7 linear feet of duplicate material were discarded.
William K. Beatty - January-June, 1992.
- Guide to the George Dalton (1926-1991) Papers
- William K. Beatty
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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