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Gray Boyce (1899-1981) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/16/20

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The Gray Boyce Papers are held in three and a half archival boxes and divided into three subseries: Biographical, Scholarly and Correspondence. The bulk of the materials are in the Correspondence series.

Biographical material includes press releases, official forms, and obituaries. Scholarly material is contained in three folders and consists of scholarly articles and reviews, a few course syllabi, and library request forms. The overwhelming majority of the Boyce material is contained in Correspondence. Almost all of these letters come from Boyce's time as department chair, and accordingly the material relates to his function in that capacity. (Occasionally the letters spill over into his retirement, but none precede his time at Northwestern.) Most correspondence pertains to Northwestern graduate students. It is arranged alphabetically by the surname, and consists, in roughly equal parts, of correspondence with the given student and correspondence with a third party about that student.

Dates

  • 1948-1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the Gray Boyce Papers, aside from the biographical material, is restricted. Permission for their use must be obtained from the University Archivist.

Extent

4.00 Boxes

Abstract

Gray C. Boyce taught medieval history at Northwestern University from 1946 until his retirement in the spring of 1967. He served as Department Chair, 1948-1966. The Gray Boyce Papers are held in three and a half archival boxes and divided into three subseries: Biographical, Scholarly and Correspondence. The bulk of the materials are in the Correspondence series.

Method of Acquisition

The Gray Boyce Papers are comprised of thirty-two accessions donated to the University Archives between 1983 and 1988 by Professor Richard Leopold, who collected the materials from colleagues and from his own files. A complete list of the accessions follows: Accession No. 83-147 - 10/24/83. Accession No. 83-148 - 10/24/83. Accession No. 83-149 - 10/24/83. Accession No. 83-150 - 10/24/83. Accession No. 83-151 - 10/27/83. Accession No. 83-180 - 12/5/83. Accession No. 84-168 - 10/1/84. Accession No. 85-64 - 4/23/85. Accession No. 85-123 - 6/27/84. Accession No. 85-124 - 11/8/82. Accession No. 85-125 - 7/15/85. Accession No. 85-136 - 7/24/85. Accession No. 85-141 - 7/29/85. Accession No. 85-145 - 8/2/85. Accession No. 85-147 - 8/5/85. Accession No. 85-149 - 8/5/85. Accession No. 85-159 - 8/12/85. Accession No. 85-167 - 8/19/85. Accession No. 86-170 - 8/15/86. Accession No. 86-173 - 8/19/86. Accession No. 86-177 - 9/9/86. Accession No. 86-200 - 10/17/86. Accession No. 86-203 - 9/9/86. Accession No. 88-30 - 2/9/88. Accession No. 88-37 - 2/12/88. Accession No. 88-80 - 4/8/88. Accession No. 88-84 - 3/18/88. Accession No. 88-85 - 4/7/88. Accession No. 88-88 - 1/8/88. Accession No. 88-126 - 6/15/88. Accession No. 88-173 - 8/1/88. Accession No. 86-278 - 11/24/86.

Separated Materials

Approximately one inch of duplicate documents was discarded.

Processing Information

David S. Smith; July 2002.
Title
Guide to the Gray Boyce (1899-1981) Papers
Author
David S. Smith
Date
01/07/2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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