Gray Boyce (1899-1981) Papers
Scope and Contents
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 consists, in roughly equal parts, of correspondence with a given student and correspondence with a third party about that student.
- Boyce, Gray Cowan, 1899-1981 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the Gray Boyce Papers, aside from the biographical material, is restricted; consultation with University Archivist is required prior to use.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored at a remote campus location 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
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.
The Gray Boyce Papers are held in three and a half archival boxes and divided into three subseries: Biographical, Scholarly and Correspondence (arranged albphabetically by surname of correspondent).
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.
Approximately one inch of duplicate documents was discarded.
David S. Smith; July 2002.
- Guide to the Gray Boyce (1899-1981) Papers
- David S. Smith
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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