Russell N. Cansler (1909-1995) Papers
Scope and Contents
The Russell N. Cansler Papers, filling two boxes, are arranged into five groups: biographical material; general correspondence; speeches, speech materials and publications; seminars; and reports.
The biographical material includes: one folder of newspaper and magazine articles either written by Cansler or in which he is mentioned or quoted, one folder of Northwestern memos and interoffice correspondence, one folder of real estate documents, and one folder of personal data including resumes and a biographical sketch. Also included are a photo album from a U.S. Navy Guest Cruise that Cansler took in 1959, and a folder of awards and certificates that he received.
The papers include a small amount of personal correspondence, chiefly between Cansler and his children, and a larger amount of professional correspondence. The correspondence spans the years 1958 to 1978, but the bulk is from the years 1973 and 1974 and mostly regards Cansler's retirement. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
The speeches and speech material consists primarily of talks given at business efficiency seminars, but also includes a good deal of handouts, usually by other authors. About half of the material in this group is from a series of lectures given at a time managment seminar entitled “Double Your Effectiveness.” The remaining speeches and speech materials are largely fragmentary and unidentified, and are divided into management speeches, unidentified speech materials, and unidentified speeches. The two books that Cansler published for A.B. Dick occupy a folder in this section as well.
The seminar material consists of one folder containing a nearly complete set of materials from an office efficiency seminar, and another folder holding assorted seminar agendae.
There are two reports: “An Exploratory Study of Southeastern University” and “A Study of Certain Personal Relationships at the Kentucky New Era.”
- Cansler, Russell N., 1909-1995 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Language of Materials
In 1945 Russell Cansler joined the faculty of the Northwestern University School of Commerce Secretarial Sciences Department. He served from 1945 to 1951 as Assistant Professor, and from 1951 to 1953 as Associate Professor. In 1961 he organized the School of Business Office of Placement and was the Director of that office until he retired.The Russell N. Cansler Papers, filling two boxes, are arranged into five groups: biographical material; general correspondence; speeches, speech materials and publications; seminars; and reports.
The Russell N. Cansler Papers are arranged into five groups: biographical material; general correspondence; speeches, speech materials and publications; seminars; and reports.
Method of Acquisition
The University Archives acquired the Russell N. Cansler Papers on June 1, 1995 from his estate in Hopkinsville, Kentucky as Accession # 95-77.
Approximately eighteen linear inches of extraneous material was destroyed; approximately three linear inches of Northwestern-related material were dispersed to general files. Two photos were dispersed to photo files.
Matthew McGarvey; July 1995.
- Guide to the Russell N. Cansler (1909-1995) Papers
- Matthew McGarvey
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