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Leland H. Carlson (1908-1995) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/16/16

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The Leland H. Carlson Papers fill two boxes and are arranged in five subseries: Correspondence; Education Files; Publications; Notes, Lectures and Syllabi; and Student Papers.

The correspondence includes letters of recommendation and responses concerning a graduate assistant, John Wilkes, correspondence and papers from an English history conference held at the Newberry Library that was chaired by Carlson in 1953, and correspondence from Gary C. Boyce, Chair of the History Department of Northwestern and Ray Billington, professor in the Northwestern History Department. There are also two folders that hold educational materials from classes Carlson took at the University of Chicago in 1934, a copy of “The Story of No. 9 Above,” articles about gold mining in Nome, Alaska, and three syllabi from the Western Civilization class Carlson taught at Northwestern University. Also included are thirteen folders containing history class lectures, notes and syllabi for courses Carlson taught in ancient history, patristic history, and English history from the Tudor period through the ninetheenth century. The final folder contains papers written by Carlson's students.

Dates

  • 1933-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The Wilkes correspondence and the papers by students may be used only with the permission of the University Archivist.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Leland H. Carlson Papers fill two boxes and are arranged in five subseries: Correspondence; Education Files; Publications; Notes, Lectures and Syllabi; and Student Papers.
The correspondence includes letters of recommendation and responses concerning a graduate assistant, John Wilkes, correspondence and papers from an English history conference held at the Newberry Library that was chaired by Carlson in 1953, and correspondence from Gary C. Boyce, Chair of the History Department of Northwestern and Ray Billington, professor in the Northwestern History Department. There are also two folders that hold educational materials from classes Carlson took at the University of Chicago in 1934, a copy of “The Story of No. 9 Above,” articles about gold mining in Nome, Alaska, and three syllabi from the Western Civilization class Carlson taught at Northwestern University. Also included are thirteen folders containing history class lectures, notes and syllabi for courses Carlson taught in ancient history, patristic history, and English history from the Tudor period through the ninetheenth century. The final folder contains papers written by Carlson's students.

Arrangement Note

The Leland H. Carlson Papers fill two boxes and are arranged in five subseries: Correspondence; Education Files; Publications; Notes, Lectures and Syllabi; and Student Papers.

Method of Acquisition

The University Archives acquired the Leland H. Carlson Papers from the Northwestern University History Department via Richard W. Leopold. They arrived on the following dates: October 30, 1978 (Accession #78-88), September 9, 1985 (Accession #85-189), April 23, 1987 (Accession #87-88), and December 14, 1987 (Accession #87-273).

Separated Materials

Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded.

Processing Information

Jerrilyn Gifford; April 19, 1989.
Title
Guide to the Leland H. Carlson (1908-1995) Papers
Author
Jerrilyn Gifford
Date
07/04/1990
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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