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Robert Harvey Gault (1874-1971) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/23/2

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The Robert H. Gault Papers include a small amount of biographical materials and correspondence, however the bulk of the papers consists of his various writings, both published and unpublished.

The Biographical File is fairly comprehensive. The two folders containing Testimonial Letters also help illuminate Gault's career, in that they were written on the occasion of a dinner and a conference honoring him in 1951. The first folder is arranged alphabetically by correspondent with a list of those correspondents added.

The manuscript of his book Social Psychology appears to be a revision made for a new edition published in 1940. Unfortunately, chapters ten and eleven are missing. The two prospectus were for books which were never published. The draft “Crooked Sticks to Cub Tractors” may have been written for the International Harvester Company or the United States Department of Agriculture.

The DePaul University lecture notes are arranged by course number and chronologically by date of lecture. The last category entitled Miscellaneous Writings includes a manuscript, ‘Juvenile Delinquincy’, which may be chapters from a proposed book, but they seem never to have been published. The folder titled “Preliminary Script” includes a proposal for a series of programs which Gault had intended to write.

Dates

  • 1909-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

3.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Robert H. Gault Papers include a small amount of biographical materials and correspondence, however the bulk of the papers consists of his various writings, both published and unpublished.

Method of Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Elisabeth Wittman, June 1977.
Title
Guide to the Robert Harvey Gault (1874-1971) Papers
Author
Elisabeth Wittman
Date
01/06/1977
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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847-491-3354