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(George) Paul Moore (1907-2008) Papers

Identifier: 20/17
The Paul Moore Papers, comprising four boxes, include biographical materials, correspondence, and subject files that reflect Moore's academic career, professional activities and his associations with professional organizations.

The biographical materials include his graduate school transcript, Northwestern University faculty biographical questionnaires, press releases, newspaper clippings, a paper entitled “A Photoelectric Approach to the Study of Phonation” and a speech and hearing disorders handbook based on clinical and experimental work and edited by Lee Edward Travis.

The correspondence is arranged on the folder level alphabetically by correspondents' surname and chronologically by day within folders. It spans the period from September, 1949 through September, 1954. The bulk of the papers are comprised of personal and professional correspondence which is largely routine in nature. Moore was the Director of Student Training in Speech Correction at Northwestern and in this capacity wrote many recommendations for students seeking to become speech correctionists or members of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Other correspondence concerns student teaching placement for Northwestern speech correction students; the Voice Clinic; motion picture photography and its scientific applications especially regarding study of the larynx; Evanston Public Schools Summer Speech Correction Workshop; the Chicago Speech Correction Society; the Speech Association of America; the Quarterly Journal of Speech, the Central States Speech Journal and the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders. Additionally, there are reports and correspondence pertaining to clinical interviews and examinations of patients who used the services of the Voice Clinic.

The remainder of the papers is organized in folders by subjects that reflect Moore's involvement in various professional organizations including the American Speech and Hearing Association, the Central States Speech Association, the Chicago Speech Correction Society, the Chicago Speech Therapy and Audiology Society and the Speech Association of America. These files contain mainly correspondence, convention program materials and, in the case of the Central States Speech Journal, which, for a period, Moore edited, some manuscripts and gallery proofs of articles. The papers also include correspondence and reading lists relating to Moore's work at the University of Colorado at Boulder while a Visiting Lecturer during the summer of 1951; correspondence, reports, announcements and notes pertaining to the Evanston Public Schools Summer Speech Correction Workshops of 1950, 1951 and 1952; correspondence regarding Moore's role as another of the University Committee on Teacher Education; and correspondence, plans, clinical interviews and reports relating to the Voice Clinic. Four audio disc recordings have been separated from the Voice Clinic folders (see Separation Record). Correspondence relating to almost all of the above subjects also can be found scattered throughout the papers in the alphabetically-arranged correspondence folders.


  • 1949-1954


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4.00 Boxes


George) Paul Moore was born November 2, 1907 in Everson, West Virginia, the son of George Binney and Emma (Ayers) Moore. He took his A.B. in Speech from West Virginia University in 1929, and his M.A. in Speech Correction in 1930 and Ph.D. in Speech Correction in 1936, both from Northwestern University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “A Stroboscopic Study of Vocal Fold Movement.” Moore married Gertrude Conley on June 10, 1929. They had two children: Anne Gertrude Moore born November 20, 1937 and Paul David Moore born February 12, 1942. Mrs. Moore died January 22, 1975. The Paul Moore Papers, comprising four boxes, include biographical materials, correspondence, and subject files that reflect Moore's academic career, professional activities and his associations with professional organizations.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred to the University Archives by Dean Roy Wood of the School of Speech, October, 1978.

Separated Materials

Four Audio Disc Recordings – Voice Clinic Recordings:

Charles Easterberg – November 13, 1952

Katherine Field – November 13, 1952

Howard Johnson – Age 15 - Juv. Voice – November 14, 1952

Gerry MacArthur – Age 10 – Hoarse Voice – November 24, 1952

Transferred to University Archives Audio-Visual Cabinet in Room 111B.

Photographs of Moore are contained in the University Archives Photograph Collection.

Processing Information

Margaret Faverty and Kevin B. Leonard, April, 1980.
Guide to the (George) Paul Moore (1907-2008) Papers
Margaret Faverty and Kevin B. Leonard
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US