Mabel A. Elliott (1898-1990) Papers
Scope and Contents
The Mabel A. Elliott papers fill four boxes. They are arranged in five subseries: correspondence, teaching files, research materials, speeches, and publications. There is also one folder of biographical material and one of material relating to her education.
The correspondence consists primarily of copies of letters from Elliott seeking information for her publications and other letters relating to editorial matters and professional meetings and programs as well as recommendations for students and former students.
The teaching files contain primarily lecture and reading notes, syllabi, and a few student papers from courses taught by Elliott.
Research materials consist of one folder (Box 3, Folder 5) of interview questionnaires completed for the Chatham College/Urban League Study of individual black families moving into white neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Elliott's speaking engagements are represented by only a few folders of speech drafts and related notes.
A number of Elliott's published writings and drafts complete the series.
Conditions Governing Access
Language of Materials
The papers of Mabel A. Elliott (sociologist, criminologist and penologist) consist of correspondence, teaching files, research materials, speeches, and publications. There is also one folder of biographical material and one of material relating to her education.
Correspondence is arranged chronologically. The teaching files are arranged first according to the institution at which the courses were offered and then sequentially by course title or number. Articles are arranged alphabetically by title.
Method of Acquisition
The Mabel A. Elliott papers were donated to the Northwestern University Library by Dr. Elliot's estate and transferred to the University Archives by R. Russell Maylone, Curator of the Library's Special Collections Department, on May 5th and June 17th, 1986 and March 20, 1987 (Accessions #86-60, #86-97, and #87-64).
Small amounts of duplicate material and material not pertinent to either Elliott or Northwestern were discarded.
Other Descriptive Information
Index to Prominent Correspondents:
Eberharter, Herman P., June 3, 1957, Box 2, Folder 2
Gromyko, A., March 14, 1940, Box 1, Folder 4
Hoover, J. Edgar, March 21, 1945, Box 1, Folder 7
Hoover, J. Edgar, Jan. 20, 1950, Box 2, Folder 1
Kefauver, Estes, Aug. 24, 1950, Box 2, Folder 1
Stettinius, E.R., Jr., May 28, 1945, Box 1, Folder 7
Stettinius, E.R., Jr., June 23, 1945, Box 1, Folder 7
William K. Beatty; April-May, 1987.
- Guide to the Mabel A. Elliott (1898-1990) Papers
- William K. Beatty
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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