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Mabel A. Elliott (1898-1990) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 55/21
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.

Dates

  • 1924-1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

4.00 Boxes

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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).

Related Materials

Cross-Reference:

Mabel A. Elliott

May 13, 1898-Oct. 5, 1990

See also:

Alumni Biographical Files

Series 51/14, Box 340

Separated Materials

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

Processing Information

William K. Beatty; April-May, 1987.
Title
Guide to the Mabel A. Elliott (1898-1990) Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/04/1987
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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