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Guide to the Gordon Alexander Craig Papers
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Description
These papers largely reflect Gordon A. Craig's career as a historian and professor at Stanford University from 1961 through 1979. In addition, there are some materials pertaining to his student days at Princeton University and Oxford, to his early teaching career at Yale and Princeton, and to his teaching and administrative duties as a professor at the Free University of Berlin. The collection, donated by Gordon A. Craig in six accessions, includes more than 45 boxes of correspondence, lectures, speeches, articles, publications, class materials, student papers, research notes, notebooks, and newspaper clippings. The collection also includes microfilmed copies of his personal diaries, 1935-1992, and occasional verse, 1934-1986.
Background
Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1913, Gordon Craig immigrated to the United States from Canada with his parents at the age of 12. He was educated at Princeton University where, as Valedictorian, he received his A.B. in 1936, followed by an M.A. in 1939 and a Ph.D. in 1941. As a Rhodes Scholar in 1938, he received a B.Litt. from Oxford University. He began his teaching career at Yale in 1939, but returned to the Department of History at Princeton in 1941.
Extent
20 Linear feet
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Availability
The materials are open for research use.