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Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve papers, 1898-1962

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0484
Bib ID 4078806 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron, 1877-1965
Title Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve papers, 1898-1962
Physical Description 40 linear feet (82 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, notes, articles, reports, and speeches of Gildersleeve, including materials relating to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco, 1945, the Dumbarton Oaks Conference, the International Federation of University Women, the American Association of University Women, the American Council on Education, and the Near East College Association. The most note-worthy item in the collection is a letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, appointing Dean Gildersleeve to serve as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Charter Conference of the United Nations. The collection also contains some material relating to Barnard College affairs.

Using the Collection

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This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2014-03-26 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2020-10-13 Series I. box list created with enhanced description. cml

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Association of University Women Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Council on Education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barnard College -- Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barnard College. Office of the Dean Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buck, Pearl S (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Catledge, Turner, 1901-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conversations on International Organization (1944 : Washington, D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David), 1890-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elmhirst, Dorothy Payne Whitney Straight Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Finley, John H (John Huston), 1863-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of, 1881-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International Federation of University Women Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marshall, George C (George Catlett), 1880-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Near East College Association (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Park, Rosemary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salisbury, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquess of, 1893-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shotwell, James T., 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stassen, Harold E (Harold Edward), 1907-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stettinius, Edward R., Jr. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United Nations Conference on International Organization (1945 : San Francisco, Calif.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Winchell, Walter, 1897-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women college administrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women college graduates -- Societies and clubs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's colleges -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Dean of Barnard College, 1911-1947.

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Series I: Catalogued Correspondence


Buck, Pearl S. (1882-1973) (American writer known for her novel The Good Earth (Pulitzer Prize, 1932). She was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature (1938).))



Box 1A New York, NY--TLS--1 p., 1946 May 2

(with carbon reply)


Catledge, Turner (1901-1983) (American journalist, who served as the Managing Editor, The New York Times (1952-1964))


Box 1A New York--Telegram, 1957 October 4


Dulles, John Foster (1888-1959) (American diplomat, who served as U.S. Secretary of State (1953-1959))


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1955 April 28


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1955 May 18


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1956 June 18


Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) (U.S. Army General and 34th U.S. President (1953-1961))


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1956 November 5

(with envelope)


Elmhirst, Dorothy Whitney Straight (1887-1968) (Philanthropist and social activist, who founded the weekly magazine The New New Republic and the New School for Social Research in New York City.)


Box 1A [New York, NY]--ALS--3 p., March 2


Finley, John Huston (1863-1940) (New York Times Associate Editor (1921-1937) and Editor (1937-1938))


Box 1A New York--ALS--2 p., 1926 October 16


Gildersleeve, Henry (1724-1790)


Box 1A Poughkeepsie, NY--MS.D.--4 p., 1970 September 20

(copy of his will in the hand of Gilbert Livingston, Surrogate of the County (1790 October 4) and signed (3) times by Livingston)


Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of (1881-1959) (British Ambassador to the United States (1940-1946))


Box 1A TNS--1 p., 1954 October 29


Highet, Gilbert (1906-1978) (Scottish American classicist, academic writer, intellectual critic, and literary historian.)


Box 1A TLS--1 p., 1954 October 4


Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) (35th U.S. President (1961-1963))


Box 1A TLS--1 p., 1961 February 3


Laidlaw, Isabel (1896-1978)


Box 1A State College, PA--ALS--2 p., 1964 November 2


Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr. (1902-1985) (U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1953-1960))


Box 1A New York--TLS--1 p., 1955 June 16


MacLeish, Archibald (1892-1982) (American poet, playwright, essayist, Librarian of Congress, and lawyer)


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--2 p., 1945 April 16

(with enclosure: "Memorandum to the U.S. Delegation")


Marshall, George Catlett (1880-1959) (U.S. Secretary of State (1947-1949))


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1947 January 23

(with copy of related letter)


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--2 p., 1947 July 29

(with carbon and enclosure)


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--2 p., 1947 August 12

(with enclosure and carbon of reply)


Box 1A New York, NY--Telegram, 1947 September 18


Morison, Samuel Eliot (1887-1976) (American historian noted for his works about maritime history.)


Box 1A Boston--ALS--2 p., 1955 March 22


Murray, Gilbert (1866-1957) (British classical scholar and public intellectual)


Box 1A Oxford, England--TLS--1 p., 1954 November 9


Nevins, Allan (1890-1971) (American historian and journalist known for his extensive work on the history of the American Civil War)


Box 1A New York, NY--TLS--1 p., 1954 November 7


Box 1A New York,, NY--TLS--1 p., 1956 May 27

(with copies of (2) related letters)


Park, Rosemary (1907-2004) (Scholar, academic leader, and advocate for women's education, who served as the 5th President, Connecticut College (1947-1962), 6th President, Barnard College (1962-1967), and chancellor in the U. of California system (1967-1970).)


Box 1A New York, NY--TLS--1 p., 1965 April 20


Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich (1908-1979) (Governor of New York (1959-1973))


Box 1A New York, NY--TLS--2 p., 1958 January 13

(enclosure, 1 p.)


Box 1A New York, NY--TLS--1 p., 1958 January 22


Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) (32nd U.S. President (1933-1945))


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1945 February 28

(letter appointing Dean Gildersleeve as a delegate to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco; with a hand-written draft of Dean Gildersleeve's reply and a carbon of the typescript of the reply.)


Rusk, Dean (1909-1994) (In 1947, Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State)


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--2 p., 1947 August 9

(with enclosure and carbon reply)


Salisbury, Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of (1893-1972) (Leader of the House of Lords, 1951-1957)


Box 1A London, England--TLS--1 p., 1954 November 12


Shotwell, James Thomson (1874-1965) (American History professor, who played an instrumental role in the creation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) (1918))


Box 1A New York, NY--TLS--1 p., 1954 April 4


Stassen, Harold Edward (1907-2001) (Governor of Minnesota (1939-1943))


Box 1A Philadelphia, PA--TLS--1 p., 1965 June 22


Stettinius, Edward R., Jr. (1900-1949) (U.S. Secretary of State (1943-1945))


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1945 March 13

(with carbon of Gildersleeve's reply)


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1945 March 15


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1945 March 31


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1945 April 14

(with carbon copies of (2) letters from Gildersleeve)


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1945 April 23


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1945 July 26


Stevenson, Adlai Ewing (1900-1965) (Governor of Illinois (1949-1953))


Box 1A Chicago, IL--TLS--1 p., 1954 October 20


Thompson, Dorothy (1893-1961) (American journalist and radio broadcaster)


Box 1A New York, NY--TLS--1 p., 1954 November 4


Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) (33rd U.S. President (1945-1953))


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1945 October 15

(with (5) related items)


Box 1A Washington, DC--TLS--1 p., 1947 April 23

(with copies of (2) related letters)


Box 1A Kansas City, MO--TLS--1 p., 1956 February 20

(with carbon of letter by Dean Gildersleeve (1956 February 13)


Box 1A Independence, MO--TLS--1 p., 1958 March 26


Warren, Earl (1891-1974) (Governor of California (1943-1953) and 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1953-1969))


Box 1A Sacramento, CA--TLS--1 p., 1948 June 12


Winchell, Walter (1897-1972) (Syndicated American newspaper gossip columnist and radio news commentator)


Box 1A New York, NY--TLS--1 p., 1945 April 19

Series II: Biographical Material and Photographs



Box 1 Family history and genealogy



Box 2 Early diary, student days and early career, citations and awards, newspaper clippings re: VCG



Box 3 Biographical and miscellaneous material re Barnard College



Box 4 Miscellaneous Biographical material



Box 5 Photographs

Series III: United Nations Charter Conference, San Francisco, 1945



Box 6 Dumbarton Oaks and U.N. Charter proposals



Box 7 Dumbarton Oaks and U.N. Charter proposals



Box 8 Comments and amendments to the Dumbarton Oaks proposals



Box 9 Plenary, General, and Steering Committee Documents



Box 10 Plenary, General, and Steering Committee Documents



Box 11 Committee I Documents (General Provisions)



Box 12 Committee I Documents (General Provisions)



Box 13 Committee II Documents (General Assembly)



Box 14 Committee II Documents (General Assembly)



Box 15 Committee II Documents (General Assembly)



Box 16 Committee III Documents (Security Council)



Box 17 Committee III Documents (Security Council)



Box 18 Committee IV Documents (Judicial Organization)



Box 19 Committee IV Documents (Judicial Organization)



Box 20 Miscellaneous Documents



Box 21 Miscellaneous Documents



Box 22 Dossiers on Delegations



Box 23 Dossiers on Delegations



Box 24 Dossiers on Delegations



Box 25 Correspondence



Box 26 Correspondence



Box 27 Correspondence



Box 28 Correspondence



Box 29 Correspondence



Box 30 Correspondence



Box 31 Miscellaneous Subjects



Box 32 Miscellaneous Files



Box 33 Miscellaneous Files



Box 33B Miscellaneous Files



Box 33A News digests, Opinion summaries, etc.



Box 34 Miscellaneous material; 1947 U.N. session, 1947

Series IV: Other Files



Box 35 Near East, 1945-1949



Box 36 Near East, 1950-1959



Box 37 Near East, 1950-1959



Box 38 American Middle East Relief and American Friends of the Middle East



Box 39 Miscellaneous files relating to the Near East



Box 40 Miscellaneous files relating to the Near East



Box 41 Miscellaneous files relating to the Near East



Box 42 American Association of University Women


International Federation of University Women



Box 43 Documents



Box 45 Correspondence, 1939-1943



Box 46 Correspondence, 1942-1948



Box 47 Miscellaneous Material



Box 44 International Federation of University Women and Association of Collegiate Alumnae, 1919-1928



Box 48 American College for Girls, Istanbul, Turkey, 1917-1953



Box 49 American College for Girls, Istanbul, Turkey, 1953-1958



Box 50 Near East College Association, 1942-1950



Box 51 Near East College Association, 1950-1959



Box 52 Near East Colleges--Miscellaneous



Box 53 Barnard College--Columbia University



Box 54 Reid Hall, Paris



Box 55 Reid Hall, Paris



Box 56 Institute of International Education--Correspondence, 1942-1947



Box 57 Education--Miscellaneous Files



Box 58 Speeches and Notes, 1911-1919



Box 59 Speeches at Barnard and Columbia, 1920-1939



Box 60 Speeches at Barnard and Columbia, 1940-1949 and undated, 1940-1949, undated



Box 61 Speeches to various organizations and on miscellaneous subjects



Box 62 Speeches regarding U.N., A.A.U.W., I.F.U.W., education and international subjects



Box 63 Miscellaneous and duplicate speeches



Box 64 Published speeches and articles--listed



Box 65 Manuscript material--"Many a good crusade"; miscellaneous correspondence



Box 66 Miscellaneous Material--"Many a good crusade"



Box 67 Dies for "Many a good crusade"



Box 68 Correspondence re: "Many a good crusade"



Box 69 "Many a good crusade" -- clippings, reviews, gift lists, etc.



Box 70 Correspondence re "A hoard in winter"



Box 71 Manuscript material for "Merchants of light"



Box 72 Miscellaneous writings--texts and correspondence



Box 73 Miscellaneous writings--Correspondence Establishment of Elizabeth Reyard Book Fund



Box 74 Literary material, clippings, essays, etc.



Box 75 Trip to England, 1943



Box 76 Trip to Japan, 1946

(Also available on microfilm)



Box 77 Trip to Japan, 1946



Box 78 Organizations



Box 79 Organizations



Box 80 Miscellaneous Files



Box 81 Miscellaneous Files