Guide to the Sidney L. Gulick Papers

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Guide to the Sidney L. Gulick Papers 1921/1989

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Sidney L. Gulick Papers
Dates: 1921-1989
Identification: MS-0485
Creator: Gulick, Sidney, 1902-1988
Physical Description: 5.00 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Dr. Sidney L. Gulick, Jr., was born August 17, 1902, in Kobe, Japan, where his father, Sidney L. Gulick Sr., was a missionary. He earned his bachelors degree in English at Oberlin in 1923, and returned to Japan thereafter to teach English and piano at Doshisha University in Kyoto. He returned to the United States in 1924, subsequently earning his master's and doctorate degrees at Oberlin and Yale, respectively. His research focused on the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Stanhope.
Dr. Gulick joined the SDSU faculty in 1945. He later was named chairman of the English Department, and in 1959 became the first Dean of Arts and Sciences. Gulick was frequently quoted in the national media during the 1950s when, as a member of the National Council of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), he spoke out against the accusations of Communist leanings that became common with the rise of Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Among his many accomplishments, perhaps the most enduring was the preamble to the college's Academic Master Plan, which Gulick authored in 1962 and is still regarded as a classic in its field.
Dr. Gulick passed away February 5, 1988.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State College -- Faculty -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Sidney L. Gulick Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Listen to Dr. Gulick's oral history here: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua/raising-our-voices/sdsu-history/faculty/sidney-gulick

Arrangement of Materials:

I.   Research and Publications
II.  San Diego State University
     1.  Administrative
     2.  Course Files
III.  Mills College Administrative
IV.  Professional Organizations
v.    Personal Files

Scope and Contents

The Sidney L. Gulick Papers document Gulick's academic research and career.   The collection contains instructional and administrative files from Mills College and San Diego State University, as well as class lecture notes from Oberlin College.  Also included are his research materials, concentrating primarily on the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Stanhope.  Other professional organization files and personal files are also included.  The collection is divided into five series: Research and Publications, San Diego State University, Mills College Administrative Files, Professional Organizations, and Personal Files.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Research and Publications

Box 1, Folder 1

Placement Test papers / materials; samples from other states / schools 1929-1939

Box 1, Folder 2

Gulick Vocabulary Survey materials 1954, 1957

Box 1, Folder 3

Easly Jones Practical English Composition notes 1940

Box 1, Folder 4

Easly Jones Practical English Composition Correspondence 1940-1942

Box 1, Folder 5

Projects / papers never published

Box 1, Folder 6

"Old English" Manucripts, notes, copies for: Grammatical introduction, Commentary, The 7 Days of Creation, The Lords Prayer, King Edwin's Conversion, The Story of Cadmon, Alfred's Preface to his translation of Boethius, The Wanderer,

Box 1, Folder 7

"Old English" Publisher's Correspondence. American Bool Co.; Heath & Co.; Harper & Bros., 1946-1953

Box 1, Folder 8

"Old English" text proposal manuscript, c.1947

Box 1, Folder 9

"Beowulf Vocabulary" Orginal Manuscript, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

"Beowulf Vocabulary" notes / partial manuscripts

Box 1, Folder 11

Manuscripts for "Ophelia's Virtue" 1959

Box 1, Folder 12

Manuscript for "How Guilty was Gertrude?" 1959

Box 1, Folder 13

"Boswell on Johnson and Chesterfield" 1937, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1949

Box 1, Folder 14

"English Lieterature in the Eighteenth Century List" Columbia University 1949, 1952, 1954

Box 1, Folder 15

Photocopy of Natural Reflexions on the Present... 1944

Box 1, Folder 16

Chesterfield Correspondence c.1932-1983

Box 1, Folder 17

Chesterfield Correspondence c. 1932-1983

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 19

Some unpublished letters, royalties, reviews, etc...

Box 1, Folder 20

Photocopy of Principles of Politeness, ...

Box 1, Folder 21

Sabin's Dictionary: "Starhope"

Box 1, Folder 22

Typed, odd sized notes

Box 1, Folder 23

Lord Chesterfield's Will

Box 1, Folder 24

Complete copy to Supplement

Box 1, Folder 25

Miscellaneous portions of manuscript

Box 1, Folder 26

Copies of Title Pages of "Letters"-notes-where acquired

Box 1, Folder 27

Miscellaneous handwritten notes / manuscripts Chapters I & II

Box 1, Folder 28

Miscellaneous notes / copies / changes to bibliography

Box 1, Folder 29

Photographic copies of cartoon spoof of Chesterfield's Principles of Politeness

Box 2, Folder 1

Manuscripts for: The Reception / A Monsieur D'Ayverdun / Zunkin / Rosenbach

Box 2, Folder 2

Manuscripts for: An Eighteenth Century Best Seller; Early Translation; manuscript of Bibliography

Box 2, Folder 3

Notes / Copies / Copy inquiries

Box 2, Folder 4

Book Sellers' Offerings / Correspondence

 

San Diego State University

 

Administrative Files

Box 2, Folder 5

English Department miscellaneous c. 1949-1960

Box 2, Folder 6

English Department miscellaneous c. 1949-1960

Box 2, Folder 7

English Department - Class Formulas c. 1950-1954

Box 2, Folder 8

Literacy Needs: Reports, Orders c. 1952-1960

Box 2, Folder 9

Forms: Official Program for the Master of Arts degree c. 1951-1965

Box 2, Folder 10

Recommendations / Correspondence as Dean of Arts & Sciences (A-G) c. 1948-1969

Box 2, Folder 11

Recommendations / Correspondence as Dean of Arts & Sciences (H-P) c. 1948-1969

Box 2, Folder 12

Recommendations / Correspondence as Dean of Arts & Sciences (R-Z) c. 1948-1969

Box 2, Folder 13

Mexico Summer School: Financial, applications, correspondence 1966

Box 2, Folder 14

Mexico City Summer School: General correspondence 1966

Box 2, Folder 15

Notes Towards the Preparation of an administrative Handbook July 1970

 

Course Files

Box 2, Folder 16

Miscellaneous English ditos c. 1945-1958

Box 2, Folder 17

English I: Freshman composition c. 1945-1965

Box 2, Folder 18

English 138: Comparative Literature c. 1952-1954

Box 2, Folder 19

English 2,3: Freshman Literature c. 1954-1958

Box 2, Folder 20

English 200B: Seminar, 18th Century c. 1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 21

English 290: Bibliography c. 1950-1960

Box 3, Folder 1

English 115: Bible as Literature (Final exams) c. 1947-1958

Box 3, Folder 2

English 115: Bible as Literature c. 1947-1958

Box 3, Folder 3

English 115: Bible as Literature c. 1947-1958

Box 3, Folder 4

English 116A: Age of Elizabeth, c. 1945-1959

Box 3, Folder 5

English 116B: Age of Elizabeth, c. 1945-1959

Box 3, Folder 6

Shakespeare Seminar c. 1950-1957

Box 3, Folder 7

English 117A: Shakespeare c. 1951-1958

Box 3, Folder 8

English 117A: Shakespeare c. 1951-1958

Box 3, Folder 9

English 117B: Shakespeare c. 1951-1958

Box 3, Folder 10

English 117B: Shakespeare c. 1951-1958

Box 3, Folder 11

Speeches / talks / miscellaneous papers / poetry c. 1936-1987

Box 3, Folder 12

Class Record Books 1945-1953

Box 3, Folder 13

Class Record Books 1953-1961

 

Mills College Administrative

Box 3, Folder 14

Mills Miscellaneous 1933-1947

Box 3, Folder 15

Mills College-English Final Exams, 1937-1943

Box 3, Folder 16

English 11A-B c. 1940-1942

Box 3, Folder 17

Romantic Poets c. 1935-1941

Box 3, Folder 18

Victorian Poetry c. 1935-1942

Box 3, Folder 19

English 60 c. 1935-1937

Box 3, Folder 20

World Literature

Scope and Contents

c. 1938
Box 3, Folder 21

Master's Oral Exam Questions c. 1938-1940

Box 3, Folder 22

Public Speaking Student Roll 1927-1930

 

Professional Organizations

Box 4, Folder 1

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) c. 1949-1956

Box 4, Folder 2

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) General Correspondence c. 1949-1955

Box 4, Folder 3

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Council c. 1955-1956

Box 4, Folder 4

California Writer's Club c. 1931-1984

Box 4, Folder 5

Palestine Institute c. 1948-1957

Box 4, Folder 6

P.E.N. c. 1937-1945

 

Personal

Box 4, Folder 7

Honors Reading - Wager n.d.

Box 4, Folder 8

Victorian Prose - Wager 1922-1923

Box 4, Folder 9

Wordsworth - Mack 1924-1925

Box 4, Folder 10

Victorian Poetry - Jelliffe 1922-1923

Box 4, Folder 11

Shakespeare Tragedy - Mack Summer 1923

Box 4, Folder 12

Victorian Prose - Wager 1924-1925

Box 4, Folder 13

Burke Wager 1924-1925

Box 4, Folder 14

Classes in Translation - Wager 1921-1922

Box 4, Folder 15

Spenser - Tucker Brooke 1925-1926

Box 4, Folder 16

Chaucer 1 - Young 1925-1926

Box 4, Folder 17

Chaucer 2 - Young, 1925-1926

Box 4, Folder 18

Old French - Menner 1925-1926

Box 4, Folder 19

Senior Bible - King Fall 1922

Box 4, Folder 20

Old English - Wager Fall 1922, Spring 1925

Box 4, Folder 21

Age of Johnson - Jinker 1926-1927

Box 4, Folder 22

Prose Fiction - Cross 1925-1926

Box 4, Folder 23

Shakespeare - Tucker Brooke 1926-1927

Box 4, Folder 24

Notes on Readings

Box 4, Folder 25

Yale English doctorate orals, early 1920's

Box 4, Folder 26

Teaching Applications 1933-1935

Box 4, Folder 27

University Club c. 1947-1950

Box 4, Folder 28

Who's Who Certificate 1980-1981

Box 4, Folder 29

Doshisha University c. 1924

Box 4, Folder 30

San Diego Institute for Creativity c. 1963-1970

Box 4, Folder 31

San Diego Institute for Creativity c. 1963-1970

Box 4, Folder 32

San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society: Miscellanenous papers / correspondence, certificates c. 1962-1982

Box 4, Folder 33

San Diego Yokohama Publications 1978-1989

Box 4, Folder 34

San Diego - Yokohama: S. Gulick appreciation plaque 1982

Box 4, Folder 35

Personal: MIscellaneous, letters / papers / Christmas cards / Oberlin alumni booklet c. 1937-1985

Box 4, Folder 36

Gulick Family and Japan 1988