Guide to the Henry F. May Papers, 1940-1999

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Guide to the Henry F. May Papers, 1940-1999

Collection number: BANC MSS 89/61 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
Henry F. May, with assistance from Kriss Basil and Mary Morganti
Date Completed:
October 1994; additions Oct. 1999
Encoded by:
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© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Henry F. May Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1999
Collection Number: BANC MSS 89/61 c
Creator: May, Henry Farnham, 1915-
Extent: Number of containers: 4 boxes, 13 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 16.6
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: The papers deal principally with May's career as an historian and educator. Correspondence includes chronological files (1946-1983), former students, and other correspondents, colleagues, and friends. Included are working notes and drafts of his books and aricles, and related correspondence and criticism; as well as records of May's teaching, with course outlines and lecture notes. There is material relating to the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. Finally, the papers include files kept by May as an active member of the History Department, University of California, Berkeley from 1952 until his retirement in 1980.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions:
Within "Series 1 Correspondence", access to sub-series, "Former Students" and "Other Correspondents, Colleagues, and Friends" is only by the written permission of Henry May during his lifetime, and of one of his literary executors for ten years after his death.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry F. May papers, BANC MSS 89/61 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Henry F. May Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Professor May on November 18, 1988, with additions made in May and August of 1990, and in 1999.

Biography

Henry Farnham May was born in Denver, Colorado on March 27, 1915, the son of Henry F. and May (Rickard) May. He received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1937, with his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard in 1938 and 1947. May worked as an instructor of history at Lawrence College from 1941 to 1942 and from 1942 to 1945, served as a lieutenant (j.g.) in the United States Navy Reserve. He returned to his teaching career as an assistant professor, and then associate professor, at Scripps College from 1947 to 1949. He was a visiting associate professor at Bowdoin College from 1950 to 1951.
May became a member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1952 and was made professor in 1956. From 1963 to 1980, he served as the Margaret Byrne Professor of American History and was made an emeritus professor in 1980. May served as chairman of the history department from 1964-1966 and also held many temporary assignments during his career, including Faculty Research Lecturer in 1980. He was a summer teacher at the Salzburg Seminar of American Studies and at the University of Minnesota. May was Fulbright lecturer at the Belgian Universities from 1959-1960, Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University from 1971-1972, and visiting professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1980.
May is the author of Protestant Churches and Industrial America (1949), The End of American Innocence (1959), A Synopsis of American History (with C. G. Sellers, 1963), The Enlightenment in America (1976), Ideas, Faiths, and Feelings (1983), Coming to Terms (1987), The Divided Heart (1991), and Three Faces of Berkeley (1993), as well as numerous articles.
Throughout his career, Henry May was honored with numerous awards, including the Berkeley Citation (1980), the Beveridge Prize (1977) from the American History Association, and the Merle Curti Prize (1976) from the Organization of American Historians. In 1996, the same organization awarded him its annual citation for Distinguished Service. May has served as Fellow on the Social Science Research Council (1946-1947 and 1963-1964), on the American Council of Learned Societies (1963-1964), and as a Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for Humanities (1974-1975). He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Henry May married Jean Louise Terrace on June 18, 1941 and has two children, Hildy May and Ann Rickard May. He lives with his wife in Kensington, California.

Scope and Content

The papers of Professor Henry F. May span the years from 1940 to 1999 and primarily concern his career as a historian and educator. The collection consists of correspondence, working drafts and notes of his writings, including books, articles, essays, speeches, reviews, and related correspondence and criticism. Also included are records of May's teaching, including course outlines and his lecture notes. Finally, the collection includes files kept by May as an active member of the History Department at Berkeley from 1952 until his retirement in 1980.
The time of May's tenure at Berkeley was a period of crucial change in the University, which can be divided into two overlapping phases: first, a time of increasing growth and prosperity; second, a period of cultural upheaval, continuing through the sixties and to some extent into the seventies. During all of these years, May devoted most of his time and energy to the teaching and writing of history, especially American intellectual and religious history. He also took some part in History Department affairs during the period of expansion and the University controversies during the time of upheaval. He was also moderately active in national and international professional activities.
The arrangement of May's papers was and remains his own. From the time of his retirement, his files were kept in their original and personal form and arrangement in his department office. In 1988, since May no longer had access to office storage space, he made a gift of the papers to The Bancroft Library. To facilitate future access to his papers, Professor May himself undertook their necessary reorganization and listing in the summer of 1994. In the course of his research on a study of U.C. faculty and administration during the presidency of Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1899-1919), Professor May used the papers of faculty members of that period. It is the best of those collections that furnished him with models for organizing his own papers, with the purpose of making them approachable and usable for future historians of the University.
[Excerpted from a note by Professor Henry F. May, July 1994]

Container List

Boxes 1-2, Cartons 11-12

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1946-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Divided into three sub-series: Chronological Files, 1946-1983 (arranged chronologically); Former Students; and Other Correspondents, Colleagues, and Friends (arranged alphabetically, and then chronologically). Includes both incoming and outgoing letters.
Access to subseries, "Former Students" and "Other Correspondents, Colleagues, and Friends" is only by the written permission of Henry May during his lifetime, and of one of his literary executors for ten years after his death.
 

CHRONOLOGICAL FILES, 1946-1983

Box 1, folder 1

Correspondence 1946-49

folder 2-19

Correspondence 1950-67

Box 2, folder 1-14

Correspondence 1968-81

folder 15

Correspondence 1982-83

 

FORMER STUDENTS [RESTRICTED]

Ctn. 11

Ahmed, Martin

 

Birnbaum, Lucille

 

Boles, John

 

Constantin, Charles

 

Drinnon, Richard

 

Foletta, Marshall

 

Gottschalk, Stephen

 

Hale, Nathan

 

Hannah, Tomas

 

Harper, Robert

 

Harrington, Carroll

 

Holtermann, Robert A.

 

Leonard, Thomas

 

Lundberg, David

 

Marshall, Lynn

 

Martin, Waldo

 

Mayer, Andre

 

Meyer, Donald

 

Moore, William

 

Morgan, Alda Marsh

 

Morganti, Joseph

 

Nelson, Bruce

 

Noon, Rozanne Miller

 

Novak, Steve

 

O'Neill, William

 

Phillips, Joseph

Ctn. 12

Reinier, Jacqueline

 

Reynolds, David

 

Rollefson, John

 

Schooley, Frank

 

Scovel, Raleigh

 

Shapiro, Stanley

 

Slater, Peter

 

Summers, Mark

 

Takaki, Ronald

 

Sikora, Stephen

 

Veysey, Lawrence

 

Wadleigh, Wells

 

Wainwright, Robin

 

Watt, David

 

OTHER CORRESPONDENTS, COLLEAGUES, AND FRIENDS [RESTRICTED]

Ctn. 12

Boles, John

 

Davies, Wally

 

Davis, Hope

 

Davis, R.G.

 

Drinnon, Richard

 

Goldberg, Harold (Hillel)

 

Hofstadter, R.

 

Meyer, Sheldon

 

Hutchison, W.

 

Levenson, Jack

 

Levenson, Joe

 

Mann, Golo

 

Smith, Henry

 

Ward, Reginald

Cartons 1-5, 13

SERIES 2: WRITINGS, 1940-1999.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged in rough chronological order by year of publication. Divided into six sub-series: Miscellaneous Writings, 1940-1998; The End of American Innocence, 1946-1993; The Enlightenment in America, 1945-1988; Coming to Terms, 1980-1999; The Divided Heart, 1988-1994; Three Faces of Berkeley, 1989-1995.
Includes working notes and drafts of articles, essays, speeches, and reviews, as well as May's first major books. Also includes comments and some correspondence with editors and colleagues.
 

MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS, 1940-1998

Ctn. 1

Publishers n.d.

 

Miscellaneous early correspondence

 

Harpers article 1946

 

Protestant Churches and Industrial America

 

Paperback 1962-76

 

Octagon edition, second 1976-77

 

Reviews, letters, etc.

 

Publication 1947-79

 

Protestant Churches and Industrial America 1967

 

New introduction, notes

 

New introduction, text, corrections, criticism

 

Isolationism article, never published

 

Radicalism essay 1950

 

Original version

 

Criticism

 

Kennan article 1952

 

Leopold and Link 1952

 

Later eds. 1955

 

Intellectuals in Contemporary America 1953

 

The Rebellion of the Intellectuals 1952

 

Old Version

 

Second Version

 

Paper for American History Association, "Shifting Interpretations of the 1920s" 1956

 

Text

 

Earlier Version

 

Preliminary Correspondence

 

Publication in Mississippi Valley History Review

 

MVHA Dewey Centennial 1959

 

Eglises Protestantes 1960

 

Fulbright article 1960

 

Notes

 

First version 1960

 

Political interview 1960

 

AHA, Papers and comments 1961

 

Unmanifest Destiny 1961

 

Material

 

Comment

 

Copy and corrections

 

Critique of Hofstadter 1961

 

Education lecture, Minneapolis 1962

 

Discontent of Intellectuals 1962

 

Draft

 

Corrections

 

Ghent piece 1962

 

Draft

 

Comment

 

Publication

 

"American Religious History: The Problem of Communication," Fresno State College 1962

Ctn. 2

A Synopsis of American History 1963-82

 

1983 comments

 

General

 

Maps

 

Houghton Mifflin synopsis 1981

 

McMillan revision 1977

 

Rand McNally

 

Inserts

 

Chapter 31

 

Revision and other

 

Lectures on Communism 1962-63

 

Comments, possible revision

 

Publication

 

Old texts

 

Documents and Outlines

 

Old drafts and extra pages

 

Publication

 

Religious History article 1964

 

Final version

 

Criticism, etc.

 

Early versions, notes

 

Pacific School of Religion 1965

 

Talk, comment

 

Student Crisis article 1966

 

Final version

 

Reactions

 

Stowe essay

 

Final version

 

Comment

 

Corrections

 

Proofreading matter

 

Semifinal

 

Documents and notes

 

Miller article 1966

 

Text

 

Comment

 

Miscellaneous material

 

Reply to Feuer comment 1966

 

Scripps talk

 

Hobart talk May 1967

 

A Meditation on an Unpopular Book, with comments, published and unpublished 1968

 

Letters to Christianity in Crisis 1967-68

 

Living with Crisis, Second Student Article 1969

 

Final version

 

Reactions

 

Second version

 

First version

 

Corrections and mistakes

Ctn. 3

The Problem of the American Enlightenment

 

Final version

 

First version

 

Comments and correspondence 1967-76

 

Outlines

 

Gay critique 1970

 

Berkeley in the Sixties, Moses Lecture 1970

 

Text

 

Miscellaneous material

 

Recovery article, Oxford, Edinburgh 1971-2

 

After Recovery 1974

 

Mead Festschrift, correspondence

 

Planned talk on Niebuhr for Pacific School of Religion 1973

 

Moscow paper

 

Original

 

Moscow paper 1972

 

Comment

 

Enlightened Reader

 

Comment

 

Final

 

American Quarterly article, corrections and miscellaneous

 

Bar graphs, including region, earlier version

 

Earlier version

 

Decline of Providence? 1975

 

First version

 

From Berkeley to Harvard 1975

 

Correspondence and miscellaneous

 

Intellectual History and Religious History

 

Comment

 

Racine: Wingspread paper, final version for publication 1978

 

Early versions, for Racine conference

 

New Directions in American Intellectual History includes Intellectual and Religious History 1979

 

"The Christian Enlightenment in America" 1978

 

For Warsaw meeting June-July 1978

 

For publication

 

Greven review article

 

Criticism

 

Final form 1978

 

Preliminary material 1978

 

Religion of the Republic 1980

 

First version of text 1980

 

Comment

 

Faculty Research Lecture 1980

 

Bibliography

 

"Europe and the American Mind" 1981

 

Periodical publication 1982-3

 

Lipow review 1982

 

Preliminary material

 

Ballad [of Dwinelle Stairs] 1983

 

Permission letters, essays

 

Ideas, Faiths, and Feelings

 

Advertising

 

Reviews

 

Comments 1983

 

Correspondence, miscellaneous

 

Commonweal [America's Quest for the Ideal Self]

 

Reviews

 

Edwards Conference

 

Keynote speech Oct. 1984

 

Publication 1985-87

 

Henry Nash Smith essay 1984

 

Revised for publication

 

Old version

 

Project, notes

 

Essay, comments

 

Letter from Betty (Smith) Campbell Oct. 3, 1986

 

Enlightenment and America: The Jeffersonian Moment, Charlottesville 1985

 

Jefferson and the Enlightenment

 

Corrected copy

 

Text 1985

 

Notes 1985

 

Fox Niebuhr

 

Review article

 

Correspondence 1985-86

 

Article, original text 1985

 

Review essay, notes 1986

 

Hobart College Symposium booklet (published as "Political Action and the Academic Conscience") 1986

 

Correspondence

 

History Teaching Alliance

 

Correspondence

 

Talk Dec. 3, 1986

 

Religion and American Intellectual History 1987

 

For publication

 

Wilson Center Conference, Washington March 3, 1986

 

Spoken version, Washington

 

Correspondence 1987

 

HNS-Chapman Project 1988

 

After the Enlightenment 1988

 

Criticism

 

First Version 1988

 

Hutchison Review 1987

 

Constitution and the Enlightenment 1987

 

Oregon State, miscellaneous notes 1985-88

 

Electa Press 1987

 

The Enlightenment and Franklin's America 1987

 

Commentary for Tocqueville meeting Oct. 1986

 

Review manuscripts

Ctn. 4, folder 1-2

Georgetown lecture 1989

 

Correspondence 1987-90

 

Manuscript of talk

folder 3

Niebuhr session commentary Dec. 3, 1991

folder 4-5

Democratic Gnosticism: The American Religion? Feb. 1993

 

Review of The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation by Harold Bloom, 1992

folder 6-8

Enola Gay 1995

 

Commentary

 

Correspondence

 

Clippings

folder 9

"The History of History or Play it Again, Sam"

 

Symposium talk March 4, 1996

folder 10

Intellectual History Newsletter June-Sept. 1996

 

Contribution

folder 11

History at Berkeley: a Dialog in Three Parts 1998

 

Gene A. Bruckner, Henry F. May, David A. Hollinger

 

END OF AMERICAN INNOCENCE, ca. 1946-1993

Ctn. 4, folder 12-15

Final version, original, Parts I-IV

folder 16

Draft, Part I

folder 17

Bib. essay, acknowledgements

folder 18

Index

folder 19

Corrected pages, re-typed

folder 20

Miscellaneous corrections before publication

folder 21

List, Minnesota microfilm source, collected for earlier version of book

folder 22

Outlines of Book

folder 23-25

Used Notes, Parts I-III

folder 26

Miscellaneous material for Part IV; used

folder 27

Documents for 1918 ff (not used)

folder 28-29

Knopf

folder 30

Granger Seminar, University of Oklahoma

folder 31

Letters

folder 32-33

Reviews

folder 34

EAI paperback, Quadrangle 1964

folder 35

New paperback edition: Oxford 1979

folder 36

OAH Newsletter discussion 1989-90

folder 37

Reassessment of EAI 1987-89

folder 38-39

Response to OAH criticism 1989

folder 40

EAI critics, OAH 1989

 

Republication of EAI

folder 41

New afterword 1993

folder 42

Hollinger's introduction 1993

folder 43

Intro -- criticism 1989, n.d.

folder 44

Correspondence and publicity 1993

 

ENLIGHTENMENT IN AMERICA, ca. 1966-1988

Ctn. 13, folder 1-17

Miscellaneous

 

Corrections with Sheldon Meyer 1966-88

 

Other Corrections

 

Copy Editing

 

Permission letters

 

Other Oxford

 

Criticism before publication

 

Letters after publication

 

Reviews

 

Merle Curti Award 1977

 

Paperback edition 1977

 

Beveridge Prize 1978

 

Advertising

 

New paperback edition 1979

 

Outline, prospectus for parts III and IV

 

Old outlines

 

MSS location

Ctn. 5, folder 1-19

Notes, by chapter

 

Part I: Introduction, Chapters One - Four

 

Part I: Notes, One - Four

 

Part I: Five, with notes

 

Part II: Chapters One - Three

 

Part III: Chapters One - Five

 

Part III: Chapter Six (notes only)

 

Part IV: Chapters One - Three

folder 20-21

Original typescript

folder 22

Alternative versions, introduction

folder 23

Chapter One, extra material (not used in earlier version)

folder 24-30

Footnotes

 

Part II, Chapters One & Two, notes

 

Part III, Chapter One, notes

 

Part III, Chapter Four

 

Part III, Chapter Five, notes, reactions

 

Part III, Chapter Six

 

Part IV, Chapters One - Two, notes

folder 31-85

Sources (photocopies)

 

Barlow

 

Belsham, Lindsey

 

Bishop

 

Bland

 

Breck

 

Buckminster

 

Campbell

 

Channing, Henry (New London)

 

Dwight

 

Ely

 

Emmons

 

Everett

 

Ferguson

 

Gallatin

 

Grant

 

Griswold

 

Holmes

 

Kemp

 

Madison

 

Manning

 

Mason

 

Maury

 

Miller, Samuel

 

Morris

 

Morse

 

Nisbet

 

Norwood

 

Ogden

 

Osborn

 

Paine, R. T.

 

Pickering

 

Owen

 

Portfolio

 

Priestly

 

Sanders

 

Smith, S. S.

 

Spring

 

Stillman

 

Strong

 

Summary State of American Religion (Vaughan)

 

Tappan

 

Tracy

 

Tuckers: Chron Order

 

Vaughan

 

Walker, John William to Newby, Larkin

 

Warren, Mercy

 

Watson

 

Webster

 

Wells

 

White

 

Wilberforce

 

Winchester

 

Winthrop

 

Wright, G. F.

 

Young and Minns

 

COMING TO TERMS, 1980-1999

Ctn. 13, folder 18-34

Correspondence

 

Potential publishers 1984-86

 

U.C. Press 1985-94

 

Miscellaneous, before publication 1986

 

Miscellaneous, after publication 1987-95

 

Criticisms 1980-84

 

Later criticisms, before publication 1985-86

 

Books for autobiography n.d.

 

Illustrations 1986-87

 

Bibliographic note n.d.

 

Wilder and May notes n.d.

 

Publicity 1987

 

Reviews 1987-89

 

Reading Sept. 2, 1987

 

Paperback question 1989-91

 

Popkin, Jeremy D.

 

Paper and correspondence 1996, 1999

 

Excerpt published in California Monthly 1998

 

With correspondence

 

THE DIVIDED HEART, 1988-1994

Ctn. 13, folder 35-38

Correspondence

 

Oxford University Press 1988-91

 

General 1991-94

 

Permissions 1990

 

Publicity 1990-91

 

THREE FACES OF BERKELEY, 1989-1995

Ctn. 13, folder 39-49

Correspondence 1990-95

 

Submission to U.C. Press 1993

 

Proofs, with comments 1993

 

Final version 1993

 

Illustrations n.d.

 

Criticism after revision, before publication 1991

 

University History project, problems with publication 1991-93

 

Publicity 1994

 

University History Project Seminar bibliography 1989

 

Material relevant to Berkeley life 1991-94

 

Miscellaneous sources and notes n.d.

Cartons 6-7, Oversize folder 1 A

SERIES 3: EXTRA-UNIVERSITY MATTERS, 1949-1985.

Ctn. 6

Salzburg Seminar in American Civilization 1949

 

PCB Convention 1952

 

Guggenheim application (rejected) 1954

 

Church History, Self-Study Project 1958

 

Princeton Conference on Education in American History 1958

 

Fulbright and related matters in U.S. 1959

 

Correspondence

 

Application 1959-60

 

Belgium (see also Oversize Folder 1 A) 1959-60

 

Fulbright Program in general 1961

 

American History Association 1960

 

Arden House Conference 1960

 

Berkeley Conference on Education History 1961

 

Minneapolis lecture on education 1962

 

Paris 1962

 

Cuba letter 1962

 

Dakar 1963

 

Harvard Summer session 1963

 

Fellowship applications 1963-64

 

Social Science Grant, details 1963-64

 

MVHA meeting 1964

 

Chile 1964

 

Accreditation, Western Baptist Bible College Nov. 3-4, 1966

 

American Catholic History Association 1966

 

AHR Editorial Board 1966-69

 

Tuskegee Report 1966

 

Miscellaneous 1966-67

 

Graduate Theological Union 1966-67

 

Job Offers 1967

 

Organization of American Historians Paper 1967

 

American Studies, PCB Meeting, Santa Clara 1968

 

Grant applications 1968

 

Center 1963-69

 

Columbia Statement 1969

 

Organization of American Historians

 

Executive Committee

 

Meeting 1969

 

Sidney Hook Organization 1970

 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1970-

 

Cambridge

 

Miscellaneous 1971-72

 

Lectures, six booklists 1971-72

 

Class, Last Term

 

British Lectures, etc., outside Cambridge 1971-72

 

Correspondence and miscellaneous

 

Letter on Pitt Professorship

 

Soviet-American Historians' Colloquium, misc. 1972

 

Meeting, Williamsburg 1973

 

(Religion and the American Revolution)

Ctn. 7

Fellowship Applications 1973

 

Correspondence with NEH

 

Harold Small job 1973

 

OAH, Denver 1974

 

Enlightenment Conference, Yale 1975

 

Riverside Colloquium 1976

 

Coben job 1976-77

 

OAH, Atlanta 1977

 

Boyer critique 1977

 

Racine Conference Dec. 1977

 

OAH, New York Apr. 1978

 

Harvard, Religious History Colloquium Apr. 1978

 

Warsaw paper 1978

 

Abstract

 

Warsaw Colloquium June 1978

 

PCB meetings Aug. 1978

 

San Francisco

 

Commentary, Flagstaff

 

University of Pennsylvania Review Sept. 1978

 

Ford Great Book Project 1978

 

Comment on Taylor, AHA, Dallas Dec. 1978

 

Curti Award Committee 1978

 

Intellectual History Newsletter 1978

 

ASCH Meeting, Springfield, MO Mar. 1979

 

American Antiquarian Society 1978-79

 

OAH, New Orleans Apr. 1979

 

NEH Evaluations 1979

 

Foundation for American Letters and the Media 1979

 

Graduate Theological Union 1980

 

Weber meeting

 

18th Century History Society, San Francisco Apr. 18, 1980

 

Comments

 

OAH, San Francisco Apr. 1980

 

Degler letter 1980

 

NEH

 

Project, comments 1980

 

Summer Seminar possibility 1981-82

 

University of Leuven, Belgium Spring 1981

 

Preliminary correspondence

 

Miscellaneous 1981-82

 

NEH rec., AHR Report June 1981

 

Sapporo Cool Seminar Aug. 1981

 

CDSP Conference (cancelled) Oct. 1981

 

Conference on Religion and Politics, Rutgers Nov. 1981

 

AHA, Los Angeles Dec. 1981

 

T. Smith comment 1981

 

Possible Application, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 1981

 

King Recommendation, for University of Virginia 1981

 

AHA, Washington Dec. 1982

 

GTU Community Affairs Commission 1982-83

 

Rikkyo University 1983

 

Encyclopedia of Spirituality Project 1983

 

Comment for NEH Apr. 1983

 

White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs 1983-84

 

Article Review for AHR May 1983

 

Kuklick Report 1983

 

American Society of Church History Council 1983-86

 

GTU Reception Nov. 1983

 

Smith Festschrift, correspondence 1984

 

Moonie invitation 1984

 

Proposed Mentor Conference 1984-85

 

St. Mary's Conference June 1984

 

Edwards Conference Oct. 1984

 

Jefferson Encyclopedia, correspondence 1984-85

 

Charlottesville Symposium 1985

 

Other papers

 

Massachusetts Historical Society 1988-95

 

Westmont College, Santa Barbara 1991-92

 

Visit and critical report

Cartons 7-8

SERIES 4: UNIVERSITY MATTERS, 1952-1988.

Ctn. 7

Bio-Bibliography 1952

 

Salary 1952

 

Research Grants 1952

 

Library 1952

 

Unified American Studies Course 1954

 

History and Institutions Requirement 1954

 

American Civilization Group Major 1957

 

American Studies for own file 1956-57

 

Hamilton Program 1957

 

Leave papers 1959-60

 

Meisenbach matter 1961

 

Old Schachman letter 1962

 

Trimester 1962-63

 

Report on Leave 1963-64

 

Miscellaneous, Proposed speeches 1964

 

Miscellaneous, University, non-crisis 1966

 

Tussman Program, comments 1966

 

Humanities Research Institute

 

Application, etc. 1968

 

Professorship applications 1966-78

 

Letters and Sciences Program 1970

 

University Grade Distribution 1970-71

 

Ideas, University

Ctn. 8

Miscellaneous, University 1970-71

 

Religious History Collection

 

Possible Staff Strike

 

Miscellaneous, University 1971-72

 

Special Committee on Communication with Negro Universities

 

Knight Letter on Undergraduate Teaching 1971-72

 

Strike 1971-72

 

Miscellaneous, University 1972-74

 

Jefferson Lectures Committee 1973

 

Mead Lectures 1974

 

Miscellaneous, University 1975-76

 

Representative Assembly 1975-77

 

Grading Problems 1977

 

Miscellaneous, University 1976-77

 

Religious Studies Committee 1977

 

Sabin, etc. 1977-78

 

Sabbatical Leave

 

Confidential Letters Question

 

Miscellaneous, University 1977-80

 

Jefferson Lectures Committee 1978-80

 

Retirement Question 1973

 

Berkeley Citation 1980

 

Faculty Research Lecture 1981

 

Art Practice Review Committee 1982

 

California Monthly Interview May 1983

 

Japanese History Meeting May 1983

 

Bandix correspondence 1983

 

Dealings with Bancroft on Papers 1987

 

Pakistan Link? 1988

 

Nuclear Lab Controversy 1988

 

Smith Paper, Duke 1988

 

University, in general 1980-85

Cartons 8-9

SERIES 5: STUDENT UPHEAVAL, 1964-1970.

Ctn. 8

U.C. Berkeley campus unrest

 

Miscellaneous correspondence 1964-70

 

Incoming correspondence 1964-70

 

Outgoing correspondence 1964-70

 

Campus political affairs miscellany 1964-74

 

Free Speech Movement, May's statements, notes, and miscellany

 

Comment on May's statements, favorable

 

Comment on May's statements, opposition

 

Comment on May's statements, misc. 1964

 

Free Speech Movement miscellany 1964

 

Campus political affairs 1965-67

 

May's statements, misc. notes, etc.

 

May's statements and correspondence

 

On the Question of the Military Draft and Grades 1966

 

Free Speech Movement - Academic Freedom and Coercive Action 1967

 

Faculty position paper

 

May's Statements, general correspondence

Ctn. 9

University Issues 1967-68

 

Statements 1967-68

 

Commission Report 1968

 

Statements 1968-69

 

Miscellaneous, University 1968-69

 

"People's Park" Crisis 1969

 

Black Studies, etc. 1969

 

HGS Incident 1969

 

Davis Affair 1969

 

Miscellaneous, University 1969-70

 

Muscatine Report

 

Campus political affairs 1970

 

"History Community"

 

May's statements 1970

 

Miscellany 1970

Carton 10

SERIES 6: HISTORY DEPARTMENT MATTERS, 1953-1990.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged in rough chronological order by year. Series 3 through 6 includes correspondence, reports, and notes both written and collected by Professor May as part of his professional files.
Ctn. 9

Miscellany 1953-54

 

Proseminar 1954

 

Merit Increase 1958

 

Byrne Chair 1963

 

Chairmanship (acceptance) 1964

 

Guttridge

 

Memorial 1969

 

Obituary

 

Levenson Obituary materials

 

Chairmanship, misc. to keep, personal 1964-65

 

Department, Summer 1966-80

 

Byrne Funds 1973-79

 

Expenditures 1979-80

 

Retirement, letters and souvenirs 1980

 

Koch Interview 1985

 

Department, miscellaneous 1982-90

Carton 10

SERIES 7: TEACHING, 1947-1985

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Divided into two sub-series: Course Outlines and Lectures, 1954-1985, and Lecture Notes for Principal Courses at Berkeley, 1947-1985. Arranged by course numbers, and then, chronologically.
 

COURSE OUTLINES AND LECTURES, 1954-1985

Ctn. 10

Comment, criticism, 17A-17C 1973

 

History 101A, May's Section 1977-78

 

History 101B Winter 1978

 

History 102 1954

Spring 1980

 

History 103 Spring 1971

Spring 1973

Fall 1979

 

History 103

 

American Religion 1966

 

Religion in American Society 1966

 

Religion in America Spring 1968

 

American Religion Spring 1968

 

Types of Religion in America Spring 1973

 

History 103 1971

 

Jefferson and Adams

 

History 103

 

On Niebuhr Spring 1971

Winter 1974

Spring 1977

Winter 1979

 

History 103

 

On Edwards Spring 1976

 

History 103

 

South Fall 1976

 

The Mind of the White South Fall 1976

 

History 103

 

On 1930s Fall 1979

 

History 104

 

Telluride House, 1849 Arch 1969

 

History 175A Winter 1969

Fall 1978

 

History 175B 1965

 

History 176 1980

 

History 201

 

Schedule, meetings 1958

Fall 1961-62

Fall 1962

Spring 1966

 

History 275A, seminar Fall 1961

1965-66

 

History 275B Prior to 1961

Spring 1961

Spring 1962

 

History 280D

 

Section 3 Winter 1968

 

Section 4, Enlightenment 1968

 

History 280 Fall 1970

Fall 1972

Fall 1975

 

History 280

 

Religion in America Spring 1968

 

History of American History Spring 1969

 

Jefferson Spring 1974

 

Religious History Fall 1976

 

History 283 Spring 1973

Winter 1974

Spring 1977

Fall 1977

Spring 1980

 

History 285D Winter 1968-69

Winter 1978

 

Seminar, notes on Romanticism 1984-85

 

History 285 Fall 1966-67

Fall 1970

Winter 1975-76

 

Louvain Lectures 1959-60

 

Lectures, general, Europe 1959-60

 

Leuven course 1981

 

Seminar at Harvard

 

LECTURE NOTES FOR PRINCIPAL COURSES AT BERKELEY, 1947-1985.

Box 3

History 175A (American Intellectual History)

 

History 175B

Box 4

History 176 (American Religious History)

 

History 275A (Research Seminar)

 

History 275B

 

Miscellaneous Public Lectures and Talks