Preliminary Inventory of the Corinne Lathrop Gilb papers

Organized by Lesley Gilb Taplin and Tyra Gilb, adapted by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Preliminary Inventory of the Corinne Lathrop Gilb papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Elizabeth Konzak
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Corinne Lathrop Gilb papers
Dates: 1945-2005
Collection number: 2007C28
Creator: Gilb, Corinne Lathrop, 1925-
Collection Size: 220 manuscript boxes. (88 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, studies, reports, teaching and research materials, and printed matter, relating to political science, interdisciplinary approaches to American and world history, the history of law, urban history, the history of automobile and high technology industries, and city planning in Detroit.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

Box 83 Closed. Use copies of the materials in Box 84. The remainer of the collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Corinne Lathrop Gilb papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2007

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biography

Corinne Lathrop Gilb (1925 - 2003) received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Radcliffe- Harvard and taught history at the university level for 37 years, retiring as Professor Emeritus from Wayne State University in 1994. The first director of UC Berkeley's Regional Cultural (Oral) History Project, her interviews with early Teamster leaders and key figures in the 1934 San Francisco labor strike remain seminal research sources in libraries throughout the country. As Planning Director for the City of Detroit under Mayor Coleman Young, she produced the 1985 Master Plan for the City's future. She also served as consultant to the California legislature, delegate to NGO meetings at the United Nations, and Vice President of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations. A dynamic public speaker who had an international following, Dr. Gilb is best known as the author of Hidden Hierarchies: The Professions and Government. Selections of her other writings can be found in Toward Holistic History: The Odyssey of an Interdisciplinary Historian, published by Atherton Press.
Selected text from http://corinnelathropgilb.com 

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, studies, reports, teaching and research materials, and printed matter, relating to political science, interdisciplinary approaches to American and world history, the history of law, urban history, the history of automobile and high technology industries, and city planning in Detroit.
Organized into groups, the materials include biographical information, Detroit, Michigan materials, speeches and papers, writings, writings conversion project, and collected materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Political science.
History.
United States--Civilization.
Law--History.
Cities and towns--History.
Automobile industry and trade--United States.
High technology industries--United States.
City planning--Michigan--Detroit.
Detroit (Mich.) History.


Collection Contents

 

Biographical Information.

Scope and Content Note

CL Gilb's Chronological History
Boxes: 55-58

CV's

Boxes: 55-58

early life (creative writings from the Univ. of Washington), Radcliffe/Harvard Doctor of Philosophy in the History of American Civilization,

Boxes: 55-58

letters between CL Gilb and faculty advisors, original copy of CL Gilb doctoral thesis "Self-Regulating Professions and the Public Welfare: a Case Study of the California State Bar" (May 1956),

Boxes: 55-58

MA degree in Department of History and special studies at Boalt School of Law at UC Berkeley

Boxes: 55-58

letters re CL Gilb articles on law and on taxes for the California Legislature

Boxes: 55-58

Berkeley/California politics 1950's and 60's

Boxes: 55-58

CDC

Boxes: 55-58

ADA

Boxes: 55-58

Berkeley-Albany 1960 Kennedy-Johnson Presidential Campaign (CL Gilb was committee chairman)

Boxes: 55-58

California Professors for Johnson-Humphrey 1964 (CL Gilb was "coordinator")

Boxes: 55-58

Berkeley Democratic Club (CL Gilb was President c.1959)

Boxes: 55-58

Stanley Mosk (California State Attorney General) correspondence with CL Gilb

Boxes: 55-58

Peter H. Odegard correspondence with CL Gilb

Boxes: 55-58

1960s 70s and 80s gen. politics including correspondences with Governor Edmund G. Brown, President Clark Kerr (re 1964 Berkeley), Walter Mondale, Senator Nicholas Petris, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey

Boxes: 55-58

Adlai Stevenson letter to CL Gilb (after losing 1952 presidential campaign), CL Gilb letter to Senator Ted Kennedy (1976) and CL Gilb photo with Ted Kennedy and Congressman Jeffrey Cohelan (c. 1960)

Boxes: 49-51

UC Berkeley Bancroft Oral History project (CL Gilb was the first director): lists of her oral histories, papers on the process of oral history writing, letters, CLG notes on "General West Coast Labor Relations as Seen by Employers' Representatives", drafts of other materials

Scope and Content Note

[***transcripts of her other oral histories were donated to the San Francisco State University Labor Archives and the Institute of Industrial Relations at UC Berkeley]
Boxes: 49-51

W. Stull Holt correspondence

Boxes: 49-51

professional associations

Boxes: 49-51

Social Science Research Council grant

Boxes: 49-51

Seymour Martin Lipset article and info

Boxes: 49-51

Institute of Industrial Relations (associate)

Boxes: 49-51

Mills College (instructor)

Boxes: 49-51

JFK visit to Mills College (CL Gilb made all arrangements)

Boxes: 49-51

UC Extension course "Party Politics and Political Leadership", multiple lecturers (CL Gilb "coordinator")

Boxes: 49-51

Center for Study of Law and Society (associate)

Boxes: 49-51

Peace Corps (instructor)

Boxes: 49-51

1963 world tour, itinerary and pamphlets

Boxes: 49-51

Wenner-Gren seminars on creativity (participant over two year span)

Boxes: 18-21

Edward Lurie paper and correspondence w/CL Gilb

Boxes: 18-21

San Francisco State (instructor)

Boxes: 18-21

publication of CL Gilb first book Hidden Hierarchies, letters

Boxes: 18-21

correspondence w/ Harper and Row editors

Boxes: 18-21

Values in America (unpublished) correspondence w/Knopf editors

Boxes: 18-21

Ralph Nader letter to CL Gilb

Boxes: 18-21

CL Gilb testifying to US Senate

Boxes: 18-21

Guggenheim fellowship 1967 (for Paris and Yugoslavia 1968)

Boxes: 18-21

Wayne State University (professorship beginning fall 1968, retired emeritus 1994)

Boxes: 18-21

Bertram Gross correspondence and papers

Boxes: 18-21

Consciousness in Self and Society, 1975, conference

Boxes: 18-21

Ralph Pezda (her student) letters and papers

Boxes: 18-21

Detroit Planning Director (empty folder, see other Detroit boxes)

Boxes: 18-21

Radcliffe externship program

Boxes: 18-21

Marshall Gates (destitute boy she tried to help)

Boxes: 18-21

Handbook of Organizational Design (correspondence, CL Gilb contributed one chapter)

Boxes: 99-102

International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilization (ISCSC): letters, papers, conference materials (CL Gilb was vice-president several terms), The Comparative Civilizations Review

Boxes: 99-102

papers by Matthew Melko (ISCSC)

Boxes: 99-102

papers by Stedman B. Noble (ISCSC)

Boxes: 99-102

papers by John K. Hord (ISCSC), and other members of ISCSC

Boxes: 99-102

Stanford/Hoover Visiting Scholar 1993

Boxes: 99-102

Silicon Valley Defense/Space Consortium and Silicon Valley Global Trading Center 1995 CEO breakfast speeches (CL Gilb did write-ups)

Boxes: 99-102

misc. correspondences re politics

Boxes: 99-102

United Nations: International Organization for Unification of Terminological Neologisms (NGO, CL Gilb a representative)

Boxes: 99-102

People to People International Citizen Ambassador Program (CL Gilb and husband Tyrell T. Gilb)

Boxes: 99-102

Atherton Press, Ltd. (CL Gilb founder and president): Roger Williams Wescott correspondence re Atherton Press publication of Comparing Civilizations: an Unconsensual View

Boxes: 99-102

Boris S. Erasov correspondence re Atherton Press publication of Holding Russia Together

Boxes: 99-102

Los Altos Town Crier review (9/14/05) of 2005 hardbound publication of Toward Holistic History by Corinne Lathrop Gilb.

Boxes: 83

CL Gilb handwritten travel journals (to China, Russia, Jordan, Tokyo, and Africa)

Conditions of Use

CLOSED - Use copies in Box 84.
Boxes: 84

Use Copies, CL Gilb handwritten travel journals (to China, Russia, Jordan, Tokyo, and Africa)

Boxes: 67

Day books, address books, membership cards (photocopies), journals/travel notes (unbound)

Boxes: 22-23

Professional letters - seeking work, critiques of CL Gilb writings, requests for CL Gilb writings

Boxes: 39-41

Conferences and travel brochures and information

 

Detroit, Michigan Materials

Boxes: 83

CL Gilb's original handwritten "Diary of a Planning Director" (4 volumes) and additional handwritten notes on Detroit/planning

Conditions of Use

CLOSED - Use copies in Box 84.
Boxes: 84

Use copies, Diary of a Planning Director (4 volumes) and additional handwritten notes on Detroit/planning

Boxes: 94-95

Papers and speeches on Detroit

Boxes: 94-95

Detroit news articles on CL Gilb

Boxes: 94-95

Notes for papers on Detroit, generally during period she was Planning Director for Detroit, 1979-1985

Boxes: 7-9

Wayne State University, Detroit. CL Gilb was a professor in the History Department from 1968-1994, then emeritus, as well as Co-Director of the Liberal Arts Urban Studies Program. Includes student evaluations and letters and requests for leave of absence

Boxes: 10-11

Detroit (1979-1985, when CL Gilb was Planning Director). Contains pamphlets, talks, reports on planning department activities, section list of Detroit Master Plan by CL Gilb, news articles; Coleman Young (including book of quotes and comics about); Joyce Garrett; letters to and from CL Gilb re planning. Note: CL Gilb sent most of her Detroit planning materials to the Burton Collection of the Detroit Public Library - general list of those materials is included in this box.

Boxes: 70-73

Planning Department letters, press, announcements

Boxes: 24

City publications

 

Detroit Master Plan

Boxes: 34-35

Early Detroit master plans

Boxes: 36-38

Sector master plans

 

Speeches and papers

Boxes: 15-17

A through G

Boxes: 52-54

H through P

Boxes: 12-14

R through T, partial

Boxes: 46-48

T through Z

 

Writings

Boxes: 85-86

World's Earliest Cities. Printouts done by Estate from CL Gilb computer files.

Boxes: 25-26

Space, Time and the American Pyramid

Boxes: 25-26

Space, Time and Changing American Values

Boxes: 25-26

American Values

Boxes: 25-26

Personal Identity, Space, Time and the American Power Structure

Boxes: 42-45

Pamphlets, books and magazines in which CL Gilb contributed writings

Boxes: 60-63

Continuation of pamphlets, books and magazines in which CL Gilb contributed writings

 

Hidden Hierarchies

Boxes: 153-155,192-195

Early drafts

Boxes: 210-213

Early drafts plus a copy of Harper and Row and Greenwood Press editions of Hidden Hierarchies

Boxes: 74-76

Toward Holistic History. Original 2000 softbound edition and early drafts and a copy of the book

Boxes: 158-159

Master's thesis drafts (from UC Berkeley) and Ph.D. thesis drafts (from Radcliffe), letters

Boxes: 196-198

Research on writings on law; reports to California State Legislature; [CLG was a special student at Boalt Law School at UC Berkeley in the 1950's]

Boxes: 80-82

American Values and related titles, unpublished. Includes drafts and notes

Boxes: 29-30

American Values. Includes drafts and notes

Boxes: 87-89

American Values, and Space, Time and Rhythm. Includes unpublished related titles and drafts of different books titled with these themes

 

Writings

Boxes: 123-124, 136-138, 142-143

World's Earliest Cities

Boxes: 160-163

Prelude to Globalism

Boxes: 109-111

Changing Space of Power

 

Global Hi Tech: View from Detroit. There were many other names for this project comparing the automobile and Silicon Valley industries. In the boxes, it is listed as the "Auto book"

Boxes: 85-86

Incomplete printouts done by Estate from CL Gilb computer files.

Boxes: 106-108

Table of Contents (several versions), drafts, and technology research

Boxes: 214-215

Partial manuscripts (also known as A Century of American Transformations)

Boxes: 112-114

Loose papers, drafts, notes

Boxes: 96-98, 133-135

Research materials and drafts

Boxes: 117-118, 130-132

Research materials

Boxes: 31-33, 64-66, 77-79,103-105

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

Boxes: 27-28, 90-93

CD's, tapes, floppies, discs of writings and research

 

Writings Conversion Project.

Scope and Content Note

Printouts made by the estate, after CL Gilb's death, of her files of her original writings and research, found on her older computer (requiring conversion from Word Perfect to Word --the discs are included with the files).
Boxes: 169-171

Notes on the conversion project and bibliographies

Boxes: 164-165

Bibliographies

 

Prelude to Globalism

Boxes: 147-149

volume one

Boxes: 175-177, 178-179

volume two

Boxes: 172-174

volume three and four

Boxes: 166-168

Toward Holistic History essays and other written materials

Boxes: 194-186

Miscellaneous writings on cities, European histories, and bibliographies

Boxes: 128-129

Research and drafts on world history through study of history of cities

 

Teaching materials

 

Class notes

Boxes: 150-152

History courses

Boxes: 187-188

Humanities courses

Boxes: 144-146

Humanities courses

Boxes: 189-191

Cities courses

Boxes: 207-209

Urban studies and history

Boxes: 204-206

Historiography, architecture, science, fiction, symbols, etc.

 

Collected Materials

Boxes: 59

Books, pamphlets and handouts re women's studies/feminism, from UC Berkeley area and Wayne State University area, 1970s

Boxes: 1-6

Collected materials from the student uprising in Paris, May 1968

Boxes: 1-6

California political ephemera

Boxes: 1-6

Kennedy-Johnson campaign materials, 1960

Boxes: 1-6

Collected newspapers and publications