Finding Aid to the Henry F. May Papers, 1940-1999

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Finding Aid to the Henry F. May Papers, 1940-1999

Collection number: BANC MSS 89/61 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
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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.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
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: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers


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

Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: .

Preferred Citation

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

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of History
University of California, Berkeley--Students--Political activity
College teachers--California--Berkeley
Freedom of speech--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.

Processing Information

Processed by Henry F. May, with assistance from Kriss Basil and Mary Morganti.


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 Listing


Series 1: Correspondence, 1946-1983.

Physical Description: Boxes 1-2, Cartons 11-12


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]

carton 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

carton 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]

carton 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


Series 2: Writings, 1940-1999.

Physical Description: Cartons 1-5, 13


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

carton 1

Publishers undated


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




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




Earlier Version


Preliminary Correspondence


Publication in Mississippi Valley History Review


MVHA Dewey Centennial 1959


Eglises Protestantes 1960


Fulbright article 1960




First version 1960


Political interview 1960


AHA, Papers and comments 1961


Unmanifest Destiny 1961






Copy and corrections


Critique of Hofstadter 1961


Education lecture, Minneapolis 1962


Discontent of Intellectuals 1962






Ghent piece 1962








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

carton 2

A Synopsis of American History 1963-82








Houghton Mifflin synopsis 1981


McMillan revision 1977


Rand McNally




Chapter 31


Revision and other


Lectures on Communism 1962-63


Comments, possible revision




Old texts


Documents and Outlines


Old drafts and extra pages




Religious History article 1964


Final version


Criticism, etc.


Early versions, notes


Pacific School of Religion 1965


Talk, comment


Student Crisis article 1966


Final version




Stowe essay


Final version






Proofreading matter




Documents and notes


Miller article 1966






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




Second version


First version


Corrections and mistakes

carton 3

The Problem of the American Enlightenment


Final version


First version


Comments and correspondence 1967-76




Gay critique 1970


Berkeley in the Sixties, Moses Lecture 1970




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




Moscow paper 1972




Enlightened Reader






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




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




Final form 1978


Preliminary material 1978


Religion of the Republic 1980


First version of text 1980




Faculty Research Lecture 1980




"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






Comments 1983


Correspondence, miscellaneous


Commonweal [America's Quest for the Ideal Self]




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




History Teaching Alliance




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




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

carton 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







folder 9

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


Symposium talk March 4, 1996

folder 10

Intellectual History Newsletter June-Sept. 1996



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

carton 4, folder 12-15

Final version, original, Parts I-IV

folder 16

Draft, Part I

folder 17

Bib. essay, acknowledgements

folder 18


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


folder 30

Granger Seminar, University of Oklahoma

folder 31


folder 32-33


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 undated

folder 44

Correspondence and publicity 1993


Enlightenment in America, ca. 1966-1988

carton 13, folder 1-17



Corrections with Sheldon Meyer 1966-88


Other Corrections


Copy Editing


Permission letters


Other Oxford


Criticism before publication


Letters after publication




Merle Curti Award 1977


Paperback edition 1977


Beveridge Prize 1978




New paperback edition 1979


Outline, prospectus for parts III and IV


Old outlines


MSS location

carton 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



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)




Belsham, Lindsey












Channing, Henry (New London)






























Miller, Samuel














Paine, R. T.












Smith, S. S.








Summary State of American Religion (Vaughan)






Tuckers: Chron Order




Walker, John William to Newby, Larkin


Warren, Mercy
















Wright, G. F.


Young and Minns


Coming to Terms, 1980-1999

carton 13, folder 18-34



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 undated


Illustrations 1986-87


Bibliographic note undated


Wilder and May notes undated


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

carton 13, folder 35-38



Oxford University Press 1988-91


General 1991-94


Permissions 1990


Publicity 1990-91


Three Faces of Berkeley, 1989-1995

carton 13, folder 39-49

Correspondence 1990-95


Submission to U.C. Press 1993


Proofs, with comments 1993


Final version 1993


Illustrations undated


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 undated


Series 3: Extra-University Matters, 1949-1985.

Physical Description: Cartons 6-7, Oversize folder 1 A
carton 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




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-




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)

carton 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




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




OAH, San Francisco Apr. 1980


Degler letter 1980




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


Series 4: University Matters, 1952-1988.

Physical Description: Cartons 7-8
carton 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

carton 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


Series 5: Student Upheaval, 1964-1970.

Physical Description: Cartons 8-9
carton 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

carton 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


Series 6: History Department Matters, 1953-1990.

Physical Description: Carton 10


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.
carton 9

Miscellany 1953-54


Proseminar 1954


Merit Increase 1958


Byrne Chair 1963


Chairmanship (acceptance) 1964




Memorial 1969




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


Series 7: Teaching, 1947-1985

Physical Description: Carton 10


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

carton 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


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 1958 Fall 1961-62 Fall 1962 Spring 1966


Schedule, meetings


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