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Guide to the Sidney L. Gulick Papers
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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.