Preliminary Inventory of the Corinne Lathrop Gilb papers

Finding aid prepared by Lesley Gilb Taplin and Tyra Gilb, adapted by Hoover Institution Library and Archives Staff
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Title: Corinne Lathrop Gilb papers
Date (inclusive): 1945-2005
Collection Number: 2007C28
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 220 manuscript boxes (88.0 Linear Feet)
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.
Creator: Gilb, Corinne Lathrop, 1925-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

Box 83 may only be used under close supervision of the Archivist; access copies available in Box 84. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

Use

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2007

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Corinne Lathrop Gilb papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

 

Biographical Information.

Scope and Contents note

CL Gilb's Chronological History
box 58

CV's

box 58

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

box 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)

box 56

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

box 56

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

box 55

Berkeley/California politics 1950's and 60's

box 57

CDC

box 56

ADA

box 56

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

box 56

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

box 55

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

box 55

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

box 55

Peter H. Odegard correspondence with CL Gilb

box 55

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

box 55

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)

box 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 Contents 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]
box 51

W. Stull Holt correspondence

box 51

professional associations

box 51

Social Science Research Council grant

box 49

Seymour Martin Lipset article and info

box 50

Mills College (instructor)

box 50

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

box 49

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

box 50

Center for Study of Law and Society (associate)

box 49

Peace Corps (instructor)

box 49

1963 world tour, itinerary and pamphlets

box 49

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

box 21

Edward Lurie paper and correspondence w/CL Gilb

box 21

San Francisco State (instructor)

box 20

publication of CL Gilb first book Hidden Hierarchies, letters

box 21

correspondence w/ Harper and Row editors

box 20

Values in America (unpublished) correspondence w/Knopf editors

box 20

Ralph Nader letter to CL Gilb

box 19

CL Gilb testifying to US Senate

box 18

Guggenheim fellowship 1967 (for Paris and Yugoslavia 1968)

box 20

Guggenheim fellowship 1967 (for Paris and Yugoslavia 1968)

box 18

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

box 19

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

box 19

Bertram Gross correspondence and papers

box 18

Consciousness in Self and Society, 1975, conference

box 18

Ralph Pezda (her student) letters and papers

box 18

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

box 18

Radcliffe externship program

box 18

Marshall Gates (destitute boy she tried to help)

box 18

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

box 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

box 102

papers by Matthew Melko (ISCSC)

box 102

papers by Stedman B. Noble (ISCSC)

box 101

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

box 101

Stanford/Hoover Visiting Scholar 1993

box 101

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

box 101

misc. correspondences re politics

box 100

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

box 100

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

box 99

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

box 99

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

box 99

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

box 83

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

Conditions Governing Use note

CLOSED - Access copies in Box 84.
box 84

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

box 67

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

box 22

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

box 23

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

box 39

Conferences and travel brochures and information

box 40

Conferences and travel brochures and information

box 41

Conferences and travel brochures and information

 

Detroit, Michigan Materials

box 83

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

Conditions Governing Use note

CLOSED - Use copies in Box 84.
box 84

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

box 94

Papers and speeches on Detroit

box 95

Papers and speeches on Detroit

box 94

Detroit news articles on CL Gilb

box 95

Detroit news articles on CL Gilb

box 94

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

box 7

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

box 8

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

box 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

box 10

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.

box 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.

box 70

Planning Department letters, press, announcements

box 71

Planning Department letters, press, announcements

box 72

Planning Department letters, press, announcements

box 73

Planning Department letters, press, announcements

box 24

City publications

 

Detroit Master Plan

box 34

Early Detroit master plans

box 35

Early Detroit master plans

box 36

Sector master plans

box 37

Sector master plans

box 38

Sector master plans

 

Speeches and papers

box 15

A through G

box 16

A through G

box 17

A through G

box 52

H through P

box 53

H through P

box 54

H through P

box 12

R through T, partial

box 13

R through T, partial

box 14

R through T, partial

box 46

T through Z

box 47

T through Z

box 48

T through Z

 

Writings

box 85

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

box 86

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

box 25

Space, Time and the American Pyramid

box 25

Space, Time and Changing American Values

box 26

American Values

box 26

Personal Identity, Space, Time and the American Power Structure

box 42

Pamphlets, books and magazines in which CL Gilb contributed writings

box 43

Pamphlets, books and magazines in which CL Gilb contributed writings

box 44

Pamphlets, books and magazines in which CL Gilb contributed writings

box 45

Pamphlets, books and magazines in which CL Gilb contributed writings

box 60

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

box 61

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

box 62

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

box 63

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

 

Hidden Hierarchies

box 153

Early drafts

box 154

Early drafts

box 155

Early drafts

box 192

Early drafts

box 193

Early drafts

box 194

Early drafts

box 195

Early drafts

box 210

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

box 211

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

box 212

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

box 213

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

box 74

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

box 75

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

box 76

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

box 158

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

box 159

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

box 196

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]

box 197

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]

box 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]

box 80

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

box 81

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

box 82

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

box 29

American Values. Includes drafts and notes

box 30

American Values. Includes drafts and notes

box 87

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

box 88

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

box 89

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

box 123

World's Earliest Cities

box 124

World's Earliest Cities

box 136

World's Earliest Cities

box 137

World's Earliest Cities

box 138

World's Earliest Cities

box 142

World's Earliest Cities

box 143

World's Earliest Cities

box 160

Prelude to Globalism

box 161

Prelude to Globalism

box 162

Prelude to Globalism

box 163

Prelude to Globalism

box 109

Changing Space of Power

box 110

Changing Space of Power

box 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"

 

Incomplete printouts done by Estate from CL Gilb computer files.

box 106

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

box 107

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

box 108

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

box 214

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

box 215

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

box 112

Loose papers, drafts, notes

box 113

Loose papers, drafts, notes

box 114

Loose papers, drafts, notes

box 96

Research materials and drafts

box 97

Research materials and drafts

box 98

Research materials and drafts

box 133

Research materials and drafts

box 134

Research materials and drafts

box 135

Research materials and drafts

box 117

Research materials

box 118

Research materials

box 130

Research materials

box 131

Research materials

box 132

Research materials

box 31

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 32

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 33

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 64

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 65

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 66

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 77

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 78

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 79

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 103

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 104

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 105

Miscellaneous, partial manuscripts, drafts and research

box 27

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

box 28

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

box 90

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

box 91

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

box 92

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

box 93

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

 

Writings Conversion Project.

Scope and Contents 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).
box 169

Notes on the conversion project and bibliographies

box 170

Notes on the conversion project and bibliographies

box 171

Notes on the conversion project and bibliographies

box 164

Bibliographies

box 165

Bibliographies

 

Prelude to Globalism

box 147

volume one

box 148

volume one

box 149

volume one

box 175

volume two

box 176

volume two

box 177

volume two

box 178

volume two

box 179

volume two

box 172

volume three and four

box 173

volume three and four

box 174

volume three and four

box 166

Toward Holistic History essays and other written materials

box 167

Toward Holistic History essays and other written materials

box 168

Toward Holistic History essays and other written materials

box 194

Miscellaneous writings on cities, European histories, and bibliographies

box 195

Miscellaneous writings on cities, European histories, and bibliographies

box 196

Miscellaneous writings on cities, European histories, and bibliographies

box 128

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

box 129

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

 

Teaching materials

 

Class notes

box 150

History courses

box 151

History courses

box 152

History courses

box 187

Humanities courses

box 188

Humanities courses

box 144

Humanities courses

box 145

Humanities courses

box 146

Humanities courses

box 189

Cities courses

box 190

Cities courses

box 191

Cities courses

box 207

Urban studies and history

box 208

Urban studies and history

box 209

Urban studies and history

box 204

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

box 205

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

box 206

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

 

Collected Materials

box 59

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

box 2

Collected materials from the student uprising in Paris, May 1968

box 4

California political ephemera

box 1

California political ephemera

box 6

Kennedy-Johnson campaign materials, 1960

box 2

Kennedy-Johnson campaign materials, 1960

box 3

Collected newspapers and publications

box 1

Collected newspapers and publications

box 5

Collected newspapers and publications

 

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