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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Gerald Gillespie papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0581
    Physical Description: 39.5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1930s-2011

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Gerald Gillespie, 2000, 2005, and 2015.

    Information about Access


    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Gerald Gillespie Papers, SC 581, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.


    Gerald Gillespie joined the Stanford University faculty in 1974, teaching in German studies, comparative literature, and humanities programs. A recepient of Fullbright, Guggenheim, Mellon, and NEH fellowships, he has published numerous books and articles and served on the editorial boards of several journals, including comparative literature and German Life and Letters.

    Scope and Content

    These papers document Gillespie's professional career, largely from his years at Stanford University. The papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, articles, papers, course materials, syllabi, and other items. They are arranged in seven groupings: alpha files (1964-1991), Stanford departmental files (1977-1999), Academic Council Committee on Libraries records (1988-1990), SUNY Binghamton files (1964-1974), University of Southern California correspondence (1961-1966), German Life and Letters files (1989-1997), and oversize materials.
    The alpha files pertain to his own career and include correspondence, notes, typescript papers, reports, and other materials. Stanford departmental files pertain to the Departments of German Studies and Comparative Literature and include correspondence, memos, articles, syllabi, minutes, questionnaires, and other items. Academic Council Committee on Libraries records reflect his service on the committee and include agendas, minutes, reports, memoranda and correspondence. The SUNY Binghamton and University of Southern California files pertain to his teaching positions before he joined the Stanford faculty and contain primarily correspondence. The German Life and Letters files contain correspondence and typescript articles submitted for publication, with some minutes and reports. The oversize materials are largely posters and notices.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    German literature -- Study and teaching.
    European literature -- Study and teaching.
    Comparative literature -- Study and teaching.
    Prier, Raymond Adolph.
    Stanford University. Academic Council
    Stanford University. Department of German Studies