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Preliminary Guide to the Charles A. Ellwood papers, 1890-1946

Abstract

Charles Abram Ellwood (1873-1946) established the Department of Sociology at Duke University in 1930. He served as professor of sociology at Duke from 1930 to 1944; his research involved themes of social psychology, religion, social scientific methods, criminology, and the family. The papers feature correspondence, minutes and other records of Pi Gamma Mu, book and article manuscripts, speeches, clippings, and photographs. A microfilm copy of a scrapbook (ca. 1900-1946) contains clippings from Ellwood's career. Major subjects in the papers include discussion and criticism of Dr. Ellwood's books, articles, and views; the honorary social sciences society Pi Gamma Mu, the American Sociological Society and other organizations; the sociology departments at the University of Missouri and Duke University; social ethics, religion, and the scientific and statistical approach to sociology.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University.
Creator
Ellwood, Charles A. (Charles Abram), 1873-1946.
Title
Charles A. Ellwood papers 1890-1946.
Call Number
Contact the Duke University Archives.
Extent
4 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Duke University Archives.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Literary rights to letters written by John Dewey held by the Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1829-1924
[5 folders]
Box 1
Correspondence, January, 1925-October, 1933
[5 folders]
Box 2
Correspondence, November, 1933-December, 1940
[5 folders]
Box 3
Correspondence, 1941-1946, undated
[4 folders]
Box 4
Photographs
Box 4
Bibliographies
Box 4
Clippings
Box 4
Clippings
[2 folders]
Box 5
Printed material
[2 folders]
Box 5
Publications - reprints and journals
[3 folders]
Box 6
Microfilm of scrapbook

Positive #N 1355, Negative in Perkins Microforms Department

Box 6
Writings - manuscripts and notes
[8 folders]
Box 7
Writings - manuscripts and notes
[15 folders]
Box 8
Writings and subject files
[13 folders]
Box 9
Writings and subject files
[6 folders]
Box 10

Historical Note

Dr. Charles Abram Ellwood established the Department of Sociology at Duke University in 1930. He was born near Ogdensburg, New York, on January 20, 1873. Ellwood earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1896 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He also studied at the University of Berlin, Oxford University, and the University of London. Ellwood served as Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri and then moved to organize the Department of Sociology at Duke University in 1930. His numerous writings, such as Social Problems, a Sociology (1932) and The World's Need of Christ (1940), involve themes of social psychology, religion, social scientific methods, criminology, and the family. Ellwood actively participated in several national and international organizations, such as the International Congress of Arts and Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Sociological Society, Pi Gamma Mu National Social Science Honor Society, the International Congress of Sociology, and the National Education Association. He served as advisory editor of the American Journal of Sociology and as associate editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Ellwood retired from Duke University in 1944; he died September 25, 1946.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles A. Ellwood Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The papers were received as a transfer on April 11, 1973 (Accession number: 73-62).

Processing Information

Processed by Jill Katte, June 2002

Encoded by Joshua McKim, Jill Katte, April 2003

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