Guide to the George W. Williams Papers, 1950-2005.
George Williams taught in the English Department at Duke University. His collection includes lecture materials, correspondence, department and University correspondence, memoranda, and conference memorabilia.
- Record Group
- George W. Williams papers
- Williams, George Walton, 1922-
- 4.1 Linear Feet, 5,000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Contains personal correspondence, Graduate School and English Department memoranda, campus committee minutes and correspondence, conference programs and organizational materials, materials relating to Duke's program in Continuing Education for College Faculty.
Removed rubber bands for preservation, discarded 7 folders of student grades and employment records.
Access to the Collection
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For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.
Use & Permissions
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], George W. Williams Papers, 1950-2005, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
George Walton Williams was born in 1922 in Charleston, SC. He fought in France and Germany during World War II. He received his A.B. from Yale in 1947 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1949 and 1957, respectively. In the meantime, he also studied the history of his parish church and published a volume on the subject in 1951, entitled St. Michael's, Charleston, 1751-1951. Williams began teaching in the English Department at Duke in 1957, with specialties in Shakespeare and Richard Crashaw. In 1966, he was voted "Outstanding Professor" by the Duke student body. He is currently (2006) Professor Emeritus in Duke's English Department.
- Department of English Records, 1926-ongoing. (University Archives. Duke University. )
- Frank C. Brown Papers, 1899-1943. (University Archives. Duke University. )
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The George W. Williams Papers, 1950-2005 were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1982, 1990-2002, and 2007.
Processed by Jessica Wood, October 2006
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, October 2006
Updated by Sherrie Bowser, Accession UA2007-0052 added to inventory, September 2007.
Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.