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Guide to the George W. Williams Papers, 1950-2005.

Abstract

George Williams taught in the English Department at Duke University.

His collection includes lecture materials, correspondence, department and University correspondence, memoranda, and conference memorabilia.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Williams, George Walton, 1922-.
Title
George W. Williams papers, 1950-2005.
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.1 Linear Feet, 5,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

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.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

Marshall Scholarship Committee
Box 1
Drama Committee
Box 1
Friends of the Library
Box 1
Correspondence with Terry Sanford Re: Shakespeare Controversy, 1982
Box 1
East Campus
Box 1
English 123/143, 1957-1993
Box 1
English 124/144, 1957-1993
Box 1
Provost's Committee on Art Department Review
Box 1
East Art Museum, Long Range Planning
Box 1
Faculty Episcopalians
Box 1
Printing Exhibition
Box 1
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1971-1989
Box 1
University Business Correspondence and Memoranda
Box 1
MLA Shakespeare Division Papers
Box 1
Shakespeare Association of America Papers
Box 1
Nixon Library Correspondence, 1981
Box 1
Addition: Papers, 1962-1972, 1978-1981
Box 2
Summer Institute Application Form and Miscellaneous Information, 1965
Box 2
College Entrance Examination Board: Committee on English Summer Institutes, 1962-1965
Box 2
Correspondence, 1965-1966
Box 2
Summer Institute, 1966
Box 2
Summer Institute Correspondence, 1965
Box 2
Summer Institute, 1972
Box 2
Final Report, 1966-1967
Box 2
National Defense Education Act Institute (NDEA) Budget
Box 2
NDEA - Measurement Research Center, 1966-1967
Box 2
NDEA - Miscellaneous Advertising
Box 2
National Summer Institute, 1967, 1968
Box 2
NDEA - Washington, 1965, 1966
Box 2
NDEA - Workshops
Box 2
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Box 3
Nominations, 1970-1973
Box 3
Executive Committee Memoranda and Correspondence, 1970-1973
Box 3
General Correspondence, 1968
Box 3
General Correspondence, 1979
Box 3
Louisville Conference, 1981
Box 3
1981 Course
Box 3
General Correspondence, 1982
Box 3
Nominations, 1983
Box 3
Duke Folger Institute, 1982
Box 4
Folger Shakespeare Library, 1970-1973
Box 4
East Campus Committee, 1980-1981
Box 4
East Campus Committee, 1979-1980
Box 4
East for Frosh: Student Essays
Box 4
Minutes, Memoranda, Etc. Concerning Hiring, 1985 - RESTRICTED
Box 4
Commencement Committee - RESTRICTED
Box 4
Intergovernmental Council Curriculum Committee, 1966
Box 5
Academic Council Correspondence, 1978-1981
Box 5
University Faculty Council, Executive Committee - Personnel, 1981-1982
Box 5
Building and Grounds Committee, Board of Trustees, 1980-1982
Box 5
University Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences, Executive Committee, 1981-1982
Box 5
University Faculty Council, Executive Committee Business, 1981-1982
Box 5
Minutes of University Faculty Council Committees, 1980-1982
Box 5
Miscellaneous Papers, undated
Box 6
Humanities Faculty Seminar, 1976
Box 6
Lilly Seminar, 1976
Box 6
Lilly Reformers, 1976-1977
Box 6
[Salem Academy Visit, 1962-1963]
Box 6
[Academic Council, 1967-1975]
Box 6
[Southeastern Renaissance Conference, 1961]
Box 6
[Southeastern Renaissance Conference - Contributors' Correspondence, 1958-1960]
Box 6
[Correspondence Re: Press Variants, 1970-1972]
Box 6
S.A.M.L.A. Convention, 1980
Box 6
S.A.M.L.A. /S.A.R. Editorial Board, 1982-1985
Box 6
Committee on Sophomore English, 1965-1973
Box 7
Freshman English Committee, 1969-70
Box 7
Miscellaneous Duke Correspondence, 1994-
Box 7
Duke Correspondence re: Politics and University stuff, 1960-2001
Box 7
Duke Correspondence re: Grounds, 1960-2005
Box 7

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Department of English Records, 1926-ongoing. (University Archives. Duke University. )
  • Frank C. Brown Papers, 1899-1943. (University Archives. Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George W. Williams Papers, 1950-2005, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The George W. Williams Papers, 1950-2005 were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1982, 1990-2002, and 2007.

Processing Information

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.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.