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COLLECTION Identifier: HUG 4118

Papers of Gordon W. Allport

Overview

The Papers of Gordon W. Allport chiefly consists of Allport's personal correspondence dating from 1930 to 1967. The collection also contains his teaching materials including lectures and addresses, publications, correspondence and outlines; research notes and data relating to psychology and religion; and bibliographic and autobiographical material.

Dates

  • 1907-circa 1974

Researcher access

Open for research; some access restrictions may apply. Requires review by archivist.

Extent

35 cubic feet (81 document boxes, 1 flat box, 1 pamphlet binder)
The Papers of Gordon W. Allport chiefly consist of Allport's personal correspondence dating from 1930 to 1967. The collection also contains his teaching materials including lectures and addresses, publications, correspondence and outlines; research notes and data relating to psychology and religion; and bibliographic and autobiographical material.

Biographical note on Gordon W. Allport

Gordon Willard Allport (1897-1967) graduated from Harvard in 1919 and taught psychology and social ethics at Harvard.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 12 series:
  1. General information by and about Gordon W. Allport (HUG 4118.2)
  2. Miscellaneous papers, 1925-1974 (HUG 4118.3)
  3. Bibliographic and autobiographic material (HUG 4118.5)
  4. Correspondence, 1930-1967 (HUG 4118.10)
  5. Book file (HUG 4118.15)
  6. Course material, 1950s-1960s (HUG 4118.20)
  7. Clippings from newspapers and magazines, 1944-1959 (HUG 4118.25)
  8. Lectures, addresses, case histories, book reviews (HUG 4118.50)
  9. Note files, course materials, and some lectures (HUG 4118.60)
  10. Addresses correspondence, lectures, course material, and raw data related to Psychology of Religion (Bertocci‐Taylor box) (HUG 4118.72)
  11. Reprints, 1921-1967 (HUG 4118.75)
  12. Scrapbook: material honoring G.W. Allport, 1968 (HUG 4118.90)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Papers of Gordon W. Allport were acquired in several accessions. Specific acquisition information, when available, is also noted at the series level.
  1. Transferred from Colman Library, Rockford College, October 12, 1977; Accession 08245
  2. Gift of Mrs. Robert Allport, April 14, 1978; Accession 08337
  3. Gift of Mrs. Robert Allport, May 22, 1978; Accession 08366
  4. Gift of Peter Bertocci, May 18, 1980; Accession 08884
  5. Gift of Lois Barclay Murphy, June 2, 1988; Accession 11413
  6. Gift of Robert Allport, December 15, 1992; Accession 12594

Related Materials

In the Harvard University Archives:
  1. Papers of Gordon W. Alllport (accessions 14550 and 18181)
  2. For Allport's records as Chairman of the Harvard Department of Psychology, please see Records of the Department of Psychology, 1945-1946 (UAV 714.12).

Inventory update

This document last updated 2021 March 02.

Processing Information

This finding aid was created by Jennifer Pelose in July 2020.

Information in this finding aid was assembled from legacy inventories and container management data. The collection was not re-examined.

Content enclosed in brackets was supplied by the archivist.
Link to catalog
Title
Allport, Gordon W. (Gordon Willard), 1897-1967. Papers of Gordon W. Allport, 1907-circa 1974 : an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hua60020

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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