Papers of Frances Gulick, 1930-1996
Correspondence, writings, photographs, and other materials documenting Frances Gulick's everyday life and activities; her Christian faith; political views; her research work, including several postings in foreign countries, including India and Malawi; her husband, Clarence Gulick's service in the Navy during World War II and his work for USAID and its predecessors.
- Gulick, Frances (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Frances Gulick is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent6.67 linear feet ((16 file boxes) plus 3 photograph folders, 1 audiotape)
The papers of Frances Gulick mainly consist of personal correspondence documenting her relationship with her mother, husband, sons, parents-in-law, and other family and friends. The correspondence documents Frances Gulick's everyday life and activities; her Christian faith; political views; her research work, including several postings in foreign countries, including India and Malawi; Clarence Gulick's service in the Navy during World War II and his work for USAID and its predecessors. Also included are writings by Frances Gulick and by her mother, Colena Michael Anderson. Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.
Frances Delight Anderson Gulick, daughter of Colena Michael Anderson (1891-1988) and Elam J. Anderson (1890-1944), was born October 6, 1919, in Nanking, China, where her parents were serving as Baptist missionaries. Gulick attended the Shanghai American School until 1932, when the family moved to McMinnville, Oregon, where her father served as President of Linfield College. Gulick received a BA from Linfield College (1940) and an MA (1941) and PhD (1961) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 1942, she married Clarence Swift Gulick (1920-1996), an economist who worked for the Agency for International Development (USAID) and its predecessors. They had two sons, Sidney and Michael. Gulick worked as a research analyst for the League of Nations, the Office of Strategic Services, the United States Department of State, the Foreign Operations Administration, the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Disarmament, the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division of the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service, and USAID. She died of cancer on May 6, 1988.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2021-M212
The papers of Frances Gulick were given to the Schlesinger Library by her sons, Michael and Sidney Gulick, in December 2021.
Processed: March 2022
By: Johanna Carll
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Africa--Social conditions
- Anderson, Colena M.
- Baptist women--United States
- Europe--Social conditions
- Fathers and sons--United States
- Gulick, Clarence S.
- Gulick, Luther Halsey, 1892-1993
- Husband and wife--United States
- India--Social conditions
- Mothers and daughters--United States
- Mothers and sons--United States
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Language of description
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
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