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Paul Wallace Gates
Wallace, Gates 1901-
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Division of Rare and Manuscript
Collections, Cornell University Library
Correspondence, office files, printed
material, and other papers relating to Gates's study of U.S. land policy, his
role in Indian land claims, and his work as a professor of American
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Professor of History, Cornell University. Paul W. Gates was born in
Nashua, New Hampshire on December 4, 1901.
He taught at Harvard and Bucknell from 1929-1936 and worked for the
Federal Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1934-1935. He joined the
history faculty at Cornell University and was Chairman of the History
Department from 1946-1956. His research in United States public land policy
resulted in the publication of seven books and numerous articles. He had four
childredn Edward Wilder Gates known as "Ted" or "Teddy", Lillian Francis Gates,
known as "Sue", Annete Rachel Gates, and Rosemary Wilder Gates.
Correspondence, office files, printed material, and other papers
relating to Gates's study of U.S. land policy, his role in Indian land claims,
and his work as a professor of American history.
Includes "A History of Economic Influences on the Fort Belknap and
Blackfeet Indian Reservations," by Paul W. Gates, August 1975, written for the
U.S Dept. of Justice.
Mimeo material on the MIT tenure case of David Noble, 1986. New
Hampshire towns annual reports.
Also contains personal and family papers of the Gates and Cowdell
families, including school memorabilia from Maine and Massachusetts,
undergraduate scrapbook from Colby College. Also includes papers of Lillian
Frances Cowdell Gates, his wife of 62 years. Lillian Gates was born in England
and educated in Canada at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and
the United States at Clark University. In 1956 she received the Ph.D. degree
from Radcliffe College. In addition to editing Professor Gates' works, she
wrote AFTER THE REBELLION: THE LATER YEARS OF WILLIAM LYONS MACKENZIE, "a
meticulous portrait of one of Scotland's foremost immigrants to Canada." This
volume was published in 1988.
Also includes set of card facsimiles made for sale at the British
Museum featuring 12 illustrations from an "Early Sixteenth Century Flemish
Calendar (Add. MS. 24098)."
Correspondence, including letters to and from David M. Ellis, History
Department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York; office files; pamphlets;
circulars; reprints; recommendations of students; issues of NATIONAL GUARDIAN;
material on 1940s politics; broadsides; photostats and atlas of Wisconsin pine
lands, and manuscript map of Northern Wisconsin showing Cornell University land
and area of railroad land grant; photostats of THE SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD and
CALUSA SUN, both California newspapers; material on Indian claims, and exhibit
material for Gates' presentation before the Indian Claims Commission,
Washington, D.C.; description of a three volume oral history project with Paul
Schuster Taylor, completed by the Regional Oral History Office, University of
California at Berkeley, and a copy of an introduction to this memoir by Gates;
other publications by and about Paul S. Taylor; article on public land policy
by Sheldon Greene; National Endowment for the Humanities grant reviews;
appraisals of project proposals; and other papers of Paul Wallace Gates.
Ellis, David Maldwyn.
Gates, Lillian F.
Mackenzie, William Lyon,
Noble, David F.
Taylor, Paul Schuster,
Cornell University.Dept. of
Massachusetts Institute of
National Endowment for the
United States.Indian Claims
Sacramento daily record.
Indians of North America--Government
Indians of North America--Land
Indians of North America--Legal
status, laws, etc.
Indians of North
State universities and
Railroad land grants.
Blackfeet Indian Reservation
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