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James Cleland Gilchrist Papers

University Archives Record Series 02/01/01--James Cleland Gilchrist Papers

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James Cleland Gilchrist

There is a brief biographical sketch of Gilchrist available as a Web document.

Box 1

Reports and Addresses

  • "Normal schools--their origin and office," September 14, 1876 (I. S. N. S. inaugural address)
  • "Professional degrees for teachers," 1879 (N. E. A. address)
  • Examinations given, 1879
  • "Dominion and action," 1879
  • Normal schools survey, 1879
  • "What constitutes a normal school?" 1881
  • Normal schools survey, 1883
  • "Biography of Horace Mann," 1896
  • "Fourth of July oration," 1896
  • "Horace Mann," 1897
  • Class assignments, no date
  • "Educational errors of the people," no date
  • "Trend revolution," no date
  • "Intellectual freedom," no date
  • "Two stars--an allegory," no date
  • "What shall the rural school courses contain?" no date
  • "Worth of the soul," no date

Gilchrist biographical information assembled by College Archivist Irving Hart including correspondence, summaries, extracts from printed material, and personal recollections

 

BOX 2

Correspondence

  • With Gilchrist family, primarily from Irving Hart and A.C. Fuller to Maude Gilchrist
  • From Fred (son) and H.C. Gilchrist (wife)
  • Letter of recommendation for student from President Gilchrist, 1896
  • President Gilchrist to H.H. Seerley
  • President Gilchrist to Judge Edward H. Thayer (member of Normal governing board)
  • William C. Bryant to Edward H. Thayer
  • Regarding acquisition of the Thayer letters, 1960

Reports, publications, and personal material

  • Bureau of Education report, 1885
  • Earliest programs, brochures, and catalogues of I.S.N.S.
  • Birth affidavit, 1882
  • Gilchrist genealogical papers
  • Photocopy of photograph of president Gilchrist’s sisters, 1893
  • Kenneth James Gilchrist, great-great grandson of J.C. Gilchrist
  • History of Washington County, Pennsylvania, California University, California, Pennsylvania
  • History of Kossuth County, Iowa, 1913
  • Plat maps, Gilchrist land, Pocohontas County, Iowa
  • Obituaries of President Gilchrist
  • Normal Eyte, September 11, 1897, tributes to President Gilchrist
  • Normal Eyte, December 23, 1897, Gilchrist memorial
  • Gilchrist Hall dedication, 1975
  • Auction of Gilchrist cornerstone box contents
  • Alumnus article on Gilchrist Hall and response by Fred Gilchrist, son of President Gilchrist
  • The Palimpsest, May/June 1983, article by William C. Lang
  • Maude Gilchrist obituaries, 1952
  • Scrapbook, 1876-1886, apparently assembled by President Gilchrist containing papers, announcements, and brochures of I.S.N.S.

 

BOX 3

Lists of public subscribers to the fund to build Old Gilchrist Hall (originally South Hall), 1882, including the amount pledged.

 

BOX 4

Ledger, tax receipts, and other financial papers

 

Box 5

Books from the libraries of James Cleland Gilchrist and Fred C. Gilchrist.