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S. Colum Gilfillan Papers, 1921-1978

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Author:
Gilfillan, Seabury Colum college instructor
Donor:
Kranzberg, Melvin Dr. 1916?-1995
Collector:
Science and Technology, Department of (NMAH)
Subject:
Society for the History of Technology
Physical description:
1.0 cu. ft.: 5 boxes
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Date:
1921
1921-1978
20th century
1930-1950
Notes:
Gilfillan was born in St. Paul, Minn.; A.B. Social Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1910. Served in U.S. Army, 1917-1919; master's and doctorate degrees in sociology, Columbia University, 1920. At the University of the South, 1921-1924. Curator of transportation and social science, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 1929-1930; assistant professor of social science, Purdue University, 1937-1938. Lecturer at Northwestern University, 1940; research associate at the University of Chicago, 1941-1950.
Summary:
Includes Gilfillan's correspondence, 1951-1978, and a number of papers written by him. Gilfillan was a charter member of the Society for the History of Technology in 1958. His SHOT correspondence, particularly with Melvin Kranzberg, constitutes a segment of the correspondence, 1957-1978. Much of the correspondence concerns the ideas incorporated in Gilfillan's major work, SOCIOLOGY OF INVENTION (1935) and the SUPPLEMENT to it, published in 1971.
Cite as:
S. Colum Gilfillan Papers, 1921-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Inventions
Inventors
Sociology
Social sciences
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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