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Gladys Eugenia Bryson Papers, 1897-1953
1.333 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00338

Abstract:
Professor and chairman of the Sociology Department. Collection contains correspondence, obituaries, clippings, class notes, exams, articles, and photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Gladys Eugenia Bryson was born in Carlisle, Kentucky on April 2, 1894. After receiving a B.A. from Georgetown College in Kentucky, Bryson obtained her M.A. in 1927 and her Ph.D. in 1930, both from the University of California at Berkeley. As the national secretary of the Y.W.C.A.'s student council, one of its national boards, Bryson served the organization from 1919-1925. For the next two years, she was a teaching fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Institutions at Berkeley, as well as an active member of the Women's Faculty Club. In addition, Bryson was a Sterling Fellow at Yale University from 1927-1928, and from 1930-1931 she was head of residence at Berkeley's International House. In 1941, Bryson was a member of the U.S. Department's advisory committee on the adjustment of foreign students in the United States. Joining the Smith College faculty in 1931, Bryson served as both chairman of the Department of Sociology (starting in 1945) and as chairman of the Division of Social Sciences from 1948 until her death in 1952. During her employment at Smith, Bryson served on numerous committees and was the faculty resident of Lawrence House for many years. At the time of her death in 1952, Bryson was the Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Sociology at Smith. Publishing many essays and books, Bryson authored one of her more well known works in 1945, titled: Man and Society: The Scottish Inquiry of the 18th Century . Upon the time of her death, she was working on a book regarding the foundations of American sociology. In addition to her numerous essays and books, Bryson contributed many articles to various encyclopedias and sociological journals. An internationally recognized sociologist and an active member of many sociological associations, Bryson was President of the Eastern Sociological Society from 1946 to 1947. Bryson died on December 18, 1952 in the college infirmary after a long illness.

Scope and Contents

Collection comprised of biographical information, correspondence, class materials, books and articles, including her 1927 article "The Comparable Interests of the Old Moral Philosophy and the Modern Social Sciences," published works by other intellectuals, including Edward Shils's 1948 book The Present State of American Sociology , and photographs.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Gladys Eugenia Bryson Papers, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00338, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The Gladys Eugenia Bryson papers were donated to the Smith College Archives from a number of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Biographical Information
ca.1897-1953 undated

Box 690.1: folder 1
Writings and Research Material
1926-1953


Articles and book reviews
1927-1952

Box 690.1: folder 2
Becker, Howard: correspondence
1951-1952

Box 690.1: folder 3
"Conclusion" - various notes
1948-1951

Box 690.1: folder 4
"Continuation" - various notes
undated

Box 690.1: folder 5
"Frank Lester Ward" by Robert Raymond
1951

Box 690.1: folder 6
Journal articles
1945-1952

Box 690.1: folder 7
Methods bibliography
undated

Box 690.1: folder 8
Miscellaneous bibliography
undated

Box 690.1: folder 9
Notes
undated

Box 690.1: folder 10
Printed material and other writings
1927

Box 690.1: folder 11
Printed material and other writings
1948 1950

Box 690.1: folder 12
Ross, Edward Alsworth: notes
1938-1951

Box 690.1: folder 13
Tawney and Montagne
undated

Box 690.2: folder 1
Writings
1932-1939

Box 690.2: folder 2
Course Material
1925-1950


101T, 101H
1925-1926

Box 690.2: folder 3
Anthropology S185
undated

Box 690.2: folder 4
Geography
1929

Box 690.2: folder 5
Honors unit: Anthropology
1950

Box 690.2: folder 6
Morphopoulos 298a
1928

Box 690.2: folder 7
Political Science 298
1926-1927

Box 690.2: folder 8
Ritualism
1928

Box 690.2: folder 9
Seminar: Political Science 201, History of Political Thought
1926-1927

Box 690.2: folder 10
Seminar: Social Institutions
1926

Box 690.2: folder 11
Sociology 11b and 40b, includes bibliography
undated

Box 690.2: folder 12
Sociology 34: Expansion of Western Culture, honors exam
1947

Box 690.2: folder 13
Sociology 201b: Social Institutions
undated

Box 690.2: folder 14
Sociology 322b
undated

Box 690.2: folder 15
Social Evolution
1927

Box 690.2: folder 16
Social Psychology
1926 undated

Box 690.2: folder 17
Berkeley, Sociology 121b: Social Institutions
1926-1927

Box 690.2: folder 18
Course listings from other schools
undated

Box 690.2: folder 19
Comprehensive bibliography and notes
undated

Box 690.3

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  • Bryson, Gladys Eugenia, 1894-1952


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