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Gladys Eugenia Bryson Papers, 1897-1953
3 boxes (1.3 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

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

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

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 of the Collection

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:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Gladys Eugenia Bryson Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

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, n.d.

Box 691.2: folder 1
Writings and Research Material
1926-1953


Articles and book reviews
1927-1952

Box 691.2: folder 2
Becker, Howard: correspondence
1951-1952

Box 691.2: folder 3
"Conclusion" - various notes
1948-1951

Box 691.2: folder 4
"Continuation" - various notes
n.d.

Box 691.2: folder 5
"Frank Lester Ward" by Robert Raymond
1951

Box 691.2: folder 6
Journal articles
1945-1952

Box 691.2: folder 7
Methods bibliography
n.d.

Box 691.2: folder 8
Miscellaneous bibliography
n.d.

Box 691.2: folder 9
Notes
n.d.

Box 691.2: folder 10
Printed material and other writings
1927

Box 691.2: folder 11
Printed material and other writings
1948, 1950

Box 691.2: folder 12
Ross, Edward Alsworth: notes
1938-1951

Box 691.2: folder 13
Tawney and Montagne
n.d.

Box 619.3: folder 1
Writings
1932-1939

Box 619.3: folder 2
Course Material
1925-1950


101T, 101H
1925-1926

Box 619.3: folder 3
Anthropology S185
n.d.

Box 619.3: folder 4
Geography
1929

Box 619.3: folder 5
Honors unit: Anthropology
1950

Box 619.3: folder 6
Morphopoulos 298a
1928

Box 619.3: folder 7
Political Science 298
1926-1927

Box 619.3: folder 8
Ritualism
1928

Box 619.3: folder 9
Seminar: Political Science 201, History of Political Thought
1926-1927

Box 619.3: folder 10
Seminar: Social Institutions
1926

Box 619.3: folder 11
Sociology 11b and 40b, includes bibliography
n.d.

Box 619.3: folder 12
Sociology 34: Expansion of Western Culture, honors exam
1947

Box 619.3: folder 13
Sociology 201b: Social Institutions
n.d.

Box 619.3: folder 14
Sociology 322b
n.d.

Box 619.3: folder 15
Social Evolution
1927

Box 619.3: folder 16
Social Psychology
1926, n.d.

Box 619.3: folder 17
Berkeley, Sociology 121b: Social Institutions
1926-1927

Box 619.3: folder 18
Course listings from other schools
n.d.

Box 619.3: folder 19
Comprehensive bibliography and notes
n.d.

Box 691.4

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