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Gregory P. Stone papers

Identifier: ua00203

Scope and Content

The collection contains personal and professional papers of Gregory Stone. Personal papers consist of family memorabilia, achievements and biographical material. Professional papers include correspondence, committee materials, papers of professional organizations, including materials regarding the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (Box 7), article drafts, research data, manuscripts and publications.


  • Creation: circa 1939-1981


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Gregory P. Stone papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Gregory P. Stone (1921-1981)

Gregory Prentice Stone was born in 1921. He earned his B.A. degree from Hobart College (Geneva, NY) in 1942 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Dr. Stone was an assistant professor at Michigan State University (1949-1955) and assistant professor at Washington University (1959-1961) before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota as an associate professor in 1961. In 1963, Dr. Stone was promoted to professor. Dr. Stone was nationally recognized as the authority on the role of sports in human behavior and the co-founder, and first president, of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, "an international social science professional organization of scholars interested in qualitative, especially interactionist, research." Gregory P. Stone died on February 16, 1981.


16 boxes (20.8 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Gregory P. Stone, professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on June 18, 1981.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Gregory P. Stone papers, circa 1939-1981
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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