Guy Stanton Ford papers
Scope and Content
The collection includes organizations, University of Minnesota, speeches and publications, biographical, family and trips. Consult detailed contents for other folders not listed.
American Committee for the Study of War Documents (1955-1957).
American Council of Learned Societies (1925-1952).
American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (1942-1957) 3 folders.
American Historical Association.
American Historical Association. Commission on Social Studies in Schools (1902-1960) 5 folders.
American Philosophical Association (1939-1955).
Biographical Information (1941-1954) 4 folders.
Correspondence, (1902-1960) 27 folders.
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1925-1935) 6 folders.
New York University Hall of Fame (1945-1960) 3 folders.
Harpers Monthly (1928-1938) 3 folders. Ford as editor.
University of Minnesota Committee of Seven, (1921-1936) 6 folders.
University of Minnesota Department of History, (1915- ) 7 folders
University of Minnesota Department of History Recommendations for Academic Personnel ( ) 6 folders.
University of Minnesota Senate Library Committee (1921-1937) 2 folders.
University of Minnesota President (1941) 3 folders.
Phi Beta Kappa, 8 folders.
Schaper Case (1918-1958) 1 folder.
Social Science Research Council (1927-1931) 4 folders.
Social Science Research Council Commission of Inquiry on National Policy in International Economic Relations (1933-1935) 5 folders.
Speeches and Publications (undated, 1895-1954) 12 folders.
Eight bound volumes contain biographical (1885-1941); family, and correspondence during trips made by Ford.
- Creation: 1885-1965
- Ford, Guy Stanton, 1873-1962 (Person)
Language of Materials
Use of Materials
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.
Biographical Sketch of Guy Stanton Ford (1873-1962)
Guy Stanton Ford was born on 9 May 1873 at Salem, Wisconsin. His first appointment at the University of Minnesota was as Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of History in 1913. Under his guidance graduate programs were extended, enhanced and post-graduate were organized into a system that allowed individual disciplines to determine course work over which the Graduate School imposed a structure which applied to all graduate students. In 1938, Ford assumed the presidency of the University of Minnesota. He brought to the office administrative skills developed as a dean. His presidency was marked by an emphasis on scholarship. Ford supported academic freedom and influenced the development of the University's tenure code that became a model in American higher education.
Ford was the author of numerous books and articles. He was active in professional societies, serving as president of the American Historical Association and the Social Science Research council. Over his long career he was awarded many honorary degrees and was awarded the Danish Medal of Liberation. After his retirement in 1941 Ford spent 12 years as executive secretary of the American Historical Association and editor of the American Historical Review. He died on 29 December 1962.
10.5 Cubic Feet (42 boxes (2 record cartons; 40 hollingers))
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Guy Stanton Ford, professor of history and dean of the Graduate School, 1913-1938 and president of the University of Minnesota, 1938-1941.
Folders are arranged alphabetically.
Source of acquisition
Donated to University of Minnesota Archives between 1950 and 1974. Later deposits were made by Guy Stanton Ford's son, Thomas Ford.
- Ames, Charles Lesley (Person)
- Ander, Oscar Fritiof, 1903- (Person)
- Anderson, Frank Maloy, 1871- (Person)
- Anderson, William, 1888-1975 (Person)
- Angell, , James Rowland, , 1869- (Person)
- Appleby, William R. (William Remsen), 1865-1941 (Person)
- Aydelotte, Frank (Person)
- Beach, Joseph W., 1880-1957 (Person)
- Bean, Walton (Person)
- Beard, Charles A. (Charles Austin), 1874-1948 (Person)
- Becker, Carl Lotus (Person)
- Bennett, Dorothy A., 1909- (Person)
- Blegen, Theodore Christian, 1891-1969 (Person)
- Briggs, William Paul (Person)
- Buck, Solon J. (Solon Justus), 1884-1962 (Person)
- Burt, Alfred L., 1888- (Person)
- Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), 1888-1974 (Person)
- Christensen, A.N. (Asher Norman), 1903-1961 (Person)
- Christianson, John O. (Person)
- Clapesattle, Helen B. (Person)
- Coffey, Walter Castella, 1876-1956 (Person)
- Coffman, Lotus Delta, 1875-1938 (Person)
- Crawford, William Hopkins (Person)
- Curti, Merle E., 1897- (Person)
- Davis, William Stearns, 1877-1930 (Person)
- Edwards, Marcia, 1909- (Person)
- Epstein, Fritz Theodore. (Person)
- Ford, Thomas. (Person)
- Gortner, Ross Aiken, 1885-1942 (Person)
- Greene, Evarts Boutell, 1870-1947 (Person)
- Haggerty, Melvin E. (Melvin Everett), 1875-1937 (Person)
- Hall, Arnold Henney, 1881-1936 (Person)
- Hansen, Alvin Harvey, 1887- (Person)
- Harding, Margaret S. (Person)
- Harding, Samuel banister, 1866-1927 (Person)
- Heaton, Herbert, 1890- (Person)
- Howland, Rihard Hubbard. (Person)
- Jackson, Clarence Martin, 1875-1947 (Person)
- Jameson, John Franklin, 1859-1937 (Person)
- Jenks, Albert Ernest, 1869-1953 (Person)
- Jesness, Oscar B. (Oscar Bernard), 1889-1980 (Person)
- Johnston, John B. (John Black), 1868-1939 (Person)
- Krey, August C. (August Charles), 1887-1961 (Person)
- Leland, Waldo G. (Person)
- Loehr, Rodney C. (Rodney Courtney), 1907- (Person)
- Lorenz, Theodore. (Person)
- Lucas, Henry W. (Person)
- Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-1970 (Person)
- MacGregor, Frank, 1897-1971 (Person)
- Mayo, William James, 1861-1939 (Person)
- Middlebrook, William T. (Person)
- Moe, Henry Allen. (Person)
- Morrill, J.L. (James Lewis), 1891-1979 (Person)
- Newcomb, Edwin L. (Person)
- Noble, George Bernard, 1892- (Person)
- Patterson, Ernest Minor, 1879- (Person)
- Perkins, Dexter, 1889- (Person)
- Notestein, Wallace, 1879- (Person)
- Quigley, Harold S. (Harold Scott), 1889-1968 (Person)
- Read, Conyers, 1881- (Person)
- Schaper, William A., 1869-1955 (Person)
- Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, 1888- (Person)
- Smith, William Fletcher. (Person)
- Sockman, Ralph Washington. (Person)
- Steefel, Lawrence D. (Lawrence Dinkelspiel), 1894-1976 (Person)
- Stephenson, Carl, 1886- (Person)
- Tilden, Josephine E. ( Josephine Elizabeth.) (Person)
- Upgren, Arthur Reinhold, 1897- (Person)
- Walter, Frank Keller, 1874-1945 (Person)
- Vincent, George E. (George Edgar), 1864-1941 (Person)
- Washington, Patty. (Person)
- Willey, Malcolm M. (Malcolm Macdonald), 1897-1974 (Person)
- Willson, David Harris, 1901- (Person)
- American Committee for the Study of War Documents. (Organization)
- American Council of Learned Societies. (Organization)
- American Council on Intellectual Cooperation. (Organization)
- American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. (Organization)
- American Historical Association. (Organization)
- American Historical Association. Commission on the Social Studies (Organization)
- American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (Organization)
- Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. (Organization)
- Century Association. (Organization)
- Congregational Church. (Organization)
- Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C. (Organization)
- F.E. Compton & Company. (Organization)
- Foreign Policy Association (Organization)
- Forest History Products Foundation. (Organization)
- Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. (Organization)
- Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. (Organization)
- Harpers Monthly. (Organization)
- International Committee of Historical Sciences. (Organization)
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. (Organization)
- Minnesota Historical Society (Organization)
- National Advisory Committee on Education. (Organization)
- National Bureau of Economic Research. (Organization)
- National Committee on the Emeriti. (Organization)
- National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings. (Organization)
- National Historical Publications Committee. (Organization)
- National Research Council (U.S.) (Organization)
- National Trust for Historic Preservation in the U.S. (Organization)
- New York University Hall of Fame. (Organization)
- Rhodes Scholarship Trust. (Organization)
- Social Science Research Council (U.S.) (Organization)
- Social Science Research Council Commission of Inquiry on National Policy in International Economic Relations. (Organization)
- U.S. National Advisory Committee on Radio. (Organization)
- University of Minnesota (Organization)
- University of Minnesota. College of Science, Literature, and the Arts (Organization)
- University of Minnesota Committee on Administrative Reorganization. (Organization)
- University of Minnesota. Department of History (Organization)
- University of Minnesota. General College (Organization)
- University of Minnesota. Graduate School (Organization)
- University of Minnesota. Libraries (Organization)
- University of Minnesota. President's Office (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Brown University.
- Constitution, U.S. 18th Amendment.
- Ford Family.
- Foreign Students.
- German War Documents.
- Higher Education in Minnesota.
- Historic Preservation of Sites and Buildings.
- History -- Study and teaching
- Junior Colleges.
- Kensington Rune Stone.
- Minnesota Territorial Papers.
- Pharmacy Education.
- Pulitzer Prize Awards in History.
- Research -- Historical.
- Social Science Research Council.
- Tuition and Fees.
- U.S. Constitution. 18th Amendment.
- University of Minnesota
- University of Minnesota Ford Hall.
- University of Minnesota Northrop Memorial Auditorium.
- World War, 1939-1945.
- Guy Stanton Ford papers, 1885-1965
- Alma O. Scott; revised by Penelope Krosch.
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- Finding aid written in English