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Collection Number: 05000

Collection Title: Robert E. Gallman Papers, 1960-1998

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Size 111.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 70,000 items)
Abstract Economic historian Robert E. Gallman (1926-1998) joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1962. He was named a Kenan Professor in 1980 and served as chair of the Economics Department, 1990-1995. He specialized in 19th-century economic growth and antebellum Southern economic history. Papers documenting the career of Robert E. Gallman include correspondence, research materials, notes, manuscripts, teaching materials, and other items.
Creator Gallman, Robert E.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Student materials in box 73 are CLOSED to researchers until 2068.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Robert E. Gallman Papers #5000, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from J. Matthew Gallman of Gettysburg, Pa., in October 1999 (Acc. 98488).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Economic historian Robert E. Gallman joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1962. He was named a Kenan Professor in 1980 and served as chair of the Economics Department, 1990-1995. He specialized in 19th-century economic growth and antebellum Southern economic history.

Gallman co-authored with Lance E. Davis and Karin Gleiter In Pursuit of Leviathan: Technology, Institutions, Productivity, and Profits in American Whaling, 1816-1906 (1997), which won the Economic History Association's Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize for the outstanding book on North American economic history. Gallman co-edited the Cambridge Economic History of the United States (1996- ) and the Cambridge University Press series, Studies in Economic History and Policy: the United States in the 20th century.

Gallman was a past president of the Economic History Association and the Southern Economics Association. He was also a member of the American Economics Association, the Agricultural History Society, and the Social Sciences History Association. Gallman was managing editor of the Southern Economics Journal, 1965-1969, and editor of the Journal of Economic History, 1969-1972.

Gallman's research won him fellowships from the Ford and Guggenheim foundations and grants from the National Science Foundation. The Economic History Association honored Gallman with its Jonathan Hughes Award for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. His university service included stints on the Faculty Council and the Administrative Board of the Library, and as acting chairman of the Curriculum on African and Afro-American Studies.

Gallman was born in 1926 in Bloomfield, N.J. He received an A.B. degree from Cornell University in 1948, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. He taught at the Ohio State University, 1954-1962. He died on 10 November 1998. He was survived by his wife, Jane N. Gallman, two daughters, and a son.

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Papers documenting the career of economic historian Robert E. Gallman, including correspondence, research materials, notes, manuscripts, teaching materials, and other items.

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Contents list

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About 70,000 items (111.0 linear feet).

Papers documenting the career of economic historian Robert E. Gallman, including correspondence, research materials, notes, manuscripts, teaching materials, and other items.

Box 1-5

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Papers and reports not by Gallman #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 1-5

Box 6

Index cards #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 6

Box 7

Office files, memos, notes #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 7

Box 8

Teaching material #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 8

Box 9

Research notes, correspondence with collaborators #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 9

Box 10

Correspondence, research notes, mostly on whaling #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 10

Box 11

Office files #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 11

Box 12

Notes, office files #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 12

Box 13

Notes #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 13

Box 14

Manuscripts #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 14

Box 15

Manuscripts, notes #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 15

Box 16

Office files #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 16

Box 17

Office files, correspondence #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 17

Box 18

Whale data #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 18

Box 19

Working papers, manuscripts #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 19

Box 20

Correspondence #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 20

Box 21-23

Box 21

Box 22

Box 23

Working papers, manuscripts #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 21-23

Box 24-25

Box 24

Box 25

Manuscripts, notes #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 24-25

Box 26

Research notes #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 26

Box 27

Professional files #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 27

Box 28

Professional organization files #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 28

Box 29

Readings #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 29

Box 30

Correspondence files #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 30

Box 31

Research notes, working papers #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 31

Box 32

Research notes, working papers, correspondence #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 32

Box 33

Research notes, correspondence #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 33

Box 34-39

Box 34

Box 35

Box 36

Box 37

Box 38

Box 39

Professional correspondence #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 34-39

Box 40

Notes, research papers #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 40

Box 41-42

Box 41

Box 42

Research papers #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 41-42

Box 43-44

Box 43

Box 44

Professional correspondence, early 1960s #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 43-44

Box 45-46

Box 45

Box 46

Professional correspondence, economic history teaching notes, professional papers and lectures #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 45-46

Box 47-49

Box 47

Box 48

Box 49

Research notes #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 47-49

Box 50-51

Box 50

Box 51

Correspondence #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 50-51

Box 52-54

Box 52

Box 53

Box 54

Research materials #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 52-54

Box 55-56

Box 55

Box 56

Research materials, cotton project #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 55-56

Box 57-60

Box 57

Box 58

Box 59

Box 60

Research materials, working papers #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 57-60

Box 61-63

Box 61

Box 62

Box 63

Notes, papers, articles #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 61-63

Box 64-72

Box 64

Box 65

Box 66

Box 67

Box 68

Box 69

Box 70

Box 71

Box 72

Research notes and print-outs, duplicates #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 64-72

Box 73

CLOSED: Student papers #05000, Series: "Papers, 1960s-1998 " Box 73

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Processing Information

Processed by: Linda Sellars, February 2000

Encoded by: Linda Sellars, February 2000

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