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Paul R. Sullivan Papers

Identifier: GTM-870923

Scope and Contents note

The Paul Sullivan Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and related printed ephemera regarding Paul Sullivan's remarkable career. The papers are organized in six distinct groups, namely Correspondence, Subject File, Blue and Gray, High Latitudes, Personal, Manuscripts and Miscellaneous Series. The collection comprises 7.5 linear feet of material, and it is organization by series in five boxes with a total of two hundred and fifty four folders. While the Paul Sullivan Papers are mostly concerned with his years at Georgetown, they also include material dating from the late 1930s to 1961.

The Paul Sullivan Papers not only provide valuable biographical knowledge about this distinguished Georgetown University professor, but are also a wealth of information for the history of the many projects in which Paul Sullivan was involved. The collection is especially important for the history of the Untied States Naval projects in the higher latitudes, and even more so, for the history of Georgetown University. More specifically, the papers are a rich source for the study of the Summer School and English teaching and radio broadcasting at Georgetown.


  • 1930 - 1961

Conditions Governing Access note

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Biographical note

Paul R. Sullivan was a noted professor of English at Georgetown University from September 1941 until his death in February of 1961. Born on July 2, 1917, Paul Sullivan's education included a Bachelors and a Masters degree from Boston College, along with a Masters degree from Harvard University. At Georgetown, Paul Sullivan was recognized as a conscientious, hard working individual, whose professional activities further complemented his teaching career. Indeed, Paul sullivan's outstanding achievements are related to his distinguished role in educational radio and television, the College English Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and his work as Director of the Georgetown University Summer School.


7.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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