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HUM 90

Carr, Wendell Robert. Papers of Wendell Robert Carr, 1960-1969 : an inventory

Harvard University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUM 90
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Carr, Wendell Robert
Title: Papers of Wendell Robert Carr, 1960-1969
Date(s): 1960-1969
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (3 document boxes, 1 half document box)
Abstract: Wendell Robert Carr, professor and lawyer, received his Harvard A.M. in 1962 and his Ph.D. in 1967; he taught for several years in Harvard's history department after receiving his Ph.D. The collection documents his graduate study and teaching activities at Harvard, as well as his professional writing activities.

Acquisition Information:

Accession 18259: Wendell Robert Carr, December 2010.

Processing Note:

Juliana Kuipers processed this collection in May 2011. Processing involved a collection survey, rehousing items in appropriate archival containers, and the creation of this finding aid.
This finding aid was created by Juliana Kuipers in May 2011.

Conditions on Use and Access:

The Papers of Wendell Robert Carr are open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

Carr, Wendell Robert. Papers of Wendell Robert Carr, 1960-1969. HUM 90, Harvard University Archives.

Related Materials

Wendell Robert Carr Papers. Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library, Texas Christian University.


Wendell Robert Carr, professor and lawyer, attended Texas Christian University from 1956-1960. He received his Harvard A.M. in 1962 and his Ph.D. in 1967. While at Harvard, Carr served as a Teaching Fellow in History from 1964-1966, as Instructor in History from 1966-1969, and as Assistant Professor of History from 1969-1972. From 1971-1972 he also held the position of Research Fellow in West European Studies. After leaving Harvard, Carr taught history for several years at the University of Wisconsin before returning to Harvard to study law. In 1978, he received his Harvard J.D., after which he practiced corporate law for several firms in Boston.


Items are arranged chronologically within each series.

Series in the Collection

Scope of the Papers of Wendell Robert Carr

The collection documents Carr's graduate study in history at Harvard University in 1960-1962 as well as his teaching activities at the University in 1967-1968.The collection chiefly consists of course notes, syllabi, examinations, and student papers for courses in history, humanities, government, church history, and English taken by Carr while pursuing a master's degree. The courses were taught by Bernard Bailyn, Crane Brinton, Giles Constable, Donald Fleming, Frank Freidel, Myron Gilmore, Oscar Handlin, H. Stuart Hughes, Howard Mumford Jones, William L. Langer, Perry Miller, Reinhold Neibuhr, Heiko Oberman, Charles H. Taylor, and Paul Tillich. The collection also includes annotated reading assignments for Social Sciences 3 used by Carr while teaching the course in 1967-1968. In addition, the collection documents Carr's professional writing activities, including two printed articles.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 August 11.

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