Carr, Wendell Robert. Papers of Wendell Robert Carr, 1960-1969 : an inventory
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Call No.: HUM 90
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Carr, Wendell Robert
Title: Papers of Wendell Robert Carr, 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.
Accession 18259: Wendell Robert Carr, December 2010.
Juliana Kuipers processed this collection in May 2011. Processing involved a collection
survey, rehousing items in appropriate archival containers, and the creation of this
This finding aid was created by Juliana Kuipers in May 2011.
The Papers of Wendell Robert Carr are open for research use.
Carr, Wendell Robert. Papers of Wendell Robert Carr, 1960-1969. HUM 90, Harvard University
Wendell Robert Carr Papers. Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library, Texas
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.
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.
This document last updated 2016 August 11.
- Series: Student notebooks and papers, 1960-1962
Scope and content: This series contains Carr's notes, syllabi, examinations and student papers from courses
in history, humanities, government, and church history taken while he pursued a master's
degree at Harvard.
- Student notebook, Humanities 133a, Thought and Literature of the 19th Century, Professor
Howard Mumford Jones, Box 1, Folder 1
Date: Fall 1960
Scope and content: Included in the notebook is the course syllabus, reading lists, and examination questions.
Also contains notes on Eric Bentley's third lecture on characters, November 17, 1960.
- Student notebook, Humanities 141a and 141b, The Self-Interpretation of Man in Western
Thought, Professor Paul Tillich, Box 1, Folder 3
- Student notebook, History 163, Book II, American Social History, Professor Oscar Handlin,
Box 1, Folder 5
- Student notebook, History 169b, American Intellectual History, Professor Donald Fleming,
Box 1, Folder 8
Date: Spring 1961
Historical note: A note from Carr, dated December 6, 2010, indicates that the notes are from the first
lecture course in intellectual history that Donald Fleming gave at Harvard.
Scope and content: Included inside the notebook is the course syllabus and examinations.
- Student paper, Paul Tillich and the Theological Circle, History 169b, Box 1, Folder 9
Date: Spring 1961
- Student paper, The Freedman's Aid Movement: a study in the modification of assumptions, Professor Fleming, Box 1, Folder 10
Date: Spring 1961
- Student notebook, History 130, The Reformation, Professor Myron Gilmore, Box 2, Folder 5
Date: Spring 1962
- Student notebook, History 161a, American Political Institutions, Professor Frank Freidel,
Box 2, Folder 6
Date: Fall 1961
- Student notebook, Humanities 141c and 141d, The Self-Interpretation of Man in Western
Thought, Professor Paul Tillich, Box 2, Folder 8
- Student notebook, History 130, History of the Renaissance and Reformation, Professor
Myron Gilmore, Box 3, Folder 2
Date: Fall 1961
- Series: Publications, 1962 and 1969
Date: 1962 and 1969
Scope and content: This series contains two articles by Carr. One, a reprint, was a revision of a graduate
student paper from History 234; the other documents his association with Quincy House
through a house seminar given in 1968-1969.
- The religious thought of John Stuart Mill: a study in reluctant scepticism by Robert Carr, Box 2, Folder 9
Scope and Contents
: "This article was a revision of the paper I presented for History 234, Professor Crane
Brinton's seminar in European Intellectual History" -- author note.
Reprinted from Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. XXIII, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1962, pages 475-495.