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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Description of Series

Series I: Baker College Papers

Series II: Teaching Records and Material

Series III: Scholarly Papers

Series IV: Personal Papers

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Charles Garside Jr. papers, 1953-1987



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garside, Charles, Jr.
Title: Charles Garside Jr. Papers
Dates: 1953-1987
Astract: Rice University Baker College material, teaching and History Dept. records, academic and scholarly correspondence, notes and drafts of books, articles, and lectures, as well as a quantity of Renaissance-Reformation subject files document the faculty and scholarly activities of Charles Garside Jr. (1927-1987). These papers cover the period 1953 to 1987. Well versed in history, literature, music, and the arts, Garside's particular area of scholarly interest was the Renaissance and the Reformation, especially the relationship between the Reformation and the arts.
Identification: MS 421
Extent: 9 lin. ft.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Charles Garside was born in New York City on June 27, 1927. His father, Charles Sr., was a prominent New York Lawyer who, in 1947-49, chaired the state's first Commission Against Discrimination. The elder Garside died in November, 1964.

Garside was educated at St. Bernard's School for Boys and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1944. After service in the navy, he received his A.B. with honors from Princeton in 1950. One year later he received an M.A. from Columbia University, and in 1957 he was awarded a doctorate in history at Yale University. Between Columbia and Yale, Garside taught at Hotchkiss, a private secondary school in Connecticut.

Garside stayed on at Yale to teach as a member of the history department. Garside continued at Yale for almost a decade, moving up from Instructor to Associate professor. For three years he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in History. In his time at Yale, he was also Assistant Master of Timothy Dwight College from 1961-1963 and was Executive Fellow of that college from 1963-1966. While at Yale Garside won wide acclaim for his scholarship, his eloquence as a speaker, and for his dedication to his students.

In 1966, when Garside left Yale for Rice, he was honored with a lifetime appointment as Associate Fellow of Timothy Dwight College, and the undergraduates endowed in his honor the Garside Cup. This award to be given to an outstanding senior who best exemplified his talents. One of the reasons Garside chose Rice was for its Ivy league style college system, a system Garside considered to be the only proper way to organize undergraduate living.

At Rice, Garside became a respected member of the faculty and furthered his reputation as a teacher whose focus was on his students. Garside achieved his full Professorship at Rice in 1978. Between 1973 and 1983, Garside's former students voted him five George R. Brown Awards, an award given annually for outstanding teaching. Members of Baker College at Rice, where he was an Executive Associate, honored him with the college's Service Award in 1970.

Well versed in history, literature, music, and the arts, Garside's particular area of scholarly interest was the Renaissance and the Reformation, especially the relationship between the Reformation and the arts. On this topic he was a renowned authority and he published many scholarly works including the books: Zwingli and the Arts in 1966 and The Origins of Calvin's Theory of Music in 1979. In 1974-75, Garside served as President of The American Society for Reformation Research. At the time of his death, Garside was working on a biography of John Calvin, the great Protestant reformer.

Garside died June 11, 1987, from complications associated with a stroke suffered in May of that year. Garside never married and at the time of his death was survived by his mother, brother, sister, and eight nieces and nephews.

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Scope and Contents

Baker College material, teaching and History Dept. records, academic and scholarly correspondence, notes and drafts of books, articles, and lectures, as well as a quantity of Renaissance-Reformation subject files document the faculty and scholarly activities of Charles Garside Jr. (1927-1987). These papers cover the period 1953 to 1987. This represents roughly the second half of Garside's life or, from another perspective, from about the time he began his history Ph.D. work at Yale onward.

The papers bulk in the Teaching Records and Material series with 4.5 linear feet of Renaissance - Reformation subject files. These subject files can be further subdivided into two types: course specific subject files (2.5 ft.) and non-course specific subject files (2 ft.). It is likely that these subject files were created for either of two needs: teaching purposes or as the result of research towards a particular book or article. It is also seems likely that it a subject file was created out of research purposes, once the book or article was published the file would added to the rest, simply as more lecture source material. These subject files contain primarily handwritten and typed notes with some reprint material.

The papers bulk again in the series Scholarly Papers with 1 ft. of notes, drafts, and correspondence concerning the many books, articles, reviews, papers, speeches and lectures published or presented by Garside. The papers also well represent (1 ft.) the fact that Garside was a member of numerous history and Renaissance-Reformation oriented professional organizations/scholarly societies. Garside served as President of The American Society for Reformation Research for several years and much of the material here is correspondence.

The Garside papers contain very little (.5 ft.) of a personal nature. The most important material here being several folders of personal correspondence and some address books. Garside was a man of such high scholarship, so intensely devoted to teaching and university life, that if were not for original order it would be difficult to distinguish his personal correspondence from his scholarly correspondence. A few photographs, a number of recipes in a variety of handwritings and some poetry in Garside's handwriting provide some small insight into his nature and life outside the walls of academia.

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Arrangement

Series I: Baker College Papers (Box 1)
Series II: Teaching Records & Materials (Boxes 1 - 6)
Series III: Scholarly Papers (Boxes 7 - 9)
Series IV: Personal Papers (Box 9)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Charles Garside, Jr. papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Garside, Charles, Jr.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University. Baker College - History.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Baker College Papers

Box
1 Baker College Papers (Charles Garside was an executive associate at Baker College)
Essays, about Baker College and the Rice college system
Correspondence
Baker College Associates event 10-18-78
Printed Material
Copy Negatives: Baker College Crest
Minutes: Baker College Cabinet Meetings
Baker College Courses

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Series II: Teaching Records and Material

Subseries A: Teaching and History Department Records
Box
1 Minutes: dept. meetings, 1982, 1985
Newsletter, 1973
Grade Record Books, 1966-1986
Student Evaluations, Spring 1985
Letters of reference/recommendation, 1978-1986
Printed Material
Annual Faculty Report to the President, 1980-1986
Alumni Association Education Committee, 1973-1974
Clippings re: teaching awards
Subseries B: Specific Courses: lecture notes and other materials
Box
1 Course Introductions, Outlines, Syllabi & Exams, from the following courses:
H81-1 Europe and the Reformation
H85-1 Europe and the Reformation
H101a Foundation of the Contemp. World
H102b Foundation of the Contemp. World
H330 The Renaissance 1250-1527
H331a&b The Two Reformations 1517-1598
H332b The Two Reformations 1517-1598
H333a&b Europe and the Two Reformations alternately: Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany
H334a&b Calvin and Geneva 1509-1564
H335b Calvin and Servetus
H345a The Recovery of the Greek World
H346a&b Reformation Europe 1517-1598
H433a&b Renaissance Humanism: From Petrarch to Machiavelli
H434a&b Humanism in the 16th Century
Lecture Notes & Subject Files from the following courses:
H100 Europe since 1500
H101a Foundation of the Contemp. World
H102b Foundation of the Contemp. World
Box
2 H101 Foundation of the Contemp. World
H333 Europe and the Two Reformations
H334 Calvin and Geneva
H335 Calvin and Servetus
H345 Recovery of the Greek World
Box
3 H360 Pico & Humanism, a proposed course?
H433 Renaissance Humanism
H434 Humanism in the 16th Century
H570 Senior Seminars in the social sciences, revolving topics including: war and society, the Reformation, and John Calvin
Box
4
Boxes 4 and 5 contain general miscellaneous Reformation/Renaissance subject files apparently for use as needed and not intended for use with any specific course. These files contain primarily handwritten or typed lecture notes with some reprint material. The following list of folder titles serves as a guide to boxes 4 and 5.
Muentzer
Zwingli texts - music
Egli
Farner
Schlussreden
Zwingli - images
Karlstadt: Theses
Answer to Bishop Hugo
Lewis Lapham
Birth of Opera
Karlstadt Images
In defense of place
Anabaptists
Joachimsen
Totalitarianism: the Nazi experience
The first Welsh Psalter
Calvin's Psalter of 1539
French Psalter of 1562
Augustine: musical texts
Baumer
Scottish Psalter of 1635
Gregory the Great
St. Bonaventure
The Souterliedekens
Dutch Psalter of 1774
The Scottish Psalter
The Ainsworth Psalter
Metrical Psalters
Calderwood "History of the Kirk of Scotland"
La Musique en Suisse - Becker
Calvin as a musical reformer
Humanism and Mysticism
The Reformation: an interpretation
Music in the work of Calvin
Schlink
Stevenson - Crozier Quarterly
Leiturgia
Calvin, Blackenburg
Lenselink
The appeal of Protestant ideas to 16th century urban society
Translations of Zwingli, various letters & topics, from Swiss or German
Walton on Zurich
Von Campenhauser
Rudolf Koch
Johannes Kollwitz
Bucer on images
The Church and the Greek World 1300 - 1500
Renaissance Humanism
The Gregorian Reform
The Laity in the ancient church
Petrarch
The Renaissance Papacy 1420 - 1527
The David of Donatello
Reformed churches in France
The VCP and the mission to France
Geneva
Geneva: Printing
French refugees to Geneva: 1548-1560
Basel
The 95 Theses and the assault on Rome: 1517-1520
Zurich - the Anabaptists and Spiritualists
The problem of authority: The Papacy and the canon law
The Peasant's War
The emergence of nominalism
Barraclough
Reformation and education
Luther in the monastery
The Czech Reformation
16th century studies conference - 1975
Various translation, papers on: Zwingli, Bullinger and Tacitus in German Humanism One of Zwingli's communiques on mass and images
John Calvin: the humanist
The Reformation and the arts
Luther's concept of the church
The structure of Anabaptist thought and its relation to Luther and Zwingli
Lefevre's thought
The Reformation and political thought
The Reformation today
The 3rd Europe: France and the Netherlands Huldrych Zwingli
The Schmalkaldic League and the religious peace of Augsburg
Martin Luther
Humanism: Erasmus
Mysticism and the Devotio Moderna
Spiritual Exercise
From Wittenburg to Leipzig to Wartburg
Popular piety
Catholic reform and the Counter-reformation: the resources of the Catholic Church
Ignatious Loyola and the Jesuits
Political background: a decade of crisis
Box
5 C.S. Smith Manuscripts
"The German Idea of Emperor" by Walther Kohler
Brenz sermon on music
Noel Beda
Papers on Northern Humanism
Dilthey
Joachim Van Watt
Lazarus Spengler
Luther Experience
Trent: images
Berquin
David Jorus
The 2nd Disputation
Zwingli: Apologia
Schweizer: Abendmahlsgestalttung
Zwingli: a brief Christian introduction
Molanus translations
The Imperial Colloquies
The Reformation and the Imperial Cities
Pre-conditioning for Humanism
Luther: salvation by faith alone
Pico on magic
Ficino and the Hermetic
Ignatius
Servetus
Christianismi Restutio
The rise of the German Monarchy
Sohngen
Schmidt - Clausing
Lehfeldt on Luther
Luther and the false brethren
Luther and the two kingdoms
A decade of crisis
Giles of Viterbo
North Italian History and Florence
Zurich before Zwingli
The rise of toleration
Utopia and Geneva
Geneva: the Deacon
Cipolla
Images
Lavater
Luther and the Wittenburg Reformation
Iconoclasm - Basel
"Captured by the word of God" five centuries of eucharistic controversy by Alexander Yablonsky
Beza: the rights of rulers
Church and state in Zurich before 1519
Zurich - Zwingli
Papers and MA thesis by William Neidinger
Papers and lectures by Steve Ozment
Box
6 Papers by John Lydecker
Papers by Miriam Chrisman
Misc subjects and works -
Extent 12 folders
Bibliographies -
Extent 2 folders
Cassette tapes, of lectures (3) nd.
Slide boxes (4)
Microfilm spool (1)

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Series III: Scholarly Papers

Box
7 Subseries A: Written work of Garside.
Material present may include some or all of the following: notes, drafts, final copies, invitations, reviews and correspondence.
Book: Zwingli and the Arts, published 1966
Book: The Origins of Calvin's Theology of Music, published 1979
Articles, published 1957 - 1974
Papers, presented at meeting and conferences,
Book and article reviews, solicited by various publishers and scholarly journals
Speeches, includes several delivered at Rice University functions/events
Subseries B: Professional/Scholarly organizations.
Box
7 Garside belonged to or worked with most of the scholarly organizations and societies relevant to his interest in the Reformation and the Renaissance. Notably: American Historical Association, Southern Historical Association, American Society for Reformation Research, American Philosophical Society, Houston Philosophical Society and the American Society of Church History. In addition to these organizations, there is correspondence and printed material present concerning institutions, such as the John Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Mich., which were of interest to Garside.
Box
8 Subseries C: Correspondence, scholarly
Subseries D: Notes and papers, of Garside as a student

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Series IV: Personal Papers

Box
9 Correspondence, personal, 1953 - 1987
Photographs
Birth Certificate
Auto registration
Recipes
Address books
Poetry
Resume, Garside's professional resume, as of 1972
Misc. printed material and other matter

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