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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Milton R. Gutsch Papers, 1861-1936, 1944-1949



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gutsch, Milton R., 1885-1967
Title: Gutsch, Milton R., papers
Dates: 1861-1936, 1944-1949
Abstract: The Milton R. Gutsch Papers consist of correspondence, minutes, motions, newspaper clippings, photographs, proposals, questionnaires, reports, reprints, statistical data, and tabulations related to Gutsch’s service on University of Texas faculty committees, as well as his professorship in the Department of History, from 1961 to 1936 and 1944 to 1949.
Accession No.: 73-140; 90-291
Extent: circa 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Milton Rietow Gutsch was born on March 7, 1885, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the son of Louis and Laura (Rietow) Gutsch. In 1904 he entered the University of Wisconsin, where he received a B.A. degree in 1908, an M.A. degree in 1909, and a Ph.D. degree in 1916, specializing in medieval history.

He began his career at the University of Texas in 1912 as an instructor in British history. He became adjunct professor in 1916, associate professor in 1922, and professor in 1927. In 1927 he became chairman of the History Department, in 1928 he was made secretary of the General Faculty, and in 1944 he became secretary of the Faculty Council. He held these administrative positions until poor health forced his retirement in 1951.

He wrote several articles and in 1955 published Texas History Theses: A Check List of the Theses and Dissertations Relating to Texas History Accepted at the University of Texas, 1893–1951 with H. Bailey Carroll. He also compiled Texas war records of World War I and served as managing editor of the Texas History Teachers Bulletin from 1912 to 1920.

Gutsch died in Austin on January 1, 1967.

Abridged from:

"GUTSCH, MILTON RIETOW,"Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgu12), accessed June 23, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

The Milton R. Gutsch Papers consist of correspondence, minutes, motions, newspaper clippings, photographs, proposals, questionnaires, reports, reprints, statistical data, and tabulations related to Gutsch’s service on University of Texas faculty committees, as well as his professorship in the Department of History, from 1961 to 1936 and 1944 to 1949.

These records contain a questionnaire conducted by Gutsch and distributed to various colleges and universities in the U.S. that was designed to ascertain the policies concerning the acquisition of historical literature at various American institutions of higher learning. The records also contain documentation accumulated by Gutsch in his capacity as chairman of the following University of Texas faculty committees: Pageant Committee, 1921; Special Committee on the Interrelations of the Administrative Council, the Executive Committee, and the General Faculty (Committee of Eleven), 1944; Special Committee to Study the Government of State Supported American Universities (Committee of Eight), 1944-1945; Special Committee to Study Salary Scales, 1945-1947; Special Committee on Absence Regulations, 1946-1948; and Special Committee to Study Salary Scales and Problems of Teacher Retention and Recruitment, 1947-1949. The assigned charges of these committees involved the organization of a celebration commemorating the expansion of the UT campus; the study of the administrative organization of the University of Texas; the evaluation of academic governance, brought about by concerns over faculty tenure and academic freedom during the UT controversy concerning President Homer P. Rainey; and the investigations of University of Texas policies relating to absence regulations and faculty salary scales.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gutsch, Milton R., 1885-1967 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of History.
University of Texas at Austin -- Faculty -- Salaries, etc.
University of Texas -- Faculty.
Subjects
Academic libraries -- Acquisitions.
History -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the UT Department of History Records and the UT General Faculty Minutes, 1883-1985.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection and Photograph Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Milton R. Gutsch Papers, 1861-1936, 1944-1949, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ralph Elder, October 1978.

Subsequent revisions were made by Lawrence A. Landis, September 1990; archives staff, 1998; Vanessa Attia, July 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2K239 Petition from John H. Reagan to Andrew Johnson, 1865
Allison Mayfield certificate of election
Muster roll of "Graham Rangers"
R.S. Chapman, Sr., Civil War papers
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3G34 University of Texas History Department questionnaire on library expenditures, 1912-1913
University of Texas Pageant Committee, documents, 1921
University of Texas Special Committee on the Interrelations of the Administrative Council, the Executive Committee, and the General Faculty (Committee of Eleven), documents and proceedings (2 volumes), 1944
University of Texas Special Committee to Study the Government of State Supported American Universities (Committee of Eight), documents and proceedings (2 volumes), 1944-1945
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3G35 University of Texas Special Committee to Study Salary Scales, documents and proceedings (1 volume), 1945-1947
University of Texas Special Committee on Absence Regulations, documents and proceedings (1 volume), 1946-1948
University of Texas Special Committee to Study Salary Scales and Problems of Teacher Retention and Recruitment, documents and proceedings (1 volume), 1947-1949
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3T99 Lantern slides of 1910 British election posters
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2.325/Y7C Wood plaque with laminated reproduction of engraving of Stephen F. Austin

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