Robert M. Gorrell collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC 0175
Collection consists of general correspondence during his tenure in the English department. Also included is correspondence with his publishers, correspondence received from Charlton G. Laird, and a manuscript, A Victorian Adaptation of the Maid's Tragedy, 1946.

Dates

  • 1945-1977

Creator

Restrictions

No access restrictions

Extent

9.75 Cubic Feet (16 boxes)

Abstract

Robert M. Gorell, a graduate of Cornell University, taught at Deep Springs College, Californika, from 1939 to 1942, and at Indiana University from 1942 to 1945. He joined the English Department of the University of Nevada in 1945, serving as Chairman from 1947 to 1965. Gorrell also served as Dean of the Graduate School, Dean of General University Extension, and Dean of the College of Arts and Science, remaining in that post until becoming Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1976. In 1980, Gorrell received the rank of Professor of English and Vice President for Academic Affairs Emeritus. Collection consists of general correspondence during his tenure in the English department. Also included is correspondence with his publishers, correspondence received from Charlton G. Laird, and a manuscript, A Victorian Adaptation of the Maid's Tragedy, 1946.

Biographical sketch

Robert M. Gorell, a graduate of Cornell University, taught at Deep Springs College, Californika, from 1939 to 1942, and at Indiana University from 1942 to 1945. He joined the English Department of the University of Nevada in 1945, serving as Chairman from 1947 to 1965. Gorrell also served as Dean of the Graduate School, Dean of General University Extension, and Dean of the College of Arts and Science, remaining in that post until becoming Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1976. In 1980, Gorrell received the rank of Professor of English and Vice President for Academic Affairs Emeritus. He was the author of numerous publications, including several with Charlton G. Laird, also a member of the English Department. Gorrell was inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2001. He died in Reno on December 25, 2011.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from Robert Gorrell, 1984 and 2008.

Creator

Source

Title
A Guide to the Robert M. Gorrell collection
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

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