Finding Aid for the Carl B. Straub papers | MC123

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Title
Carl B. Straub papers
ID
MC123
Date
1952-2013
Extent
7.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Contains a larege body of personal correspondence as well as some that is Bates-related, subject files and Cultural Heritage lecture notes.

Preferred Citation

Carl B. Straub papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

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Historical Note

Carl Benton Straub was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on April 17, 1936 and grew up in nearby Mechanicsburg. After graduating from high school, he attended Colgate University, graduating with a degree in philosophy and religion in 1958. He went on to earn his S.T.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard Divinity School. His research focused on religious interpretations of the American landscape and on environmental ethics. In 1965 Straub came to Bates as an instructor in religion and the Cultural Heritage program. He continued in that capacity until 1970 when he became an assistant professor and assistant dean of the faculty. From 1974-1991, Professor Straub served as the Dean of the Faculty and the College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, helping to develop the Faculty’s personnel and curriculum during years of significant changes. After retiring from the deanship, Straub returned to teaching and in 1996, when the interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Studies was established, he also started teaching a number of courses in that field. In the same year, he was appointed the Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Straub has held numerous national, regional, and state offices and trusteeships in the fields of higher education, the arts, and environmental concern. After 40 years at Bates, Professor Straub retired in 2005.

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains a large body of personal correspondence as well as some that is Bates-related; correspondents include family, friends, colleagues, and many students and former students; also includes subject files and his lecture notes from many of the courses he taught as part of the Cultural Heritage program.

Organization and arrangement

Collections is organized into three series: I. Correspondence; II. Subject files: and III. Cultural Heritage lecture notes.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Acquisition and Custody information

Gift of Carl B. Straub, 2015. Accession #2015.078

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Collection Inventory

 MC123/01 Correspondence 1952-2013   5.5 Linear feet

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

Series contains incoming and outgoing personal and College related correspondence; correspondents include family, friends, colleagues, students and personal and professional assoicates.

Bates-related 1965-2013 

Box

1965-1966 

1

1966-1967 

1

Summer 1967 

1

1967-1968 

1

Summer 1968 

1

1968-1969 

1

Summer 1969 

1

1969-1970 

1

1970-1971 

1

1971-1972 

1

1972-1973 

1

1973-1974 

1

1974-1975 

1

1975-1976 

1

1976-1977 

1

1977-1978 

1

1978-1979 

1

1982-1984 

1

1985-1988 

1

1989-1991 

1

1992-1993 

1

1994-1995 

1

1996-1997 

1

1998-1999 

1

2000-2001 

1

2002-2003 

1

2004-2005 

2

2006-2007 

2

2008-2013 

2

Personal 1952-2013 

Box

1952-1958 

2

1959-1960 

2

1960-1961 

2

1961-1962 

2

1962-1963 

2

1963-1964 

2

Harvard 1964-1965 

3

1965-1966 

3

1966-1967 

3

Summer 1967  

3

1967-1968 

3

Summer 1968 

3

1968-1969 

3

Summer 1969 

3

1969-1970 

4

1970-1971 

4

1971-1972 

4

1972-1973 

4

1973-1974 

4

1974-1975 

4

1975-1976 

4

1976-1977 

5

1977-1978 

5

1978-1979 

5

1979-1980 

5

1981-1982 

5

1982-1983 

5

1983-1984 

5

1984-1985 

5

1985-1984 

5

1986-1987 

5

1987-1988 

5

1988-1989 

5

1989-1990 

5

1990-August 1991 

6

September-December 1991 

6

1992 

6

1993 

6

1994 

6

1995 

6

1996 

7

1997 

7

1998 

7

1999 

7

2000 

8

2001 

8

2002 

8

2003 

8

2004 

9

2005 

9

2006 

9

2007 

9

2008 

10

2009 

10

2010 

10

2011 

11

2012 

11

2013 

11

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 MC123/02 Subject files 1952-2004   0.5 linear foot

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents note

Files contain correspondence, news clippings, photographs, notes, programs, remarks and various other material from his time at Harvard and Bates and as a counselor at Camp Daddy Allen.

Box

Camp Daddy Allen 1952-1957 

12

Griffith Professorship 1997 

12

Harvard 1959-1962 

12

Harvard's 350th anniversary 1986 

12

Philip Otis/Otis Lecturship 1995-2004 

12

Retirement from deanship 1990-1991 

12

Robert Branham memorial 1998 

12

Sabbatical 1981-1982 

12

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 MC123/03 Cultural Heritage lecture notes 1965-1969   1.0 linear foot

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents note

Series contains Professor Straub's lecture notes for several courses/subjects taught by him in the Cultural Heritage program.

Box

19th century 

13

19th century Art: Romanticism and Impressionism 

13

19th century Scientific Revolution 

13

Augustine 

13

Baroque Art 

13

Cezanne/Post-Impressionism/Wagner 

13

Cultural Heritage 302 

13

Gothic Art 

13

Greeck culture: Aristotle, Thucydides etc. 

13

Mass lecture 402: Cultural Heritage and This Age of Technology 

14

Mass lectures 1967 

14

Pascal (Existential Philosophy) 

14

Plato 

14

Reformation 

14

Religion/Culture: Arts/Sciences--notes 

14

Renaissance Art 

14

Rococo Art (Mozart) 

14

Roman culture and Augustine 

14

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