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Guide to the Charles Gordon Post Papers, ca. 1975-1997

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Post, C. Gordon (Charles Gordon), 1903-
Title: Charles Gordon Post Papers
Dates: ca. 1975-1997
Quantity: 6.0 cubic ft. (17 boxes)
Abstract: Post's diaries as well as correspondence to Post after his tenure at Vassar College.
Forms of Materials: correspondence and diaries

Biographical Note

Charles Gordon Post, Vassar College professor emeritus of Political Science 1933-1969, received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1933. In 1930, Post studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science for six months.

Post is the author of The Supreme Court and Political Questions, published in 1936; Significant Cases in British Constitutional Law, published 1957; and An Introduction to the Law, published October 1963. He co-authored two pamphlets with VC President Henry Noble MacCracken entitled Invitation to Freedom and Fair Play. Post collaborated on various other projects, as well.

Dr. Post served on the Committee on Undergraduate Education of the American Political Science Association. During the war, Post served as a member of the Town of Poughkeepsie War Finance Committee. Finally, Dr. Post was active in the Vassar College theatre community, taking part in more than twenty productions of Vassar's Experimental Theatre.

After retiring from Vassar in June 1969, Post was appointed as the Robert D. Campbell Visiting Prodessor at Wells College, Aurora, New York. Post continued there until 1985. Post died 18 February 1997 in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Chronology

11 Nov 1901 Charles Gordon Post born, Puerto Rico
1925 Graduated The Johns Hopkins University
1933 Received Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
1933-1969 Vassar College Political Science Professor
1969-1985 Wells College Visiting Professor
18 Feb 1997 Died, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Scope and Content Note

The Charles Gordon Post Papers contain Post's diaries as well as correspondence to Post after his retirement from Vassar College.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is closed for research until 18 Feb 2027 according to the agreement between Charles Gordon Post and the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College -- Faculty

Subjects:

  • Political science -- Study and teaching -- United States
  • Political scientists -- United States -- Biography

Document Types:

  • correspondence
  • diaries

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Encoding Information

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 19 Mar 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Gordon Post Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections Library staff.

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Container List

Correspondence

Box 1
Box 14

Diaries

Box 2 undated (1 diary, 1 scrapbook)
Box 3 undated (2 diaries)
Box 4 undated
Box 4 3 Aug 1976 - 24 Sep 1977
Box 5 1977] - 22 Feb 1980
Box 5 Feb 1980 - Feb 1981
Box 6 23 Feb 1981 - 11 Nov 1981
Box 6 12 Nov 1981 - 1 Jan 1983
Box 7 3 Jan 1983 - 27 Jan 1984
Box 7 Nov 1984 - Sept 1985
Box 8 10 Sept 1985 - 13 May 1986
Box 8 18 May 1986 - 10 Jan 1987
Box 9 14 Jan 1987 - 22 Sept 1987
Box 9 24 Sept 1987 - 7 June 1988
Box 10 17 June 1988 - 17 Feb 1989
Box 10 [1989?]
Box 11 16 Dec 1989 - 11 July 1990
Box 11 14 July 1990 - 14 Mar 1991
Box 12 15 Mar 1991 - 19 June 1991
Box 12 21 June 1991 - 1 Feb 1992
Box 13 2 Feb 1992 - 17 Nov 1992
Box 13 2 May 1996 - 20 Sep 1996
Box 15 undated (2 diaries)
Box 16 undated
Box 16 "Vol. V," undated
Box 16 20 Nov 1992 - 1 Nov 1993
Box 17 3 Nov 1993 - 3 Apr 1994
Box 17 9 Apr 1994 - 17 Feb 1995
Box 17 29 Feb 1995 - 30 Dec 1995
Box 17 9 Jan 1996 - 1 May 1996
Box 17 22 Sep 1996 - 12 Feb 1997

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