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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the James Lea Cate Papers 1925-1980

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Cate, James Lea. Papers

Dates:

1925-1980

Size:

13.5 linear feet (27 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

James Lea Cate (1899-1981) was a scholar of medieval history and historiography, and a professor at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1969. A veteran of World War II, Cate studied aviation history, co-edited the seven-volume history Army Air Forces in World War II, and earned an award for Exceptional Civilian Service for his consultancy in the History Office of the United States Air Force. The collection includes material pertaining to Cate's research, writing, and teaching; material relevant to his administrative contributions to the University and to outside professional activities; correspondence; and personal ephemera. Materials date between 1920 and 1980, with the bulk of the material dating between 1945 and 1978.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research, with the exception of material in Series VII. This series contains restricted fundraising and student materials. Fundraising records are restricted for 50 from date of record creation, and student records are restricted for 80 years from date of record creation.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: James Lea Cate. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

James Lea Cate was born on November 16, 1899 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Clifford Julian Cate and Nathalie Virginia O'Hair. He spent his formative years in Uvalde, Texas, and remained in Texas for the early part of his teaching career. Cate taught high school in Lockhart, Texas from 1923 to 1924, received his A.B. and A. M. at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1925, and worked as an instructor at Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas, from 1925 to 1928. He married Frances Elizabeth Cohn in 1927, with whom he had two children: Mary Allison and James Lea, Jr.

In 1929 Cate spent a year studying medieval history in Belgium under the tutelage of historian Henri Pirenne. Upon his return to the United States he accepted a position as instructor in history at the University of Chicago. In 1935 he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, and was made an Assistant Professor in 1936. He was much loved by his students and his talent for teaching was recognized in 1940 when he received the Ernest E. Quantrell Award for excellence in teaching. That same year he was promoted to Associate Professor. In 1948 Cate was appointed Professor of Medieval History. He was made a professor of history in the humanities in 1965. Cate's primary research and teaching subjects included medieval history, historiography, and aviation history.

Cate served in the Army Air Force with the rank of major during World War II and received the Legion of Merit. From 1946 to 1956 he was a consultant in the Historian's Office of the Department of the Air Force. Drawing from these experiences, Cate co-edited a seven-volume book, Army Air Forces in World War II, with Wesley Frank Craven between 1948 and 1958.

In addition to his teaching duties, Cate served the University in many ways. Administratively, his contributions were numerous. He was Dean of Students in the Division of Humanities from 1940 to 1941. He was elected nine times by fellow faculty members to the Committee of the Council of the University of Chicago Senate. He was chosen twice by his colleagues as Spokesman of the Committee of the Council. He was a gifted fundraiser for the University, and established multiple fellowship funds in honor of colleagues in the History Department. During the last seven years of his official association with the University of Chicago, Cate served as Director of a co-operative three-year Master of Humanities program funded by the Ford Foundation. He engaged in the lighter side of campus life through his activities with the Quadrangle Club, authoring five musical comedies for the Club's annual "Revels."

Beyond the University of Chicago, Cate was an active member of multiple learned societies and a regular consultant. He served on the Nominating Committee of the American Historical Association in 1956, taught as a visiting professor at Stanford University in 1958, directed a survey of National Defense Education Act History Institutes in 1965, and was a member of the Historical Advisory Committees of the Atomic Energy Commission and NASA, to name a few. The United States Air Force awarded him a medal for exceptional civilian service in 1959 for his work as an historian.

Cate died at home in Chicago on November 1, 1981.

Scope Note

The James Lea Cate Papers are organized into seven series.

Series I documents Cate's study of military history, particularly as a post-World War II consultant to the Air Force Historical Division, and co-editor of the seven-volume Army Air Forces in World War II (1948-1958). The series includes correspondence, photographs, manuscripts and reviews. Particularly notable is a 1953 letter sent to Cate by ex-President Truman recounting the facts and discussions that led to his decision to authorize atomic bomb strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Series II contains material documenting Cate's career at the University of Chicago. It includes administrative files pertaining to the Division of the Humanities and the Department of History, as well as files related to Cate's service on University-wide committees, particularly the Committee of the Council of the University Senate. Also included are records of Cate's extensive efforts to raise funds on behalf of several University fellowships. Files on teaching and campus life contain reading lists, lecture notes, unmarked student papers, and course materials, as well as files related to Cate's participation in non-academic activities on campus, such as the annual Quadrangle Club "Revels," a theatrical parody of the University staged by faculty and friends of the University since 1904.

Series III contains Cate's professional correspondence with colleagues from the University of Chicago and in the fields of military and medieval history. A very small amount of personal correspondence is included

Series IV contains articles, essays and speeches written by Cate, along with supporting material such as notes, drafts and correspondence regarding research, publication and speaking engagements. These materials document both Cate's scholarly publications and his role as a popular speaker to professional and community groups and on college and university campuses. Materials relating to Cate's writings on military history are in Series I.

Series V contains material documenting James Lea Cate's participation as an historian in various conferences, organizations, and projects. The series is divided into four subseries. Subseries 1, Various, contains records of Cate's contribution to a variety of initiatives, including acting as an advisor for an educational film, writing an organizational history for Blue Cross, and serving as a guest lecturer or examiner for other universities. Subseries 2, Conferences, contains programs, correspondence, and meeting materials for history conferences in which Cate was involved. In the 1960s, Cate served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission and he led a survey of history institutes for the National Defense Education Act. These activities are represented in Subseries 3 and 4.

Series VI contains a small amount of personal ephemera and biographical information, including clippings from books and articles acknowledging Cate's work and reports he compiled regarding his professional and scholarly activities. Files in this series also document Cate's receipt of the Air Force's Exceptional Service Award in 1959.

Series VII includes files to which access is restricted. Materials related to fundraising for university fellowships are restricted for 50 years. Files containing student evaluative material, primarily in the form of letters of recommendation, are restricted for 80 years.

Related Resources

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Gottschalk, Louis. Papers

University of Chicago. Department of History. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Air Force and Military History

This series contains correspondence, book reviews, clippings, and other material related to military history, and especially the history of the US Air Force during World War II. Much of the material in the series related to the 7-volume Army Air Forces in World War II, co-edited by Cate, including many reviews of all 7 volumes, correspondence, and material related to the presentation of the final volume to the US Secretary of the Air Force. Also included is correspondence between Cate and President Harry Truman regarding the precise date of the directive to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The series also contains Air Force photographs, records of the founding of the Air Force Historical Foundation, periodicals, and typescripts of talks given by Cate. Materials date from 1943-1980, and are arranged chronologically.

Box 1   Folder 1

Photographs, Atomic Bomb Directive, 1943-1945

Box 1   Folder 2

“History of the Twentieth Air Force: Genesis,” 1945

Box 1   Folder 3

Plan for the History of the AAF in WWII – Memoranda and Discussion, 1945

Box 1   Folder 4

Review of Aerial Warfare for the Scientific Advisory Board, 1945

Box 1   Folder 5

Correspondence – Truman and Atom Bomb Directive, 1945-1953

Box 1   Folder 6

Outline of AAF History and Manual of Style, circa 1945

Box 1   Folder 7

“Final Report of Retiring AAF Historian,” 1946

Box 1   Folder 8

Style Manual for Military History, 1946

Box 1   Folder 9

Correspondence, 1947-1980

Box 1   Folder 10

Cate, “Development of Air Doctrine: 1917-1941," offprint, program for Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1947

Box 1   Folder 11

Air War College Talks – Typescripts and Correspondence, 1948

Box 1   Folder 12

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. I Reviews [1 of 2], 1948-1950

Box 1   Folder 13

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. I Reviews [2 of 2], 1948-1950

Box 2   Folder 1

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Correspondence, Vols. I-VI, 1948-1959

Box 2   Folder 2

Military Review, 1948

Box 2   Folder 3

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. II Reviews, 1949

Box 2   Folder 4

Nebraska History – Review of The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. I, 1949

Box 2   Folder 5

Revue Historique de L’Armée 4, Review of The Army Air Forces in World War II, 1949

Box 2   Folder 6

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. IV Reviews, 1950-1951

Box 2   Folder 7

“Global Command: The Double Cross Bee Cee,” Typescript, Journal, Reprint, 1951

Box 2   Folder 8

Pogue, Forrest: “High Command in War: Two Problems from the Second World War” – Reprint, 1951

Box 2   Folder 9

“Report and Recommendations of the Committee of the American Historical Association . . .,” circa 1952

Box 2   Folder 10

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. III Reviews, 1952-1953

Box 2   Folder 11

USAF Historical Foundation, Correspondence and Records, 1953

Box 2   Folder 12

Air War College – Project CONTROL, 1953-1954

Box 2   Folder 13

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. V Reviews, 1953-1954

Box 2   Folder 14

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. VI Reviews, 1955

Box 3   Folder 1

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. VII Correspondence, Press Releases, Clippings, 1958

Box 3   Folder 2

The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. VII Reviews 1958, 1972

Box 3   Folder 3

The North Carolina Historical Review – Review of The Army Air Forces in World War II – Vol. VII, 1959

Box 3   Folder 4

G. E. Newsletter, 1960

Box 3   Folder 5

Olson, James – Review of Herbert Fers, Japan Subdued . . ., 1962

Box 3   Folder 6

Air Force Academy Military History Symposia Programs, correspondence and talks, 1967-1968

Box 3   Folder 7

Hinds, Roland D., “The Development of the Strategic Airlift for the Armed Forces of the United States: 1941-1965,” 1968

Box 3   Folder 8

Notes, undated

Box 3   Folder 9

Unidentified Manuscript, Chapters I-III, Typescript, undated

Series II: University of Chicago

This series contains material documenting James Lea Cate's career at the University of Chicago. The series is subdivided into administrative, fundraising, and teaching materials. In Subseries 1, Administration, materials pertaining to the Humanities Division come first, followed by records related to the administration of the History Department. This is followed by records of committees on which Cate served and more general administrative material. Subseries 2, Fundraising, contains records of Cate's fundraising activities on behalf of several fellowship funds at the University. Materials are arranged alphabetically by fellowship, then chronologically. Additional fundraising material is found in the restricted series. Subseries 3, Teaching and Campus Life, contains reading lists, lecture notes, unmarked student papers, and other pertinent course materials. This subseries also includes files related to Cate's participation in non-academic activities on campus, such as the annual Quadrangle Club "Revels," a theatrical parody of the University staged by faculty and friends of the University since 1904.

Subseries 1: Administration

Box 3   Folder 10

Humanities Division, 1952-1960

Box 3   Folder 11

Humanities Division - Committee on Research, 1952-1956

Box 3   Folder 12

Humanities Division - Co-operative four-year doctoral program - Campus visits, 1967-1968

Box 3   Folder 13

Humanities Division - Co-operative four-year doctoral program, 1968

Box 3   Folder 14

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Reports to Ford Foundation, 1963-1965

Box 4   Folder 1

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Fellowship lists, 1964-1968

Box 4   Folder 2

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Fellowship lists and correspondence, 1964-1965

Box 4   Folder 3

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Schedules, participating schools, forms, 1964-1967

Box 4   Folder 4

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Brochures, 1964-1969

Box 4   Folder 5

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Humanities 308, Teaching Seminar, 1965

Box 4   Folder 6

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Student Conference, 1965-1966

Box 4   Folder 7

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Class of 1965-1966

Box 4   Folder 8

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Reports to Ford Foundation and correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 4   Folder 9

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Campus visits, 1965-1967

Box 4   Folder 10

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Correspondence, 1965-1968

Box 4   Folder 11

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Student visits - Correspondence, 1965-1968

Box 4   Folder 12

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Central States College Association, 1966

Box 4   Folder 13

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program - Student Conference, 1966-1967

Box 4   Folder 14

Humanities Division - Three-Year Master of Arts in the Humanities Program -Class of 1966-1967

Box 4   Folder 15

History Department - Ancient History faculty search, 1952-1958

Box 4   Folder 16

History Department - Committee on Medieval Studies, 1955

Box 4   Folder 17

History Department - William T. Hutchinson, "The Department of History in Retrospect," 1956

Box 4   Folder 18

History Department - Fellowship publicity, 1959

Box 4   Folder 19

History Department, Statistics and newsletters, 1956, 1971-1972

Box 4   Folder 20

History Department - Newsletter, 1962-1964, 1978

Box 5   Folder 1

History Department - Graduate study brochures, 1963-1963

Box 5   Folder 2

History Department - Graduates, 1963-1968

Box 5   Folder 3

History Department - Retirement - Correspondence, 1962-1969

Box 5   Folder 4

History Department - Brochures, 1972-1973

Box 5   Folder 5

History Department - Members and graduates, 1972-1976

Box 5   Folder 6

History Department - Karl F. Morrison, orientation address, 1974

Box 5   Folder 7

History Department - "The Grays and the Department of History at the University of Chicago in the 1960s," undated

Box 5   Folder 8

Committee on Academic Freedom, Communism, 1953

Box 5   Folder 9

William Vaughn Moody Lecture Committee, 1953

Box 5   Folder 10

Committee of the Council, 1957-1958

Box 5   Folder 11

Committee of the Council, 1956-1958

Box 5   Folder 12

Committee of the Council, 1956-1959

Box 6   Folder 1

Committee of the Council and Subcommittees, 1952-1960

Box 6   Folder 2

Committee of the Council and Subcommittees, 1959

Box 6   Folder 3

American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on Educational Trends in the Humanities - "Liberal Education and Democracy," 1940

Box 6   Folder 4

Report on Humanities Survey Course, University System of Georgia, 1941

Box 6   Folder 5

Chicago Bachelor of Arts Degree after ten years, 1952-1953

Box 6   Folder 6

Quantrell Award, 1977

Subseries 2: Fundraising

Box 6   Folder 7

James Lea Cate Fellowship - Letter, 1964

Box 6   Folder 8

History Fellowships - Correspondence, 1960-1962

Box 6   Folder 9

Albert Kunstadter Fellowship in History - Correspondence, 1954-1964

Box 6   Folder 10

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - Non-University friends, 1955-1957

Box 6   Folder 11

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - Reach Group, 1955-1957

Box 6   Folder 12

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Family, 1955-1959

Box 6   Folder 13

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence, 1955-1960

Box 7   Folder 1

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Contribution Lists and Correspondence, 1955-1961

Box 7   Folder 2

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - PhDs, 1955-1962

Box 7   Folder 3

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence, 1955-1963

Box 7   Folder 4

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - Emeriti, 1956-1957

Box 7   Folder 5

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - Humanities grant, 1956-1957

Box 7   Folder 6

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - Solicitation rejections, 1956-1957

Box 7   Folder 7

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1956-1957

Box 7   Folder 8

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - Margaret (Tiffany) Blake, 1956-1963

Box 7   Folder 9

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship in History - Correspondence - Frankfurt group, 1956-1964

Box 7   Folder 10

David Shillinglaw - Book distribution, 1972

Box 7   Folder 11

David Shillinglaw - Memorial Service, 1976

Box 7   Folder 12

Harold L. Stuart - Correspondence, 1961-1964

Subseries 3: Teaching and Campus Life

Box 8   Folder 1

Medieval Institute, list of lectures, 1941, undated

Box 8   Folder 2

James L. Cate, "Problems for History 201," 1942

Box 8   Folder 3

Seminar in Medieval Historiography - Student paper, 1951

Box 8   Folder 4

Medieval Historiography - Lecture notes and student paper, 1951

Box 8   Folder 5

Medieval Historiography - Notes and papers on Matthew Paris, circa 1950s

Box 8   Folder 6

Medieval Historiography - Course outlines, reading lists, lecture notes, 1965

Box 8   Folder 7

Medieval Historiography - Course material, undated

Box 8   Folder 8

Historiography and Augustine - Lecture notes, undated

Box 8   Folder 9

Medieval Studies - Student papers - University histories, 1962-1963

Box 8   Folder 10

History 221, Final examination questions, 1963

Box 8   Folder 11

Medieval Studies 300 - Course outlines, correspondence, 1963-1966

Box 8   Folder 12

Medieval Studies 300 - Bibliographies, lecture notes, undated

Box 8   Folder 13

Teaching - Lecture notes - "Europe in the Late Middle Ages," undated

Box 8   Folder 14

Teaching - Reading list and lecture notes, undated

Box 8   Folder 15

Teaching - Lecture notes, reading list, undated

Box 9   Folder 1

Student paper - "The Crusade of Andrew II, 1217-1218," undated

Box 9   Folder 2

Student paper - "Ibn Khaldūn as Historian," undated

Box 9   Folder 3

Student paper - "Fire Arms and their Effects," undated

Box 9   Folder 4

Dissertation abstract - "The Rule of the Military Order of St. James," undated

Box 9   Folder 5

Odo of Devil - Typescript, undated

Box 9   Folder 6

Quadrangle Club - Revels, 1948-1951

Box 9   Folder 7

Quadrangle Club - Revels, 1955-1964

Box 9   Folder 8

Quadrangle Club - Revels, undated

Box 9   Folder 9

Stochastics, 1965-1969

Box 9   Folder 10

University of Chicago Memorial Services, 1975-1977

Box 9   Folder 11

University of Chicago aerial photograph, undated

Series III: Correspondence

Series III contains Cate's professional correspondence with colleagues from the University of Chicago and in the fields of military and medieval history. A very small amount of personal correspondence is included

Box 10   Folder 1

A-B, 1948-1978

  • Abberger, Tom
  • Abandoned Auto Division, Chicago Police Department
  • Armour, Robina
  • Attebery, Larry
  • Ayer, Hugh M.
  • Baker, John L.
  • Barnard, Nat
  • Beale, Georgia
  • Behre, Charles H., Jr.
  • Boorstin, Daniel
  • Boyce, Gray
  • Brown, Roy E.
  • Bullough, Vern L.
  • Button, James W.
Box 10   Folder 2

Bark, William C., 1948-1964

Box 10   Folder 3

Beadle, George W. and Beadle, Muriel, 1961-1973

Box 10   Folder 4

Bromberg, Alfred and Bromberg, Juanita, 1967

Box 10   Folder 5

C-D, 1948-1978

  • Campbell, Doak S.
  • Carlson, Leland H.
  • Chicago Daily News
  • Claffey, Michael
  • Clark, Thomas D.
  • Cohen, Sheldon S.
  • Collier, Christopher
  • Cone, Fairfax M.
  • Cooper, Merian C.
  • Dalgliesh, W. Harold
  • Davis, Patricia D.
  • Dedmon, Emmett
  • Delaney, J.J.
  • Dell, George W.
  • Donovan, Thomas A.
  • Doyle, John M.
  • Drinkwater, Geneva
  • Dye, Dick
Box 10   Folder 6

Carpender, Sydney, 1967-1971

Box 10   Folder 7

Combs, Cecil E., 1959-1980

Box 10   Folder 8

Compart, Ida, 1977

Box 10   Folder 9

Craven, W. Frank, 1950-1971

Box 10   Folder 10

Donnelley, Gaylord, 1959-1974

Box 10   Folder 11

Dunham, William H., 1949-1962

Box 10   Folder 12

E-F, 1950-1977

  • Elkins, Wilson H.
  • Emme, Eugene M.
  • Falkus, Christopher
  • Fehrenbacker, Don E.
  • Ferguson, W. K.
  • Ferris, William
  • Fleming, Richard T.
  • Forde, William E.
  • Friedman, Milton
  • Futrell, Frank
Box 10   Folder 13

Fagg, John E., 1950-1978

Box 10   Folder 14

Fox, Edward W., 1950

Box 10   Folder 15

Frantz, Joe B., 1962-1977

Box 10   Folder 16

G-H, 1953-1978

  • Gabriel, A. L.
  • Giffen, Lois A.
  • Ginsburg, Norton
  • Ginther, John
  • Goldberg, Irving L.
  • Gorski, Raymond
  • Gray, Hanna H.
  • Grum, Allen F.
  • Gruskin, Ada
  • Gwynn, Stanley E.
  • Hansell, Haywood S., Jr.
  • Harris, Chauncy D.
  • Harrison, R. Wendell
  • Haydon, Hal
  • Helzer, Charles A.
  • Hill, John H.
  • Houle, Cyril O.
  • Hutchinson, William T.
Box 10   Folder 17

Ganshof, Jacques-Louis and Ganshof, Nell, 1930-1976

Box 10   Folder 18

Harrison, R. Wendell (Pat) and Harrison, Mary, 1959-1975

Box 10   Folder 19

Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1955-1972

Box 11   Folder 1

J-K, 1941-1979

  • Jeuck, John E.
  • Johnson, Earl S.
  • Johnson, D. Gale
  • Johnson, Robert S.
  • Jones, Howard Mumford
  • Kaplan, Barbara Beigun
  • Karl, Barry
  • Keeney, Barnaby C.
  • Kent, Sherman
  • King, Larry L.
  • King, Lester S.
  • Kirschner, Julius
  • Kirsner, Joseph B.
  • Kolb, Gwin
  • Kracke, Joan
  • Kranzberg, Melvin
  • Krey, A. C.
  • Kruskal, William
Box 11   Folder 2

Johnson, Walter, 1954-1972

Box 11   Folder 3

Kimpton, Lawrence A., 1951-1959

Box 11   Folder 4

Kimpton, Lawrence A. and Kimpton, Mary, 1960-1977, undated

Box 11   Folder 5

L-M, 1946-1978

  • Lear, John
  • Levarie, Siegmun
  • Lloyd, Glen A.
  • Look Magazine
  • Lucas, Scott
  • Ludgin, Earle
  • Luttrell, Anthony
  • McDonald, Alexander H.
  • McGee, Gale
  • McKimmy, James A.
  • McLees, John
  • Meacham, C. W.
  • Medieval Association of the Midwest
  • Melton, [?], Mrs.
  • Metcalf, Harold R.
  • Meyer, Leonard B.
  • Miller, Charles R. D.
  • Morris, Joyce
  • Mowat, Charles
  • Mulliken, Robert S.
  • Muskie, Edmund S.
Box 11   Folder 6

Levi, Edward H., 1964-1974

Box 11   Folder 7

Maclean, Norman, 1972-1976

Box 11   Folder 8

McLaughlin, Andrew Cunningham, biographical notes and correspondence regarding, 1973, undated

Box 11   Folder 9

Morris, Donald, University of Chicago Magazine, 1973-1975

Box 11   Folder 10

Morrison, Karl, 1971-1976

Box 11   Folder 11

N-P, 1948-1979

  • Neal, Phil C.
  • Nicholson, Robert L.
  • Nuveen, John
  • O'Connell, Charles D.
  • Odegaard, Charles E.
  • O'Hair, Clara
  • Oman, William M.
  • Palaia, Joe
  • Parham, Theotres
  • Parson, Keith I.
  • Patterson, John C.
  • Payton, Robert
  • Perdue, Roland P., III
  • Pillet, Roger A.
  • Plaut, Max
  • Pohl, Jim
  • Poole, Bill
  • Post, Gaines
  • Powell, Judy
Box 11   Folder 12

New York University, 1958

Box 11   Folder 13

Olson, James C., 1962-1970

Box 11   Folder 14

Paszek, Lawrence J., 1964-1965

Box 11   Folder 15

R, 1946-1977

  • Radio and Television Office (University of Chicago)
  • Randazzo, Anthony
  • Rath, R. John
  • Redfield, Robert
  • Regenstein Library
  • Reynolds, Robert
  • Riginos, Alice
  • Riley, Lamar
  • Robertson, Percival
  • Romarco, Al
  • Rosenthal, Robert
  • Rudall, D. Nicholas
  • Russell, Josiah C.
  • Rundell, Walter, Jr.
  • Ryan, George E.
Box 11   Folder 16

Runciman, Steven, Sir, 1962-1963

Box 11   Folder 17

S, 1947-1978

  • Sanford, T. M.
  • Scott, Anne
  • Scott, Katie
  • Scott, Franklin D.
  • Seaborg, Glenn T.
  • Sharp, Anne
  • Shedlak, T. M.
  • Shields, Ethel
  • Shugg, Roger W.
  • Smith, Leon P.
  • Smith, Leslie F.
  • Smith, R. J.
  • Solberg, Richard W.
  • Stapleton, William H.
  • Stein, Jeannette S.
  • Stein, Sydney, Jr.
  • Stevenson, Adlai E., III
  • Strauss, Robert S.
  • Strozier, Robert M.
  • Sullivan, Maxine L. H.
Box 11   Folder 18

Schenkman, Alfred S., 1961-1968

Box 12   Folder 1

Schmitt, Bernadotte E. and Schmitt, Demaris, 1960-1972

Box 12   Folder 2

Simpson, Alan, 1963-1971

Box 12   Folder 3

Simpson, Albert F., 1957

Box 12   Folder 4

Stapleton, William H., 1963-1979

Box 12   Folder 5

T-V, 1929-1975

  • Thomas, Russell B.
  • Thompson, James Westfall
  • Timmons, W. H.
  • Turner, Fred H.
  • Van Dusen, Hugh
Box 12   Folder 6

Taylor, Charles, correspondence regarding, 1967-1968

Box 12   Folder 7

Taylor, James, correspondence with and regarding, 1948-1969

Box 12   Folder 8

University of Chicago Press, 1952-1972

Box 12   Folder 9

University of Chicago, campus mail, 1962-1978

Box 12   Folder 10

Upton, Robert C., 1959-1974

Box 12   Folder 11

W, 1946-1977

  • Wagner, Paul A.
  • Wallis, Allen
  • Ward, F. C.
  • Watkins, George H.
  • Watson-Watt, Robert
  • Weinbaum, Martin
  • Weisflog, Thomas
  • Welch, Virginia Cox
  • White, Lynn, Jr.
  • Williams, Clanton W.
  • Williston, Bett
  • Wilson, John A.
  • Wilson, O. Meredith
  • Wright, Quincy
Box 12   Folder 12

Watkins, George H., 1970-1975

Box 12   Folder 13

Webb, Walter P., correspondence with and regarding, 1948-1974

Box 12   Folder 14

Weintraub, Karl (Jock), 1954-1978

Box 12   Folder 15

Whiting, Lawrence, 1957-1958

Box 12   Folder 16

Wilson, John T., 1975

Box 12   Folder 17

Wilt, Napier, 1960-1961

Box 12   Folder 18

Unidentified correspondents, 1950-1977

Series IV: Writings

Series IV contains articles, essays and speeches written by Cate, along with supporting material such as notes, drafts and correspondence regarding research, publication and speaking engagements. Materials relating to Cate's writings on military history are in Series I.

Box 13   Folder 1

Student or other early papers and notes by J. L. Cate, circa 1920s

Box 13   Folder 2

Student or other early papers and notes by J. L. Cate, circa 1920s

Box 13   Folder 3

"The Crusade of 1101," Master's thesis, University of Texas, 1925

Box 13   Folder 4

Notes on a course on medieval political institutions, taught by Jacques-Louis Ganshof, 1929-1930

Box 13   Folder 5

"The Bessarabian Question," circa 1930

Box 13   Folder 6

"An Introductory Course in the General Humanities," offprint, 1936

Box 13   Folder 7

"The English Mission of Eustace of Flay (1200-1201)," offprints, 1937

Box 13   Folder 8

"How to Know a Good College Teacher from a Hawk or Handsaw," from The Preparation and In-Service Training of College Teachers, ed W.S. Gray, typescript, 1938

Box 13   Folder 9

Writings on James Westfall Thompson, notes, drafts, reviews, correspondence, 1938-1966

Box 13   Folder 10

Writings on James Westfall Thompson, notes, drafts, reviews, correspondence, 1938-1966

Box 13   Folder 11

"Law in the Middle Ages," address to University of Chicago Law School, typescript, 1939

Box 14   Folder 1

"Medieval Culture, Ecclesiastical or Secular; from the Point of View of Economic History," typescript, circa 1940

Box 14   Folder 2

"A Decade of American Publication on Medieval Economic History," offprint, 1941

Box 14   Folder 3

"A Gay Crusader," Byzantion XVI, 1942-1943, offprints, correspondence, 1942-1948

Box 14   Folder 4

"The Middle Ages in a Modern School," paper for Conference for Teachers of the Social Sciences in Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges, notes, drafts, 1947

Box 14   Folder 5

"With Henty in Texas: A Tale of a Boy's Historian," Graduate History Club, University of Chicago (1946), text, undated

Box 14   Folder 6

"With Henty in the Middle Ages: A Tale of a Boy's Historian," Caxton Club (1953), notes and drafts, circa 1953

Box 14   Folder 7

"With Henty in Texas: A Tale of a Boy's Historian," Texas State Historical Association (1964), correspondence, offprints, 1964-1975

Box 14   Folder 8

"With Henty in Texas: A Tale of a Boy's Historian," correspondence, 1951-1973

Box 14   Folder 9

"G. A. Henty as a Boy's Historian," exhibit at University of Chicago Library, correspondence and exhibit text, 1965

Box 14   Folder 10

G. A. Henty, notes and articles, 1938-1940

Box 14   Folder 11

G. A. Henty, book purchases and desiderata, 1948-1973

Box 15   Folder 1

Speech to Trustees' Dinner, text, reprint, correspondence, 1952

Box 15   Folder 2

"Presentation of Mr. George Sarton," for Honorary Doctor of Humanities, text, correspondence, 1952

Box 15   Folder 3

"Humanism and the Social Sciences: But What about John de Neushom," address for 25th anniversary of Social Science Building, published in Leonard D. White, ed., The State of the Social Sciences (1956), notes, text, correspondence, 1955-1956

Box 15   Folder 4

"The Crusade of 1101," from A History of the Crusades, ed Kenneth M. Setton (1955), typescript, correspondence, 1946-1955

Box 15   Folder 5

William ("Billy") Mitchell, for Dictionary of American Biography, typescript, correspondence, 1955-1956

Box 15   Folder 6

"Bejaunus to Doctor: Some Casual Remarks on Student Life in the Middle Ages," lecture to Caxton Club, text and correspondence, 1955

Box 15   Folder 7

"Bejaunus to Doctor: Some Casual Remarks on Student Life in the Middle Ages," lecture to University of Chicago History Club, text and flyer, 1961

Box 15   Folder 8

"The Scholars Got Bows and Arrows," address at Washington University (1956) and Southwest Texas State College (1962), drafts, offprints, correspondence, 1956-1964

Box 15   Folder 9

"Henri Pirenne: Scholar and Teacher," drafts, offprints, correspondence, 1957-1961

Box 15   Folder 10

"The Humanities in a Research University," address to the Board of Trustees (August 1959), notes, text, correspondence, 1959-1963

Box 15   Folder 11

"The Medieval Background," from a "Discussion of the Play of Daniel," for the University of Chicago Trustees' Wives, typescript, correspondence, 1960

Box 15   Folder 12

"North Against South: A Centennial Reappraisal," Norman Douglas Memorial Lecture to the Society of the Fifth Line, offprint, 1961

Box 15   Folder 13

Scott, Arthur Pearson, memorial address and correspondence regarding, 1961

Box 16   Folder 1

"PU and All That," speech to Plutonium Chemistry Symposium (February 18, 1963), offprints and correspondence, 1962-1964

Box 16   Folder 2

"PU and All That," speech to Plutonium Chemistry Symposium (February 18, 1963), photographs, 1963

Box 16   Folder 3

Address to reunion of University of Chicago class of 1938, text, correspondence, 1963

Box 16   Folder 4

"Keeping Posted," address to Center of the American College of Hospital Administrators (1963), University of Chicago Magazine (1972), drafts, undated

Box 16   Folder 5

"Keeping Posted," address to Center of the American College of Hospital Administrators (1963), University of Chicago Magazine 1972), correspondence, 1963-1979

Box 16   Folder 6

"As Others See Us," address to University of Chicago Emeritus Club (1964), typescript, correspondence, 1964

Box 16   Folder 7

Henry H. Arnold, Dictionary of American Biography, typescript, notes, correspondence, 1964-1973

Box 16   Folder 8

"Orosius and World History," address at Shelby High School, typescript, 1966

Box 16   Folder 9

"The Black Death or Worse than Socialized Medicine," address to Bradford County Medical Society (1969), Stochastics, drafts, offprints, correspondence, 1969-1975

Box 16   Folder 10

"The Black Death or Worse than Socialized Medicine," address to Bradford County Medical Society (1969), Stochastics, notes, undated

Box 16   Folder 11

Charles Loch Mowat, obituary, American Historical Review, drafts, correspondence, 1971-1972

Box 16   Folder 12

Orientation talks, University of Chicago, typescripts, 1973-1974

Box 17   Folder 1

Address to reunion of University of Chicago class of 1937, text, correspondence, 1977

Box 17   Folder 2

"Two Keys to Old Age," notes, drafts, undated [1/2]

Box 17   Folder 3

"Two Keys to Old Age," notes, drafts, undated [2/2]

Box 17   Folder 4

"That Other Boston," notes, drafts, undated

Box 17   Folder 5

"Pope Urban II's Speech at Clermont: Its Background and Content," typescript, undated

Box 17   Folder 6

"The Will of Edward I," typescript, undated

Box 17   Folder 7

Untitled essay on medieval historiography, typescript, undated

Box 17   Folder 8

"Historiography of Byzantine and Eastern Europe," typescript, undated

Box 17   Folder 9

"The Making of an Historian: Edward Gibbon," typescript, undated

Box 17   Folder 10

Reviews of works by others, texts, notes, correspondence, 1942-1963

Box 17   Folder 11

Lecture engagements, correspondence, 1956-1963

Box 17   Folder 12

Memorial Addresses, 1964-1974

  • R. W. Harrison
  • Bessie Louise Pierce
  • Louis Gottschalk
Box 18   Folder 1

Notes for proposed anthology of Cate's work

Box 18   Folder 2

Notes and fragments, undated [1/3]

Box 18   Folder 3

Notes and fragments, undated [2/3]

Box 18   Folder 4

Notes and fragments, undated [3/3]

Series V: Professional Activities

This series contains material documenting James Lea Cate's participation as an historian in various conferences, organizations, and projects. The series is divided into four subseries. Subseries 1, Various, contains records of Cate's contribution to a variety of initiatives, including acting as an advisor for an educational film, writing an organizational history for Blue Cross, and serving as a guest lecturer or examiner for other universities. Subseries 2, Conferences, contains programs, correspondence, and meeting materials for history conferences in which Cate was involved. In the 1960s, Cate served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission and he led a survey of history institutes for the National Defense Education Act. These activities are represented in Subseries 3 and 4.

Subseries 1: Various

Box 18   Folder 5

Coronet Films - "The Crusades," 1963

Box 18   Folder 6

Blue Cross history project, 1965

Box 18   Folder 7

Adams State College - Summer session lectures, 1966

Box 18   Folder 8

Denison University - Comprehensive exam in history - Visiting examiner, 1968

Box 18   Folder 9

North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools - Commission on Colleges and Universities, 1968-1969

Subseries 2: Conferences

Box 18   Folder 10

Programs and correspondence, 1947-1970

Box 18   Folder 11

American Historical Association - Chaired sessions, 1956-1967

Box 18   Folder 12

Comments and remarks on papers, 1959-1965

Box 19   Folder 1

American Historical Association - Annual meeting, 1959, 1965

Box 19   Folder 2

American Historical Association - Toronto, 1967-1968

Box 19   Folder 3

Fourth Conference on Medieval Studies - Published papers, 1974

Box 19   Folder 4

Midwest Medieval Conference, 1964

Box 19   Folder 5

Midwest Medieval Conference, 1965-1966

Box 19   Folder 6

Organization of American Historians - Program, 1967

Box 19   Folder 7

Southern Historical Association Conference, 1963-1964

Subseries 3: Atomic Energy Commission, Historical Advisory Committee

Box 19   Folder 8

Correspondence, meeting materials, 1961-1972

Box 19   Folder 9

Correspondence - Richard G. Hewlett and others [1/2], 1958-1960

Box 19   Folder 10

Correspondence - Richard G. Hewlett and others [2/2], 1958-1974

Subseries 4: National Defense Education Act

Box 19   Folder 11

Follow-up Survey on History Institutes, 1965-1966

Box 20   Folder 1

Follow-up Survey on History Institutes - Interviews, 1965-1966

Box 20   Folder 2

Follow-up Survey on History Institutes - Published reports, 1966

Box 20   Folder 3

Project Impact, 1965-1968

Series VI: Personal and Biographical

Box 20   Folder 4

Biographical Clippings, 1950s-1960s

Box 20   Folder 5

Biographical information, faculty reports, 1948-1968

Box 20   Folder 6

Books, donation and sale to Wheaton College, 1970-1978

Box 20   Folder 7

Exceptional Service Award, U.S. Air Force, correspondence, 1959

Box 20   Folder 8

"Job offers," requests for writing and speaking engagements, 1951-1979

Box 20   Folder 9

Personal ephemera, undated

Box 20   Folder 10

Photographs, undated

Box 20   Folder 11

"Sick letters," sent and received following illness, 1969

Box 20   Folder 12

"Texas," correspondence and clippings, 1960s

Series VII: Restricted

Fundraising materials in boxes 21 and 22 are restricted for fifty years from date of record creation. Boxes 23-27 through contain student grades, recommendations, and other evaluative records, and are restricted for eighty years from date of record creation.

Box 21   Folder 1

Campaign for Chicago - Faculty Campaign Committee, 1967-1978

Box 21   Folder 2

Cate Fellowship - Correspondence and Brochures, 1965-1978

Box 21   Folder 3

Al Droste, 1968

Box 21   Folder 4

Faculty Committee on Development - Correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 21   Folder 5

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence - Shirley A. Bill, 1970-1976

Box 21   Folder 6

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence, 1971

Box 21   Folder 7

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence - Development Office, 1971-1972

Box 21   Folder 8

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence, 1971-1972

Box 21   Folder 9

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence, 1971-1972

Box 21   Folder 10

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence - Solicitation Rejections, 1971-1972

Box 21   Folder 11

Gottschalk Fund - Prospects, 1971-1975

Box 21   Folder 12

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence and Lists, 1971-1975

Box 21   Folder 13

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence - No Reply, 1971-1976

Box 22   Folder 1

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence, 1971-1977

Box 22   Folder 2

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence, 1972

Box 22   Folder 3

Gottschalk Fund - Correspondence, 1972-1973

Box 22   Folder 4

Gottschalk Fund - Louis Gottschalk Memorial Service, Donor List, and Letter, 1975-1976

Box 22   Folder 5

R. Wendell Harris on Scholarship Fund - Correspondence, 1975

Box 22   Folder 6

History Fellowships - Correspondence, 1967-1978

Box 22   Folder 7

Tom Hutchinson - Correspondence, 1977-1978

Box 22   Folder 8

Kunstadter Fellowship - Correspondence, 1965-1978

Box 22   Folder 9

Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation, 1977

Box 22   Folder 10

Maclean Fellowship, 1973-1975

Box 22   Folder 11

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship Fund - Correspondence - Margaret (Tiffany) Blake, 1967-1971

Box 22   Folder 12

Ferdinand Schevill Fellowship Fund - Correspondence - Frankfurt Group, 1977

Box 22   Folder 13

David Shillinglaw, 1967-1972

Box 22   Folder 14

Harold L. Stuart - Correspondence, 1966-1968

Box 23   Folder 1

Student Classes in History Grade Records, 1931-1947

Box 23   Folder 2

Student Grades, Various Classes, 1941-1966

Box 23   Folder 3

Seminar in Medieval Historiography, Student Papers, 1956

Box 23   Folder 4

History Fellowships, 1961-1974

Box 23   Folder 5

Job Leads, 1961-1962

Box 23   Folder 6

Job Leads for 1963, 1962-1963

Box 23   Folder 7

Job Leads for 1964-1965, 1963-1964

Box 23   Folder 8

Job Leads for 1965, 1964-1965

Box 23   Folder 9

For the confidential file of James L. Cate – Raw Data complited by Subcommittee on Ph.D. in Professional Schools, 1964-1965

Box 23   Folder 10

Grades for Three-Year M.A. Fellows, 1964-1967

Box 23   Folder 11

Ford Foundation Three-Year M.A. Program Correspondence, 1965-1968

Box 23   Folder 12

Job Leads for 1966-1967, 1965-1966

Box 23   Folder 13

Ford Foundation Three-Year M.A. Program, Class of 1966-1967 Grades, 1967-1968

Box 23   Folder 14

Grades for History 141, ND

Box 23   Folder 15

Gerald [last name unknown], 1968-1971

Box 23   Folder 16

Imre Bard, 1966-1973

Box 23   Folder 17

Enrico Gallego Blanco [1/2], 1963-1969

Box 24   Folder 1

Enrico Gallego Blanco [2/2], 1970-1976

Box 24   Folder 2

Vern L. Bullough [1/2], 1954

Box 24   Folder 3

Vern L. Bullough [2/2], 1959-1970

Box 24   Folder 4

Anne Carpender, 1968-1969

Box 24   Folder 5

Stephen Carpender, 1962

Box 24   Folder 6

Sister Joseph Eileen Conheady, 1965-1969

Box 24   Folder 7

Joseph Druse, 1955-1958

Box 24   Folder 8

John Eadie, 1959-1962

Box 24   Folder 9

Frank Evans, 1955-1964

Box 24   Folder 10

Marion Facinger, 1957-1966

Box 24   Folder 11

Charles W. Fornara, 1961

Box 24   Folder 12

J. W. Friend, 1957-1960

Box 24   Folder 13

Lois A. Giffen, 1960

Box 24   Folder 14

Coburn Graves, 1954-1969

Box 25   Folder 1

Ronald P. Grossman, 1959-1966

Box 25   Folder 2

James Harper [1/2], 1962-1975

Box 25   Folder 3

James Harper [2/2], 1962-1975

Box 25   Folder 4

Fredrica Harris, 1967

Box 25   Folder 5

Rosalind Conklin Hays, 1960-1966

Box 25   Folder 6

Turrentine Jackson, 1950

Box 25   Folder 7

Carter Jefferson, 1957-1966

Box 25   Folder 8

Harold Johnson, 1956-1964

Box 25   Folder 9

Howard Kaminsky, 1952-1973

Box 25   Folder 10

Thomas Kay, 1957-1971

Box 25   Folder 11

Robert Lerner, 1960-1962

Box 25   Folder 12

Lester Little, 1959-1963

Box 25   Folder 13

Emil Lucki, 1951-1966

Box 25   Folder 14

Edward C. Maher, 1956-1958

Box 25   Folder 15

Peter McKeon, 1964

Box 26   Folder 1

Elinor Journey Merideth, 1965-1974

Box 26   Folder 2

Nancy Nevitt, 1964

Box 26   Folder 3

Jim Newman, 1965-1972

Box 26   Folder 4

Firmilian Ocokoljich, 1951-1954

Box 26   Folder 5

Lawrence Okamura, 1967

Box 26   Folder 6

Stuart Oost, 1946-1961

Box 26   Folder 7

Robin S. Osgins, 1961-1978

Box 26   Folder 8

James Overfield, 1968

Box 26   Folder 9

Tom Parker, 1954-1967

Box 26   Folder 10

Walker Porges, 1946-1977

Box 26   Folder 11

Ruth Prelowski, 1961

Box 26   Folder 12

Joel Rosenthal, 1959-1974

Box 26   Folder 13

Kenneth C. Schellhase, 1964

Box 26   Folder 14

Carl Schmitt, 1954

Box 26   Folder 15

Ann Schnaubelt, 1968

Box 26   Folder 16

H. Sharabi, 1950-1953

Box 26   Folder 17

Albert F. Simpson, 1968

Box 26   Folder 18

George Sipek, 1969-1974

Box 27   Folder 1

William Sowash, 1946

Box 27   Folder 2

Briggs L. Twyman, 1962-1972

Box 27   Folder 3

Sue Sheridan Walker, 1963-1973

Box 27   Folder 4

Patrick A. Williams, 1963-1974

Box 27   Folder 5

Miscellaneous Student Files, 1946-1972

Box 27   Folder 6

Miscellaneous Student Files, 1951-1972

Box 27   Folder 7

Class of 1967-1968 Student Files, 1967-1968

Box 27   Folder 8

Ford Foundation Three-Year Master in Humanities Program - Correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 27   Folder 9

Ford Foundation Three-Year Master in Humanities Program - Barat College Students - Correspondence, 1967-1972

Box 27   Folder 10

Gottschalk Fund - Gottschalk Student Grades, 1942-1957

Box 27   Folder 11

Gottschalk Fund - Gottschalk Student Grades, 1948-1954