J. Montgomery Gambrill papers Edit


MS 0669


  • 1794-1966 and undated (Creation)
  • 1910-1952 (Creation)


  • 9 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    11 containers: 10 record center boxes, 1 full-sized legal box




  • Abstract

    J. Montgomery Gambrill (1880-1953) was a historian and professor at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University. This collection consists largely of typed and handwritten correspondence, subject files, and teaching files reagarding his research and administrative duties, from 1794 to 1966.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains letters between Professor Gambrill and Johns Hopkins University affiliates such as Charles Andrews, Sidney Painter, Eric Goldman, and Isaiah Bowman. Further correspondence with H.S. Commager, A.M. Schlesinger, Merle Curti, and Charles and Mary Beard are also included. The collection also contains materials relating to educational policy, Maryland public schools, and the administration of The Johns Hopkins University, as well as papers related to his teaching career at the Columbia Teachers College at Columbia University. The materials in this collection date from 1794 to 1966.

  • Biographical / Historical

    J. Montgomery Gambrill (1880-1953) was a Visiting Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University from 1942 to 1946. Prior to this he held teaching and administrative positions in the Maryland public school system, and, between 1913 and 1942, taught at Columbia Teachers College at Columbia University. He was the author and editor of many volumes on education and Maryland history.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The papers were donated to the university in October, 2009, by J. Montgomery Gambrill's grandson, Michael D. Clark.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Mallory Herberger in March 2018. File titles were copied from the creator. This collection was not organized by original order, and was arranged in series for better clarity.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.

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