Pargellis, Stanley McCrory, 1898-

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Fifth Librarian of the Newberry Library, 1942-1962, and historian.

Born in 1898 in Toledo, Ohio, and educated at the University of Nevada, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), and Yale, Pargellis taught history at Cal Tech, Yale, and Scripps before becoming Librarian of the Newberry in Chicago. Under Pargellis, the Library assumed the outlines of its modern shape. The collection grew markedly through gifts (Graff, Greenlee) and enlarged acquisitions - rarities in the humanities, Midwest Manuscripts, and industrial archives. Initiating fellowship, scholarly conference, and publications programs, Pargellis laid the groundwork for the Library's Research and Education Division. Active in many scholarly organizations and clubs, Pargellis was a frequent speechmaker and a productive scholar. In 1962, Pargellis retired to Maine, where he died in 1968.

From the description of Papers, 1904-1968 (bulk 1941-1962). (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 26442850

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf J. W. J. The education of humanity : as seen in its most ancient civilizations / written on the prairies of Illinois in 1840 by J.W.J., 1840. Newberry Library
creatorOf Wells, James M. Papers, 1951-1984. Newberry Library
referencedIn Mary Hyde Eccles papers, 1853-2005, (bulk) 1939-2003. Houghton Library
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969. Floyd Dell papers, 1908-1969. Newberry Library
creatorOf Pargellis, Stanley McCrory, 1898-1968. Papers, 1904-1968 (bulk 1941-1962). Newberry Library
referencedIn Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863-1943. Charles McLean Andrews papers, 1723-1967 (inclusive), 1885-1956 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Dorson mss., 1925-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn John Collier papers Yale University Library
referencedIn Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Papers, 1681-1966 (bulk 1900-1960) Houghton Library
creatorOf Newberry Library. Office of the President and Librarian. Departmental reports, 1918-1961. Newberry Library
referencedIn Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn William Baskerville Hamilton Papers, 1700-1975 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Towner, Lawrence W. Papers, 1948-1989 (bulk 1962-1986). Newberry Library
referencedIn Charles McLean Andrews papers, 1723-1967 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Roden, Carl B. (Carl Bismarck), 1871-1956. Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole research papers, 1852-1956. Newberry Library
creatorOf Sabin, Frank T.,. An account of the Indians in Virginia : and of some remarkable things in that country / collected out of some letters from a minister in Virginia : some few things are inserted concerning the English there, & the bucaniers in some places of America. Newberry Library
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associatedWith American Council of Learned Societies. corporateBody
associatedWith American Historical Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863-1943. person
associatedWith Billington, Ray Allen, 1903-1981. person
associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969. person
associatedWith Dorson, Richard Mercer, 1916-1981 person
correspondedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Graff, Everett D. (Everett Dwight), 1885-1965. person
associatedWith Hamilton, William Baskerville, 1908-1972 person
associatedWith J. W. J. person
associatedWith Newberry Library corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. Office of the President and Librarian. corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. Office of the President and Librarian. corporateBody
associatedWith Rockefeller Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Roden, Carl B. (Carl Bismarck), 1871-1956. person
correspondedWith Souvarine, Boris. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965. person
associatedWith Streeter, Thomas W. (Thomas Winthrop), 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Towner, Lawrence W. person
associatedWith Wells, James M. person
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Chicago (Ill.)
Railroad companies
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Birth 1898

Death 1968



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