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American University. Institute of Correctional Administration


Administrative history

Founded at George Washington University in 1952 by Howard Belding Gill, the Institute moved to American University in 1958.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Howard Belding Gill papers

Abstract The Howard Belding Gill papers consist of the personal and professional papers of penologist Howard Belding Gill (1890-1989). These include artifacts, audiovisual materials, awards and certificates, clippings, correspondence, lecture notes, photographs, photograph albums, scrapbooks, speeches, and writings and publications. The bulk of the materials document Gill’s professional career, notably as superintendent of Norfolk Prison Colony (1927-1934) and as founder and director of the Institute...
Restrictions on Access Collection is open for research; portions available digitally. Selected student materials and prisoner records are closed due to privacy restrictions, including the entirety of the Institute of Correctional Administration student materials. Recordings on audiotape reel are not available for playback due to format impermanence and have not been reformatted. Please let Reading Room staff know of your specific interest, and if possible, reformatting will be scheduled....
Dates: 1912 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1970