SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES
Clinton Ivan Winslow Papers
Creator: Winslow, Clinton Ivan, 1893-1983
Title: Clinton Ivan Winslow Papers
Dates: 1918 – 1978, bulk 1930s – 1960s
Abstract: The Clinton Ivan Winslow Papers include biographical materials, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, and campaign materials relating to Winslow’s personal life and his extensive work in political science with the Citizen’s League of Baltimore and the 1967 Maryland Constitutional Convention.
Extent: 13 containers, 6 linear feet
Repository: Goucher College Library
Call #: MS0021
Clinton Ivan Winslow, known as “Jim” to his friends, was a longtime Goucher College political science professor, political activist, community leader, and frequent writer of political commentary.
Winslow earned an A.B. degree from the University of Nebraska and an A.M. degree and Ph.D. in “State and Local Politics” both from Harvard University. Dr. Winslow taught in Nebraska, Montana, and Washington public schools. He taught in the department of political science at Goucher College from 1923 to 1965 and served as chair of the department from 1927 to1959. At Goucher, his areas of teaching included public administration; state, city and county government; American national government; and American political thought. For a number of years, Winslow served as the chair of the College Planning Committee, an organization responsible for development of the new Towson campus. From 1926 to 1942, Winslow taught at the McCoy College of Johns Hopkins University and Morgan College. 2
One of seven children, Winslow was born in 1893 in Norton County, Kansas. His father, Elias Winslow, was a farmer originally from Salem, Maine. Winslow's mother, Martha Moreland, grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Kansas shortly after her younger siblings were born. Winslow spent the majority of his adolescence on a 155 acre farm on which his father planted alfalfa, corn, and wheat. After life on the farm, he served in the United States Army in France and Germany during World War I and was instrumental in founding a local chapter of the American Legion in Nebraska upon his return. During WWII, Winslow served as the expeditor and member of the War Rationing Board for Baltimore City and also served for many years as an election judge in Baltimore County.
Winslow was the founder and former president of the Citizen’s League of Baltimore, a group devoted to addressing the problems of governmental organization and municipal activity. He held several advisory positions in the Baltimore government during the 1940s, including the Commission on Governmental Efficiency and Economy and the Mayor’s Advisory Committees on Charter Revision and on Council Redistricting.
Winslow was a member of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, and the American Political Science Association. He proudly identified himself as a Blue Lodge Mason, significantly contributing to the organization through leadership and service.
An outstanding authority on state legislatures and legislative committees as well as Maryland constitutional issues, Winslow’s book, State Legislative Committees – A Study in Procedures, is considered to be a classic in the political field. Under the byline C.I. Winslow, he wrote numerous articles from the 1920s to the 1970s that appeared in various publications, including The Baltimore Sun, American Political Science Review, and State Government. He spoke before innumerable groups in Maryland on topics such as county and city government and he assisted groups in Montgomery County, Maryland to establish their Charter Government.
Winslow was the recipient of the John Franklin Goucher medal in 1962 when he retired from Goucher and was presented with an honorary degree from the college in 1967. That same year, he served as a delegate to the Maryland Constitutional Convention. Unexpectedly, after years of debate and negotiation, Maryland’s voters defeated the proposed constitution.
Source: Series I. Biographical and Personal Materials.
Scope and Contents3
The Clinton Ivan Winslow Papers (1918-1978) consist of a wide variety of articles, essays, correspondence, reports, letters, testimony, and telegrams documenting Winslow’s career and civic activities. The collection includes Winslow’s unpublished autobiography as well as lecture notes, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and information on his role as a delegate representing Baltimore County’s 3rd District at Maryland’s 5th Constitutional Convention in 1967.
Collection strengths include his political commentaries spanning from the 1920s to the 1970s and records from the Citizens League of Baltimore and the 1967 Maryland Constitutional Convention that contains letters from many facets in the community (businesses, unions, leaders, citizens, public boards) stating support or opposition for various constitutional proposals including a separation of church and state provision and an organized labor provision.
The collection is arranged in six series. Series I provides records on Winslow’s role as the head of Goucher’s Planning Committee that was responsible for the development of Goucher’s new campus in Baltimore County, including correspondence between Winslow and Goucher College, academic degrees, biographies, and a 1981 unpublished autobiography by Winslow. Series II contains lecture notes, drafts and typescript of published articles, essays, and other writings by Winslow, 1925 - 1974. Series III contains clippings of published articles by Winslow as well as his drafts, and articles that mention Winslow.
Series IV focuses on Winslow’s involvement in the Citizen’s League of Baltimore, an organization founded by Winslow, with pamphlets, articles, correspondence, and other records concerning the organization. Series V contains financial records, correspondence, news stories, and campaign notes by Winslow for the 1967 Maryland Constitutional Convention. Also included are official Convention papers by Winslow and letters, reports, and publications submitted by local and state interest groups in support or opposition to various proposals. Series VI contains papers, reports, books and other materials relating to Maryland state politics.
Organization of the Collection
The series and subseries arrangement of the collection is as follow:
Series I. Biographical and Personal Materials, 1918-1983.
Series II. Professional Papers and Writings, 1925-1974.
Series III. Published Article Clippings, 1931-1974.
Series IV. Citizens League of Baltimore, 1940-1948.4
Series V. 1967 Maryland Constitutional Convention, 1947-1968.
Subseries A. Financial Documents, 1967.
Subseries B. Correspondence Mixed, 1947-1968.
Subseries C. Newsletters and Constitutional Campaign Materials, 1967-1970.
Subseries D. Convention Papers and Publications, 1966-1968.
Subseries E. Winslow’s Working Binders, 1967-1968.
Series VI. Reference and Political Materials, 1950s-1970s
Open for research.
Winslow, C.I. (Clinton Ivan) (lca)
Corrin, Brownlee Sands
Goucher College (lca)
Citizens League of Baltimore
Political Science—Study and teaching (lcsh)
Political development (lcsh)
Public administration—Maryland (lcsh)
Maryland—Constitutional convention (1967-1968) (lca)
Legislative Bodies—Maryland—Baltimore (lcsh)
Letters (correspondence) (aat)
Papers (Document genres) (aat)
Clippings, newspaper (aat)
C.I. Winslow Political Memorabilia Collection, 1840-1980. Goucher College Library.5
Lara Justis, 2008
Cassie Brand, 2009
Clinton Ivan Winslow Papers, 1918-1978. Goucher College Library.
Series I. Biographical and Personal Materials, 1892-1983.
Folder 1: Autobiography, 1978. Copy 1.
Folder 2: Autobiography, 1978. Copy 2.
Folder 3: Autobiography, 1978. Copy 3.
Folder 4: Diplomas, University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Arts (1918), Goucher College, Doctor of Laws (1967).
Folder 5: Resume, 1965.
Folder 6: Correspondence, letters, memorandums, 1929-1967.
Folder 7: Letters from Goucher College to Winslow, 1931-1961.
Folder 8: Correspondence and Introduction, 1967 Ph.D. Investiture.
Folder 9: Mixed/campaign materials, 1967 Maryland Constitutional Convention Delegate (seeking to represent the Third Senatorial District in Baltimore County which includes Ruxton, Lutherville, Timonium, Reisterstown, Owings Mills, and 6
the northern portion of Towson, and other parts of the county around Cockeysville.)
Folder 10: Notes and publications regarding Parliamentary Procedure, 1938-1967.
Folder 11: Notes, undated.
Folder 12: Biographical article.
Folder 13: Newspaper clippings about Winslow (written by others), 1943-1964.
Folder 14: Pamphlets and articles on politics by Joseph Sherbow and others.
Folder 15: Photographs of Winslow, 1952, 1962, 1982.
Folder 16: Obituaries, 1983.
Folders 17-37: Photograph album and separated contents, presented as a gift by Goucher Planning Committee, dated 1923 – 1965, many photographs document architectural progress and new buildings of County campus. Also includes information on retirement and text from presentation of John Franklin Goucher Medal to Winslow by President Otto F. Kraushaar, 1962, and when he received his honorary degree in 1967, and his essay in the Fall 1963 Goucher Quarterly titled “What it Takes to Build a Campus.”
Folder 38 - Oversize Items: Bumper sticker, diplomas, apron, military papers.
Series II. Professional Papers and Writings, 1925-1974.
Folder 39: Political science lecture outline and other notes from Goucher College, 1935-1936, 1947, 1961.
Folder 40: Early student papers/essays, undated.
Folder 41: Student papers (including drafts and typescript) on Congressional Election of 1862, 1925-1928.
Folder 42: Papers, 1925-1928.
Folder 43: Drafts and typescript of published articles on general interest and politics, 1933, 1938, 1946, and 1967-1974.
Folder 44: Drafts and typescript of published articles on general interest and politics, undated.
Series III. Clippings of Published Articles, 1931-1974.
*This series contains both photocopies and originals. Drafts of articles may be found in Series II.
Folder 45: Published articles by Winslow, 1931-1974.
Folder 46: Published articles (by others), 1949-1967.
Series IV. Citizens League of Baltimore, 1940-1948.
Folder 47: Letters and correspondence, 1940s.
Folder 48: Pamphlets and articles, 1943-1948.
Series V. 1967 Maryland Constitutional Convention Records, 1947-1968.
Sub-series A: Financial Documents, 1967.
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Folder 49: Account logs and official statements, 1967. Includes account book and report of campaign and election contributions and expenses.
Folder 50: Financial correspondence, April-June 1967. This process was conducted by Winslow’s campaign treasurer, Brownlee Sands Corrin.
Folder 51: Financial correspondence, May-June 1967. Also arranged by donation receipt number, as continued from above.
Sub-series B: Mixed Correspondence, 1947-1968.
Folder 52: Correspondence, 1947—1967.
Folder 53: Correspondence, 1947—1967. (Continued).
Folder 54: Correspondence, 1968 and undated.
Folder 55: Correspondence with essay entitled, “A Study of Leadership: H. Vernon Eney as President of the 1967-1968 Constitutional Convention of Maryland” by Kelsey Kauffman, 1968.
Folder 56: Letters and memoranda to Convention Delegates, May 1967– June 1968.
Folder 57: Letters concerning proposals for text of the Constitution, July
1967 – May 1968. Collected by Winslow.
Sub-series C: Newsletters and Constitution Campaign Materials, 1967-1970.
Folder 58: Daily News Summary – 5th Constitutional Convention, October 1967 – December 1967.
Folder 59: Daily News Summary – 5th Constitutional Convention, January 1968 – May 1968. 9
Folder 60: Campaign and promotional materials – Pro/Con and For/Against flyers, handouts, pamphlets relating to the adoption of the proposed Constitution, 1967 – 1968.
Folder 61: Newsletter, notes from Maryland’s 5th Constitutional Convention.
Folder 62: Newspaper clippings from publications other than the Convention’s Daily News Summary. 1967 – 1970, and undated.
Sub-series D: Convention Papers and Publications, 1966-1968.
Folder 63: Rules, standing, draft and final submission, 1967.
Folder 64: Reports, resolutions and testimony concerning constitutional proposals, 1967 –1968.
Folder 65: Memorandum written by Kenneth Lasson that was presented to delegates during the Constitutional Deliberation, 1966.
Folder 66: Papers sent by various community interest groups to delegates during the Constitutional Deliberation, 1967.
Sub-series E: Winslow’s Working Binders, 1967-1968.
*Contents removed from binders left in original order.
Folders 67-69: Binder #1 labeled: “Honorary Clinton I. Winslow.”
Folders 70-73: Binder #2 labeled: “Honorary Clinton I. Winslow, Baltimore County 3rd District.”
SERIES VI: Reference and Political Materials, 1950s-1970s
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Folder 74: Winslow’s notes on political meetings and movements during his involvement in Maryland’s 5th Constitutional Convention.
Folder 75: Papers and other documents on Maryland politics.
Folder 76: Papers, political proposals, and other literature on Maryland politics.
Folder 77: Paper on various political issues, specifically “Election Laws.”
Folder 78: Papers documenting constitutional statistics and political change.
Containers 10 & 11
Folders 79-86: Books and other reference materials used by Winslow including a manual of the City of Baltimore Government published by the Citizens League of Baltimore, 1944.
Separated Materials, 1924-1968.
*Location: Oversize/Map Drawer
• Two U.S. electoral district maps by the U.S. Army Dept. of Engineers, 1924, 1948 (revised 1952).
• Oversize landscape photograph of Maryland Constitutional Convention, 1968.
• Winslow stole and board, [1967?].
• John Franklin Goucher Medal that was awarded to Winslow, 1962.
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