Corinne Lathrop Gilb

Corinne Lathrop Gilb (1925 - 2003) received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Radcliffe- Harvard and taught history at the university level for 37 years, retiring as Professor Emeritus from Wayne State University in 1994. The first director of UC Berkeley's Regional Cultural (Oral) History Project, her interviews with early Teamster leaders and key figures in the 1934 San Francisco labor strike remain seminal research sources in libraries throughout the country. As Planning Director for the City of Detroit under Mayor Coleman Young, she produced the 1985 Master Plan for the City's future. She also served as consultant to the California legislature, delegate to NGO meetings at the United Nations, and Vice President of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations. A dynamic public speaker who had an international following, Dr. Gilb is best known as the author of Hidden Hierarchies: The Professions and Government. Selections of her other writings can be found in Toward Holistic History: The Odyssey of an Interdisciplinary Historian, published by Atherton Press.


Corinne Lathrop Gilb in New Delhi
Corinne L. Gilb (far left, sunglasses) with Prime Minister Nehru, 1963

Corinne Lathrop Gilb



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HOOVER INSTITUTION ARCHIVES
Stanford University

The Corinne Lathrop Gilb Collection contains correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, studies, reports, teaching and research materials, and printed matter. Materials relate to political science, interdisciplinary approaches to American and world history, the history of law, urban history, the history of automobile and high technology industries, and city planning in Detroit. 

http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt2t1nd9h0


Photo by Shirley Clarke

REGIONAL ORAL HISTORY OFFICE
The Bancroft Library
University of California

Oral histories conducted by Corinne Lathrop Gilb while first Director of the Regional Cultural History Project at UC Berkeley.

http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf4s200481
&doc.view=entire_text&brand=oac

INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
University of California

Oral histories conducted by Corinne Lathrop Gilb for the Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.

http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt6x0nb4t7&chunk.id=
scopecontent-1.8.3&brand=oac

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY LABOR ARCHIVES
Twenty-four completed oral history interviews by Corinne Lathrop Gilb of union members, employers, and professionals in the labor relations field.

http://www.library.sfsu.edu/docs/larc-holdings.pdf

BURTON HISTORICAL COLLECTION
Detroit Public Library
Papers related to Dr. Gilb’s 1979-85 tenure as Director of Planning for the City of Detroit.

The finding aid for the Corinne Lathrop Gilb Collection at the Burton Historical Collection.



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