Guide to the Gordon Bond Papers, RG 129

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003

Date Span:

15.0 cubic feet; 400 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 document box; 2 1/2 document boxes; 9 record center boxes.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Gordon Crews Bond received a Bachelor of Science degree in personnel management in 1962 from Florida State University (FSU) a Master of Arts from FSU in 1963, and a Ph.D. in history from FSU in 1966. He briefly served as an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1966 and 1967. Bond came to Auburn University in 1967 as an assistant professor, and except for a one-year appointment as visiting professor at the University of Utah, spent his entire 31-year academic career at Auburn. Bond taught several history courses during his career at AU, including world history, western civilization, modern France, French Revolution-Napoleon, Renaissance and Reformation and the Human Odyssey. A professor of history, he was appointed head of the Department of History in 1985, a position he held for six years before being appointed in 1991 as acting associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts. As dean, Bond served on the Provost's Deans Council, the University Budget Committee and the University Priorities and Goals Committee. Bond served from 1979 to 1982 as a member of the Graduate Council, which administers the graduate program for the university. In addition to more than 100 reviews in refereed journals, Bond wrote The Grand Expedition: The British Invasion of Holland in 1809, published by the University of Georgia Press in 1979. Bond was born Nov. 17, 1939 and died on March 20, 1997 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Scope and Content:
Consists of materials from his student days at Florida State University; his teaching career; professional organizations; civic activities; academic governance activities; professional research and writing efforts, and correspondence. Contains souvenirs, photographs, administrative papers, microfilm and note cards used in preparation of his book, and teaching aids. Artifacts include two tee-shirts with slogans associated with campus controversies. Letters relating mainly to the International Napoleonic Society, and letters concerning Ben Weider's theory that Napoleon was murdered have also been added to the collection. Includes an oral history discussing the on-campus relationships and events as well as the major personalities involved in the controversial years of President Funderburk presidency at Auburn University.

Item list:
Accession Number: 96-024
Box 1

Item list:
Accession Number: 97-040
Box 1

Box 2
Box 3 Box 4 Box 5 Box 6 Box 7 Box 8 Box 9

Item list:
Accession Number: 97-125
Box 1

Item list:
Accession Number: 99-054
Box 1

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