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A Guide to his Papers at the Indiana University Archives
Electronic finding aid encoded by Beth Benda.
Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Buley, R. Carlyle, 1893-1968.
.4 cubic feet
Materials are in English.
This collection consists of the papers of Roscoe Carlyle Buley, an alumni and history professor at Indiana University. The collection is organized alphabetically by subject, and includes the letter notifying Buley of his Pulitzer Prize.
This collection is open for research.
Advance notice is required.
Roscoe Carlyle Buley was born in Georgetown, Indiana on July 8, 1893. He received his A.B. from Indiana University in 1914 and his A.M. from I.U. in 1916. Before returning to school to get a doctorate, Buley spent several years teaching high school history in Indiana and Illinois and spent a year in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1925. He then returned to IU as an instructor in the History Department, becoming a full professor in 1944.
Buley spent 39 years teaching history at IU. He wrote many books during his tenure, with his two-volume work "The Old Northwest: Pioneer Period, 1815-1840, winning the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1951. Buley was the first native Hoosier to win that honor. He was a very dedicated teacher whose commitment was shown in the countless hours he devoted to his students. His door was always open to anyone who wished to stop in and ask questions or simply chat. He was recognized by the students for his dedication by being awarded two awards from the Sigma Delta Chi journalism society, the Leather Medal, 1952, for the professor who contributed greatly to the advancement of the university, and the Brown Derby Award, 1962, for the most popular professor on campus.
Buley retired from teaching in 1964. He died on April 25, 1968 in Indianapolis.
Organized alphabetically by subject.
The Subject files of R. Carlyle Buley papers are organized alphabetically. Buley taught history at Indiana University from 1925-1964. The collection consists of correspondence, including the letter notifying of Buley of his Pulitzer Prize, photocopies of papers related to service in World War I, other awards, and condolence letters to Mrs. Buley after her husband's death, in 1968.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.
Additional materials of Buley's are at the Lilly Library. Call (812) 855-2452 for more information.
Completed in 1998.