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Robert L. Gaudino Papers

Identifier: MC-40

Scope and Contents

The Robert L. Gaudino Papers include writings, course materials, correspondence, reports and subject files reflecting Robert Gaudino's teaching activities and his deep interest in the ways in which people learn. The Papers cover Gaudino's more traditional courses in political science, his training of Peace Corps volunteers, as well as programs such as Williams-in-India and Williams-at-Home.


  • 1949 - 1975

Conditions Governing Access

Materials of a sensitive or personal nature in the body of the Papers, including applications, grades, notes, correspondence, etc., have been removed from their folders and placed in separate boxes at the end of the collection. If it was possible, Archives staff excised personally identifying information in copies of these documents and returned these copies to their place in the Papers. An original item may be requested only by the individual student in question. Student files for Williams-in-India and Williams-at-Home participants (even in their redacted form) are restricted to use by that alumnus, or with permission of the alumnus.

Conditions Governing Access

The Robert L. Gaudino Papers is open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Please consult with staff regarding questions about publishing materials from Williams Special Collections. Researchers are responsible for handling any copyright issues that may be associated with collections and materials.

Robert L. Gaudino (1925-1974)

Robert L. Gaudino was a professor in the political science department at Williams College from 1955 until 1974. For more detailed biographical information, consult article titled Gaudino: The Man The Legend The Legacy in the Williams Alumni Review publication, Summer 1990.


30 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Language of Materials



Organized into eight series: I. Writings, II. Peace Corps at Williams, III. Williams-in-India , IV. Williams-at-Home, V. Political Science, VI. Notebooks, VII. General Subject Files, and VIII. Restricted Material.

Physical Location

Library Shelving Facility

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the papers were officially donated by Gaudino's siblings in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Rashida Hilliard (Williams 1999), Julie Diep (Williams 1997), and Sylvia Kennick Brown, December 1995.
Robert L. Gaudino Papers
Nash, Katie
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267