This collection contains news clippings, correspondence, and photographs about Robert Paul Carlson from 1953-2007. Carlson was a member of the William and Mary class of 1966. The bulk of the material is made up of news clippings about Carlson's involvement with preserving the history of Maine Township in Park Ridge, Illinois, where he taught Social Studies for 50 years. Also included in the papers are two DVDs, including one from a 2007 message by New York Senator Hillary Clinton about Carlson, her former high school teacher, being inducted into the Maine Township's Wall of Honor. The other DVD features two 2005 news clips from ABC 7 and WTTW in Chicago, Illinois about Carlson teaching for almost 50 years at Maine East High School. The material was arranged by Gary Weil as a gift to Paul Carlson. Weil initially presented the collection to Maine Township High School, Park Ridge, Illinois, in nomination of Paul Carlson for the school’s Wall of Honor.
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Source: Gift of Gary Weil.. Acc. 2009.494 was received on 8/6/2009 from Gary Weil via Donald Buchanan who had delivered it to the William & Mary Office of the President.
Robert Paul Carlson Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary