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The Resource Jay Reid Gould papers

Jay Reid Gould papers

Jay Reid Gould papers, 1946-1994
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The bulk of the material consists of books, articles and reprints, drafts, and manuscripts written by Gould. There are also teaching materials, speeches, notes for presentations, and one folder of theatrical writings. His correspondence largely pertains to his books, articles and speaking engagements, but also includes a few publishing contracts, as well as letters of support and a citation for the Hays Award
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Jay Reid Gould was born on March 15, 1906 in Aylesford, Nova Scotia. He attended the University of British Columbia and later Acadia University, receiving a B.A in 1926. He earned an M.A. from Harvard in 1929, and soon after began teaching English at Rensselaer. He established the first collegiate program in technical communication in 1953, and served as director of Rensselaer{u2019}s Technical Writers{u2019} Institute for many years. In 1929 Gould co-founded the RPI Players, directing the troupe in numerous plays. He served as faculty advisor to the Rensselaer Engineer, a technical journal published by RPI students. In recognition of his advisory contributions, Gould received the George O. Hays Award from the American Society for Engineering Education in 1970.Professor Gould retired from Rensselaer in 1972. He died on February 8, 1999.
Jay Reid Gould papers
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