Dennis Gale papers
Collection Scope and Content
This collection includes research notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, reports on urban development, book summaries, notes from interviews, dissertation drafts, correspondence, dissertations, and photographs. The material dates from 1903-1989, but most of the material dates from 1966-1983. These are the papers of Dennis Gale from his time teaching and working on his dissertation at George Washington University. This collection consists of materials on the history of Georgetown and the subjects of urban planning and development. The collection contains research material (including notes from interviews and photographs) used in writing his dissertation and several drafts of the dissertation, which was titled Restoration in Georgetown 1915-1965. The collection is organized into two series: Dissertation research and Subject files.
- Majority of material found within 1966 - 1983
- Gale, Dennis E. (Person)
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Historical or Biographical Note
Dennis Gale was a professor of Urban and Regional Planning at GWU from academic year 1976/77 to 1990/91. He completed a Ph.D. dissertation about historical restoration in Georgetown at GWU in 1981.
Dennis Gale is currently a Senior Research Fellow for Metropolitan Studies on the Newark campus of Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey. He is also Professor of Public Administration and Political Science at Rutgers. Gale has earned the following degrees: B.A., 1964 Bucknell University (English Literature); M.Sc., 1968 Boston University (Journalism); M.Ed, 1969 Harvard University (Urban Affairs); M.C.P., 1971 University of Pennsylvania (City Planning); and PhD, 1982 George Washington University (American Civilization). In the 1970s Gale was an urban planning consultant in Washington, D.C. and later served as Director of Planning and Management Research at The Urban Institute in Washington. He began his academic career in 1975 at George Washington University, where he attained the rank of Professor and served as Director of the Center for Washington Area Studies. While at George Washington University he shared the Dilthey Prize for faculty research in 1984. He was a visiting faculty member at the University of Nottingham, England, in the early 1980s. From 1995 to 2000 he was Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University, where he was appointed the Henry D. Epstein Professor of Urban and Regional Planning.
Gale is the author of three books: Understanding Urban Unrest : From Reverend King to Rodney King (Sage Books, 1996). Washington, D.C.: Inner City Revitalization and Minority Suburbanization (Temple University Press, 1987). Neighborhood Revitalization and the Postindustrial City (Lexington Books, 1984). Additionally, he has contributed articles to seven scholarly books and has published numerous articles in refereed journals including Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Planning Literature, and Urban Affairs Review.
Gale has lectured at several institutions, including American University, Bates College, Colby College, M.I.T., the Kennedy School at Harvard, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, University of Reading (England), and the University of Florida. He has also lectured at the U.S. Bureau of the Census, National Trust for Historic Preservation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the American consulate in Berlin, Germany.
He has been the recipient or co-recipient of grants from the Florida Institute of Government, Florida Office of Coastal Programs, University of Southern Maine, University of Maine System, Apple Computer Co., George Washington University, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and German Marshall Fund.
In 1978 Gale was appointed to the White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development by President Jimmy Carter. He has served on the boards of several civic organizations in Washington, D.C., Maine, and Florida. Currently, he is a member of the New Jersey Committee of the Regional Plan Association and co-chair of the Smart Growth Consortium at Rutgers.
He is the father of two children and lives in New Jersey.
(Source: www.cornwall.rutgers.edu/Gale.htm, 2003)
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This collection includes research notes, clippings, reports, notes from interviews, dissertation drafts, correspondence, dissertations, and photographs. Most of the material dates from 1966-1983. These are the papers of Dennis Gale from his time teaching and working on his dissertation at George Washington University. This collection consists of materials on the history of Georgetown and on urban planning and development.
Organized into two series: Dissertation research and Subject files
Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
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- Guide to the Dennis Gale papers, 1903-1985
- University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English