|Box 219||Travel correspondence, memos and invoices. 1932-1977|
As an active member of numerous American and international professional societies, Gantt traveled widely. A box of correspondence concerning travel arrangements reveals the extent of his travel, as well as his reluctance to travel by plane, and his belief that travel is a valuable educational experience - hence his frequent accompaniment by a child or grandchild.
|Box 220||Meeting programs. 1921-1941|
|Box 221||Meeting programs. 1942-1948|
|Box 222||Meeting programs. 1950-1954|
|Box 223||Meeting programs. 1955-1956|
|Box 224||Meeting programs. 1957-1959|
|Box 225||Meeting programs. 1959-1960|
|Box 226||Meeting programs. 1961-1965|
|Box 227||Meeting programs. 1965-1968|
|Box 228||Meeting programs. 1969-1972|
|Folder 229/1-17||Meeting programs. 1973-1979|
|Folder 229/18-23||Papers regarding Gantt's proposed prophylactic psychiatry society. 1971-1979|
Towards the end of his life, Gantt's attempts to identify predictors of neurotic behavior spawned a concerted effort to organize a society for prophylactic psychiatry. As stated in a 1971 proposal which Gantt wrote, the purpose of this society would be "to detect proclivities and susceptibilities to psychotic development and to perfect means of treatment that would protect the individual against breakdown, i.e., to create a rational prophylactic psychiatry." (Draft of proposal, 12/6/71. Box 229). Gantt wrote in a letter to William Reese that he had been nursing the idea of the society "for two or three decades" (December 10, 1971). Papers relating to this effort (1971-1979) comprise six folders of notes, correspondence, proposals, notes and notices of meetings at which the proposal was considered, an account of a 1975 trip to Europe where Gantt attended three symposia on the subject, and a file of reprints relating to the topic. Gantt's plans, however, were never realized.