Guide to the Lew Sarett (1888-1954) Papers

Collection Title: Lew Sarett (1888-1954) Papers
Dates: 1902-1978
Identification: 20/9
Creator: Sarett, Lew, 1888-1954
Extent: 15 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Lew R. Sarett was a professor of English and public speaking at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. The Lew Sarett Papers illuminate Sarett's personality and methods as a successful and popular teacher and poet. The Papers also shed light on a time period in American history when themes of respect for nature and for Native Americans found a receptive audience among poetry lovers and lecture audiences. The Papers are arranged in six general categories: Biographical Materials (including Clippings); Correspondence, Teaching Files (including Lecture Notes), Speeches, Publications (including Manuscript Drafts and Notes), and Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks.
Acquisition Information: The Lew Sarett Papers comprised of two main accessions. The first was donated to the Northwestern University Library by Mrs. Alma Johnson Sarett in 1956, and transferred to the Northwestern University Archives from the Special Collections Department in 1975. The second accession was donated to the University Archives by Helen Sarett Stockdale on May 8, 1985, as Accession No. 85-86. In addition, three folders of notes on Sarett's lectures taken by one of his students were separated from the Agnes Jones Cashman Papers, Series 25/5, on November 23, 1993, and incorporated into this series.
Processing Information: Mary Moss, 1975; Bonnie-Jeanne Noble and Erik W. Goldstrom, 1985; Rae S. Bielakowski and Janet C. Olson, 2001.
Separated Materials: Three inches of duplicate and extraneous materials were separated from this series. Two silver trophies, awarded to Lew Sarett in 1910 and 1922 at the Wisconsin State Oratorical Contests, were transferred to the University Archives Artifacts Collection. All of Sarett's Indian artifacts were returned to Helen Sarett Stockdale in 2000. As listed below, audio-tapes, a vinyl recording, and one compact disk were transferred to the Archives' Audio-visual collection. Loose photographs were removed and transferred to the Archives' Photograph Collection. Copies of Sarett's volumes of poetry were added to the Archives' Faculty Authors Collection.Audio Tapes: “January 14, 1956, Lew Sarett Library Evening” (3 tapes)Recording: 33rpm LP, “Lew Sarett - Reading from his Collected Poems”CD: “Lew Sarett - Reading from his Collected Poems”–CD-rom version of the above recording, donated by Helen Sarett Stockdale.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Electronic Format: The entire contents of the Lew Sarett Papers have been microfilmed as Film # 17913; the 13 reels of microfilm are accessible in the Northwestern University Library's Periodicals/Newspaper Reading Room (paged collection) or through Interlibrary Loan.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Lew R. Sarett, poet, teacher, philosopher, woodsman and lecturer, was born Lewis Saretsky on May 16, 1888 in Chicago, the only child of Rudolph and Jeanette Block Saretsky. His parents had immigrated to the United States around 1880, his father from Poland and his mother from Lithuania.

The family moved in 1895 to Marquette, Michigan, where Sarett first began to acquire his knowledge and love of the outdoors and of wild animals. Sarett and his mother returned to Chicago's slums for two years while his father continued to look for work. Around 1902 the family was reunited and moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan, where Sarett graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1907 as a champion orator, debater, athlete and scholar.

Sarett worked his way through the University of Michigan (1907-1908), Beloit College (B.A. 1911), Harvard Law School (1911-1912) and the University of Illinois Law School (LL.B. 1916). In his undergraduate days, nicknamed 'swat,' Sarett participated in athletics and won honors in oratory. He won the Wisconsin State Oratorical Championship in two successive years; his prize-wining orations were “The Slavonic Offering to the American” in 1910 and “Poland's Offering to the American” in 1911. Around 1911, he formally changed his surname to Sarett.

From 1912 to 1920, Sarett taught English and Public Speaking at the University of Illinois. It was during this period that he began to write poetry, publishing his first volume, Many Many Moons, in 1920. He became an advisory editor of Poetry magazine in 1921, won the Levinson Poetry Prize in 1921 and the Poetry Society of America's annual prize in 1925. He also began a lifelong career of public speaking, spending many summers on the lyceum and chautauqua circuits, in the employ of such agencies as the Redpath Bureau and the J.B. Pond Lyceum Bureau. Although his first important lecture, “Stranger at the Gates,” dealt with the urban immigrant experience, Sarett soon developed a reputation and repertoire as an interpreter of the American wilderness. Sarett described many of his performances as “lecture-recitals,” reflecting their combination of prose and poetry. For such popular lectures as “The Children God Forgot” Sarett took the stage in full American Indian dress; on other occasions, he appeared in the hiking boots and heavy plaid jacket of a woodsman. In 1921 Sarett, billed as “the poet of the wilderness,” shared the platform with his friend Carl Sandburg, “the poet of the city.” In 1951 Columbia Records released a recording of Sarett reading from his collected works.

In 1920, over the protests of his devoted students at the University of Illinois, Sarett came to Northwestern University, where his teaching schedule would allow him to spend more time in the wilderness. Sarett made news in 1925, when he decided to live in the wilds of Wisconsin, commuting six hundred miles roundtrip to teach at Northwestern for one semester each year. At Northwestern, where he remained as Professor of Speech until his retirement in 1953, Sarett developed and offered several popular courses, including Persuasion, Prosody, the Teaching of Speech, Forms of Public Address, and Building the Lecture/Recital. In 1950 he was granted a three-year leave of absence because of poor health, and at the end of this leave he retired. Upon Sarett's retirement, the University established the Lew Sarett Chair of Speech. From 1951-1954 Sarett was Visiting Professor of Speech at the University of Florida. He died of a heart attack on August 17, 1954 in Gainesville, Florida, at the age of 66.

From childhood, Sarett had been attracted to all aspects of nature, an affinity which, together with his appreciation for American Indian culture and lore, is clearly reflected in his poetry. For many years Sarett devoted served for several months as a ranger in National Parks in Montana and Wyoming. He also acted as a wilderness guide, traveling over 12,000 miles in the remote forests and mountains of northern Minnesota and Canada by pack-train and canoe. For a time he served as an adviser on Indian affairs to the Department of the Interior. He lived among the Chippewa Indians of the Lake Superior region, and was adopted by them and given the name of Pay-shig Ah-deek, which means “Lone Caribou.” In 1964, ten years after his death, the Lew Sarett Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Center was established in Benton Harbor, Michigan, by a gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Vawter to the Michigan Audubon Society. Sarett's diverse interests included horticulture; during his lifetime he produced six new varieties of dahlia, each of which won many awards.

Lew Sarett published six volumes of poetry, including Many Many Moons, The Box of God, Slow Smoke, Wings Against the Moon, The Collected Poems of Lew Sarett and Covenant with Earth: A Selection from the Poetry of Lew Sarett. Carl Sandburg wrote forwards for three of Sarett's books. Sarett was also the senior author, with William T. Foster, of Basic Principles of Speech. The first edition of this text was published in 1936, and a revised edition in 1946. Sarett's widow, Alma Johnson Sarett, prepared the third edition for publication in 1958 after his death, and the fourth edition was issued in 1966. Sarett and Foster also co-edited Modern Speeches on Basic Issues (1939), and, with James H. McBurney as junior author, wrote Speech: A High School Course. All three of these textbooks enjoyed wide use in schools and colleges.

Sarett was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Baylor University in 1926. Beloit College awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters of Humanity in 1946. He was a member of numerous societies and professional organizations, including Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho, honorary forensic fraternity; Sigma Tau Delta, honorary English fraternity; Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity; and Zeta Psi, social fraternity. He also held membership in the Midland Author's Club and the London Author's Club, among other organizations. He was one of the founders, in 1914, of what is now the Speech Communication Association, a national professional speech organization, and was secretary of the SCA from 1918-1920. At the time of his death Sarett was regional vice-president of the Poetry Society of America.

In 1914 Sarett married Margaret Husted. They had two children: Lew Sarett, Jr., became a distinguished chemist (he synthesized cortisone in 1945), and Helen Osgood Sarett Stockdale became an attorney. Margaret Husted Sarett died in 1941. Two years later, Sarett married Juliet Barker, a voice teacher with a graduate degree from the Northwestern University School of Speech (1924); she died in 1945. In 1946 he married Alma E. Johnson, who had received her M.A. (1938) and Ph.D. (1942) degrees from Northwestern. Alma Johnson Sarett (Anderson), a professor of speech at the University of Florida, died in 1982.

Scope and Content

The Lew Sarett Papers illuminate Sarett's personality and methods as a successful and popular teacher and poet. The Papers also shed light on a time period in American history when themes of respect for nature and for Native Americans found a receptive audience among poetry lovers and lecture audiences.

The Papers are arranged in six general categories: Biographical Materials (including Clippings); Correspondence, Teaching Files (including Lecture Notes), Speeches, Publications (including Manuscript Drafts and Notes), and Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks.

Biographical materials include biographies, clippings, obituaries, awards, and other items, and span the years 1926 to 1972 (with a few undated items filed at the end of the folder). The Biography folder contains autobiographical and biographical sketches, press releases, announcements, and two student papers: “Lew Sarett, The Man and His Poetry,” by Palmer Hilty (1929) and “Lew Sarett, The Man,” by J.A. Bitzer (1935). Many of the newspaper and magazine interviews and articles in the Clippings category also contain biographical details. In addition to the folder of Obituaries, see also the Condolence Letters received by Alma Johnson Sarett. Clippings, from newspapers, popular magazines, and professional journals, include notices of Sarett's speaking engagements; interviews with and articles about Sarett; and articles about Sarett's prize-winning dahlias. While many of the clippings cite Sarett's poems, reprints of his poetry will be found in the Publications category. Announcements of Sarett's lectures include promotional flyers for the program in which Sarett and Sandburg appeared together. Clippings span the years 1907 to 1975; one folder contains undated clippings. Of particular note are the lengthy articles about Sarett by Neil Clark from the February and March, 1926, issues of the American Magazine (the typescript of these articles is filed in Folder 4), which emphasize Sarett's transformation from poor urban youth to poet of the wilderness. Most of the clippings documenting Sarett's performances on the lecture circuit are filed in the Clippings Scrapbook (1915-1918) in Box 15. Clippings relating to Sarett's published work, including reviews of his books, are filed in the Reviews folders (loose clippings), Box 12, or in the Clippings Scrapbook (1915-1926) in Box 15.

Correspondence includes general, literary, and student correspondence, as well as letters of condolence sent to Sarett's wife after her husband's death. General Correspondence spans the years 1910 to 1954. Subject Correspondence includes Sarett's correspondence with his publishers, with Northwestern University faculty and administrators, and with students; audience reaction to Sarett's lecture-recitals; and correspondence relating to the Northwestern University Library event in 1956 which acknowledged Alma Sarett's presentation of her husband's papers to the University. A bound volume, presented to Sarett on his retirement from Northwestern University, contains letters of appreciation from colleagues and former students across the country, arranged in alphabetical order. Sarett corresponded with many writers, poets and other well-known individuals of his time, from Jane Addams to Morton Zabel; these letters (almost exclusively incoming), spanning the years 1916 to 1954, are foldered individually and arranged alphabetically by the surname of the correspondent. The letters are located in Boxes 4 and 5; a list of the “Correspondents of Note” follows.

Correspondents of Note (A-T, Box 4; U-Z, Box 5)

Addams, Jane, 1934

Albright, Horace M., 1921

Allen, Hervey, 1934

Amsbary, (Wallace) Bruce, 1922-1925

Anderson, Sherwood, 1934

Austin, Mary, 1929

Bates, Katharine Lee, 1927-1928

Benet, Stephen Vincent, n.d.

Benet, William Rose, 1922-1936

Bodenheim, Maxwell, n.d.

Braithwaite, William S., 1919-1927

Canby, Henry Seidel, 1921-1934

Clark, Neil McCullough, 1925-1929

Cook, Edmund Vance, 1925-1926

Corwin, Norman, 1944

Davidson, Gustav, 1951

Deutsch, Babette, 1926

Dillon, George, 1940

Eastman, Max, 1932-1934

“Ellery Queen”, 1950-1951

Farrar, John, n.d.

Field, Ben, 1926-1927

Fishbein, Dr. Morris, 1929-1934

Foerster, Norman, 1927

Ford, Ford Maddox (Hueffer), 1921

Frank, Waldo, n.d.

Frederick, John T., 1921-1927

Frost, Robert, 1922-1953

Gard, Wayne, 1925-1927

Garland, Hamlin, n.d.

Garnett, Louise Ayers, 1921-1934

Gilliland, Strickland, n.d.

Guiterman, Arthur, 1926-1939

Harrison, Henry, 1931

Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1919-1922

Hersholt, Jean, 1941

Heyward, Du Bose, 1934

Heywood, Dorothy “Porgy”, 1934

Hill, Frank, 1921-1928

Hillyer, Robert, n.d.

Holmes, John A., 1931-1936

Horner, Governor Henry, 1934

Kantor, MacKinlay, 1932

Kreymborg, Alfred, 1921

Kinitz, Stanley J., 1933-1939

Le Gallienne, Richard, 1923-1924

Lieurance, Thurlow, 1920-1925

Linderman, Frank B., 1922-1931

Love, Robertus, 1926

Lowell, Amy, 1921-1923

Lowes, John Livingston, 1934

McCutcheon, John, 1934

McKay, Claude, 1922

Markham, Edwin, 1925-1932

Masters, Edgar Lee, 1941

Mayo, Dr. Charles H., 1934

Mencken, H.L., 1934

Merriam, H.G., 1929

Monroe, Harriet, 1918-1936

Moody, Harriet, Mrs. Wm. V, 1925

Nathan, Robert, 1922-1923

Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1928

O'Donnell, Charles L. CSC, 1925-1928

Piper, Edwin E., 1919

Pound, Louise, 1941-1943

Preston, Keith, n.d.

Raphaelson, Sampson, 1919-1951

Rascoe, Burton, 1919-1924

Read, Opie, 1916-1918

Ridge, Lola, n.d.

Robinson, Edwin A., 1925

Roosevelt, Mrs. Franklin D., 1954

Sandburg, Carl, 1918-1954

Sarett, Lew, Jr., 1950-1952

Scollard, Clinton and Jesse Rittenhouse, 1919-1920

Seiffert, Mrs. Otto, n.d.

Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1919-1923

Sherry, Laura, 1921

Sigmund, Jay G., 1925

Snow, Wilbert, 1925-1935

Speyer, Leonora, n.d.

Starrett, Vincent, 1922-1955

Stork, Charles Wharton, n.d.

Sullivan, A.M., 1950-1951

Swift, Ivan, n.d.

Taft, Lorado, 1934

Taggard, Geneviève, n.d.

Teasdale, Sara (Filsinger), 1919

Tietjens, Eunice, 1921

Tittle, Ernest F., 1934

Torrence, Ridgely, 1930

Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1921

Untermeyer, Louis, 1919-1941

Van Doren, Carl, 1919-1923

Van Doren, Mark, 1940

Vinal, Harold, 1925-1928

Wheelock, John Hall, 1919-1928

White, William Allen, 1926

Wiggam, Lionel, n.d.

Wilder, Thornton, 1934

Wilkinson, Marguerite, 1919-1927

Zabel, Morton Dauwen, 1929-1936

While Sarett's Teaching Files include some folders of syllabi, bibliographies, and exam questions, as well as three folders of notes taken by one of Sarett's students (1928-1933), the bulk of this category is comprised of Sarett's Lecture Notes. The notes fill over five boxes (nearly two linear feet) and provide an in-depth view of Sarett's teaching method and his lecture style. All but a few of the notes are written or typed on 5” x 8” cards. Many cards are undated, since Sarett revised and reused the lecture notes from year to year; some bear such notations as “omit in 1945.” Sets of cards contain outlines of the lecture to be delivered, and many are numbered on the front, but since the cards were used and revised over a long period of time, the numbering is not always continuous or relevant. In most cases the notes appear on only one side of the cards, but occasionally the outline continues on the back of the card, and sometimes striking illustrations of the topic in question, taken from magazines, correspondence or student writing, are pasted onto the card. Several folders are labeled “overflow”; these contain additional lecture notes on the specified topic from which Sarett could choose if he had extra time.

Sarett's Speeches and Lecture-Recitals materials include outlines, notes, and drafts; separate folders contain undated material. In Sarett's characteristic style, many of the outlines for speeches were typed on note cards. Speeches include several given to organizations such as Rotary and the National Speech Association. Of note is the printed pamphlet “Poland's Offering to the American,” the speech which won Sarett the Wisconsin State Oratorical Championship in 1910 (a copy of his prize-winning speech for 1911 is in the Scrapbook dated 1905-1912). In 1938, Sarett spoke to the Dahlia Society on “The Philosophy of a Dahlia-Grower.” Also of particular interest is the notebook filled with outlines for Sarett's lecture-recitals (circa 1932-1943), revealing his approach to these performances, from packing for the trip to self-motivation and selection of the poems to be recited. An undated folder contains Sarett's settings and choices of poems for proposed recordings of his poetry. During the late thirties and early forties, Sarett wrote a number of “Radio Sketches”—scripts for radio broadcasts consisting of a folkloric tale, an autobiographical incident, or a talk on speech or poetry, combined with readings of his poems or those of other poets. A list of these radio sketches is found in the folder dated 1937-1938. The last folder contains Sarett's notes and drafts for speeches on the occasion of his retirement from Northwestern University in 1953.

Publications include bibliographies, reviews, and promotional materials as well as clippings and reprints of Sarett's poems. Separate folders hold reviews and promotional materials relating to Sarett's books of poetry and to his textbooks on speech. For reviews of Sarett's early work, see also the Clippings Scrapbook dated 1915-1926. Folders of Manuscripts and Drafts are also divided into poetry and prose. Of particular interest is the draft of one of Sarett's earliest poems, “To a Wild Goose ….” The folders of drafts reveal the extent to which Sarett revised and reworked his poems before their publication. Notes include a transcript of an interview that Sarett conducted with medicine man John Still-Day in 1921, as well as notes taken during a trip to Yellowstone and a list of the American Indian artifacts Sarett collected over the years.

Sarett's first wife, Margaret Husted Sarett, carefully compiled four Photograph Albums and three Clippings Scrapbooks documenting her husband's life and their life together. The albums and clippings span the years 1905-1926 and are organized by date and/or theme. Mrs. Sarett captioned most of the photographs and identified most of the sources for the clippings. The first page of each photo album has a synopsis of events pictured in the album. The first book of clippings covers Sarett's high school and college years and contains notices of his oratorical competitions and scholastic achievements; the two later scrapbooks hold clippings relating to Sarett's summer lecture tours (1915-1918) and to his publications (1915-1926).

A note about the Clippings Scrapbooks: two of the Scrapbooks contained pages of overlapping clippings that were brittle, difficult to handle, and unsuited to microfilming. These scrapbooks were sent for treatment to the Northwestern University Library Conservation Department, where the clippings were removed and attached to new, acid-free paper. Page numbers refer to the original page from which the clippings were removed. Captions were transferred from the original pages.

An oversized folder holds Musical Scores—published or in manuscript—arranged by various people and based on Sarett's poetry, including perhaps his best-known poem, “Four Little Foxes.”

Arrangement of Materials

Clippings are arranged in chronological order.

General correspondence is arranged chronologically. Subject correspondence is organized alphabetically by topic and chronologically within the folders.

Lecture Notes are arranged alphabetically by course name or lecture topic (for example, “Persuasion Course C23” or “Rhyme”) and date between the 1920s and 1953.

Speeches and Lecture-Recitals are organized chronologically where possible.


Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Speech--Faculty

Personal Name

Sarett, Lew, 1888-1954


Poets, American--20th century

Wilderness areas--United States--Poetry

Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Material
    • Biography: General, 1926-1956Box 1, Folder 1
    • Obituaries, 1954-1955Box 1, Folder 2
    • Clippings
      • Lecture Tour Programs, Announcements, Introductions, 1920-1946, n.d.Box 1, Folder 3
          See also:  Clippings folders and Scrapbooks
      • Typescript of Article/interview for American Magazine by Neil Clark, 1926Box 1, Folder 4
          See also:  Correspondence with Clark, Box 4
      • Clippings, 1907-1924Box 1, Folder 5
      • Clippings, 1925-1935Box 1, Folder 6
      • Clippings, 1936-1975Box 1, Folder 7
      • Clippings, n.d.Box 1, Folder 8
      • Petition of Appreciation from Students at University of Illinois, 1920Box 1, Folder 9
      • Honorary Doctorate, Beloit College, 1946Box 1, Folder 10
      • Personal notes, lists, 1950sBox 1, Folder 11
      • Exhibit of Sarett Items, NU Library, 1955-1956Box 1, Folder 12
      • Lew Sarett Poetry Memorial, Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project, 1964Box 1, Folder 13
      • Sarett Nature Center, Benton Harbor, MI, 1965, n.d.Box 1, Folder 14
  • Correspondence
    • Condolence Letters (to Alma Johnson Sarett), 1954-1955Box 1, Folder 15
    • General, 1910-1919Box 2, Folder 1
    • General, 1920-1929Box 2, Folder 2
    • General, 1930-1939Box 2, Folder 3
    • General, 1940-1954Box 2, Folder 4
    • General, n.d.Box 2, Folder 5
    • Cunningham, Cornelius “Neil” [outgoing only], 1924-28, 1951-52Box 2, Folder 6
    • Lectures: Comments and Reviews [to L.S. or to lecture sponsors], 1912-1944Box 2, Folder 7
    • Northwestern Library Evenings (presentation of Lew Sarett Papers to Northwestern University Library), 1955-1956Box 2, Folder 8
    • Northwestern University: Lew Sarett Professorship, 1953-1956Box 2, Folder 9
    • Northwestern University School of Speech: Search for Dean, 1941Box 2, Folder 10
    • Publishers, General, 1912-1934Box 2, Folder 11
    • Publishers, Henry Holt & Co., 1919-1951Box 2, Folder 12
    • Recommendation letters (recommending Sarett for jobs), 1914Box 2, Folder 13
    • Rein, Lynn Miller (correspondence with Alma Johnson Sarett), 1972-1976Box 2, Folder 14
    • Students, 1917-1954Box 3, Folder 1
    • Students, n.d.Box 3, Folder 2
    • Retirement: Letters of Appreciation (bound volume), 1953Box 3, Volume 1
    • Correspondents of Note
      • Addams, Jane, 1934Box 4, Folder 1
      • Albright, Horace M., 1921Box 4, Folder 2
      • Allen, Hervey, 1934Box 4, Folder 3
      • Amsbary, (Wallace) Bruce, 1922-1925Box 4, Folder 4
      • Anderson, Sherwood, 1934Box 4, Folder 5
      • Austin, Mary, 1929Box 4, Folder 6
      • Bates, Katharine Lee, 1927-1928Box 4, Folder 7
      • Benet, Stephen Vincent, n.d.Box 4, Folder 8
      • Benet, William Rose, 1922-1936Box 4, Folder 9
      • Bodenheim, Maxwell, n.d.Box 4, Folder 10
      • Braithwaite, William S., 1919-1927Box 4, Folder 11
      • Canby, Henry Seidel, 1921-1934Box 4, Folder 12
      • Clark, Neil McCullough, 1925-1929Box 4, Folder 13
      • Cook, Edmund Vance, 1925-1926Box 4, Folder 14
      • Corwin, Norman, 1944Box 4, Folder 15
      • Davidson, Gustav, 1951Box 4, Folder 16
      • Deutsch, Babette, 1926Box 4, Folder 17
      • Dillon, George, 1940Box 4, Folder 18
      • Eastman, Max, 1932-1934Box 4, Folder 19
      • “Ellery Queen”, 1950-1951Box 4, Folder 20
      • Farrar, John, n.d.Box 4, Folder 21
      • Field, Ben, 1926-1927Box 4, Folder 22
      • Fishbein, Dr. Morris, 1929-1934Box 4, Folder 23
      • Foerster, Norman, 1927Box 4, Folder 24
      • Ford, Ford Maddox (Hueffer), 1921Box 4, Folder 25
      • Frank, Waldo, n.d.Box 4, Folder 26
      • Frederick, John T., 1921-1927Box 4, Folder 27
      • Frost, Robert, 1922-1953Box 4, Folder 28
      • Gard, Wayne, 1925-1927Box 4, Folder 29
      • Garland, Hamlin, n.d.Box 4, Folder 30
      • Garnett, Louise Ayers, 1921-1934Box 4, Folder 31
      • Gilliland, Strickland, n.d.Box 4, Folder 32
      • Guiterman, Arthur, 1926-1939Box 4, Folder 33
      • Harrison, Henry, 1931Box 4, Folder 34
      • Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1919-1922Box 4, Folder 35
      • Hersholt, Jean, 1941Box 4, Folder 36
      • Heyward, Du Bose, 1934Box 4, Folder 37
      • Heywood, Dorothy “Porgy”, 1934Box 4, Folder 38
      • Hill, Frank, 1921-1928Box 4, Folder 39
      • Hillyer, Robert, n.d.Box 4, Folder 40
      • Holmes, John A., 1931-1936Box 4, Folder 41
      • Horner, Governor Henry, 1934Box 4, Folder 42
      • Kantor, MacKinlay, 1932Box 4, Folder 43
      • Kreymborg, Alfred, 1921Box 4, Folder 44
      • Kinitz, Stanley J., 1933-1939Box 4, Folder 45
      • Le Gallienne, Richard, 1923-1924Box 4, Folder 46
      • Lieurance, Thurlow, 1920-1925Box 4, Folder 47
      • Linderman, Frank B., 1922-1931Box 4, Folder 48
      • Love, Robertus, 1926Box 4, Folder 49
      • Lowell, Amy, 1921-1923Box 4, Folder 50
      • Lowes, John Livingston, 1934Box 4, Folder 51
      • McCutcheon, John, 1934Box 4, Folder 52
      • McKay, Claude, 1922Box 4, Folder 53
      • Markham, Edwin, 1925-1932Box 4, Folder 54
      • Masters, Edgar Lee, 1941Box 4, Folder 55
      • Mayo, Dr. Charles H., 1934Box 4, Folder 56
      • Mencken, H.L., 1934Box 4, Folder 57
      • Merriam, H.G., 1929Box 4, Folder 58
      • Monroe, Harriet, 1918-1936Box 4, Folder 59
      • Moody, Harriet, Mrs. Wm. Vaughn, 1925Box 4, Folder 60
      • Nathan, Robert, 1922-1923Box 4, Folder 61
      • Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1928Box 4, Folder 62
      • O'Donnell, Charles L. CSC, 1925-1928Box 4, Folder 63
      • Piper, Edwin E., 1919Box 4, Folder 64
      • Pound, Louise, 1941-1943Box 4, Folder 65
      • Preston, Keith, n.d.Box 4, Folder 66
      • Raphaelson, Sampson, 1919-1951Box 4, Folder 67
      • Rascoe, Burton, 1919-1924Box 4, Folder 68
      • Read, Opie, 1916-1918Box 4, Folder 69
      • Ridge, Lola, n.d.Box 4, Folder 70
      • Robinson, Edwin A., 1925Box 4, Folder 71
      • Roosevelt, Mrs. Franklin D., 1954Box 4, Folder 72
      • Sandburg, Carl, 1918-1954Box 4, Folder 73
      • Sarett, Lew, Jr., 1950-1952Box 4, Folder 74
      • Scollard, Clinton and Jesse Rittenhouse, 1919-1920Box 4, Folder 75
      • Seiffert, Mrs. Otto, n.d.Box 4, Folder 76
      • Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1919-1923Box 4, Folder 77
      • Sherry, Laura, 1921Box 4, Folder 78
      • Sigmund, Jay G., 1925Box 4, Folder 79
      • Snow, Wilbert, 1925-1935Box 4, Folder 80
      • Speyer, Leonora, n.d.Box 4, Folder 81
      • Starrett, Vincent, 1922-1955Box 4, Folder 82
      • Stork, Charles Wharton, n.d.Box 4, Folder 83
      • Sullivan, A.M., 1950-1951Box 4, Folder 84
      • Swift, Ivan, n.d.Box 4, Folder 85
      • Taft, Lorado, 1934Box 4, Folder 86
      • Taggard, Geneviève, n.d.Box 4, Folder 87
      • Teasdale, Sara (Filsinger), 1919Box 4, Folder 88
      • Thompson, Princess Te Ata (American Indian), 1922Box 4, Folder 89
      • Tietjens, Eunice, 1921Box 4, Folder 90
      • Tittle, Ernest F., 1934Box 4, Folder 91
      • Torrence, Ridgely, 1930Box 4, Folder 92
      • Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1921Box 5, Folder 1
      • Untermeyer, Louis, 1919-1941Box 5, Folder 2
      • Van Doren, Carl, 1919-1923Box 5, Folder 3
      • Van Doren, Mark, 1940Box 5, Folder 4
      • Vinal, Harold, 1925-1928Box 5, Folder 5
      • Wheelock, John Hall, 1919-1928Box 5, Folder 6
      • White, William Allen, 1926Box 5, Folder 7
      • Wiggam, Lionel, n.d.Box 5, Folder 8
      • Wilder, Thornton, 1934Box 5, Folder 9
      • Wilkinson, Marguerite, 1919-1927Box 5, Folder 10
      • Zabel, Morton Dauwen, 1929-1936Box 5, Folder 11
  • Teaching Files
    • Courses: Persuasion: Notes, Assignments, Exam Questions, 1918-1949Box 5, Folder 12
        See also:  Lecture Note Cards for these courses
    • Courses: Prosody, Notes, Exam Questions, 1942-1950Box 5, Folder 13
        See also:  Lecture Note Cards for these courses
    • Adaptations of >Basic Principles of Speech for other NU courses, n.d.Box 5, Folder 14
    • Graduate Comprehensive Exam Questions, n.d.Box 5, Folder 15
    • Student Notes: Poetry [Agnes Jones Cashman] I, c. 1928-1933Box 5, Folder 16
    • Student Notes: Poetry [Agnes Jones Cashman] II, c. 1928-1933Box 5, Folder 17
    • Student Notes: Prosody [Agnes Jones Cashman], c. 1928-1933Box 5, Folder 18
    • Student Papers, 1942, n.d.Box 5, Folder 19
    • Syllabi, Bibliographies, Exam Questions (NU and Florida), 1950-1954, n.d.Box 5, Folder 20
    • University of Florida: Notes on Establishing a Graduate Program, c. 1948-1949Box 5, Folder 21
    • University of Florida: Notes on Sarett's Leave Year, c. 1948-1950Box 5, Folder 22
    • Lecture Notes (note cards)
      • “The Able Speaker Is an Able Person”, c. 1947Box 5, Folder 23
      • “Advanced Forms of Public Address” [SCH 408, Florida] I, c. 1950Box 5, Folder 24
      • “Advanced Forms of Public Address [SCH 408, Florida] II, c. 1950Box 5, Folder 25
      • “Ancient Systems of Speech”, n.d.Box 5, Folder 26
      • “Attention”, c. 1949-1952Box 6, Folder 1
      • “Attention” (University of Florida), 1953Box 6, Folder 2
      • “Attention” (University of Florida), 1954Box 6, Folder 3
      • “Attention”–Overflow, c. 1943Box 6, Folder 4
      • “Attention”–Overflow, c. 1948Box 6, Folder 5
      • “Authority Material”, n.d.Box 6, Folder 6
      • “Bad Forms of Criticism”, n.d.Box 6, Folder 7
      • “Basic Ideas”—Overflow [poetry course], c. 1950Box 6, Folder 8
      • “Brief, Personal Synopsis of Sarett and Foster” [Basic Principles of Speech], c. 1936Box 6, Folder 9
      • “Building the Lecture and Lecture Recital”, c. 1945-1950Box 6, Folder 10
      • “Building the Lecture and Lecture Recital”–Miscellaneous, c. 1943Box 6, Folder 11
      • “Building the Lecture and Lecture Recital”–Overflow, c. 1944Box 6, Folder 12
      • “Building the Lecture and Lecture Recital–Overflow, n.d.Box 6, Folder 13
      • “Building the Persuasion Speech”—Step I, n.d.Box 6, Folder 14
      • “Building the Persuasion Speech”—Step II, n.d.Box 7, Folder 1
      • “Change of Pace”, n.d.Box 7, Folder 2
      • “Classification of Drives” [Motivation], c. 1942Box 7, Folder 3
      • “Climax”, n.d.Box 7, Folder 4
      • “Common Defects in Public Speaking” (”60 Ways to Fail in Speaking”), n.d.Box 7, Folder 5
      • “Common Defects in Speech Students” (Used in Seminar #516), n.d.Box 7, Folder 6
      • “Common Errors in Interpretation”, n.d.Box 7, Folder 7
      • “Composition: 6 Types of Introduction Adapted to Hostile Audiences”, n.d.Box 7, Folder 8
      • Creative Writing and Speech course lectures I, 1951-1952Box 7, Folder 9
      • Creative Writing and Speech course lectures II, 1951-1952Box 7, Folder 10
      • Creative Writing and Speech course lectures III, 1951-1952Box 7, Folder 11
      • “Definition of Beauty”–Overflow, c. 1950Box 7, Folder 12
      • “Dialect”–Overflow, c. 1950Box 7, Folder 13
      • “Dramatization of Ideas”, 1951-1952Box 7, Folder 14
      • “Educational Premises of Basic Course” (Univ. of FL seminar), c. 1950Box 7, Folder 15
      • “Emotions”, c. 1940sBox 7, Folder 16
      • “Esthetic Attitude”, c. 1950Box 8, Folder 1
      • “Ethics of Persuasion”, c. 1940sBox 8, Folder 2
      • “Examples Arousing Curiosity”–Overflow, n.d.Box 8, Folder 3
      • “Expectation and Surprise”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 4
      • “Form of Criticism”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 5
      • “Form of Proper, Complete, Sound Criticism”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 6
      • “Forms of Poetry”, 1949Box 8, Folder 7
      • “Forms, Standards, Methods of Classroom Criticism”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 8
      • “Four Fears and Six Taboos of Modern Writers”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 9
      • “Further Unifying Principles or Themes”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 10
      • “Handling the Audience, The Platform–Delivery”, c. 1930sBox 8, Folder 11
      • “How Audience Gets Impression of Speaker's Personality”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 12
      • “How to Get Along with People”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 13
      • “How to Handle the Class Hour”, c. 1949Box 8, Folder 14
      • “How to Write a Book Review”–Overflow, n.d.Box 8, Folder 15
      • “Images and Figures of Speech”, c. 1940sBox 8, Folder 16
      • “Language That Does Not Come Alive”–Overflow, c. 1938Box 8, Folder 17
      • “Materials with High Compulsion or Attention Values”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 18
      • “Methods of Establishing Prestige”, c. 1930sBox 8, Folder 19
      • “Motivation”, c. 1946-1948Box 8, Folder 20
      • “Motivation”–Overflow, c. 1949Box 8, Folder 21
      • “New Trends of Writing”, c. 1950Box 9, Folder 1
      • Persuasion course (C23)–introduction, c. 1943-1948Box 9, Folder 2
      • Persuasion course (C23)—”General Matters”, c. 1942-1943Box 9, Folder 3
      • “Philosophy of Speech—9 or 10 Basic Principles”, c. 1942Box 9, Folder 4
      • “Problems in Personality”, n.d.Box 9, Folder 5
      • Prosody course–Overflow, c. 1940sBox 9, Folder 6
      • “Psychology of Audiences” I, c. 1936Box 9, Folder 7
      • “Psychology of Audiences” II, c. 1936Box 9, Folder 8
      • “Rhyme”, c. 1943-1948Box 9, Folder 9
      • “Rhythm”, c. 1940sBox 9, Folder 10
      • “Rhythm”–Overflow, c. 1943-1951Box 9, Folder 11
      • Seminar on Teaching and Writing about Speech and Public Speaking, c. early 1930sBox 9, Folder 12
      • Seminar in Speech Research [SCH 516, Florida] I, c. 1953Box 10, Folder 1
      • Seminar in Speech Research II [SCH 516, Florida] II, c. 1953Box 10, Folder 2
      • “Showmanship”, c. 1940sBox 10, Folder 3
      • “Stereotypes”, n.d.Box 10, Folder 4
      • “Suggestion and the Teacher”, n.d.Box 10, Folder 5
      • “Suggestion”–Overflow, c. 1943-1949Box 10, Folder 6
      • “Suggestiveness and Suggestion” [”Earmarks of Good Literature”], n.d.Box 10, Folder 7
      • “Suggestiveness”–Overflow, c. 1949-1950Box 10, Folder 8
      • “Surplus Notes”, c. 1940sBox 10, Folder 9
      • “Survey of Speech Systems”, c. 1952-1953Box 10, Folder 10
      • “Suspense”, n.d.Box 10, Folder 11
      • “Teaching of Speech”—Introduction [SCH 431, Florida], c. 1951-1952Box 10, Folder 12
      • “Teaching of Speech”—Overflow—not used at Univ of FL, n.d.Box 10, Folder 13
      • “Techniques of Writing”–Overflow, c. 1940sBox 10, Folder 14
      • “Titles”, n.d.Box 10, Folder 15
      • “Tone Color”, c. 1940sBox 10, Folder 16
      • “Trilogy of Tests” [poetry], c. late 1940sBox 10, Folder 17
      • “Types of Audiences with Mental and Emotional Conflicts”, n.d.Box 10, Folder 18
      • “Universality and the Life Cycle”, c. 1948Box 10, Folder 19
      • “Welding an Audience”, c. 1953-1954Box 11, Folder 1
      • “What to Do with Feelings of Inferiority”, c. late 1940sBox 11, Folder 2
      • “Why Read Good Poetry”, c. 1920sBox 11, Folder 3
      • Miscellaneous Lecture Cards, n.d.Box 11, Folder 4
  • Speeches
    • “Poland's Offering to the American”, 1910Box 11, Folder 5
    • Undated speeches, n.d.Box 11, Folder 6
    • “The Philosophy of a Dahlia Grower”, 1938Box 11, Folder 7
    • “Why Read Poetry?” and Other Lecture-Recitals on Poetry, 1922-1945Box 11, Folder 8
    • Lecture-Recital Manuscripts and Outlines I, 1932-1946Box 11, Folder 9
    • Lecture-Recital Manuscripts and Outlines II, 1932-1946Box 11, Folder 10
    • Lecture-recitals, n.d.Box 11, Folder 11
    • Poetry Festival, 1933-1934Box 11, Folder 12
    • Poems and Settings for Recordings of Sarett's Poetry, n.d.Box 11, Folder 13
    • “Radio Sketches” Scripts and Notes, 1935-1938.Box 11, Folder 14
    • “Radio Sketches” Scripts and Notes, 1943Box 11, Folder 15
    • “Radio Sketches” Scripts and Notes, n.d.Box 11, Folder 16
    • Retirement Speech (Notes), 1953Box 11, Folder 17
  • Publications
    • Bibliographies, 1918-1928Box 11, Folder 18
    • Promotional Materials: Houghton-Mifflin Co., Speech Books, ca. 1936-1966Box 11, Folder 19
    • Promotional Materials: Poetry Books and Recordings, ca. 1920-1955Box 11, Folder 20
    • Reviews: Basic Principles of Speech, Personal Power through Speech, 1936-1940Box 11, Folder 21
    • Reviews: Poetry Books, 1924-1951Box 12, Folder 1
    • Poetry: Clippings, 1913-1936, n.d.Box 12, Folder 2
    • Poetry: Translation of “Box of God” into Spanish, ca. 1921Box 12, Folder 3
    • Poetry: “Ode to Illinois” (1924) printed program, typed ms, 1923-1924Box 12, Folder 4
    • Poetry: Poems for CC and LS Cunningham (transcribed), 1930, n.d.Box 12, Folder 5
    • Manuscripts, Drafts and Notes
      • Poetry: First poem, “To a Wild Goose . . .,” draft, n.d.Box 12, Folder 6
      • Poetry: “Box of God, ” 2nd, 6th, 12th, 14th drafts, 1919-1920Box 12, Folder 7
      • Poetry: “Gospel According to Nature,” several drafts, with notes, 1923-1925Box 12, Folder 8
      • Poetry: “Forty Ways of Looking at a Grizzly,” draft, with notes, n.d.Box 12, Folder 9
      • Poetry—General, Drafts and manuscripts, I, n.d.Box 12, Folder 10
      • Poetry—General, Drafts and manuscripts, II, n.d.Box 12, Folder 11
      • Prose—Manuscripts and drafts of articles, 1948, n.d.Box 12, Folder 12
      • Prose—Manuscripts and drafts of articles, 1954Box 12, Folder 13
      • Prose: Basic Principles of Speech, Manuscript of revised edition, ch. 2Box 12, Folder 14
      • Interview with medicine man John Still-Day, 1921Box 12, Folder 15
      • Yellowstone National Park—Notes, n.d.Box 12, Folder 16
      • List of American Indian materials collected by Sarett, n.d.Box 12, Folder 17
  • Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks
    • Album: High School, College, and Summer Camps, 1905-1913Box 13, Folder 1
    • Album: Ontario Canoe Trip (Lew Sarett as Guide), 1913Box 13, Folder 2
    • Album: Summer Camps, North Woods, Lecture Tours, Champaign IL, 1914-1920Box 13, Folder 3
    • Album: Summer Trips, 1920-1923Box 14, Folder 1
    • Scrapbook: High School and College Years, 1905-1912Box 14, Folder 2
    • Scrapbook: Clippings (Summer Lecture Tours), 1915-1918Box 15, Folder 1
    • Scrapbook: Clippings (Lectures and Publications), 1915-1926Box 15, Folder 2
  • Musical Scores
    • Arrangements and Adaptations of Sarett's Poetry (sheet music), 1923-1971, n.d.Box 15, Folder 3