Guide to the Wallace Bacon (1914-2001) Papers

Collection Title: Wallace Bacon (1914-2001) Papers
Dates: 1929-1980
Identification: 20/22
Creator: Bacon, Wallace A., 1914-
Extent: 25 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Wallace Bacon Papers comprising 25 boxes are arranged in eight main subseries: biographical material, educational material, correspondence, Philippines trips, class material, research material, addresses, and writings. The Biographical material includes several curricula vitae, personal items relative to Bacon's education, career, and war service, and three short diaries. A partial list of Bacon's publications also is filed here. The Educational material consists primarily of notes from lectures and readings and a few class papers primarily from Bacon's graduate student days at Michigan. The General Correspondence deals mainly with Bacon's publications, readings, and addresses, his work with organizations, and some personal matters. Correspondence arranged in subject folders related to Bacon's committee work at Northwestern and with several scholarly organizations. Of special interest are the correspondence and related material emanating from Bacon's duties as an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech, his consultation work for the University of Washington, and with Charlton Heston concerning Heston's direction of the movie, “Antony and Cleopatra.” The Philippines material includes correspondence, much it with Consuelo V. Fonacier, head of the Discipline of Speech and Drama, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines (who is one of Bacon's former students).
Note: Other Information: Index to Prominrnt Correspondents (Letters are filed in the general correspondence folders) ;Anderson, Maxwell, See: Box 23, Folder 14. Cornell, Katherine, See: Box 23, Folder 14. Dirksen, Everett McKinley, February 25, 1964. Douglas, Paul H., March 18, 1964. Evans, Maurice, See: Box 23, Folder 14. Glasgow, Ellen, May 20, 1941. Hayes, Helen, August 31, 1935. Heston, Charlton, See: Box 9, Folder 4. Isherwood, Christopher July 25, 1955. Marcos, Ferdinand E., May 3,1965. Porter, Katherine Anne, See: Box 9, Folder 11. Romulo, Carlos P., See: Box 11, Folder 5. Rumsfeld, Donald, February 21,1964. Wilder, Thornton, November 5, 1949.
Acquisition Information: These materials were donated to the University Archives by Professor Bacon on February 2, June 12, July 17, 1979 and January 7, February 14, 1980 as Accessions #79-13, #79-98, #79-124, #80-4, and #80-32.
Processing Information: William K. Beatty, November, 1981 - May 1982.
Separated Materials: Five boxes of material pertaining to the administration of the Department of Interpretation were separated as Accession #81-35 and twenty boxes of material pertaining to the Speech Communications Association, in which Bacon was an active member and President (1977), were separated as Accession #81-36.One folder of Speech faculty member Charlotte Lee's correspondence was separated as Accession # 80-175.One folder on the search for a new University Librarian was separated and incorporated into Accession # 74-117.Numerous playbills and posters were transferred to Special Collections. In addition four books (For Every Tear a Victory, At the Helm of the Nation, Today's Revolution: Democracy, and Hamon Sa Kagitinga), three autographed by Ferdinand Marcos, were transferred to Special Collections.One Gaylord oversize folder concerning Alice B. Toklas dinners and one large scrapbook on Japan during and after World War II were separated and shelved with oversize materials.A quantity of photographs were separated and placed in Bacon's biographical photograph file.Twenty five reel to reel audio-tapes were separated and shelved in the audiotape collection (see AT #'s 6-29, 48). Four audiocassettes were separated and shelved with the audiocassette collection (see AC #'s 29, 30, 31, 33).
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Wallace Alger Bacon was born in Bad Axe, Michigan, on January 27, 1914, the third of the four children of Russel Alger Bacon and Mana Eusebia (Wallace) Bacon. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 - 1946, leaving as a Captain. Bacon joined the Northwestern University faculty in 1947 with a joint appointment in Interpretation and English, sesrving as faculty member for three decades.

Bacon attended elementary schools in Bad Axe and Detroit and graduated from Northeastern High School in Detroit in 1931. He entered Albion College in the fall of 1931, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree (English and Classics) in 1935. Bacon was elected Phi Beta Kappa and received a scholarship for graduate study at the University of Michigan. He received his Master of Arts in 1936 and his PhD in 1940 with a dissertation entitled “Shakespeare's Dramatic Romances”. He then accepted an appointment as instructor in English at Michigan.

Bacon was inducted into the U.S. Army on June 5, 1942, and assigned to the Signal Corps. He was given a direct commission as a Second Lieutenant on July 6, 1943, and left the service on February 8, 1946 as a Captain. Much of his military duty was spent doing Japanese translation, some of it being highly secret. For this work he was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1946.

After the war Bacon resumed his instructor's position at the University of Michigan. In 1947 he accepted an assistant professorship at Northwestern, with joint appointments in Interpretation and English in the School of Speech and the College of Liberal Arts. In 1951 he was promoted to associate professor. In 1955 Bacon became a full professor (dropping his joint appointment in English). In 1947, he was named chairman of the Department of Interpretation; he served as chair of the department until his retirement in 1979. During most of his career at Northwestern Bacon lived in Winnetka, Illinois. He moved to Taos, New Mexico, upon his retirement.

At Northwestern Bacon received a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship which he spent at the Folger Library in 1948-49; a Ford Foundation fellowship at the Huntington Library in 1954-55; a Fulbright lectureship in the Philippines, 1961-62; and a Fulbright-Hays lectureship, also in the Philippines, in 1964-65.

Bacon was a prolific writer, concentrating primarily on plays and poems from his high school days to the 1940's and on articles and books from the middle of the 1940's until his retirement. He has also written short stories and has been engaged in various aspects of drama and film. Throughout his career he has been a popular speaker and critic of interpretive performances. His major book, The Art of Interpretation, was widely adopted and went through three editions (1966, 1972, and 1979).

Active in several organizations Bacon served as president of the Speech Communication Association in 1977. He also served as a consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities and other organizations.

During his three decades at Northwestern Bacon became well known and respected as a teacher of both undergraduate and graduate students. Students and colleagues frequently sought his advice on career and personal matters. His teaching, writing, and speeches have had a profound effect upon modern developments in the field of interpretation.

Wallace Bacon died February 10, 2001.

Scope and Content

The Wallace Bacon Papers comprising 25 boxes are arranged in eight main subseries: biographical material, educational material, correspondence, Philippines trips, class material, research material, addresses, and writings.

The Biographical material includes several curricula vitae, personal items relative to Bacon's education, career, and war service, and three short diaries. A partial list of Bacon's publications also is filed here.

The Educational material consists primarily of notes from lectures and readings and a few class papers primarily from Bacon's graduate student days at Michigan.

The General Correspondence deals mainly with Bacon's publications, readings, and addresses, his work with organizations, and some personal matters. Correspondence arranged in subject folders related to Bacon's committee work at Northwestern and with several scholarly organizations. Of special interest are the correspondence and related material emanating from Bacon's duties as an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech, his consultation work for the University of Washington, and with Charlton Heston concerning Heston's direction of the movie, “Antony and Cleopatra.”

The Philippines material includes correspondence, much it with Consuelo V. Fonacier, head of the Discipline of Speech and Drama, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines (who is one of Bacon's former students), relating to the field of interpretation. Bacon's letters to colleagues in the United States provide full and colorful descriptions of his travels, work, and experiences.

The class material consists primarily of lecture notes, a few papers and examination books, and reading lists. Grade books are also included.

The research material consists primarily of notes, with some correspondence.

The addresses are in the form of drafts and presentation copies.

Bacon's writings include drafts and revisions of books, articles, poems, and short stories. There is some related correspondence, but most is filed with the general and subject correspondence.

Two oversize items are filed separately: A scrapbook containing material relating to the war against Japan, and a folder containing posters for recitals, menus and other items relating to “Alice B. Toklas” dinners (1955, 1959) arranged by Bacon in Pasadena, California.

Arrangement of Materials

Arrangement within the subseries is chronological where possible.

Subjects

Personal Name

Bacon, Wallace A., 1914-

Subjects

Drama--Study and teaching

Oral interpretation--Study and teaching


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical
    • Personal Items, 1931-1979Box 1, Folder 1
    • The Crucible, High School Yearbook, 1929Box 1, Folder 2
    • Play Scripts, 1931, 1934(?)Box 1, Folder 3
    • Clippings, 1935-1979Box 1, Folder 4
    • Programs, 1953-1979Box 1, Folder 5
    • Publicity, Correspondence and Releases, 1954-1980Box 1, Folder 6
    • Diary, 1939-40Box 1, Folder 7
    • Diary, 1941Box 1, Folder 8
    • Diary, 1977Box 1, Folder 9
    • Ionic (Club?), n.d.Box 1, Folder 10
    • World War II and Military, 1943-1951Box 1, Folder 11
    • Japanese Language Course, 1943Box 2, Folder 1
    • Officers Training School, 1943Box 2, Folder 2
    • Certificates, 1945-1975Box 2, Folder 3
    • Retirement, 1979Box 2, Folder 4
  • Educational
    • English, 1935Box 2, Folder 5
    • English, 211c, Paper, Jan.1936Box 2, Folder 6
    • English, 178, Paper, Mar.1936Box 2, Folder 7
    • English, 267, Paper, Oct.1936Box 2, Folder 8
    • English, 185, Nov.1936Box 2, Folder 9
    • English, 283, May 1937Box 2, Folder 10
    • English, 186, May 1937Box 2, Folder 11
    • English, 127, Oct.1937Box 3, Folder 1
    • Literary Criticism, Jan.1938Box 3, Folder 2
    • Hamlet, Feb.1938Box 3, Folder 3
    • English, 112, May 1939Box 3, Folder 4
    • English, 165, n.d.Box 3, Folder 5
    • English, 185, n.d.Box 3, Folder 6
    • English, 185-186, n.d.Box 3, Folder 7
    • English, 185-186, n.d.Box 3, Folder 8
    • English, 293, n.d.Box 3, Folder 9
    • Elizabethan Fiction, n.d.Box 3, Folder 10
    • Old English, n.d.Box 4, Folder 1
    • Papers, n.d.Box 4, Folder 2
    • “Shakespeare's Dramatic Romances”, Doctoral Dissertation, April, 1940Box 4, Folder 3
  • Correspondence
    • Correspondence, 1934-1939Box 4, Folder 4
    • Correspondence, 1941-1949Box 4, Folder 5
    • Correspondence, 1950-1952Box 4, Folder 6
    • Correspondence, 1953-1955Box 4, Folder 7
    • Correspondence, 1957-1959Box 5, Folder 1
    • Correspondence, 1960-1964Box 5, Folder 2
    • Correspondence, Jan.- June 1965Box 5, Folder 3
    • Correspondence, July - Dec.1965Box 5, Folder 4
    • Correspondence, Jan. - Feb.1966Box 5, Folder 5
    • Correspondence, Mar. - Apr.1966Box 5, Folder 6
    • Correspondence, May - June 1966Box 5, Folder 7
    • Correspondence, July - Aug.1966Box 5, Folder 8
    • Correspondence, Sept. - Dec.1966Box 5, Folder 9
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1967Box 6, Folder 1
    • Correspondence, July - Dec.1967Box 6, Folder 2
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1968Box 6, Folder 3
    • Correspondence, Aug. - Dec.1968Box 6, Folder 4
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1969Box 6, Folder 5
    • Correspondence, July - Dec. 1969Box 6, Folder 6
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1970Box 7, Folder 1
    • Correspondence, July - Dec.1970Box 7, Folder 2
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1971Box 7, Folder 3
    • Correspondence, July - Dec.1971Box 7, Folder 4
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1972Box 7, Folder 5
    • Correspondence, July - Dec.1972Box 7, Folder 6
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1973Box 7, Folder 7
    • Correspondence, July - Dec.1973Box 7, Folder 8
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1974Box 8, Folder 1
    • Correspondence, July - Dec.1974Box 8, Folder 2
    • Correspondence, Jan. - June 1975Box 8, Folder 3
    • Correspondence, July - Dec.1975Box 8, Folder 4
    • Correspondence, 1976Box 8, Folder 5
    • Correspondence, 1977-1980Box 8, Folder 6
    • Correspondence, n.d.Box 8, Folder 7
  • Correspondence and Reports
    • Alumni Awards, 1971-1972Box 8, Folder 8
    • Alumni Awards, 1973Box 8, Folder 9
    • Alumni Awards, 1974-1979Box 8, Folder 10
    • Council for International Exchange Scholars, 1976-1979Box 9, Folder 1
    • Committee on Curriculum and Teaching, 1971-1972Box 9, Folder 2
    • Graduate School, Administrative Board, 1972-1977Box 9, Folder 3
    • Heston, Charlton, Apr. - Oct.1971Box 9, Folder 4
    • Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964-1978Box 9, Folder 5
    • Interdepartmental Program in Drama, 1959-1976Box 9, Folder 6
    • Department of Interpretation, 1963-1974Box 9, Folder 7
    • National Council of Teachers of English, 1968Box 9, Folder 8
    • National Endowment for the Humanities, 1972-1979Box 9, Folder 9
    • Northwestern Community Council, 1969-1970Box 9, Folder 10
    • Porter, Katherine Anne, 1949-1951Box 9, Folder 11
    • Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1956-1964Box 9, Folder 12
    • Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1974-1975Box 9, Folder 13
    • Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1976-1977Box 10, Folder 1
    • Recommendations, 1950- 1965Box 10, Folder 2
    • Recommendations, 1966-1969Box 10, Folder 3
    • Recommendations, 1970-1974Box 10, Folder 4
    • Recommendations, 1975Box 10, Folder 5
    • Recommendations, 1976Box 10, Folder 6
    • Recommendations, 1977-1979Box 10, Folder 7
    • Funds for New Theatre Building, n.d.Box 10, Folder 8
    • University Calendar Committee, 1975Box 10, Folder 9
    • University Library Committee, 1970-1972Box 10, Folder 10
    • Search Committee for New Librarian, Apr.- May 1971Box 10, Folder 11
    • University of Washington, 1970-1971Box 10, Folder 12
    • Postcards, 1967-1977Box 11, Folder 1
  • Philippines
    • Philippines “Log”, Sept.1-18, 1961Box 11, Folder 2
    • Philippines -Correspondence, 1961Box 11, Folder 3
    • Philippines -Correspondence, 1962Box 11, Folder 4
    • Philippines -Correspondence, 1965-1966Box 11, Folder 5
    • Philippines -Correspondence, 1967Box 11, Folder 6
    • Philippines -Correspondence, 1968- 1969Box 11, Folder 7
    • Philippines -Correspondence, 1970-1979Box 11, Folder 8
    • Philippines -Scrapbook, 1961-1962Box 11, Folder 9
    • Philippines -Scrapbook, 1964Box 12, Folder 1
    • Philippines -Scrapbook, 1965Box 12, Folder 2
    • Philippines -Clippings, 1961-62, 1965Box 12, Folder 3
    • Philippines -Programs, 1961-1977Box 12, Folder 4
    • Philippines -Class Materials, 1961-62,64-65, n.d.Box 12, Folder 5
    • Philippines -Addresses, 1961-62, 1965Box 12, Folder 6
    • Philippines -Short Story, n.d.Box 12, Folder 7
    • Philippines -Poems, 1961-63Box 12, Folder 8
    • Philippines -Readings, 1964-65, n.d.Box 12, Folder 9
    • Philippines -Reports, 1960-65Box 12, Folder 10
    • Philippines -Travel Items, 1961-62Box 13, Folder 1
    • Philippines -Travel Items, 1962-64Box 13, Folder 2
  • Class Materials
    • Class Materials -B12, 1959Box 13, Folder 3
    • Class Materials -C10, 1971Box 13, Folder 4
    • Class Materials -C12, 1947-48, n.d.Box 13, Folder 5
    • Class Materials -C18, 1948, 1962-63Box 13, Folder 6
    • Class Materials -C18-1, Exams, 1947-79Box 13, Folder 7
    • Class Materials -C18-2, Exams, 1948-79Box 13, Folder 8
    • Class Materials -C18-3, Exams, 1948-79Box 13, Folder 9
    • Class Materials -C18-5, 1956Box 13, Folder 10
    • Class Materials -C18-6, Exam Books-1, 1979Box 13, Folder 11
    • Class Materials -C18-6, Exam Books-2, 1979Box 14, Folder 1
    • Class Materials -C18-3, 1979Box 14, Folder 2
    • Class Materials -C21, 1979Box 14, Folder 3
    • Class Materials -C22, 1950Box 14, Folder 4
    • Class Materials -C23, Prosody, 1967-78Box 14, Folder 5
    • Class Materials -C23, Scansions, n.d.Box 14, Folder 6
    • Class Materials -C25, 1960-73Box 14, Folder 7
    • Class Materials -D12, 1948-78Box 14, Folder 8
    • Class Materials -D12, 17th Century, 1969-71Box 14, Folder 9
    • Class Materials -D12, Stevens, 1972Box 14, Folder 10
    • Class Materials -D14, 1952-58Box 15, Folder 1
    • Class Materials -D99, 1962Box 15, Folder 2
    • Class Materials -E01-E99 Registration, 1977Box 15, Folder 3
    • Class Materials -ElO, n.d.Box 15, Folder 4
    • Class Materials -E15, n.d.Box 15, Folder 5
    • Class Materials -E18, 1967, n.d.Box 15, Folder 6
    • Class Materials -Michigan, English 1, 1938-41Box 15, Folder 7
    • Class Materials -English 164, n.d.Box 15, Folder 8
    • Class Materials -Swarthmore, Honors English, 1949Box 15, Folder 9
    • Class Materials -Grade Books, 1938-42Box 15, Folder 10
    • Class Materials -Grade Books, 1946-47Box 15, Folder 11
    • Class Materials -Grade Books, 1950-57Box 15, Folder 12
    • Class Materials -Grade Books, 1957-66Box 15, Folder 13
    • Class Materials -Grade Books, 1962-67Box 16, Folder 1
    • Class Materials -Grade Books, 1967-78Box 16, Folder 2
    • Class Materials -Comprehensive Exams, Masters, 1937-56Box 16, Folder 3
    • Class Materials -Qualifying Exams, PhD, 1961, 1967Box 16, Folder 4
    • Class Materials -Notes, Shakespeare, n.d.Box 16, Folder 5
    • Class Materials -Notes, Hamlet, n.d.Box 16, Folder 6
    • Class Materials -Notes, O'Neill, n.d.Box 16, Folder 7
    • Class Materials -Notes, Plato, n.d.Box 16, Folder 8
    • Class Materials -Response to Student Paper on Milton, n.d.Box 16, Folder 9
    • Class Materials -Miscellaneous English Reading Lists and Notes, 1937-46Box 16, Folder 10
    • Class Materials -Aesthetics, n.d.Box 17, Folder 1
    • Class Materials -Japanese Poems, n.d.Box 17, Folder 2
    • Class Materials -Symposium, Summer 1957Box 17, Folder 3
  • Research Materials
    • Research Materials-Huntington Library, 1944, 1946Box 17, Folder 4
    • Research Materials-Folger Library, Oct.1945Box 17, Folder 5
    • Research Materials-Mary Austin Library, 1959Box 17, Folder 6
    • Research Materials-Reading Notes, 1, n.d.Box 17, Folder 7
    • Research Materials-Reading Notes, 2, 1955, 1959Box 17, Folder 8
  • Addresses
    • Shakespeare's Prince Hal and King Henry V, Mar.2, 1954Box 17, Folder 9
    • The Art of Oral Interpretation, Apr.5, 1961Box 17, Folder 10
    • Reverberation: An Ontological View of Interpretation, 1967?Box 17, Folder 11
    • Literature As Communication and Literature As Communion, Mar.20, 1968Box 17, Folder 12
    • The Act of Literature and the Act of Interpretation, June 24-28, 1968Box 17, Folder 13
    • Bailey Lectures, Aug.14, 16, 1972Box 17, Folder 14
    • The Performing Arts and The Humanities, Oct. 6, 1972Box 17, Folder 15
    • The Act of Interpretation, 1972Box 17, Folder 16
    • Alone on the Moon: Our Stammering Society, Apr.1974Box 17, Folder 17
    • A Sense of Being, Apr.3, 1975Box 17, Folder 18
    • Shakespeare in the Classroom, 1975Box 17, Folder 19
    • Every Little Meaning, Summer 1976Box 17, Folder 20
    • Interpretation Today, Summer 1976Box 17, Folder 21
    • Presidential Message, Speech Communication Assoc., 1976Box 17, Folder 22
    • Language and the Lived World, Apr.8, 1977Box 17, Folder 23
    • School of Speech, Honors Convocation Address, May 25, 1977Box 17, Folder 24
    • The Poem in the Body: Theories of Interpretation, July 22, 1977Box 17, Folder 25
    • Speech as a Humanistic Discipline, Aug.3, 1977Box 18, Folder 1
    • An Umbrella for Three, Nov.22, 1977Box 18, Folder 2
    • Higher Education and Speech Communication: The Next Decade, 1977Box 18, Folder 3
    • The Seacoast of Bohemia, 1977Box 18, Folder 4
    • The Dangerous Shores Once Again, Apr.17, 1979Box 18, Folder 5
    • Speech Communication As a Humanistic Discipline, n.d.Box 18, Folder 6
    • Inner Form and Outer Form, n.d.Box 18, Folder 7
    • The Art of Reading What Has Been Written, n.d.Box 18, Folder 8
    • Notes, 1954, n.d.Box 18, Folder 9
    • Commonwealth Festival (Critiques), 1978Box 18, Folder 10
  • Writings - Books
    • Shakespeare's Dramatic Romances (unpub.), Draft 1, 1948-49(?)Box 18, Folder 11
    • Shakespeare's Dramatic Romances (unpub.), Draft 2, 1948-49(?)Box 18, Folder 12
    • Shakespeare's Dramatic Romances (unpub.), Revision I, 1948-49(?)Box 18, Folder 13
    • Shakespeare's Dramatic Romances (unpub.), Revision 2, 1948-49(?)Box 18, Folder 14
    • Shakespeare's Dramatic Romances (unpub.), Final Copy 1, 1948-49(?)Box 19, Folder 1
    • Shakespeare's Dramatic Romances (unpub.), Final Copy 2, 1948-49(?)Box 19, Folder 2
    • William Warner's Syrinx, (ed.) First Draft 1, 1950Box 19, Folder 3
    • William Warner's Syrinx, (ed.) First Draft 2, 1950Box 19, Folder 4
    • William Warner's Syrinx, (ed.) First Draft 3, 1950Box 19, Folder 5
    • William Warner's Syrinx, (ed.) Final Copy I, 1950Box 19, Folder 6
    • William Warner's Syrinx, (ed.) Final Copy 2, 1950Box 19, Folder 7
    • William Warner's Syrinx, Photostat of 1597 Edition, edited., 1950Box 20, Folder 1
    • William Warner's Syrinx, Correspondence, 1941-1950Box 20, Folder 2
    • William Warner's Syrinx, Notes 1, 1941-1950Box 20, Folder 3
    • William Warner's Syrinx, Notes 2, 1941-1950Box 20, Folder 4
    • The Attic Story of Thomas Sheridan, Notes and Draft I, 1962-63?Box 20, Folder 5
    • The Attic Story of Thomas Sheridan, Notes and Draft 2, 1962-63?Box 20, Folder 6
    • The Attic Story of Thomas Sheridan, Revision, 1962-63?Box 20, Folder 7
    • The Attic Story of Thomas Sheridan, Correspondence, 1963Box 20, Folder 8
    • The Art of Interpretation, 1st ed. Correspondence, 1965Box 21, Folder 1
    • The Art of Interpretation, 2nd ed. Adoptions, Dec. 31, 1973Box 21, Folder 2
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Preliminary Questionnaires, 1976Box 21, Folder 3
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Draft Text 1, 1978-79Box 21, Folder 4
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Draft Text 2, 1978-79Box 21, Folder 5
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Draft Text 3, 1978-79Box 21, Folder 6
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Draft Text 4, 1978-79Box 21, Folder 7
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Edited Typescript, Ch.1-4, 1978-79Box 21, Folder 8
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Edited Typescript, Ch.5-8, 1978-79Box 22, Folder 1
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Edited Typescript, Ch.9-10, 1978-79Box 22, Folder 2
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Edited Typescript, Ch.11-12, 1978-79Box 22, Folder 3
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Edited Typescript, Ch.13-, 1978-79Box 22, Folder 4
    • The Art of Interpretation, 3rd ed. Correspondence and Index, 1978Box 22, Folder 5
    • Literature as Experience, (with Robert S. Breen), Permissions, 1957-58Box 22, Folder 6
  • Writings - Articles
    • “Graduate Studies in Interpretation”, 1949Box 22, Folder 7
    • “On the Teaching of Interpretation”, 1950Box 22, Folder 8
    • “The Web of Life”, 1964-65Box 22, Folder 9
    • “Oral Interpretation and the Teaching of Literature”, 1972Box 22, Folder 10
    • Bailey Memorial Lectures, 1973Box 22, Folder 11
    • “Problems in the Interpretation of Shakespeare”, 1973Box 22, Folder 12
    • “Interpretation and the Teaching of Literature in Secondary Schools”, 1973?Box 22, Folder 13
    • “A Response to 'One Imperative Plus'”, 1975Box 23, Folder 1
    • “Practical Prosody”, 1975Box 23, Folder 2
    • “The Dangerous Shores a Decade Later”, 1975Box 23, Folder 3
    • “Issues in Interpretation”, 1976Box 23, Folder 4
    • “Readers Theatre”, 1977Box 23, Folder 5
    • Miscellaneous ArticlesBox 23, Folder 6
  • Writings - Plays
    • “The Mad Byrons”, Clippings and Programs, 1929Box 23, Folder 7
    • “Strange Lotus”, Clippings and Programs, 1935Box 23, Folder 8
    • “The Bean and The Cod”, Text, 1938Box 23, Folder 9
    • “The Bean and The Cod”, Correspondence, Clippings, Programs, 1938-39Box 23, Folder 10
    • “To Sleep Before Evening”, Text, Correspondence, Clippings, and Program, 1938Box 23, Folder 11
    • “Savonarola”, Text, 1946Box 23, Folder 12
    • “Savonarola”, Clippings, Programs, Publicity, and Contract, 1938-1950Box 23, Folder 13
    • “Savonarola”, Correspondence, 1937-41, 1946-51Box 23, Folder 14
    • “But Not For love”, Text, 1946Box 23, Folder 15
    • “The Roaring Girl”, Text, 1949Box 23, Folder 16
    • “The Star and The Grindstone”, Text, n.d.Box 23, Folder 17
    • “Riel”, Correspondence and Music, 1949-1954Box 23, Folder 18
    • Writings - Opera - “Riel”, Libretto and Notes, 1949-54Box 24, Folder 1
  • Writings - Short Stories
    • “The Big Baby”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 2
    • “Ceremonial”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 3
    • “The Main Thing”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 4
    • “The Pool of Salt”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 5
    • “The Shortest Distance”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 6
  • Writings - Poems
    • “Anniversary” through “He Said, 'I'd Love You More Dear If Your Waist'”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 7
    • “I Keep A House” through “Quem Quaeritis?”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 8
    • “Reflections” through “What Shall I Say to These Children I Bear”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 9
    • “Underneath the Bough”, n.d.Box 24, Folder 10
    • Writings - Poems and Short Stories - Record of Submission, n.d.Box 24, Folder 11
    • Writings - Book of Ideas and Drafts, n.d.Box 24, Folder 12
    • Writings - Poems and Correspondence, 1940-1949Box 24, Folder 13
    • Writings -Book Reviews by, 1958-1977Box 24, Folder 14
    • Writings -Criticism, 1946-49Box 24, Folder 15
    • Writings -Memorial (Charles McGaw), 1978Box 24, Folder 16
    • Writings -Copyright, 1934-1937, 1949Box 24, Folder 17
    • Writings -Royalties, 1974Box 24, Folder 18
    • Writings -Bibliographic Cards - Elizabethan Literature 1, n.d.Box 24, Folder 19
    • Writings -Bibliographic Cards - Elizabethan Literature 2, n.d.Box 24, Folder 20
    • Writings -Bibliographic Cards - Elizabethan Literature 3, n.d.Box 25, Folder 1
    • Writings -Reprints, 1948-1978Box 25, Folder 2
    • Writings -“Antony and Cleopatra”, Photocopy of Movie Script, Edited by Charlton Heston, the Producer. (Advised by Wallace Bacon; See Also: Box 9, Folder 4), 1971Box 25, Folder 3
    • Writings - Film -“A Sense of Other”, 1978Box 25, Folder 4
    • Writings - Production -Ibsen's “The Ghosts”, Stage Plan, 1979Box 25, Folder 5
    • Writings - Performance, Radio -“Toward a More Perfect Union” (Bacon Has Role), 1976Box 25, Folder 6
    • Writings (Miscellaneous) - “Poetry from Korea”, 1976Box 25, Folder 7
    • Writings (Miscellaneous) - “Macbeth”, Marked Script, 1976Box 25, Folder 8