Guide to the Lawrence G. Evans (1935- ) Papers

Collection Title: Lawrence G. Evans (1935- ) Papers
Dates: 1952-1999
Identification: 11/3/11/33
Creator: Evans, Lawrence (Lawrence Gove), 1935-
Extent: 22 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Lawrence Evans Papers fill twenty-two boxes and span the years 1956 to 1999. The papers consist of Evans' notes from Harvard classes, correspondence relating to Northwestern, teaching files, correspondence with and about students, graduate student files, biographical information, committee and professional association records, course files, and publication files. The bulk of the papers document Evans' 40 year teaching career as professor of English at Northwestern University.
Acquisition Information: The Lawrence G. Evans Papers were donated to the University Archives by Kathy Daniels of the English Department on March 31, 2003, as Accession Number 03-51. Files comprising the additions were acquired by the Northwestern University Archives as accession 06-68.
Processing Information: Carolyn Grimaldi, summer 200; Janet Olson, winter 2006. Addition processed by Meghan Courtney; August 2, 2006.
Separated Materials: Approximately two-thirds of a cubic foot of duplicate and extraneous materials was discarded. Records that are administratively specific were separated as follows: Departmental Notices (1980-1993) were added to the English Department Departmental Notices (Series 11/3/11/14). General Faculty Committee records (1972-1974) and Budget and Resources Advisory Committee (BRAC) file (1973-1974) were added to the Archives' GFC records (Series 4/5/1) and BRAC records (Series 4/5/5), respectively. One folder of Harold Hungerford's correspondence was added to Hungerford's Faculty Biographical File, University Archives Room 110 (Hungerford preceded Evans as the coordinator of the Evening Divisions English courses).
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the Lawrence G. Evans Papers is restricted; permission to consult these papers must be obtained from the Chair of the English Department or from the University Archivist.
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

Lawrence Gove Evans, for forty years a professor in the English Department at Northwestern University, was born on June 29, 1935 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He attended Bates College with a full tuition scholarship and received his B.A. in English and Philosophy in 1956. During his days at Bates, he was named Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year and rated the first-ranking male student all four years. Evans did his graduate work at Harvard University, receiving an M.A. in English in 1957 and a Ph.D. in 1961 with a dissertation titled “Some Letters of Walter Pater.” His honors at Harvard included a University Scholarship (1956-57); a Leman Scholarship; a two-time Charles Dexter Fellowship (1959, 1960); and the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship (1960-1961). His teaching career began during graduate school as a Teaching Fellow (1957-1960), and after receiving his doctorate he taught at Harvard as an instructor of English until 1962.

In 1962, Evans accepted a position as Instructor at Northwestern University. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1963, and to Associate Professor in 1971. At Northwestern, Evans taught courses in the English Department ranging from freshman seminars and introductory English literatures courses to graduate seminars in his area of interest, late Victorian literature, and served on numerous doctoral committees.

He coordinated Northwestern University's Evening Divisions' English courses starting in 1969, and was the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English. In addition to his teaching duties, he participated as a member of the Undergraduate and Graduate Committees of the English Department, on the General Faculty Committee, and served on the Budget and Resources Advisory Committee. He was a faculty associate at Willard Residential College (1980), and held a leadership position in the American Association of University Professors. In 1968 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He took a leave of absence from Northwestern in 1975-1976 to research the relationship between Victorian church history and literature. His edited Letters of Walter Pater was published in 1970.

Evans retired from Northwestern University in 2001, and was elected to emeritus status on September 1, 2001.

Scope and Content

Description of the Series, Boxes 1-8 (1956-1996)

The Lawrence Evans Papers fill seven and one-half boxes and span the years 1956 to 1996. The papers consist of Evans' notes from Harvard classes, correspondence relating to Northwestern, teaching files, correspondence with and about students, and graduate student files. The bulk of the papers document Evans' teaching career at Northwestern University.

The Biographical information is limited to a vita, annual vita supplements, and an undated draft of a press release.

Course notes from English classes Evans took at Harvard fill three folders. They include a copy of an essay he wrote on the poet John Donne.

Incoming and outgoing General Correspondence dates between 1962 and 1980, and consists mainly of Evans' correspondence with members of Northwestern University committees, colleagues in English departments at other institutions, booksellers, and the Modern Language Association, as well as routine University-related communications. Although most material relating to the Northwestern English Department is filed separately, there are a few letters to or from English Department colleagues among the general correspondence. The Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

The correspondence between Jean Hagstrum and Evans that led to Evans' joining the Northwestern faculty in 1962 is contained in the folder labeled Northwestern University Hiring, which also includes welcoming letters from the dean and the president of the university.

The Promotions file includes the letter promoting Evans to Assistant Professor in 1963, and documents the more involved process of his petition for promotion to Associate Professor beginning in 1969.

Job offers from other universities, as well as Evans' applications for research grants (one unsuccessful, one successful), are documented in the folders labeled accordingly. Three requests for Evans to review unpublished manuscripts (two from the Northwestern University Press, one from Ohio University Press), along with Evans' responses and comments, are found in the Manuscript Review Requests file.

Interdepartmental Correspondence illuminates the activities of the English Department between 1964 and 1995, and includes memos about class schedules, curricular issues, room assignments, summer session and evening courses, recommendations of students for prizes and honors, and comments on potential department appointees. The correspondence also illuminates more contentious issues of administration and governance of the department. As an Assistant and later Associate Professor, Evans was outspoken on the need for lower-ranked faculty to be treated equally with full professors in terms of communication and departmental decision-making.

Similarly, the correspondence relating to the Chairmanship of the English Department (1964-1986) reflects contention within the Department and between the Department and the University, with the dean pressing for the department to provide recommendations rather than proposing a specific candidate. Much of the correspondence consists of Evans' responses to the dean's requests for his opinion on the proposed chair.

Evans' handwritten English Department Meeting Notes fill one folder and date between 1973 and 1993.

Evans was involved in summer sessions and evening division courses both as a teacher and as coordinator of the Evening Divisions' English courses. Correspondence, dating between 1967 and 1970, includes routine memos about classes, room assignments, and book orders, as well as the hiring and scheduling of part-time instructors for the various classes. Correspondents include Harold Hungerford, Evans' predecessor as coordinator of the English course for the Evening Division, and Evening Division Deans Martha Luck and Daniel Lang.

The Graduate Committee files date from 1966 to 1983 and document Evans' long service on the committee. Records include meeting minutes, exam questions, proposed revisions to the examination criteria, and descriptions of the duties of faculty charged with examining graduate students.

Materials relating to Evans' participation on the Undergraduate Committee consist mainly of memos from the committee chair outlining discussion topics (mostly dealing with proposed changes to the curriculum).

Evans served as a Freshman Adviser in 1995-1996. Correspondence generated in this role includes instructions, agendas, announcements of activities, and communications between Evans and his advisees.

Evans' teaching files document courses taught at Northwestern University, Harvard (as a Teaching Fellow), and as Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (1968). The teaching files typically contain Evans' meticulous lecture notes/outlines, as well as syllabi, handouts, and exam questions for each course. At Northwestern, Evans taught courses ranging from freshman literature to upper-level seminars on his own area of interest, Victorian prose and poetry. Files are arranged by course number, and within the files records are arranged chronologically by course date.

The student work files are organized by course number, and contain papers or essays written by Evans' students between 1965 and 1973. It is not clear why these particular examples of student work were saved. While most files contain a number of student papers or essays, some files contain just one paper. Evans made most of his comments on the cover pages of the papers. Many of the papers are photocopies.

Files documenting Evans' service on M.A. and Ph.D. committees between 1967 and 1972 are organized alphabetically by the surname of the candidate. Records consist mainly of correspondence among the faculty committee members as they discussed the candidates; materials also include exam questions and grades, and dissertation proposals.

Student correspondence and letters of recommendation document Evans' relationship with his students and their respect for him. Most of the letters are from current or former students asking for recommendations supporting their applications to graduate school, internships, or jobs; some seek his help in contacting another faculty member; others, from current students, request assistance with their work, explanations of their grades, or extensions on deadlines. A few letters are more personal, telling Evans of the student's current activities. The student correspondence, dating between 1963 and 1979, consists almost exclusively of incoming correspondence; Evans' responses are found in the corresponding letters of recommendation (1963-1979). After 1980, the letters of recommendation (1980 to 1995) files include both the incoming request and Evans' response (with requests filed after the recommendation letter). Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the student's surname. If no last name was evident, the letter is filed alphabetically by the first name. Of particular interest in the recommendations file (R-S, 1963-1979) are two petitions for conscientious objector status.

Files on individual graduate students who worked under Evans in pursuance of their master's degree or doctorate are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the student. Files contain correspondence with the student, with other members of the English Department faculty, and with the Graduate School, including evaluations and comments, reading lists, dissertation prospecti, master's essays, teaching credentials, and grade reports.

Description of the Addition, Boxes 9-22 (1952-1999)

This addition to the Lawrence G. Evans papers fills thirteen and one-half boxes and spans the years 1952 to 1999. It is divided into five categories: biographical information, committee and professional association records, correspondence, course files, and publication files.

Files of biographical information fill boxes 9, 10, and half of 11. They include paperwork relating to Evans' education and to his Selective Service status, but the majority of these files contain notebooks of detailed bookkeeping information and personal journals. The journals, spanning the period 1957-1968, are, in large part, daily to-do lists, notes and reminders.

Committee and professional association records relate largely to Evans' active involvement in the work of Northwestern University. Folders representing his participation in Budget and Resources Advisory Committee, the Graduate Dissertation Committee, Subcommittee on Student Community, and the Study Abroad Committee, among others, fill approximately two and one-half boxes. This category also includes files on the Faculty Club, in which Evans played a large role.

The correspondence is arranged topically and includes folders of correspondence between Evans and his friends, family, and professional associates. There is a significant volume of correspondence relating to Evans' work on the English literary critic and author, Walter Pater. Within folders correspondence is arranged chronologically.

The course files reflect Evans' teaching from 1956 to 1999. These fills fill more than four boxes and include materials on a few courses taught at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Files on Northwestern University courses claim the vast majority of this section. Course files often include lecture notes, syllabi, and examinations. The files are arranged first by institution at which Evans taught, then by course number, title, or topic. Following the files relating to specific courses is a collection of student papers. These papers encompass a range of levels from freshman to graduate courses and date from the 1960s through the 1990s.

Arrangement of Materials

The course notes are arranged by course. The correspondence is arranged by subject and within subject chronologically. The teaching files are arranged by course, with Northwestern courses preceding courses at other institutions. Student work files are arranged by course. The Ph.D. committee files, student correspondence, letters of recommendation, and the files on individual graduate students are each arranged alphabetically by the surname of the student. If no last name was evident, the letter is filed alphabetically by the first name. Within the addition, the biographical information files are arranged by type of material. Committee and professional association records and correspondence are each arranged alphabetically by topic. Within folders correspondence is arranged chronologically. Course files are arranged first by the institution at which Evans taught, then by course number, title, or topic.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of English

Personal Name

Evans, Lawrence (Lawrence Gove), 1935-

Subjects

English literature--Study and teaching--United States


Container List / Contents

  • Education: Harvard
    • English 134 — course notes, 195?Box 1, Folder 2
    • English 232 — course notes English 232 - paper “Donne, Death, and Holy Sonnet X”, 1956Box 1, Folder 3
    • English 243 - course notes, 195?Box 1, Folder 4
  • Correspondence
    • General Correspondence, 1962-1980Box 1, Folder 5
    • Northwestern University: Hiring, 1961-1963Box 1, Folder 6
    • Promotions, 1963, 1969-1971Box 1, Folder 7
    • Job Offers, 1966, 1970Box 1, Folder 8
    • Research Grants, 1970Box 1, Folder 9
    • Manuscript review requests, 1969, 1970Box 1, Folder 10
    • English Department
      • Interdepartmental - English, 1964-1995Box 1, Folder 11
      • English Department Chair Appointments, 1964-1986Box 1, Folder 12
      • English Department Meeting Notes, 1973-1993Box 1, Folder 13
      • Summer Session/Evening Division, 1967-1970Box 1, Folder 14
    • Committees
      • Graduate Committee, 1966-1971Box 1, Folder 15
      • Graduate Committee, 1973-1979Box 1, Folder 16
      • Graduate Committee, 1980-1983Box 2, Folder 1
      • Graduate Committee - Student Information, 1966-1983Box 2, Folder 2
      • Undergraduate Committee, 1995-1996Box 2, Folder 3
      • Freshman Advising, 1995-1996Box 2, Folder 4
  • Teaching Files - Northwestern
    • English A10 - lecture notes and exams, 1963-1964Box 2, Folder 5
    • English A10- exams, 1961-1965Box 2, Folder 6
    • English A51 - course syllabus, 1974Box 2, Folder 7
    • English B05 - Intermediate Composition -, 1980-1981Box 2, Folder 8
    • English B21 - lecture notes and handouts, 1964Box 2, Folder 9
    • English B30 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams, 1961-1963Box 2, Folder 10
    • English B30-3 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams, 1964Box 2, Folder 11
    • English B50-1 - lecture notes and handouts, 1964-1970Box 2, Folder 12
    • English B90 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams, 1980-1983Box 3, Folder 1
    • English C07 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams, 1963-1977Box 3, Folder 2
    • English C09 - lecture notes, 1965Box 3, Folder 3
    • English C11 - lecture notes and handouts, 1972Box 3, Folder 4
    • English C40 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams, 1964, 1968-69, 1975Box 3, Folder 5
    • English C41-5 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams, 1976-1977Box 3, Folder 6
    • English C43 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams, 1970-1973Box 3, Folder 7
    • English C50-1 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams, 1965-1970Box 3, Folder 8
    • English C91 - handouts and exams, 1984Box 3, Folder 9
    • English C95 - lecture notes and handouts, 1971Box 3, Folder 10
    • English C98 - handouts, lecture notes, 1963-1969Box 3, Folder 11
    • English D04 - handouts and exams, 1978-1979Box 3, Folder 12
    • English D31 - lecture notes and handouts, 1965, 1971, 1977Box 3, Folder 13
    • English D33 - handouts and exams, 1970Box 3, Folder 14
    • English D39 - lecture notes, handouts, and exams (including Summer Session), 1967, 1970-1972Box 3, Folder 15
    • English E31, 1967, 1969, 1973Box 3, Folder 16
  • Teaching Files: Other Institutions
    • Harvard University
      • English 253 - lecture notes and handouts, 1959-1962Box 3, Folder 17
      • English Sophomore Tutorial - lecture notes and handouts, 1961-1962Box 3, Folder 18
    • University of Pennsylvania
      • English 658 - Victorian Novel - handouts and exams, 1968Box 3, Folder 19
      • English 758—Victorian Fiction-lecture notes, handouts, exams, 1968Box 3, Folder 20
  • Student Work
    • English B05 (22), 1980Box 4, Folder 1
    • English C43, 1971Box 4, Folder 2
    • English C50, 1966Box 4, Folder 3
    • English C90, 1980Box 4, Folder 4
    • English DO4, 1979Box 4, Folder 5
    • English D31, 1971Box 4, Folder 6
    • English D39, 1967, 1971Box 4, Folder 7
    • English E31, 1967Box 4, Folder 8
    • English E31, 1969Box 4, Folder 9
    • English E31, 1973Box 4, Folder 10
    • Unidentified course, 1972Box 4, Folder 11
  • Graduate Committees
    • PhD Committees (A-L), 1967-1972Box 4, Folder 12
    • PhD Committees (M-Z), 1967-1972Box 4, Folder 13
  • Student Correspondence
    • Student Correspondence (A - F), 1963-1979Box 4, Folder 15
    • Student Correspondence (G - L), 1963-1979Box 5, Folder 1
    • Student Correspondence (M-Z), 1963-1979Box 5, Folder 2
  • Letters of Recommendation (1963-1979)
    • Letters of Recommendation (A - E), 1963-1979Box 5, Folder 3
    • Letters of Recommendation (F - L), 1963-1979Box 5, Folder 4
    • Letters of Recommendation (M- Q), 1963-1979Box 5, Folder 5
    • Letters of Recommendation (R - Z), 1963-1979Box 6, Folder 1
  • Letters of Recommendation (1980-1995)
    • Letters of Recommendation (A -E), 1980-1995Box 6, Folder 2
    • Letters of Recommendation (F - J), 1980-1995Box 6, Folder 3
    • Letters of Recommendation (K - O), 1980-1995Box 6, Folder 4
    • Letters of Recommendation (P - T), 1980-1995Box 6, Folder 5
    • Letters of Recommendation (U - Z), 1980-1995Box 6, Folder 6
  • Graduate Students (MA; PhD)
    • Barclay, Daryl, 1979-1980Box 7, Folder 1
    • Beck, Richard, 1973-1980Box 7, Folder 2
    • Borg, James, 1971-1979Box 7, Folder 3
    • Christensen, John, 1971-1978Box 7, Folder 4
    • Feeley, John, 1975-1977Box 7, Folder 5
    • Gaines, Kendra, 1974-1979Box 7, Folder 6
    • Garland, Natalie, 1971-1972Box 7, Folder 7
    • Goldfarb, Sarah, 1978-1980Box 7, Folder 8
    • Hughes, Robert, 1974-1976Box 7, Folder 9
    • Jann, Rosemary, 1973-1978Box 7, Folder 10
    • Larson, Janet Karsten, 1971-1976Box 7, Folder 11
    • Lewis, John, 1974-1975Box 7, Folder 12
    • Lorence, Carolyn, 1970-1981Box 7, Folder 13
    • Maddox, Linda, 1992-1993Box 7, Folder 14
    • Morse, Deborah, 1977-1983Box 7, Folder 15
    • Musil, Carolyn (McTyghe), 1969-1974Box 7, Folder 16
    • Peterson, William S., 1966-1977Box 7, Folder 17
    • Pullin, William, 1974-1977Box 8, Folder 1
    • Qualls, Barry V., 1970-1972Box 8, Folder 2
    • Sanders, N. Jean, 1966-1980Box 8, Folder 3
    • Sheridan, Daniel, 1969-1974Box 8, Folder 4
    • Skom, Edith, 1972-1974Box 8, Folder 5
    • Snyder, Margery, 1974-1976Box 8, Folder 6
    • Spaltro, Kathleen, 1978-1980Box 8, Folder 7
    • Stanfield, Scott, 1978-1980Box 8, Folder 8
    • Stirling, Edward, 1971-1972Box 8, Folder 9
    • Stuhr, Margaret, 1979Box 8, Folder 10
  • Additions, 1952-1999
      Scope and Contents: Description of the Addition, Boxes 9-22 (1952-1999) This addition to the Lawrence G. Evans papers fills thirteen and one-half boxes and spans the years 1952 to 1999. It is divided into five categories: biographical information, committee and professional association records, correspondence, course files, and publication files. Files of biographical information fill boxes 9, 10, and half of 11. They include paperwork relating to Evans' education and to his Selective Service status, but the majority of these files contain notebooks of detailed bookkeeping information and personal journals. The journals, spanning the period 1957-1968, are, in large part, daily to-do lists, notes and reminders. Committee and professional association records relate largely to Evans' active involvement in the work of Northwestern University. Folders representing his participation in Budget and Resources Advisory Committee, the Graduate Dissertation Committee, Subcommittee on Student Community, and the Study Abroad Committee, among others, fill approximately two and one-half boxes. This category also includes files on the Faculty Club, in which Evans played a large role. The correspondence is arranged topically and includes folders of correspondence between Evans and his friends, family, and professional associates. There is a significant volume of correspondence relating to Evans' work on the English literary critic and author, Walter Pater. Within folders correspondence is arranged chronologically. The course files reflect Evans' teaching from 1956 to 1999. These fills fill more than four boxes and include materials on a few courses taught at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Files on Northwestern University courses claim the vast majority of this section. Course files often include lecture notes, syllabi, and examinations. The files are arranged first by institution at which Evans taught, then by course number, title, or topic. Following the files relating to specific courses is a collection of student papers. These papers encompass a range of levels from freshman to graduate courses and date from the 1960s through the 1990s.
    • Biographical Information
      • Bates College: Newsletters, Class of 1956, ca. 1970 -1979Box 9, Folder 1
      • Bookkeeping: Account Records, 1952 - 1968Box 9, Folder 2
      • Bookkeeping: Notebooks, 1958-1961Box 9, Folder 3
      • Bookkeeping: Notebooks : Europe, 1959Box 9, Folder 4
      • Bookkeeping: Notebooks, 1961-1962Box 9, Folder 5
      • Bookkeeping: Notebooks, 1963 - 1966Box 9, Folder 6
      • Job Offers, n.d.Box 9, Folder 7
      • Journals, 1957, 1958Box 9, Folder 8
      • Journals, 1959Box 9, Folder 9
      • Journals, 1960-1962Box 9, Folder 10
      • Journals, 1963Box 10, Folder 1
      • Journals, 1964Box 10, Folder 2
      • Journals, 1964 (2)Box 10, Folder 3
      • Journals, Feb - April 1965Box 10, Folder 4
      • Journals, June - Dec 1965Box 10, Folder 5
      • Journals, Dec 1965-Nov 1966Box 11, Folder 1
      • Journals, Dec1967 - June 1968Box 11, Folder 2
      • Journals, n.d. fallBox 11, Folder 3
      • Journals, n.d. winter/springBox 11, Folder 4
      • Eugene McCarthy / ACLU Donations, n.d.Box 11, Folder 5
      • Morristown (New Jersey) High School 25th Reunion, 1977Box 11, Folder 6
      • Selective Service, ca. 1965 - 1970Box 11, Folder 7
      • Vaccinations, Health Insurance, 1959Box 11, Folder 8
      • Vita Supplements, n.d.Box 11, Folder 9
    • Committee and Professional Association Records
      • Administrative Committee, 1965 - 1970Box 11, Folder 10
      • Administrative: Committee of Committees, 1964 - 1978Box 11, Folder 11
      • Budget and Resources Advisory Committee, 1974 - 1977Box 11, Folder 12
      • Curriculum Committee, 1964 - 1970Box 11, Folder 13
      • Director of Undergraduate Studies, 1998 - 1999Box 11, Folder 14
      • English Department, n.d.Box 12, Folder 1
      • English B/C 50 Committee, 1965 - 1966Box 12, Folder 2
      • English B/C Honors, 1964Box 12, Folder 3
      • Faculty Club, 1966 - 1972Box 12, Folder 4
      • General Faculty Committee, n.d.Box 12, Folder 5
      • Graduate Affairs Subcommittee, 1968 - 1969Box 12, Folder 6
      • Graduate Committee, 1969 - 1970Box 12, Folder 7
      • Graduate Committee, 1971 - 1972Box 12, Folder 8
      • Graduate Committee, 1972 - 1973Box 12, Folder 9
      • Graduate Dissertation Committee, 1963 - 1966Box 12, Folder 10
      • Library Committee, n.d.Box 12, Folder 11
      • Modern Language Association, 1971Box 12, Folder 12
      • Professorial Staff Meetings, 1963 - 1967Box 13, Folder 1
      • Professorial Staff Meetings, 1967 - 1970Box 13, Folder 2
      • Research Grants and Department Involvement, n.d.Box 13, Folder 3
      • Study Abroad Committee: College of Arts and Sciences, n.d.Box 13, Folder 4
      • Subcommittee on Student Community, ca. 1960'sBox 13, Folder 5
      • Undergraduate Honors Committee, 1965 - 1966Box 13, Folder 6
      • Writing in Chicago Advisory Board, n.d.Box 13, Folder 7
    • General Correspondence
      • General Correspondence: Evening Division, 1968 - 1977Box 13, Folder 8
      • General Correspondence: Family, 1969 - 1971Box 13, Folder 9
      • General Correspondence: Family, 1972 - 1981Box 13, Folder 10
      • General Correspondence: Inter-Office, ca. 1962 - 1999Box 14, Folder 1
      • General Correspondence: Papers from Friends with Inscriptions, n.d.Box 14, Folder 2
      • General Correspondence: Parents, 1968 - 1969Box 14, Folder 3
      • General Correspondence: Parents, 1970 - 1974Box 14, Folder 4
      • General Correspondence: Pater, 1959 - 1961Box 14, Folder 5
      • General Correspondence: Pater, 1962 - 1965Box 14, Folder 6
      • General Correspondence: Pater, 1966Box 14, Folder 7
      • General Correspondence: Pater, 1967 - 1969Box 14, Folder 8
      • General Correspondence: Pater, 1970 - 1982Box 14, Folder 9
      • General Correspondence: Pater, n.d.Box 14, Folder 10
      • General Correspondence: Personal, 1960 - 1965Box 15, Folder 1
      • General Correspondence: Personal, 1966 - 1969Box 15, Folder 2
      • General Correspondence: Personal, 1970 - 1975Box 15, Folder 3
      • General Correspondence: Personal, 1976 - 1979Box 15, Folder 4
      • General Correspondence: Personal, 1980 - 1982Box 15, Folder 5
      • General Correspondence: Personal, 1982 - 1990Box 15, Folder 6
      • General Correspondence: Personal Postcards, 1962 - 1982Box 15, Folder 7
      • General Correspondence: Personal, n.d.Box 16, Folder 1
      • General Correspondence: Book Reviews, ca. 1970Box 16, Folder 2
      • General Correspondence: Victorian Prose Article, ca. 1971Box 16, Folder 3
      • General Correspondence: Professional, ca. 1962 - 1980Box 16, Folder 4
      • General Correspondence: Student Recommendations, ca. 1962 - 1980Box 16, Folder 5
      • General Correspondence: With Students, ca. 1962 - 1980Box 16, Folder 6
    • Course Files: Northwestern University
      • A 01-6: Advising, 1996Box 16, Folder 7
      • A 04, 1982Box 16, Folder 8
      • A 10-1, 1962Box 16, Folder 9
      • A 10-2, 1965Box 16, Folder 10
      • A level Course Notes, ca. 1962 - 1999Box 16, Folder 11
      • B 01, B 05, B 20 Syllabi, n.d.Box 17, Folder 1
      • B 25, n.d.Box 17, Folder 2
      • B 30 - 2, n.d.Box 17, Folder 3
      • B 30 - 3, 1964Box 17, Folder 4
      • B 50 - 1 (22), 1975Box 17, Folder 5
      • B 50 - 2, n.d.Box 17, Folder 6
      • B 50 - 3, n.d.Box 17, Folder 7
      • B 90, n.d.Box 17, Folder 8
      • B level notes, n.d.Box 17, Folder 9
      • C 07, n.d.Box 17, Folder 10
      • C 16, n.d.Box 17, Folder 11
      • C 22, 1975 - 1976Box 17, Folder 12
      • Sophomore Tutorial, n.d.Box 17, Folder 13
      • C 40a, 1977 - 1978Box 17, Folder 14
      • C 40 - 5, n.d.Box 17, Folder 15
      • C 41 - 2, 1967Box 18, Folder 1
      • C 41 - 5: Orwell, n.d.Box 18, Folder 2
      • C 41 - 5: Powell, n.d.Box 18, Folder 3
      • C 41 - 5: Bowen, n.d.Box 18, Folder 4
      • C 41 - 5: Snow, 1976Box 18, Folder 5
      • C 43, n.d.Box 18, Folder 6
      • C 50 - 1, n.d.Box 18, Folder 7
      • C 50 - 2, n.d.Box 18, Folder 8
      • C 50 - 3, n.d.Box 18, Folder 9
      • C 50 - 5, n.d.Box 18, Folder 10
      • C 57, n.d.Box 18, Folder 11
      • C 59, n.d.Box 18, Folder 12
      • C 63, n.d.Box 18, Folder 13
      • C 67, C 82, n.d.Box 18, Folder 14
      • C 68, n.d.Box 18, Folder 15
      • C 85, n.d.Box 18, Folder 16
      • C 90a, n.d.Box 18, Folder 17
      • C 90b, n.d.Box 18, Folder 18
      • C 90 - 3, n.d.Box 18, Folder 19
      • C 91a, n.d.Box 18, Folder 20
      • C 91b, n.d.Box 18, Folder 21
      • C 91 - 3, 1983Box 18, Folder 22
      • C level notes (1), n.d.Box 18, Folder 23
      • C level notes (2), n.d.Box 18, Folder 24
      • D 04, n.d.Box 18, Folder 25
      • D 31, n.d.Box 18, Folder 26
      • D 39, n.d.Box 18, Folder 27
      • E 31, n.d.Box 18, Folder 28
      • Master's Degree Examinations, n.d.Box 18, Folder 29
      • English 101 - 6, n.d.Box 18, Folder 30
      • Course Notebooks, n.d.Box 19, Folder 1
      • Class Notes, n.d.Box 19, Folder 2
      • Unidentified Course Notes, n.d.Box 19, Folder 3
      • Grading and Comments : Sample, n.d.Box 19, Folder 4
      • Student Papers, 1968 - 1972Box 19, Folder 5
      • Student Papers, 1974 - 1985Box 19, Folder 6
      • Student Papers, 1987 - 1991Box 20, Folder 1
      • Student Papers, 1992Box 20, Folder 2
      • Student Papers, 1993Box 20, Folder 3
      • Student Papers, 1994 - 1995Box 20, Folder 4
      • Student Papers, 1995Box 20, Folder 5
      • Student Papers, 1997 - 1998Box 20, Folder 6
      • Student Papers, n.d.Box 20, Folder 7
      • Partial Essays (Author Unknown), n.d.Box 20, Folder 8
    • Course Files: Harvard University
      • 298 / 363 Course Notes, n.d.Box 21, Folder 1
      • 260 Course Notes, n.d.Box 21, Folder 2
      • Harvard Examinations, 1957 - 1962Box 21, Folder 3
      • Harvard Ca / Cb, n.d.Box 21, Folder 4
      • Harvard 274, 1956Box 21, Folder 5
      • Harvard 272, 1957Box 21, Folder 6
      • Harvard English Department, ca. 1956 - 1961Box 21, Folder 7
      • Course Files: University of Pennsylvania, 1968Box 21, Folder 8
    • Publication Files
      • Pater: Appendix, n.d.Box 21, Folder 9
      • Pater: Criticism, ca. 1970Box 21, Folder 10
      • Pater: Introduction (Draft), n.d.Box 21, Folder 11
      • Pater: Introduction (Typed), n.d.Box 21, Folder 12
      • Pater: Notes (1), n.d.Box 21, Folder 13
      • Pater: Notes (2), n.d.Box 21, Folder 14
      • Pater: Notes (3), n.d.Box 21, Folder 15
      • Pater: Notes (4), n.d.Box 22, Folder 1
      • Pater: Research in the United Kingdom, n.d.Box 22, Folder 2
      • Pater: Reviews, n.d.Box 22, Folder 3
  • Personal Data: vita, vita supplements, 1963-1970, n.d.Box 1, Folder 1