Guide to the Frederick S. Stimson (1919-2001) Papers

Collection Title: Frederick S. Stimson (1919-2001) Papers
Dates: 1953-1981
Bulk Dates: 1960-1974
Identification: 11/3/26/1
Creator: Stimson, Frederick S. (Frederick Sparks), 1919-
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English, Spanish;Castilian
Abstract: Much of Stimson's research and writing dealt with Hispanic poetry in Latin America. The Frederick S. Stimson Papers occupy one and a half boxes and span the period 1953-1981, with most of the material falling between 1960 and 1974. The papers are arranged in two main categories, teaching files and publications, with one folder of biographical materials. The teaching files consist primarily of exam sheets, schedules, and reading notes. The publication files contain primarily paperback copies of volumes 1 and 2 of Stimson's and Ruiz' Literatura de la America Hispanica annotated for class use and drafts and notes for his unpublished “La Poesia Afro-Antillana.”
Acquisition Information: Donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Professor Stimson on July 8, 1991, as Accession #91-100.
Processing Information: William K. Beatty, January, 1994.
Separated Materials: Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded.
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

Frederick Sparks Stimson was born in Newark, Ohio on January 1, 1919.

From 1944 to 1947 Stimson worked for the U.S. Department of State as Director of the Cultural Center in Medellin, Colombia, 1944-1946, and Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the American Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador, March-June, 1947.

In 1954 Stimson came to Northwestern University as Instructor in Romance Languages. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1957, Associate Professor in 1963, and Professor in 1967. In 1981 he became Emeritus. Much of Stimson's research and writing dealt with Hispanic poetry in Latin America.

Stimson obtained his B.A. in Fine Arts (1940) at Ohio State University and his M.A. and PhD in Spanish (1952) from the University of Michigan.

Scope and Content

The Frederick S. Stimson Papers occupy one and a half boxes and span the period 1953-1981, with most of the material falling between 1960 and 1974.

The papers are arranged in two main categories, teaching files and publications, with one folder of biographical materials. The teaching files, arranged by course number, consist primarily of exam sheets, schedules, and reading notes. The publication files contain primarily paperback copies of volumes 1 and 2 of Stimson's and Ruiz' Literatura de la America Hispanica annotated for class use and drafts and notes for his unpublished “La Poesia Afro-Antillana.”

Subjects

Personal Name

Stimson, Frederick S. (Frederick Sparks), 1919-

Subjects

College teachers--Illinois--Evanston--Biography

Spanish literature--Study and teaching--Illinois--Evanston

Spanish poetry--History and criticism


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials
    • Personal Data, 1958 - 1977Box 1, Folder 1
  • Teaching Files
    • Spanish C90, 1971-1973Box 1, Folder 1
    • Spanish C12, Exams and Schedules, 1960 - 1979Box 1, Folder 2
    • Spanish C12 & D04, Reading Notes, 1966 - 1969Box 1, Folder 3
    • Spanish C13, Exams and Schedules, 1961-1980Box 1, Folder 4
    • Spanish C13, Reading Notes, 1959Box 1, Folder 5
    • Spanish C31, 1973-1974Box 1, Folder 6
    • Spanish C32, 1976-1981Box 1, Folder 7
    • Spanish D04, 1968 - 1974Box 1, Folder 9
    • Spanish D06, 1968 - 1979Box 1, Folder 10
    • Seventeenth Century, Notes, n.d.Box 1, Folder 11
  • Publications
    • "Literatura de la America Hispanica" Volume 1 and 2, Annotated, 1971Box 1, Folder 12
    • “La Poesia Afro-Antillana” Front Matter - Antologia, n.d.Box 1, Folder 13
    • Matos - end, n.d.Box 1, Folder 14
    • Notes, 1, n.d.Box 1, Folder 15
    • Notes, 2, n.d.Box 2, Folder 1
    • Notes, 3, n.d.Box 2, Folder 2
    • Reprints, 1957 - 1966Box 2, Folder 3