Guide to the Stuart G. P. Small (1916-1992) Papers

Collection Title: Stuart G. P. Small (1916-1992) Papers
Dates: 1947-1989
Identification: 11/3/9/2
Creator: Small, Stuart G. P.
Extent: 8 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Stuart G. P. Small Papers fill eight boxes and span the period 1947-1989. The papers are organized in four main categories: biographical materials, correspondence, teaching files and publications.
Acquisition Information: The Stuart G. P. Small Papers were donated to the University Archives by Mrs. Stuart Small on November 17, 1993 as Accession no. 93-182.
Accruals: AdditionsA vita and supplement dated 1985 were added to Biographical Materials (Box 1, Folder1). Two reviews of Small’s Catullus: A Reader's Guide to the Poems (1983) were added to the Book Reviews in Box 8, Folder 7. One additional folder of CTEC Evaluations (1979-1988) was added to Box 2 as Folder 22.These materials were separated from the Records of the Department of Classics, 1964-1991, Series 11/3/9/3 on February 1, 2006.
Processing Information: Kaia L. Even, May-June 1994.
Separated Materials: Small amounts of materials relating to other Northwestern University faculty were transferred to the Archives Biographical Files. Approximately thirteen linear inches of duplicate and ten linear inches of 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

Stuart Gerard Paul Small was born on June 22, 1916 in New York City. In 1938 he obtained his B.A. in classics from Bowdoin College, and in 1942, his PhD in classics from the University of Cincinnati.

From 1945 to 1947, Small was an instructor in classics at Marietta College in Ohio and from 1947-1955, he was an assistant professor of classics at Yale University.

In 1955, Small joined the faculty at Northwestern as an associate professor of classics. He was chair of the classics department from 1975-1978.

Small was on the Dean's Honor Roll for Teaching in 1976-1977, and on the Faculty Honor Roll, 1977-1979 and 1983-1984. He was promoted to professor of classics on September 1, 1983. Small retired in 1986, but continued to teach part-time for three more years.

Small was an authority on Catullus, a Roman lyric poet from the first century B.C. He authored the book, Catullus: A Reader's Guide to the Poems published in 1983.

Small married Mary Wren and the couple had three children: David, Gregory and Thomas.

Stuart G. P. Small died in Evanston on July 27, 1992.

Scope and Content

The Stuart G. P. Small Papers fill eight boxes and span the period 1947-1989. The papers are organized in four main categories: biographical materials, correspondence, teaching files and publications.

The biographical materials include curricula vitae, clippings, obituaries, programs of meetings at which Small spoke and his listing in the 1975 American Philological Association directory of members.

The general correspondence is primarily concerned with student recommendations, teaching, and personal correspondence.

The teaching files are arranged in two sections organized respectively by individual courses and by subject. The course files, arranged by course number, include lecture notes, exercises, teacher evaluations, examinations and syllabi. The subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject and include research and teaching notes.

The publication files consist of a typescript of Small's book on Catullus, related correspondence, ads and reviews of the book, as well as a few of his papers, reprints of his articles and book reviews.

A vita and supplement dated 1985 were added to Biographical Materials (Box 1, Folder1). Two reviews of Small's Catullus: A Reader's Guide to the Poems (1983) were added to the Book Reviews in Box 8, Folder 7. One additional folder of CTEC Evaluations (1979-1988) was added to Box 2 as Folder 22. These materials were separated from the Records of the Department of Classics, 1964-1991, Series 11/3/9/3 on February 1, 2006.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Classics--Faculty

Personal Name

Small, Stuart G. P.

Subjects

Latin literature--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials
    • Personal Data, 1957-1985Box 1, Folder 1
    • Personal Data, 1957-1985Box 1, Folder 2
    • Clippings, 1956, 1984Box 1, Folder 3
    • Obituaries, 1992Box 1, Folder 4
    • Programs, 1957-1958, 1975Box 1, Folder 5
  • Correspondence
    • General, 1958-1974Box 1, Folder 6
    • General, 1975-1981Box 1, Folder 7
    • General, n.d.Box 1, Folder 8
  • Teaching Files: Courses
    • Courses, 1970-1972Box 1, Folder 9
    • Classics, A01, Tragedy and Paratragedy, 1980/81Box 1, Folder 10
    • Comparative Lit. B12, Tragedy, 1978Box 1, Folder 11
    • Introductory Studies A01, Classical Tragedy, 1969-1971Box 1, Folder 12
    • Introductory Studies A26, Tragedy and Paratragedy, 1974Box 1, Folder 13
    • Introductory Studies A27, 1972Box 1, Folder 14
    • Greek AO1, Elementary Greek -Lesson PlansBox 1, Folder 15
    • Greek AO1, Elementary Greek -Exams, Exercises, 1976-1989Box 1, Folder 16
    • Greek AO1, Elementary Greek -Instructor Evaluations, 1972/73-1988/89Box 1, Folder 17
    • Greek AO1, Elementary Greek -Class Lists, Student Grades, 1978/79-1988/89Box 1, Folder 18
    • Greek A53, History of Greek Lit., 1960-1962Box 1, Folder 19
    • Greek B50, Classical Lit. in Translation, 1961-1977Box 1, Folder 20
    • Greek B54, Greek Tragedy, 1955Box 2, Folder 1
    • Greek B55, Greek and Latin Comedy, 1955-1956Box 2, Folder 2
    • Greek B57, Classical Epic in Translation, 1956-1962Box 2, Folder 3
    • Greek B58, Classical Drama in Translation, 1955/56-1975Box 2, Folder 4
    • Greek C01, Readings in Greek Lit., 1967-1988/89Box 2, Folder 5
    • Greek DO1, Homer, 1966Box 2, Folder 6
    • Greek D99, Independent Study, 1978/79-1984Box 2, Folder 7
    • Latin A01, Elementary Latin, 1956-1961Box 2, Folder 8
    • Latin BO1, Intro. to Latin Literature -Lecture Notes, n.d.Box 2, Folder 9
    • Latin BO1, Intro. to Latin Literature -Exams, Syllabi, 1956-1986Box 2, Folder 10
    • Latin BO1, Intro. to Latin Literature -Class Lists, Evaluations, 1979/80-1985/86Box 2, Folder 11
    • Latin BO1, Intro. to Latin Literature -Student Papers, 1986Box 2, Folder 12
    • Latin CO3, Virgil, 1956/57-1981Box 2, Folder 13
    • Latin CO5, Juvenal and Martial, 1963-1967Box 2, Folder 14
    • Latin C06, Propertius, 1967Box 2, Folder 15
    • Latin C07, Medieval Latin Literature, 1957-1983Box 2, Folder 16
    • Latin CIO, Readings in Latin Literature, 1980-1986Box 2, Folder 17
    • Latin C54, Roman Social Life - Lecture Notes, 1960-1961Box 2, Folder 18
    • Latin C54, Roman Social Life - Lecture Notes, Syllabi, Exams, 1956-1961Box 2, Folder 19
    • Classical Civilization 10a, 1949Box 2, Folder 20
    • Greek 150, 1950/51-1951/52Box 2, Folder 21
    • Evaluations (CTEC), 1979-1988Box 2, Folder 22
  • Teaching Files: Subjects
    • Aeschylus. Agamemnon, 1951/52-1953/54Box 3, Folder 1
    • Aeschylus. Choephoroe, 1966Box 3, Folder 2
    • Aeschylus. Eumenides, 1948-1977Box 3, Folder 3
    • Aeschylus. Persians, n.d.Box 3, Folder 4
    • Aeschylus. Prometheus, 1949-1974Box 3, Folder 5
    • Alexandrian Age, 1949-1951Box 3, Folder 6
    • Alexandrians, 1951-1958Box 3, Folder 7
    • Ambrose, Hilary, Sedulius, n.d.Box 3, Folder 8
    • Apollonius, 1949-1962/63Box 3, Folder 9
    • Aratus, 1953/54-1964Box 3, Folder 10
    • Aristophanes, n.d.Box 3, Folder 11
    • Aristophanes. Birds, 1963/64-1973Box 3, Folder 12
    • Aristophanes. Clouds, 1951-1971Box 3, Folder 13
    • Aristophanes. Frogs, 1963/64Box 3, Folder 14
    • Aristophanes. Lysistrata, 1967/68-1970Box 3, Folder 15
    • Aristotle, 1964-1967Box 3, Folder 16
    • Bacchylides, n.d.Box 3, Folder 17
    • British and German Literature, 1951/52-1955Box 3, Folder 18
    • Caesar, n.d.Box 3, Folder 19
    • Catullus, 1974-1982Box 3, Folder 20
    • Catullus, n.d.Box 3, Folder 21
    • Cicero, n.d.Box 3, Folder 22
    • Comedy in General, 1956-1959Box 3, Folder 23
    • Dante, n.d.Box 4, Folder 1
    • Departmental Honors, 1964-1969Box 4, Folder 2
    • Early Sculpture, 1948Box 4, Folder 3
    • Electra, 1960/61-1965Box 4, Folder 4
    • Epic, 1951Box 4, Folder 5
    • Euripides. Alcestis, 1950-1960Box 4, Folder 6
    • Euripides. Bacchae, 1948-1971Box 4, Folder 7
    • Euripides. Hippolytus, 1947/48-1971/72Box 4, Folder 8
    • Euripides. Iphigenia, 1947Box 4, Folder 9
    • Euripides. Medea, 1955/56-1971Box 4, Folder 10
    • Euripides. Trojan Women, 1949-1977Box 4, Folder 11
    • Examinations, 1962Box 4, Folder 12
    • Exodus. Judges, 1952/53-1955/56Box 4, Folder 13
    • Freshman Placement Exams, 1965-1973Box 4, Folder 14
    • Freshman Seminar, 1979/80Box 4, Folder 15
    • Genesis, 1952/53-1954/55Box 4, Folder 16
    • Greek Lit. Qualifying Exams, 1971-1980Box 4, Folder 17
    • Graduate Student - Judith Cantor, 1971Box 4, Folder 18
    • Graduate Students - Reading Lists, 1970Box 4, Folder 19
    • Hedda Gabler, n.d.Box 4, Folder 20
    • Herodotus, 1950-1964Box 4, Folder 21
    • Hesiod, 1954-1984Box 4, Folder 22
    • History of Art, 1952/53-1955Box 4, Folder 23
    • Homer. Iliad, 1949Box 4, Folder 24
    • Homer. Odyssey, 1950-1955/56Box 4, Folder 25
    • Homeric Hymns and Batrachomyomachia, 1951Box 5, Folder 1
    • Job, Psalms, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, 1951/52-1954/55Box 5, Folder 2
    • Juvenal and Martial, 1955/56-1985Box 5, Folder 3
    • Latin Translation Exercises, n.d.Box 5, Folder 4
    • Latin Scansion, n.d.Box 5, Folder 5
    • Lear, King, n.d.Box 5, Folder 6
    • Livy, 1951-1972Box 5, Folder 7
    • Lucan, n.d.Box 5, Folder 8
    • Lucretius, 1953/54-1984Box 5, Folder 9
    • Lyric Iambic and Elegiac Poetry, 1965-1983Box 5, Folder 10
    • Marcus Aurelius, 1956Box 5, Folder 11
    • Medieval Latin Lit. (Incl. Perv. Ven.), 1972-1983Box 5, Folder 12
    • Milton, 1951/52-1954Box 5, Folder 13
    • Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.Box 5, Folder 14
    • Murder in the Cathedral, 1971Box 5, Folder 15
    • New Testament, 1952/53-1955Box 6, Folder 1
    • Nietzsche, 1961/62-1966Box 6, Folder 2
    • Old Testament. General, n.d.Box 6, Folder 3
    • Old Testament. Prophets, 1952/53-1955Box 6, Folder 4
    • Ovid. Amores, n.d.Box 6, Folder 5
    • Ovid. Metamorph and Heroides, 1951-1965Box 6, Folder 6
    • Persius, 1962-1965Box 6, Folder 7
    • Perv. Ven. and Tiberianus, 1955-1983Box 6, Folder 8
    • Phedre, 1968-1970Box 6, Folder 9
    • Pindar, 1961-1964Box 6, Folder 10
    • Plato. Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, 1949-1984Box 6, Folder 11
    • Plato. Gorgias, Republic, Protagoras, 1948-1963Box 6, Folder 12
    • Plautus and Terence, 1954Box 6, Folder 13
    • Pliny, Jr. Petronius, Suetonius, 1958-1960Box 6, Folder 14
    • Poetry and Truth, n.d.Box 6, Folder 15
    • Propertius, 1959-1976Box 6, Folder 16
    • Proposed Courses, n.d.Box 6, Folder 17
    • Ruth, Jonah, Esther, 1951-1954/55Box 6, Folder 18
    • St. Augustine, 1952/53-1983Box 6, Folder 19
    • St. Paul, n.d.Box 6, Folder 20
    • Sallust, n.d.Box 7, Folder 1
    • Seneca, 1953-1960Box 7, Folder 2
    • Shakespeare, 1951/52-1954/55Box 7, Folder 3
    • Sophocles. Ajax, 1957/58Box 7, Folder 4
    • Sophocles. Antigone, 1952/53-1986Box 7, Folder 5
    • Sophocles. Oedipus at Colonus, 1948/49-1973Box 7, Folder 6
    • Sophocles. Oedipus at Tyrannus, 1951-1964Box 7, Folder 7
    • Sophocles. Philoctetes, 1962Box 7, Folder 8
    • Structure of Greek Theater, 1958Box 7, Folder 9
    • Student Papers, 1981-1987Box 7, Folder 10
    • Tacitus, 1952/53-1970Box 7, Folder 11
    • Thucydides, 1948/49-1964Box 7, Folder 12
    • Tibullus, 1964Box 7, Folder 13
    • Tragedy in General, 1948/49-1950Box 7, Folder 14
    • Vase Painting, n.d.Box 7, Folder 15
    • Virgil. Aeneid, 1952/53-1964Box 7, Folder 16
    • Virgil. Eclogues, 1953/54Box 7, Folder 17
    • Virgil. Georgics, 1953/54-1964Box 7, Folder 18
    • Waiting for Godot, 1970Box 7, Folder 19
    • Xenophon, n.d.Box 7, Folder 20
  • Publications
    • Catullus: A Reader's Guide to the Poems -Typescript, n.d.Box 8, Folder 1
    • Catullus: A Reader's Guide to the Poems -Correspondence, 1979-1984Box 8, Folder 2
    • Catullus: A Reader's Guide to the Poems -Ads and Flyers, n.d.Box 8, Folder 3
    • Catullus: A Reader's Guide to the Poems -Reviews, 1984-1985Box 8, Folder 4
    • “The Arms of Turnus: Aeneid VII, 783 ff.”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 5
    • “Image and Theme in Catullus' Peleus and Thetis”, n.d.Box 8, Folder 6
    • Book Reviews, 1969-1983Box 8, Folder 7
    • Reprints of Articles, 1949-1958Box 8, Folder 8