Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of English
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The papers of Virgil Barney Heltzel are sparse. They consist of early records of his career at NU, correspondence with colleagues, a student paper, and reprints of scholarly articles published in professional journals.
Abstract The Addison Hibbard Papers fill four boxes (including one half-size box) and span the period 1911-1973, although practically all of the material falls within the years 1911-1945. The Papers are comprised of two categories: correspondence and publications. There are also seven folders of biographical materials including two folders relating to Hibbard's graduate work.
Abstract Harold Kaplan was a professor of English and American Literature at Northwestern University from 1972 to 1986, when he became professor emeritus. Before coming to Northwestern, Kaplan taught at Rutgers University and Bennington College, after having served in the United States Air Force for four years. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Chicago. This collection includes Kaplan’s class notes, drafts for books and essays, correspondence, talks, and the reviews of his...
Abstract The series includes translations of Eskimo poetry and commentary drafts relating to the publication Eskimo Poems from Canada and Greenland (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1973). Originally collected by Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933), the poems in this book were translated by Lowenstein.
Abstract The Robert D. Mayo Papers span the years 1920 to 1998. The bulk of the papers consist of Northwestern University-related correspondence, and lecture and research notes. The series is divided into six subseries: biographical materials, correspondence, teaching files, research notes, papers, and publications. Mayo’s research interests included 17th and 18th century English periodicals, the novel in 18th and 19th century England and 20th century America, Gothic Fiction, 20th century...
Abstract The Moody E. Prior Papers fill six boxes and span the years 1924 through 1996. The bulk of the material in the series dates between 1946 and 1975. Included are biographical materials and clippings; general and subject correspondence; a number of Prior's speech texts, his Master's thesis, unpublished writings, commentaries, eulogies, notes, awards, and publication reprints. Most of the publications by Prior included in the collection relate to Shakespeare and other British literature, however...
Abstract Scholar and professor of English Literature Arthur Hobart Nethercot joined NU's English faculty in 1919 and remained with the University until retirement. The Arthur Nethercot Papers consist of biographical materials and clippings documenting Nethercot's career at Northwestern, correspondence from literary figures, and copies and reprints of Nethercot's poetry, fiction, and scholarly publications.
Abstract The Charles Pearson Family Papers document the life and career of Charles W. Pearson, Northwestern alumnus and faculty member (professor and department chair in the Department of English), as well as the lives of several family members. The collection is organized on a genealogical principle: the papers of Charles W. Pearson come first, those of his six children second, and finally the papers of Hadath and French families (related branches of the Pearson family). The description of the...
Abstract Ernest Samuels entered the University of Chicago as a pre-law student in 1919. He received a Bachelor of Philosophy in Law and French in 1923 and immediately entered the University of Chicago Law School. In 1930 he then returned to Chicago to pursue a long standing interest in literature. From January to August 1931 he resumed his studies at the University of Chicago, this time in the English Department. After holding several academic positions, Samuels was appointed Instructor of English in...
Abstract The Samuel Schoenbaum Papers include biographical material, article reprints, reviews of his publications in the United States and Great Britain, and newspaper and periodical clippings of his life and writing.
Abstract The J. Lyndon Shanley Papers are organized in three categories: personal files, appointment calendars, and curricular material for the two classes Shanley taught at Northwestern, English C-05, Elements of Poetry, and English C-32 Chaucer. One folder contains a few items from the Navy V-12 program.
Abstract The Donald Torchiana Papers fill five boxes and span the period 1958-1992. The papers are divided into six subseries: biographical materials, correspondence, teaching files, research files, speeches, and publications, including additions. The bulk of the papers consists primarily of undated research notes and drafts of his more significant articles. Torchiana’s research interests were in English, Irish, and American literature with emphases on eighteenth-century English and Irish literature,...
Abstract Richard Wendorf was a professor of English and of Art History at Northwestern University and served the College of Arts and Sciences as associate dean from 1984-1987. His primary research interests involved the eighteenth century poet William Collins and the relationship between biography and portrait painting. The Richard Wendorf Papers are composed of eight categories: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, administrative files, professional organizations...
Abstract Richard M. Wilson's papers are contained within one box and mostly consist of teaching materials and student papers from his African literature courses. The papers also include biographical materials, Program of African Studies materials, and some of Wilson's publications and correspondence. The papers span the years 1968-1972.