Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Oratory
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Abstract This series includes materials from Robert M. Cumnock's life at Northwestern and materials related to public interest in Cumnock after his death in 1928. The series includes biographical materials, correspondence, clippings, programs from speaking engagements, contracts, research correspondence and posthumous documents.
Abstract The Kirk Oratory Contest was established at Northwestern University in 1878 with a $100 award for 1st prize donated by Mrs. James S. Kirk, whose husband was a trustee of the University from 1878 until his death in 1886. The records of the Kirk Oratory Contest cover the years 1949-1970; records for the years 1953 and 1965 are missing. Each folder includes, when available: 1) lists of speakers; 2) judges' ballots; 3) judges' summaries, comments and evaluations, often detailed; 4) speeches and/or...