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Addison Hibbard (1887-1945) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/11/24
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.

The correspondence, mostly to Hibbard, contains many letters concerning Hibbard's publications, especially his syndicated newspaper column, "The Literary Lantern," and his anthologies. His correspondence with Southern writers, especially Olive Tilford Dargan, Ellen Glasgow, and DuBose Heyward, is of interest in presenting their views of both their own works and of others.

The publications consist mostly of articles, short stories, and poems, as well as a 220-page typescript, "Japan," narrates Hibbard's experiences as a teacher and traveler in that country.

Dates

  • 1911-1973
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1911-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

4.00 Boxes

Abstract

Addison Hibbard came to Northwestern University in 1930 as professor of English and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and remained until his death in 1945. His papers fill four boxes (including one half-size box) and span the period 1911-1973 (practically all of the material falls within the years 1911-1945). The Papers are arranged into two categories: correspondence and publications. There are also seven folders of biographical materials including two folders relating to Hibbard's graduate work.

Arrangement

The papers of Addison Hibbard are organized into: biographical materials; correspondence (general correspondence, arranged chronologically, and corresondence with individuals); publications (books; and alphabetically-arranged articles).

Method of Acquisition

The Addison Hibbard Papers were donated to the University Archives by his daughter, Sally Wylie, on February 11, 1991, as Accession #91-23.

Related Materials

Those interested in Hibbard's tenure as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Northwestern should consult his records as Dean, Series 11/1/1.

Separated Materials

Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous material were discarded.

Processing Information

William K. Beatty: March-April, 1991.
Title
Guide to the Addison Hibbard (1887-1945) Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/03/1991
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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