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Douglas Cole (1934- ) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/11/36

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The Douglas Cole papers fill nine boxes and span the years 1960 to 1997. They are organized into four main categories: biographical materials, materials relating to Cole's involvement with Northwestern University, publications and addresses, and teaching files.

There is one folder of biographical material. The folder includes several curriculum vitae, university personnel paperwork, and newspaper clippings.

Materials relating to Cole's Northwestern University involvement fill approximately six boxes and are arranged alphabetically by topical groups. Included in this category are files on the Comparative Literature Committee, the Dean's Advisory Board on Tenure and Promotions, the Drama Program, and the English Department. Cole's files on the English Department relate largely to three subcategories: departmental administration and business, the graduate program, and the undergraduate program. Next are files on the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature Committee, Helicon, the Humanities Program, the Humanities Residential College (including materials on resident students), the Integrated Arts Program, the Library and Information Technology Committee, NUPAC, a Shakespeare Conference, a report on the School of Education and Social Policy, and the Sheil Catholic Center Director Search Committee.

The publications and addresses category fills approximately one box and contains rough drafts of several articles and correspondence relating to their publication. A first draft of Cole's 1995 book, Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy is found in Box 7. This category also contains materials relating to addresses or seminars presented by Cole. These files are arranged alphabetically by keyword of folder headings.

The teaching files fill approximately two and one-half boxes. They are arranged sequentially by course number. Files in this category often include syllabi, test questions, essay assignments, and the work of students. Most files represent courses taught at Northwestern University between 1969 and 1997 though there is a file on classes taught by Cole at Yale.

Dates

  • 1960-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

9.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Douglas Cole papers fill nine boxes and span the years 1960 to 1997. They contain biographical materials, materials relating to Cole's involvement with Northwestern University, publications and addresses, and teaching files. Materials relating to Cole's Northwestern University involvement include files on the Comparative Literature Committee, the Dean's Advisory Board on Tenure and Promotions, the Drama Program, and the English Department.

Arrangement Note

The Douglas Cole Papers are organized into four main series: biographical materials; materials relating to Cole's involvement Northwestern University; publications and addresses; teaching files.

Method of Acquisition

Donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Douglas Cole, September 10, 1998 (Accession #98-165).

Separated Materials

Approximately three linear inches of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded or added to the University Archives' general reference files.

Processing Information

Meghan Courtney; August, 2006.
Title
Guide to the Douglas Cole (1934- ) Papers
Author
Meghan Courtney
Date
01/08/2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354