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A Guide to the Records of the University of Florida Department of English

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
April 2007


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Department of English.
Title: Records of the University of Florida Department of English
Dates: 1936-1971
Bulk dates: 1936-1963
Abstract: Administrative files of the chairs of the UF Dept. of English, including materials related to the visits of American poet Robert Frost to UF.
Extent: 4 Linear feet. 10 boxes.
Identification: Series 62
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Administrative files of the chair of the Dept. of English during the tenures of Clifford P. Lyons, 1936-1945, and Charles Archibald Robertson, 1945-1975. The files include correspondence with John Crowe Ransom, Ants Oras, Charles Leslie Wrenn, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The correspondence with Rawlings relates to Lyons' efforts to have her teach a summer course on Imaginative Writing. Also included in the Rawlings file are records related to her bequest to the University of Florida. Also of interest are the files on the University Library Committee.

A box of materials that had been separated from this series was recovered in January 2000. Much of the materials relate to the visits of American poet Robert Frost to the University of Florida from 1946 until 1960. During these years, Frost came to the UF campus and read his poetry in the University Auditorium. On January 30, 1960 he received a degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa at the mid year graduation exercises.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the University of Florida Department of English, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Dept. of English Records

Box
1 AAUP. 1936-57
1 AAUP (Academic Policy, Size of Classes). 1938-42
1 Applications. 1938-40
1 Arts and Sciences, College of. 1935-60
1 Arts and Sciences, Committees: Library, Alumni, Memorials, Public Lectures
1 Arts and Sciences, Report on, General Education
1 Art and Sciences; Survey Comm. of the College of
1 Ashkenazy, Irvin. 1950-65
1 Athletic Committee
1 Baroff, Eugene. 1957
1 Bernbaum
1 Dept. Biennial Report. 1936
1 The Book
1 Buckman Hall. 1941
1 Budget. 1948-50
1 Budget. 1961-63
1 Budget. 1963-65
1 Chemistry: Committee Concerning the proposed Chemistry Curriculum in College of Arts and Sciences. 1941
1 Classics. 1941
1 Coffin, R.P. Tristram. 1945-52
1 Cohen, W.M. (M.D.)
1 Conference on teaching of Spanish. 1945
1 Committees/ Appointments. 1941-42
2 Correspondence. 1934-46
2 Correspondence, Personal. 1935-46
2 Courses. 1939-46
2 College of Education. 1940
2 Crane. 1958
2 Departmental Minutes. 1951-53
2 Education Cert. Screening Procedures. 1960
2 Education Crisis. 1957
2 English Club. 1937-40
2 English Language Institute. 1946
2 English Majors Statistics
2 Equity Committee. 1938-41
2 Erskine, John. 1945-46
2 Evans, Oliver. 1957
2 Extension Class and Correspondence Study. 1936-1942
2 Farr Literary Society. 1933-34
2 Foreign Language in General Education, Committee on. 1941
2 Friends of the Library Committee. 1938
2 General College. 1936-41
2 General College. 1937-39
2 Graduate School. 1932
2 Graduate School. 1935-36
2 Graduate School. 1937-41
3 Graduate School. 1946-47
3 Graduate Program. 1955
3 Granberry, E.P. 1938
3 Hackett, E. Bryne. 1940-41
3 Hebrew. 1939
3 Honorary Degrees. 1937-39
3 Honors Committee. 1944
3 Humanities - Committee. 1944
3 Humanities - Committee. 1945-46
3 Hutchinson, Hazel Colliste.
3 Language Committee. 1940-41
3 Language Committee. 1940-41
3 Language and Literature Formation, Division of
3 Latin American Workshop. 1945
3 Library. 1941
3 Library - Allocations. 1943-45
3 Library - Allocations. 1954
3 Library - Apportionment. 1941
3 Library - Apportionment. 1941
3 Library - Barmore Final Report. 1946
3 Library - Comparison Figures. 1953-54
3 Library - Dedication. 1950 March
3 Library - Department Heads Meeting. 1956
3 Library - General. 1940
3 Library - General Education Board Accounts
4 Library - Millionth Book. 1963
4 Library - Orders. 1937-40
4 Library - Periodical Accounts. 1940-41
4 Library - Periodicals. 1931-41
4 Library - Personal. 1939-45
4 Library - Southern Folklore Quarterly and Journal of Politics. 1953-1954
4 Library - Special Orders (Dr. Tigert). 1944-45
4 Library - Survey. 1938-40
4 Library - Survey Department Reports. 1940
4 Library - Survey of Library Need. 1952
4 Library - Wing Catalogue Reproduction. 1957
4 Library - Library of Congress Count
4 Library - Resources Report English. 1961
4 Library - Staff Committee on Periodical Allocation. 1949
4 Library Committee. 1938
4 Library Committee. 1939-40
5 Library Committee. 1941
5 Library Committee. 1941
5 Library Committee, Reports of Committees
5 Library Committee, Personal. 1942-45
5 Library Committee. 1942-48
5 Library Committee. 1948-51
5 Library Committee. 1952-53
5 Library Committee. 1959-60
6 Library Committee, Long Range Library Planning. 1959-60
6 Library Committee, Report on Branch Libraries. 1952
6 Library Committee, Sub-committee on Humanities. 1941
6 Library Committee, Sub-committee on Humanities. 1942
6 Library Committee, Sub-committee on Journals. 1952-54
6 Library Committee, Sub-committee on Factor A1. 1954-55
6 Library Committee, Sub-committee on Factor A1. 1954-55
6 Library Committee, Sub-committee on Kurtz Computations Factor A2 Formula 1 and 2. 1954
6 Library Committee, Sub-committee on Formula 1 Master Worksheets. 1953-1954
6 Library Coordinating Committee. 1942-43
6 Library Coordinating Committee. 1942-43
6 Library Coordinating Committee. 1943-44
6 Library Coordinating Committee. 1949-51
6 Lyons, Clifford P. 1936 May-June
6 Lytle, Andrew. - Associates and Students
6 Lytle, Andrew. - Reviews
6 Lytle, Andrew.. 1947-70
7 Miscellany
7 Morris, Alton (correspondence with John Ciardi, Jesse Stuart, and James Branch Cabell)
7 NEA- University of Florida Conference
7 Oras, Ants. 1948-49; 1972
7 Personnal Committee. 1960-63
7 Phi Beta Kappa Publicity. 1937-39
7 Phi Beta Kappa. 1971
7 Policies, Reports, and Recommendations
7 Post War Adjustment. 1944
7 Prospective Employees. 1959-61
7 Publication Committee. 1941-42
7 Quarter System. 1943-45
7 Ransom, John Crowe. 1937
7 Rare Book Purchases. 1937-68, 1971
7 Regis - upper Division Arts and Sciences
7 Research Council. 1939-42
7 Role and Scope Study. 1961
7 Secretary for Department. 1941
8 Rawlings. 1937-50
8 Rawlings Bequest. 1954-63
8 Other Rawlings Related Material
8 Rawlings Last Will and Testament
9 Shakespeare Celebration. 1963-64
9 Slaughter, Frank. 1959
9 SAMLA. 1935-40
9 SAMLA. 1935-64
9 SAMLA. 1937-57
9 SAMLA (President's Address). 1951
9 Report on Special Collections in University of Florida Library. 1959
9 Special Degrees. 1961-64
9 Staff Needs. 1962-64
9 Student Placement. n.d.
9 Sub-Committee on Personnel. 1946
9 Sullivan, Walter. 1949
9 Summer Session, Survey Applications. 1956-57
9 Teaching Load Report. 1965
9 Tigert Hall Dedication. 1960
9 Mrs. Tigert Honorary Degree. 1965
9 University Budget Committee. 1945-47
9 Committee on the University Library. 1951-58
9 University Press. 1936-37
9 University Press. 1966-68
9 War Report. 1941-42
9 Untermeyer, Louis. 1937
9 Warren, Robert Penn. 1946
9 William, Stanley T. 1954
9 Work Conference in Higher Education; Committee on. 1941
9 Wrenn, C.L. 1956


Addendum to Series 62

A box of materials that had been separated from this series was recovered in January 2000. Much of the materials relate to the visits of American poet Robert Frost to the University of Florida from 1946 until 1960. During these years, Frost came to the UF campus and read his poetry in the University Auditorium. On January 30, 1960 he received a degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa at the mid year graduation exercises.

The materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, telegrams, and other information concerning arrangements for his visits to the UF campus and the positive effect of his lectures and poetry readings. In addition to the Frost materials there are also two folders one with correspondence and other materials of poet Robert P. Tristram Coffin who came to the University of Florida and led poetry workshops. The other folder contains correspondence (to Robertson) from Lesley Frost, Robert Frost's oldest child, as well as other items.


Box
10 Coffin, Robert P. Tristram - Correspondence to Robertsons
10 Frost - Articles about him. 1957, 1960-61, 1963
10 Frost - Articles about him. 1964-66, 1969, 1972-1973
10 Frost - Budget and Newspaper Articles
10 Frost - Death and Related Matters
10 Frost - 80th Birthday
10 Frost - History of visits to Gainesville, J. Kennedy Inauguration
10 Frost - Memorial Service (articles, correspondence)
10 Frost - Miscellaneous (newspaper clippings, magazine articles)
10 Frost - Presentation and Citation for Doctor of Letters degree
10 Frost - Recollections by Clifford Lyons (also clippings)
10 Frost - Visits. 1938-42, 1946
10 Frost - Visits. 1948-1953
10 Frost - Visits. 1954
10 Frost - Visits. 1955-56
10 Frost - Visits. 1957-58
10 Frost - Visits and misc. 1960-66
10 Frost and Lesley - Christmas poems and correspondence



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