Anderson, John Q.

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Folklorist, author, and educator; b. John Quincy Anderson in 1916; d. 1975.

From the description of John Q. Anderson papers, 1953-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70956189

Dr. John Q. Anderson (1916-1975) was a teacher, author, songwriter, and folklorist. He was an instructor at Texas A & M from 1953 to 1966, leaving the school in the position of head of English Department. Among his works are Brokenburn: the journal of Kate Stone, and A Texas surgeon in the C.S.A.

From the description of John Q. Anderson papers (1953-1966). (Texas A&M University). WorldCat record id: 37609915

John Q. Anderson (1916-1975) was a Texas born educator and folklorist, also known as a folk singer and composer, who authored over seventy articles and books including Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life and Writings of Henry Clay Lewis, A Texas Surgeon in the C.S.A., and Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, which he edited. He taught in the English Department of Texas A & M from 1953 to 1966, by which time he was made Department Head. Folklore in all its manifestations, particulaly in Texas and to some extent North Carolina, was Anderson's lifelong passion. He sponsored the John A. Lomax Folklore Society and served for a time as president of the Texas Folklore Society. Anderson received many honors for his teaching and scholarship, the most significant being the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching, Outstanding Professor Award, and Professor Emeritus of English, all from Texas A & M University.

From the description of Papers, 1953-1966. (Texas A&M University). WorldCat record id: 49868370

Dr. John Q. Anderson (1916-1975) was an educator, folklorist and songwriter who earned many honors. Born on 30 May 1916 in Wheeler County, Texas, Dr. Anderson attended Oklahoma State University where he received his A.B. degree in 1939. Though his college career was interrupted by a tour of duty during World War II . Anderson completed his M.A. at Louisiana State University in 1948, and subsequently earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1952. In 1946, Anderson married Marie Loraine Epps

During this time, Anderson held several teaching positions, at the University of Texas, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and McNeese State College in Louisiana. In 1953, Dr. Anderson became an instructor at Texas A&M where he remained until 1966. By the time of his departure from Texas A & M, Dr. Anderson had risen from serving as an instructor to holding the office of Head of the English Department. Dr. Anderson's final position was Professor of American Literature at the University of Houston, which he had to leave in 1974 due to illness.

Not only was Dr. Anderson a renowned and respected teacher, but he was also an author and a songwriter . Among his over 70 articles and books are Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, edited by Anderson, A Texas Surgeon in the C. S. A., and Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life and Writings of Henry Clay Lewis . Dr. Anderson recorded as well as wrote many folk songs, among which was a medley of American folksongs for the ballet Fiddle Tunes.

Among Dr. Anderson's many interests, folklore was predominant. Dr. Anderson was a member of several folklore societies all over the state of Texas. He sponsored of The John A. Lomax Folklore Society, and served as president of The Texas Folklore Society . His other professional activity included work with English societies and editorial boards.

Due to Dr. Anderson's many talents and accomplishments as a teacher and scholar, he was awarded several honors, including the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching, Outstanding Professor, and Professor Emeritus of English, all at Texas A&M University .

From the guide to the Inventory of the John Q. Anderson Papers TAMU MSS 00040., 1953-1966, (Cushing Memorial Library)

John Q. Anderson (1916-1975) received an M.A. in English from Louisiana State University in 1948. He taught English at McNeese State College in Lake Charles, La., Texas A&M College in College Station, Tex., and the University of Houston in Houston, Tex. Anderson was responsible for introducing folklore studies at both Texas A&M and the University of Houston. He edited the Civil War diary of Kate Stone and the writings of Henry Clay Lewis. Anderson also authored several books and articles on literature, history, and American folklore. He was assisted in his research by his wife, Loraine Epps Anderson.

Henry Clay Lewis (1825-1850), a physician in northeast Louisiana, wrote humorous sketches of the area that he published under the pseudonym "Madison Tensas, M.D., the Louisiana Swamp Doctor" in Spirit of the Times, a New York weekly newspaper. Lewis collected and published most of his sketches as Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana Swamp Doctor (Philadelphia, 1850). Only a few contemporary friends knew the author's identity.

From the description of John Q. Anderson papers, 1848-1993 (bulk 1953-1973). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 71278921

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creatorOf Anderson, John Q. Special powers in folk cures and remedies / John Q. Anderson. University of Houston, M.D. Anderson Library
creatorOf Anderson, John Q. Folk medicine and folk beliefs : cures, remedies, preventives & health practices / categorized and compiled by John Q. Anderson ; collected by Students in English 433, Folklore and folk song, University of Houston. University of Houston, M.D. Anderson Library
creatorOf Anderson, John Q. John Q. Anderson papers, 1848-1993 (bulk 1953-1973). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Anderson, John Q. John Q. Anderson papers, 1953-1980. Stephen F. Austin State University, East Texas Research Center
creatorOf Inventory of the John Q. Anderson Papers TAMU MSS 00040., 1953-1966 Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf Anderson, John Q. Poems / by John Q. Anderson and Loraine Epps Anderson (Mrs. John Q. Anderson). University of Houston, M.D. Anderson Library
creatorOf Anderson, John Q. Papers, 1953-1966. Texas A&M University, Evans Library & Annex; Main campus library complex
referencedIn Turner, Arlin. Arlin Turner papers, 1929-1980. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Anderson, John Q. John Q. Anderson papers (1953-1966). Texas A&M University, Evans Library & Annex; Main campus library complex
referencedIn Inventory of the William A. Owens Papers (Part Two) LIT/Owens MSS 00089., 1940-1980 Cushing Memorial Library,
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North Carolina
Texas
Mississippi
North Carolina
United States
Louisiana
United States
Louisiana--Baton Rouge
Subject
Folklore
Traditional medicine--Texas
Vaudeville--United States--History
Traditional medicine
Folksingers--Texas
Medicine--Folklore
Folk songs--Texas
Folklorists--Texas
Folklore--United States
Games--United States
Folklore--North Carolina
Superstition
Folklorists--North Carolina
Superstition--Texas
Names, Geographical--North Carolina
Vaudeville--History
Superstition--North Carolina
Games
Traditional medicine--North Carolina
Folk singers
Physicians as authors
Folklore and education--North Carolina
Scholarly publishing
Folklore and education
Folklore in literature
Folk songs
Folklore--Study and teaching
Names, geographical
Folklore and education--Texas
Folklore--Texas
Folklorists
Names, Geographical--Texas
Folk songs--United States
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Folklorists--Texas
Authors, American--Texas
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Death 1975

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