Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995

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University professor, author, and Whitman scholar.

From the description of Letters, 1990-1995. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40421951

From the description of Gay Wilson Allen papers, 1801-1988 and undated (bulk 1925-1970s). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31182073

  • 1903, Aug. 23: Born, Lake Junaluska, N.C.
  • 1926: A.B., Duke University
  • 1928: A.M., Duke University
  • 1929 - 1931 : Teacher at Lake Erie College
  • 1931 - 1932 : Teacher at Alabama Polytechnic Institute
  • 1934: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • 1934 - 1935 : Associate Professor of English, Shurtlieff College
  • 1935 - 1936 : Professor of English, Bowling Green State University
  • 1946 - : Professor/Professor Emeritus of English, New York University
  • 1946: Walt Whitman Handbook published
  • 1955: The Solitary Singer: Critical Biography of Walt Whitman published; U.S. State Department lecturer in Japan
  • 1961: Walt Whitman as Man, Poet, and Legend published
  • 1967: William James, A Biography published
  • 1967 - 1969 : Member of Editorial Board, American Literature published
  • 1972: A Reader's Guide to Walt Whitman published
  • 1981: Waldo Emerson published
  • 1898, Apr. 30: Born, Sheridan, Ind.
  • 1919 - 1921 : Teacher of music, Northwestern University
  • 1921: A.B., Northwestern University
  • 1922 - 1927 : Teacher of music, Horace Mann School for Boys, New York City
  • 1928: Walt Whitman's Workshop published; A.M., Harvard University
  • 1928 - 1934 : Teacher of English, Northeastern University (1928-1929), Bradford College (1929-1931), Harvard University Graduate School (1929-1934)
  • 1929 - 1940 : Teacher of Biography and Music, Katharine Gibbs Schools
  • 1930 - : Director of Academic Studies, New England Conservatory of Music
  • 1930 - 1931 : Collaborated with Clara Barrus on Whitman and Burroughs, Comrades (1931)
  • 1939: Editor, facsimile reprint of 1855 edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass
  • 1940s, mid: Died

From the guide to the Gay Wilson Allen Papers, 1801-1988, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995. Letters, 1990-1995. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Turner, Arlin. Arlin Turner papers, 1929-1980. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Gay Wilson Allen Papers, 1801-1988 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Fred Chappell papers, 1944-2013 and undated Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995. Gay Wilson Allen papers, 1801-1988 and undated (bulk 1925-1970s). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Photographs by and relating to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf White, William, 1910-1995. Papers of William White [manuscript], 1875-1987. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection, 1763-1985, (bulk 1841-1981) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Papers of Walt Whitman in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1806-1981 (bulk 1841-1981). Library of Congress
referencedIn Arlin Turner Papers, 1927-1980 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Biographical Reference Collection, ., 1972 - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Inventory of the Roger Asselineau Walt Whitman Collection Lit/Whitman MSS 00144 ., 1855-2001 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Inventory of the Roger Asselineau Walt Whitman Collection Lit/Whitman MSS 00144 ., 1855-2001 Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. Vertical file, 1948-1988. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Brown University. Library (Providence, Rhode Island). Selected correspondence, 1913-1993, "Ahrens" to "Bradstreet". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn American Literature, Records, 1927-2000s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf White, William, 1910-1995. Collection of periodical literature related to Walt Whitman, from the library of William White. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
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