Frederick, John T. (John Towner), 1893-1975

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English professor, author, founder and editor of The Midland.

From the description of Papers of John Towner Frederick, 1908-1975. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233105040

John T. Frederick gained wide renown as a radio book critic, literary critic, author and educator. In 1937 Frederick conducted a weekly book review program, Of Men and Books, sponsored by Northwestern University. Frederick taught at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, where the program originated. During his career, Frederick wrote two novels of Midwestern farm life: Druida (1923) and Green Bush (1925). He published four college textbooks, one with Leo L. Ward (Good Writing, 1923).

During his years at State University of Iowa he founded the Midland, a regional magazine which later won a national circulation award. With his co-author Frank Luther Mott, Frederick published the work of many writers who later become well known, including Albert Halper, James T. Farrell, Paul Engle, Ruth Suckow, Paul Corey, Marquis Childs, MacKinley Kantor, Phil Strong, and August Derleth.

From the description of Papers 1917-1930. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 25516029

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referencedIn Martha Dickinson Bianchi correspondence concerning publication of the poetry of the American poet, Emily Dickinson:, 1881-1943 (inclusive), 1925-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. Papers of John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1896-1970. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Benjamin, Paul L. Letter to John T. Frederick. [s.l.]. 1921 Jan. 26. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Reigelman, Milton Monroe, 1942-. Letter to [John Towner] Frederick. [s.l.]. 1971 June 2. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Brant, Irving, 1885-1976. Irving Brant papers, 1910-1977 (bulk 1938-1975). Library of Congress
creatorOf Coleman, Carroll. Papers of Carroll Coleman, 1927-1985. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Childs, Marquis W. (Marquis William), 1903-1990. Letter to Milton Monroe Reigelman. [Washington, DC.] 1971 July 7. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Frederick, John T. (John Towner), 1893-1975. Papers 1917-1930. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Suckow, Ruth, 1892-1960. Papers of Ruth Suckow, 1887-1988. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hasley, Louis L. (Louis Leonard), 1906-. Papers, 1930s-1980s. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Eiseley, Loren Corey, 1907-1977. Letter to Milton Monroe Reigelman. Philadelphia, PA. 1971 Jul. 12. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Frederick, John T. (John Towner), 1893-1975. Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1942. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Hearst, James, 1900-1983. Letters, 1968-1983. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Frederick family. Frederick family papers 1936-1980. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Derleth, August William, 1909-1971. Letters, 1942-1971. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Frederick, John T. (John Towner), 1893-1975. Papers of John Towner Frederick, 1908-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Halper, Albert, 1904-1984. Letter to Milton Monroe Reigelman. Pawling, NY. 1971 June 17. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Alan Swallow Papers, 1934-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977. Letters, 1934-1973. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Duncan, Thomas William, 1905-. Letter to [Milton Monroe] Reigelman. Mesilla, NM. 1971 Jun. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Reigelman, Milton Monroe, 1942-. Letter to [John Towner] Frederick. [s.l.]. 1971 Mar. 13. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Corey, Paul, 1903-. Papers of Paul Corey, 1920-1992. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Eisley, Loren Corey, 1907-1977. Papers, 1913-1977. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf Drury, John, 1898-. John Drury-Marion Neville papers, 1860-1970. Newberry Library
referencedIn Beadle, John A. Letter to Milton Monroe Reigelman. Dubuque, IA. 1971 June 12. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library
creatorOf Eyerly, Jeannette. Papers of Jeannette Eyerly, 1925-1994. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Branch, Edward Douglas, 1905-1954. Branch, Edward Douglas, letter, 1940. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers of Jay Sigmund, 1911-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Sullivan, Richard, 1908-1981. Papers, 1873-1981 (bulk 1930-1981) University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers, 1911-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Hartwick, Harry. Letter to [Milton Monroe] Reigelman. Jolla, CA. 1971 June 15. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Merriam, H. G. (Harold Guy), 1883-1980. Letter to Milton Monroe Reigelman. Missoula, MT. 1972 May 31. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Appel, Benjamin, 1907-1977. Letter to [Milton Monroe] Reigelman. : Roosevelt, NJ. 1971 Jun. 15. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
creatorOf Towner, Horace Mann, 1855-. Letter to John T. Frederick. Washington [D.C.] 1923 Feb. 8. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Brant, Irving, 1885-1976. Letter to Milton Monroe Reigelman. : Eugene, OR. 1971 June 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Letters to John T. Frederick. Cedar Rapids, IA. 1922-1923. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Irving Brant Papers, 1910-1977, (bulk 1938-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. person
associatedWith Andrews, Clarence A. person
associatedWith Ansley, Clark Fisher, 1869-1939. person
associatedWith Appel, Benjamin, 1907-1977. person
associatedWith Beadle, John A. person
associatedWith Benjamin, Paul L. person
correspondedWith Bianchi, Martha Dickinson, 1866-1943 person
associatedWith Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973. person
associatedWith Brack, O M. person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
associatedWith Branch, Edward Douglas, 1905-1954. person
associatedWith Brant, Irving, 1885-1976. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Bush, Sargent. person
associatedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. person
associatedWith Childs, Marquis William, 1903- person
associatedWith Coleman, Carroll. person
associatedWith Corey, Paul, 1903- person
associatedWith Craig, Hardin, 1875-1968. person
associatedWith Crawford, Nelson Antrim, b. 1888. person
associatedWith Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938. person
associatedWith Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968. person
associatedWith Derleth, August William, 1909-1971. person
associatedWith Dodson, Own, 1914- person
associatedWith Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. person
associatedWith Drury, John, 1898- person
associatedWith Duncan, Thomas William, 1905- person
associatedWith Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977. person
associatedWith Eisley, Loren Corey, 1907-1977. person
associatedWith Eyerly, Jeannette. person
associatedWith Farell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979. person
associatedWith Federal Writers' Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Field, Iduna Bertel. person
associatedWith Frederick family. family
associatedWith Gerber, John C. person
associatedWith Ginsberg, Louis, 1895-1976. person
associatedWith Halper, Albert, 1904-1984. person
associatedWith Harter, Evelyn. person
associatedWith Hartwick, Harry. person
associatedWith Hasley, Louis L. (Louis Leonard), 1906- person
associatedWith Hearst, James, 1900-1983. person
associatedWith Holbrooke, H. Weare. person
associatedWith Huckfield, Leyland. person
associatedWith Hunt, Percival, 1878- person
associatedWith Iowa Press and Authors' Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977. person
associatedWith Kissane, Leedice. person
associatedWith Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984. person
associatedWith Long, Haniel, 1888-1956. person
associatedWith Lottinville, Savoie, 1906- person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith McDonald, Julie. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Merriam, H. G. (Harold Guy), 1883-1980 person
associatedWith Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. person
associatedWith Mossman, Dow. person
associatedWith Mott, Frank Luther, 1886-1964. person
associatedWith Muilenburg, Walter J., 1893- person
associatedWith Murphy, Donald R. person
associatedWith Nathan, Robert, 1894- person
associatedWith Nuhn, Ferner, 1903- person
associatedWith O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington, 1890-1941. person
associatedWith Petersen, William John, 1901- person
associatedWith Reigelman, Milton Monroe, 1942- person
associatedWith Sandeen, Ernest Emanuel, 1908- person
associatedWith Santee, Ross, 1889-1965. person
associatedWith Selby, John. person
associatedWith Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. person
associatedWith Spence, Hartzell, 1908- person
associatedWith Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909- person
associatedWith Suckow, Ruth, 1892-1960. person
associatedWith Sullivan, Richard, 1908-1981. person
associatedWith Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966 person
associatedWith Towner, Horace Mann, 1855- person
associatedWith Ward, Leo R. (Leo Richard), 1893- person
associatedWith Wedel, Mildred Mott. person
associatedWith Weitz, Alice C. (Alice Carey) person
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Middle West
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Regionalism in literature
American literature
Authors, American
American literature--20th century
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Birth 1893-02-01

Death 1975-01-31

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