Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972

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Foerster was professor of English at the University of North Carolina, professor of English and director of the School of Letters at the University of Iowa, prominent New Humanist, and author of books on American literature and higher education; d. 1972.

From the description of Papers of Norman Foerster, 1930-1971 (bulk 1930-1944). (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233113536

Author and editor. Foerster was also a professor and a proponent of the New Humanist movement.

From the description of Norman Foerster papers, 1837-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462018904

Norman Foerster was an author and an editor.

From the description of Norman Foerster papers, 1907-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462018758

American author and editor.

From the description of Norman Foerster papers, ca.1900-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122560467

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FOERSTER, NORMAN, 1887-present

A.B. Harvard: 1910; A.M., Univ. of Wisconsin: 1912; Litt.D., U. of South: 1931.

University professor and instigator of New Humanist movement in American criticism. As its chief spokesman, he edited its manifesto Humanism and America (1930). Instructor in English, U. of Wis., 1911-14; assoc prof. English, U. of North Carolina, 1914-19, prof., 1919-30; dir. School of Letters and prof. English, U. of Ia., 1930-44; visiting prof. English, Duke University, 1948-9. Author of Outlines and Summaries, Sentences and Thinking, Nature in American Literature, American Criticism, The American Scholar, Towards Standards, The American State University, The Future of the Liberal College, The Humanities and the Common Man. Editor of Essays for College Men, Selected Literary Essays from James Russell Lowell, Chief American Prose Writers, American Ideals, English poetry of the 19th century, American Poetry and Prose, Humanism and America, and American Critical Essays.

From the guide to the Norman Foerster Papers, 1918-1940, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Norman Foerster papers, 1837-1970. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1932-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Letter, 1948, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-. Papers of Norman Foerster, 1930-1971 (bulk 1930-1944). University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Norman Foerster papers, 1907-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-. Letter to Whom it May Concern. [s.l.] 1942 Nov. 25. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Foster, Charles H. (Charles Howell), 1913-. Charles Howell Foster Papers, 1920-1979. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Letter to T. O. Mabbott. Iowa City, IA. 1944 Oct. 7. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Norman Foerster Papers, 1918-1940 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive) 1927-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-. Letter to Paul [Engle] [Iowa City, IA.] 1945 Jan. 13. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Letter to John Gerber. Menlo Park, CA. 1971 Nov. 22. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive), 1927-1937 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Norman Foerster Papers, 1907-1965 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Harford W.H. Powel collection on T.S. Eliot, (Powel) Harford W. H. collection on T.S. Eliot, 1905-1955 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959. Albert Léon Guérard papers, 1909-1959. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers, 1911-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Norman Foerster papers, ca.1900-1949. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Dauner, Louise. Papers, 1918-1984. Indiana University
creatorOf Kuhl, E.P., d. 1981. Papers of E.P. Kuhl, 1855-1978. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers of Jay Sigmund, 1911-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-. Letter to Paul Engle. Santa Barbara, CA. (19--). University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1919-1942. University of Pennsylvania Library
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associatedWith Ball, John. person
associatedWith Beach, Joseph Warren, 1880-1957. person
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associatedWith Bill, Earl Gordon, 1884- person
associatedWith Bowling, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Boyd, W. R. (William Robert), 1864-1950. person
associatedWith Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932. person
associatedWith Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994. person
associatedWith Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963. person
associatedWith Brown, Margaret. person
associatedWith Brüning, Heinrich, 1885-1970. person
associatedWith Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. person
associatedWith Bush, Douglas, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Campbell, Oscar James, 1879-1970. person
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associatedWith Cestre, Charles, 1871-1958. person
associatedWith Chadsey, C. P. person
associatedWith Chalmers, Gordon K. person
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associatedWith Coyle, William. person
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correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
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associatedWith Flickinger, Roy C. (Roy Caston), 1876-1942. person
associatedWith Foerster, Donald. person
associatedWith Foster, Charles H. (Charles Howell), 1913- person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Gauss, Christian Frederick, 1878-1951. person
associatedWith Gerber, John, person
associatedWith Gohdes, Clarence, 1901-1997. person
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associatedWith Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-2000. person
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associatedWith Stevens, D. K. (David Kilburn), 1860-1946. person
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associatedWith University of Iowa. School of Letters. corporateBody
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associatedWith Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. person
associatedWith Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944. person
correspondedWith Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930 person
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Iowa
Iowa--Iowa City
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College teachers
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Bill, Earl Gordon, 1884-
Foerster, Norman, 1887-
Rulard, Richard, 1932-
Wellek, Ren e
Campbell, Oscar James, 1879-1970
Falk, Robert
Robinson, Frederick
Howarth, Herbert
English teachers
Crane, Ronald Salmon, 1886-
Coffey, Hubert Stanley
Ball, John
Elliot, William Foster
Chapman, Warren
Jones, Harry Stuart Veddes, 1878-
Howe, W. D
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957
Kilpatrick, William Heard, 1871-1965
Baker, Joseph E
Stevens, David H., 1860-
Gauss, Christian Frederick, 1878-1951
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950
Parkman, Francis
Seldes, Gilbert Vivian, 1893-
Foerster, Donald
Havens, Raymond Dexter, 1880-
Kelly, Robert, 1935-
Elton, Oliver, 1861-1945
Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955
Brown, Margaret
Sandeen, Ernest Emanual, 1908-
Bowling, Lawrence
Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932
Livingstone, Richard Winn, Sir, 1880-1960
Bush, Douglas, 1896-
McNeill, Louise
Houghton Mifflin Company
Goldberg, Maxwell Henry, 1907-
Goodell, Charles E., Mrs
Humanism--History--20th century
Rafton, Harold R
Kirby, Thomas A
Long, Percy Waldron, 1876-
Chase, Harry Woodburn, 1887-
Ramsay, Robert L
Spilles, Robert Ernest, 1896-
Reilly, Robert James, 1925-
Davies, Graham R
Stroud, J. B
Hart, James David, 1911-
Spring, Samuel, 1746-1819
Gu erard, Albert L eon, 1880-1959
Jessup, Walter Albert, 1877-
Stiles, Lindley Joseph, 1913-
Jaeger, Wernes Wilhelm, 1888-1961
Gohdes, Clarence Louis Frank, 1901-
University of Iowa
Hicks, Philip M
Stokowska, Evangeline
Ferrar and Rinehart, Inc
Greene, Theodore M
Guttman, Allen
Coyle, William
Chadsey, C. P
Elliot, George Roy, 1883-1963
Moore, C. A
More, Paul Elmer, 1864-1937
Quinn, Arhtur Hobson, 1875-1960
Schneider, W. B
Hubbell, Jay Broadus, 1885-
Allen, Francis Henry, 1866-
Beach, Joseph Warren, 1880-1957
Slote, Bernice
Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-
Lambert, John S
Adams, R. P
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
L udeke, H
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-
Smith, D. Michel
Chalmers, Gordon K
Stung, Arthur, N
Ryan, Alfred S
Mc Grath, Earl James, 1902-
Macmillan Company
Conrath, John
Su, Wei--Hsiung
Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964
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