Henry Nash Smith Papers 1927-1986


Henry Nash Smith Papers 1927-1986

Collection primarily consists of correspondence & research materials pertaining to Smith's published works, lectures and other professional activities and interests. The correspondence files are particularly extensive.

Number of containers: 8 boxes, 4 cartons; Linear feet: 8.3


SNAC Resource ID: 6666441

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Poirier, Richard.

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Blair, Walter, 1900-....

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

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Biography Henry Nash Smith was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1906. He took his bachelor's degree in English at age 19 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he taught from 1927 to 1941, taking time out for his M.A. in English (1929) and his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization (1940), both at Harvard. He subsequently taught in the English departments of the University of Texas (until 1947) and the University of Minnesota (un...

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Bracher, Fred

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Martinez-Lopez, Ramon

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Voloshin, Beverly

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Marx, Leo, 1919-....

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Howells, William Dean

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0000a8 ...

Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998

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Epithet: Professor of English British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0002f8 American writer, literary critic and memoirist; author of "On native grounds," and "A walk in the city." From the description of Alfred Kazin letter [manuscript], 1943 March 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647999332 Writer. From the description of Reminiscences of Alfred Kazin: oral h...

Cardwell, Guy, 1905-2005

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Kahn, Shalom J.

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