Arlin Turner papers, 1929-1980.

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Turner, Arlin. Arlin Turner papers, 1929-1980.

Arlin Turner papers, 1929-1980.

The papers span Turner's career as a scholar of American literature, from his undergraduate education at West Texas State University in 1927 to his death in 1980, when he was an instructor at Southwest Texas State University. Comprised primarily of personal and professional correspondence with scholars and publishers of American literature, including Gay Wilson Allen, John Q. Anderson, Louis Budd, Robert Cantwell, James B. Colvert, Eddie Gay Cone, Benjamin Franklin Fisher, Albert Mordell, Norman Holmes Pearson, William Stafford, and Edmund Wilson. There are also letters, printed matter, reports, and minutes that Turner collected as a member or officer of organizations, including the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association, Committee for American Studies, and the Associated Research Council. The Turner Papers also document the development of high school, collegiate, and graduate level instruction in American literature through the organizational records and course materials, the latter of which include Turner's personal writings and research notes, subject files, clippings, lecture notes, and other printed materials on various authors or genres of American literature, including Southern literature, American humor, Nathaniel Hawthorne and George Washington Cable.

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Turner, Arlin 1909-1980

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Born in Abilene, Texas, Arlin Turner received his B.A. from West Texas State University in 1927 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1930 and 1934, respectively. He joined the English Department at Duke University in 1953 and served until 1979. He was department chair from 1958-1964. Turner specialized in American literature, writing on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain and other Southern humorists. He also served as managing editor of American Literature and reviewed contemporar...

Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925

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George Washington Cable, an American author and critic, was born in New Orleans and fought for the South in the Civil War. His first collection of tales of life in the south was Old creole days (1879). In 1884 he went on a reading tour with Mark Twain. He moved to Northampton, Mass., in 1885. He is chiefly known for his early works describing picturesque Louisiana Creole life and courageous essays on civil rights. From the description of George Washington Cable papers, 1865-1918. (Pe...

Pearson, Norman Holmes, 1909-1975

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Epithet: husband of Hilda Doolittle British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x0000fc ...

Wilson, Edmund

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Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...

Associated Research Council.

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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 ...

Budd, Louis J.

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Louis J. Budd was a Duke University Professor of English and Fulbright-Hayes lecturer at the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, India. From the guide to the Louis J. Budd Papers, 1928-2006, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Duke University Professor of English and Fulbright-Hayes lecturer at the American Studies Research Centre, Hyperabad, India. From the description of Louis J. Budd Papers, 1928-2006. (Duke Unive...

Colvert, James B.

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Stafford, William, 1914-1993

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American poet and teacher. Poet Laureate of Oregon, 1975- From the description of Letter and poems, [1974?]. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 24944651 William Stafford (1914-1993) was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the twentieth century. Among his many credentials, Stafford served as consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress, and received the National Book Award for his poetry collection Trave...

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author. From the description of Nathaniel Hawthorne manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1853-1857 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 301761440 American author, writer of romances, stories, and juvenile works. Born July 4, 1804, in Salem, Mass.; died May, 1864, in Plymouth, N.H. Sometime resident of Concord, Mass. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. Hawthorne's association with the Boston publishing firm of Ticknor and Fields began ...

Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography

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Fisher, Benjamin Franklin.

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American literature scholar, editor, and teacher; specialist on Edgar Allen Poe. From the description of Benjamin Franklin Fisher Papers, 1963-2001 (bulk 1967-2001) (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 51908102 ...

Modern language association of America. American literature section

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Group organized by Modern Language Association in 1921 to build the study of American Literature as a scholarly discipline. From the description of Papers, 1922-1994. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 37600440 ...

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. ...

Cone, Eddie Gay, 1938-

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Mordell, Albert, 1885-

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