Guide to the W. B. Carnochan Papers

Finding aid prepared by Patricia White
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives. Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0614
Creator: Carnochan, W. B.
Title: W. B. Carnochan papers
Dates: 1928-2013
Bulk Dates:
Physical Description: 26 Linear feet (28 boxes)
Summary: Papers documenting Carnochan's career as researcher and writer. Included are source materials, drafts, and published versions of his scholarly articles and books, with related correspondence; published book reviews; texts of papers and talks with related correspondence and ephemera; and materials pertaining to his support of the Stanford University Libraries and his directorship of the Stanford Humanities Center.
Language(s): The materials are inEnglish.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Biography

Educated at Harvard University (A.B. 1953, A.M. 1957, and Ph.D. 1960), W. B. Carnochan joined the English faculty at Stanford University in 1960. He chaired the English department from 1971-73 and has served the University as dean of graduate studies and vice-provost, 1975-80, and director of the Stanford Humanities Center, 1985-1991.
A scholar of the eighteenth century, his published books include Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian (1987), Confinement and Flight: An Essay on English Literature of the Eighteenth Century (1977), and Lemuel Gulliver's Mirror For Man (1968). Other works include The Battleground of the Curriculum: Liberal Education and American Experience (1993) and Momentary Bliss: an American Memoir (1999).

Scope and Content of Collection

These papers primarily document Carnochan's professional career as researcher and writer. Included are source materials, drafts, and published versions of his scholarly articles and books, with related correspondence; published book reviews, 1960s-1990s; texts of papers and talks with related correspondence and ephemera, 1977-1997; and materials pertaining to his support of the Stanford University Libraries and his directorship of the Stanford Humanities Center, including a VHS tape of his retirement roast. Correspondents include Richard Ohmann, Catharine Stimpson, Linda Hutcheon, Charles Pierce, Peter Brooks, David M. Vieth, Emerson Brown, Jr., W. J. Bate, Patricia Spacks, Newell Ford, and William Frost. Other papers include his grade reports and papers from Buckley School, St. Paul's School, and Harvard University; listing and appraisal of the Carnochan family papers; and the "American Vernacular" exhibit brochure for the Carnochan Collections at UC Berkeley's University Art Museum. The addition to his papers received in 2006 includes correspondence with Douglas Dennis, an inmate at Angola Prison, 1996-2006; copies of The Angolite, The Prison News Magazine, 1994-2005; and Brigitte Carnochan's portfolio of photographs taken at the Angola Prison Rodeo in 2001. The addition to his papers received in 2009 includes correspondence with Douglas Dennis, 2006-2009, and issues of The Angolite, 2006-2009.

Access Terms

Bate, Walter Jackson, 1918-1999
Brooks, Peter, 1938-
Brown, Emerson, 1934-
Carnochan, Brigitte Hoy
Dennis, Douglas
Ford, Newell F., 1912-
Frost, William, 1917-
Hutcheon, Linda, 1947-
Ohmann, Richard M. (Richard Malin), 1931-
Pierce, Charles E.
Spacks, Patricia Ann Meyer.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stimpson, Catharine R., 1936-
Vieth, David M.
English literature--18th century--Study and teaching.
Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Prisoners--Recreation--Louisiana.
Stanford University. Humanities Center.


Collection Contents

 

Accession ARCH-1999-260 Papers 1928-1999

 

Publications

Box 1

Articles, Files #1-22, containing drafts, correspondence, published copies, and other items

Box 2

Articles, Files #23-35, containing drafts, correspondence, published copies, and other items

Box 3

Articles, Files #35-38, containing drafts, correspondence, published copies, and other items

Box 3

Two folders of correspondence re articles, 1963-98

Box 3

Correspondence, reviews, and other materials on WBC's books: Sir George Etherege, The Man of Mode (edited by WBC); Lemuel Gulliver's Mirror for Man; Confinement and Flight; The Battleground of the Curriculum

Box 4, Folder 6

Gibbon's Solitude – Times Literary Supplement issues

Box 4, Folder 7

Gibbon's Solitude – foreign newspapers

Box 4, Folder 8

Momentary Bliss (galleys)

Box 4, Folder 9

Reviews 1960s

Box 4, Folder 10

Reviews 1970s

Box 4, Folder 11

Reviews 1980s

Box 4, Folder 12

Reviews 1990s

Box 4, Folder 13

Reviews undated

Box 4, Folder 14

Review of Rawson's Satire and Sentiment, 1994-95

Box 4, Folder 15

Gibbon's Solitude – correspondence, reviews, and other materials

Box 7, Folder 1

The Battleground of the Curriculum: Liberal Education and American Experience (1993) (American and Japanese editions)

Box 7, Folder 2

Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian (1987)

Box 7, Folder 3

Confinement and Flight: An Essay on English Literature of the Eighteenth Century (1977)

Box 7, Folder 4

Lemuel Gulliver's Mirror For Man (1968)

Box 7, Folder 5

The Man of Mode, by George Etherege; edited by W. B. Carnochan (1966) (3 copies)

Box 7, Folder 6

Literary journals and newspapers containing book reviews by Carnochan

 

Professional Files

Box 4, Folder 15

ACRL, RBMS pre-conference at Stanford, 1987

Box 4, Folder 16

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, paper presented 1993

Box 4, Folder 17

Clarion, Museum of American Folk Art, 1989 – letter by WBC

Box 4, Folder 18

College Art Association, program from 1989 meeting (see page 44)

Box 4, Folder 19

Conway, John, correspondence, 1995-96

Box 4, Folder 20

Council of Graduate Schools, program and proceedings from 1990 meeting

Box 4, Folder 21

Curriculum vita, 1999

Box 4, Folder 22

Grant applications and reports, 1980-87

Box 4, Folder 23

Lecture: "Eccentricity and Eighteenth Century England," 1977

Box 4, Folder 24

Lecture: "Great Books and the American Disease," 1994-97

Box 4, Folder 25

Lecture: "Information, Interpretation, and the Archaeology of the Book"

Box 4, Folder 26

Polhemus, R.: Carnochan's verse on his retirement, 1984

Box 4, Folder 27

PMLA/Parker Prize/1995 (see page 983)

Box 4, Folder 28

Retirement: comments by Polhemus, 1994

Box 4, Folder 29

Samuel Johnson Anniversary, paper presented, 1984

Box 4, Folder 30

Stanford Historical Society talk on Stanford Humanities Center, 1998

Box 4, Folder 31

Stanford Humanities Center

Box 4, Folder 32

Stanford Humanities Center Annual Reports, 1985-97

Box 4, Folder 33

Stanford Humanities Center Bliss Carnochan Lecture

Box 4, Folder 34

Stanford Humanities Center, retirement as director, 1991

Box 4, Folder 35

Stanford University course evaluations, 1997/98

Box 4, Folder 36

Stanford University Founders' Day 1997

Box 4, Folder 37

Stanford University Libraries Bliss and Brigitte Carnochan Fund, 1991-97

Box 4, Folder 38

Stanford University Libraries Howell Award 1995

Box 4, Folder 39

Stanford University – Lyman Chair appointment 1993-94

Box 4, Folder 40

Stanford University – Meier Chair appointment 1988

Box 4, Folder 41

UC Humanities Institute Conference – paper, circa 1985-90

Box 4, Folder 42

Western Society 18th Century Studies – paper presented, 1995

 

Biographical and Personal Papers

Box 5

Harvard University Class of 1953 Anniversary Reports (10 volumes)

Box 5

Harvard Yearbook 1951 and 1953

Box 5

Owl Club 1953 (directory)

Box 5, Folder 1

Birth and baptism records

Box 5, Folder 2

740 Park Avenue (New York City): ad and magazine article

Box 5, Folder 3

Buckley School, reports, 1936-44

Box 5, Folder 4

English compositions, 1942-43

Box 5, Folder 5

Buckley Letter, Spring 1988 [75th anniversary]

Box 5, Folder 6

St. Paul's School, reports, 1944-49

Box 5, Folder 7

St. Paul's School, Songs of a Schoolmaster by John Richards, 1928

Box 5, Folder 8

St. Paul's School, Sixth Form Yearbook, 1945

Box 5, Folder 9

St. Paul's School, Horae Scholasticae, April 1945

Box 5, Folder 10

St. Paul's School, Sixth Form Yearbook, 1947

Box 5, Folder 11

St. Paul's School, Dramatic Club – program, photos, copies of school newspaper, 1948

Box 5, Folder 12

St. Paul's School, Pictorial, 1948

Box 5, Folder 13

St. Paul's School, The Record, 1949

Box 5, Folder 14

St. Paul's School, Sixth Form Yearbook, 1949

Box 5, Folder 15

St. Paul's School, Alumni Horae, Summer 1949

Box 5, Folder 16

St. Paul's School, Form of 1949, 50th Reunion, 1999

Box 5, Folder 17

Inventory of Aptitude, 1948 (Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation)

Box 5, Folder 18

Harvard University, reports, 1950-51

Box 5, Folder 19

Harvard University, Eliot House Play, 1952

Box 5, Folder 20

Harvard University, essay on Lucretius

Box 5, Folder 21

Harvard University, honors essay on Swift's sermons, 1953

Box 5, Folder 22

Harvard Mastery of Stress Study

Box 5, Folder 23

New College, Oxford, correspondence, 1952-53

Box 5, Folder 24

Carnochan Family Papers, listing

Box 5, Folder 25

Carnochan Family Papers, appraisal, 1996

Box 5, Folder 26

Carnochan Collections at University Art Museum (UC Berkeley) – American Vernacular exhibit, 1994-95

Box 5, Folder 27

Sports clipping re Greg Rice, 1940s

Box 5, Folder 28

Sports, miscellaneous

Box 6, Folder 1

Album of diplomas and certificates from St. Paul's School and Harvard

Box 6, Folder 2

Album of photographs and letters presented to WCB at his retirement as director of the Stanford Humanities Center, 1991

Box 6, Folder 3

VHS videocassettes (2) of Bliss's Going Away Roast, May 31, 1991

Box 7

Phonograph recording of Carnochan, Nov. 15, 1940, with audiocassette copy

Box 7

Ribbons from Buckley School athletic contests

Box 7

St. Paul's School Athletic Association medal for baseball, 1949

Box 7

Medal of Charles William Eliot, designed by Leon Deschamps, executed by the French mint, 1907

Box 7

Baby book of WBC

Box 7

Sport publications: 1984 Olympic souvenir program; 1984 Olympic equestrian program at Santa Anita; LA Dodgers vs. NY Mets, 1988 Natl. League Championship Series; New Zealand vs. Australia, rugby, 1986; England vs. West Indies, cricket, 1988.

Box 7

Harvard University Class of 1953 50th Anniversary Report (2003)

 

Accession ARCH-2005-115 Additional Papers 1998-2005

Box 1, Folder 1

List of Carnochan's publications, last updated April 27, 2005

Box 1, Folder 2

Publication #38, part 1 (Where did great books come from, anyway?)

Box 1, Folder 3

Publication #38, part 2

Box 1, Folder 4

Publication #39 (The persistence of the rise of the novel)

Box 1, Folder 5

Publication #40 ("A matter discutable": the rise of the novel)

Box 2, Folder 1

Publication #41 (The English curriculum)

Box 2, Folder 2

Publication #42 (English at Stanford, 1891-2000: A brief history)

Box 2, Folder 3

Publication #42 [includes Stanford Channel videotape Quadrangles: English at Stanford, 1891-2000]

Box 2, Folder 4

Publication #43 (The death penalty and prison reform)

Box 3, Folder 1

Publication #44 (Ewald Flugel, Our Anniversary is one of hope)

Box 3, Folder 2

Publication #45 (Education as architecture: the Yale report of 1828)

Box 3, Folder 3

Publication #46/49, part 1 (two articles on Hartstonge)

Box 3, Folder 4

Publication #46/49, part 2

Box 4, Folder 1

Publication #47 (Swift, the canon, and the marketplace of scholarship)

Box 4, Folder 2

Publication #47, secondary articles

Box 4, Folder 3

Publication #48, part 1 (The case of Julius Goebel: Stanford 1905)

Box 4, Folder 4

Publication #48, part 2

Box 4, Folder 5

Publication #48, part 3 [includes copies of documents from the Library of Congress]

Box 5, Folder 1

Correspondence, some source materials, and other items pertaining to Momentary Bliss: An American Memoir

Box 5, Folder 2

Correspondence, some source materials, and other items pertaining to Momentary Bliss: An American Memoir

Box 5, Folder 3

Correspondence, some source materials, and other items pertaining to Momentary Bliss: An American Memoir

 

Accession ARCH-2006-086 Additional Papers 1970-2006

Box 1, Folder 1

Alpers, Paul, correspondence, 1990-95

Box 1, Folder 2

Barker, Nicolas, correspondence, 1988-2005

Box 1, Folder 3

Coleman, Wanda, correspondence and articles, 1983-97

Box 1, Folder 4

Conway, John J., correspondence and memorial service program, 1975, 1995

Box 1, Folder 5

Fine, Gary Scott, correspondence, 1998-2000

Box 1, Folder 6

Krupnick, Mark, correspondence, 2002

Box 1, Folder 7

Mayhew, George: correspondence with Johanna Mayhew Lessinger concerning her father's papers, 1999

Box 1, Folder 8

Real, Hermann J., correspondence, 1988-98

Box 1, Folder 9

Salerno, Nick, correspondence, 1987-2002

Box 1, Folder 10

Schlee, Ann [college friend at Oxford], correspondence, 1996-98

Box 1, Folder 11

Sitta, Simon, correspondence (Tanzania) with photos, 2000-2004

Box 1, Folder 12

Sullivan, Michael, correspondence, 2001-03

Box 1, Folder 13

Trabant, Jurgen, correspondence, 1996, 2000

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence, former students, 1994-2000

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence, miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 16

Ethiopian correspondence – Tewolde Wudneh

Box 1, Folder 17

Ethiopian correspondence – Tewolde Wudneh

Box 2, Folder 1

Ethiopian correspondence – Solomon Afework

Box 2, Folder 2

Ethiopian correspondence – Marishet Dires, Workeleul Yaregal, Yohannes Wossie

Box 2, Folder 3

Ethiopian proposal, Abbiyi Addi College, 1997

Box 2, Folder 4

Publication #43 (The Death Penalty and Prison Reform)

Box 2, Folder 5

Publication #43 (The Death Penalty and Prison Reform)

Box 2, Folder 6

Publication #50 (Essays in Honor of Bernfried Nugel): text, correspondence, photos

Box 2, Folder 7

Angola articles by WBC, including photographs, 1997-99

Box 2, Folder 8

Catullus, translations from by WBC, computer text and finished booklet, 2002

Box 2, Folder 9

Chile – lecture text, correspondence, 2002

Box 2, Folder 10

Getty Foundation event (concerning Swift's medical history), 2002

Box 2, Folder 11

Latvia/Lithuania – sources

Box 3, Folder 1

Latvia/Lithuania – lecture text, correspondence, misc., 2002

Box 3, Folder 2

Review of Pocock's Barbarism and Religion – text, correspondence, reprint, 2000-2001

Box 3, Folder 3

Stanford University Library Report (article by WBC) 2005

Box 3, Folder 4

Times Literary Supplement, WBC's letter to editor, June 29, 2005

Box 3, Folder 5

Interview re Momentary Bliss, 1999

Box 3, Folder 6

Interview regarding WBC's MLA seminar 2005

Box 3, Folder 7

"Battle of the Books," MLA interview (includes CD), 2001-2003

Box 3, Folder 8

Philosophy Talk radio program on David Hume (CD), March 1, 2005

Box 3, Folder 9

American Historical Review, correspondence, 1999

Box 3, Folder 10

American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies, 32nd annual meeting, 2001

Box 3, Folder 11

Bliss Carnochan Lectures, Stanford Humanities Center, 2006

Box 3, Folder 12

Carnochan – c.v. and bibliography, 2006

Box 3, Folder 13

Carnochan family photos [scanned versions] sent to Michael Gross for his book 740 Park Avenue [not used] and accompanying correspondence, 2004

Box 3, Folder 14

"Cultural Landscapes" exhibit, SU, 2001

Box 3, Folder 15

Kelly, George [Harvard roommate], articles, 1970-87

Box 3, Folder 16

Lamont Library (Harvard), narrative reminiscences 1998

Box 3, Folder 17

Review of Battleground of the Curriculum, 1994

Box 3, Folder 18

University of San Francisco, Dept. of English, program review, 2001

Box 3, Folder 19

Yvor Winters Centennial Conference 2000

Box 4, Folder 1

Dennis – Carnochan correspondence, 1996

Box 4, Folder 2

Dennis – Carnochan correspondence, 1997

Box 4, Folder 3

Dennis – Carnochan correspondence, 1998

Box 4, Folder 4

Dennis – Carnochan correspondence, 1999

Box 4, Folder 5

Dennis – Carnochan correspondence, 2000

Box 4, Folder 6

Dennis, letters to WBC (and 1 from WBC), 2001

Box 4, Folder 7

Dennis, letters to WBC, 2002

Box 4, Folder 8

Dennis, letters to WBC, 2003

Box 4, Folder 9

Dennis, letters to WBC, 2004

Box 4, Folder 10

Dennis, letters to WBC (and 2 from WBC), 2005

Box 4, Folder 11

Dennis – Carnochan correspondence, 2006

Box 5

The Angolite; the Prison News Magazine: Vol. 19 No. 5 (Sept./Oct. 1994)-Vol. 23 No. 6 (Nov./Dec. 1998)

Box 6

The Angolite; the Prison News Magazine: Vol. 24 No. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1999)-Vol. 26 No. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2001)

Box 7, Folder 1

Clippings

Box 7, Folder 2

Angola Rodeo photographs by Brigitte Carnochan

Box 7

The Angolite; the Prison News Magazine: Vol. 27 No. 1 (Jan./Feb. 2002)-Vol. 30 No. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2005)

Box 7

Program from 32nd annual Angola Prison Rodeo 1996

Box 8

Angola Prisoners' Blues (audio CD)

Box 8

Butler, Anne and C. Murray Henderson, Dying to Tell: Angola; Crime, Consequence, Conclusion at Louisiana State Penitentiary (Center for Louisiana Studies, 1992)

Box 8

Butler, Anne and C. Murray Henderson, Angola; Louisiana State Penitentiary a Half-Century of Rage and Reform (Center for Louisiana Studies, 1990)

Box 8

Bergner, Daniel, God of the Rodeo; the Search for Hope, Faith, and a Six-second Ride in Louisiana's Angola Prison (Crown Publishers 1998)

Box 8

Foster, Burk, et. al., eds. The Wall is Strong: Corrections in Louisiana (Center for Louisiana Studies, 1995) [inscribed copy signed by Burk Foster]

Box 8

The New Yorker, April 19, 1999 (article by Calvin Trillin on prisoners)

Box 8

San Francisco Opera 2000-2001, program for Dead Man Walking

Box 9

Angola Prison – October 1, 2000 photographs by Brigitte Carnochan (portfolio)

 

Accession ARCH-2009-118 Additional Papers 2006-2009

Box 1, Folder 1

Dennis, letters to WBC (and one from WBC), 2006

Box 1, Folder 2

Dennis, letters to WBC, 2007

Box 1, Folder 3

Dennis, letters to WBC (and one from WBC), 2008-09

Box 1, Folder 4

Email with A. Padgett re Dennis’ health and literary works, 2007

Box 1

Issues of The Angolite, The Prison News Magazine, January/February 2006 – January/February 2009

 

Accession ARCH-2010-102 Additional Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Jackson, Ian, correspondence 1998

Box 1, Folder 2

Jackson, Ian, correspondence 2005

Box 1, Folder 3

Angola prison correspondence 2005-2010

Box 1, Folder 4

Loken, Rol, correspondence 2006-2008

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence 2006-2007

Box 1, Folder 6

Publication #51, "Utopia and Punishment," correspondence, drafts, etc. 2005-2007

Box 1, Folder 7

Publication #52, "Who Was Podefar? Swift in the Journal to Stella," correspondence, drafts, etc. 2005-2008

Box 1, Folder 8

Publication #53, "On the Tyranny of Good Intentions: Some Notes on the MLA Task Force Report," correspondence, drafts, etc.

Box 1, Folder 9

Publication #54, "Prisoners and Prisons in Reform Tracts of the Mid [19th] Century," correspondence, drafts, etc.

Box 1, Folder 10

Publication #55, "Gift-Giving in the Academic Tribe," correspondence, drafts, etc.

Box 1, Folder 11

Golden Legends: Images of Abyssinia, Samuel Johnson to Bob Marley, correspondence, reviews, etc. 2005-2009

Box 2

Stephen Joyce

Access Information

Materials are closed until January 1, 2021.
 

Accession ARCH-2011-082 Additional Papers 2003-2005

Box 1, Folder 1-2

Correspondence and clippings related to The Sad Story of Burton, Spoke, and the Nile

 

Accession ARCH-2013-034 Additional Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

The Young Gouveneur Morris: Two Essays 2013

Box 1, Folder 1

Morris/Kitty Livingston, Massachusetts Historical Society sources

Box 1, Folder 3

Morris: Orations

Box 1, Folder 4

Morris: Columbia University sources

Box 1, Folder 5

Morris/Friendship

Box 1, Folder 5

Golden Legends, re: Sophie Veitch

Box 1, Folder 6

Journal of British Studies review of The Constitution of Literature, Lee Morrissey 2008

Box 1, Folder 7

Publication #56, "The Faith of the Fan"

Box 1, Folder 8

Publication #57, "An Imitation of Gray’s ‘Elegy’, King’s Bench Prison, 1816" (includes drafts and correspondence)

Box 1, Folder 9

Publication #58, "Art, Constraint and Memory: Egon Schiele in Prison" (includes drafts and correspondence) 2008-2011

Box 1, Folder 10

Publication #59, "Church Monuments" (includes drafts and correspondence) 2011-2012

 

Accession ARCH-2014-005 Additional Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Publication #55: Gift-Giving in the Academic Tribe

Box 1, Folder 2

Publication #56: The Faith of the Fan

Box 1, Folder 3

Publication #57: An Imitation of Gray's 'Elegy,' King's Bench Prison, 1816

Box 1, Folder 4

Publication #58: Art, Constraint and Memory: Egon Schiele in Prison

Box 1, Folder 5

Publication #59: Church Monuments

Box 1, Folder 6

Publication #60: Fidus Achates: Swift and Charles Ford

Box 1, Folder 7

Publication #61: The Tribe of Swift

Box 1, Folder 8

Confessions of a Dodger Fan-Research

Box 1, Folder 9

Confessions of a Dodger Fan-Book

Box 1, Folder 10

Scotland the Brave: A Scottish-American Mosaic

Box 1, Folder 11

The Young Gouverneur Morris: Two Essays

Box 1, Folder 12

Tewolde Wudreh/Ethiopia

Box 1, Folder 13

Ben Daughtrey-Correspondence re Angola

Box 1, Folder 14

W. B. Carnochan-CV

Box 1, Folder 15

W. B. Carnochan-Articles and Publications (list)