Guide to the John McClelland Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0255
Creator: McClelland, John, 1889-1961.
Creator: McClelland, John, 1889-1961
Title: John McClelland papers
Dates: 1860-1961
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence between John McClelland and his former student, Philip Sheridan, spanning the years from Sheridan's graduation from Stanford (M.A. English) to McClelland's death in 1961; an extensive memorial volume regarding McClelland's life work, assembled by Sheridan; letters from McClelland to his former student Phyllis Kerr Yowell and her husband Robert Yowell, 1950-60; a scrapbook of clippings and illustrations on art and literature kept by McClelland; letters to his mother while serving in the armed forces during World War I, 1918-1919; and photographs, ca. 1860-1960. Letters to the Yowells discuss his teaching duties, literature, his reading, his life in retirement, and his cat. Also included in the papers are several letters to the Yowells from other academic friends, including one written from the Hemingway estate in Cuba; and letters to McClelland from J.P. Strachey and Dorothy Bussy, 1951, concerning Bussy's book OLIVIA.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Philip Sheridan, 1981, and Phyllis Yowell, 1993.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

John McClelland Papers (SC0255). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of English at Stanford (1925-1954; emeritus, 1955-1961).

Description of the Collection

Correspondence between John McClelland and his former student, Philip Sheridan, spanning the years from Sheridan's graduation from Stanford (M.A. English) to McClelland's death in 1961; an extensive memorial volume regarding McClelland's life work, assembled by Sheridan; letters from McClelland to his former student Phyllis Kerr Yowell and her husband Robert Yowell, 1950-60; a scrapbook of clippings and illustrations on art and literature kept by McClelland; letters to his mother while serving in the armed forces during World War I, 1918-1919; and photographs, ca. 1860-1960. Letters to the Yowells discuss his teaching duties, literature, his reading, his life in retirement, and his cat. Also included in the papers are several letters to the Yowells from other academic friends, including one written from the Hemingway estate in Cuba; and letters to McClelland from J.P. Strachey and Dorothy Bussy, 1951, concerning Bussy's book OLIVIA.

Access Terms

Bussy, Dorothy.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
McClelland, John, 1889-1961.
Sheridan, Philip.
Stanford University. Dept. of English--Faculty.
Photoprints
World War, 1914-1918.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

 

Letters between Sheridan and McClelland

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters, John McClelland to Philip Sheridan 1944-1961

Box 1, Folder 2

Letters, Philip Sheridan to John McClelland 1942-1944

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters, Philip Sheridan to John McClelland 1945-1961

Box 1, Folder 4

Letters between Sheridan and McClelland Undated

 

Memorial to John McClelland

Box 1, Folder 5

"The Paw Under the Door," by Philip Sheridan, I. "Animals" Undated

Box 1, Folder 6

II. "People. A Crowd of Porcupines," III. "Pictures. You Remember the Pictures" Undated

Box 1, Folder 7

IV. "Books. The Spot of Blue Color" Undated

Box 1, Folder 8

V. "Books. None of Your Damned Punctilio," VI. "Books. The People on Stupidity Street" Undated

Box 1, Folder 9

VII. "Books. Like a Pasturing Cow," VIII. "Some Observations. The Genial Amusement of Passers By" Undated

 

Letters, photographs, and other papers

Box 2, Folder 1

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1950-1951

Box 2, Folder 2

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1952

Box 2, Folder 3

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1953

Box 2, Folder 4

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1954

Box 2, Folder 5

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1955

Box 2, Folder 6

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1956

Box 2, Folder 7

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1956

Box 2, Folder 8

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1957

Box 2, Folder 9

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1957

Box 2, Folder 10

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1958

Box 2, Folder 11

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell 1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 12

Letters, McClelland to Robert and Phyllis Yowell Undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Scrapbook Undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Letters from others to the Yowells 1951-1953

Box 2, Folder 15

Miscellaneous items Undated

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence 1918 Mar-Jul

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence 1918 Aug

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence 1918 Sep

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence 1918 Oct-Dec

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence 1919 Jan-Mar

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence Undated

Box 3, Folder 7

Letters by Ted McClelland to Jack and Mrs. McClelland 1918

Box 3, Folder 8

French postcards and clipping 1918, 1960

Box 3, Folder 9

Photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 10

Photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 11

Letters re: book OLIVIA from J.P. Strachey and Dorothy Bussy (author) 1951

Box 3, Folder 12

OLIVIA, Hogarth Press 1950