Guide to the Suzanne Richardson Harvey Papers

Daniel Hartwig & Jenny Johnson
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
June 2011
Copyright © 2014 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC1050
Creator: Harvey, Suzanne Richardson, 1934-2010.
Title: Suzanne Richardson Harvey papers
Dates: 1878-2011
Physical Description: 8.75 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Summary: The materials consist of poetry and writing, residence fellow files, and teaching and professional files.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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

Administrative Information

Provenance

The materials were a gift of Brian Harvey, 2011.

Information about Access

The materials are open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

Copyright has been transferred to Stanford University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Cite As

[identification of item], Suzanne Richardson Harvey Papers (SC1050). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Associated Materials

Biographical/Historical note

Suzanne Richardson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1934. She received her BA (Biology, Chemistry, and English) from Carlow College in 1955. She received an MA (English) from Northeastern University, with a thesis on George Meredith; and a PhD (English) from Tufts University, where she specialized in Elizabethan poetry and wrote a dissertation on Edmund Spenser.
She married her husband, Robert J. Harvey, in 1956. After teaching at Pine Manor College (1972-1976) and Tufts University (1971-1976), she and her family relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where for almost two decades she lectured in the English Department at Stanford University (1978-1997). Nearly a decade of her time at Stanford (1988-1997) was spent as a resident fellow (together with her husband) in Larkin House, an all-freshmen residence hall. She and her husband co-authored a book about this experience entitled Virtual Reality and the College Freshman: All Our Friends Are 18 (1999).
While at Stanford, she also was a visiting lecturer in the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley. For nearly a decade (1979-1988), she regularly taught editorial workshops offered as part of the curriculum for the Publishing Program at the University of California Extension. Her teaching produced the volume A Functional Style: Logic and the Art of Writing, which she used as a teaching device not only in her university courses, but also outside the classroom at workshops for the University of California Regents, for Bank of America executives, and at Asilomar for the American Medical Writers Association. Upon retirement from Stanford in 1997, she remained active, lecturing for Emeritus College and for Diablo Valley College near her home in Alamo, California. She was a member of the Academy of American Poets as well as a member of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Her collected poetry has appeared under the title A Tiara for the Twentieth Century (2009), with individual poems published in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Austria.
She died on Saturday, July 17, 2010, in Walnut Creek, California. She was survived by her husband, Robert J. Harvey, cofounder and former chairman, CEO, and president of Thoratec Corporation, now in Pleasanton, California; and her three sons, Dennis, Brian, and James (Duke); in addition to five grandsons, Kevin, Sean, Gregory, Patrick, and Matthew.

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of poetry and writing, residence fellow files, and teaching and professional files.

Arrangement note

The materials are arranged in three series: 1. Poetry and Writing; 2. Stanford Residence Fellow Files; 3. Teaching and Professional Files.

Access Terms

Harvey, Brian.
Albums.
Photoprints.
Poetry.
Poets, American--20th century.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Women college teachers.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Poetry and Writing

 

Individual and collected poems

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and revisions.
Box 1, Folder 1-3

Agape: A Family Love Feast

Box 1, Folder 4-5

Aging on an Island of the Young

Box 1, Folder 6-7

AIDS Through a Telescope on Mount Blanc

Box 1, Folder 8-9

Alice and Dorothy

Box 1, Folder 10-11

Anatomy of a Terrorist

Box 1, Folder 12-13

Beaching the Pod

Box 1, Folder 14-15

A Bear Market

Box 1, Folder 16-17

Bipolar

Box 1, Folder 18-20

Black Song For Billie Holliday

Box 1, Folder 21

Blood on Ice

Box 1, Folder 22-24

Bogart's Hymn to Death

Box 1, Folder 25-26

The Candy Bar

Box 1, Folder 27-28

The Chimes of Partch

Box 1, Folder 29-30

Confronting AIDS

Box 1, Folder 31-32

The Coroner's Report

Box 1, Folder 33-35

Corporate Spouse

Box 1, Folder 36-37

A Crack in the Plain

Box 1, Folder 38-39

Death of a Family Bakery

Box 1, Folder 40-41

Death on an April Afternoon

Box 1, Folder 42-44

December Harvest

Box 1, Folder 45-46

Defacing Mount Rushmore

Box 1, Folder 47-49

Delivery Room

Box 1, Folder 50-52

Elegy

Box 1, Folder 53-54

An Elegy to My Abdomen

Box 1, Folder 55-56

Epitaph for a Dead Accountant

Box 1, Folder 57-58

The Exorcism of Antiques

Box 1, Folder 59-60

Father and Son

Box 1, Folder 60-62

Favorite Son

Box 1, Folder 63-65

The Fencing Lesson

Box 1, Folder 66-67

Floor Models

Box 1, Folder 68-69

A Former Passion for 3's

Box 1, Folder 70-72

The Going Away Party

Box 1, Folder 72A

The Good Matador

Box 1, Folder 73-75

The Harp at Birth

Box 1, Folder 76-78

Home on Mother's Day

Box 1, Folder 79-81

Hysterectomy

Box 1, Folder 82-84

Impotence

Box 1, Folder 85-86

In Search of A Center

Box 1, Folder 87-88

In the Shadow of Lassen Volcano

Box 1, Folder 89-91

Jettisoning at Fifty

Box 1, Folder 92

The Land of Skulls

Box 1, Folder 93-95

Last Bend, On Your Right

Box 1, Folder 96-98

The Ledger

Box 1, Folder 99-100

A Little Girl's Garden of Verses

Box 1, Folder 101

Living on a Landfill

Box 1, Folder 102-103

Male Chauvinist Stereotype

Box 1, Folder 104-105

Memoirs of a Catholic Apostate

Box 1, Folder 106-107

Marital Understudy

Box 1, Folder 108-109

Marketing Fear

Box 1, Folder 110-111

Meditation on a Son's Wedding Night

Box 1, Folder 112-113

Mid Life Passage

Box 1, Folder 114-116

A Mini Course in Grammar

Box 1, Folder 117-119

Miscarriage

Box 1, Folder 120-122

Motherhood According to Webster's

Box 1, Folder 123-125

Mother-In-Law

Box 1, Folder 126-127

The Mother in Law's Lament

Box 1, Folder 128-129

The Muses and Their Progeny

Box 1, Folder 130-132

Narcissus Center Stage

Box 1, Folder 133-134

Octopus

Box 1, Folder 135-137

Overture

Box 1, Folder 138-140

Paranoia

Box 1, Folder 141-142

Plutonium 235

Box 1, Folder 143-144

The Poet as Voyeur

Box 1, Folder 145-146

Prognosis

Box 1, Folder 147-148

A Readily Transferable Skill

Box 1, Folder 149-151

Realite

Box 1, Folder 152-153

Recipe

Box 1, Folder 154-155

Requiem for a Dead Possibility

Box 1, Folder 156-157

Reminiscence for a Birthday

Box 1, Folder 158-160

Revelation

Box 1, Folder 160A

RSVP

Box 1, Folder 161-162

Self-Portrait

Box 1, Folder 163-164

Setting Sail

Box 1, Folder 165-167

The Ski Slope at Sunset

Box 1, Folder 168-169

The Song of Popul Vuh

Box 1, Folder 170-171

Sonnet for an Unconceived Child

Box 1, Folder 172-174

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

Box 1, Folder 175-176

The Sorceress of Aragon

Box 1, Folder 177-178

Stairs

Box 1, Folder 179-180

A Stranger Called Alzheimer

Box 1, Folder 181-183

A Summer Lesson

Box 1, Folder 184-186

The Sun Plays Muse on Tuesday

Box 1, Folder 187-189

Sunset in Reno

Box 1, Folder 190-191

Survivor

Box 1, Folder 192-193

Tenting in Lassen Forest

Box 1, Folder 194-196

Terminal Dwelling

Box 1, Folder 197-198

They Spay Bitches Don't They

Box 1, Folder 199-208

Tiara; A Tiara for the Twentieth Century

Box 1, Folder 209-210

A Time to Reap

Box 1, Folder 211-213

Times of the Year

Box 1, Folder 214-215

Tracking the Florida Panther

Box 1, Folder 216-217

The Trail to Wounded Knee

Box 1, Folder 218-219

Travelling Beyond Definition

Box 1, Folder 220-222

Twentieth-Century Triptych

Box 1, Folder 223-224

The Velvet Garrotte

Box 1, Folder 225-226

Vintage Matrimony

Box 1, Folder 227-229

A Vision of Omaha Beach

Box 1, Folder 230-231

The Wheat Fields of Chernobyl

Box 2, Folder 1-7

The White Madonna

Box 2, Folder 8-10

The Woman Who Walks in the Museum

Box 2, Folder 11-13

The Writer at Half Past Five

Box 2, Folder 14-16

The Writer's Sonnet

Box 2, Folder 17-18

The Writer's Wet Suit

Box 2, Folder 19-20

Xmas Eve in Blackjack Town

Box 2, Folder 21-23

Poetry--Revisions

Box 2, Folder 24-55

Poetry--Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 56

Virtual Reality and the College Freshman 1999

 

Graduate student papers

Box 2, Folder 57

Art and Love in Astrophel and Stella 1969 Oct 10

Box 2, Folder 58

American Literary Tradition: The Novel 1967 Apr 26

Box 2, Folder 59

Some Aspects and Themes in the Third Fitt of Sir Gawain and the Grene Knyght 1970 Mar

Box 2, Folder 60

Bot ay Wolde Man of Happe More Hente 1970 Mar

Box 2, Folder 61

The Christocentric Universe of "My Late Espoused Saint" 1969 Oct 21

Box 2, Folder 62

The Critical See-Saw of William Dean Howells 1967 Jan 25

Box 2, Folder 63

"This Extant Moment"---The Vision of Time and Value in Chaucer's and Shakespear's Troilus and Cressida

Box 2, Folder 64

"Flatter not Yourself…": The Flight and Concealment motifs in Rasselas

Box 2, Folder 65

Functional Disability in Comus 1969 Dec

Box 2, Folder 66

The Houses of Malecasta and Busyrane: Prologue and Climax in an Allegory of Self-Love 1969 Dec

Box 2, Folder 67

Janus and the Divine Comedy of The Franklin's Tale 1969 May 2

Box 2, Folder 68

Love in Sir Launfal 1970 Feb

Box 2, Folder 69

"The Making of a Poet": An Aspect of Thematic Unity in Piers Plowman

Box 2, Folder 70

Matthew Arnold's "Promised Land": The New World of "Obermann Once More" 1967 Nov 21

Box 2, Folder 71

"A Merry Tale with Moral Grave:" Swift's "Baucis and Philemon" 1969 Sep

Box 2, Folder 72

Movement and Vision in The Pearl 1970 Mar

Box 2, Folder 73

Portraits of the Artists in Daniel Deronda 1969

Box 2, Folder 73A

The Relation of Meredith's Evolutionary Triad to Character and Society in His Novels [M.A. Thesis] 1968 Apr

Box 2, Folder 73B

The Return of a Native: Colin Clouts Come Home Againe [Ph.D. Dissertation]

Box 2, Folder 74

Seasons and Scenery in Sir Gawain and the Grene Knyght 1970 Feb

Box 2, Folder 75

From Substance to Symbol--An Evolution in the Concept of Nature

Box 2, Folder 76

The Sword and Harp: David, Cromwell and the "Compleat Poet"

Box 2, Folder 77

"Of Two Contraries is o lore…" The Divine Comedy" of Sir Gawain and the Greene Knyght 1970 Mar

Box 2, Folder 78

Of Two Contraries is o lore… The Irony of Love and Morality in Book III and Book V of Troilus and Criseyde 1968 Dec 9

Box 2, Folder 79

Unity in Athelston: The Cross and Christ's Passion 1970 Feb

Box 2, Folder 80

Untitled

Box 2, Folder 81-83

A Functional Style

Box 2, Folder 84

Correspondence and papers

Box 2, Folder 85-87

But Boys and Girls…Go On and On

Box 2, Folder 88

Awards 1986

Box 2, Folder 89

Journal submissions 1985 Apr 19

Box 2, Folder 90-92

Daddy

 

Published poems

Box 3, Folder 1

American Poetry Anthology 1986

Box 3, Folder 2

Bay Area Poets Coalition 8 1986

Box 3, Folder 3

Black Bear Review 1990, 1992

Box 3, Folder 4

Blow 9

Box 3, Folder 5

Blue Sky Journal 1987 May 1

Box 3, Folder 6

Ceremony 2008-2009

Box 3, Folder 7

Concho River Review 2007-2008

Box 3, Folder 8

Conditioned Response 6

Box 3, Folder 9

Current Accounts 25 Winter 2007/2008

Box 3, Folder 10

Flint Hills Review 13 2008

Box 3, Folder 11

Foliate Oak Literary Journal 2009

Box 3, Folder 12

Grass Lands Review 3 1989

Box 3, Folder 13

Hidden Oak Fall/Winter 2008

Box 3, Folder 14

Illogical Muse Fall 2008

Box 3, Folder 15

Jones Ave XIV:1 2009

Box 3, Folder 16

The Journal 17 Winter 2006/2007

Box 3, Folder 17

The Light at the Edge 17 Winter 2006/2007

Box 3, Folder 18

The Magnolia Quarterly Winter 2009

Box 3, Folder 19

Moon Mist Valley 2010

Box 3, Folder 20

Odessa Poetry Review Summer 1986

Box 3, Folder 21

Phoenix VII:1

Box 3, Folder 22

Poet's Espresso 2008-2010

Box 3, Folder 23

Poetalk 2008-2009

Box 3, Folder 24

Poetic Hours 27 Autumn 2006

Box 3, Folder 25

Poetry Salzburg Review 12, 14 207-2008

Box 3, Folder 26

Pulsar 2008-2009

Box 3, Folder 27

Reach for the Stars 1986

Box 3, Folder 28

The Same 7 2008

Box 3, Folder 29

San Fernand Poetry Journal IX:3 1987

Box 3, Folder 30

Seaway: New & Selected Poems 2008

Box 3, Folder 31

Shemom 26, 30 2006, 2008

Box 3, Folder 32

Shorelines 1987

Box 3, Folder 33

Slant 1990

Box 3, Folder 34

Soul Fountain 32 Fall 2007

Box 3, Folder 35

Southern California Poet's Pen Newsletter Summer 1986

Box 3, Folder 36

Speed Poets vol. 6.2-7.4

Box 4, Folder 1

Speed Poets, vol. 7-5-8.8

Box 4, Folder 2

Splizz 63

Box 4, Folder 3

The Stray Branch #3-4 2009

Box 4, Folder 4

Tuft's Alma Maters 2011 Spring

Box 4, Folder 5

Visions 27 1988

Box 4, Folder 6

Wide Open Magazine 1986 Jul

Box 4, Folder 7

Write On!!! 2007

 

Series 2 Stanford Residence Fellow Files

Box 5, Folder 1-2

Correspondence 1991-1997

Box 5, Folder 3

Larkin investigates science 1990 Jan

Box 5, Folder 4

RF/FA/RCC confirmation letters 1988

Box 5, Folder 5

Newsclippiings, events 1989-1990

Box 5, Folder 6

RF application 1988

Box 5, Folder 7

Larkin-Ballard Project 1994

Box 5, Folder 8

Larkin-Kazoo Band 1994

Box 5, Folder 9

Directories

Box 5, Folder 10-13

RF binders 1992-1997

 

Series 3 Teaching and Professional Files

Box 5, Folder 15

Appointment letters 1992-1995

Box 5, Folder 16

Asilomar Conference--Essentials of Biomedical Communications 1992

Box 5, Folder 17

Audience-Centered Writing for Success 1992

Box 5, Folder 18

College transcripts 1955, 1968

Box 5, Folder 19

Continuing studies 1997

Box 5, Folder 20-21

Correspondence 1962-2008

Box 5, Folder 22

Correspondence--Daniel and Daniel

Box 5, Folder 23

CV, biography, obituaries

Box 5, Folder 24

Education X315.4 1979

Box 5, Folder 25

English HS 804: Elementary Composition 1980

Box 5, Folder 26

Executive Writing 1981

Box 5, Folder 27

Family History

Box 5, Folder 28-30

Functional Style 1985-1987

Box 5, Folder 31

Newsclippings

Box 5, Folder 32

Poetry-Sexton and Plath

Box 5, Folder 33

Poetry reading, Emeritus College 2010

Box 5, Folder 34

References

Box 5, Folder 35

San Ramon Center for Higher Education

Box 5, Folder 36

Stanford staff Recognition 1993

Box 5, Folder 37

Tutoring

Box 5, Folder 38

Worchester Polytechnic Institute 1997

Box 5, Folder 39

Teaching

Box 5, Folder 40

Writing assignments

Box 5, Folder 41

Appointment letters

Box 5, Folder 42

Letters from students 1998-2004

Box 5, Folder 43

Harvey award 1997-2006

Box 7, Folder 1

American Novel: Exploring the Roaring Twenties

Box 7, Folder 2

American Novel: Biographer for an Age: Ernest Hemingway

Box 7, Folder 3

American Novel: Glitter and Gold: A Literary Look at America's Gilded Age

Box 7, Folder 4

American Novel: Depression

Box 7, Folder 5

American Novel: Exploring the Roaring 20s

Box 7, Folder 6

American Novel: Depression Lit. II

Box 7, Folder 7

Depression (1)

Box 7, Folder 8

Depression (2)

Box 7, Folder 9

Depression (3)

Box 7, Folder 10

Depression (4)

Box 7, Folder 11

Depression (5)

Box 7, Folder 12

Depression (6)

Box 7, Folder 13

Dickens (1)

Box 7, Folder 14

Dickens (2)

Box 7, Folder 15

Dickens (3)

Box 7, Folder 16

Dickens (4)

Box 7, Folder 17

Dickens (5)

Box 7, Folder 18

Dickens-Hard Times

Box 7, Folder 19

Ireland (1)

Box 7, Folder 20

Ireland (2)

Box 7, Folder 21

Ireland (3)

Box 7, Folder 22

Ireland (4)

Box 7, Folder 23

Memorable Authors (1)

Box 7, Folder 24

Memorable Authors (2)

Box 7, Folder 25

Politics/Power (1)

Box 7, Folder 26

Politics/Power (2)

Box 7, Folder 27

Politics/Power (3)

Box 7, Folder 28

Politics/Power (4)

Box 7, Folder 29

Politics/Power (5)

Box 7, Folder 30

Politics/Power (6)

Box 7, Folder 31

Politics/Power (7)

Box 7, Folder 32

Politics/Power (8)

Box 7, Folder 33

Romance (1)

Box 7, Folder 34

Romance (2)

Box 7, Folder 35

Romance (3)

Box 7, Folder 36

Romance (4)

Box 7, Folder 37

Romance (5)

Box 7, Folder 38

Romance (6)

Box 7, Folder 39

Romance (7)

Box 7, Folder 40

Souther Novel (1)

Box 7, Folder 41

Souther Novel (2)

Box 7, Folder 42

Souther Novel (3)

Box 7, Folder 43

Souther Novel (4)

Box 7, Folder 44

Frontier

Box 7, Folder 45

Frontier

Box 7, Folder 46

Icarus Observed

Box 8, Folder 1

Simgle Session Seminar 2004

Box 8, Folder 2

Meet the Teachers 2002-2004

Box 8, Folder 3

Henry James, BP, Washington Square

Box 8, Folder 4

Kipling, Imperialism

Box 8, Folder 5

Imperialism (2)

Box 8, Folder 6

Imperialism (3)

Box 8, Folder 7

Bibliographies

Box 8, Folder 8

Spies/Secret Agents (1)

Box 8, Folder 9

Spies/Secret Agents (2)

Box 8, Folder 10

Photos

Box 8, Folder 11

Fithian Press

Box 8, Folder 12

Functional Style Manual

Box 8, Folder 13

Press Kit: Virtual Reality

Box 8, Folder 14

Virtual Reality: Feedback

Box 8, Folder 15

Article: "Parents: When students get to college, let them go." 1999

 

Series 4 Audiovisual Material

Box 12U

Memorable Characters, Memorable Authors

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (DVD)
Box 13U

A Scent of Evil

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (DVD)
Box 9U

American Literature

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (DVD)
Box 6U

Book Tour

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (DVD)
Box 10U

Crime and the Classic Mystery Thriller

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (DVD)
Box 11U

Photo Album

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (DVD)
 

Series 5 Personal

Box 14

Photographs

 

Accession ARCH.2014-057 Additional Material

Box 1

Richardson family bible 1878