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Preliminary Guide to the Lawrence Willson Papers
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Series I:  General

Scope and Content Note

Incl. Bio/Personal
Box 1

Bio-Bib

Box 1

Bio – Miscellany

 

Correspondence

Box 1

Cards and Postcards, ca. 1912-1993

Box 1

Hilen, Andrew R.

Box 1

1940s [mainly 1947-1949] – alphabetically arranged

Box 1

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, ca. 1960-1972

Box 1

Miscellany, 1928, 1949-1988

Box 1

Knowledge Bowl (Santa Barbara), 1969-1970

 

Lancaster, New Hampshire

Box 1

Early memorabilia, dating back to 1921

Box 1

Lancaster Academy

Box 1

Lancaster High School

Box 1

"The Lancastrian" – student literary magazine of the Lancaster Academy, 1928-1929

Box 1

"Young Woodley" – play, with LW as actor, director, producer, 1932

Box 2

Photos – unsorted box, mainly snapshots of family and friends, as well as holiday cards from friends and colleagues; a few with LW

Box 2

Publicity – newspapers about LW

Box 2

Radio Broadcasts, 1948-1949

Box 2

Santa Barbara Civic Theater, 1951-1952

Box 2

Sermons, n.d.

 

Speeches

Box 2

"Self Reliance," 1976

Box 2

Miscellany, n.d.

Box 2

Unitarian Church, ca. 1940s-1950s

 

University Days

Box 2

Notes – undergraduate

Box 2

Papers – undergraduate and graduate, 1930s

Box 2

Wesleyan Alum File, ca. 1930s-1992

Box 2

Wesleyan Cardinal – L.W. contributor and managing editor, 1932-1934

Box 2

Wesleyan – Memorabilia

Box 2

Wesleyan – Transcript

 

Yale Graduate School

Box 2

General

Box 2

Old English Course

Box 2

Miscellany – incl. autographed photographs of actresses and an 1863 letter from the bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire

 

Series II:  Academic Files

 

General

Box 3

English Drama

Box 3

English Literature Exams

Box 3

English Literature Syllabi

Box 3

English Teaching

 

Lectures

Box 3

Moby Dick

Box 3

Self-Reliance

Box 3

Whitman

Box 3

Speech Course

Box 3

Colgate University

Box 3

Harvard University

Box 3

Immaculate Heart College

Box 3

Loyola University of Los Angeles

Box 3

San Jose State College

Box 3

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)

Box 3

Santa Barbara City Schools – Adult Education, ca. 1950s-1960

Box 3

University of California, Berkeley, Summer 1951

Box 3

University of California, Davis

 

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

 

General

Box 3

Appointments

Box 3

Chancellors' Representatives for Undergraduate Scholarships (CRUS), 1963-1964

Box 3

Cheadle, Vernon I. (Chancellor)

Box 3

Chron. Files, 1947, 1951-1989

Box 3

College Bowl, 1963

Box 3

Commencement Speech: "The Theory of Books"

Box 3

Distinguished Teaching Award – Lecture: "Image and Illusion," 1978-1979

Box 3

Emeriti Affairs, ca. 1985-1991

Box 3

Frosh Camp, 1966-1967

Box 3

Graduate Affairs, ca. 1968-1971

Box 3

Honors and Scholarships, ca. 1968-1970

Box 3

Huttenback, Robert A. (Chancellor), ca. 1981-1989

Box 3

Regents Scholarship Program, ca. 1973-1986

Box 3

Research Applications – by LW, 1950s

Box 3

Residence Halls Association, ca. 1956

Box 3

Standards

Box 3

Youth Conferences, ca. 1956-1957

Box 4

American Literature Exams

Box 4

American Literature Syllabi

Box 4

English Courses: Eng. 1A-Eng. 265

 

English Department

Box 4

Comprehensive Exams

Box 4

Comprehensive Reading Lists

Box 4

Curriculum Committee, ca. 1950-1951

Box 4

Graduate Courses

Box 4

Graduate Matters – General

Box 4

Hand, George Edgar – Memorial, 1968

Box 4

Poetry Tests

Box 4

Robinson, Robert Elliott – Memorial, 1969

Box 5

Graduate Courses

Box 5

Graduate Matters

Box 5

University of Connecticut

Box 5

University of Delaware, mainly 1937-1939

Box 5

University of Tennessee, mainly 1941-1943

Box 5

University of Washington

Box 5

Uppsala

Box 5

Wesleyan University

Box 5

Yale University

 

Series III:  Professional and Other Organizations

Box 6

Modern Language Association of America, 1946, 1967, 1972

 

Phi Beta Kappa files – LW was founder of the UCSB chapter

Box 6

Associates

Box 6

Council [UCSB – Lambda Chapter of California], ca. 1970-1982

Box 6

Establishment of Chapter at UCSB, 1967

Box 6

Requirements for Election to Phi Beta Kappa

Box 6

Romanell – Phil Beta Kappa Lectures

Box 6

Triennial Council – United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, 1970-1988

Box 6

UCSB Commencement Programs [lacking some years] – with mention of Phi Beta Kappa, 1975-1995

Box 6

Miscellany

Box 6

Western College Association, ca. 1950s

 

Series IV:  Research / Author Files

Scope and Content Note

[Other than Thoreau]. Includes related course files; mainly clippings and articles.
Box 7

Faulkner, William

Box 7

Frost, Robert

Box 7

Glasgow, Ellen

Box 7

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Box 7

Hemingway, Ernest

Box 7

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Box 7

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Box 7

Lowell, James Russell

Box 7

Melville, Herman

Box 7

Poe, Edgar Allen

Box 7

Pound, Ezra

Box 7

Powell, Lawrence Clark

Box 7

Santayana, George

Box 7

Selby, Hubert

Box 7

Shakespeare, William

Box 7

Twain, Mark

Box 8

Updike, John

Box 8

Veblen, Thorstein

Box 8

Wallant, Edward L.

Box 8

Welty, Eudora

Box 8

West, Nathaniel

Box 8

Wharton, Edith

Box 8

White, E. B.

Box 8

Whitman, Walt

Box 8

Whittier, John Greenleaf

Box 8

Williams, Tennessee

Box 8

Wodehouse, P. G.

Box 8

Wolfe, Thomas

 

Series V:  Thoreau Files

 

Thoreau – General

Box 8

Bibliography – Harvard

Box 8

Cape Cod

Box 8

Correspondence – incl. letters from other Thoreau scholars

Box 8

Harvard University

Box 8

Lectures on Thoreau – by LW

Box 8

Notes (by LW)

Box 8

Thoreau Edition – Walter Harding (State University College, Geneseo, NY), ca. 1967-1971

Box 8

The Thoreau Fellowship

Box 8

Thoreau Journal Quarterly

Box 8

Transcendentalism

Box 8

Transcendentalism Course

Box 8

Turkey Press (Harry and Sandra Reese) – printed ephemera

Box 8

Walking Project – Carolee Campbell, Ninja Press

Box 8

Wolf, Harriet

Box 8

Writings about Thoreau (by others) – incl. articles, dealers' catalogs, manuscript drafts of scholarly papers, publishers' notices, and other similar material

Box 8

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau – Princeton University

Box 8

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau – UCSB

Box 8

Miscellany – incl. Thoreau-themed greeting cards

 

Thoreau Society

Box 9

Booklets

Box 9

Bulletins

Box 9

The Concord Saunterer

Box 9

Correspondence

 

Series VI:  Writings

Scope and Content Note

[Writings by LW]
Box 9

Dissertation: The Influence of Early North American History and Legend on the Writings of Henry David Thoreau (Yale University, 1944)

 

Articles by Willson – mainly copies/offprints, a few typescript drafts

Box 9

"American Letters," Arts and Letters, [ca. 1982]

Box 9

"American Letters II," Arts and Letters, [ca. 1985]

Box 9

"American Philosopher," Arts and Letters, [ca. 1986]

Box 9

"Another View of the Pilgrims," New England Quarterly, June 1961

Box 9

"The 'Body Electric' Meets the Genteel Tradition," New Mexico Quarterly, Winter 1956-1957

Box 9

"Education and the American College," Educational Forum, Mar. 1957

Box 9

"The Gods of New England," Pacific Spectator, Spring 1955

Box 9

"The Great Reversal," Dalhousie Review, [1959-1960]

Box 9

"A Jollification of Jameses," Arts and Letters, [Fall 1992]

Box 9

"Ladies at the Escritoire: American Letters III," Arts and Letters, [ca. 1988]

Box 9

"Leftover Letters," Arts and Letters, [ca. 1986]

Box 9

"Man Thinking," typescript

Box 9

"The Puritan Tradition in American Literature," Arizona Quarterly, Spring 1957

Box 9

"The Question of Wilder," Arts and Letters, [ca. 1985]

Box 9

"The Scholar as Teacher," Journal of General Education, Jan. 1955

Box 9

"Shakespeare and the Genteel Tradition in America," New Mexico Quarterly, Spring 1956

Box 9

"Thoreau and New England's Weather," Weatherwise, June 1959

Box 9

"Thoreau: Defender of the Savage," Emerson Society Quarterly, No. 26 (I Quarter 1962)

Box 9

"Thoreau on Education," History of Education Quarterly, Mar. 1962

Box 9

"Thoreau: Student of Anthropology," American Anthropologist, Apr. 1959

Box 9

"Thoreau's Canadian Notebook," Huntington Library Quarterly, May 1959

Box 9

"Thoreau's Medical Vagaries," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 1960

Box 9

"The Transcendentalist View of the West," Western Humanities Review, Spring 1960

Box 9

"Yankee Misanthrope," Arts and Letters, Summer 1992

Box 9

"Yet Another Note on Moby Dick," [1955-1956]

Box 9

Novel – untitled, unpublished

 

Reviews – of other authors' works

Box 9

Journal of Modern Literature – various reviews by LW

Box 10

Key Reporter – reviews by LW on various works, appearing in the Phi Beta Kappa serial; also review notes and related correspondence

Box 10

Koestler, Arthur – The Age of Longing, 1951

Box 10

Modern Language Quarterly

Box 10

Review Notes

Box 10

University of Missouri Press

Box 10

Miscellany – mainly on works about Thoreau, ca. 1965-1967

 

Series VII:  Oversize

Map Cabinet 19/11

Oversize Birthday Posters

 

Series VIII:  Audio / Visual

Tape No. A15284/CS

Audiocassette: L. Willson, Lobero (Theater, Santa Barbara), n.d.

Tape No. V3400/VHS

VHS cassette: "Lawrence Wilson: Self Reliance" Bicentennial Lecture (51.04 minutes)