Scope and Content
Title: Will S. Monroe Collection on Walt Whitman,
Date (inclusive): 1928-1930
Collection number: Special Collections M0117
Monroe, Will S., 1863-1939.
1 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Gift of Will S. Monroe.
[Identification of item] Will S. Monroe Collection on Walt Whitman, M0117, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University
Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Will Monroe was born in Hunlock, Pennsylvania on March 22, 1863. He received his A.B. from stanfora in 1894, he also attended
the Universities of Jenna in Paris, Leipzig, and Grenoble. He was a teacher and principal in public schools in Pennsylvania
and California and a professor of psycology at Mass. State Normal School. He lectured at Columbia and the University of Chicago.
Will Monroe was a member of the International Jury of Education He was editor of Monroe's Cyclopedia of Education. He wrote
a number of books--many about foreign countries. His home was in [UNK], Vermont where he died in 1939.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of notes and correspondences to and from will S. Monroe in preparation of a book he was going to call
Walt Whitman and his Contemporaries. The notes are largely concerned with Whitman's contemporary authors and quotes from them on Whitman. The correspondence is
to and from librarians etc. and relatives of people who knew Whitman well and deals with Monroe's attempts to gather information
Included in the collection is a book of Monree's with notes in it called
Our Ababy Palm Strings by J. Sneaton Chase and some negative glass slides of Whitman's funeral.