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Collection Title: Arthur Quinn papers
Date (inclusive): 1967-1997
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2011/149
6.25 linear feet
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Abstract: The Arthur Quinn Papers (1967-1997) consist primarily of Quinn's manuscript drafts. Correlating correspondence for each title
is filed with manuscript drafts. Unpublished papers, speeches and prospectuses, his Princeton dissertation and undated notebooks
pretaining to coursework while at Princeton are also included.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
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The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
University of California, Berkeley-- Dept. of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley-- Dept. of Rhetoric -- Faculty.
Manuscripts for publication
The Arthur Quinn papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Barney Roddy Quinn on March 3, 2011.
No additions are expected.
Processed by Jae Mauthe in 2012.
Arthur J. Quinn (1942-1997) received his B.A. from University of San Francisco and his M.A., Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy
of Science from Princeton University.
Quinn taught at University of Oregon in 1968 then moved on to become Professor of Rhetoric at University of California, Berkeley
from 1970-1997. Quinn was instrumental in reorganizing the undergraduate major within the Rhetoric Department at Berkeley
during his tenure as chair of the department.
Quinn published books in the fields of philosophy, Biblical studies, rhetoric, literary criticism, early American history
and California history. In 1985 Quinn was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award by the University of California at Berkeley.
The Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowships, established in memory of Arthur Quinn (1942-1997), Professor of Rhetoric, support
research by doctoral candidates in the history of California.
Scope and Content Note
The Arthur Quinn Papers (1967-1997) consist primarily of Quinn's manuscript drafts titled Audiences and Intentions, Before
Abraham, Book of Essays, Broken Shore, Confidence of British Philosophers, Figures of Speech, Hell with the Fire Out, New
World, Poets Work and the Rivals. Correlating correspondence for each title is filed with manuscript drafts. Unpublished papers,
speeches and prospectuses, his Princeton dissertation and undated notebooks pretaining to coursework while at Princeton are