Finding Aid to the Arthur Quinn Papers, 1967-1997

Jae Mauthe
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
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© 2012
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Arthur Quinn Papers, 1967-1997

Collection number: BANC MSS 2011/149

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Jae Mauthe
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Arthur Quinn papers
Date (inclusive): 1967-1997
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2011/149
Creator: Quinn, Arthur
Extent: 5 cartons 6.25 linear feet
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
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 Unpublished papers, speeches and prospectuses, his Princeton dissertation and undated notebooks pretaining to coursework while at Princeton are also included.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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Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur Quinn papers, BANC MSS 2011/149, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Quinn, Arthur--Archives
University of California, Berkeley-- Dept. of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley-- Dept. of Rhetoric -- Faculty.
Faculty papers
Manuscripts for publication

Administrative Information

The Arthur Quinn papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Barney Roddy Quinn on March 3, 2011.
No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Jae Mauthe in 2012.

Biography/Organization History

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 also included.

Container Listing

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1975-1979

Physical Description: carton 1, folder 1

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming and outgoing miscellaneous correspondence.
carton 1, folder 1

Correspondence 1975-1979

 

Series 2 Lectures 1973

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 3-5

Arrangement

Lectures are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains various lectures, talks and speeches.
carton 1, folder 3

Lyons Lecture University of Oregon 1973

carton 1, folder 4

Speech University of Pittsburgh

carton 1, folder 5

Talks

 

Series 3 Notes

Physical Description: carton 4, folders 11-22; carton 5, folders 1-11

Arrangement

Notebooks are arranged in original order, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Quinn's miscellaneous notes while at Princeton.
carton 4, folder 11-22

Notes

carton 5, folder 1-11

Notes

 

Series 4 Writings 1967-1997

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 2, 6-40; cartons 2-3; carton 4, folders 1-10

Arrangement

Maunscript drafts, prospectuses and unpublished papers are arranged alphabetically. Correspondence regarding manuscripts are arranged with corresponding manuscript draft. Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscript drafts of Quinns published works titled Audiences and Intentions, Before Abraham Was, Book of Essays I, Book of Essays II, Broken Shore,Confidence of British Philosophers, Figures of Speech, Hell With the Fire Out, New World, A Poet's Work, The Rivals. Correspondence with related to each manuscript draft is included. Prospectuses for British Historians, An Enterprise of Hope and A New Nation and two unpublished papers on philosopher Francis Bacon and historian Francis Parkman.
 

sub subseries 4.1 Dissertation

Physical Description: Carton 1, folder 2

Scope and Content Note

Series contains Quinn's dissertation from Princeton.
carton 1, folder 2

Dissertation

 

sub subseries 4.2 Manuscript Drafts

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 11-40; cartons 2-3; carton 4, folders 1-10

Arrangement

Manuscript drafts are arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Series includes drafts of Quinn's published works with correlating correspondence.
carton 1, folder 11

Audiences and Intentions Correspondence

carton 1, folder 12

Before Abraham Was Correspondence

carton 1, folder 13-17

Before Abraham Was

carton 1, folder 18

Book of Essays I

carton 1, folder 19

Book of Essays II

carton 1, folder 20

Broken Shore Correspondence

carton 1, folder 21-32

Broken Shore

carton 1, folder 33-40

Confidence of British Philosophers

carton 2, folder 1-11

Confidence of British Philosophers

carton 2, folder 12

Figures of Speech Correspondence 1981

carton 2, folder 13

Figures of Speech

carton 2, folder 14

Figures of Speech

carton 2, folder 15-19

Hell With the Fire Out

carton 2, folder 20

New World Correspondence 1986

carton 2, folder 21

New World Prospectus

carton 2, folder 22-37

New World

carton 3, folder 1-30

New World

carton 3, folder 31

A Poet's Work Correspondence

carton 3, folder 32

A Poet's Work

carton 4, folder 1-9

A Poet's Work

carton 4, folder 10

The Rivals

 

sub subseries 4.3 Prospectuses

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 6-8

Arrangement

Prospectuses are arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Series includes Quinn's prospectuses for British Historians, An Enterprise of Hope and a New Nation.
carton 1, folder 6

Prospectus: British Historians

carton 1, folder 7

Prospectus:An Enterprise in Hope

carton 1, folder 8

Prospectus: A New Nation

 

sub subseries 4.4 Unpublished Papers

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 9-10

Arrangement

Unpublished papers are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Series includes unpublished papers on philosopher Francis Bacon and historian Francis Parkman.
carton 1, folder 9

Unpublished Papers: Francis Bacon 1983

carton 1, folder 10

Unpublished Paper Parkman