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Guide to the Ian P. Watt Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0401
    Creator: Watt, Ian P.
    Title: Ian P. Watt papers
    Dates: 1956-1989
    Physical Description: 55 Linear feet
    Summary: Correspondence, lectures, notes, course materials, bibliographies, articles, proofs, clippings, and reprints pertaining to courses he taught, departmental business, academic associations, and other professional activities. Some of the material pertains to his teaching at UC Berkeley before he came to Stanford; also included are materials pertaining to his experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II and the building of the bridge over the River Kwai.
    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

    Preliminary inventory available.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Ian P. Watt Papers (SC0401). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Watt earned his degrees at Cambridge and taught there and at UC Berkeley before joining the Stanford faculty in 1964 as Professor of English. In 1971 he was named Jackson Eli Reynolds professor of the humanities and was the first director of the Stanford Humanities Center.

    Description of the Collection

    Correspondence, lectures, notes, course materials, bibliographies, articles, proofs, clippings, and reprints pertaining to courses he taught, departmental business, academic associations, and other professional activities. Some of the material pertains to his teaching at UC Berkeley before he came to Stanford; also included are materials pertaining to his experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II and the building of the bridge over the River Kwai.

    Access Terms

    Stanford University. Dept. of English--Faculty.
    Stanford University. Dept. of English.
    Stanford University. Humanities Center.
    Watt, Ian P.
    English literature--Study and teaching
    World War, 1939-1945--Prisons and prisoners, Japanese.