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Guide to the Norman Foerster Papers , 1907-1965
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Section I: Works By Norman Foerster.

Box 1, Folder 1

Address given to the Rotary Club of Montecito, California, March 3, 1953,ts., 5 pp.

Box 1, Folder 2

American Ideals and the Annihilation Of Germany, ts., 5pp., written c. 1914 - 1917.

Box 1, Folder 3

American Literature, carbon ts., 23pp., written for the World Book Encyclopedia.

Box 1, Folder 4

Irving Babbitt, carbon ts., 3 pp., written for The Dictionary Of American Biography.

Box 1, Folder 5

Fragment on Irving Babbitt, autograph manuscript, 8 pp.

Box 1, Folder 6

Biography Of Thoreau, fragment never completed, ts., 16 pp.

Box 1, Folder 7

John Burroughs, carbon ts., 13 pp., written for The Dictionary Of American Biography.

Box 1, Folder 8

Essays and notes written while Foerster was at Harvard College, 1907 - 1910,(20), including a bound ts. of poems, Spring and Fall, 1907;and an essay on The Influence Of Gilbert White, which received the first Bowdoin Prize ever awarded (1910).

Box 1, Folder 9

East Of San Francisco, ts., 10 pp.

Box 1, Folder 10

Fascism, ts., 3 pp.

Box 1, Folder 11

General Education In Literature, ts. of unpublished book, 1951.

Box 1, Folder 12

Goethe and the Humanist Movement In America, ts., 25 pp.

Box 1, Folder 13

Has Science Advanced Human Happiness?

Physical Description: ts., 2 pp.
Box 1, Folder 14

Man Unveils Me, carbon ts., 14 pp.

Box 1, Folder 15

Metamorphosis, ts., 5 pp.

Box 1, Folder 16

Naturalism, as revised 1943 - 1944,ts., 26 pp., and carbon, 24 pp., (pages 25 - 26 of the carbon are missing).

Box 1, Folder 17

Rousseau and Romanticism by Irving Babbitt, a review, autograph ms., 9 pp.

Box 1, Folder 18

Some Ways Of Studying Literature, ts., 15 pp.

Box 1, Folder 19

Toward Socialism, ts., 8 pp.

Box 1, Folder 20

The United States In the World, outline, ts., 6pp.

Box 1, Folder 21

What Is a Good Teacher Of Literature?

Physical Description: ts., 18 pp.
Box 1, Folder 22

Radio Interview, transcript, December 4, 1942,ts., 9 pp.

Box 1, Folder 23

Notes, Miscellaneous. c. 1920 - 1961

Physical Description: (c. 100 items).
Folder 23a

HUMANITIES AND THE COMMON MAN -JAPANESE EDITION [UNK] DATA ON PUBLICATION

 

Section II: Works by persons other than Norman Foerster.

Box 2, Folder 24

Miscellaneous, 1929 - 1930(13), including a poem by Robert Frost with autograph correction.

Box 2, Folder 25

Eliot, T. S., critical notes on Foerster's Of Culture and Religion In America, autograph ms., 1 p.

Box 2, Folder 26

Papers by students of Foerster,

Physical Description: (9).
Box 2, Folder 26a

Papers by students of Foerster

 

Section III: Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

(Dates outside parentheses indicate inclusive dates of letters in file; numbers in parentheses indicate number of items in file.)
Box 2, Folder 27

General File, including letters to, from, or about, the following:

 

Unidentified, crank mail, and miscellaneous

Physical Description: (21).
 

Adams, R. P., 1952.

 

Allen, Francis Henry (1866 -) 1923.

 

The American Scholar, correspondence occasioned by the publication of; See Folder 2 - 28.

 

Baker, Joseph E. 1963.

 

Ball, John, 1958.

 

Beach, Joseph Warren, 1946.

 

Bill, Earl Gordon (1884 -); See Folder 2 - 30.

 

Bowling, Lawrence, 1957 - 1958

Physical Description: (3).
 

Bradford, Gamaliel (1863 - 1932) 1923.

 

Brooks, Cleanth, 1945.

 

Brooks, Van Wyck, 1920.

 

Brown, Margaret, n.d.

 

Bush, Douglas, 1967.

 

Campbell, Oscar James (1879 -) 1919.

 

Canby, Henry Seidel (1878 -); See Folder 2 - 28.

 

Cather, Willa (1873 - 1947); See Folder 2- 29.

 

Chadsey, C. P., 1944.

 

Chalmers, Gordon K., 1944.

 

Chapman, Warren, 1951

Physical Description: (2).
 

Chase, Harry Woodburn (1887 -); See Folder 2 - 28.

 

Coffey, Hubert Stanley, 1944.

 

Commission On Liberal Education, 1947.

 

Conrath, John, 1961 - 1966

Physical Description: (4).
 

Coyle, William, 1958

Physical Description: (2).
 

Crane, Ronald Salmon (1886 -) 1935.

 

Davies, G. R., 1943

Physical Description: (2).
 

Education Leads the Way, correspondence occasioned by the publication of; See Folder 2 - 30.

 

Elliot, William Foster, 1923.

 

Elliot, G. R., 1945.

 

Elton, Oliver (1861 -) 1921 - 1930(2); See also Folder 2 - 28.

 

Fact Bureau, 1946.

 

Falk, Robert, 1961.

 

Ferrar and Rinehart, Inc., publishers, 1930.

 

Foerster, Donald, 1957.

 

Foerster, Norman, n.d., 1955

Physical Description: (2).
 

Gauss, Christian (1878 -); See A University Prepared For Victory, file in this folder, and see also Folder 2 - 30.

 

Gohdes, Clarence Louis Frank (1901 -), 1964.

 

Goldberg, Maxwell, 1959.

 

Goodell, Mrs. Charles E., 1944.

 

Greene, Theodore M., 1947

Physical Description: (2).
 

Guerard, Albert Leon (1880 -) 1931.

 

Guttmann, Allen, 1965.

 

Hart, James D., 1959.

 

Havens, Raymond Dexter (1880 -) 1923.

 

Hicks, Philip M., 1951.

 

Houghton, Mifflin, Co., 1922 - 1947

Physical Description: (3).
 

Howarth, Herbert, 1960.

 

Howe, W. D., 1919.

 

Hubbell, Jay B., n.d.

 

Iowa, University Of. Archives. 1967

Physical Description: (2).
 

Iowa, University Of. Curriculum Reform Controversy; See Folder 2 - 31.

 

Iowa, University Of. News Service, 1930

Physical Description: (2).
 

Jaeger, Werner, 1942.

 

Jessup, Walter Albert (1877 -) n.d.;See also A University Prepared For Victory, file in this folder.

 

Jones, Harry Stuart Vedder (1878 -) 1935.

 

Kelly, Robert, 1962.

 

Kilpatrick, William Heard; See Folder 2 - 30.

 

Kirby, Thomas A., 1952.

 

Lambert, John S., 1961 - 1967

Physical Description: (3).
 

Literary Scholarship, correspondence occasioned by the publication of; See Folder 2 - 32.

 

Livingstone, R. W., n.d.

 

Long, Percy Waldron (1876 -) 1935.

 

Lüdeke, H., 1952.

 

McGrath, Earl James (1902 -) 1946.

 

Macmillan Company, 1923

Physical Description: (4).
 

McNeill, Louise, 1942.

 

Meiklejohn, Alexander (1872 -); See Folder 2 - 30.

 

Moore, C. A., n.d.

 

More, Paul Elmer (1864 - 1937); See Folder 2 - 33.

 

Murry, J. Middleton, 1923.

 

The New Republic, 1922.

 

North American Review, 1920.

 

Parkman, Francis Jr., 1959.

 

Quinn, Arthur H., 1932.

 

Rafton, Harold R., 1947.

 

Ramsay, Robert L., 1919.

 

Reilly, R. J., 1968.

 

Robinson, Frederick, 1933.

 

Ruland, Richard, 1957.

 

Ryan, Alfred S., 1960.

 

Sandeen, Ernest, n.d.

 

Schneider, W. B., 1957.

 

Seldes, Gilbert Vivian (1893 -) 1922.

 

Sewanee Review, 1920.

 

Shapiro, Karl Jay (1913 -) n.d.

 

Slote, Bernice, 1961

Physical Description: (2).
 

Smith, D. Michel, 1923.

 

South Atlantic Quarterly, n.d.

 

Spiller, Robert E., 1943 - 1966

Physical Description: (2).
 

Spring, Samuel, n.d.

 

Stevens, David H., (1860 -) 1947

Physical Description: (5).
 

Stevens, Wallace (1879 -) 1945.

 

Stiles, Lindley J., 1958.

 

Stokowska, Evangeline (Mrs. Leopold Stokowski); See Folder 2 -30.

 

Stroud, J. B., 1944.

 

Stunz, Arthur N, 1966 - 1967

Physical Description: (2).
 

Su, Wei-Hsiung, 1952.

 

A University Prepared For Victory, correspondence occasioned by the publication of, 1943

Physical Description: (24).
 

Van Doren, Carl (1885 -) 1920.

 

Wellek, René (1903 -) 1942 - 1967

Physical Description: (9).
Box 2, Folder 28

Correspondence occasioned by the publication of the American Scholar, 1929,(54) including letters to, from, or about:

 

Canby, Henry Seidel (1878 -) tls., 10/28/29.

 

Chase, Harry Woodburn (1887 -) tls., 10/4/29.

 

Elton, Oliver (1861 -) tls., 10/24/29.

Box 2, Folder 29

Cather, Willa (1873 - 1947) tls., March 8, 1923.

Box 2, Folder 30

Letters occasioned by the publication of Education Leads the Way, 1933,(13) including letters to and from:

 

Bill, Earl Gordon (1884 -).

 

Gauss, Christian (1878 -).

 

Kilpatrick, William Heard (1871 -).

 

Meiklejohn, Alexander (1872 -).

 

Stokowska, Evangeline (Mrs. Leopold Stokowski).

Box 2, Folder 31

University of Iowa, curriculum reofrm controversy; including correspondence (26), minutes of the University Of Iowa Steering Committee (6), newspaper clippings (5), and notes (22). A larger group of similar material was sent by Mr. Foerster to the Archives of the University Of Iowa in the early 1960's.

Box 2, Folder 32

Letters occasioned by the publication of Literary Scholarship, (23), 1941 - 1943.

Box 2, Folder 33

More, Paul Elmer (1864 - 1937) als., 3/13/23.

Box 2, Folder 34

Section IV: Documents.

 

One folder, including:

 

Certificate of Doctorate Of Humane Letters, Grinnell College, June 10, 1946.

 

Certificate of membership in Phi Beta Kappa Society, given honoris causa at Duke University, March 21, 1949.

 

Contract for the publication of Toward Standards, with Ferrar, and Rinehart, June 30, 1930.

Box 2, Folder 35

Biographical data on Norman Foerster

Physical Description: (3).
Box 2, Folder 36

Section V: Photographs

Physical Description: (2).
 

Section VI: Printed material.

Box 3, Folder 37

Miscellaneous, (28), including:

 

University of Iowa Bulletins

Physical Description: (16);
 

University Of North Carolina Press notices

Physical Description: (2).
Box 3, Folder 38

Tearsheets, undated

Physical Description: (24).
Box 3, Folder 39

Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1910 - 1919,

Physical Description: (32).
Box 3, Folder 40

Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1920 - 1924

Physical Description: (21).
Box 3, Folder 41

Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1925 - 1934,

Physical Description: (40).
Box 4, Folder 42

Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1935 - 1939,

Physical Description: (27).
Box 4, Folder 43

Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1940 - 1945,

Physical Description: (36).
Box 4, Folder 44

Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1946 - 1949,

Physical Description: (32).
Box 5, Folder 45

Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1950 - 1965,

Physical Description: (26).
Box 5, Folder 46

Newspaper clippings, undated, 1910 - 1919,(c. 125).

Box 5, Folder 47

Newspaper clippings, 1920 - 1929,

Physical Description: (101).
Box 5, Folder 48

Newspaper clippings, 1930-1964,first folder, (c. 100).

Box 6, Folder 49

Newspaper clippings, 1930-1964,second folder, (c. 100).

 

Section VII: Material used in teaching.

Box 6, Folder 50

Teaching notes and materials, miscellaneous. (c. 40).

Box 6, Folder 51

Lectures delivered by Norman Foerster.

 

The Education Of a Writer, n.d.,ts., 6 pp.

 

Emerson: The Crucial Years, University of Illinois, t.s. 25 pp, and ts., 20pp., two different drafts.

 

Goethe and Humanism, n.d.,ts., 24 pp.

 

The Humanitarian Illusion, University of Nebraska, n.d.,carbon ts., 22 pp.

 

The New Pilgrim's Progress, n.d.,ts., 9 pp.

 

The Unity Of Europe, n.d.,carbon t.s., and ts. 4 pp.; ts., 6 pp.; ts., 4 pp.; three different drafts.

 

Whitman: The Crucial Years, University Of Illinois, n.d.,ts., 25pp.; ts., 19 pp.; two different drafts.

 

What Is a Good Teacher Of Literature? English Conference, Iowa City, October, 1930,ts., 15 pp.

 

Goethe and Humane Letters Today, Sewanee, March 20, 1931,ts., 21 pp.; Also delivered at Grinnell College, Fall, 1931;and at the University of Cincinnati, November 1932.

 

Philosophy and Literature, Philosophical Club, January 12, 1932,ts., 22 pp.

 

American Culture and the European, Modern Language Conference, March 5, 1932,ts., 10 pp.

 

Creating An Unknown Future, October 1932,carbon ts., 24 pp.

 

The Future of the Classics, Classical Conference, February 10, 1933,ts., 7 pp.

 

The Next Step, Iowa College Conference, February 16, 1935,carbon ts., 10 pp.

 

Thomas Jefferson- Freedom v. Regimentation, August 20, 1936.

 

The Heart Of the Curriculum, Federation of Illinois Colleges, February 19, 1937,carbon ts., 12 pp.

 

Untitled, St. Louis, February 14, 1939,carbon ts., 5 pp.; ts., 5 pp.; carbon ts., 4 pp.; three different drafts.

 

English In General Education, Raleigh, November 20, 1945,carbon ts., 6 pp.

 

Fine Arts For All, Ripon College, October 29, 1947,ts. and cts., 14 pp.

 

The Context Of Literary Scholarship Today, Philological Club, December 2, 1947,ts., 18 pp.

 

American Literature and World Leadership, William and Mary College, March 13, 1948,ts., and cts., 16 pp.

 

Wanted: A New Literary Movement, Pittsburgh, May 14, 1948,ts., 2 pp.

 

What Can Literature and the Arts Do For Us Today? North Carolina College, Durham, December 13, 1948,ts. 9 pp.

 

Recent Developments In American Literary History and Criticism, Friend of the Library, Santa Barbara, 11/15/54,ts., and cts., 16pp

Box 6, Folder 52

Wordsworth material used by Foerster in teaching English 117 at Duke University, 1950;typescript and notes, including items on the following:

 

Biographical data on Wordsworth.

 

Evening Walk.

 

Michael and Wordsworth's Ethics.

 

Ode: Intimations of Immortality.

 

The Prelude.

 

Fragment of The Recluse.

 

Sonnets of 1802.

 

Tintern Abbey

 

Dorothy Wordsworth.

 

Personal Correspondence

Folder folder I

Jean Roberts - Daughter-in-law. Letters range from nov'68 - Sept'69. Concerning will, financial problems and personal misc. Also replies from Dr. [UNK].

Folder folder II

Correspondence with wife concerning divorce, also from niece

Folder folder III

David Foerster - Son. Ranging from May '69 - Jun, '72. Concerning financial difficulties with father and personal misc.

Folder folder IV

Barrett Foerster - grandson - Ranging from June, '65 - Nov' 71. Concerning financial difficulties with father and commentaries on political and social issues.

Folder folder V

Miscellaneous - Misc. from friends and associates concerning personal and business matters.

Folder folder VI

Literary Correspondence - June '63 - Dec `69 Concerning literary works and advice to or from associates.

Folder folder VII

Personal notes - Commentaries on various of his own works and miscellaneous scribbling. Also commentaries on various authors.

Folder folder VIII

Financial Wills Fargo - Bank statements and listing of stocks and-their value.

Folder folder IX

Financial - stocks Receipts for stocks purchased

Folder folder X

Financial - income tax - Tax return sheets from 1951 - 1955

Folder folder XI

Financial Miscellaneous - Misc. bank notices and also financial listings.

Folder XII

Literary - Misc. Correspondence concerning personal donations and literary [UNK].

Folder XIII

Legal - Ferrari and Swenson. Concerning financial (ie. stocks and bonds) and also family problems. Accounting statements from Mr. [UNK].

Folder XIV

Literary - Financial and Misc. Correspondence between Dr. Foerster and his publishers and associates.

Folder XV

Misc. [UNK] greeting cards; notes