Guide to the Norman Foerster Papers , 1907-1965
Guide to the Norman Foerster Papers , 1907-1965
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Section I: Works By Norman Foerster.
Address given to the Rotary Club of Montecito, California, March 3, 1953,ts., 5 pp.
American Ideals and the Annihilation Of Germany, ts., 5pp., written c. 1914 - 1917.
American Literature, carbon ts., 23pp., written for the World Book Encyclopedia.
Irving Babbitt, carbon ts., 3 pp., written for The Dictionary Of American Biography.
Fragment on Irving Babbitt, autograph manuscript, 8 pp.
Biography Of Thoreau, fragment never completed, ts., 16 pp.
John Burroughs, carbon ts., 13 pp., written for The Dictionary Of American Biography.
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).
East Of San Francisco, ts., 10 pp.
Fascism, ts., 3 pp.
General Education In Literature, ts. of unpublished book, 1951.
Goethe and the Humanist Movement In America, ts., 25 pp.
Has Science Advanced Human Happiness?
Man Unveils Me, carbon ts., 14 pp.
Metamorphosis, ts., 5 pp.
Naturalism, as revised 1943 - 1944,ts., 26 pp., and carbon, 24 pp., (pages 25 - 26 of the carbon are missing).
Rousseau and Romanticism by Irving Babbitt, a review, autograph ms., 9 pp.
Some Ways Of Studying Literature, ts., 15 pp.
Toward Socialism, ts., 8 pp.
The United States In the World, outline, ts., 6pp.
What Is a Good Teacher Of Literature?
Radio Interview, transcript, December 4, 1942,ts., 9 pp.
Notes, Miscellaneous. c. 1920 - 1961
HUMANITIES AND THE COMMON MAN -JAPANESE EDITION [UNK] DATA ON PUBLICATION
Section II: Works by persons other than Norman Foerster.
Miscellaneous, 1929 - 1930(13), including a poem by Robert Frost with autograph correction.
Eliot, T. S., critical notes on Foerster's Of Culture and Religion In America, autograph ms., 1 p.
Papers by students of Foerster,
Papers by students of Foerster
Section III: Correspondence.
Scope and Content Note
General File, including letters to, from, or about, the following:
Unidentified, crank mail, and miscellaneous
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
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
Chase, Harry Woodburn (1887 -); See Folder 2 - 28.
Coffey, Hubert Stanley, 1944.
Commission On Liberal Education, 1947.
Conrath, John, 1961 - 1966
Coyle, William, 1958
Crane, Ronald Salmon (1886 -) 1935.
Davies, G. R., 1943
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
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
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
Howarth, Herbert, 1960.
Howe, W. D., 1919.
Hubbell, Jay B., n.d.
Iowa, University Of. Archives. 1967
Iowa, University Of. Curriculum Reform Controversy; See Folder 2 - 31.
Iowa, University Of. News Service, 1930
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
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
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
Smith, D. Michel, 1923.
South Atlantic Quarterly, n.d.
Spiller, Robert E., 1943 - 1966
Spring, Samuel, n.d.
Stevens, David H., (1860 -) 1947
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
Su, Wei-Hsiung, 1952.
A University Prepared For Victory, correspondence occasioned by the publication of, 1943
Van Doren, Carl (1885 -) 1920.
Wellek, René (1903 -) 1942 - 1967
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.
Cather, Willa (1873 - 1947) tls., March 8, 1923.
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).
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.
Letters occasioned by the publication of Literary Scholarship, (23), 1941 - 1943.
More, Paul Elmer (1864 - 1937) als., 3/13/23.
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.
Biographical data on Norman Foerster
Section V: Photographs
Section VI: Printed material.
Miscellaneous, (28), including:
University of Iowa Bulletins
University Of North Carolina Press notices
Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1910 - 1919,
Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1920 - 1924
Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1925 - 1934,
Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1935 - 1939,
Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1940 - 1945,
Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1946 - 1949,
Tearsheets and periodicals (whole numbers), 1950 - 1965,
Newspaper clippings, undated, 1910 - 1919,(c. 125).
Newspaper clippings, 1920 - 1929,
Newspaper clippings, 1930-1964,first folder, (c. 100).
Newspaper clippings, 1930-1964,second folder, (c. 100).
Section VII: Material used in teaching.
Teaching notes and materials, miscellaneous. (c. 40).
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
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.
Michael and Wordsworth's Ethics.
Ode: Intimations of Immortality.
Fragment of The Recluse.
Sonnets of 1802.
Jean Roberts - Daughter-in-law. Letters range from nov'68 - Sept'69. Concerning will, financial problems and personal misc. Also replies from Dr. [UNK].
Correspondence with wife concerning divorce, also from niece
David Foerster - Son. Ranging from May '69 - Jun, '72. Concerning financial difficulties with father and personal misc.
Barrett Foerster - grandson - Ranging from June, '65 - Nov' 71. Concerning financial difficulties with father and commentaries on political and social issues.
Miscellaneous - Misc. from friends and associates concerning personal and business matters.
Literary Correspondence - June '63 - Dec `69 Concerning literary works and advice to or from associates.
Personal notes - Commentaries on various of his own works and miscellaneous scribbling. Also commentaries on various authors.
Financial Wills Fargo - Bank statements and listing of stocks and-their value.
Financial - stocks Receipts for stocks purchased
Financial - income tax - Tax return sheets from 1951 - 1955
Financial Miscellaneous - Misc. bank notices and also financial listings.
Literary - Misc. Correspondence concerning personal donations and literary [UNK].
Legal - Ferrari and Swenson. Concerning financial (ie. stocks and bonds) and also family problems. Accounting statements from Mr. [UNK].
Literary - Financial and Misc. Correspondence between Dr. Foerster and his publishers and associates.
Misc. [UNK] greeting cards; notes