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Register of the Robert Elliott Papers MSS 127
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Description
Papers of Robert Carl Elliott, scholar and professor of literature. Elliott specialized in the study of satire and its relationship to utopian societies. The collection includes manuscripts of writings by Elliott, correspondence with friends and colleagues, and material related to the development of UCSD. Also of interest are materials related to issues of academic freedom and free speech that affected Ohio State University in the 1950s and 1960s and USCD in the late 1960's and 1970s. The items in the collection are dated between 1946-1981, with the bulk of the material dated in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection is arranged in nine series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE; 2) WRITINGS; 3) OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MATERIALS; 4) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS; 5) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO LITERATURE DEPARTMENT; 6) MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION; 7) LITERATURE CONFERENCES; 8) MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS and 9) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
Background
Robert Carl Elliott (1914-1981) received a bachelor of arts degree from Wabash College (1936), a master of arts degree from Columbia University (1937), and a Ph.D. from Brown University (1946). He first taught English at the University of Hawaii (1937-1939, 1941) and later joined the faculty at Ohio State University in 1946, attaining the rank of professor in 1959.
Extent
5.8 Linear feet 14 archives boxes, 4 oversize folders
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
In accordance with federal and state laws, recommendations written about students and faculty members contained in this collection are restricted until the year 2064.