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West Virginia University. Department of English


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

David Dale Johnson (1875-1954) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1236
Overview The papers of a member of the English faculty of West Virginia University, 1902-1946, including: his notes and essays written while a student at Marietta College; lecture notes, outlines, and bibliographies used in his English courses; addresses given at various clubs and civic organizations; religious talks; departmental reports; and notes and papers regarding his estate. There is a detailed index to the papers prepared by Professor Johnson.
Dates: 1891-1954

John Johnston, English Professor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.5204
Overview Papers of West Virginia University English professor John Johnston, including class material, research papers, and manuscripts. He taught a variety of courses, including modern British literature, and was a colleague of WVU English professor Ruel Foster. (This collection is currently unprocessed.)
Dates: ca. 1954-1989

Mont Chateau Writers Conference, Records

Collection Number: A&M.2810
Overview Correspondence between conference organizer Jack Welch of the West Virginia University English Department and various writers, editors, and academics, regarding solicitations and arrangements for their attendance at the Mont Chateau Writers' Conference, June 1969, sponsored by West Virginia University. Persons included are: William Matthews, James Wright, Donald Justice, Paul Engle, James Dickey, Howard Richardson, David Pryce-Jones, and Guy Owen. Some photographs of participants in the writers...
Dates: 1968-1969

Patrick Ward Gainer (1904-1981), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3003
Overview Archives of an eminent folklorist and professor of English at West Virginia University. Manuscripts include field folklore collections, lecture notes, book manuscripts, correspondence, student papers, and folksong arrangements. There are also materials regarding Gainer's position as director of South Atlantic USO activities during World War II and a journal of a folksong collecting trip to Ireland in 1961. Also one hundred and fifty-three audio tapes containing vocal and instrumental folk...
Dates: 1890-1981

Powell Benton Reynolds (1841-1914) Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M.1195
Scope and Contents Three letters from Reynolds as a Confederate soldier, Co, K, 50th Virginia Infantry, contain excellent descriptions of life in the Army of Northern Virginia. One letter contains Reynolds views on the right of secession and there is a letter from William P. Willey informing Reynolds of his election to the Chair of English at WVU. Collection also contains seven diplomas from Richmond College Reynolds received between 1867 – 1877. Typed copies of the letters may be found in A&M 390.
Dates: 1861-1885

Waitman T. Barbe (1864-1925) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0831
Overview Papers of the managing editor of the Parkersburg DAILY STATE JOURNAL, 1889-1895, editor of the WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL JOURNAL, and member of the English faculty of West Virginia University, 1895-1925. The collection includes manuscripts of Barbe's published poetry and unpublished short stories, correspondence, notes, speeches, class lectures, illustrations for short stories drawn by John Rettig, a scrapbook of clippings of reviews and correspondence relating to Barbe's book, GOING TO COLLEGE, and...
Dates: 1884-1930

West Virginia University, Department of English, PhD Program Proposal

Collection Number: A&M.2247
Overview Letters, memorandums, and reports pertaining to a proposal to create a PhD program in the Department of English at WVU.
Dates: 1964

Women's Literature from a Regional Perspective, Typescripts

Collection Number: A&M.2683
Overview This collection consists of thirteen term papers written by WVU students enrolled in the English Department's course no. 283, "Women's Literature From A Regional Perspective." The term papers discuss such subjects as Appalachian family life, influences of grandmothers, mothers, and other female relatives on students' lives, careers of West Virginia women artists, and the role of women in various periods of West Virginia history. Some of the students' papers are transcripts of tape recorded...
Dates: 1979