M. H. Abrams Papers, 1912-2015.

Collection Number: 14-12-4080

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
M. H. Abrams papers, 1912-2015.
Collection Number:
14-12-4080
Creator:
Abrams, M. H.(Meyer Howard),
Quantity:
21 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, research material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection contains the faculty papers and the correspondence of Professor Mike Abrams. Most documents concern his career at Cornell University.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Meyer Howard "Mike" Abrams was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on July 23, 1912, in a Jewish-American middle-class family. He went to Harvard where he majored in English literature -- though, interestingly, the Harvard Album for 1934 mentions "law" as his "avocation". Fellow-students included future New York Times foreign affairs columnist Cyrus L. Sulzberger (1913-93) and future historian and Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004). This is also in Harvard that Abrams met his wife of 71 years, Ruth Claire Gaynes (1917-2008), with whom he would have two children. His first book -- a revised version of his senior's thesis -- was published in 1934 (and reprinted in 1970): "The Milk of Paradise" was about "four eminent English authors [who] were addicted to opium": Coleridge, Crabbe, de Quincey, and Francis Thompson. Young Abrams claimed that "a knowledge of the opium world is essential to complete understanding of their work." After one year at the university of Cambridge as a Henry Fellow, he returned to the United States, but "because there weren't jobs anywhere [during the Great Depression], [he] decided to stay on as a graduate student at Harvard." During World War II he conducted classified research at Harvard's Psycho-Acoustics Laboratory, helping the military solve problems in voice communications by developing highly audible military codes and tests to select personnel with the ability to recognize sounds in a very noisy background. He came to Cornell in 1945 as an assistant professor in the English Department, and was promoted associate professor in 1947 and full professor in 1953. In 1960 he became the first Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English Literature and in 1973 succeeded to the Class of 1916 Professorship until his retirement in 1983. Among his students over the years were literary critics Harold Bloom '51; E.D. Hirsch '50; and novelist Thomas Pynchon '59. Abrams continued to lecture at Cornell and remained a visible and active participant in campus life, giving the keynote lecture at a 2005 James Joyce conference as well as public talks on English poetry in 2008 and 2010, and also attending English department events and Big Red football games. In addition to his service at Cornell, he was a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Malta (1953), a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences at Stanford (1967-88), a Visiting Fellow at all Souls College, Oxford University (1977), a member of the Founders' Group of the National Humanities Center, and was named Chairman of the Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress in 1984. "The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition" (1953) was cited in 1957 in a poll of 250 literary critics and scholars as one of the "five works published the last thirty years which... have contributed the most to an understanding of literature." Also in the late 1950s, Abrams was approached by the W.W. Norton Company about compiling "a definitive anthology of English literature". The resulting book sold millions of copies, and remains an enduring reference for high school and college students. Abrams was general editor of the "Norton Anthology" through seven editions from 1962 to 2000. His other books include “Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature” (1971) ; "The Glossary of Literary Terms," first published in 1957; and "Wordsworth: A Collection of Critical Essays" (1972). In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal "for broadening the study of literature." Mike Abrams died in Ithaca on April 21, 2015.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection contains the faculty papers and the correspondence of Professor Mike Abrams. Most documents concern his career at Cornell University. Also a oral history interview conducted on February 18, 2008 by Jonathan Culler and Neil Hertz.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Abrams, M. H. 1912-2015.
Cornell University. English Department.
Cornell University. English Department

Subjects:
English literature -- Study and teaching.
English literature -- Study and teaching


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
M. H. Abrams Papers, #14-12-4080. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Class Materials
Box
Subseries I a. General Course Material
Subseries I b. Honors Seminars
Subseries I c. Various English Classes
Subseries I d. Harvard English 140b: Literary Criticism in the 18th century
Subseries I e. English 90/411: Psychology of Literature
Subseries I f. English 202: English Literary Tradition
Subseries I g. English 251
Subseries I h. English 252
Subseries I i. English 313: 18th century Literature
Subseries I j. English 314: 18th Century Poetry and Prose
Subseries I k. English 417/418/438: Masterworks of the Romantic Period
Series II. Lectures
Subseries II a. Outside Lecture Correspondence and Invitations
Series III. Correspondence
Series IV. Publications
Subseries IV a. The Mirror and the Lamp
Subseries IV b. Natural Supernaturalism
Subseries IV c. How to Do Things With Texts/Doing Things With Texts
Subseries IV d. The Fourth Dimension of a Poem and Other Essays
Subseries IV e. Essays
Subseries IV f. Book Reviews
Series V. W.W. Norton Materials
Series VI. Harvard Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory
Series VII. Reprints
Series VIII. Personal
Series IX. Miscellaneous

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 14 Folder 17
English Tutorial Board
undated
Box 14 Folder 18
English Tutorial Board bibliography
1940-1942
Box 14 Folder 19
Suggested Thesis Subjects
undated
Box 17 Folder 16
Discussion Group: Problems in Language
1949
Box 17 Folder 18
Grad student directories
1967-1980
Box 17 Folder 21
Written PhD examinations
1960-1982
Box 17 Folder 27
Mimeograph stencils
undated
Box 2 Folder 21
English 403: Approaches to Literature
1949-1950
Box 2 Folder 22
English 403: Approaches to Literature reading notes
1949-1950
Box 2 Folder 23
English 403: Approaches to Literature
1950-1951
Box 2 Folder 24
English 404: Approaches to Poetry
1952
Box 2 Folder 25
English 390: Convention and Individual Talent
1955
Box 2 Folder 26
English 390: Approaches to Poetry meetings of the course
1956
Box 2 Folder 27
English 390: The Criticism of Lyric Poetry
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 28
English 492: Approaches to Literature
1959
Box 2 Folder 29
English 492: Seminar in Poetry
1960-1962
Box 2 Folder 30
English 494: Honors Seminar Poetry
1962
Box 2 Folder 31
English 494: The Criticism of Poetry
1963
Box 2 Folder 32
English 494: The Criticism of Poetry
1965
Box 2 Folder 33
English 492.6: Approaches to Poetry
1967
Box 2 Folder 34
English 491.G: The Criticism of Poetry
1968
Box 2 Folder 35
English 491.G: The Criticism of Poetry
1969
Box 1 Folder 58
English 402: Grades, meeting notes, seating charts, course information
1952
Box 1 Folder 59
Graduate Seminars: various possibilities
1963
Box 1 Folder 60
English 675: Romantic Poetry, Romantic Criticism, Biographia Literaria
1968
Box 1 Folder 61
English 675: Romantic Poetry, Romantic Criticism, Biographia Literaria
1969
Box 1 Folder 62
English 553: Studies in English Poetry
1970
Box 1 Folder 63
English 554: Studies in English Poetry
1971
Box 1 Folder 64
English 500: Critical and Scholarly Perspectives, The Prelude
1972
Box 1 Folder 65
Society of the Humanities "Interpretation and Understanding in the Criticism of Literature"
1972
Box 1 Folder 66
Philosophy 593: Seminar in Philosophy and Literary Criticism
1973
Box 1 Folder 67
English 697: Literary Theory and Literary Criticism
1973
Box 1 Folder 68
English 697: Literary Theory and Literary Criticism xeroxed materials, students xeroxes, etc.
1973
Box 1 Folder 69
English 500B: Critical and Scholarly Perspectives, Biographia Literaria
1973
Box 1 Folder 70
English 699: Critical and Scholarly Perspectives, Keats
1975
Box 1 Folder 71
English 771: The Interpretation of Poetry
1976
Box 1 Folder 72
English 771: The Interpretation of Poetry topics, reading notes, xeroxed essays
1976
Box 1 Folder 73
Xerox: Literary Interpretation and the Subjective Correlative"
undated
Box 1 Folder 74
English 702: Ancients and the Moderns
1977-1978
Box 1 Folder 75
English 641: Modern Theory of Literature and Art
1978-1979
Box 1 Folder 76
English 642: Wordsworth's Prelude
1980
Box 1 Folder 77
English 642: Reading notes and xeroxed essays
1982
Box 1 Folder 78
English 642: Romantic Poems, and a novel
1982
Box 1 Folder 79
English 740: English Masterworks
1983
Box 1 Folder 80
English 642: Romantic Masterworks
1981
Box 1 Folder 81
Correspondence with Stephen Greenblatt
1990
Box 2 Folder 1
English 403: Approaches to Literature
1948-1949
Box 2 Folder 2
Graduate Seminar: Wordsworth and Coleridge
1950
Box 2 Folder 3
Graduate Seminar: Wordsworth and Coleridge
1953
Box 2 Folder 4
English 515: Coleridge's "Dejection" and its background. Course notes.
1954
Box 2 Folder 5
English 515: Romantic Poetic forms- "Dejection"
1954
Box 2 Folder 6
English 515: Studies in the Romantic Lyric. Notes on the seminar.
1955
Box 2 Folder 7
English 515: Romantic Poetic forms- "Dejection"
1956
Box 2 Folder 8
English 515: Coleridges, Biographia Literaria
1957
Box 2 Folder 9
Graduate seminar: Structure and Symbol in Major Romantic Poems
1958-1959
Box 2 Folder 10
English 631: Structure and Symbol in Major Romantic Poems
1959
Box 2 Folder 11
English 543: Studies in English Poetry, reading notes, etc.
1960
Box 2 Folder 12
English 543: Studies in English Poetry, general
1961
Box 2 Folder 13
English 543: Studies in English Poetry, course meetings
1961
Box 2 Folder 14
English 543: Studies in English Poetry, course meetings
1962
Box 2 Folder 15
English 631: The Romantic Period
1963
Box 2 Folder 16
English 640: Studies in English Poetry
1964
Box 2 Folder 17
English 517: Idea and Design in Longer Romantic Poems
1964
Box 2 Folder 18
English 517: Structure and Imagery in Romantic Poems
1965
Box 2 Folder 19
English 517: Structure and Imagery in Romantic Poems
1966
Box 2 Folder 20
English 572: Structure and Imagery in Romantic Poems
1968
Box 5 Folder 36
English S-150c: Romantic Poetry outline of lectures and lecture notes (Harvard)
1954
Box 5 Folder 37
English S-150c: Romantic Poetry, summer school, theory
1954
Box 14 Folder 14
Literary criticism courses material
1947
Box 15 Folder 20
English 35a: Bible and Shakespeare Questions
1940-1941
Box 17 Folder 17
English 111: Freshman miscellaneous
1947
Box 17 Folder 20
The Eighteenth Century Achievement in Didactic Poetry
1952
Box 3 Folder 59
State of Scholarshiop in 18th century criticism
1941
Box 3 Folder 60
18th century literary criticism
1941
Box 3 Folder 63
Detailed outline of lectures
1941
Box 3 Folder 64
I. Introduction
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 65
II. The Nature of Poetry: Imitation vs. Expression
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 66
III. Poetry as Imitation
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 67
IV. Poetry as Expression
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 68
V. The Function of Poetry
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 69
VI. The Criterion of Truth to Nature
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 70
VII. The Criterion of Truth
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 71
VIIIa. Poetry as Self Revelation
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 72
VIIIb. Criticism of Truth
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 73
IX. The Psychology of Composition
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 74
X. The War of the Faculties
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 75
XI. Poetic Inspiration
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 76
XII. Genius
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 77
XIII. Conclusion: Psych of Composition
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 78
XIV. The Theory of Criticism: The Rules of Poetry
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 79
XV. The Special Rules
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 80
XVI. Sanctions of the Rules
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 81
XVII. Sanctions for the Rules
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 82
XVIII. The Standard of Taste
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 83
XIX. The Drift Toward Relativism
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 84
XX. The Methods of Applied Criticism
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 85
XXI. The Language of Poetry
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 86
XXII. The Language of Poetry
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 87
XXIII. Main Changes in Taste in the 18th century
circa 1941
Box 3 Folder 88
XXIV: An Analysis of Temple's Essay, "Of Poetry"
circa 1941
Box 8 Folder 8
Harvard Psych. Lit. Reserved Books, Outline of Lectures, Reading Lists, Exams
1940-1948
Box 8 Folder 9
Exams, Thesis Subjects, Assigned Reading, Outlines
1945-1946
Box 8 Folder 10
The Psychology of Language, "I Remember" exercise
1940s
Box 8 Folder 11
Harvard: Protocols on "Vertue"
1940
Box 8 Folder 12
Reading lists
1947
Box 8 Folder 13
Introduction
1941, 1948
Box 8 Folder 14
I-XI. Language
1945, 1952
Box 8 Folder 15
XII. Language
1945
Box 8 Folder 16
Analysis of a Poem
1945
Box 8 Folder 17
X. Humor
1945-1946
Box 8 Folder 18
XI. Psychology of Composition
undated
Box 8 Folder 19
XII. Relation of a Literary Work and Other Works
undated, 1948
Box 8 Folder 20
XIII. The Interpretation of Poetry
undated
Box 8 Folder 21
Humor (old lecture)
1945
Box 8 Folder 22
XVII. Background to Present Day Psych. Of Lit.
1945
Box 8 Folder 23
XVIII. Historical background, Literature as Expression
1945-1946
Box 8 Folder 24
XIX. Artist in his Work
1945-1946
Box 8 Folder 25
History of Psych. Of Comp.
1945-1946
Box 8 Folder 26
XXV-XXVIII. Determination by Former Works
1940, 1945-1946
Box 3 Folder 1
Course information
1988-1989
Box 3 Folder 2
Course information
1987
Box 3 Folder 3
Course information
1986
Box 3 Folder 4
Course information
1985
Box 3 Folder 5
Course information
1984
Box 3 Folder 6
Course information
1983
Box 3 Folder 7
English Materials
1982
Box 3 Folder 8
English Literary Tradition
1981
Box 3 Folder 9
Course information
1980
Box 3 Folder 10
Course information
1979
Box 3 Folder 11
Course information
1976
Box 3 Folder 12
Course information
1975
Box 3 Folder 13
The English Literary Tradition: planning
1974-1975
Box 3 Folder 14
From: Edmund Wilson, The Triple Thinkers
Undated
Box 3 Folder 15
Seminar: Henry James, The Turn of the Screw
1976
Box 3 Folder 16
From: Edmund Wilson, The Triple Thinkers
Undated
Box 3 Folder 17
Seminar: Austen, Pride and Prejudice
1975
Box 3 Folder 18
Meter, Stanza-forms, etc.
1980
Box 3 Folder 19
Meter, Stanza-forms, etc.
1981
Box 3 Folder 20
James, The Ambassadors
1978-1979, 1983-1984
Box 3 Folder 21
Make-up Exams
1975-1990
Box 3 Folder 22
I. Introduction: Neoclassicism
1982
Box 3 Folder 23-24
II-III. John Dryden
1982, 1988
Box 3 Folder 25
IV. John Bunyan
1982
Box 3 Folder 26
V. Alexander Pope
1982
Box 3 Folder 27
VI. Alexander Pope
1982
Box 3 Folder 28
VII. Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Montague
1982
Box 3 Folder 29
VIII. Jonathan Swift
1982
Box 3 Folder 30
IX. Jonathan Swift
1982
Box 3 Folder 31
Johnson, "The Vanity of Human Wishes"
undated
Box 3 Folder 32
Johnson, Rasselas
1980
Box 3 Folder 33
Thomas Gray
1980
Box 3 Folder 34
William Blake
1980
Box 3 Folder 35
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
1980
Box 3 Folder 36
I. Wordsworth
1987, 2001
Box 3 Folder 37
II. Wordsworth
undated, 1993
Box 3 Folder 38
III. Wordsworth
undated
Box 3 Folder 39
Wordsworth (4)
undated
Box 3 Folder 40
IV. Coleridge Ancient Mariner
1978, 1988
Box 3 Folder 41
V. Coleridge Ancient Mariner (English 252)
1951
Box 3 Folder 42
VI. Coleridge: the "Conversation Poems"
1951
Box 3 Folder 43
V. Coleridge
undated
Box 3 Folder 44
VI. Byron: Lyrics and Childe Harold
undated
Box 3 Folder 45
VII. Byron: Don Juan
1976
Box 3 Folder 46
VIII. Shelley
undated
Box 3 Folder 47
IX. Shelley: Life and Death
undated
Box 3 Folder 48
X. Keats: 2 poems of the far away and long ago
undated
Box 3 Folder 49
XI. Keats: The Odes
undated
Box 3 Folder 50
XII. Carlyle
undated
Box 3 Folder 51
XIII. Xarlyle: Past and Present
undated
Box 3 Folder 52
XIV. Tennyson
undated
Box 3 Folder 53
XV. Tennyson: In Memoriam
undated
Box 3 Folder 54
XVI. Browning: The Poetic Innovator
1979
Box 3 Folder 55
XVII. Browning: The Dramatic Monologue
undated
Box 3 Folder 56
XVIII. Arnold
undated
Box 3 Folder 57
XIX. Yeats
undated
Box 1 Folder 1
Schedules, syllabi, exams
1949-1963
Box 1 Folder 2
Assignments and exams (Norton Anthology)
1966-1963
Box 1 Folder 3
Section meetings
1962-1966
Box 1 Folder 4
Discussion groups
1964-1966
Box 1 Folder 5
Recorders and voice- Elizabethan performance
1959-1966
Box 1 Folder 6
I. Introduction to English literature
1964
Box 1 Folder 7
II. Epic and Romance
1964
Box 1 Folder 8
III. Chaucer (1)
1965
Box 1 Folder 9
IV. Chaucer (2)
1965
Box 1 Folder 10
V. Chaucer (3)
1965
Box 1 Folder 11
VI. The Popular Ballad
1965
Box 1 Folder 12
VII. The Renaissance in England
1965
Box 1 Folder 13
VIII. The Elizabethan Lyric
1965
Box 1 Folder 14
IX. Spenser (1)
1965
Box 1 Folder 15
X. Spenser's Faerie Queen
1965
Box 1 Folder 16
XI. Marlowe's Dr. Faustus
1965
Box 1 Folder 17
XII-XIII. Henry IV (1)
1963, 1965
Box 1 Folder 18
XIV. The XVII Century (outline)
1965
Box 1 Folder 19
XV. Jonson and the Cavalier Lyric
1965
Box 1 Folder 20
XVI. John Donne
1965
Box 1 Folder 21
XVII. Donne and the Metaphysical Tradition
1965
Box 1 Folder 22
XVIII. Milton's Paradise Lost (1)
1965
Box 1 Folder 23
XIX. Milton's Paradise Lost (2)
1965
Box 1 Folder 24
XX. Restoration Comedy: "The Way of the World"
1965
Box 1 Folder 25
XXI. Neo-Classicism and Pope, essay on criticism
1965
Box 1 Folder 26
XXII. John Dryden
1965
Box 1 Folder 27
XXIII. Pope's Essay on Man
1965
Box 1 Folder 28
XXIV. Pope: The Rape of the Lock
1965
Box 1 Folder 29
XXV. Jonathan Swift
1965
Box 1 Folder 30
XXVI. Samuel Johnson
1965
Box 1 Folder 31
XXVII. William Blake
1965
Box 14 Folder 16
(251 and 252)Passages for Identification on Exams
1953, 1960
Box 1 Folder 32
Exams, outlines, syllabi, miscellany
1940-1963
Box 1 Folder 33
General (Norton Anthology)
1963-1965
Box 1 Folder 34
Section meetings
1951, 1959, 1964-1965
Box 1 Folder 35
Saturday meetings (Norton Anthology)
1954, 1963
Box 1 Folder 36
I. The Romantic Period
1965
Box 1 Folder 37
II. Wordsworth: The Development of a Poet
1951, 1965
Box 1 Folder 38
III. Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey
1965
Box 1 Folder 39
IV. Wordsworth: Poem of Solitude
1965
Box 1 Folder 40
Coleridge's "Dejection: An Ode"
1951, 1965
Box 1 Folder 41
VII. Byron: Childe Harold
1965
Box 1 Folder 42
VIII. Byron: Don Juan
1965
Box 1 Folder 43
IX. Shelley: Poet of Ideas
1965
Box 1 Folder 44
X. Shelley: The Lyric Poet
1965
Box 1 Folder 45
XI. Shelley: The Triumph Over Death
1965
Box 1 Folder 46
Keats: Strangeness in Beauty
1965
Box 1 Folder 47
Keats: The Ode
1965
Box 1 Folder 48
Carlyle
1965
Box 1 Folder 49
Tennyson
1965
Box 1 Folder 50
Tennyson: In Memoriam
1959
Box 1 Folder 51
II. Browning as Poetic Innovator
Undated
Box 1 Folder 52
Arnold
Undated
Box 1 Folder 53
Aestheticism and Decadence
1959
Box 1 Folder 54
G.B. Shaw
Undated
Box 1 Folder 55
G.B. Shaw: St. Joan
Undated
Box 1 Folder 56
G.M. Hopkins
1955-1965
Box 1 Folder 57
W.B. Yeats
Undated
Box 2 Folder 36
Junior course miscellaneous
1950-1960
Box 2 Folder 37
Summer session miscellaneous
1955
Box 2 Folder 38
Addison- Original The Spectator paper
1711
Box 2 Folder 39
Lecture II. Some Neoclassic Beliefs and Values
1953, 1955
Box 2 Folder 40
III. Neoclassic Criticism
1953
Box 2 Folder 41
IV. The Art of the Heroic Couplet
1953
Box 2 Folder 42
V-VII. Literature and Society in the 18th Century
1953
Box 2 Folder 43
VIII. Basic Themes in 18th Century Thought: Deism
1953
Box 2 Folder 44
X. The Great Chain of Being and 18th "optimism"
1953
Box 2 Folder 45
XI-XII. Sympathy, Sensibility, and Sentiment2
1953
Box 2 Folder 46
XIII-XIV. The Art of Satire in 18th century: The Rape of the Lock
1953
Box 2 Folder 47
XIV-XVII. Pope's Haratio Satires: Examples and Techniques
1953
Box 2 Folder 48
XVIII-XX. Jonathan Swift
1953
Box 2 Folder 49
XXI. Johnson the Poet
1953
Box 2 Folder 50
XXII. Johnson's Rasselas
1953
Box 2 Folder 51
XXIII. Rasselas and Candide
1953
Box 2 Folder 52
XXIV. Boswell and Biography
1953
Box 2 Folder 53
XXV-XXVI. The Poetic Revolution of the Mid Century: Primitivism and the Return to Nature
1953
Box 2 Folder 54
XXVII. Collins: Allegoric and Descriptive Odes
1953
Box 2 Folder 55
XXVIII-XXIX. Gray's Odes and Elegy
1953
Box 2 Folder 56
XXX. Descriptive Poetry in the Early 18th Centruy (Pope and Dyer)
1953
Box 2 Folder 57
XXXI-XXXII. Wordsworth and Thomson's Seasons
1953
Box 2 Folder 58
XXXIII. Realism and Ruralism: Goldsmith and Crabbe
1953
Box 2 Folder 59
XXXIV. William Cowper
1953
Box 2 Folder 60
XXXV. The Lyric in the 18th century
1953
Box 2 Folder 61
XXXVI-XXXXVIII. Robert Burns
1953
Box 2 Folder 62
XXXVIII. Werther and Wertherism
1953
Box 2 Folder 63
XXXIX-XLI. William Blake
1953
Box 2 Folder 64
Examinations
1953-1960
Box 2 Folder 65
English Honors Examinations
1953-1967
Box 2 Folder 66
18th Century Literature miscellaneous
1947-1960
Box 2 Folder 67
I. Introduction
1947
Box 2 Folder 68
II. Neo-Classicism
1947
Box 2 Folder 69
III. Neo-Classic Criticism
1947
Box 2 Folder 70
IV. The Language of Neo-Classic Poetry
1947
Box 2 Folder 71
V. Neo-Classic Theory of the Language
1947
Box 2 Folder 72
Va. Dryden's Odes
1947
Box 2 Folder 73
VI-VII. Art of the Heroic Couplet
1947
Box 2 Folder 74
VIII. Social and Political Background
1947
Box 2 Folder 75
IX. Literature and Audience: Pope, Addison, Defoe
1947
Box 2 Folder 76
X-XII. The Rape of the Lock
1947
Box 2 Folder 77
XIII. Basic Themes: Uniformitarianism
1947
Box 2 Folder 78
XIV. Deism and Natural Religion
1947
Box 2 Folder 79
XV-XVI. The Great Chain of Being and Optimism
1947
Box 2 Folder 80
XVII. The Psychology of Ethics: Self Love and Social
1947
Box 2 Folder 81
XVIII-XIX. Humanitarianism and Sentimentalism
1947
Box 2 Folder 82
XIX-XXIV. The Art of Satire (Pope, Dryden, Swift)
1947
Box 2 Folder 83
Methodism and the Religious Revival
1947
Box 2 Folder 84
The Poetry of Night and of Tombs
1947
Box 2 Folder 85
XXV. Pastoral and Descriptive Poetry: Thomson, etc.
1947
Box 2 Folder 86
Three lectures on 18th century music
1952
Box 2 Folder 87
I. Johnson and the Neo-Classic Tradition
1948
Box 2 Folder 88
II-III. Johnson as Poet
1948
Box 2 Folder 89
IV. Boswell and the Art of Biography
1948
Box 2 Folder 90
V. Johnson's Rasselas
1948
Box 2 Folder 91
VI. Oliver Goldsmith
1948
Box 2 Folder 92
VII. Rasselas and Candide
1948
Box 2 Folder 93
VIII. Revolution of 1740s Primitivism and the Return to Nature
1948
Box 2 Folder 94
IX. Warton's Enthusiast and the New Poetry
1948
Box 2 Folder 95
X. William Collins: the allegorization of general propositions
1948
Box 2 Folder 96
XI-XII. Thomas Gray
1948
Box 2 Folder 97
XIII. Tides of Taste in mid-18th century
1948
Box 2 Folder 98
XIV. Gardening and Landscape painting; XV. Tourists, Gothic Architecture, Poetry and the other Arts
1948
Box 2 Folder 99
XVI. The Medieval Revival
1948
Box 2 Folder 100
XVII. Ossian, Werther, and Wertherism
1948
Box 2 Folder 101
XVIII. Rural Poetry: The Deserted Village; XIX. Cotter's Saturday Night
1948
Box 2 Folder 102
XX. Realism and Ruralism: George Crabbe
1948
Box 2 Folder 103
XXI-XXII. William Cowper
1948
Box 2 Folder 104
XXIII. Paine and the American Revolution
1948
Box 2 Folder 105
XXIV. Edmund Burke
1948
Box 2 Folder 106
XXV. The 18th century Lyric. XXVI
1948
Box 2 Folder 107
XXVII. Burns: Songs and Epistles; XXVIII. Satires, Cantata, Narrative Poetry
1948
Box 2 Folder 108
XXIX-XXXI. Blake
1948
Box 5 Folder 16
English 418: Romantic Masterworks miscellaneous
1954-1971
Box 5 Folder 17
English 438: Masterworks of the Romantic Period
1971
Box 5 Folder 18
English 438: Masterworks of the Romantic Period, introduction and prelude
1970
Box 5 Folder 19
English 438: Masterworks of the Romantic Period, introduction and prelude
1969
Box 5 Folder 20
English 417: Romantic Masterworks, Wordsworth's Prelude
1964-1965
Box 5 Folder 21
Wordsworth and the Apocalyptic Tradition (use with 2nd lecture on Prelude)
undated
Box 5 Folder 22
English 438: Blake, "The Four Zoas"
1970-1971
Box 5 Folder 23
English 417/418: Blake, "Book of Thel", "The Four Zoas"
undated
Box 5 Folder 24
English 438: Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound"
1969-1970
Box 5 Folder 25
English 418: Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound"
undated
Box 5 Folder 26
English 438: Keats, "The Fall of Hyperion"
1970
Box 5 Folder 27
English 418: Byron, "Don Juan"
undated
Box 5 Folder 28
English 418: Wordsworth "The Prelude", reading notes
undated
Box 5 Folder 29
English 418: Byron, "Don Juan"
undated
Box 5 Folder 30
English 418: Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound", reading notes
undated
Box 5 Folder 31
English 418: Blake, reading notes
undated
Box 5 Folder 32
English 418: Bronte, "Wuthering Heights"
undated
Box 5 Folder 33
English 418: Keats, "Odes"
undated
Box 5 Folder 34
English 418: Carlyle, "Sartor Resartus"
undated
Box 5 Folder 35
English 418: Bronte, "Wuthering Heights"
undated
Box 3 Folder 58
Abstracts: 18th and 19th century essays
undated
Box 3 Folder 93
Indiana: Natural Supernaturalism I. The Design of Romantic Poetry
1963
Box 3 Folder 94
Indiana: Natural Supernaturalism II. The Prelude and Autobiography of Crisis
1963
Box 3 Folder 95
Indiana: Natural Supernaturalism II. The Prelude and Autobiography of Crisis
1963
Box 3 Folder 96
Indiana: Natural Supernaturalism III. The Circuitous Journey
1963, 1968
Box 3 Folder 97
Indiana: Natural Supernaturalism III. Alienation and Reconciliation
1963
Box 4 Folder 2
"A Reply" Abrams Symposium
1978-1979
Box 4 Folder 3
AAAS: "Art As Such: The Sociology of Modern Aesthetic"
1984-1985, 1993
Box 4 Folder 4
"Art As Such: The Sociology of an Aesthetic Theory" drafts and correspondence
circa 1970s
Box 4 Folder 5
AAAS: "Art As Such: The Sociology of Modern Aesthetic"
1984-1997
Box 4 Folder 10
Japan: "The Ancient Mariner" Japan lecture
1988
Box 4 Folder 11
Kendal: "Three Poems by Coleridge"
2000
Box 4 Folder 15
Council of Scholars, Library of Congress: "Literary Criticism: Some New Directions"
1982
Box 4 Folder 17
AAAS: "Literary Criticism: Some Institutional Conditions of Innovation"
1982
Box 4 Folder 20
Clark Library, "From Addison to Kant: Aesthetic Theory and the Exemplary Art"
1980
Box 4 Folder 21
AAAS: "Reply to Ernst Gombrich" correspondence and final copy for printing
1981
Box 4 Folder 22
Cornell symposium: "The Philosophy of Literary Criticism"
May 1974
Box 4 Folder 24
Symposium on the Jefferson Lecture, Library of Congress: "The Apocalyptic Tradition in America"
May 5, 1983
Box 4 Folder 25
University of Tulsa: "Apocalypse and Mysticism"
February 24, 1987
Box 4 Folder 26
PMLA: "On Teaching Metrics"
1986
Box 4 Folder 27
Council of Scholars, Library of Congress: "Literary Criticism Today: New Directions" correspondence, drafts and references
May 1982
Box 4 Folder 28
"Blake's Radical Ambiguity" drafts and slides
1974, 1975, 1983
Box 4 Folder 29
"The Radical Ambiguity of Blake's Apocalyptic vision" slides, drafts, transparencies, and note cards
Spring 1974
Box 4 Folder 30
"Augustine's Confession"
1982
Box 4 Folder 32
"Blake's Radical Ambiguity" reading notes and xeroxes
undated
Box 4 Folder 34
University Center for Rational Alternatives: "Humanism and the Humanities" for printing
1974
Box 4 Folder 35
University of Warwick: Wittgenstein and Literary Criticism, opening statement, MS for printing
1974
Box 4 Folder 36
University of Warwick Symposium: Wittgenstein and Literary Criticism notes
April 1974
Box 4 Folder 37
"Comments on Murray Krieger 'A Walking Dream'"
May 1981
Box 4 Folder 38
Columbia lecture version: "How to Do Things with Texts"
1978
Box 4 Folder 41
NE-SECS, Syracuse: "The Mirror and the Lamp and 18th century Studies"
1983
Box 4 Folder 42
Faculty Meeting: "On Scott Elledge"
May 16, 1984
Box 4 Folder 43
Intro for James McConkey
February 22, 2005
Box 4 Folder 44
Memorial for Francis Mineka
November 2, 1985
Box 4 Folder 45
Memorial for Arthur Mizener
1988
Box 4 Folder 46
Memorial for Max Black
1988
Box 4 Folder 47
Memorial for Eric Blackall
1989
Box 4 Folder 48
Memorial for John Benedict
1990
Box 4 Folder 49
Memorial for Tony Capeeti
2008
Box 4 Folder 50
Memorial for Ephim Fogel
1992
Box 4 Folder 51
Memorials for Peter Kahn and Scott Elledge
1997, 1998
Box 4 Folder 52
Memorial for Robert R. Wilson
2000
Box 4 Folder 53
Memorial for David Daiches
2005
Box 4 Folder 54
Parrishfest
1991
Box 4 Folder 55
Introduction for Frank Kermode
1994
Box 4 Folder 56
Introduction for Archie Ammons
2000
Box 4 Folder 57
Introduction for Helen Vendler
1996
Box 4 Folder 58
Robert Pinksy visit and introduction
1996
Box 4 Folder 59
Wheaton College: Commentary on Gerald Brown 'Between Philosophy and Literature'
1986
Box 4 Folder 60
MLA session on Prosody
1986
Box 4 Folder 63
University of Washington: Revelation and Revolution in Wordsworth
1962
Box 4 Folder 64
"Coleridge, Baudelaire, and Modernist Poetics" reading notes
undated
Box 4 Folder 65
"What's the Use of Theorizing about Literature" lecture
1971
Box 4 Folder 66
Memorial for John Weld
undated
Box 4 Folder 68
Phi Beta Kappa: Conversions- The Bible to the Beats
May 1964
Box 5 Folder 1
Alexander lectures: I. Idea Design in Romantic Poetry
1964
Box 5 Folder 2
Alexander lectures: I. Indiana version (shortened)
1964
Box 5 Folder 3
Alexander lectures: II. Indiana version (shortened)
1964
Box 5 Folder 4
Lecture II: Carbon copy, Natural Supernatural
undated
Box 5 Folder 5
Alexander lectures: II. Wordsworth’s prelude and the Autobiography of Crisis
undated
Box 5 Folder 6
Alexander lectures: III. Indiana Version
undated
Box 5 Folder 7
Alexander lectures: III. Alienation and Reconciliation
undated
Box 5 Folder 8
Alexander lectures: IV. The Romantic Epiphany (Indiana)
undated
Box 5 Folder 9
Alexander lectures: IV. Indiana version (shortened)
undated
Box 5 Folder 10
Alexander lectures: IV. The Romantic Epiphany
1964
Box 5 Folder 11
Lecture II. Wordsworth’s Prelude and the Autobiography
undated
Box 5 Folder 12
Lecture IV. The Romantic Epiphany
undated
Box 5 Folder 13-15
Lecture IV. The Circuitous Journey
undated
Box 5 Folder 38
Carleton College: "The Life we Live"
2003
Box 5 Folder 39
Graduate talk, reading "To Autumn"
2006
Box 5 Folder 40
University of Rochester: "The Habit of Scholarship"
1998
Box 5 Folder 41
Cornell trustees: "Amity in Opposition"
2006
Box 5 Folder 42
Talk at Kendal: "Poetry in its Variety"
2002
Box 5 Folder 43
Ammon's, "Balsam Firs"
2003
Box 5 Folder 44
Talks to grad students, "English at Cornell"
2004
Box 5 Folder 45
Poetry after the Theory Wars
2003
Box 5 Folder 46
"An Unlikely Story: The Joyce Collection at Cornell"
2005
Box 5 Folder 47
"The Founding of the National Humanities Center" to be read
2004
Box 5 Folder 48
Topics for public lectures
undated, 1988
Box 5 Folder 49
Ideas for graduate seminars
1974-1975
Box 5 Folder 51
Syracuse, session on "The Mirror and the Lamp"
October 7, 1983
Box 5 Folder 54
University of Georgia, American Conference on Romanticism
1997
Box 5 Folder 60
Keats Bicentennial Conference opening statement
1996
Box 5 Folder 61
PMLA Symposium: "Limits of Pluralism"
undated
Box 5 Folder 62
Kendal Symposium: "Where is Science Going?"
1997
Box 5 Folder 63
Santa Barbara Conference: "Re-Presenting the Past"
undated
Box 5 Folder 64
MLA: "Modes of Romantic Autobiography: A Response"
1990
Box 5 Folder 65
Talk: "Fundamentalism"
1988; November 20, 1991
Box 5 Folder 66
Review: GL Hagberg, "Meaning and Interpretation"
1994
Box 5 Folder 67
"The Deconstructive Angel"
1976
Box 5 Folder 68
Introduction: "Revolutionary Romanticism"
1990
Box 5 Folder 71
Brockport: "Reply to More Peckham's 'Romanticism and Behavior'"
1974
Box 5 Folder 72
Introduction: Symposium on "Time"
1987
Box 5 Folder 73
Library of Congress: "Scholarship Today"
1986
Box 5 Folder 74
Trilling Seminar: "Comment on Frank Kermode, 'To Keep the Road Open'"
1981
Box 6 Folder 4
Cornell Colloquium: "Issues in the Humanities"
December 6, 1997
Box 6 Folder 5
"English Studies: 1930-1990"
1995
Box 6 Folder 7
MLA: "Does Romanticism Exist?"
1995
Box 6 Folder 8
MLA: "English Studies: During my career as student at the MLA"
1994-1997
Box 6 Folder 13
Cornell: "What is a Humanistic Criticism?"
1993
Box 6 Folder 14
Afterward: "The Site of a Humanistic Criticism"
1989
Box 6 Folder 16
Memorial for Eric Blackall
1990
Box 6 Folder 18
"How Romantic are Wordsworth's 'Lyric Ballad'?"
undated
Box 6 Folder 33
"The Productive Conflict of Opposites"
1954
Box 6 Folder 34
Cornell grad students: "Philosophical Metaphors" (Poet: Creator Analogue
1949
Box 6 Folder 35
University of Michigan: "The Poet as Creator"
1951
Box 6 Folder 36
"The Song of Songs"
1953
Box 6 Folder 37
Cornell Wordsworth Symposium: "Wordsworth Today"
1950
Box 6 Folder 38
University of Nebraska: "Wordsworth's Natural Supernaturalism"
1954
Box 6 Folder 39
Fraternity: "The Founding of Cornell"
1962
Box 6 Folder 40
Dean's List Freshmen: "The Cultural Milieu of Cornell"
1962
Box 6 Folder 41
Western Reserve: "The Teaching of Poetry"
undated
Box 6 Folder 42
Book and Bowl: "Symbolism of the Title" etc
1954, 1956, 1958
Box 6 Folder 43
Book and Bowl: "The Strip-tease as Literary Motif"
1952
Box 6 Folder 44
Browning Room, Book and Bowl: "The Recorder"
1956, 1962
Box 6 Folder 45
Emotive language discussion
1957
Box 6 Folder 46
University of Nebraska: "The New Criticism"
1954
Box 6 Folder 48
Library staff: "Literary History"
1956
Box 6 Folder 49
Radio Talk: "Common Studies at the Arts College"
1955
Box 6 Folder 50
Alumni Talk: "The Great Problems: A Program for Investigation"
1965
Box 7 Folder 1
Talk to Track Banquet: Cornell-Penn and Cambridge-Oxford
1965
Box 7 Folder 2
Dedication of Uris Library Reading Room
September 21, 1982
Box 7 Folder 3
To graduate students: "Making of The Mirror and the Lamp"
1961, 1981
Box 7 Folder 4
Round Table: "The Significance of Wordsworth Today"
1950
Box 7 Folder 5
Vicious Circle: "Alienation and Reconciliation"
1963
Box 7 Folder 6
Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences: "Alienation: The Ancient History of a Modern Idea"
1968
Box 7 Folder 7
"From Wordsworth to Proust: Idea and Design in Portraits of the Artist"
1969
Box 7 Folder 8
"The Poet's Vision: Romantic and Post Romantic"
1966, 1970
Box 7 Folder 9
The College English Association: "Freshness of Sensation: Romantic and Post Romantic"
1966
Box 7 Folder 10
Vicious Circle: "The Secret of Hegel's Phenomenology
1968
Box 7 Folder 11
Yale, Hopkins: "Wordsworth's Prelude and Hegel's Phenomenology
1969
Box 7 Folder 12
Thoughts for a talk: "The One Culture"
undated
Box 7 Folder 13
"Campus Planning"
1966
Box 7 Folder 15
Toward a talk on "Scholarly Publishing"
undated
Box 7 Folder 18
American Philosophical Society: "Coleridge's Light in Sound"
1972
Box 7 Folder 40
Long Branch, NJ, High School Hall of Fame
1993
Box 7 Folder 64
"A Program for Cornell"
1958
Box 8 Folder 28
Arts College Council, The Society of Fellows at Cornell
1959
Box 9 Folder 22
American Philosophical Society: Coleridge notes
undated
Box 15 Folder 28
"What is a Humanistic Criticism?" lecture version
undated
Box 15 Folder 29
Yale: "The Fourth Dimension of a Poem"
2009
Box 15 Folder 30
"How to Prove an Interpretation" lecture version
1976-1981
Box 15 Folder 31
"How to Prove an Interpretation" lecture notes
undated
Box 15 Folder 32
"How to Prove an Interpretation" lecture notes
1976, 1981
Box 15 Folder 33
Talk at football reunion
2008
Box 15 Folder 34
"On Reading Poems Aloud"
2006-2007
Box 15 Folder 35
Morgan Library: "On Reading Poems Aloud"
2008
Box 16 Folder 1
Morgan Library: "On Reading Poems Aloud"
2008
Box 16 Folder 2
Harvard: "On Reading Poems Aloud"
2007
Box 16 Folder 3
Cornell: "On Reading Poems Aloud"
2008
Box 16 Folder 4
NHC: "On Reading Poems Aloud"
2007
Box 16 Folder 5
Cornell: "On Reading Poems Aloud"
2007
Box 16 Folder 6
"On Reading Poems Aloud" notes
2007
Box 16 Folder 7
Cornell: "This Green World: The Vision of Nature in the Romantic Poets"
1999
Box 16 Folder 8-9
NHC: "This Green Earth: The Vision of Nature in the Romantic Poets"
2000
Box 16 Folder 10
"This Green Earth: The Vision of Nature in the Romantic Poets" outlines and notes
2011
Box 16 Folder 11
"This Green Earth: The Vision of Nature in the Romantic Poets" for revision
undated
Box 16 Folder 12
Columbia University: "Fourth Dimension of a Poem"
2010
Box 16 Folder 13
Cornell Alumni: "Fourth Dimension of a Poem"
2009
Box 16 Folder 14
Cornell: "Fourth Dimension of a Poem"
2010-2011
Box 16 Folder 15
Cornell: "Fourth Dimension of a Poem"
2012
Box 16 Folder 16
"Reading Hopkins Aloud
undated
Box 16 Folder 17
Kendal: "John Keats and A.R. Ammons: Poems on Life and Time"
2005
Box 16 Folder 18
Yale: "Fourth Dimension of a Poem"
2009
Box 16 Folder 19
Cornell: "An Unlikely Story: The Joyce Collection at Cornell", includes miscellaneous documents
2005
Box 17 Folder 22
Guerlac Seminar: "Literature and Science"
1950
Box 17 Folder 23
Notes "English Literature"
1952
Box 8 Folder 33
Rice, Vassar, Texas, Haverford, Stanford, LeMoyne
1964-1965
Box 8 Folder 34
St. Lawrence, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Bucknell
1965-1967
Box 8 Folder 35
Arizona, SUNY Albany, Irvine, AAAS- La Jolla
1967-1968
Box 8 Folder 36
Albany, Notre Dame (refusal), Harvard, Yale
1968-1969
Box 8 Folder 37
Johns Hopkins, Canisius, California State College, Stony Brook
1969
Box 8 Folder 38
University of Nevada, Ohio State
1970-1971
Box 8 Folder 39
Association for Asian Studies, Hartwick college, Columbia University
1971-1972
Box 8 Folder 40
University of British Columbia, Princeton
1972
Box 8 Folder 41
Cambridge, Connecticut, American Academy, American Philosophical Society, Georgia
1972-1973
Box 8 Folder 42
University Center for rational Alternative, Maryland, Binghamton, University of Toronto, Warwick, Kenyon
1973
Box 8 Folder 43
Berkeley
1974
Box 8 Folder 44
University of Warwick, Brockport, 5toronto, Cornell Lit. Club, Columbia, Manhattanville
1974
Box 8 Folder 45
Montana, Buffalo, Chicago, Irvine, Minnesota
1974
Box 8 Folder 46
Virginia, UCLA, New Mexico, Santa Barbara, CalTech, USC
1975-1976
Box 8 Folder 47
Dalhousie, McMasters, Drew, Rochester, Duke, Miami, Binghamton, Leicester
1976-1977
Box 8 Folder 48
Society for Value Inquiry, Carleton, Columbia, Wisconsin, Rochester, Society for 18th Century Studies
1977-1978
Box 8 Folder 49
University of Indiana, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Brown, MIT, Dartmouth, Temple
1978
Box 9 Folder 1
Augusta, Northwestern, Louisiana, Texas, Iowa, South Carolina, Virginia
1979
Box 9 Folder 2
Dickson, Georgetown, LSU, Williams, National Humanities Center, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Rice, Houston, North Western, Brigham Young, Notre Dame
1979-1981
Box 9 Folder 3
Houston, Vancouver, Northwestern, Bob Benner Associates, Academy of Arts and Sciences, Daedalus, Irvine, Columbia, British Columbia, UCLA, Virginia, Purdue, Queens, Alfred, Indiana, Catholic University, Portland State, Kenyon,
1980-1981
Box 9 Folder 4
American Society for Aesthetics, Missouri-Columbia, Chicago, Fordham, St. Louis, Miami, Illinois at Urbana, Yale, Binghamton, MIT
1981
Box 9 Folder 5
New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan, Cleveland, UNC, Virginia, NHC, Catholic
1982-1983
Box 9 Folder 6
Renascence, Vanderbilt, Colorado, Williams College, Calgary, Kenyon, Rochester, UVA
1983-1984
Box 9 Folder 7
Charleston, Chicago, University of Haifa, Mississippi, Academy of Arts and Science
1984-1985
Box 9 Folder 8
Lawrence, Notre Dame, Chapel Hill
1985-1986
Box 9 Folder 9
College de France, MLA, Temple, Keats-Shelley Association, Wheaton, Notre Dame, Western Maryland, Loyola, Tulsa, North Carolina, Rutgers
1986-1987
Box 9 Folder 10
Providence, Brigham Young, Schweitzer Program, Naval Academy, Akron, NYPL, Yale, Indiana, Johns Hopkins, English Literary Society of Japan
1987-1988
Box 9 Folder 11
Ohio State, Edinburgh, Providence, Kentucky, Transylvania University, Rochester
1989-1989
Box 9 Folder 12
Santa Barbara, Bucknell
1989-1990
Box 9 Folder 13
St. Olaf College, Edinburgh, Baldwin-Wallace, SUNY Geneseo, Hamilton
1990-1991
Box 9 Folder 14
Indiana, Nevada, Alabama, Le Moyne, Marquette
1991-1993
Box 9 Folder 15
Kenyon, St. Olaf, National Humanities Center, Long Branch Public School
1993-1994
Box 9 Folder 16
China and Taiwan
1985-1990
Box 9 Folder 17
NYU, Kenyon, Union,
1994-1995
Box 9 Folder 18
All Souls College
1977
Box 9 Folder 19
Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Princeton
1959
Box 10 Folder 1
General correspondence
September 1950-August 1953
Box 10 Folder 2
General correspondence
September 1954-August 1955
Box 10 Folder 3
General correspondence
September 1955-August 1956
Box 10 Folder 4
General correspondence
September 1956-August 1957
Box 7 Folder 63
Committee for the Society of Fellows in the Humanities correspondence and notes
1958-1976
Box 8 Folder 30-31
Edition of Biographia Literaria correspondence and notes
1957-1975
Box 10 Folder 5
General correspondence
September 1960-August 1961
Box 10 Folder 6
General correspondence
September 1961-August 1962
Box 10 Folder 7
General correspondence
September 1962-August 1963
Box 9 Folder 21
Cardinal Newman Portrait
1963
Box 10 Folder 8
General correspondence
September 1963-August 1964
Box 10 Folder 9
General correspondence
September 1964-August 1965
Box 10 Folder 10
General correspondence
September 1965-August 1966
Box 10 Folder 11
General correspondence
1966-1967
Box 10 Folder 12
General correspondence
September 1967-August 1968
Box 9 Folder 20
University of Pennsylvania appointment
1968
Box 10 Folder 13
General correspondence
September 1969-August 1970
Box 10 Folder 14
General correspondence
September 1970-August 1971
Box 10 Folder 15
General correspondence
September 1971-August 1972
Box 10 Folder 16
General correspondence
September 1972-August 1973
Box 10 Folder 17
General correspondence
September 1973-August 1974
Box 9 Folder 34
General correspondence
1974-1975
Box 9 Folder 35
General correspondence
1975-1976
Box 9 Folder 36
General correspondence
1976-1978
Box 9 Folder 37
General correspondence
1978-1982
Box 10 Folder 18
General correspondence
1978-1982
Box 10 Folder 19
General correspondence
1982-1991
Box 8 Folder 50
Correspondence regarding the Council of Scholars, Library of Congress
1980-1994
Box 6 Folder 30
Miscellaneous, with two photographs of woman
1983, 1993
Box 5 Folder 70
Richard Rorty correspondence
1984
Box 7 Folder 60
Letter of course proposal
1985
Box 6 Folder 15
Gerald Graff, "Critical Theory"
1989
Box 7 Folder 61
Stanley Fish, on Literary Theory anthology
1989
Box 10 Folder 20
General correspondence
1991-1997
Box 7 Folder 44
Stephen Greenblatt, NAEL
1996
Box 7 Folder 51
Shiro Wajima translations of essays
1996
Box 6 Folder 2
Frank Lentricchia
1997
Box 10 Folder 21
General correspondence
1997-2000
Box 5 Folder 58
Stanley Fish "Dinosaurs"
1999
Box 10 Folder 22
General correspondence
2006
Box 15 Folder 1
Miscellaneous correspondence
1952-1969
Box 15 Folder 2
Letter from Edgar Rosenberg
1967
Box 15 Folder 3
Miscellaneous correspondence
1972, 1980-1985
Box 15 Folder 4
Miscellaneous correspondence
1990-1999
Box 15 Folder 5
Miscellaneous correspondence
2000-2009
Box 15 Folder 6
Miscellaneous correspondence
2010-2014
Box 15 Folder 7-8
100th Birthday Wishes
2012
Box 15 Folder 9
Miscellaneous correspondence
undated
Box 17 Folder 6
Correspondence, labelled "from notable friends"
1939-1964
Includes some certificates, and letters from Basil Willey, John Crowe Ransom, I.A. Richards, Karl Kryter, Robert Oppenheimer, WY Elliott, George Sabine, TG Bergin, Rene Wellek, and Carlos Baker among others. Also includes clippings and notes about Abrams' time in the Psycho-Acoustic Lab.
Box 3 Folder 62
The Mirror and the Lamp suggested changes, correspondence, reviews, etc.
1950s-1960s
Box 6 Folder 47
Organic Aesthetics, discarded from final version of The Mirror and the Lamp
undated
Box 7 Folder 16
Notes towards a conclusion
undated
Box 8 Folder 32
German and Italian translation correspondence
1969-1977
Box 11 Folder 2
Correspondence before and after publication
1951-1970
Box 3 Folder 61
Natural Supernaturalism outlines, correspondence
1963
Box 3 Folder 89-90
Natural Supernaturalism suggested changes, correspondence, reviews, etc.
1970s
Box 3 Folder 92
Correspondence
1969-1971, 1979
Box 7 Folder 19
Suggestions, changes, expansions
undated
Box 7 Folder 49
Late comments and critiques
1995-1997
Box 7 Folder 50
Japanese translations
1994
Box 7 Folder 52
Chinese translations
1993
Box 4 Folder 7
How to do Things with Texts drafts and correspondence
1978-1985
Box 7 Folder 54
Correspondence, reviews, etc.
1987-1990
Box 4 Folder 13
"Introduction: Spiritual Travelers in Western Literature" drafts and correspondence
1991
Box 4 Folder 18
"Kant and the Theology of Art" drafts and correspondence
1984
Box 5 Folder 59
"Keat's Poems: The Material Dimensions" for printing
1998
Box 6 Folder 3
Notes
undated
Box 6 Folder 10
"What is a Humanistic Criticism?" final copy, correspondence
1993
Box 6 Folder 11
"What is a Humanistic Criticism?" correspondence after publication
1993
Box 6 Folder 12
"What is a Humanistic Criticism?" last revised copy
1993
Box 6 Folder 13
"What is a Humanistic Criticism?" final copy, correspondence
1993
Box 15 Folder 17
"What is a Humanistic Criticism?"
undated
Box 15 Folder 18
Offprints
1967-2007
Box 15 Folder 19
Reading notes
undated
Box 15 Folder 20
"Spiritual Travelers in the Literature of the West" notes
undated
Box 15 Folder 21
"Kant and the Theology of Art" drafts and notes
undated
Box 15 Folder 22
"Hazlitt: the Mind of a Critic"
1983
Box 15 Folder 23
"Keat's Poems: The Material Dimensions" draft, noted
undated
Box 15 Folder 24
"The Language and Methods of Humanism" draft
undated
Box 4 Folder 1
"Reply to Wayne Booth" manuscript, correspondence
1975, 1985
Box 4 Folder 6
"Art As Such: From Addison to Kant" correspondence and note cards
1981-1984
Box 4 Folder 8
"On Political Readings" drafts and correspondence
1989-1990
Box 4 Folder 9, 12
"Constructing and Deconstructing"
1981
Box 4 Folder 14
Constructing and Deconstructing"
1979-1985
Box 4 Folder 16
"Literary Criticism in America" draft and correspondence
1983
Box 4 Folder 19
"Art As Such: From Addison to Kant" correspondence and note cards
1981
Box 4 Folder 23
"Apocalypse: Theme and Variations"
undated
Box 4 Folder 31
"Coleridge, Baudelaire, and Modernist Poetics" correspondence, note cards
undated
Box 4 Folder 33
"A Note on Wittgenstein and Literary Criticism"
1974
Box 4 Folder 39
"What's the Use of Theorizing About the Arts?" and Weitz's rebuttal
1970s
Box 4 Folder 40
"What's the Use of Theorizing About the Arts?" reviews
1970s
Box 4 Folder 61
"Romanticism: Apocalypse and Revolution" and "Apocalyptic Thinking"
1959-1960
Box 4 Folder 62
"The Correspondent Breeze"
1961
Box 4 Folder 67
"Coleridge's 'A Light in Sound'" copy for printing
1970s
Box 5 Folder 50
Reply to Wayne Booth, copy for printing
1976
Box 5 Folder 52
Wordsworth catalogue foreward
1987
Box 5 Folder 53
Paper? "The Dark Side of Romanticism"
1991
Box 5 Folder 56
"Theories of Poetry" Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
1990
Box 5 Folder 57
"The Cast of Consciousness" forward
1986
Box 5 Folder 69
"Behaviorism and Deconstruction: A Comment on Morse Peckham's 'The Infinitude of Pluralism'" notes, drafts, and correspondence
1972-1978
Box 6 Folder 6
"The Transformation of English Studies, 1930-1995"
1997
Box 6 Folder 9
Academic Culture: AAAS, some papers
1995
Box 6 Folder 17
"On Reading Wordsworth’s 'Lyrical Ballads'" drafts and correspondence
1987-1989
Box 6 Folder 19
Essays on 'Lyrical Ballads'
undated
Box 7 Folder 14
John Finch Memorial Essay
1967
Box 7 Folder 17
"Two Roads to Wordsworth" 2nd draft and final version
undated
Box 7 Folder 20
"The Pains and Pleasures of Scholarship"
undated
Box 7 Folder 38
A proposed table of contents for Eighteenth Century Critical Essays
undated
Box 7 Folder 53
Reviews, "The Correspondent Breeze"
1985
Box 9 Folder 23
Coleridge's dejections: Bald's MS
1952
Box 9 Folder 24
Coleridge's dejections: chap, "The Great Romantic Lyric"
1960
Box 9 Folder 25
Coleridge's dejections: An Ode notes, outline, supplementary material
1960
Box 9 Folder 26
Coleridge's dejections: "The Poem Itself"
1961
Box 9 Folder 27
Coleridge's dejections: An Ode full draft
undated
Box 9 Folder 28
Lycidas "Mantle Blue" correspondence
1958
Box 9 Folder 29
"English Romanticism: The Spirit of Age"
1964-1965
Box 9 Folder 30
"Structure and Style in the Greater Romantic Lyric"
1963-1965
Box 14 Folder 11
Old Thesis: "Doctor Johnson's Spectacles"
circa 1959
Box 14 Folder 12
"The Beginnings of Modern English Criticism"
undated
Box 14 Folder 13
Old Thesis chapter: "The Language of Poetry"
undated
Box 15 Folder 25
Crane's Comments: "Unconscious Expectations in the Reading of Poetry"
1942
Box 15 Folder 26
Copies of published essays
undated
Box 7 Folder 21
Crofts Classics. Pope comments, etc.
1954
Box 7 Folder 22
On Coleridge
1950s
Box 7 Folder 23
Read, The True Voice of Reason
1954
Box 7 Folder 24
Brinkley: Coleridge on the 17th century; Whalley: Coleridge and Sara Hutchinson
1950s
Box 7 Folder 25
Jean A. Hagstrum, Samuel Johnson's Literary Criticism
undated
Box 7 Folder 26
Wellek, History of Modern Criticism
1956
Box 7 Folder 27
Ed. C.A. Zimansky, Critical Works of Thomas Rymer
1957
Box 7 Folder 28
Wheelwright, Burning Fountain
circa 1950s
Box 7 Folder 29
Nahm, Artist As Creator
1956
Box 7 Folder 30
Frye, Anatomy of Criticism
1958
Box 7 Folder 31
Isabel Hungerland, Poetic Discourse
1958
Box 7 Folder 32
Baker, The Sacred River
1958
Box 7 Folder 33
Schneider, Coleridge, opium, and Kubla Khan; Reading notes, Hayter, Opium
1950s, 1968
Box 7 Folder 34
Kermode, Romantic Image
1958
Box 7 Folder 35
Tuveson, The Imagination as a Means of Grace
1960s
Box 7 Folder 36
Owen Barfield, What Coleridge Thought
1971
Box 7 Folder 37
Owen Barfield, History, Guilt, and Habit
1980
Box 15 Folder 27
Review of David Bromwich, "Hazlitt: The Mind of the Critic"
1984
Box 6 Folder 25
NAEL IV: Lord Byron notes
undated
Box 6 Folder 26
NAEL IV: Wordsworth, Dorothy
undated
Box 6 Folder 27
NAEL Poems in Process, mss
undated
Box 7 Folder 45
NAEL recordings correspondence
1986-1995
Box 7 Folder 46
Norton Audios
1995-1996
Box 7 Folder 47
Poetry Recordings, Library of Congress
1995
Box 7 Folder 48
Norton Sales Conferences notes
1992, 1995, 1999
Box 7 Folder 55
Norton Anthology of Literature by Women 2nd edition correspondence
1989-1991
Box 7 Folder 56-58
Norton Anthology of African American Literature correspondence and notes
1987-1995
Box 7 Folder 59
Norton Anthology of Drama correspondence and notes
1985-1986
Box 7 Folder 62
Norton Critical Editors correspondence
1987-1992
Box 9 Folder 31-32
WW Norton Correspondence
1967-1977, 1987-1988
Box 9 Folder 33
WW Norton Correspondence
1978-1995
Box 11 Folder 1
WW Norton Correspondence
1974-1976
Box 16 Folder 27
Towards NAEL 7th Edition
1995-2002
Box 16 Folder 28
Towards NAEL 7th Edition
1995-1998
Box 16 Folder 29
Towards NAEL 7th Edition: Minor Authors
1994
Box 16 Folder 30
NAEL 7th edition: Romantic Period
1998
Box 16 Folder 31-32
Correspondence
1962, 2000-2003
Box 16 Folder 33
Glossary of Terms
2009-2010
Box 16 Folder 34
The Problem of Selecting and Training Personnel for Communication in Intense Noise
November 10 ,1942
Box 16 Folder 34
Studies on the Effect of Noise on Speech Committee
November 25, 1943
Box 16 Folder 35
Psycho-Acoustic Lab Reports
1942-1946
Box 16 Folder 36
Harvard Defense Group
1940-1941
Box 16 Folder 37
Vocabularies for Military Communication in Noise
August 1943
Box 16 Folder 38
Collected Informal Communications on the Basic Audibility of English Words for use as Oral Codes, Alphabetic Equivalents, etc.
July 9, 1943
Box 17 Folder 1
Auditory Tests of the Ability to Hear Speech in Noise
September 1, 1944
Box 17 Folder 1
Speech in Noise: A Study of the Factors Determining its Intelligibility
September 1, 1944
Box 17 Folder 7
Certificate from the War Manpower Commission, and letter from Abrams to committee
1944
Box 5 Folder 55
Richard Lederer, "The World According to Student Bloopers"
undated
Box 8 Folder 29
Reprints of "The Milk of Paradise", with correspondence
1969-1970
Box 11 Folder 3-4
Articles on Analytic Philosophy of Criticism
circa 1949-1978
Box 11 Folder 5
Derrida reading notes and xeroxes
1970s-1980s
Box 11 Folder 6
Deconstruction notes, correspondence, and xeroxes
1970s-1980s
Box 11 Folder 7
J Hillis Miller reading notes
1976
Box 11 Folder 8
Skepticism notes
1967
Box 11 Folder 9
Pluralist history
1976
Box 11 Folder 10-11
How To Do: Xeroxes, Fish and Bloom
1970-1979
Box 11 Folder 12-13
Authors: A
1943-1970
Box 11 Folder 14-16
Authors: B
1927-1970
Box 12 Folder 1-2
Authors: C
1949-1978
Box 12 Folder 3
RS Crane: Locke Theory
1963
Box 12 Folder 4
RS Crane: "The High Priori Road"
1955
Box 12 Folder 5-6
RS Crane; Gray's "Elegy"
1950
Box 12 Folder 7-8
Authors: D
1948-1971
Box 12 Folder 9
Authors: E
1938-1972
Box 12 Folder 10-11
Authors: F
1948-1978
Box 12 Folder 12
Freccero, "Donne's 'Valediction: Forbidding Mourning'"
1963
Box 12 Folder 13
Authors: G
1951-1981
Box 12 Folder 14-16
Authors: H
1947-1998
Box 13 Folder 1
Authors: I
1955-1969
Box 13 Folder 2
Authors: J
1952-1975
Box 13 Folder 3-4
Authors: K
1949-1975
Box 13 Folder 5-6
Authors: L
1905, 1937-1996
Box 13 Folder 7-8
Authors: M
1942-1992
Box 13 Folder 9
Authors: Mc
1942-1974
Box 13 Folder 10
Authors: N
1951-1964
Box 13 Folder 11
Authors: O
1954-1989
Box 13 Folder 12
Authors: P
1951-1991
Box 14 Folder 1
Authors: R
1955-1980
Box 14 Folder 2-4
Authors: S
1936-1979
Box 14 Folder 5
Authors: T
1909, 1912, 1943-1982
Box 14 Folder 6
Authors: V
1968-1985
Box 14 Folder 7-9
Authors: W
1944-1994
Box 14 Folder 10
Authors: XYZ
1960-1997
Box 14 Folder 15
Harvard University, "Examination Papers in the Bible, Shakespeare, Ancient and Modern Authors…"
1932-1941
Box 17 Folder 19
"On the Application of the Terms Poetry, Science, and Philosophy"
undated
Box 20
Life
May 2, 1969
Box 7 Folder 39
Daily planners
1978-1983, 1989-1993
Box 7 Folder 41
Wordsworth Collection buying fund
1989
Box 15 Folder 14-16
Biographical information
1952-2014
Box 17 Folder 2
Photos of Abrams
undated
Box 17 Folder 3
Poetry reading
2006
Box 17 Folder 4
Photograph of Abrams with the Obamas
circa 2014
Box 17 Folder 12
The Harvard Freshman Red Book
1934
Box 17 Folder 13
Coleridge in Malta notebook
undated
Box 17 Folder 14
Passports for Meyer and Ruth and travellers checks
1986, 1996, 2006
Box 17 Folder 15
International certificates of Vaccination
1960-1994
Box 17 Folder 15
Navy Department identification booklet
1944
Box 17 Folder 25
Daily planner
1975-1976
Box 17 Folder 26
Photographs of young woman
circa 1970s
Box 20
Harvard Class Album
1934
Box 17 Folder 5
Various award invitations
1963, 1973, 1988, 2001 ,2013
Box 17 Folder 8
Doctor of Letters degree from Western Maryland College
1985
Box 17 Folder 8
Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Carleton College
2003
Box 17 Folder 9
Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Northwestern University
1981
Box 17 Folder 9
Doctor of Humane Letters degree from University of Chicago
1982
Box 17 Folder 10
Doctor of Humane Letters degree from University of Rochester
1978
Box 17 Folder 10
Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Le Moyne College
1993
Box 17 Folder 11
Long Branch High School distinguished alumni hall of fame inductee certificate
1993
Box 20 Folder 1
Doctor of Humane Letters degree from University of Chicago presentation photo
1982
Box 20 Folder 1
Harvard Bachelors degree
1934
Box 20 Folder 1
MLA of America James Russell Lowell Prize
1972
Box 20 Folder 1
McDaniel College
2002
Box 20
Doctor of Humanities degree from Yale University
2007
Box 20
National Humanities Medal certificate, signed by Barack Obama
2014
Box 21
Keats-Shelley Association of America Distinguished Scholar Award
1987
Box 22 MU-1730
Coin purse
undated
Box 22 MU-1731
Long Branch High School class ring
1930
Box 22 MU-1732
Harvard Phi Beta Kappa pin
1934
Box 22 MU-1733
Long Branch High School class ring, Ruth Abrams
1934
Box 22 MU-1734
Cornell Spirit of the Red pin
1999
Box 22 MU-1735
Harvard medal
1934
Box 22 MU-1736
American Academy of Arts and Sciences medal
1984
Box 22 MU-1737
Long Branch High School highest general average pin
1930
Box 22 MU-1738
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences fellow award
1967-1968
Box 22 MU-1739
National Humanities Medal and pin
2013
Box 23
100th birthday signature book
2012
Box 23
Yale honorary doctorate
2007
Box 23
The American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Membership certificate
2001
Box 3 Folder 91
"Prospectus" manuscript typescripts of thesis MSS, photostats of MSS
1960s
Box 6 Folder 1
Schelling: "De Prima Malerum Humanorum Origine…" translation
Box 6 Folder 20
Christopher Smart: "A Song to David" Reading Notes
Box 6 Folder 21
Addison and Heterocosmic model, Art As Such notes
Box 6 Folder 22
Art As Such reading notes
1970s
Box 6 Folder 23
Art As Such xeroxes, A-L
various
Box 6 Folder 24
Art As Such xeroxes, M-Z
various
Box 6 Folder 28
Secondary literature on Schiller and Ferguson bibliography
1968
Box 6 Folder 31
Stuart Alan Curran, "The Nuptial Metaphor in Christian Thought Down Through the End of the Fourteenth Century"
1964
Box 7 Folder 43
Great Book Reviews anthology notes
undated
Box 7 Folder 65-66
Committee for National Humanities
1973-1974
Box 7 Folder 67
National Humanities Center planning and position papers
1974-1975
Box 8 Folder 1-2
National Humanities Center
1974-1986
Box 8 Folder 3
National Humanities Center Board of Trustees
1976-1988
Box 8 Folder 4
National Humanities Center memberships
1977-1993
Box 8 Folder 5
Committee on Humanities Center
1953-1961
Box 8 Folder 6
School of Criticism, Northwestern
1980-1982
Box 8 Folder 7
AAAS Prize Committee
1992
Box 8 Folder 27
The Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress
1983, 1991
Box 15 Folder 10-13
Articles and clippings about MH Abrams
1960-2014
Box 16 Folder 20
3 letters to Ruth Abrams
1966, 1985, 1987
Box 16 Folder 21
Miscellaneous programs and invitations
undated
Box 16 Folder 23
John Keats "Autumn" printouts
undated
Box 16 Folder 24
Kendal Trails Committee
1997-2000
Box 16 Folder 25
Harvard 45th reunion class directory
1979
Box 16 Folder 26
Work Agreements
1985, 1988
Box 6 Folder 29
English Department Directories
1994, 1998
Box 6 Folder 32
Publications, etc. Annual Reports
1970-1983
Box 7 Folder 42
Goldwin Smith Hall Dean's offices relocation
1994
Box 16 Folder 22
Department directories
2009-2010
Box 17 Folder 24
D. Riddiford, Conceiving and Reconceiving Romanticism, with letter
1995
Box 17 Folder 25
Cornell Voucher book
undated
Box 18-19
Reading notes on note cards
undated
Box 20 Folder 1
High Romantic Argument Symposium fliers and letter
1978, 2005
CD-437
Oral history interview with Mike Abrams, conducted by Jonathan Culler and Neil Hertz.
February 18, 2008
Recorded in the home of Mike Abrams, Kendal of Ithaca, also present Corey Earle. Topics include his experiences, the Norton Anthology, Cornell English Department history, and others.

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