John R. TeWinkel Papers,1926-1991

Collection Number: 4380

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John R. TeWinkel papers, 1926-1991.
Collection Number:
4380
Creator:
John R. TeWinkel, 1916-
Quantity:
1.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence; notes, flashcards, and other materials related to linguistics and spelling reform; files; an autobiography and vitae; a will; news clippings; and photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers of John R. TeWinkel, a Cornell graduate who lived in China, Morocco, Greece, Nigeria, and the United States.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John R. TeWinkel graduated from Cornell University in 1938 and received an M.A. from Boston University in 1958. From 1941 to 1942, he taught English in Nanking and Chungking, China, and later taught in Morocco, Greece, and Nigeria, as well as in a number of schools in the United States. He also served in a Friends Ambulance Unit as a medical relief distributor in South China, 1942-1944; and as librarian and transaction clerk in the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration headquarters in Washington, D.C.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include correspondence; notes, flashcards, and other materials related to linguistics and spelling reform; files on health, travels, social planning, arms control, and other topics; an autobiography and vitae; a will; news clippings; and photographs. Correspondents include siblings W. Gordon, Helen, Lois, and Joy TeWinkel; his aunt, Sarella TeWinkel; his mother, Lucy TeWinkel; Idorenyin U. Akpan; David Sergeant; and others, especially friends in Australia and Nigeria. Also, memorabilia relating to his tour of Japan, 1988; and correspondence about Sichuan University. Also, a broadside "Letter from the Communist Party to the Whole People," an explanation of military suppression in Tiananmen Square, 1989.
A May 7, 1982 letter to Tewinkel covers gay and lesbian topics, including gay sex in Sydney, Australia's steam baths, Radclyffe Hall's "The Well of Loneliness," and other literature on homosexuality. (Box 1, folder 6)
SUBJECTS

Names:
TeWinkel, John R., 1916-
Akpan, Idorenyin U.
Sergeant, David.
TeWinkel, Helen.
TeWinkel, Joy.
TeWinkel, Lois.
TeWinkel, Lucy.
TeWinkel, Sarella.
TeWinkel, W. Gordon.

Subjects:
Spelling reform.
Phonetic alphabet.
New Age movement.
Arms control.
Tian'an Men (Beijing, China).

Places:
Africa--Description and travel.
Nigeria--Description and travel.
China--Description and travel.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Letter to Shen Xiaoquian is closed until 2015.
Cite As:
John R. TeWinkel papers, #4380. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
TeWinkel family letters
1930-1938
Box 1 Folder 2
TeWinkel family letters
Jan.-Sept. 1939
Box 1 Folder 3
TeWinkel family letters
Oct.-Dec. 1939
Box 1 Folder 4
TeWinkel family letters
1940, 1965
Box 1 Folder 5
John TeWinkel letters to family
1984-1985
Box 1 Folder 6
David Sergeant letters, Australia
1967-1982
Box 1 Folder 7
Nigerian letters
1965-1972
Box 1 Folder 8
Nigerian letters
1973-1976
Box 1 Folder 9
Idorenyin U. Akpan, Nigeria
c. 1966-1974
Box 1 Folder 10
General correspondence
1935-1945
Box 1 Folder 11
General correspondence
1957-1974
Box 1 Folder 12
General correspondence
1975-1988, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 13
Miscellany
1944, 1978
Box 1 Folder 14-15
Photographs
Box 1 Folder 16
John TeWinkel letters to family
1941
Box 1 Folder 17
John TeWinkel letters to family
1942
Box 1 Folder 18
John TeWinkel letters to family
1943
Box 1 Folder 19
John TeWinkel letters to family
1944
Box 1 Folder 20
John TeWinkel letters to family
1945
Box 1 Folder 21
John TeWinkel letters to family
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 22-23
Photographs
Box 1 Folder 24
Travel documents
Box 2 Folder 1
Autobiography - Berkeley
1947
Box 2 Folder 2
Autobiographical sketch
1953
Box 2 Folder 3
Vitae
1933-1965
Box 2 Folder 4
Will and clippings
Box 2 Folder 5
Applications
1987-1988
Box 2 Folder 6
Edgar Cayce
Box 2 Folder 7
General correspondence
1944-1961, n.d.
Box 2 Folder 8
Bibliography
Box 2 Folder 9
College bluebooks
Box 2 Folder 10
Corbett, Jim - articles
Box 2 Folder 11-14
Africa
1958-1971
Box 2 Folder 15
Ing
Box 2 Folder 16
Linguistics
Box 2 Folder 17
Reading and Unifon
Box 2 Folder 18-19
Rupert, Arnold
Box 2 Folder 20
Rit
Box 2 Folder 21
Spelwel
Box 2 Folder 22
Spel. Ref.
Box 2 Folder 23
Spelling - William W. Murphy
Box 2 Folder 24
Chinese flash cards
Box 3 Folder 1-3
Alternative thought miscellany
Box 3 Folder 4
Appaloosa horse
Box 3 Folder 5
Sketch of Aristotle painting
1980
Box 3 Folder 6
Arms control
Box 3 Folder 7
Articles and news clippings
Box 3 Folder 8
Base community
Box 3 Folder 9
Borsadi
Box 3 Folder 10
China geography
Box 3 Folder 11
University of Massachusetts - Chinese lessons
1987
Box 3 Folder 12
Community economics
1987-1988
Box 3 Folder 13
Counselors manual
1970
Box 3 Folder 14
Cultural survival
Box 3 Folder 15
Currency
Box 3 Folder 16
"Defense Monitor"
Box 3 Folder 17
Ekistics, social planning, and miscellany
Box 3 Folder 18
Finances in Mexico and Quito
1983-1985
Box 3 Folder 19
Health
Box 3 Folder 20
"Hiland Vali Apresiation"
1983
Box 3 Folder 21
Hippocrates Health Institute
Box 3 Folder 22
"How Old is the Earth?"
Box 3 Folder 23
Human economy
Box 3 Folder 24
Hunger
1986-1988
Box 3 Folder 25
Hypoglycemia
1970
Box 3 Folder 26
Japan
1988
Box 3 Folder 27
Japanese education
1987
Box 3 Folder 28
Land
1946-1951
Box 3 Folder 29
Macroanalysis seminars
1974
Box 3 Folder 30
Maps
Box 3 Folder 31
Medical advances
1987
Box 3 Folder 32
Medicare
Box 3 Folder 33
Micah 6:8
Box 3 Folder 34
Miracles, Course in
Box 3 Folder 35
Miscellany
1981-1984
Box 3 Folder 36
Miscellany
1983
Box 3 Folder 37
Morocco
1952
Box 3 Folder 38
National Gay Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
Box 3 Folder 39
Neanderthal man
Box 3 Folder 40
Nigeria
1964-1965
Box 3 Folder 41
Nuclear war
1985
Box 3 Folder 42
Peace plan for Europe
1941
Box 3 Folder 43
People's Yellow Pages
1973
Box 3 Folder 44
Psychology
Box 3 Folder 45
Quakers
1981-1982
Box 3 Folder 46
Quaker concerns
1987-1988
Box 3 Folder 47
Rainforest
1986-1987
Box 3 Folder 48
Reprints
Box 3 Folder 49
Right sharing; debt
1986-1988
Box 3 Folder 50
Rupert, Arnold
1988
Box 3 Folder 51
Senior Aide Handbook
1983
Box 3 Folder 52
Seventh Generation Fund
1986-1987
Box 3 Folder 53
Sleep
Box 3 Folder 54
Sleep clinic
1976-1978
Box 3 Folder 55
Spanish
Box 3 Folder 56
Survival of tribes
1988
Box 3 Folder 57
Teaching in China Preparation Committee
1987
Box 3 Folder 58-59
Thresholds - Manual for the Correctional Counselor
1972
Box 3 Folder 60
Umskrip
Box 3 Folder 61
Wildlife
Box 4
Miscellaneous correspondence and other papers
ca. 1950's-1990's
Folder MSS Box 88
"Letter from the Communist Party to the Whole People," an explanation of military suppression in Tiananmen Square
1989