Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Donald N. Levin classics papers, 1947-1991 MS 046



creator Levin, Donald N.
Title: Donald N. Levin classics papers
Dates: 1947-1991
Abstract: This collection contains papers, articles, theses and "An Unorthodox Diary", which includes his perspective on the controversy over the brief presidency of Bill Masterson at Rice University, 1969, among many other topics. Also included in the collection are files regarding Classics courses taught by Dr. Levin at several universities as well as research notes on Classics subjects.
Identification: MS 046
Quantity: 6 Linear Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Donald Norman Levin was born on February 1, 1927, in Rochester, New York. He received a bachelor’s degree in French Literature and a master’s degree in Classics from Cornell University, and then went on to Harvard to receive a doctorate degree in Classics. Dr. Levin taught at Cornell, Reed College, Harvard, Washington University and Mount Holyoke College before moving to Houston to teach at Rice. Dr. Levin arrived at Rice University in 1963, and would remain a Rice professor for 28 years. He produced a large volume of work during his career, including two books, two monographs, and several translations of classical works. He also authored numerous papers, over 30 of which were presented at classical society meetings and published in anthologies. He was a poet as well as a research writer, and sixteen of his poems were published. Dr. Levin died on November 23, 1991 at the age of 64.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers, articles, theses and "An Unorthodox Diary", which includes his perspective on the controversy over the brief presidency of Bill Masterson at Rice University, 1969, among many other topics. Also included in the collection are files regarding Classics courses taught by Dr. Levin at several universities as well as research notes on subjects in Classics. Additionally, there are two binders that contain memos and newsclippings related to events at Rice in the 1960s.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Donald Levin classics papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

articles
theses
diaries
Levin, Donald N.
Rice University -- History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Donald N. Levin classics papers, 1947-1991, MS 46 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift donated by Ronald and Amy Baum ca. 1992.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence, 1955-1971

Box Folder
1 1 Levin Correspondence: Personal/Political, Departmental, 1955-1971
2 Levin Correspondence and history of L'Affaire Masterson (Masterson Controversy), An Unorthodox Diary, 1969



Series II: Rice University newsclippings binders, 1964-1970

Box Folder
1 3 Binder containing materials (newsclippings, memos, etc.) related to controversies at Rice University from 1964-1969
4 Binder containing materials related to various issues concerning Rice University, 1969-1970.



Series III: Classics notes and works

Box Folder
2 1 “Concerning Two Odes of Horace”
2 “Horace…Stylistic Observations”
3 “Three Approaches to an Interpretation of Horace’s Fifth Ode”
4 Hylas
5 “Two Hylas Narratives”
6 Classics 3359; Fall 1975
7 Ovidius
8 Paleography
9 Philosophy 225
10 Pindarus
11 Plato
12 Pre-Socrates
13 Propertius
14 Sophocles
15 Greek 395; Fall 1951 – Cornell University
16 Stoici
17 Tacitus
18 Theocritus
19 Thucydides
21 Correspondence between Tibulus and other poets
20 Tibulus
22 Tibulus’ death
23 Tragedia
Box Folder
3 1 Latin 112 B
2 Latin 200
3 Latin 205
4 Latin 206
5 Latin 221-222-321; Fall 1950, Spring 1951, Fall 1951
6 Latin 300
7 Latin 309
8 Latin 309; Fall 1960-1961
9 Latin 315-316-317; 1950-1951
10 Latin 347
11 Latin 410
12 Latin 410
13 Latin 410B
14 Latin 410A
15 Latin 412
16 Latin khf
17 Linguistics
18 Literature 8; Spring 1947
19 Literature 207
20 Literature 207 – II
21 Literature 241
22 English Literature 241
23 Literature 401
24 Literature 402
25 Misc.
26 Harvard Misc.
27 Misc.
28 Sociology
29 Sociology 101
30 Gen. ed.
31 Latin 315
32 English Literature 242
33 Latin 412
34 Latin 315
35 Latin 309; 1962-1963
36 Latin 102
37 Latin 1322
38 Humanities II
39 History 242
40 History 241
41 History 241-242
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4 1 [Rice] General
2 Greek
3 English 329 (Barbara Levin)
4 Greek B1-B2; 1959-1960
5 Greek II
6 Greek B21-B22; 1959-1960
7 Greek 112b
8 Greek 200
9 Greek 201; Fall 1951
10 Greek 209-210-309; Fall 1950; Spring 1951; Fall 1951
11 Greek 217; 1959-1960
12 Greek 301; Fall 1950
13 Greek 302
14 Greek 302; Spring 1951
15 Greek 303
16 Greek 304
17 Catalogued
18 Greek 305; Fall 1960-1961
19 Greek 305-306; 1959-1960
20 Greek 306; Spring 1960-1961
21 Greek 307-308; Fall 1960-1961
22 Greek 309
23 Greek 490
24 Greek 311-312
25 Greek kht
26 Hebrew
27 History 241-242 (folder 1/3)
28 History 241-242 (folder 2/3)
29 History 241-242 (folder 3/3)
30 Humanities II – Reed College
31 Fiction (By Levin)
32 Tragic Heroism
33 Erinna
34 Subjectivism
35 Summary of Dissertation
36 Thesis 1st Draft Part 3
37 Thesis
38 Drafts of a pg. 12
Box Folder
5 1 Aeschylus
2 Aeschylus – TTepac – Atteipon
3 Levin Summary of Doctoral Dissertation, 1957
4 Tragic Heroism of Eteocles
5 Review of Murray’s The Motif of 10 in Aeschylus’ Suppliants
6 Notes
7 Anaxagoras and his Colleagues
8 Apollonius Rhodius (folder 1/2)
9 Apollonius Rhodius (folder 2/2)
10 Apollonius Rhodius: correspondence (folder 1/2)
11 Apollonius Rhodius: correspondence (folder 2/2)
12 Aristoteles
13 Apollonius Rhodius A125
14 Two Hylas Narratives
15 Bibliographies
16 Callimachus
17 Catullus
18 Ambiguities of Expression in Catullus
19 Chariton
20 Cicero
21 Drama
22 Elegeia
23 Myth and Subjectivism in Roman Elegy
24 Epicurus and Lucretius
25 Epigraphy with Prof. Bloch
26 Quaestiones Erinneanae
27 Euripides (folder 1/2)
28 Euripides (folder 2/2)
29 Development of Classics – Mount Holyoke College
30 Hellenistica
31 Hellenistic Philosophies
32 Croesus as Ideal Tragic Hero
Box Folder
6 1 Silente Tiberio
2 Faculty council 1991
3 Longus and the Development of the Pastoral Tradition – A Thesis presented by Frederick Charles Christie, Harvard University
4 Untitled file
5 Cornell notebook
6 Discarded 1st draft
7 Spring 1960 grades
8 Appointments, Promotions, Tenure
9 Greek 411
10 Greek 311
11 Greek 303
12 Latin 102
13 Greek B22
14 Greek B2
15 Greek B1
16 English 330
17 English Literature 65-242
18 English Literature 241
19 Classics 220
20 Greek 217
21 Classics 218
22 Student exams
23 Ricordi Meridionali
24 Apollonius Rhodius: A Reappraisal
25 Moral dilemmas article
26 Euripedes
27 Newsclips, notes, 1958
28-29 An Unorthodox Diary, 1969-1973 drafts
30 Thesis Feb. 1952 (folder 1/2)
31 Thesis Feb. 1952 (folder 2/2)
32 Thesis 1st draft
33 Notes
34 Slim Volume for Me, In a style quite free, 1945-46
35 Projects
36 Thesis 1st draft, Part 2
Box Folder
7 1 An Unorthodox Diary extracts
2 “Hellenistic Echoes in Propetius’ First Elegy”
3 War and Peace in Early Roman Elegy
4 Notes on Cunningham’s edition of Hero(u)das
5 Greek 492B
6 Apollonius Rhodius
7 Inventory of Extant Writings
8 “Racine’s Deviations from Euripidean Precedent”
9 Thesis Draft
10 Thesis
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8 1 “Racine’s Deviations from Euripidean Precedent” as submitted for publication in Comparative Literature – rejected
2 Lev NREL files – numerous
3 Annotations, Tragicae, Comicaeve, Selectae
4 “The Possible Impact of Roman Literature on Certain Ancient Novelists Who Wrote in Greek”
5 Various Papers/Articles by Levin
6 Carmina/Carmi/Poemes/Gedichte 1959-1968
7 Various Papers/Articles by Levin
8 Correspondence regarding submissions/articles
9 Proposal for Sabbatical to work on “Two Greek Novelists: Chariton and Longus
10 Untitled file
Box Folder
9 1 Levin AARI First Version: Introduction, Chapters I-XIV, Appendices A-D
2 Levin AARI First Version: notes to Introduction, Chapter I-XIV, Appendices A-D; Bibliography
3 Ethical Implications of the TTepac-ATTeipon Dichotomy as Seen Particularly in the Works of Aeschvlvs, Levin, 1956
4 Ethical Implications of the TTepac-ATTeipon Dichotomy as Seen Particularly in the Works of Aeschvlvs – Thesis
5 Ancient Greek: An Introduction
6-8 An Unorthodox Diary, 1966
9 “Some Observations Concerning Plato’s Lysis”
Box Folder
10 1 Correspondence with Linda Eichblatt; personal journals, travel journals
2 Untitled file
3 Bibliographies Zum Antiken Roman
4 Notizen Zum Griechischen Roman I – XV
5 Opvscvla Philologica 73-…
6 Opvscvla Philologica 34-72
7 Numerous Post-doctoral writings
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11 1 General 1987-1988
2 General 1985-1986
3 Levin Biographical
4 Chariton
Box Folder
12 1 Drafts of Papers – Cornell
2 English – Monroe High School
3 Re: Cornelia Coulter
4 Correspondences between Tibulus…2nd draft
5 Introduction for Aristotle's Metaphysics
6 Ethical Implications…1st draft
7 Tibulus
8 Guggenheim Plan/Application
9 Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
10 Greek/Latin Exams 1953-54
11 Two Hylas Narratives – Uncorrected
12 French (Columbia)
13 Shakespeare
14 English 302 (Spring 1947) and English 307 (Fall 1947)
15 Classical Philology 299A Term paper
16 French
17 General Education A
18 Classical Philology 299A
19 Classics 219
20 Cultural Anthropology
21 English 251
22 Classics 317-318
23 Literary Criticism
24 English 25B
25 Classics 318
26 Auto mileage and highway notes for trip in Northwest U.S., and Greek notes
27 Classics Majors
28 Classics 32
29 Classics 206
30 Classics 219-200 1960-61
31 French Literature 19th e. 1948 Columbia
32 Anthropology
33 Assignments and bibliography
34 French survey
35 French
36 French 202
37 French 362
38 French 18th and 19th century
39 Herooas
40 Hesiodus
41 Homerus
42 Horatius
43 Classical Philology 299B
44 Classics 300
45 Euripides