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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Biographical Material (1935-1997)

Correspondence (1913-1990)

Southern Methodist University (1922-1991)

Small Town in American Literature

Small Town in American Drama

Writings

Notes on Books (Mostly Undated)

Printed Material

Ephemera

Miscellaneous

Books

Southern Methodist University

Ima Herron papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Herron, Ima Honaker, 1899-1997
Title: Ima Herron papers
Inclusive Dates: 1913-1997
Abstract: Ima Herron taught English at Southern Methodist University from 1927 to 1931 and from 1934 to 1966. She was the first woman at SMU to achieve the rank of full professor, and received the “Woman of Achievement Award” from SMU’s Alumni Association in 1965. Her papers contain correspondence spanning the years 1913 to 1990, including letters from her colleagues and long-time friends Jay B. Hubbell (1885-1979), Clarence Gohdes (1901-1997), William S. Hoole (1903- ), David DeJong (1905-1967), and John Lee Brooks. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of materials relating to Herron’s teaching and writing. These include tests, assignments, syllabi, lecture notes from the courses Herron taught, and four textbooks she used in her classes; as well as multiple drafts of Herron’s two books: The Small Town in American Literature (1939) and The Small Town in American Drama (1969). The collection also contains many of the essays and book reviews she wrote.
Accession No: SMU 1997.0302
Extent: 9 boxes (9 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Ima Honaker Herron was born in Farmersville, Texas on March 9, 1899 to William Patrick (1870-1957) and Beulah Alice Honaker Herron (1880-1970). Her mother’s grandparents, German-American pioneers, had left their home in Russell County, Virginia and migrated to northern Texas, aiding in the establishment of the town of Farmersville in 1856. Her paternal ancestors came from Arkansas at about the same time. Herron attended Kidd-Key Academy and Junior College in Sherman, Texas, graduating as valedictorian in 1919. She then attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1921 with a B.A. in English and American Literature.

Herron began her career as a teacher at Farmersville High School, where she taught English, French, Biology, and the Pauline epistles for two years following her graduation from college. During the summer of 1924, she attended the University of Chicago. In 1925, she returned to SMU, where she graduated with an M.A. in English, American, and Comparative Literature in 1926. In June 1935, she graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a Ph.D. in American Literature.

From 1924 to 1927, Herron served as chair of the English Department at Kidd-Key. In 1927, she became an instructor at SMU. She left in 1931 to pursue her doctorate at Duke under the direction of Jay B. Hubbell, who earlier had been the head of SMU’s English Department.

Returning to SMU in 1934 as an Assistant Professor, Herron taught for the next three decades, teaching courses in the British Romantic Movement, creative writing, and American literature. In 1942, she became an associate professor, and in 1946 she became the first female full professor at Southern Methodist University. She served as chair of the English Department from 1951 to 1953. In 1962, she became the A. E. Lilly Professor of American Literature. Herron retired from SMU in June 1964, at age 65. Nevertheless, she continued teaching as an emeritus professor for two more years.

While at SMU, Herron served the university in numerous capacities. She chaired the undergraduate honors program for many years. She also served on the College Council, the University Council, the Faculty Senate, the Planning Board, the Graduate Council of the Humanities, and the Committee on Honorary Degrees. She was editor of the Graduate School’s Abstracts of Theses for several years, and was an associate editor of the Southwest Review from 1943 to 1950. Herron was also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Conference of College Teachers of English, the South-Central College English Association, the Southwestern American Literature Association, the American Studies Association of Texas, and the South-Central Modern Language Association.

During her career, Herron, who was fluent in French, German, Spanish, and Latin, received numerous honors. Among them were the “Outstanding Professor” Award at SMU in 1955, the Faculty Achievement Award in 1962, and in 1965, SMU’s Woman of Achievement Award – the female precursor to today’s SMU Distinguished Alumni Award. The 1958 issue of the Rotunda was dedicated to her, a “teacher who has instilled a love of learning and a sense of true scholarship into her pupils.”

She authored numerous book reviews and published articles, as well as two books. Based on her master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation, her first book, The Small Town in American Literature, appeared in 1939. The second, The Small Town in American Drama, was published by SMU Press in 1969. Herron also co-authored a textbook titled Better College English (1950).

A devout Methodist, Herron attended the Highland Park church, where Umphrey Lee was pastor. In 1928, Herron wrote that the future president of SMU was “one of the best preachers I have ever had the pleasure of hearing.” She served for a time as the president of the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, and was a delegate to several Methodist Church conferences.

Ima Herron died on January 19, 1997.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ima Herron papers highlight the life and career of a prominent English professor at Southern Methodist University, the first woman to achieve the rank of full professor at SMU. The collection contains personal and professional correspondence spanning the years 1913 to 1990. The majority of the letters are from Herron’s professional contacts, such as Jay B. Hubbell, Clarence Gohdes, William S. Hoole, David DeJong, John Lee Brooks, John H. McGinnis, and John O. Beaty, among others, but there are a few letters written by Herron as well. The personal correspondence consists of letters to and from Herron’s parents, her siblings Thera Patrick Herron (1902-1987), Anna Belle, and Wallace, as well as her Grandmother Honaker.

In addition, the collection contains materials from the many courses Herron taught at SMU. These include syllabi, assignments, exams, lecture notes, grade books, and four textbooks. It also contains Herron’s holographic notes on books, drafts of her books (The Small Town in American Literature and The Small Town in American Drama), a copy of her M.A. Thesis and Ph.D. Dissertation, books on the Herron and Honaker families and their genealogy, manuscript and published versions of Herron’s book reviews and essays, the reprinted essays of several of Herron’s colleagues, periodicals, booksellers’ announcements and catalogs, playbills, and newspaper clippings.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into eleven series:
Series 1: Biographical Material (1935-1997)
Series 2: Correspondence (1913-1990)
Series 3: Southern Methodist University (1922-1991)
Series 4: Small Town in American Literature
Series 5: Small Town in American Drama
Series 6: Writings
Series 7: Notes on books (Mostly Undated)
Series 8: Printed Material
Series 9: Ephemera
Series 10: Miscellaneous
Series 11: Books

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use except for all student records, which are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restrictions of 75 years from the date of creation of the record. These files have been identified as "RESTRICTED until 2019" in the following container list:

Box 3: Folders 33, 34

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Herron, Ima Honaker, 1899-
Southern Methodist University -- Faculty
English teachers -- Texas -- Dallas
Women authors, American -- Texas
Books -- Reviews
Letters
Archives of Women of the Southwest

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Related Material

This is one of the collections in the Archives of Women of the Southwest.

Southern Methodist University Press records. DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. Mss 0064

Ima Honaker Herron Papers, 1958-1985. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University

http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/herronima/

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ima Herron papers, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift, Ima Honaker Herron Estate, 1997, 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Brooke N. Reyes in 2011 and Dale F. Topham in 2012.

Finding aid written by

Brooke N. Reyes in 2011 and Dale F. Topham in 2012.

Encoded by

Ada Negaru, 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Biographical Material (1935-1997)
7 folders

Box Folder
1 01 Eddie G. Cone, “Ima Herron: A Recollection and Tribute” (1977)
02 Biographical Material (includes a photograph of Herron graduating from Duke University with her Ph.D. in 1935.)
03 Photographs and Pictures (of William B. Honaker, Thera P. Herron and others)
04 Materials relating to Reference Works in which Biographical Sketches of Herron appear (includes information Herron submitted)
05 Materials relating to biographical entry in Who’s Who in America
06 Herron’s notes from “The Knightes’ Tale,” English 28, University of Chicago (July 1924)
07 Newspaper Clippings about Ima Herron, 1958-1966

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Series 2:
Correspondence (1913-1990)
68 folders

Box Folder
1 08 Letters from Herron to “Dearest Carrie,” circa 1932
09 Post Cards to Herron Family Members, 1913-1917
10 Post Card from Herron to her grandmother Jane Belle Seigler Honaker, 1932
11 Letters from William P. Herron to his daughter Ima, 1937-1939
12 Letter from Beulah Alice Herron to her daughter Ima, 1938
13 Letters from Thera P. Herron, 1936-1939
14 Letters to Thera P. Herron from Nobel D. Jones, 1920-1922
15 Letters to Thera P. Herron, 1922-1979
16 Letters from John Lee Brooks to Herron, 1927-1945
17 Correspondence between Ima Herron and Jay B. Hubbell, 1927-1975
18 Letters to Herron from John O. and Josephine Powell Beaty, 1930-1938
19 Letters from William S. Hoole to Herron, 1933-1986
20 Letters from David and Helen DeJong, 1934-1976
21 Correspondence between Ima Herron and Clarence Gohdes, 1935-1976
22 Letters from Duke University Press to Herron regarding the publication of Small Town in American Literature, 1938-1939
23 Correspondence between Ima Herron and others regarding William Kaufman’s Best Television Plays of 1957
24 Correspondence between Herron and John H. McGinnis, 1925 (Herron is seeking a teaching position at SMU)
25 Correspondence, 1928
26-52 Correspondence, 1930-1956
53 Letters to and from Edwin W. Gaston, Stephen F. Austin State College, 1957
54-55 Correspondence, 1958-1959
56 Letters to Herron, 1961
57-58 Letters from Herron, 1962-1963
59-60 Correspondence, 1964-1965
61 Letter from Gilbert and Vera Jordan, 1969
62 Letters to Herron, 1970
63 Letters to Herron, 1972
64 Correspondence, 1975
65 Letters to Herron, 1982
66 Correspondence, 1985
67 Letters from Earle and Betty Labor to Herron, 1987-1990
68 Letter from Margaret A. and John LaPrade to Herron, 1989
69 Letter fragment from Herron [most likely to David DeJong], undated
70 Correspondence, undated
Box Folder
2 01 Post Cards, 1937-1945
02 Post Cards, undated
03 Greeting Cards, 1941-1965
04 Greeting Cards, undated
05 Envelopes, 1941, 1948

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Series 3:
Southern Methodist University (1922-1991)
82 folders

Box Folder
2 06-07 SMU-related Materials
08 SMU-related Materials, 1965-1966
09 Materials relating to SMU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1965
10 Materials regarding Ima Herron’s “Woman of Achievement” Award, 1965
11 Materials regarding Ima Herron’s work as a member of the Selection Committee for the “Woman of Achievement” Awards, 1966
12 Newspaper Clippings – Henry Nash Smith (SMU English professor)
13 Newspaper Clipping – Richard A. Hearon (former chair of SMU history department and dean of the graduate school)
14 Newspaper Clipping – Laurence Perrine (SMU English professor)
15 William A. Owens (1905-1990), SMU class of 1932 – Herron’s letter to, and newspaper clippings about (1975-1991)
16 Amicus: The R. S. Hyer Newsletter for Friends of SMU (Autumn 1976, Spring 1977, and Summer 1977 issues)
17 Pamphlet from SMU’s Thirty-First Annual Convocation honoring the 25th anniversary of the class of 1921
18 Margaret Blum, Verses from Dallas Hall (1975)
19 Espejo [Mirror]: SMU Student Magazine 4 no. 1 (Fall 1965)
20 Abstracts of Theses completed at SMU, 1937-1938, 1940-1945, 1948-1949 (Herron was editor for 1942 and 1943 volumes)
21 Course Materials, English 1
22 Course Materials, English 2
23 Course Materials, English 11
24 Course Materials, English 11r
25 Student Sketches from English 11r
26 Course Materials, English 11s
27 Course Materials, English 11v
28 Course Materials, English 11y
29 Course Materials, English 12
30 Course Materials, English 12r
31 C.R. Still, “Theme IV: A Study of Hands in The Admirable Crichton (student’s essay for English 12r)
32 Course Materials, English 12v
33 Course Materials, English 12y
34 Course Materials, English 55
35 Course Materials, English 61
36 Course Materials, English 64
37 Course Materials, English 65
38 Course Materials, English 66 (American Novel since 1900)
39 Course Materials, English 67
40 Course Materials, English 68 (Modern Literary Opinion in the United States)
41 Course Materials, English 75 (American Fiction)
42 Course Materials, English 76 (American Fiction)
43 Course Materials, English 79
44 Course Materials, English 80
45 Course Materials, English 83
46 Course Materials, English 84
47-49 Course Materials, English 85
50-52 Course Materials, English 86
53 Course Materials, English 87 (American Drama)
Box Folder
3 01 Course Materials, English 88 (American Drama)
02 Course Materials, English 91 (American Literature)
03 Course Materials, English 92 (American Literature)
04 Course Materials, English 98 and 99 (Senior Survey Course)
05 Course Materials, English 203 (American Drama Seminar)
06 Course Materials, Honors English
07-11 Course Materials, miscellaneous
12 Course Materials, Dr. Ruffin’s English 71 class
13 Course Materials, History 15
14 Course Materials, History 61 (History of Ideas in America)
15 Course Materials, History 62 (History of Ideas in America)
16 Lecture Notes: Henry James
17 Lecture Notes: Naturalism in American Novels
18 Lecture Notes: on Naturalism
19 Lecture Notes: on Robert Browning
20 Lecture Notes: on Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats (English 86)
21 Lecture Notes: Percy Bysshe Shelley
22 Lecture Notes: Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Defense of Poetry”
23 Lecture Notes: Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Prometheus Unbound”
24 Lecture Notes: on Samuel Taylor Coleridge
25 Lecture Notes: Introductory Lecture – Puritanism (English 91)
26 Lecture Notes: Sir Walter Scott
27 Lecture Notes: “The Challenge of Modern Criticism,” by Percy Holmes Boynton
28 Lecture Notes: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
29 Lecture Notes: Miscellaneous
30-31 Lecture and Research Notes: Miscellaneous
32 Lecture Notes and Book Notes, Miscellaneous
33 Class Record Books, 1922-1923, 1927-1928, 1929-1930, 1934; and Pocket Roll Book for English 5 and English 6 (RESTRICTED until 2019)
34 Class Record Books, 1935, 1935-1936, 1937-1939, and 1944 (RESTRICTED until 2019)

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Series 4:
Small Town in American Literature (1939)
16 folders

This series contains two undated drafts of Herron’s Small Town in American Literature, which was published by Duke University Press in 1939. The first draft appears to be an earlier one, while the second draft is incomplete, missing chapters five through nine. This series also has other materials relating to the book.
Box Folder
3 35 Small Town in American Literature – Draft
Box Folder
4 01 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Preface, Table of Contents, and Introduction
02 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Chapter 1: “Small Town in America”
03 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Chapter 2: “The Early New England Village in Literature”
04 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Chapter 3: “New England Village in a New Light”
05 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Chapter 4: “The Town, The Brahmins, and Others” (2nd draft)
06 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Chapter 4: “The Town, The Brahmins, and Others” (3rd draft)
07 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Chapter 10
08 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Chapter 11: “A Glance Backward”
09 Small Town in American Literature – Draft of Selected Bibliography
10 Small Town in American Literature – Page Proofs
11 Small Town in American Literature – Copyright Permissions
12 Small Town in American Literature – Offprint of Review by Richmond C. Beatty, in The Southern Literary Messenger (June 1939), 428-429
13 Small Town in American Literature – Published Reviews of
14 Small Town in American Literature – Newspaper Article regarding, from SMU News Digest (May 1, 1939)
15 Small Town in American Literature – Research Notes

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Series 5:
Small Town in American Drama (1969)
74 folders

This series contains approximately four drafts of Herron’s Small Town in American Drama, published by Southern Methodist University Press in 1969. The chapters for three of the drafts were mixed in such a way that it is difficult to determine which was the earliest, and which was second or third. Strangely, there were only two versions of chapters 2 and 3 in the mixed up drafts, but four versions of chapter 11. A fourth (and complete) draft was separate from the others, and has been placed within the series behind the three mixed drafts. These drafts are undated, but it does appear that the fourth one was written at a different time from the others.
Box Folder
4 16 Small Town in American Drama – “Small Town America: The Dramatization of a Provincial World”
17 Small Town in American Drama – “Small Town America: The Dramatization of a Provincial World”
18 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Table of Contents
19 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Preface
20 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Introduction
21-23 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 1: “The Puritan Village and ‘the Common Madness of the Time’”
24-25 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 2: “Yankee Villagers and Other ‘Hempen Homespuns’”
26-27 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 3: “Idealized Rusticity”
28-30 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 4: “To the West! To the West!”
31-33 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 5: “’The Lonesome Lands’: Range Towns and Others”
34-36 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 6: “The Old Home Town in Days Gone By”
37 Small Town in American Drama – References for Chapter 6
38-40 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 7: “Racial Prejudice and Economic Tension”
41-43 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 8: “Flight from Main Street”
44-46 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 9: “O’Neill’s Lost Townsmen”
Box Folder
5 01-03 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 10: “More Southern Exposures”
04-07 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 11: “Our Vanishing Towns: Modern Broadway Versions”
08-10 Small Town in American Drama – Drafts of Chapter 12: “L’Envoi: The Territory Ahead”
11-12 Small Town in American Drama – Selected Bibliography
13 Small Town in American Drama – Footnotes
14 Small Town in American Drama – Footnotes
15 Small Town in American Drama – Index
16 Small Town in American Drama – Miscellaneous Draft Pages
17 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Table of Contents, Preface, and Introduction
18 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 1: “The Puritan Village and ‘the Common Madness of the Time’”
19 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 2: “Yankee Villagers and Other ‘Hempen Homespuns’”
20 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 3: “Idealized Rusticity”
21 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 4: “To the West! To the West!”
22 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 5: “’The Lonesome Lands’: Range Towns and Others”
23 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 6: “The Old Home Town in Days Gone By”
24 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 7: “Racial Prejudice and Economic Tension”
25 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 8: “Flight from Main Street”
26 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 9: “O’Neill’s Lost Townsmen”
27 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 10: “More Southern Exposures”
28 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 11: “Our Vanishing Towns: Modern Broadway Versions”
29 Small Town in American Drama – Draft of Chapter 12: “Afterword”
30 Small Town in American Drama – Endnotes
31-32 Small Town in American Drama – Selected Bibliography
33 Small Town in American Drama – Index
34 Small Town in American Drama – Fragments from Early Draft, possibly 1st
35 Small Town in American Drama – Endnotes from First Draft
36 Small Town in American Drama – Page Proof
37-38 Small Town in American Drama – Galley Proofs
39 Small Town in American Drama – Research Materials
40 Small Town in American Drama – Miscellaneous Papers Relating to
41 Small Town in American Drama – Copyright Requests
42 Small Town in American Drama – Copyright Permissions (granted to others)
43 Small Town in American Drama – Application for Research Grant regarding

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Series 6:
Writings
38 folders

Box Folder
6 01 “Selected Bibliography” (a list of Herron’s published works)
02 Book Review of Frederick L. Jones, ed., Mary Shelley’s Journal (1947) and John G. Lockhart, John Bull’s Letter to Lord Byron (1947)
03 Book Review of Willis W. Pratt, Byron at Southwell: The Making of a Poet (1948) and Carlos Baker, Shelley’s Major Poetry: The Fabric of a Vision (1948)
04 Book Review of Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry (1946)
05 Book Review of James Woodress, ed., Essays Mostly on Periodical Publishing in America: A Collection in Honor of Clarence Gohdes (1973)
06 Book Review of Clarence Gohdes, American Literature in Nineteenth-Century England (1944)
07 Book Review of David Cornel DeJong, With a Dutch Accent: How a Hollander became an American (1944)
08 Book Review of David Cornel DeJong, Snow-on-the-Mountain and Other Stories (1946)
09 Book Review of Jay B. Hubbell, The South in American Literature, 1607-1900 (1954)
10 Book Review of Jay B. Hubbell, Who Are the Major American Writers?: A study of the Changing Literary Canon (1972)
11 Book Review of Jay B. Hubbell, Lucinda: A Book of Memories (1975)
12 Book Review of Harvey Wish, Society and Thought in Modern America: A Social and Intellectual History of the American People since 1865 (1952)
13 Book Review of William I. Kaufman, ed., Best Television Plays, 1957 (1957)
14 Book Reviews of Herbert Ross Brown, The Sentimental Novel in America, 1789-1860 (1940), and Walter F. Taylor, The Economic Novel in America (1942)
15 Book Reviews of Walter F. Taylor, The Economic Novel in America (1942) and Edd Winfield Parks, Segments of Southern Thought (1938)
16 Book Review of Maxwell D. Geismar, Writers in Crisis: The American Novel between the Wars (1942)
17 Book Review of Paul Rosenfeld, ed., The Sherwood Anderson Reader (1947)
18 Book Review of Edwin H. Cady, Gentleman in America: A Literary Study in American Culture (1949)
19 Book Review of Ronald J. Davis, Augustus Thomas (1984)
20 Published Review of Dorothy Yost Deegan, The Stereotype of the Single Woman in American Novels: A Social Study With Implications for the Education of Women (1951), in American Literature (January 1952): 520-521. (folder also contains manuscript version and a letter from Jay B. Hubbell asking Herron to review the book for American Literature)
21 Published Review of Rollin G. Osterweis, Romanticism and Nationalism in the Old South, in Southwest Review (Spring 1949): 202-205 (folder also contains manuscript version)
22 Published Review of Ruth Miller, The Poetry of Emily Dickinson (1968), in The CEA Critic 31 no. 2 (November 1968): 15
23 Published Review of Irving Stone, Sailor on Horseback: The Biography of Jack London, in Dallas Morning News, September 18, 1938
24 Herron, “Comments on Two Volumes of Realistic Poetry” Essay for English 163 (August 22, 1924)
25 Herron, “Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, [by William Wordsworth]” Essay for English 85 (December 4, 1925)
26 Herron, “Further Notes about Regionalism: A Response to Mr. Theodore Hornberger’s [Essay]”
27 Herron, “The Victorian ‘Cheap’ Book Again: Penny Reading and American Reprints”
28 Herron, “Romanticized Small Towns in Drama”
29 Herron, “O’er Travel’d Roads . . . A Backward Glance” SMU Mustang 16 no. 6 (May-June 1964): 6, 8-11. (folder includes MSS version)
30 Herron, “Changing Images of the American Small Town: Fair Verna to Peyton Place,” The English Journal 47 no. 9 (December 1958): 537-548.
31 Offprints of Herron, “Changing Images of the American Small Town: Fair Verna to Peyton Place,” The English Journal 47 no. 9 (December 1958): 537-548.
32 “O’Neill’s ‘Comedy of Recollection’: A Nostalgic Dramatization of ‘The Real America’” (folder includes correspondence regarding the publication of the essay in CEA Critic and American Literature Abstracts.)
33 Herron, “O’Neill’s ‘Comedy of Recollection’: A Nostalgic Dramatization of ‘The Real America’” CEA Critic 30 no. 4 (January 1968): 16-18.
34 Offprint of Herron, “Owen Wister as Playwright,” Southwest Review 67 (Summer 1962): vi-vii, 265-266.
35 Offprint of Herron, “Our Incomparable Jefferson,” The Eleusis of Chi Omega (May 1960): 269-275.
36 Herron “Our Vanishing Towns: Modern Broadway Versions”
37 Offprints of Herron, “Our Vanishing Towns: Modern Broadway Versions,” Southwest Review (Summer 1966)
38 Herron, “Shaping Forces of Literature in the South,” Dallas Morning News, January 2, 1955

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Series 7:
Notes on Books (Mostly Undated)
69 folders

Box Folder
6 39 Notes on Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry (1946)
40 Notes on James Woodress, ed., Essays Mostly on Periodical Publishing in America: A Collection in Honor of Clarence Gohdes (1973)
41 Notes on Clarence Gohdes, American Literature in Nineteenth-Century England (1944)
42 Notes on Maxwell D. Geismar, Writers in Crisis: The American Novel between the Wars (1942)
43 Notes on Harvey Wish, Society and Thought in Early America: A Social and Intellectual History of the American People through 1865 (1950)
44 Notes on Harvey Wish, Society and Thought in Modern America: A Social and Intellectual History of the American People since 1865 (1952)
45 Notes on Herbert Ross Brown, The Sentimental Novel in America, 1789-1860 (1940) (folder includes a press release concerning the book)
46 Notes on Jay B. Hubbell, The South in American Literature, 1607-1900 (1954)
47 Notes on Jay B. Hubbell, Who Are the Major American Writers?: A study of the Changing Literary Canon (1972)
48 Notes on Walter F. Taylor, The Economic Novel in America (1942)
49 Notes on of Edwin H. Cady, Gentleman in America: A Literary Study in American Culture (1949)
50 Notes on George Benjamin Woods, English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement (1916)
51 Notes on Felix Sper, From Native Roots: A Panorama of our Regional Drama (1948)
52 Notes on Thomas Wolfe, The Web and the Rock (1939)
53 Notes on Fred C. Kelly, George Ade: Warmhearted Satirist (1947)
54 Notes on Arthur Miller, The Crucible (1955)
55 Notes on A. J. Wyatt, ed., Beowulf (1925)
56 Notes on Geoffrey Keynes, ed., William Blake’s Engravings (1950)
57 Notes on Franklin Walker, San Francisco’s Literary Frontier (1939)
58 Notes on Harry R. Warfel, Charles Brockden Brown: American Gothic Novelist (1949)
59 Notes on Sidney Colvin, Keats (1923)
60 Notes on Herbert F. Westlake, The Story of Westminster Abbey (1924)
61 Notes on Tennessee Williams, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (1964)
62 Notes on Tennessee Williams, The Rose Tattoo (1951)
63 Notes on E. W. Howe, Plain People (1929)
64 Notes on David Cornel DeJong, Belly Fulla Straw (1934)
65 Notes on Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Age of Jackson (1945)
66 Notes on Otis W. Coan and Richard G. Lillard, America in Fiction: An Annotated List of Novels that Interpret Aspects of Life in the United States (1941)
67 Notes on Van Wyck Brooks, Opinions of Oliver Allston (1941)
68 Notes on Eugene O’Neill, A Touch of the Poet (1957)
69 Notes on Emory Holloway, ed., Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1931)
70 Notes on Arthur E. Morgan, Edward Bellamy (1944)
71 Notes on B. M. Fullerton, Selective Bibliography of American Literature, 1775-1900 (1936)
72 Notes on Joseph Warren Beach, American Fiction, 1920-1940 (1941)
73 Notes on Carl Van Doren and Mark Van Doren, American and British Literature since 1890 (1925)
74 Notes on George Arthur Dunlap, The City in the American Novel, 1789-1900 (1934)
75 Notes on Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt (1922)
76 Notes on Albert C. Baugh, ed., A Literary History of England (1948)
77 Notes on John Wilson Bowyer and John Lee Brooks, The Victorian Age: Prose, Poetry, and Drama (1938)
78 Notes on John O. Beaty, et al., Form and Style: A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric (1935)
79 Notes on Agnes Repplier, Eight Decades: Essays and Episodes (1937)
80 Notes on Bernard DeVoto, The Year of Decision: 1846 (1943)
81 Notes on Elizabeth M. Kerr, Yoknapatawpha: Faulkner’s “Little Postage Stamp of Native Soil” (1969)
82 Notes on Harlowe R. Hoyt, Town Hall Tonight (1955)
83 Notes on Van Wyck Brooks, On Literature Today (1941)
84 Notes on Abstract of Theses: Masters’ Degrees in the Graduate School no. 10 (1943)
85 Notes on Ketti Frings, Look Homeward, Angel: A Play Based on the Novel by Thomas Wolfe (1958)
86 Notes on Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock (1948)
87 Notes on “Appendix II: Bibliographies and Notes,” of English Romantic Poets
88 Notes on James Gould Cozzens, By Love Possessed (1957)
89 Notes on Oscar James Campbell, The Living Shakespeare: Twenty-two Plays and the Sonnets (1949)
90 Notes on D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow, with an Introduction by Richard Aldington (1961)
91 Notes on Norman Foerster, American Criticism: A Study in Literary Theory from Poe to the Present (1928)
92 Notes on Edwin Greenlaw, ed., Selections from Chaucer (1907)
93 Notes on Harlan Hatcher, ed., Modern American Dramas (1949)
94 Notes on Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (1945 edition)
95 Notes on Charles E. Bennett, Caesar’s Gallic War: Books I-IV (folder also contains some printed pages from the book) (1903)
96 Notes on George W. Meyer, William Wordsworth: Selected Poems (1950)
97 Notes on American Plays
98 Notes on Montrose J. Moses, ed., Representative American Dramas: National and Local (1941)
99 Notes on Daniel Blum, Great Stars of the American Stage: A Pictorial Record (1952)
100 Notes on The College Survey of English Literature Volume 1 (1942)
101 Notes on John C. Mendenhall, ed., English Literature, 1650-1800 (1940)
102 Notes on Wolfgang Born, American Landscape Painting: An Interpretation (1948)
103-105 Notes on Books, Miscellaneous
106 Notes, Miscellaneous
107 Notecards

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Series 8:
Printed Material
23 folders

Box Folder
6 108 Offprints of published articles (most sent to Herron by former students and colleagues)
109 Wolcott Gibbs, “Shad Ampersand,” New Yorker (October 27, 1945)
110 Willis Fisher, “Small-Town Middle-Westerner”
111 Ernest E. Calkins, “Small Town,” Atlantic Monthly 157 no. 2 (February 1936): 227-235
112 “I Killed Moby Dick,” as told to Max Eastman by Amos Smalley, Reader’s Digest (June 1957): 172-180; and Irving Ben Cooper, “Salute to a Teacher,” Reader’s Digest (1957)
113 Patrick D. Campbell, “Christmas de Whole Yere ‘Round: My Grandmother’s Christmas Necklace”
114 Norman Holmes Pearson, “The American Writer and the Feeling for Community,” the American Studies Inaugural Lecture, given at the University of Alabama on March 20, 1962
115 A Letter from Robert Browning to John Ruskin, Baylor Browning Interests, no. 17, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas (1958)
116 Ernest Lacy, Chatterton, with an introduction and biographical sketch by Louis Filler (1952)
117 Cliff’s Notes, King Henry IV, Part I (1960)
Box Folder
7 01 The South-Central Bulletin 2 no. 1 (December 1941) and no. 2 (February 1942)
02 The Key Reporter (Autumn 1945, February 1953, January 1958, and July 1958 issues)
03 Duke University English Department Newsletter (Fall 1981)
04 Emily Dickinson Bulletin no. 6 (December 1968)
05 Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter 3 no. 1 (Spring 1959)
06 The Southern Packet: A Monthly Review of Southern Books and Ideas 4 no. 10 (October 1948)
07 The Explicator 17 no. 4 (January 1959)
08 The Humble Way 1 no. 3 (Summer 1962) (periodical published by the Humble Oil and Refining Company of Houston, Texas)
09 The CEA Critic 11 no. 6 (September 1949), and 17 no. 8 (November 1955)
10 Saturday Review (March 20, 1954 and June 25, 1955 issues)
11 Duke University, University Report no. 3 (1967); and Marginal Notes: An Interim Newsletter, issued by the Friends of Duke University Library, no. 11 (May 1976)
12 The Heritage Club: Sandglass No. 3L
13 Printed Material – Fragments

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Series 9:
Ephemera
15 folders

Box Folder
7 14 Book Publication Announcements
15 Brochures advertising, and letters discussing, Ima Herron, et al., Better College English (1952)
16 Bookseller Catalogs
17 Drama Brochures and Announcements
18 Playbills
19 Brochures relating to J. Frank Dobie
20 Miscellaneous Ephemera
21 Brochures and Advertisements regarding The Herron Family Heritage Book (1981)
22 Note Cards and Note Boards
23 Blank Greeting Cards and Envelopes
24 Blank Post Cards
25 View Books
26-28 Unsorted, Undated Newspaper Clippings

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Series 10:
Miscellaneous
15 folders

Box Folder
7 29 Professional Associations
30 Programs from South-Central Modern Language Association meeting in Dallas, 1941
31 Materials relating to the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography at Duke University
32 Biographical Sketch of Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941)
33 Photocopy of Herron’s inscription addressed to her grandmother inside Umphrey Lee’s The Lord’s Horseman (1928)
34 Poetry clipped from periodicals (also contains a student’s limericks written as an assignment for English 2)
35 Waldo Frank, The Bridegroom Cometh (1939), Press Releases and Essays concerning
36 A notecard from “Anne R.” regarding David Cornel DeJong’s Day of the Trumpet (1941)
37 Galley Proof of Lobster Shift – Index
38 Dust Jackets (for Virgil Barker, American Painting [1950], Croswell Bowen, The Curse of the Misbegotten: A Tale of the House of O’Neill [1959], David Cornel DeJong, Day of the Trumpet [1941], Harry Houston Peckham, Gotham Yankee: A Biography of William Cullen Bryant [1950], G. G. Coulton, Medieval Panorama [1938], and Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography [1928])
39 Typed “Outline of Thesis” from Abstract of Theses. 1941
40 Facsimile of Confederate States of America $50 bill (1864)
41 Map – Panoramic View of the College of Industrial Arts, the State College for Women, Denton, Texas
42 Invoices and Letters relating to home ownership
43 Miscellaneous

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Series 11:
Books
2 Boxes

Box Folder
8 01 Picture frame containing a handbill advertising The Small Town in American Drama (1969)
02 M.A. Thesis, “Small Town in American Literature: 1850 through the Modern Revolt” (SMU, August 1926)
03 The Herron Family Heritage Book (1981)
04 Hans Jacob Honaker: From Switzerland to America (1987)
05-06 >The Small Town in American Literature (1939), 2 copies
07 Ima Honaker Herron, “The Small Town in American Literature,” (Ph.D. diss.: Duke University, 1935)
Box Folder
9 01 Norman Foerster, ed., American Prose and Poetry 3rd edition (1947) – textbook Herron used in English 92. Contains her marginalia.
02 Arthur Hobson Quinn, ed., Representative American Plays from 1767 to the Present Day 6th edition (1938) – contains Herron’s marginalia
03 John C. Mendenhall, ed. English Literature, 1650-1800 (1940) – contains Herron’s marginalia
04 B. J. Whiting, et al., eds., The College Survey of English Literature vol. 1 (1942) – contains Herron’s marginalia

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