Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Autrey Nell Wiley Papers

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Wiley, Autrey Nell, 1901-1990.
Title: Autrey Nell Wiley Papers
Date: 1922-1977
Abstract: Includes books, journals, lecture notes, research papers, and correspondence of a former Texas Woman's University English Professor and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Location: MSS 123
Size: 17.5 cubic feet.
Repository Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Biographical Note

Autrey Nell Wiley was born on May 27, 1901, in Saint Jo, Texas. Her father, James Robert Wiley, was an attorney with an extensive career in law and the Texas legislature. Julia Carolyn Wiley, Autrey's mother, came to Texas from Illinois. Julia was a housewife and apparently suffered from poor health. She passed away in December of 1943. Autrey was the eldest of two girls. Her sister, Margaret, taught English at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Autrey entered the College of Industrial Arts (CIA), in Denton, Texas, and earned a B.A. in English and French. She states, "I received the varied training of my college from 'prep' days through four years of standard college work: art, music, physical education, manual arts, physics, household physics, chemistry, history, Latin, French, journalism, educational methods, practice teaching, philosophy, and English" (Wiley, "Family and Affiliations"). She graduated from CIA in 1922, received her M.A. degree from Columbia University, New York, in 1924, and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in 1931.

Scholar, researcher, and teacher, Wiley excelled in promoting the teaching and studying of English. Her emphasis was seventeenth century English Literature. The Margaret E. Maltby Fellowship from the American Association of University Women, 1930-1931, supplied Wiley with the financial means to do research in English Literature in libraries at the University of Texas, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, the New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library, and the Library of Congress. For 1932-1933, the American Council of Learned Societies awarded Willey a post-doctoral fellowship for research in the British Museum in London, England, the Bodleian Library, and other libraries in England and Scotland.

This led her to the eventual publication of her book entitled Rare Prologues and Epilogues, 1642-1700. In the actual writing of the book, Wiley undertook detailed research and searched for a publisher. During the London blitz of World War II, her publishing house was bombed. Wiley was also very active in the promotion of the book in both England and America. This was to be the first of many publications for Wiley, who continued to publish articles in a multitude of journals including American Literature, Modern Language Notes, Theatre Annual, and the Literary Supplement of the London Times.

Wiley devoted her life to teaching English at the Texas State College for Women, now Texas Woman's University. Her tenure ran from 1922 to her retirement in 1971. Although Wiley considered other positions across the country, she remained at TWU, running for President of Texas Woman's University in 1950. Her father and sister rallied to the cause, petitioning many individuals for support on Wiley's behalf. The regents selected Dr. John A. Guinn in her stead. In 1958, Wiley was one of 28 English professors from across the nation to attend a national study in New York City on "English Programs in American Schools." She was the only representative from Texas.

Wiley became chair of the English program at TWU in 1947 and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1960. In 1963, Wiley was also given the coveted Minnie Piper Stevens Foundation Professorship Award for meritorious teaching. TWU also honored Wiley with the Distinguished Alumnae Award in 1969, the first year TWU gave the award. She was active in a multitude of organizations, holding many executive offices, and spoke extensively at AAUW chapters and for radio programs. Her opportunities to study abroad provided her with an extensive network of colleagues with whom Wiley stayed in constant contact.

Wiley loved the study of English and did not hesitate to question the role of women in her studies. "Was there ever a man who found his freedom as a literary artist by assuming the personality of a woman?" (Wiley, "Women and Books") "Yes. Women write so much like men that they have been mistaken for men" (Wiley, "Seeing Ourselves in Books About Women). Her adamant dedication to scholarly inquiry was consistent throughout her career and life because it was her life. She died May 28, 1990, at the age of 89.

References

Autrey Nell Wiley Papers, MSS 123, Texas Woman's University

Autrey Nell Wiley Papers, "Family and Affiliations," 1950, Biographical and Family History, Vitaes, MSS 123, Box 13, Fld. 8, Texas Woman's University

Autrey Nell Wiley Papers, "Women and Books," 1953, Speeches, MSS 123, Box 28, Fld. 16, Texas Woman's University

Autrey Nell Wiley Papers, "Seeing Ourselves in Books About Women," n.d., Speeches, MSS 123, Box 28, Fld. 17, Texas Woman's University


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Autrey Nell Wiley document the life of a Texas woman scholar and teacher. Wiley was a woman of 'letters.' Her collection reflects this emphasis with six cubic feet devoted to persona and general correspondence. Her correspondents were colleagues, friends, and former students from across the globe. Wiley's personal accounts of her travels abroad detail cultural and sociological facets of England and France during the 1930s and early years of World War II.

The collection includes Wiley's biographical and family history with a myriad of records. Her educational materials include transcripts, written work, and applications for the various fellowships she procured. She was very active in a variety of professional organizations acting in executive and editorial capacities. Reviews, abstracts, articles, and speeches also reflect the expanse of Wiley's constant research and scholarly activity. Her most noted accomplishment was the publication Rare Prologues and Epilogues, 1642-1700.

A major portion of the collection details Wiley's experiences at Texas Woman's University. Departmental correspondence, faculty grants, and teaching materials exhibit Wiley's dedication to the university and its English program. Her bid for the presidency includes correspondence of a personal nature along with the active campaigning which ensued.

Scrapbooks, news clippings, and playbills describe Autrey's experiences and reveal her love of the theater. Wiley's doctoral gown, cap, and hood are included in the clothing and textile collection. Photographs in the collection are of Europe, TWU, and Margaret Lee, her sister. There is a small section devoted to the papers of Margaret Lee who followed Autrey to England, also studied English, and taught at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her collection includes correspondence and professional activities.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Correspondence -- Family Letters
Series 2: Personal Correspondence -- Friends and Colleagues
Series 3: Personal Correspondence -- Speaking Engagements and Miscellaneous
Series 4: Biographical and Family History
Series 5: Education
Series 6: Texas Woman's University
Series 7: Professional Activities
Series 8: Writings and Publications -- Articles, Abstracts, and Reviews
Series 9: Writings and Publications -- Speeches
Series 10: Writings and Publications -- Correspondence
Series 11: Writings and Publications -- Published Work, Rare Prologues and Epilogues
Series 12: Writings and Publications -- Research Notes
Series 13: Printed Material -- Awards and Playbills
Series 14: Printed Material -- News Clippings
Series 15: Writings and Publications -- Scrapbooks
Series 16: Photographs
Series 17: The Papers of Margaret Lee Wiley
Series 18: Oversized Items

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Researchers may access the Autrey Nell Wiley Collection Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Woman's Collection. The Woman's Collection is located on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library. All materials are viewed in the Catherine Merchant Reading Room and photocopies are provided at the discretion of the Woman's Collection.

Publication and Copyright Statements:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Coordinator for Special Collections.

All responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in copying, scanning, and use of material shall be assumed by the user.


Administrative Information

Provenance

The Autrey Nell Wiley Collection was a gift of the Wiley estate upon her death in May 1990. A small portion of biographical materials had been gathered about her as part of the University Archives. This biographical information was integrated into the collection.

Encoded by:

T.L. MacGowan and Leslie Lindsey, 2007


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Personal Correspondence - Family Letters,1923-1979

Box Folder
1 1 1923 / 9 items.
Wiley's letter diary to parents and Margaret (sister) detailing stay in New York at Columbia University, where she earned her M.A. degree.
2 1930 / 1 item.
Wiley to parents and Margaret.
3 1930 / 7 items.
Wiley to Margaret announcing her receipt of the Maltby Fellowship Award.
4 1931 / 8 items.
Wiley to parents and Margaret regarding her Doctoral exams at the University of Texas at Austin.
5 1931 / 5 items.
Letters from Wiley to Margaret.
6 1932 / 1 item.
James R. Wiley, (father) to Wiley and Margaret.
7-16 1932-1933 / 62 items.
Wiley to parents and Margaret. Letters describing in great detail Wiley's trip to England on an ocean liner and her stay in London to conduct research at the British Museum. Wiley includes her experiences in England regarding customs, food, economics, theatre, and other cultural events
17-23 1932-1933 / 30 items.
Wiley (signing as "Tister") to Margaret and carbon copies of letters from Wiley to parents with personal notes for Margaret.
24-26 1933 / 15 items.
Wiley and Margaret (signing as Babe) to parents. Margaret joins Wiley in England.
These letters describe the sisters' travels and experiences in England culminating into a poem entitled Three Maids and a Car
Wiley describes a day at the English Channel, July, 4, 1933. "We had a our picnic dinner on the rocks with the deck chairs to rest in. Then we all stretched ourselves on the rocks, as fig as hens eggs , and let the sun warm us through." Includes drawings of swimsuits. Both sisters return home in September.
27 1935 / 1 item.
Leona Ross, (aunt), to Wiley regarding one of Autrey's radio talks. Leona expresses great pride in Wiley's accomplishments.
28 1936 / 1 item.
Wiley to Margaret (Babe). Letter details a visit by Dr. Griffith, Wiley's professor from the University of Texas at Austin, who lectured at the College of Industrial Arts (Texas Woman's University), Denton, Texas.
29-31 June 1939-September 1939 / 48 items.
Wiley and Margaret to parents (June-September 1939). These letters detail the return to England by both sisters. They continue to describe their experiences in England, mentioning people, hotel accommodations, prices, fashion, and weather while giving hints of the nation's preparation for war.
In Autrey's June 21, 1939 letter she describes an encounter with a young man who had been in the army for four years. "He was full of excited talk about the wonderful war preparations, the ships driven by rays and no men, etc."
There is also an interesting account of the sister's visit to Paris, France for the 150th anniversary of the Champs-Elysees where they viewed many military parades. She describes the crowds and the overall atmosphere of the event. Wiley continues research at the British Museum and begins publication of her book, Rare Prologues and Epilogues.
32 1940 / 1 item.
Wiley to Margaret (B) and Mother (M).
33 January-February 1944 / 52 items.
Letters and cards from colleagues, friends, and relatives to Wiley and her family upon the death of Wiley's mother.
Box Folder
2 1 Undated Letters / 5 items.
Wiley to Margaret (Babe).
2-10 1944-1967 / 54 items.
Wiley to Margaret. Wiley talks to Margaret about her travels, meetings, and encounters with various individuals on campus, friends, and professional organizations. She was instrumental in the American Association of University Women's [AAUW] program for international students.
One Greek student, Efi Macariadou, was having considerable problems on campus. Autrey describes her discussion with Dr. Hubbard concerning Efi on January 30, 1947, "I hit the wrong day on my horoscope for seeing him. He definitely disliked me and snapped and growled at me for 1. attacking the dormitory system 2. being hard on Mrs. Wooten...I know it has been a mistake to teach all these years in a school where the first test of a student is her adapting herself to the residential system."
11 February 3, 1949 / 1 item.
Wiley to father (James Wiley).
12 1950 / 2 items.
James R. Wiley letter of Campaign Intent.
13-16 1953-1961 / 81 items.
Letters of Leona Phillips Ross, aunt of Wiley. Letters include personal correspondence of Leona to Wiley, Margaret and James, letters from friends to Leona, and letters from Wiley and Margaret to Leona.
17 1958 / 2 items.
Wiley to Margaret and father. Wiley describes her professional meeting in Pennsylvania and her trip to New York where she attended the lyceum.
18 1964, 1971, 1974-1979, n.d. / 13 items.
Elizabeth (signing as Frances) Ross to Wiley and Margaret / Includes five photographs of Ross's children.
19 1969,1971 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley from her aunt, Achie Fleming, and a sister to Wiley's father.
20 1971 / 1 items.
Letter to Wiley from cousins, Janice, and DeWiley Flemming.
21 1971 / 2 items.
Letters to Margaret and Wiley from relatives.
22 1971, 1977, 1979 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley from cousins James and Nancy Wiley.
23 1972-1979 / 6 items.
Letters to Wiley and Margaret from Libby Flemming, daughter of Achie Flemming.
24 n.d. / 1 item.
Lela Wiley to Wileys.



 

Personal Correspondence -- Friends and Colleagues, 1944-1979.
-Arranged alphabetically by last name.

Box Folder
3 1 Abbott, Shirley - 1971 / 1 item.
Alumna of TWU and author.
2 Adkisson, Mrs. C.N. n.d. / 1 item.
Wife of C.N. Adkisson, one of the first faculty members and Professor of Physics at the College of Industrial Arts. Letter to Wiley.
3-9 Anderson, Dorothy Michael - 1944, 1947, 1951, 1960, 1962-1963, 1965-1966, 1968-1979 / 85 items.
English student of Wiley at Texas State College for Women (TSCW), graduating in 1944.
Colleague and friend of the Wiley sisters.Upon the birth of her daughter, Dorothy, states, "Every time I look in the crib, I am astonished to see that girl, that female, that ally in my household and ornament of society." (April 17, 1960) She includes photographs of her children.
Dorothy taught English at Texas Christian University. After attended the Homecoming celebration at TWU in 1978, she states in her letter of April 25 to Wiley, "I spent some time with my Abilene friends recently and also went (at the last moment) to Homecoming at TWU...at the business meeting I heard all about the President's Council, consisting of members who paid the thousand dollars that you were 'invited' to contribute. One of the privileges of the members of the council, we were told, is to advise the President. I think she needs advice."
10 Arbuthnot, Mabel - 1959-1960, 1962, 1978 / 4 items.
Letters to Wiley.
11 Armstrong, Tila Mae - 1971.
See Denny, Tila Mae Armstrong.
12 Ashburn, Elizabeth - 1971, n.d. / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
13 Atkins, Mary Grace - 1931-1932, 1944 / 4 items.
Friend and colleague. Letters to Wiley and Margaret. "It was a pleasure and a privilege to meet your mother and father, so that I could confirm my long cherished suspicions as to why they had two such fine daughters. And I did. They being what they they are, two such daughters are a natural result" (July 27, 1932).
14 Ault, Alma - 1931-1932, 1944.
See Hogben, Alma Ault.
15-16 Ault, Augusta - 1918, 1936, 1939-1940, 1943, 1946, 1949-1950, n.d. / 19 items.
Mother of Alma Ault Hogben, Wiley's violin teacher.
17 Bailey, Grace -1960, 1971 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
18 Ball, Frank - 1960, 1969 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
19 Baltzel, Marjorie - 1979, n.d. / 2 items.
Member of the art faculty at TSCW. Letters to Autrey and Margaret. Marjorie briefly comments about her retirement and life in a Presbyterian home.
20 Barker, Laura Bernice - 1960, 1964, 1971 / 3 items.
Student of Wiley's / Letters to Wiley.
21 Barns, Florence E. - 1960, 1964, 1971 / 9 items.
Colleague of Wiley from Baylor College, Belton, Texas. Letters to Wiley and Margaret. Florence plans to include Wiley in her publication,Texas. Writers of Today
22 Beach, Constance - 1931-1932, 1939 / 5 items.
Professor of English at TSCW. Letters to Wiley and Wiley's mother.
23 Becker, Margaret - 1960, 1972 / 2 items.
Letters to and from Wiley.
24 Benedict, H.Y. - 1932 / 2 items.
President of the University of Texas at Austin / Letter of introduction for Wiley to study abroad.
25 Bennett, Lavern Hudson - 1960, 1964 / 2 items.
Student of Wiley / Letters to Wiley.
26-29 Bergner, A. Dorothy -1930-1931, 1933, 1954-1969, 1971-1978 / 34 items.
Friend of Wiley from Columbia University. Dorothy was quite proud of Wiley when she ran for president of TSCW. Dorothy writes in a letter dated February 28, 1954, "Did you think that if someone gave the incumbent President some arsenic, you'd have another chance?"
Dorothy often writes about Sarah T. Hughes , judge and activist. She discusses her visits and presentations at Goucher College.
30-31 Bird, James P. - 1933-1935, 1938-1940, 1943 / 13 items.
Friend of Wiley and professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. James conducted European tours and other tours abroad. He offered Wiley $50.00 for every person she recommended to his travel business. Possibly met Wiley trough her trips to England because he mentions information about steamships.
32 Bishop, Slema L. - 1958-1959 / 2 items.
Colleague's Letters to Wiley.
33-34 Bounds, Alleen Wright - 1968-1969, 1971-1973, 1978-1979 / 23 items.
Secretary to the English Department at TWU and friend of Wiley. Letters to Wiley and Margaret from Alleen and her sister Elizabeth.
35 Boyd, Mae - 1960 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
36 Boyett, Annie L. -1924-1925 / 2 items.
Friend from Columbia College. Letters to Wiley.
37 Bradford, Mamie. - 1958 / 3 items.
Friend of Wiley includes clipping and note regarding the death of Mamie's husband.
38 Bralley, F.M. - 1924 / 1 item.
President of College of Industrial Arts (CIA), 1914-1924. Letter to Wiley regarding her letter of inquiry for employment at CIA.
39 Brewer, Rose Sharp -1934, 1944, n.d. / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
40 Bridges, Ernestine -1946 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
41 Bruce, Charles - 1971, undated. / 2 items.
Professor of English at TWU. Letters to Wiley.
42-43 Bryant, Margaret -1954, 1959-1960, 1962-1966, 1969, 1971, 1973-1974, 1976-1977, 1979, n.d. / 31 items.
Colleague. Professor and Chairman of English at Brooklyn College - 1930-1971. Letters to Wiley and Margaret.
44 Calloway, Morgan Jr. - 1930, 1933 / 3 items.
Colleague's Letters to Wiley.
45 Campbell, Killis -1920-1931, 1933 / 13 items.
Colleague of Wiley from Columbia University and the University of Texas at Austin. Letters to Wiley and Margaret. Campbell encourages Wiley to attend UT Austin for her doctorate. Campbell (1872-1937) authored many works on Edgar Allen. Poe
46 Casky, Edna Payne -1960-1961, 1969, 1974, 1076-1977, and undated. / 7 items.
Professor Emeritus, Department of English at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Letters to Wiley.
47 Caspar, Vivian - 1970-1971, 1973 / 7 items.
Associate Professor of English, Texas Woman's University. Letters to Wiley.
48 Cawley, Bob -1933-1934, n.d. / 5 items.
Colleague's Letters to Wiley in which Cawley mentions time spent at the British Museum and teaching duties at Princeton.
49 Cerf, Bennett -1955 / 2 items.
President of Random House, Inc. and noted author.
Box Folder
4 1 Chesley, E.C. -1925, 1934 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
2 Chon, Pal Khn -1973, 1978 / 2 items.
Student of Wiley.
3 Christian, Mildred - 1929, 1931-1932, 1935, 1944, 1957, 1959 / 7 items.
Letters to Wiley.
4-7 Clapp, Sarah Lewis Carol -1928, 1930-1935, 1944, 1950, 1957-1958, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1974-1979 / 50 items.
Friend of Wiley - Sarah had definite feelings on the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) and women's rights. She states in her May 3, 1977 letter, "I'm with Betty Andujar on ERA, for all I was a suffragist from childhood, thanks to mama... My view is that women should without question be able to compete with men if they so desire, that it should be a matter of competence, not of sex."
8 Clark, LaVerne Harrell - 1961, n.d / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley from a noted author and friend of Wiley.
9 Clay, Roberta - 1951,1953, 1960, 1964, n.d. / 10 items.
Colleague and friend from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Letters to Wiley.
10 Cobb, Margaret -1932, n.d. / 2 items.
Colleague's Letters to Wiley.
11 Cochran, Joyce - 1958-1960 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
12 Cooke, Alice -1945 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
13 Coopsey, Edna -1957, n.d. / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
14 Cornelius, Roberta.
See Clay, Roberta Cornelius.
15 Corpron, Carlotta -1950 / 1 item.
Art Department faculty at TSCW. Letter to Wiley requesting her presence at a student project.
16 Couto, Darlene - 1971 / 1 item.
Letter regarding memorial to Ruth Douglass, former director for the Department of Business Administration at TWU.
17 Cox, E.M. - 1933-1937, 1939-1941 / 15 items.
Librarian of the Garrick Club, London England. / Letters to Wiley discussing her research at the British Museum and the impending war. On October 23, 1939, Mr. Cox writes, "The people of England are calm and determined and we are not afraid of air raids."
18 Crain, Mary Ann - 1946, 1973 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
19 Crary, Ruth -1966, 1969, 1973 / 3 items.
Vice President of Student Life at TWU. Letters to Wiley.
20 Crisp, Julia M. - 1971 / 1 item.
Professor of English at TSCW.
21 Crumpler, Helen -1960, 1969-1970, 1971-1974, 1976 / 8 items.
Classmate of Wiley, class of 1922, C.I.A. Letters to Wiley.
22 Darden, Mary, L.P. - n.d. / 2 items.
Friend's Letters to Wiley.
23 Davis, Gretna Bedford -1934, 1964 / 2 items.
Student of Wiley / Letters to Wiley.
24 Deason, Cora - 1966-1967, 1973-1977, 1979. / 14 items.
Family friend / Cora worked for Wiley's father as a typist.
She also worked for Dr. Pauline Berry Mack, noted scientist at TWU. She describes several experiences with Dr. Mack. On April 15, 1973, she writes, "Dr. Mack is a peculiar person but she was always kind to me."
25 De Coligny, Marion Runyon - 1972 / 1 item.
Professor of Education at TWU. Letter to Wiley.
26 Deen, Edith - 1960, 1971-1974 / 5 items.
Noted author and alumna of TWU, served on the University's Board of Regents for twelve years. Letters to Wiley. In her letter of 1971, Edith comments upon Wiley's retirement, "You have made a brilliant record as a scholar. Most of all you are such a lady, and this is rare in today's world."
27 De La Torre, Elizabeth - 1958, 1969, 1974-1979 / 9 items.
Friends Letters to Wiley.
28-29 Denny, Tila Mae Armstrong - 1954, 1969, 1974-1979 / 16 items.
Alumna of C.I.A., class of 1925 and friend of Wiley. Letters to Wiley.
30 Dewey, Eva and Sissie - 1973, n.d. / 3 items.
Friends of Wiley. Letters to Wiley.
31 Dewey, Maymie - n.d. / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
32 Dickson, Lahoma -1945 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
33 Dietrich, Louise - 1949-1952, 1969 / 5 items.
Member of the Board of Regents of T.S.C.W. Letters to Wiley.
34 Dorries, Virginia -1957, 1967 / 5 items.
Friend of Wiley. Letters to Wiley.
35 Duncan, Sue -1969, 1971 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
36 Eckel, Clara -1933,1942-1944 / 7 items.
Friend of Wiley. Letters to Wiley.
37 Edwards, Catherine Cloud - 1969 / 1 item.
Alumna of TWU, class of 1932. Letter to Wiley.
38 Ellison, Hixie, and Lee, M - 1931, 1947-1948, 1963, 1971, n.d. / 15 items.
Lee Ellison was Chair of the English Department at TWU from 1919-1948. Wiley was selected to replace Mr. Ellison upon his retirement. Hixie writes, "Lee seemed glad that his resignation had gone through. He smiled when I asked him if he was glad that you had been elected."
39 Emerson, Fancis and Elise -1973 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
40 Farney, Peggy Speece -1970-1971, 1973-1974, 1976 / 7 items.
Friend and possible student of Wiley graduating with a M.A. from TWU in 1969. / Letters to Wiley.
41-44 Fisher, Raoul C - 1933-1936, 1939-1942, 1946-1959, 1963, 1966-1969, 1971-1974, 1976 / 85 items. [continues in Box 5, Folders. 1-6]
Friend of Wiley whom she met in London. He was a business man and traveled extensively worldwide. Wiley mentions Raoul in her letters and their experiences together. Includes photos and miscellaneous items.
Box Folder
5 1-6 Fisher, Raoul C.
Continued folders from box 4.
7 Flenniken, Neita -1957, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1971 / 4 items.
Letters to Wiley.
8-20 Foote, Kathryn and Marion -1933, 1943, 1951-1966, 1968-1979 / 142 items.
Student and friend of Wiley. Kathryn graduated in 1938 and attained her M.A. in 1939 from TSCW.
Letters detail Kathryn's business and family interests. Some photographs of the family are enclosed.
The Foote's business was Luby's Cateteria.
21 Fulwiler, Lavon - 1972-1973, 1975-1977, 1979 / 25 items.
Colleague of Wiley who became Chair of the English Department at TWU upon Autrey's retirement. Letters to Wiley are of both a professional and personal nature.
22 Gandine, Dorothy - 1932-1936, 1938 / 14 items.
Friend of Wiley from England. Dorothy was an instructor at the Wimbledon County School for Girls and the University of Manchester. Letters to Wiley.
23 Gasaway, Alice -1945 / 5 items.
Head of the Department of English at Hockaday Junior College Dallas, Texas. Katherine Carmichael recommended Wiley to Alice to judge essays for an annual creative arts contest. Includes letter from Katherine Carmichael.
24 Gibson, Gertrude - 1944, n.d. / 3 items.
Alumna of TSCW, class of 1936, and director for recruitment for the University. Letters to Wiley.
25 Giebel, Margaret - 1964 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
26 Givens, Mattie Lee - 1970, 1974-1976 / 9 items.
Friend. / Letters to Wiley.
27 Grazebrook, Anne - 1932, 1934 / 3 items.
Friend. / Letters to Wiley.
Box Folder
6 1-24 Griffith, R.H. - 1928-1952, 1954-1955, 1957, 1965 / 198 items.
Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin and Wiley's advisor for her doctoral work. Letters from R. H. Griffith discuss Autrey's course of study and publication. In addition to the letters of R.H. Griffith to Wiley, letters Wiley wrote to Dr. Griffith over the years are also included. These letters were sent to her upon Griffith's death in 1965 by his daughter, Mrs. Hugh Colley. There are also letters from Margaret, Mary Hufford, Louis Hubbard, Fannie Ratchford, and Sarah Clapp to Griffith.
Some clippings and a photograph of Griffith are also included.
25 Grouert, Theo G. - 1922, 1924. / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
26 Groves, Elizabeth - 1947, 1955. / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
27 Hale, Vada -1960, 1969, 1971 / 4 items.
Past president of the TWU Alumnae Association. Letters to Wiley.
28 Harper, Harry -1934 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
29 Harrington, Mary Lou -1933 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
30 Hefley, Estella -1931-1932, 1944 / 4 items.
Dean of Women at T.S.C.W. Letters to Wiley.
31 Hestand, Jo -1944 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
32 Hewett, Frank S. -1963 / 2 items.
Professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Letter to Wiley and also Wiley's reply.
33 Hill, Kate Adele - 1971, 1973 / 2 items.
>Alumna T.S.C.W., class of 1957. Letters to Wiley.
34-40 Hogben, Alma Ault -1932-1945 / 160 item. / [continues in Box 7 / Folders. 1-14]
Autrey Nell Wiley's violin teacher and life-long friend. She married Eric Hogben, a teacher of mathematics and French in Westminster School, and lived her life in England.
Alma mentions many air raids during World War II. In a letter dated October 9, 1940 Alma writes, "Fear enters into our emotions very little, not because we're so brave or heroic or any other nonsense but simply because one gets used to anything." Letters detail the Hogben's life though war and peace. Photographs included of the family.
Box Folder
7 1 Hogh, Carol - 1948 / 3 items.
Friend. Letters to Wiley.
2 Holbedl, Virginia -1943-1944 / 2 items.
Student of Wiley's.
3 Holecek, Marie Kohnova and Frank -1931, 1946, 1971, 1974-1976, 1979 / 10 items.
Professor of history at C.I.A. and Wiley's first violin teacher. Letters to Wiley.
4 Hubbard, Bertha Altizer - 1935, 1938, 1943 / 3 items.
Wife of Louis Hubbard, President of T.S.C.W. Letters to Wiley.
5 Hufford, Mary -1932 / 1 item.
Dean of Women at T.S.C.W.
6 Hughey, Ruth -1933-1936, 1944 / 9 items.
Colleague from England.
7 Hulbert, J.R. -1930, 1944. / 2 items.
Professor of English at the University of Chicago. Letters to Wiley.
8 Humphries, Jessie - 1939, 1944 / 2 items.
Professor at C.I.A. and Associate Dean of the College.
9 Humphries, Lillian - n.d. / 1 item.
Professor at C.I.A. in the Extension department.
10 Hunt, Martha -1976-1977 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
11 Hurley, Elizabeth -1954, 1972 / 2 items.
Student of Wiley's / Letters to Wiley.
12 Hurley, Virginia -1966 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
13 Hutchings, Dimple and Hutch -1971 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
14 Hysham, Julia.
See Lipscomb, Julia Hysham.
15-16 James, Eleanor - 1949, 1960, 1968, 1971, 1973-1979, n.d / 22 items.
Professor at T.S.C.W. Letters to Wiley.
17 James, Thelma -1931-1932, 1959, 1969 / 7 items.
Colleagues of Wiley.
18 Jennison, Elsie -1963, 1965, 1971, n.d. / 5 items.
Professor of Economics and Sociology at T.S.C.W. Letters to Wiley.
19 Joby, Jeanine -1971 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
20 Jones, Joseph M. - 1933-1936, 1945, 1948-1949 / 16 items.
Assistant Secretary of State, Washington, D.C. Letters to Wiley.
21 Josephi, Marion -1938 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
22 Kidson, Beulah -1946 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
23-28 Kivikko, Mary Nell Odle - 1953-1955, 1957, 1959-1967, 1967-1971, 1974-1975, 1977, 1979. / 46 items.
Student of Dr. Wiley who was also secretary of the English Department. Became an instructor of English at TWU in 1959.
Letters to Wiley include wedding photographs and photographs of Mary's children.
Box Folder
8 1 Kobler, Turner -1971 / 1 item.
Professor of English at TWU. Letter to Wiley.
2 Landers, Mildred -1968 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
3 Landry, Harral -1966 / 2 items.
Professor of History and Government at TWU. Letters to Wiley.
4 LaSelle, Dorothy - 1961, 1963, 1970-1971 / 5 items.
Professor of Art at T.S.C.W. Letters to Wiley.
5 Lay, Margaret - 1945 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
6 Leake, Elizabeth -1943-1944, 1960, n.d. / 4 items.
Professor of Music at C.I.A. Letters to Wiley.
7 Leisy, Ernest and Elva -1950-1951, 1955, 1960, n.d. / 6 items.
Colleagues from Southern Methodist University. Letters to Wiley.
8 LeRoux, Joyce - 1971, 1973 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
9 Lipscomb, Julia Hysham -1924-1925, 1927, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1962,1966, 1968-1973 / 15 items.
Colleague Letters to Wiley.
10 Lockhart, Aileene - 1970, 1973 / 2 items.
Professor of Dance and Physical Education at TWU. Letters to Wiley.
11 Lockhead, Dena -1966, 1971, 1973 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
12 Long, Mary Etta -1944 / 1 item.
13 Ludeman, Helen - 1969, 1971, n.d. / 3 items.
Chemistry and Mathematics professor at T.S.C.W. Letters to Wiley.
14 MacFarland, Lina Perlitz - 1930-1931 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
15 Mack, Mattie - 1969, n.d. / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley and Margaret.
16 Mack, Pauline Beery -1960, 1964 / 2 items.
Dean, College of Household Arts and Sciences at TWU, 1952-1962. Also director of TWU Research Institute, 1962-1973.
17 Maddocks, Gladys -1968, 1971 / 4 items.
English Department faculty at TWU. Letters to Wiley.
18 Mangum, Marilyn - 1962, 1971 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
19 Mark, Eva - n.d., 1969
English Professor at TSCW. Letters to Wiley.
20 Marshall, Barbara -1933-1934, n.d. / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
21 Matthews, Rochelle - 1971 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
22 Maxcy, Mabel -1944, 1960, 1971, n.d. / 5 items.
Professor of Art at TWU. Letters to Wiley.
23 McAmis, Ava Josephine -1931, 1951-1952, 1963, 1969, 1971-1972, 1976 / 22 items.
Cousin of Wiley and Chair of the Chemistry Department at San Antonio College. Letters to and from Wiley regarding an administrative position at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Also includes some correspondence regarding the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
24 McAuley, Minnie S. - 1944 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
25-30 McGlinchee, Constance and Claire -1924-1925, 1930-1933, 1944, 1956, 1959, 1964, 1966, 1969-1978 / 44 items.
Constance, a concert pianist, and her sister were acquaintances from Columbia. Letters to Wiley.
31 McKeithan, Dan -1960 / 1 item.
32 McMahon, Lila - 1931-1932 / 2 items.
English Professor at TSCW from 1914-1946. Letters to Wiley.
33 McMath, John and Whitney - 1971 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
34 McMullan, Peggy and Dick - n.d. / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
35 Middleton, Gracie - 1951 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
36 Mills, Gordon - 1963 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
37 Mims, Edna -1932 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
38 Mohling Ma, Roberta -1930-1931, 1934, 1971 / 8 items.
Instructor at Yenching University in China. Letter to Wiley.
39 Moore, France - 1948 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
40-45 Moore, May Davis -1931, 1954, 1956, 1959-1960, 1968-1969, 1974, n.d. 251 items.
Mr. Moore was a French Professor at CIA from 1921-1946. When he passed away, Mrs. Moore moved to San Antonio. May's letters to Wiley are detailed about family and events of the time.
Box Folder
9 1-5 Moore, May Davis - 1974-1979
6 Morgan, Elizabeth -1970-1972 / 3 items.
Students of Wiley.
7 Morgan, Gladys - 1931-1932, 1934, n.d. / 4 items
AAUW colleague.
8 Moseley, Sara Bernice Honea - 1964, 1969 / 2 items.
Congratulatory letters on Piper Award and Distinguished Alumnae Award.
9 Mundhenk, Gretchen - 1944, n.d. / 3 items.
Students of Wiley.
10 Murray, Virginia - 1966, 1971-1979 / 25 items.
11 Muse, Mary -1930 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
12 Nelson, Mildred -1973 / 1 item.
Professor of English at TWU.
13 Newcomer, Ruth and James - 1971 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
14 Nichols, Doris Jean - 1971-1973 / 4 items.
Letters to Wiley.
15 Nichols, Olivia -1971-1973, n.d. / 5 items.
Letters to Wiley.
16 Norfleet, Helen -1936 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
17 Nuttall, Edna -1931, 1939-1945, 1947-1948, 1952 / 15 items.
Letters to Wiley including descriptions of wartime Great Britain.
18 O'Dell, Mary -1944 / 1 item.
Letters regarding the death of Wiley's mother.
19 O'Donnell, B. -1939 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
20 Palmer, Joyce - 1971 / 2 items.
Professor of English at TWU.
21 Parker, Clara M. - 1931, n.d. / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley and Margaret. The letter to Margaret regards Wiley's graduation from the University of Texas at Austin.
22 Patchell, Mary - 1931-1932 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
23 Petherbridge, J.A. - 1934-1935, 1938, n.d. / 5 items.
Petherbridge worked at the British Museum.
24 Phillips, Nannie and Grace -1971, 1977 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
25 Pickard, Linda -1959, 1969, 1971, 1973 / 4 items.
Letters to Wiley.
26 Pound, Louise and Olivia -1929-1933, 1942-1944, 1946, 1948-1949, 1952, 1954, 1956-1960, 1962 / 46 items.
Colleague of Wiley who was an English Professor and Folklorist at the University of Nebraska includes clippings and articles by Louise Pound.
27-33 Ratchford, Fannie - 1924, 1931-1933, 1935, 1940-1941, 1943-1956 / 170 items.
Colleague of Wiley who was an English Professor and Folklorist at the University of Nebraska includes clippinngs and photo.
Box Folder
10 1-8 Ratchford, Fannie -1957-1958, 1960-1967, 1969-1970, 1972, 1974, n.d.
9 Rea, Bernie -1946 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
10 Regan, Susan Cobb -1931 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
11 Reynolds, George F. -1933 / 3 items.
University of Colorado at Boulder Professor of English Literature. Letters to Wiley.
12 Richardson, Margaret -1971 / 1 item.
Alumna of TWU, class of 1954. Letter to Wiley.
13 Rios, Gladys -1971, 1973 / 5 items.
First Ph.D. recipient in English from TWU. Letters to Wiley.
14 Roach, Josh -1972 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
15 Rogers, Kenneth -1948-1949 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
16 Rousseau, Jeanne -1971, 1973 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
17 Ryan, Margaret - 1946 / 3 item.
Letters to Wiley.
18 Sammons, Vema - 1929 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
19 Sampley, Vera - 1952 / 1 item.
Letters to Wiley.
20 Sanders, Martha -1943, 1950, 1960, 1971, n.d. / 8 items.
Letters to Wiley.
21 Schrader, Charlotte -1953, 1971, 1978 / 4 items.
Letters to Wiley.
22 Schrader, Jeanne -1952 / 1 item.
Letters to Wiley.
23 Shelby, Charmian -1944, n.d. / 2 item.
Letters to Wiley.
24 Shell, Caro -1971-1972 / 2 items.
Former student of Wiley. Letters to Wiley.
25 Shipley, Frances Mary -1960, 1971 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
26 Simmons, Erma - 1962, 1979 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
27 Smith, Alma Wade -1961 / 2 items.
Former student of Wiley.
28 Smith, Cornelia - 1975 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
29 Smith, Deanna -1971 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
30 Smith, Linda - 1976 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
31 Smith, Rebecca -1923, 1944 / 3 items.
Letters to Wiley.
32 Smith, Sarah Harrison - 1973, 1985 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
33 Solomon, Delas -1971 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
34 Spellman, Coreen Mary - 1971 / 2 items.
Professor of Art at T.C.S.W. Letters to Wiley.
35 Squire, Barbara and Jim -1962, 1971, 1973 / 4 item.
Letters to Wiley.
36 Sterling, R.S. -1932 / 1 item.
Governor of Texas writing a letter of introduction for Wiley.
37 Stoker, Ray and Spencer - 1946, 1960, n.d. / 3 item.
Letters to Wiley.
38 Stuff, Minnie M. - 1932 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
39 Sullivan, Beryl - 1960 /1 item.
Letters to Wiley.
40 Switzer, Rebecc - 1931 / 1 item.
Professor of Foreign Languages at TSCW.
41 Taylor, Elizabeth A. - 1960, 1971, 1974, n.d. / 6 items.
Professor of History at TSCW. Letters to Wiley.
42 Taylor, Dorothy -1925 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
43 Taylor, Vi Marie and Wayne - 1969 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
44 Teerink, H. - 1946-1948 / 7 items.
Letters to R.H. Griffith and Wiley plus an article by Teerink.
45 Terrie, Eugenie -1943, 1944, 1946, 1963 / 4 items.
Letters to Wiley.
46 Torrence, Juanita -1978 / 1 item.
Recipient of scholarship in Wiley's name.
47 Tracy, Margaret -1958 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
48 Tramel, Agnes - 1941, 1966, 1971, 1973 / 4 items.
Letters to Wiley.
49 Tramonte, Dorothy - n.d. / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
50 Tripp, Lula and Clarenc - 1964, 1969, 1971 / 4 items.
Letters to Wiley.
51 Turner, Mrs. James -1943 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
52 Turrentine, Mrs. Richard -1936 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
53 Twisse, Evelyn -1939-1942, 1944, 1946 / 6 items.
Friend from England.
Box Folder
11 1-2 Varner, Cornelia and Leila -1930, 1935, 1944, 1955-1956, 1959-1960, 1962-1963, 1971-1973, 1976, 1978-1979, 1981 / 21 items.
Colleague of Wiley's who taught at the Mesquite High School and was also a member of the Texas State Joint Committee on the Integration of Teaching English.
Letters to Wiley of a more autobiographical nature describing experiences in London and Saint Jo, Wiley's hometown.
3 Varner, John G. -1969-1972 / 5 items.
Brother of Cornelia and Associate Professor of English at UT Austin. Letters to Wiley.
4 Vickers, D. -1955, 1958 / 4 items.
Colleague from Southeastern Louisiana College. Letters to Wiley.
5-9 Vigne, Simone and Marie-Paule -1932-1934, 1938-1939, 1942, 1948, 1953-1955, 1958-1961, 1963-1964, 1967-1969, 971-1975, 1977, n.d. / 58 items.
Friend of Wiley's from London days. Some letters are in French. Letters to Wiley and Martha Sanders, Professor of Foreign Languages at TSCW. Includes letters written from Marie-Paule, daughter of Simone.
10 Vogh, Betty -1950 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
11 Walker, Florence -1937 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
12-13 Walker, Mamie -1932, 1960, 1969, 1971-1976, n.d. / 27 items.
Professor of English at CIA. Letters to Wiley. Also writes a letter to Leona Ross regarding her inability to attend a celebration in Wiley's honor.
Additional extraneous letters from others regarding Mamie's death and connections with other individuals of whom Mamie may have been acquainted. Letters to Wiley.
14 Wardlaw, Frances -1971, 1973, 1977 / 4 items.
Letter to Wiley.
15 Warfel, Harry -1961 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
16 Watson, Velma - n.d. / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
17 Watts, Mildred - 1967, n.d. / 2 items.
Former student of Wiley. Letters to Wiley.
18 Webber, Juanita - 1936 / 3 items.
Former student of Wiley. Includes a photo of Wiley in one of her letters.
19 Wehr, Betty and Helen -1924-1925, 1931, 1933, 1944, 1957, 1969, 1973 / 16 items.
Traveling comanions in England. Letters to Wiley.
20 Western, Peggy - 1979 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
21 White, E.B. -1959 / 1 item.
Letters to a Mr. Fuller regarding Fuller's thesis work on White.
22 White, E.V. - 1931-1932, 1944, 1948-1949 / 6 items.
Academic Dean of C.I.A., 1915-1948. Letters to Wiley. Some discussion of events and developments at the college.
23 White, Florence -1930 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
24 Whitters, Olive -1931 / 2 items.
Classmate of Wiley's from UT Austin.
25 Williams, Marion -1932-1933, 1960, 1963, 1971 / 6 items.
Former student of Wiley.
26 Williams, Opal -1971 / 1 item.
Colleague of Wiley.
27 Williamson, Adeline -1944, n.d. / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
28 Willibrand, Anthony and Rosa -1960, 1966, 1969, 1971 / 4 items.
Colleague of Wiley.
29 Wilson, Shirley -1971, 1973, n.d. / 4 items.
Former student of Wiley.
30 Winslow, Elizabeth - 1933-1934, n.d. / 5 items.
Letters to Wiley.
31 Wolson, Lucile -1970-1971 / 2 items.
Instructor in English Departmnet at T.S.C.W.
32-33 Woolley, David -1947-1949, 1951, 1969-1971, 1977, 1981 / 26 items.
Colleague of Wiley who lived in Australia and London. Letters to and from Wiley discuss her research and publishing efforts. David eventually pursued a career in music instead of law and played for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. Includes clippings, one program, and photos of David.
34 Wooten, Blossom - 1931 / 2 items.
Letters to Wiley.
35-41 Wright, Ernest Hunter - 1943-1944, 1947-1954, 1956-1957, 1959-1961, 1963, 1965-1967 / 58 items.
Chair of the English Department at Columbia and Wiley's major professor for her M.A. Wiley was one of Wright's favorite students. Includes clippings and one photo of Wright with Wiley and Dr. Louis H. Hubbard during a formal lecture tour.
42 Wright, Janet Sherwood -1960 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
43 Wright, Ona - 1963, 1971 / 2 items.
Former student of Wiley. Letters to Wiley which include a family photo.
44 Wurtzbaugh, Jewel -1947, n.d. / 3 items.
Colleague from the University of Oklahoma and a member of the South Central Modern Language Association.
45 Wyatt, Charlotte Howe - 1960 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.
46 Young, Dixie - 1963 / 1 item.
Letter to Wiley.



 

Personal Correspondence -- Speaking Engagements and Miscellaneous,1944-1979 -Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
12 1 Correspondence re: Radio Talks - 1935, 1937 / 5 items.
Letters from friends and colleagues congratulating Wiley on her various radio talks.
2 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements - 1932-1934 / 8 items.
Letters from Ariel Club, Denton and American Association of University Women (AAUW) branches in Dallas, Abilene, San Angelo, and San Antonio asking Wiley to speak. Also includes thank you notes from members of the clubs for her talks.
3 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1935-1937 / 14 items.
Requests for Wiley to speak at the AAUW chapters in Tyler, Cleburne, Tarleton State, Abilene, and the Denton Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
4 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements - 1938-1939 / 6 items.
Speaking engagements requested for the Sorosis Club, AAUW branch in Fort Worth, and the Texas High School Press Association.
5 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1940 / 11 items.
Requests for Wiley to speak at the Dallas Woman's Club, the Reviewer's Club, and the Highland Park Browning Club.
6 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements - 1941 / 17 items.
Nu Zeta Club, the Reviewer's Club, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Mentor Club of Dallas request Wiley's lectures.
7 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1942, 1944 / 15 items.
Requests for Wiley to speak at the Dallas Browning Club, Quest Club, Lyceum Club of Dallas, and the Reviewer's Club of Dallas.
8 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements - 1945 / 8 items.
AAUW branches in Tulsa, Ardmore, and Norman, Oklahoma, as well as the Shakespeare Club of Dallas, request Wiley to speak.
9 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1946 / 6 items.
Wiley is asked by the Dallas Shakespeare Club, Hockaday Junior College, AAUW branches in Stillwater, Oklahoma and Georgetown, Texas, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to speak at various functions.
10 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1947-1949, n.d. / 26 items.
AAUW Waco, Texas and Monroe, Louisiana branches, the Reviewer's Club of Dallas, the Athenaen Club, and the Fort Worth Club request Wiley to speak.
11 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1950 / 23 items.
Wiley was invited by the Louisiana Polytechnic Institute Faculty Women's Club, AAUW branches at Bryan-College Station and San Angelo, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Tarleton State College English Workshops.
12 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1951-1952 / 12 items.
Invitations to Wiley were extended by the AAUW branches at Bryan-College Station and Wichita Falls, Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, Brownwood City Schools, and the Dallas TSCW Club.
13 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1954-1955, 1957, 1959 / 11 items.
Letters regarding Wiley's lectures at the Danforth Conference, AAUW branch in Tyler, and East Texas State College in Commerce, Texas.
14 Correspondence re: Speaking Engagements -1960-1961, 1963, 1965-1968 / 21 items.
Wiley is invited to speak at AAUW branches at Bryan-College Station and Beaumont, Daughters of the American Revolution, Benjamin Lyon Chapter in Denton, and Delta Kappa Gamma.
15 Miscellaneous Correspondence to Wiley. -n.d. / 13 items.
16 Miscellaneous Correspondence to Wiley. -1923. / 2 items.
17 Miscellaneous Correspondence to Wiley. -1930-1933, 1935, 1937. / 13 items.
18 Miscellaneous Correspondence to Wiley. -1940-1945, 1947. / 12 items.
19 Miscellaneous Correspondence to Wiley. -1950, 1953, 1955, 1959. / 6 items.
20 Miscellaneous Correspondence to Wiley. -1960, 1963, 1966-1967, 1969. / 15 items.
21 Miscellaneous Correspondence to Wiley. -1970-1973, 1975. / 21 items.



 

Biographical and Family History

Box Folder
13 1 Birth Certificate and Obituary. -1901, 1990. / 3 items.
Wiley's Birth Certificate, May 27, 1901 and obituary, May 29, 1990.
2-3 Julia Carolyn Phillips Wiley. -1940. / 3 items.
Guest register and accompanying correspondence with funeral arrangements upon the death of Julia, Wiley's mother, who died on December 31, 1943.
4 James R. Wiley. -1947, 1949, 1952-1954, 1966. / 9 items.
Clippings regarding James R. Wiley and his career.
5-6 Leona Phillips Ross. -1961-1962. / 37 items.
Estate papers and funeral information for Leona Phillips Ross, sister of Julia and Wiley's aunt, who designated Wiley and Margaret as executrices of the estate.
Last will and testament located in Box 35 oversize, Folder 1.
7 Wiley's Passports. -1932. / 3 items..
8 Vitae of Wiley. -n.d. / 27 items.
9-10 Health Records of Wiley. -1938, 1945, 1948-1949, 1956, 1970. / 14 items.
11 Gift Lists. -1933, 1940, 1972-1977. / 14 items.
Gift lists of Wiley detailing individual, cost of gift, and customs arrangements as well as gifts she received.
12 Personal Calendar of Wiley. -1960. / 1 item.
13-14 Income Taxes. -1948, 1951-1965.



 

Education

Box Folder
13 15-25 College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Texas. -1922, 1934, 1942. / 50 items.
Official transcript, Teachers High School Certificate, course projects by Wiley, C.I.A. programs, and commencement program. Degree certificate located in Box 37, oversize.
See also Scrapbooks, Box 35.
Box Folder
14 1-3 Columbia University, New York, New York. -1922-1924, 1930, 1969. / 17 items.
Letter of acceptance to Columbia, official transcript, grade reports, M.A. comprehensive exams, correspondence, and pamphlets. Degree certificate located in Box 37, oversize.
4 University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado. -1926. / 1 item.
Grade report.
5-6 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. -1927-1929. / 15 items.
Grade reports of attendance and course papers by Wiley while at the University during the summers of 1927-1929.
7-9 University of Texas, Austin, Texas. -1927-1932. / 13 items.
Correspondence, unofficial transcript of coursework, dissertation, and commencement program from the University of Texas at Austin. Degree located in Box 37 oversize.
10 New York University, New York, New York. -1938. / 1 item.
Certificate of completion for the New York University Radio Workshop Summer Session.
11-12 AAUW Fellowship Award. -1930-1939. / 20 items.
13-14 American Council of Learned Societies. -1931-1934, 1946. / 28 items.
Application for fellowship, report, and correspondence.
15-17 n.d. / 57 items.
Maps, brochures, fashion articles, passenger lists of cruise ships, and clippings of England collected by Wiley during her travels, primarily England.



 

Texas Woman's University

Box Folder
15 1-2 Hubbard, Louis H. - 1923, 1929-1930, 1942-1945, 1947, 1949-1950 / 33 items.
Letters to and from Wiley.
3 Guinn, John -1950-1952, 1956-1957, 1960, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1971 / 17 items.
Letters to and from Wiley.
4-23 TWU Department of English Correspondence -1924, 1938-1939, 1943-1944, 1946-1947, 1949, 1950-1953, 1955-1967, 1969, 1971, 1973-1977, n.d. / 226 items.
24-31 TWU Presidential Bid by Wiley -1950 / 217 items.
Correspondence from Wiley, family members, and supporters of her bid to be President of TSCW.
Box Folder
16 1-11 TWU Presidential Bid by Wiley - 1950 / 217 items.
Correspondence from Wiley, family members, and supporters of her bid to be President of TSCW Also her application and faculty qualifications for president.
12 Teaching Contracts -1924-1925, 1927, 1931-1932, 1936-1937, 1939, 1942-1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1966-1967 / 54 items.
13 Report of Wiley's Extension Lectures and Demonstrations - 1949 / 3 items.
14 Ex-Students Association Correspondence -1947-1950 / 12 items.
15 Distinguished Alumnae Award -1969 / 16 items.
Certificate located in Box 35 oversize, Folder 2.
16-17 Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Award - 1963-1966 / 14 items.
Includes correspondence and Wiley's certificate.
18-19 Faculty Research Grant Expenditures - 1946-1950 / 78 items.
Box Folder
17 1 English Honors Program -1939, 1941-1942, n.d. / 8 items.
2-3 Doris Tomlinson Buck Scholarship for English Students at TWU -1955, 1957, 1962-1964, 1973 / 34 items.
Wiley was the trustee for the scholarship account.
4-5 Katherine and Marion Foote English Scholarship - 1954-1960 / 45 items.
6 TWU Symposium in Rhetoric -1975 / 2 items.
7 Institute for Research and Service in the Teaching of English - 1959-1960 / 2 items.
8-9 TWU English Workshops -1950, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1960-1962, n.d. / 33 items.
10 TWU Writer's Conference - 1959-1961, 1963-1964, 1967, 1969-1970, 1972 / 33 items.
11 TWU English Department Events, Publicity, and Requirements -1964, 1966, 1973, n.d. / 10 items.
12-13 TWU Homecoming -1960, 1972 / 7 items.
Includes photo of 50th Anniversary, Class of 1922.
14 Little Chapel Baptismal Font Dedication In Memory of Bertha Hubbard - May 23, 1948 / 2 items.
Wiley wrote the dedication.
15 Omega Rho Alpha -1949 / 7 items.
Honorary Freshman English Fraternity.
16-17 Wiley's Retirement - May 5, 1971 / 15 items.
Includes guest book and programs.
Box Folder
18 1-16 Teaching Materials from Wiley's Various Classes / 281 items.
Including notes.



 

Professional Activities

Box Folder
19 1-2 Teaching Materials from Reading, Linguistics, and History Classes
3-7 Alpha Chi -1941-1942, 1952, 1967-1968 / 71 items.
Correspondence, clippings, and speeches regarding Wiley's involvement in Alpha Chi.
8-23 American Association of University Women (AAUW) - 1930-1932, 1934-1937, 1940-1956, 1958-1962, 1969, 1971, 1983 / 726 items.
Correspondence to and from Wiley about her activities in AAUW. Includes information regarding her inquiry for a fellowship, her eventual placement on the National Fellowship Committee in 1943, and the Texas Division of AAUW.
Box Folder
20 1-32 American Association of University Women (AAUW) -1930-1983.
Box Folder
21 1 American Council of Learned Societies - 1956-1958, n.d. / 5 items.
2-5 Association of Chairmen of Departments of English, MLA -1962-1965 / 58 items.
6-12 College English Association (CEA) -1951-1956, 1962, 1971-1972 / 94 items.
Reports, addresses, and correspondence.
13-22 Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) - 1936-1963, 1965-1967, 1972, n.d. / 596 items.
Proceedings, correspondence, and reports of CCTE.
Box Folder
22 1-26 Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) - 1936-1972.
Box Folder
23 1-13 Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) -1936-1972.
14 Delta Kappa Gamma -1931, n.d. / 2 items.
15 Joint Committee on Integration for English Teaching - 1947-1948, 1951-1952 / 8 items.
16-19 Modern Humanities Research Association - 1947, 1949, 1959-1963, 1965-1972 / 63 items.
Box Folder
24 1-15 Modern Language Association - 1931-1935, 1945-1961, 1964, 1967-1969, 1971-1976 / 155 items.
16-20 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) -1957-1958, 1961-1964, 1966-1967, 1969, 1971, 1978 / 37 items.
21 National League of American Pen Women Inc. -1956, 1964 / 4 items.
22 Poetry Society -1971 / 4 items.
23 Society for Poetry Research -1955-1956, 1960 / 7 items.
Box Folder
25 1-9 South-Central Modern Language Association (S-CMLA) - 1953, 1956-1961, n.d. / 115 items.
10-11 Texas Education Agency - 1951 / 22 items.
12-18 Texas Institute of Letters -1940-1942, 1945-1953, 1955-1960, 1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1977 / 93 items.
19-29 Texas Joint English Committee (TJEC) -1947-1948, 1951-1953, 1955-1958, 1961, 1963-1965, 1969, 1978, n.d. / 215 items.
Box Folder
26 1-7 Texas Joint English Committee (TJEC) -1936-1972.
8-11 Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) -1941, 1946, 1950-1954, 1957, n.d. / 31 items.



 

Writings and Publications -- Articles, Abstracts, and Reviews.

Box Folder
26 12 Notes on "The Natural Superiority of Women," "Women of Achievement," and Various other Works.
13 "Critical Issues in Education".
14 "The Extermination of Educated Men".
15 "Prelude to Women Writers of the Southwest" -1941.
16 Review of "The Miller's Head Again"
17 "Basic Issues in the Teaching of English" -1959.
18 "Actors in Australia"
19 "Anglo-American Theatrical Enterprise in Australia" - 1941.
20 Abstract entitled "The American Theatre -- Its Actors and Dramas -- As An Early Ambassador of American Culture"
21 "Theatrical Enterprise in Australia (1837-1872)"
22 "From Prologues to Symbolism"
23 "The Character in Prologues and Epilogues"
24 "Jonathan Swift in Texas"
25 "Jonathan Swift (1667-1745): An Exhibition of Printed Works in the Rare Books Collection of the University of Texas" -1945.
26 "Ingenious Beasts".
27 "Our Investment in Civilization: My Six Years on the Fellowship Awards Committee of the AAUW - 1943-1949".
28 "The Three Traditions".
29 "Americanization".
CIA Bulletin no. 95, November 1 - 1921.
Box Folder
27 1 "Epanaphora and Epanorthosis in Leaves of Grass"-1928.
2 "Whitman's Tone Patterns".
3 "A Review of Mark Van Doren's Collected Poems".
4 "Charactonym".
5 "Sniffing".
6 "The Prologue and Epilogue to the Garden" -1933-1934.
7 "The Vogue of Prologues and Epilogues".
8 "Female Prologues and Epilogues in English Plays" -1933.
9 "The Pouissin Doctor".
10 "The Influence of Theophile Gautier Upon Edgar Allen Poe".



 

Writings and Publications -- Speeches

Box Folder
27 11 "Twenty Books: Values in the Written Tradition" - 1968.
To Delta Kappa Gamma.
12 "Program Planning".
To the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
13 "San Jacinto's Jewels" -1957.
To Friends of the College Library.
14 "The Choice of Adventure".
To WRA.
15 "What Future in the Instant?" -1956.
To the Fort Worth Council of Teachers of English.
16 "We Three"-1954.
English Workshop Conference.
17 "The Study and the World".
Introduction of speaker at S-CMLA.
18 "Literature and the Nature of Man"-1955.
Danforth Conference.
19 "National Trends in English" -1950.
English Workshop of District VII, TSTA .
20 Untitled. -1950.
Speech given to the Denton Rotary in April 1950 when Hubbard Hall was opened.
21 "Memories from Thirteen Months Abroad".
22 "In the Shadow of Shrines".
23 "London Streets".
24 "Streets of London".
25 "Adventures in Research in English" -1941.
Presented at Honors Day, TSCW, 1941.
26 "Libraries in England and Scotland".
27 "The Literature of Courage".
28 "Is It England This Summer?".
29 "Life in the City".
30 "A Fortress in Infinite Space".
31 "Accent Upon the Familiar".
32 "The American Scholar Abroad"-1938.
WFAA Radio Address.
33 Untitled.
Untitled speech to the NDEA Institutes for Librarians.
34 "Review of Honey in the Horn".
35 "Our American Heritage in Literature".
Untitled speech to Dallas TSCW alumnae chapter.
36 "Rare Libraries in Texas" -1940.
WFAA Radio Address, April 28, 1940.
37 "Research is a Conquest".
38 "Marya Zaturenska's Cold Morning Sky" -1938.
39 "How to Better the Matter".
To the Fort Worth Council of Teachers of English.
40 Speeches regarding AAUW Fellowships / 7 items.
41 "Margins".
42 "Trouble with Passports".
44 "Fading Margins" and untitled / 2 items.
Box Folder
28 1 "Creative Imagination in this Hour".
2 "The Writer and the Reader at Work with Experience: Voices from the City".
3 "The Obligation to be Merry".
4 "Their Fair Seed Time".
5 "Women in Wartime".
6 "Getting Ready for War" -1939.
7 "Art in Memorials".
8 "War Memorials" -1945.
KDNT Radio Address.
9 Untitled -1932-1933.
10 Untitled -1955.
TSCW Radio Program.
11 "Radio: A New Force in American Literature".
12 "Radio and Public Education: A Discussion".
13 "Review of 'A Further Range' by Robert Frost" -1937.
WFAA Radio Broadcast, 1937.
14 "Entr' acte or Epilogue".
15 "A Question of Time".
16 "Women and Books -1953"
17 "Seeing Ourselves in Books About Women".
18 Introductions of various speakers / 6 items.
19 Notes of speeches.
20 "Friends of the Library " -1957.
21 "Exciting Moments in a Library".
22 "Historic Houses of Texans".
23 "The English Teacher Immortal".
24 "National Trends in English".
25 "Resolutions Concerning English".
26 "Placement Tests, Sectionizing, and Promotions".
27 "English Every Day of Our Lives".



 

Writings and Publications -- Correspondence

Box Folder
28 28-34 Research Correspondence and Inquiries - 1928-1929, 1931, 1933-1935, 1941-1942, 1945-1950, 1954-1955, 1968, 1978, n.d. / 66 items.
35-39 Publication Correspondence - 1928-1929, 1931, 1933-1934, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1944-1949, 1951-1953, 1955, 1958, 1961, 1970. / 48 items.



 

Writings and Publications -- Published Work / Rare Prologues and Epilogues.

Box Folder
28 40-42 Correspondence with Publisher, George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1939-1941, 1954 / 71 items.
43 Correspondence regarding efforts to publish to various organizations and printing presses, 1934-1941 / 25 items.
44 Correspondence regarding reviews and promotions,1940-1941 / 9 items.
45-47 Correspondence regarding the publication of Rare Prologues and Epilogues with colleagues - 1936, 1939-1942 / 52 items.
Page proofs / see Box 35 oversize, Fldrs. 3-4 / 52 items.
Box Folder
29 1 Requests for Permission to Publish, 1934, 1936, 1939-1941 / 26 items.
2 Publishing Contract, 1939 / 1 item.
3 Financial Records, 1933, 1935-1936, 1946, n.d. / 13 items.
4 Bookstore Information, Advertisements, Reviews, and Pricing, of Rare Prologues / 13 items.
5-7 Research Notes for Rare Prologues, 1933-1934. / 13 items.
8-14 Manuscript of Rare Prologues and Epilogues. / 13 items.



 

Writings and Publications -- Research Notes

Box Folder
30 1 Library cards and notes on collections.
2 Lecture notes of Dr. Trent on 17th and 18th century English writers.
3 Research notes on Dean Sheridan and Jonathan Swift.
4 Research notes on Walt Whitman.
5-6 Research notes on 17th century authors and actresses.
7 Research notes on 17th century plays.
8-10 Research notes on theatre in Australia -1837-1872.
11 Research notes on Dryden.
12 Research notes on farce, comedy of manners, and 17th and 18th century English Theatre.
13 Research notes onWomen Writers.
14-15 Miscellaneous research notes.
Box Folder
31 1-2 Miscellaneous research notes.
3-13 Notes and summaries of 17th century plays.



 

Printed Material -- Awards, Playbills, and Newsclippings

Box Folder
32 1 Awards and Honors - 1941, 1959, 1966-1967, n.d. / 6 items.
2 Membership Certificates - 1957, 1960, 1969, n.d. / 4 items.
3 Biographical Publications -1951, 1969, 1971-1972 / 9 items.
i.e. Who's Who in America, Personalities of the South, Outstanding Educators of America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and The Two Thousand Women of Achievement.
4 Playbills -1923 / 11 items.
5 Playbills - 1932, 1936, 1938 / 5 items.
6 Playbills - 1947-1948 / 2 items.
7 Playbills - 1950 / 5 items.
8 Playbills -1952 / 7 items.
9 Playbills -1953-1955, 1958-1959 / 11 items.
10 Playbills -1960-1962, 1964-1965 / 6 items.
11 Playbills - 1967, 1971 / 6 items.
12 Playbills -n.d. / 14 items.



 

Printed Material -- Newspaper Clippings

Box Folder
32 13 Personal and Family -1939, 1966, 1975, 1979, n.d. / 6 items.
14 Honors and Awards -1947, 1951, 1957, 1957, 1962-1963, 1971, n.d. / 11 items.
15 Texas Woman's University -1948-1950, 1953, 1959-1960, 1963-1964, 1967, 1971, n.d. / 47 items.
16 Texas Woman's University Presidential Bid -1950 / 28 items.
Wiley applied to become President of Texas Woman's University in 1950. Her father and sister rallied to the cause, petitioning many individuals for support on Wiley's behalf. The regents selected Dr. John A. Guinn in her stead. The clippings indicate support of her campaign and vitriolic attacks against her candidacy. Guinn served as president for 25 years until his death. Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey became the first woman president of TWU in 1975.
17 Texas Woman's University Piper Professor Award - 1963 / 7 items.
18 Texas Woman's University Distinguished Alumnae Award - 1969 / 9 items.
19 Organizations - 1942, 1946-1948, 1950-1953, 1956-1958, 1961-1966, 1970, 1972, n.d. / 83 items.
20 American Association of University Women - 1932, 1937, 1939-1947, 1960, 1963, 1981, n.d. / 24 items.
21 Rare Prologues and Epilogues - 1940-1941 / 5 items.
22 Publications - 1936, 1945, 1960, 1970, 1985, n.d. / 12 items.
23 Dr. R.H. Griffith of the University of Texas at Austin - 1943-1944 / 3 items.
24 Talks to Various Groups and Conferences -1950, 1957, 1961-1962, n.d. / 11 items.
25-30 TWU Press Releases -1951, 1958, 1960-1968, 1971, n.d. / 51 items.



 

Printed Material -- Scrapbooks

Box Folder
33 1 A Memory Book of Days -1922.
Photos, clippings, and programs of events at C.I.A.
2 Texas Woman's University Scrapbook of English Department Activities -1948-1950.
3 Rare Prologues and Epilogues -1940-1946.
Reviews, news stories, and letters regarding Rare Prologues and Epilogues.
4 News clippings and documents regarding Wiley's activities - 1930-1950.
5 Poster print of Jas R. Wiley, seventeen senators who stood by Texas -n.d.



 

Photographs

Box Folder
34 1 Autrey Nell Wiley - n.d. / 64 items.
2 Autrey Nell Wiley and Margaret - n.d. / 1 item.
3 Wiley and Margaret in Europe -1939 / 8 items.
4-5 Texas Woman's University, events and individuals -1944, 1952, 1959, 1966, 1968, 1970-1971 / 19 items.
6-7 Texas Woman's University Distinguished Alumnae Award. Includes negatives - 1969 / 13 items.
8 Wiley's retirement -May 1971 / 13 items.
9 London and Oxford -1930s, 1966 / 8 items.
10 England and Italy -1930s / 12 items.
Boatswain's Tomb, Charles Lamb's grave, Stonehenge, Thomas Hardy's home, Wellbridge House of "Tess," Italy, National Museum in Rome, and Florence.
11 Ernest Hunter Wright - 1947 / 1 item.
Visiting guest lecturer Ernest Hunter Wright with Wiley and Dr. Hubbard, November 18, 1947.
12 Leah Soucie and family -1971 / 3 items.
13 1952-1953 / 6 items.
Louise Pound, Eleanor James,Charlotte Schrader, Mary Nell Odle, and unidentified.
14 1952 / 3 items.
Arthur Sampley, poet laureate, and Wiley. He was also an English professor at North Texas State and was possibly a guest lecturer at Texas Woman's University.
15 October 19, 1957 / 2 items.
Fannie Ratchford, Sir Linton Andrews, Mildred Christian, and Lady Andrews. Yorkshire.
16 1933 / 3 items.
Raoul Fisher, Wiley, and the McMullins.
17 1919 / 3 items.
The Laceys, Miss Cobb, and Miss Perlitz (University of Texas at Austin).
18-19 n.d. / 18 items.
Unidentified events and individuals. Possibly various organizational functions. Speaker at Sigma Tau Delta.



 

The Papers of Margaret Lee Wiley -- Personal Correspondence

Box Folder
35 1-3 1933. / 19 items.
Letters to parents regarding her trip to England with Autrey Nell Wiley.
4 1950. / 10 items.
Letters to her father and Autrey Nell Wiley.
5 1958. / 1 item.
Letters to her father and Autrey Nell Wiley.
6 1958-1959. / 5 items.
Letters to Autrey Nell Wiley.
7 1960, 1966-1967. / 7 items.
Letters to Autrey Nell Wiley.
8 1965. / 2 items.
Letters to Autrey Nell Wiley.
9 n.d. / 7 items.
Letters to her father and Autrey Nell Wiley.
10 1932-1933, 1950-1951, 1981, n.d. / 7 items.
Miscellaneous letters to Margaret Wiley from friends and colleagues.



 

The Papers of Margaret Lee Wiley -- Professional Activities and Publications

Box Folder
35 11 English Workshops - 1950. / 3 items.
12 Proceedings of the Conference of College Teachers of English -1951-1956. / 7 items.
Miscellaneous letters to Margaret Wiley from friends and colleagues.



 

Oversize Items

Box Folder
36 1 Leona Ross last will and testament.
2 1969
Texas Woman's University Distinguished Alumnae certificate.
3-4 Rare Prologues and Epilogues page proofs.
Box
37 3 items.
Degree certificates from CIA, Columbia University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Box
38 Addendum 1
Research on English Romantic Poets.
Box
39 Addendum 1 cont.
Notes on Teaching English