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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Warren Roberts Papers, 1965-1972



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Roberts, Warren 1916-1998
Title: Roberts, Warren, Papers
Dates: 1965-1972
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, data cards, memos, and reports comprise the Warren Roberts Papers, 1965-1972, documenting the records of the UT English Department and the American Literacy Manuscript Census.
Accession No.: 92-310; 2011-399
Extent: 1 ft.11 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

(Francis) Warren Roberts (1916-1998) was a professor of 20th century English literature at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and later director of the Humainites Research Center starting in 1962 though his retirement in 1978. Born in Menard, Texas, Roberts studied at Southwestern University, earning a B. A. in 1938, and his PhD in 1956 at UT. He specialized in D. H. Lawrence, publishing several works on the author, and received a Fulbright-Hays fellowship in 1977 to explore almost 700 letters written by Lawrence from 1921-1924.

Source:

Acosta, Teresa Palomo. “In Memoriam: Frances Warren Roberts.” University of Texas at Austin. Accessed January 10, 2012. http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/2000-2001/memorials/AMR/RobertsF/roberts.html.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, data cards, memos, and reports comprise the Warren Roberts Papers, 1965-1972, documenting the records of the UT English Department and the American Literacy Manuscript Census.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Roberts, Warren, 1916-1998 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of English.
Subjects
American literacy manuscripts.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Warren Roberts Papers, 1965-1972, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives staff. Subsequent revisions were made by Maria Soscia, January 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/A21b Note from Irene T. Powers, director of Kirby Hall Dormitory, to Roberts regarding Power’s grandfather
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CDL2/J532 (Stored Offsite) English Department, 1967-1972
Graduate Studies Committee
New Chairman search, 1971-1972
Departmental Meetings, minutes
Department notices, 1965-1968
Newsletters, 1966-1968
Placement Committee, 1971-1972
Graduate Fellowship Committee, 1970-1971
Graduate Students (inactive)
Graduate Students:
John Michael E. Carroll
Chong-Wha Chung
Crofut, Thomas L., Conference Course Student
Eugene Edge, III
Donald Gene England
Anne D, Friesenhahn
Mrs. Nedah Furstenwerth, Conference Course Student
William Clark Hendley, Jr.
Clark Hendley
Carol Ayres Lawrence
Judith Ann Michna
Nancy Waldine Morris
Richard Michael Murphy
Werner Louis Rosin
Walter Ronald Schuchard
Herbert Stappenbeck
Harry Charles Stiehl
Una Jacqueline Winfrey
American Literary Manuscript Census
A Directory of the Committee on Manuscript Holdings
Professor J. Albert Robbins, Indiana University
Memoranda to Regional Chairmen
John Payne, Texas
David Farmer, Texas
Census reports from Texas Libraries
Professor Robert M. David, University of Oklahoma
Professor Darwin Shrell, Louisiana State
ALM Census replies
General File, I.
Minutes of the Committee on manuscript holdings
Professor Blair Rouse, University of Arkansas
Processing Checklist
Mailings
A Brief Description of the Project to revise American Literary Manuscript Census
Guidelines for Regional Associates
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2.325/A21b Cards from University of Oklahoma
ALM Census
Texas Responses
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CDL2/J534 Formulary for the Revised Edition of American Literary Manuscripts
Proposal for a Computerized Updating of a Census of Library holdings of American Literary Manuscripts
Examples of varied references on American Literary Manuscripts
Matters to investigate in manuscript-holding libraries
Computer printouts
Checklist of American authors
ALM Survey:
Letters to Texas libraries, positive responses
Mailing list, libraries in Texas
Positive responses, Southwest Region
Letters to Texas libraries, negative responses
Master letter for ALM survey Revision, sent to all libraries in Texas
Forms to include with Letters to libraries that sent positive responses
Manuscript Survey (sample forms)
Packet of materials used in project

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