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Title: Wayne Carver Papers, 1940-2010
Created by: Carver, Wayne
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Physical Description: 5 boxes papers; 3 videotapes
Scope and Contents:

Box 1

Correspondence, primarily incoming

Box 2


                Correspondence, primarily incoming

                Owen Jenkins

                Reed Whittemore

                re: Dialogue article, “Literature, Mormon Writers, and the Powers that Be” 1969-1970

                Northwest Airlines

                Jane Hamilton

                Eric Larsen

                Re: A Child’s Christmas in Utah

                Brian Kitely

                Fred Busch

                L. Gould, S. Elledge, A. Mizener 1947-1957

The Carleton Miscellany

                Martin Printing Company

                Fall 1965-Summer 1966


                Carleton Miscellany and Furioso – Carver’s Submissions

                Budget and Staffing

                Production, Office


                Budget Reports – 1976-1977

                Contributors and Addresses – to call

                Volume XIV

                Volume XV

                Volume XVI


Box 3

The Carleton Miscellany


Writings, Speeches

                Unidentified Writings from Weber College

                Thurlo Bates Thomas Memorial Service

                Weber College Production of “All Faces West” – narr. by Carver

                “Death is by Hands” – Carver

                “The American Novel: The Short Course” – Carver

                Opening Convocation 1974 – Carver

                In Progress Stuff


                Carleton Movie Script

                “A Man of Fortune” – Carver

                “Soft Showers of Spring” – Carver

                Unidentified Writings – Carver

                “Chaos in the Classroom” – Carver

                “The Pretty English Girl and the Ugly American” – Carver

                “Elwyn’s Story” – Carver

                “Del Draney Days” – Carver

                “The Summer I Read Ulysses” – Carver

                “The Price of Deer” – Carver

                “Daddy & Son: A Bedtime Story” – Carver

                “With Voice of Joy & Praise” – Carver

                “Heroes are Born” – Carver

                “Places of Stone” – Carver

                “Earth Resteth, Heav’n Moveth, Fountains Flow” – Carver

                “A Child’s Christmas in Utah” – Carver

                Black Willow Press, Keith Harrison, “A Child’s Christmas in Utah”

                “An Issue in Higher Education” – Carver

                “Henry James & Emily Dickinson & the Core of Reality” – Carver

                Critchlow Lecture, Weber State University – Carver

                “Turning Toward Plain City” – Carver (2 folders)

                “Imagining Eden” – Carver

                “Strictly Personal: History, Baseball, Plain City, & Me” - Carver

                E. Harris Harbison Award Statement - Carver

                Magazine Critique (Illinois Bell News) - Carver

                Owen Jenkins Eulogy

                "An Account of My Career as a Writer" - Carver

                “And Gladly Wolde He…”- Carver

                “The Worlds of Tom and Tristram” – Carver

                “The Lure of the Short Story” – Carver

                Miscellaneous Bits re: Art, Religion, Creativity, etc.

                “The Unsound & the Curious…Shorties on the Summer Session” – Carver

                Convocation Speech – 1974

College Coursework – Weber State University, Kenyon College, University of Utah

                College Notes, Papers, Exams

                English 71

                The Social Philosophers

                The American Revolution

                Blue Books

                Transcript – Weber College

                Geography 118

                Education 141 – University of Utah Home study 1944/45

                Writings and Related Communications 1944

                Comprehensive Exam English - Kenyon College 1947

                Poetry Analysis from Student Days – Kenyon College

                Composition Books

Box 4

College Coursework – Weber State University, Kenyon College, University of Utah

                Composition Books

                Coursework - American Studies, University of Utah – 1955/56

Carleton College General

              Plagiarism – 1958

              The Anti-Plagiarism Committee

              Search for Director of Learning Skills Center

              Grant Possibilities

              Comprehensive Committee 1966/67

              Library Information

              The Damned (?) Magazine 1984

              The Carleton Magazine 1985/86

              Carleton Magazine

              Faculty Communications

              Students for a Democratic Society and Other Student Affairs

              History of American Studies at Carleton

              The Vatter Caper - Faculty Evaluations 1964

Carleton College English Department

              Letters (my) to the Department

              Erling Larsen’s Correspondence

              Department Review 1984/85

              English Department 1960/61

              Wayne Carver Department Chairman

              English Department Curriculum Stuff

              English Dept Recollections – Morral, Soule, Bailey, Tisdale, Carver 2006

              English Dept History corr. with Gould, Whittemore, Shain, Elledge

              Laird Professorship #7008 Reports

              Department Curriculum Committee 1977/78

              English Department Correspondence 1976/77

              Departmental Mission, Goals, etc. in Chairman’s Meeting

              Harbison Award Interviews 1971

              Faculty Development Endowment Grant

              Department 1983/84

              Wayne Carver (Dept.)

              Wayne Carver 1978-1980

              Michael Harper, Benedict Professor Spring 1979

              John Tallmadge

              Jacqui Clipsham

              Eric Larsen - Materials for Tenure


Carleton Students and Student Work (RESTRICTED for 80 years from creation)

              Frosh Seminar Papers – Western Literature

              Comps Essays 1990/91

              Comps 1990/ 91

              Sedivy, Karen

              Okumakpeyi, Orier

              Craig, William

              Self, Wayne – Comps

              Joy, Michael

              Letters of Recommendation

              Recommendations 1990/91

              Letters of Recommendation 1988/89                                            

              References 1965/66

Carleton Courses and related materials

              Papers on American Literature, Recommendations, etc.

              Copies of Interesting Essays on  Almost ANything

              Seminar 65-B Italian-American Literature 1963

              Syllabuses (All Courses)

              Wayne Carver - Courses

              Continental Novel

              Rhetoric I - Charles Schiulz Visit

              City/County Seminar - American Studies

              English 31 – Big Talk Stuff, Themes, Ideas, Patterns

              General Observations on the Short Story – Class A-2 and D

              Lectures on “Some Problems in Intellectual History

              English 30 Literature of the American West 1989

              Hawthorne, Melville, James

              Owen’s Outline of Aristotle’s Rhetoric

              Tales Out of School

              English 355 20th Century Novel

              English 31 American Literature II

Box 5

Carleton Courses and related materials (cont.)

              Lecture on Eliot as Dramatist

              Vittorini & Panese

              Jones Very and Other Transcendentalists


               Hawthorne - James Seminar

              English 35 – Materials (2)

              English 35

              Twentieth Century Fiction, pre-1975

              Western Literature Course – General Materials

              Western Literature – General

              English 31 Western Literature

              Summer School 1977

              OCS London 1984

              Document Re: 4 Bentinck Mews, London 1978

              London – Correspondence Only

              Visits Summer Program (Plymouth, Madison, Milwaukee)

                Aiken, Carol

                Anderson, Sherwood


                Beard, Charles A.


                Conrad - "Lord Jim"

                Crane, Stephen (1871-1900)

                Croly, Herbert (1869-1930)

                Currier & Ives

                Devoto, Bernard


                Dickinson, Emily

                Didion, Joan


                Dreiser, Theodore

                Edwards, Jonathan

                Eliot, T. S.

                Ellison, Ralph


                Eugene England Essays

                Faulkner (2)

                Ferril, Thomas Hornsby

                Filler, Louis



                Ford, Ford M.

                Forster, E. M. (2)

                Frost, Robert

                Garland, Hamlin

                Greene, Graham

                Guthrie, A. B.

                Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter)


                Howe, E. W. (The STory of a Country Town)

                Howe, Irving

                Howells, W. D.

                James, Henry (5)


                MacGuane, Thomas

                Mailer, Norman

                Mann (2)

                Mason, Bobbie Ann

                Melville (2)


                Morris, Wright

                O'Neill, Eugene

                Orwell, George

                Parkman, Francis

                Porter, Katherine Ann




                Robinson, E. H.

                Rolvaag, O.E.

                Sandburg, Karl

                Shakespeare (King Lear, Henry IV)

                Shaw, Irwin


                Reading of Ford’s The Good Soldier – Stang

                Stevens, Wallace




                Trilling, Lionel


                Twain, Mark – Short Works, ‘The Mysterious Stranger’

                Twain, Mark (2)

                Waters, Frank

                Wharton, Edith

                White, E. B.

                Whitman, Walt

                Wister, Owen


Guest Lectures, Presentations, etc and Related Travel

                KRCHE English Teachers – William Jewell College 1973

                William Jewell College 1980

                Kansas City Regional Council 1973

                Foundations, etc. (Personal)

                Kalamazoo 1976

                YWCA Augsburg Thing (?) 1975

Box 6

Guest Lectures, Presentations, etc and Related Travel

                Short Story Contest – Utah Arts Council 1981

                Of Fine Books and Book Fines – Weber State College 1983

                The Special Committee on Liberal Studies – Notre Dame 1969

                Danforth Foundation – St. Louis 1955/56

                Danforth Association Conference – Athens, Georgia 1971

                Beaver College 1977

                The Tour of the Eastern Province

Management Objectives Program – AT&T, Bell Systems

                AT&T Publications Appraisal, Ken Wood corr. 1968/69

                AT&T Speech Material – The Long March, The Brothers K, etc.

                Bell/AT&T Miscellaneous

                Management Objectives Program, Bell Systems 1967

                Management Objectives Program, Bell Systems 1966

                Management Objectives Program, Bell Systems 1965

                Management Objectives Program, Bell Systems 1964

                Management Objectives Program, Bell Systems 1963

                Photograph Album – Bell/AT&T Seminar (?)

                Carleton Bell Class of 1963 Newsletters 1968, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984

                Carleton Bell Systems Class of 1963 updates 1987

General Biographical and Other Materials

                Signature Books


                Writings About Wayne Carver

                Curriculum Vita

                Interview with Wayne Carver Transcription 2009

                Honorary Degree

                Danforth Foundation – Harbison Award

                Employment and Salary Letters and Related

                The Carleton Twelve – McConcachie 1964

Writings by Others and Unidentified and Miscellaneous

                I Know Pablo I Know – Erling Larsen

                Erling Larsen - Writings

                Erling's Memorial Service

                Marie’s Voice – unknown

                Capek, Milic

                The Two Communities


                Miscellaneous Unidentified


"Plain City - Portrait of Mormon Life" - Wayne Carver

Critchlow Lecture 1993

A Convocation in the Celebration of the Life of Laurence McKinley Gould

Comments: VHS tapes dispersed to recordings

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