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Guide to the Lew Sarett (1888-1954) Papers 1902/1978

Overview of the Collection

Sarett, Lew, 1888-1954

Title:

Lew Sarett (1888-1954) Papers

Dates:

1902-1978

Size:

15.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

Lew R. Sarett was a professor of English and public speaking at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. The Lew Sarett Papers illuminate Sarett's personality and methods as a successful and popular teacher and poet. The Papers also shed light on a time period in American history when themes of respect for nature and for Native Americans found a receptive audience among poetry lovers and lecture audiences. The Papers are arranged in six general categories: Biographical Materials (including Clippings); Correspondence, Teaching Files (including Lecture Notes), Speeches, Publications (including Manuscript Drafts and Notes), and Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks.

Biographical Information

Lew R. Sarett, poet, teacher, philosopher, woodsman and lecturer, was born Lewis Saretsky on May 16, 1888 in Chicago, the only child of Rudolph and Jeanette Block Saretsky. His parents had immigrated to the United States around 1880, his father from Poland and his mother from Lithuania.

The family moved in 1895 to Marquette, Michigan, where Sarett first began to acquire his knowledge and love of the outdoors and of wild animals. Sarett and his mother returned to Chicago's slums for two years while his father continued to look for work. Around 1902 the family was reunited and moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan, where Sarett graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1907 as a champion orator, debater, athlete and scholar.

Sarett worked his way through the University of Michigan (1907-1908), Beloit College (B.A. 1911), Harvard Law School (1911-1912) and the University of Illinois Law School (LL.B. 1916). In his undergraduate days, nicknamed 'swat,' Sarett participated in athletics and won honors in oratory. He won the Wisconsin State Oratorical Championship in two successive years; his prize-wining orations were “The Slavonic Offering to the American” in 1910 and “Poland's Offering to the American” in 1911. Around 1911, he formally changed his surname to Sarett.

From 1912 to 1920, Sarett taught English and Public Speaking at the University of Illinois. It was during this period that he began to write poetry, publishing his first volume, <emph render="italic">Many Many Moons</emph>, in 1920. He became an advisory editor of <emph render="italic">Poetry</emph> magazine in 1921, won the Levinson Poetry Prize in 1921 and the Poetry Society of America's annual prize in 1925. He also began a lifelong career of public speaking, spending many summers on the lyceum and chautauqua circuits, in the employ of such agencies as the Redpath Bureau and the J.B. Pond Lyceum Bureau. Although his first important lecture, “Stranger at the Gates,” dealt with the urban immigrant experience, Sarett soon developed a reputation and repertoire as an interpreter of the American wilderness. Sarett described many of his performances as “lecture-recitals,” reflecting their combination of prose and poetry. For such popular lectures as “The Children God Forgot” Sarett took the stage in full American Indian dress; on other occasions, he appeared in the hiking boots and heavy plaid jacket of a woodsman. In 1921 Sarett, billed as “the poet of the wilderness,” shared the platform with his friend Carl Sandburg, “the poet of the city.” In 1951 Columbia Records released a recording of Sarett reading from his collected works.

In 1920, over the protests of his devoted students at the University of Illinois, Sarett came to Northwestern University, where his teaching schedule would allow him to spend more time in the wilderness. Sarett made news in 1925, when he decided to live in the wilds of Wisconsin, commuting six hundred miles roundtrip to teach at Northwestern for one semester each year. At Northwestern, where he remained as Professor of Speech until his retirement in 1953, Sarett developed and offered several popular courses, including Persuasion, Prosody, the Teaching of Speech, Forms of Public Address, and Building the Lecture/Recital. In 1950 he was granted a three-year leave of absence because of poor health, and at the end of this leave he retired. Upon Sarett's retirement, the University established the Lew Sarett Chair of Speech. From 1951-1954 Sarett was Visiting Professor of Speech at the University of Florida. He died of a heart attack on August 17, 1954 in Gainesville, Florida, at the age of 66.

From childhood, Sarett had been attracted to all aspects of nature, an affinity which, together with his appreciation for American Indian culture and lore, is clearly reflected in his poetry. For many years Sarett devoted served for several months as a ranger in National Parks in Montana and Wyoming. He also acted as a wilderness guide, traveling over 12,000 miles in the remote forests and mountains of northern Minnesota and Canada by pack-train and canoe. For a time he served as an adviser on Indian affairs to the Department of the Interior. He lived among the Chippewa Indians of the Lake Superior region, and was adopted by them and given the name of <emph render="italic">Pay-shig Ah-deek</emph>, which means “Lone Caribou.” In 1964, ten years after his death, the Lew Sarett Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Center was established in Benton Harbor, Michigan, by a gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Vawter to the Michigan Audubon Society. Sarett's diverse interests included horticulture; during his lifetime he produced six new varieties of dahlia, each of which won many awards.

Lew Sarett published six volumes of poetry, including <emph render="italic">Many Many Moons</emph>, <emph render="italic">The Box of God</emph>, <emph render="italic">Slow Smoke</emph>, <emph render="italic">Wings Against the Moon</emph>, <emph render="italic">The Collected Poems of Lew Sarett</emph> and <emph render="italic">Covenant with Earth: A Selection from the Poetry of Lew Sarett</emph>. Carl Sandburg wrote forwards for three of Sarett's books. Sarett was also the senior author, with William T. Foster, of <emph render="italic">Basic Principles of Speech</emph>. The first edition of this text was published in 1936, and a revised edition in 1946. Sarett's widow, Alma Johnson Sarett, prepared the third edition for publication in 1958 after his death, and the fourth edition was issued in 1966. Sarett and Foster also co-edited <emph render="italic">Modern Speeches on Basic Issues</emph> (1939), and, with James H. McBurney as junior author, wrote <emph render="italic">Speech: A High School Course</emph>. All three of these textbooks enjoyed wide use in schools and colleges.

Sarett was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Baylor University in 1926. Beloit College awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters of Humanity in 1946. He was a member of numerous societies and professional organizations, including Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho, honorary forensic fraternity; Sigma Tau Delta, honorary English fraternity; Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity; and Zeta Psi, social fraternity. He also held membership in the Midland Author's Club and the London Author's Club, among other organizations. He was one of the founders, in 1914, of what is now the Speech Communication Association, a national professional speech organization, and was secretary of the SCA from 1918-1920. At the time of his death Sarett was regional vice-president of the Poetry Society of America.

In 1914 Sarett married Margaret Husted. They had two children: Lew Sarett, Jr., became a distinguished chemist (he synthesized cortisone in 1945), and Helen Osgood Sarett Stockdale became an attorney. Margaret Husted Sarett died in 1941. Two years later, Sarett married Juliet Barker, a voice teacher with a graduate degree from the Northwestern University School of Speech (1924); she died in 1945. In 1946 he married Alma E. Johnson, who had received her M.A. (1938) and Ph.D. (1942) degrees from Northwestern. Alma Johnson Sarett (Anderson), a professor of speech at the University of Florida, died in 1982.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Speech--Faculty

Personal Name

Sarett, Lew, 1888-1954

Topical Term

Poets, American--20th century

Wilderness areas--United States--Poetry

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Lew Sarett Papers comprised of two main accessions. The first was donated to the Northwestern University Library by Mrs. Alma Johnson Sarett in 1956, and transferred to the Northwestern University Archives from the Special Collections Department in 1975. The second accession was donated to the University Archives by Helen Sarett Stockdale on May 8, 1985, as Accession No. 85-86. In addition, three folders of notes on Sarett's lectures taken by one of his students were separated from the Agnes Jones Cashman Papers, Series 25/5, on November 23, 1993, and incorporated into this series.

Processing Information

Mary Moss, 1975; Bonnie-Jeanne Noble and Erik W. Goldstrom, 1985; Rae S. Bielakowski and Janet C. Olson, 2001.

Separated Materials

Three inches of duplicate and extraneous<emph render="bold"/> materials were separated from this series. Two silver trophies, awarded to Lew Sarett in 1910 and 1922 at the Wisconsin State Oratorical Contests, were transferred to the University Archives Artifacts Collection. All of Sarett's Indian artifacts were returned to Helen Sarett Stockdale in 2000. As listed below, audio-tapes, a vinyl recording, and one compact disk were transferred to the Archives' Audio-visual collection. Loose photographs were removed and transferred to the Archives' Photograph Collection. Copies of Sarett's volumes of poetry were added to the Archives' Faculty Authors Collection.

Audio Tapes: “January 14, 1956, Lew Sarett Library Evening” (3 tapes)

Recording: 33rpm LP, “Lew Sarett - Reading from his Collected Poems”

CD: “Lew Sarett - Reading from his Collected Poems”–CD-rom version of the above recording, donated by Helen Sarett Stockdale.

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Electronic Format

The entire contents of the Lew Sarett Papers have been microfilmed as Film # 17913; the 13 reels of microfilm are accessible in the Northwestern University Library's Periodicals/Newspaper Reading Room (paged collection) or through Interlibrary Loan.

Arrangement of Materials

Clippings are arranged in chronological order.

General correspondence is arranged chronologically. Subject correspondence is organized alphabetically by topic and chronologically within the folders.

Lecture Notes are arranged alphabetically by course name or lecture topic (for example, “Persuasion Course C23” or “Rhyme”) and date between the 1920s and 1953.

Speeches and Lecture-Recitals are organized chronologically where possible.

Scope and Contents

The Lew Sarett Papers illuminate Sarett's personality and methods as a successful and popular teacher and poet. The Papers also shed light on a time period in American history when themes of respect for nature and for Native Americans found a receptive audience among poetry lovers and lecture audiences.

The Papers are arranged in six general categories: Biographical Materials (including Clippings); Correspondence, Teaching Files (including Lecture Notes), Speeches, Publications (including Manuscript Drafts and Notes), and Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks.

<emph render="bold">Biographical materials</emph> include biographies, clippings, obituaries, awards, and other items, and span the years 1926 to 1972 (with a few undated items filed at the end of the folder). The Biography folder contains autobiographical and biographical sketches, press releases, announcements, and two student papers: “Lew Sarett, The Man and His Poetry,” by Palmer Hilty (1929) and “Lew Sarett, The Man,” by J.A. Bitzer (1935). Many of the newspaper and magazine interviews and articles in the Clippings category also contain biographical details. In addition to the folder of <emph render="bold">Obituaries</emph>, see also the Condolence Letters received by Alma Johnson Sarett. <emph render="bold">Clippings</emph>, from newspapers, popular magazines, and professional journals, include notices of Sarett's speaking engagements; interviews with and articles about Sarett; and articles about Sarett's prize-winning dahlias. While many of the clippings cite Sarett's poems, reprints of his poetry will be found in the Publications category. Announcements of Sarett's lectures include promotional flyers for the program in which Sarett and Sandburg appeared together. Clippings span the years 1907 to 1975; one folder contains undated clippings. Of particular note are the lengthy articles about Sarett by Neil Clark from the February and March, 1926, issues of the <emph render="italic">American Magazine</emph> (the typescript of these articles is filed in Folder 4), which emphasize Sarett's transformation from poor urban youth to poet of the wilderness. Most of the clippings documenting Sarett's performances on the lecture circuit are filed in the Clippings Scrapbook (1915-1918) in Box 15. Clippings relating to Sarett's published work, including reviews of his books, are filed in the Reviews folders (loose clippings), Box 12, or in the Clippings Scrapbook (1915-1926) in Box 15.

<emph render="bold">Correspondence</emph> includes general, literary, and student correspondence, as well as letters of condolence sent to Sarett's wife after her husband's death. General Correspondence spans the years 1910 to 1954. Subject Correspondence includes Sarett's correspondence with his publishers, with Northwestern University faculty and administrators, and with students; audience reaction to Sarett's lecture-recitals; and correspondence relating to the Northwestern University Library event in 1956 which acknowledged Alma Sarett's presentation of her husband's papers to the University. A <emph render="bold">bound volume</emph>, presented to Sarett on his retirement from Northwestern University, contains letters of appreciation from colleagues and former students across the country, arranged in alphabetical order. Sarett corresponded with many writers, poets and other well-known individuals of his time, from Jane Addams to Morton Zabel; these letters (almost exclusively incoming), spanning the years 1916 to 1954, are foldered individually and arranged alphabetically by the surname of the correspondent. The letters are located in Boxes 4 and 5; a list of the “<emph render="bold">Correspondents of Note</emph>” follows.

<emph render="bold">Correspondents of Note (A-T, Box 4; U-Z, Box 5)</emph>

Addams, Jane, 1934

Albright, Horace M., 1921

Allen, Hervey, 1934

Amsbary, (Wallace) Bruce, 1922-1925

Anderson, Sherwood, 1934

Austin, Mary, 1929

Bates, Katharine Lee, 1927-1928

Benet, Stephen Vincent, n.d.

Benet, William Rose, 1922-1936

Bodenheim, Maxwell, n.d.

Braithwaite, William S., 1919-1927

Canby, Henry Seidel, 1921-1934

Clark, Neil McCullough, 1925-1929

Cook, Edmund Vance, 1925-1926

Corwin, Norman, 1944

Davidson, Gustav, 1951

Deutsch, Babette, 1926

Dillon, George, 1940

Eastman, Max, 1932-1934

“Ellery Queen”, 1950-1951

Farrar, John, n.d.

Field, Ben, 1926-1927

Fishbein, Dr. Morris, 1929-1934

Foerster, Norman, 1927

Ford, Ford Maddox (Hueffer), 1921

Frank, Waldo, n.d.

Frederick, John T., 1921-1927

Frost, Robert, 1922-1953

Gard, Wayne, 1925-1927

Garland, Hamlin, n.d.

Garnett, Louise Ayers, 1921-1934

Gilliland, Strickland, n.d.

Guiterman, Arthur, 1926-1939

Harrison, Henry, 1931

Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1919-1922

Hersholt, Jean, 1941

Heyward, Du Bose, 1934

Heywood, Dorothy “Porgy”, 1934

Hill, Frank, 1921-1928

Hillyer, Robert, n.d.

Holmes, John A., 1931-1936

Horner, Governor Henry, 1934

Kantor, MacKinlay, 1932

Kreymborg, Alfred, 1921

Kinitz, Stanley J., 1933-1939

Le Gallienne, Richard, 1923-1924

Lieurance, Thurlow, 1920-1925

Linderman, Frank B., 1922-1931

Love, Robertus, 1926

Lowell, Amy, 1921-1923

Lowes, John Livingston, 1934

McCutcheon, John, 1934

McKay, Claude, 1922

Markham, Edwin, 1925-1932

Masters, Edgar Lee, 1941

Mayo, Dr. Charles H., 1934

Mencken, H.L., 1934

Merriam, H.G., 1929

Monroe, Harriet, 1918-1936

Moody, Harriet, Mrs. Wm. V, 1925

Nathan, Robert, 1922-1923

Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1928

O'Donnell, Charles L. CSC, 1925-1928

Piper, Edwin E., 1919

Pound, Louise, 1941-1943

Preston, Keith, n.d.

Raphaelson, Sampson, 1919-1951

Rascoe, Burton, 1919-1924

Read, Opie, 1916-1918

Ridge, Lola, n.d.

Robinson, Edwin A., 1925

Roosevelt, Mrs. Franklin D., 1954

Sandburg, Carl, 1918-1954

Sarett, Lew, Jr., 1950-1952

Scollard, Clinton and Jesse Rittenhouse, 1919-1920

Seiffert, Mrs. Otto, n.d.

Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1919-1923

Sherry, Laura, 1921

Sigmund, Jay G., 1925

Snow, Wilbert, 1925-1935

Speyer, Leonora, n.d.

Starrett, Vincent, 1922-1955

Stork, Charles Wharton, n.d.

Sullivan, A.M., 1950-1951

Swift, Ivan, n.d.

Taft, Lorado, 1934

Taggard, Geneviève, n.d.

Teasdale, Sara (Filsinger), 1919

Tietjens, Eunice, 1921

Tittle, Ernest F., 1934

Torrence, Ridgely, 1930

Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1921

Untermeyer, Louis, 1919-1941

Van Doren, Carl, 1919-1923

Van Doren, Mark, 1940

Vinal, Harold, 1925-1928

Wheelock, John Hall, 1919-1928

White, William Allen, 1926

Wiggam, Lionel, n.d.

Wilder, Thornton, 1934

Wilkinson, Marguerite, 1919-1927

Zabel, Morton Dauwen, 1929-1936

While Sarett's <emph render="bold">Teaching Files</emph> include some folders of syllabi, bibliographies, and exam questions, as well as three folders of notes taken by one of Sarett's students (1928-1933), the bulk of this category is comprised of Sarett's <emph render="bold">Lecture Notes</emph>. The notes fill over five boxes (nearly two linear feet) and provide an in-depth view of Sarett's teaching method and his lecture style. All but a few of the notes are written or typed on 5” x 8” cards. Many cards are undated, since Sarett revised and reused the lecture notes from year to year; some bear such notations as “omit in 1945.” Sets of cards contain outlines of the lecture to be delivered, and many are numbered on the front, but since the cards were used and revised over a long period of time, the numbering is not always continuous or relevant. In most cases the notes appear on only one side of the cards, but occasionally the outline continues on the back of the card, and sometimes striking illustrations of the topic in question, taken from magazines, correspondence or student writing, are pasted onto the card. Several folders are labeled “overflow”; these contain additional lecture notes on the specified topic from which Sarett could choose if he had extra time.

Sarett's <emph render="bold">Speeches</emph> <emph render="bold">and Lecture-Recitals</emph> materials include outlines, notes, and drafts; separate folders contain undated material. In Sarett's characteristic style, many of the outlines for speeches were typed on note cards. Speeches include several given to organizations such as Rotary and the National Speech Association. Of note is the printed pamphlet “Poland's Offering to the American,” the speech which won Sarett the Wisconsin State Oratorical Championship in 1910 (a copy of his prize-winning speech for 1911 is in the Scrapbook dated 1905-1912). In 1938, Sarett spoke to the Dahlia Society on “The Philosophy of a Dahlia-Grower.” Also of particular interest is the notebook filled with outlines for Sarett's lecture-recitals (circa 1932-1943), revealing his approach to these performances, from packing for the trip to self-motivation and selection of the poems to be recited. An undated folder contains Sarett's settings and choices of poems for proposed recordings of his poetry. During the late thirties and early forties, Sarett wrote a number of “Radio Sketches”—scripts for radio broadcasts consisting of a folkloric tale, an autobiographical incident, or a talk on speech or poetry, combined with readings of his poems or those of other poets. A list of these radio sketches is found in the folder dated 1937-1938. The last folder contains Sarett's notes and drafts for speeches on the occasion of his retirement from Northwestern University in 1953.

<emph render="bold">Publications</emph> include bibliographies, reviews, and promotional materials as well as clippings and reprints of Sarett's poems. Separate folders hold reviews and promotional materials relating to Sarett's books of poetry and to his textbooks on speech. For reviews of Sarett's early work, see also the Clippings Scrapbook dated 1915-1926. Folders of <emph render="bold">Manuscripts and Drafts</emph> are also divided into poetry and prose. Of particular interest is the draft of one of Sarett's earliest poems, “To a Wild Goose ….” The folders of drafts reveal the extent to which Sarett revised and reworked his poems before their publication. <emph render="bold">Notes</emph> include a transcript of an interview that Sarett conducted with medicine man John Still-Day in 1921, as well as notes taken during a trip to Yellowstone and a list of the American Indian artifacts Sarett collected over the years.

Sarett's first wife, Margaret Husted Sarett, carefully compiled four <emph render="bold">Photograph Albums</emph> and three <emph render="bold">Clippings Scrapbooks</emph> documenting her husband's life and their life together. The albums and clippings span the years 1905-1926 and are organized by date and/or theme. Mrs. Sarett captioned most of the photographs and identified most of the sources for the clippings. The first page of each photo album has a synopsis of events pictured in the album. The first book of clippings covers Sarett's high school and college years and contains notices of his oratorical competitions and scholastic achievements; the two later scrapbooks hold clippings relating to Sarett's summer lecture tours (1915-1918) and to his publications (1915-1926).

A note about the Clippings Scrapbooks: two of the Scrapbooks contained pages of overlapping clippings that were brittle, difficult to handle, and unsuited to microfilming. These scrapbooks were sent for treatment to the Northwestern University Library Conservation Department, where the clippings were removed and attached to new, acid-free paper. Page numbers refer to the original page from which the clippings were removed. Captions were transferred from the original pages.

An oversized folder holds <emph render="bold">Musical Scores</emph>—published or in manuscript—arranged by various people and based on Sarett's poetry, including perhaps his best-known poem, “Four Little Foxes.”

INVENTORY

Biographical Material

Box 1

Folder 1

Biography: General

1926-1956

Box 1

Folder 2

Obituaries

1954-1955

Clippings

Box 1

Folder 3

Lecture Tour Programs, Announcements, Introductions

1920-1946, n.d.

Clippings folders and Scrapbooks

Box 1

Folder 4

Typescript of Article/interview for American Magazine by Neil Clark

1926

Correspondence with Clark, Box 4

Box 1

Folder 5

Clippings

1907-1924

Box 1

Folder 6

Clippings

1925-1935

Box 1

Folder 7

Clippings

1936-1975

Box 1

Folder 8

Clippings

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 9

Petition of Appreciation from Students at University of Illinois

1920

Box 1

Folder 10

Honorary Doctorate, Beloit College

1946

Box 1

Folder 11

Personal notes, lists

1950s

Box 1

Folder 12

Exhibit of Sarett Items, NU Library

1955-1956

Box 1

Folder 13

Lew Sarett Poetry Memorial, Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project

1964

Box 1

Folder 14

Sarett Nature Center, Benton Harbor, MI

1965, n.d.

Correspondence

Box 1

Folder 15

Condolence Letters (to Alma Johnson Sarett)

1954-1955

Box 2

Folder 1

General

1910-1919

Box 2

Folder 2

General

1920-1929

Box 2

Folder 3

General

1930-1939

Box 2

Folder 4

General

1940-1954

Box 2

Folder 5

General

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 6

Cunningham, Cornelius “Neil” [outgoing only]

1924-28, 1951-52

Box 2

Folder 7

Lectures: Comments and Reviews [to L.S. or to lecture sponsors]

1912-1944

Box 2

Folder 8

Northwestern Library Evenings (presentation of Lew Sarett Papers to Northwestern University Library)

1955-1956

Box 2

Folder 9

Northwestern University: Lew Sarett Professorship

1953-1956

Box 2

Folder 10

Northwestern University School of Speech: Search for Dean

1941

Box 2

Folder 11

Publishers, General

1912-1934

Box 2

Folder 12

Publishers, Henry Holt & Co.

1919-1951

Box 2

Folder 13

Recommendation letters (recommending Sarett for jobs)

1914

Box 2

Folder 14

Rein, Lynn Miller (correspondence with Alma Johnson Sarett)

1972-1976

Box 3

Folder 1

Students

1917-1954

Box 3

Folder 2

Students

n.d.

Box 3

1

Retirement: Letters of Appreciation (bound volume)

1953

Correspondents of Note

Box 4

Folder 1

Addams, Jane

1934

Box 4

Folder 2

Albright, Horace M.

1921

Box 4

Folder 3

Allen, Hervey

1934

Box 4

Folder 4

Amsbary, (Wallace) Bruce

1922-1925

Box 4

Folder 5

Anderson, Sherwood

1934

Box 4

Folder 6

Austin, Mary

1929

Box 4

Folder 7

Bates, Katharine Lee

1927-1928

Box 4

Folder 8

Benet, Stephen Vincent

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 9

Benet, William Rose

1922-1936

Box 4

Folder 10

Bodenheim, Maxwell

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 11

Braithwaite, William S.

1919-1927

Box 4

Folder 12

Canby, Henry Seidel

1921-1934

Box 4

Folder 13

Clark, Neil McCullough

1925-1929

Box 4

Folder 14

Cook, Edmund Vance

1925-1926

Box 4

Folder 15

Corwin, Norman

1944

Box 4

Folder 16

Davidson, Gustav

1951

Box 4

Folder 17

Deutsch, Babette

1926

Box 4

Folder 18

Dillon, George

1940

Box 4

Folder 19

Eastman, Max

1932-1934

Box 4

Folder 20

“Ellery Queen”

1950-1951

Box 4

Folder 21

Farrar, John

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 22

Field, Ben

1926-1927

Box 4

Folder 23

Fishbein, Dr. Morris

1929-1934

Box 4

Folder 24

Foerster, Norman

1927

Box 4

Folder 25

Ford, Ford Maddox (Hueffer)

1921

Box 4

Folder 26

Frank, Waldo

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 27

Frederick, John T.

1921-1927

Box 4

Folder 28

Frost, Robert

1922-1953

Box 4

Folder 29

Gard, Wayne

1925-1927

Box 4

Folder 30

Garland, Hamlin

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 31

Garnett, Louise Ayers

1921-1934

Box 4

Folder 32

Gilliland, Strickland

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 33

Guiterman, Arthur

1926-1939

Box 4

Folder 34

Harrison, Henry

1931

Box 4

Folder 35

Henderson, Alice Corbin

1919-1922

Box 4

Folder 36

Hersholt, Jean

1941

Box 4

Folder 37

Heyward, Du Bose

1934

Box 4

Folder 38

Heywood, Dorothy “Porgy”

1934

Box 4

Folder 39

Hill, Frank

1921-1928

Box 4

Folder 40

Hillyer, Robert

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 41

Holmes, John A.

1931-1936

Box 4

Folder 42

Horner, Governor Henry

1934

Box 4

Folder 43

Kantor, MacKinlay

1932

Box 4

Folder 44

Kreymborg, Alfred

1921

Box 4

Folder 45

Kinitz, Stanley J.

1933-1939

Box 4

Folder 46

Le Gallienne, Richard

1923-1924

Box 4

Folder 47

Lieurance, Thurlow

1920-1925

Box 4

Folder 48

Linderman, Frank B.

1922-1931

Box 4

Folder 49

Love, Robertus

1926

Box 4

Folder 50

Lowell, Amy

1921-1923

Box 4

Folder 51

Lowes, John Livingston

1934

Box 4

Folder 52

McCutcheon, John

1934

Box 4

Folder 53

McKay, Claude

1922

Box 4

Folder 54

Markham, Edwin

1925-1932

Box 4

Folder 55

Masters, Edgar Lee

1941

Box 4

Folder 56

Mayo, Dr. Charles H.

1934

Box 4

Folder 57

Mencken, H.L.

1934

Box 4

Folder 58

Merriam, H.G.

1929

Box 4

Folder 59

Monroe, Harriet

1918-1936

Box 4

Folder 60

Moody, Harriet, Mrs. Wm. Vaughn

1925

Box 4

Folder 61

Nathan, Robert

1922-1923

Box 4

Folder 62

Neihardt, John Gneisenau

1928

Box 4

Folder 63

O'Donnell, Charles L. CSC

1925-1928

Box 4

Folder 64

Piper, Edwin E.

1919

Box 4

Folder 65

Pound, Louise

1941-1943

Box 4

Folder 66

Preston, Keith

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 67

Raphaelson, Sampson

1919-1951

Box 4

Folder 68

Rascoe, Burton

1919-1924

Box 4

Folder 69

Read, Opie

1916-1918

Box 4

Folder 70

Ridge, Lola

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 71

Robinson, Edwin A.

1925

Box 4

Folder 72

Roosevelt, Mrs. Franklin D.

1954

Box 4

Folder 73

Sandburg, Carl

1918-1954

Box 4

Folder 74

Sarett, Lew, Jr.

1950-1952

Box 4

Folder 75

Scollard, Clinton and Jesse Rittenhouse

1919-1920

Box 4

Folder 76

Seiffert, Mrs. Otto

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 77

Sherman, Stuart Pratt

1919-1923

Box 4

Folder 78

Sherry, Laura

1921

Box 4

Folder 79

Sigmund, Jay G.

1925

Box 4

Folder 80

Snow, Wilbert

1925-1935

Box 4

Folder 81

Speyer, Leonora

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 82

Starrett, Vincent

1922-1955

Box 4

Folder 83

Stork, Charles Wharton

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 84

Sullivan, A.M.

1950-1951

Box 4

Folder 85

Swift, Ivan

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 86

Taft, Lorado

1934

Box 4

Folder 87

Taggard, Geneviève

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 88

Teasdale, Sara (Filsinger)

1919

Box 4

Folder 89

Thompson, Princess Te Ata (American Indian)

1922

Box 4

Folder 90

Tietjens, Eunice

1921

Box 4

Folder 91

Tittle, Ernest F.

1934

Box 4

Folder 92

Torrence, Ridgely

1930

Box 5

Folder 1

Untermeyer, Jean Starr

1921

Box 5

Folder 2

Untermeyer, Louis

1919-1941

Box 5

Folder 3

Van Doren, Carl

1919-1923

Box 5

Folder 4

Van Doren, Mark

1940

Box 5

Folder 5

Vinal, Harold

1925-1928

Box 5

Folder 6

Wheelock, John Hall

1919-1928

Box 5

Folder 7

White, William Allen

1926

Box 5

Folder 8

Wiggam, Lionel

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 9

Wilder, Thornton

1934

Box 5

Folder 10

Wilkinson, Marguerite

1919-1927

Box 5

Folder 11

Zabel, Morton Dauwen

1929-1936

Teaching Files

Box 5

Folder 12

Courses: Persuasion: Notes, Assignments, Exam Questions

1918-1949

Lecture Note Cards for these courses

Box 5

Folder 13

Courses: Prosody, Notes, Exam Questions

1942-1950

Lecture Note Cards for these courses

Box 5

Folder 14

Adaptations of >Basic Principles of Speech for other NU courses

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 15

Graduate Comprehensive Exam Questions

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 16

Student Notes: Poetry [Agnes Jones Cashman] I

c. 1928-1933

Box 5

Folder 17

Student Notes: Poetry [Agnes Jones Cashman] II

c. 1928-1933

Box 5

Folder 18

Student Notes: Prosody [Agnes Jones Cashman]

c. 1928-1933

Box 5

Folder 19

Student Papers

1942, n.d.

Box 5

Folder 20

Syllabi, Bibliographies, Exam Questions (NU and Florida)

1950-1954, n.d.

Box 5

Folder 21

University of Florida: Notes on Establishing a Graduate Program

c. 1948-1949

Box 5

Folder 22

University of Florida: Notes on Sarett's Leave Year

c. 1948-1950

Lecture Notes (note cards)

Box 5

Folder 23

“The Able Speaker Is an Able Person”

c. 1947

Box 5

Folder 24

“Advanced Forms of Public Address” [SCH 408, Florida] I

c. 1950

Box 5

Folder 25

“Advanced Forms of Public Address [SCH 408, Florida] II

c. 1950

Box 5

Folder 26

“Ancient Systems of Speech”

n.d.

Box 6

Folder 1

“Attention”

c. 1949-1952

Box 6

Folder 2

“Attention” (University of Florida)

1953

Box 6

Folder 3

“Attention” (University of Florida)

1954

Box 6

Folder 4

“Attention”–Overflow

c. 1943

Box 6

Folder 5

“Attention”–Overflow

c. 1948

Box 6

Folder 6

“Authority Material”

n.d.

Box 6

Folder 7

“Bad Forms of Criticism”

n.d.

Box 6

Folder 8

“Basic Ideas”—Overflow [poetry course]

c. 1950

Box 6

Folder 9

“Brief, Personal Synopsis of Sarett and Foster” [Basic Principles of Speech]

c. 1936

Box 6

Folder 10

“Building the Lecture and Lecture Recital”

c. 1945-1950

Box 6

Folder 11

“Building the Lecture and Lecture Recital”–Miscellaneous

c. 1943

Box 6

Folder 12

“Building the Lecture and Lecture Recital”–Overflow

c. 1944

Box 6

Folder 13

“Building the Lecture and Lecture Recital–Overflow

n.d.

Box 6

Folder 14

“Building the Persuasion Speech”—Step I

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 1

“Building the Persuasion Speech”—Step II

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 2

“Change of Pace”

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 3

“Classification of Drives” [Motivation]

c. 1942

Box 7

Folder 4

“Climax”

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 5

“Common Defects in Public Speaking” (”60 Ways to Fail in Speaking”)

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 6

“Common Defects in Speech Students” (Used in Seminar #516)

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 7

“Common Errors in Interpretation”

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 8

“Composition: 6 Types of Introduction Adapted to Hostile Audiences”

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 9

Creative Writing and Speech course lectures I

1951-1952

Box 7

Folder 10

Creative Writing and Speech course lectures II

1951-1952

Box 7

Folder 11

Creative Writing and Speech course lectures III

1951-1952

Box 7

Folder 12

“Definition of Beauty”–Overflow

c. 1950

Box 7

Folder 13

“Dialect”–Overflow

c. 1950

Box 7

Folder 14

“Dramatization of Ideas”

1951-1952

Box 7

Folder 15

“Educational Premises of Basic Course” (Univ. of FL seminar)

c. 1950

Box 7

Folder 16

“Emotions”

c. 1940s

Box 8

Folder 1

“Esthetic Attitude”

c. 1950

Box 8

Folder 2

“Ethics of Persuasion”

c. 1940s

Box 8

Folder 3

“Examples Arousing Curiosity”–Overflow

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 4

“Expectation and Surprise”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 5

“Form of Criticism”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 6

“Form of Proper, Complete, Sound Criticism”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 7

“Forms of Poetry”

1949

Box 8

Folder 8

“Forms, Standards, Methods of Classroom Criticism”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 9

“Four Fears and Six Taboos of Modern Writers”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 10

“Further Unifying Principles or Themes”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 11

“Handling the Audience, The Platform–Delivery”

c. 1930s

Box 8

Folder 12

“How Audience Gets Impression of Speaker's Personality”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 13

“How to Get Along with People”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 14

“How to Handle the Class Hour”

c. 1949

Box 8

Folder 15

“How to Write a Book Review”–Overflow

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 16

“Images and Figures of Speech”

c. 1940s

Box 8

Folder 17

“Language That Does Not Come Alive”–Overflow

c. 1938

Box 8

Folder 18

“Materials with High Compulsion or Attention Values”

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 19

“Methods of Establishing Prestige”

c. 1930s

Box 8

Folder 20

“Motivation”

c. 1946-1948

Box 8

Folder 21

“Motivation”–Overflow

c. 1949

Box 9

Folder 1

“New Trends of Writing”

c. 1950

Box 9

Folder 2

Persuasion course (C23)–introduction

c. 1943-1948

Box 9

Folder 3

Persuasion course (C23)—”General Matters”

c. 1942-1943

Box 9

Folder 4

“Philosophy of Speech—9 or 10 Basic Principles”

c. 1942

Box 9

Folder 5

“Problems in Personality”

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 6

Prosody course–Overflow

c. 1940s

Box 9

Folder 7

“Psychology of Audiences” I

c. 1936

Box 9

Folder 8

“Psychology of Audiences” II

c. 1936

Box 9

Folder 9

“Rhyme”

c. 1943-1948

Box 9

Folder 10

“Rhythm”

c. 1940s

Box 9

Folder 11

“Rhythm”–Overflow

c. 1943-1951

Box 9

Folder 12

Seminar on Teaching and Writing about Speech and Public Speaking

c. early 1930s

Box 10

Folder 1

Seminar in Speech Research [SCH 516, Florida] I

c. 1953

Box 10

Folder 2

Seminar in Speech Research II [SCH 516, Florida] II

c. 1953

Box 10

Folder 3

“Showmanship”

c. 1940s

Box 10

Folder 4

“Stereotypes”

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 5

“Suggestion and the Teacher”

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 6

“Suggestion”–Overflow

c. 1943-1949

Box 10

Folder 7

“Suggestiveness and Suggestion” [”Earmarks of Good Literature”]

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 8

“Suggestiveness”–Overflow

c. 1949-1950

Box 10

Folder 9

“Surplus Notes”

c. 1940s

Box 10

Folder 10

“Survey of Speech Systems”

c. 1952-1953

Box 10

Folder 11

“Suspense”

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 12

“Teaching of Speech”—Introduction [SCH 431, Florida]

c. 1951-1952

Box 10

Folder 13

“Teaching of Speech”—Overflow—not used at Univ of FL

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 14

“Techniques of Writing”–Overflow

c. 1940s

Box 10

Folder 15

“Titles”

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 16

“Tone Color”

c. 1940s

Box 10

Folder 17

“Trilogy of Tests” [poetry]

c. late 1940s

Box 10

Folder 18

“Types of Audiences with Mental and Emotional Conflicts”

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 19

“Universality and the Life Cycle”

c. 1948

Box 11

Folder 1

“Welding an Audience”

c. 1953-1954

Box 11

Folder 2

“What to Do with Feelings of Inferiority”

c. late 1940s

Box 11

Folder 3

“Why Read Good Poetry”

c. 1920s

Box 11

Folder 4

Miscellaneous Lecture Cards

n.d.

Speeches

Box 11

Folder 5

“Poland's Offering to the American”

1910

Box 11

Folder 6

Undated speeches

n.d.

Box 11

Folder 7

“The Philosophy of a Dahlia Grower”

1938

Box 11

Folder 8

“Why Read Poetry?” and Other Lecture-Recitals on Poetry

1922-1945

Box 11

Folder 9

Lecture-Recital Manuscripts and Outlines I

1932-1946

Box 11

Folder 10

Lecture-Recital Manuscripts and Outlines II

1932-1946

Box 11

Folder 11

Lecture-recitals

n.d.

Box 11

Folder 12

Poetry Festival

1933-1934

Box 11

Folder 13

Poems and Settings for Recordings of Sarett's Poetry

n.d.

Box 11

Folder 14

“Radio Sketches” Scripts and Notes

1935-1938.

Box 11

Folder 15

“Radio Sketches” Scripts and Notes

1943

Box 11

Folder 16

“Radio Sketches” Scripts and Notes

n.d.

Box 11

Folder 17

Retirement Speech (Notes)

1953

Publications

Box 11

Folder 18

Bibliographies

1918-1928

Box 11

Folder 19

Promotional Materials: Houghton-Mifflin Co., Speech Books

ca. 1936-1966

Box 11

Folder 20

Promotional Materials: Poetry Books and Recordings

ca. 1920-1955

Box 11

Folder 21

Reviews: Basic Principles of Speech, Personal Power through Speech

1936-1940

Box 12

Folder 1

Reviews: Poetry Books

1924-1951

Box 12

Folder 2

Poetry: Clippings

1913-1936, n.d.

Box 12

Folder 3

Poetry: Translation of “Box of God” into Spanish

ca. 1921

Box 12

Folder 4

Poetry: “Ode to Illinois” (1924) printed program, typed ms

1923-1924

Box 12

Folder 5

Poetry: Poems for CC and LS Cunningham (transcribed)

1930, n.d.

Manuscripts, Drafts and Notes

Box 12

Folder 6

Poetry: First poem, “To a Wild Goose . . .,” draft

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 7

Poetry: “Box of God, ” 2nd, 6th, 12th, 14th drafts

1919-1920

Box 12

Folder 8

Poetry: “Gospel According to Nature,” several drafts, with notes

1923-1925

Box 12

Folder 9

Poetry: “Forty Ways of Looking at a Grizzly,” draft, with notes

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 10

Poetry—General, Drafts and manuscripts, I

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 11

Poetry—General, Drafts and manuscripts, II

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 12

Prose—Manuscripts and drafts of articles

1948, n.d.

Box 12

Folder 13

Prose—Manuscripts and drafts of articles

1954

Box 12

Folder 14

Prose: Basic Principles of Speech, Manuscript of revised edition, ch. 2

Box 12

Folder 15

Interview with medicine man John Still-Day

1921

Box 12

Folder 16

Yellowstone National Park—Notes

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 17

List of American Indian materials collected by Sarett

n.d.

Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks

Box 13

Folder 1

Album: High School, College, and Summer Camps

1905-1913

Box 13

Folder 2

Album: Ontario Canoe Trip (Lew Sarett as Guide)

1913

Box 13

Folder 3

Album: Summer Camps, North Woods, Lecture Tours, Champaign IL

1914-1920

Box 14

Folder 1

Album: Summer Trips

1920-1923

Box 14

Folder 2

Scrapbook: High School and College Years

1905-1912

Box 15

Folder 1

Scrapbook: Clippings (Summer Lecture Tours)

1915-1918

Box 15

Folder 2

Scrapbook: Clippings (Lectures and Publications)

1915-1926

Musical Scores

Box 15

Folder 3

Arrangements and Adaptations of Sarett's Poetry (sheet music)

1923-1971, n.d.