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Guide to the Louis J. Budd Papers, 1928-2006

Abstract

Duke University Professor of English and Fulbright-Hayes lecturer at the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, India.

Collection contains correspondence, printed material, and materials relating to the journal publishing process. There are also a few journals, notes, and writing drafts. The correspondence pertains chiefly to the Jay B. Hubbell Center for Literary Historiography at Duke University, with many letters written by Budd for the purpose of fundraising, acquiring scholars' papers for the Center, and thanking individuals for their contributions and support. Other correspondence relates to the Modern Language Association, its American Literature Section, the Norman Foerster Award, the formation and activities of MLA's divisions, and the place of American literature in India. Acquired as part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Budd, Louis J.
Title
Louis J. Budd papers 1928-2006
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, Approximately 900 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains correspondence, printed material, and materials relating to the journal publishing process. There are also a few journals, notes, audio cassettes, and writing drafts. The correspondence pertains chiefly to the Jay B. Hubbell Center for Literary Historiography at Duke University, with many letters written by Budd for the purpose of fundraising, acquiring scholars' papers for the Center, and thanking individuals for their contributions and support. Other correspondence relates to the Modern Language Association, its American Literature Section, the Norman Foerster Award, and the formation and activities of MLA's divisions. There is also correspondence by Louis Budd to scholars, asking for reminiscences about early teachers of American literature, and exchanges with Willard Thorpe. Print material includes articles by Budd and other scholars, clippings, and an article entitled "Reminiscences of Jay B. Hubbell" by Clarence Gohdes. Other printed material relates to the American Research Studies Center in India, and the place of American literature in the studies in India. A small group of papers regards Professor Budd's guest editorship of the Vol. 2, No. 3, Jan. 1976 issue of Studies in American Humor. Other papers include materials on the early days of the Melville Society and meeting minutes on an edition of Washington Irving writings.

Acquired as part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography at Duke University.

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Contents of the Collection

Two audio cassettes from Jack Rosenbalm (?), one by Jack Meathenia of Studies in American Humor and another unidentified cassette. Both are accompanied by letters addressed to Budd regarding the cassettes' general contents.

Audiocassettes, undated
(2 cassettes)
Box 1

Contains both fundraising and general correspondence to and from Budd regarding the Hubbell Center. Correspondence often refers to acquiring literary scholars' papers for the Center, as well as letters thanking individuals for contributions and their attempts to increase awareness of the Hubbell Center and its goals. Some correspondence regarding Budd's work with the Hubbell Medallion Committee, as well as his work judging for the Ritz Paris Hemingway Award and the Norman Foerster Award. Correspondence related to a special issue of Studies in American Humor edited by Budd. Other correspondence deals with various authors in the field of American literature and other literary topics.

Awards, 1977-1985

(2 folders)
Norman Foerster Award, 1977
Box 1
Ritz Paris Hemingway Award, 1984-1985
Box 1
Fund raising for Hubbell Center, 1976-1979
Box 1
Hubbell Center correspondence,
(5 folders)
Box 1
Jay B. Hubbell Medal,
Box 1
Committee on Manuscript Holdings, 1971
Box 1
Correspondence, 1981-1991
Box 1
Correspondence and other items, 1980-2006 and undated
Box 1
Memorials, clippings, and correspondence, 1928-1986
Box 1
MLA Divisions, 1974-1979
Box 1
NCVCEA, 1977-1978
Box 1
Special issue of Studies in American Humor: Mark Twain in the 1870s, 1975-1976
Box 2

Collection of papers and articles on American literature. Includes drafts and copies of special edition of Studies in American Humor edited by Budd, and papers relating to the American Studies Research Centre in India.

Fulbright/American Studies Research Centre,
(4 folders)
Box 2
Irving Edition meeting minutes
Box 2
Special issue of Studies in American Humor: "Mark Twain in the 1870s,"
Box 2

Chiefly articles on American literature by authors other than Louis Budd, materials regarding the Hubbell Center at Duke University, and reminiscences on Jay B. Hubbell and on the teaching of American literature.

Printed materials,
(4 folders)
Box 3
Reminiscences,
Box 3

Historical Note

Louis J. Budd was a Duke University Professor of English and Fulbright-Hayes lecturer at the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, India.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-2003 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Louis J. Budd Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Louis J. Budd Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1977, 2008 and 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Warren

Encoded by Matthew Warren and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, February 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 1977, 2008-0268, 2011-0095

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.