Guide to the Charles Howell Foster Papers, 1920-1979


Professor of American Literature, University of Minnesota. The collection is largely correspondence but also includes clippings.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
Charles Howell Foster papers
Foster, Charles H. (Charles Howell), 1913-
0.5 Linear Feet, 134 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Correspondence (1936-1979) chiefly from or pertaining to Norman Foerster, professor of English and pioneer in the teaching of American literature, discussing Foster's career and Foerster's activities following his resignation from the University of Iowa, 1944. Also, clippings about or references to Robert Frost and Harriet Beecher Stowe; and printed material.

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1936-1979
Box 1
Box 1

Historical Note

Charles Howell Foster, originally from Luray, Virginia, was a Professor of American Literature at the University of Minnesota.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Howell Foster Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Charles Howell Foster Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011