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Guide to the Theodore Hornberger Papers, 1930-1976

Abstract

Theodore Hornberger (1906-1975) was a professor of English and scholar of Puritanism and Colonial American literature.

Papers contain lectures, drafts, printed material, reprints, manuscripts, and correspondence relating to Hornberger's work on Puritanism and colonial American literature. Included are bibliographies compiled by Hornberger on the subjects of Puritanism, science, literature, and education, lecture notes on a variety of topics and individuals in American literature and history, and a draft manuscript of his book Puritanism and Science.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hornberger, Theodore, 1906-1975
Title
Theodore Hornberger papers 1930-1976
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.4 Linear Feet, 463 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

The Theodore Hornberger Papers contain lectures, drafts, printed material, reprints, manuscripts, and correspondence relating to Hornberger's work on Puritanism and colonial American literature. Included are bibliographies compiled by Hornberger on the subjects of Puritanism, science, literature, and education, and lecture notes on a variety of topics and individuals in American literature and history.

Professor Theodore Hornberger, educator and professor emeritus at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania at the time of his death, had worked over many years on the manuscript of a book on Puritanism and science. Two earlier versions were submitted to publishers but owing to the shortage of paper and the economy of the world during World War II, they were never published. The bulk of Hornberger's papers consist of the third version of his Puritanism and Science in manuscript. He died before completing it.

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

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Contents of the Collection

Contains material relating to Hornberger's professional career as professor of English at the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas, and the University of Pennsylvania. Also contains several clippings from the New York Review of Books.

Biography, 1964-1976
Box 1
Clippings, 1934-1937
Box 1
Correspondence, 1936-1968
Box 1

Largely consists of lectures and lecture notes on a variety of topics and individuals in American literature and history, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Cotton Mather, and John Winthrop. Also includes bibliographies Hornberger compiled on the subjects of Puritanism, science, literature, and education, fragments of Hornberger's writings, a manuscript of his book Puritanism and Science, reprints of articles by Hornberger and others, a copy of The Literature of the United States edited by Hornberger and two others, and handwritten notes.

Puritanism and Education
Box 1
Relations of Literature and Science, 1951-1953, 1955-1956
Box 1
Relation of Science to Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology
Box 1
Writers of Puritan Prose
Box 1
Cotton Mather Chapter 5 Fragments
Box 1
"History of Science" Fragments
Box 1

Lectures

(23 folders)
American Literature, 19th Century
Box 1
Bradford, William
Box 1
Bryant, William Cullen
Box 1
Coles, Abraham
Box 1
Colonial Literature, Belles Lettres
Box 1
Cooper, James Fenimore
Box 1
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Box 1
Fiske, John
Box 1
Franklin, Benjamin, 1964
Contains 1 audio tape reel, 7 inch and transcription of lecture.
Box 1
Frenau, Philip
Box 1
Fuller, Henry B.
Box 1
Hamilton, Alexander
Box 4
Higginson, John
Box 1
Irving, Washington
Box 1
Mather, Cotton
Box 1
Mather, Increase
Box 1
Mayhew, Jonathan
Box 2
Minor Writers (Wallir, Thomas; Warren, John; Warren, Joseph; Waterhouse, Benjamin)
Box 2
Puritan Prose
Box 2
Puritans
Box 2
Travel Literature
Box 2
Williams, Samuel (1743-1817)
Box 2
Winthrop, John
Box 2
Woolman, John
Box 2
Walter Blair, Theodore Hornberger, Randall Stewart, eds. The Literature of the United States (Glenview: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1963)
Box 2
Manuscript Fragments
Box 2
"Mechanics"
Box 4
Notebooks
Box 4
Poetry, Indexes, and Notes
Box 2
Puritanism and Science
(12 folders)
Box 2-4
Reprints
Box 3
Writings by Others
Box 3

Historical Note

>Theodore Hornberger (1906-1975) was a professor of English and scholar of Puritanism and Colonial American literature.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Theodore Hornberger Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Theodore Hornberger Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1977 and 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by Willeke Sandler, February 2012

Encoded by Willeke Sandler, February 2012

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.