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Preliminary Guide to the Egbert S. Oliver Papers, 1935-1983

Abstract

Professor of American Literature at Willamette University and Portland State University; served as a Fulbright lecturer to India.

Collection includes an unpublished manuscript, Melville, Rebellious Optimist; a holograph manuscript of Elizabeth Shaw and Herman Melville: The Story of Their Family Life; correspondence with publishers, microfilm of recommendations to the Dept. of State for Herman and Gansevoort Melville’s consular and other appointments, letters from colleagues, newsletters of the Melville Society, a sketch of Vernon Parrington, clippings and other miscellaneous items.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Oliver, Egbert S. (Egbert Samuel), 1902-
Title
Egbert S. Oliver papers 1935-1983
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes an unpublished manuscript, "Melville, Rebellious Optimist" ; a holograph manuscript of Elizabeth Shaw and Herman Melville: The Story of Their Family Life; correspondence with publishers; a microfilm of recommendations to the Dept. of State for Herman and Gansevoort Melville’s consular and other appointments; letters from colleagues; newsletters of the Melville Society; a sketch of Vernon Parrington; and clippings and other miscellaneous items. Portions of this collection may be unprocessed and may require further processing before research use. Acquired as part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1935-1981
Box 1
Writings, 1935-1983
Box 2
Correspondence, 1954-1980
Box 4

India Series

(4 boxes)
Alphabetical File
Box 3
Correspondence: Family letters, 1955-1971
Box 5
Universities and Conferences
Box 6
Miscellany File
Box 7
Correspondence, 1938-1955
Box 8
Miscellany
Box 8
Manuscripts
Box 8
Unpublished manuscript, Herman Melville: Rebellious Optimist
Box 9

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Egbert S. Oliver Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Egbert S. Oliver Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Robert Carlson, April 2009

Accession from 1980 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.