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Preliminary Guide to the Bernard I. Duffey Papers, 1957 - 1983

Abstract

Bernard I. Duffey worked as an author and Professor of English at Duke University. Papers include correspondence, notebooks, memoranda, minutes, committee notes, course materials, manuscript materials and research notes. Major subjects include Bernard I. Duffey, Duke University, Duke University's Department of English curriculum, the Duke University Press, Program II, and study and teaching of American literature and poetry. Materials range in date from 1957-1983. Contains restricted materials.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bernard I. Duffey papers 1957 - 1983
Creator
Duffey, Bernard I., 1917-
Extent
1.0 Linear Feet , 1,000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Contains materials pertaining to the professional work of Bernard I. Duffey, author and Professor of English at Duke University. Papers include correspondence, notebooks, memoranda, minutes, committee notes, course materials, manuscript materials and research notes. Major subjects include Bernard I. Duffey, Duke University, Duke University's Department of English curriculum, the Duke University Press, Program II, and study and teaching of American literature and poetry. Materials range in date from 1957-1983. Contains restricted materials.

Administrative Information

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

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Correspondence, 1970-1972
Box 1
Courses and Curriculum Committee
Box 1
Graduate Student - Faculty Committee
Box 1
Student evaluation of teachers, form construction materials
Box 1
Undergraduate Faculty Council of the Arts and Sciences, ca. 1972-1974
Box 1
Courses in contemporary American literature and poetry, course materials, syllabi
Box 1
Applications
Box 1
General advisory committee materials
Box 1
Duke University Press board, ca. 1981
Box 1
Poetics of Nature
Box 1
Encounter and Irresolution
Box 1
Some Elements of Narrative, unpublished manuscript, 1981
Box 1

Historical Note

Bernard I. Duffey received his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and his master's and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University. Duffey began his career teaching at Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota.

In 1963, he joined the Duke University English Department, where he taught American poetry and contemporary American literature. He received a Fulbright scholarship to teach at the University of Copenhagen in 1970, and was also a visiting professor at the University of California at Irvine. Duffey was chair of the English Department Courses and Curriculum Committee and served on a variety of committees and boards at Duke University: the Committee on Teacher Evaluation and Learning Process, Program II Committee, and the Duke University Press Editorial Advisory Board.

Duffey's writings include: Modern American Literature (1951), The Chicago Renaissance in American Letters (1956), Poetry in America : Expression and its Values in the Times of Bryant, Whitman, and Pound (1978), Chicago's Public Wits; a Chapter in the American Comic Spirit (1983), and A Poetry of Presence: the Writing of William Carlos Williams (1986). One of his essays was published in The Comic Imagination in American Literature (1973), a collection about the sources of humor in literature.

Bernard I. Duffey, professor emeritus of English, died in 1994.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Dept. of English records. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bernard I. Duffey Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Bernard I. Duffey Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1974 and 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed March 2003

This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Jill Katte, September 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.