Edward H. Davidson Papers, 1918-2001
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Brief Description: Papers (1918-2001) of Edward Hutchins Davidson (1912-2009), Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1955-1980), consisting of personal and professional correspondence (1942-2000); and professional writings, lectures, notes, and source material (1940-2001) pertaining to Davidson's research and teaching activities, particularly focusing on nineteenth and early twentieth century British and American writers and poets; correspondence with friends, relatives, colleagues, and doctoral students, including Hilda (Galliher) Curry (1984-1998); Emory Elliott, Jr. (1962-1997); Mary Ann Hill (1998-1999); William Howarth (1997-2000); Lee M. Hutchins (1967-1978); Claudia Johnson (1998-1999); Bernard Rosenthal (1966-2000); William J. Scheick (1997-2000); and George Tabor (1959-1998); subjects of special research interest include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jonathan Edwards, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, University of Illinois professor Gordon Ray, and the history of the Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church (Champaign, Ill.).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 15/7/48
Created by: Davidson, Edward H. (Edward Hutchins) (1912-)
Volume: 2.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 02/22/2001. 2/22/2001; 1/24/2005
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1507048.pdf
Arrangement: Chronological and alphabetical.
Biographical Note for Davidson, Edward H. (Edward Hutchins) (1912-) : Edward H. Davidson (1912- ) received his bachelor's degree from American University in 1934 and his Ph.D from Yale in 1940.  He taught at Ohio University and Hunter College before joining the English faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1951.  In 1962-63 he served as Visiting Professor at Harvard, and in 1965 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Research and scholarship interests include the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jonathan Edwards, and Edgar Allen Poe.  Professor Davidson retired in 1980.
Subject Index
American Literature
English Department
English Literature
Faculty Papers
Faculty Publications
Humanities
Lectures
Library Acquisitions
Photographs
Provost
University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: English Library/Kathleen M. Kluegel  Donation
Finding Aid Revisions: Collection originally consisted only of Prof. Davidson's paper, "Gordon Ray at Illinois, 1946-1960:�  A Memoir."�  Three cubic feet of material pertaining to Davidson's personal and professional life were added to the series in October 2007, at which time it was discovered that the original accession was not on the shelf.�  The finding aid was then updated to reflect both the addition and the missing item.�  SFA 3 pp.