Stuart Sherman Papers, 1903-26
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Brief Description:

Papers of Stuart Pratt Sherman (1881-1926), associate professor of English (1907-24), including incoming correspondence concerning department curriculum; invitations to speak; congratulations on honors; arrangements for and comments on books and articles by Sherman; job offers to and from Sherman; awarding of Pulitzer prizes in 1920, 1921, and 1925; Sherman as a champion of the aristocratic humanism of Irving Babbitt and Paul E. More, his shift to a more democratic humanism and his final shift to a more comprehensive acceptance of many points of view; accounts from former students of post-graduate careers (Gerald Carson, Allan Nevins, Sam Raphaelson, Warner Rice, Lew Sarett) and editorial suggestions and criticisms (Henry S. Canby of Literary Review, Wilbur Cross of Yale Review, John Farrar of Bookman, M. A. DeW. Howe of Atlantic Monthly Press, Daniel Longwell, Hammond Lamont, Paul E. More, Irita Van Doren, Carl Van Doren of Nation, Will D. Howe, Maxwell Perkins of Scribner's, Ellery Sedgwick of Atlantic Monthly.)

Other correspondents include Sherwood Anderson, Irving Babbitt, Hamlin Garland, Ellen Glasgow, Vachel Lindsay, Sinclair Lewis, Percy Kay, Allan Nevins, Llewelyn Powys, Burton Rascoe, Ashley Throndike and Oswald Garrison Villard. The papers include copies and originals of letters from Sherman to many of the above on same subjects; clippings of serial publications (1908-26), lecture notes (1906-24), Harvard themes (1903-04) and other early manuscripts, published and unpublished typescripts and manuscripts of essays, talks, addresses and reviews, clippings about Sherman and his writing, diaries (1904-06), journals, notes on reading (1900-26) and related material.

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]
Record Series Number: 15/7/21
Created by: Sherman, Stuart Pratt (1881-1926)
Volume: 4.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1963
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Arrangement: By types (correspondence is alphabetically filed).
Subject Index
American Literature
Book Reviews
Class Notes
Faculty Papers
Harvard University
Literary Criticism
New Humanism
Pulitzer Prizes
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]