William A. Oldfather Papers, 1904-45, 1972, 1992 | University of Illinois Archives
American Philological Association
Committee of Nine, University (Educational Organiz and Adminis)
Constitution Study Club
Democracy and Intellectual Freedom, American Committee for
Greek and Latin Lexicography
Language and Literature Studies
University of Munich
World War II - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
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Papers of William Abbott Oldfather (1880-1945), professor of classics (190-1945), including correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, notes, reviews, manuscripts and related material concerning classical writings, publications, students, job placement, travels and teaching abroad, hikes and canoe trips, oversight of the campus coop restaurant following financial collapse (1936-37), affairs of national and local professional and political organizations, university administration and research. Substantial portions of the papers relate to Oldfather's work as a general editor of the Illinois Studies in Language and Literature (1914-45), American Philological Association (1936-44), American Committee for Democracy & Intellectual Freedom (1941-42), University Committee of Nine Library Committee (1930-35), Munich notes (1904-07), faculty salary study (1944-45) and Oldfather's publications. Most of the correspondence is for the 1936-45 period. Papers also include Avianus correspondence, An Appreciation of the Region From the Hiker's Point of View featuring recollections of Oldfather's experiences hiking in East Central Illinois, manuscripts, and draft translations of Oldfather and his students Robert Jones and Edith Jones (1910-1946).
The series contains publications.