Carol Kyle Papers

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Biographical

Coursework completed

Courses Taught

Works, Creative

Works, Scholarly

Projects and Grants

Correspondence

Committee Work

News Clippings, articles, and publications



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Collection Overview

Title: Carol Kyle Papers, 1957-1995Add to your cart.

ID: 15/7/46

Primary Creator: Kyle, Carol (1939-1995)

Extent: 12.3 cubic feet

Arrangement: By Subject, Alphabetically Thereunder Unless Noted

Subjects: Astronomy, Computer Based Education, Creative Writing, Faculty Papers, Fulbright Awards, National Endowment for the Humanities, Poetry, Women's Studies

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Carol Kyle (1939-1995), professor of English (1968-1995), contain professional and personal correspondence, literary and scholarly publications, manuscripts and drafts of poetry, photographs, sound recordings, and teaching and research materials related to classes taken as a student at Duquesne University (1957-1961) and the University of Pennsylvania (1962-1968); courses taught while a professor at UIUC, including pilot classes on poetry and astronomy, the literature of AIDS, contemporary American poetry, women writers, and computer use in humanities instruction; creative works, include poetry collections and individual poems, novels and novellas, and short stories; scholarly and research works, including book- and article-length works on contemporary poetry, domestic imagery, Robert Frost (dissertation topic), and numerous poets and writers, including W.S. Merwin, Adrienne Rich, James Wright and Charles Olson; materials relating to research grants received for the completion or implementation of projects, including a Fulbright to conduct research in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1972), an NEH grant to develop a poetry and astronomy curriculum (1978-1979), her work at the National Humanities Institute with Maynard Mack (1971), her tenure as De Witt-Wallace visitor at the MacDowell artists' colony(1989), and awards presented to Kyle, including the Chancellor's Award for Distiguished Teaching (1987) and the LAS Award for Distinguished Teaching; and correspondence with publishers, students, colleagues, and writers, including Adrienne Rich, Sarah Getty, Carol Burns, Raymond Carver, Maxine Kumin, Archibald MacLeish, W.S. Merwin, Sarah Schulman, and James Wright.

Subject/Index Terms

Astronomy
Computer Based Education
Creative Writing
Faculty Papers
Fulbright Awards
National Endowment for the Humanities
Poetry
Women's Studies


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Series 6: Projects and GrantsAdd to your cart.
(Note: also contains materials relating to fellowships and awards received by Kyle; where feasible, materials for each project are arranged chronologically)
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Astronomy and Poetry, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Kyle applied for and was granted an NEH grant in 1978 to create and implement an interdisciplinary course studying the relationship between astronomical imagery and contemporary American poetry; see also Courses Taught.
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Folder 1: NEH policy manual, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Original grant materials, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Course materials, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notes, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: News clippings, ca. 1972-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reprinted scientific articles, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Reports and Evaluations, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Final correspondence with NEH, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Astrophysical Imagery in Contemporary American Poetry, 1987Add to your cart.
Kyle requested sabbatical leave in 1987 to work further on astronomy and poetry book, and also to work on her AIDS novel.
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Folder 1: Proposal with notes and other materials, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Application and proposal for LAS faculty study in a second discipline, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Poetry reprintsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Black Holes and the Human Imagination, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Kyle received a UIUC interdisciplinary research grant to develop a colloquium with visiting astrophysics professor Jacobus Petterson on relationship between astronomy and poetry.
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Folder 1: Grant materials and proposal, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Colloquium lecture notes, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Cassette-tape copies of colloquium, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1987Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Publicity, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Christopher Kite Visit (English Harpsichordist), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: CMU (Carnegie-Mellon University) Conference on Computer Use in the Humanities, 1985Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Notes and submitted paper, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Conference materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: College Bowl materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Fulbright Lectureship, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1972Add to your cart.
Kyle was awarded a fulbright for a visiting lectureship in Buenos Aires, and also worked extensively on her poetry while in residence there.
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Folder 1: Precorrespondence, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Application, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Class materials, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Reprinted articles and clippings, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes for novel, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal correspondence, 1972Add to your cart.
Including photos, postcards, letters and aerograms from and to Kyle
Folder 4: Heekin Group Foundation Novel-In-Progress Semi-Finalist, 1993Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Institute of International Education Fellowship, 1964Add to your cart.
Kyle was awarded an IIEF fellowship in 1964 to attend the Shakespeare Quartercentenary at Stratford-on-Avon.
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Folder 1: Journal, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Final Report, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: IAFA (International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts) Conference, 1991Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1991Add to your cart.
Relates to reading by Kyle on the subject of plagues throughout history, including AIDS
Folder 7: "Larkin notes" (unidentified project)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: LAS Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Literature and Archaeology Project, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Kyle received a fellowship from UIUC to work in Mexico City on a project addressing the "Mesoamerican Cultural Past" in the summers of 1970 and 1971; see also Works, Scholarly/Apollo and the New World.
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Folder 1: Notes, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: MacDowell Colony, DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Writing Award, 1989Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Official correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Novel notes for African Violet Queen. See also Correspondence/Personal, "John1987-1988"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mallorca Expedition, 1975Add to your cart.
Kyle spent the summer of 1975 on an archaeological dig of a Deyan shrine in Mallorca.
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Folder 1: Materials, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: National Humanities Institute, 1976Add to your cart.
Kyle was selected for an NEH residence at Yale with Maynard Mack to develop interdisciplinary courses; the work done at this seminar developed into Kyle's "astronomy and poetry" courses.
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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1973-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Materials, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: NEMLA Convention, Guest Lecturer, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lecture notes: "The American Woman Abroad"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Poetry Contest Submissions, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: The Scarlet Letter A: Teaching the Literature of AIDS, 1994Add to your cart.
Kyle applied for a grant from NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) to devise and implement a course focusing on AIDS literature; initial prospectus was accepted, status of full proposal is not addressed herein; see also Courses Taught/"The Literature of AIDS."
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Folder 1: Correspondence with NCTE, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Full Proposal, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Undergraduate Instructional AwardAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Application, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "American Women in Change" proposal and notes (interdisciplinary women's studies course), 1979Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Application, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Vertical Frontier: Poetry for Physicists/Physics for PoetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Unidentified project, possibly related to other astronomy projects.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Notes (3 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder one includes Kyle's "Humanist Manifesto"

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