|146 Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive (Prior Request Preferred)||1-6|
|146 Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive||4 boxes (unprocessed)|
|146 Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive (Prior Request Preferred)||7-10|
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.