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Oscar Sherwin papers, 1926-1974

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1154
Bib ID 4079334 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sherwin, Oscar, 1902-1976
Title Oscar Sherwin papers, 1926-1974
Physical Description 4.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, course materials, illustrations, family items, and printed materials of Sherwin. The manuscripts are largely of unpublished material, but are of some published works like THE ENCOMPASSING MIRROR. The majority of the collection consists of Sherwin's notes on various literary and historical topics including among others Dryden, Pope, and Swift. Course materials are from his classes at City College. The illustrations are some of those considered for use in his publications. Family items include college papers by his son James, notebooks kept by his wife, Stella, during a period of mental illness, and Sherwin's reflections upon her condition. The printed materials consist of periodical articles and reviews by Sherwin and reviews of his books.

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This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Oscar Sherwin papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.

Revision Description

2020-10-16 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
City University of New York. City College -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dryden, John, 1631-1700 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 18th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
History -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mental illness Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sherwin, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sherwin, Stella Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Historian, professor of English at the City College of New York from 1932-1968. Columbia University B.A., 1922; M.A., 1928.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 Three Miscellaneous Letters

Series II: Manuscripts

Arranged alphabetically


Box 1 The Early Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 2 folders


Box 1 Early Writing


Box 1 The Encompassing Mirror



Box 2 The Girlish Gush of Henry James


Box 2 Gist of Mechanics


Box 2 The Marvelous Boy: The Strange Life of Thomas Chatterton


Box 2 Miscellaneous


Box 2 Papers written while a student, 2 folders


Box 2 R.F.D. 4--Manuscript, 2 folders


Box 2 R.F.D. 4--Notes


Box 2 Speeches


Box 2 Teetotalism in Massachusetts

Series III: Notes

Arranged alphabetically



Box 3 Addison


Box 3 Boswell, 2 folders


Box 3 Burke


Box 3 Chatterton


Box 3 Chaucer


Box 3 Cowper



Box 4 Dante


Box 4 Defoe


Box 4 Dryden, 2 folders



Box 5 18th century--English society and literature, 2 folders


Box 5 Eliot, T.S.


Box 5 Elizabethan drama


Box 5 English literature--14th - 19th centuries, 2 folders


Box 5 English Romantic poetry



Box 6 Gibbon


Box 6 Goldsmith, Oliver--illustrations


Box 6 Gray


Box 6 Indices, 2 folders


Box 6 Johnson, 2 folders


Box 6 Joyce, James


Box 6 The Man with a Tail: Lord Monboddo


Box 6 Milton


Box 6 Miscellaneous



Box 7 Phillips, Wendell, 2 folders


Box 7 Phillips, Wendell--illustrations


Box 7 Pope, 3 folders


Box 7 Publication Quotations



Box 8 Sheridan, Richard--illustrations


Box 8 Spenser


Box 8 Steele


Box 8 Swift, 3 folders


Box 8 Wesley, John

Series IV: Phonograph Record

Phonograph record of a discussion on radio with George Hamilton on Wendell Phillips


Box 8 Phonograph Record

Series V: Teaching Materials


Box 8 Teaching Materials

Series VI: Sherwin Family Files



Box 9 Sherwin, James--College papers


Box 9 Sherwin, Stella, 3 folders


Box 9 Sherwin, Stella--Reflections on her illness by Oscar Sherwin


Box 9 Unidentified papers

Series VII: Printed Materials


Box 9 Articles by Sherwin


Box 9 Letters to the Editor


Box 9 Miscellaneous


Box 9 Reviews by Sherwin


Box 9 Reviews of Sherwin's works