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MC 00082 Guide to the Lodwick Charles Hartley papers, 1930 - 1983

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[Box 1, Folder 1] Books, 1950, 1966
[Box 1, Folder 2] Book jackets, undated
[Box 1, Folder 3] Short stories, 1948 - 1949
[Box 1, Folder 4] Short stories, 1964
[Box 1, Folder 5] Short stories, 1974 - 1976
[Box 1, Folder 6] Poetry, 1930 - 1934
[Box 1, Folder 7] Poetry, 1935 - 1941, 1975
[Box 1, Folder 8] Poems in Retrospect, 1983
[Box 1, Folder 9] Articles, 1935 - 1939
[Box 1, Folder 10] Articles, 1941 - 1949
[Box 2, Folder 1] Articles, 1950 - 1958
[Box 2, Folder 2] Articles, 1963 - 1965
[Box 2, Folder 3] Articles, 1968 - 1969
[Box 2, Folder 4] Articles, 1970 - 1972
[Box 2, Folder 5] Articles in North Carolina Education, 1955, 1959, 1964
[Box 2, Folder 6] Newspaper article written by Hartley, 1960
[Box 2, Folder 7] Music: "Festival Prelude,", undated
[Box 2, Folder 8] Book reviews written by Hartley, 1945 - 1975, undated
[Box 2, Folder 9] Book reviews written about Hartley's works, 1943, 1970, 1972
[Box 2, Folder 10] Publications not by Hartley, 1951 - 1978
[Box 2, Folder 11] Biographical information
[Box 2, Folder 12] Newsclippings about the English Department, 1952 - 1967
[Box 2, Folder 13] Library lecture materials and newspaper article, 1962, 1965
[Box 2, Folder 14] Materials from Thomas v. State Board of Elections, 1962
[Box 2, Folder 15] Photograph of the Kearney House, Franklinton, North Carolina


Hartley, Lodwick Charles, 1906-


1.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

2 boxes


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Acquisitions Information

Received from Lodwick Charles Hartley, 1975 May 26. Additional materials received from C. B. King, 1982 May 14, and Mrs. Charles M. Butler, 1983 October 9.


Processed by: Dawne E. Howard;machine-readable finding aid created by: Dawne E. Howard

Scope and Content Note

The Lodwick Charles Hartley papers contain materials from Hartley's career as a professor in North Carolina State University's English Department. Materials include a number of Hartley's publications, including books, articles, poems, short stories, and book reviews, such as William Cowper: A List of Critical and Biographical Studies Published from 1895 to 1949 and the second printing of William Cowper: The Continuing Revaluation. The poetry partially consists of "Correspondence by Sonnet: Quotations and Photograph," printed in Margaret Lowry Butler's Poems in Retrospect (1983). Also included is biographical information, including a booklet entitled Lodwick Hartley: A Profile of the Man; newsclippings about the English Department; and a 1967 speech Hartley delivered as part of the Adventures in Scholarship Library Lecture Series. The papers also contain materials from the 1962 court case Thomas v. State Board of Elections, during which Hartley testified as an expert on the English language.

Biographical Note

South Carolina native Lodwick Charles Hartley (1906 - 1979) received a B.A. from Furman University in 1927, an M.A. from Columbia University in 1928, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1937. He joined the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (now North Carolina State University) faculty as an assistant professor in 1929. He became an associate professor in 1939, and head of the English Department in 1940. He remained in this position until his retirement in 1971. During his career, he focused on the authors William Cowper and Laurence Sterne. His books reflect this focus, with titles including William Cowper: The Continuing Revaluation (1960), and Laurence Sterne: A Biographical Essay (1968). He also authored numerous articles, book reviews, poems, and short stories.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lodwick Charles Hartley Papers, MC 82, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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