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Professor of American Literature at Willamette University and Portland State University; served as a Fulbright lecturer to India. Collection includes an unpublished manuscript, Melville, Rebellious Optimist; a holograph manuscript of Elizabeth Shaw and Herman Melville: The Story of Their Family Life; correspondence with publishers, microfilm of recommendations to the Dept. of State for Herman and Gansevoort Melville’s consular and other appointments, letters from colleagues, newsletters of the Melville Society, a sketch of Vernon Parrington, clippings and other miscellaneous items.

Collection includes an unpublished manuscript, "Melville, Rebellious Optimist"; a holograph manuscript of Elizabeth Shaw and Herman Melville: The Story of Their Family Life; correspondence with publishers; a microfilm of recommendations to the Dept. of State for Herman and Gansevoort Melville’s consular and other appointments; letters from colleagues; newsletters of the Melville Society; a sketch of Vernon Parrington; and clippings and other miscellaneous items. Portions of this collection may be unprocessed and may require further processing before research use. Acquired as part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography.