Charles Howell Foster papers, 1920-1979

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Foster, Charles H. (Charles Howell), 1913-
Professor of American Literature, University of Minnesota. The collection is largely correspondence but also includes clippings.
0.5 Linear Feet
134 Items
Material in English
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Correspondence (1936-1979) chiefly from or pertaining to Norman Foerster, professor of English and pioneer in the teaching of American literature, discussing Foster's career and Foerster's activities following his resignation from the University of Iowa, 1944. Also, clippings about or references to Robert Frost and Harriet Beecher Stowe; and printed material.

Biographical / historical:

Charles Howell Foster, originally from Luray, Virginia, was a Professor of American Literature at the University of Minnesota.

Acquisition information:
The Charles Howell Foster Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 1979.
Processing information:

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011

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College teachers -- United States
American literature -- Study and teaching
University of Minnesota -- Faculty
University of Iowa -- Faculty
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963


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