Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Hall, Lawrence Sargent
Title
Lawrence Sargent Hall papers
ID
M082
Date [inclusive]
1938-1993
Extent
16.0 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The collection contains published and unpublished manuscripts of Hall's novels, texts, short stories, plays, articles, lectures, essays, and poems, including drafts, final copies, proofs, and notes; correspondence; class material; biographical information; clippings; photographs; and audio tapes.

Preferred Citation

Lawrence Sargent Hall Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

Lawrence Sargent Hall (Bowdoin 1936) was born April 23, 1915, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He taught at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts (1936-38), received his Ph.D from Yale University (1941), and taught at Ohio University in Athens (1941-42) and at Yale (1946) before becoming professor of English at Bowdoin (1946-67), retiring as Henry Leland Chapman Professor in 1986. In 1956, he was a visiting professor at Columbia University.

In addition to his academic career, Hall was appointed to the Governor's Council on the Arts & Culture in Maine (1964), served on the Maine State Commission on the Arts & Humanities (1965-68), was director of Maine Citizen's Association for Cooperative Planning (1966-69), and consultant for the Family Practice Residency Institute in Augusta (1973), developing a humanistic curriculum in medical education. He served to the rank of lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve (1942-46), first teaching for a year at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and then serving on sea duty until the war ended. He was also director of a censorship intelligence unit of the Office of Strategic Services (1942).

Hall was the author of "The Ledge" (1959), which was awarded first place in the O. Henry Prize Collection in 1960, and has appeared in more than thirty anthologies; Stowaway (1961), which won the 1961 William Faulkner Award; Hawthorne: Critic of Society (1943); How Thinking is Written (1963); A Grammar of Literary Criticism (1965); and he edited Seeing and Describing (1966). He was a contributor to Down East, Hudson Review, North American Review, The Reporter, Shakespeare Quarterly, and The Skipper.

Hall married Margaret Mellor (1938; divorced 1954), with whom he had two children, Lawrence and Marion; Marcia Skillings (1954); and Janice Tracey Nelson McCarthy (1981), who died in 1990. He died October 28, 1993.


Scope and Content

The collection contains published and unpublished manuscripts of Hall's novels, texts, short stories, plays, articles, lectures, essays, and poems, including drafts, final copies, proofs, and notes; correspondence; class material; biographical information; clippings; photographs; and audio tapes. It documents primarily his writing career but also contains material relating to his teaching.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

 M082.1 Writings -- Fiction 

Series Description:

Contains five subseries: Short stories, Poems, Novels, Plays, and Ideas. Published and unpublished works are interfiled. Drafts, final versions, published versions, notes, research, background information, copyright information, correspondence, and clippings may be included for each piece. Twenty-three short stories, the titles of which may be found in the container listing, are part of the series, only a few poems, two unpublished plays (Heyday for Ids and An Outpost of Progress), and four novels (Atlantical Lake of Tears, Keeper of the Keys: A Bargain, The Not-Innocent, and Stowaway, the only one published). The Ideas subseries contains Hall's ideas for fiction topics and possible names of characters.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically within subseries.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

 M082.1.1 Writings -- Fiction: short stories 

Box Folder
1 1

"The Academic Dream World" [final version] 

1 2

"The Agents" (see "The Secret Army") 

1 3

"Bachelor's Celebration" (see "The Secret Army") 

1 4

"Banzai" [draft & final version] 

1 5

"The Black Stud" [drafts] (formerly "The Black Arab"; "The Arab Stud"; "The Black Stallion"; "Who Loveth Best"; "Betray the Heart") 

1 6

"Blue Moon Queen" [final version] 

1 7

"The Chandelier" (see "Twenty-Three, Please") 

1 8

"Characters in Dust" [final version] 

1 9

"The Conspirators" (see "The Secret Army") 

1 10

"The Dancer" [drafts & final version] 

1 11

"The Experiment" [drafts, final version, published copy, correspondence, and notes] 

1 12

"The Girl and the Coin-operated Telephone" [drafts & final version] 

1 13

"The Gongs of Tao" [drafts & final version] 

1 14

"Harlequinade" [final version] 

1 15-16

"Ladyloves-by-the-sea" [drafts, final version, and correspondence] 

1 17

"The Ledge" [final version] 

1 18

"The Ledge" [Hudson Review version] 

2 1

"The Ledge" [Customtext F-110] 

2 2

"The Ledge" [Special English version, American Short Story #51, Nov. 2, 1962] 

2 3

"The Ledge" [copyright and copyright infringement information] 

2 4

"The Ledge" [cinema version] 

2 5

"The Ledge" [cinema version, Mercury Pictures] 

2 6

"The Ledge" [correspondence 1968-1993] 

2 7

"The Ledge" [correspondence 1961-1967] 

2 8

"The Ledge" [correspondence 1957-1960] 

2 9

"The Ledge" [clippings] 

2 10

"The Little Boy" [drafts, final version, published copy, and correspondence] 

2 11

"North by Points East and South" [drafts, final version, notes, correspondence, and background material] 

2 12

"Pharoah" (see "Such Sweet Sorrow") 

2 13

"The Secret Army" [drafts and final version] (formerly "The Conspirators"; "The Agents"; "Bachelor's Celebration") 

2 14

"The Sequel" [drafts, final version, published copy, and correspondence] 

3 1

"The Shill Game" [drafts, final version, and correspondence] 

3 2

"Softly Like a Shadow" [final version] 

3 3

"Such Sweet Sorrow" (formerly "Pharoah") [drafts, final version, and letter] 

3 4

"The Trade-off" [drafts, final version, and correspondence] 

3 5

"Twenty-Three, Please" (formerly "The Chandelier") [drafts, final version, published copy] 

3 6

"The Wishing Well" [final version and letter] 

3 7

"The Wolf" [written for Esquire, draft] 

3 8

"Who Loveth Best" (see "The Black Stud") 

3 9

Who Shall Be Nameless: "The Ledge" and Other Mysteries" [short story collection] 

3 10

Who Shall Be Nameless: "The Ledge" and Other Mysteries [short story collection, version 2] 

4 1

Who Shall Be Nameless: a collection of short fiction 

4 2

[Correspondence re LSH short stories] 

4 3

[Short stories publication, presses, and magazines] 

 M082.1.2 Writings -- Fiction: poems 

Box Folder
4 4

"Dogs and the Man" (formerly "Dogfight on a Beach," "The Man and the Baboon") [drafts, final version, and correspondence] 

4 5

"The Man and the Baboon" (see "Dogs and the Man") 

4 6

"On the Bicentennial of the Town of Harpswell, Maine, 1958" [final version, drafts, and correspondence] 

4 7

[Poems, miscellaneous drafts, some final versions, notes, and clippings] 

 M082.1.3 Writings -- Fiction: novels 

Box Folder
5 1-2

Atlantical Lake of Tears [final version] (formerly Wild Goose Nation, Jetsam, and Longboat/Undiscovered Country) 

5 3-4

Atlantical Lake of Tears [draft 7] 

5 5-7

Atlantical Lake of Tears [draft 6] 

6 1-2

Atlantical Lake of Tears [draft 5] 

6 3-5

Wild Goose Nation [draft 4, uncut] 

7 1-5

Wild Goose Nation [May 1984 - draft 4?] 

7 4-6

Wild Goose Nation [draft 3] 

8 1-3

Wild Goose Nation [draft 2] 

9 1-3

Wild Goose Nation [draft 1] 

9 4-5

Jetsam (formerly Longboat/Undiscovered Country) [draft 2] 

9 6

Jetsam [draft 1] 

10 1

Atlantical Lake of Tears/Wild Goose Nation [correspondence] 

10 2

Atlantical Lake of Tears/Wild Goose Nation [publisher possibilities] 

10 3

Atlantical Lake of Tears/Wild Goose Nation [ page inserts] 

10 4

Wild Goose Nation [table of contents and people involved in story] 

10 5

Wild Goose Nation [episode and after collision notes] 

10 6

Wild Goose Nation [rough notes] 

10 7-8

Wild Goose Nation [research] 

10 9

Wild Goose Nation [ship details and Irish/English research] 

10 10

Wild Goose Nation [navigational, storm,and crew details] 

10 11

Wild Goose Nation [source material] 

10 12

Wild Goose Nation [source material - Human Jettison, by Frederick C. Hicks, St. Paul [Minn.]: West Publishing, 1927 - heavily annotated] 

11 1-2

Keeper of the Keys: A Bargain [draft 4] 

11 3

Keeper of the Keys: A Bargain [draft 3] 

11 4

Keeper of the Keys: A Bargain [draft 2] 

11 5

Keeper of the Keys: A Bargain (formerly Black Lazarus) [draft 1] 

11 6-7

The Not-Innocent [master copy, typescript carbon with corrections] 

11 8

The Not-Innocent [correspondence, notes, and research material] 

12 1

Stowaway [manuscript] 

12 2

Stowaway [draft 3] 

12 3

Stowaway [draft 2] 

12 4-5

Stowaway [draft 1] 

12 6

Stowaway [copyright renewal and royalty information] 

12 7

Stowaway [correspondence with Seymour Lawrence, director of the Atlantic Monthly Press, re publication] 

12 8

Stowaway [correspondence] 

12 9

Stowaway [publicity and reviews] 

12 10

Wild Goose Nation (see Atlantical Lake of Tears) 

 M082.1.4 Writings -- Fiction: plays 

Box Folder
13 1

"Heyday for Ids" [final version] 

13 2

"Heyday for Ids" [author's revised copy,March, 1986] 

13 3

"Heyday for Ids" [draft 3] 

13 4

"Heyday for Ids" [draft 2] 

13 5

"Heyday for Ids" [draft 1] 

13 6

"Heyday for Ids" [correspondence and copright] 

13 7

"Heyday for Ids" [correspondence] 

13 8

"An Outpost of Progress [draft and final copy] 

 M082.1.5 Writings -- Fiction: ideas 

Box Folder
14 1-3

Ideas 

14 4

Names for fiction 


 M082.2 Writings -- Non-Fiction 

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically within subseries.

Series Description:

Contains two subseries: Monographs; and Articles, lectures, and essays. Published and unpublished works are interfiled. Drafts, final versions, galleys, research, notes, background information, copyright information, correspondence, and clippings may be included for each title. The monographs are Hawthorne: Critic of Society (originally Hall's doctoral dissertation); three textbooks, A Grammar of Literary Criticism, How Thinking Is Written, and Seeing and Describing (edited by Hall); and Yankee on a Rebel River, only excerpts of which were published as three articles in The Skipper, November and December 1964 and January 1965. The titles are: The Tale of the Misplaced Dory, The Land Is Mostly Water, and Labyrinth Without Exit. There are thirty addresses, articles, essays, and lectures, the titles of which may be found in the container listing. One folder of addresses to Bowdoin alumni, one of miscellaneous chapel talks, and two reviews by Hall are also included.

 M082.2.1 Writings -- Non-Fiction: monographs 

Box Folder
15 1

A Grammar of Literary Criticism [galleys] 

15 2

A Grammar of Literary Criticism, How Thinking Is Written, Seeing and Describing [copyrights and contracts] 

15 3

A Grammar of Literary Criticism [foreward and notes] 

15 4

A Grammar of Literary Criticism [correspondence] 

16 1

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [foreword for new edition] 

16 2

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [correspondence re reprint] 

16 3-4

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [final draft] 

16 5-7

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [rough draft] 

17 1-3

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes] 

17 4

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes: Hawthorne - "Young America"] 

17 5

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes: Hawthorne - Politics] 

17 6

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes] 

17 7

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes: Hawthorne - Reform] 

17 8-15

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes] 

17 16

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [dissertation reports] 

17 17

How Thinking Is Written [galleys] 

18 1-3

How Thinking Is Written [final version] 

18 4

How Thinking Is Written [correspondence] 

18 5

Seeing and Describing [notes] 

18 6

Seeing and Describing [correspondence] 

18 7-8

Yankee on a Rebel River [final version] 

18 9-10

Yankee on a Rebel River [draft 2] 

19 1-3

Yankee on a Rebel River [draft 1] 

19 4-6

Yankee on a Rebel River [deletions] 

19 7

Yankee on a Rebel River [published copies of "Tale of the Misplaced Dory" and "The Land Is Mostly Water" (Chapters VII and XII of Yankee...) from The Skipper, November and December, 1964] 

19 8

Yankee on a Rebel River ["The Dory" (formerly "Gamin of the Sounds and Reaches") expanded into Chapter III of Yankee...] 

19 9

Yankee on a Rebel River [correspondence re "The Tale of the Misplaced Dory," "The Land Is Mostly Water," and "Labyrinth Without Exit" (published in The Skipper, November and December, 1964, and January, 1965)] 

19 10

Yankee on a Rebel River [research -- Mississippi River trip journal] 

20 1

Yankee on a Rebel River [research -- Mississippi River trip log written on charts of the river] 

Ovsz-Box Folder
20 2

Yankee on a Rebel River [research --Flood Control and Navigation Maps of the Mississippi River, 28th ed., 1960] 

Box Folder
20 3

Yankee on a Rebel River [research -- "The Dory" by S.F. Manning and "Downeast by Dory" by Don Loomis] 

20 4

Yankee on a Rebel River [research -- Mississippi River trip: receipts and notes] 

20 5

Yankee on a Rebel River [research -- Mississippi River trip publicity] 

20 6-7

Yankee on a Rebel River [research -- clippings re civil rights] 

20 8-9

Yankee on a Rebel River [research -- Mississippi River trip, maps and Chamber of Commerce information] 

 M082.2.2 Writings -- Non-Fiction: articles, lectures, and essays 

Box Folder
21 1

"Aftermath" 

21 2

[Alumni Club addresses and miscellaneous introductions] 

21 3

"Beauty and the Beast: The Beautification Bushwhack" [drafts and shortened published copy, "The Perils of Planned Prettiness" in Life, v.62, no.19, May 12, 1967] 

21 4

"Beauty and the Beast: The Beautification Bushwhack" [notes] 

21 5

"Beauty and the Beast: The Beautification Bushwhack" [correspondence] 

21 6

"Beauty and the Beast: The Beautification Bushwhack" [correspondence with the government] 

21 7

"Beauty and the Beast: The Beautification Bushwhack" [conservation ombudsmanship] 

21 8

"Beauty and the Beast..." [beautification documents] 

21 9

"Beauty and the Beast..." [beautification planning] 

21 10

"Beauty and the Beast..." [beautification articles] 

21 11-12

"Beauty and the Beast..." [beautification state bills] 

22 1-2

"Beauty and the Beast..." [beautification state reports] 

22 3

"Beauty and the Beast..." [miscellaneous materials re beautification] 

22 4

"Beauty and the Beast..." [beautification clippings] 

22 5

"Beauty and the Beast..." [Shellfish Trail Hearing: transcript of 3/4 of side one] 

22 6

"Beauty and the Beast..." [Shellfish Trail Hearing: diary and appendices] 

22 8-Jul

"Beauty and the Beast..." [Shellfish Trail Hearing: correspondence] 

22 9

"Beauty and the Beast..." [Shellfish Trail Hearing: correspondence -- photographs] 

22 10

"Beauty and the Beast..." [Shellfish Trail Hearing: correspondence -- negatives] 

22 11

"Beauty and the Beast..." [Shellfish Trail Hearing: correspondence -- blueprints] 

22 12

"Beauty and the Beast..." [Shellfish Trail Hearing: petition and planning board] 

23 1

[Chapel talks -- miscellaneous] 

23 2

"Cruise-in Against Oil", published as "A Sailor's Argument Against Oil on the Maine Coast" in DownEast, v.19, no.7, April 1973 

23 3

"The Devil in Manuscript: Yankee Nihilist Nathaniel Hawthorne" [final version] 

23 4

"The Devil in Manuscript: Yankee Nihilist Nathaniel Hawthorne" [final draft] 

23 5

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [draft 1] 

23 6

"The Devil in Manuscript..." master draft 1989 for correcting 

23 7

"The Devil in Manuscript..." carbon 

23 8

"The Devil in Manuscript..." draft for typing 

23 9

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [early drafts] 

23 10

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [misc. draft pages] 

23 11

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [misc. draft pages and notes] 

23 12

"The Devil in Manuscript..." hand drafts 

24 1

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [misc. draft pages: first chapters] 

24 2

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [misc. draft pages: last chapters] 

24 3

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [chapter 7, Blithedale, drafts and notes] 

24 4

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [chapter 8, The Sexual Deconstruction: Hester, Zenobia, Miriam, notes, clippings, and research] 

24 5

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [notes and background information] 

24 6

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [background information -- Ann Catherine Bonis, "Chillingworth as one of Hawthorne's Men of Science," English 71 paper, Nov. 8, 1983] 

24 7

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [background information -- Randy Diamond, "Hawthorne's Place in Nineteenth Century American Culture," English 71 paper, Nov. 20, 1980] 

24 8

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [background information -- Mona Golub, "Arthur Dimmesdale: A Candidate for Pyschotherapy," English 71 paper, Nov. 8, 1983] 

24 9

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [background information -- Eric H.J. Stahlhut, "The References to Maule's Well in The House of the Seven Gables," English 71 paper, Nov. 8, 1983] 

24 10

"The Devil in Manuscript..." [correspondence] 

24 11

"A Discussion of Sea Literature" [lecture for Maine Maritime Academy's English 302 course, Literature of the Sea] 

24 12

"The Dory" (see M82.2.1, "Yankee On A Rebel River") 

24 13

"Dr. Dan: Physician and Friend" (formerly published as "More Than Average Destiny: A Profile of Daniel F. Hanley, M.D." in Massachusetts Physician, v.37, no.4, April 1978) 

24 14

"Dragging Down East" 

24 15

"Eyeless in Wonderland" (formerly "The Deceiving Symbol of Charles Van Doren," a chapel talk) 

24 16

"Eyeless in Wonderland" [correspondence] 

24 17

"Gamin of the Sounds and Reaches" (see M82.2.1, "Yankee On A Rebel River") 

24 18

"Hawthorne's Crystal Ball: The Science Fiction Romance," January 6, 1984 

24 19

"Hawthorne's Crystal Ball: The Science Fiction Romance," Alumni Weekend Lecture, October 7, 1983 

24 20

"Hawthorne's Crystal Ball..." [article, originally Nathaniel Hawthorne Symposium lecture, October 9, 1976] 

25 1

"Hawthorne's Crystal Ball..." [notes and references] 

25 2

"Hawthorne's Crystal Ball..." [background information -- Sean Carnathan, "Fantasy or Science Fiction," Literary Criticism paper, May 10, 1984] 

25 3

"Hawthorne's Crystal Ball..." [background information -- Christopher Lusk, "Science Fiction as Technique," Literary Criticism paper, n.d.] 

25 4

"Hawthorne's Crystal Ball..." [correspondence] 

25 5

"Help--The Linguists Are After Us!" [Henry Leland Chapman Professor of English inaugural lecture, later published as "The Linguists Are Coming! The Linguists Are Coming!" in The North American Review, v.256, no.1, Spring 1971] 

25 6

"Hoist Negative" 

25 7

"Hoist Negative" [Citizens Association for Cooperative Planning material] 

25 8

"Horse and Buggy Doctor: Doctor Fernald of Nottingham" 

25 9

"Isabella's Angry Ape" 

25 10

"The Jabberwocky of English Composition" [lecture, National Council of Teachers of English, 1964, and related material] 

25 11

"The Jabberwocky of English Composition" [correspondence and notes] 

25 12

[James Bowdoin Day Remarks] 

25 13

"Labyrinth Without Exit" (see M82.2.1 "Yankee On A Rebel River") 

25 14

"The Land Is Mostly Water" (see M82.2.1 "Yankee On A Rebel River") 

25 15

"The Liberal Curriculum Confusion: A Diagnosis" [published as "Liberal Education: Neither Liberal Nor Education," in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v.15, no.4, May/June 1983] 

25 16

"The Linguists Are Coming! The Linguists Are Coming!" (see "Help--The Linguists Are After Us!") 

25 17

[Louis Coxe funeral service reflections, 1993] 

25 18

"Maine--The Legend & Tradition" [Maine introductory article for Women's City Club Guide to New England] 

26 1-2

"Maine--The Legend & Tradition" [Bailey Island, Phippsburg, Georgetown, and Damariscove Island research] 

26 3

"A Moderator's Eye-View of Town Meeting" [published as "A Guide for Town Meeting Moderators"] 

26 4

"A Moderator's Eye-View of Town Meeting" [research material] 

26 5

"More Than Average Destiny: A Profile of Daniel F. Hanley, M.D." (see "Dr. Dan: Physician and Friend") 

26 6

"Moving the Academic Graveyard," Bowdoin Alumnus, January 1965 

26 7

"Our Heritage of the Sacco-Vanzetti Affair" [final version] (formerly "After Two Decades") 

26 8

"Our Heritage of the Sacco-Vanzetti Affair" [drafts] 

26 9-10

"Our Heritage of the Sacco-Vanzetti Affair" [early drafts-5] 

26 11

"Our Heritage of the Sacco-Vanzetti Affair" [research notes] 

26 12

"Our Heritage of the Sacco-Vanzetti Affair" [correspondence] 

26 13

"Our Heritage of the Sacco-Vanzetti Affair" [clippings] 

27 1

"Parenthood--Who Needs It?" 

27 2

"The Perils of Planned Prettiness" (see "Beauty and the Beast...") 

27 3

"Reflections on Growing Up in Haverhill" 

27 4

"A Sailor's Argument Against Oil on the Maine Coast" (see "Cruise-in Against Oil") 

27 5

"The Sinking of the Andrea Doria" [chapel talk, November 1956] 

27 6

"Spy Witness," [review of Cloak & Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961, by Robin W. Winks] 

27 7

"The Tale of the Misplaced Dory" (see M82.2.1 "Yankee On A Rebel River") 

27 8

"T.S. Eliot, On Poetry and Poets" [review] 

27 9

"The Voice of the Matter" 

27 10

"What Are the Academic Entrepreneurs Doing with Our Liberal Curriculum These Days?" 

27 11

"What Are the Professors Doing with Our Baccalaureate Degree These Days?" [Tennessee State Board of Regents Conference on Higher Education address] 

27 12

"What Are the Professors Doing with Our Baccalaureate Degree These Days?" [research materials] 

27 13-14

"Where Away the College?" [Class of 1936 Fiftieth Reunion chapel talk, 1986] 

27 15-16

"Where Away the Liberal Arts? Application for a Grant for a Non-Fiction Book Offering Humanistic Perspectives on Major Contemporary Issues" 

27 17

"Witchcraft and Brotherhood" [chapel talk, February 14, 1961] 

27 18

[Writings--Non-Fiction: articles, lectures, and essays general correspondence] 


 M082.3 Correspondence, personal 

Series Description:

Contains Hall's correspondence, 1958-1992, primarily with Bowdoin College administrative staff, but also with Bowdoin alumni. Topics include: age discrimination amendments to the U.S. employment act, 1977; Bowdoin merit increase salary policies and tenure principle revision, 1979; his retirement and his class's 50th reunion with his participation in the program, 1983-85. Other than Bowdoin College presidents and deans, his primary correspondent is his former student, George Packard (Bowd. 1954), a writer. Correspondence with publishers and readers about specific works is filed in the series pertaining to those works. The correspondence concerning Hall's play "Heyday for Ids" includes a letter from the actress Joanne Woodward.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically in reverse according to the College fiscal year (July - June).

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
28 1

1988-1992 

28 2

1987-1988 

28 3

1986-1987 

28 4

1985-1986 

28 5

1984-1985 

28 6

1983-1984 

28 7

1982-1983 

28 8

1981-1982 

28 9

1980-1981 

28 10

1979-1980 

28 11

1978-1979 

28 12

1977-1978 

28 13

1976-1977 

28 14

1975-1976 

28 15

1974-1975 

28 16

1973-1974 

28 17

1958-1960, 1962-1963, 1965, 1970, 1973 


 M082.4 Class Material 

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

The largest component of this series concerns Hall's English Romanticism course, teaching the origins, growth, and nature of romanticism with emphasis on the pre-Romantics and Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge. He taught this course from 1946 to 1985. Notes and other material are also included for his American Literature I course in pre-Civil War fiction with an emphasis on Hawthorne and Melville, taught at Bowdoin from 1973 to 1985. Additional materials document a one-time course, The Ethical Component in Medical Judgment, Philosopy 10, spring 1986, taught by Hall and Daniel Hanley, M.D. This course resulted from a humanistic curriculum in medical education developed in 1973 by Hall and Dr. Hanley for the Family Practice Residency Institute of Augusta, Maine. Also part of this series are Hall's notes from the Bowdoin College philosophy course, Semantics, audited in spring 1947, and his notes from Theories of Poetry, one of his graduate school courses, 1938-39.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by course title.

Box Folder
29 1-3

American Literature I [pre-Civil War fiction with emphasis on Hawthorne and Melville, English 35] 

29 4

American Literature I [pre-Civil War fiction with emphasis on Hawthorne and Melville, English 71 (formerly English 35)] 

29 5

American Literature I [illustrative parallels in the paintings of the Hudson River School, Allston, Church, Cole, Durand, and others, English 71] 

29 6

American Literature I [papers, English 71] 

29 7

English Romanticism [notes, background information, and memo course] 

29 8

English Romanticism [commentary for slides of paintings by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Delacroix, and Turner] 

29 9

English Romanticism -- "Two Kinds of Romanticism" [pre-Raphaelite slide lecture] 

29 10

English Romanticism -- "Landscape Painting and Poetry in the Era of Romanticism: Constable and Wordsworth," a paper by Jan Crosby, Dec. 15, 1978 

29 11

"The Ethical Component of Medical Judgement" [Philosophy 10, Spring 1986] 

29 12

"The Ethical Component of Medical..." [related material] 

30 1

"The Ethical Component of Medical..." [introductory material] 

30 2

Philosophy 8, Spring 1947 -- Semantics notes 

30 3

Theories of Poetry (1938-1939) [graduate school course notes] 


 M082.5 Biographical Information and Images 

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Series Description:

Contains Hall's curriculum vitae and an incomplete bibliography; research material, primarily clippings, for a never-completed autobiography entitled Child of Chance and Choice; his log of a Maine coast voyage of the "Alibi" from Mere Point to Camden and back, July 14-19, 1949; personal documents; a speech by John Halperin (Bowd. 1963), in which he recognizes the effect of Hall's teaching on him; Bowdoin College Class of 1936 Class Day and fiftieth reunion material; and material relating to Hall's service on the Governor's Council on Art and Culture. There are also photographs of Hall used for public relations, as well as casual snapshots on the coast, and group pictures.

Box Folder
30 4

Biographical Information -- Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography 

30 5

Biographical Information -- Bowdoin Class of 1936 -- Class Day program and clippings 

30 6

Biographical Information -- personal documents 

30 7

Biographical Information -- John Halperin speech 

30 8

Biographical Information -- Bowdoin Class of 1936, 50th Reunion information 

30 9-11

Child of Chance and Choice -- autobiography research 

30 12

Governor's Council on Art and Culture -- Hall's service as member 

30 13

Log of a Maine Coast voyage of the "Alibi" from Mere Point to Camden and back, July 14-17, 1949 

30 14

Photographs of Hall (public relations photos), n.d. 

30 15

Photographs-group at Brunswick Naval Air Station and group pictures signed by Governor John H. Reed, n.d. 

30 16

Snapshots of Hall on the coast with a boat, 1961, n.d. 


 M082.6 Audio Materials 

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Series Description:

Reel-to-reel and cassette tapes of "The Ledge;" "Jim Crow and John Doe: A Theorem of Integration," a chapel address given on April 15, 1963; "What are the Professors Doing with Our Baccalaureate Degree These Days?" an address given April 15, 1985, in Nashville at the Tennessee State Board of Regents Conference on Higher Education; a talk about his 1962 Mississippi River trip, and the Maine State Highway Commission Shellfish Trail hearing, May 26, 1966.

Box Folder
31 1

"Jim Crow and John Doe: A Theorem of Integration," Chapel speech, April 15, 1963 [reel-to-reel] 

31 2

"The Ledge" [cassette] and audio CD copy 

31 3

"The Ledge" [reel-to-reel: 3 3/4 ips] 

31 4

"The Ledge" [reel-to-reel: 7 1/2 ips] 

31 5

"The Ledge I," May, 1971 [reel-to-reel: 7 1/2 ips] 

31 6

"The Ledge II," May, 1971 [reel-to-reel: 7 1/2 ips] 

31 7

"The Ledge," United States Information Agency tape of 1000 word English foreign broadcast [reel-to-reel: 7 1/2 ips] 

31 8

"The Ledge," United States Information Agency tape of 1000 word English foreign broadcast [reel-to-reel: 7 1/2 ips] 

31 9

Mississippi River trip talk, Portland, June 3, 1962 [reel-to-reel: 3 3/4 ips] 

31 10

Shellfish Trail hearing, Bailey Island Library, May 26, 1966 (150 minutes) [reel-to-reel: 3 3/4 ips] 

31 11

"What Are the Professors Doing with Our Baccalaureate Degree These Days?" [talk at the Tennessee State Board of Regents Conference on Higher Education, April 15, 1985, cassette] 


 M082.7 Writings of Others 

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No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Series Description:

Four works by friends or students of Hall (a lecture by Max Black, a Cornell University professor; an English department honors paper by Norman E. Carey, Bowd. 1973; a college paper by Keith Halperin, Bowd. 1986; and a draft novel by George Packard, Bowd. 1954, sent to Hall for comments).

Box Folder
32 1

Black, Max. "Ambiguity and the Literary Work," a talk given at the University of Virginia, October 7, 1975 

32 2

Carey, Norman. "Hawthorne's Definition of Romance and Its Influence on His Writing," an honors paper for the Dept. of English, Bowdoin College, 1973 

32 3

Halperin, Keith. "A Survey of the O. Henry Award Winning Stories, 1955-1985: The Neurosis of America," English 201, Spring 1985 

32 4-8

Packard, George. "Who Knew?" [draft novel sent to Hall for comments]