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Lawrence Sargent Hall Papers M082

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The collection contains published and unpublished manuscripts of Hall's novels, texts, short stories, plays, articles, lectures, essays, and poems, including drafts, final copies, proofs, and notes;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

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

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.

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.

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.

"The Academic Dream World" [final version]

Box 1 Folder 1

"The Agents" (see "The Secret Army")

Box 1 Folder 2

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

Box 1 Folder 3

"Banzai" [draft & final version]

Box 1 Folder 4

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

Box 1 Folder 5

"Blue Moon Queen" [final version]

Box 1 Folder 6

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

Box 1 Folder 7

"Characters in Dust" [final version]

Box 1 Folder 8

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

Box 1 Folder 9

"The Dancer" [drafts & final version]

Box 1 Folder 10

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

Box 1 Folder 11

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

Box 1 Folder 12

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

Box 1 Folder 13

"Harlequinade" [final version]

Box 1 Folder 14

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

Box 1 Folder 15-16

"The Ledge" [final version]

Box 1 Folder 17

"The Ledge" [Hudson Review version]

Box 1 Folder 18

"The Ledge" [Customtext F-110]

Box 2 Folder 1

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

Box 2 Folder 2

"The Ledge" [copyright and copyright infringement information]

Box 2 Folder 3

"The Ledge" [cinema version]

Box 2 Folder 4

"The Ledge" [cinema version, Mercury Pictures]

Box 2 Folder 5

"The Ledge" [correspondence 1968-1993]

Box 2 Folder 6

"The Ledge" [correspondence 1961-1967]

Box 2 Folder 7

"The Ledge" [correspondence 1957-1960]

Box 2 Folder 8

"The Ledge" [clippings]

Box 2 Folder 9

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

Box 2 Folder 10

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

Box 2 Folder 11

"Pharoah" (see "Such Sweet Sorrow")

Box 2 Folder 12

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

Box 2 Folder 13

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

Box 2 Folder 14

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

Box 3 Folder 1

"Softly Like a Shadow" [final version]

Box 3 Folder 2

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

Box 3 Folder 3

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

Box 3 Folder 4

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

Box 3 Folder 5

"The Wishing Well" [final version and letter]

Box 3 Folder 6

"The Wolf" [written for Esquire, draft]

Box 3 Folder 7

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

Box 3 Folder 8

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

Box 3 Folder 9

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

Box 3 Folder 10

Who Shall Be Nameless: a collection of short fiction

Box 4 Folder 1

[Correspondence re LSH short stories]

Box 4 Folder 2

[Short stories publication, presses, and magazines]

Box 4 Folder 3

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

Box 4 Folder 4

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

Box 4 Folder 5

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

Box 4 Folder 6

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

Box 4 Folder 7

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

Box 5 Folder 1-2

Atlantical Lake of Tears [draft 7]

Box 5 Folder 3-4

Atlantical Lake of Tears [draft 6]

Box 5 Folder 5-7

Atlantical Lake of Tears [draft 5]

Box 6 Folder 1-2

Wild Goose Nation [draft 4, uncut]

Box 6 Folder 3-5

Wild Goose Nation [May 1984 - draft 4?]

Box 7 Folder 1-5

Wild Goose Nation [draft 3]

Box 7 Folder 4-6

Wild Goose Nation [draft 2]

Box 8 Folder 1-3

Wild Goose Nation [draft 1]

Box 9 Folder 1-3

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

Box 9 Folder 4-5

Jetsam [draft 1]

Box 9 Folder 6

Atlantical Lake of Tears/Wild Goose Nation [correspondence]

Box 10 Folder 1

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

Box 10 Folder 2

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

Box 10 Folder 3

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

Box 10 Folder 4

Wild Goose Nation [episode and after collision notes]

Box 10 Folder 5

Wild Goose Nation [rough notes]

Box 10 Folder 6

Wild Goose Nation [research]

Box 10 Folder 7-8

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

Box 10 Folder 9

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

Box 10 Folder 10

Wild Goose Nation [source material]

Box 10 Folder 11

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

Box 10 Folder 12

Keeper of the Keys: A Bargain [draft 4]

Box 11 Folder 1-2

Keeper of the Keys: A Bargain [draft 3]

Box 11 Folder 3

Keeper of the Keys: A Bargain [draft 2]

Box 11 Folder 4

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

Box 11 Folder 5

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

Box 11 Folder 6-7

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

Box 11 Folder 8

Stowaway [manuscript]

Box 12 Folder 1

Stowaway [draft 3]

Box 12 Folder 2

Stowaway [draft 2]

Box 12 Folder 3

Stowaway [draft 1]

Box 12 Folder 4-5

Stowaway [copyright renewal and royalty information]

Box 12 Folder 6

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

Box 12 Folder 7

Stowaway [correspondence]

Box 12 Folder 8

Stowaway [publicity and reviews]

Box 12 Folder 9

Wild Goose Nation (see Atlantical Lake of Tears)

Box 12 Folder 10

"Heyday for Ids" [final version]

Box 13 Folder 1

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

Box 13 Folder 2

"Heyday for Ids" [draft 3]

Box 13 Folder 3

"Heyday for Ids" [draft 2]

Box 13 Folder 4

"Heyday for Ids" [draft 1]

Box 13 Folder 5

"Heyday for Ids" [correspondence and copright]

Box 13 Folder 6

"Heyday for Ids" [correspondence]

Box 13 Folder 7

"An Outpost of Progress [draft and final copy]

Box 13 Folder 8

Ideas

Box 14 Folder 1-3

Names for fiction

Box 14 Folder 4

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.

A Grammar of Literary Criticism [galleys]

Box 15 Folder 1

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

Box 15 Folder 2

A Grammar of Literary Criticism [foreward and notes]

Box 15 Folder 3

A Grammar of Literary Criticism [correspondence]

Box 15 Folder 4

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [foreword for new edition]

Box 16 Folder 1

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [correspondence re reprint]

Box 16 Folder 2

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [final draft]

Box 16 Folder 3-4

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [rough draft]

Box 16 Folder 5-7

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes]

Box 17 Folder 1-3

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

Box 17 Folder 4

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

Box 17 Folder 5

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes]

Box 17 Folder 6

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

Box 17 Folder 7

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [notes]

Box 17 Folder 8-15

Hawthorne: Critic of Society [dissertation reports]

Box 17 Folder 16

How Thinking Is Written [galleys]

Box 17 Folder 17

How Thinking Is Written [final version]

Box 18 Folder 1-3

How Thinking Is Written [correspondence]

Box 18 Folder 4

Seeing and Describing [notes]

Box 18 Folder 5

Seeing and Describing [correspondence]

Box 18 Folder 6

Yankee on a Rebel River [final version]

Box 18 Folder 7-8

Yankee on a Rebel River [draft 2]

Box 18 Folder 9-10

Yankee on a Rebel River [draft 1]

Box 19 Folder 1-3

Yankee on a Rebel River [deletions]

Box 19 Folder 4-6

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]

Box 19 Folder 7

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

Box 19 Folder 8

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)]

Box 19 Folder 9

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

Box 19 Folder 10

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

Box 20 Folder 1

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

Ovsz-Box 20 Folder 2

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

Box 20 Folder 3

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

Box 20 Folder 4

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

Box 20 Folder 5

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

Box 20 Folder 6-7

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

Box 20 Folder 8-9

"Aftermath"

Box 21 Folder 1

[Alumni Club addresses and miscellaneous introductions]

Box 21 Folder 2

"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]

Box 21 Folder 3

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

Box 21 Folder 4

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

Box 21 Folder 5

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

Box 21 Folder 6

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

Box 21 Folder 7

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

Box 21 Folder 8

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

Box 21 Folder 9

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

Box 21 Folder 10

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

Box 21 Folder 11-12

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

Box 22 Folder 1-2

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

Box 22 Folder 3

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

Box 22 Folder 4

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

Box 22 Folder 5

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

Box 22 Folder 6

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

Box 22 Folder 8-Jul

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

Box 22 Folder 9

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

Box 22 Folder 10

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

Box 22 Folder 11

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

Box 22 Folder 12

[Chapel talks -- miscellaneous]

Box 23 Folder 1

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

Box 23 Folder 2

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

Box 23 Folder 3

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

Box 23 Folder 4

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

Box 23 Folder 5

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

Box 23 Folder 6

"The Devil in Manuscript..." carbon

Box 23 Folder 7

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

Box 23 Folder 8

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

Box 23 Folder 9

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

Box 23 Folder 10

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

Box 23 Folder 11

"The Devil in Manuscript..." hand drafts

Box 23 Folder 12

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

Box 24 Folder 1

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

Box 24 Folder 2

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

Box 24 Folder 3

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

Box 24 Folder 4

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

Box 24 Folder 5

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

Box 24 Folder 6

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

Box 24 Folder 7

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

Box 24 Folder 8

"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]

Box 24 Folder 9

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

Box 24 Folder 10

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

Box 24 Folder 11

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

Box 24 Folder 12

"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)

Box 24 Folder 13

"Dragging Down East"

Box 24 Folder 14

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

Box 24 Folder 15

"Eyeless in Wonderland" [correspondence]

Box 24 Folder 16

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

Box 24 Folder 17

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

Box 24 Folder 18

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

Box 24 Folder 19

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

Box 24 Folder 20

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

Box 25 Folder 1

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

Box 25 Folder 2

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

Box 25 Folder 3

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

Box 25 Folder 4

"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]

Box 25 Folder 5

"Hoist Negative"

Box 25 Folder 6

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

Box 25 Folder 7

"Horse and Buggy Doctor: Doctor Fernald of Nottingham"

Box 25 Folder 8

"Isabella's Angry Ape"

Box 25 Folder 9

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

Box 25 Folder 10

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

Box 25 Folder 11

[James Bowdoin Day Remarks]

Box 25 Folder 12

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

Box 25 Folder 13

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

Box 25 Folder 14

"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]

Box 25 Folder 15

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

Box 25 Folder 16

[Louis Coxe funeral service reflections, 1993]

Box 25 Folder 17

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

Box 25 Folder 18

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

Box 26 Folder 1-2

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

Box 26 Folder 3

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

Box 26 Folder 4

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

Box 26 Folder 5

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

Box 26 Folder 6

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

Box 26 Folder 7

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

Box 26 Folder 8

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

Box 26 Folder 9-10

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

Box 26 Folder 11

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

Box 26 Folder 12

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

Box 26 Folder 13

"Parenthood--Who Needs It?"

Box 27 Folder 1

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

Box 27 Folder 2

"Reflections on Growing Up in Haverhill"

Box 27 Folder 3

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

Box 27 Folder 4

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

Box 27 Folder 5

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

Box 27 Folder 6

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

Box 27 Folder 7

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

Box 27 Folder 8

"The Voice of the Matter"

Box 27 Folder 9

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

Box 27 Folder 10

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

Box 27 Folder 11

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

Box 27 Folder 12

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

Box 27 Folder 13-14

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

Box 27 Folder 15-16

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

Box 27 Folder 17

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

Box 27 Folder 18

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.

1988-1992

Box 28 Folder 1

1987-1988

Box 28 Folder 2

1986-1987

Box 28 Folder 3

1985-1986

Box 28 Folder 4

1984-1985

Box 28 Folder 5

1983-1984

Box 28 Folder 6

1982-1983

Box 28 Folder 7

1981-1982

Box 28 Folder 8

1980-1981

Box 28 Folder 9

1979-1980

Box 28 Folder 10

1978-1979

Box 28 Folder 11

1977-1978

Box 28 Folder 12

1976-1977

Box 28 Folder 13

1975-1976

Box 28 Folder 14

1974-1975

Box 28 Folder 15

1973-1974

Box 28 Folder 16

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

Box 28 Folder 17

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.

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

Box 29 Folder 1-3

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

Box 29 Folder 4

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

Box 29 Folder 5

American Literature I [papers, English 71]

Box 29 Folder 6

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

Box 29 Folder 7

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

Box 29 Folder 8

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

Box 29 Folder 9

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

Box 29 Folder 10

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

Box 29 Folder 11

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

Box 29 Folder 12

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

Box 30 Folder 1

Philosophy 8, Spring 1947 -- Semantics notes

Box 30 Folder 2

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

Box 30 Folder 3

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.

Biographical Information -- Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography

Box 30 Folder 4

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

Box 30 Folder 5

Biographical Information -- personal documents

Box 30 Folder 6

Biographical Information -- John Halperin speech

Box 30 Folder 7

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

Box 30 Folder 8

Child of Chance and Choice -- autobiography research

Box 30 Folder 9-11

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

Box 30 Folder 12

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

Box 30 Folder 13

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

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

Box 30 Folder 15

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

Box 30 Folder 16

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.

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

Box 31 Folder 1

"The Ledge" [cassette] and audio CD copy

Box 31 Folder 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Box 31 Folder 10

"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]

Box 31 Folder 11

Access Restrictions:

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).

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

Box 32 Folder 1

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

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

Box 32 Folder 3

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

Box 32 Folder 4-8
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