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Charles T. Burnett papers (M023)

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Title:
Charles T. Burnett papers
Creator:
Burnett, Charles T., (Charles Theodore), 1873-
ID:
M023
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1895-1932
Date [inclusive]:
1895-1969, undated
Extent:
1.33 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection includes Charles Burnett's correspondence, primarily with Dwight Morrow and other items related to Burnett's time at Bowdoin College.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Charles T. Burnett Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Charles Burnett was born 24 June, 1873 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a professor of philosophy and psychology at Bowdoin College (1904-1944) as well as the director of the Museum of Art at Bowdoin College (1918-1920). He wrote a series of songs for Bowdoin which became a standard part of the College repertoire. He also authored "Hyde of Bowdoin" in commemoration of Bowdoin president William De Witt Hyde. Charles Burnett died on January 31, 1946 in Brunswick, Maine.

The collection includes Charles Burnett's correspondence, primarily with Dwight Morrow; manuscripts of Burnett's book Hyde of Bowdoin; manuscripts of songs and music composed by Charles Burnett for Bowdoin College (1912); Susan Winchell Burnett's scrapbook; photographs, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous items.

Series Description:

This series includes professional and personal correspondence. Many of the letters are from Dwight W. Morrow, a classmate of Burnett at Amherst College. Much of the rest of the correspondence pertains to Burnett's work Hyde of Bowdoin.

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1918-1932

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence with Dwight W. Morrow (DWM) and Elizabeth Morrow (EM), Research Questions, 1969

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence with DWM, 1895

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence with DWM, 1896

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence with DWM, 1897

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence with DWM, 1898

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence with DWM, 1899

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence with DWM, 1900

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence with DWM, 1901-1904

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence from DWM, his family and business partner, 1907-1930

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence from and concerning DWM, 1931-1932

Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1919 May 19-1924 Dec

Box 1 Folder 12

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1925 May 4-1925 Aug. 25

Box 1 Folder 13

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1925 Sept. 2-1925 Dec. 17

Box 1 Folder 14

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1926

Box 1 Folder 15

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1927-1928

Box 1 Folder 16

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1929-1930

Box 1 Folder 17

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1931 Jan. 3-1931 April 25

Box 1 Folder 18

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1931 May 1-1931 June 29

Box 1 Folder 19

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1931 July 1-1931 Aug. 31

Box 1 Folder 20

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1931 Sept. 6- ca. 1931

Box 1 Folder 21

Correspondence re: "Hyde of Bowdoin", 1932-undated

Box 1 Folder 22

Series Description:

This series contains manuscript materials for Burnett's book Hyde of Bowdoin. Also included are research notes, critiques, and reviews of the book.

"Social Psychology"

Volume 1

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Research Notes, General

Box 1 Folder 23

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Research Notes, Early Life

Box 1 Folder 24

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Research Notes, Hyde at Harvard

Box 1 Folder 25

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Research Notes, Hyde at Union and Andover, and his Parish at Paterson

Box 1 Folder 26

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Research Notes, Hyde at Bowdoin

Box 1 Folder 27

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Research Notes, Hyde at Bowdoin, "Orient" Articles

Box 1 Folder 28

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Research Notes, Hyde's writings and philosophy

Box 1 Folder 29

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Research Notes, Dictionary of American Biography Sketch

Box 1 Folder 30

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Manuscript, "Beginning at Bowdoin"

Box 1 Folder 31

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Manuscript, "The Friendly Man: At Home and Abroad"

Box 1 Folder 32

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Manuscript, "The Teacher: Building a Classroom"

Box 1 Folder 33

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Manuscript, "The Social Agent: Affecting Changes in Institutions"

Box 1 Folder 34

"Hyde of Bowdoin" Manuscript, "The Administrator: Moulding the College"

Box 1 Folder 35

"Hyde of Bowdoin", Bibliography of Hyde's Writings

Box 1 Folder 36

"Hyde of Bowdoin", Manuscript Critique

Box 1 Folder 37

"Hyde of Bowdoin", Reviews

Box 1 Folder 38

Series Description:

This series contains other writings by Burnett including his address for faculty at the Bowdoin presidential inauguration of Kenneth C.M. Sills. Much of the material relates to Dwight W. Morrow and includes clippings, printed ephemera and photographs.

Bowdoin Biographical Record

Box 1 Folder 39

Handwritten scores by Burnett, some with his words; mainly songs about Bowdoin

Ovsz-Box A1

Songs of Bowdoin

Box 1 Folder 40

Response for the Faculty at K.C.M. Sill's Inauguration

Box 1 Folder 41

Bowdoin College Bulletin, Memorial Issue

Box 1 Folder 42

"Dwight Whitney Morrow: A Career in Its Preparations and Beginnings", typescript

Box 1 Folder 43

Reminiscences of D.W. Morrow, Amherst, etc.

Box 1 Folder 44

Dwight W. Morrow Photographs (2 small, 2 medium, 1 large)

Box 1 Folder 45

Printed Ephemera

Box 1 Folder 46

Dwight Morrow, clippings

Box 1 Folder 47

Clippings

Box 1 Folder 48

Photographs of Burnett House interior

Box 1 Folder 49

Series Description:

This series contains a scrapbook compiled by Susan Winchell Burnett prior to her 1914 marriage to Charles T. Burnett. Bowdoin invitations and programs, 1902-1906, are included as well as New England theater and concert programs, and memorabilia from a 1905 European tour.

Scrapbook

Box 2
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