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Wayne Fields Papers, MSS149

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Correspondence, Box 1

Essays, Box 1-2

Material Toward Books, Box 3-11

Manuscripts by Others, Box 11

Ephemera, Box 11

Print Material, Box 12-15

Personal Papers, Box 15

Realia



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Wayne Fields Papers, MSS149, 1964-2012 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Wayne Fields Papers, MSS149, 1964-2012Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1964-2012

ID: MSS/MSS/149

Primary Creator: Fields, Wayne

Extent: 19.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 11/05/2013

Languages: English, Georgian, Chinese, Spanish;Castilian, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Wayne Fields Papers includes extensive draft materials toward his books and essays. Also included copies of publications featuring essays by Fields, a small amount of correspondence, clippings, and other ephemera.

Collection Historical Note

Wayne Fields is a nationally known expert on American literature, non-fiction prose, rhetoric and American political argument. He received a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from Augustana College and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.  Fields is currently the Lynne Cooper Harvey Distinguished Professor of English, American Literature and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He joined Washington University in 1968 in the department of English, later serving as department chair and then as dean of University College and the director of its Master of Liberal Arts Program. He was also the driving force behind the establishment of the American Culture Studies Program, a multidisciplinary program that incorporates humanities, social sciences, arts and architecture and natural sciences. Fields served as the inaugural director of American Culture Studies until 2008.

His book, Union of Words: A History of Presidential Eloquence (1996) examines the use of rhetoric in presidential speeches, from declarations of candidacy to nomination acceptances, inaugural addresses, state-of-the-union speeches, declarations of war, executive farewells and other special addresses. His opinions are frequently sought by the national media to help interpret political speeches. He has served as a commentator for National Public Radio, Radio Free Europe and various television and radio network programs, and for five years wrote a regular column, “Close to Home,” for St. Louis Magazine. Other books include James Fenimore Cooper: A Collection of Critical Essays (1979); What the River Knows: An Angler in Midstream (1990), a highly acclaimed non-fiction book about fly-fishing, the mysteries of rivers and the uncertainties of life’s second half; and The Past Leads a Life of Its Own (1992), a collection of pieces about American boyhood.  His essays include "One Hundred Years of Solitude and New World Literature," "The American Adams," and "To Redeem from Ignorance: Jefferson and the Liberal Arts."

Fields has also received several teaching awards including the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Interfraternity Council’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and he has won fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Institute, the Ford Foundation and the National Humanities Institute.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of Wayne Fields

Acquisition Method: Accession number 2013.032

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


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[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1],
[Series 2: Essays, Box 1-2],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books, Box 3-11],
[Series 4: Manuscripts by Others, Box 11],
[Series 5: Ephemera, Box 11],
[Series 6: Print Material, Box 12-15],
[Series 7: Personal Papers, Box 15],
[Series 8: Realia],
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Series 3: Material Toward Books, Box 3-11Add to your cart.
Material toward books consists of correspondence, drafts, notes, etc toward published books by Fields. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: James Fenimore Cooper: A Collection of Critical EssaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript and photocopy draftAdd to your cart.
223 pages. Includes typescript of Fields' introduction and chapter, Beyond Definition: A Reading of The Prairie, as well as photocopies of remaining chapters
Folder 3: Permission lettersAdd to your cart.
76 items
Folder 4: Royalty reports, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
3 items
Sub-Series 2: The Making of an Issue: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (dissertation)Add to your cart.
Folder 5-6: Typescript drafts with extensive corrections, 1971: DecemberAdd to your cart.
295 pages. Dissertation for the University of Chicago, Doctor of Philosopy, Department of English
Sub-Series 3: The Past Leads a Life of Its Own: Fictions of MemoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Autograph and typescript draftsAdd to your cart.
102 pages
Box 4Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: The Past Leads a Life of Its Own: Fictions of MemoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Autograph and typescript draftsAdd to your cart.
202 pages
Folder 3-4: Typescript and typescript [computer printout] draft with minimal correctionsAdd to your cart.
246 pages. Titled "That Beggars Might Ride: Fragments from an American Childhood"
Folder 5-6: Typescript draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
174 pages. Titled "That Beggars Might Ride"
Box 5Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: The Past Leads a Life of Its Own: Fictions of MemoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
284 pages
Folder 3: Typescript [photocopy] draft with corrections - One Goes LeapingAdd to your cart.
23 pages
Folder 4: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections - One Goes LeapingAdd to your cart.
23 pages
Folder 5: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections - Cicada SeasonAdd to your cart.
14 pages
Folder 6: Typescript drafts with corrections - PassageAdd to your cart.
12 and 13 pages. One titled "Night Rider"
Folder 7: Typescript drafts with corrections - The White RabbitAdd to your cart.
21 pages and 20 pages
Folder 8: Autograph draft - Resurrection and DeathAdd to your cart.
6 pages
Folder 9: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections - Resurrection and DeathAdd to your cart.
23 pages
Folder 10: Uncorrected proof, 1991Add to your cart.
Bound, 264 pages
Folder 11: Cover mock-upAdd to your cart.
1 item
Box 6Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Union of Words: A History of Presidential EloquenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Autograph and typescript [computer printout] drafts with correctionsAdd to your cart.
406 pages
Folder 4: Typescript [computer printout] draft with corrections, Chapters 1-5Add to your cart.
Bound, 267 pages
Box 7Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Union of Words: A History of Presidential EloquenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript [computer printout] draft with corrections, Chapters 1-8Add to your cart.
Bound, 592 pages
Folder 3: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections, Chapter 6-8Add to your cart.
Bound, 608 pages
Box 8Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: What the River Knows: An Angler in MidstreamAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Autograph and typescript [computer printout] with corrections - First draftAdd to your cart.
50 pages
Folder 2-4: Autograph and typescript drafts with correctionsAdd to your cart.
310 pages
Folder 5-7: Autograph and typescript drafts with correctionsAdd to your cart.
416 pages. Titled "On the Run"
Box 9Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: What the River Knows: An Angler in MidstreamAdd to your cart.
Folder 1-5: Typescript [computer printout] drafts with correctionsAdd to your cart.
633 pages
Folder 6-7: Typescript [computer printout] with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
286 pages. Titled "On the Run"
Box 10Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: What the River Knows: An Angler in MidstreamAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript [computer printout], Prologue, 1984: July 29Add to your cart.
19 pages
Folder 2-4: Bound typescriptsAdd to your cart.
Bound typescript, 327 pages. 2 copies.  Bound typescript, 364 pages. 3 items. Titled as Run: A Journal From Middle Life
Box 11Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: What the River Knows: An Angler in MidstreamAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Corrections for Fireside paperback edition, 1991Add to your cart.
Photocopies, 16 pages with correspondence
Folder 2: Dust jacket mock-upAdd to your cart.
4 items

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[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1],
[Series 2: Essays, Box 1-2],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books, Box 3-11],
[Series 4: Manuscripts by Others, Box 11],
[Series 5: Ephemera, Box 11],
[Series 6: Print Material, Box 12-15],
[Series 7: Personal Papers, Box 15],
[Series 8: Realia],
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