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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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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


Box and Folder Listing


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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],
[All]

Series 6: Print Material, Box 12-15Add to your cart.
Print material consists journals and other printed materials, arranged alphabetically by title
Box 12Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: American Heritage, Folder 1-3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 39, Folder 3, April 1988Add to your cart.
Features "Lost Horizon" by Fields, page 54. 3 copies
Item 2: Volume 40, Number 3, April 1989Add to your cart.
Features "A Wonderful Place to Live" by Fields, page 114
Item 3: Volume 42, Number 2, April 1991Add to your cart.
Featuring "The Double Life of Hot Springs" by Fields, page 106. 2 copies
Item 4: Volume 44, Number 2, April 1993Add to your cart.
Features "Jefferson's Second Home" by Fields, page 104. 2 copies
Sub-Series 2: The Art of Living in St. Louis, Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 2, Number 3, 1992: MarchAdd to your cart.
Features "Wayne's World" by Gayle R. McIntosh, page 20. 2 copies
Sub-Series 3: Augustana College Magazine, Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Series 91, Volume 1, Spring 1991Add to your cart.
Features "Fields, Midstream, 'Angles' for Connections" by Dawn White, page 34
Sub-Series 4: Belles Lettres, Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 5, Number 1, September/November 2004Add to your cart.
Features "The Art of Pol Speak: An Interview with Wayne Fields" by Gerald Early, page 12
Sub-Series 5: Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal, Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 12, Number 7, July 1995Add to your cart.
Features "To Make a Place" by Fields, page 47
Sub-Series 6: The Boston Globe Magazine, Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1996: October 27Add to your cart.
Features "Can We Talk?" by John Powers, page 16
Sub-Series 7: Capaha Arrow, Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 88, Number 5, 1996: October 2Add to your cart.
Features "Emil C. Weis Lecture Series to Begin Today With Author, Educator Speaking," by Kristin Wicker, page 1
Sub-Series 8: Ephemeral Beauty: Al Parker and the American Women's Magazine 1940-1960, Folder 10, 2007Add to your cart.
Norman Rockwell Museum. Features "Re-Covering America: Al Parker's Post-War Illustrations" by Fields, page 18
Sub-Series 9: The Free Press catalogue, Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Winter 1996Add to your cart.
Features advertisement for Union of Words: A History of Presidential Eloquence by Fields, page 6
Sub-Series 10: The Fulton Sun, Folder 12Add to your cart.
Located in Box 18 - Oversize Print Material
Item 1: Volume 16, Number 197, 1992: March 12Add to your cart.
Features "Author, Angler to Ready Tonight," page 1
Sub-Series 11: Gateway Heritage, Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 2, Number 2, Fall 1981Add to your cart.
Features "The Meaning of Lewis and Clark" by Fields, page 2
Item 2: Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 1997Add to your cart.
Features "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Discussion" featuring Harry James Cargas, Wayne Fields, and Eddy L. Harris, page 46. 2 copies
Box 13Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: The Iowa Review, Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 11, Number 2/3, Spring/Summer 1980Add to your cart.
Features "Politics, Grandfathers, and Fish" by Fields, page 230
Sub-Series 13: Journal of Humanities, Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 1, Number 2, Winter 1992Add to your cart.
Features "The Essay in Context: The Speaker, The Audience, and the Message" by Fields, page 5
Sub-Series 14: Learning & Discovery Occasional Paper, Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Number 2, 1999: August 19Add to your cart.
Features "Living with More Than One Mind: An Address to the Freshman Class of 2003" by Fields. 3 copies
Sub-Series 15: Modern Literature Collection, Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 1, Number 1, Fall 1994Add to your cart.
Features "Thirty Years of Modern Literature," page 1
Sub-Series 16: National Journal, Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Number 37, 2001: September 15Add to your cart.
Features quote from Fields in article, "America's Challenge," by Carl M. Cannon, page 2817
Sub-Series 17: The New York Times Book Review, Folder 6Add to your cart.
Located in Box 18 - Oversize Print Material
Item 1: Volume XCV, Number 39, 1990: October 7Add to your cart.
Features a review by Le Anne Schreiber of What the River Knows: An Angler in Midstream by Fields, page 9. 2 copies
Sub-Series 18: Playboy, Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 32, Number 2, February 1985Add to your cart.
Features "Excavations" by Fields, page 102
Sub-Series 19: Quad-City Times, Folder 8Add to your cart.
Located in Box 18 - Oversize Print Material
Item 1: Volume 136, Number 78, 1991: January 1Add to your cart.
Features "The Quite Adventurer: Former RI Man Writes About Life, Growing Older" by Alma Gaul, page 1B
Sub-Series 20: Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 1998Add to your cart.
Featuring "Reading Conventions: Political Stories from 1988: by Fields, page 89. 2 copies
Sub-Series 21: The Riverfront Times, Folder 10Add to your cart.
Located in Box 18 - Oversize Print Material
Item 1: Number 703, 1992: March 25-31Add to your cart.
Features "The Persistence of Memory: Wayne Fields' Literary Art Depends on the Transformation of Things Past" by Randall Osborne, page 30
Item 2: Number 711, 1992: May 20-26Add to your cart.
Features "Tale of Two Cultures" by Chris King, page 20. 2 copies
Item 3: Number 730, 1992: September 30-October 6Add to your cart.
Item 4: Number 734, 1992: October 28-November 3Add to your cart.
Featuring "Finanl Analysis" by Thomas Crone, page 14
Item 5: Number 743, 1992: December 30 - 1993: January 5Add to your cart.
Featuring "The Last Word" contribution by Fields, page 14. 2 copies
Item 6: Number 938, 1996: September 25 - October 1Add to your cart.
Featuring "Chacter Study" by Fields, page 20. 2 copies
Item 7: Volume 27, Number 39, 2003: September 24-30Add to your cart.
Featuring Fields as "Best Local Writer," page 56
Sub-Series 22: St. Louis Magazine, Folder 11-12Add to your cart.
Features Close to Home column by Fields. See also Box 14 and 15
Item 1: Spring 1995Add to your cart.
Features "Mannish Boys" by Fields, page 28
Item 2: Summer 1995Add to your cart.
Features "I's On the Prize" by Fields, page 30
Item 3: September/October 1995Add to your cart.
Features "All Bets Are Off" by Fields, page 30
Item 4: November/December 1995Add to your cart.
Features "Making a Federal Case" by Fields, page 30
Item 5: January/February 1996Add to your cart.
Features "No Place Special" by Fields, page 26
Item 6: March/April 1996Add to your cart.
Features "'Acceptable' Losses" by Fields, page 28
Item 7: May/June 1996Add to your cart.
Features "Homeward Bound" by Fields, page 26
Item 8: July/August 1996Add to your cart.
Features "Guns R Us" by Fields, page 24
Item 9: September/October 1996Add to your cart.
Features "The Ties That Bind" by Fields, page 24
Item 10: November/December 1996Add to your cart.
Features "Buring Questions" by Fields, page 26
Box 14Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 22: St. Louis Magazine, Folder 1-7Add to your cart.
Features Close to Home column by Fields. See also Box 13 and 15
Item 11: January/February 1997Add to your cart.
Features "Touching Base" by Fields, page 26
Item 12: April 1997Add to your cart.
Features "Reading, Writing and the Pursuit of Happiness" by Fields, page 22
Item 13: May/June 1997Add to your cart.
Features "Crossing Guards" by Fields, page 25
Item 14: October 1997Add to your cart.
Features "Losing Proposition" by Fields, page 28. 2 copies
Item 15: November 1997Add to your cart.
Features "Seeing in the Dark" by Fields, page 26
Item 16: December 1997Add to your cart.
Features "Intruders in the Garden" by Fields, page 28
Item 17: January 1998Add to your cart.
Features "Getting Offline" by Fields, page 30
Item 18: February 1998Add to your cart.
Features "The Fullness of Time" by Fields, page 26
Item 19: March 1998Add to your cart.
Features "Lament for a Maker" by Fields, page 30
Item 20: April 1998Add to your cart.
Features "Between the Covers" by Fields, page 26
Item 21: May 1998Add to your cart.
Features "Moving Out, Moving On" by Fields, page 30
Item 22: June 1998Add to your cart.
Featuring "Our Cruel, Tangled Past" by Fields, page 28
Item 23: July 1998Add to your cart.
Featuring "Money Matters" by Fields, page 28
Item 24: August 1998Add to your cart.
Featuring "Escape to the Zoo" by Fields, page 16
Item 25: September 1998Add to your cart.
Featuring "Under the Weather" by Fields, page 30
Item 26: October 1998Add to your cart.
Featuring "A Matter of Opinion" by Fields, page 24
Item 27: November 1998Add to your cart.
Featuring "Night Vision" by Fields, page 28
Item 28: December 1998Add to your cart.
Featuring "An Epic Season" by Fields, page 24
Item 29: January 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Glass Houses & Whited Sepulchers" by Fields, page 26
Item 30: February 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "A League of Our Own" by Fields, page 22
Item 31: March 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Telling Lives" by Fields, page 20
Item 32: April 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Unhealthy Thoughts" by Fields, page 26
Item 33: May 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Stories We Live By" by Fields, page 20
Item 34: June 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Guns and Chickens" by Fields, page 20
Item 35: July 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Sleeping Places" by Fields, page 54
Box 15Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 22: St. Louis Magazine, Folder 1Add to your cart.
Features Close to Home column by Fields. See also Box 13 and 14
Item 36: August 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Scored for Life" by Fields, page 22
Item 37: September 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Hiding Our Tracks" by Fields, page 26
Item 38: October 1999Add to your cart.
Featuring "Send Wayne to Washington" by Fields, page 26
Sub-Series 23: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Magazine, Folder 2Add to your cart.
Located in Box 19 - Oversize Print Material
Item 1: 1987: June 21Add to your cart.
Features "A Professor Goes Out on the Street" by Fields, page 8. 2 copies
Item 2: 1990: December 9Add to your cart.
Features "Middle Triumph" by Fields, page 8. 3 copies
Item 3: 1993: November 14Add to your cart.
Features "Kiss 'Em Goodbye" by Richard H, Weiss, page 10
Sub-Series 24: Sankei Shimbun, Folder 3Add to your cart.
Located in Box 19 - Oversize Print Material
Item 1: 2005Add to your cart.

Includes correspondence from Michiya Matsuo. Fields is featured on page 6.

Located in oversize.

Sub-Series 25: Scientific American, Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1993: JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Features illustrations by Fields, page 90-91 and 93
Sub-Series 26: Simon & Schuster catalogue, Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: inter 1992Add to your cart.
Features advertisment for The Past Leads a Life of Its Own by Fields, page 100
Sub-Series 27: Student Life, Folder 6Add to your cart.
Located in Box 19 - Oversize Print Material
Item 1: Volume 125, Number 20, 2003: October 10Add to your cart.
Features "WU Prof Voted City's Best Author" by Sarah Qian, page 1. 2 copies
Sub-Series 28: 24 Hours, Folder 7Add to your cart.

Georgian language.

Located in Box 19 - Oversize Print Material

Item 1: Number 173, 2003: June 26Add to your cart.
Features Fields on page 1
Sub-Series 29: University College Newsletter, Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fall 1994Add to your cart.
Item 2: Winter 1995Add to your cart.
Item 3: Winter 1996Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 30: The University of Chicago Department of English Newsletter, Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fall 1986Add to your cart.
Fetures Fields' rememberance of Robert Streeter, page 7
Sub-Series 31: Washington University Continuing Education Newsletter, Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fall 1979Add to your cart.
Features "SCE-Graduate School Initiate New Master's in Liberal Arts," page 1
Sub-Series 32: Washington University in St. Louis Record, Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 17, Number 11, 1992: November 12Add to your cart.
Features "Heritage Inspires Fields' Writing, Teaching" by Deborah Parker, page 3. 3 copies
Item 2: Volume 17, number 15, 1993: January 14Add to your cart.
Features "Clinton's Inaugural Speech Should Point the Way" by Fields, page 1. 2 copies
Item 3: Volume 25, Number 7, 2000: October 20Add to your cart.
Item 4: Volume 26, Number 4, 2001: September 14Add to your cart.
Features "Wrighton, Fields Reach Out at Vigil," page 6
Sub-Series 33: Washington University Magazine, Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 57, Number 4, Fall 1987Add to your cart.
Features "Reading the Rock" by Fields, page 17. 2 copies
Item 2: Volume 61, Number 2, Summer 1991Add to your cart.
Features "An Angler in Midstream" by Fields, page 18. 3 copies
Item 3: Volume 71, Number 4, Winter 2001Add to your cart.
Features "America's War on Terrorism" by Fields, page 48
Item 4: Volume 73, Number 2, Summer 2003Add to your cart.
Features "Imagining a University" by Fields, page 14. 2 copies
Sub-Series 34: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Arts & Sciences, Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Volume 5, Number 2, Spring 1992Add to your cart.
Features "Fields Appointed Dean of University College," page 6
Item 2: 1996: JulyAdd to your cart.
Features a review by Debora Burgess of Union of Words: A History of Presidential Eloquence by Fields, page 8

Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]


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