Richard Malcolm Weaver Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0495

  • Staff Only

Dates

  • 1940s - 1960s

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Biographical Sketch

  • March 3, 1910 Born in Asheville, North Carolina. Lived in Weaverville, North Carolina.
  • 1916 Family moved to Lexington, Kentucky.
  • 1927-1932 Attended University of Kentucky. Member of Phi Beta Kappa. Received A.B. degree.
  • 1933-1936 Attended Vanderbilt University. Was a teaching fellow. Received masters in English.
  • 1936-1937 Instructor in English at Alabama Polytechnic Institute.
  • 1937-1940 Acting assistant professor at Texas A & M.
  • 1940-1943 Student at Louisiana State University where he worked with Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. Attended summer sessions at the Sorbonne, Harvard University and the University of Virginia.
  • May 1943 Received Ph.d from Louisiana State University.
  • 1944-1963 Professor of English at the University of Chicago
  • 1948 Wrote Ideas Have Consequences.
  • 1949 Won University of Chicago Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • 1953 Wrote The Ethics of Rhetoric.
  • 1957 Wrote Composition: A Course in Writing and Rhetoric.
  • 1958 Participant in Vanderbilt University Literary Symposium.
  • 1962 Received Young Americans for Freedom award for "service to education and the philosophy of a free society."
  • April 9, 1963 Died in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1964 Visions of Order published.
March 3, 1910
Born in Asheville, North Carolina. Lived in Weaverville, North Carolina.
1916
Family moved to Lexington, Kentucky.
1927-1932
Attended University of Kentucky. Member of Phi Beta Kappa. Received A.B. degree.
1933-1936
Attended Vanderbilt University. Was a teaching fellow. Received masters in English.
1936-1937
Instructor in English at Alabama Polytechnic Institute.
1937-1940
Acting assistant professor at Texas A & M.
1940-1943
Student at Louisiana State University where he worked with Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. Attended summer sessions at the Sorbonne, Harvard University and the University of Virginia.
May 1943
Received Ph.d from Louisiana State University.
1944-1963
Professor of English at the University of Chicago
1948
Wrote Ideas Have Consequences.
1949
Won University of Chicago Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
1953
Wrote The Ethics of Rhetoric.
1957
Wrote Composition: A Course in Writing and Rhetoric.
1958
Participant in Vanderbilt University Literary Symposium.
1962
Received Young Americans for Freedom award for "service to education and the philosophy of a free society."
April 9, 1963
Died in Chicago, Illinois.
1964
Visions of Order published.

Extent

2.52 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Richard M. Weaver Papers include original manuscript materials, correspondence and printed materials deposited by three donors. Mrs. Polly Weaver Beaton, sister of Richard M. Weaver, deposited the greater part of the original manuscript material as well as such items as course notes and some undergraduate materials. Mr. Louis H.T. Dehmlow deposited his personal indexed collection of articles, speeches, drafts, and letters, while the third deposit, containing both printed material and manuscript material, was made by Professor George Core, editor,of the University of Georgia Press.

Related Materials

(as of 15 March 1991)

Richard Weaver correspondence in other collections:

Davidson, Donald - 11 letters - 1948-1961

The Davidson Papers also contain 2 letters from Davidson to Weaver.
Title
Finding Aid for the Richard Malcolm Weaver Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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