Robert Harris Chapman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0248

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains eight items, in two file folders. There are seven letters from Robert Penn Warren to Robert Harris Chapman, and one poem by Robert Penn Warren.

Dates

  • 1958 - 1975

Language of Materials

English

Biography/History

Robert Harris Chapman [1919-2000], was born in Highland Park, Illinois. He attended Princeton University and in 1941 graduated with a degree in English. He served as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy during World War II and his wartime duty was in Morocco. In 1950 he started his career at Harvard University, where he retired in 1989. His courses were popular with undergraduates and included Modern Drama, Playwriting, Theatre History, British Theatre of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, and George Bernard Shaw. He became a Professor of English Literature, was an accomplished playwright, a theatrical consultant, and Director of the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University. He was a colleague and long-time friend of Robert Penn Warren.

This collection was purchased in 2003.

Extent

.02 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Overview

This collection contains seven letters from Robert Penn Warren to Robert Harris Chapman, and one poem by Robert Penn Warren.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Robert Harris Chapman Collection
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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