Guide to the Papers of Noel Perrin, 1932 - 2002Manuscript MS-348

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Noel Perrin, 1932 - 2002

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-348

Collection Dates:

1932 - 2002

Size of Collection:

11 boxes (15.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Noel Perrin (1927-2004), professor of English and adjunct professor of environmental studies. Consist of personal and professional correspondence, book manuscripts, military records, published articles, and book reviews, documenting Perrin's writing career.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Noel Perrin contain personal and professional correspondence, essays, published articles, military records, report cards, news clippings, travel itinerary, speeches, legal contracts and manuscripts including "Dr. Bowdler's Legacy" (1969), "Amateur Sugar Maker" (1972), "Vermont in All Weathers" (1973), "Adventures of Jonathan Corncob" (1976), "First Person Rural" (1978), "Giving Up the Gun" (1979), "Second Person Rural" (1980) and "Third Person Rural" (1983). Lecture notes and other teaching papers from courses taught at Dartmouth College in the English Department and the Environmental Studies Program are also included.

Biography

Edwin Noel Perrin was born September 28, 1927, in New York City. He attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, and later studied at Williams College graduating in 1949. Perrin also received a Master of Arts degree in English from Duke University in 1950. He served in the United States Army in Korea from 1951 to 1952, and was awarded the Bronze Star. After his military service he taught English literature at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina from 1956 to 1959. He also studied at Cambridge University in England, where he received an M. Litt. in 1958. Perrin joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1959, as an instructor in English. He was promoted to Assistant Professor of English in 1961, and to Associate Professor of English with tenure in 1966. He became a full Professor in 1970, and then was chairman of the English Department from 1972 to 1975. Perrin specialized in teaching modern poetry, particularly that of Robert Frost. He was a Fulbright professor at Warsaw University in Poland in 1970, and was twice a Guggenheim Fellow, in 1970 and again in 1985. In 1984 Perrin joined Dartmouth's Environmental Studies Program as an Adjunct Professor. Perrin began writing works for a popular audience in 1961 with his first essay collection, "A Passport Secretly Green." His second book, "Dr. Bowdler's Legacy: A History of Expurgated Books in England and America," was published in 1969, and was nominated for the National Book Award. In 1978, he published "First Person Rural: Essays of a Sometime Farmer," which became so popular that he wrote three sequels that ended with "Last Person Rural" in 1991. Other notable works include "A Reader’s Delight," "Giving up the Gun: Japan's Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879," and "Solo: Life with an Electric Car." Perrin was a frequent contributor to a number of publications, including The Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, Publisher's Weekly, The New York Times, Vermont Life, and Country Journal. He died in 2004, at the age of 77.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1956-1988

Consist of correspondence, notes, drafts and proofs of essays and books as well as teaching papers.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1972-1985

Books, Essays

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Vermont in All Weathers": Correspondence, 1972
  • Folder: 2, "Vermont in All Weathers":Correspondence, 1973-1980
  • Folder: 3, "Vermont in All Weathers": Research and royalty statements, circa 1972-1980
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Quality Paperback Book Club (publisher of "First Person Rural), 1978
  • Folder: 5, "Second Person Rural": Reviews, circa 1980-1981
  • Folder: 6, "Second Person Rural": Correspondence, July 1979-April 1980
  • Folder: 7, "Second Person Rural": Correspondence, May 1980-April 1981
  • Folder: 8, "Second Person Rural": Correspondence, June 1981-1983
  • Folder: 9, "Second Person Rural": Miscellaneous, undated
  • Folder: 10, "Third Person Rural": Correspondence, 1982-1983
  • Folder: 11, "Third Person Rural": Draft of "The Beef Cow's Place to the Vegetarians", undated
  • Folder: 12, "Third Person Rural": Galley proofs, undated
  • Folder: 13, "Third Person Rural": Manuscript (photocopy), undated
  • Folder: 14, "Third Person Rural": Manuscript (photocopy), undated
  • Folder: 15, "Third Person Rural": Manuscript (photocopy), undated
  • Folder: 16, "Third Person Rural": Manuscript (photocopy), undated
  • Folder: 17, "Third Person Rural": Manuscript (photocopy), undated
  • Folder: 18, "The Lure of Japan": Correspondence, 1979-1981
  • Folder: 19, "The Lure of Japan": Notes, outline, circa 1979-1980
  • Folder: 20, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1960-1969
  • Folder: 21, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1971-1973
  • Folder: 22, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1974
  • Folder: 23, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1975-1976
  • Folder: 24, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1977
  • Folder: 25, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1978-1979
  • Folder: 26, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1980
  • Folder: 27, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1981-1985
  • Folder: 28, "Giving Up the Gun": Correspondence, 1986-1989
  • Folder: 29, "Giving Up the Gun": Reviews, 1979
  • Folder: 30, "Giving Up the Gun": Reviews, 1979
  • Folder: 31, "Giving Up the Gun": Drafts, undated
  • Folder: 32, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 33, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 34, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 35, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 36, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 37, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 38, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material for illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 39, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material for illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 40, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material for minor sources, undated
  • Folder: 41, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material for minor sources, undated
  • Folder: 42, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material for minor sources, undated
  • Folder: 43, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material for minor sources, undated
  • Folder: 44, "Giving Up the Gun": Research material for minor sources, undated
  • Folder: 45, Correspondence related to the Goldstein Teaching Award, 1978
  • Folder: 46, Goldstein Award, 1978
  • Folder: 47, "War and Literature" lecture, 1984
  • Folder: 48, "In Defense of Burning Wood," manuscript, 1981
  • Folder: 49, Miscellaneous material, undated
  • Folder: 50, "The Sinus Viridus Packers and the Neo Eboraci Giants": Correspondence, 1963
  • Folder: 51, "The Sinus Viridus Packers and the Neo Eboraci Giants" in "The New Yorker," notes and manuscript, 1963
  • Folder: 52, "R.F.D." column in "Boston Manuscript": Correspondence, 1978
  • Folder: 53, "R.F.D." column in "Boston Manuscript": Correspondence, 1979-1980
  • Folder: 54, "R.F.D." column in "Boston Manuscript": Notes, undated
  • Folder: 55, "R.F.D." column in "Boston Manuscript": Drafts, undated
  • Folder: 56, "R.F.D." column in "Boston Manuscript": Drafts, undated
  • Folder: 57, "Horticulture Magazine": Correspondence, 1979-1980
  • Folder: 58, Book review for "Vermont History" magazine, circa 1981
  • Folder: 59, "Horticulture Magazine": Correspondence, 1981
  • Folder: 60, "Horticulture Magazine": Correspondence, 1982-1983
  • Folder: 61, "Wild Flowers are Tougher Than They Look," in "Horticulture Magazine" June, 1982
  • Folder: 62, "Wild Flowers are Tougher Than They Look": Research material and draft, undated
  • Folder: 63, "One Potato, Two Potato," in "Horticulture": Research material, January, 1984
  • Folder: 64, "One Potato, Two Potato": Research material, circa 1984
  • Folder: 65, "One Potato, Two Potato": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 66, "Quest" magazine, correspondence, 1979-1981
  • Folder: 67, "Quest" magazine, miscellaneous notes and drafts, undated
  • Folder: 68, "U.S. Air" magazine, March, 1981
  • Folder: 69, "The Sweet Taste of Spring," in "U.S. Air" magazine: Correspondence and manuscript, 1981
  • Folder: 70, Correspondence related to "Sewanee Review" article on Joseph Mitchell, 1981-1982
  • Folder: 71, Correspondence related to "Sewanee Review" article on Joseph Mitchell, 1983-1984
  • Folder: 72, "Paragon of Reporters: Joseph Mitchell": Notes, undated
  • Folder: 73, "Joe Gould's Secret" by Joseph Mitchell: Research materials and pp. 3-53, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 74, "Joe Gould's Secret" by Joseph Mitchell: Research materials and pp. 54-103, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 75, "Joe Gould's Secret" by Joseph Mitchell: Research materials and pp. 104-11, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 76, Joseph Mitchell articles in "The New Yorker": Research material, photocopies, undated
  • Folder: 77, Joseph Mitchell's articles in "The New Yorker", undated
  • Folder: 78, "Paragon of Reporters": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 79, "Paragon of Reporters": Manuscript and tear sheets "Sewanee Review," April-June, 1983
  • Folder: 80, "How to Farm Badly," in "Country Journal: Miscellaneous material, July, 1982
  • Folder: 81, "The American Boys Handy Book," by Dan Beard: Foreword with correspondence, 1982
  • Folder: 82, "The American Boys Handy Book," by Dan Beard: Research material, undated
  • Folder: 83, "Democracy" by Henry Adams: Introduction of manuscript with correspondence, 1982
  • Folder: 84, "Audubon" magazine: Correspondence, 1983-1985
  • Folder: 85, "Forever Virgin: The American View of America": Notes and manuscript, undated

Box: 2, Dates: 1956-1987

Essays

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "The High Cost of Magic," in "Audubon Magazine": Research material, noted, correspondence, drafts, circa 1984
  • Folder: 2, "The High Cost of Magic," in "Audubon Magazine": Research material with information from Disney, circa 1984
  • Folder: 3, "The High Cost of Magic," in "Audubon Magazine": Research material with information from Disney, circa 1984
  • Folder: 4, "The High Cost of Magic," in "Audubon Magazine": Manuscript drafts, circa 1984
  • Folder: 5, "Ten Great Wants," in "Country Journal": Correspondence, notes, 1983-1984
  • Folder: 6, "Ten Great Wants," in "Country Journal": Survey responses , undated
  • Folder: 7, "Ten Great Wants," in "Country Journal": Survey responses, undated
  • Folder: 8, "Ten Great Wants," in "Country Journal": Survey responses, undated
  • Folder: 9, "Ten Great Wants," in "Country Journal": Computer analysis of survey responses, 1984
  • Folder: 10, "Ten Great Wants," in "Country Journal": Computer analysis of survey responses, 1984
  • Folder: 11, "Ten Great Wants," in "Country Journal":Rough drafts, undated
  • Folder: 12, "Ten Great Wants," in "Country Journal": Rough drafts, undated
  • Folder: 13, "My Farm is Safe Forever," in "Country Journal": Correspondence, 1983-1984
  • Folder: 14, "My Farm is Safe Forever," in "Country Journal": Research material, circa 1983-1984
  • Folder: 15, "My Farm is Safe Forever," in "Country Journal": Manuscript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 16, "My Farm is Safe Forever," in "Country Journal": Manuscript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence and fellowship proposal regarding book on robots, 1984
  • Folder: 18, "Parabola" magazine: Correspondence, 1984
  • Folder: 19, "The Field" magazine: Miscellaneous articles, 1984
  • Folder: 20, "A View from the Kingdom" by Reeve Lindberg Brown and Richard Brown: Introduction, miscellaneous material, 1986
  • Folder: 21, "My Ten Favorite Vermont Food Products," in "Vermont Life": Correspondence and manuscripts, 1986-1987
  • Folder: 22, "My Ten Favorite Vermont Food Products," in "Vermont Life": Notes and research material, undated
  • Folder: 23, "My Ten Favorite Vermont Food Products," in "Vermont Life": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 24, "Thetford Hill Church," in "Vermont Life":Research material, 1987
  • Folder: 25, "Thetford Hill Church," in "Vermont Life":Research material, 1987
  • Folder: 26, "Thetford Hill Church," in "Vermont Life": Notes and manuscript, circa 1987
  • Folder: 27, "A Mixed Landscape," essay for Hood Museum catalogue "Mills of New England": Correspondence, 1986
  • Folder: 28, "A Mixed Landscape," essay for Hood Museum catalogue "Mills of New England": Notes and manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 29, "Wild Animals I Have Known," by Ernest Thompson Seton: Introduction Notes, circa 1987
  • Folder: 30, "Wild Animals I Have Known," by Ernest Thompson Seton: Introduction manuscript, circa 1987
  • Folder: 31, "Wind in the Willows," by Kenneth Grahame: Introduction correspondence, draft and notes, circa 1988
  • Folder: 32, Book reviews for "Boston Herald", undated
  • Folder: 33, Saint-Gaudens research material, undated
  • Folder: 34, Saint-Gaudens research material, articles, undated
  • Folder: 35, Saint-Gaudens research material, printed material, undated
  • Folder: 36, "Inquiry" magazine: Correspondence, 1977-1983
  • Folder: 37, "Inquiry" magazine: Manuscripts and articles , circa 1978
  • Folder: 38, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post":Clippings, manuscripts, notes, February-June, 1981
  • Folder: 39, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post":Clippings, manuscripts, notes, November-December, 1981
  • Folder: 40, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Clippings, manuscripts, notes, 1982
  • Folder: 41, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Clippings, manuscripts, notes, 1983
  • Folder: 42, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Clippings, manuscripts, notes, 1984
  • Folder: 43, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Clippings, manuscripts, notes, 1984
  • Folder: 44, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Clippings, manuscripts, notes, 1985
  • Folder: 45, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Clippings, manuscripts, notes, 1985
  • Folder: 46, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Clippings, manuscripts, notes, 1986
  • Folder: 47, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Clippings, manuscripts, notes, 1986
  • Folder: 48, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Miscellaneous drafts, undated
  • Folder: 49, "Rediscoveries" Column in "Washington Post": Miscellaneous material, undated
  • Folder: 50, Harvard University Press: Correspondence, 1985
  • Folder: 51, Harvard University Press: Correspondence, 1986-1987
  • Folder: 52, "Three Farms," by Mark Kramer: Preface, miscellaneous material, undated
  • Folder: 53, "Brain Children," by Hans Moravec: Research material for book on robots, undated
  • Folder: 54, "Book Report" Column in "Country Journal": Correspondence, 1982-1983
  • Folder: 55, "Book Report" Column in "Country Journal": Correspondence, 1983-1984
  • Folder: 56, "Book Report" Column in "Country Journal": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 57, "Book Report" Column in "Country Journal": Manuscript and notes, undated
  • Folder: 58, "Book Report" Column in "Country Journal": Manuscript and notes, undated
  • Folder: 59, "TV Guide": Correspondence, 1985-1987
  • Folder: 60, "TV Guide": Correspondence, 1987-1988
  • Folder: 61, "TV Guide": Article on "Newhart" with notes, 1987
  • Folder: 62, "TV Guide": Article on "Newhart" with research material and manuscript, 1987
  • Folder: 63, "Down on the Farm they Dig Dallas": Notes and drafts, 1985
  • Folder: 64, "Down on the Farm they Dig Dallas": Notes and drafts, 1985
  • Folder: 65, "Living Waters," by Barbara Kreiger: Introduction, miscellaneous material, 1987
  • Folder: 66, "Pacific Northwest" magazine: Elaine McCarthy: Correspondence, 1980
  • Folder: 67, "The Sciences" magazine: Correspondence and manuscript, 1983
  • Folder: 68, "Medical Economics": Correspondence, 1956
  • Folder: 69, "Who Wants to Rent Rembrandt?": Manuscript, 1958
  • Folder: 70, "Year of the Dog": Manuscript and magazine, 1958
  • Folder: 71, "Department of Amplification": Correspondence, 1958-1964
  • Folder: 72, "Department of Amplification": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 73, "Department of Amplification": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 74, "Department of Amplification": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 75, "Department of Amplification": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 76, "Department of Amplification": Off prints and notes, undated
  • Folder: 77, "Rod Island": Correspondence, 1962-1963
  • Folder: 78, "Rod Island": Notes, undated
  • Folder: 79, "Rod Island": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 80, "Rod Island": Manuscript proof, undated
  • Folder: 81, "New York Drowns": Correspondence, 1963
  • Folder: 82, "New York Drowns": Correspondence, 1964-1971
  • Folder: 83, "New York Drowns": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 84, "New York Drowns": Research material, undated
  • Folder: 85, "New York Drowns": Clippings and research, circa 1963
  • Folder: 86, "New York Drowns": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 87, "New York Drowns": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 88, "Harper's" May, 1963
  • Folder: 89, Two water related articles by Perrin in "Nation" and "New York Magazine", undated

Box: 3, Dates: 1960-1988

Essays, Books, Teaching papers

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "My Flight for a Clean Plate": Correspondence, 1963
  • Folder: 2, "My Flight for a Clean Plate": Notes and manuscripts, undated
  • Folder: 3, "Westways," May, 1965
  • Folder: 4, "Bowdler": Correspondence, 1965-February 1969
  • Folder: 5, "Bowdler": Correspondence, March 1969-June 1969
  • Folder: 6, "Bowdler": Correspondence, July 1969-November 1969
  • Folder: 7, "Bowdler": Correspondence, December 1969-April 1970
  • Folder: 8, "Bowdler": Correspondence, May 1970-October 1970
  • Folder: 9, "Bowdler": Correspondence, 1971-1980
  • Folder: 10, "Bowdler": Research, undated
  • Folder: 11, "Bowdler": Research, undated
  • Folder: 12, "Bowdler": Preface, appendix, notes, undated
  • Folder: 13, "Bowdler": Chapter I, undated
  • Folder: 14, "Bowdler": Chapter II, undated
  • Folder: 15, "Bowdler": Chapter III, undated
  • Folder: 16, "Bowdler": Chapter IV, undated
  • Folder: 17, "Bowdler": Chapter V, undated
  • Folder: 18, "Bowdler": Chapter VI, undated
  • Folder: 19, "Bowdler": Chapter VII, undated
  • Folder: 20, "Bowdler": Chapter VIII, undated
  • Folder: 21, "Bowdler": Chapter ix, undated
  • Folder: 22, "Bowdler": Chapter IX, undated
  • Folder: 23, "Bowdler": Chapter X, undated
  • Folder: 24, "Bowdler": Reference notes, undated
  • Folder: 25, "Bowdler": Index, undated
  • Folder: 26, "Bowdler": Photograph, undated
  • Folder: 27, "Bowdler": New examples, undated
  • Folder: 28, "College Seniors and the War": Correspondence, 1967-1968
  • Folder: 29, "College Seniors and the War": Notes, undated
  • Folder: 30, "Dartmouth '70 and the War": Correspondence, 1969-1970
  • Folder: 31, "Dartmouth '70 and the War": Notes, undated
  • Folder: 32, "Dartmouth '70 and the War": Drafts, 1970
  • Folder: 33, "College Seniors and the War": Manuscript and copy of article, 1963
  • Folder: 34, "Amateur Sugar Maker": Correspondence, 1972
  • Folder: 35, "Amateur Sugar Maker": Correspondence, 1972
  • Folder: 36, "Amateur Sugar Maker": Photographs, 1972
  • Folder: 37, "Amateur Sugar Maker": Miscellaneous, undated
  • Folder: 38, "Buying a Chainsaw": Manuscript, 1974
  • Folder: 39, "Jonathan Corncob": Correspondence, 1966-August 1975
  • Folder: 40, "Jonathan Corncob": Correspondence, September 1975-February 1976
  • Folder: 41, "Jonathan Corncob": Correspondence, March 1976-1978
  • Folder: 42, "Jonathan Corncob": Art, undated
  • Folder: 43, "Jonathan Corncob": Publication, 1976
  • Folder: 44, "Jonathan Corncob": Manuscript and notes, undated
  • Folder: 45, "Jonathan Corncob": Notes, undated
  • Folder: 46, "Jonathan Corncob": Notes, undated
  • Folder: 47, "Wood Heating": Manuscript, 1978
  • Folder: 48, "First Person Rural": Reviews, 1978
  • Folder: 49, "First Person Rural": Reviews, 1978
  • Folder: 50, "Five Days": Manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 51, "Making Maple Syrup": Notes and correspondence, 1980
  • Folder: 52, "Making Maple Syrup": Manuscript, 1980
  • Folder: 53, Inflation-Maple Syrup, 1972
  • Folder: 54, Expurgated Books: Correspondence, 1972-1975
  • Folder: 55, Expurgation: Bibliography and notes, undated
  • Folder: 56, English I: Shakespeare I, teaching notes, circa 1960-1975
  • Folder: 57, English I: Shakespeare II, course material, undated
  • Folder: 58, English 2: "Death" materials, 1969
  • Folder: 59, English 2: American Satire materials, Spring, 1970
  • Folder: 60, English 2: Poetry, undated
  • Folder: 61, English 2: Poetry, undated
  • Folder: 62, English 2: Poetry, undated
  • Folder: 63, English 2: Poetry, undated
  • Folder: 64, English 2: Poetry, undated
  • Folder: 65, English 2: Poetry, undated
  • Folder: 66, English 2: Poetry, undated
  • Folder: 67, English 2: Progress, lecture notes and correspondence, circa 1964-1966
  • Folder: 68, English 2: Progress II, circa 1960
  • Folder: 69, English: Progress III, circa 1968
  • Folder: 70, English 5: Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings", circa 1987
  • Folder: 71, English 5: Notes, quizzes, exams, circa 1987
  • Folder: 72, English 5: Notes, exams "King Lear", circa 1987
  • Folder: 73, English 5: Material, circa 1987
  • Folder: 74, English 7: Miscellaneous, exams, poems and other teaching material, 1982
  • Folder: 75, English 7: Miscellaneous, exams, poems and other teaching material, 1982
  • Folder: 76, English 72/75: Frost material, circa 1988
  • Folder: 77, English 72/75: Frost material, circa 1988
  • Folder: 78, English 72/75: Frost material, circa 1988
  • Folder: 79, English 72/75: Frost material, circa 1988
  • Folder: 80, English 77: James Fenimore Cooper: Lecture material, 1972-1976
  • Folder: 81, English 77: James Fenimore Cooper: Lecture material, 1972-1976
  • Folder: 82, English 77: Crane, 1967
  • Folder: 83, English 77: "Warsaw Lectures material - James "Portrait of a Lady" and Crane "Red Badge of Courage - Survey lecture 1, 1970
  • Folder: 84, "Warsaw Lectures": "What Makes American Literature American? course material, monograph lecture 1, circa 1970
  • Folder: 85, "Warsaw Lectures": "American Literature in 1970", course material, monograph lecture 2, 1970
  • Folder: 86, "Warsaw Lectures": Robinson and Frost lecture material - Survey lecture 2, 1970
  • Folder: 87, "Warsaw Lectures": Notes on Sinclair Lewis's "Babbit" - Survey lecture 3, 1970
  • Folder: 88, English 78: Introductory lectures and miscellaneous materials, 1969-1970
  • Folder: 89, English 78: Cather material, undated
  • Folder: 90, English 78: James Gould Cozzenz lecture notes and quizzes, circa 1978-1979
  • Folder: 91, English 78: James Gould Cozzenz lecture notes, circa 1978-1979
  • Folder: 92, English 78: Theodore Dreiser and Sherwood Anderson introductory lecture, circa 1978-1979
  • Folder: 93, English 78: Theodore Dreiser and Sherwood Anderson introductory lecture 2, undated
  • Folder: 94, English 78: Hemingway course material, 1978
  • Folder: 95, English 78: Trollope lecture notes, 1978

Box: 4, Dates: 1968-1979

Teaching papers

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, English 78: Lecture material regarding Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" and Joseph Heller's "Catch 22" , circa 1969
  • Folder: 2, English 81: Metaphysical novel seminar materials, circa 1968-1974
  • Folder: 3, English 81: Metaphysical novel seminar materials, circa 1968-1974
  • Folder: 4, English 81: Metaphysical novel seminar materials, circa 1968-1974
  • Folder: 5, English 81: Metaphysical novel seminar materials, circa 1968-1974
  • Folder: 6, Liberal Studies I: "Energy, Ethics, Esthetics and the Environment" lecture material, 1977
  • Folder: 7, Liberal Studies I: "Energy, Ethics, Esthetics and the Environment" lecture material, 1977
  • Folder: 8, Henry Adams, lecture material, undated
  • Folder: 9, Faulkner lecture notes and quizzes, 1979
  • Folder: 10, Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" lecture notes and quizzes, undated
  • Folder: 11, William Dean Howells material, undated
  • Folder: 12, William Dean Howells material, undated
  • Folder: 13, Henry James Lecture material, 1975
  • Folder: 14, Henry James Lecture material, 1975
  • Folder: 15, Henry James Lecture material, 1975
  • Folder: 16, Herman Melville lecture material, undated
  • Folder: 17, Herman Melville lecture material, undated
  • Folder: 18, Edgar Allen Poe lecture material, 1975
  • Folder: 19, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" lecture material, undated

Series 2, Addendum, 1932-2002

Addendum. Contains personal and professional correspondence, essays, published articles, military records, report cards, news clippings, travel itinerary, speeches, legal contracts and manuscripts and lecture materials.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 5, Dates: 1979-2002

Contains notes; personal and professional correspondence with Judith Moffett, Anne Fadiman, and various presses including Yankee Publishing of Dublin, NH, and Houghton Mifflin. Also includes a chapbook titled "The Hob" by Judith Moffett; typed essays "But How Do they Know?," "Kipling Now and Then," and "World War Two Novels: A Retrospective" by Perrin; as well as various book reviews by Perrin, both in manuscript form and published (by The New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, and St. Petersburg Times); contracts; royalty statements; memorandums; news articles; article reprints; Environmental Studies exams; newsletters; lecture flyers of Perrin; and brochures on resource conservation.

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Unrestricted.

Box Contents

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Box: 6, Dates: 1932-1998

Contains personal and professional correspondence; Perrin's Chatham Hall and William's College report cards; the commencement invitation of Perrin's sister Burnley Taylor Perrin, Smith College, MA; copies of the "Purple Cow," the monthly magazine of Williams College; pamphlets on publications; several Manor Club Bulletins, Pelham Manor, NY; confirmation and communion certificates of Noel Perrin, as well as index cards detailing addresses; an essay "The New Batteries;" the novel "The Rector of Justice;" brochures on renewable resources, newsletters, and news articles; notes; an interlibrary loan request and typed manuscripts.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

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Box: 7, Dates: 1951-2002

Contains personal and professional correspondence, including extensive correspondence with David B. Godine Publisher Inc. and other presses, as well as various publications such as the Boston Globe and The New Yorker; notes; typed essays and manuscripts; articles; reprints; " The Journal of Japanese Trade and Industry" containing Perrin's article "High Technology in 16th-Century Japan;" brochures; flyers; newsletters; a booklet titled "Electricity Use At Dartmouth: Small Scale Changes, Large Scale Payoffs;" copyright assignments; a copyright transfer; and a writing agent list; speeches dealing with the Passumpsic Land Trust, Thetford Historical Society, Community Health Center Association of Boston, MA, etc.; lecture notes; Perrin's lecture brochures; a course outline, and a portfolio of marketable securities of the Chenery Corporation, in which Perrin's mother held a directorship.

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Box: 8, Dates: 1949-1994

Contains personal and professional correspondence, including correspondence with various presses and publications such as US Today, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and Vermont Life; typescripts and published book reviews; several typed essays of Perrin including "New England," "America's Secular Cathedrals," and "Four Academic Fantasies;" notes; reports, censuses, maps, brochures, manuals, articles, reprints; as well as official documents of the Dartmouth College Alumni Abroad Program: maps of the Western Caribbean, schedules, an address exchange, flyers, brochures, a participant list titled "Sailing to the Land of Maya," transparencies of the program's ship Sea Cloud, and an itinerary; US Government certificates signed by President Andrew Johnson and Millard Filmore, official announcements, business cards, and handwritten correspondences of relative Edwin Perrin, and a speech/dedication to Sergeant Bates delivered by Edwin Perrin at Washington's Monument, Washington, D.C.

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Box: 9, Dates: 1944-1961

Contains personal and professional correspondence, several of which were written during Perrin's military service including a lengthy correspondence with Dartmouth College.

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Box: 10, Dates: 1954-1992

Contains professional correspondence with various presses and publications such as Vermont Life, New York Times (travel section), The Cambridge Review, Harrowsmith, Publisher's Weekly, and Country Journal; correspondence about and published praise for Perrin's novel, "A Reader's Delight;" personal correspondence with Perrin's mother (1954-1966) and admiring readers; correspondence concerning Perrin family genealogy. Also contains Perrin's army citation, handwritten and typed notes/lecture notes, published articles, official documents on the sale of land, various reports, a project review sheet, news articles, article reprints, brochures, business cards, land release, warranty deed, report on development rights and conservation restrictions, grant applications, financial documents, articles written by Perrin's daughter, Elizabeth Perrin, and the letters and poetry of Rachel Stanton Perrin.

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Box: 11, Dates: 1956-1999

Contains professional correspondence with various presses and publications such as Smithsonian Magazine, Vermont Life, New York Times, L.A. Times, Chicago Sun Times, Civilization, Penguin Press, New York magazine, and Country Journal. Of particular note is the correspondence relating to the location and memorialization of the literary works of Noel Perrin's mother, Blanche Chenery Perrin, as well as correspondence relating to the refusal to pay a telephone tax to protest excessive military expenditures and the Vietnam War. Also contains personal correspondence, article rough drafts, book reviews written by Perrin, articles written by others about American literature, travel information relating to a trip to Warsaw, Poland in 1984, an essay about Norman Rockwell written for the Washington Post, reviews of Perrin's novels A Noel Perrin Sampler and Third Person Rural, notes from a lecture Perrin gave on the cruise ship Sea Cloud, speeches, published articles, and a rough draft postscript and notes to Perrin's novel, "Giving Up the Gun."

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