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Esther Cloudman Dunn Papers, 1864-1977
1.667 linear feet (4 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00325

Abstract:
Chairman of the English Department. Collection contains correspondence, clippings, notebooks, publications, programs, and photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Born in 1891, Esther Cloudman Dunn was raised in Portland, Maine. Attending Cornell University, Dunn graduated in 1913, and became the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in literature from the University of London. Prior to her tenure at Smith College, Dunn taught at Reading High School and Bryn Mawr College. Known for her research, Dunn explored Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, the Elizabethan Age, and romanticism. Dunn taught at Smith from 1922-1959, eventually becoming chairman of the college's English department. Publishing numerous books and articles, Dunn was a well-known scholar for her 1939 work Shakespeare in America. After retiring from Smith, Dunn continued to work nearly up until her 80th birthday, teaching both a graduate seminar in Washington D.C. and a course at the University of Massachusetts. Dunn passed away August 1, 1977 at the age of 86.

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, obituaries, clippings, notebooks, programs, transcripts of lectures, information about her family's apple endeavor, and photographs. Materials also included in the collection are numerous publications, including a copy of Dunn's 1920 book Inman's Portrait of Wordsworth, as well as Cloudman Hill Heritage by her brother, Charles Dunn Jr.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Esther Cloudman Dunn Papers, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00325, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The Esther Cloudman Dunn papers were donated to the Smith College Archives from a number of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Biographical Material


Box 778
Index
undated

Box 778: folder 1
General
1916-1923 undated

Box 778: folder 2
Obituaries
1977

Box 778: folder 3
Portland, Maine
1909 undated

Box 778: folder 4
Cornell University
1912-1921

Box 778: folder 5
Reading High School
1913-1914

Box 778: folder 6
Farmington, Maine (summer school)
1915

Box 778: folder 7
Bryn Mawr College
1913-1915 undated

Box 778: folder 8
University of London
1920-1933 undated

Box 778: folder 9
Smith College
1923-1965

Box 778: folder 10
Lectures and writings
1930-1956 undated

Box 778: folder 11
Notebooks
undated

Box 778: folder 12
Personal library and course books
1864-1960

Box 778: folder 13
Photographs
1922-1977 undated

Box 778: folder 14
Publications
1920-1955 undated

Box 778: folder 15
Publications: announcements and reviews
1939 undated

Box 778: folder 16
Publications: correspondence
1914-1926

Box 778: folder 17
Family


Box 778
Cloudman Hill Heritage by Charles Dunn Jr.
1939

Box 779: folder 1
Local clippings
1913-1920 undated

Box 779: folder 2
National clippings
1913-1923 undated

Box 779: folder 3
Father, London
1922

Box 779: folder 4
Maine: general
1900-1936

Box 779: folder 5
Maine: apples (designs, plans, etc.)
1916-1918 undated

Box 779: folder 6
Maine: Quebec Extension Railroad
1920-1924 undated

Box 779: folder 7
Photographs and photograph album
1911-1931 undated

Box 779: folder 8
Photograph: glass negative of a bull
undated

Box 779: folder 9
Correspondence


Box 779
Charles Dunn (father)
1910

Box 780: folder 1
Charles Dunn (father)
1920-1921

Box 780: folder 2
Charles Dunn (father)
1922-1923

Box 780: folder 3
Charles Dunn (father)
1920-1924

Box 780: folder 4
Home, family
1922-1923

Box 780: folder 5
Home, family
1922-1933 undated

Box 780: folder 6
Appointment letters
1922

Box 780: folder 7
Smith College (appointment)
1922

Box 780: folder 8
Smith College (sabbatical)
1945

Box 780: folder 9
Cooper, Lane
1907-1916

Box 780: folder 10
Horowitz, Elinor Lander
1965-1977

Box 780: folder 11
Latham, Lillian Lawrence
1923

Box 780: folder 12
Newton, E. Swift
1921-1941

Box 780: folder 13
Smith, Payson
1914-1915 undated

Box 780: folder 14
General
1914-1940 undated

Box 780: folder 15
Class and College Material


Box 780
English Department
1941-1945 undated

Box 780.1: folder 1
English 27 quiz
1942

Box 780.1: folder 2
Honors in English
ca.1940s

Box 780.1: folder 3
Shakespeare Seminar
1941-1942

Box 780.1: folder 4
Shakespeare Seminar
1941-1942

Box 780.1: folder 5
Shakespeare Seminar
1939-1942

Box 780.1: folder 6
Notes on M.A. thesis
1948

Box 780.1: folder 7
Mildred Weeks, Ph.D. exam
1942-1943

Box 780.1: folder 8
"Seven Million Dollar Fund"
1944-1947

Box 780.1: folder 9
Memo (Murphy)
undated

Box 780.1: folder 10

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Subjects
  • Dunn, Esther Cloudman, 1891-


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