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Harold T. McCarthy Papers, 1958-1989
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Collection number: FS 28

Author, English professor at the University of Massachusetts, and alumnus of the same school. Includes correspondence, typescript manuscripts, poems, travel journals, and class materials including syllabi and lecture notes.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note

Author, English professor, and University of Massachusetts alumnus (class of 1941) Harold T. McCarthy taught at the University of Massachusetts from 1959 and into his retirement in the late 1980s. In addition to his books on Henry James (1968) and the expatriate perspective on the idea of America (1972), he wrote fiction and poetry as well as critical articles on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Richard Wright.

Scope and contents of the collection

Correspondence, typescript manuscripts, poems, travel journals, and class materials including syllabi and lecture notes documenting Harold T. McCarthy's long and active career as an educator and writer, and travel experiences.

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

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Harold T. McCarthy Papers (RG 40/11 McCarthy). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Alice McCarthy, 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman.

Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List

Box 1:1
1967-1969, 1982

Box 1:2
Correspondence re: publication of books

Box 1:3
The Expatriate Perspective: The Self-Discovery of American Novelists in Europe (typescript)

Box 1:4
The Expatriate Perspective: American Novelists and the Idea of America (typescript, photocopied)

Box 1:5
Henry James: The Creative Process (published version)

Box 1:6
Poems by HTM

Box 1:7
Travel journals

Box 2:8-17
Syllabus: English 133
Fall 1983

Box 3:18
Syllabus: English 480C
Fall 1986

Box 3:19
Syllabus: English 272
Fall 1986

Box 3:20
Lecture Notes, A-K

Box 3:21-34
Lecture Notes, L-Z

Box 4:35-46

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • American literature--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States--History--Sources.
  • Amherst (Mass.)--Intellectual life--20th century.
  • College teachers--Massachusetts--Amherst--History--Sources.
  • McCarthy, Harold T. Expatriate perspective.
  • McCarthy, Harold T.--Archives.
  • McCarthy, Harold T.--Travel.
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst--Alumni and alumnae --History--Sources.
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst--Faculty--History--Sources.
  • Voyages and travels.

Genre terms
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Lecture notes.
  • Syllabi.
  • Typescripts.

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