Prepared by Barbara Bass, March 1997
1 record storage box, 1 document case, 1.33 cubic feet, 11th floor
Edgar McCormick was born in Wadsworth and moved to Brimfield, Ohio, when he
was four years old with his family when they purchased a farm. A graduate of
Kent State University in 1936, he earned his doctorate from the University of
Michigan in 1950. He taught English at Kent State University from 1954 to 1979
and served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He was also
the coordinator of the American Studies program.
A poet and historian, McCormick has written many books on both subjects.
One of his books, They Also Served, includes his own life experiences while he
served in the Air Corps during World War II, from 1942-1945. Another book,
Working to Make It Happen, is the history of the Brimfield Memorial House
Association. McCormick has been the volunteer curator and director since it
began in 1963. His other writings include books of poetry: Home Place
and Other Poems, Creatures Here Below, and After Equinox. Other books include Brimfield and Its People and Determined
Scope and Content
Dr. McCormick's papers include minutes of meetings of the English Department
and the College of Arts and Sciences. Two publications included are "Kent
Writers Club" and "Spectra." "Kent Writers Club" is full of poetry and short articles written
by faculty and others. "Spectra" contains poetry written by McCormick
and his Freshman Honors Colloquium.
Box 1 Folder--Contents
American Association of University Professors: Brochure: 1973
American Association of University Professors: Committee "W"
American Association of University Professors; correspondence, 1970-1973.
American Association of University Professors: membership list, January
American Association of University Professors: miscellaneous reports
(includes: "Report on the Effectiveness of Senate and Administrative
Policies at Kent State University," n.d.; "Second Report on Collective
Bargaining," January, 1973.
American Association of University Professors: "Report of the Special
Committee of Inquiry," 1969.
American Association of University Professors: Salary Studies, 1971/72,
American Association of University Professors: Summer Bulletin, 1, 6, June
5, 1970, September 1, 1970.
American Studies Program : Correspondence, 1972
Arts and Sciences: "A Brief History," no author, n.d.
Arts and Sciences: Buttlar, Rudolph, letter re. credit by examination, July
Arts and Sciences: clippings.
Arts and Sciences: Committee reports - Ad Hoc Committee on Secondary
Education Methods Courses, March, 1970-Educational Methods Courses, March,
1970-Committee of Pass/Fail. Proposal, Jan. 1969
Arts and Sciences: Constitution, n.d.
Arts and Sciences: Dean, addresses (remarks of B. Harkness, September 22,
Arts and Sciences: Dean, correspondence, 1959-1973
Arts and Sciences: Faculty Lecture Series, brochures, 1972.
Arts and Sciences: Faculty meeting minutes, October 1, 1973
Arts and Sciences: Faculty Senate, Charter
Arts and Sciences: Faculty-staff lists, 1964-65, 1966.
Arts and Sciences: Feldman, Rodney, correspondence, 1969.
Arts and Sciences: Forgiveness Policy for Veterans
Arts and Sciences: Dean Bruce Harkness, miscellaneous items.
Arts and Sciences: miscellaneous items.
Arts and Sciences: "Notes and Notices," October 22, 1971, June 5,
1973 (also see A.&S. "Quarterly Bulletin").
Arts and Sciences: organizational chart of the Dean's office, 1964.
Arts and Sciences: Parks, John, "Position Paper inSupport of the F.L.
Arts and Sciences: "Quarterly Bulletin," September 21, 1970 (also
see A.&S. "News and Notices").
Arts and Sciences: Silvidi, A.A., "Administrative Organization of the
College of Arts and Sciences," n.d.
Biology 105: Assignments, 1932-1933
College of Education: Requirements, 1965-1967
Computer Registration System, 1969.
Dyal, Robert A.- "Civil Disobedience and the Christian", 1977
English Dept.: Basic Studies Steering Committee, minutes, 1969-1970
English Dept.: Clippings, 1956-57, 1962
English Dept.: Correspondence, 1955-1959
English Dept.: Correspondence, 1960-1963
English Dept.: Correspondence, 1964-1968
English Dept.: Correspondence, 1969-1975
English Dept.: Curriculum Committee, correspondence, 1964-1970
English Dept.: English 160-161-162, syllabus, 1956-1957
Englsih Dept.: Grievance procedure, May 16, 1964
English Dept.: Lectures; speaker lists, 1963-1964.
English Dept.: Meeting minutes (scattered, 1964-1969);
English Dept.: Miscellaneous
"English Department News" (Newsletter); scattered issues,
English Dept.: Plans of Organization, 1962, 1968, 1975-1976
English Dept.: Staff lists, 1962-1976
English Dept.: Steering Committee and Executive Committee minutes;
English Dept.: Undergraduate Studies Committee meeting minutes, scattered,
1967-1970; Association of Graduate English Students minutes October 30, 1969
Faculty Senate: Correspondence, Committee system 1969-1971
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