Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

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Inventory

Subject Terms


Guide to the Edwin Harold Eby Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 0934
Creator: Eby, Edwin Harold, 1900-1994
Title: Edwin Harold Eby papers
Date Span: 1838-1974
Quantity: .63 cu. ft. plus 1 vertical file and 1 audio tape
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Professor of literature, University of Washington.

Edwin Harold Eby was born in 1900 in Los Angeles; he died in Seattle in 1994. He graduated from the Universtiy of Chicago and completed his doctorate at the Universtiy of Washington. Dr. Eby was considered the literary heir to Dr. Vern Parrington and completed Dr. Parrington's third volume of the Pulitzer Prize winning "Main Currents in American Thought" after Dr. Parrington's death. He taught more than 40 years at UW and was selected to professor emeritus. The Eby family included Simon P. Eby who became an attorney in 1858 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and was also an active forest conservationist.

Scope and Content

Consult the scope and content information for each of the accessions listed below.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 0934-001
Edwin Harold Eby papers, circa 1920s
.42 cu. ft.
Scope and Content
Chapter drafts of Parrington's "Main Currents in American Thought", notes (handwritten), syllabi.
Professor Eby edited vol. 3 of Vernon L. Parrington's "Main Currents in American Thought". Included here are carbon copies of chapters from vols. 1-3, largely free of annotation.
Restrictions on Access
Presume open to all users
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries
Acquisition Info
E. Harold Eby, June 01, 1968

  
Accession No. 0934-002
Edwin Harold Eby papers, 1967
1 audio tape and 1 transcript
Scope and Content
Tape recorded interview conducted by Albert Acena on 4 Sept 1967; transcript.
Restrictions on Access
Presume open to all users Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Albert Acena, September 05, 1967

  
Accession No. 0934-003
Edwin Harold Eby papers, 1838-1974
.21 cu. ft.
Scope and Content
Genealogical items regarding Eby family and items focused around Simon P. Eby (grandfather who became an attorney in 1858), Lancaster County, PA.
Included is a reminiscence by Vernon Louis Parrington, Feb 1918, items related to Parrington, and a manuscript by Dr. Eby on Walt Whitman. Also, many items relate to the conservation efforts of Simon Eby.
Restrictions on Access
Presume open to all users
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Transferred from Special Collections Division. Harold Eby deposited these items in the division, 1965-75 but had no recollection of having done so (conversation with R. Berner), April 17, 1984

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Acena, Albert interviewer.
Beck, David (Dave) Daniel.
Bridges, Harry 1901-1990.
Costigan, Howard.
DeLacy, Allan C.
Eby, Edwin Harold,1900-1994--Archives.
Eby, Simon Peter, b. 1827, creator.
Parrington, Vernon Louis.
Parrington, Vernon Louis, 1871-1929, creator.
Schwellenbach, Lewis B. (Lewis Baxter), 1894-1948.
Smith, Tom.
Wallgren, Monrad C. (Monrad Charles), 1891-1961.
Whitman, Walt.
Organizations:
University of Washington. Dept. of English, creator.
Washington Commonwealth Federation.
Last modified: January 26, 2012
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