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William J. Schafer Papers

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Berea College Work, Correspondence, and Reports

Writings, Publications, and Research



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Collection Overview

Title: William J. Schafer PapersAdd to your cart.

ID: RG 09/9.41

Primary Creator: Schafer, William John

Extent: 4.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

Arrangement of the collection is in two series as follows:

Series 1: Berea College Work, Correspondence, and Reports: Material related to Schafer's work at Berea College

Series 2: Writings, Publications, and Research: Records and materials related to Schafer's research and writings, including correspondence with publishing companies and reviews of his publications

Date Acquired: 05/07/2001

Subjects: Berea College, Ragtime.

Languages: English

Abstract

William J. (Bill) Schafer was a Professor of English from 1964 to 2002 at Berea College, where he became the Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities.  Schafer’s publications included academic articles on American literature, jazz reviews, fiction, personal essays, a co-edited online periodical (Journal of Provincial Thought) and four books on various forms of popular music (rock, ragtime, New Orleans marching bands, and the music of Jelly Roll Morton). Schafer passed away in August 2009.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of correspondence and notes, writings and research, and records of Schafer's committee and other professional work.

Subject/Index Terms

Berea College
Ragtime.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use by researchers other than federal copyright restrictions.  Some designated personnel files, and personal information held therein, may be restricted.

Acquisition Source: William Schafer/Berea College English Department

Related Materials: Berea College Special Collections and Archives: RG 6.21: English, Theatre and Communications Department; RG 9.0: Faculty and Staff (Unofficial Records); HC 06: Berea Community Collection

Related Publications:

Published works of Schafer include:

Brass Bands and New Orleans Jazz.  With assistance from Richard B. Allen.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977.

The Truman Nelson Reader.  Editor.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1989.

The Art of Ragtime; Form and Meaning of an Original Black American Art. With Johannes Riedel, and assistance from Michael Polad and Richard Thompson.  Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1973.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], William J. Schafer Papers, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: Original processing by Robert Boyce and Jaime Bradley 2010-2011. Additional processing 2014. Reprocessed and creation of new boxlist Oct 2020 by Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist. Finding guide published Oct 2020.


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Series 1: Berea College Work, Correspondence, and ReportsAdd to your cart.
Records and materials related to Schafer's work at Berea College
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Center for Effective Communication, 1988, 1992-1998Add to your cart.
Records and materials including those related to the Communication Skills Center, Communication Across the College (CAC) program, teaching and learning, faculty development
Folder 2: Center for Effective Communication, May 1998-Dec 1999Add to your cart.
Records regarding the Teaching, Learning, and Research Center
Folder 3: Center for Effective Communication, Jan 2000-May 2000Add to your cart.
Records regarding the Teaching, Learning, and Research Center; Committee on the Teaching, Learning, and Research Center
Folder 4: Center for Effective Communication, Oct-97Add to your cart.
Report and Statistics for 1989-1997
Folder 5: Center for Effective Communication, May-00Add to your cart.
Center for Effective Communication Assessment Committee Report, Advisory Committee to Study the Establishment of a Teaching, Learning, and Research Center (Report of Activity)
Folder 6: Task Group on Committee Reorganization, 1985-1988Add to your cart.
Minutes, correspondence, report
Folder 7: English and Theatre Department, Nov 1999-May 2000Add to your cart.
Department meeting minutes
Folder 8: General Studies: GST 100 Course Creation, 1992-Oct 1993Add to your cart.
Records of Stories Planning Committee; reports; correspondence and meeting minutes
Folder 9: Short-term Courses, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
English department and other

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