John Louis Haney papers, 1885-1958 (bulk: 1903-1958)

Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960.
16 boxes (8 linear feet)
Organized into III series: I. Correspondence, II. Topic notes (includes correspondence), and III. Manuscripts, journals, and miscellania.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834.
Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
University of Pennsylvania.
American literature -- 20th century.
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Authors, English.
Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
English literature -- 18th century.
English literature -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, American -- 20th century.
Born in 1877, John Louis Haney was a book collector, a teacher of English and principal at Central High School in Philadelphia, and the author of books on Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Shakespeare. He received his undergraduate (1898), doctorate (1901), and honorary (LL.D., 1939) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. From 1900 to 1920, he was a member of the English faculty at Central High School, and served as president from 1920 to 1943, a position from which he interacted with Central's wide alumni community and influenced the larger world of secondary education in Philadelphia. Throughout his career, Haney produced critical and bibliographic work in English literature, including the highly influential Bibliography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. At the end of his career, he donated many of his volumes to the University of Pennsylvania library, including rare first editions of the English Romantics and biographies and bibliographies of English literature. He died in 1960.
This collection contains material related to John Louis Haney's professional, academic, and personal life. It contains correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers, and fellow book collectors; research notes on various literary, social, and commercial topics, many of which contain correspondence (see series note); and manuscript drafts of essays, talks, and radio transcripts. The majority of the collection maintains Haney's original order. The correspondence is organized alphabetically by correspondent; it also contains a folder of correspondence marked as of particular interest by Haney himself, and a folder of correspondence directly related to Haney's publishing career. The topic notes are arranged alphabetically by titles provided by Haney. The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title (when provided) or topic.
Penn Provenance:
Gift of John Louis Haney, circa 1959-1960.
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