Collection Number: 40463

Collection Title: Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1600 items)
Abstract The Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers include correspondence, research notes, and a manuscript draft that document the research and writing of a biography of Edwin Greenlaw, the older brother of Lowell M. Greenlaw and a former professor of English literature and dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina.
Creator Greenlaw, Lowell M. (Lowell Mason)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, #40463, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received as a gift from Carter Greenlaw Baker, Ailsie Baker McEnteggart, and Georgia Lowell Baker, the grandchildren of Lowell M. Greenlaw (RT 20150701.1). Shirley Greenlaw Baker, daughter of Lowell M. Greenlaw, had been the keeper and organizer of the collection until it was donated by her children to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Lowell M. Greenlaw was vice president and general counsel for Pullman, Inc., before retiring and becoming an author. His first book was Georgia Faye: Story of an American Family, about his wife and their life together. He worked for more than ten years on his second book, a biography of his brother, Edwin Greenlaw, who joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina as an English professor in 1913. A distinguished scholar who studied Edmund Spenser, Edwin Greenlaw was among the first group of faculty chosen for Kenan professorships. He served as graduate school dean from 1920 to 1925, when he resigned to teach at Johns Hopkins University. Edwin Greenlaw co-edited Literature and Life (1926), a high school reading course published by Scott, Foresman and Company. Lowell M. Greenlaw died in 1968 before completing the biography.

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The Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers document the nearly two-decade long research and writing of a biography of Edwin Greenlaw, the older brother of Lowell M. Greenlaw and a former professor of English literature and dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina. The collection includes correspondence Lowell M. Greenlaw exchanged with former students and colleagues of Edwin Greenlaw at the University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University; a draft of the unpublished two-volume biography "Edwin Greenlaw, Teacher and Scholar"; research notes compiled by Lowell M. Greenlaw; published writings by Edwin Greenlaw; memorials of Edwin Greenlaw; research and correspondence of Edwin Greenlaw for Literature and Life, a high school reading course he co-edited with Dudley Miles, et al; and three University of North Carolina campus maps.

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Contents list

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1600 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Box 1

Folder 1

Biographaphical information about Edwin Greenlaw #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 1

Box 1

Folder 2

Clippings, 1917, 1925, 1931 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 2

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Folder 3

Correspondence: A, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 3

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Folder 4

Correspondence: B, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 4

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Folder 5

Correspondence: C, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 5

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Folder 6

Correspondence: D, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 6

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Folder 7

Correspondence: E, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 7

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Folder 8

Correspondence: F, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 8

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Folder 9

Correspondence: G, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 9

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Folder 10

Correspondence: Hal-Har, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 10

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Folder 11

Correspondence: Hat-Hor, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 11

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Folder 12

Correspondence: Hou-Hug, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 12

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Folder 13

Correspondence: J, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 13

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Folder 14

Correspondence: K, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 14

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Folder 15

Correspondence: L, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 15

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Folder 16

Correspondence: Mac-McG, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 16

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Folder 17

Correspondence: McI-Mou, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 17

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Folder 18

Correspondence: N, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 18

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Folder 19

Correspondence: O, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 19

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Folder 20

Correspondence: P, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 20

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Folder 21

Correspondence: R, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 21

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Folder 22

Correspondence: S, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 22

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Folder 23

Correspondence: T, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 23

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Folder 24

Correspondence: U, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 24

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Folder 25

Correspondence: W, 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 25

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Folder 26

Correspondence: Johns Hopkins University letters, 1957 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 26

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Folder 27

Correspondence: University of North Carolina letters, 1957 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 27

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Folder 28

Dedication of Edwin Greenlaw Hall, 1970 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 28

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Folder 29

Edwin Greenlaw memorials, 1931-1932 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 29

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Folder 30

Edwin Greenlaw, 1874-1931: Selected Papers from the Greenlaw Memorial Volume of Studies in Philology , 1932 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 30

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Folder 31-32

Folder 31

Folder 32

"Edwin Greenlaw, Teacher and Scholar" (volume 1), 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 31-32

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Folder 33-35

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

"Edwin Greenlaw, Teacher and Scholar" (volume 2), 1950s-1960s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 33-35

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Folder 36

Literature and Life, 1926 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 36

Promotional materials.

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Folder 37

Literature and Life, 1920s #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 37

Teaching materials on Milton, Donne, Spenser, and other English literature authors.

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Folder 38-39

Folder 38

Folder 39

Literature and Life: Dudley Miles correspondence, 1917-1925 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 1, Folder 38-39

Box 2

Folder 40

Literature and Life: Florence Miles correspondence, 1955-1960 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 2, Folder 40

Box 2

Folder 41

Northwestern University Commencement: Honorary Doctor of Literature, 1927 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 2, Folder 41

Box 2

Folder 42-45

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Research materials on Edwin Greenlaw (1914-1919), 1957 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 2, Folder 42-45

Notes taken at Greensboro.

Box 2

Folder 46

Research materials on Edwin Greenlaw (1914-1919), 1957 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 2, Folder 46

Notes on Edwin Greenlaw's years at the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina.

Box 2

Folder 47

University of North Carolina campus maps, 1952-1954 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 2, Folder 47

Box 2

Folder 48-49

Folder 48

Folder 49

Writings by Edwin Greenlaw, 1909-1931 #40463, Series: "Lowell M. Greenlaw Papers on Edwin Greenlaw, 1917-1972 (1950s-1960s)." Box 2, Folder 48-49

"Building a Common Culture: A New Mission for the High School Literature Course," "A College Creed," "The Shepheards Calendar," "Spenser and the Earl of Leicester," "Royster Memorial Studies dedication," "The Influence of Machiavelli on Spenser," "Britomart at the House of Busirane," "Report of the Dean of the Graduate School," "Spenser's Influence on Paradise Lost."

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2016

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2016

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