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BRIGANCE MSS.

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I. LECTURES AND SPEECHES. A collection of lectures and speeches given by Brigance as a professor and speaker at conferences and commencement ceremonies, and course assignments. Includes accompanying correspondence, notes, promotional and research materials, and lectures and speeches by other writers and presenters. Lectures and speeches are divided into two subseries: Subjects and Miscellaneous. Arranged alphabetically within each box, with some overlap in the Miscellaneous subseries.

Subjects

Box 1
  • American Public Address (2 folders)
  • Argumentation and Television Data
  • The Art of Rhetoric (2 folders)
  • British Public Address
  • Can Japan Become a Democracy?
  • Cultured Speech, 1937-1947
  • English I (3 folders)
  • James Burgh, 1956-1959
  • Kiwanis Speech
  • Missouri Lectures, 1946
  • On Getting Salaries Raised
  • Persuasion
Box 2
  • Persuasion and Other Titles
  • Seminar on Persuasion (2 folders)
  • Speech Composition (2 folders)
  • Speech Improvement from Listening (2 folders)
  • Speech Outlines
  • Speech Workshop, Hawaii, 1947
Box 14
  • Advice to Advisors of Girls from a Teacher
  • After a War
  • America's Eighth World War
  • Are Teachers of Speech Teaching a Liberal Art?
  • The Backwash of War
  • Better Business Speech
  • Bryan and the Gold Standard
  • The Crop Was Not a Failure
  • Courage
  • Debits or Credits in Speech and English
  • Dollars and Sense of Education
  • Elks Memorial Address
  • Flag Day
  • Fraternity Address
  • Freedom Train
  • Hawaii - Hot Spot of the Pacific
  • Hervey B. Carrington and Red Cloud
  • How to Live Sanely in This 20th Century
  • In a World That Has So Much to Learn
  • Indians
  • Lincoln - A Republican
  • Making Americans out of Schoolchildren
  • Making the Speech Count
  • Memorial Day
  • Memorial Day Address
  • Public Address Curriculum in the College of Speech Department
  • Reasoning and How to Use It Effectively
  • Religious Heritage
  • Roughing It
  • The Second AEF
  • Shipping
  • Speech Training
  • A Teacher's Heritage
  • Was Hitler Right?
  • What Can the Social Sciences Contribute ...
  • What Chance Has Youth?
  • What is an Educated Person?
  • What is a High School Grad Worth?
  • What Teachers and Parents Can Do About Speech
  • Who Shall Lead Tomorrow?
  • Why Europeans are That Way
  • Why Speak? And Who Listens?
  • World War II
  • Miscellaneous Speech Materials
Miscellaneous
Box 2
  • A
  • A-C (2 folders)
  • C
Box 3
  • C-P (2 folders)
  • D-G
  • D-H
  • E-N
  • H
  • H-R
  • I-O
  • N-P
  • O
  • O-P
  • O-T
  • P-R
  • Q-R
Box 4
  • R-S (2 folders)
  • S
  • S-T
  • S-W
  • S-Y
  • U-Z
  • W-Z

II. CORRESPONDENCE. General correspondence has been arranged alphabetically, while other correspondence has been arranged according to associations, studies or publications in which Brigance had taken part.

  • A-L (9 folders)
Box 5
  • M-Z
  • Alexander Hamilton Bicentennial Commission, 1956 (2 folders)
  • American Public Address, 1949-1955
  • History and Criticism of American Public Address,1943-1957 (3 folders)
  • Indiana Speech Association, 1953-1956
  • Manuscript Criticisms, 1946-1955
  • National Society for the Study of Communication, 1949-1950
  • Rhetoric and Public Address, 1956-1957
  • Significant Books in Early English Rhetoric, 1951-1959
  • Speaker's Bureau, 1959
  • Speech Association of America, 1946-1959 (2 folders)
  • Speech: Its Techniques and Discipline in a Free Society, 1951-1953
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Speeches, 1951-1952
Box 6
  • The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1937-1944 (14 folders)
Box 7
  • The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1944-1958 (6 folders)
  • The Quarterly Journal of Speech, "Speech and the War Effort," 1941-1942
Box 14
  • History and Criticism of American Public Address (4 folders)
Box 15
  • History and Criticism of American Public Address (5 folders)

III. WRITINGS. A collection of published and unpublished materials, by Brigance and other authors, and listed by title or topic.

Published
Box 7
  • Articles, A-Z
  • Alexander Hamilton Commission, 1956
  • American Public Address, 1949-1955
  • Book Reviews, A-Z
  • Crisis in Education, undated
  • History and Criticism of American Public Address, 1946-1955
Box 8
  • Indiana Speech Association, 1950-1955
  • Public Address, 1946, undated
  • The Quarterly Journal of Speech, undated
  • The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Alteration memos, undated
  • The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1941-1942
  • The Quarterly Journal of Speech, "Speech and the War Effort," 1941-1942
  • Rhetoric and Public Address, 1956 (2 folders)
  • Seminar on American Public Address, 1951
  • Significant Books in Early English Rhetoric, undated
  • Speech Association of America, 1945-1959
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Speeches, 1951, undated
  • Speech: Its Techniques and Discipline in a Free Society, Miscellaneous, 1951-1953
  • Speech: Its Techniques and Discipline in a Free Society, Parts 1-24 (9 folders)
Box 9
  • Clarence Darrow
  • Research into the Teaching of Public Speaking
  • C-E
  • E-H
  • H
  • H-J
  • L-R
  • R-W
  • Manuscript Criticisms, 1945-1953
Unpublished
  • Anatomy of the Vocal Organs
  • Behaviorism
  • Experimental Study of Language Learning
  • Patterns of Influence in Pre-Aristotelian Rhetoric
  • Phonetics
  • The Psychology of Music
  • Speech Pathology
  • Systematic Psychology
  • This is America's Eighth World War
  • Jeremiah Sullivan Black, Preface-Chapter 20
Box 10
  • Jeremiah Sullivan Black, Chapters 21-34 (6 folders)
  • C-T
  • T-W

IV. FLYERS, CONVENTION PROGRAMS AND PAMPHLETS. Multiple folders containing flyers, convention programs and pamphlets for events such as commencement ceremonies and conferences at which Brigance attended and/or gave talks.

Flyers, convention programs, pamphlets (5 folders)

Box 11
  • Flyers, convention programs, pamphlets (4 folders)

V. NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL CLIPPINGS.

  • World War I, 1918-1927
  • World War II, 1935-1944
  • 1921-1925
  • 1926-1927
  • 1928-1929
  • 1928-1944
  • 1930-1939
  • 1940-1945
  • 1945-1946
  • 1946-1949
Box 12
  • 1950-1955
  • 1955-1959
  • 1948 Presidential Campaign
  • Crisis in Education, 1952-1959
  • Hawaii, 1920-1959, undated
  • Wabash College Oratory, 1925-1937
  • Undated

VI. NOTES.

Box 12
  • Crisis in Education
  • Significant Works in Early English Rhetoric
  • Miscellaneous
Box 13
  • History and Criticism of American Public Address (2 folders)
  • Miscellaneous Notes (3 folders)

VII. BUSINESS DOCUMENTS.

  • Contracts and agreements, 1951, 1958, undated

VIII. RESEARCH MATERIALS.

  • Speech: Its Techniques and Discipline in a Free Society (6 folders)
Box 13
  • Speech: Its Techniques and Discipline in a Free Society, (3 folders)
  • Politics and the Press
  • History and Criticism of American Public Address (3 folders)
  • Miscellaneous

IX. EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS.

Box 13
  • Class records and student grades at the University of Hawaii, 1936, 1937
  • Pamphlets and Reports
  • Voice communication reports
  • Written hearing test booklets

X. MEMORABILIA.

  • Civil War maps
  • Joke book

XI. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS.

Box 13
  • Photographs of Jeremiah Sullivan Black and large carbon copies of a few of his letters
  • Photographs from Universal Studios and other miscellaneous photographs
  • Audio recording of Brigance lecture: "Aristotle, Dr. Gallup and American Presidential Elections," 1952
  • Audio recording of Brigance lecture: "A Teacher's Heritage," 1947

XII. BIOGRAPHICAL.

Box 15
  • Announcements
  • Biographical sketch of Brigance
  • Biography Files: Newspaper articles (on Brigance)
  • Brigance books at the Lilly Library
  • "Experiences with Brigance," by Alfred Kiltz
  • Final examination of Brigance (includes exams of other students)
  • "A Great Teacher Passes-William Norwood Brigance"
  • "A History of Speech Education in the Ten Indiana College," 1939
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Order of Merit, 1956-1957
  • Lecture compliments and contacts
  • Memorial to W. Norwood Brigance, February 2, 1960
  • Phi Beta Kappa materials
  • Records of addresses
  • Speaker of the Year, 1952
  • Speaker of the Year, 1959
  • Tau Kappa Alpha Award of Distinction, 1959
  • Tau Kappa Alpha 50th anniversary
  • Testimonial speech on Brigance, by Thomas Evans
  • Thesis on Brigance textbooks, by Jay Ludwig
  • "W. Norwood Brigance's Advice for a Young Writer"
  • Wabash Award of Merit, 1958-1959

XIII. MISCELLANEOUS.

  • Debate Contests, 1925-1944
  • Various papers (7 folders)
Box 5
  • Bibliography on index cards

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