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MULLER, HERBERT MSS.

The Muller, Herbert, mss., 1913-1976, consist of the correspondence, writings and lecture notes of Herbert Joseph Muller, 1905-1980, distinguished professor literature and government at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Muller received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1925 and stayed on to complete the Ph.D. degree in 1932. He joined the English Department faculty at Purdue University in 1935, then moved to Indiana University in 1956 where he remained until retirement.

The correspondence in the collection includes information about his many publications, his teaching activities and lectures at other institutions or conferences, and long-term relationships with friends and colleagues. Among the correspondents are Halide Edib Adivar, William Price Albrecht, Charles A. Allen, Robert Martin Amussen, Kerstin Aner, Ernest Angell, Philip Dean Appleman, John Appleton, Melvin Luxton Arnold, Newton Arvin, Edward Campbell Aswell, William Attwood, Jerome Bahr, Read Bain, Charles Ernest Bazell, Joseph Warren Beach, Clarence Edward Benadum, Thomas Godard Bergin, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Simon Michael Bessie, Dorothy Bethurum, Morrison David Bial, Charles Joseph Biederman, Carl Billman, Allison Mason Kingsbury Bishop, Morris Bishop, Frederick Olds Bissell, Julius Seelye Bixler, Bertram Bloch, Rhoda Blumberg, Joseph Breckinridge Board, George Boas, Marvin Sidney Borowsky, Harold Augustus Bosley, Leonard B. Boudin, Larned G. Bradford, William Braswell, Crane Brinton, George Pond Brockway, John Ely Burchard, Kenneth Burke, Frederick Henry Burkhardt, Hobert Warren Burns, Stanley Burnshaw, George Paul Butler, Herbert Butterfield, Letterio Calapai, Robert DeBlois Calkins, Alan Keith Campbell, Cass Canfield, Hadley Cantril, William Graves Carleton, Welsey Barnet Carroll, Richard Volney Chase, Seymour Murray Chassler, Mieczyslaw Choynowski, Brooke (Peters) Church, Robert Carter Cook, Richard Albert Cordell, Dana Dodge Corrough, Basil P. Coukis, Norman Cousins, Maurice Aaron Crane, Marc Crawford, Robert LeSourd Creek, David Daiches, Edward Darling, Eugene Arthur Davidson, Blowden Davies, Lambert Davis, Lyon Sprague de Camp, William Clyde DeVane, Bernard Augustine DeVoto, Ernest Wayne Dewey, William A. DeWitt, Jane Warner Dick, James Dickey, Howard F. Didsbury, George Dillon, Norman Vaux Donaldson, Joseph Chaminade Donohue, Louis Israel Dublin, Gerald Thomas Dunne, Ernest Penney Earnest, John Carew Eccles, Leon Edel, Irwin Edman, Frank Edwin Egler, Albert Einstein, Zellner Eldridge, Scott Bowen Elledge, Harold Lloyd Fair, Paul Fatout, Walton C. Ferris, William Hawkins Ferry, Irving Fineman, Thomas Knight Finletter, John Fischer, John Hurt Fisher, Richard Bernard Fisher, Roscoe Fleming, Alexander Murray Fowler, A. Peter Fraenkel, Michael Fraenkel, Lawrence Kelso Frank, Charles Frankel, Harry Gordon Frankfurt, David Forgan Freeman, Walter Hoyt French, Alfred Friendly, Northrop Frye, Ralph Follen Fuchs, James William Fulbright, Albert Rondthaler Fulton, Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, Maxwell David Geismar, Lawrence Gilaryi, George R. Gilkey, Robert Chenault Givler, Nathan Glick, Nelson Glueck, Bertrand Goldberg, Rubin Gotesky, Louis Gottschalk, Thomas Graham, Wallace Billingsley Graves, Annie Pike Greenwood, Edmund Asbury Gullion, L. H. Grunebaum, William Harlan Hale, Jay Henry Hall, Margaret Halsey, Victor Karl Hammer, Richard Frederick Hanser, Michael John Hansinger, Alfred Harcourt, Gilbert A. Harrison, Rupert Vance Hartke, Robert Clinton Hartnett, Walter Bennett Harvey, Henry Field Haviland, Hiram Collins Haydn, Hoffman Reynolds Hays, Jacob Hechler, Robert Louis Heilbroner, Charles William Hendel, Frederick John Hoffman, Edwin Honig, Frederick Lawson Hovde, Wilbur Samuel Howell, William C. Hull, Robert Arthur Hume, Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley, Elizabeth (Stevenson) Ives, Homer Alexander Jack, Marius Berthus Jansen, Stephen Mansfield Jaquith, Joseph Jastrow, Arthur Eugene Jensen, E. Ben Johnson, Edgar Johnson, Gerald White Johnson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Pamela Hansford Johnson, Walter Johnson, Amos Azariah Jordan, Charles Conant Josey, Samuel J. Kagan, Pal Kelemen, Kenneth Keniston, Bernice Lesbia Kenyon, Morris Norman Kertzer, Robert Evans King, Robert Bruce Kirk, Roger H. Klein, Richard Kluger, Frank Hyneman Knight, Alfred A. Knopf, Herbert Kohl, Alfred Korzybski, Alfred Louis Kroeber, Rom Landau, Ervin Laszlo, James Laughlin, Thomas C. Lea, Chauncey Depew Leake, Benjamin Harrison Lehman, I. Howard Lehman, Ruth Preston Miller Lehmann, Robert Lescher, Richard S. Lewis, James Graham Leyburn, Elias Lieberman, Levi Robert Lind, Richard Vliet Lindabury, John Randolph Lindsay, Robert Newton Linscott, Walter Lippmann, Joseph Arnold Livingston, Lucas Longo, Robert D. Loomis, James Robert Lotz, Adolph Lowe, Robert Liddell Lowe, Winifred Lynskey, Walter Flavius McCaleb, Elizabeth Stone Macdonald, Paul Ansley McGhee, Carl McGowan, Kenneth Macgowan, Edward McGrath, Robert M. MacGregor, Norman Wicklund MacLeod, James H. McMahan, William F. MacQueen, David Madden, Patrick Murphy Malin, David Mallery, David Henry Malone, Robert Joseph Manning, Lenore Guinzburg Marshall, Felix Marti-Ibanez, Dexter Martin, Milton David Marx, Jules Homan Masserman, Floyd William Matson, Yale Candee Maxon, Otto Mayr, Wayne Atherton Meeks, Karl Augustus Menninger, Craig William Miller, Henry Miller, Francis Edward Mineka, Ruth Allan (Huckins) Miner, Newton Norman Minow, John Dietrich Mitchell, Robert Warren Mitchner, Herbert Mitgang, Arthur Moore Mizener, Henry Allen Moe, Dorothea Maria Pauline Alice Sibylle Pietzsch Moholy-Nagy, Harry Thornton Moore, Bernard Samuel Morris, Bertram Morris, Edward Joseph Mortola, Kewal Motwani, Carl Steven Muller, Dorothea Johanna (Kantorowicz) Muller, Herbert Joseph Muller, Hermann Joseph Muller, Josephine Muller, Arnold Samuel Nash, Jerome Nathanson, Emery Edward Neff, Henry Neumann, Allan Nevins, Lee Nichols, Reinhold Niebuhr, John Frederick Nims, Richard Milhous Nixon, Kenneth P. Norwick, Luther Noss, Elizabeth Nowell, Edwin Nungezer, William Van O'Connor, Paul Martin O'Leary, Vrest Orton, Don Paarlberg, James Alfred Perkins, Maxwell Evarts Perkins, Bernard Berenson Perry, Neil F. Phillips, Nathan V. Plafker, Gordon Poteat, Roger Potok, Desmond Stevens Powell, Frederick Clarke Prescott, Dale Purves, Kerker Quinn, Varadaraja Venkata Raman, Gyorgy Ranki, John Crowe Ransom, Edward Wilson Reed, Gustav Regler, Robert Reiss, Walther Riese, David Riesman, Priscilla (Smith) Robertson, Clinton Rossiter, Leo Calvin Rosten, Richard Halworth Rovere, Joseph Rieber Russ, John William Ryan, Emily C. Sanders, Samuel Sandmel, Margot (Heyn) Sanger, Porter Edward Sargent, Sidney Henry Scheuer, Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Harold Wertheimer Schloss, Gary James Scrimgeour, Harold Gray Shane, Merrill Edward Shanks, Gardiner Howland Shaw, Donald Henry Sheehan, Joseph Twaddell Shipley, Raymond Wright Short, Roger Wallace Shugg, Upton Beall Sinclair, Edmund Ware Sinnott, Charles Allen Smart, Ernest Wilder Spaulding, Morris Edmund Speare, Elvis Jacob Stahr, Marshall Winslow Stearns, Adlai Ewing Stevenson, Harold Edison Stewart, Taylor Stoehr, John Summerskill, Trudy James Sundberg, Donald Alan Swanson, Kendall Benard Taft, Yasaka Takagi, Ernest Lynn Talbert, Haig H. Tashjian, Allen Tate, Harold Taylor, Ransom Theodore Taylor, Morton Irving Teicher, Edward Andrews Tenney, John Skally Terry, Lee Osborn Thayer, William Taylor Thom, Christopher Yancey Thomas, Norman Mattoon Thomas, Denys Thompson, Willis Thornton, Pauline Tompkins, Vera Bennett Townsend, Idris Rhea Traylor, Marietta P. Tree, Robert Charles Tucker, Andrew Winchester Turnbull, Ralph Edmund Turner, Robert V. Unmack, Eugene Vale, Jan Carel Van Eck, Robert L. Van Nice, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Philip Vaudrin, Sherman Day Wakefield, Barbara Ward, Harry Redcay Warfel, Robert Penn Warren, Herbert Weinstock, Sumner Welles, Carlton Frank Wells, Herman B Wells, Homer William Welch, Harold Wentworth, Robert Gale Wesson, Ray Benedict West, Edwin Jergen Friedrich Wilhelm Westermann, Mabel (Wolfe) Wheaton, Thomas Grey Wicker, James Russell Wiggins, Preston Lea Wilds, Whiting Williams, Edwin Carleton Wilson, Edwin Henry Wilson, George Wilton Wilson, William Edward Wilson, Anne Goodwin Winslow, William Willard Wirtz, William B. Wisdom, Fred Wolfe, Thomas Wolfe, James Aiken Work, John Kirtland Wright, Leon Wurmser, Lunsford P. Yandell, Peter Bertram Yates, Robert Means Yerkes, Charles Woodruff Yosz, Earl F. Zeigler.

The writings in the collection are arranged alphabetically by title of publication. The materials for any given title will often include research notes for the book, photographs used for illustrations, galleys or page proofs where available, and copies of reviews following publication. Memorabilia for conferences, symposia and awards and honors follow the writings and include a scrapbook and diplomas from Cornell University. Class materials relating to courses given by Muller at both Purdue and Indiana University complete the collection.

There is a box and folder list of the collection contents in the Vertical File.

Collection size: 1,500 items

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