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Morris LeRoy Arnold Collection M/A 19948.55.01

Morris LeRoy Arnold Collection M/A 19948.55.01

Creator:Arnold, Morris LeRoy, 1881-1958
Title: Morris LeRoy Arnold Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


Morris LeRoy Arnold, PhD (May 30, 1881-January 14, 1958) was a Minneapolis author, playwright, and English professor. Born in 1881, Arnold graduated from the University of Minnesota and received a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1905. He earned his PhD from Columbia University, where he worked as Brander Matthews' Assistant Professor. He was the acting head of Literature for the University of Minnesota before joining Hamline University's faculty from 1909 until 1943 as the English department chair, and the Herbert H. Norton Professor of English Literature. His three-act comedy, Hurry, Hurry, Hurry received nationwide attention. Additionally, Arnold authored several journal articles and the book, Soliloquies of Shakespeare; a study in technic.

Description of the Collection

One box. The collection contains books and journal articles with autographs by their authors. In addition to his own works and personal correspondence, the collection also contains memorabilia related to plays and literature that interested Morris.

Related Material

See also The soliloquies of Shakespeare 822.37 A75(Minneapolis Central Library nonfiction stacks) and the Hamline University Archives (The Liner, The Bulletin of Hamline University, and The Catalogue of Hamline University).

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Hamline University.


College teachers--Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Contains a complete list of autographed articles and pamphlets belonging to Morris LeRoy Arnold. The following books and journal articles autographed by authors for Arnold are in the box: Curios by Valentine Havens, The Problem of The Locomotive God by W.S. Taylor and Elmer Culler, Shakespeare the Playmaker, edited by Frederick H. Koch, Pitch-Patterns and Tonal Movement in Speech by Alfred R. Root, Fiesta Postponed: Pre-Civil War Spanish Sketches by Dorothy M. McGhee; Theological Reconstruction: A Practical Programme by Gregory D. Walcott, The Kantian and Lutheran Elements in Ritschl's Conception of God by Gregory Dexter Walcott, Possible Evidence for the Date of Tamburlaine, by F.G. Hubbard, A Type of Blank Verse Line Found in the Earlier Elizabethan Drama by Frank G. Hubbard, Ethan Allen, an Interpretation by Clarence W. Rife, M other Goose and her English Grammar, by Jean Sherwood Rankin, Did Shakespeare Know Plant Hybrids? by W.E. Praeger, Anatole France Reminiscent by S.M. Delson, T he Essentials of a First Course in Ethics by Gregory D. Walcott, The Wild Prince Hal in Legend and Literature by William Glasgow Bowling, and A Novice Goes Hunting by Gerald S. Beskin. -- Box 1
Contains letters and notes written by Morris LeRoy Arnold written on Northwestern National Bank deposit slips hotel stationary and other scrap paper; annotated pages from plays, including "The Moon of the Caribbees," "The Living Age," "White Cargo," "The Show-Off," and "Minick." There is also a page from Time magazine with the "Best Plays in Manhattan" marked. There is a letter from an Edward Vourtees in New York, who may have been the source of the play reviews and announcement clippings. -- Box 1, Folder 1
Contains Arnold's article, "Should Students Receive Credit for Recreational Pursuits" both by itself and as printed in The Pedagogical Seminary, March 1919 Volume XXVI pp.56-72. Arnold's autographed copy of The Bulletin of Hamline University (Volume XXXII.1, January 1942 Edition) in which his article "Books in Wartime" appears. -- Box 1, Folder 2
Contains reviews of plays written by Alexander Woollcott from 1927, a page from The Nation (June 22, 1927), and other book reviews, announcements of new plays, and news clippings. -- Box 1, Folder 3

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