Nan Cooke Carpenter papers

Nan Cooke Carpenter papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Carpenter, Nan Cooke
Title: Nan Cooke Carpenter papers
Dates: circa 1930-1989
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet
Coll. Number: UA05-006

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Nan Cooke Carpenter joined the faculty of the University of Georgia as a Professor of English in 1967. In 1970, she became the Chairman of the Comparative Literature Department and held this position until her retirement in 1980, as Professor Emeritus. Carpenter published four books and numerous articles and papers relating to music and literature. She received many honors including Phi Beta Kappa, Directory of American Scholars, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the Humanities and International Who's Who. Carpenter described her interests as "music and literature, especially medieval and Renaissance literature, British and comparative."

Scope and Content Note

The Nan Cooke Carpenter papers (circa 1930-1989) reflect her interest in music and literature. Included in the collection are musical compositions, an unfinished translation of a Renaissance musical treatise, biographical material, notes, and correspondence.

Index Terms

Carpenter, Nan Cooke
Literature--History and criticism.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens.

General Notes

RG 2-10-7

Administrative Information

Custodial history note

These materials were originally part of a much larger group of materials collected by Nan Cooke Carpenter over her lifetime. The larger collection is found at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in Charlottesville (Louisa County), Virginia. The Louisa County Library Foundation, Inc. donated a small amount of papers, UA05-006, to the University of Georgia Archives in 2005.

Preferred citation note

Nan Cooke Carpenter papers, UA05-006, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collecitons in other repositories: Nan Cooke Carpenter papers, Lousia County Library Foundation, Louisa, Virginia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical materials
2Lecture on Renaissance literature, delivered at the UGA Alumni Seminar, 1975
3Prof. John Corina's memorial on the death of Prof. Almonte Charles Howell
4Translation of John Case's treatise "Defense of Music, Vocal As Well As Instrumental and Mixed" of 1588
5Research notes on John Case
6Correspondence and genealogy, 1988-1989
7Early musical compositions by Dr. Carpenter
8Other musical compositions