A Guide to the Carol M. Newman Papers, 1897-1958 Newman, Carol M. Papers Ms1978-003

Carol M. Newman Papers, 1897-1958

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1978-003


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1978-003
Title
Carol M. Newman Papers, 1897-1958
Physical Characteristics
0.7 cu. ft. 1 box; 1 oversize folder
Creator
Newman, Carol M., (Carol Montgomery), 1879-1941
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of Carol M. Newman, professor of English at Virginia Tech (1903-1941) and secretary of the university's Athletic Council (1914-1939). Includes correspondence, awards and honors, Athletic Council files, speeches and essays, examination questions, and subject files on Virginia Tech, language and literature.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Carol M. Newman Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Carol M. Newman Papers, Ms1978-003, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Carol M. Newman Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1978. The European travel diary was donated to Special Collections in 1988 as part of the Carol M. Newman Jr. Papers and was moved to this collection at the time of processing.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Carol M. Newman Papers commenced and was completed in June, 2012.


Biographical Note

Carol Montgomery Newman, son of Thomas J. and Alda Roper Newman, was born in Wytheville, Virginia on October 29, 1879. At the age of five, Montgomery moved with his family to Bristol, Virginia. After graduating from Bristol's King College in 1897, Newman worked for a year in the local office of the Norfolk & Western Railway, then entered the University of Virginia. There, he became an instructor in English and obtained his master's degree in 1901. Newman married Caroline "Carrie" Fain (1880-1960) in 1902; the couple would have four children. That same year, Newman became an instructor of languages at St. Albans School in Radford, Virginia. He returned to the University of Virginia as an instructor in English literature and obtained his Ph.D. in 1903. That same year, Newman joined the faculty of Virginia Polytechnic Institute as an associate professor of English. In 1907, he was named professor of rhetoric and in 1915, dean of the academic department. Newman was very active in the school's extracurricular activities, serving as secretary of the athletic council from 1914 to 1939, chair of the college social committee and the YMCA advisory board, and as a member of the library committee; he was also a frequent speaker at university and local events. Carol M. Newman died in Blacksburg, Virginia on September 8, 1941, and was buried in the town's Westview Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers of Virginia Tech English Professor Carol M. Newman. Within the papers are correspondence, honors and awards, Athletic Association files, speeches and essays, examination questions, and subject files on Virginia Tech, language and literature. Much of the correspondence consists of letters of recommendation written for Newman while seeking a position in Virginia Tech's Department of English. Other letters are from friends, including Albert Jay Nock; and university colleagues and officials, including John M. McBryde, Paul Barringer, Julian Burruss, Paul Derring and C. P. "Sally" Miles. Several items relate to a donation of books from the estate of George William Walker. Among the correspondence are a few letters addressed to Caroline Newman. Also relating to Virginia Tech are files maintained by Newman as secretary of the university's Athletic Council, as well as a file of general university-related materials, including newspaper clippings, drafts of public addresses, and a roster of university staff from 1872 to 1919. The collection also contains a diary maintained by Newman during a trip to Europe in 1906, a collection of Newman's honors (including the dedication of the 1917 Bugle and of Carol M. Newman Library), and drafts of essays and speeches written by Newman, some intended for a radio audience. Newman's teaching activities are represented in a collection of exam questions compiled by him, as well as reading lists and files relating to language, grammar, literature, and writers.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Related Material

Carol M. Newman Jr. Papers (Ms1978-004)

Separated Material

The following item was removed from the collection to be cataloged for the Rare Book Collection:

A Year With Va. Tech's Y.M.C.A. [Blacksburg, VA: YMCA at Virginia Tech], 1942.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Correspondence, 1903-1958
Box-folder 1-2
European travel diary, 1906
Box-folder 1-3
Awards and honors, 1916-1956, n.d.
Box-folder 1-4
Essays and speeches, 1927-1940
Box-folder 1-5
Essays and speeches, n.d.
[2 folders]
Box-folder 1-6
Athletic Council, 1923-1930
Box-folder 1-7
Athletic Council, 1931-1933, n.d.
Box-folder 1-8
Virginia Tech, 19l9-1922, n.d.
Box-folder 1-9
Exam questions, 1919-1933
Box-folder 1-10
Exam questions, 1934-1941, n.d.
Box-folder 1-11
Language and grammar, 1908-1936, n.d.
Box-folder 1-12
Literature, poetry, and writers, 1925-1931, n.d.
Box-folder 1-13
Reading lists, 1930-1940, n.d.
Oversize 1
Oversize materials, 1897-1927
  • King's College diploma, 1897
  • Raven Society certificate, 1927

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Newman, Carol M., (Carol Montgomery), 1879-1941