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Permission to publish from the Carl Woodring papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.
Dr. Carl Ray Woodring (1919-2009), earned a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas in 1940, and followed with an M.A in 1942. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1949, He was a Woodberry Professor of Literature, Emeritus, at Columbia University. He was accorded many distinctions including the Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss award (1971) for his book on William Wordsworth, Politics in English Romantic Poetry, and a Ford Foundation grant for 1955-56 and a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1958-59. Considered a renowned authority on the Romantic Period in English Literature, Woodring is the author of numerous other articles and books including Nature into Art; Cultural Transformations in Nineteenth Century Britain (1989), Politics in the Poetry of Coleridge (1961), Wordsworth (1965), Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge for the Collected Coleridge, 2 vols. (1990), and (co-editor) The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry (1994).
This collection contains nine boxes of material related to the life and career of Carl Woodring, Professor of Literature, Emeritus, at Columbia University. The collection includes family diaries, family and career-related photographs, personal and literary correspondence, and works written by Woodring.
The material is organized into six series.
Series I: Diaries, 1894-2008
Series II: Biographical materials, 1936-2009
Series III: Photographs, 1905-2009
Series IV: Works by Woodring, 1947-2009
Series V: Correspondence, 1960-2009
Series VI: Oversize
This collection was donated by the estate of Carl Woodring in September and October of 2009.
Related to this collection is the extensive collection of books, paintings, catalogs and research materials Woodring donated to the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Libary, Rice University in 2004, called the Ricketts and Shannon Collection, 1846-2002. See http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0513.