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John Louis Haney papers

Ms. Coll. 1302

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960
Title:
John Louis Haney papers
Date [bulk]:
1903-1958
Date [inclusive]:
1885-1958
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1302
Extent:
8 linear feet (16 boxes )
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains material related to the professional, academic, and personal life of John Louis Haney (1877-1960), a high school principal, scholar, and book collector. It contains correspondence; research notes on various topics; and manuscript drafts of essays, talks, and radio transcripts, as well as an inventory of his library and journals concerning his undergraduate and graduate education.
Cite as:
John Louis Haney papers, 1885-1958 (bulk: 1903-1958), Ms. Coll. 1302, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Born in 1877, John Louis Haney was a book collector, a teacher of English and principal at Central High School in Philadelphia, and the author of books on Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Shakespeare. He received his undergraduate (1898), doctorate (1901), and honorary (LL.D., 1939) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. From 1900 to 1920, he was a member of the English faculty at Central High School, and served as president from 1920 to 1943, a position from which he interacted with Central’s wide alumni community and influenced the larger world of secondary education in Philadelphia. Throughout his career, Haney produced critical and bibliographic work in English literature, including the highly influential Bibliography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. At the end of his career, he donated many of his volumes to the University of Pennsylvania library, including rare first editions of the English Romantics and biographies and bibliographies of English literature. He died in 1960.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material related to John Louis Haney’s professional, academic, and personal life. It contains correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers, and fellow book collectors; research notes on various literary, social, and commercial topics, many of which contain correspondence (see series note); and manuscript drafts of essays, talks, and radio transcripts.

The majority of the collection maintains Haney’s original order. The correspondence is organized alphabetically by correspondent; it also contains a folder of correspondence marked as of particular interest by Haney himself, and a folder of correspondence directly related to Haney’s publishing career. The topic notes are arranged alphabetically by titles provided by Haney. The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title (when provided) or topic.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2017 June 8

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Sam Allingham

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Louis Haney, circa 1959-1960.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

At the American Philosophical Society:

John Louis Haney papers, 1887-1959 (Mss.B.H196)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • University of Pennsylvania.
Personal Name(s)
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834
Subject(s)
  • American literature--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Authors, English
  • Education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • English literature--18th century
  • English literature--19th century

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Collection Inventory

I. Correspondence, 1898-1958.

Series I: Correspondence

The correspondence is organized alphabetically by correspondent, and encompasses Haney’s personal, professional, and scholarly life. It also contains a folder of correspondence marked as of particular interest by Haney himself, due to the reputation of the correspondents, “Special Correspondence (set aside by Haney, includes list of correspondents),” and a folder of “Correspondence concerning Haney’s book Adventures in Learning.”

Box Folder

Abbott-Aydelotte, 1907-1951.

1 1

Bache-Blount, 1923-1957.

1 2

Bok-Brinkmann, 1909-1959.

1 3

Booth-Butler, 1905-1952.

1 4

C.-Conklin, 1898-1953.

1 5

Conroy-Cross, 1928-1955.

1 6

Dahn-Durham, 1909-1957.

1 7

Easton-Estlack, 1927-1956.

2 1

Fagan-Fyfe, 1927-1956.

2 2

Galt-Gilmore, 1909-1952.

2 3

Gimbel-Girard College, 1909-1952.

2 4

Ginsberg-Gummere, 1924-1957.

2 5

H.-Haney, Ella, 1925-1949.

2 6

Haney, John Louis, 1896-1901.

2 7

Haney, John Louis, 1901-1904.

2 8

Haney, John Louis, 1923-1930.

2 9

Haney, John Louis, 1931.

2 10

Haney, John Louis, 1931-1933.

2 11

Haney, John Louis, 1934-1939.

3 1

Haney, John Louis, 1940.

3 2

Haney, John Louis, birthday cards, 1923-1951.

3 3

Haney, Lester-Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1911-1957.

3 4

Holwyn-Hsish, 1903-1955.

3 5

Huff-Hutchinson, 1935-1958.

3 6

Jackson-Johnson, 1924-1956.

3 7

Kaplan-Knapp, 1906-1956.

3 8

Knudsen-Kun, 1927-1957.

3 9

Lacy-Lewis, 1917-1957.

3 10

Library of Congress-Lutton, 1902-1954.

3 11

Maas-McCoy, 1923-1957.

4 1

McCracken-McWilliams, 1922-1954.

4 2

Medary-Moore, 1910-1958.

4 3

Mordell-Myers, 1901-1952.

4 4

Nagurny-Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, 1911-1952.

4 5

Norton-Nusbaum, 1931-1958.

4 6

Oakley-Ott, 1916-1957.

4 7

Packard-Pennypacker, 1906-1952.

4 8

Pepper-Pyle, 1921-1958.

4 9

Quinn-Quinto, 1920-1955.

4 10

Rabe-Richards, 1915-1957.

4 11

Richmond-Rush, 1902-1958.

5 1

Sachs-Scherer, 1903-1957.

5 2

Schirmer-Schmaltz, 1929-1949.

5 3

Schmidt-Smythe, 1899-1958.

5 4

Snavely-Swann, 1904-1957.

5 5

Tatt-Tully, 1906-1957.

5 6

Uhr-Vincent, 1895-1949.

6 1

Waggener-Willits, 1895-1955.

6 2

Wills-Wynn, 1895-1958.

6 3

Yale University Library-Zuckerman, 1903-1958.

6 4

Unknown, 1932-1954.

6 5

Special Correspondence (set aside by Haney, includes list of correspondents), 1899-1948.

6 6

Correspondence concerning Haney's book Adventures in Learning, 1950.

6 7

II. Topic notes (includes correspondence).

Series II: Topic Notes (includes correspondence)

The topic notes contain different forms of material organized by Haney around a particular topic. Any given folder might contain handwritten notes, materials from relevant institutions, or correspondence between Haney and others regarding the topic. The series is arranged alphabetically, using the titles provided by Haney.

Box Folder

American Name Society, 1952.

6 8

American Philosophical Society, 1929-1953.

6 9

American Philosophical Society Event Programs, 1931-1959.

6 10

The Art Jury, 1948-1952.

6 11

Author's League, 1930-1949.

6 12

Barnes and Lokland, 1949.

6 13

Central High School, 1916.

7 1

Central High School, 1920 March 23-July 15.

7 2

Central High School, 1920 July 16-December 23.

7 3

Central High School, 1950-1955.

7 4

Central High School Class of 1893, 1895, 1949-1957.

7 5

Central High School, Haney Retirement, 1943.

8 1

Central High School, History, 1949-1953.

8 2

Chelten Hills Cemetery, 1926-1929.

8 3

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1900-1932.

8 4

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1933 March-June.

8 5

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1933 July-December.

8 6

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1934-1957.

8 7

Edward Ziegler Davis Memorial Fund, 1915-1956.

9 1

Derr-Haney Company, 1894-1905.

9 2

Dictionary of American Biography, 1926-1927.

9 3

Morton William Easton, 1938-1941.

9 4

Edmunds-Bouvier Savings and Loan Association, 1934-1955.

9 5

Egerton Press, 1923-1926.

9 6

Finance Committee Material (Academy of Natural Sciences-Atlantic Refining Company), 1941-1957.

10 1

Finance Committee Material (Bird, Arthur F.-Goldview Mining), 1904-1957.

10 2

Finance Committee Material (Integrity Trust Company-National Transit Company), 1926-1956.

10 3

Finance Committee Material (Penn Warehousing and Safe Deposit Company-Stauffer Chemical Company), 1943-1956.

10 4

Finance Committee Material (Tonpath Mining Company-West End Opoteca Mining Company), 1941-1957.

10 5

Franklin Inn Club, 1940-1953.

9 7

Franklin Inn Club Playbills, 1908-1927.

9 8

Franklin Inn Club Playbills, 1928-1946.

9 9

Free Library of Philadelphia, 1952-1959.

11 1

Haney Family, 1911-1935.

11 2

Haney Family, 1930-1936.

11 3

Haney Family, 1941.

11 4

Haney Family, 1941-1957.

11 5

Flora Haney Memorial Collection, 1940-1957.

12 1

H.G. Haney Memorial Collection, 1939-1957.

12 2

Headmasters' Association, 1924-1957.

12 3

Mayor's Scholarship Committee, 1946-1953.

12 4

Mercantile Library Company, 1943-1944.

12 5

Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, 1950-1959.

12 6

Medical Examination of Public Schools, undated.

12 7

Memorial Fund Donations, 1958-1959.

12 8

Overbrook Farms Club, undated.

12 9

Pennsylvania Retired Teachers' Associations, 1953-1957.

12 10

Phi Beta Kappa Associates, 1945-1955.

12 11

The Philadelphia Foundation, 1935-1956.

12 12

Philadelphia Principals' Club, 1955.

12 13

Philadelphia Transportation Company, 1934-1957.

13 1

Presbyterian Hospital, 1946.

13 2

Presser Company, 1930-1940.

13 3

Presser Company Progress Report, 1948.

13 4

Presser and Etude Magazine, 1946.

13 5

Presser Foundation, 1926-1943.

13 6

Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers, 1926-1932.

13 7

Presser Music Buildings, 1924-1929.

13 8

Presser Music Buildings, 1929-1953.

13 9

Presser Real Estate Committees, 1954.

13 10

Reilly Company, 1921-1945.

14 1

Rosenbach, A.S.W, 1954-1956.

14 2

Scribner's Royalty Statements for Haney's Books, 1922-1939.

14 3

Securities, various, 1942-1953.

14 4

Shakespeare and Philadelphia, 1936.

14 5

Stone Harbor Real Estate, 1941-1945.

14 6

Ukers, Wm. H., 1938.

14 7

The Union League, 1946.

14 8

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1898, 1948-1956.

14 9

University of Pennsylvania, General Alumni Society, 1928-1958.

14 10

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School, 1933-1935.

14 11

University of Pennsylvania, Liberal Arts, 1933-1946.

14 12

University of Pennsylvania, Valley Forge, 1930-1955.

14 13

Victoria Institute, 1947.

14 14

III. Manuscripts, journals, and miscellania.

Series III: Manuscripts

This series contains three subseries. "Manuscripts" contains written talks given by Haney at various Philadelphia institutions, articles and reviews written for scholarly magazines, original short plays, transcripts of radio broadcasts, and a student magazine from Central High School; it is organized alphabetically by title of manuscript, when available, and by topic, when several titles were combined by Haney or when no title was provided. The manuscripts primarily concern Haney’s professional and scholarly life, including his research on Shakespeare and Coleridge and his work in secondary schools. "Journals and Inventories" contains Haney's journal from his undergraduate and graduate years, which is primarily concerned with his educational development as a scholar, as well as the inventory of his prodigious library. "Miscellania" contains an unidentified photograph, poems from Haney's daughters, and other miscellaneous material.

A. Manuscripts.

Box Folder

"Adventures in Learning", 1949.

15 1

"The Alumnus and His College", 1936 March 1.

15 2

"Anniversaries", 1947 October 12.

15 3

"Appraising America", 1932.

15 4

"Introduction to a Compilation of the Barnwell Lectures", after 1905.

15 5

"The Centenary of Central High", after 1936.

15 6

Radio addresses concerning the Centennial of Central High School, circa 1938.

15 7

Coleridge Thesis, 1902.

15 8

The Commercializer (Central High School magazine), circa 1949.

15 9

"Comminglish", 1932 August 6.

15 10

"Eckhardt on Time", 1956.

15 11

Foreword to a collection of historic one-act plays, undated.

15 12

"From One Great School to Another", after 1934.

15 13

"Girard," a historical play, 1923-1946.

15 14

Notes on Girard College lectures, circa 1949.

15 15

review of A.H. Quinn's History of the American Drama, 1936.

15 16

"Horace at Central High", 1946.

15 17

Lectures on Philology, after 1900.

15 18

Lectures on Philology by Dr. J.D. Spaeth, undated.

15 19

"Let Us Have Music", circa 1940.

15 20

"Looking Ahead", 1948 December 5.

15 21

Philadelphia Award, 1952.

15 22

"Philadelphia To-Day", 1936.

15 23

Radio interview, 1936 April 29.

15 24

"Shakespeare and Philadelphia", circa 1936.

15 25

Short plays, undated.

15 26

"Slang", 1935-1936.

15 27

"Slang in Literature", circa 1943.

15 28

Memorial to Solomon Solis-Cohen, circa 1948.

15 29

Memorial for John Duncan Spaeth, 1954 September 1.

15 30

"Those Good Old Days", 1950.

15 31

"Those Teachers of Mine", 1954 June.

16 1

"The Unwritten Magnum Opus", 1953 .

16 2

"Voices," for Palm Sunday, 1932 March 20.

16 3

Radio Interview on WHAT/Evening Ledger, 1935 April 10.

16 4

"Words and Their Way in Our Speech", 1936 January 4.

16 5

Various articles by Haney, circa 1934.

16 6

B. Journals and Inventories.

Box Folder

Haney's journal (commonplace book), 1897-1907.

16 7

Inventory of Haney's library, 1885-1937.

16 10

C. Miscellania.

Box Folder

Fragments of notes, 1898-1946.

16 9

Unidentified photograph, 1956.

16 8

Manuscript poems from Haney's daughters, 1940-1944.

16 11