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Robert B. Shuman book manuscripts

Identifier: SC MS 0056

Scope and Contents

The material includes corrected typescripts of several of his books and his dissertation (later published as a book). Titles include Creative Approaches to the Teaching of English: Secondary, with chapters by Charles R. Duke, Jan A. Guffin, Robert E. Probst, R. W. Reising, Bertrand F. Richards, and R. Baird Shuman. Also two books published in "Twayne's United States Authors Series", Robert E. Sherwood and William Inge, both written by Shuman. Also included is a copy of Shuman's dissertation "Social Concepts in the Stage Plays of Clifford Odets" and another version of the same material written for publication as a book.

Scope and Contents

Creative Approaches to the Teaching of English: Secondary Robert E. Sherwood William Inge Social Concepts in the Stage Plays of Clifford Odets


  • Creation: 1961 - 1973


Biographical / Historical

R. Baird Shuman received his bachelor's degree from Lehigh University in 1951, his Master's degree in 1953, and his Ph.D. in English in 1961 from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He was professor of English at the University of Illinois. Shuman died on August 12, 2013.


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This collection contains corrected typescript of manuscripts and a Ph.D. dissertation by Robert Baird Shuman.


Collection arranged by the titles of the books.

Related Materials

Published books by Robert Shuman in Lehigh libraries: William Inge. Call number: 818.5 I45zs Clifford Odets. Call number: 818.5 O23zs Robert E, Sherwood. Call number: 818.5 S554zs Questions English teachers ask. Call number: 420.7 Q5

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