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Bernice Webb Papers

Collection 168

Webb, Bernice (1920-1999). Papers, 1756-1991, n.d.

47 feet

Dr. Bernice Webb was a professor of English, biographer, and poet. Born on February 5, 1920 in Kansas, she received her B.A., M.A., and doctorate in English from the University of Kansas. After marrying Robert Webb, she traveled the world teaching on the SS University Campus-World Campus Afloat.

Dr. Webb began her career at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1961 as an Assistant Professor of English. From 1967 to 1980, she was an Associate Professor of English, and then a Professor of English from 1980-1987.

Dr. Webb’s major publications include The Basketball Man: James Naismith, Beware of Ostriches, Poetry on the Stage: William Poel, Producer of Verse Drama, Lady Doctor on a Homestead: The Thomas County Years, 1879-1890, and many others. She co-authored a biography with Johnnie Allan entitled Born to Be a Loser: The Jimmy Donley Story.

Dr. Webb passed away on March 19, 1999 in Kansas. She is buried in Oberlin Cemetery, Kansas.

This collection consists of her working files which include genealogy, letters, journals, correspondence, writings, publications, and other professional materials. The collection also contains Robert Webb's working files, such as biographical, professional, and personal materials.

William C. Schear, Bernice Webb's son, donated the collection.

Series:

Bernice Webb
  A. Biographical
    1. Genealogy 1-01 through 1-07
    2. Letters 1-08 through 1-19
    3. Journals 1-20 through 1-24
    4. Education 2-01 through 2-22
    5. Professional 2-23 through 3-07
    6. Philanthropy 3-08 through 3-09
    7. Finances 3-10 through 3-14
    8. Miscellaneous 3-15 through 3-26
  B. Professional
    1. Correspondence 3-27 through 4-10
    2. Professor 4-11 through 5-14
    3. Author  
      a. Published Articles 5-15 through 5-16
      b. Poems 5-17 through 7-17
      c. Plays 7-18 through 7-28
      d. Essays 7-29 through 9-15
      e. Short Stories 9-16 through 11-04
      f. Book Reviews/Analysis 11-05 through 11-33
      g. Books  
        i. The Basketball Man 12-01 through 15-16
        ii. Poetry on Stage 15-17 through 16-05
        iii. The Days of Auntie May 16-06 through 18-09
        iv. Sacrifice for Love 18-10 through 18-16
        v. Jimmy Donley 18-17 through 19-19
            47-01 through 47-03
        vi. From Acorn to Oakbourne 20-01 through 20-06
        vii. Passion to the Pacific 20-07 through 21-18
      h. Publications 22-01 through 27-14
    4. Organizations 27-15 through 29-12
    5. Publications 29-13 through 30-36
    6. Miscellaneous (Bernice Webb) 31-01 through 31-18
       
Robert Webb
  C. Biographical
    1. Genealogy 31-19
    2. Letters/Journals 31-20 through 31-21
    3. Education 31-22 through 32-15
    4. Professional 32-16
    5. Finances 32-17
    6. Miscellaneous 32-18
  D. Professional
    1. Correspondence 32-19 through 32-24
    2. Professor 32-25 through 32-34
    3. Author/Writer 32-35 through 33-33
    4. Organizations 33-34 through 33-38
    5. Publications 33-39 through 34-12
    6. Miscellaneous (Robert Webb) 34-13 through 34-21
  E. Miscellaneous 34-22 through 34-49
  F. Slides 34-50 through 35-13
  G. Postcards 35-14
  H. Photographs 35-15 through 36-04
  I. Media Box 37
  J. Books Box 38 and Box 39
  K. Oversize Box 40 through 45
  L. German Cards Box 46

Inventory:

Webb, Bernice (1920-1999). Papers, 1756-1991, n.d. (PDF)