ODUM, HOWARD WASHINGTON, 1884-1954.
Howard Washington Odum papers,1929-1936

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zqhf


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954.
Title: Howard Washington Odum papers,1929-1936
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 91
Extent: 4 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract:Manuscripts and manuscript drafts for five books and one book chapter written by sociologist Howard Washington Odum.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, prior to 1955.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Howard Washington Odum papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Howard Washington Odum, sociologist, author, and educator, was born May 24, 1884, in Bethlehem, Georgia, and died November 8, 1954, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He received an undergraduate degree from Emory College (1904) and doctorates in psychology (Clark University, 1909) and in sociology (Columbia University, 1910); taught at the University of Georgia (1912-1919), and at Emory University (1919-1920; dean of the School of Liberal Arts); and was Kenan Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina (1920-1954) where he established the Journal of Social Forces (1922) and founded the Institute for Research in Social Services (director, 1924-1944). His areas of interest were African American folk literature and music, race relations, rural studies, the South, and adult education. He authored many books and articles, in addition to three novels (1928-1931).

Howard Washington Odum, sociologist, author, and educator, was born May 24, 1884, in Bethlehem, Georgia, and died November 8, 1954, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He received an undergraduate degree from Emory College (1904) and doctorates in psychology (Clark University, 1909) and in sociology (Columbia University, 1910); taught at the University of Georgia (1912-1919), and at Emory University (1919-1920; dean of the School of Liberal Arts); and was Kenan Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina (1920-1954) where he established the Journal of Social Forces (1922) and founded the Institute for Research in Social Services (director, 1924-1944). His areas of interest were African American folk literature and music, race relations, rural studies, the South, and adult education. He authored many books and articles, in addition to three novels (1928-1931).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of manuscripts and manuscript drafts for five books and one book chapter written by Howard Washington Odum from 1929-1936. Manuscripts are for Odum's books: An Introduction to Social Research (with Katherine Jocher, 1929); The Measure of a Changing Nation (circa 1932); Southern Regions of the United States (1936); a chapter from Recent Social Trends in the United States ("Public Welfare" 1933); and two novels, Wings On My Feet, Black Ulysses At The Wars (1929); and Cold Blue Moon, Black Ulysses Afar Off (1931). The manuscripts are also available as published works.


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Cold Blue Moon, Black Ulysses Afar Off (1931)
Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence
1 2 Clippings, reviews and photographs
1 3 Typescript, Chapter 1, notes and drafts
1 4 Typescript, Chapter 1, revised manuscript
1 5 Typescript, Chapter 2, notes and revised manuscript
1 6 Typescript, Chapter 3, notes and revised manuscript
1 7 Typescript, Chapter 4, notes and revised manuscript
1 8 Typescript, Chapter 5, notes
1 9 Typescript, Chapter 6, notes and revised manuscript
1 10 Typescript, Chapter 7, revised manuscript
1 11 Typescript, Chapter 8, revised manuscript
2 1 Manuscript, Cold Blue Moon, Black Ulysses Afar Off. Published: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill company, c. 1931, 277 pages. Accompanying are drafts showing Odums changes from the first version to the copy which went to the printers.
Southern Regions of the United States (1936)
2 2 Manuscript, Part I, Chapters I-VII
2 3 Manuscript, Part I, Chapters VIII-XI
2 4 Manuscript, Part I, Chapters XII-XVII
2 5 Manuscript, Part I, Chapters XVIII-XX; Part II, Chapter I-II
2 6 Manuscript, Part II, Chapters III-IV
2 7 Manuscript, Part II, Chapters V-VI
2 8 Manuscript, Part II, Chapters VII-VIII
3 1 Manuscript, Part II, Chapters IX-X
3 2 Manuscript, Part II, Chapter XI
3 3 Manuscript, Part III, Bibliography and Acknowledgements
3 4 Manuscript, Part III, List of Maps, Charts and Tables, Subject Index
3 5 Manuscript, Part III, General Index
6 - Typescript
7 - Typescript
8 - Typescript
An Introduction to Social Research (1929)
3 6 Manuscript, Tentative Preface, Chapters I-II
3 7 Manuscript, Chapters III-IV
3 8 Manuscript, Chapters V-VI
3 9 Manuscript, Chapters VII-IX
3 10 Manuscript, Chapters X-XI
3 11 Manuscript, Chapters XII-XIII
4 1 Manuscript, Chapters XIV-XV
4 2 Manuscript, Chapters XVI-XVII
4 3 Manuscript, Chapters XVIII-XIX
4 4 Manuscript, Chapters XX-XXI
4 5 Manuscript, Chapters XXII-XXIII
4 6 Manuscript, Chapters XXIV-XXV and bibliography
Wing on My Feet, Black Ulysses at the Wars (1929)
4 7 Manuscript, Chapters I-IV
4 8 Manuscript, Chapters V-IX
4 9 Manuscript, Chapters X-XVII
4 10 Manuscript, 2nd version, Chapters I-IV
4 11 Manuscript, 2nd version Chapters V-IX
5 1 Manuscript, 2nd version Chapters X-XVII
5 2 Manuscript, "Black Ulysses Goes to War", American Mercury, August, 1929,
5 3 Manuscript "Black Ulysses in American War Camps and after," American Mercury, September, 1929
Recent Social Trends in the United States (1933)
5 4 Draft #1, "Trends in Public Welfare"
5 5 Draft #2, "Trends in Public Welfare"
5 6 Draft #3, "trends in Public Welfare"
The Measure of a Changing Nation (1932)
5 7 Typescript. Note: dated April 15, 1934, explains that this is the version submitted by Odum July 26, 1932, as the findings of the Presidents research committee of social trends. On the reverse of the pages is the first draft of a chapter from another volume, contemplated as American Picture
5 8 Miscellany: pamphlets and articles
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