John Q. Anderson Papers, 1953-1980 | East Texas Research Center

By Jean White, 1987

Collection Overview

Title: John Q. Anderson Papers, 1953-1980Add to your cart.

ID: A/128

Primary Creator: Anderson, John Q. (b. 1916)

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1985

Subjects: Anderson, John Q. -- Written works, Books -- Reviews, Educators -- Texas, Folklorists -- Texas, Historians -- Texas

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains offprints and photocopies of articles and essays by John Q. Anderson arranged in the categories of American literature, folklore, southern history, and education. Biographical information on Anderson dates from 1953 to 1980. Sixteen book reviews written by Anderson are included. There is also a bibliography of the publications of John Q. Anderson.

Collection Historical Note

John Quincy Anderson, Texas folklorist, author, and professor, was born on May 30, 1916, in Wheeler, Texas, to Albert Slayton and Emily (Grant) Anderson. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he received his B.A. degree in 1939. He was in the United States Army from 1940 until 1946 and was decorated with the French Médaille de la Reconnaissance. He earned a master's degree from Louisiana State University in 1948 and completed his Ph.D. in 1952 at the University of North Carolina. Anderson began teaching at McNeese State College as an assistant professor in 1952. He then taught in the English department at Texas A&M University from 1953 to 1966. He chaired the department from 1962 to 1966. He taught in the University of Houston American literature department from 1966 until his death, when he was professor emeritus.

Anderson was a member of the Modern Language Association and the South Central Modern Language Association. From 1963 to 1964 he was president, and from 1964 to 1967 he was on the executive council of the American Studies Association. He was an editor of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly in the 1970s. He was also a member of the Western American Literature Association and in 1955–56 the American Literature Association of Texas. He was also active in the Texas Folklore Society.

He wrote many books, including Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone (1955), A Texas Surgeon in the C.S.A. (1957), Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life and Writings of Henry Clay Lewis (1962), Tales of Frontier Texas (1966), Campaigning with Parsons' Texas Cavalry Brigade, C.S.A. (1967), John C. Duval: First Texas Man of Letters (1967), Texas Folk Medicine (1970), and The Liberating Gods: Emerson on Poets and Poetry (1971). Anderson married Marie Loraine Epps; they had no children. He died on February 19, 1975, in Houston.

(Melanie Watkins, "ANDERSON, JOHN QUINCY,"Handbook of Texas Online , accessed October 31, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.)

Subject/Index Terms

Anderson, John Q. -- Written works
Books -- Reviews
Educators -- Texas
Folklorists -- Texas
Historians -- Texas

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Folder 1: Folklore: "Popular Beliefs in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas," reprint from SOUTHERN FOLKLORE QUARTERLY, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Folklore: "Magical Transference of Disease in Texas Folk Medicine," reprint from WESTERN FOLKLORE, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Folklore: "Folklore in the Texas Fiction of Mollie E. Moore Davis (1844-1909)," from THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Folklore: "'The Gatesville Murder': The Origin and Evolution of a Ballad," reprint from HUNTERS AND HEALER, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Folklore: "Another Texas Variant of 'Cole Younger,' Ballad of a Badman," reprint from WESTERN FOLKLORE, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Folklore: "Louisiana and Mississippi Lore in the Fiction of Sarah Anne Dorsey (1829-1879)," reprint from LOUISIANA STUDIES, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Folklore: "'Miller-Boy,' One of the First and Last of the Play-Party Games," reprint from NORTH CAROLINA FOLKLORE JOURNAL, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: American Humor: "Louisiana 'Swamp Doctors"' reprint from MCNEESE REVIEW, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 9: American Humor: "Henry Clay Lewis, Alias 'Madison Tensas, M., The Louisiana Swamp Doctor,"' reprint from BULLETIN OF THE MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 10: American Humor: "Mike Hooter -- The Making of a Myth," reprint from SOUTHERN FOLKLORE QUARTERLY, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 11: American Humor: "Soldier Lore of the War With Mexico," reprint from WESTERN HUMANITIES REVIEW, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 12: American Humor: "Henry Clay Lewis, Louisville Medical Institute Student, 1844-1846," reprint from FILSON CLUB QUARTERLY, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: American Humor: "Scholarship in Southwestern Humor -- Past and Present," reprint from MISSISSIPPI QUARTERLY, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 14: American Humor: "Some Migratory Anecdotes in American Folk Humor," reprint from MISSISSIPPI QUARTERLY, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Folder 15: Southern History: "Dr. James Green Carson, Ante-Bellum Planter of Mississippi and Louisiana," reprint from JOURNAL OF MISSISSIPPI HISTORY, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Southern History: "The Richmond Compiler, 1841-1844," reprint from THE LOUISIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Southern History: "Frolic: Social Dancing on the Southern Frontier," from DANCE MAGAZINE, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Southern History: "The Narrative of John Hutchins,'' reprint from THE JOURNAL OF MISSISSIPPI HISTORY, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Southern History: "Joseph Carson, Louisiana Confederate Soldier," reprint from LOUISIANA HISTORY, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Southern History: "A Letter From a Yankee Bride in AnteBellum Louisiana," reprint from LOUISIANA HISTORY, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Southern History: "Fort Elliott, Texas, Last Guard of the Plains Indians," reprint from TEXAS MILITARY HISTORY, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Southern History: "Drinking, Fighting, and Fooling -- Sidelights of the Social History of Antebellum Louisiana," reprint form LOUISIANA HISTORY, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Education: "The Scholar-Teacher," reprint from FORUM, 1972Add to your cart.

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