Ben Edwin Perry Papers, 1915-70 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/6/21
Acquired: 9/1963; 6/8/67; 7/29/69; 8/31/78
Volume: 3.0 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Ben Edwin Perry (1892-1968), professor of Classics (1924-60), including correspondence (1952-68), articles and abstracts (1923-67), book reviews, awards and diplomas, and eighteen notebooks of transcriptions and notes on original classical literary sources and codices. Some notebooks were filled in European libraries while a Guggenheim fellow in 1930-31. The series includes notes taken for his doctorate, "The Metamorphoses Ascribed to Lucius of Patrae" at Princeton (1919), reprints of articles and book reviews, two books (the printed thesis and Secundus the Silent Philosopher), his personal annotated copy of The Satyricon and his manuscript for The Ancient Romances. The latter grew from his Sather lectures at Berkeley in 1951. Notebooks also contain notes for university classes and his studies in Armenian. The series includes files relating to the American Philological Association (1930-56) and a photograph of the Urbana Hiking Club (ca. 1926). Correspondents include William H. Alexander, Clarence Bill, Charles V. Clark, James E. Dunlap, Morris Epstein, Lucich Gerschell, J.P. Harland, J. Alexander Kerns, Thomas F.H. Leyden, W. Stuart Meeser and Samuel B. Pettengill.