|William Sutton, former Professor of |
English at Ball State University from
1947 to 1980.
|Sutton's correspondence with|
Allen Ginsberg on the state of
the teaching of English.
The collection contains 90 documents dating from Sutton's tenure at Ball State University, and includes professional correspondence pertaining to his research, original scholarship and writings, Ball State University administrative documents, and original research materials and publications related to gender bias in the English language.
|Sutton's correspondence with |
sociologist Robert Lynd.
Also included is correspondence between Sutton and sociologist Robert Lynd, co-author of Middletown: A Study in Contemporary American Culture (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937), from 1962 in which Lynd reflects on his scholarly influences and his mindset when conducting the Middletown Studies.