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Irby Cauthen papers-addition

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2021-0021

Content Description

This addition to MSS 12769 Irby Cauthen papers consists of correspondence, notes, lectures, secondary literature, daybooks, awards, blue books, annual reports, syllabi, memos, newspaper clippings, audiocassettes, dissertation, slides, and photographs documenting the work of Irby Cauthen. Materials in the collection document his role as Assistant Dean and Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1958 to 1978 as well as other academic committees and professional groups as well as his documents related to his professional life as a professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. Boxes 1 to 5 contain chronological files of professional papers in the department, box 5 also contains some people and topical files, box 6 contains topical files and personal correspondence, box 7 contains day books, a scrapbook, and some printed material, box 8 contains awards, and boxes 9 to14 contain topical files, student records, annual reports, and Cauthen's dissertation. There is an oversize folder with additional awards.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Irby Bruce Cauthen III and James N.G. Cauthen, 20 July 2020.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. Boxes 10,11, and 13 contain student records and are subject to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restrictions of seventy-five years from the date of creation of the record. Donor owns some of the copyrights in the donated material. Donor retains full ownership of any and all copyrights but grants the University a nonexclusive right to authorize all uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or other educational purposes pursuant of the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial License. Original digital media (floppy disks, zip disks, thumb drives, born digital files, etc.) and other media formats such as LPs, audiotapes, reel-to-reels, videotapes, films, CDs, and DVDs cannot be handled directly by patrons. Please contact Special Collections via our online Reference Request form,, to request access to these materials. Please be aware that additional actions may be required to make these items available. Items will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis before access can be made. Depending on the size of the request, it may take some time to make them available for use.


  • Creation: c.1929-1995



14 Cubic Feet (14 cubic boxes, oversized framed items)

15 Cassettes (15 audiocassettes)


14 boxes of material, one oversized folder