This collection provides online access to a selection of digitized materials from the papers of William Sutton, Professor of English at Ball State University from 1947 to 1981 whose academic interests included 20th Century American literature and poetry.
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. The collection also contains documents pertaining to matters of civil rights, affirmative action, and Sutton's service on the Muncie Human Rights Commission as well as correspondence between Sutton and prominent authors regarding English education practices and the interpretation of literature. Available in this collection is correspondence with prominent authors including Pearl Buck, John Dos Passos, Allen Ginsberg, Archibald MacLeish, W.D. Snodgrass, and Robert Penn Warren.
The complete collection of the papers of William Sutton is available at Ball State University Archives & Special Collections.