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Everett C. Marston papers

 Collection
Identifier: M118

Scope and Content Note

The Everett C. Marston Papers documents the literary works of Everett C. Marston, English Professor at Northeastern University from 1927-1968. The collection consists predominantly of copies of his unpublished short stories, novels, and plays. Short stories comprise the largest part of the collection. Three short stories were written under the pseudonym Pierce Carter: Irish Sky, The Fresh Air Cure, and The Quiet Life. Researchers should note that the dates assigned to all the works were estimates by one of Marston's daughters. The folder entitled "Literary Correspondence" includes information about Marston's attempt to get his works published, and a biographical note by the author himself.

Dates

  • ca. 1930-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Historical Note

Everett C. Marston was born in Maine in 1903. After graduating from Colby College in 1924, he moved to Boston to work for Houghton Mifflin. In 1927 he started teaching English at Northeastern University. After spending four years on the Northeastern faculty, he attended Harvard for his Masters in English and eventually achieved a full professorship at Northeastern. In addition to his teaching duties, he was also involved with the student body. He was the first advisor for the Dramatic Society, and for many years oversaw the Cauldron, and the Northeastern News. From the 1930s up until his death in 1970, Marston wrote several short stories, plays, and novels. He published three books: Take the High Ground, Origin and Development of Northeastern University: 1898-1960, and a textbook entitled Business Communication. A few of his plays were produced in vanity productions and through the Northeastern Dramatic Society. Finally, the short story "Willis and the Insane Root" was published in Yankee Magazine in August 1970 shortly before his death in December 1970.

Chronology

  • 1903 Everett C. Marston is born in Maine.
  • 1924 Receives a Bachelor's Degree from Colby College.
  • 1927 Starts teaching at Northeastern.
  • 1934 Receives a Masters in English from Harvard University.
  • 1968 Retires from Northeastern.
  • 1970 Everett C. Marston's dies.
1903
Everett C. Marston is born in Maine.
1924
Receives a Bachelor's Degree from Colby College.
1927
Starts teaching at Northeastern.
1934
Receives a Masters in English from Harvard University.
1968
Retires from Northeastern.
1970
Everett C. Marston's dies.

Extent

1 cubic feet (2 containers)

Language

English

Overview

Everett C. Marston was born in Maine in 1903. After graduating from Colby College in 1924, he moved to Boston to work for Houghton Mifflin. In 1927 he started teaching English at Northeastern University. After spending four years on the Northeastern faculty, he enrolled in Harvard and earned his Masters in English in 1934. He achieved the rank of professor at Northeastern in 1946. In addition to his teaching duties, he was also involved with the student body. He was the first advisor for the Dramatic Society, and for many years oversaw the Cauldron, and the Northeastern News. From the 1930s up until his death in 1970, Marston wrote several short stories, plays, and novels. He published three books: Take the High Ground, Origin and Development of Northeastern University: 1898-1960, and a textbook entitled Business Communication. A few of his plays were produced in vanity productions and through the Northeastern Dramatic Society. His short story "Willis and the Insane Root" was published in Yankee Magazine in August 1970 shortly before his death in December 1970.

Overview

The Everett C. Marston Papers documents the literary works of Everett C. Marston, English Professor at Northeastern University from 1927-1968. The collection consists predominantly of copies of his unpublished short stories, novels, and plays. Short stories comprise the largest part of the collection. Three short stories were written under the pseudonym Pierce Carter: Irish Sky, The Fresh Air Cure, and The Quiet Life. Researchers should note that the dates assigned to all the works were estimates by one of Marston's daughters. The folder entitled "Literary Correspondence" includes information about Marston's attempt to get his works published, and a biographical note by the author himself.

System of Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

59/4

Bibliography

  • Marston, Everett. The Origin and Development of Northeastern University, 1898-1960 (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1961) (LD4011.N22 M3).
  • P.M. "Introducing Professor… Marston." Northeastern News Vol. XXXIX #7, 30 Oct. 1947: 2 (Archives Microfilm).
  • Vetstein, Dean Harvey. "Marston, former News Advisor, dies." Northeastern News Vol. LII #9, 8t Jan 1971: 7) (Archives Microfilm).
Title
Finding aid for the Everett C. Marston Papers
Author
Finding aid prepared by George Peckham-Rooney
Date
April 2007
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US