Read Bain papers: 1893-1972
Summary Information
Title: Read Bain papers
Creator: Bain, Read.
Inclusive dates: 1893-1972
Extent: 12 linear feet
Abstract:
Professor of Sociology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; vice-president, 1944, of the American Sociological Society; editor-in-chief, 1938-1942, of the American Sociological Review; President, 1945, of the Sociological Research Association; poetry editor, 1953-1957, of The Humanist; include correspondence, class notes, student essays, poetry, books and articles, and assorted miscellanea.
Call number: 851005 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid created by William H. McNitt, 1968

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Professor Bain (donor no. 4692) in 1968.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Read Bain Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Subject Terms

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  • American sociological review.
  • The Humanist.
  • Poetry.
  • Periodicals -- Publishing.
  • Sociology.
  • Teachers -- Ohio -- Oxford.
  • Teachers -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • American Sociological Association.
  • Bain, Read, 1892-
  • University of Michigan -- Students -- Social life and customs -- 1921-1930.
  • Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927.
  • Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948.
  • Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
  • Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977.
  • Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981.
  • Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1986.
  • Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.
  • Cantril, Hadley, 1906-1969.
  • Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
  • Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978.
  • Ciardi, John, 1916-1986.
  • Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929.
  • Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
  • Douglas, Paul H. (Paul Howard), 1892-1976.
  • Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
  • Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
  • Havighurst, Walter, 1901-1994.
  • Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiyé), 1906-
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935.
  • Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.
  • Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.
  • Brown, Muriel Buck Humphrey.
  • Kinsey, Alfred C. (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956.
  • Kluckhohn, Clyde, 1905-1960.
  • Lausche, Frank John, 1895-1990.
  • Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
  • Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974.
  • Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942.
  • Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
  • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
  • Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950.
  • Mills, C. Wright (Charles Wright), 1916-1962.
  • Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.
  • Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974.
  • Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
  • Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954.
  • O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953.
  • Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968.
  • Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965.
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
  • Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
  • Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
  • Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, 1888-1965.
  • Ross, Edward Alsworth, 1866-1951.
  • Steinman, D. B. (David Barnard), 1886-1960.
  • Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.
  • Stuart, Jesse, 1906-1984.
  • Taft, Charles P. (Charles Phelps), 1897-1983.
  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
  • Webb, Beatrice Potter, 1858-1943.
  • White, Leslie A., 1900-1975.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical/personal [series]
Box   1  
Photographs
Box   1  
Clippings
Box   1  
Miscellaneous
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
Undated
Box   1  
1893-1911

(include Davis Family letters)

Box   1  
1916-1938 (18 folders)
Box   2  
1939-1940 (12 folders)
Box   3  
1941-1946 (21 folders)
Box   4  
1947-1959 (21 folders)
Box   5  
1960-1972 (17 folders)
 
Writings [series]
Box   6  
Manuscripts of articles, reviews, etc. (9 folders)
Box   7  
Manuscripts of articles, reviews, etc. (2 folders)
 
Autobiographical writings
Box   7  
"The First Twenty Years"
Box   7  
"Five Score and More"
Box   7  
"One Man's Life"
Box   7  
"Old Note, Old Alec, and Eliza Ann"
Box   7  
Early drafts of autobiography
 
Student materials [series]
Box   8  
Student papers
Box   8  
Class notes: sociology and other topics (10 folders)
Box   9  
Notebook undated

(include student essays)

Box   9  
Notebook, ca. 1917

(include student essays)

Box   9  
Notebook, ca. 1920

(include student essays)

Box   9  
Student diary November 1, 1912-June 14, 1913
Box   9  
Student diary March 17, 1914-June 17, 1914
Box   9  
Student diary September 19, 1914-June 27, 1915
Box   9  
Student diary October 10, 1915-June 18, 1916
Box   9  
Student diary July 1, 1916-July 17, 1917
Box   9  
Dissertation notecards
 
Poetry and Other Writings [series]
Box   10  
Poetry (8 folders)
Box   11  
Poetry (4 folders)
Box   11  
Poetry on Indians
Box   11  
Poetry entitled, "The Idiot's Tale and Other Poems"
Box   11  
Poetry of Ruth Ball
 
Poetry notebooks 1910-1912
Box   11  
Poetry notebook 1910-1914
Box   11  
Poetry notebook 1914-1915
Box   11  
Poetry notebook 1915-1916
Box   11  
Poetry notebook 1916-1919
Box   11  
Poetry notebook 1919-1921
Box   11  
Poetry notebook 1921-1922
Box   11  
Book: Continental Anthologies (1929); include Bain poetry
 
Publications [series]
Box   12  
Reprints of writings (6 folders)
Box   12  
Book: Sonnets of a Portrait-Painter (1922); include letter to Bain's wife written in the margins
Box   12  
Book: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber (1958); include Bain's notes in the margins
Box   12  
Book: Trends in American Sociology (1929)
Box   12  
Book: Sociology: Introductory Readings (1962), including articles by Bain
 
Miscellaneous [series]
Box   12  
Notes used in speeches
Box   12  
Miscellaneous professional papers (2 folders)
Additional Descriptive Data
Partial Index to Correspondence
Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927.
  • Feb. 1, 1921, Feb. 17, 1921
Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948.
  • Aug. 14, 1940
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-
  • Jan. 27, 1958, Mar. 21, 1958
Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977.
  • 1926, Jan. 20, 1931, Jan. 18, 1935, 1936, 1940-1941, Sept. 20, 1944, Oct. 4, 1945
Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-
  • Oct. 5, 1946, Oct. 11, 1946
Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1986.
  • Jan. 18, 1941, Mar. 18, 1941, Mar. 14, 1941
Brown, Muriel Buck Humphrey
  • Jan. 27, 1967
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstriker), 1892-1973.
  • Nov. 17, 1950
Cantril, Albert Hadley, 1906-1969.
  • Feb. 7, 1939, Feb. 13, 1939
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
  • Jan. 14, 1931, Sept. 25, 1931 (to WC), Oct. 22, 1931
Catton, Bruce, 1899-
  • Jan. 4, 1957
Ciardi, John, 1916-
  • 1954-1957, 1959-1960, Dec. ?, 1961, Oct. 11, 1963, 1964, July 15, 1967
Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929.
  • Dec. 29, 1920, 1922-1927
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
  • Mar. 12, 1935, Nov. 28, 1936, Nov. 4, 1940, Oct. 25, 1949, Oct. 31, 1949, Oct. 31, 1950
Douglas, Paul Howard, 1892-
  • Apr. 21, 1953
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
  • Apr. 29, 1938, May 3, 1938?
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
  • Oct. 31, 1934, Nov. 25, 1934
Havighurst, Walter, 1901-
  • Nov. 1, 1961, Apr. 9, 1967
Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiyé), 1906-
  • Nov. 15, 1957, Oct. 29, 1958, Oct. 1, 1958, May 21, 1963, May 8, 1963
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935.
  • Apr. 27, 1927
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.
  • Mar. 2, 1935, Sept. 26, 1936, Oct. 5, 1936, Apr. 4, 1939, Dec. 11, 1951, Dec. 4, 1951
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.
  • Sept. 28, 1939, Oct. 10, 1939
Kinsey, Alfred C. (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956.
  • Aug. 15, 1952
Kluckhohn, Clyde, 1905-1960.
  • Oct. 16, 1944, Oct. 19, 1944
Lausche, Frank John, 1895-
  • Aug. 5, 1956, Oct. 8, 1956
Lewis, Sinclair, 1884-1951.
  • June 8, 1925
Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974.
  • undated
Malinowski, Bronislav, 1884-1942.
  • Apr. 29, 1939, Apr. 20, 1939, Apr. 12, 1939, Apr. 14, 1939
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
  • June 8, 1938, Feb. 20, 1939, April 18, 1939, March 2, 1940, Sept. 18, 1944, Jan. 8, 1949, Mar. 18, 1952
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
  • undated
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950.
  • undated
Mills, C. Wright (Charles Wright), 1916-1962.
  • 1939-1940, July ?, 1942, July 30, 1945
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.
  • Apr. 23, 1957, Dec. 3, 1964, Feb 13, 1965, Oct. 2, 1965, Feb. 19, 1966
Morse, Wayne Lyman, 1900-
  • May 31, 1962, June 11, 1962, Aug. 10, 1964, Aug. 28, 1964, Nov. 16, 1966, Oct. 10, 1967, May 28, 1968, June 12, 1968
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-
  • Jan. 19, 1935, Feb. 2, 1935, Feb. 9, 1935, Feb. 14, 1935
Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954.
  • June 8, 1925, Nov. 3, 1925, 1926, Aug. 15, 1927, May 11, 1933, Apr. 13, 1934, Nov. 28, 1936, Nov. 25, 1936, Jan. 18, 1938, Feb. 24, 1938, 1940, Mar. 17, 1941, Mar. 24, 1945
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953.
  • July 7, 1933
Pollock, James Kerr, 1898-
  • July 25, 1938
Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965.
  • Oct. 25, 1945, Nov. 9, 1945
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Oct. 25, 1957, Oct. 31, 1957
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
  • Aug. 20, 1932, Jan. 4, 1939
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
  • May 25, 1951, May 8, 1951
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
  • Aug. 31, 1922, June 23, 1955, June 14, 1960
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, 1888-1965.
  • June 5, 1939, July 20, 1939, Oct. 21, 1939, Dec. 9, 1939, Jan. 6, 1940, Mar. 5, 1940
Steinman, D. B. (David Barnard), 1886-1960.
  • 1945-1946, Nov. 10, 1956, Nov. 29, 1956, Dec. 8, 1956, Dec. 4, 1956
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.
  • Nov. 8, 1960, Jan. 11, 1961
Stuart, Jesse Hilton, 1906-1984
  • 1937, Oct. 8, 1938, 1939, Dec. 18, 1943, 1944, May 10, 1949, 1955, Jan. 29, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1965, Sept. 3, 1968
Taft, Charles Phelps, 1897-
  • Mar. 31, 1939, May 29, 1940, May 25, 1940, 1951-1952, Mar. 4, 1954, Oct. 31, 1955, Dec. ?, 1955
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
  • Jan. 20, 1952, Feb. 10, 1953
Webb, Beatrice Potter, 1858-1943.
  • Apr. 30, 1926, Apr. 16, 1926
White, Leslie A., 1900-1975.
  • July 22, 1939, July 1, 1939, Nov. 29, 1940, Jan. 3, 1941, Feb. 24, 1943