Athletic Department (University of Michigan) records: 1860-2017
full text File Size: 14 K bytes | how to request materials

Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Miscellaneous MED Materials [subgrp]

Records in the MISCELLANEOUS MED MATERIALS subgroup are arranged primarily by topics (reading notes, lists of MED headwords and titles, bibliographical files, transcriptions and reproductions of texts, audio-visual materials, etc.) but also chronologically wherever possible. These boxes are a variety of sizes depending on the format of the materials within them. Series include: Editorial and Bibliographical Materials, 1930s-1940s; Moore's Reading Notes; Knott's Reading Notes; Science Bibliography; Headword File; Editorial and Bibliographic Materials, 1940-2008; Middle English Texts; Audio, Digital, and Visual Material, and Artifacts; Hand-Pulled Cross References; and Quotations. The first several series (boxes 21-38) date primarily from the Moore and Knott eras.

 
Editorial and Bibliographical Materials 1930s-1940s [series]

The first series Editorial and Bibliographical Materials, 1930s-1940s (boxes 21-22) contains early editorial and bibliographical materials from before the project began up through the 1940s. These materials contain primarily lists of Middle English texts and names of readers from the 1930s.

Box   21  
Ewald Flügel Materials, pre-1930s
Box   21  
Material for His Chaucer Dictionary
Box   21  
Non-Chaucerian Material
Box   21  
Early List of Middle English Texts 1930s
 
Middle English Readers 1930s
Box   21  
Readers Assigned
Box   21  
Potential Readers
Box   21  
Unable to Read
Box   21  
Volunteer Help for the Future
 
Middle English Texts Read 1930s
Box   21  
Reading Outstanding
Box   21  
Texts Completed
Box   21  
Texts Assigned
Box   21  
Possible Texts to Be Read
Box   21  
Periodicals & Serials at University of Michigan (includes both those searched and those not searched) 1930s-1943
Box   21  
Periodicals & Serials (with texts) read by Sanford Meech 1930s
Box   21  
Middle English Texts in Periodicals in the University Library 1930s
Box   21  
Medical and Botanical Texts 1930s
Box   21  
Scientific Vocabulary (plants, stones, mathematics, astronomy: chiefly C, D, and E words, alphabetically arranged, with notes by Katherine Fellows), late 1930s to early 1940s 1930-1949
Box   22  
Bibliography of Pictures 1930s-1940s
Box   22  
Special Subject Bibliography 1930s-1940s
 
Reading Notes and Bibliogrpahies [series]

The Reading Notes and Bibliogrpahies series is scomprised of files labeled Moore's Reading Notes, Knott's Notes Reading Notes and Science Bibliography.

The series Moore's Reading Notes (boxes 23 and part of 24) contains Moore's reading notes (1930-1934). The notes are arranged alphabetically, with each letter arranged by, first, titles or authors of texts and, then, journals or series.

Knott's Reading Notes (1935-1945) fill out the rest of box 24, made primarily in conjunction with the reading program ongoing at that time. The notes indicate which texts have glossaries, how many pages of text are included, who read them, and how many slips were taken. The series includes two sets of notes, which are, for the most part, arranged alphabetically.

Science Bibliography (boxes 25-28) contains slips for scientific terms compiled chiefly by Margaret Ogden and Katherine Fellows, two members of the editorial staff, between the late 1930s and the late 1940s. These files contain a variety of materials, ranging from draft entries for scientific words to bibliographical files and notes, to scientific topics and categories, chiefly alchemical.

Box   23  
Moore's Reading Notes (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" cards and slips) 1930-1934
Box   23  
A -- L
Box   24  
M -- Y
Box   24  
Knott's Reading Notes (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" slips) 1935-1945
 
Science Bibliography (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" slips), late 1930s-late 1940s
Box   25  
Draft entries for words beginning A through S (chiefly A--C) (Ogden)
Box   25  
Three miscellaneous bibliographical files (Bibliography, General Bibliography, and a file arranged by topics; chiefly Ogden)
Box   26  
Bibliographical notes arranged in 4 categories: Ancient Classics
Box   26  
Medieval Classics, Middle English Texts, Modern Reference Books (Ogden)
Box   26  
Scientific topics (70), arranged alphabetically (chiefly Fellows)
Box   27  
Four categories: Apparatus and agents; Esoteric terms; Processes, operations; Substances: each category arranged generally alphabetically, with notes and glosses (almost entirely Fellows)
Box   27  
Bibliography and notes (Fellows)
Box   27  
Cut-ups from Isidore (edition by Migne)
Box   27  
Color plates pasted on slips with references (Fellows)
Box   27  
Glossarial index to Steele's Practical Chemistry (cut-ups of letter A only)
Box   28  
Alchemy (divided into 11 categories: notes and glosses, with some quotations attached; also some references; Fellows)
 
Headword File 1930s [series]

The Headword File (boxes 29-38) contains an alphabetical list of MED headwords, on index cards. The cards have the Middle English headwords at the top left and the OED headwords, where available, at the top right. This early attempt at a list of headwords, made in the 1930s, was superseded after 1946, when the final list began to be finalized, but remains of interest for anyone trying to reconstruct the early history of the MED.

Box   29  
A -- be
Box   30  
Bea-cm
Box   31  
Co -- eng
Box   32  
Enh --gri
Box   33  
Gro -- lat
Box   34  
Lau -- na
Box   35  
Ne -- que
Box   36  
Qui -- sok
Box   37  
Sol -- umt
Box   38  
Un -- zy
 
Editorial and Bibliographical Materials 1940-2008 [series]

The Editorial and Bibliographic Materials, 1940-2008 series (boxes 39-65) is from the Kurath, Kuhn, and Lewis eras, though they also include files that began in the Moore and Knott eras but continue into the following eras. The series consists of six sub-series: Miscellaneous Files, Bibliography Files, Title Files MED Library Files, Abbreviations for Periodicals and Serials, the Master Bibliography, and Quoting Instructions.

The first two-fifths of box 39 contains the Miscellaneous Files sub-series from 1946 to 1954, on a variety of topics: names of readers and consultants, lists of regional texts and manuscripts, a list of manuscript abbreviations used in the Plan and Bibliography of 1954, a list of short titles not in boxes 39-43, and Kurath's distribution list for the first fascicle (E.1, published in 1952).

The Bibliography File sub-series begins with the second three-fifths of box 39 and continues through the first quarter of box 43. It is a bibliographical file on cards: specifically, an alphabetically arranged conversion list of pre-Kurath-era titles of Middle English works, with the new short title (or "stencil" as it was called at the MED) on the same card, below. This list, which was made between the late 1940s and 1952 (before the publication of fascicle E.1), contains what the MED calls "texts" (the short titles of longer works) and "incipits" (the first few words of a short piece of verse) combined together, unlike the later printed MED bibliographies (1954, 1984, 2007), which separate the two.

The MED Library File sub-series (box 44-46) contains a listing of the books in the former MED library as it existed in 1976, with later additions up to 2001.

The Abbreviations for Periodicals and Serials sub-series, alphabetically arranged, and includes information on which text or texts are in each periodical or serial. This list was compiled by MED bibliographer Mary Jane Williams between 1985 and the mid- to late 1990s.

 
Miscellaneous Files
Box   39  
Middle English Readers and Consultants 1946-1950s
Box   39  
Regional Texts and Manuscripts 1946-1954
Box   39  
Manuscript Abbreviations Used in the Plan and Bibliography 1947-1954
Box   39  
Short Titles not in the "conversion list" (Boxes 39-43) under their earlier titles or a close approximation
 
Distribution of Fascicle E.1 1952-1953
Box   39  
Review Copies
Box   39  
Presentation Copies
Box   39  
Committee on Dictionaries
Box   39  
Office Copies
 
Bibliography File, late 1940s-1952
Box   39  
A -- Chan
Box   40  
Char -- in PMLA
Box   41  
In Pol -- Mi
Box   42  
Mo -- Tra
Box   43  
Tre-Z
 
Title File, ca. late 1940s-early 1950s

The Title File (boxes 43-44) also contain a list of titles, this time of MED texts first, and then incipits, generally alphabetical in multiple series, with a very brief description of the contents of each, made in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Box   43  
Texts
 
Incipits
Box   43  
Part 1
Box   44  
Part 2
 
MED Library File 1976-2001
Box   44  
A -- Ed
Box   45  
Eg -- P
Box   46  
Q -- Z
 
Abbreviations for Periodicals and Serials 1985-1990s
Box   46  
Cards for A to Y
 
Master Bibliography 1947-2007

The Master Bibliography sub-series (boxes 47-63) contain the master bibliography, alphabetically arranged. This bibliography began in 1947 and was added to, and used, until the end of the project in 2001, and even after, through 2007, when the Plan and Bibliography, 2nd edition, was published. The bibliography begins with texts (10 boxes of cards), proceeds to incipits (4 boxes), and ends with manuscripts (3 boxes).

 
Texts
Box   47  
A -- Ce
Box   48  
Cha -- Chu
Box   49  
Cl -- Ge
Box   50  
Gg -- Ld
Box   51  
Le -- Lydg
Box   52  
Lye -- Pr
Box   53  
Ps -- Ste
Box   54  
Stg -- WbibleProlP
Box   55  
WBibleProlR -- Yw
Box   55  
Suppl. (1984)
 
2nd ed. (2007)
Box   55  
A
Box   56  
B --Z
 
Incipits
Box   57  
A -- Heyr
Box   58  
Hiegh -- Maysters
Box   59  
Men -- Thys
Box   60  
Timor -- Y
Box   60  
Suppl. (1984)
Box   60  
2nd ed. (2007)
 
Manuscripts
Box   61  
A -- D
Box   62  
E -- O
Box   63  
P -- Y (WBible manuscripts not used because they were not collated by Forshall and Madden in their edition)
 
Quoting Instructions for MED Texts 1947-2001

Quoting Instructions (boxes 64-65) contains the quoting instructions for the MED texts listed there. These instructions were extracted from the books in the former MED library in 2010, when it was dispersed, and are filed alphabetically by stencil. If a single volume contained more than one text, then the quoting instructions for that volume are filed under the stencil of either the first text in the volume or the main text or author in the volume. Like the master bibliography, these instructions were begun in 1947 and were continued as new texts were added to the library up to 2001.

Box   64  
A -- I
Box   65  
J -- Z
 
Middle English Texts 1930s-1980s [series]

The Middle English Texts series(boxes 66-72) contain primarily transcriptions, facsimiles (usually photostats), and microfilms of manuscripts of Middle English texts, which were made or collected from the 1930s to the 1980s. These boxes were assembled from the materials in the former MED library when it was dispersed in 2010. The transcriptions are usually typed, though some are also handwritten; they and the facsimiles are indicated by an asterisk (*) before the short title, as is the policy in the MED Plan and Bibliography, 2nd. ed. (2007) for all unpublished sources. For the most part the microfilms are restricted to those that are not in the British Manuscripts Project (compiled by Lester K. Born; Washington, D.C., 1955), a list of microfilms housed in the University of Michigan Graduate Library. Boxes 66 to 72 also include a few handwritten variant readings from the manuscripts of Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe as well as a few microfilms of both printed editions of Middle English texts and Latin texts and manuscripts.

Box   66  
Handwritten variant readings from the manuscripts of Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe
Box   66  
Astr. by John Reidy, in 5 notebooks
Box   66  
Transcription of Ripley CAlch. (BodeMus) by John Reidy
Box   66  
Transcriptions of Nicod.(2) (Pep), Nicod.(3) (Eg), Nicod.(5) (Wor), Nicod.(4) (Hrl; typed), Nicod.(4) (Hrl; handwritten), Trev. Nicod. (Add), and Trev. Nicod. (Sal) by W.H. Hulme
Box   67  
Transcriptions and Facsimiles
Box   67  
Arabic Numerals from Cmb Ee.1.3
Box   67  
Bk.Marchalsi (Dc)
Box   67  
Chauliac(1) (NY) (Books V to end, ff. 97b-181b, plus missing folio 10b)
Box   67  
Chauliac(5) (Peterh)
Box   67  
Diseases Women(1) (Dc), Doc. in Facs.Nat.MSS 1
Box   67  
Hall Bk.I King's Lynn
Box   67  
Hrl.Bk.Hawking (Hrl)
Box   67  
Legends on Two Urine Rings from Dgb 29
Box   67  
Leg.Vernicle (Hrl)
Box   67  
Medical Excerpts from Roy.12.G.4Med.Miscell. (in Box 71; probably transcribed by Margaret Ogden)
Box   67  
Medulla (Stnh)
Box   67  
Plea & Mem.R.Lond.Gildh. A 77-88, PPl.A & PPl.C (Trin-C)
Box   67  
Recipe from Add 14252
Box   67  
Recipes from Cmb Ee.1.3
Box   67  
R.Gildhall King's Lynn
Box   67  
RJericho (Hnt)
Box   67  
Roy.12.G.4 Vocab.
Box   67  
Roy.Recipes Hawk. (Roy)
Box   67  
Salamon sat (Cai)
Box   67  
St.Brendan Conf. (Qu-O)
Box   67  
Terms Assoc.(2) (Cmb)
Box   67  
Treat.SMagus (Hrl)
Box   67  
Vsp.Weights (Vsp)
Box   67  
York MGame (Roy)
Box   67  
Transcriptions by W.H. Hulme of 6 items from Cmb Gg.4.32 [Ure fader in heuene, Heil marie ful of wynne, Sori is þe fore, Be the lef, Suo sit fairhed, I bileue in god] and of 6 items from Wor F.172 [Const.Courtenay, Narrat.Pen. Office BP, Statutes RNiger,Treat.GTempt. 12 DHumility]
Box   67  
Transcriptions by L.C. Sherman of 13 items chiefly from Trin-C B.14.39 (323) [Abel wes looset, A vidue, Body & S.(4), Liuisfirist, Longe slepers, MS Trin-C 323, Penaunce is, Soruhe and sey, men,Wenne þin eyen Wen þe rede, Wose wartt; along with Longe slepers (Bod 410)]
Box   67  
Miscellaneous [index to Lanfranc (Ashm)
Box   67  
Glosses from Macer (Stockh)
Box   67  
Summary by chapters of Trev. Barth. (Add)
Box   67  
Annotated xeroxes of plates XXI-XXIV from Lond. Charterhouse in Archaeol.58
Box   67  
Printed text dated 1502 of the Latin Chauliac for Books VI and VII]
Box   68  
Book 1 (Proc.Chanc.PRO ser.C 1, file 5, 8, 9)
Box   68  
Books 3 and 3A (Anc.Deed (PRO), Anc.Pet. (PRO))
Box   68  
Book 6 (Rolle Psalter (Bod 953), Rolle Psalter (Sid))
Box   69  
Book 2 (Pet.Chanc.PRO ser.CP 1 file 12, Proc.Chanc.PRO ser.C 1 file 9, War.Chanc.PRO ser.AP 336-15860, War.Chanc.PRO ser.C 81 file 1367, 1545)
Box   69  
Book 13 (Abbey HG (Corp-O 155), Acc.Grantchester, Assem.Bk.A Shrewsbury, Assem.Bk1 Gild St.Geo.Norwich, Bench Bk.2 Hull, Bench Bk.3 Hull, Certificate Ipsw.CR, Church Bk.Rushall, Doc.Castle Norwich, Doc.Droitwich, Doc.Gruffi, Doc.Langney, Doc.Ludlow, Doc.Maldon, Gaude the flowre (Rwl), Gaytr.LFCatech. (Corp-O), Indent.James, Indent.Seytone, Indent.Stratford, Indent.Tylers, Indent.Wood, Invent.Gild Stratford, Let.Bishop, Let.Ormond, Let.Shrewsbury, Mirk IPP (Tan), MS Rwl.D.328, MS Rwl.Ltrg.e.3, MS Trin-O 29, Perilous Days (BodLtrg), Procl.Camb., Proph.Alphey (Cmb), Recipe Painting(2) in Archael.J.1, SMChron. (Cmb Dd), SMChron.Ctn. (Cmb Dd), Trev.Higd. (Trin-O), Will Bury, Will Shr. in Salop.SPI, Will Sud.Ipsw.PR 2, Will Suf.Ipsw.PR 1, 2)
Box   70  
Book 5 (Mannyng Chron.Pt.1 (Petyt), Mannyng Chron.Pt.2 (Petyt))
Box   70  
Book 12 (Acc.de Weston (PRO), Chicago Photo.R.72, Choosing Mayor Norwich (Cleo), Cov.Survey Commons, December Guilt Coventry, Deed Greenwell, Exch.Misc.Deed (PRO), Excom.Dorchester (Roy), Form OBapt. (Roy), Form OMatrim. (Roy), Indent.Birm.PL, Indent.Elyngham, Let.Hen.V, Oath Bk.King's Lynn, Roy.7.A.6 Med.Recipes, Roy.12.G.4 Med.Miscell., Tit.Alphabet)
Box   70  
Book 14 (Indent. Redmerselle, Mun.B.Bridgewater, Plea & Mem.R.Lond.Gildh.)
Box   71  
Microfilms of manuscripts containing Middle English texts
Box   71  
All Souls College Building Accounts
Box   71  
Bk.Hawking (Hrl)
Box   71  
Cambridge Box 14 [6 manuscripts from Cambridge University Library: Dd.3.86, Mm.3.13, Kk.5.3, Hh.3.13, Kk.6.20, Mm.1.29]
Box   71  
Capg.St.Norb. (Hnt)
Box   71  
Cath.Angl. (Add)
Box   71  
Chauliac(1) (Chet)
Box   71  
Chauliac(1) (NY: negative)
Box   71  
Chauliac(1) (NY: positive)
Box   71  
Chauliac(1) (Sln 3666)
Box   71  
Chauliac(2) (Paris)
Box   71  
Chauliac(3) (Htrn)
Box   71  
Chauliac(4) (Cai)
Box   71  
Treat.Descant (Corp-C 410) [at end of a series of Latin tracts on music], Miscellaneous Manuscripts [Cutell Treat.Descant included in a series of Latin treatises on music in Bod 842
Box   71  
Wallingford Exafrenon in Dgb 67], Dives & P. (Hrl 149)
Box   71  
Mondeville (Peterh)
Box   71  
Mondeville (Wel) and MS Wel.564 on one reel
Box   71  
Oxford Box 24 [15 manuscripts from the Bodleian Library: Bod 340, Bod 865, e Mus.63, Bod 441, Frf 3, Bod 343, BodTh 17, BodTh 18, BodTh e.16, BodLat.Lit e.10, BodTh f.10, BodHist e.49, Hatton 50, BodPoet c.3, BodPoet c.4]
Box   71  
Oxford Box 60 [6 manuscripts from the Bodleian Library: Bod 183, Ashm 1480, Ashm 1517, Ashm 1451, Ashm 1450, RwlPoet 10]
Box   71  
Sloane Manuscripts from the British Library [2 boxes: 3 on a reel in 1st: Chauliac(1) (Sln 1), Chauliac(1) (Sln 965), Chauliac(3) (Sln 3486) and Gilb.Angl. (Sln 3486); followed by a single one on a reel in 2nd: Arderne Fistula (Sln 6)]
Box   71  
Towneley Pl. (Hnt)
Box   71  
Trev. Barth. (Add: positive)
Box   71  
Trev. Barth. (Add: negative)
Box   71  
Trev. Barth. (Mrg: part 1)
Box   71  
Trev. Barth. (Mrg: part 2)
Box   72  
Microfilms of editions of Middle English texts (along with a few microfilms of Latin texts and manuscripts)
Box   72  
Acc.Howard in RC 57
Box   72  
Albucasis Methodus Medendi
Box   72  
Aristotle Secretis Secretorum
Box   72  
Bartholomeus Anglicus (Latin)
Box   72  
Capgr.St. Norb. (Hnt: transcript)
Box   72  
Chartier Quad.(2) (StJ-C: dissertation by Richard Dwyer)
Box   72  
Chauliac (Latin)
Box   72  
Doc. in Wright Archaeol.Album
Box   72  
Femina (Trin-C)
Box   72  
Grocer Lond. (Kingdon)
Box   72  
Haly Abbas (Latin medical)
Box   72  
Henslow Recipes (Henslow)
Box   72  
Lelamour Macer (Sln: thesis)
Box   72  
Lydg. LOL (Dur-U: dissertation)
Box   72  
Madox Form.Angl.(1702)
Box   72  
Mandev.(2) (Eg)
Box   72  
Merlin (Cmb) Vol. 1 and Sur.Soc. 30 and 45 on one reel)
Box   72  
Miscellaneous Microfilms [Ripley texts in Ashmole TC (positive), Fortescue Declaration (Clermont), Halliwell Rara Mathematica, Lanfranc (Latin), Ricardus Anglicus ed. Töply, Wycl.37 Concl. (Tit)]
Box   72  
Pilgr.LM (Cmb), Pilkington Surn. (parts 1 and 2: dissertation)
Box   72  
Sacrist R.Ely 2
Box   72  
An Edition of Some Middle English Amatory Lyric Poems (dissertation by Kenneth Wilson)
Box   72  
Willis Archit.Nomencl.
 
Audio, Digital, and Visual Materials, and Artifacts [series]

Audio, Digital, and Visual Material, and Artifacts (boxes 73-74) contains miscellaneous audio, digital, and visual materials, along with a few artifacts, from all editorial eras of the MED. These include: cassettes of remarks on the MED and on one of its retiring editors; a CD of an hour-long Canadian Broadcasting Co.'s radio show on the MED; floppy disks of Middle English texts; CD-ROM's of the Middle English Compendium and quotations for the supplement; photographs of MED editors and staff; slides and transparencies of medieval manuscripts; printed maps; and artifacts such as IBM typewriter balls with Middle English letters used in the early camera-ready copy. (For other photographs, see the Retirements folders in Box 16.)

Additional visual materials are housed in Box 74, including four printed maps of England (all or part) used by the editors, and six examples of camera-ready pages for the MED, to illustrate the various stages the printed fascicles went through between 1952 and 2001. These are: E.1 e -- endelonges (1952), the first fascicle to be printed; the original Plan and Bibliography (1954); N.1 muche -- neigh (1978), a late example of typewriter-composited copy; Q q -- raiment (1984), the first word-processed fascicle; S.13 spranklinge -- steering (1990), a late example of the word-processed format used from Q through S; and T.1 t -- tasting (1993), the first fascicle with formatting changes to increase readability (boldfaced dates, italicized short titles for Middle English texts, etc.).

An MED Sorting Board is also part of the Audio, Digital, and Visual Material, and Artifacts series. Because of its size (26" high, 33" wide, and 11" deep at the bottom) it is housed separately. This particular sorting board was created by MED associate editor Oscar Johnson in the 1940s, and thereafter each editor had one like it at his or her desk for use in editing: usually, as the first step, for sorting the quotation slips for a word by date, with a slot for each century or part of a century; then, for separating senses or subsenses, with tentative definitions clipped to the backs of the slots into which the illustrative quotations were dropped; next, as the interpretation of senses was refined, for separating the contents of one slot into two or three, or for combining the contents of more than one slot into a single one; and, ultimately, for having the whole word in question arranged and labeled in final form by senses and subsenses along with the relevant quotations for each.

 
Audio Material [subseries]
Box   73  
Remarks by Professor James W. Downer at Sherman M. Kuhn's retirement party June 2, 1983 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   73  
Interview with Professor Larry Benson about Chaucer on NPR's Morning Edition, with comments on the MED, ( April 2, 1987 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   73  
"Alphabet Odyssey," a program on the MED produced by Cindy Bisaillon on the Canadian Broadcasting Co.'s radio program Ideas October 4, 2004 (1 optical discs (CDs))
 
Audio-Visual Material [subseries]
Box   73  
Vice President Homer Neal's Presentation to the University of Michigan Board of Regents,"Research at the University of Michigan," with a brief segment on the MED 1994
 
Digital Material [subseries]
Box   73  
Glossarial database circa 1980s-1990s (4 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   73  
Transcriptions of Trev. Higd., Trev. Dial.LC, and Trev. Epistle Berkeley in Hnt HM 28561 circa 1980s-1990s (2 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   73  
Text of Warner's edition of Vsp.D.Hom., ca. 1980s-1990s (1 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   73  
Quotations for MED Supplement prepared during grant from OVPR in summer of 2001, 2008 (1 optical discs (CD-ROMs))
Box   73  
Copy of online Middle English Compendium 2008 (1 optical discs (CD-ROMs))
 
Visual Material [subseries]
Box   73  
Drawing (pen and ink) of the Exterior of 555 South Forest by Michael Klement presented to Lewis by First Martin Corporation 2001
Box   73  
Facsimiles of Miscellaneous Medieval Manuscript Illustrations 1930s-1960s
 
Photographs
Box   73  
Miscellaneous Photographs (3 sets) 1930s-2001

(for other photographs see Retirements and Obituaries folders in Box 16)

Box   73  
Kurath and unknown participants in Summer Linguistic Institute at University of Michigan, taken in 5005 Angell Hall, ca. late 1940s
Box   73  
The five chief editors of the MED, for use in the 2001 exhibition in the University of Michigan Graduate Library 1930s-2001
Box   73  
MED offices at 555 South Forest and members of the staff 2001
Box   73  
MED Staff in Angell Hall, early 1960s
 
Postcards of British Museum Manuscripts
Box   73  
circa 1930s-1940s
Box   73  
circa 1930s-1940s
Box   73  
Slides of Medieval Manuscripts, Editions of Medieval Texts, and MED Entries Used by Kurath for Presentation to Research Club, University of Michigan November 1954

(1n 2 slide boxes)

Box   73  
Transparencies of Medieval Manuscripts circa 1960s-1970s
 
Artifacts [subseries]
Box   73  
IBM Typewriter Balls (2) with letters or diacritics for use in MED 1952-1984
Box   73  
MED Stamp 1930s-2001
Box   73  
Keys to Angell Hall 5005 1930s-1975
  Outsize Artifact  
MED Sorting Board
 
Visual Material [subseries]

(additional materials in Box 73)

Box   74  
Printed Maps
Box   74  
Student's Outline Map of Historical England, 1888 (with numbered dialect placements in pencil)
Box   74  
Dialect Map of England, from Moore, Meech, and Whitehall, "Middle English Dialect Characteristics and Dialect Boundaries," 1935
Box   74  
Monastic Britain, South Sheet 1954
Box   74  
Britain before the Conquest, South Sheet 1973
 
Samples of Final Camera-Ready Pages (6 packages each wrapped in brown paper, with earliest at the bottom)
Box   74  
E.1 e -- endelonges (1952): the first fascicle to be printed
Box   74  
The original Plan and Bibliography (1954)
Box   74  
N.1 muche -- neigh (1978): a late example of typewriter composited copy
Box   74  
Q q -- raiment (1984): the first word-processed fascicle
Box   74  
S.13 spranklinge -- steering (1990): a late example of the word-processed format used from Q through S
Box   74  
T.1 t -- tasting (1993): the first fascicle with formatting changes to increase readability (boldfaced dates, italicized short titles for Middle English texts, etc.)
 
Hand-Pulled Cross-References, late 1940s to 1980s/early 1990s 1940-1999 [series]

The Hand-Pulled Cross Reference cards series (box 75) is held in the first half of Box 75, and contains a sample of the cross-references (A-En, W-Z) that were used from the late 1940s through the 1980s, and even into the early 1990s, before the MED had developed a program to insert them directly from the computerized copy. These cross-references were hand-pulled from both the handwritten copy and the first draft of the composited copy, typed on slips, and then inserted into the final composited copy.

Box   75  
A -- En, W -- Z
 
Quotations [series]

The remaining three and a half boxes in MISCELLANEOUS MED MATERIALS (the remainder of 75 through box 78) are made up of the Quotations series, that contains primarily quotations which were donated to, or in a few cases prepared at, the MED but which were not used in the current printed or online dictionaries. These consist of: Concordance Slips forAvowing of Arthur, Stern Quotations, Cornish Quotations, Cornell Class B Material and MED Reading Program slips.

Concordance Slips for Avowing of Arthur (half of box 75) were sent to the MED in 1939 by Norman Waldorf of San Jose, California. They are alphabetically arranged.

The Stern Quotations (box 76-77) are quotations sent to the MED by Professor Gustav Stern of Göteborg in the 1940s, containing miscellaneous words; alphabetically arranged.

Cornish Quotations (box 77); alphabetically arranged. In letters G through P (1963-1984) of the MED Cornish quotations from Origo Mundi and Pass.Christi in Norris Anc.Corn.Drama that contained words borrowed from Middle English were included, but this practice was discontinued beginning with Q (1984); in addition to the unused Cornish quotations, this part of box 77 also contains notes on where in the MED (G through P) Cornish quotations may be found.

Cornell Class B Material (box 78) contains a selection only. The titles given are a combination of titles in the Cornell material and the short titles in the Plan and Bibliography, 2nd edition. Editors Meech, Whitehall, and Rettger, in a report of September 30, 1934, after Moore's death, observed that of the 219,000 quotation slips sent to the MED from Cornell in 1930, 105,000 "were of such slight value because the words recorded on them were adequately represented in the Oxford material and because quotations in them were short or altogether lacking that we put them aside and probably will never touch them again." The MED referred to these slips as "Cornell Class B Material," and this category also contained those of the additional quotations sent from Cornell in 1942 that were not filed in the boxes during 1942-1943.

MED Reading Program (in the center of box 78) comprises a small number of slips taken from the Doncaster Corporation manuscript, prepared at an unknown date; arranged by page.

 
Concordance Slips for Avowing of Arthur (1 1/2" x 5" slips, in two rows, one on top of the other)
Box   75  
A -- K (top row of slips)
Box   75  
L -- Z (bottom row of slips)
Box   76  
"Stern Quotations" (4" x 6 1/2" slips)
Box   76  
Quotations for words beginning with a through rad-
Box   77  
Quotations for words beginning with rak-through y
Box   77  
Cornish Quotations (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" slips)
Box   78  
"Cornell Class B Material," 1942-43 1939
 
3" x 5" Cards
Box   78  
Mandeville (1) (alphabetical H--Yogh: catchwords only); Henley Husbandry (alphabetical)
Box   78  
Rolle Mending of Life (by page/line number)
Box   78  
Lydgate Aesop (Ashm & Trin-C [Archiv 85]) (alphabetical)
Box   78  
Claudian CS (by line number)
Box   78  
Maidstone Seven Penitential Psalms (Englische Studien 10) (by line number)
Box   78  
Partonope of Blois (2) (by line number)
Box   78  
A Pennyworth of Wit (by line number)
Box   78  
Rolle MPass.(1) (Englische Studien 7) (by line number)
Box   78  
Ailred Inform. (alphabetical)
Box   78  
Bot fals men (by line number)
Box   78  
Lai le Freine (alphabetical)
Box   78  
Vices and Virtues(1) (by page/line number: catchwords only)
Box   78  
Ordin.Nuns (1), 1st reading (by page/line number: catchwords only)
Box   78  
Ordin.Nuns (1), 2nd reading (alphabetical: D--I words only)
 
4 1/4" x 7 1/4" Slips
Box   78  
Ordin.Nuns (1), 3rd reading (by page/line number)
 
MED Reading Program (4 1/4" x 7 1/4" slips)
Box   78  
Doncaster Corporation MS, from Antiq. 19, pp. 263-65 (by page)