Special Collections and Archives

Regina Hanway papers (faculty-English)

Regina Hanway papers 1930-75

Finding Aid

Prepared by Barbara Bass March, 1997
8 record storage boxes; 8 cubic feet


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Biography

Miss Regina Hanway came to Kent State University in 1946 after doing graduate work in England and Ohio State University. She had previously taught in the public school system for 21 years. At Kent State she taught English courses about children's literature and was the first to teach black literature couses. She was very popular with the students.

She initiated many programs while at Kent State. The fall conference for high school English teachers in 1947 was one of them. The Creative Arts Festival which produced the first creative writing magazine, "Human Issues" was organized by Hanway and has become an annual event at the University.

She was deeply concerned about the university after May 4, 1970 and during the 1971-72 demonstrations, at the age of 66, she was a peace marshal. She received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences about 1963. She also received an award for Oustanding Service to the College of Education in October, 1970.

Hanway chaired the Assembly Committee and was responsible for setting up programs for students. Some of the people that were invited to do assemblies were Princess Ileana of Romania, Basil Rathbone, Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, Ogden Nash, Karamu Dancers from Cleveland Karamu House, Charles Laughton, Carl C. Rowan, a Black social leader, David E. Lilenthal, retired chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and many others.

Hanway was instrumental in the instututes for high schools to instruct teachers how to teach English to disadvantaged youth using a grant from the U.S. Office of Education. With guest lecturers and discussions, the primary objective was to acquaint teachers with literature of black Americans. She founded the series, "Literature Discovered" on WCLV-FM at the request of Cleveland's fine art radio station. It presented subjects by Faculty members of the University.

She was active in community affairs concerning McElrath Park and was founder of the Animal Protective League.

Hanway retired in 1973 and was named Emeritus Professor of English by the board of trustees.


Scope and Content

The materials in Regina Hanways Papers include materials and /or materials used in various projects that she participated in and materials from her own school days in high school and her early teaching career in several high schools. Tapes in box 8 cover the program "Literature Discovered" that was a program that Hanway developed for a local radio station, WCLV which featured faculty members doing poetry readings or lectures on various topics relating to English.

Institute in Box 4 refers to the NDEA Institute for Advanced Study in English.

Pictures can be found in box 6 of some of the people that appeared at Kent State University for the student assemblies.

Series

  • Box 1: High school, college and early teaching
  • Box 2: English conferences
  • Box 3: Committees and classroom materials
  • Box 4-6: Institutes
  • Box 7: Subject files
  • Box 8: Sound tapes

Box 1

Folder--Content--Date


  1. Ohio State University: notebooks, 1930
  2. Columbia: notebook, 1936
  3. Columbia: notebook, 1936
  4. Mentor High School: miscellaneous, 1940 - 1946
  5. Mentor High School:The Amateur, school publication, 194?, 1943-1944
  6. Courses of English study (Loudenville High School), 1947
  7. Courses of English study (Bedford High School) 1947-1948
  8. Course of Study for English (Junior-Senior High School), Austintown-Fitch High School, 1955-56
  9. Early publications by Hanway, 1953
  10. Speeches
  11. Program for "Methods and Materials" (seminar at which Hanway spoke)
  12. "CEA Critic", 1951-1957 (misc. copies)
  13. CEA "English Notes", v. 3, no. 1; v. 4, no. 1, Nov. 1968, Nov. 1969
  14. English Association of Ohio: miscellaneous
  15. National Council of Teachers of English: miscellaneous bibliographies
  16. National Council of Teachers of English: correspondence, 1952
  17. National Council of Teachers of English: "Convention News", 1962
  18. National Council of Teachers of English: "Council Grams," Apr. 1969
  19. National Council of Teachers of English: miscellaneous reports
  20. National Council of Teachers of English: resolutions, 1962
  21. National Council of Teachers of English: roster of annual meeting, 1963
  22. National Council of Teachers of English: convention and meeting programs, 1949, 1950, 1962
  23. National Council of Teachers of English: convention and meeting programs, 1963-1964
  24. National Council of Teachers of English: convention program, 1965
  25. National Council of Teachers of English: convention program, 1966
  26. AAUP: correspondence, 1958, 1962
  27. AAUP: announcement
  28. AAUP: releases, 1973
  29. AAUP: report on collective bargaining, 1973
  30. Kent State Association for Higher Education: bulletins, 1973
  31. World Student Services Fund: miscellaneous
  32. Kent Reform Council
  33. AAUW: minutes
  34. Literature Discovered: list of programs for WCLV-FM, 1966
  35. Literature Discovered: memos on WCLV-FM, 1967
  36. Literature Discovered: report
  37. Literature Discovered: memos, 1969
  38. Literature Discovered: miscellaneous
  39. Faculty Club: report, constitution
  40. Faculty Senate: minutes, 1965, 1968
  41. Faculty Senate: minutes, 1969
  42. Faculty Senate: 1972
  43. Faculty: correspondence, 1977
  44. Faculty Portrait (booklet), 1962

Box 2

Folder--Contents--Date

  1. Activity list (conferences)
  2. Transportation and travel
  3. Kent State University Bulletin Reading Conference, 1949
  4. Kent State University Bulletin Reading Conference, 1950
  5. Kent State University Bulletin Reading Conference, 1951
  6. Kent State University Bulletin Reading Conference, 1952
  7. Kent State University Bulletin Reading Conference, 1953
  8. Reading Workshop, 1947
  9. English Conference: programs, correspondence 1948-1963
  10. Reading Conference, 1949
  11. English Conference, 1950
  12. English Conference: clippings, 1950
  13. Akron English Conference, 1950
  14. English Conference, 1951
  15. English Conference (Clippings), 1951
  16. English Conference, 1952
  17. English Conference, 1953
  18. English Conference (Clippings), 1953
  19. English Conference, 1954
  20. English Conference, 1955
  21. Workshop report "The Gifted Child in High School," Jan. 4 to Apr. 5, 1955
  22. English Conference, 1956
  23. English Conference, 1957
  24. English Conference, 1958
  25. Conference for Methods Teachers, 1963
  26. English Conference, 1964
  27. English Conference, 1965
  28. San Bernardino Conference, 1967
  29. Atlanta University Conference, 1968
  30. Cazenovia Conference, 1968
  31. University of Colorado Conference, 1968
  32. English Conference, 1968
  33. Akron-Summit Tutorial Program, 1969
  34. English Conference, 1970
  35. English Conference, 1972
  36. English Conference, 1973
  37. Certificates
  38. English Dept.: minutes, 1962-1973
  39. English Dept.: Committee on Teaching Development), 1973
  40. English Dept.: Student teacher evaluations
  41. English Dept.: Budget, 1971
  42. English Dept.: Promotions Committee
  43. English Dept.: student questionnaire
  44. English Dept.: newsletter, 1964-1973 (scattered issues)
  45. English Dept.: Recruiting Committee, 1972
  46. English Dept.: Correspondence, 1962
  47. English Dept.: Correspondence, 1963
  48. English Dept.: Correspondence, 1964
  49. English Dept.: Correspondence, 1968
  50. English Dept.: Correspondence, 1970
  51. English Dept.: Correspondence, 1971
  52. English Dept.: Correspondence, 1972
  53. English Dept.: Correspondence, 1973
  54. English Dept.: Correspondence, undated
  55. English Dept.: Graduate Studies Committee, 1972-1973
  56. English Dept.: Ad Hoc Committee, Apr. 10, 1970
  57. English Dept.: Ad Hoc Commitee on the Plan of Organization, 1972
  58. English Dept.: Ad Hoc Commitee on Secondary Education, 1970
  59. English Dept.: Basic Studies Committee, 1971-1973
  60. English Dept.: Major-Minor Committee, 1962-1964
  61. English Dept.: Subcommittee for Salary Study, 1964
  62. English Dept.: Ages Newsletter, 1972
  63. English Dept.: Ombudsman, 1972-73
  64. English Dept.: Subcommittee lists, 1971-1972
  65. English Dept.: Graduate faculty lists
  66. English Dept.: Planning Committee, 1972
  67. English Dept.: Executive Committee, 1972-1973
  68. English Dept.: Colloquiums
  69. English Dept.: Salary policies April 17, 1972
  70. English Dept.: Undergraduate Student Committee, 1972-1973
  71. English Dept.: English Club, 1952
  72. English Dept.: English Club, n.d.
  73. English Dept.: Space needs
  74. English Dept.: "Major" requirements
  75. English Dept.: Ethical standards in student writing
  76. English Dept.: Preliminary note on the revision of freshman syllabi and handbook
  77. English Dept.: grievance procedure
  78. English Dept.: proposal-bylaws of the Dept. of English
  79. English Dept.: evaluation of
  80. English Dept.: "Guide to Freshman English"
  81. English Dept.: departmental theme experiment
  82. English Dept.: courses-basic data sheets, 1962
  83. English Dept.: Textbook Committee, 1953
  84. English Dept.: English education, 1962-1967
  85. English Dept.: guide, Apr. 1968, 1968-69
  86. English Dept.: departmental planning seminar
  87. Minutes: College of Education, Curriculum Committee, 1962
  88. Proposal: minority literature, 1971
  89. English Dept.: miscellaneous, 1962-1973

Box 3

Folder--Contents--Date

  1. Assembly Committee: announcements, 1949-1953
  2. Assembly Committee: brochures, 1949-1953
  3. Assembly Committee: correspondence, 1949-1950
  4. Assembly Committee: correspondence, 1950-1951
  5. Assembly Committee: correspondence, 1951-1959
  6. Assembly Committee: miscellaneous notes
  7. Assembly Committee: programs, 1949-1951
  8. Assembly Committee: purchase orders, contracts, invoices, etc.
  9. Assembly Committee: reports, budgets, etc. 1950-1952
  10. Assembly Committee: clippings
  11. Assembly Committee: clippings
  12. Classroom materials: Black American literature
  13. Classroom materials: children's literature films, 1968
  14. Classroom materials: lesson plans & units
  15. Classroom materials: library requests
  16. Classroom materials: Methods course materials
  17. Classroom materials: teacher training
  18. Classroom materials: teaching methods
  19. Classroom materials: teaching of teachers-methods
  20. Classroom materials: readings lists
  21. Classroom materials: miscellaneous
  22. Classroom materials: miscellaneous
  23. Classroom materials: miscellaneous
  24. Classroom materials: miscellaneous
  25. Classroom materials: miscellaneous
  26. Classroom materials: miscellaneous
  27. Audio-visual aids: catalog of films
  28. Audio-visual aids: University School TV
  29. Audio-visual aids: miscellaneous
  30. Correspondence: undated, 1947-1958
  31. Correspondence: 1962-1968
  32. Correspondence: 1969-1972
  33. Correspondence: 1973-1974
  34. Evaluations by students
  35. Evaluations by students
  36. Evaluations by students
  37. Evaluations by students

Box 4

Folder--Contents--Date

  1. Disadvantaged youth
  2. Project English
  3. Project English: current file
  4. Institute: correspondence, 1965
  5. Institute: interdepartmental correspondence, 1965
  6. Institute: proposals, 1965
  7. Institute: report on evaluating NDEA Institutes, 1965
  8. Institute: minutes on meeting about proposal, 1966
  9. Institutes funded in 1966
  10. Institute: Civil Rights Act, 1967
  11. Intstitute: preparation for proposal, 1967
  12. Institute: plans, 1967
  13. Institute: plan of operation, 1967
  14. Institute: table of organization/Office of Education, 1967
  15. Institute: handbook for directors, 1967
  16. Institute: design, 1967
  17. Institute: publicity, 1967
  18. Institute: publicity-materials, 1967
  19. Institute: accounting, 1967
  20. Institute: time effort reports, 1967
  21. Institute: schedule & syllabus, 1967
  22. Institute: housing & food service, 1967
  23. Institute: food service choices, 1967
  24. Institute: parking, 1967
  25. Institute: stipends for dependents, revised, 1967
  26. Institute: Screening Committee, 1967
  27. Institute: correspondence with U.S. Office, 1967
  28. Institute: contact with USOE, 1967
  29. Institute: correspondence-Kent State University, 1967
  30. Institute: correspondence, staff, 1967
  31. Institute: correspondence, applicants, 1967
  32. Institute: correspondence, general, 1967
  33. Institute: correspondence, general, 1967
  34. Institute: letters of inquiry, 1967
  35. Institute: letters of inquiry, 1967
  36. Institute: inelligible inquiries A-Z, 1967
  37. Institute: applicants A-Z, incomplete, 1967
  38. Institute: applicants,out of state B to K, 1967
  39. Institute: applicants,out of state L-R, 1967
  40. Institute: applicants,out of state S-W, 1967
  41. Institute: applicants, late requests A-Z, 1967
  42. Institute: applicants, accepted B-M, 1967
  43. Institute: applicants, accepted R-Y, 1967
  44. Institute: applicants, accepted-out of state, 1967
  45. Institute: letters of acceptance-participants, 1967
  46. Institute: letters of acceptance-declining participation, 1967
  47. Institute: letters of acceptance-participants addresses, 1967
  48. Institute: letters of acceptance-applications-Ohio; rejected A-D, 1967
  49. Institute: applicants, Ohio; rejected F-H, 1967
  50. Institute: applicants, Ohio; rejected J-Mc, 1967
  51. Institute: applicants, Ohio; rejected Mc-P., 1967
  52. Institute: applicants, Ohio; rejected R-T., 1967
  53. Institute: applicants, Ohio; rejected V-W, 1967

Box 5

Folder--Contents--Date

  1. Institute: alternates-1 to 15, 1967
  2. Institute: alternates-16 to 31, 1967
  3. Institute: letters of acceptance-alternates, 1967
  4. Institute: Institute for directors, 1967
  5. Institute: staff, 1967
  6. Institute: applications, teaching positions, 1967
  7. Institute: graduate assistants, 1967
  8. Institute: bibliographies, 1967
  9. Institute: secretarial help, 1967
  10. Institute: staff meetings, 1967
  11. Institute: staff salary, 1967
  12. Institute: registration, 1967
  13. Institute: registration - graduate credit, 1967
  14. Institute: registration - participants, 1967
  15. Institute: materials - audio visual aids, 1967
  16. Institute: materials - booklists, 1967
  17. Institute: materials - books, 1967
  18. Institute: materials - paperbacks, 1967
  19. Institute: materials - textbooks, 1967
  20. Institute: English Institutes Material Center, 1967
  21. Institute: materials - linguistic aids, 1967
  22. Institute: materials - literature aids, 1967
  23. Institute: materials - guest lecturers, 1967
  24. Institute: materials - cultural programs, 1967
  25. Institute: kinescopes, 1967
  26. Institute: bills, overhead educational grant, 1967
  27. Institute: bills & payment vouchers, 1967
  28. Institute: bills-university, 1967
  29. Institute: bills-outside, 1967
  30. Institute: evaluation, 1967
  31. Institute: participants evaluation, 1967
  32. Institute: participants evaluation, 1967
  33. Institute: participants evaluation, 1967
  34. Institute: participants evaluation, 1967
  35. Institute: participants evaluation, 1967
  36. Institute: participants evaluation, 1967
  37. Institute: faculty's evaluation, 1967
  38. Institute: final evaluation, 1967
  39. Institute: final report to USOE, 1967
  40. Institute: header card, 1967
  41. Institute: proposal to Graduate Council, 1967
  42. Institute: insurance-electric equipment, 1967
  43. Institute: keys, 1967
  44. Institute: miscellaneous, 1967
  45. Institute: miscellaneous, 1967
  46. Institute: other pertinent institutes supported by national grants, 1967

Box 6

Folder--Contents--Date

  1. Institute: proposal-reference material from 1967 Institute, 1968
  2. Institute: 1967 proposal for Summer 1968
  3. Institute: proposal-original for 1968, 1967
  4. Institute: proposal-general institute, 1968
  5. Institute: proposal, 1968
  6. Institute: proposal, 1968
  7. Institute: proposal, 1968
  8. Institute: proposal, 1968
  9. Institute: proposal, 1968
  10. Institute: proposal preparation, 1968
  11. Institute: publicity, 1968
  12. Institute: proposed samples-vita sheet/syllabus, 1968
  13. Institute: brochure, 1968
  14. Institute: sample-work, 1968
  15. Institute: correspondence, 1968
  16. Institute: plan of operation, 1969
  17. Institute: notes, 1969
  18. Institute: brochure, 1969
  19. Institute: correspondence, 1969
  20. Institute: correspondence, 1969
  21. Institute: correspondence, 1969
  22. Institute: correspondence, 1969
  23. Institute: questionnaire, 1969
  24. Institute: participants, 1969
  25. Institute: alternates, 1969
  26. Institute: alternates, 1969
  27. Institute: incomplete applications, 1969
  28. Institute: rejected applicants, 1969
  29. Institute: rejected applicants, 1969
  30. Institute: accepted applicants - declined, 1969
  31. Institute: sample work, 1969
  32. Institute: bill & pay vouchers, 1969
  33. Institute: budget, 1969
  34. Institute: evaluation, 1969
  35. Institute: Director's Report, pt. 1, 1969
  36. Institute: Director's Report, pt. 2, 1969

Box 7

Folder--Contents--Date

  1. Arts & Sciences, 1972/73
  2. College of Education: Annual report, 1969/70; Dean's Bulletin, no. 111, Sept. 25, 1970
  3. College of Education: Standards Committee, 1949/50
  4. Foreign Language Review Committee
  5. Office of Guidance & Testing, 1954/55
  6. Honors College, 1966/67
  7. Honors Program, 1962
  8. Political Science Dept., 1973
  9. Panhellenic: constitution, Spring, 1961
  10. Student Government: constitution, 1953
  11. Thaumaturge: constitution
  12. Literary publications - Author, Creative Arts Festival, 1950
  13. Literary publicatons - Note, v. 1, no. 2, Winter, 1967
  14. Events: Creative Arts Festival, 1951
  15. Clippings: Creative Arts Festival, 1951
  16. Events: Creative Arts Festival, 1952
  17. Events: Bowman Dinner Program, 1954
  18. Events: Great Contemporary Issues, n.d.
  19. Events: Artist-Lecture Series, 1972-1973
  20. Events: Artist-Lecture Series, 1973-1974
  21. Events: World Issues Seminar, Oct. 24, 1973
  22. Events: 10th Annual Scholastic Press Clinic, April 22, 1950
  23. Events: Music Dept., 1950, 1973
  24. Events: Semicentennial, May 1960
  25. Events: Invitational Exhibition, n.d.
  26. Events: Symposium on Future Environment, May 17, 1973
  27. Events: University Theater, 1950, n.d.
  28. Events: November Dinner, Nov. 8, 1973
  29. Events: miscellaneous brochures
  30. Office of the Provost: "Academic Information," no. 68, May 29, 1969
  31. Office of Vice President: "Academic Information," no. 40, Oct. 4, 1965
  32. Student Non-violent Coordination Committee
  33. VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War): "Winter Soldier" (newspaper), v. 3, no. 3, May, 1973
  34. VVAW: notice
  35. VVAW: newspaper
  36. Center for International and Comparative Programs: brochure
  37. Portage County ACLU: correspondence, Sept. 27, 1972
  38. Nina Williams Burtsford Award: correspondence, 1959-1961
  39. Sunday School: newsletter and paper about the Congregational Church in Kent, 1950
  40. Credit Union: correspondence, brochures, 1956
  41. Hibbard, D.: English class papers
  42. Hayden, R.: poetry
  43. Clippings: miscellaneous
  44. English skills - primary grades: outline of programs
  45. Summer enrichment program: outline of activities
  46. Photos: from Institutes
  47. Photos: Kent-miscellaneous
  48. Photos: English Conference, 1950
  49. Photos: personal, misc.
  50. Photos: Assembly Committees-artists that visited Kent State University

Box 8

Reel to Reel tapes used on WCLV

  • These tapes are arranged in chronological order.
    1. "Literature Discovered" program 4/15/67: "Death, a Controlling Force in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe" by Dr. Ottavio M. Casale, Prof. of English, Kent State University.
    2. "Literature Discovered" program 11-23-68: Jean Hanway, Professor, Kent State University, interviewing Dr. Sheldon Root, Prof. of Education, Specializing in Children's Literature at the University of Georgia.
    3. "Literature Discovered" program 4/27/69: N.N.E.A. Institute, Prof. Jean Hanway, Dept. of English, Kent State University
    4. "Literature Discovered" program 7/12/69: "Modern Black Theater" by Dr. Darwin Turner.
    5. "Literature Discovered" program 7/26/69: "Poetry Reading"- Donald Hassler, Dept. of English, Kent State University.
    6. "Literature Discovered" program 9/15/70: "The Duchess of Malfi: Tragedy of Disaster," Prof. John Gribben, Dept. of English, Kent State University.
    7. "Literature Discovered" program 10/17/70: "The Works of Kurt Vonnegut" by Dr. Kenneth Pringle, Dept. of English, Kent State University
    8. "Literature Discovered" program 11/14/70: Lecture: "Leopardi, and Italian Poet" by Ottavio M. Casale
    9. "Literature Discovered" program 5/22/71: "Later versions of Romeo and Juliet" by Louis Paskoff, Dept. of English, Kent State University.
    10. "Literature Discovered" program 12/13/71: Lecture: "Young Tom DeQuincey: The Quest for Freedom" by Dr. John S. Phillipson, University of Akron.
    11. "Literature Discovered" program 10/14/72: "Two African Poets: Okot Bitek and Dennis Bgutus" by Prof. Harold Colling, Dept. of English, Kent State University.
    12. "Literature Discovered" program 10/6/72 or 1/26/73: "Jack Conroy: The Worker as Writer" by Dr. Lewis Fried, Dept. of English, Kent State University?
    13. "Literature Discovered" program 1/12/73: "The Man Shakespeare: Known & Unknown," Sid Reid, English Dept. Kent State University
    14. "Literature Discovered" program 12/8/??: "The Literature of Exhaustion" by John Stark.
    15. "Literature Discovered" program n.d.: Carlton tape
  • Cassette tapes
    1. 7-12-69 "Press Day"- High School Journalism
    2. 7-16-69 Press Day" - High School Journalism-Group 4
    3. n.d. Mary Queen