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Wilma Leslie Garnett papers, 1945-1982

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, February 1996; Updated September 2012
1 record storage box + 1 half size record storage box + 1 oversized folder, 1.5 cubic feet, 11th floor


Biographical Note

Information in this biographical sketch was compiled by the University of Iowa Special Collections and Archives which also has a collection containing information about Garnett's year in Cambodia in 1955-56.

Wilma Leslie Garnett was born in Moline, Illinois, on September 2, 1893. She was the daughter of Robert Lewis and Martha (Kane) Garnett. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Iowa State Teachers College in 1918; her Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1925; and her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Iowa in 1939. She taught in Iowa public schools and the University of Iowa elementary school. Later (1926- 1930) she was supervisor at the Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas. From 1930 through 1937 Garnett was director of elementary education at Eastern State Teachers College in Madison, South Dakota. She was a professor of English at Kent State University from 1937 through 1962 where she also served as advisor to the international program. She later taught at the Ohio State University- Newark, Illinois College, and Pikeville College. She retired to the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. She died in Cedar Rapids on February 1, 1992.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. The Assembly and Entertainment Committees Concert: Dorothy Maynor, January 16, 1952
  2. Campus Ministries, 1951
  3. Center for Human Understanding: The International Communications Workshop, December 14-16, 1973
  4. Center for Human Understanding: Town and Gown Seminar, 1973-1974
  5. Classroom Materials: English 290, 1951
  6. Concert-Lecture Series: Schedule of Events, 1960-1961
  7. Correspondence, 1951
  8. Correspondence, 1952
  9. Correspondence, 1959-1960
  10. Correspondence, 1961
  11. Correspondence, 1962-1964
  12. Correspondence, 1973
  13. Correspondence, 1974
  14. Correspondence, 1978
  15. Correspondence, Undated
  16. "Cultural Interchange" newsletter, KSU Chapter of the World University Movement, undated
  17. Event Programs, 1949-1974
  18. Event Programs, undated
  19. General Information Regarding KSU for Foreign Students, undated
  20. International Engagements, undated
  21. International Institute: Annual Report, 1960
  22. International Program Data, 1959-1962
  23. International Program Proposal, undated
  24. International Relations Club, undated
  25. Kent Council on World Affairs, April-November, 1951
  26. Kent Council on World Affairs: Meeting Announcements, 1951-1952
  27. Kent Council on World Affairs: Minutes, November 6, 1951
  28. Kent Council on World Affairs: Proposed Constitution, undated
  29. Kent Internationals: Interviews with Leaders-In-The-Making, 1973
  30. Kent Internationals: Member Roster, 1953
  31. Kent Internationals: Organization Information , 1959-1960
  32. Kent Internationals: Programs, 1959-1962
  33. Kent Internationals: Tanimichi Sugita Concert Program, August 17, 1960 (2 copies) corresponding audio recordings located in Box 2
  34. Kent Internationals: Yearbook dedicated to W. Leslie Garnett, 1960
  35. Kent Internationals: Constitution, undated
  36. Kent Internationals: Song, undated
  37. Kent State University International Student Roster, 1959-1960
  38. Kent State University Brochures, 1973-1974, undated
  39. Kent State University Campus Map and Tour Guide, undated
  40. Kent State University Honors Day Program, May 24, 1961 (2 copies )
  41. Kent State University Scholarship Day Program, May 27, 1953
  42. Magazine: "Vista," December 1973
  43. Major Program Events, 1960-1961
  44. National Association of Foreign Student Advisors: Conference, 1961
  45. National Association of Foreign Student Advisors: Correspondence, 1951
  46. National Association of Foreign Student Advisors: Survy, April 1954
  47. National Association of Foreign Student Advisors: Notes, undated
  48. New India League, undated
  49. Newman Club: Brochure, undated
  50. Newman Club: Winter Regional Event, March 31, 1962
  51. Newspaper: The Interdependent, undated
  52. Newspaper Clippings, 1948-1949
  53. Newspaper Clippings, 1950-1959
  54. Newspaper Clippings, 1960-1962
  55. Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1974
  56. Newspaper Clippings, undated
  57. Office of International Student Affairs: "Kent Koinonia" newsletter, 1963-1964
  58. Office of International Student Affairs: Inventory, undated
  59. Outpost Program, 1952
  60. "The Outpost" newsletter, 1952
  61. "The Outpost" newsletter, 1953
  62. Paper: Guidance for American Students in the Understanding of Foreign Peoples by W. Leslie Garnett, April 9, 1952
  63. Paper: Port and Point of Embarkation by W. Leslie Garnett, Januarry 22, 1952
  64. Paper: Anouilh's Other Language: A Study in Archetypal Meaning (Abstract) by Adriaan De Wit, undated
  65. Paper: Atomic Energy by Lila Crites, undated
  66. Paper: Glimpses of the University Internationals in the Press 1943-1963 by W. Leslie Garnett, undated
  67. Paper: Lady With a Dream by Esther K. Hildebrand, undated
  68. Paper: University Internationals 1943-1973 by W. Leslie Garnett, undated
  69. Paper: Untitled by Esther K. Hildebrand, undated
  70. Paper: Untitled, undated
  71. Phases of the International Work at Kent State University (In which W. Leslie Garnett was involved), undated
  72. Photographs, October 9, 1951
  73. Photographs, 1974
  74. Photographs, undated
  75. Photograph of Dr. Tetsumaro Hayashi, undated
  76. Play: The Lost Son by Harnam Singh Sisodia, 1953
  77. Program Announcements, undated
  78. Report: From the Adviser to Foreign Students, Kent State University, 1958-1960
  79. Report: From the Adviser to Foreign Students, Kent State University, 1961
  80. Report: From Adviser to Foreign Students, Appendix, 1960-1961
  81. Report: International Program at Kent State, 1958-1961
  82. Report: International Work at Kent State, 1945-1951
  83. Report: Intertnational Work at Kent State, 1952
  84. Report: Intertnational Work at Kent State, 1953 (Draft)
  85. Report: Supplement to Report on International Work for 1951-1952
  86. Report: The Committee on Educational Guidance and Counceling, undated
  87. Report: Kent Internationals Speech Report, undated
  88. Report: Task Force on "Exchange of Persons," undated
  89. Report: Untitled Appendix, undated
  90. Roster of International Students, 1960
  91. Statistics Regarding Work with Foreign Students, 1960
  92. Steinbeck Society: Advertisements on John Steinbeck Literature, 1973, undated
  93. Steinbeck Society: Annual Meeting of John Steinbeck Society, December 28, 1972
  94. Steinbeck Society: A Checklist of Steinbeck's Major Works (1929-1969), October 1973
  95. Steinbeck Society: Steinbeck Lecture Tour to Japan, 1973
  96. Steinbeck Quarterly Publication, Spring 1973
  97. Summary: The University and the World, W. Leslie Garnett, 1962
  98. A Textual Study of Robert Greene's Orlando Furioso Publication, Signed by Tetsumaro Hayashi, December 11, 1973
  99. UNESCO: General Information, 1951-1952
  100. UNESCO: Conference Invitations, 1949
  101. UNESCO: Conference Programs, 1948-1950
  102. UNESCO: Conference Speeches, 1948
  103. UNESCO: Newspaper Clippings, 1948
  104. UNESCO: Report on the Second Annual UNESCO Conference at Kent State, 1949
  105. UNESCO: Conference Photorgraphs, undated
  106. UNESCO: Conference Register, undated (photostats)
  107. UNESCO: Stemographic Reports of Conference Discussion Groups, undated
  108. University Internationals: Brochure, "You and I," 1965
  109. University Internationals: Charter, undated
  110. University Internationals: Constitution, undated
  111. University Internationals: General Information, undated
  112. University Internationals: Membership Card, undated
  113. "Unipax" newsletter, Center for International and Comparative Programs, Vol. 1, No. 3, May 1973
  114. Wesley Foundation Program, 1960
  115. Oversized Folder: UNESCO: "Your Stake in the Four Point Program" poster, 1950 (shelved in 11th floor map case)

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Audio Recording: International Center Music from Laos, December 4, 1959
  2. Audio Recording: Tanimichi Sugita Concert Part I, August 17, 1960 corresponding concert programs located in Box 1
  3. Audio Recording: Tanimichi sugita Concert Part II, August 17, 1960 corresponding concert programs located in Box 1
  4. Audio Recording: 162 Freshman, [77] Program, Spring 1962
  5. Audio Recording: Nancy Chin (Bowman Language), undated
  6. Audio Recording: Songs from Nepal, undated