Merlin Cheney papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains research papers pertaining to the dissertation of Merlin Cheney, including copies of the final dissertation, and a manuscript for a book.
- Creation: 1971
- Cheney, Merlin, Dr. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Biographical / Historical
Merlin G. Cheney grew up on a farm in southeast Idaho. He attended the University of Idaho as a pre-med student before discovering literature and switching to English with a chemistry minor. He started as an adjunct professor at Weber State in 1963 and went full-time in 1965 as a professor of English. He served as the Director of Composition and initiated several vital programs such as English as a Second Language Instruction, and the Masters of English. He received his MA in 1966 at Brigham Young University, and his PhD at Bowling Green University in 1971. His PhD dissertation is on Thomas Hardy, an English novelist and poet. He retired in 2012 after 47 years of service.
1.25 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection has been arranged in its original order alphabetically by periodical title, leading up to the dissertation and book manuscript.
Physical Access Requirements
There are no physical access restrictions.
Technical Access Requirements
There are no technical access restrictions.
Material was acquired from Dr. Merlin Cheney (2012-021, 2022-098).
Method of Acquisition
Received from Dr. Merlin Cheney, 2012.
No accruals are expected.
Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rachel Bryson
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