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Collection Number: 05355-z

Collection Title: Robert H. Moore Audiocassettes, 1962-1974

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Size 6 items
Abstract Robert Henry Moore was born in Madisonville, Ky., in 1940. He attended Davidson College, 1958-1962; the University on North Carolina at Chapel Hill,1962-1964; and the University of Wisconsin at Madison,1964-1968. He was an English Department instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he served as a United States Army Captain, 1968-1970. He taught courses on American and southern literature and history at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he became a tenured associate professor, 1970-1977. The collection includes audio recordings of William Faulkner's April 1962 remarks at the United States Military Academy (with an introduction by William C. Westmoreland), conversations between Robert H. Moore and Faulkner scholar James B. Meriwether, Ralph Ellison's 1969 remarks at the United States Military Academy, Moore's reading of several Kurt Vonnegut articles that appeared in the New York Times, and conversations among United States Military Academy professors and others who were also Vietnam War veterans regarding their perspectives on the war.
Creator Moore, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1940-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
CLOSED until 2030: C-5355/1: Conversation with James B. Meriwether; C-5355/3: West Point office group conversation.
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Robert H. Moore Audiocassettes #5355-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Robert H. Moore of Vienna, Va., in September 2007 (Acc. 100765).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Robert Henry Moore was born in Madisonville, Ky., in 1940. He attended Davidson College, 1958-1962; the University on North Carolina at Chapel Hill,1962-1964; and the University of Wisconsin at Madison,1964-1968. He was an English Department instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he served as a United States Army Captain, 1968-1970. He taught courses on American and southern literature and history at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he became a tenured associate professor, 1970-1977.

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The collection of history and literature professor Robert H. Moore includes audio recordings of William Faulkner's April 1962 remarks at the United States Military Academy (with an introduction by William C. Westmoreland), conversations between Moore and Faulkner scholar James B. Meriwether, Ralph Ellison's 1969 remarks at the United States Military Academy, Moore's reading of several Kurt Vonnegut articles that appeared in the New York Times, and conversations among United States Military Academy professors and others who were also Vietnam War veterans regarding their perspectives on the war. A more detailed description of the content and context of each tape has been provided by the donor. Note that original cassette titles have, for the most part, been retained.

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Contents list

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6 items.

Note that original cassette titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Audiocassette C-5355/1

Side A: William Faulkner at the United States Military Academy, 19 April 1962Side B: CLOSED until 2030, Conversation with James B. Meriwether, 4 September 1972 #05355-z, Series: "Audiocassettes, 1962-1974." C-5355/1

Audiocassette C-5355/2

Sides A and B: William Faulkner at the United States Military Academy, 20 April 1962 #05355-z, Series: "Audiocassettes, 1962-1974." C-5355/2

Audiocassette C-5355/3

Side A: William Faulkner at the United States Military Academy, 20 April 1962Sides A and B: CLOSED until 2030, West Point Office Group Conversation, 1973 #05355-z, Series: "Audiocassettes, 1962-1974." C-5355/3

Audiocassette C-5355/4

Side A: Robert H. Moore reading Kurt Vonnegut articles (used in his Contemporary American Literature Class), undatedSide B: Ralph Ellison at the United States Military Academy, 26 March 1969 #05355-z, Series: "Audiocassettes, 1962-1974." C-5355/4

Audiocassette C-5355/5

Sides A and B: Conversation about Vietnam War with Tim O'Brien (Vietnam War veteran/novelist), Major Peter Stromberg (Vietnam veteran, United States Military Academy faculty), and Robert H. Moore (University of Maryland Faculty/Ex-United States Military Academy faculty), 19 April 1974 #05355-z, Series: "Audiocassettes, 1962-1974." C-5355/5

Folder 1

Robert H. Moore's notes on audio recordings #05355-z, Series: "Audiocassettes, 1962-1974." Folder 1

Detailed descriptions of the content and context of each recording.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Noah Huffman, January 2008

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, January 2008

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