Evelyn Scholl Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Correspondent
Nordoff, Paul, 1909-1977
Creator - Correspondent
Quirt, Walter, 1902-1968
Creator - Donor
Scholl, Evelyn Harwood
Creator - Author
Van de Luyster, Nelson
Wilson, John Delane
Evelyn Scholl papers
Date [inclusive]
2.2 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Evelyn H. Scholl joined the staff of Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in October 1937. Scholl earned her B.A. (1920), M.A. (1923) and Ph.D. (1935) from the University of Michigan. She also studied French at Western Reserve University.

Before coming to MSC, Scholl was a teaching assistant at Smith College from 1920-1922; head of the English department at Port Huron Junior College from 1923-1924; an instructor in English at the University of Rochester from 1926-1930; the head of the English department at Cleveland Institute of Music from 1930-1933; and the head of the English department at Hanover College from 1935-1937. Scholl’s first position at MSC was instructor of English. In July 1945, she was promoted to assistant professor and, in July 1951, to associate professor. Scholl was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Le Cercle Francais, Modern Language Association, Midwest Renaissance Group, Shakespeare Association, Michigan Linguistic Society, and American Association of University Professors. Evelyn H. Scholl retired from her position as associate professor on July 1, 1964. She passed away April 28, 1983.

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Scope and Contents note

The Evelyn Scholl papers consist of correspondence, artwork, publications, cards, a thesis, notebook, a photo album of scenes around the Michigan State University campus, and scrapbook pages.

Scholl’s correspondence files contain letters to her from her colleagues and friends, Paul Nordoff and Walter Quirt. Nordoff’s letters were received between 1940 and 1955, Quirt’s between 1947 and 1968. In addition to his letters, Scholl also received artwork by Quirt and publications promoting that work.

The scrapbook pages contain programs for various plays and music programs, newspaper clippings about events related to MSU and its students, and some pictures.

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Arranged by material type and then alphabetically by last name.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Course materials
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Falcone, Leonard
  • Millar, Branford P., (Branford Price), 1914-1975
  • Moffit, William C.
  • Nordoff, Paul, 1909-1977
  • Quirt, Walter, 1902-1968 -- Form subdivision--Artwork.;
  • Richardson, John Shelby, 1910-2001
  • Scholl, Evelyn Harwood
  • Wilson, John Delane

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Collection Inventory


Paul Nordoff 

Box Folder


2391 1


2391 2


2391 3


2391 4

 1954-1955, Undated 

2391 5

Walter Quirt 

Box Folder


2391 6


2391 7


2391 8


2391 9


2391 10

 1968, undated 

2391 11
Box Folder

Quirt Family 

2391 12

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Box Folder

Walter Quirt Artwork 

2391 13

Publications, Walter Quirt 1955-1960 

2391 14

Evelyn Scholl’s Notebook for LFA Music Lectures 

2391 15

Basic College Lecture Notes, Art in the Western World 

2391 16

Basic College Lecture Notes, Music 

2391 17

English Department, Policy on Plagiarism 

2391 18

English Examinations 1952, Undated 

2391 19

John D. Wilson Examinations, Newspaper Clippings 1953, Undated 

2391 20

Publications about/by Evelyn Scholl 1941-1968 

2391 21

Printed materials given to Evelyn Scholl 1942-1976 

2391 22

Nelson Van de Luyster Thesis, Emigration to America as Reflected in the German Novel of the Nineteenth Century 1941 

2391 23

Photo Album circa 1920s 

2391 24

Loose Scrapbook Pages 

Box Folder

section 1 

2392h 1

section 2 

2392h 2

section 3 

2392h 3

section 4 

2393h 1

section 5 

2393h 2

section 6 

2393h 3