Wallace B. Moffett Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Moffett, Wallace B.
Wallace B. Moffett papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 4 folders

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

Wallace B. Moffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 21, 1899. In 1922 he received his A.B. from Monmouth College and in 1924 he received his M.A. from the University of Iowa. Moffett was an associate professor of English at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) beginning in 1928, and was the head of the Department of English from October 1,1947 until June 30, 1948 while the actual head of the department was absent. He retired in 1967 from MSU, serving a one-year “consultantship” from July 1, 1968 to July 1, 1969.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of four folders, containing various materials such as programs and brochures pertaining to Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), an essay most likely written by Wallace B. Moffett, a prospectus on a Mark Twain book, and a copy of a Mark Twain speech. The essay is about Mark Twain’s visit to Lansing in 1871 at Mead’s Hall. The essay is detailed with notes and citation sources.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 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

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Lecture-Concert Series.


  • Brochures
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Speeches

Personal Name(s)

  • Moffett, Lucille
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

“Mark Twain and the Dictionary” by C. Merton Babcock (Prospectus) 1966 

F.D. 1

Mark Twain Essay Undated 

F.D. 2

Mark Twain Miscellaneous Materials 1910, 1959, 1966, Undated 

F.D. 3

Mark Twain’s “Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech” (copy) 1877 

F.D. 4