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English professor and poet at North Texas State University, Director of the Libraries and Department of Library Service from 1944 – 1953, and later Vice President for Academic Affairs. Served as Poet Laureate of Texas (1951-1953).
Arthur McCullough Sampley (1903 - 1975) was a native of Leander, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. His bachelor of science degree in library science was from Columbia University. Before coming to UNT, he taught at the University of Texas, Austin (1923-1931), Louisiana state Normal College (1930-1931), and Sul Ross State College (1931-1935). Dr. Sampley and Eva Joy Sampley were married in 1930. She died in 1954. Dr. Sampley joined the UNT English Department as a faculty member in 1935. He also served as the director of libraries and the Department of Library Service (1944-1953), dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (1953), and vice president for Academic Affairs (1953-1959). He was named a distinguished professor of English in 1953, University Professor of Poetry, and professor emeritus (1974), and director of librarians emeritus(1975). He was appointed Poet Laureate of Texas by the Texas legislature. A title he would hold from 1951 to 1953. Dr. Sampley published three books of poetry. A book of his favorite poems,
Selected Poems 1937-1971
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Papers concerning his career as English professor and poet at North Texas State University including articles, biographies, book reviews, clippings, correspondence, essays, lectures, letters, manuscripts, memorabilia, memorial, notes, novels, outline, photographs, poems, publications, scrapbooks, short stories and a speech.
Correspondence, biographies, professional record form, publications, lectures, letter
Scrapbooks of clippings
Scrapbook of clippings, Campus Chat, manuscripts for stories and poems, essays.
NOTE: This box contains the Charles B. Moore and Claude D. White Collection as well as the Arthur McCoullough Sampley Papers. This box is housed in the Special Collections Department in the Willis Library and it is shelved in flat storage (oversize) under the Collection Number HM.40.
This item is housed in a box that has oversize material from multiple collections.
A xerox copy of a handwritten poem with the picture of a woman.
"A Book of the Year, 1954" a publication of the Poetry Society of Texas.
The papers include handwriten documents as well as entries in the following contests: Christopher Morley Memorial Award, Gustav Davidson Memorial Award, William Marion Reedy Memorial Award, Arthur Davison Ficke Memorial Award, Old South Prize, The December Contest of the Poetry Society of America. and the May Contest of the Poetry Society of America.
The papers contain poetry and prose. Some documents are typewritten and some hand-written.
This document is a play.
A collection of publications that have poems by Dr. Sampley, discuss his work, or concern literature.
The Bulletins were all published in January.
This study was written by Arthur M. Sampley.
Arthur M. Sampley's contribution to this publication is "The Death of Falstaff."
"Plaot Structure in Peele's Plays as a Test of Authorship" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Fragments of Eternity" by Arthur McCullough Sampley
"For The Next Armageddon" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Verbal Test" for Peele's Plays" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Strange Audience" by Arthur M. Sampley
The notebook contains a handwritten history of the Sampley family.
This is the annual bibliography of Shakesperiana for 1939.
"To a Bridegroom" was Arthur Sampley's contribution to this publication.
A short biography of Arthur Sampley with a photograph introduces Dr. Sampley as a judge for the publication for the next quarter.
"The Mirror in the Flames" by Arthur M. Sampley
A handwritten account of Aurthur Sampley's family.
"The Stranger" by Arthur M. Sampley
A biographical statement on Dr. Sampley was published after he won the Quarterly Award for the poem "The Stranger."
"Aged Ninteen" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Accomplishments and Benefits Realized by the North Texas Regional Libraries Program" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Ponce De Leon Among the Cactus" by Arthur M. Sampley
"No Friend" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Progress at North Texas State College Library" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Land Like a Woman" by Arthur M. Sampley
"For an Anniversary" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Farewell to Circe" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Silver Weding Valentine" by Arthur Sampley
"Casa Grande: Big Bend National Park" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Brand" by Arthur M. Sampley
"No Harvest" and "Airport on a Rainy Night" by Arthur M. Sampley
Arthur Sampley address the Journal's readers on the "President's Page." This volume also has a page noting the death of Pearl Carden McCracken (1862-1948).
Arthus Sampley address the reader on the "President's Page."
"To Measure Time" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Intruders" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Two Autumns," "Wind in the Wheat," and "Near Meeting" by Arthur M. Sampley
"In the Laboratory" by Arthur M. Sampley
There is a book review of Arthur M. Sampley's Furrow with Blackbirds.
Furrow with Blackbirds by Arthur M. Sampley is reviewed in this issue.
"Country Cemetery" by Arthur M. Sampley
Furrow With Blackbirds by Arthur M. Sampley is reviewed in this journal.
Arthur M. Sampley published three poems: "swift Survival," Seed on the Stone," and Telemachus in Washinton."
"The Poetry of the Southwest" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Open The Outer Door" by Arthur M. Sampley
"In The Hospital" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Marginalia" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, Guy Fraser Harrison, Music Director and Conductor Presents The Denton Civic Boy Choir, George Bragg, Director" This is the prograpm that documents the world premiere of "The Heritage" by Julia Smith and Arthur M. Sampley.
"Eurydice" by Arthur M. Sampley
A page from the Southwest Review "Big Bend Vistas" by Arthur M. Sampley. The poems are: "South Rim Revisited" and "Ghost Town."
Pages from the Southwest Review. One page had "Camp in the Desert" by Arthur M. Sampley.
"What the Bird Said" by Arthur M. Sampley
Arthur M. Sampley published two poems in this journal. The poems are: "Late Snow" and "Daredevil."
"Sunset Rock" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Epilogue Spoken by a Tape Recorder" by Arthur M. Sampley
This paper was reprinted from The South Atlantic Quarterly.
"The Tensions of Robert Frost" by Arthur M. Sampley
Poems by Arthur M. Sampley in this publication are: "Oedipus Amoung the Academes," "Squirrel in a Sapling," and "In Flight."
"The Woman Who Wasn't There: Lacuna in T. S. Eliot" by Arthur M. Sampley
"History at Midfield" a poem by Arthur M. Sampley
"On the Damascus Highway" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Class in Keats" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Myth and the Quest: The Stature of Robert Frost" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Patchwork Quilt as Pall" and "End of the Play" by Arthur M. Sampley
"Three Circles" and "On Quixote Emeritus" by Arthur M. Sampley
A review by William E. Bard of Arthur Sampley's Selected Poems 1937-1971.
"Mind as Hound" and "A Sexagenarian Love Song" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Great Hiatus," "Crossfire of Memory," and "Retirement" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Catechism" by Arthur M. Sampley
"The Cures of God," "Act Two In One," and "White Night" by Arthur M. Sampley
This was reprinted from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Dr. Sampley delivered the address to the graduate of North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in August 1971.
"Our Heritage: For Festival Ocasions," music by Julia Smith and poem by Arthur M. Sampley
This is a presentation copy of the poem printed by Holt, Rinehart and Winston to commemorate Robert Frost's reading this poem at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy.