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Adaline Glasheen papers

Identifier: SC-12

Scope and Contents

The Adaline Glasheen papers contain correspondence and printed materials, as well as Glasheen's notes and workbooks pertaining to her James Joyce scholarship from approximately 1950 to 1988. A large portion of the collection is comprised of Glasheen's correspondence with Joyce scholars in America and Europe. Glasheen's vast research is represented by notes and workbooks for her published works; reports and papers presented to Joyce meetings both in the United States and Europe. Included are books belonging to Glasheen both by and about James Joyce, many of which contain copious annotations and research notes by her.


  • 1950-1988



Adaline Lawrence Erebacker was born January 16, 1920 in Evansville, Indiana. She attended the University of Indiana for a time before transferring and earning her BA at the University of Mississippi. She then earned her MA at George Washington University. Adaline was a writer, educator, and Joyce scholar. Her scholarship culminated in the publication of A Census of Finnegans wake; An Index of the Characters and their Roles in 1956. Revised editions were published in 1963 and 1977. She periodically taught at the University of Buffalo and the Sorbonne, she was a panelist at international Joyce conferences. Adaline married Francis James Glasheen on April 5, 1938. They had one daughter, Alison E. Osborne. Adaline passed away on June 19, 1993.


18.5 Linear Feet (26 boxes)

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The collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. Thornton Wilder correspondence
  2. Other correspondence
  3. Published materials
  4. Notes and manuscripts
  5. Other printed materials
  6. Audio visual materials


The Thortnon Wilder correspondence was donated by Adaline Glasheen in 1976. The rest of the materials were most likely donated by Francis Glasheen after Adaline passed in 1993.

Adaline Glasheen papers, 1950-1988: A Finding Aid
Brandon Moblo, Charlotte Hegyi, and Kim Boland
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Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)