University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Lloyd Loring Click papers, 1917-1958

Creator Click, Lloyd Loring, 1886-1967
Title: Lloyd Loring Click papers
Dates: 1917-1958
Identification: camh-arc-003997
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Dr. Lloyd Loring Click (1886-1976) was a University of Texas professor of English from 1919 until 1960. He earned his BS degree at the University of Tennessee and taught at the University of Michigan from 1917-1919 before becoming a member of the UT Faculty. In 1928, he became the assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and then the dean of the Student Division in 1954. He retired in 1960.

Scope and Contents

The Lloyd Loring Click papers consist of handwritten manuscripts of essays, lectures, and speeches by Click during his long career as a professor of English literature and a university administrator, primarily at the University of Texas at Austin (1919-1960).

All manuscripts were intended for publication, a classroom lecture, or delivery at a public event. Although most of the manuscripts explore specific literature topics such as "Poetry and Painting in A Midsummer Night's Dream,""The Chorus in the Novels of Meredith," or "The Present Low State of Poetry," the subject matter ranges widely from "The Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt," to "The Arts and the Sciences," and "A Texan Taken in by the English."


The Lloyd Loring Click papers are arranged into three series: Works, Correspondence, and Professional Materials.
Series I - Works contains titled manuscripts, notes, and some untitled works.
Series II - Correspondence has mostly carbon copies of letters written by Click in his role as a professor, including many student recommendations and a very few incoming letters.
Series III - Professional Materials contains university business paperwork, literature quizzes, and newspaper clippings.
Click's original folder titles were transferred and new folders created as part of the refoldering process. Although some of the earlier correspondence and works are on acidic and fragile paper, all of the materials are in good condition.
The Works series is arranged alphabetically and the Correspondence series is arranged chronologically.


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

Index Terms

Personal Names
Click, Lloyd Loring, 1886-1967
American literature--Study and teaching
English literature--Study and teaching

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lloyd Loring Click Papers, 1917-1958, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Stephen Cooper, 2009. Subsequent revisions made by Mandy Ryan, 2017.

Accession Number


Detailed Description of the Collection


Works, 1917-1956
2017-079/1 The Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt, undated
The Arts and the Sciences, undated
Biography, Old and New; New and Old, undated
The Chorus in the Novels of Meredith, Click dissertation, 1919
A Comedy of Samples, undated
The Dramatist Looks at Religion, undated
George Cato essays, undated
Gestalt Psychology and the Aesthetic Attitude, undated
Happy Days, undated
The History of the Short Story, undated
In the Land of Cotton Again, undated
James Stephens' visit, undated
King Lear, 1917
Kipling's Swan Song, undated
The Lone Star Ascendency, undated
George Meredith, 1928
A Meredith Centenary, undated
Meredith as a Thinker, undated
Meredithian Women, undated
Modern, undated
The Muddy Stream of Modern Fiction, undated
The New Heroism, T. V. Smith, undated
Poetry and Painting in Midsummer Night's Dream, undated
Present Low State of Poetry, undated
Religion in the Contemporary Novel, undated
Seeing is Believing, undated
Some Aspects of the Murder Novel, undated
Speeches, undated
The Teaching of English Literature, undated
A Texan Taken in by the English, undated
Texas Exes, undated
Tolstoy's 'What is Art?', 1918
Trends in Contemporary Literature, undated
Trends and Problems in Contemporary Literature, undated
Two Views of the Village in American Fiction, undated
Commencement speeches, notes, and programs, 1956
Correspondence, 1926-1958
2017-079/1 Outgoing, 1926-1958
Incoming, 1926-1958
Professional Materials, 1956
2017-079/1 Teaching-related, undated
3A25a Coronado's Children review, undated
Untitled essays and notes, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1956