Scope and Contents
The collection includes correspondence with several prominent conservatives such as William F. Buckley, Pedro A. del Valle, Merwin K. Hart, and George W. Robnett; articles and pamphlets written by Beaty; and correspondence of his wife, Josephine Powell Beaty, who was also active in conservative circles.
- Creation: 1949-1961
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John Owen Beaty, educator and author, was born in Crow West Virginia on December 22, 1890. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University in 1921. In 1919 Beaty joined the English faculty of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He steadily advanced to full professor ranks in 1922, the post he held until his retirement in 1957. He then moved to Orange County, Virginia where he resided until his death in 1961. In 1926-1927 Beaty, on a fellowship, traveled around the world reporting on world affairs. He wrote of his experiences in a report, “Race and Population, Their Relation to World Peace.” Beaty was the author or co-author of several books. Many pertained to his English profession, but in 1947 he wrote a short history of the Military Intelligence Service based on his service in World War II.
1.5 linear feet
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John Owen Beaty, educator and author, was born in Crow, West Virginia on December 22, 1890. As professor of English at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, Beaty was the author or co-author of several books pertaining to his English profession and in 1947 wrote a short history of the Military Intelligence Service based on his service in World War II.Consists of correspondence and articles by Beaty, and collected conservative publications.
Other Finding Aids
See the Collective Name Index to the Research Collection of Conservative and Libertarian Studies for a cross-referenced index to names of correspondents in this collection, if any, and 37 related University of Oregon collections, including dates of correspondence. See index instructions on use.
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- Guide to the John Owen Beaty Papers
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
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- Finding aid written in English.