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Creator: Everett C. Marston.
Title: Everett C. Marston papers
Dates:ca. 1930-1970
Call Number:M118
Location:59/4
Volume:1 cubic ft. (2 cartons)
Scope and Content Abstract: The Everett C. Marston Papers documents the literary works of Everett C. Marston, English Professor at Northeastern University from 1927-1968. The collection consists predominantly of copies of his unpublished short stories, novels, and plays. Short stories comprise the largest part of the collection. Three short stories were written under the pseudonym Pierce Carter: Irish Sky, The Fresh Air Cure, and The Quiet Life. Researchers should note that the dates assigned to all the works were estimates by one of Marston's daughters. The folder entitled "Literary Correspondence" includes information about Marston's attempt to get his works published, and a biographical note by the author himself.
Historical Abstract: Everett C. Marston was born in Maine in 1903. After graduating from Colby College in 1924, he moved to Boston to work for Houghton Mifflin. In 1927 he started teaching English at Northeastern University. After spending four years on the Northeastern faculty, he enrolled in Harvard and earned his Masters in English in 1934. He achieved the rank of professor at Northeastern in 1946. In addition to his teaching duties, he was also involved with the student body. He was the first advisor for the Dramatic Society, and for many years oversaw the Cauldron, and the Northeastern News. From the 1930s up until his death in 1970, Marston wrote several short stories, plays, and novels. He published three books: Take the High Ground, Origin and Development of Northeastern University: 1898-1960, and a textbook entitled Business Communication. A few of his plays were produced in vanity productions and through the Northeastern Dramatic Society. His short story "Willis and the Insane Root" was published in Yankee Magazine in August 1970 shortly before his death in December 1970.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Everett C. Marston


  • American Fiction -- 20th century

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by George Peckham-Rooney, April 2007