Langdon Elsbree collection
Scope and Contents of the Collection
This collection contains the professor's handwritten lecture notes, syllabi, handouts, and some tests and quizzes focusing mainly on British and American Literature after WWII. Some of Professor Elsbree's articles and reviews are also present. The materials are mainly from the 1980-90's, but some older information is present. This collection relates to The Claremont Colleges through the professor's ties to Claremont McKenna College.
- Elsbree, Langdon (Creator, Person)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.
Biography of Langdon Elsbree
Langdon Elsbree was a professor at Claremont McKenna College for over 30 years. He taught Literature focusing in 19th and 20th century British and American literature. In addition to numerous articles, Professor Elsbree is well known for helping to edit six editions of Heath's College Handbook of Composition as well as co-authoring Heath's Brief Guide to Rhetoric with Fredrick Bracher, 1972 and Heath's Brief Handbook of Usage with Fredrick Bracher and Nell Altizer, 1977. Professor Elsbree had a lifelong fascination with ritual with led him to spend over 40 years photographing rituals. His photographs were exhibited in 2000 at Claremont Community Foundation. Further he wrote two books on the subject; The Rituals of Life: Patterns and Narratives, 1982 and Ritual Passages and Narrative Structures, 1991. Professor Elsbree retired from Claremont McKenna College in 1994.
Language of Materials
Series 1. Lecture Notes and Handouts
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.
Donation from Langdon Elsbree in 1994 and 2008.
No addition to the collection is anticipated.
General Physical Description note
Arranged and Processed by By Neeka Cannon in 2008
- Langdon Elsbree Papers
- Finding aid created by Neeka Cannon
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.