McCarthy, Harold T.

Harold T. McCarthy Papers, 1958-1989.

4 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 028

Author, English professor at the University of Massachusetts, and alumnus of the same school. Includes correspondence, typescript manuscripts, poems, travel journals, and class materials including syllabi and lecture notes.

Biographical Note

Author, English professor, and University of Massachusetts alumnus (class of 1941) Harold T. McCarthy taught at the University of Massachusetts from 1959 and into his retirement in the late 1980s. In addition to his books on Henry James (1968) and the expatriate perspective on the idea of America (1972), he wrote fiction and poetry as well as critical articles on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Richard Wright.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, typescript manuscripts, poems, travel journals, and class materials including syllabi and lecture notes documenting Harold T. McCarthy’s long and active career as an educator and writer, and travel experiences.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Harold T. McCarthy Papers (RG 40/11 McCarthy). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Alice McCarthy, 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman.

Additional Information

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Contents List
Box 1:1
1967-1969, 1982
Box 1:2
Correspondence re: publication of books
Box 1:3
The Expatriate Perspective: The Self-Discovery of American Novelists in Europe (typescript)
Box 1:4
The Expatriate Perspective: American Novelists and the Idea of America (typescript, photocopied)
Box 1:5
Henry James: The Creative Process (published version)
Box 1:6
Poems by HTM
Box 1:7
Travel journals
Box 2:8-17
Syllabus: English 133
Fall 1983
Box 3:18
Syllabus: English 480C
Fall 1986
Box 3:19
Syllabus: English 272
Fall 1986
Box 3:20
Lecture Notes, A-K
Box 3:21-34
Lecture Notes, L-Z
Box 4:35-46


  • American literature--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States
  • Amherst (Mass.)--Intellectual life--20th century
  • College teachers--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • McCarthy, Harold T. Expatriate perspective
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Alumni and alumnae
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of English


  • McCarthy, Harold T

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Lecture notes
  • Letters (Correspondence)
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