Preliminary Guide to the Stanton Linden Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Linden, Stanton J., 1935-
Stanton Linden papers
Date [inclusive]
Circa 1967-2002
5.0 Linear feet 5 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use): 2-9-7-1.
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Stanton J. Linden earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College (1957) and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees (1961 and 1971) from the University of Minnesota. He joined the faculty of Washington State University in 1967 as an instructor in the Department of English and remained with the university for 35 years, retiring as a full professor in 2002. He is the author of many journal articles, and author or editor of several books including Darke Hierogliphicks: alchemy in English literature from Chaucer to the Restoration (1996) and The Alchemy Reader: from Hermes Trismegistus to Isaac Newton (2003). He also served as editor of the journal Cauda Pavonis: Studies in Hermeticism.

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Scope and Contents note

Papers related to Stanton Linden's work in the English Department at Washington State University and to his books.

Preliminary inventory:

Box 1. WSU Dept. of English memoranda and other papers, circa 1967-2002. Files related to Linden's book Mystical Metal of Gold.

Box 2. Files related to Linden's book Darke Hierogliphicks.

Box 3. Professional correspondence, circa 1970s-1990s.

Box 4. Professional correspondence (continued). Files related to Cauda Pavonis: Studies in Hermeticism, and English Renaissance Hermeticism.

Box 5 (oversize--binders and portfolios). More about Cauda Pavonis and English Renaissance Hermeticism; more correspondence.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Stanton Linden donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2008 (MS.2008.20).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Linden, Stanton J., 1935-
  • Linden, Stanton J., 1935- -- Archives

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