• Creator
  • Wells, Henry W.
  • Created Date
  • 1948
  • Description
  • In his letter Henry W. Wells, Professor at Columbia University, writes to Professor Garland Ethel about the Canwell Committee and its activities. Wells comments “I am pleased in an ironical way that much of the burden of fighting this battle has fallen upon that once idle luxury in American education, the English departments.” Wells continues by stating “So it seems that we were humanists in the best sense of the word after all, and did carry ... more
    In his letter Henry W. Wells, Professor at Columbia University, writes to Professor Garland Ethel about the Canwell Committee and its activities. Wells comments “I am pleased in an ironical way that much of the burden of fighting this battle has fallen upon that once idle luxury in American education, the English departments.” Wells continues by stating “So it seems that we were humanists in the best sense of the word after all, and did carry some responsibility for human ideals. And it appears that to enjoy literature and the arts aesthetically puts us in debt also to the more serious of moral responsibilities.”. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in JPEG format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2014