By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Cordell, Richard A. (1896-1986)
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Subjects: Purdue University--Faculty
Born July 1, 1896, in Bloomington, IN; died in July 1986, in Lafayette, IN.
Education: Indiana University, A.B., 1917, A.M., 1925; University of London, student, 1930-31. Memberships: Parlor Club (Lafayette).
Taught at Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, 1919--, George Ade Professor of English. Lecturer in Japan and Formosa, 1962, 1964.
His writings included:
(Editor) Representative Modern Plays, Nelson, 1929.
Henry Arthur Jones and the Modern Drama, Richard R. Smith, 1932.
(Coeditor with Frank W. Chandler) Twentieth Century Plays, T. Nelson, 1934, revised edition published as Twentieth Century Plays, American, T. Nelson, 1939, revised edition published as Twentieth Century Plays, T. Nelson, 1941, 3rd edition (in multi-volumes) as Twentieth Century Plays, American: Eight Representative Selections, edited by Cordell alone, Ronald Press, 1947, and Twentieth Century Plays, British, American, Continental: Eleven Representative Selections, edited by Cordell alone, Ronald Press, 1947.
W. Somerset Maugham, Nelson, 1937.
(Editor) Twentieth Century Plays, three volumes, American, British, and Continental, Ronald, 1941-47.
(Editor) Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage, Vintage Books, 1956.
(With Lowell Marson) Off-Broadway Theatre, Random, 1959.
Somerset Maugham: A Biographical and Critical Study, Indiana University Press, 1961, 2nd edition published as Somerset Maugham: A Writer for All Seasons: A Biographical and Critical Study, Indiana University Press, 1969.
(Editor) Husbands and Wives, Pyramid Books, 1963.
(Editor) The Sinners, Pyramid Books, 1964.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Related Materials: Oral history interview conducted July 29, 1970, located within MSO 2, Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection.
Preferred Citation: MSF 76, Richard A. Cordell Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries