Baker/Eubanks Papers

MC 19

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Eubanks, Ralph T.; Baker, Virgil Lyle
Baker/Eubanks Papers
Inclusive Dates
MC 19
1 linear foot (2 Boxes)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Baker/Eubanks Papers was donated to the Special Collections Department by Ralph T. Eubanks of Fayetteville (Washington County), Arkansas on June 7, 1967.

Processing Information

Processed by Janet G. Tucker; completed in April 1988.

Preferred Form of Citation

Baker/Eubanks Papers (MC 19), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

Biographical Note

Virgil L. Baker (1896-1974) was head of the Department of Speech and Dramatic Art at the University of Arkansas from 1929-1952.

Ralph T. Eubanks (1920-2007) was a professor at the University of Arkansas for 15 years and a professor at the University of West Florida for 20 years where he also served as department chair and dean of Alpha College.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript manuscript of Speech in Personal and Public Affairs. The typed manuscript of Speech in Personal and Public Affairs is a draft of the published text, Speech in Personal Affairs (New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1965), a text by Virgil Lyle Baker and Ralph T. Eubanks, used for teaching speech at the university level. The copy in the present collection, containing corrections and emendations, demonstrates the evolutionary process of completing the manuscript. The incomplete draft consists, like the published book, of twenty-two chapters.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Baker/Eubanks Papers include:

Virgil L. Baker Papers, 1926-1975

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in numerical order by chapter.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Chapter 1. First Thoughts about Speechmaking.

Box 1 Folder 2

Chapter 2. Developing Poise and Self-Confidence.

Box 1 Folder 3

Chapter 3. Making your First Speeches.

Box 1 Folder 4

Chapter 4. Learning to Listen.

Box 1 Folder 5

Chapter 5. Speaking for the Common Good.

Box 1 Folder 6

Chapter 6. What Speech Is.

Box 1 Folder 7

Chapter 6. Speech as a Civilizing Force.

Box 1 Folder 8

Chapter 7. The Great Conversation.

Box 1 Folder 9

Chapter 8. Major Purposes in Speaking.

Box 1 Folder 10

Chapter 9. Deciding on Subject and Purpose.

Box 1 Folder 11

Chapter 10. Producing Ideas.

Box 1 Folder 12

Chapter 11. Kinds of Actualizing Detail.

Box 1 Folder 13

Chapter 12. Planning the Introduction.

Box 1 Folder 14

Chapter 13. Planning the Body.

Box 1 Folder 15

Chapter 15. Outlining.

Box 1 Folder 16

Chapter 16. Using Language.

Box 2 Folder 1

Chapter 17. Bodily Action in Oral Communication.

Box 2 Folder 2

Chapter 18. Voice.

Box 2 Folder 3

Chapter 18. Voice and Articulation.

Box 2 Folder 4

Chapter 19. Articulation and Pronunciation.

Box 2 Folder 5

Chapter 19. Vocal Communication.

Box 2 Folder 6

Chapter 20. Presiding at a Meeting.

Box 2 Folder 7

Chapter 20. Speech Manuscript Reading.

Box 2 Folder 8

Chapter 22. Group Discussion.

Box 2 Folder 9

Chapter 22. Group Discussion.


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