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Norman Nathan Faculty Papers Collection

Identifier: UAFP0004

Scope and Contents

Norman Nathan is Professor Emeritus of English at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, and a Ph.D. in English all from New York University. In 1968, Dr. Nathan began his career at Florida Atlantic University. In his early career, Dr. Nathan wrote several textbooks dealing with English grammar and style, and literary interpretation of the short story and poetry while continuing to write poetry and short stories. Dr. Nathan published several books of poetry in addition to publishing over 450 poems in various publications. He has published over 22 short stories. In addition to the unpublished poems and short stories in the collection, it also contains his unpublished memoirs and novels. Dr. Nathan published over 62 scholarly articles on Shakespeare, Chaucer, Blake, The Bible, Keats, Shelly, and T. S. Elliot. Dr. Nathan passed away June 11, 2013. In 2018, additional material donated by his daughter. This material was described and added to the existing collection by Leslie Siegel. In addition to poems and stories, the additional material included essays he wrote as an undergraduate student. The collection contains his unpublished memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and essays.


  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Collections are available for supervised use in the Special Collections reading room during regular hours or by appointment. Users are required to complete a registration form and to comply with regulations governing use. Research assistance may be available but please email or phone first to set up an appointment. Photocopies or electronic copies of material in the collections may be provided within copyright limits but may not be ready immediately. In addition, selected materials are digitized and available electronically through the Digital Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). FAU Libraries adhere to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any subsequent use of a reproduction in excess of " fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement. When using electronic copies or images, please keep in mind that copyright law applies. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission from the rights holder when copying material in excess of fair use. Restriction in the copying of materials may be imposed if the researcher does not have written permission from the rights holder. Should the researcher use or reproduce special collections material when submitting or publishing his or her own writing or research, the author should credit Florida Atlantic University Libraries Special Collections. If research at FAU Special Collections results in publication, we would appreciate citation information that would allow us to reference that work to future researchers. Also, If the researcher desires to reuse material for commercial use, please contact Special Collections.


16.00 Linear Feet

38 document boxes other_unmapped

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into nine series.

Processing Information

In 2013, Leslie Siegel and Victoria Thur processed the collection.

Norman Nathan Faculty Papers Collection
Leslie Siegel and Victoria Thur
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries Repository

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