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Cyclone Covey Papers

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Cyclone Covey was a Professor of History and Humanities at Wake Forest University from 1968-1988. Materials in this collection include Cyclone Covey's monographs.

Biographical and Historical Note

Cyclone Covey was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, to parents Cyclone Covey and Lola Best Covey. He earned both his BA (1944) and PhD (1949) from Stanford University as well as a postgraduate degree from University of Chicago (1944-1945) and postdoctoral degree from Harvard University (1953-1954). Covey began his career as an instructor at Reed College in Portland, Oregon (1947-1950) and later at Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater, Oklahoma (1950-1951). He continued his career as a professor at McKendree College (1951-1956), Amherst College (1956-1957), and Oklahoma State University (1957-1968) before joining Wake Forest University in 1968. Cyclone Covey was a history and humanities professor at Wake Forest University from 1968 until he retired 1988. He continued to serve as Professor Emeritus of history after retirement until his death in 2013. Covey married Bonnie Mae Bagby Hansen in 1949, with whom he had five children.

In addition to his career as a professor, Cyclone Covey also published numerous works on varied topics ranging from history to literature.

Collection Overview

The materials in this collection consist of the monographs of Cyclone Covey. Topics include American history, political history, classics, and critical literary essays. Items are arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Collection Inventory

  • Admiral Piri, Amigo Vespucci, and Utopia  (2007) Box 1 Folder 1
  • Aegean vs. Asia Minor 15th - 10th century B.C.  (2008) Box 1 Folder 2
  • Alexander and Burrows Cave  (2004) Box 1 Folder 3
  • The Big Frame: A Novella à Clef  (2002) Box 1 Folder 4
  • A Critical Reprise of 'Aboriginal' American History  (2008) Box 1 Folder 5
  • Death of a Statesman, about James Ralph Scales' life and death (circa 1996) Box 1 Folder 14
  • Designed or Naturally Evolved?  (undated) Box 1 Folder 6
  • Emily Dickinson's Terror and the Swarthy Fellow  (2004) Box 1 Folder 7
  • Gateway Essays  (undated) Box 1 Folder 8
  • Government and Gangster Assassination, 1931-1977, 5th edition  (2006) Box 1 Folder 9
  • Government and Gangster Assassination, 1931-1977, 6th edition  (2007) Box 1 Folder 10
  • Mallarmé the Dice-Thrower  (2005) Box 1 Folder 11
  • Psychosis of an Authoritarian Texan  (2005) Box 1 Folder 12
  • Wine-Dark Sea  (2004) Box 1 Folder 13

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Covey, Cyclone
Cyclone Covey Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1996-2008
0.42 linear feet  1 document box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2016 July 15
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett 2018
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Cyclone Covey Papers (MS671), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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