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Harvey Beutner, Works from 1951-2003

Identifier: 14-2/2: Beutner, Harvey

Scope and Contents

The Harvey Beutner Collection consists of materials from his tenure at Illinois Wesleyan University, and included sabbatical work and correspondence; work as advisor for The Argus; published writings; and, speeches and addresses.

The collection is organized into the following series:

    1. Biographical Materials

    2. Published Work

    3. Papers & Presentations

    4. Instructional Materials & Notes

    5. Sabbatical Work (2 folders)

    6. Argus Work

    7. Editorial Work


  • Works from 1951-2003


Biographical / Historical

Harvey Fremont Beutner was born May 3, 1922 on his family's farm in Springfield Township, LaPorte County, IN. Upon graduation from Springfield Township High School, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving 5 years as a Pharmacist's Mate first class in WW II and the Korean Conflict. He earned a B.A. from Valparaiso University in 1949. He also received master's degrees in both journalism and English, as well as, a doctorate in English from Northwestern University. Prior to joining Illinois Wesleyan University in 1964, Harvey held positions as a newspaper reporter on the Commercial News in Danville, IL, taught at Stetson University in Deland, FL, and served as an editor for Follett Publishing Co. in Chicago.

Harvey Beutner was a member and former president of Phi Kappa Phi, national honor society; a member of Gamma Upsilon, honorary media fraternity; Sigma Delta Chi, society of professional journalists; the National Council of Teachers of English; honorary life member of the College Media Advisers; and, member of the McLean County, LaPorte County, and Indiana State Historical Societies.

During his tenure at IWU, Beutner taught 10 different courses in journalism, expository writing, and various others in satire and 18th century literature. He also served as the faculty advisor for The Argus, the IWU student newspaper, and as editor for the Iris, a journal of literature and photography dedicated to James Montgomery, editor of The Sheffield Iris, and subject of Beutner's dissertation. Harvey retired from IWU at the end of the 1987-88 academic year. He passed away on April 4, 2003 at his home in Indianapolis, IN.


8 folders

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Illinois Wesleyan University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 2899
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington IL 61701 US