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Reflections in Time: Interview with Ralph Wardle, 1985

Identifier: UNO-0021-rfit-ralph-wardle

Scope and Contents

In July 2, 1985, Ralph Wardle, University of Nebraska at Omaha Professor (1938-1940; 1944-1976) and chair (1946-1969) of English, was interviewed by Paul Borge for Reflections in Time. Professor Ralph Wardle (1910-1988) received a B.A. (1931) from Dartmouth and an M.A. (1934) and Ph.D. (1940) from Harvard University. Wardle was past president of the American Association of University Professors, the Nebraska Council of Teachers of English, and the English-Speaking Union. He was awarded the Jefferis Chair of English Literature in 1962 and in 1971 was named the first UNO Foundation Professor for outstanding teaching and research. Professor Wardle was the author of biographies of British literary figures Mary Wollstonecraft (1951), William Hazlitt (1951), and Oliver Goldsmith (1957). Following his retirement from UNO Ralph Wardle taught at Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and Tabor Academy in Marion, MA.

Interview recorded circa 1980 and produced as a television episode in 1985.


  • 1985


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Conditions Governing Use

Users are required to view the streaming video available online. Due to their fragile nature, the original videotapes may not be viewed in Archives & Special Collections.


1 Video recordings

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Video digitized from original VHS videocassette magnetic media format. This video has been cataloged and is searchable in the library catalog. The recording is hosted by the library. For physical copies, the original VHS copies are in Archives & Special Collections.

Materials Specific Details

Runtime: 00:59:18


Original format: VHS.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
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Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States