Peery, William Wallace, 1910- | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Peery, William Wallace, 1910-
Historical Note: William Wallace Peery (1910-1964) was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Tulane University from 1955 until his death in 1964. He was also an English professor. Prior to joining the Tulane faculty, he was associate professor at the University of Texas, where he taught from 1946 to 1955. He also taught at Mount Holyoke College (1941-1946), University of North Carolina (1939-1941), Atlantic Christian College (1934-1935) and Roanoke College (1932-1934). In addition to teaching, Peery directed a producing theater at Mount Holyoke while he was a faculty member there. As a graduate student he studied at Princeton University (1931-1932), and received his master's degree in 1937 and doctorate in 1943 from the University of North Carolina. Peery is the editor of three books, The Plays of Nathan Field, Twenty-one Texas Short Stories, and Studies in the Renaissance. He also wrote over fifty research articles as well as creative, critical, and educational administrative articles. Several of his eight plays have been produced. He was associated editor of Renaissance News (1954-56), part-time editor of the University of Texas Press (1950-1955), and assistant editor of The Carolina Playbook (1937-1938). Dr. Peery helped found the Renaissance Society of America and served on the executive board (1954-1955) and on the advisory council (1955-1957). He was married to Beverley Du Bose Hamer Peery, a drama professor at the University of New Orleans.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 790
Note Author: LAC Group