Melvin E. Bradford


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920s when the Fugitive poet group was formed and the resulting poems, manuscripts, and correspondence. In addition there are a few items, mostly articles, that concern the Agrarian group. The Collection contains many items of unique interest including poems that were read at the Fugitive meetings and correspondence that records the national and international interest in the Fugitive Magazine as it was published in the years 1922 - 1925.

The Fugitives

From the Collection:
  1. Walter Clyde Curry
  2. Donald Davidson
  3. William Yandell Elliott
  4. James Marshall Frank
  5. William Coleman Frierson
  6. Sidney Mttron Hirsch
  7. Stanley Johnson
  8. Merrill Moore
  9. John Crowe Ransom
  10. Laura Riding
  11. Alfred Starr
  12. Alec Brock Stevenson
  13. Allen Tate
  14. Robert Penn Warren
  15. Jesse Ely Wills
  16. William Ridley Wills

The Twelve Agrarians

From the Collection:
  1. Donald Davidson
  2. John Gould Fletcher
  3. Henry Blue Kline
  4. Lyle Hicks Lanier
  5. Andrew Nelson Lytle
  6. Herman Clarence Nixon
  7. Frank Lawrence Owsley
  8. John Crowe Ransom
  9. John Orly Allen Tate
  10. John Donald Wade
  11. Robert Penn Warren
  12. Stark Young
From the Collection:

Some Fugitive and Agrarian Associates represented in this collection:

From the Collection:
  1. Melvin Bradford
  2. Cleanth Brooks
  3. Brainard and Frances Cheney
  4. Randall Jarrell
  5. William Jay Smith
  6. Radcliffe Squires
  7. Randall Stewart
  8. Walter Sullivan
  9. Richard Weaver
  10. Thomas Daniel Young


  • 1922 - 1979



From the Collection: 1.68 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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