Fugitive and Agrarian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0160

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920’s 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 16 Fugitive poets:
  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 12 Agrarians:
  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
Some Fugitive and Agrarian Associates represented in this 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

Dates

  • 1922 - 1979

Creator

Extent

1.68 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920’s 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.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Fugitive and Agrarian Collection
Status
Completed
Date
2009-2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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