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This collection of 3 Hollinger boxes (1.26 linear feet) contains reel to reel audio tapes and transcripts (original and photocopies) of the proceedings of the Agrarian Reunion at the Southern Literary Festival which took place at the University of Dallas in Texas on April 19, 20, 21 1968. Participants in the Reunion were Agrarians Andrew Lytle, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren.
This collection contains the papers of Brainard Bartwell Cheney and Frances Neel Cheney. Major topics of interest include multiple versions of Brainard Cheney’s novels, the Pine Barrens and Rivers of Southeastern Georgia, materials relating to the Cheney’s friendships with many of the Fugitive/Agrarian writers, Brainard Cheney’s interest in Catholicism, Tennessee Politics in the late 1940’s and 1950’s, race relations and civil rights, Library Science and reference services.
This small collection of 11 typescript poems with some holograph notes by Donald Davidson dating from 1916. These poems were never published in the Fugitive or in any other collection. They were written just as Davidson was joining members of what was to be the Nashville Fugitive poet group in discussions of poetry, philosophy, literature, and political ideas, and so are an important addition to an understanding of his early work.
The Donald Davidson Papers, 1906-1968, consist of the correspondence, research files, and writings of poet Donald Davidson, 1893-1968.
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.
I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition by Twelve Southerners - Original Manuscript
This small collection contains the original manuscript of I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition that belonged to Donald Davidson, one of the authors. There are eleven chapters, each by a different Agrarian.
The Papers of Andrew Nelson Lytle (1902-1995), author, educator, editor, critic and Vanderbilt University alumnus (B.A. 1925), were acquired from Mr. Lytle in three segments. Lytle was a member of the Agrarian literary movement and was close colleagues with Robert Penn Warren, John Crowe Ransom, and Allen Tate.
This collection is an exchange of letters between Arthur Mizener and John Crowe Ransom, Mizener and Robert Penn Warren, and Mizener and Allen Tate. It covers the years 1938 through 1974. Literature, criticism, research, publishing, and employment possibilities are the major subjects of the letters.
This collection contains mostly original poetry by Margaret Moore dating from the 1930s to 1990s.
William Plumley presents this small archive of material on and from Robert Penn Warren as it reveals Warren’s working as a poet and writer. He corresponded with Warren in the years 1969 through 1984, and that correspondence is an important component of this collection.
This collection contains four typed and signed letters from John Crowe Ransom to Ann Mitchner, a friend and novice writer. The collection was purchased in early 2006. The four letters are dated January 17, February 2, March 15, and March 26, 1950, and include handwritten corrections and some tape repairs. This small correspondence collection records Ransom’s editorial and critical advice over the period of three months to aspiring writer Ann Mitchner.
The letters in this small collection were written between September 17, 1959 and June 30, 1966 from John Crowe Ransom to Joseph Edgar Simmons, an aspiring poet and teacher. The letters consist primarily of advice, information, and concern Ransom gives for Simmons’ personal and professional growth as a poet, writer, and teacher. Altogether there are 17 letters. These letters were purchased in the fall of 2001.
This small collection (.21 linear feet) includes correspondence from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Graves during the years 1922 to 1926. Also included are poems, newspaper clippings, reviews of books about Ransom, and materials concerning Ransom’s 80th birthday celebration at Kenyon College.
The Papers of John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974), poet, educator, editor, critic, Vanderbilt alumnus (B.A. 1909) and former Vanderbilt faculty member (1914-1937).
This small collection (.21linear feet) includes personal correspondence between Allen Tate and Mark Van Doren and his wife Mrs. Dorothy Van Doren and other correspondence that concerns Mark Van Doren. There are also poems by Tate, Christmas cards, photographs, and various other items that relate to their friendship over many years. Other correspondence can be found in Mark Van Doren’s papers at Columbia University.
This small collection (.21 linear feet) includes personal correspondence between Allen Tate and family members Benjamin E. Tate, Sr., Benjamin E. Tate, Jr. (Chuck), and Louise Fleishman Tate. There are also letters to J. Edgar Simmons and others, and incoming letters from Mark Van Doren, William S. Knickerbocker, and others making a total of 39 letters. The collection also includes the Chronology and Resume of Allen Tate, typescripts of two poems and several articles by Tate.
- Fugitives (Group) 23
- Correspondence 10
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 8
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 6
- Poetry 5
- Southern States--Culture 4
- Education 2
- Journalism 2
- Southern States--History 2
- Agrarianism 1
- Agrarians (Group of writers) -- Biography -- Sources 1
- Agrarians (Group of writers) -- History -- Sources 1
- American poetry--Southern States 1
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Interviews 1
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Political and social views 1
- Authors, American -- Southern States -- Biography -- Sources 1
- George Peabody College for Teachers 1
- I'll take my stand 1
- Library science 1
- Lytle, Andrew Nelson, 1902-1995 Interviews 1
- Music 1
- Owsley, Frank Lawrence, 1890-1956 Interviews 1
- Photographs 1
- Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974 Interviews 1
- Southern States--Civilization 1
- Southern States--Economic conditions 1
- Southern States--In literature 1
- Southern States--Intellectual life 1
- Southern States--Race relations 1
- Southern States--Social conditions 1
- Tate, Allen, 1899-1979 Interviews 1
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 1
- Tennessee--History 1
- Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 Interviews 1 + ∧ less
- Davidson, Donald 3
- Lytle, Andrew Nelson 2
- Ransom, John Crowe 2
- Tate, Allen (John Orley Allen Tate) 2
- Warren, Robert Penn 2
- Cheney, Brainard 1
- Cheney, Frances Neel 1
- Curry, Walter Clyde 1
- Elliott, William Yandell 1
- Fletcher, John Gould 1
- Frank, James Marshall 1
- Frierson, William Coleman 1
- Hirsch, Sidney Mttron 1
- Johnson, Stanley 1
- Kline, Henry Blue 1
- Lanier, Lyle Hicks 1
- Moore, Merrill (Austin Merrill Moore) 1
- Nixon, Herman Clarence 1
- Owsley, Frank Lawrence 1
- Riding, Laura 1
- Starr, Alfred 1
- Stevenson, Alec Brock 1
- Wade, John Donald 1
- Wills, Jesse Ely 1
- Wills, William Ridley 1
- Young, Stark 1
- Young, Thomas Daniel 1 + ∧ less
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