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The William Pratt Fugitive Poets Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0342
Scope and Content Note This small collection (2 ½ Hollinger Box --.33 cubic feet) includes letters to Pratt from seven of the original Fugitive poets and Andrew Lytle* dating from 1963 to as late as 1991. There are a total of 50 letters written by 11 different people. Also included are the photocopy of the entire collection, 40 original envelopes, the 1964 contract for publication, the cover of The Fugitive Poets with a painting by Paul Davis, and the manuscript introduction...
Dates: multiple

Rob Roy Purdy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0348
Scope and Content Note: These papers are contained in 22 Hollinger boxes comprising 9.174 linear feet of manuscript material and are made up of these series:

Writings

Academic Career

1956 Fugitive Reunion

Administrative Career

Writings by Others

Publications
Dates: multiple

Query Club Collection (Fugitive Agrarian tapes)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0349
Scope and Content Introduction: “I’m not certain, but it seems to me that there may be some connections between the Fugitives and the Query Club; and if that’s so, we ought to do something about it, before it’s too late.” ----Ann McClearan Houk This collection is comprised of a member roster and short history and 15 audio cassettes of programs and remembrances of the Fugitives and Agrarians at Vanderbilt by Query Club members during the 1993-94 year. The 2011 Query Club Cookbook is also...
Dates: multiple

Annie P. Ransom Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0356
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, a diary, a daily devotional book, newspaper clippings, and hospital insurance papers belonging to Annie P. Ransom, daughter of John Crowe Ransom.
Dates: 1878 - 1965

John Crowe Ransom Tribute Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0360
Overview This small collection consists of 39 letters and telegrams paying tribute and homage to John Crowe Ransom from friends and colleagues who were not able to be present at the dinner honoring Ransom in Nashville on June 10, 1937. Among the luminaries offering their homage are T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Katherine Anne Porter, Louis Untermeyer, and Mark Van Doren. All of these are listed below in the file listing.
Dates: multiple

John Crowe Ransom And Ann Mitchner Correspondence Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0388
Overview 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.
Dates: 1950 January-March

John Crowe Ransom and Joseph Edgar Simmons Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0359
Overview 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.
Dates: multiple

John Crowe Ransom Robert Graves Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0604
Scope and Content Note 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.
Dates: 1922-1971

John Crowe Ransom: Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0773
Scope and Content Note This is a collection of 14 pieces of correspondence ranging from 1927 to 1957 that represents Ransom’s correspondence with various publishers and editors with whom he worked over the course of his career. Many of the letters are written while he was editor of The Kenyon Review, a journal which he co-founded, from 1939-1959. The 8 letters from 1950-1956 to World Publishing Company relate to the publication of a reader titled Kenyon...
Dates: 1927 - 1957

John Crowe Ransom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0006
Overview The Papers of John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974), poet, educator, editor, critic, Vanderbilt alumnus (B.A. 1909) and former Vanderbilt faculty member (1914-1937).
Dates: 1908 - 1976

Laura Riding Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0365
Scope and Content Note The Laura Riding Collection, 1923-1933, includes correspondence, poetry, and lists ofpotential subscribers to The Fugitive magazine. The collection is very minimal, containing 7 letters, 6 poems, and several pages oflists and notecards. The focus of this collection is Laura Riding’s connection to The Fugitive Magazine.
Dates: 1923-1933

Alec Brock Stevenson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0418
Dates: 1925 - 1942

Randall Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0420
Dates: 1932 - 1967

Davidson - Tate Correspondence Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0432
Dates: 1922 - 1967

Allen Tate and Mark Van Doren Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0433
Scope and Content Note 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.
Dates: 1940 - 1977

Allen Tate Papers Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0431
Scope and Content Note 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.
Dates: 1923-1974

Robert Penn Warren And William Meredith Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0490
Scope and Content Note In this small collection (.21 linear feet) is the personal correspondence between William Meredith and Robert Penn Warren, his wife Eleanor Clark and his daughter Rosanna Warren for the years 1962-1980. Also included : an album of over 80 manuscript pages of poems by R.P.W.; a folder of invitation cards to Meredith from the Warrens; and a folder of several miscellaneous materials including R.P. Warren’s letter to the Editor of the New York Times dated May 24,...
Dates: 1962 - 1980

Robert Penn Warren Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0729
Dates: 1905 - 1976

Robert Penn Warren Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0957
Overview This collection contains a letter dated November 23, 1984 from Robert Penn Warren to E. Lowell Robbins about a manuscript by Robbins.
Dates: 1984 November 23

Robert Penn Warren Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0635
Dates: multiple

 

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