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This small collection (.21 linear feet ) includes correspondence between Cleanth Brooks and a number of Vanderbilt University faculty about the Fugitive Poets Reunion at Vanderbilt in 1956, the Literary Symposia in 1958 and 1964, and other literary and academic matters. There are also newspaper clippings and articles and several photographs taken by Merrill Moore at the 1956 Fugitive Poets Reunion at Vanderbilt.
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) include correspondence and writings by Davidson as well as reviews, research materials, publications materials, publicity for books, legal and financial documents, family records, newspaper clippings and photographs, segregation materials, and manuscripts of writings by others. The bulk of the materials come from the 1920's through the 1960's.
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.
This collection, 3.34 linear feet, is an addition to the Fugitive and Agrarian Collection MSS 160. It includes a wide range of items relating to the Fugitive and Agrarian groups and is especially valuable in the holdings of items from the 1980’s and 1990’s including correspondence, articles, book reviews, and other materials. In addition to the Fugitives and Agrarians themselves, whose biographical notes follow below, associates represented in this collection include:
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.
The Merrill Moore and Louise Davis Collection, 1943-1956, includes an Autobiographical sketch of Merrill Moore, correspondence, poetry, bibliography and articles, publication materials, articles about Merrill Moore, and personal and biographical materials. The collection is small, only 1/3 of a cubic foot. The majority of this collection is focused on the person of Merrill Moore, both as a doctor and a poet.
This three-box collection contains materials relating to the life of Merrill Moore. Merrill Moore (1903-1957) was a native Tennessean, neurological physician, veteran, and poet. The collection is primarily comprised of his poetry, manuscripts, and letters (both incoming and outgoing) about and by Merrill Moore. It also includes photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, biographical materials, tape recordings, and miscellaneous documents all pertaining to Merrill Moore’s life.
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.
These papers are contained in 22 Hollinger boxes comprising 9.174 linear feet of manuscript material and are made up of these series:
1956 Fugitive Reunion
Writings by Others
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.
- Agrarians (Group of writers) 24
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 13
- Correspondence 10
- Poetry 9
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 8
- Journalism 3
- American poetry--Southern States 2
- Education 2
- Southern States--Culture 2
- Southern States--History 2
- Tennessee--History 2
- African Americans--Civil rights 1
- American literature--20th century--History and criticism 1
- American literature--Southern States--History and criticism 1
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Sources 1
- Authors, American -- Southern States -- Biography -- Sources 1
- Autobiographies 1
- Civil rights--United States 1
- Compact discs 1
- Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968 --Interviews 1
- Elliott, William Yandell, 1896-1979 --Interviews 1
- George Peabody College for Teachers 1
- Hirsch, Sidney M. (Sidney Mttron) --Interviews 1
- Library science 1
- Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957 --Interviews 1
- Music 1
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 1
- Oral history 1
- Photographs 1
- Postcards 1
- Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974 Interviews 1
- Starr, Alfred --Interviews 1
- Stevenson, Alec Brock --Interviews 1
- Tate, Allen, 1899-1979 Interviews 1
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 1
- Vanderbilt University--Board of Trust 1
- Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 Interviews 1
- Wills, Jesse --Interviews 1
- family papers 1 ∧ less
- Davidson, Donald 4
- Moore, Merrill (Austin Merrill Moore) 4
- Frank, James Marshall 3
- Hirsch, Sidney Mttron 3
- Ransom, John Crowe 3
- Riding, Laura 3
- Tate, Allen (John Orley Allen Tate) 3
- Warren, Robert Penn 3
- Wills, Jesse Ely 3
- Curry, Walter Clyde 2
- Elliott, William Yandell 2
- Fletcher, John Gould 2
- Frierson, William Coleman 2
- Johnson, Stanley 2
- Kline, Henry Blue 2
- Lanier, Lyle Hicks 2
- Lytle, Andrew Nelson 2
- Nixon, Herman Clarence 2
- Owsley, Frank Lawrence 2
- Starr, Alfred 2
- Stevenson, Alec Brock 2
- Wade, John Donald 2
- Wills, William Ridley 2
- Young, Stark 2
- Brooks, Cleanth 1
- Cheney, Brainard 1
- Cheney, Frances Neel 1
- Stewart, Randall 1
- Weaver, Richard Malcolm 1
- Young, Thomas Daniel 1 ∧ less
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