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Dorothy Bethurum Loomis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0266
Scope and Content Note The Dorothy Bethurum Loomis papers range from material collected at the beginning of the 20th century to those collected in the late 1980s. The first box of the collection consists of Loomis's biographical and academic materials such as personal correspondences, newspaper clippings, photographs, and handwritten notes found in her papers. Also included are her academic writings/published articles. The next box consists of teaching tools such as handouts, transparencies, and translated works....
Dates: circa 1918-1983

Andrew Nelson Lytle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0267
Abstract

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.

Dates: Inclusive: 1873-1988; Bulk: 1920-1960

Andrew Nelson Lytle Papers - 1988 Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0603
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1922 - 1988

Andrew Nelson Lytle Papers - Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0599
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1853 - 1995

Merrill Moore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0301
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1929 - 1955

Elizabeth Hastings Peeler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0330
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a handwritten biographical sketch, a typed book review by Elizabeth Peeler, incoming/outgoing correspondence, magazine articles, and newspaper clippings. The vast majority of magazine articles and newspaper clippings relate to the career of Peter Taylor, a Southern writer. The .165 linear foot collection is housed in 25 acid-free file folders.

Dates: 1919 - 1994

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...
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

John Crowe Ransom And Ann Mitchner Correspondence Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0388
Abstract

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
Abstract

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
Abstract

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

Randall Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0420
Dates: 1932 - 1967

Walter Sullivan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0426
Scope and Contents

This collection is 1.21 linear feet. It contains 157 pieces of correspondence, in 27 file folders, to Walter Sullivan from the following Southern literary writers, who were part of the Fugitives/Agrarians: Donald Davidson, Andrew Lytle, Allen Tate, Peter Taylor, and Robert Penn Warren. It also includes four books, and 43 reel-to-reel tapes, in chronological order, from Literary Symposium Lectures, Panels, Readings, and Interviews with Southern writers.

Dates: 1928-1993

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

The Peter Taylor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0435
Abstract The papers of Peter Hillsman Taylor (1917-1994), collected by bibliographer Stuart Wright and purchased by Vanderbilt University in 1988, are an important collection of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library's Special Collections. A native of Tennessee and a former Vanderbilt student, Taylor is acknowledged as a master of the short story form and has won several major literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his 1986 novel A Summons To Memphis. Taylor...
Dates: Inclusive: 1905-1988; Bulk: 1939-1980

The Peter Taylor Papers Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0591
Abstract The papers of Peter Hillsman Taylor (1917-1994) were purchased by Vanderbilt University in 1995, and are an important addition to the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s Special Collections. The papers and correspondence (1988-1992), are an addition to a significant collection of Taylor’s pre-1988 letters and manuscripts. Taylor, who died in 1994 in Charlottesville, Virginia, received a Pulitzer Prize for his novel, A Summons to Memphis, which was published in 1986. He attended Vanderbilt as...
Dates: Inclusive: 1945-2000; Bulk: 1988-1992

Richard Malcolm Weaver Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0495
Dates: 1940s - 1960s

Joe L. Wheeler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0499

 

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