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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

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

Monroe K. Spears Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0409
Scope and Contents

This collection contains reprints of journal articles by Monroe K. Spears, from 1946-1948.

Dates: 1946 - 1948

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

Cecelia Tichi Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0722
Dates: multiple

Thomas Daniel Young Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0538
Scope and Contents The largest part of the collection consists of Xerox copies and page proofs of Dr. Young’s books: The Literary Correspondence of Donald Davidson and Allen Tate (1974); The New Criticism and After (1977); and Gentleman in a Dustcoat (1976). This section also contains the longhand copy of Dr. Young’s Gentleman in a Dustcoat: A Biography of John Crowe...
Dates: 1970s

Casimir Douglass Zdanowicz Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0539
Abstract

This collection contains 10 letters dated 1880-1889 and an article written by Casimir Douglass Zdanowicz, Jr.

Dates: 1880 - 1889

 

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