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Robert Manson Myers Papers

Identifier: MSS.0308
Dates: multiple

Robert Manson Myers Papers - Addition

Identifier: MSS.0866
Dates: multiple

Eugene Paul Nassar/Arthur Mizener Correspondence

Identifier: MSS.0571
Scope and Content

This .21 linear feet collection contains 28 pieces of correspondence either by or about Arthur Mizener. The correspondence is arranged by year in 13 file folders. The subject matter ranges from publishing, to literary criticism, to poetry, to family, and health.

Dates: 1965-1991

Eugene P. Nassar Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MSS.0644
Scope and Content Note This small collection .21 linear feet is made up of photocopies of correspondence between Eugene Nassar and Cleanth Brooks, and between Nassar and John Crowe Ransom, for the years 1966-1993. The collection also contains an obituary of Cleanth Brooks and two articles by Eugene Nassar “Rhodes Institutes in America?” in the American Oxonian and “Symbols and Texts: A Personal Sketch of Literary Criticism Since the Fifties” in The Virginia...
Dates: 2007

George Marion O’Donnell Papers

Identifier: MSS.0316
Scope and Content Note The papers of George Marion O’Donnell date from approximately the 1870s to 1982. The bulk of the collection, however, dates from the 1940s and 1950s. It includes O’Donnell’s correspondence, journals, and daybooks, which reflect his interest in modern literature and the influence of several Vanderbilt and other Southern literary figures over his own work. His correspondence includes one letter each from Allen Tate, John Peale Bishop, and Harriet Owsley, and a brief scribbled note from John...
Dates: Inclusive: c.1870s - 1982; Bulk: 1940s-1950s

Literary Pamphlet Collection

Identifier: MSS.0800
Dates: 1869 - 1936

Jon Parrish Peede and Robert Drake Correspondence

Identifier: MSS.0721
Dates: 1996 - 2001

Jon Parrish Peede Papers

Identifier: MSS.0329

Contains correspondences written to and from Jon Parrish Peede, a former Vanderbilt student, and his former English professors.

Dates: 1994 - 2001

Elizabeth Hastings Peeler 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 Plumley/Robert Penn Warren Collection

Identifier: MSS.0336
Scope and Content Note

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.

Dates: multiple

William Plumley Collection

Identifier: MSS.0335
Dates: multiple

The Noel Polk/Andrew Lytle Collection

Identifier: MSS.0339
Scope and Contents Note In 1985, Special Collections at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library acquired a collection of working papers from Noel Polk on his bibliography of Andrew Nelson Lytle. The Noel Polk/Andrew Lytle Collection was a generous donation made by Mr. Polk himself. This collection contains the working papers of Noel Polk, a literary scholar whose areas of specializations include: American literature, Southern writers, and Bibliographies. The materials housed in this collection relate to...
Dates: Inclusive: 1925-1971; Bulk: 1968-1970

Walter R. Pope Collection

Identifier: MSS.0340
Scope and Contents

This .42 linear foot collection in 34 file folders contains various memorabilia of Walter R. Pope. It consists of biographical sketches, political campaign literature for the Republican Party (both national and local), military maps and reports, political newsletters, and letters. The collection is arranged by subject, in acid-free file folders, and housed in a manuscript box.

Dates: 1918-1960

Katherine Anne Porter Papers

Identifier: MSS.0786
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of nine typed letters (signed, several with hand-written insertions/corrections and postscripts), three autograph notes (signed), five dictated autograph letters (three signed with initials) from Katherine Anne Porter to a bookselling couple, Vearl and Linda Moody, between 1974 and 1978. In total, there are 17 letters and associated matter. The correspondence primarily focuses on business transactions and the exchange of autographed editions. Often,...
Dates: 1974-1978

The William Pratt Fugitive Poets 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

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:


Academic Career

1956 Fugitive Reunion

Administrative Career

Writings by Others


Dates: multiple

John B. Ransom, III Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MSS.0358
Scope and Contents This small collection (.21 linear feet) is comprised of correspondence to John B. Ransom, III from the following: C.S. Lewis Mrs. Robert Lowell (Jean Stafford) Francis Robinson Wallace Stegner Allen Tate Nancy Tate Wood Robert Penn Warren There is other...
Dates: multiple

John Crowe Ransom And Ann Mitchner Correspondence Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0388

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

Identifier: MSS.0359

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

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

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