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John Crowe Ransom: Letters

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

Identifier: MSS.0006

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

Robert Rea and Robert Manson Myers Collection

Identifier: MSS.0844
Dates: multiple

Laura Riding 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

E. G. Rogers Collection

Identifier: MSS.0368
Scope and Contents

The collection contains 49 items: 45 letters, two poems, one biographical sketch, and one newspaper clipping. These items have been placed in 27 acid-free file folders, and will be stored in one Hollinger box totaling .165 linear feet.

The majority of the correspondence includes a typed biographical notation about the writer, and his relationship to him/her. It includes a biographical sketch written by Donald Davidson as well as two of his unpublished poems.

Dates: 1932-1967

Bert Roller Collection

Identifier: MSS.0718
Dates: circa 1870s-circa 1960s

Alexander Severino Collection

Identifier: MSS.0815
Dates: multiple

Monroe K. Spears Collection

Identifier: MSS.0409
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1946 - 1948

Mamie L. Speas Collection

Identifier: MSS.0410

Randall Stewart Papers

Identifier: MSS.0420
Dates: 1932 - 1967

Jesse Stuart Collection

Identifier: MSS.0422

This collection contains papers related to author and educator Jesse Stuart dating from 1937-1987, mostly consisting of correspondence to and from Stuart and inscribed items. Part of this collection contains correspondence between Stuart and and fellow educator and collector, James C. Mitchell.

Dates: 1937 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1977

Walter Sullivan 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

Davidson - Tate Correspondence Papers

Identifier: MSS.0432
Dates: 1922 - 1967

Allen Tate and Mark Van Doren Correspondence

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

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

Allen Tate/ T.S. Eliot Symposium

Identifier: MSS.0735
Scope and Content Note These papers concern the publication of a Symposium on T.S. Eliot edited by Allen Tate and published as a Seymour Lawrence Book by Delacorte Press in 1966 with the title T. S. Eliot: The Man and His Work: A Critical Evaluation by 26 Distinguished Writers. After the death of Eliot on January 4, 1965 Allen Tate brought together these twenty- six essays in reminiscence and tribute to Eliot and his contribution to twentieth century literature. The book...
Dates: multiple

The Peter Taylor Papers

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

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

Warren Taylor Collection

Identifier: MSS.0436

Theory and Practice of Inter-American Literature Collection

Identifier: MSS.0445

This collection contains six essays that represent the final research projects from six undergraduate students enrolled in Honors 181: "The Theory and Practice of Inter-American Literature", Spring 2002.

Dates: 2002

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