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Cumberland Poetry Review Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0611
Dates: multiple

The Fugitive Reunion Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0693
Scope and Content Note This small collection (2.33 linear feet) consists of the recordings and transcripts of the proceedings of the sessions of the Fugitive Poets Reunion held in Nashville, Tennessee and at Vanderbilt University on May 3, 4, 5 in 1956. The recordings were originally made on reel to reel tape, and have been transferred to audio cassettes and in 2010 to compact disc format. The 26 reel to reel tapes, audio cassettes and compact discs are included here. The transcriptions are bound in two...
Dates: 1956

Kentucky Poetry Project Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0237
Scope and Content and History Note In 1964 Lawrence S. Thompson of the University of Kentucky Library put together “a little exhibit” soliciting manuscripts from over 600 poets and getting excellent results, judging from the list of poets who responded. The collection was brought to Vanderbilt by Deanna Marcum, a Vanderbilt Librarian, and given to Special Collections in 1975. The collection was reduced from eight linear feet to the present size (.84 linear feet) with the assistance of members of the Vanderbilt...
Dates: 1964

John Kimmel Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0239
Scope and Contents This collection contains 15 items. The letters are addressed primarily to John Kimmel from friends, during the Civil War. One letter is addressed to Lucy Ingham, who became his wife. There is one unidentified daguerreotype photograph included in the collection, and one poem by John Kimmel.
Dates: 1845 - 1864

Merrill Moore Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0301
Overview 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

George Marion O’Donnell Papers

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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 Crowe...
Dates: Inclusive: c.1870s - 1982; Bulk: 1940s-1950s

E. G. Rogers Collection

 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

Allen Tate and Mark Van Doren Correspondence

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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

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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

Robert Penn Warren And William Meredith Correspondence

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Identifier: MSS.0490
Scope and Content Note In this small collection (.21 linear feet) is the personal correspondence between William Meredith and Robert Penn Warren, his wife Eleanor Clark and his daughter Rosanna Warren for the years 1962-1980. Also included : an album of over 80 manuscript pages of poems by R.P.W.; a folder of invitation cards to Meredith from the Warrens; and a folder of several miscellaneous materials including R.P. Warren’s letter to the Editor of the New York Times dated May 24,...
Dates: 1962 - 1980

Robert Penn Warren Letter

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Identifier: MSS.0957
Overview This collection contains a letter dated November 23, 1984 from Robert Penn Warren to E. Lowell Robbins about a manuscript by Robbins.
Dates: 1984 November 23

Richard Malcolm Weaver Papers

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

Jesse Ely Wills Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0001
Overview This collection contains literary correspondence, poems, and manuscripts of poet and businessman Jesse Ely Wills.
Dates: 1915 - 1977

Matthew Wills Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0751
Overview This collection contains around 20 items by or about Fugitive poet Ridley Wills, dating from 1919 to 1957.
Dates: 1919 - 1957

Eliza P. Wilson Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0512
Scope and Contents This collection contains one handwritten diary of devotions, hymns, and poems belonging to Eliza P. Wilson. It is dated from May 11, 1827 to February 22, 1836.
Dates: 1827-1836

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