Agrarians (Group of writers)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Holman handbk. to lit. |b ("In current literary history and criticism, however, [the term Agrarians] is usually applied to a group of Southern American writers who published in Nashville, Tennessee, between 1922 and 1925, The Fugitive, a little magazine of poetry and some criticism championing agrarian regionalism but attacking "the old high-caste Brahmins of the Old South." Most of its contributors were associated with Vanderbilt University; among them were John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Donald Davidson, Robert Penn Warren, and Merrill Moore. In the 1930’s they championed an agrarian economy as opposed to that of industrial capitalism and issued a collective manifesto, I’ll take my stand. They were active in the publication between 1933 and 1937 of The American Review, a socioeconomic magazine that also analyzed contemporary literature. They found an effective literary organ in The Southern Review (1935-1942), under the editorship of Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. In addition to their poetry and novels, the Agrarians have been prominent among the founders of the new criticism.")

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

John Crowe Ransom and Joseph Edgar Simmons Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0359
Overview 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
Overview 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

Alec Brock Stevenson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0418

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

Allen Tate Papers Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection

 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

Robert Penn Warren And William Meredith Correspondence

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Stuart Wright Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0533
Scope and Contents The .63 linear feet collection (2 boxes) contains correspondence between Robert Penn Warren and George Core, as well as correspondence between Robert Penn Warren and Stuart Wright. There is also correspondence from Eleanor Clark to Stuart Wright. Many of the letters refer to the publishing of books, but many are personal in nature. Some of the letters are typed and some handwritten. The collection is arranged into two series, in two boxes: Series I contains 232 pieces of correspondence, eight...
Dates: 1896-1988

Wright, W. Whittier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0598
Overview Mr. W. Whittier Wright is a Vanderbilt Alumnus who graduated in 1943. His collection consists of correspondence between himself and Agrarian literary writer Andrew Nelson Lytle.
Dates: Inclusive: 1943-1968; Bulk: 1947-1954

Thomas Daniel Young Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0538
Scope and Content Note 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: multiple

 

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