Literature

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works dealing with literature in general, not limited to aesthetics, philosophy, history or any one aspect.

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

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 It includes a biographical sketch written by Donald Davidson as well as two of his unpublished poems.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

Bert Roller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0718

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

Mamie L. Speas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0410

Randall Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0420

Jesse Stuart Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0422
Overview 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

 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

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

Allen Tate/ T.S. Eliot Symposium

 Collection
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 is...
Dates: multiple

The Peter Taylor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0435
Overview 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 was...
Dates: Inclusive: 1905-1988; Bulk: 1939-1980

The Peter Taylor Papers Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0591
Overview 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 an...
Dates: Inclusive: 1945-2000; Bulk: 1988-1992

Warren Taylor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0436

Theory and Practice of Inter-American Literature Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0445
Overview 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

Cecelia Tichi Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0722

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 Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0729

 

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