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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2017-10-17
1916-1983
Creator:
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Extent: 800 linear feet
Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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James T. Farrell papers
creator
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 886
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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800 linear feet
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1916-1983
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Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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English
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Doubleday & Company, Inc. Vanguard Press.
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Correspondence
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-04-09
1881-1913
Creator:
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Edward William Bok was a publisher who came to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents at the age of six. This collection contains correspondence to Bok from various writers and actors spanning the years 1881 to 1913.
title
Edward William Bok correspondence
creator
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 944
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1881-1913
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Edward William Bok was a publisher who came to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents at the age of six. This collection contains correspondence to Bok from various writers and actors spanning the years 1881 to 1913.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
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English
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Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Negatives (photographic) Poems
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-04-15
1903-2013
(Bulk: 1955-2012)
Creator:
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust
creator
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
9 linear feet (9 boxes)
inclusive date
1903-2013
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1955-2012
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Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012 Dreiser Trust. Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dreiser, Vera Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Agreements Correspondence Estate records Family papers Financial records Legal documents Royalty statements
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-07-14
1970-1973
Creator:
Bockris, Victor, 1949-
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Victor Bockris (born in 1949) is a poet, editor, and biographer of artists, authors, and musicians. The Victor Bockris papers document the activities of a community of avant-garde poets and artists of the early 1970s, mainly active in Philadelphia and New York City.
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Victor Bockris papers
creator
Bockris, Victor, 1949-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 931
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1970-1973
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Victor Bockris (born in 1949) is a poet, editor, and biographer of artists, authors, and musicians. The Victor Bockris papers document the activities of a community of avant-garde poets and artists of the early 1970s, mainly active in Philadelphia and New York City.
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1970s
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English
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Bockris, Victor, 1949- Bockris, Victor, 1949- Smith, Patti
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Correspondence Interviews Photographs Poems Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-09-10
1935-2009
Creator:
Conway, James
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
The collection consists of correspondence between author, James T. Farrell, and World Publishing Company editor-in-chief, William Targ, of Chicago, Illinois. Also included is correspondence between the author and various editors, working files and publisher materials, and newspaper clippings and other publicity materials relating to James T. Farrell and his legacy.
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James Conway collection relating to James T. Farrell and William Targ
creator
Conway, James
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1438
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1935-2009
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The collection consists of correspondence between author, James T. Farrell, and World Publishing Company editor-in-chief, William Targ, of Chicago, Illinois. Also included is correspondence between the author and various editors, working files and publisher materials, and newspaper clippings and other publicity materials relating to James T. Farrell and his legacy.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Conway, James Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Targ, William, 1907-1999 World Publishing Company.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Pamphlets Photographs Programs (documents)
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