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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1890-1957
(Bulk: 1920-1957)
Creator:
Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957
Extent: 20 linear feet (27 boxes)
Burton Rascoe (1892-1957) was an American literary critic, journalist, editor, and author working in the first half of the 20th century. His confrontational style stirred up much debate and helped generate interest in up-and-coming writers that Rascoe believed showed promise; most notably, Rascoe was an early champion of writers such as James Branch Cabell, Theodore Dreiser, and H. L. Mencken. The collection consists of his correspondence, including some with famous literary figures; writings by Rascoe in draft and published form; papers relating to a lawsuit with Max Annenberg; diaries and notebooks; photographs; and clippings.
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Burton Rascoe papers
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Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1145
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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20 linear feet (27 boxes)
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1890-1957
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1920-1957
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Burton Rascoe (1892-1957) was an American literary critic, journalist, editor, and author working in the first half of the 20th century. His confrontational style stirred up much debate and helped generate interest in up-and-coming writers that Rascoe believed showed promise; most notably, Rascoe was an early champion of writers such as James Branch Cabell, Theodore Dreiser, and H. L. Mencken. The collection consists of his correspondence, including some with famous literary figures; writings by Rascoe in draft and published form; papers relating to a lawsuit with Max Annenberg; diaries and notebooks; photographs; and clippings.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Paterson, Isabel, 1886-1961 Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950
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Articles Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Legal documents Photographs Sketches Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1860-1963
Creator:
Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976
Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1027
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1860-1963
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The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989 Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 James, Henry, 1843-1916 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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1876-1970
(Bulk: 1944-1962)
Creator:
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a prolific writer and editor, serving as editor of the General Magazine and History Chronicle, Philadelphia, 1945-1956. He published biographies of literary figures George Henry Boker and Henry Charles Lea, as well as editions of works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Bradley was considered an international expert on Whitman, editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. The Sculley Bradley papers include his personal and professional correspondence dating from 1923 to 1962, material from several literary censorship cases for which he testified, corrected drafts of his manuscripts for the Comprehensive Reader's Edition, Norton Critical Edition, and Variorum edition of Leaves of Grass, ephemera and graphics associated with Walt Whitman, and a small amount of material on other authors.
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E. Sculley Bradley papers
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1083
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
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1876-1970
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1944-1962
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Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a prolific writer and editor, serving as editor of the General Magazine and History Chronicle, Philadelphia, 1945-1956. He published biographies of literary figures George Henry Boker and Henry Charles Lea, as well as editions of works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Bradley was considered an international expert on Whitman, editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. The Sculley Bradley papers include his personal and professional correspondence dating from 1923 to 1962, material from several literary censorship cases for which he testified, corrected drafts of his manuscripts for the Comprehensive Reader's Edition, Norton Critical Edition, and Variorum edition of Leaves of Grass, ephemera and graphics associated with Walt Whitman, and a small amount of material on other authors.
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897- Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997 University of Pennsylvania--Faculty. Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006 Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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Articles Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Notes Photographs Printed ephemera
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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
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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9 linear feet (9 boxes)
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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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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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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
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1903-2006
(Bulk: 1931-2003)
Creator:
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
Extent: 41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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Howard Fast papers
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1205
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
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1903-2006
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1931-2003
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Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 American Labor Party. Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975 Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951 Communist Party of the United States of America. Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Fast, Bette Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 Izakov, Boris Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985 Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993 Polevoĭ, Boris Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Thomas, Gwyn, 1913-1981 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. United States. Office of War Information. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Voice of America (Organization).
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Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Manuscripts, American--20th century Novels Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Printed ephemera Scrapbooks Screenplays Short stories Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1911-1967
Creator:
Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
James Lambdin Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. This collection includes correspondence with these and several other of Henderson’s friends, as well as some miscellaneous material relating to the correspondents, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.
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James Lambdin Henderson papers
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Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 623
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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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1911-1967
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James Lambdin Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. This collection includes correspondence with these and several other of Henderson’s friends, as well as some miscellaneous material relating to the correspondents, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.
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English
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Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887- Germann, Mathilda H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961 Loch, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Cecilia) Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997 Playter, Phyllis Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963 Powys, Marian, 1882-1972 Sherman, Paul
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Pamphlets Photographs
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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
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 886
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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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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Doubleday & Company, Inc. Vanguard Press.
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Correspondence
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1926-1955
Creator:
Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-, Collector
Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934, Author
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Thorne Smith (1892–1934) was an American author of comedic supernatural fiction. His best-known work is the two Topper novels, published between 1920 and 1930. The collection consists of correspondences between Joseph Blotner, a then-Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania writing his dissertation on Smith, and various associates of Thorne Smith; and typescripts and manuscripts of Smith's novels, including Topper, The Night Life of the Gods, and Rain in the Doorway.
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Joseph Blotner collection on Thorne Smith
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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-, Collector Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 992
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1926-1955
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Thorne Smith (1892–1934) was an American author of comedic supernatural fiction. His best-known work is the two Topper novels, published between 1920 and 1930. The collection consists of correspondences between Joseph Blotner, a then-Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania writing his dissertation on Smith, and various associates of Thorne Smith; and typescripts and manuscripts of Smith's novels, including Topper, The Night Life of the Gods, and Rain in the Doorway.
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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923- Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934
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Correspondence Writings (document genre)
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1920-1997
Creator:
Millet, Martha
Extent: 8 linear feet (13 boxes)
Martha Millet (1918-2004) was a poet and literary critic active in the Communist Party USA. Along with her second husband, noted pamphleteer and left-wing journalist Sender Garlin (1902-1999), she was a frequent contributor to Marxist, Communist, and left-leaning journals, and published several books of poetry. This collection includes 9 boxes of material related to her poetic and political writings. It contains most of her poetic and critical work in manuscript form; copies of journals and anthologies to which she contributed; scrapbooks assembled by Millet to commemorate her publications; documents from the Helsinki Peace Conference of 1955 which Millet attended; work by her husband, Sender Garlin, as well as a transcript of his FBI file; and works by others, including the transcripts of Ezra Pounds WWII era radio broadcasts, which Millet used to write a book attacking Pound’s political thought.
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Martha Millet papers
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Millet, Martha
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1226
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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8 linear feet (13 boxes)
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1920-1997
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Martha Millet (1918-2004) was a poet and literary critic active in the Communist Party USA. Along with her second husband, noted pamphleteer and left-wing journalist Sender Garlin (1902-1999), she was a frequent contributor to Marxist, Communist, and left-leaning journals, and published several books of poetry. This collection includes 9 boxes of material related to her poetic and political writings. It contains most of her poetic and critical work in manuscript form; copies of journals and anthologies to which she contributed; scrapbooks assembled by Millet to commemorate her publications; documents from the Helsinki Peace Conference of 1955 which Millet attended; work by her husband, Sender Garlin, as well as a transcript of his FBI file; and works by others, including the transcripts of Ezra Pounds WWII era radio broadcasts, which Millet used to write a book attacking Pound’s political thought.
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Millet, Martha Garlin, Sender Millet, Martha
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Scrapbooks Writings (documents)
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1909-1982
Creator:
Eldridge, Paul
Extent: 13.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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Paul Eldridge papers
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Eldridge, Paul
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1319
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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13.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
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1909-1982
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Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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Eldridge, Paul Eldridge, Sylvette Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951 Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Essays Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Scrapbooks Short stories Typescripts Writings (documents)
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1872-1983
(Bulk: 1900-1963)
Creator:
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
Extent: 142 boxes
Collection contains 54 boxes of professional and family correspondence; 68 boxes of writings by Brooks, including typescripts, galleys, and notes for books, articles, prefaces, and addresses, as well as juvenalia, diaries, and notebooks; and 20 boxes of memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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Van Wyck Brooks papers
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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 650
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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142 boxes
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1872-1983
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1900-1963
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Collection contains 54 boxes of professional and family correspondence; 68 boxes of writings by Brooks, including typescripts, galleys, and notes for books, articles, prefaces, and addresses, as well as juvenalia, diaries, and notebooks; and 20 boxes of memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963 Brooks, Charles Van Wyck, 1912- Brooks, Eleanor Stimson, d. 1945 Brooks, Gladys S.
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Correspondence Diaries Manuscripts for publication Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Writings (document genre)
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1879-1977
Creator:
Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967
Extent: 63 linear feet (132 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The papers document the literary career and the personal and professional life of twentieth-century American novelist and writer Waldo David Frank. Comprising correspondence, writings, publicity, writings by others, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings spanning from 1879 to 1977, the collection contains 132 boxes and 3565 folders. The correspondence documents Frank's personal and professional relationships with writers, editors, artists, friends, and family. Letters from friendships with other writers and artists such as Jean Toomer, Sherwood Anderson, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Mumford, Van Wyck Brooks, and Hart Crane document congenial collaborations, sharing of ideas, and disagreements. The writings contain his notebooks, major works, articles, essays, and early writings tracing Frank's works and ideas of society and culture with psychological and social themes of man and his environment. Frank's passion for the culture and study of Spain, Latin America, and Mexico is apparent in correspondence and his research, preserved through notes and photographs of South America and Mexico. Letters and photographs display Frank's relationships with family members, his wives (Margaret Naumburg, Alma Magoon Frank, and Jean Klempner Frank) and his children. The materials in this collection divulge not only the writings of Waldo Frank, but the struggles of the writer and his encounters with himself and society as he seeks his vision of truth in the world. He was courageous in the face of his critics and his political enemies even when experiencing both written and physical attacks. Even though Frank claimed he was an outsider he was embraced by the people and cultures he championed and studied. Although largely forgotten by the end of his lifetime, his correspondence, writings, and ideas remain, providing insight into literary circles, political ideas, and historical events in the United States and Latin America during the early- to mid-twentieth century.
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Waldo Frank papers
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Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 823
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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63 linear feet (132 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
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1879-1977
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The papers document the literary career and the personal and professional life of twentieth-century American novelist and writer Waldo David Frank. Comprising correspondence, writings, publicity, writings by others, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings spanning from 1879 to 1977, the collection contains 132 boxes and 3565 folders. The correspondence documents Frank's personal and professional relationships with writers, editors, artists, friends, and family. Letters from friendships with other writers and artists such as Jean Toomer, Sherwood Anderson, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Mumford, Van Wyck Brooks, and Hart Crane document congenial collaborations, sharing of ideas, and disagreements. The writings contain his notebooks, major works, articles, essays, and early writings tracing Frank's works and ideas of society and culture with psychological and social themes of man and his environment. Frank's passion for the culture and study of Spain, Latin America, and Mexico is apparent in correspondence and his research, preserved through notes and photographs of South America and Mexico. Letters and photographs display Frank's relationships with family members, his wives (Margaret Naumburg, Alma Magoon Frank, and Jean Klempner Frank) and his children. The materials in this collection divulge not only the writings of Waldo Frank, but the struggles of the writer and his encounters with himself and society as he seeks his vision of truth in the world. He was courageous in the face of his critics and his political enemies even when experiencing both written and physical attacks. Even though Frank claimed he was an outsider he was embraced by the people and cultures he championed and studied. Although largely forgotten by the end of his lifetime, his correspondence, writings, and ideas remain, providing insight into literary circles, political ideas, and historical events in the United States and Latin America during the early- to mid-twentieth century.
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