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Formal title:
Elsa Barker papers
Extent:
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes and 1 document-size Hollinger documents case)
Date range:
1900-1954 (bulk 1905-1948)
Abstract:
The collection consists of approximately 1000 items and includes typescripts, shorthand notes, letters, personal and financial papers, and other material relating to her poetry, detective stories and 'automatic writing' series by The Living Dead Man. The correspondence includes three letters from the dancer, Ted Shawn, and one directed to H.L. Koopman, then director of the Brown University Library.
Repository:
John Hay Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.007
Formal title:
Morris Abner Barr papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1939-1968
Abstract:
Morris Abner Barr was an author, lyricist, and poet whose poems tended towards nature, love, God, friendship, and Barr's own life. A craftsman, Barr wrote about his experience creating stools, gavels, and letter openers from the wood of the Sentry Tree in "Immortalizing the Sentry Tree of George Washington." The collection contains his writings, a scrapbook related to the George Washington Sentry Tree, and correspondence with friends and mentors.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.97.1
Formal title:
Mary Borland Thayer Fox papers
Extent:
2 linear feet (2 record center boxes)
Date range:
1919-1973
Abstract:
The Mary Borland Thayer Fox papers consist chiefly of Fox's own writings, written under the pseudonym, "Mary Borland." The collection includes poetry, short stories and essays, ballet libretti, and a diary detailing a visit in 1936 to the Soviet Union. In addition, the collection contains several scrapbooks; commonplace books; sheet music, written for her or simply given to her as a gift; news clippings and copies of literary journals in which her work appeared; and finally, correspondence, either addressed to her in response to some of her published writings, or written in regard to the publication of a posthumous volume of her work.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 78.14
Formal title:
Jaimy Gordon papers
Extent:
0.5 linear feet (1 document box)
Date range:
1967-2012 (bulk 1967-1976)
Abstract:
This collection contains correspondence (letters, notes, note cards, postcards, off prints of literary reviews and publisher's announcements), photographs of the author, and typescript writings of short stories, poems, an academic essay, and a draft of the novel "Shamp of the city-solo" that Jaimy Gordon sent to and was collected by Laurence Eldredge and his wife, Betty Eldredge. Laurence Eldredge was a professor of English at Antioch College when Jaimy Gordon was and undergraduate at the college.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2013.002
Formal title:
Edward De Forest Metcalf papers
Extent:
1.75 linear feet (2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1950-1976
Abstract:
Edward De Forest Metcalf (1924-1968) was a Providence writer of poetry and short stories. Metcalf's papers contain numerous drafts and fragments as well as complete literary works. Included in the papers is a compilation Edward De Forest Metcalf's writings that was published after his death by his father, George T. Metcalf.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 78.2
Formal title:
Bradford Morrow papers
Extent:
45.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1912-2001 (bulk 1973-2001)
Abstract:
The Bradford Morrow papers include manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, notebooks and research materials, including books, related to Morrow's novels, poems, essays and other writings, as well as writings by Martine Bellen, Don DeLillo, Patrick McGrath and Geoffrey O'Brien. The papers also include some of Morrow's personal notebooks, diaries and photographs, and materials from Bradford Morrow Bookseller and
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.15
Formal title:
Caroline D. Murray collection on Robert Hayden and his poetry
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1938-2006 (bulk 1955-2004)
Abstract:
The Murray collection consists chiefly of study guides to Robert Hayden's poetry. There is some correspondence, photographs, print outs, photocopies of Hayden's poems, extracts from interviews with Hayden, newspaper clippings and a bibliography of both primary and secondary sources.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.028

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