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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:
John Ciardi letters
Extent:
13 items
Date range:
1952-1969
Abstract:
The collection is made up of eleven typed letters signed and one autographed letter signed to Professor William J. Griffin at George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. Most letters are about his writing, with one form letter to Rodger P. Kingston.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 88.4
Formal title:
Rudolph Fisher papers
Extent:
2.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1919-1983 (bulk 1919-1934)
Abstract:
The Rudolph Fisher papers primarily contain various drafts and published copies of twenty-six Rudolph Fisher short stories and novels, as well as book reviews and essays. The collection also contains correspondence, publicity materials, personal papers, family papers and newsclippings. Materials cover Fisher’s life from 1919 to his death in 1934, as well as the work on behalf of Fisher done by his sister, Pearl, until 1983.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1U.F5
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:
Russell H. Greenan papers
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1925-2006
Abstract:
The papers of Russell H. Greenan include correspondence, literary manuscripts, reviews and publicity, personal materials, photographs, financial records, and legal records. The majority of the collection documents Greenan's career as an author.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2007.001
Formal title:
John Hawkes papers
Extent:
1 box
Date range:
1947-2000 (bulk 1947-1948)
Abstract:
Author's last poems and letters on love and creativity before he turned to writing fiction. Written mostly at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in the five months preceding his marriage to Sophie Tazewell. One of two photocopies made by the author. "No other photocopies will be made." Also includes a memo written in 1948 to Mr. Hawkes from Thomas J. Wilson regarding a book idea on the subject of e.e. cummings and a listing of John Hawkes books being sold by Clouds Hill Books in 2000.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 85.18
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:
Manly Wade Wellman papers
Extent:
11.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1908-1997 (bulk 1935-1986)
Abstract:
The Manly Wade Wellman papers consist primarily of his fiction and nonfiction manuscripts (originals, carbon copies, and page proofs), personal and professional correspondence, and financial records. Also included are a small collection of manuscripts and correspondence belonging to his wife Frances Wellman.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.029

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