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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:
Howard Milton Blake papers
Extent:
1.75 linear feet (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1930-1950
Abstract:
The Howard Milton Blake papers are comprised of multiple versions of verse and prose written by Blake. The collection was edited before it came to Brown University by Robert Kent and was published under the title "The Island of Self: Poems of Howard Blake" (Boston 1973). The book reproduces almost all of the verse in the collection, but none of the prose; there is, however, a reprint of Blake's preface to his only published book of verse "Prolegomena To Any Future Poetry" (Boston 1936).
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 78.15
Formal title:
Joseph Payne Brennan papers
Extent:
12.5 linear feet (12 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1936-1990 (bulk 1940-1988)
Abstract:
The Brennan papers consist of manuscripts of short stories and poems, fan mail, correspondence with fellow writers both poets and horror story writers, some World War II orders and correspondence and memorabilia, photographs, submissions to the self published magazines Macabre and Essence as well as personal legal, medical, and financial papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.011
Formal title:
Harry Crosby Papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
ca. 1919-1955
Abstract:
Harry Crosby (1898-1929) was an American poet and publisher. The Harry Crosby Papers consist of correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, photographs, legal documents, and a biography.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.88.3
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:
Willard Maas papers
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1931-1968
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, manuscripts, play scripts, film scripts, photographs, drawings, galley proofs, and ephemera of the American poet, experimental filmmaker, editor, and educator Willard Maas, dating from 1931 to 1968. Maas, who was openly bisexual and married to artist and filmmaker Marie Menken, with whom he often collaborated, is especially known for his pioneering avant-garde films, many of which explored homoerotic themes. These films, which were created from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, influenced the work of a number artists from that era, including Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol; and they continue to garner much critical attention and acclaim by many contemporay scholars, filmmakers, and artists who acknowlege Maas' influential contribution to the history of cinematography. Highlights of this collection include: manuscripts of Maas' poetry; documents associated with the production of Maas' film,
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Maas
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:
Harford W. H. Powel collection on T. S. Eliot
Extent:
.25 linear feet (116 items)
Date range:
1905-1955
Abstract:
This material was collected by Powel for his master's thesis, Notes on the life of T. S. Eliot 1888-1910, Brown University, 1954. Autograph and typed letters to and from Eliot's classmates; miscellaneous manuscripts relating to T. S. Eliot and Harvard College circa 1909; photostats of selected contributions by Eliot to Smith Academy Record and Harvard Advocate.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Powel
Formal title:
Parker Tyler Correspondence from Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet (42 letters)
Date range:
1930-1959
Abstract:
The Parker Tyler Correspondence consists of forty-two letters from Ezra Pound (1885-1972) and William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), addressed to Parker Tyler, a young American poet and literary critic. This small but rich body of correspondence serves a dual function: it sheds light on Tyler's development and reputation as a writer; and, most importantly, it offers valuable insights into the personal lives and the poetic theories and techniques of two major figures in American literature.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.13

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