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Formal title:
Carl R. Woodward Papers
Extent:
43.5 linear feet
Date range:
1928-1974
Abstract:
This collection contains the personal papers of Carl R. Woodward, the first president of the University of Rhode Island. Woodward was a noteworthy educator but he was also a local historian and a writer.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 1
Formal title:
Abraham Chapman papers
Extent:
10 linear feet
Date range:
1925-1975 (bulk 1955-1975)
Abstract:
Professor of English at University of Wisconsin, Abraham Chapman (1915-1976) published several books on ethnic and minority literature in the United States. This collection includes his research materials from his work on ethnic literature in the United States.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.047
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:
Louis Cohen papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1971-2002
Abstract:
The collection consists of Louis Cohen’s correspondence with salesmen and sales managers during his employment as a sales representative with Optimum Book Marketing and St. Martin’s Press/Holtzbrinck Publishers. There are also memoranda, notes, brochures, advertisements, reviews, invitations, stationery, photographs and 2 audiocassette tapes relating to his work and to his association with the Brotherhood of Book Travelers, later the Association of Book Travelers, and to his term as president.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2014.009
Formal title:
Gregory Corso papers
Extent:
1.5 linear feet
Date range:
1958-2004 (bulk 1980-1983)
Abstract:
This collection, although small in scope, contains a significant assortment of documentation, the sum total of which provides substantive information about Gregory Corso’s personal and creative life. It contains working manuscripts and original artwork by Corso, as well as a small collection of correspondence mostly connected to Corso as either sender, recipient or subject. It also contains a small group of books by Corso; over one hundred photographs of Corso and his family and associates; phonograph records and video cassettes by or about Corso and other Beat writers; and a few miscellaneous ephemeral materials. Highlights of the collection include eleven of Corso’s journals containing about 700 pages of hand-written entries in the from of prose, poetry, and scattered drawings, as well as three files of manuscript material, containing approximately 175 pages of a work entitled
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2015.007
Formal title:
Patricia Coughlin Papers
Extent:
2.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1974-1987 (bulk 1984-1987)
Abstract:
The collection includes mostly manuscript drafts of romantic novels, written by Patricia Coughlin under the pen name Liz Grady. There is also correspondence between the author and the publishers (Harlequin, and Silhouette). Includes some computer generated copies of Ms. Coughlin's novels and proofread galleys.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.90.14
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:
David Cornel De Jong papers
Extent:
6.25 linear feet
Date range:
1910-1973 (bulk 1940-1969)
Abstract:
Literary manuscripts (novels, short stories, poems), correspondence, diaries, photograph, scrapbooks, and personal papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.92.8
Formal title:
December Press records
Extent:
15.25 linear feet
Date range:
ca. 1953-1983
Abstract:
Curtis L. Johnson (1928-2008) oversaw December Press, a literary press in Chicago, from 1962 until his death in 2008. The press published December, A Magazine of Arts and Opinion and several novels. This collection includes correspondence with authors, manuscripts, and financial records relating to the activities of the magazine and the press.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.15
Formal title:
Virginia Louise Doris papers
Extent:
Over 200 items item(s)
Date range:
1970-1983
Abstract:
Contains poetry of V.L.D. and her research materials pertaining to Edgar Allan Poe and Sarah Helen Whitman, etc. Consists, for the most part, of xerox copies in three-ring binders, but also includes original correspondence, mounted photographs, newspaper clippings, tear-sheets, etc.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 81.6

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