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Formal title:
Austin Warren papers
Extent:
19.0 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1915-2003 (bulk 1919-1986)
Abstract:
The Austin Warren papers include correspondence, manuscripts, lecture notes, journals, personal papers and photographs belonging to Austin Warren and his wife Antonia J. Warren. Most of the material is correspondence to and from Austin Warren and manuscripts written by both Austin and Antonia Warren. The papers are dated between circa 1915 and 2003.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.95.1
Formal title:
John J. Weir papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1934-2001 (bulk 1934-1940)
Abstract:
John J. Weir (1922-1977) grew up in the small seaside town of South Amboy, New Jersey. He became an avid reader of science fiction and horror in 1934 to escape the suffocating boredom of small town life. The John Weir papers contain autograph and typed correspondence to and from science fiction fans who were subscribers of or contributors to Weir’s fan magazine Fantasmagoria. Weir also received mail from many famous writers of the day, including H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, William Lumley, Robert Bloch, Henry Kuttner, Sam Moskowitz, Emil Petaja, John Baltadonis, and Duane Rimel. The collection also includes a photograph, postcards, an issue of the fan magazine Sweetness and Light, and John Weir’s Scripto pencil.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2015.023
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
Formal title:
Charles Welsh papers
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1900-1914
Abstract:
This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, illustrations, and newsclippings accquired by Charles Welsh while he was the managing editor of the ten volume anthology Irish Literature (1904). Welsh saved these materials by loosely inserting them into his personal copy of the anthology.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library
Collection call no:
rppc_chaswelsh
Formal title:
West Coast Poetry Review records
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1969-1984
Abstract:
Founded as a quarterly in 1970 by William Ransom, the West Coast Poetry Review was based in Reno, Nevada, and was a member of the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines. The magazine was later published and edited by poets William Lyman Fox and Bruce McAllister. This collection includes correspondence, editorial archives (with typescript poems and prose), production archives, material relating to copyright and financial business, and printed items.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.030
Formal title:
Thornton Wilder letters
Extent:
0.05 linear feet (3 folders)
Date range:
1948-1975 (bulk 1969-1975)
Abstract:
Letters written by Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), the successful American writer, to Roy S. and Margaret H. Anderson of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.562
Formal title:
A. D. Winans collection
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1977-2010
Abstract:
A. D. (Allan Davis) Winans is a native San Francisco poet and writer, part of the North Beach Beat era. He is the author of 45 books of poetry and prose and edited and published Second Coming Press for its entire l7 years. This collection contains correspondence, along with video and audio recordings of poetry readings and interviews between 1977 and 2008. The Brown University Library also has the records of the Second Coming Press.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.014

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