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Cale Young Rice papers, 1927-1939

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Amanda Hanner

Title

Cale Young Rice papers

Date

1927-1939

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

46m50: [identification of item], Cale Young Rice Papers, 1927-1939, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet

1 box

Abstract

The Cale Young Rice papers, (dated 1927-1939; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise letters, typescripts, galley proofs, handwritten notes, and drafts relating to Young's career as a Kentucky author.

Biography/History

Writer, poet, and playwright Cale Young Rice was born on December 7, 1872 in Dixon, Kentucky, to Laban M. Rice (1838-1891) and Martha Lacy Rice (1839-1888). He received his Bachelor's degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1893 and his Master's from Harvard University in 1896. He married writer Alice Hegan (1870-1942) in 1902; they had no children. Rice and Hegan collaborated on many written works during their marriage. Rice committed suicide in January 1943 in Louisville, Ky.

Scope and Content

The Cale Young Rice papers, (dated 1927-1939; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise letters, typescripts, galley proofs, handwritten notes, and drafts relating to Young's career as a Kentucky author. The bulk of the papers consist of a typescript, galley, and omitted chapters for Rice's 1939 autobiography, titled Bridging the Years. Additional works included are a draft Poetry's Genii: a theory and interpretation, a philosophical theory on poetry, and handwritten poems. The remainder of the papers consist of letters written by Rice to Page, concerning the affairs of the American Poetry Society and one to Frances Jewell McVey, former University of Kentucky Dean of Women and wife of UK President Frank LeRond McVey, enclosing drafts of Rice's work.

Subjects

  • American Poetry Society.
  • Poems
  • McVey, Frances Jewell, 1889-1945
  • Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943
  • Authors, American--Kentucky.
  • Autobiography.
  • Drafts.
  • Proofs (Printing)

User Restrictions

Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Letters to Page, 1927-1933
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Letter to Frances Jewell McVey, 1939 May 12
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Letter to Mr. Fithion, 1937 December 20
[Box: 1, Folder: 13]
Bridging the Years, copy typed by Mr. Rice, 1939 March 22
[Box: 1, Folder: 3-4]
Bridging the Years, stenographic copy, 1939 May 11
[Box: 1, Folder: 5-6]
Bridging the Years, omitted chapters, 1939
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Bridging the Years, galley proof, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
Poetry's Genii: a theory and interpretation, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
Chapter beginning Poetric inspiration..., undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 10]
Poems, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 11]
Notes, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 12]