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Cale Young Rice papers, 1927-1939

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Cale Young Rice papers




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arranged by accession number and thereunder chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Cale Young Rice papers, 1927-1939, 1M46M50, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


15 pieces, 4 volumes.


Novelist, Poet. Rice graduated from Cumberland University in Tennessee and received a Master's degree from Harvard in 1896. After his marriage to novelist Alice Caldwell Hegan in 1906, the couple resided in Louisville and collaborated on three books together as well as publishing separately.

Scope and Content

These papers contain correspondence, typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and drafts relating to Young's career as an author. There are nine handwritten letters from Young to "Page" (1927-1929), concerning the affairs of the American Poetry Society (62M32). The papers also contain the typescript and galley proofs of Young's most famous work, his autobiography, BRIDGING THE YEARS, published in 1939. The typescript contains a chapter omitted from the published work and notes on the book (46M50). A handwritten poem, entitled "How Many Ways," is present as well (64M49).


  • American Poetry Society.
  • Poets.
  • Autobiographies.
  • Drafts (preliminary versions)
  • Galley proofs.
  • Manuscripts (for publication)
  • Poems.
  • Kentucky author