Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Edward C. Ranck papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
The collection is arranged by material type.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
61M39 : [identification of item], Edward C. Ranck publications, 1859-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
2.03 Cubic feet
4 boxes, 1 item
The Edward C. Ranck publications contain newspaper clippings, short stories, magazines articles, music, and correspondence.
Edwin Carty Ranck was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1879. He was educated at private schools and then attended Harvard. He began as a newspaper man in 1898, and was on the staff of newspapers in Lexington and Covington, Kentucky. He wrote for and was the dramatic editor of Cincinnati Post, 1906; St. Louis Star, 1907-1908; and Brooklyn Eagle 1916-1918. He lived in Boston and New York while working for the newspapers.
Ranck was a dramatist, short story writer, and a dramatic critic and was published in numerous newspapers and magazines. Poetry and drama were his chief interests. His first published story was The Chosen People in Lippincott's Magazine, September 1906. His major works include: History of Covington (1903), Poems for Pale People: A Volume of Verse (1906), The Night Riders (1912) and The Doughboys' Book (1919). He wrote many plays and short stories as well.
The Edward C. Ranck publications contain newspaper clippings, short stories, magazines articles, music, and correspondence. The scrapbooks in the collection have news clippings pasted into them. The newspaper clippings are either articles about or written by Ranck. The magazines and magazine articles in the collection include his short stories, play reviews, Point of View his weekly column, and articles he wrote for newspapers.
The story clippings come from American magazine, Breezy Stories, and Atlantic Monthly.