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Elizabeth Hardwick letters, 1950

Part of Elizabeth Hardwick letters

2011MS170 Elizabeth Hardwick letters, 1950-1960, 1979 2011MS170 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 December 7 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-21T13:44-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Elizabeth Hardwick letters 2011MS170 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 22 0.1 Cubic feet 1 box 1950-1960, 1979 Housed with multiple collections. Hardwick, Elizabeth Preferred Citation note 2011MS170: [identification of item], Elizabeth Hardwick letters, 1950-1960, 1979, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Scope and Contents note The collection consists of letters from Elizabeth Hardwick to fellow literary critic Robie Macauley and his wife Anne. Biographical note Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was a Lexington born writer and literary critic. She obtained a bachelor's degree (1938) and a master's degree (1939) from the University of Kentucky before moving to New York to attend Columbia for a doctorate. Hardwick married the poet Robert Lowell in 1949; they had one child together and divorced in 1970. With Lowell, Jason and Barbara Epstein, and Robert Silvers, Hardwick helped found The New York Review of Books in 1962 during the New York City newspaper strike. In addition to her work as a literary critic, she taught creative writing at Barnard College until 1985. As a writer her works include The Ghostly Lover (1945), The Simple Truth (1955), and Sleepless Nights (1979). Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. Elizabeth Hardwick, Critic, Novelist and Restless Woman of Letters, Dies at 91. New York Times. 5 December 2007. Web. 7 December 2011. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Bev Chaney, Jr. Books. Macauley, Robie Mayhew, 1919-1995 Authors, American--Kentucky. Literature--History and criticism. Women authors--20th century. Elizabeth Hardwick letters