xt77sq8qc88v https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt77sq8qc88v/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt77sq8qc88v/data/64m77.dao.xml Knight, Grant Cochran, 1893-1956. 19081961 5 Cubic Feet 7 boxes, 4 volumes collections 64m77 English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Grant Cochran Knight papers English literature. Poetry. College students. Correspondence. Grant Cochran Knight papers text Grant Cochran Knight papers 1908 2016 true xt77sq8qc88v collection false 64m77 Knight, Grant Cochran papers Grant Cochran Knight papers, 1908-1961, undated  64m77 Amanda M. Reeve and Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 2011 May 4 Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2017-03-22 16:41:53 -0400 . Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2016 July 29 Addition 52M59 added and EAD updated by Megan Mummey 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Grant Cochran Knight papers 
     
       Knight, Grant Cochran, 1893-1956. 
     
     64m77 
     
       5 Cubic Feet 
       7 boxes, 4 volumes 
     
     1908-1961, undated 
     The Grant Cochran Knight papers (dated 1908-1961, undated; 5 cubic feet; 7 boxes, 4 volumes) contain manuscripts, printed articles, correspondence, and photographs that document the life and work of Grant Cochran Knight. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 64m77 : [identification of item], Grant Cochran Knight papers, 1908-1961, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Grant Cochran Knight was born April 15, 1893, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Knight graduated from Albright College and received his MA from Gettysburg College. After graduation he joined the University of Kentucky in 1923. He worked in the English department and remained there for the rest of his life. In 1945, the College of Arts and Sciences began recognizing individual faculty members with the Distinguished Professor Award, the first to receive this award was Grant Knight of the English Department. In 1951 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Albright. His published works include  James Lane Allen and the Genteel Tradition ,  The Critical Period in American Literature, 1890-1900 , and  The Strenuous Age in American Literature, 1900-1910 . He died in 1956 while writing another book on American Literature.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Grant Cochran Knight papers (dated 1908-1961, undated; 5 cubic feet; 7 boxes, 4 volumes) contain manuscripts, printed articles, correspondence, and photographs that document the life and work of Grant Cochran Knight. The photograph and scrapbook albums show Knight's college days at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania and his fervor for literature. The manuscripts and articles included display Knight's intellectual work with literature to his more creative literary pursuits, including his poetry and short stories. Two proofs from books Knight had published are included as well as many typescripts that are untitled. The correspondence included in the collection deals mostly with the publication of his books, and his position as Literature professor at the University of Kentucky. The Letters to Grant Cochran Knight scrapbooks contain correspondence dating from 1924 to 1949, from some of the prominent American authors of the twentieth century, including Van Wyck Brooks, Bennett Cerf, Norman Cousins, Thoedore Dreiser, Max Eastman, Hamlin Garland, Elizabeth Hardwick, Helen Keller, Christopher Morley, Olive Dargan, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, and Robert Penn Warren.    
   
     Arrangement 
 The collection is arranged by format.    
   
     Immediate Source of Acquisition 
 Gift, 1950, 1952, 1964, 1965, 1966    
   
     Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 
     Manuscripts. 
     Articles 
     Photographs 
     Scrapbooks 
     English literature.  
     Poetry. 
     College students. 
     Short stories. 
     Correspondence. 
     Keller, Helen 
     Hardwick, Elizabeth 
     Garland, Hamlin 
     Eastman, Max 
     Cousins, Norman 
     Dreiser, Theodore 
     Brooks, Van Wyck 
     Cerf, Bennett 
     University of Kentucky--Faculty 
     Morley, Christopher 
     Albright College 
     Harvard University 
     Warren, Robert Penn 
     University of Kentucky 
     Roberts, Elizabeth Madox 
     Olivet Presbyterian Church (Shelby County, Ky.). 
     Knight, Grant Cochran, 1893-1956. 
   
   Correspondence Series I. 1916-1961 Scope and Contents The correspondence series covers Cochran's writing career and his work with the University of Kentucky. Letters between Mr. Knight and potential publishers is what makes up the bulk of the correspondence. Personal letters and letters from faculty and students of the University of Kentucky can also be found. 1916-1939 1 1 1943-1949 1 2 1950-1954 1 3 1955-1957 1 4 Correspondence regarding James Lane Allen 1929-1935 1 5 Letters to Grant Cochran Knight scrapbook, Volume One: A-C 1924-1949 9 Letters to Grant Cochran Knight scrapbook, Volume One: D-K 1924-1949 10 Letters to Grant Cochran Knight scrapbook, Volume One: L-W 1924-1949 11 Olive Tilford Dargan letters to Mr. and Mrs. Grant C. Knight 1935-1961 7 7 Literature Journals Series II. 1928-1956 Scope and Contents The Literature Journals series contains literary journals that Mr. Knight collected. Many of the journals contain articles that Knight wrote. The journal include  Letters  published by the University of Kentucky,  The Saturday Review of Literature , and  and American Literature . 1928-1945 1 6 1945-1951 1 7 1951-1953 1 8 1953-1955 2 1 1955-1956 2 2 Manuscripts Series III. 1920-1954, undated Scope and Contents The Manuscripts series includes a great variety of material published by Cochran. American Literature and the Will to Power undated 2 3 American Writers Reject  Pro Patria 1920-1940 3 8 Article on Lewis Sinclar undated 3 9 Chapter I  Introduction undated 3 1 Chapter V  The Hard Boiled School: Objective Realism undated 3 2 Chapter VII  The Proletarian School: Instrumentalism undated 3 3 The Critical Period in American Literature  proofs 1951 7 3 The Deep Heart undated 2 4-5 The Strenuous Age in American Literature  proofs 1954 7 1-2 The Strenuous Age in American Literature 1954 2 6-7 Untitled typescript undated 3 4-7 Articles 1944 3 10 Poems undated 4 2 Short stories undated 4 3 Untitled short stories undated 4 4 Twist of the Root undated 4 10 The Critical Period in American Literature manuscript proof undated 7 4 The Critical Period in American Literature draft undated 7 5-6 The Critical Period in American Literature undated 7 8 Notes and other documents Series IV. 1909-1950 Scope and Contents The Notes series documents his school days and professional work. They include classes he attended, literature, vocabulary notes he kept, and notes he made on manuscript he read. Literature notes undated 3 11 Notes on the  Hungry Heart 1909 3 12 NYU Graduate School course 1950 4 1 German mother certificate with Hitler seal 1939 October 1 4 9 Photograph albums Series V. 1910-1918, undated Scope and Contents The photo albums series contains three volumes which document Grant Cochran Knight's early life.  Subjects include trips to Massachusetts and Philadelphia, and photographs of several schools he attended. Photograph album, volume I. Subseries A. 1914-1917, undated Scope and Contents This photo album subseries contains the contents of an album assembled by Grant Cochran Knight. It consists of picture from his school days and class mates he socialized and lived with. The photos were removed from Grant Cochran Knight's photo album Volume I for preservation reasons but the location of those photographs within the album has been preserved.  The location of the photograph within the scrapbook is indicated by the page number.  The descriptions were handwritten in the scrapbook presumably by Knight. Page 1, photograph 1: Freshman year my  roomy  Benjamin Griffin Hoffman. Now a  Rev.  (also a Benedict.) 1914-1915 5 1 Page 1, photograph 2: While John D. made money. - the oil pumping station near Myerstown. B.G. Hoffman, G. Knight, E. Crumbling, E. Baumeister 1914-1915 5 2 Page 1, photograph 3: A friend in any need. Harry Merwin Buck 1914-1915 5 3 Page 2, photograph 1: A site for my statue undated 5 4 Page 2, photograph 2: Spoiling the vista. Church and I undated 5 5 Page 2, photograph 3: untitled 1916 November 19 5 6 Page 3, photograph 1: Worth Hearing. Maude Adams in  The Little Minister  Lebanon 1916 October 4 5 7 Page 3, photograph 2: Worth Hearing. Minnie Maddern Fiske in  Estwhile Susan  Lebanon 1917 February 2 5 8 Page 3, photograph 3: Worth Hearing. Fritz Kreisler, Reading 1916 December 14 5 9 Page 4, photograph 1: Disciples of art. Edith Smith, Franklin Willits, Edith undated 5 10 Page 4, photograph 2: My chum. Miss Edith Littley, a senior undated 5 11 Page 4, photograph 3: Out of school. Miss Emily Rigney and Edith undated 5 12 Page 5, photograph 1: Summer Vacation. The Silver Wedding - 30 June. Roses undated 5 13 Page 5, photograph 2: Summer Vacation. The Silver Wedding - 30 June. After twenty-five years undated 5 14 Page 5, photograph 3: Summer Vacation. The Silver Wedding - 30 June. Memories undated 5 15 Photograph album, volume II. Subseries B. undated Scope and Contents The photo album II subseries was put together by Grant Cochran Knight. It contains photographs from a trip Knight took to Massachusetts, as well as photos of building at the school he attended. The photos were removed from Grant Cochran Knight's photo album Volume II. The first page of this photo album reads "Volume Two of photographic biography. Beginning with summer vacation - August, 1917. Below a photograph has been glued down and was later ripped out. Below were the photograph once was reads "I take a look at myself." Photograph 1: Grant Cochran Knight, Dorthea Alzina Knight undated 6 1 Page 2, photograph 1: The White Mountains. From this point I could view the Green Mountains, the Blue Mountains, the White Mountains undated 5 16 Page 2, photograph 2: The White Mountains. From this point I could view the Green Mountains, the Blue Mountains, the White Mountains undated 5 17 Page 2, photograph 3: The White Mountains. the Presidential Range undated 5 18 Page 2, photograph 4: The White Mountains. On the state highway undated 5 19 Page 3, photograph 1:  Sunapee  comes from the Indian  Soo-Nupi , meaning  Wild Goose Water undated 5 20 Page 3, photograph 2: I learn to canoe undated 5 21 Page 3, photo 3: A steamer leaves a trail of smoke undated 5 22 Page 3, photograph 4: Loon Island Lighthouse in background undated 5 23 Page 4, photograph 1: New York's famous skyline undated 5 24 Page 5, photograph 1: Salem Massachusetts. The House of Seven Gables undated 5 25 Page 5, photograph 2: Salem, Massachusetts. Tourists from state of Washington undated 5 26 Page 5, photograph 3: Salem, Massachusetts. They liked to tell what they knew undated 5 27 Page 5, photograph 4: Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne's view of Salem Harbor undated 5 28 Page 6, photograph 1: Cambridge, Massachusetts - Harvard University undated 5 29 Page 6, photograph 2: Cambridge, Massachusetts - Harvard University undated 5 30 Page 6, photograph 3: Cambridge, Massachusetts - Harvard University undated 5 31 Page 7, photograph 1: Longfellow's home. Used as headquarters by George Washington. From the gate undated 5 32 Page 7, photograph 2: Longfellow's home. Used as headquarters by George Washington. From the lawn undated 5 33 Page 7, photograph 3: Longfellow's home. Used as headquarters by George Washington.  Under the spreading chestnut tree-- undated 5 34 Page 8, photograph 1: Concord, Massachusetts. The parish church, where the first Continental Congress met, 1774 undated 5 35 Page 8, photograph 2: Concord, Massachusetts. Emerson's house undated 5 36 Page 8, photograph 3: Concord, Massachusetts. Here the great writer died undated 5 37 Page 9, photograph 1: The Old North Bridge. Passage over this bridge was disputed by minute men undated 5 38 Page 9, photograph 2: Where Emerson wrote  Nature  and most of his work. Within sight of the battlefield undated 5 39 Page 9, photograph 3: The Minute Man undated 5 40 Page 10, photograph 1: A typical slate gravestone. At Concord.  I lost my life in the ranging Sea's; A sovereign God does as he please. The Kittery friends they did appear, And my remains they buried here.  Inscription on tombstone of  Margaret Hills, consort of Oliver Hills, died October 31st 1803 Aet. 28.  Kittery Cemetery, Maine undated 5 41 Page 11, photograph 1: Back again at Boston. Bunker Hill Monument undated 5 42 Page 11, photograph 2: Back again at Boston. The Prescott Monument undated 5 43 Page 12, photograph 1: Leaving Boston Harbor on the  Belfast.  5 P.M. undated 5 44 Page 12, photograph 2: Leaving Boston Harbor on the  Belfast.  En route for the Cod Canal undated 5 45 Page 12, photograph 3: Leaving Boston Harbor on the  Belfast.  The skyline at New York 8:30 A.M. undated 5 46 Page 13, photograph 1: I teach in Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg undated 5 47 Page 14, photograph 1: The entrance undated 5 48 Page 14, photograph 2: McKnight Hall undated 5 49 Page 14, photograph 2: A glimpse of the chapel undated 5 50 Page 15, photograph 1: Chemical Lab undated 5 51 Page 15, photograph 1: Pennsylvania Hall undated 5 52 Page 15, photograph 3: The gym undated 5 53 Page 15, photograph 4: Gadfelter Hall undated 5 54 Page 16, photograph 1: A few of the  houses.  Sigma Chi undated 5 55 Page 16, photograph 2: A few of the  houses.  Sigma Chi undated 5 56 Page 16, photograph 3: A few of the  houses.  A.T.O. undated 5 57 Photograph album, volume III. Subseries C. 1910-1918, undated Scope and Contents This photo album series was put together by Grant Cochran Knight. It consists of picture from his school days, class mates he socialized and lived with, and a trip he took to Philadelphia. The items were removed from Grant Cochran Knight's scrapbook Volume III. Page 2: photograph 1: My freshman year at Albright. John Francis Dunlap, A.M., D.D., President of Albright in my freshman year 1914-1915 6 2 Page 2, photograph 2: My freshman year at Albright.  Haps  Benfer - star athlete who welcomed me to school 1914-1915 5 58 Page 3, photograph 1: Beginning the 22 September I played tennis at every opportunity. Herman Flick, of Craley, is here shown behind me undated 5 59 Page 4, photograph 1:  The Skylight Freshman Sextette . Probably the beginning of the Albright Band. All six roomed on the 4th floor and this photo was taken on the roof. Back row left to right: Hussler, Knight, Burg. Front row left to right: B. Hoffman, Church, Kilpatrick undated 5 60 Page 4, photograph 2: A scene in Lebanon quite familiar to Ben and me 1914 6 3 Page 5: My first chemistry experiment undated 4 8 Scope and Contents This material was removed from Scrapbook Volume III, pages 5-6. Page 6, photograph 1: On the tennis court - 28 September Left to right: Knight, B. Hoffman, Flick, Hassler, Baumerster, Kast undated 5 61 Page 7, photograph 1: A trip to the Zor at Philadelphia 3 October. Six freshman and one prep in the party. Where we didn't arrive, although I have been in this undated 6 4 Page 7, photograph 2: We easily recognized the University of Pennsylvania campus and buildings 1910 6 5 Page 8, photograph 1: This we observed from the trolley 1910 6 6 Page 8, photograph 2: Where we went after dinner at the  Baltimore Dairy Lunch  and a hurried inspection of the Museum of Fine Arts. Here our crowd separated and 'Bishop' Heishley and I crossed the Delaware into Cambridge 1913 6 7 Page 9, photograph 1: It was my first visit to Independence Hall and I was keenly interested in everything 1913 6 8 Page 9, photograph 2: We stood with bared heads before this venerable relic undated 6 9 Page 10, photograph 1: Heishley and I were lost in the maze of this wonderful building. We were especially attracted to the book department. Arrived home and suffered by contrasts undated 6 10 Page 10, item 2: A flavored antiseptic toothpick, from Donough and Snavely, Lebanon undated 5 62 Page 11, item 1: On the night of 6 October was fought the Battle of Newmanstown undated 5 63 Page 11, photograph 2: Here is where we attended Sunday school and church undated 6 11 Page 12, photograph 1: A day in Reading. Here we spent part of the morning. this is a Carnegie Library and a very fine Library 1912 6 12 Page 14, item 1: Col. Roosevelt held this paper in his hand while making his famous Reading speech undated 5 64 Page 16, photograph 1: We walked across this viaduct and later attended performance of  The Shepherd of the Hills  presented at the Academy of Music undated 6 13 Page 16, photograph 2: untitled undated 6 14 Page 17, photograph 1: We voted Reading a nice busy place. Saw movies at the 'Empire' and returned home on 9:14
 undated 6 15 Page 17, item 2: The key to the situation - used by me during freshman year undated 5 65 Page 18: Banquet program 1918 4 9 Page 19, photograph 1: The winning combination - B.G. Hoffman and I in our apartments, room No. 70. We are sitting on his bed undated 5 66 Page 19, photograph 2: Roy Dick and Lester ('Bishop') Heishley undated 6 16 Page 20: School play advertisment. Ben Aucker, Crumbling and I walk to Lebanon. 14 November undated 4 7 Scrapbook Series VI. 1908-1955 Scope and Contents This scrapbook was put together by Grant Cochran Knight and contains newspaper clippings, programs, and letters about his professional career. The photos from Scrapbook Volume IV were removed and stored with the rest of the photographs from this collection. Mr. Levi Knight family 1908 December 12 4 8 Scope and Contents Mr. and Mrs. Levi Knight and son Grant, 12 December 1908. On verso of original there is a note by Grant Cochran Knight: "My father, L.R. Knight, is about 51 in this photograph; my mother is about 36; I am 15. I rather like this boy." Grant C. Knight On the edge of the Pacific 1947 August 6 17 Scrapbook 1925-1955 8