Robert Penn Warren papers

Abstract

The Robert Penn Warren papers (dated 1916-1971; 28 cubic feet; 57 boxes) primarily consists of prepublication drafts for many of Warren's works, documenting his career as an author, poet, and playwright.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert Penn Warren papers
Date
1916-1971 (inclusive)
Extent
28 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Poets laureate -- United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
78m1: [identification of item], Robert Penn Warren papers, 1916-1971, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) was born in Guthrie, Kentucky in 1905. He was educated in public schools, graduated from Vanderbilt University and was a Rhodes Scholar. He was a professor of English and playwriting at several American universities. A writer of novels, plays and poetry, Warren received numerous awards during his career, including Pulitzer prizes for both fiction and poetry as well as serving as the Poet Laureat of the United States.
Scope and Content
The Robert Penn Warren papers (dated 1916-1971; 28 cubic feet; 57 boxes) primarily consists of prepublication drafts for many of Warren's works, documenting his career as an author, poet, and playwright. Included are manuscripts, rough drafts, notes, holographic copies, worksheets, typescripts with corrections, proofreaders' copies, galley proofs, cancelled material and printed copies. Works include fiction, nonfiction plays, poems, articles, essays, book reviews, speeches, lectures, tributes, textbooks and transcriptions of interviews. Miscellaneous items such as postcards, letters, articles, clippings and pamphlets are also contained in the Warren papers, as are his Oxford thesis, National Book Award acceptance speeches, material dealing with the National Institute of American Arts and Letters, and other materials.
Among Warren's fiction represented in this collection are ALL THE KING'S MEN;BAND OF ANGELS ; THE CAVE; FLOOD: A ROMANCE OF OUR TIME; and WILDERNESS. Poetry inclues works such asPROMISES: POEMS 1954-1956; YOU, EMPEROR, AND OTHERS: POEMS 1957-1960; and TALE OF TIME: NEW POEMS 1960--1966.
Organized by genre: manuscripts of fiction, short fiction, plays, poems, nonfiction, articles and essays, book reviews, speeches, lectures and tributes, textbooks, interviews and tapes, miscellaneous material, and manuscripts of deposit items.
There is also an unpublished manuscript entitled GOD'S OWN TIME, a novel set in Kentucky in 1910-1914. Warren wrote this novel between 1930 and 1932.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Fiction, 1930-1934, 1956, 1959, 1963, undated

All the King's Men. Introduction to the Time edition. Ms., holograph (original); typescript with holographic corrections., 1963

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Band of Angels. Background outline to novel. Incomplete. Ms., typescript with holographic corrections., undated

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Band of Angels. Warner Brothers movie script, 1956 December 26

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"Miscegenation as Symbol: Band of Angels". Leonard Casper. Audience VI, 1959 Autumn

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The Cave. First draft. Ms., typescript with corrections (carbon), chapters II and III wanting., undated

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The Cave. Rejected material in Version C. Ms., typescript (carbon). Notes by David Clay for the revision., undated

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The Cave. Revision of Version C. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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The Cave. Cancelled material to revision to Version C. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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The Cave. Notes on resuming novel. Ms., holograph (carbon?)., 1959 January 4

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The Cave. Excerpts published in Esquire, and Partisan Review. Granville Hicks, Review, Saturday Review., 1959 Summer, August 22, September

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The Cave. Galley proofs., undated

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Escape. Chapters I-IV, first drafts. Ms., holograph (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. First draft of Chapters I-III. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters I-II. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. First draft of Chapters IV-VI. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters IV-VI. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. First draft of Chapters VII-X. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters VII-X. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. First draft of Chapters XI- Ms., typescript(carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters XI-XIII. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. First draft of Chapters XIV-XVI. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters XIV-XVI. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. First draft of Chapters XVIII-XXI. Ms., typescript (carbon). note: Chapter XVII wanting., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters XVII-XXI. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A first draft of Chapters XXII-XXV. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters XXII-XXV. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. First draft of Chapters XXVI-XXVIII. Ms., typescript (carbon). Also Holographic Version of Chapter XXVIII. note: Chapter XXVII wanting., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters XXVI-XVIII. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time.. First draft of Chapters XXIX-XXXI. Ms., typescript (carbon). Holographic additions to Chapters XXVIX and XXXI., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. A second draft of Chapters XXIX-XXXII. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Flood: A Romance of our Time. Essay by Robert Penn Warren for Wings: The Literary Guild Review. Ms., holograph (original); revised typescript (carbon). Also a copy of the published article., 1964 May

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Flood: A Romance of our Time.. Excerpt printed in the Saturday Evening Post. Ms., holograph (original); revised typescript (carbon). Also a copy of the published excerpt., 1964 April 4

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Flood: A Romance of our Time.. Galley proofs., undated

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Gods Own Time. First revised draft of an unpublished manuscript, Robert Penn Warren's first. Ms., typescript (carbon). According to James A. Perkins, Professor of English, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, the manuscript identified as God's Own Time (Folder 34) is similar to a version in the Beinecke Library, Yale, which is entitled The Apple Tree. The untitled manuscript in Folder 37 is a draft of God's Own TimeMarch, 1990., 1930-1932

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Night Rider. Background material on novel., undated

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So Clear, 0 Victory. Originally entitled Can Me Early an unfinished novel. Ms., chapter one holograph, pp. 2-8 missing (carbon); typescript (carbon)., 1966

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Untitled manuscript. First revised draft of second novel written by Robert Penn Warren, in Tennessee. Ms., typescript (some carbons)., 1933-1934

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Wilderness. Notes on the novel. Ms., holograph (original), undated

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Wilderness. Summary of the projected novel. Ms., typescript (original and revised carbon)., undated

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Wilderness. First draft of Chapters I-V. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Wilderness. Second draft without corrections of Chapters I-V. Ms., typescript (original)., undated

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Wilderness. Same draft with corrections. Ms., typescript (carbon)Proofreader's copy., undated

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Wilderness. First draft of Chapters VI-VIII. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Wilderness. Second draft without corrections of Chapters VI-VIII. Ms., typescript (original)., undated

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Wilderness. Same draft with corrections. Ms., typescript (carbon). Proofreader's copy., undated

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Wilderness. First draft of Chapters IX-X Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Wilderness. Second draft without corrections of Chapters IX-X. Ms., typescript (original)., undated

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Wilderness. Same draft with corrections. Ms.,- typescript (carbon). Proofreader's copy., undated

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Wilderness. First draft of Chapters XI-XII. Ms., holographic copy., undated

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Wilderness. Second draft without corrections of Chapters XI-XV. Ms., typescript (original)., undated

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Wilderness. Same draft with corrections. Ms., typescript (carbon). Proofreader's copy., undated

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Wilderness. Essay by Robert Penn Warren for Wings: The Literary Guild Review. Ms., typescript with corrections (original). Also copy of the published article., 1961 December

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Short Fiction, 1943, 1960, undated

"Blackberry Winter: A Recollection", Several versions. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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"On the Patented Gate and the Mean Hamburger", First and revised drafts. Ms., holograph (original) of first draft; typescript (carbon) of revision., undated

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Waldo, The Good Wolf, a childrens story. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1960 July

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"Statement of Ashby Wyndham", Sewanee Review., 1943 April-June

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Plays, 1957, undated

The Wedding Ring. Offset printed copy of play., undated

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Willie Stark: His Rise and Fall. The play version of All the King's Men. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1957

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Poems, 1916, 1918-1919, 1944, 1949-1966

"News Photo of Man Coming Down Court House Steps After..." Or Else, Poems 1968-74. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon). Folders 61-73 from Tale of Time: New Poems 1960-1966, undated

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"Blow, West Wind", Part III of "Notes on a Life to Be Lived" Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Little Boy and Lost Shoe", Part V of "Notes on a Life to beLived". Ms., holograph (original)., undated

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"Dragon-Tree", Part VII of "Notes on a Life to be Lived". Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Chain Saw at Dawn in Vermont in Time of Drouth", Part IX of "Notes on a Life to be Lived". Ms., holograph (carbon) ; typescript (carbon), undated

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"Vision Under the October Mountain: A Love Poem", Part VIII of "Notes on a Life to be Lived". Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Ways of Day", Part X of "Notes on a Life to be Lived". Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Tale of Time", complete in six parts. Former titles:"By Way of Solution" and "Toward Solution". Ms., holographs (carbon); typescripts (carbon)., Dates on various parts.

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"Homage to Emerson, On Night Flight to New York", complete in seven parts. Ms., one set holograph (carbon); one set typescript (carbon); one incomplete set typescript (carbon)., 1965 December 28

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"Shoes in Rain Jungle"; or: "Some People Can't Tell History From what They Think is Wild Honey". Ms., holograph (original); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Fall Comes in Back-Country Vermont", originally entitled "Life and Death in Back-Country Vermont", complete in four parts. Ms., one set holograph (carbon); one set holograph (original); one set typescript (carbon)., 1965 August 15-21

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"The Day Dr. Knox Did It", complete in five parts. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., 1965 December 8-20

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"Holy Writ", complete in two parts. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., Begun 1960, Finished 1965

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"Delight", complete in seven parts. Ms., Part I "Into Broad Daylight", holograph (carbon), typescript (carbon). Part II "Love: Two Vignettes", holograph (carbon) typescript (carbon). Part III "Something is going to Happen", holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon), photostatic copy with corrections. Part IV "Dream of a Dream", holograph (original); typescript (carbon). Part V "Two Poems About Suddenly and a Rose", holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon). Part VI "Not to be Trusted", originally "Delight IV", holograph (carbon), typescript (carbon). Part VII "Finisterre", originally entitled "Brittany Sunset", holograph (original)., 1960 October 24-25, 1965, undated

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Garland for You", complete in eight parts. Ms., holographs (carbon); typescripts (carbon) 1. "Clearly About You". 2. "Lullaby: Exercise in Human Charity and Self Knowledge". 3. "Man in the Street". 4. "Switzerland". 5. "A Real question Calling for Solution". 6. "The Letter About Money, Love, or Other Comfort, If Any". 7. "Arrogant Law". 8. "The Self that Stares"., undated

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Two Pieces After Suetonius", complete in two parts. Ms., holographs (original); typescripts (original). Complete in two parts. "In Praise of Domitan" (published as "Apology for Domitan") and "Tiberius on Capri"., undated

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Mortmain", published in five parts, part one wanting. Ms., parts II-V holographs (carbon), part V typescript(carbon). Note to accompany the poem in an anthology edited by P. Engle and J. Langland. Ms., holograph (original); typescript (carbon). 1. "After Night Flight Son Reaches Bedside..." 2. "A Dead Language: circa 1885." 3. "Fox-fire: 1956" 4. "In the Turpitude of Time N.D." 5. "A Vision: circa 1880", 1961 December 28

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Penthelesea and Achilles: Fatal Interview"Published as "Fatal Interview: Penthesilea and Achilles" Ms., holograph (carbon), typescript (carbon)., undated

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Some Quiet, Plain Poems", complete in six parts. Ms., holographs (carbon); typescripts (carbon) 1. "Ornithology in a World of Flux". 2. "Holly and Hickory". 3. "The Well House". 4. "In Moonlight: Somewhere They are Singing". 5. "In Italian They Call the Creature Avetta". Published as In Italian "They Call the Bird Avetta". 6. "Debate, Question, Quarry, Dream"., undated

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Ballad: Between the Boxcars", complete in three parts. Ms., part one holograph (original and carbon), parts two and three (carbon), parts one through three typescripts (carbon) 1. "I Can't Even Remember the Name". 2. "He was Formidable". 3. "He Has Fled"., 1958 October 6-7

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Two Studies in Idealism: Short Survey of American, and Human, History", complete in two Parts. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon). 1. "Bear Track Plantation: Shortly after Shiloh". 2. "Harvard 161: Battle Fatigue"., 1958 October

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Nocturne: Traveling Salesman in Hotel Bedroom". Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., Begun 1949 August, Finished 1959 March 1-2

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "So You Agree With What I Say? Well, What Did I Say?". Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., 1959 July 17-25

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Prognosis: A Short Story, The End of Which You Will Know Soon Enough", complete in three parts. Ms., holographs (original); typescripts with carbon copy. 1. "And Oh". 2. "What the Sand Said". 3. "What the Joree Said, the Joree Being Only a Bird"., undated

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Autumnal Equinox on Mediterranean Beach", Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., 1958 September 11-15

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Nursery Rhymes", complete in four parts. Ms., holographs (carbon); typescripts (carbon). 1. "Knockety-Knocket-Knock". 2. "News of Unexpected Demise of Little Boy Blue". 3. "Mother Makes the Biscuits". 4. "The Bramble Bush"., 1958 March 16-September 27

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960 Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences. "Short Thoughts for Long Nights", complete in nine parts with an additional two parts unpublished. Ms., holographs (carbon), typescripts (carbon). 1. "To Nightmare of Mouse"; typescript only. 2. "Nightmare of Man", typescript only. 3. "Colloguy with Cockroach"; typescript only. 4. "Little Boy on Voyage"; typescript only. 5. "Obsession". 6. "Joy" 7. "Cricket, on Kitchen Floor, Enters History". 8. "Little Boy and General Principle". 9. "Grasshopper Tries to Break Solipsism". Apparently not published as part of this poem. 10. "Theology". Apparently not published as part of this poem. 11. "Ornithology in a World of Flux"., 1958 June 8, undated

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You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960. Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences.You, Emperors, and Others. Master copy. Ms., typescript heavily revised (mixed)., undated

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from You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960. Titles used are the finally published versions and sequences.You, Emperors, and Others. Galley proofs., undated

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Promises, Poems 1954-1956. Early manuscript as used by Denis Devlin. Ms., typescript with marginal notes by Devlin (carbon). 1. "What was the Promise that Smiled from the Maples at Evening?" 2. "Court-martial". 3. "Gold Glade". 4. "Dark Woods". 1. "Tonight the Woods are Darkened". 2. "The Dogwood". 3. "The Hazel Leaf". 5. "Country Burying". 6. "School Lesson Based on Word of Tragic Death of Entire Gillum Family". 7. "Summer Storm, and God's Grace". 8. "Founding Fathers, Nineteenth-Century Style, Southeast U.S.A." 9. "Foreign Shore, Old Women, Slaughter of Octopus". 10. "Dark Night of". 11. "Infant Boy at Midcentury". 1. "When the Century Dragged". 2. "Modification of Landscape". 3. "Brightness of Distance". 12. "Lullaby: Smile in Sleep". 13. "Man in Moonlight". 1. "Moonlight Observed" from "Ruined Fortress". 2. "Walk by Moonlight in Small Town". 3. "Lullaby: Moonlight Lingers". 14. "Mad young Aristocrat on Beach". 15. "Dragon Country: To Jacob Boehme". 16. "Ballad of a Sweet…

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Promises, Poems 1954-1956. Duplicate copies of several parts. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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"The Ballad of Billie Potts", Partisan Review. "To A Little Girl: Five Poems", Partisan Review., 1944 Winter, 1955 Spring

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"Three Poems", and a short story "The Unvexed Isles", Perspectives., 1955 Autumn

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"Three Poems", Saturday Review. Includes: "Dream of a Dream the Small Boy Had". "Two Poems about Suddenly and a Rose". "Love: Two Vignettes"., 1966 August 15

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"Nocturne: Traveling Salesman in Hotel Bedroom". The American Scholar., 1959 Summer

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Non-Fiction, 1929, 1958, 1961, 1965-1966, undated

Remember the Alamo! Random House. Ms., typescript with corrections (mixed)., 1958

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From Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Robert Penn Warren. Prentice-Hall. Worksheets and notes. Ms., holograph (original), 1966

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From Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Robert Penn Warren. Prentice-Hall. "The South and the Negro". Originally a speech given at the University of Mississippi, at Southern Literary Festival. See page 101 of Robert Penn Warren: A bibliography by Mary Nance Huff., 1965 April 23, 1966

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John Brown: The Making of a Martyr. Payson and Clarke. Ms., holograph (original) Note: Sketchings used for John Brown. R.P.W. Ms., holograph (original)., 1929

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From Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Robert Penn Warren. Prentice-Hall. "The South and The Negro". Ms., typescript pages 1-11 (original)., 1966

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From Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Robert Penn Warren. Prentice-Hall. "The South and The Negro". Ms., typescript pages 1-25 (carbon)., 1966

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From Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Robert Penn Warren. Prentice-Hall. "The South and the Negro". Ms., revised typescript (mixed)., 1966

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From Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Robert Penn Warren. Prentice-Hall. "Faulkner: Past and Future". Ms., holograph (carbon)., 1966

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From Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Robert Penn Warren. Prentice-Hall. "Faulkner: Past and Future". Ms. typescript (carbon)., 1966

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Legacy of the Civil War: Meditations on the Centennial. Random House. Notes and worksheets. Ms., holograph (original); typescript (carbon)., 1961

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The Civil War and the American Imagination, published as Legacy of the Civil War. Ms., holograph (original) typescript (carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Random House. Preface. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., 1965

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter I, first draft. Ms., holograph (Carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter I, proofreader's copy. Ms., typescript with revisions mostly carbon., undated

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Whose Speaks for the Negro? Chapter II, first draft and inserts. Ms., typescript with revisions (mixed)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter II, proofreader's copy. Ms., typescript with revisions (mostly carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter III, first draft. Ms., typescript with revision (carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter III, proofreader's copy, pages 1-68z. Ms., typescript with revision (mostly carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter III, proofreader's copy, pages 68AA-166. Ms., typescript with revisions (mostly carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter IV, proofreader's copy, pages 1-74. Ms., typescript with revision (mostly carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter IV, proofreader's copy, pages 75A-135. Ms., with revision (mostly carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter V, proofreader's copy. Ms., typescript with revisions (mostly carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter VI. Ms., typescript with revision (mostly carbon)., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Chapter VI, proofreader's copy. Ms., typescript (carbon) with revision., undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro?Inserts to different chapters and tearsheets from The Congressional Record on related Civil Rights issues. Inserts-Ms., typescript (carbon), undated

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Who Speaks for the Negro? Galley proofs, three sets., undated

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Articles and Essays, 1927, 1931-1932, 1947, 1958, 1960-1963, undated

"An American Tragedy", published in Yale Review and later as the Introduction to An American Tragedy, World Publishers. Ms., typescript, with revisions (photocopy)., 1962

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"Luigi Berti A Recollection", first draft. Ms., holograph (original) ; typescript (carbon)., undated

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On Browning's, "My Last Duchess", worksheets and final draft. Ms., typescript (mixed)., undated

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"James Fenimore Cooper", first draft. Lacks introduction. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Denis Devlin: A Recollection". Ms., holograph (original) ; typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Preface" to Selected Poems of Denis Devlin, Holt, first draft. Ms., holograph (original)., 1963

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Memorandum on an award given in Denis Devlin's name. Ms., typescript; (carbon)., undated

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Edmund Wilson's "Patriotic Gore", notes and worksheets, corrected drafts, Ms., holograph (original); typescript with revision (original and carbon). Published as "Edmund Wilson's Civil War", Commentary, 151-158., 1962 August

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"Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Life is From Within", Saturday Review. 1. notes and worksheets, Ms., holograph (original), 2. first draft, Ms., holograph (original) 3. revised draft, Ms., typescript (carbon) 4. publisher's ms, Ms., typescript (original) 5. galley proofs 6. copy of published article, 1963 March 2

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"Episode in Dime Store". Ms., holograph (original); typescript (carbon)., 1960 April 1

  • Box 16, folder 129
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"Garrick and the Plays of Shakespeare". Class paper written while an Yale graduate student. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1927

  • Box 16, folder 130
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"On Hawthorne", various parts to a long study on Hawthorne and his works. See also deposit item Box 63, Folders 426-427. Ms., typescripts heavily revised (carbon and photocopy)., undated

  • Box 16, folder 131
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"How Texas Won Her Freedom", Holiday. Later published as a monograph. Ms., worksheets and notes holographs (original); typescripts (carbon), galley proofs, copy of printed article., 1958 March

  • Box 16, folder 132
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"On Longfellow", first draft and revised typescript. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (mixed)., undated

  • Box 17, folder 133
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"On James Russell Lowell", first draft. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

  • Box 17, folder 134
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"Malcolm X", worksheets and revised draft. Published as "Malcolm X: Mission and Meaning", Yale Review, 161-171. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon) (mixed)., 1967 Winter

  • Box 17, folder 135
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"Melville's Poems", Published as titled in Southern Review, 799-855. Ms., first draft holograph (carbon); revised typescript (carbon) ; final typescript (carbon), 1967 Autumn

  • Box 17, folder 136
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"On Modern Poetry", untitled. Ms., holograph (original) ; typescript (carbon), undated

  • Box 17, folder 137
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Notes on Fletcher, Davidson and Ransom, Published as "A Note on Three Southern Poets". Poetry 103-113. Ms., heavily revised typescript (carbon), 1932 May

  • Box 17, folder 138
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"A Poem of Pure Imagination: An Experiment in Reading", Selected Essays. Ms., typescript (carbon). Incomplete, Footnote 12 only., undated

  • Box 17, folder 139
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"Preface", from Selected Essays, first draft with John E. Palmer's notes and corrections. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Reading Modern Poetry" first draft, for Life. Ms., holograph (original); typescript (carbon)., undated

  • Box 17, folder 141
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"Regionalism Revisited", first draft. Ms., typescript with typed and Ms. revisions (carbon)., undated

  • Box 17, folder 142
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"The Alamo", Holiday. Later expanded into book format for Random House. See also Box 13, item number 95. Ms., first draft, typescript (carbon) revised draft typescript (carbon), galley proofs., 1958 February

  • Box 17, folder 143
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Two essays on Paul Rosenfeld. (a) "Paul Rosenfeld", Jewish Journal, copy of the printed article. (b) First draft of an essay written for a memorial volume on the writer. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1931 September 9

  • Box 17, folder 144
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"One T.S. Stribling's Teeftallow". Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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"William Styron", Book of the Month Club. Ms., holograph (original); typescript (carbon)., 1967

  • Box 18, folder 146
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"The Themes of Robert Frost", Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review. Copy of printed article., 1947 December 6

  • Box 18, folder 147
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"Two Tramps in Mud Time". First draft. Ms., worksheets (original) ; typescript (carbon), undated

  • Box 18, folder 148
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"On J. Webster's White Devil", introductory notes for a Harvard production. Ms., revised typescript (carbon)., 1961

  • Box 18, folder 149
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"On Whittier", published as an introduction to J.G. Whittier's Poetry, edited by Robert Penn Warren. Ms., worksheets and notes holograph (original); first draft holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

  • Box 18, folder 150
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"On William Carlos Williams". Obituary note on Williams Box 20, item 187. Ms., notes and inserts holograph (original) (carbon)., 1963 May 22

  • Box 18, folder 151
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"Why do We Read Fiction", American Journal. Copy of the printed article., 1963 June

  • Box 18, folder 152
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"The World of Daniel Boone", Holiday. Ms., random notes on the essay holograph (original galley proofs)., 1963 December

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"The World of Daniel Boone", Holiday. Copy of the printed article., 1963 December

  • Box 18, folder 154
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Book Reviews, 1928-1934, 1957, 1964, 1966, undated

Beale, Howard K. "The Critical Year", Virginia Quarterly Review, VII , 282-287. Milton, George F. "The Age of Hate", Virginia Quarterly Review, 287-288. Ms. typescript with revisions., 1931 April

  • Box 19, folder 155
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Blunden, Edmund. "Halfway House", Poetry, XLIII, 287-290. Ms., typescript with revisions., 1934 February

  • Box 19, folder 156
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Coffin, R.P.T. "Ballads of Square-toed Americans", Poetry, XLIV, 334-336. Coffin, R.P.T. "The Yoke of Thunder", Poetry, XLIV 336-337. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1934 September

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Farmer, James. "Freedom When?", New York Review of Books, VII, 22-25. Ms., typescript with carbons., 1966 August 18

  • Box 19, folder 158
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"Five Books on the Race Crisis" The New York Review of Books, III, 7-9. Silberman, Charles E. "Crisis in Black and White". Hentoff, Nat. "The New Equality". Lubell, Samuel. "White and Black: Test of a Nation". King, Martin Luther. "Why We Can't Wait?". Young, Whitney. "To Be Equal". Ms., typescript (carbon, first draft); second carbon is incomplete; several odd pages (carbon); also two copies of printed articles., 1964 October 8

  • Box 19, folder 159
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Study in Solitude" Reviews of works on Hawthorne, Frost and Anderson. Gorman, Herbert. "Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Study in Solitude", New Republic LIV, 399-400. Munson, Gorham B. "Robert Frost: A Study in Sensibility and Common Sense", New Republic, LIV , 400. Chase, Cleveland B. LIV, 400. Fagin, N. Bryllion. "The Phenomenon of Sherwood Anderson: A Study in American Life and Letters", New Republic, LIV, 401. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1928 May 16

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Graves, Robert. "Wife to Mr. Milton"typescript (carbon?) with revisions., undated

  • Box 19, folder 161
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Handlin, Oscar. "Fire-Bell in the Night", New York Review of Books, III, 8, 10. Stringfellow."My People is the Enemy", New York Review of Books, III, 8, 1. Two copies of printed article., 1964 October 22

  • Box 19, folder 162
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Jones, Madison. "The Innocent", Sewanee Review, LXV, 347-352. Ms., typescript with revisions; also original article in Warren's handwriting., 1957 Spring

  • Box 19, folder 163
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Moore, Merrill. "The Noise That Time Makes", New-Republic, LXI, 280. Ms., typescript with revisions. Title: "According to Principles"., 1930 January 29

  • Folder 164
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Peeples, Edwin. "Swing Low" Ms., holograph (original), undated

  • Box 19, folder 165
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Porter, Katherine Anne. "The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter", Yale Review, LV, 280-290. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon) with revisions., 1966 Winter

  • Box 19, folder 166
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Rice, Cale Young. "High Perils", Poetry, XLII, 342-345. Ms., typescript (carbon) with revisions., 1933 September

  • Box 19, folder 167
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Sansom, William. "Firemen Flower and Other Stories". Ms., typescript with revisions., undated

  • Box 19, folder 168
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Tolbert, Frank. "The Day of San Jacinto". Ms., typescript; first draft and revised copy (carbon)., undated

  • Box 19, folder 169
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Williams, Joan. "Old Powder Man". Ms., holograph (original); typescript (original and carbons) with revisions., undated

  • Box 19, folder 170
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Winston, Robert W. "High Stakes and Hair Trigger: The Life of Jefferson Davis", New Republic, LCVI, 158-159. Cutting, Elizabeth. "Jefferson Davis: Political Soldier", New Republic, LXVI, 158-159 Ms., typescript with revisions., 1931 March 25

  • Box 19, folder 171
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Wolfe, Humbert. "Requiem"; "Kensington Gardens"; "News of the Devil"; and "Lampoons: Collections of Poetry." Ms., typescript., undated

  • Box 19, folder 172
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"Notes on W.H. Auden, F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Crowe Ransom". Ms., typescript with revisions., undated

  • Box 19, folder 173
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Speeches, Lectures, and Tributes, 1938, 1942, 1958, 1961-1966, undated

"On T.S. Eliot", obituary piece written for Channel 13 in New York City. Ms., typescript (carbon) with revisions., undated

  • Box 20, folder 174
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"On T.S. Eliot", an introductory speech to a lecture given by Eliot at the Poetry Center of the YMHA in New York City. Ms., holograph (original); typescript (carbon)., 1961 November 23

  • Box 20, folder 175
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"On Robert Frost", an introductory speech for Frost at the White House Birthday Party, hosted by the President and Mrs. Kennedy. Ms., holograDh (original), typescript (carbon) with revisions., 1963

  • Box 20, folder 176
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A series of lectures written for a Radio Program broadcasted from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1943

  • Box 20, folder 177
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"A Lesson Read in American Books", Rough and final drafts. Ms., typescripts (carbon) with revisions., undated

  • Box 20, folder 178
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"Lecture on Metaphor". Ms., holograph (original); typescript., 1963 February 14-15

  • Box 20, folder 178a
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"On Moravia", an introductory speech for Moravia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ms., holograph (original); typescript., 1964 April

  • Box 20, folder 179
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Warren's acceptance speech for the National Book Award for Poetry. Ms., holograph (original)., 1958

  • Box 20, folder 180
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"Poetry and Patriotism" read at the Louisiana Poetry Society. Ms., typescript (carbon). Part of first and last page missing., 1942 Spring

  • Box 20, folder 181
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"Pure Poetry and the Structure of Poems", read at Princeton University at the Measures Lectures. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1942 Spring

  • Box 20, folder 182
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A lecture read at the Response Symposium of World Affairs, Princeton University. Ms., holograph (original); also a copy of the program., 1963 April

  • Box 20, folder 183
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"Tradition in Literature", speech read at the Modern Language Association Convention. Ms., typescript (carbon) with revisions., 1938 Spring

  • Box 20, folder 184
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"Trends in Fiction", speech read at the 50th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1966 May 10

  • Box 20, folder 185
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"On Dixon Wecter", an address later published in the Saturday Review of Literature. Ms., typescript (carbon) with revisions., undated

  • Box 20, folder 186
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"William Carlos Williams", Obituary read at the Meeting of the American Academy. Published in its Proceedings. Ms., typescript (carbon) with revisions., 1963 December 6

  • Box 20, folder 187
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Textbooks, 1941-1950, 1952, 1954-1960, 1963-1964, undated

An Approach to Literature, by Cleanth Brooks, John Thibaut Purser and Robert Penn Warren. 3rd edition. New York, Appleton Century Crofts., 1952

  • Box 21, folder Folders 189-191
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Correspondence, 1944 July 13-1951 November 20

  • Box 21, folder 188
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Correspondence, Permission file., 1950 January 12-1951 October 4

  • Box 21, folder 189
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Galley proofs, Incomplete., undated

  • Box 21, folder 190
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Galley. Page proofs, Incomplete, missing pp. 806-820., undated

  • Box 22, folder 191
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An Approach to Literature, by Cleanth Brooks, John Thibaut Purser and Robert Penn Warren. 4th edition. New York, Appleton - Century Crofts., 1964

  • Box 23, folder Folders 192-215
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Setting copy manuscript. Acknowledgments, preface and contents. Includes first draft of preface (original holograph) and typescripts (original and carbon)., undated

  • Box 23, folder 192
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1-105. "General Introduction" John Steinbeck's "Flight.", undated

  • Box 23, folder 193
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 106-202. James Joyce's "Clay" - J.F. Powers's "The Valiant Women"., undated

  • Box 23, folder 194
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 203-317. Eudora Welty's"Keela, the Outcast Indian Maiden" - Katherine Anne Porter's "Noon Wine"., undated

  • Box 23, folder 195
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 318-401. F. Scott Fitzgerald's"The Rich Boy." - Joseph Conrad's "The Lagoon"., undated

  • Box 23, folder 196
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 402-513. Andrew Nelson Lytle's"Jerico, Jerico, Jerico" - Thomas Mann's "Disorder and Early Sorrow". Peter Taylor's "What You Hear From 'Em?" not used., undated

  • Box 23, folder 197
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 601-700. Andrew Marvell's "The Mower to the Glow-Worms" - Robert Browning's "A Serenade at the Villa"., undated

  • Box 23, folder 199
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 701-804. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla-Khan: Or, a Vision in a Dream" John Keats's "To Autumn"., undated

  • Box 23, folder 200
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 805-900. Robert Frost's "The Wood-Pile" - B.F. Skinner's "Freedom and the Control of Man.", undated

  • Box 23, folder 201
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 901-1001. Joseph Wood Krutch's "On Walden Two" - Jacques Barzun's "In Favor of Capital Punishment.", undated

  • Box 23, folder 202
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1002-1100. Mary McCarthy's "Artists in Uniforms" - Robert Penn Warren's "Why Do We Read Fiction?", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1101-1194. "Biography"Introduction to Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler., undated

  • Box 23, folder 204
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1195-1289. Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1290-1378. Sophocles's Oedipus Rex., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1379-1485. Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1485a-1610. Shaw's Saint Joan., undated

  • Box 23, folder 208
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 514-600. Peter Taylor's "A Wife of Nashville" - Robert Herrick's "The Night-Piece to Julia."Taylor's article is an insert., undated

  • Box 23, folder 198
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1611-1737. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral - Maugham's The Circle., undated

  • Box 24, folder 209
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1738-1833. Wilder's The Skin of our Teeth., undated

  • Box 24, folder 210
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Setting copy manuscript, "Glossary.", undated

  • Box 24, folder 211
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Correspondence., 1963 March 1-1964 March 2

  • Box 24, folder 212
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Galley proofs. Reader's set, pp. 1-544, undated

  • Box 25, folder 213
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Galley proofs. Reader's set, pp. 545-792., undated

  • Box 26, folder 214
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Galley proofs. Page proofs. Reader's set., undated

  • Box 27, folder 215
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Modern Rhetoric, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. New York, Harcourt, Brace., 1949

  • Box 28, folder Folders 216-231
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Introduction; Chapter 2, "The Kinds of Discourse." Drafts., undated

  • Box 28, folder 216
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Chapter 3, "Exposition." Drafts., undated

  • Box 28, folder 217
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Chapter 4, "Argument." Discarded ideas?, undated

  • Box 28, folder 218
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Chapter 5, "Description." Drafts., 1948 September 29

  • Box 28, folder 219
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Chapter 7, "The Paragraph." Draft., undated

  • Box 28, folder 220
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Chapter 8, "The Sentence." Draft., undated

  • Box 28, folder 221
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Chapter 9, "Style." Various drafts and notes., undated

  • Box 28, folder 222
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Chapter 10, "Style." Drafts., undated

  • Box 28, folder 223
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Chapter 11, "Metaphor." Drafts., undated

  • Box 28, folder 224
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Modern Rhetoric, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. New York, Harcourt, Brace., 1949

  • Box 29, folder Folders 216-231
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Chapter 12, "Situation and Tone." Drafts., undated

  • Box 29, folder 225
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Chapter 13, "The Final Integration" Drafts., undated

  • Box 29, folder 226
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Harold Whitehall material., undated

  • Box 29, folder 227-228
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Correspondence, 1946 May 21-1950 January 6

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Modern Rhetoric, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. New York, Harcourt, Brace., 1949

  • Box 30, folder Folders 216-213
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Page proofs. Incomplete., undated

  • Box 30, folder 231
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Modern Rhetoric by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 3rd. edition. New York, Harcourt, Brace., 1958

  • Box 31, folder Folders 232-303
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The Essentials of Rhetoric Section, undated

  • Box 31, folder Folders 232-254
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Preface, incomplete; Chapter 1, "Language, Thinking and Rhetoric", rough draft., 1958

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Chapter 2, "The Problems of Making a Beginning," Rough draft., undated

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Chapter 3, "Organizing the Composition." Drafts., undated

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Chapter 4, "The Main Intention." Rough draft., undated

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Chapter 5, "The Methods of Expositon." Rough draft number 1, undated

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Chapter 5, "The Methods of Exposition." Draft number 2, undated

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Chapter 5, "The Methods of Exposition." Draft number 2, copy 2., undated

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Chapter 5, "The Methods of Exposition." Draft number 3., undated

  • Box 31, folder 239
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Chapter 6, "Argument", First draft., undated

  • Box 31, folder 240
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Chapter 6, "Argument." Draft., 1956 August

  • Box 32, folder 241
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Chapter 6, "Argument." Corrected copy., undated

  • Box 32, folder 242
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Chapter 7, "Description." Rough draft., undated

  • Box 32, folder 243
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Chapter 7, "Description." Draft., undated

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Chapter 7, "Description." Final draft., 1956 September 1

  • Box 32, folder 245
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Chapter 8, "Narration." Rough draft, undated

  • Box 32, folder 246
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Chapter 8, "Narration." Draft., 1956 September

  • Box 32, folder 247
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Chapter 8, "Narration." Apparently discarded version., undated

  • Box 32, folder 248
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Chapter 9, "The Paragraph and the Sentence." Draft, revised., 1956 October 29

  • Box 32, folder 249
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Chapter 10, "Diction." Rough draft., undated

  • Box 32, folder 250
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Chapter 11, "Metaphor." Various drafts and discarded material., undated

  • Box 33, folder 251
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Chapter 12, "Tone and Other Aspects of Style." First draft; revised copy., undated

  • Box 33, folder 252
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Chapter 13, "Preparation and Note-Taking." Draft, incomplete., undated

  • Box 33, folder 253
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Chapter 14, Drafts. "The Final Version: Writing and Rewriting.", undated

  • Box 33, folder 254
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Handbook of Grammar, Punctuation and Mechanics Section., undated

  • Box 33, folder Folders 255-257
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Notes., undated

  • Box 33, folder 255
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Drafts., undated

  • Box 33, folder 256
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Drafts., 1956 December 17

  • Box 33, folder 257
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The Essentials of Rhetoric Section, undated

  • Box 34, folder Folders 258-265
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Setting copy manuscript, preliminary paging, preface, contents., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1-57. Chapters 1-4., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 58-200. Chapter 5., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 202-310. Chapter 6., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 311-426. Chapters 7-8., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 427-550. Chapters 9-10., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 551-656, Chapters 11-12., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 657-741. Chapters 13-14., undated

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A Book of Readings Section, undated

  • Box 35, folder Folders 266-268
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1-116. T.H. Huxley's "The Method of Scientific Investigations" - C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 117-233. Arthur Koestler's"The Seven Deadly Fallacies" - George Santayana'sDickens., undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 234-344. James Gray's"Thomas Wolfe" - Hortense Calisher's "I1 Ploe:rda mo Koe:r.", undated

  • Box 35, folder 268
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Hand book of Grammar, Punctuation and Mechanics Section., undated

  • Box 35, folder Folders 269-271
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Setting copy manuscript, pp.1-98."The Parts of Speech - Mechanics.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 99-120. "Index of Usage and of Grammatical Terms Used in the Handbook.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1-55, A 1-21, S 1-23, "Author-Title Index," "Appendices," and "Subject Index." Also Theme Correction Symbols used as end papers., undated

  • Box 35, folder 271
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Modern Rhetoricby Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition. New York, Harrcourt, Brace., 1958

  • Box 35, folder Folders 272-282
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Miscellaneous notes and drafts., undated

  • Box 35, folder 272
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Modern Rhetoric by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd ed. New York, Harrcourt, Brace., 1958

  • Box 36, folder Folders 272-282
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Miscellaneous notes and drafts., undated

  • Box 36, folder 273-275
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Material marked obsolete., undated

  • Box 36, folder 276-278
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Modern Rhetoric by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition. New York, Harrcourt, Brace., 1958

  • Box 36, folder Folders 272-282
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Material marked obsolete., undated

  • Box 36, folder 279-281
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Modern Rhetoric by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition. New York, Harrcourt, Brace., 1958

  • Box 37, folder Folders 272-282
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Preliminary paging. Duplicate proofs., 1957 November 1

  • Box 37, folder 282
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The Essentials of Rhetoric Section, undated

  • Box 37, folder Folders 283-287
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Printer's galley, marked author's proofs, 1st revise., 1957 May

  • Box 37, folder 283
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Author's proofs. Master proof., 1957 July

  • Box 37, folder 284
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Author's proofs., 1957 July

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Duplicate proofs., 1957 July

  • Box 37, folder 286-287
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A Book of Readings Section., undated

  • Box 37, folder Folders 288-289
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Author's proofs., 1957 April-May

  • Box 38, folder 288
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Author's proofs., 1957 July

  • Box 38, folder 289
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Handbook of Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics Section., undated

  • Box 38, folder Folders 290-297
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Master galley with corrections of Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, 1957 April 5

  • Box 38, folder 290
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Authors' proofs. Marked 1st revise., 1957 August 21

  • Box 38, folder 291
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Index of Usage and of Grammatical Terms Used in the Handbook. Duplicate proofs, 1957 August 22

  • Box 38, folder 292
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Author's proofs (page). Also includes duplicate proofs of pp. 836-837 of Appendix five., 1957 September 26

  • Box 38, folder 293
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Handbook of Grammar,Punctuation, and Mechanics Section., undated

  • Box 39, folder Folders 290-297
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Author's proofs (page). Also few pages 1st revise., 1957 September 26, November 7

  • Box 39, folder 294
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Duplicate proofs (page). Notes on back of last page: Author's page proof, Robert P. Warren's proof with corrections., 1957 September 26

  • Box 39, folder 295
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Duplicate proofs (page). Note on first page; Red's copy., 1957 September 26

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Author-Title Index; Subject Index. Author's proofs (page). Also includes, duplicate proofs (2 copies)., 1957 November 1

  • Box 39, folder 297
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Modern Rhetoric by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition. New York, Harcourt, Brace., 1958

  • Box 39, folder Folders 298-303
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Theme Correction Symbols used as end papers., undated

  • Box 39, folder 298
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Correspondence, 1954 September 3-1957 November

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Criticisms and comments., undated

  • Box 39, folder 300-302
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Letter to selected instructors., undated

  • Box 39, folder 303
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Understanding Fiction by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. New York, F.S. Crofts and Co., 1943

  • Box 40, folder 304
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Correspondence, 1941 October 14-1944 May 21

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Understanding Fiction, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition. New York Appleton - Century - Crofts, 1959

  • Box 40, folder Folders 305-327
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Section I. "The Intentions of Fiction". Drafts., undated

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Section II. "How Plot Reveals." Drafts., undated

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Section III. "What Character Reveals." Drafts., undated

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Section IV. "What Theme Reveals." Drafts., undated

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Section V. "Stories for Study.", undated

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Section VI. "Fiction and Human Experience. How Four Stories Came to be Written.", undated

  • Box 40, folder 310
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Biographical notes., undated

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Contents and Glossary., undated

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Miscellaneous notes., undated

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Early drafts and carbons., undated

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Stories not used., undated

  • Box 40, folder 315
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 1-130. "The Intentions of Fiction" Henry's "The Furnished Room.", undated

  • Box 40, folder 316
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 131 -281. John Collier's"De Mortuis" - James Purdy's "Eventide.", undated

  • Folder 317
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Understanding Fiction, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition. New York Appleton - Century - Crofts., 1959

  • Box 41, folder Folders 305-327
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 282-443. Caroline Gordon's"Old Red" - Colette's "The Bitch.", undated

  • Box 41, folder 318
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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 444-600. Saul Bellow's"A Father-to-Be" - Eudora Welty's "How I Write.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 601-694. John Cheever's"Goodbye, My Brother." - Robert Penn Warren's"Blackberry Winter.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript. pp. 695-799. "Appendix" "Glossary.", undated

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Correspondence, 1958 December 30-1960 March 11

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Understanding Fiction, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition. New York Appleton - Century - Crofts, 1959

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Page proofs, pp. 1-677, undated

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Page proofs. Master set, received, 1959 September 30

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Understanding Fiction, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition. New York, Appleton - Century - Crofts, 1959

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Plate proofs. Master set, received, 1959 October 12

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The Scope of Fiction, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. New York, Appleton - Century - Crofts, 1960

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Page proofs., undated

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Page proofs, pp. 1-335. (manuscript corrected by C.B.), undated

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The Scope of Fiction, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. New York, Appleton - Century - Crofts, 1960

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Understanding Poetry, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition, New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1950

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Contents. Drafts, undated

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"Ambiguity, Added Dimension, and Submerged Metaphor." Draft., undated

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"The Poem Viewed in Wider Perspective." Draft., undated

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"Index of Stanza Forms, Postscript, Glossary." "Index of Stanza Forms, Postscript, Glossary." Draft., undated

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Notes and miscellaneous material., undated

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Correspondence, 1942 December 18-1950 June 12

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Correspondence, undated

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Galley proofs. Incomplete., undated

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Understanding Poetry, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 2nd edition, New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1950

  • Box 45, folder Folders 331-341
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Galley proofs. Marked: Red's copy. Complete., undated

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Page proofs. No corrections., undated

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Page proofs. Complete., undated

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Understanding Poetry, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 3rd edition, New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960

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"Section IV, Tone." Draft., undated

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Miscellaneous notes and drafts., undated

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Miscellaneous notes and drafts., undated

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Miscellaneous notes and drafts., undated

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Obsolete material, undated

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Bibliographical copyright citations., undated

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Correspondence, 1957 May 22-1960 July 28

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Understanding Poetry, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 3rd edition, New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960

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Setting copy manuscript. Preliminary paging, preface pp. 1-58, "Contents - Narrative Poems.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 59-115, "Descriptive Poems.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 116-181, "Metrics.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 181A-293, "Tone.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 294-384,"Imagery.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 385-493,"Theme, Statement and Idea.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 494-585, "Poems for Study.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, pp. 585-625, "How Poems Come about: Intention and Meaning, Glossary; Index of Authors and Titles.", undated

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Setting copy manuscript, [Note on Versification.], undated

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Galley proofs; page proofs of Introduction., undated

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Galley proofs; page proofs of Introduction., undated

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Plate proofs., undated

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Understanding Poetry, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 3rd edition, New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960

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Understanding Poetry, by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. 3rd edition, New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960

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Page proofs., undated

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Interviews and Tapes, 1935-1942, 1945-1964, undated

Interview with Warren by Ralph Ellison for the Paris Review. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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""A Study of John Marston's Satires,"" Warren's Oxford Dissertation. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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Introduction to Six Centuries of Great Poetry, Dell Publishers. Ms., typescript (carbon) with manuscript revisions., 1955

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Material on the Columbia University Symposium, Unity of Knowledge., 1954 October 27-30

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Article on Censorship for the "Yale Political". Ms., typescript (carbon) with manuscript revisions., undated

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Letter on Censorship addressed to the National Institute and Academy Committee on Censorship. Ms., typescript (carbon) with manuscript revisions., 1959 December 10

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Checklist of the Southern Review correspondence while Warren was the editor. Ms., typescript (carbon)., 1935-1942

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A copy of Lenny Bruce Petition, sent to Warren with letter from Helen Weaver., 1964 June 13, June 16

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A copy of the Poetry Pilot, edited by Warren, poetry editor of the month., 1962 November

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Material dealing with the dismissal of W. T. Couch from the University of Chicago., 1950 November 20

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"Report on Academic Conditions at Louisiana State University", 1940 February

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National Book Award acceptance Speeches. Aiken, Conrad. Auden, W.H. Ellison, Ralph. MacLeish, Archibald. Moore, Marianne. O'Hara, John. Stevens, Wallace. Wilbur, Richard., 1952 January 29, 1953 January 27, 1954 January 26, 1955 January 25, 1956 February 7, 1957 March 12

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Nomination of Katherine Anne Porter to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ms., holograph (original)., undated

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Material dealing with the National Institute of American Arts and Letters., undated

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Commission issued by Governor Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut to Warren, 1959 August 25

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European postcards from Warren, 1961

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Letter to M. Larremendy. Original letter accompanied facsimile of visit of General Lafayette to the Lafayette Female Academy in Lexington, Kentucky, 1825 May 16. M. Larremendy was mayor of St. Jean de Luz where a Lafayette festival was being held., 1962 August 16

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"Background Notes on the United States," by Lewis Galantiere, for RFE Symposium., 1962 January, December 17

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Documents on Jewish Minority Research., undated

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New American Poetry. Grove Press. Galley proofs., 1945-1960

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Miscellaneous items., undated

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Articles and clippings about Warren and his work., undated

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The Poetry Center. Calendar of Events. Warren listed as participant., 1962-1963

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A copy of William Faulkner's speech on segregation in the South and related material. Ms., typescript (carbon), undated

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Newspaper clippings on the segregation issue, 1955 August

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Newspaper clippings on the segregation issue, 1955 September

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Newspaper clippings on the segregation issue, 1955 October

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Newspaper clippings on the segregation issue, 1955 November 1-15

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Newspaper clippings on the segregation issue, 1955 November 16-30

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Newspaper clippings on the segregation issue, 1955 December

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Pamphlets and handouts relating to segregation, 1954 July 6-1958 April 18

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News reports gathered on segregation issue, 1955 July-August

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News reports gathered on segregation issue, 1955 September 1-6

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News reports gathered on segregation issue, 1955 September 7-30

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News reports gathered on segregation issue, 1955 October-November

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News reports gathered on segregation issue, 1955 December-1956 January

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Deposit Items, 1967, 1971, undated

Prefatory note to the Cass Mastern episode in All the King's Men for inclusion in This Is My Best, edited by Whit Burnett., undated

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Love in the Valley. Published as Meet Me in the Green Glen, Random House. Chapter V. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon); with manuscript revisions., 1971

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Love in the Valley, Chapter VI. Ms., holograph (carbon) first draft; typescript (carbon) with manuscript revisions., undated

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Love in the Valley, Chapter VII. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon), first draft., undated

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Love in the Valley, Chapter VIII. typescript (carbon), first draft Ms., holograph (carbon), undated

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Love in the Valley, Chapter IX. typescript (carbon). Ms., holograph (carbon), undated

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Love in the Valley, Chapter X. typescript (carbon). Ms., holograph (carbon), undated

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Love in the Valley, Chapter XI. typescript (carbon). Ms., holograph (carbon), undated

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Love in the Valley, Chapter XII. typescript (carbon). Ms., holograph (carbon), undated

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"Island of Summer," from Incarnations. Published in fifteen parts. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Penological Study Southern Exposure," from Incarnations. Published in seven parts. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon). Note-- "We are Pulling for You Jake," unpublished., undated

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"The True Nature of Time," from Incarnations. Published in two parts. Ms., worksheets holograph (original and carbon)., undated

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Incarnation, duplicate author's galley proofs., undated

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Incarnations, plate proofs., undated

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"Bad Year, Bad War," from Or Else. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon), undated

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"Homage to Dreiser," from Or Else. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Folly on Royal Street," from Or Else. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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From Audubon: A Vision. Ms., worksheets and typescript (carbon)., undated

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Selected Poems: New and Old, galley proofs (three sets)., undated

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The Gods of Mount Olympus, non-fiction. Ms., typescript (carbon)., undated

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"History of American Literature 1826-1861," article. Ms., first draft holograph (carbon) ; typescript (carbon), undated

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"History of American Literature 1865-1914," article. Ms., first draft holograph (carbon); first draft typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Literature of the Non-Literary World," article. Ms., first draft holograph (original), typescript (carbon)., undated

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"F. Scott Fitzgerald," essay Ms., holograph (carbon) typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Harlem Renaissance," essay. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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Material on Hawthorne study, 112 pages. Ms., typescript (mixed)., undated

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"Scarlet Letter" essay. Ms., holograph (original)., undated

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"Hemingway," essay. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon). "Farewell to Arms," essay Ms., holograph (carbon)., undated

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"Irving," essay. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon)., undated

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"Notes on the Poetry of John Crowe Ransom," essay. (carbon); typescript (carbon). "John Crowe Ransom: Some Random Remarks," essay. Ms., typescript (carbon). typescript (carbon)., undated

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"A Note on Eudora Welty,"Essay. Ms., first draft holograph (carbon)., undated

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"Richard W. Wright," essay. Ms., holograph (carbon); typescript (carbon), undated

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An address given at the University of California at La Jolla. Ms., first draft holograph (carbon)., 1967 October

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