Cassill, R. V. (Ronald Verlin), 1919-2002

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Author and critic Ron Verlin Cassill was born on May 17, 1919, in Cedar Falls, IA, son of Mary Elizabeth Glosser and Howard Earl Cassill. Following his graduation from Blakesburg High School, Cassill enrolled in the University of Iowa, taking his bachelor's degree magna cum laude in 1939. In 1949 he joined the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop as an instructor of English. Cassill remained at Iowa until 1952. Following a dispute with University and English Department administration over the autonomy of the Writer's Workshop, Cassill resigned from the University. Cassill in 1966 withdrew his substantial manuscript archive from Special Collections at the University of Iowa, claiming that his move from the state was permanent and that he no longer considered himself an Iowan. In 1966 Cassill accepted the position of visiting lecturer in the department of English at Brown University, succeeding the novelist John Hawkes. He remained with Brown until his retirement in 1982. Cassill then became editor of Norton's Anthology of Short Fiction. In March of 2002 Cassill died at the age of 82 in Providence, Rhode Island.

From the description of Papers of Ronald Verlin Cassill, 1957-1963. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 231431348

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creatorOf Cassill, R. V. (Ronald Verlin), 1919-2002. Letter to Paul [Engle]. : New York, NY. 1958 Mar. 12. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Roth, Philip. Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hills, L. Rust. Papers, 1954-1996. Indiana University
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Philip Roth Papers, 1938-2001, (bulk 1960-1999) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Heterosexual popular fiction collection, 1955-1992 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Chase, H. P. Letter, 1841 March 4, Kalamazoo, Mich., to Jesse Webster, Henniker, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Cassill, R. : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Cassill, R. V. (Ronald Verlin), 1919-2002. Letter : to Rosemary Migener. Iowa City, IA. 1950 Apr. 4. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Cassill, R. V. (Ronald Verlin), 1919-2002. Papers of Ronald Verlin Cassill, 1957-1963. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Engle, Paul, 1908-1991, person
associatedWith Esquire, Inc. corporateBody
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associatedWith Hills, L. Rust. person
associatedWith Migener, Rosemary, person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
correspondedWith Roth, Philip. person
associatedWith Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953. person
associatedWith University of Iowa corporateBody
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
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Authors, American--20th century--Archives


Birth 1919-05-17

Death 2002-03-25






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