Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968

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American poet, dramatist, and novelist.

From the description of Letters to Miss Brown, 1914. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34689947

Olive Tilford Dargan (1869-1968), was an Appalachian poet and novelist, who lived in North Carolina from 1906 until her death. Under the pseudonym Fielding Burke, she wrote two novels about the Gastonia, North Carolina textile workers' strike of 1929, Call Home the Heart (1932) and A Stone Came Rolling (1935). Rose Pastor Stokes (1879-1933) was widely published socialist and communist. Born in Russian Poland in 1879, Stokes immigrated in 1882 to England and in 1890 to the United States where she worked in a cigar factory. In 1903 she became an assistant to the editor of the Jewish Daily News in New York. In 1905 she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, a wealthy socialist and reformer. By 1912 Stokes was an active socialist participating in labor actions in New York City and writing proletarian poetry and plays, including The Woman Who Wouldn't (1916). In 1918 she was sentenced to ten years in prison under the Espionage Act but the conviction was overturned on appeal in 1921. During this period she became a member of the Communist Party and in 1922 was an American delegate to the Fourth Congress of the Communist International in Moscow. In 1925 she and James were divorced and two years later she married Jerome Isaac Romaine. She died in 1933 of cancer in Germany, where she had sought treatment. I Belong to the Working Class: The Unfinished Autobiography of Rose Pastor Stokes, was published in 1992.

From the guide to the Olive Tilford Dargan Papers, 1917-1931, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

Olive Tilford Dargan (1869-1968), was an Appalachian poet and novelist, who lived in North Carolina from 1906 until her death. Under the pseudonym Fielding Burke, she wrote two novels about the Gastonia, North Carolina textile workers' strike of 1929, Call Home the Heart (1932) and A Stone Came Rolling (1935). Rose Pastor Stokes (1879-1933) was a widely published socialist and communist. Born in Russian Poland in 1879, Stokes immigrated in 1882 to England and in 1890 to the United States where she worked in a cigar factory. In 1903 she became an assistant to the editor of the Jewish Daily News in New York. In 1905 she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, a wealthy socialist and reformer. By 1912 Stokes was an active socialist participating in labor actions in New York City and writing proletarian plays and poetry, including The Woman Who Wouldn't (1916). In 1918 she was sentenced to ten years in prison under the Espionage Act but the conviction was overturned on appeal in 1921. During this period she became a member of the Communist Party and in 1922 was an American delegate to the Fourth Congress of the Communist International in Moscow. In 1925 she and James were divorced and two years later she married Jerome Isaac Romaine. She died in 1933 of cancer. I Belong to the Working Class: The Unfinished Autobiography of Rose Pastor Stokes, was published in 1992.

From the description of Olive Tilford Dargan letters to Rose Pastor Stokes, 1917-1931. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 479443880

Olive Tilford Dargan (1869-1968) was an author and poet of Asheville, N.C. Born near Litchfield, Ky., she attended Peabody College and Radcliffe College, and later married Louis Peagram Dargan of Darlington, S.C. In 1906 the Dargans moved to Almond, N.C. After the drowning death of her husband in 1915 and a fire at her Almond home in 1923, Dargan moved to Asheville, N.C., where she lived the remainder of her life.

Olive Tilford Dargan published two volumes of short stories, four volumes of plays, four volumes of poetry, and three novels under the name Fielding Burke. Among her best known works are her first volume of plays, Semiramis and Other Plays, 1904; From My Highest Hill, a collection of short stories about the Appalachian mountains, 1941; and her first novel, Call Home the Heart, 1932, about the Gastonia, N.C., textile strike. Her last collection of short stories, Innocent Bigamy, was published in 1962.

Dargan received numerous awards for her writing including an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina in 1925. She also served as a trustee of the consolidated University of North Carolina.

From the guide to the Olive Tilford Dargan Papers, ., 1934-1947, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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referencedIn Björkman, Edwin, 1866-1951. Edwin Björkman papers, 1855-1954 (bulk 1907-1954) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. Autograph letter signed Olive Tilford Dargon to: Dr. Palmer January 10, 1915. Wellesley College
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. Letters to Miss Brown, 1914. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. Papers of William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite [manuscript] 1904-1935 (1958). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hoole, William Stanley, 1903-. Papers, 1930-1969. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. Olive Tilford Dargan papers, 1934-1947 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jerome, V. J. (Victor Jeremy), 1896-1965. Victor Jeremy Jerome papers, 1923-1967 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Latshaw, Sylvia Louise Arrowood. Sylvia Louise Arrowood Latshaw papers, 1959-1960 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Cather, Willa, 1873-1947. Letter to Sara Teasdale [manuscript], 1911 May 4. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. Autograph letter signed Olive Dargon to: Professor Palmer. Wellesley College
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. Olive Tilford Dargan letters to Rose Pastor Stokes, 1917-1931. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Olive Tilford Dargan Papers, 1917-1931 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Olive Tilford Dargan Papers, ., 1934-1947 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. Correspondence to Lewis George Sterner, 1928-1929. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. Autograph letter signed Olive Tilford Dargon to: Prof. Palmer August 27, 1916. Wellesley College
referencedIn Swanson, Mary Elizabeth. Living North Carolina poets, 1923. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn William Stanley Braithwaite Papers, 1916-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Paul Green Papers, 1880-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. The shepherd [microform] : a play in three acts / by Olive Tilford Dargan. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Engel, Solton and Julia,. Collection of Literary Letters, Manuscripts and Drawings, 1832-1935. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. The siege [microform] : a drama in five acts / by Olive Tilford Dargan. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968. Autograph letter signed Olive Dargon to: Professor Palmer June 12, 1922. Wellesley College
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Papers of Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1940-1955. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Jerome, V. J. (Victor Jeremy), 1896-1965. person
associatedWith Latshaw, Sylvia Louise Arrowood. person
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Women socialists
Women poets, American
Authors, American--20th century
Feminists--United States
Women communists
Feminists--Correspondence
Women novelists, American
Drama--Collections
Women communists--United States
Female friendship
Women authors, American--20th century
Women socialists--United States
Female friendship--United States
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