V.F. Calverton papers 1923-1941

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V.F. Calverton papers, 1923-1941

V.F. Calverton papers 1923-1941

Victor Francis Calverton (born George Goetz) (1900-1940), radical reformer and author, was founder and editor of Modern Quarterly, an independent Marxist journal. Collection consists of correspondence, writings, business records, photographs, and printed matter. Calverton's correspondence as editor of Modern Quarterly is with many of America's left-wing literary figures of the 1920s and 1930s, including William Z. Foster, Bertram Wolfe, Scott Nearing, Edmund Wilson, Max Eastman, and A.J. Muste. Included is correspondence with Leon Trotsky in which Trotsky and Calverton discuss the nature of proletarian literature. Personal correspondence consists mainly of Calverton's love letters, 1928-1940, to Nina Melville, his second wife. Also, manuscripts of articles, books, book reviews, debates, and lectures; business records of Modern Quarterly; scrapbooks containing reviews of Calverton's writings; and photographs of Melville and Calverton.

31 linear feet (61 boxes, 25 v.)

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Calverton, V.F. (Victor Francis), 1900-1940

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