Djuna Barnes papers 1820-1982 1910-1975

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Djuna Barnes papers, 1820-1982, 1910-1975

Djuna Barnes papers 1820-1982 1910-1975

The University of Maryland Libraries are the primary repository for the archive of Djuna Barnes (1892-1982), who was an avant-garde American writer and artist. Her papers consist of family and personal papers, correspondence, publications, manuscript drafts, newspaper clippings, serials, photographs, and original art work documenting Barnes's career. Significant correspondents in the collection include T. S. Eliot, Emily Coleman, Marianne Moore, Peggy Guggenheim, Dag Hammarskjöld, Kay Boyle, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert McAlmon, Laurence Vail, Allan Ross Macdougall, Allen Tate, E. E. Cummings, William Carlos Williams, and Eugene O'Neill. Some of the books from her personal library are among the holdings of the Marylandia and Rare Books Department. The University of Maryland Libraries are the primary repository for the archive of Djuna Barnes (1892-1982), who was an avant-garde American writer and artist. Her papers consist of family and personal papers, correspondence, publications, manuscript drafts, newspaper clippings, serials, photographs, and original art work documenting Barnes's career. Significant correspondents in the collection include T. S. Eliot, Emily Coleman, Marianne Moore, Peggy Guggenheim, Dag Hammarskjold, Kay Boyle, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert McAlmon, Laurence Vail, Allan Ross Macdougall, Allen Tate, E. E. Cummings, William Carlos Williams, and Eugene O'Neill. Some of the books from her personal library are among the holdings of the Marylandia and Rare Books Department. Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) was a journalist, avant-garde author, and artist. Her papers include personal and professional correspondence with her family, friends, and fellow writers; her writings; publications; photographs; and art. Subjects include her relationships with family and friends, particularly her paternal grandmother, Zadel Gustafson. Djuna Barnes was an avant-garde American writer and artist. She began her career as a freelance journalist and illustrator, then turned to poetry, plays, short stories, and novels. Her full length works include The Book of Repulsive Women, Ladies Almanack, Ryder, Nightwood, and The Antiphon. Her papers consist of family and personal materials, correspondence, publications, manuscript drafts, newspaper clippings, serials, photographs, and original art work.

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American poet and critic. From the description of Letter to Walter Elder, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio [manuscript], 1946 July 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823193 English poet, playwright, critic, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letters, 1950 Mar. 10 and 1958 Nov. 14, London [England], to M[ary] Elis[!]abeth Barber, London [England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364335 Revolutionary American born ...

Hoare, Samuel Peter

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Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961

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Dag Hammarskjöld served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961. From the description of Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580969 Dag Hammarskjöld was born on 29 July 1905, in Jönköping, Sweden, and died 18 Sept. 1961, near Ndola, in Northern Rhodesia. He was a Swedish economist and statesman who served as second secretary-general of the ...

McAlmon, Robert, 1896-1956

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Robert McAlmon (1896-1956), American author who founded Contact Editions in Paris in 1922 and published many of the most important expatriate authors of the 1920s. His own works included the story collection Distinguished Air and the novel Village. After leaving Paris in 1929, he published little, though his memoir, Being Geniuses Together, appeared in England in 1938. He died of tuberculosis in Hot Springs, California in 1956. From the description of Robert McAlmon papers, 1916-1980...

Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992

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Kay Boyle (1902-1992) was an American avant garde writer and poet. She lived in San Francisco, Newark, Delaware, and Rowayton, Connecticut, when she wrote these letters. From the description of Kay Boyle letters and poems, 1935-1975. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 33890909 Kay Boyle was an American essayist, novelist, short-story writer, translator, essayist, and translator. From the description of Kay Boyle collection of papers, 1...

Glossop, Silas

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Beckett, Samuel, 1906-

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Joyce, James, 1882-1941

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Tate, Allen, 1899-

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Wood, Thelma

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O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

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A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123). From the guide to the Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) American playwright. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986, 1913-1950 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490040 From the description of Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810476 From the de...

Vail, Laurence, 1891-

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Coleman, Emily Holmes, 1899-1974

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American poet and novelist Emily Holmes Coleman published an autobiographical novel and many poems in little magazines. Associated with the "Hayford Hall Circle" of writers in England, Coleman corresponded regularly with writers and cultural figures like Djuna Barnes and Peggy Guggenheim. Following her conversion to Catholicism in 1944, the focus of Coleman's attention and activities until her death was her religious life. From the description of Emily Holmes Coleman papers, 1852-198...

Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-

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Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950

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Contains correspondence from Irita Van Doren, wife of Carl Van Doren. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1927-1934. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155895031 American editor, author, and professor at Columbia University. From the description of Typed letters signed (4) : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1935-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868256 ...

Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962

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E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. While at Harvard, he delivered a daring commencement address on modernist artistic innovations, thus announcing the direction his own work would take. In 1917, after working briefly for a mail-order publishing company, the only regular employment in his career, Cummings volunteered to serve in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance group in France. Here he and a friend were imprisoned (on false grounds) for three months in a Frenc...

Barney, Natalie Clifford

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Natalie Barney was a poet, playwright, novelist and essayist, whose salon in Paris, while serving as a gathering point for writers in general, aimed to promote the writings of women. From the description of Natalie Barney collection, ca. 1890-1954 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78138055 From the description of Natalie Barney collection, ca. 1890-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148438 Epithet: American writer British Library Archives and Manuscrip...

Macdougall, Allan Ross, 1893-....

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Vincent Sheean was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. From the guide to the Vincent Sheean collection of papers, 1929]-1973, 1938-1959, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Allan Ross Macdougall, an American writer born in 1893, lived and worked in Paris in the 1920's His subjects were wide in range, from the performing arts to the decorative arts for the periodical Arts and...

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

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Biography Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet, editor, and publisher, was born in March of 1919 in Yonkers, N.Y., the son of Charles S. and Clemence Ferling. From 1920 to 1924, he lived in France with his aunt, and after their return to the U.S., was educated in New York, at the Riverside Country School (1927-28) and Bronxville Public School (1929-33). Ferlinghetti attended high school at Mount Hermon School in Greenfield, Mass. (1933-37), t...

Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972

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Barnes, Djuna

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Noted journalist and avant-garde author Djuna Barnes was born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, on June 12, 1892, the second child and only daughter of Wald and Elizabeth Chappell Barnes. Barnes studied art at the Pratt Institute (1912-1913) and at the Art Student's League of New York (1915-1916). In 1913, she began working as a freelance journalist and illustrator for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and was soon writing and illustrating features and interviews for the New York ...

Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963

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This collection covers the years of William Carlos Williams's medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a year of service at a New York City hospital, a semester of medical study in Leipzig, and the period when he was setting up his medical practice and courting his future wife, Florence Herman, in his home town of Rutherford, N.J. During this time, his younger brother Edgar went from engineering and architectural studies at M.I.T. to further study of architecture at the American Academ...