Gay Wilson Allen Papers, 1801-1988


Gay Wilson Allen Papers, 1801-1988

Gay Wailson Allen (1903-1995) was a university professor, author, and Walt Whitman scholar. Collection consists of correspondence, notebooks, printed material, essays, and other writings, literary manuscripts, scrapbooks, teaching materials, pictures, books, clippings, offprints, periodicals, and sale catalogs. The focus of the collection is Allen's career as an university professor and Walt Whitman scholar. In particular Allen's activities as a professor at New York University and as a lecturer at Nagono, Japan in 1955, are documented. The history of Whitman criticism is an important theme. There is a large amount of research material on Whitman, both of Allen and other literary scholars. These include Evie Allison Allen, Clara Barrus, Charles N. Elliot, Clifton Joseph Furness, Emory Holloway, Peter Mitilineos, Hans Reisiger, and Henry Scholey Saunders. The Correspondence Series contains original correspondence acquired by Allen of Richard Watson Gilder, Alice James, and William James. This series also contains the correspondence of Roger Asselineau, Fredson Bowers, Oscar Cargill, Malcolm Cowley, Charles E. Feinberg, Milton Hindus, Emory Holloway, Sholom Kahn, and Frederik Schyberg. There are no strictly personal papers in the collection.

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Epithet: of Add MS 41322 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000161.0x0001b8 ...

NCSU (corporateBody)

Holloway, Emory, 1885-1977 (person)

Emory Holloway was a pioneering scholar of Walt Whitman whose biography of Whitman (Whitman, Whitman, an Interpretation in Narrative, Knopf, 1926) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1927, the first time that the Pulitzer was awarded to a book about a major literary figure. From the description of Walt Whitman : clippings from the files of Emory Holloway : scrapbook with autograph notes, [1892-1931]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 747350515 ...

Nishizaka, Ichiro (person)

Faulkner, William (person)

Epithet: trade union official British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000981.0x00008c From the guide to the William Faulkner papers, 1925-1973, 1931-1973, (Literature and Rare Books) ...

Werzeland (person)

National Association of Scholars (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Verwey, Albert, 1865-1937 (person)

Joseph Beaver (person)

Cadden, John J. (person)

Hollis, C. Carroll (Charles Carroll), 1911- (person)

C. Carroll Hollis, professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, whose research interests include 19th- century American literature, particularly the work of Walt Whitman. From the description of C. Carroll Hollis papers, 1960s-1990s [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 31908604 From the guide to the C. Carroll Hollis Papers, 1960s-1990s, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) ...

Jannacone, Pasquale (person)

Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 (person)

Editor, playwright, novelist. From the description of Letters of Floyd Dell [manuscript], 1924, 1935. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810834 Author Floyd Dell was raised in impoverished circumstances in Illinois, developing ideals under the influence of his school-teacher mother. Although a high school dropout, a combination of intelligence, talent, and will contributed to his early success writing for periodicals. His book reviews were a revelation, and led...

Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 (person)

Sinclair Lewis (b. Feb. 7, 1885, Sauk Centre, MN–d. January 10, 1951, Rome, Italy) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. ...

Fjell, Kai, 1907-.... (person)

Taylor, Thurston (person)

Graaf, D.A. de (person)

Committee to Save the Walt Whitman Building (corporateBody)

Hendricks, William O. (person)

Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951 (person)

Toronto cellist and collector of Walt Whitman material. From the description of Collection of Walt Whitman, 1877-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122691947 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Henry Scholey Saunders was born in 1864 in London, Canada. He married Georgina Helen Taylor on October 10, 1887 and they settled in Toronto for the rest of their lives. They had two children, a son, Harry Ernest, and a daughter, Ruth Mercer, who died at the age of two. BIOGHI...

Zara, Louis (person)

Vrionides, Christos (person)

Whitcomb (person)

Brown, Lewis Kirk, 1843-1926 (person)

Union soldier. From the description of Lewis Kirk Brown papers, 1863-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982111 ...

Richard M. Bucke (person)

Peter Mitilineos (person)

J. W. Anderson (person)

H. Blodgett (person)

Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995 (person)

University professor, author, and Whitman scholar. From the description of Letters, 1990-1995. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40421951 From the description of Gay Wilson Allen papers, 1801-1988 and undated (bulk 1925-1970s). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31182073 1903, Aug. 23 Born, Lake Junaluska, N.C. 1926 ...

Paley, Morton D. (person)

Hendrick, George (person)

Moe, Sigrid (person)

Blodgett, Harold (person)

Robert White (person)

Missimer, Frederick W. (person)

W. Lippman (person)

Harrer, John A. (person)

N. Teraoka (person)

Baum, S. V. (person)

James, William (person)

Epithet: MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000837.0x000154 Epithet: Bishop of Durham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000214.0x00031b Epithet: Rector of Pitchcombe British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000214.0x000326 Epithet: of Stowe MS 184 ...

Edel, Leon (person)

NYU (corporateBody)

Jones Very (person)

Joel Myerson (person)

Sandburg, Carl (person)

Bill Holm (person)

Hindus, Milton (person)

Whitman, Walt (person)

Walt Whitman (1819-1892), noted American poet, essayist, and journalist, was author of Leaves of Grass in which the poem "Spirit that Form'd this Scene" appears beginning in 1881. Writing in 1902, Oscar Lovell Triggs notes that Leaves of Grass developed over time, beginning with its first appearance in 1855 (see Oscar Lovell Triggs, "The Growth of "Leaves of Grass," The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman (1902), 101-21). Triggs notes that the poems of every edition were written on th...

United States information service (corporateBody)

Backlund, Ralph (person)

Served as secretary and assistant treasurer for the Contemporary Music Society. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Dec. 18, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861525 ...

Gregg, John Robert, 1867-1948 (person)

Epithet: US inventor of a shorthand system British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000351.0x000362 John Robert Gregg (1867-1948) was an inventor of shorthand, educator and the founder of the Gregg Publishing Company. The company was established in 1893 in Chicago; Gregg moved the headquarters to New York City between 1907 and 1908. Eventually, he established branches throughout the United States and Canada. Gregg also ...

Jaffe, Harold (person)

Raleigh, Richard (person)

Smith, Harriet (person)

Grant, Rena V. (person)

Nurk, Anu (person)

Saunders (Goodale) (person)

Mulder, ... (person)

Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 (person)

David Herbert Richards Lawrence was born September 11, 1885, in Eastwood, near Nottingham, to Arthur Lawrence, a coal miner, and Lydia Beardsall. He attended Nottingham University College, and in 1908 he took a teaching position at Davidson Road School in Croydon. Lawrence wrote in his spare time, and in 1911, with the help of Ford Maddox Hueffer, he published his first novel, The White Peacock . Poor health forced him to resign his teaching job this same year, at which time he bec...

D. B. Carpenter (person)

Friedman, Jack E. (person)

Hemlock (Society) (corporateBody)

Johnston, Bertha (person)

Sarton, May, 1912-1995 (person)

By Source, Fair use, Link May Sarton (May 3, 1912-July 16, 1995), poet and novelist, was born Elanore Marie Sarton in Wondelgem, Belgium, the daughter of George Sarton, a noted historian of science, and Eleanor Mabel Elwes, an English portrait painter and designer. Sarton moved with her parents to England, and in 1916 the family immigrated to the United States. All three became naturalized Americans in 1924, by which time Sarton's name had been Americanized to Eleanor May. Sart...

Lion, Oscar (person)

Oscar Lion was a businessman of New York City. From the description of Oscar Lion papers, 1914-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122580471 From the guide to the Oscar Lion papers, 1914-1955, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Thayer and Eldridge (person)

Michael Lynch (person)

Schyberg, Frederik, 1905-1950 (person)

Norris, Robert D. (person)

Epithet: of Sloane MS 4076 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001197.0x0002c1 ...

Holy Cow (corporateBody)

Walt Whitman Foundation (corporateBody)

H. Crane (person)

BAC (corporateBody)

Jonah, David Alonzo, 1909-1981 (person)

Bleich, David. (person)


Bijleveld, Ruitgevers (person)

Loving (person)

Warfil (person)

Lois Whitter (person)

C. Hollis (person)

Erkkila (person)

Chicago (University English Department) (corporateBody)

Charvat, William (person)

Brown University. (corporateBody)

In 1917 the university established the Brown War Records Bureau, whose intention was to "collect and preserve a record of all Brown men who are serving in the present war". Brown faculty, students and alumni who were in the military were asked to fill out a small card called "Are you in the war?" and to send original letters, clippings or photographs which "have any bearing on the service of Brown men in the war." This collection is partly a result of that effort. From the guide to t...

Bryant, Mr. (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 36042 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x0002d0 ...

Resnick, Nat (person)

Paine (person)

Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900 (person)

Stephen Crane was a novelist, poet, and journalst. He was born November 1, 1871, at 14 Mulberry Place, Newark, New Jersey. Crane is best known for his novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895) that depicted the experiences of a soldier in the Civil War. During the Spanish-American War (1898), Crame served as a correspondent. In 1897, he moved to England and met Joseph Conrad and Henry James. Crane died of tuberclosis in 1900. From the description of Newark Stephen Crane collection, 1897-...

Livingston, ... (person)

Matthew Bruccol (person)

Edward Taylor (person)

Fjellanger, Thyra (person)

Marks, ... (person)

Moore, Bill (William L.) (person)

R. P. Harriss (person)

Ivey, Jean Eichelberger (person)

Stewart, Dorothy H. (person)

L. Wolfson (person)

Drabrowski (person)

Murray, James G. (person)

Dimock, George (person)

Poe (person)

Steve Stepanchev (person)

Hawkins, Jane (person)

Ferguson, David (person)

David Ferguson was commissioned by Christian Salvesen and Company to conduct a mineralogical and geological examination of South Georgia, which he carried out from January to April 1912. Whalers helped him by making additional collections in the South Orkney Islands. From 1912 to 1913, he conducted a mineralogical and geological reconnaissance from the whale-catcher Hanka of the South Shetland Islands, Palmer Archipelago and Danco Coast for the same company. From the guide to the Dav...

G. W. Allen (person)

Franciscus, Vittorio de (person)

Seven Gables Bookshop (corporateBody)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Bookstore in New York City with John Kohn and Michael Papantonio, proprietors. The two men were formerly independent bookdealers and operated Collector's Bookshop and Papantonio's Bookshop. From the guide to the Seven Gables Bookshop, Inc. Records, 1930-1979., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Bookstore in New York City with John Kohn and Michael Papantonio, proprietors. The two men were formerly independent ...

Funk & Wagnalls (corporateBody)

Roberts, Joan, 1917-2012 (person)

Actress and singer, Joan Roberts, the original Laurey in OKLAHOMA (1943) was born in New York City and began her career on the stage as a child. She appeared in over 25 musicals on Broadway and on tour (1941-1950), was seen on television in the 1960s, and has recorded several albums of songs. From the guide to the Joan Roberts Papers, 1966-1993, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) ...

W. Hill (person)

Whitman, Louisa (person)

Bill Butts (person)

New American Library. (corporateBody)

NAL, based in New York and beginning in 1948, produced affordable paperback reprints of classics and scholarly works, as well as popular, pulp, and "hard-boiled" fiction. Non-fiction, original, and hardcopy issues were also produced. Victor Weybright and Kurt Enoch founded the New American Library of World Literature, Inc. (NAL), in 1948. NAL was established as an autonomous American publishing house after branching off from its British-based parent company, Penguin Book...

Center for Editions (corporateBody)

Tennessee University Press (corporateBody)

Chicago. University. Press. (corporateBody)

Traubel, Horace (person)

D. Gimbel (person)

NYU English Department (corporateBody)

Carpenter, Edward (person)

Epithet: of the Colonial Bank, Barbados British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000986.0x0001c6 Epithet: socialist writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000192 ...

Anne and Bill Maxson (person)

Vance, ... (person)

Cratis Williams (person)

E. Miller (person)

Bucke, Richard Maurice (person)

Miyoshi, Masao (person)

Bowers, Fredson (person)

Author, editor, University of Virginia Professor of English. From the description of Papers of Fredson Thayer Bowers, 1595-1992 (bulk 1922-1992). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225082 ...

Marie Clara Paro (person)

Walt Whitman (person)

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (corporateBody)

Collecting area: Materials related to Walt Whitman. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155569096 ...

NYU Press (corporateBody)

Golden, Peter B. (person)

Titherington (person)

Griffiths, Maisie (person)

Rideout (person)

Allen, Evie Allison (person)

Fahey (person)

BAK (corporateBody)

Mayfield, John S. (person)

Information contained in the collection indicates that Owen Mayfield (1628-1685) was a 17th century vintner in Cambridge, England. He was named auditor of the city in 1664, alderman in 1669-1670 and Mayor in 1671. He also owned and operated a tavern called The Mitre in Trumpington Street in St. Edward's parish, and was Vintner to the University. English merchant tokens are small coins, often of copper or copper alloy, that were put out by merchants, cities, companies, et...

Park City Mathematics Institute (corporateBody)

Museum of City (New York) (corporateBody)

Eric Jacobson (person)

New York Review (corporateBody)

Maugha (person)

H. Garland (person)

Suzuki, Susumu, 1911-1970 (person)

William Moore (person)

Driscoll, Alfred E., 1902- (person)

Wescott, Ralph Wesley, 1883- (person)

Van Wyck and Eleanor Brooks knew the Wescotts from New Jersey. From the description of Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1970. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190863581 ...

Howells (person)

T. Cole (person)

Wordsworth (person)

Society of American Hist. (corporateBody)

C. S. Peirce (person)

D. Reynolds (person)

Briggs, Grace A. (person)