Granville Hicks Papers 1906-1980
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Adamič, Louis, 1899-1951
Political writer and literary figure. From the description of ALS, 1939 March 21, Milford, New Jersey, to Edward Hoyt. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935383 Adamic was an author deeply concerned with American immigrants and their experiences in the "melting pot", and was the first editor of Commond Ground. From the description of Louis Adamic papers, 1848-1951 (bulk 1921-1951). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122561726 ...
Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken worked as a reporter and drama critic for the Baltimore Morning Herald from 1899 to 1906. From 190...
Morris, Wright, 1910-1998
Long regarded as one of America's most gifted writers, Wright Morris authored over thirty-three books. He was born in Central City, Nebraska, on 6 January 1910. His novel, A Field of Vision, won the National Book Award in 1957, and Plains Song won the 1981 American Book Award for Fiction. In addition to his novels, he is the author of a number of photo-text books, books of criticism, and several collections of short stories. He taught English at San Francisco State College, and he and his wife, ...
Fry, Varian, 1907-1967
Varian Fry, an American journalist, was sent to France in 1940 as an emissary of the Emergency Rescue Committee, a private American relief organization formed in 1940 in New York to aid refugees in Vichy, France who stood in danger of Nazi persecution; Fry expedited the emigration of many prominent intellectuals. He made the acquaintance of Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel in Marseilles in August 1940 and helped them make their way safely across the border into Spain and then to Portugal,...
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1878. Sinclair was an American author, novelist, journalist, and political activist who wrote many books in several genres. He is most well-known for his exposé, The Jungle regarding conditions in Chicago's meat packing plants, which influenced the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. Much of Sinclair's writing was related to the economic and social conditions of the early twentieth century. He was heavily in...
Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967
Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003a9 Author and critic Waldo Frank was born in New Jersey and attended Yale. After graduation he worked for the New York Evening Post, wrote plays and prose, and co-edited the short-lived journal, Seven Arts. He found success with a series of complex novels, and became one of the most influential literary and social critics of his day, promotin...
Owen, Guy, 1925-1981?
Guy Owen (1925-1981) received his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. An author and educator, Owen founded and edited the Southern Poetry Review, edited North Carolina Folklore, and served as Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University. He authored numerous novels, short stories, and poems, including Season of Fear and The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man. From the description of Guy Owen papers, 1967-1982 [m...
Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982
Hicks was a literary critic, novelist and teacher (1901-1982). He graduated from Harvard University, studied for the ministry and joined the Communist Party in 1934. He was the literary editor of the New masses and applied Marxist criticism to American literature in his writings. He broke with the Party in 1939 and in the 1950s testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities against the Party. Arvin (1900-1963) was also educated at Harvard University and taught at Smith College fr...
Bourjaily, Vance, 1922-2010
Novelist and Writers' Workshop instructor From the description of Papers of Vance Bourjaily, 1980. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233176560 Louisiana novelist. From the description of A certain kind of work, 1968. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 237800188 American writer. From the description of The unnatural enemy [manuscript], 1963. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 658053427 ...
Doughty, Howard, 1904-
Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961
Robert Hillyer was born in East Orange and he taught English and rhetoric at Harvard for several decades. In 1934 he won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "The Collected Verse of Robert Hillyer." From the description of Correspondence-Manuscripts, 1937-1943. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 727944299 Hillyer graduated from Harvard in 1917 and taught English at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Robert Silliman Hillyer, 1940-1945 (inclusi...
John Cheever was an American novelist and short-story writer. From the description of John Cheever collection of papers, 1942-1982. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164222 From the guide to the John Cheever collection of papers, 1942-1982, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) John Cheever (1912-1982) was an American writer. From the description of John Cheever journals, ...
Robbins, Jack Alan
Herbst, Josephine, 1892-1969
Josephine Herbst (1892-1969) was an American writer and journalist. She was considered to be a radical writer, with communist leanings. Herbst's published works include Nothing is Sacred (1928); Money for Love (1929); the Trexler trilogy: Pity is Not Enough (1933), The Executioner Waits (1934), and Rope of Gold (1939); Satan's Sergeants (1941), Somewhere the Tempest Fell (1947), and New Green World (1954). Herbst was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on March 5, 1897 and died of cancer in New York City ...
Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...
Roskolenko was born on the Lower East Side of New York in 1907. He ran off to sea at the age of 13 and at 21 became a Third Mate, sailing between America and Europe. During World War II he sailed as a Second officer with the U.S. Army Transport Service on ships running between Australia, New Guinea and the South Pacific. Roskolenko is the author of various volumes of poetry, novels and travel books. From the description of When the bottle's bloody empty, pet [manuscript]. 1943-1976. ...
Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965
American author; editor and correspondent, New Masses, 1926-1937; editor, Partisan Review, 1934-1936. From the description of Joseph Freeman papers, 1904-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871700 Poet, editor, and critic. Freeman graduated from Columbia University in 1919 with an A.B. He was an editor of "New Masses" from 1926 until 1937; an editor of "The Liberator" and of "Partisan Review;" a foreign correspondent for the "Chicago Tribune," th...
O'Connor, Flannery, 1925-1964
Mary Flannery O'Connor (b. March 25, 1925, Savannah, Georgia-d. August 3, 1964, Milledgeville, Georgia), Southern American novelist and short story writer, the daughter of Edward Francis and Regina Cline O'Connor in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925. She attended parochial schools in Savannah before moving to Milledgeville after the death of her father in 1941. After finishing high school in Milledgeville, she attended the Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College and State Univers...
Madden, David, 1933-....
Brownell, Baker, 1887-1965
Newspaperman, lecturer, writer. Professor of Journalism (1921-25), Contemporary Thought (1925-47), Philosophy (1947-53), at Northwestern University, where he pioneered an interdisciplinary course in contemporary thought. The guest speakers for this course included many prominent figures of the day, from Jane Addams to Frank Lloyd Wright. From the description of Baker Brownell Papers, 1904-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82483908 Baker Brownell enjoyed a ric...
Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977
Edward Dahlberg was an American poet, novelist, and critic. From the description of Edward Dahlberg fonds. . (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848419 American novelist, essayist, autobiographer, literary critic, and poet. From the description of Edward Dahlberg papers, circa 1925-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864299 Biography Edward Dahlberg, American writer of...
Arnow, Harriette Louisa Simpson, 1908-1986
Arnow was a Michigan Author and lived in Ann Arbor (Mich.) in 1962. From the description of Correspondence, 1962,1963. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 41091684 ...
American poet. From the description of Letters, 1936-1971 and undated. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13640555 Horace Gregory (1898-1982) was an American poet and critic. From the guide to the Horace Gregory Collection, 1933-1943, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida) ...
Abbe, George, 1911-1989
Poet and novelist, George Abbe was born in Connecticut in 1911, has published several novels and volumes of poety, and taught English at a number of New England institutions. Voices in the Square was his first published novel. Abbe died on March 15, 1989. From the description of Papers of George Abbe. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 228415637 American author; b. George Bancroft Abbe; d. 1989. From the description of George Abbe collection, 191...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Journalist, author, & publicist. Corey, born Louis C. Fraina in 1892, was an influential Marxist journalist and member of the Communist Party of the USA in the 1910s and 1920s. Like many other Americans involved in the Communist Party in the 1910s and 1920s, Corey becamse disillusioned with Soviet-style Communism and broke with the party in the inter-war era. In 1940 Corey, along with other anti-communist intellectuals such as Reinhold Niebhur, founded the Union for Democra...
Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) was an American poet. Kaiser is a professor of comparative literature at Harvard. From the description of Letters to Walter Jacob Kaiser, 1955-1957 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367921 MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor at Harvard (1949-1962). From the description of Scratch : manu...
The Macmillan Company was founded in 1869 as a branch in New York City of the British firm of Macmillan & Co., Ltd. of London. The company became autonomous in 1896 but the British firm maintained close ties and a strong financial interest in the company. The Macmillan Company attracted major American authors and published a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, reference works, and children's books. George Platt Brett, Jr. who became Macmillan's president in 1931, arranged for th...
Landowner; probably a resident of Boston, Mass. From the description of Deed from Robert Hallowell to Daniel Allen, 1807 Aug. 6. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 173299870 ...
Dupee, F. W. (Frederick Wilcox), 1904-
Matthiessen, F. O. (Francis Otto), 1902-1950
Matthiessen was an American literary scholar, teacher, and critic. From the description of Papers, 1929-1950. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122468863 From the guide to the Papers, 1929-1950., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) F.O. Matthiessen was an American literary critic and a Harvard professor of history and literature. From the description of Correspondence with Hugh T. Cunningham, 1946-1950. (Harvard Univer...
Wolfe, Bertram David, 1896-1977
American historian; representative of the Communist Party, U.S.A., to the Communist International, 1928-1929; author of Three Who Made a Revolution (1948) and other works on communism. From the description of Bertram David Wolfe papers, 1903-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870811 Bertram David Wolfe (1896-1977) was an American author of books and articles on Russian and Hispanic history and culture. He wrote biographies of Diego Rivera, Rosa Luxemburg and Lenin. ...
Cargill, Oscar, 1898-1972
Bryant, Louise, 1885-1936
Louise Bryant was born on December 5, 1885, in San Francisco, California. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1909, she began her career in journalism as an illustrator, and later the society editor, for the Spectator newspaper in Portland, Oregon. In 1916, Bryant moved to New York City and married the journalist John Reed. After reporting on the war in France for the Bell Syndicate in 1917, Bryant and Reed traveled to Russia and witnessed the revolution there. Her reporting on Rus...
Smith, Chard Powers, 1894-1977
The writer Chard Powers Smith was born in Watertown, New York, and educated at the Pawling School and Yale University, class of 1916. Following service as a captain in the U.S. Army Field Artillery during World War I, he received a law degree from Harvard in 1921, but early abandoned the practice of law to make his living as a writer. In the 1920s he travelled and lived intermittently in Europe, where he moved in American expatriate social and literary circles. A regular at the MacDowell Colony ...
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
American author and critic. From the description of Typed letter signed : Westport, Ct., to Stark Young, 1937 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874884 Van Wyck Brooks was an author and educator, known for his study of, and influence on, American culture. After graduating from Harvard, he sought a literary career in New York and London, writing chiefly for magazines. While teaching at Stanford he developed his first books of criticism, leading up to his first signifi...
Parrington, Vernon Louis, 1871-1929
Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, feminist, author, editor, and lecturer on politics, literature and the arts. She was born in Lithuania and died in Canada. Her lectures and publications attracted attention throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was associated with the anarchist journal Mother Earth from 1906 to 1917 and was imprisoned for publicly advocating birth control in 1916 and pacifism in 1917. In 1919 she was deported to Russia but had to leave because of her criticism of the Bols...
Gold, Michael, 1893-1967
Pen name for Itzok Isaac Granich a life long Communist and literary critic, editor and author. From the description of Michael Gold letter to Alfred Sheppard Dashiell [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648021762 From the description of Michael Gold letters to Alfred Sheppard Dashiell [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 631741286 Michael Gold was also known as Irving Granich. From the desc...
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995
John Reed (1887-1920) was an American journalist and revolutionary. He graduated from Harvard College in 1910, joined the staff of The Masses in 1913, was a war correspondent in Mexico and Europe for Metropolitan Magazine, publicist for the Russian Revolution, and head of the American Communist Labor Party. From the guide to the Corliss Lamont papers concerning John Reed, 1910-1967., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reed (1887-1920) was an Amer...
Levenson, Sam, 1911-1980
Humorist, author, television personality. From the description of Papers, 1949-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155455000 Sam Levenson (1911-1980) was a humorist, raconteur, teacher, and writer. He was born in 1911 in New York City to Rebecca and Hyman Levenson, an immigrant tailor. The youngest in a family of eight, Sam grew up in the Lower East Side, East Harlem and in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He attended local public schools and received his B.A. in Spanish from Brookly...
Gold, Herbert, 1924-
American novelist & essayist. From the description of Herbert Gold papers, 1951-1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 470399985 American novelist, essayist, and editor. From the description of Papers of Herbert Gold, ca. 1959. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34567158 American author. From the description of Letters, 1969-1979, to Robie Macauley [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldC...
Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977
Author, editor, and journalist. From the description of Papers of Bruce Bliven, 1953-1968. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148793561 Editor of the New Republic, writer, and lecturer. From the description of Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571477 Editor of the New Republic, writer, and lecturer. Bliven, born 27 July 1889, received his b.a. in English from Stanford University in 1911. He died 6 May 1977...
Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990
Author b. 1899, John Wesley, in coal mining camp near Moberly, Mo.; proletarian writer of the 30's, activist involved in labor unions and worker's rights. Published in Northern Lights and New Masses; gained recognition with Disinherited. From the description of Papers, 1947-1981. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 13347087 Poet, editor of The Spider. From the description of Letters, to Joseph A. Labadie, 1924-1928. (University of Michigan). World...
Cantwell, Robert, 1908-1978
Robert Emmett Cantwell, novelist, biographer, essayist, and editor, was born January 31, 1908 in Little Falls, now Vader, Washington, and died December 8, 1978, in New York. Cantwell attended the University of Washington from 1924-25. In 1929, after selling a short story to The American caravan, he moved to New York where he began work on his first novel, Laugh and lie down (1931). After finishing the novel, he continued his freelance writing and published articles in The new republic, The natio...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Writer. Ella Winter (1898-1980) whose full name was Leonore Sophie Winter Steffens Stewart, was an economist by training and journalist by profession. She was married to Lincoln Steffens, and after his death, to screenwriter and playwright Donald Ogden Stewart. From the guide to the Ella Winter Papers, 1913-1978., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.) ...
Calverton, V.F. (Victor Francis), 1900-1940
Victor Francis Calverton (born George Goetz) (1900-1940), radical reformer and author, was founder and editor of Modern Quarterly, an independent Marxist journal. From the description of V.F. Calverton papers, 1923-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122686960 From the guide to the V.F. Calverton papers, 1923-1941, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...
Carroll, Gladys Hasty, 1904-1999
Arvin, Newton, 1900-1963
Newton Arvin was born on August 9, 1900 in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was eduated at Harvard University (A.B., 1921) and joined the Smith College faculty in 1922. He taught at Smith until his forced retirement in 1960. He died on March 21, 1963 of pancreatic cancer. Arvin specialized in 19th century American literature and wrote biographies of Hawthorne, Longfellow, Melville and Whitman. He was often in residence at Yaddo where he formed friendships with Truman Capote, Carson McCullers and others. ...
Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967
Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Lee Simonson and his wife, Carolyn Simonson. From the description of Letters, 1928-1962, n.d., to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155876028 Simonson (1888-1967) was an American scenographer. He graduated from Harvard College in 1909. From the guide to the Papers, 1919-1938., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library) Simonson (1888-1967) was an Amer...
De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955
American educator, novelist, and Literary Editor of the Mark Twain Estate. From the description of Autograph and typed letters signed (11) : Lincoln and Cambridge, Mass. ; White Plains, New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, [n.d.] and 1935-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270863883 Betty White was one of De Voto's students at Northwestern in the 1920's. She was literary, and the best friend of Avis MacVicar, whom De Voto shortly married. As a senior at Northwestern, Betty Whi...
Rovere, Richard Halworth, 1915-....
Author. From the description of Reminiscences of Richard Halworth Rovere : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597459 From the description of Reminiscences of Richard Halworth Rovere : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726318 Historian. Rovere died in 1979. From the description of Papers, 1932-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat re...
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
James T. Farrell (1904-1979) was an Irish-American novelist, short story writer, journalist, travel writer, poet, and literary critic. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he attended the University of Chicago and published his first short story in 1929. He is best known for his Studs Lonigan trilogy and for his A note on Literary Criticism, in which he described two types of the American Marxist character. From the guide to the James T. Farrell Collection, 1953-1961, (Special Colle...
Page, Myra, 1897-1993
Writer, union activist, and communist Dorothy Markey (nee Dorothy Page Gary) was born in Newport News, Va., in 1897. Under the name Myra Page, Markey was an active political journalist and writer in the 1930s. In the early 1940s, she taught writing at the Writers' School sponsored by the League of American Writers in New York City. During the 1950s and 1960s, she wrote and published the juvenile biographies. Dorothy Markey died in 1993. From the description of Myra Page papers, 1910-...
Allen, Devere, 1891-1955
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969
Roving editor of Reader's Digest. From the description of Letters, 1945-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145430278 Eastman, the brother of Crystal Eastman, translated Russian writings into English. From the description of Letter, 1968. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007545 Author. From the description of Papers, 1892-1968. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 40833141 From the description of Letters, 1943-1960....
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)
Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973
Author, editor, and publisher. From the description of Papers, 1942-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605120 Between 1970 and 1972 Dr. Hiram Haydn of the University of Pennsylvania conducted a class on the creative writing process, i.e. the needs of the individual writer, the specific writing environment, and the problems encountered during the writing process. In order to obtain information Dr. Haydn sent questionnaires to various writers, some well-known, and others U...
Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969
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...
Charlotte Painter, born in 1926, is a writer, poet and educator. She has authored books, short stories and poems. Her professional career began as an editor at Macmillan Publishing Co. After completing a Stegner Fellowhip at Stanford University in 1962 she went on to receive her Masters in English from Stanford in 1966 and taught there until 1969. She taught creative writing at the University of California at Berkeley, Davis and Santa Cruz, and later received tenure at San Francisco State Univer...
Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936
American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1931 July 5, Carmel, Calif., to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904650 American journalist & editor. From the description of Papers of Lincoln Steffens [manuscript], ca. 1910. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817346 Discussion of the corruption in the city at the turn of the twentieth century. From the description of Pittsburgh: a city as...
Schorer, Mark, 1908-1977
Biographer and author. From the description of Sinclair Lewis : an American life : manuscript, circa 1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132010 Schorer was an English professor at U.C.B. From the description of Mark Schorer papers. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 743388731 American author. From the description of Sinclair Lewis: an American life, typescript, 1961. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat rec...
Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966
Alfred Kreymborg was born in New York, grew up on the Lower East Side and later lived in Greenwich Village. He was a frequent contributor to "little" magazines and had frequent collections of his poetry published between 1916 and 1950. He also wrote plays, radio dramas, several novels, and an autobiography. From the description of Alfred Kreymborg letter and poem to Dear old Harry, 1928. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64582069 ...
Davis, Robert Gorham.
Professor of English at Columbia University. From the description of Papers, 1778-1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122575338 Robert Gorham Davis (1908-1998), was a literary critic and a professor of English at Columbia University. He became a member of the Communist Party, but after the Hitler-Stalin pact of 1939, he grew disillusioned with Communism. In 1953, Mr. Davis testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, gi...
Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981
Nelson Algren, original name Nelson Ahlgren Abraham was born on March 28, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan and died May 9, 1981 in Sag Harbor, New York. Algren's writings focused on the poor, inspired by routine naturalism and its vision of pride, humour, and unquenchable yearnings. He captured the poetic essences of the city's underside: its jukebox pounding, distinguishable stench, and neon glare. Algren was raised in Chicago and later studied at the University of Illinois, where he graduated wit...
Draper, Theodore, 1912-2006
American historian and author. From the description of Theodore Draper papers, 1912-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869186 Theodore Draper (1912- ), author. Draper is perhaps best known for his historical studies of the American Communist Party. From the description of Theodore Draper research files, 1919-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863344 Historian. Brooklyn College alumnus. From the description o...
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971
Historian, journalist and educator. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a B. A. 1912 and an M. A. in English, 1913. Nevins moved to New York to work and eventually was made a Professor of History at Columbia University. Wrote numerous biographies and articles on history. President of the American History Association in 1959. Helped found the Society of American Historians. From the description of Commencement address, June 1953. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Librar...
Chevalier, Haakon, 1902-1985
Haakon Maurice Chevalier was a translator and professor of French at the University of California-Berkeley. After working as a translator for the French government at the first meeting of the United Nations in 1945, he was asked by the War Department to serve as interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials. He was later responsible (with Leon Dostert) for the introduction of simultaneous interpretation at the United Nations. Chevalier was friends with the atomic physicist Robert Oppenheimer; these relati...
Bixler, Julius Seelye, 1894-
Smith College, Professor, Religion and Biblical Literature, 1924-1933. Amherst College, A.B., 1916; M.A., 1920. Yale University, Ph. D., 1924. Harvard University, Professor, Theology, 1933-1942. President, Colby College, 1942-1960. Died March 28, 1985. From the description of Julius Seelye Bixler papers, 1926-1969. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 51246150 Smith College Assistant Professor of Religion and Biblical Literature, 1924-25 ...
Burroughs, Harry E. (Harry Ernest), 1890-
Kennedy, William, 1928-....
William, Kennedy, born 1928 in Albany, New York, is an award winning author and journalist. He is best known for his "Albany Cycle" of eight novels, one of which (Ironweed) received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1984. Following his childhood and then college in the Albany area, Kennedy began his professional literary career as a journalist at a local newspaper, followed by an army newspaper in Europe, the Albany Times-Union, and later was managing editor of the San Juan Star. He left his edi...
Scott, Evelyn, 1893-1963
American author. From the description of Evelyn Scott Collection, 1894-1952. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590438 Evelyn Scott was a writer from Clarksville, Tennessee. From the description of Letter, circa 1937, New York, to Mr. Nortewall. (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 45253557 Evelyn Scott was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, on January 17, 1893, as El...
American Civil Liberties Union
Founded in 1920 in New York City by Roger Baldwin and others; the ACLU was an outgrowth of the American Union Against Militarism's National Civil Liberties Bureau, which in 1920 changed its name to the American Civil Liberties Union. From the description of Collection, 1917- (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 42740878 The Southern Women's Rights Project (SWRP) located in Richmond is affiliated with the American Civil Liberties Union. The project deal...
Reed, John, 1887-1920
Reed (Harvard, A.B. 1910) was an American journalist and revolutionary. He joined the staff of The Masses in 1913, was a war correspondent in Mexico and Europe for Metropolitan Magazine, publicist for the Russian Revolution, and head of the Communist Labor Party. From the description of John Reed additional papers, 1909-1939. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612376944 From the guide to the John Reed additional papers, 1909-1939., (Houghton Library, Harvard College L...
Krutch, Joseph Wood, 1893-1970
Author, educator, and naturalist. Author of social criticism, critical biographies, and later naturalist essays; retired to Tucson in 1952 and completed several works. From the description of Manuscripts, 1952-1970. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 30636793 Epithet: American writer on drama British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x000275 Author, drama critic, and naturalist. ...
Browder, Earl, 1891-1973
Earl Russell Browder (1891-1973) was General Secretary of the Communist party of the United States during the height of its popularity, in the 1930s and 1940s and twice represented the Party as its candidate for President. Earl Browder was born on May 20, 1891, in Wichita, Kansas. He was the son of William Browder and Martha Jane Hankins Browder. His father was a teacher and farmer who was avidly Populist. Earl Browder had little formal education and went to work to help support the family. At t...
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989
American editor and writer. From the description of Letter to Matthew Bruccoli [manuscript], 1975 December 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812058 From the description of Papers of Malcolm Cowley [manuscript], 1969. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810601 From the description of Papers of Malcolm Cowley [manuscript], 1936-1955. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874698 Malcolm Cowley was an influential liter...