Yaddo records, 1870-1980.


Yaddo records, 1870-1980.

The Yaddo Records (1870-1980) comprise the personal papers of Spencer and Katrina Trask, George Foster Peabody, Allena Pardee, and Elizabeth Ames, in addition to the Yaddo Corporation's records. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, writings, scrapbooks, financial and legal documents, guest files, admission files, administrative files, ephemera, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the Trasks life together, the business and philanthropic activities of Spencer Trask and Peabody, Katrina Trask's career as a creative writer, the purchase, renovation, and life at Yaddo during the Trasks' lifetimes, Yaddo's transformation into an artist community, and the administration and operation of the Yaddo Corporation from 1926-1990. The records provide insight into the history of American arts in the 20th century, as well biographical and historical perspectives on many important American artists, writers, and composers.

190 linear feet (397 boxes, 51 volumes).

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Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980

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Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was one of the most brilliant practitioners of the art of the short story. Her literary reputation rests on the stories in her Collected Stories (1964) rather than on her best-selling novel Ship of Fools (1962). Born Callie Russell Porter on May 15, 1890, she was the fourth of Harrison and Mary Alice Porter's five children. When her mother died in March 1892, her father moved the four surviving children from his farm in the central Texas community ...

Cheever, John

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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, ...

Trask, Spencer, 1844-1909

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Spencer Trask was an American banker and financier and his wife Katrina Trask was an American author. Together they established what became the artist colony Yaddo at Saratoga, N.Y. Stedman was an American poet and critic and good friend of the Trasks. From the description of [Letter] 1906 Dec. 13, Yaddo, Saratoga, [N.Y., to] Edmund C. Stedman / Spencer Trask. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 669631520 ...

Trask, Katrina, 1853-1922

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Yaddo (Artist's colony).

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Yaddo is an artists' community located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Yaddo was founded by financier and philanthropist Spencer Trask (1844-1909) and his wife Katrina (1853-1922). After the deaths of their four children, the Trasks decided to leave their mansion, 400-acre estate and considerable wealth to create a retreat for authors, artists and musicians. After their deaths, their close friend George Foster Peabody oversaw the creation of Yaddo, which was administered ...

Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938

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George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask. From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021 Banker and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 8410865...

Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979

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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...

Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was an American composer. During the years 1964 and 1965 Copland wrote, conducted, narrated, and hosted a series of twelve television programs entitled Music in the 20s = Music in the Twenties. The transcripts described in this collection were transcribed from filmed interviews recorded live at the WGBH studios in Boston, Mass. between 1964 Nov. 11 and 1965 Jan. 26. These unedited, preliminary tape recordings later formed the basis of the series...

Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982

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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...

Arvin, Newton, 1900-1963

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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. ...

Ames, Elizabeth Ann Wyer, 1834-1893

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Pardee, Allena.

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Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989

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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...