Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966).
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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...
French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker. Antonin Artaud -- French poet, essayist, actor and director -- was the leading playwright of the 'Theatre of Cruelty.' From the description of Le moine de M.G. Lewis raconté par Antonin Artaud [manuscript], ca. 1931 / Jean Cocteau. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 318989605 French poet, novelist, playwright, and artist. From the description of Autograph letter signed :...
Borges, Jorge Luís, 1899-1986
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was a distinguished Argentinian poet, essayist and short story writer. From the description of La lotería en Babilonia : holograph, undated. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 320956282 From the guide to the La lotería en Babilonia : holograph, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Argentine author. From the description of Antología de la Poesía Argentina Moderna [manuscrip...
Little, Brown and Company, 1932, 1966, 1978
Chomsky, Noam, 1928-
Avram Noam Chomsky (1928- ) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, author, lecturer and political activist. Beginning with his opposition to the Vietnam War, he established himself as a prominent critic of U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Chomsky has become a profoundly influential voice on the left, lecturing widely and publishing numerous books on foreign policy, Mideast politics and related subjects. His self-professed commitment to freedom has ...
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964
Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was a biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries before becoming a successful author. Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially some problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring ...
Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999
An American violinist, Yehudi Menuhin was engaged in 1947 by Two Continent Pictures to appear and play in a projected moving picture named Delirium and an associated short movie; and later for a series of short films. He suggested changes in the script and performed the Mendelssohn Concerto for Delirium, but the picture apparently was not completed, nor were the short films although 22 reels were recorded and photographed. From the description of Letters and other papers relating to ...
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983
Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his brother George Gershwin to create some of the most memorable songs in the English language of the 20th century. Born in Brooklyn, the oldest of four children. It was not until 1924 that Ira and George teamed up to write the music for what became their first Broadway hit Lady, Be Good. Some of their more famous works include "The Man I Love", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "I Got Rhythm" and "They Can't Take That A...
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
George Gershwin was a composer and pianist; his best-known works are Rhapsody in Blue (1924), An American in Paris (1928), "I Got Rhythm" (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935), which included the hit "Summertime". Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed numerous film scores. He died in 1937 of a malignant brain tumor....
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960
Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist, librettist, theatrical producer. He is best known for his collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers, whose musicals include Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music....
Greene, Graham, 1904-1991
English novelist. From the description of Autograph and typewritten letters and notes signed "Graham" (62) : London, etc., to his brother, Herbert, 1945 May 11-1955 Sept. 12 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270497418 From the description of Graham Greene letters to Mercia Harrison, 1945-1990. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 465279409 English writer and dramatist. From the description of Graham Greene Collecti...
Macmillan & Co.
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986
Jacob Koppel Javits (May 18, 1904 – March 7, 1986) was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, Javits served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing New York's 21st congressional district from 1947 to 1954, as the 58th Attorney General of New York from 1955 to 1957, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from 1957 until 1981. After graduating from New York University School of Law, he established a law practice in New York City. During World War II, he serv...
Webb, Walter Prescott, 1888-1963
Walter Prescott Webb (April 3, 1888 in Panola County, Texas – March 8, 1963 near Austin, Texas) was an American historian noted for his groundbreaking work on the American West. As president of the Texas State Historical Association, he launched the project that produced the Handbook of Texas. He is also noted for his early criticism of the water usage patterns in the region. In 2012, he was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Webb w...
Lilienthal, David E. (David Eli), 1899-1981
David Eli Lilienthal (July 8, 1899 – January 15, 1981) was an American attorney and public administrator, best known for his Presidential Appointment to head Tennessee Valley Authority and later the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). He had practiced public utility law and led the Wisconsin Public Utilities Commission. Later he was co-author with Dean Acheson (later Secretary of State) of the 1946 Report on the International Control of Atomic Energy, which outlined possible methods for internati...
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958
Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17, 1879 – November 9, 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early 20th century. She strongly supported women's rights, racial equality, and lifelong education. Eleanor Roosevelt named her one of the ten most influential women in the United States. In addition to bringing the Montessori method of child-rearing to the U.S., she presided over the country's first adult education program and shaped literary taste...
Brooks, Paul, 1909-1998
Paul Brooks (1909–1998) was a nature writer, book editor, and environmentalist. Born in New York City, Paul Brooks received in 1931 his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, where he was the editor of the Harvard Lampoon. Soon after graduation, he became an employee at the publishing company Houghton Mifflin in Boston and remained with the company for 40 years. He was editor-in-chief of Houghton Mifflin's General Book Department from 1943 until his retirement in 1969. He wrote Two Park S...
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, short story writer and playwright. Born in Harlem, he provided a literary voice during the period of civil rights activism in the 1950s and 1960s. His first novel, "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (1953) is a partially autobiographical account of his youth. His other novels include "Giovanni's Room" (1956) and "Another Country" (1962), both concerned with homosexuality as a theme. Baldwin's highly personal and analytical essay collections, "Notes of a...
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Bernard Berenson (June 26, 1865 – October 6, 1959) was an American art historian specializing in the Renaissance. His book Drawings of the Florentine Painters was an international success. His wife Mary is thought to have had a large hand in some of the writings. Berenson was a major figure in the attribution of Old Masters, at a time when these were attracting new interest by American collectors, and his judgments were widely respected in the art world. Recent research has cast doubt on some...
Russian born composer and conductor. From the description of Audio materials [sound recording]. 1931-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723194 Igor Stravinsky was a Russian composer. From the description of Sketchbook, [1917?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465769 Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress, set to the libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, was inspired by William Hogarth's series of paintings. Stravinsky had wan...
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
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 ...
Glueck, Sheldon, 1896-1980
Criminologist, law professor, legal scholar, playwright. Prof. Harvard Law School, 1929-1963. Director, basic research into causes, management and prevention of juvenile delinquency, 1925-1972. Member, Advisory Comm. on Rules of Criminal Procedure, U.S. Supreme Court, 1941-1942, 1960-1966. Advisor to Justice Robert H. Jackson on War Crimes, 1944-1945. Recipient Isaac Ray award, American Psychological Association, 1961. From the description of Papers, 1916-1972. (Harvard Law School Libr...
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012
Born in France on November 30, 1907, critic-historian Jacques Barzun came to the United States in 1920 and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia until his retirement in 1975, having also for a decade been Dean of Faculties and Provost. From 1975 to 1993 he was Literary Adviser to Charles Scribner's Sons. Among his forty books are biographical-critical studies of William James and Hector Berlioz, several volumes of literary and cultu...
The Wilderness Society is a non-profit organization, whose primary purpose is the preservation and protection of wildlands in the United States. Founded in 1935, it has been involved in major conservation battles for decades. Foremost among the Society's achievements was the enactment of the Wilderness Act of 1964, which established a national wilderness preservation system. It has organized citizen conservation groups to help shape government decisions on land use policy; monitors Federal actio...
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965), a poet, critic, editor, and playwright, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a B. A. in 1909 and an M. A. in 1910 from Harvard, where he also pursued a doctoral degree in philosophy. In 1915, he married Vivienne (Vivien) Haigh-Wood. He completed his dissertation in 1916 while living in England and submitted it to Harvard, but was unable to defend it. He was literary editor of the avant-garde magazine The Egoist. In the Spring 1917, he publishe...
Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987
Violinist Jascha Heifetz was born on Feb. 2, 1901, in Vilnius, Lithuania. He studied violin with Leopold Auer at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He embarked on an international career in 1912, became an American citizen in 1925, and continued to concertize and record until 1972. He died in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, 1987. From the description of Jascha Heifetz collection, 1802-1987 (bulk 1911-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71055203 Jascha Heifetz, legendary American vio...
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977
American poet Robert Traill Spence Lowell IV was born in Boston on March 1, 1917, to Robert Traill Spence Lowell III and Charlotte Winslow Lowell, a relation of writers James Russell Lowell and Amy Lowell. In addition to being the descendant of poets, Lowell encountered and was taught by numerous prominent poets during his classicist education. Lowell attended St. Mark's School (1930-1935), where he was influenced by Richard Eberhart, and Harvard University (1935-1937). In 1937, Boston psychiatr...
Moynihan, Daniel Patrick, 1927-2003
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, also Pat Moynihan, (born March 16, 1927, Tulsa, Oklahoma – died March 26, 2003, Washington, D.C.), American politician, sociologist, and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented New York in the United States Senate and served as an adviser to Republican U.S. President Richard Nixon. Moynihan moved at a young age to New York City. Following a stint in the navy, he earned a Ph.D. in history from Tufts University. He worked on the staff of New York Gove...
Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry ...
Harper & Brothers.
Correspondence (129 letters) and typescript (unsigned) revisions and notes, 1954, (23 p.) concerning the publication of The Scope of Total Architecture by Walter Gropius. Includes 22 letters from Gropius. From the description of Correspondence with Walter Gropius, 1952-1956. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369957 Publishing firm in New York City. From the description of Harper & Brothers Records 1817-1929. (Columbia University In the City of New ...
Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987
Chicago literary critic and author. From the description of Fanny Butcher papers 1830-1984, bulk 1910-1984. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 184986446 ...
Dilliard, Irving, 1904-2002
Trustee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (earlier name: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus)); editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial page. From the description of Papers, 1937-1991. (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 28410478 Editorial page editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and champion of victims of injustice, Dilliard served as a sponsor for the 1960 centennial celebration of Jane Addams who devoted her l...
Éditions du Seuil.
Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993.
Recorded in Stegner's home. From the description of Interview by John Milton : cassette audio tape, June 20, 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398049 Robert Pepper taught in the English Department at San Jose State University. From the description of Typed letter signed to Robert D. Pepper, 1982 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83291245 Mormon school teacher and author. From the description of Letter, 1979. (Unknown). WorldCat re...
McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980
Carey McWilliams was born December 13, 1905 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He completed his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1927. From 1927-1938, McWilliams was an attorney at the law firm Black, Hammack in Los Angeles. In 1938, he was appointed as Chief of the Division of Immigration and Housing of the State of California, a position he kept until 1942. During the period from 1945-1955, he began his long association with The Nation, becoming successively contribut...
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
J.M. Dent & Sons, book publishers of London, England, was founded in 1888 by Joseph Malaby Dent (1859-1926). The company achieved success by selling cheap editions of the classics to the working class. Dent's first major production, the Temple Shakespeare series, was established in 1894, followed in 1906 by Everyman's Library, a series of 1000 volumes. Eventually, Dent's publishing activities expanded to include textbooks, children's books, educational books, self-help books, and travel guid...
Brower, David, 1912-2000
David R. Brower was born in Calif. in 1912 and joined the Army at San Francisco, Calif. in 1942. At the time of his enlistment, he had two years of college and had worked as a postal clerk and photographer. He served at Fort Lewis, Wash., Camp Hale, Colo., Camp Swift, Tex., and in Italy. With the 10th Mountain Division he was a First Lieutenant and a member of the Mountain Training Group; Company L of the 87th Infantry Regiment; Headquarters, Company I, of the 1st Battalion, 86th Infantry Regime...
Styron, William, 1925-2006
American novelist William Styron was born in Virginia and graduated from Duke. After serving in World War II, he worked as an editor while writing his first novel. His work has been both controversial and timely; his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, explored the theme of slavery, and benefitted from being released during the racially-charged 1960s, and his American Book Award-winning novel, Sophie's Choice, examined a World War II concentration camp survivor. His styl...
Graham, Katharine, 1917-2001
Publisher and author. From the description of Papers of Katharine Graham. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71073529 Katharine Graham (1917-2001) was a newspaper publisher and executive with the Washington Post Company. She was on the editorial staff at the Washington Post from 1939 to 1945, was a member of the Sunday circulation and editorial departments from 1969 to 1979, served as president of the Washington Post Company from 1963 to 1973, chairman of the board from 1973 to ...
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006
Galbraith taught economics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of John Kenneth Galbraith, 1958. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973248 John Kenneth Galbraith was born in Iona Station, Ontario, Canada in 1908. He emigrated to the United States in 1931 and became an American citizen in 1937. He received degrees from Ontario Agricultural College (1931), University of California (1933, 1934), and studied at Cambridge, England (1937-38). His academic career has...
Middleton, Drew, 1913-1990
Drew Middleton (1913-1990) was a reporter for the Associated Press and the New York Times, noted for his combat reports as Foreign Correspondent for the Times during World War II, and his coverage and analysis of postwar Europe and the cold war. He is author of more than a dozen books on military affairs, postwar diplomacy, and foreign policy. From the guide to the Drew Middleton Papers, 1948-1967, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...
Sykes, Christopher, 1907-1986
Christopher Hugh Sykes was born at Sledmere near Malton, England, on Nov. 17, 1907, the second son of Mark and Edith Violet (Gorst) Sykes. His father, Sir Mark Sykes, was elected a conservative member of Parliament in 1912 and later served as an adviser to Lloyd George on Middle Eastern affairs. The father's Orientalist interests helped nurture the lifelong interest of the son in the Middle East. Christopher Sykes was educated at Downside School, the Sorbonne, and Christ Church, Oxford. During 1...
Gunther, John, 1901-1970
John Gunther, journalist and writer. The John Gunther Papers consist of different draft versions of Gunther's books along with correspondence, articles, and notes related to these projects. Papers related to Chicago Revisited. From the description of John Gunther papers, 1935-1967 (inclusive) (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 613714359 ...
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 ...
Ives, Irving McNeil, 1896-1962
Irving McNeil Ives was a member of the New York State Assembly, 1933-46; author and sponsor of legislation creating the New York State Department of Commerce and the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University; co-author and co-sponsor of a New York State anti-discrimination law; Dean of the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell, 1945-47; United States senator, 1947-59; member of the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Labor and Public Welfa...
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Novelist, short story writer. From the guide to the Isaac Bashevis Singer Manuscripts, [ca. 1960]-1971, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Novelist, short story writer; came to America in 1935. Born Isaac Singer July 14, 1904, in Radzymin, Poland; son of Pinchos Menachem and Bathsheba (Zylberman) Singer. From the description of Manuscripts collection, [ca. 1960]-1970. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477256024 ...
Peyre, Henri, 1901-1988
Henri Maurice Peyre was born in Paris, February 21, 1901. After coming to the United States in 1925, he served on the Yale University faculty for thirty-five years, including twenty-five years as chairman of the Department of French. Peyre died in December 1988. From the description of Henri Peyre collection, 1914-1988 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168746 From the guide to the Henri Peyre collection, 1914-1988, (Manuscripts and Archives) Member of t...
Clark, Thomas Dionysius, 1903-2005
Historian. Member of faculty of University of Kentucky and Indiana University. From the description of Thomas D. Clark papers, 1968-1976. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36996052 Henry Clay (1777-1852) served as member of the House and as Speaker of the Kentucky legislature, served several terms in the United States House of Representatives, including Speaker and several terms in the United States Senate (1806-1807, 1810-1811, 1831-1842, 1849-1852). Clay served as ...
Gironella, José María
New York Public Library
The New York Pubic Library purchased Arthur A. Schomburg's collection of books, pamphlets, prints and photographs in 1926 with funds from the Carnegie Corporation and housed at the 135th Street Branch Library of The New York Public Library. L. Hollingsworth Wood was appointed in 1925 by the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library to purchase and provide guidelines for the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature. Members of the Advisory Committee of the Arthur A. Schomburg Collection, i...
Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975
Moses Pond (1787-1873): lawyer; Connecticut State representative (1837-1855); and selectman of Wolcott, Connecticut. From the guide to the Samuel Chamberlain postcard and photograph collection documenting Yale University, circa 1940, (Manuscripts and Archives) Samuel and Narcissa Chamberlain were noted authorities in the field of gastronomy. In 1974 they donated their collection of over 800 cookbooks from France, Italy, Great Britain, and the United States to the Arthur and ...
O'Connor, Jack, 1902-1978
Author and outdoorsman, Lewiston, Idaho. From the description of Papers, 1929-1978. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852718 Newspaperman, novelist, free-lance and outdoor writer, professor of journalism. From the description of Jack O'Connor papers, 1969. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 30685784 ...
Giddings, J. Louis (James Louis), 1909-1964
Douglas, Lewis W. (Lewis Williams), 1894-1974
Legislator, U.S. Congressman, and U.S. Ambassador to England. The Douglas family arrived in Bisbee in 1881 and was active in the mining industry. From the description of Oral history interview, 1973 Apr. 7 [sound recording]. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 45076910 Lewis W. Douglas was a businessman, Democratic politician, philanthropist, and diplomat. He served in the Arizona State Legislature, 1922-1925; U.S. House of Representa...
Grossman, William L.
John Murray (Firm)
John Murray was a publishing house based in London; Sir John Murray (1884-1967) was the senior head of the firm at the time. 1 letter is signed by John Grey Murray (apparently the son of Sir John Murray), and the signatures on 2 other items are not discernible. Anna Mahler corresponded with the publisher on her mother's behalf. From the description of Correspondence to Anna Mahler, 1944-1946. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863571 ...
Rossiter, Clinton, 1917-1970
Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009
Dean of African American historians, John Hope Franklin was born January 2, 1915 in Rentriesville, Oklahoma. His family relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma shortly after the Tulsa Disaster of 1921. Franklin's mother, Mollie was a teacher and his father, B.C. Franklin was an attorney who handled lawsuits precipitated by the famous Tulsa Race Riot. Graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in 1931, Franklin received an A.B. from Fisk University in 1935 and went on to attend Harvard University, whe...
Jameson, Storm, 1891-1986
Storm Jameson was an English novelist, editor, critic, and peace activist. From the description of Margaret Storm Jameson letters, 1932-1954. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49014732 Jameson met Morley Roberts for the first time in 1933. She served as his literary executor. From the description of Correspondence from Morley Roberts, 1933-1942. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 642326304 English autho...
Kubie, Lawrence S. (Lawrence Schlesinger), 1896-1973
Physician, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst. From the description of Papers of Lawrence S. Kubie, 1943-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071564 Biographical Note 1896, Mar. 17 Born, New York, N.Y. 1916 A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. ...
Painter, illustrator and writer; London, England. Born 1910. Married name Fleur Cowles Meyer. From the description of Fleur Cowles printed material, [undated] and 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122886 ...
Evans, Bergen, 1904-
Professor of English, Northwestern University, 1932-1974; short-story writer; radio/tv game show panelist; faculty member, Famous Writers' School; co-author, The Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage (1957). From the description of Bergan Evans Papers, 1921-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122605099 Bergen Baldwin Evans was born on September 19, 1904 in Franklin, Ohio, the third child of Rice Kemper and Louise Cass Evans' six children. Evans joined the f...
Plath, Sylvia, 1932-1963
Plath (1932-1963) was educated at Smith College (A.B., 1955) and Newnham College, Cambridge University (A.B., 1957). She married Ted Hughes in 1956 and taught English at Smith College, 1957-1958. Plath and Hughes returned to England in Dec. 1959 and separated in 1962. In her lifetime she published two books: The Colossus and other poems (1960) and The bell jar (1963). On Feb. 11, 1963 she committed suicide in London. Her Ariel poems were edited by Hughes and published in 1965. From t...
Steiner, George, 1929-....
Dowdey, Clifford, 1904-1979
Virginia historian. From the description of Papers of Clifford Dowdey [manuscript], 1941-1967. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806719 From the description of The Virginia dynasties [manuscript], 1969. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806716 From the description of Papers, 1941-1967. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958817 ...
Henry Holt and Company.
Henry Holt was born on January 3, 1840 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was educated at General Prosser’s school in New Haven before attending Yale University. Although he graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1864, Holt was fascinated by literature and decided to enter the publishing world. He started his first company, Leypoldt and Holt in 1866. In 1873 Leypoldt retired and the firm became Henry Holt and Co. His most popular series was the Leisure Hour series, launched in 1872. Later i...
Davies, Robertson, 1913-1995
Canadian author. From the description of [Lecture on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol] : typescript, with autograph revisions, signed, . (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874896 ...
Hudson, W.H. (William Henry), 1841-1922
W.H. Hudson, author and naturalist, was born in Argentina of American parents. While growing up in Argentina, he developed a passion for the wildlife of the Pampas, particularly its birds. He eventually became disillusioned by the effect on the Pampas's ecosystem caused by large-scale immigration of bird-eating Italians. He moved to England, but was unsuccessful in obtaining employment as a naturalist, although he did contribute a number of articles to various periodicals. He wrote short stories...
Herring, Hubert Clinton, 1889-1967
Dunham, Barrows, 1905-
Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006
Peter Viereck (1916-2006) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College. From the guide to the Peter Viereck Manuscripts, 1963-1965, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Peter Viereck is an accomplished American poet, historian, and scholar. His verse features a unique gift for rhyme, lyricism, and an almost metaphysical infatuation with ideas. His combination of traditional forms with intelle...
Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977
"Brigham Young was the colonizer; Daniel Jackling the mining giant, and Marriner S. Eccles was Utah's premier financial genius," was the introduction to a 1977 Deseret News review of Eccles' then-recently published biography. The biography, Marriner S. Eccles: Private Entrepreneur and Public Servant, as well as a previously published autobiography, Beckoning Frontiers, detail the life of this remarkable man. He became the "principal economic philosopher of the New Deal," according t...
Rousseau, Théodore, , 1912-1973
Mallea, Eduardo, 1903-1982
Saul Bellow (1915-2005), novelist. From the description of Saul Bellow drafts of nobel lecture, 1976-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194195 Author Saul Bellow was born in Montreal to Russian emigre parents; when he was nine, the family moved to Chicago, where Bellow was educated at the University of Chicago and Northwestern in Sociology and Anthropology. He began writing novels, and gradually built a respected body of work that saw him recognized as one of the most c...
Charles Scribner's Sons.
Charles Scribner, 1821-1871, was a partner in the publishing firm of Baker & Scribner, 1846-1871, and carried on alone after Baker's death in 1850. He formed Scribner & Welford in 1857. Charles Scribner's Sons was established in 1870, the same year SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY began. His son Charles, 1854-1930, became president in 1875. He began SCRIBNER'S MAGAZINE in 1887. It ceased publication in 1930. His son Charles, 1890-1952, became president in 1932. From the description of Char...
Graham, Philip L., 1915-1963
Arnoldo Mondadori editore
Gay, Peter, 1923-....
Historian. Gay was Professor of History at Columbia University, 1962-1968. From the description of Peter Gay papers, [ca. 1954]-1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 265033263 ...
Osaragi, Jirō, 1897-1973.
Handlin, Oscar, 1915-2011
Handlin taught history at Harvard and was Director of the Harvard University Library from 1979 to 1984. From the description of Papers of Oscar Handlin, 1958-1984 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973327 Handlin earned his Harvard AM in 1935 and his PhD in 1940. He taught history at Harvard and was Director of the Harvard University Library from 1979 to 1984. From the description of The evolution of national character in America, 1861-1875 ...
Robinson, Charles Alexander, 1900-1965
Strode, Hudson, 1892-1976
Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971
American poet. From the description of The Voluble Wheel Chair (for Eugène--March 31,1952) : Baltimore : autograph poem signed, written for Eugène Reynal, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612668 American writer. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 16 March 1962, to Mr. Miller, 1962 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874504 American poet Ogden Nash was born in New York and raised along the east coast. Afte...
Gallup, Donald Clifford, 1913-2000
Hulme, Kathryn, 1900-1981
Kathryn Hulme (1900-1981) was the author of the bestseller The Nun's Story (1956) and seven other books, including The Wild Place (1952) and Undiscovered Country (1966), a memoir of her years as a pupil of Gurdjieff. From the description of Kathryn Hulme papers addition: correspondence with Brandt & Brandt, 1973-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179148 From the description of Kathryn Hulme papers, 1846-1981 (bulk 1945-1981). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132854...
Brown, Francis, 1903-1995
Holbrook, Stewart H., 1893-1964
Prolific author and journalist, Stewart Hall Holbrook (1893-1964), was well known for works of popular history that covered a variety of topics. A columnist for the Oregonian newspaper, Holbrook also published several books. He described these writings as "lowbrow or non-stuffed shirt history." Born in Vermont, Holbrook had traveled throughout North America with his father while still a child, but was left to fend for himself after his father's untimely death. As a teenager, Holbrook supported h...
Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983
Epithet: author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000386.0x0001d3 ...
Coon, Carleton S. (Carleton Stevens), 1904-1981
Epithet: Merchant British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x000248 ...
Tanizaki, Junʾichirō, 1886-1965
Deeping, Warwick, 1877-1950
Prolific English novelist and short story writer. From the description of George Warwick Deeping letter to Glen Walton Blodgett [manuscript], 21 Apr 20 (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 300017580 English novelist; trained as a physician; b. George Warwick Deeping. From the description of Warwick Deeping collection, 1904-1956. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70962505 ...
Millar, Kenneth, 1915-1983
Biography Kenneth Millar, who wrote under the pseudonym Ross Macdonald, was the best-selling author of twelve classic novels of detective fiction featuring the main character Lew Archer. His extensive writings include reviews, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and essays. Millar died in 1983. From the guide to the Kenneth Millar papers, 1939-1979, (University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archive...
Robert, Joseph C.
Alumnus of Duke University; history professor at University of Richmond, Va. From the description of Papers, 1928-1971. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32720146 ...
Canfield, Cass, 1897-1986
Brennan, William J., 1906-1997
Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; appointed 1956; resigned 1990. From the description of Papers, 1956-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605090 Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956; resigned in 1990. From the description of William J. Brennan papers, 1945-1998 (bulk 1956-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982573 Biographical Note ...
Collins (Firm : London, England)
Marchand, Leslie Alexis, 1900-1999
Leslie Alexis Marchand (1900-1999), a leading authority on Lord Byron, was born and grew up in central Washington state, graduating from the University of Washington in 1922. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1940, and spent most of his academic career at Rutgers University. His most noteworthy publications are his three-volume Byron: a Biography (1957), and a twelve-volume edition of Byron's personal writings, Byron's Letters and Journals (1973-1982). From the descri...
Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980
Erich Fromm (1900-1980) was a psychoanalyst, author, educator, and social philosopher. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1934. In New York Fromm was associated (until 1939) with the International Institute for Social Research. Fromm authored numerous books including Escape from Freedom which won him acclaim as an author of great brilliance and originality. From the guide to the Erich Fromm papers, 1929-1949, 1932-1949, (The New York Public Librar...
Moos, Malcolm, 1916-1982
Author, educator; interviewee d. 1982. From the description of Reminiscences of Malcolm Charles Moos : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451895 Malcolm C. Moos, B.A. (1937), M.A. (1938) University of Minnesota; Ph.D. (1942) University of California, Los Angeles. Professor of political science, Johns Hopkins University (1942-1961), associate editor of the Baltimore Sun (1945-1948), speechwriter and administrative aid to ...
Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947
Welsh novelist and essayist, a forerunner of 20th century Gothic science fiction. From the description of Eleusinia / by a former member of H. C. S. 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598531 From the guide to the Eleusinia, 1881, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Machen was a Welsh writer of tales, mystical, romantic, and macabre. From the description of Introduction to Lady Benson's Memoirs : manuscript, 1926. (Peking University Library). WorldCat...
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1912-1975
Hearon, Shelby, 1931-
American writer. From the description of Papers, 1966-1996. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617137 Novelist Shelby Hearon received an Ingram Merrill grant in 1987, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 1983, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for Fiction in 1982. Hearon won the Texas Institute of Letters Fiction award in 1973 for The Second Dance and in 1978 for A...
Hayden , Sterling, 1916-1986
Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter; March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor, author, sailor and decorated Marine Corps officer and OSS agent (serving under the name John Hamilton during World War II). A leading man for most of his career, he specialized in westerns and film noir throughout the 1950s, in films such as John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar (1954), and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956). He became noted for supporting ...
Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958
Author, journalist, news analyst, and government official. From the description of Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986273 American journalist and author. From the description of Then came war : 1939 : sound recording, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122446694 Writer. From the description of Reminiscences of Elmer Holmes Davis : oral history, 1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 1224...
Gottschalk, Louis Reichenthal, 1899-1975
Historian. From the description of Letters, 1935-1948. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 701239783 Historian. A.B., Cornell University, 1919; A.M., 1920; Ph. D., 1921. Instructor in history, University of Illinois, 1921-23; assistant professor, University of Louisville, 1923-25; associate professor, 1925-27. Associate professor of history, University of Chicago, 1927-35; professor, 1935-64; chairman of the History Department, 1937-1942. From the descripti...
Dozer, Donald Marquand
Donald Marquand Dozer was born in Zanesville, Ohio, June 7, 1905, and grew up in that state. He received his B.A. degree from the College of Wooster, Ohio, then earned an M.A. and Ph.D. (1936) at Harvard University. Professor Dozer achieved national and international distinction as an authority on Latin American history and United States-Latin American relations. Professor Dozer's active academic career was interrupted during World War II and for some years thereafter by government ...
Levin, Harry, 1912-1994
Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Harry Levin and his wife, Elena Ivanovna Zarudnava Levin. From the description of Letters, 1973, n.d., to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155871479 Harry Levin was an American literary critic, author, and a professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. From the description of Papers, 1920-1995. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84670178 ...
Flower, Desmond, 1907-
Flanner, Janet, 1892-1978
Papers of Janet Flanner (1892-1978) and Natalia Danesi Murray (1901-1994); journalists, writers, and editors. From the description of Papers of Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray, 1940-1984 (bulk 1944-1975). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132644 Janet Flanner (1892-1978), who used the pseudonym Genêt, and her companion, Solita Solano (1888-1975), were American journalists, writers, and literary editors, who settled in Paris, France, in 1922. From the desc...
Asbury, Herbert, 1891-1963
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975
Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Lionel Trilling and his wife, Diana Trilling. From the description of Letters, 1970-1976, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155876900 Professor. From the description of Reminiscences of Lionel Trilling: oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122394116 Lionel Trilling was a successful author, educator, and scholar, but his greates...
Longmans, Green, and Co.
Journalist, author on foreign affairs. Kuhn was a foreign correspondent for the NEW YORK TIMES, 1925-1940, with the Office of War Information, 1941-1945, diplomatic correspondent for THE WASHINGTON POST, 1946-1953, and a freelance reporter, 1953-1978. In much of his writing he collaborated with his wife, Delia Wolf Kuhn. From the description of Ferdinand Kuhn papers, 1928-1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 506124359 ...
Goetzmann, William H.
Kawabata, Yasunari, 1899-1972
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984
BIOGHIST REQUIRED American author. From the guide to the Truman Capote ephemera Collection, 1949-1988., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Truman Capote (1924- ), American author. From the description of Truman Capote papers, 1939-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476609 Truman Capote is an American writer. From the description of Truman Capote fonds. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848368...
Dulles, John W.F.
Mining engineer, historian, author, professor. Born 1913 in Auburn, New York. Dulles received degrees from Princeton University, Harvard Business School, and the University of Arizona. He held engineering and executive positions with Mexican and Brazilian mining companies, spending 17 years as a resident of Mexico; served the University of Texas as assistant director of the International Center, adviser on international programs for the UT system, and professor of Latin American Studies; and als...
Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961
American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Dashiell Hammett Papers, 1923-1974. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 85058436 Samuel Dashiell Hammett was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland on May 27, 1894 to a family long in the county. After working as a youth to help support his family, he left home in 1914 and worked as a detective before enlisting in the U.S. Army during Wo...
Laurence, Dan H.
Street, Julian, 1897-1947.
Cloos, Ernst, 1898-1974
Ernst Closs (1898-1974), a structural geologist, was born in Germany and educated at the University of Breslau. He conducted various geologic investigations in Europe and the Middle East before settling permanently in the United States. Cloos became a lecturer in structural geology at Johns Hopkins in 1931 and became Professor in 1941. He was Chairman of the Geology Department from 1951 to 1963 and retird from Johns Hopkins in 1968. Cloos specialized in microstructural analysis and made an impor...
Garnsey, Morris E., 1906-
Snow, C.P. (Charles Percy), 1905-1980
Charles Percy Snow was an English scientist, author, and statesman. Born in to a poor family, he chose to study science because financial aid was available for that discipline. After taking a Ph.D. in Physics from Oxford, he began publishing novels; despite early success, he entered government service, and had a long and distinguished career. Throughout his life, he balanced his interests in science, writing, and politics, making genuine contributions in all three arenas. As an author, he wrote ...
Daninos, Pierre, 1913-2005
French author. From the description of Pierre Daninos collection, [19--]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70962507 ...
Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004
Professor of English; author; book reviewer. Born Mar. 28, 1900, in Chicago. Graduated from University of Chicago, 1923, M.A. 1924. Ph. D., University of Washington (Seattle), 1932. Teaching: University of Chicago, 1923-1925 (assistant); University of Washington, Seattle, 1925-1943 (associate, assistant professor, associate professor); Illinois Institute of Technology, 1943-1947 (associate professor); Boston University, 1947-1965 (professor). Literary editor of Seattle Post-Intellig...
William Collins sons and co
Bruno Traven (d. 1969) a mysterious author, perhaps American, perhaps German, born in 1882 or 1890, lived in Mexico for much of his writing life. He signed his name Hal Croves in the letters in this collection. From the description of Papers by or about B. Traven, 1950-1977. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122520925 B. Traven (1890-1969) wrote novels, short stories, and screenplays under several pseudonyms including Hal Croves. He is best known for Treasure of the ...
Cloos, Hans, 1885-1951
Sarton, May, 1912-1995
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...
Heckscher, August, 1913-1997
Author, arts consultant, social commentator, and journalist. From the description of August Heckscher papers, 1931-1999 (bulk 1948-1976). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979771 Art administrator, writer; New York, N.Y. From the description of August Heckscher interviews, 1970 May 25-Dec. 29 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 276394224 August Heckscher (1913-1997) was a writer, printmaker and educator, who was also active in civic institut...
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
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...
American editor of the "Saturday Review of Literature" from 1940-1977. From the description of Typed letter signed : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1960 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868047 Editor, journalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Norman Cousins : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376635 From the description of Reminiscences of Norman Cousins : lecture, 1959. (Colum...
Malraux, André, 1901-1976
French writer, government official, archaeologist, hero of antifascist resistence in Spanish Civil War and World War II. Writer of fictional and non-fictional works including "Condition humaine", "Tentation de l'Occident" and "Noyers de l'Altenbourg". Minister of Information, 1945-1946, Minister of State responsible for culture, 1959-1969. From the description of Memoirs. ca. 1966. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 221087314 Author, adventurer, and stat...
Knauth, Percy, 1914-1995
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Weinstock was an executive editor at Knopf. From the description of Correspondence with Adolf Klarmann, 1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862789 American publishing house. From the description of Records. Series VIII., London Office Files, 1910-1957 (bulk 1928-1940). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617133 From the description of Records, 1873-1996 (bul...
Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963
Educator, poet. From the description of Correspondence, with University of Michigan officials, 1962. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34370061 Theodore Roethke won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for his volume of verse "The Waking." He was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1908 and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1929. He taught at Lafayette University, Penn State, Bennington College and finally at the University of Washington. His books include "...
Harcourt Brace & Company
Gross was an editor at the publishing company. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1957. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863411 Brooks edited a book by Constance Rourke for Harcourt Brace. From the description of Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1921-1962. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 180851633 ...
Gard, Wayne, 1899-1986
Author, historian. Born in 1899 in Brocton, Illinois. Worked as a wire editor and foreign correspondent for the Associated Press and on the editorial staff of the Dallas "Morning News" for over 25 years. His books include "Sam Ross," "The Great Buffalo Hunt, " and "Rawhide Texas" and many articles for magazines, such as "American Heritage, " "American Mercury, " and "Reader's Digest." Died in 1986 in Dallas, Texas. From the description of Papers, 1958-1959. (Texas Tech University). W...
Black, Cyril Edwin, 1915-1989
Chou, Eric, 1915-1980
Pope, Clifford H. (Clifford Hillhouse), 1899-1974
Herpetologist, museum curator. Pope was Assistant Curator in the Dept. of Herpetology, American Museum of Natural History from 1928 to 1935. He died in 1974. From the description of Correspondence, 1927-1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155510747 ...
Graves, Robert, 1895-1985
Robert (Von Ranke) Graves was born in London in 1895. He attended King's College School and Rokeby School, Wimbledon, Copthorne School, Sussex, Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, 1907-14. In 1926, he received a B. Litt. From St. John's College, Oxford. He was the author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, autobiographies, historical novels, essays, librettos, criticism, short stories, and children’s books. Graves also translated and edited a number of works. He died in 1985 in Deya, Majorca, Sp...
Huebsch was vice president and chief editor at Viking Press in New York City. Viking became the publisher of Franz Werfel's works in English translation around 1935. Griesser was at Viking Press and wrote on Huebsch's behalf. Medinz was in the copyright dept. at Viking. McClure, Allen and Bradette all wrote letters to Viking Press concerning Werfel's novel The Song of Bernadette: McClure wrote a fan letter with a question that Huebsch forwarded to Werfel; Allen was requesting permission for use ...
Benton, Walter, 1907-
Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978
Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Gilbert Highet : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86100454 Anthon Professor of Latin, Columbia University. From the description of Gilbert Highet papers, 1929-1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 496102428 ...
Chatto & Windus (Firm)
Angle, Paul M. (Paul McClelland), 1900-1975
Author and historian. From the description of Paul M. Angle papers, 1947-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123391606 Paul M. Angle (1900-1975), historian and author, was secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Association (1925-1932), Librarian of the Illinois State Historical Library (1932-1945), and Director of the Chicago Historical Society (1945-1965). Angle was an Abraham Lincoln scholar and wrote several books on Lincoln and Illinois history, including The Lincoln Reader (...
Gheorghiu, Virgil, 1916-1992
Cash, W. J. 1900-1941.
Ferry, W. H. (Wilbur Hugh)
Wilbur Hugh Ferry, (1910- ), foundation consultant, vice president of the Fund for the Republic, staff administrator of the Study of the Economic Order of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (Santa Barbara, Calif.). From the description of W.H. Ferry papers, [ca. 1966-1969]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476703 ...
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...
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...
O'Connor, Frank, 1903-1966
Michael Francis O'Donovan was born into poverty in Cork, Ireland; unable to afford schooling, he was largely self-educated, and wrote extensively as a child. He joined the Irish Republican Army as a teenager, fought for Irish independence and later for Ulster's inclusion in the Republic, and was arrested and jailed as a result. He found work as a librarian, began publishing stories, and adopted the pen name Frank O'Connor, from his middle name and his beloved mother's maiden name. He later serve...
Beard, James, 1903-1985
Culinary expert and teacher. From the description of Letters, 1952-1964. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 38950846 James Andrews Beard, world-renowned chef, was born in Portland, Oregon on May 5, 1903. He studied briefly at Reed College in Portland but left in 1923 to join a touring theatrical troupe and pursue a career as an actor and singer. In the mid-1930s he began to supplement his income with catering work, and in 1937 he settled in New York and opened a gourm...
Bodley Head (Firm)
Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961
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 ...
Gide, André, 1869-1951
French writer, humanist and moralist. From the description of Letters : Paris, to Kelver Hartley, Paris, 1934 Nov. 1-Dec. 25. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 32415731 French author. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Criquetot-l'Esneval], 9 April 1916, to Gabriel [i.e. Georges] Jean-Aubry, 1916 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577855 From the description of Letter, 1924 April 7 [manuscript]. (Uni...
Hauser, Arnold, 1892-1978
Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004
Epithet: journalist and broadcaster British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000975.0x0000cd ...
Fles, Barthold, 1902-....
Literary agent. From the description of Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1960-1961. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 700036194 Fles was a literary agent. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1947. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863267 ...
The Grolier Club was founded in Jan. 23, 1884 by a group of seven New York City book collectors with the object, as stated in its constitution, "of literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books." From its early days the Club has maintained a library related to collecting, bibliography and books about books. A library endowment fund (sometimes referred to as the "Library Fund) for the Grolier Club was first proposed in 1921, and the first fund-raising campaign amo...
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...
Wirth, Conrad Louis, 1899-1993
Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Conrad Louis Wirth : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527269 ...
Blassingame, Lurton, 1904-1988
Dale, Ernest, 1917-1996
Hedrick, Helen, 1902-
Overton, Richard C. (Richard Cleghorn), 1907-1988
Richard C. Overton was born on November 9, 1907 in Montclair, New Jersey. He attended Williams College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1929 and a Master of Arts in Economics in 1934. From Harvard University, he received a Master of Arts and a Doctorate in History (1944). Overton worked for the Chatham Phoenix National Bank and Trust Company, New York, between 1930 and 1932. His teaching career began in 1928 as a part-time instructor in public speaking a...
Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975
Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) George ...
Harper & Row, Publishers
New York publishing company. From the description of Harper & Row, Publishers records, 1935-1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 460880020 BIOGHIST REQUIRED New York publishing company. From the guide to the Harper & Row, Publishers Records, 1935-1973, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Published Sellin's book Capital punishment. From the description of Correspondence with Joh...
Oxford University Press, Inc., 1964, 1971
George Allen & Unwin.
Publisher. From the description of Letters, 1959. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203744 The firm of George Allen & Sons began in 1871 as the publisher of John Ruskin, acquiring the publishing branch of Bemrose & Sons in 1909. In 1911 it merged with Swan Sonnenschein to form George Allen & Co. Ltd. Financial difficulties ensued under George Allen's succeeding sons and daughter, and a Receiver for the Debenture Holders was appoint...
Van Thal, Herbert, 1904-1983
Herbert Van Thal (1904-1983), English publisher, literary agent and author. From the description of Letters to Herbert Van Thal, 1921-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84553203 From the description of Letters to Herbert Van Thal, 1921-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162754 Herbert Van Thal's career in literary matters was varied and successful, Beginning as a bookseller's assistant, he worked for publishers before establishing his own firm, Home and Van T...
Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1965-2002. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 259277264 From the description of Papers, 1941-2007. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41182258 Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vo...
Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981
Fawn McKay Brodie was born in Ogden, Utah, on September 15, 1915. Her family were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with her grandfather serving as president of Brigham Young University and uncle David O. McKay as the ninth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brodie attended Weber College in Ogden from 1930-1932 before finishing a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Utah in 1934. She returned to Weber College to teach English...
Meredith, William, 1919-2007
Epithet: Organist of New College, Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000304.0x0002bd William Meredith was an American poet, literary critic, librettist, and translator. From the description of William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430869 From the guide to the William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973, (The New York Pub...
Routledge & Kegan Paul
Clark, John Maurice, 1884-1963
Professor of economics, Columbia University, 1922-1953. Clark was associated with the N.R.A., 1934-1935, National Resources Planning Board, 1939-1940, O.P.A., 1940-1943, Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1944-1947, and the Attorney General's National Committee to Study Anti-Trust Laws, 1953-1954. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1920]-1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376974 ...
Green, Abel, 1900-1973
American conductor and composer of Russian birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 1 June 1911 to Herr [Emil] Gutmann, 1911 June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578961 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [n.p., Boston?], 30 September 1927, to Alfred Knopf in New York, 1927 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874483 Serge Koussevitzky, conductor and double bassist, was born July 26, 1874, in Vishniy ...
Brandt & Brandt.
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978
American anthropologist. From the description of Letter 1968 June 12. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38156541 Anthropologist. From the description of Collection re Margaret Mead, 1978-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131863 Anthropologist, author, and educator. From the description of Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996 (bulk 1911-1978). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068917 M...
Hodder and stoughton
BIOGHIST REQUIRED English publishing firm, founded in the late 19th century. From the guide to the Hodder and Stoughton Records, 1875-1914, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library) English publishing firm, founded in the late 19th century. From the description of Hodder and Stoughton records, 1875-1914. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 470411479 ...
Frank, John P.
Hayes, Carlton J.H. (Carlton Joseph Huntley), 1882-1964
Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574531 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Historian, author, diplomat. Hayes was Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University, 1935-1950. From the guide to the Carlton J. H. Hayes Papers, 1920-1962, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Historian, author, diplo...
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978
James Bryant Conant (1893-1978) was a chemist, educator and public servant. Conant taught chemistry at Harvard from 1917-1933; he served as Harvard's president from 1933-1953. He was the national director of defense research from 1941-1945, and was instrumental in the creation of the atomic bomb. He continued as President of Harvard until 1953, at which time he was made United States High Commissioner for Germany. When allied military occupation of Germany ended in 1955, Conant became the U.S. A...
Harding, Walter, 1917-1996
Grosset & Dunlap.
Stilwell, Hart, 1902-1975
American novelist, essayist and journalist. From the description of Hart Stilwell papers, 1945-1975. (Texas State University-San Marcos). WorldCat record id: 32244583 ...
Gyldendalske boghandel, Nordisk forlag
McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978
American playwright and memoirist. From the description of Lillian Hellman Papers, 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 78685575 Lillian Hellman, the author of Little Foxes and Watch on the Rhine, was the executor of the estate of the novelist Dashiell Hammett. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1979. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id:...
Sears, Paul B. (Paul Bigelow), 1891-1990
Paul Bigelow Sears, educator and ecologist, was born on December 17, 1891 in Bucyrus, Ohio. He received his B.S. degree in 1913 from Ohio Wesleyan University. He earned a M.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1915 and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1922. He began his teaching career as an instructor in botany at Ohio State University and subsequently taught at the University of Nebraska (1919-1927), the University of Oklahoma (1927-1938), and Oberlin College (1938-1950). I...
Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985
U.S. representative to the United Nations. From the description of Correspondence 1957. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50307057 United States Senator and ambassador. From the description of Henry Cabot Lodge letter to Harriet L. White [manuscript], 1960 August 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 466876849 Henry Cabot Lodge (1902-1985) was a journalist, U.S. Senator, and diplomat, and the grandson of statesman Henry Cabot Lodge,...
Edel, Leon, 1907-1997
Author, editor and educator. From the description of Papers of Leon Edel, 1855-1972. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53436427 Author. From the description of Reminiscences of Leon Edel : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737832 ...
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980
Muriel Rukeyser was an American poet, playwright, biographer, and writer of children's literature. From the description of Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976 bulk (1931-1976). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122570595 From the guide to the Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976, 1931-1976, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American poet. From the ...
Harwell, Richard Barksdale
Richard Barksdale Harwell, librarian, bibliographer, and author, was born June 6, 1915, in Washington, Georgia, and died March 9, 1988, in Augusta, Georgia. He graduated from Emory University (English, 1937; Library Science, 1938) and received an honorary doctorate from New England College (1966). Harwell worked in libraries at Duke University (1938-1940), Emory University (assistant director, 1940-1943; Special Collections Department head, 1946-1948; assistant librarian, 1948-1955), Virginia St...
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...
Hart, James D. (James David), 1911-1990
Hart earned his Harvard AM in 1933 and his PhD in 1936. From the description of Notes in Comparative Literature 11, 1932-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228511481 From the description of Notes in English 52, 1932-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228511508 From the description of Notes in English 19, 1932-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228511487 From the description of Notes in English 9, 1932-1933. (Harvard Un...
Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959
American educator; broadcaster, United States Office of War Information, 1942-1945. From the description of Albert Léon Guérard papers, 1942-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868930 Albert Léon Guérard, born in Paris in 1880, came to the United States in 1906 to teach at Williams College. He taught at Stanford from 1907 until 1946 when he retired, except for 12 years between 1913 and 1925 when he was at Rice University and served in the war. He died in Palo Alto, N...
André Deutsch (Firm)
Geismar, Maxwell David, 1909-
Epithet: writer on American literature British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000097 ...
Croft-Cooke, Rupert, 1903-1979
English author; best known for his mystery novels; also wrote under name: Leo Bruce; d. 1979. From the description of Rupert Croft-Crooke collection, 1930-1974. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70974921 British author of poetry and prose. From the description of Papers, 1956-1977. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853024 English poet, novelist, and playwright. From the description of Letters in verse and prose, 1925...
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989
Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), first poet laureate of the United States, was a poet, writer of fiction, and co-author with Cleanth Brooks of influential textbooks on literature. He won Pulitzer Prizes for All the King's Men (1946) and for volumes of poetry, Promises (1958) and Now and Then (1979). From the description of Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132948 Robert Penn Warren served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept...
Dwiggins, W.A. (William Addison), 1880-1956
W. A. Dwiggins was a calligrapher, type designer and illustrator. Forthe first two decades of the twentieth century he supplied art work to Boston advertisers. Henry Watson Kent was the first librarian of the Grolier Club (a New York City bibliophile society). For many years Kent served as secretary to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he set the standard for fine institutional printing. He was also an authority on prints. From the description of ALS: Boston, to Henry Watson Kent...
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...
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956
Brecht was a German dramatist and poet. Karl Korsch was a Marxist theoretician. From the description of Correspondence with Karl Korsch, 1934-ca.1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556373 From the guide to the Bertolt Brecht correspondence with Karl Korsch, ca. 1934-1954., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reyersbach was a pediatrician with special training in endocrinology and rheumatic diseases; she came to the U.S. in ...
Millin, Sarah Gertrude Liebson, 1889-1968
Sarah Gertrude Millin was perhaps the preeminent South African writer of her generation. Her novels occasionally reached a wider audience in the United States or London; the overt racism that pervades most of her work has marginalized her place in South African literary history. From the description of Sarah Millin letter to Ronald Storrs, 1933 Feb. 13. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52434130 Epithet: author British Library Archive...
Jacqueline Morot-Sir was Edouard's wife. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864005 ...
Hawkes, Jacquetta, 1910-1996
Epithet: author and archaeologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x0001c3 ...
Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969
Ivy Compton-Burnett was born at Pinner, Middlesex, England, June 5, 1884; educated at Addiscombe College, Howard College, and the Royal Holloway College; wrote first novel, Dolores (1911), while a governess for her younger sisters; wrote over twenty novels in her lifetime, receiving the James Tait Black memorial prize for Mother and son (1955); died, London, England, Aug. 27, 1969. From the description of Literary manuscripts, 1948-1963. (University of California, Los Angeles). World...
Hamish Hamilton Ltd.
Hamish Hamilton Ltd. was a publishing firm based in London; Hamish Hamilton was the Managing Director and the author of the correspondence. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1938-1947. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863408 James (Jamie) Hamilton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, 15 November 1900, son of James Nelson Hamilton and Alice van Valkenburg, and moved to Scotland at the age of five a...
Key, V. O. (Valdimer Orlando), 1908-1963
The American political scientist Vladimir Orlando Key, Jr. (1908-1963), played an extremely influential role in the development of the now predominant behavioral, or empirical, approach to the study of politics. After spending his early life in Texas and receiving much of his education there, Key attended McMurray College in Abilene for 2 years and then the University of Texas, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in 1929 and a master of arts degree in 1930. He went to the University of C...
Marichal, Juan, 1922-2010
Juan Marichal was Smith Professor of the French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Juan Marichal, 1903-1985 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77061094 ...
Kammen, Michael G.
Krout, John A. (John Allen), 1896-1979
Lawrence, Frieda von Richthofen, 1879-1956
Frieda Emma Johanna Maria von Richthofen was born on August 11, 1879 in Metz, France. In 1912, Frieda met David Herbert (D.H.) Lawrence, and they married in 1914. Frieda Lawrence was intimately involved with D.H. Lawrence's work. Facets of her personality are often discernable as components of characters in his poems and novels. After D.H. Lawrence's death in 1930, Frieda settled in New Mexico. Frieda died in Taos on August 11, 1956. From the guide to the Frieda Lawrence Photograph C...
Albin Michel (Firm)
Hadas, Moses, 1900-1966
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Jay Professor of Greek at Columbia University. (Columbia University M.A., 1925; Ph.D., 1930). From the guide to the Moses Hadas Papers, [ca. 1930]-1966., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Moses Hadas, a classical scholar, was appointed a research analyst and liaison officer for the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). After British and Greek troops liberated the country fro...
Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977
Novelist from Iowa. From the description of Letters, 1934-1973. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233121203 Kantor was born in Webster City, Iowa. His first of more than thirty novels, Diversey, was about Chicago gangsters. Many of the later novels were based on the Civil War, including Andersonville, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956. From the description of MacKinlay Kantor manuscripts, 1927-1932. (State Historical Society of...
François, André (Musician)
Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005
George Kennan (1845-1924), American journalist and author, was best-known for his writings on Russia. In 1865 he was sent to Siberia as part of a surveying party to find a route for a telegraph line to connect Europe and America. Kennan traveled across Russia and wrote about his experiences in Tent Life in Siberia (1870). He worked as assistant manager of the Associated Press and wrote about the Russian prison and exile system for Century Magazine. In addition to his wor...
Amerine, Maynard A. (Maynard Andrew), 1911-1998
Professor Emeritus, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis; author, lecturer, bibliographer, and consultant on wine matters. From the description of Papers 1959-1975. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 32172847 ...
Houghton Mifflin Company.
Houghton Mifflin Company, publishing house of Boston, Mass., From the description of Houghton Mifflin Company records, 1832-1944. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612205133 Houghton Mifflin Company, publishing house of Boston, Massachusetts, traces its roots back to the firm of Ticknor and Fields, the premier "literary" publishing house in the United States during the middle years of the nineteenth century; and to the Riverside Press, Henry Oscar Houghton's printi...
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Author & publisher. Columbia A.B. 1919; Litt.B. 1920. From the guide to the Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Publisher and editor. Founder of Random House, New York, with Donald S. Klopfer; president, 1927-1966; and chairman of the board, 1966- Other publishing affiliations include Bantam Books (New York) and Modern Library, Inc. (New York). From the description of Calling card : N...
Hendrick, Ives, 1898-1972
Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954
Born February 15, 1880 in Philadelphia, Joseph Hergesheimer was the son of Joseph and Helen MacKellar Hergesheimer. He grew up in a stable, middle-class, suburban family. His father, a cartographer, worked for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. After studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Hergesheimer traveled to Europe on money inherited from his grandfather, studying and painting in Florence and Venice. By 1907, when he returned to the United States and married Dorothy He...
Ceram, C.W., 1915-1972
Weil, Gotschal & Manges.
Crofts, Margaret Lee
Born Margaret Livingston (Lee) Crofts; married publisher Frederick S. Crofts in 1920. From the description of Margaret Lee Crofts correspondence, 1917-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449944 ...
Gilbert, Stuart (Stuart K.)
British translator and student of James Joyce. From the description of Papers of Stuart Gilbert, 1900-1985 (bulk 1928-1975). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547564 ...
Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977
Loren Corey Eiseley was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1907. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. degree in English and geology/anthropology in 1933. He received an A.M. degree in anthropology in 1935 and a Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1937. In 1937, Eiseley married Mabel Langdon. The Eiseleys moved to Kansas, then Ohio, then Pennsylvania, where Eiseley held a number of administrative posts at universities. He was active in several professional and aca...
Author Philip Hamburger was born on July 2nd, 1914 in Wheeling, West Virginia. His family later moved to New York City, where Hamburger was educated in the public schools. He received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University (1935) and a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1938). In 1939 he joined the staff of The New Yorker, where he worked for virtually his entire career. Hamburger left the magazine briefly from 1941-1943, when he s...
Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889-1970
One surmises from one letter that Maude Stevens was an early teacher of Gardner's with whom he kept in touch, sending her two books (cataloged separately) as well as the article. From the description of Letters to Maude Stevens Ingelow, 1956-1965, (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122595320 Epithet: American writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x0002db American author of detective st...
Dinesen, Isak, 1885-1962
Carlson, John Roy, 1909-
Carlson is the pseudonym of Arthur Derounian, an American Armenian journalist who was the author of the book Under Cover, as well as a number of works about issues related to Armenia. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1946. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863054 Staff member of Friends of Democracy, an organization on whose national committee Burt served. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers...
Brown, John Lackey, 1914-
John Lackey Brown was born April 29, 1914, in Ilion, N. Y., to Leslie Beecher Brown, a businessman; and his wife, Katherine Lackey. He was educated at Hamilton College, the École des Chartes, the Sorbonne, and the Catholic University of America, from which he received his PhD in 1939. Dr. Brown was an instructor in Romance languages at Catholic University from 1939 to 1941. During the Second World War, he served as assistant chief of foreign publications in the Office of War Information (1942-4...
The Book-of-the-Month Club, founded in 1926, is a United States mail-order business, customers of which are offered a new book each month. From the description of Book-of-the-Month Club records, 1939-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131595 The Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) was founded in 1926 by Harry Scherman (1887-1969) in partnership with Maxwell Sackheim (1890-1982) and Robert K. Haas (1890-1964). Created to satisfy a perceived demand for quality literature that co...
Gibson, William, 1914-2008
Frantz, Joe Bertram, 1917-
Historian Joe Bertram Frantz spent his childhood in Weatherford, Texas before attending Weatherford College and the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1938; M.A., 1940). He began his professional career at the San Jacinto Museum before World War II intervened. Frantz served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and fought in the Pacific Theater. After the war he returned to Texas and studied under legendary University of Texas historian Walter Prescott Webb. Frantz's doctoral dissertat...
Greenburger, Sanford Jerome
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, as Lula Carson Smith on February 19, 1917, the first born of Lamar and Marguerite Waters Smith. Though she moved from the South in 1934 and only returned for visits, most of her writing was inspired by her southern heritage. Her mother felt she had given birth to a genius from the time Carson was very young and always remained her staunchest supporter and strongest ally. When nine years of age, Lula began studying piano and practiced six to eight h...
Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978
American journalist and historian of the American Civil War. From the description of Bruce Catton papers, 1861-1865 and 1951-1961. (The Citadel, Daniel Library). WorldCat record id: 624071973 Bruce Catton (1899-1978), a Civil War historian, was a newspaper reporter in Cleveland and Boston before working for the War Production Board and the U.S. Department of Commerce during World War II. The first of his 15 Civil War histories was published in 1951. Catton's "A Stillness at ...
Buechner, Frederick, 1926-....
Born July 11, 1926, Buechner was named for his father, Carl Frederick Buechner. After his father's death, when Buechner was ten, the famiy moved frequently. In 1941 Buechner was sent to the Lawrenceville School, where he built a lasting friendship with James Merrill. Buechner, after his graduation from Lawrenceville in 1943, attended Princeton University. His education there was interrupted by his draft into the army. He later returned to Princeton to graduate in 1947. In 1950 he published his P...
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994
Francis Steegmuller was a biographer of French literary figures such as Cocteau, Apollinaire and Flaubert. He also translated French literature. From the description of Letters from Douglas Cooper, 1966-1997. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78011580 Alfred Kazin was an American essayist, literary critic, and historian. From the guide to the Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990, 1933-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A...
Case, Clifford P. (Clifford Philip), 1904-1982
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Clifford Philip Case : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619730 Lawyer, state legislator, and U.S. representative and senator, from New Jersey. From the description of Papers, 1925-1982 ; (bulk 1945-1978). (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 28376038 ...
Owens, Hamilton, 1888-1967
Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of James Hamilton Owens : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309739240 ...
Wind, Edgar, 1900-1971
Edgar Wind was a German-born art historian, who specialized in Renaissance iconography. He was involved with the Warburg Institute. He taught at various institutions in the U.S., including Smith College (1944-55), as well as at Oxford University (1955-1967). Marion Dodd, Smith College class of 1906, was a co-founder of the Hampshire Bookshop in Northampton. Esther Cloudman Dunn was a professor at Smith College. From the description of [Letter] 1953 Christmas, Northampton, Mass. [to] ...
Hamsun, Knut, 1859-1952
Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) was born in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, and grew up in poverty in Hamarøy in Nordland. From early childhood he was a shoemaker’s apprentice, but was also a road worker, stonemason, junior-level teacher, and so on. He spent some years in America, travelling and working as a tram driver, and published his impressions, chiefly satirical, under the title Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv (1889) [The Intellectual Life of Modern America]. The novel Sult (1890) [Hunger] and even mor...
E.P. Dutton (Firm)
American book publishing company E. P. Dutton was founded by Edward Payson Dutton in Boston in 1852 as a bookseller. In 1864 Dutton opened a branch office in New York City and in 1869 relocated his headquarters there, where he began publishing as well as selling. In 1906, the company captured an important partner when it became the American distributor of the Everyman's Library series, published by the English firm J. M. Dent. Dutton remained at the helm of his company u...
Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998.
Koch, Adrienne, 1912-1971
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997
Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of Brendan Gill : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742429 Brendan Gill (1914-1997), author and columnist. William Shawn (1907-1992), editor. From the description of Brendan Gill letters to William Shawn, 1960-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193978 ...
Fergusson, Erna, 1888-1964
Journalist, author, lecturer, and teacher. A native of New Mexico she wrote a number of books reflecting her travels in the American Southwest and in Latin America covering a wide range of subjects. From the description of Papers, 1846-1964. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 32753113 Photo of Erna Fergusson. Part of Erna Fergusson Photograph Collection, PICT 000-045-0001-0179 (Box 5, Folder 1). Erna Fergusson, noted journali...
Kluckhohn, Clyde, 1905-1960
Anthropologist and author. From the description of Papers of Clyde Kluckhohn, 1945-1948. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233131951 Kluckhohn taught anthropology at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Clyde Kay Maben Kluckhohn, 1930-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973102 Ashley Montagu, born Israel Ehrenberg on June 28, 1905, was a British-American anthropologist, specializing in the ar...
Galantière, Lewis, 1895-1977
Translator of French literature, playwright, journalist. Galantiere (1893-1977) worked for the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris from 1920 to 1927, and came to know many French writers and American expatriates. He also worked with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Office of War Information, and Radio Free Europe. He was president of the American branch of P.E.N., 1965-1967. From the description of Lewis Galantière papers, 1920-1977. (Columbi...
Giulio Einaudi editore.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...
Faber and Faber.
Torre-Bueno, J. R. de la (José Rollin), 1871-1948
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957
Mexican author, artist, and anthropologist. From the description of Miguel Covarrubias papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1931-1948). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79728692 Mexican-born painter and caricaturist who worked in the United States. From the description of Caricatures, 19-- (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 726930645 Biographical Note 1904, Nov. 22 ...
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992
Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona. From the description of Oral history interview, 1967 Feb. 5 [sound recording]. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 35770057 Anthropologist; University of Arizona Anthropology Dept. head and Director of Arizona State Museum. From the description of Oral history interview, 1980 Dec. 10 [sound recording]. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record...
Frankl, Victor Emil.
Jones, Howard Mumford, 1892-1980
Jones was a Professor of English at Harvard, having joined the department in 1936; he retired in 1962 as Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of the Humanities. He was known as the "historian of American culture." From the description of Correspondence with Robert E. L. Strider, 1949-1980 (inclusive), 1962-1979 (bulk) (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064254 Writer and educator at Harvard University. From the description of Howard Mumford Jones Papers, 1915...
Crist, Clifford Mortimer, 1906-
Garnett, David, 1892-1981
Author and publisher David Garnett was born in Brighton; his mother was a translator, his father a literary adviser, and he grew up in a literary environment. He studied botany at the Royal College of Science, and after graduation went into publishing. He became book critic for New Statesman, and wrote several popular novels, some fantasy and some with realistic themes. He has also written several volumes of memoirs, and edited works by T.E. Lawrence and Thomas Love Peacock. From the...
Hawgood, John A. (John Arkas), 1905-1971
Historian. Taught at University of Birmingham, England. Won Alfred A. Knopf Prize for best history of 1966. Published America's western frontiers (1967). First and last consul (1962). From the description of America's western frontier drafts, 1966-67. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 31695136 John Arkas Hawgood (1905-1971) was a history professor and chair of modern history at the University of Birmingham, England. He specialized in American Western History a...
Stern, Fritz Richard, 1926-
Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956
Beerbohm married Florence Kahn (1876-1951), an American actress, on May 4, 1910. From the description of Max Beerbohm letters to Florence Kahn, 1904-1948 (bulk 1904-1909). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122418146 B. 1872 d. 1956. From the description of Max Beerbohm artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432818 Beerbohm was a British author and caricaturist. Turner was a British author. From...
Weidenfeld and Nicolson (Firm)
Pierson, George Wilson, 1904-1993
George Wilson Pierson received his B.A. from Yale in 1926 and his Ph.D. in 1933. He became a member of the faculty of Yale University in 1926, holding the positions of professor of history, 1944-1946; Larned professor of history, 1946-1973; and emeritus since 1973. Pierson was also historian of Yale University and the author of many books. He died on October 12, 1993. From the description of George Wilson Pierson papers, 1820-1991 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166794...
The publisher, Constable & Company has its origins with Scottish publisher, Archibald Constable at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Constable founded the EDINBURGH REVIEW and gained notice as the publisher of Sir Walter Scott. Severe financial problems in 1826 caused the bankruptcy of Constable's publishing house. The Constable & Co. associated with these records had its origins in 1890 when Archibald's grandson turned over his interests to a nephew, H. A...
Brinton, Crane, 1898-1968
Brinton graduated from Harvard in 1919 and taught history at Harvard. From the description of Papers of C. Crane Brinton, 1926-1968 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972987 The Pennsylvania Four Minute Men was organized to provide men for theaters and other rallies to make short speeches on various designated topics concerning the war. They also participated in the Liberty Loan campaigns. From the description of Collection, 1917-1919. (Hist...
Alger Hiss (1904-1996) was born in Baltimore, Maryland and educated at Baltimore City College, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School. During the new Deal period he worked as an attorney at the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, in the Solicitor General's Office at the Justice Department, as Assistant Secretary of State and in other positions in the State Department, and as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Yalta conference in 1945. He served as Secretary General of the United...
Fisher, M.F.K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992
Author M.F.K. Fisher wrote mainly about food. For biographical information, see M.F.K. Fisher, A Life in Letters: Correspondence, 1929-1991 (1997). Doris Tobias was a freelance food and wine writer. From the description of Letter of M.F.K. Fisher, 1985. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 472792486 Author M.F.K. Fisher wrote mainly about food. For biographical information, see M.F.K. Fisher, A Life in Letters: Correspondence, 1929-1991 (1997). Janet Fries is a lawyer p...
Holborn, Hajo, 1902-1969
Hajo Holborn was educated in Germany. From 1926-1931 he was a professor of history at the University of Heidelberg. Holborn was the Carnegie Professor of History and International Relations at the School of Politics in Berlin from 1931-1934. He was a professor of history at Yale University from 1934-1969. From the description of Hajo Holborn papers, 1849-1976 (inclusive), 1849-1969 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81986229 From the description of Hajo Holborn papers, 1...
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Pioneer anthropologist and Africanist; Professor of Sociology (1927-38) and of Anthropology (1938-61), Northwestern University. From 1961 through 1963, held Northwestern's Chair of African Studies, the first such position in the United States. From the description of Melville Herskovits Papers, 1906-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80577063 Anthropologist; Africanist; founder of the first African Studies program in the United States. Melville J. ...
Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995
Novelist. From the description of Letters, 1961-1971. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 39309110 Epithet: afterwards Levey, writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000237 Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey (1929-1995), was an English author of novels, biographies, essays, and other works. From the description of Brigid Brophy collection, 1937-1953. (Duke Universit...
Gressley, Gene M., 1931-
Hand, Learned, 1872-1961
Attorney and Federal judge. Practiced law, Albany, N.Y., and N.Y.C., 1897-1909; U.S. District judge, Southern District N.Y., 1909-1924; Judge, U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 2d Circuit, 1924-1961; Senior Circuit Judge, 1939-1951. Member and co-founder, American Law Institute. 15 LL.D.'s including Harvard U. 1939, Cambridge (England) 1952. Author of numerous legal and non-legal articles, memorials, etc.; Holmes lecturer, Harvard Law School, 1958. From the description of Papers of Learned Hand, ...
Curtis Brown Ltd.
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Incorporated the literary agencies of Willis Kingsley Wing and Collins-Knowlton-Wing, Inc., and others, and was closely associated with the English agencies of Curtis Brown Ltd. (London) and A.P. Watt & Son. From the guide to the Curtis Brown, Ltd. Records, 1914-2006., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Lady Isabella Augusta (Persse) Gregory was an Irish playwright, director, producer, poet, folklorist, translator and historian, co...
Glueck, Nelson, 1900-1972
Rabbi, archaeologist, and president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and director of the American Schools of Oriental Research; d. 1972. From the description of Papers, 1918-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960621 Nelson Glueck served as Director of the American Schools of Oriental Research from 1936-1940. From the description of Expedition to Palestine; as related in the American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter, 1939-1940. (Unk...
Hertzog, Carl 1902-1984
Carl Hertzog was founder and Director of the Texas Western Press and noted typographer and book designer. From the description of Henry Ingram collection of Carl Hertzog material. 1964-1981. (Texas Wesleyan University). WorldCat record id: 15716952 Book designer, typographer, and printer. Born in 1902 as Jean Carl Hertzog in Lyons, France. Hertzog came to El Paso, Texas in 1923 to work for W.S. McMath & Co. In 1934, he started his own print shop,...
Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980
Harold Clurman, director, author, teacher, critic, and occasional actor, was born Harold Edgar Clurman on September 18, 1901, in New York City, son of Samuel M. and Bertha (Saphir) Clurman. Mr. Clurman was co-founder of the Group Theatre (1931) and was made executive consultant of the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center. He became theater critic for "The Nation" in 1953 and also wrote for the "London Observer", "New Republic" and "Tomorrow Magazine". He married Stella Adler in 1943, he later mar...
Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973), poet, was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907. He attended Christ Church, Oxford, from 1925-1928, then served as a schoolmaster in various institutions in England and Scotland from 1930 to 1935, including The Downs School in Colwell. In 1935 Auden married Erika Mann, a writer and the daughter of Thomas Mann, so that she could gain British Citizenship and escape Nazi Germany. Although the two never lived together, they remained married until Mann's death in ...
Skinner, B. F. 1904-1990.
Doubleday and Company, inc.
Biographical Note 1906, Feb. 25 Born, Madison, N.J. 1928 A.B., Willamette University,Salem, Oreg. 1930 Clerk, Doubleday & Co.'s Pennsylvania Station bookstore, New York, N.Y. 1934 ...
William Morris Agency
Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982
English novelist; Brown class of 1907. From the description of Papers, 1953-1968. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122615539 Swinnerton, a literary critic, editor, and author, was born in London and worked as an office boy and later as an editor for publishers. He began writing the first of his more than forty novels and twenty books of criticism in 1909. He was literary critic for the Evening news and The Observer. Swinnerton is best known for his novels, including N...
Brogan, D. W. 1900-1974.
Brooks, Walter R., 1886-1958
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...
Follett, Wilson, 1887-1963
Author. From the description of Modern American usage : typescript, 1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 164574047 From the description of Modern American usage : typescript, 1966 [electronic resource]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 760652384 ...
Simkins, Francis Butler, 1897-1966
Francis Butler Simkins (1897-1966), native of Edgefield, S.C., was a historian. He was educated at the University of South Carolina and at Columbia University. He was a professor of history at Longwood College, Farmville, Va. His published works include South Carolina During Reconstruction (1931) with Robert Woody; The Women of the Confederacy, (1936) with James Patton; Pitchfork Ben Tillman: South Carolina (1944), a biography of Benjamin Ryan Tillman (1847-1913), South Carolina governor and Uni...
Woods, Katherine, 1886-1968
Morris, Ivan I.
Ivan Ira Esme Morris, 1925-1976, was chairman of Columbia's East Asian Department from 1966-1969. From the description of Papers, 1931-1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122377032 ...