Records. : Series II., Alfred A. Knopf Personal, 1874-1984 (bulk 1953-1984).
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Ocampo, Victoria, 1890-1979
Ramona Victoria Epifanía Rufina Ocampo CBE (7 April 1890 – 27 January 1979), Argentine writer and intellectual. Best known as an advocate for others and as publisher of the literary magazine Sur, she was also a writer and critic in her own right and one of the most prominent South American women of her time. Her sister is Silvina Ocampo, also a writer....
Little, Brown and Company, 1932, 1966, 1978
Moyers, Bill D.
Bill Moyers was born in Hugo, Oklahoma in 1934. He began his career in journalism at age sixteen as a cub reporter at the Marshall News Messenger in Marshall, Texas. He went on to enroll at North Texas State College and study journalism, later transferring to continue his studies at the University of Texas at Austin. While there, Moyers wrote for the Daily Texan, UT’s student newspaper. He also married Judith Suzanne Davidson, with whom he eventually had three children. In 1956, he ...
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....
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...
Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken worked as a reporter and drama critic for the Baltimore Morning Herald from 1899 to 1906. From 190...
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...
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
Gerald Rudolph Ford, the 38th President of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King, on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents separated two weeks after his birth, and his mother took him to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to live with her parents. On February 1, 1916, approximately two years after her divorce was final, Dorothy King married Gerald R. Ford, a Grand Rapids paint salesman. The Fords began calling her son Gerald ...
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...
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. At one point he helped run his ...
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 ...
Dale, Ernest, 1917-1996
Crist, Clifford Mortimer, 1906-
Mallea, Eduardo, 1903-1982
Kates, George N. (George Norbert), 1895-1990
Art historian, curator of oriental art, author of CHINESE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE (1947), THE YEARS THAT WERE FAT (1952), and THE ART OF BEING OLD (1956). Lived in China, 1933-40, 1943-45. From the description of George N. Kates letters, 1946-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594244 ...
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 ...
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...
Gyldendalske boghandel, Nordisk forlag
Kammen, Michael G.
Flower, Desmond, 1907-
J.M. Dent and Sons.
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...
Brooks, Walter R., 1886-1958
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...
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
Joseph Conrad, a major British writer, was born in Poland and became a British subject in 1887. After a twenty year career at sea, he published his first novel, "Almayer's Folly" (1895), successfully launching his writing career. From the description of Letters-Manuscripts, 1908-1913. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122588887 Novelist and short story writer who was born Jozef Konrad Teodor Korzeniowski in Berdichev, Ukraine, and became a British citizen in...
Garrett, Jane N.
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...
Chatto & Windus (Firm)
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...
Espinosa, J. Manuel (José Manuel), 1909-1999
London, Jack, 1876-1916
Jack London was born in San Francisco January 12, 1876. He led an adventurous life, only beginning his career as an author in the 1890s. He wrote short stories, serials, essays, articles, verse and novels. He died November 22, 1916 in Sonoma County, CA. From the description of Jack London papers, 1897-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387554 American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Chronometer method [navigational documents] [1907?]...
Rossi, Paul A. 1929-
Western artist and a former director of the Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, Okla. From the description of Paul Rossi lecture, 1973 Sept. 15. (Montana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70924248 ...
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 ...
Krakel, Dean Fenton, 1923-
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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, ...
Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983
Jackson's tenure in the House was briefly interrupted by service in the U.S. Army. He enlisted in 1943, but was recalled by President Roosevelt to congressional service after basic training. Jackson was assigned to the Government Operations Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, a position which quickly put him at the center of the un-American activities controversies and in the national spotlight. He won recognition ...
Brandt and Brandt.
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...
Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008
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...
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 ...
American author, lecturer, and commentator. From the description of Papers, ca. 1910s-1965. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547416 American author; prominent in philanthropic and civic affairs. From the description of Papers, 1913-1968. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 28419697 Hurst expressed her reformist views on the rights of women, homosexuals, and Europe...
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 ...
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...
McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-1997
McGill and Anderson were founding members of UCSD's Dept. of Psychology. McGill was also the third chancellor of UCSD and President of Columbia University. From the description of Conversations, 1981-1985 [sound recording]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 40643023 Professor of psychology, 1956-1965, and later President of Columbia University, 1970-1980. From the description of Papers, 1929-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New Y...
Browder, Robert Paul
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...
Torre-Bueno, J. R. de la 1871-
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 ...
Johnson, Gerald W. (Gerald White), 1890-1980
Writer and journalist; friend of H. L. Mencken; speech-writer for Adlaie E. Stevenson's 1952 presidential campaign. From the description of Letter to Dr. Solis-Cohen [manuscript], 1952 November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647996418 Gerald W. Johnson was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1911) a newspaper reporter and columnist on the Baltimore Sun and other newspapers; and an author. From the description of Gerald White Johnson Pape...
Huebsch, B. W. 1876-1964.
Black, Cyril Edwin, 1915-1989
Lacy, Dan, 1914-2001
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 ...
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
Sinclair Lewis (b. Feb. 7, 1885, Sauk Centre, MN–d. January 10, 1951, Rome, Italy) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. ...
Rousseau, Théodore, , 1912-1973
Grosset & Dunlap.
Nabuco, José Thomaz
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...
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 ...
Goetzmann, William H.
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...
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...
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...
Weil, Gotschal & Manges.
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 ...
Lottinville, Savoie, 1906-1997
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Gallup, Donald Clifford, 1913-2000
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
Novelist. From the description of Letters, 1900-1932. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580518 From the description of Papers, 1925-1933. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580524 John Galsworthy was an English dramatist and novelist. Educated as a barrister at Harrow and New College, Oxford, he instead decided to travel, attending to his family's shipping business abroad, and then began writing. His first book, From the Four Winds, was a collec...
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 ...
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...
Strode, Hudson, 1892-1976
Hartzog, George B., Jr., 1920-2008
1920 born in Smoaks, Colleton County, South Carolina; 1937 graduated Carlisle Military School; 1939 Read and studied law, law clerk and legal secretary. 1940-1941 United States Army; 1942 admitted to bar of South Carolina and Supreme Court of South Carolina; 1943-1946 United States Army, 1st Lieutenant and active reservist, 1946-1958, Captain; 1946 Adjudicator, Civilian Government Service, Department of the Interior; 1946-1972 National Park Service (attorney; concessions; Assistant Superintenden...
Garrison, Lemuel A., 1903-1984
Lemuel Alonzo Garrison (1903-1984): National Park Service employee (1932-1973); Superintendent of Hopewell Village National Historic Site (1939-1941); Assistant Superintendent of Glacier National Park (1942-1946); Grand Canyon National Park (1946-1952); Superintendent of Big Bend National Park (1952-1954); Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park (1956-1964); Regional Director, National Park Service's Midwest Region, Omaha, Nebraska (1964-1966); Regional Director, National Park Service's Nort...
Pratt, Wallace Everette, 1885-1981
Wallace E. Pratt was born March 15, 1885, in Phillipsburg, Kansas. Pratt received four degrees from the University of Kansas (1908 , 1909, 1914) and was names a distinguished Service Citee in 1945. The Erasmus Haworth Distinguished Alumni Award was given to him in 1950. Pratt, the first geologist ever employed by Humble Oil, was considered by many to be one of world's foremost exploration geologists. Pratt acquired considerable land in far west Texas which he later gave to the National Park S...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Graham, Richard, 1934-
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 ...
Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950
Contains correspondence from Irita Van Doren, wife of Carl Van Doren. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1927-1934. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155895031 American editor, author, and professor at Columbia University. From the description of Typed letters signed (4) : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1935-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868256 ...
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...
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...
Gamble, Ralph A. (Ralph Abernathy), 1885-1959
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Brown, Francis, 1903-1995
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004
Epithet: journalist and broadcaster British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000975.0x0000cd ...
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...
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...
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987
Second director of U.S. National Park Service, 1929-1933; conservationist, industrialist. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122526451 Conservationist. From the description of Reminiscences of Horace Marden Albright : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309720604 From the description of Reminiscences of Ho...
Stern, Fritz Richard, 1926-
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...
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...
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...
Krout, John A. (John Allen), 1896-1979
Hogan, William, 1914-
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...
Shugg, Roger W. (Roger Wallace)
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...
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...
Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001
Lawrence Clark Powell was a noted writer and librarian. Powell was well-known for his writings on librarianship and the literature of the American Southwest, including books such as Books West Southwest and Southwest Classics. He served as head librarian at UCLA from 1944 to 1961, when he became the founding dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Library Service. After retiring from UCLA, Powell moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1971, where he served as a Professor in Residence at the University of Arizo...
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...
Hedrick, Helen, 1902-
Keating, Kenneth B. (Kenneth Barnard), 1900-1975
Senator, ambassador. From the description of Reminiscences of Kenneth Barnard Keating : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513828 ...
Hottelet, Richard C.
Richard Hottelet (1917-) was a foreign correspondent for the United Press in Berlin (1938-41). At the start of World War II he was arrested by the German secret police under suspicion of being a spy. After spending 5 months incarcerated, Hottelet was released during a U.S.-German prisoner exchange. Hired by Edward R. Murrow in 1944, on D-Day he aired the first eyewitness account of the seaborne invasion of Normandy and covered the Battle of the Bulge for CBS. His credentials include: US Office o...
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 ...
Herring, Hubert Clinton, 1889-1967
Orton, Vrest, 1897-1986
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...
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...
Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001
Jorge Amado, Brazil's all-time best-selling author, became a well-loved national and much-acclaimed international novelist. He published novels, short stories, and nonfiction, including travel and memoir. Amado is ranked by some critics as Brazil's greatest twentieth-century novelist. His depictions of the social, political, and cultural aspects of Brazil's northwestern Bahia region have been translated into as many as fifty languages. From the description of Jorge Amado papers, 1970...
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 ...
Caro, Robert A.
Robert Allan Caro (b. Oct. 30, 1935, New York City), American journalist and author. From the description of Caro, Robert Allan, 1935 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 12269536 ...
Brogan, D. W. 1900-1974.
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Hughes, H. Stuart (Henry Stuart), 1916-1999
Henry Stuart Hughes was born in New York City on May 7, 1916, to Marjory Stuart and Charles Evans Hughes, Jr. His grandfather was former Secretary of State and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Charles Evans Hughes. H. Stuart Hughes attended Amherst College (B.A. 1937) and Harvard University (Ph.D., History 1940). During World War II, Hughes served in the Office of Strategic Services in many theaters of the war, including Algeria, France, Italy, England, and Germany, and ascended to the rank o...
Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886-1970
Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0001e6 American poet. From the description of The steep ascent : a collection of poems, 1925-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510507 Jean Starr Untermeyer, poet and wife of poet Louis Untermeyer, was born in 1886 in Zanesville, Ohio. Growing Pains, her first poetry collection, was published in 1918. In 1927, she began work as a t...
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993
Thurgood Marshall (b. July 2, 1908, Baltimore, Maryland – d. January 24, 1993, Washington, D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled t...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Jones, Judith Bailey
Hamilton, Hamish, 1900- .
Jacqueline Morot-Sir was Edouard's wife. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864005 ...
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...
Steiner, George, 1929-....
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...
Laughlin, James, 1914-1997
Laughlin writes as editor of New Directions. From the description of 1 TL (copy), 1959 April 30, New Directions, New York to Macmillan & Co. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626450 James Laughlin (1914-1997) was an American publisher, poet and founder of New Directions Publishing Corporation. From the description of James Laughlin compositions sent to Hugh Witemeyer, 1982-1996. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612706693 Jame...
Rossiter, Clinton, 1917-1970
Ceram, C.W., 1915-1972
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935
Holmes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the prominent writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and abolitionist Amelia Lee Jackson. Dr. Holmes was a leading figure in Boston intellectual and literary circles. Mrs. Holmes was connected to the leading families; Henry James Sr., Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists were family friends. Known as "Wendell" in his youth, Holmes, Henry James Jr. and William James became lifelong friends. Holmes accordingly grew up in an atmospher...
Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984
Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Alfred A. Knopf and his wife, Blanche Knopf. From the description of Letters, 1928-1944, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155870929 Publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of Alfred A. Knopf : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743309 American publisher. From the description of Typed letters signed (1...
Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002
John William Gardner (1912-2002) was vice president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1949 to 1955, and president of the Carnegie Corporation from 1955 to 1965. He was a member of President Kennedy's Task Force on Education in 1960, on President Johnson's Task Force on Education in 1964, and he served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1965 to 1968. From the description of Gardner, John William, 1912-2002 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)...
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...
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...
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...
Grossman, William L.
Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931
Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American philosophical essayist, novelist, poet, and artist. He was born in Lebanon but spent much of his productive life in the United States. Gibran immigrated with his parents to America in 1895; and the family settled in Boston's South End. In his early teens, the artistry of his drawings caught the eye of his teachers, and in 1898 his drawings were used for book covers. In 1904, he held his first art exhibition in Boston, and in 1912 he ...
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 (...
William Collins sons and co
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,...
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...
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:...
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x000080 Aldous Huxley was a British novelist, short-story writer, playwright, screenwriter, literary and social critic, and poet. From the description of Aldous Huxley collection of papers, 1915-1973 bulk (1915-1963). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517267 From the guide to the Aldous Huxley collection of papers, 19...
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...
Flynn, Robert, 1932-....
Author, playwright, professor. From the description of Robert Flynn papers, 1950-1971. (Texas State University-San Marcos). WorldCat record id: 33931463 ...
Canfield, Cass 1897-
Chairman of the Board, Harper & Brothers. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122526747 American author. From the description of Letter to Lola L. Kovener, 1939 November 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54022734 ...
Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-1946
Granville-Barker was an English actor, producer, dramatist, and critic. From the description of Papers, 1877-1937. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122468875 From the guide to the Papers, 1877-1937., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Harley Granville-Barker began his stage career as an actor in a provincial company, before first appearing in London in 1892. He went on to have a career on the stage, acting with many well known n...
Faber and Faber.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Marques, Ruy Joao.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Frank, John P.
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Gray, Francine du Plessix.
American Catholic author; b. 1930. From the description of Francine du Plessix Gray collection, 1947-1994. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70958556 ...
Graham, Philip L., 1915-1963
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...
Frankel, Max, 1914-
Graff, Henry F. (Henry Franklin), 1921-
Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Henry F. Graff : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309744106 From the description of Reminiscences of Henry F. Graff : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122609035 ...
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...
Nabuco, Maurício, 1891-1979
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...
Gressley, Gene M., 1931-
Lea, Tom, 1907-2001
American artist and writer. From the description of Papers, 1889-1974 (bulk 1937-1974). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648373 Tom Lea, artist and writer, was born in El Paso, Texas on July 11, 1907. After displaying a natural aptitude for painting and drawing as a child, Lea received formal training at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1924 to 1926 and as apprentice and assistant to the Chic...
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...
Lewis, Orme, 1903-
Prominent Arizona lawyer and businessman. From the description of Papers, 1930-1989. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 24056548 Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Orme Lewis : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527577 Phoenix lawyer. Orme Lewis, born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1903, attended school in Globe and Phoenix, eventually graduating from Phoe...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Asbury, Herbert, 1891-1963
Editions du Seuil.
Oxford University Press, Inc., 1964, 1971
Geismar, Maxwell David, 1909-
Epithet: writer on American literature British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000097 ...
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 ...
Lewis, Anthony, 1927-2013
Newspaper columnist and author. From the description of Papers of Anthony Lewis, 1941-1975 (bulk 1963-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132103 ...
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...
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...
Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Scribner, Charles T.
Epithet: publisher of New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000349.0x000172 ...
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...