Deceased members files, [ca. 1884-1985]

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American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Deceased members files, [ca. 1884-1985]

Deceased members files, [ca. 1884-1985]

Files representing ca. 800 members consist primarily of correspondence concerning membership, nominations of new members, RSVP forms, awards and prizes, and other Academy and Institute business. Also, clippings concerning members' careers, obituaries, photographs, acceptance speeches, exhibition catalogs, announcements of art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and other events presented by members, and miscellaneous other biographical data. Approximately 125 of these files contain manuscripts of poems, essays, music, and other writings. Members and honorary members represented here include Edward Abbey, Hannah Arendt, Irving Babbitt, Louise Bogan, Alexander Calder, Willa Cather, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), e.e. cummings, Ellen Glasgow, Childe Hassam, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Julia Ward Howe, William Dean Howells, Randall Jarrell, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill, Theodore Roosevelt, and Moses Soyer.

ca. 90 cubic ft.

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Arendt, Hannah

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Hannah Arendt was born in 1906 and died in 1975. From the description of Letter, 1965, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122491902 Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was a German-born philosopher and political scientist who taught at several American universities and whose books developed a broad readership. Hermann Broch (1886-1951) was an Austrian-born novelist who emigrated to North America in 1940. Among his works...

Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965

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Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945

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Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976

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Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974

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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

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Higginson, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Stephen Higginson and Louisa (Storrow) Higginson, graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1847 and became a pastor first in Newburyport and then in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was actively involved in the abolitionist movement and served as colonel of the first regiment of African Americans in the Civil War. After the war, Higginson published biographies, essays, poetry, and histories, including Army life in a black regiment. From the...

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

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Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

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Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935

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American painter and etcher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, NY, to Mr. Schnell, of Harper and Brothers, 1890 Feb. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470640 Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y. From the description of Childe Hassam letters, [undated] and 1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133251 Prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. From the description...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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