James Dickey papers, circa 1924-1997 (bulk 1961-1997)


Dickey, James. James Dickey papers, circa 1924-1997 (bulk 1961-1997)

James Dickey papers, circa 1924-1997 (bulk 1961-1997)

The collection consists of personal and literary papers of James Dickey from ca. 1942-1994. The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, personal notebooks, clippings, printed material, photographs, sound recordings, and financial papers. The materials mainly document Dickey's literary career with a few items pertaining to his military service, his teaching career, and his financial affairs. The correspondence includes letters to and from family, friends, and literary associates. Major correspondents include Robert Bly, Donald Hall, Richard Howard, Andrew Lytle, Willie Morris, Howard Nemerov, Theodore Rothke, Dave Smith, Ann Stanford, Richard Tillinghast, and Robert Penn Warren. The literary manuscripts (ca. 1942-1989) consist of numerous drafts of individual poems, multiple drafts of DELIVERANCE and ALNILAM, as well as reviews, essays, and screenplays. The collection also contains manuscripts by other writers sent to Dickey for his remarks.

192 linear ft. (416 boxes, 162 oversized papers (OP), 21 bound volumes (BV), and 1 oversized bound volumes (OBV))

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