Smart Set Papers, 1952-1964.

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Baldwin, Faith, 1893-1978. Smart Set Papers, 1952-1964.

Smart Set Papers, 1952-1964.

Collection consists mainly of letters written to Carl R. Dolmetsch by persons who had contributed material to Smart Set magazine, 1930-1950. The letters were written in response to inquiries that he made in connection with his book Smart Set; a History and Anthology (New York: Dial Press, 1966). Includes printed galleys for the book and reviews of it. The collection also contains letters received by Professor Dolmetsch in connection with his chairmanship of the Committee on Arts and Lectures at the College of William and Mary. Prominent correspondents include Faith Baldwin, Jacques Barzun, S.N. Behrman, Rudolf Bing, Kenneth Burke, James Branch Cabell, Padraic Colum, Babette Deutsch, William Golding, H.L. Mencken, Upton Sinclair, C.P. Snow, Louis Untermeyer, Mark Van Doren, Colin Wilson and Edmund Wilson.

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