Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951).

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De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951).

Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951).

Correspondence, typescripts and galley proofs of 19 major works, 166 articles, 25 short fiction and non-fiction papers, broadcasts, speeches, lectures, and other papers. The correspondence (1948-55) with Harper's magazine relates to DeVoto's column The Easy Chair, and includes letters from Harper's magazine to senders of letters of condolence, and letters concerning DeVoto. Includes research material used in DeVoto's literary writings and in his work relating to politics, conservation and reclamation, free speech, national parks, and Western Americana. Correspondents include many of the leading persons in contemporary literature, politics, education, and the arts.

63 linear feet.

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Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947

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Editor at and vice-president of Charles Scribner's Sons. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1938-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122629156 Maxwell Evarts Perkins was one of the most importnat editors in American literary history. Belinda Dobson Jelliffe, born in Asheville, N.C., became a friend of Thomas Wolfe in 1933. In 1935, Charles Scriber's Sons published her only book, a semi-autobiographical work titled Fo...

Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931

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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born in Springfield, IL. He studied in Ohio, Chicago, and New York and acquired a reputation as a poet and lecturer. Lindsay became famous for his walk from Springfield, IL to New Mexico in 1912, and for an unusual method of writing poetry. In 1924 he arrived in Spokane where he worked as a columnist for the "Spokesman-Review". He returned to Springfield in 1929, and at the time of his death was a major figure in American poetry. From the description of Co...

Brinton, Crane, 1898-1968

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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...

Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007

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Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631775 From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419126 From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In th...

Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946

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Gertrude Stein (b. February 3, 1874, Allegheny, PA-d. July 27, 1946, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. She moved to Paris and acquired a love for modern painting. Stein began building a personal collection of major artists, many of whom became her friends and formed the core of her regular salons. In 1907, as Stein was struggling to establish herself as a writer, she met Alice Babette Toklas, a fellow American who had come to P...

Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999

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Translator, anthologist, author, and radio and TV entertainer. Full name Clifton Paul Fadiman. From the description of Papers of Clifton Fadiman, 1952-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068775 Author, literary critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Clifton Fadiman : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122411663 Writer, editor. Fadiman worked on many projects for the...

Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945

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Jerome Kern (1885-1945) was an American composer and lyricist whose work included numerous musical theater productions. From the guide to the Jerome Kern sheet music, 1904-1946., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Jerome Kern, composer. Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Otto Harbach, Johnny Mercer, Oscar Hammerstein II, and P.G. Wodehouse, lyricists. Jeffrey Hatcher, librettist. Howard Lindsay and Allan Scott, authors of s...

Bundy, McGeorge

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McGeorge Bundy (1919-1996); Special Assistant (1961-1966) for national security to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson; head of the Ford Foundation (1966-1979). From the description of Oral history interview with McGeorge Bundy, 1984-1989?. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 45734690 From the description of Oral history interview with McGeorge Bundy, 1984-1989?. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 45737418 ...

Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937

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American author and editor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) and typewritten letter signed : Redding, Conn., to F.A. Duneka, 1908 Jul. 9-1911 Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611536 Author & editor. From the description of Letters of Albert Bigelow Paine [manuscript] 1910, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647934359 Albert Bigelow Paine was born in New Bedford, Mass., but grew up in the Midwest. For ten y...

Hurlbut, Bryan

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Stearns, Harold T. (Harold Thornton), 1900-1986

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Harold Thornton Stearns was born in Wallingford, Connecticut on August 25, 1900. He received his B.S. degree from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut in 1921, and his Ph.D. in geology from George Washington University in 1926. He began his career with the United States Geological Survey in 1923 and was the author of numerous reports to the General Land Office on Carey Act and Irrigation Projects in Idaho. He also explored the Craters of the Moon region and was t...

Morison, Samuel Eliot

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Morison graduated from Harvard in 1908 and taught American history at Harvard. From the description of Course material for History 161b, the discovery of America, 1940. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512193 Morison earned his Harvard AB in 1908, his Harvard AM in 1909, and his Harvard PhD in 1912. He taught history at Harvard. From the description of Notes in English 28, second half year, 1904-1905. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074686...

Carhart, Arthur Hawthorne, 1892-

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Author, conservationist, and landscape architect. From the description of Papers of Arthur H. Carhart, 1916-1959. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233110976 In 1919, Carhart became the first landscape architect for the U.S. Forest Service. Starting in the 1930s, he worked as a free-lance writer of western adventures and books on conservation issues such as water rights, the timber industry, and wildlife management. He also wrote under the names Hart Thorne...

Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)

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After elected president, Thomas Jefferson wanted a direct and practicable water communication across the continent and US sovereignty over the land occupied by the many different Indian tribes along the Missouri River. In 1803, Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery and named Army Captain Meriwether Lewis its leader. Lewis selected William Clark as second in command. The Corps of Discovery departed from Camp Dubois (Illinois) on May 14, 1804, and met up with Lewis in St. Charles, Missour...

Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965

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Illinois governor (1949-1953), Democratic U. S. presidential candidate (1952, 1956), and U. S. ambassador to the United Nations (1961-1965). From the description of Letter, July 13, 1949. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 698776706 Thirty-first governor of Illinois (1949-1953), two time Democratic Presidential candidate (1952, 1956), diplomat and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1880-1965 [1948-1952]. (Abraham Lincoln President...

Rhodes, Eugene Manlove, 1869-1934

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Eugene Mangrove Rhodes was a writer of the old west. He was nationally known for his poetry, novels and, stories. Eleven of his books appeared serially in The Saturday Evening Post . He lived and wrote in Otero county, New Mexico. From the guide to the Eugene Manlove Rhodes Papers, 1930-1938, (Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.) Eugene Manlove Rhodes was a writer of the old west. He was nationally know for his poetry, novels, and stories. Eleven of h...

Wecter, Dixon, 1906-1950

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Dixon Wecter (Yale Ph.D., 1936), professor of American literature, was the author of several works on aspects of American society, including Saga of American Society (1937), When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1944), which was a Life-in-America prize book, and Age of the Great Depression, 1929-1941 (1949). He was literary editor of the Mark twain estate from 1948 until his death in 1950. From the description of When Johnny comes marching home, [1944]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7021...

Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006

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Mickey Spillane (Frank Morrison Spillane) was born March 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY. He became a writer of mystery and detective novels, and is best know for his character, Mike Hammer. He wrote his first Mike Hammer story, I, the Jury, in three weeks, when he needed money to buy real estate. His publishers 'questioned its good taste and literary merit,' but felt it would sell, and it became the first of a long series. In 1979, his publisher dared him to write a book for children. The result was T...

De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955

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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...

Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963

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American author and critic. From the description of Typed letter signed : Westport, Ct., to Stark Young, 1937 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874884 Van Wyck Brooks was an author and educator, known for his study of, and influence on, American culture. After graduating from Harvard, he sought a literary career in New York and London, writing chiefly for magazines. While teaching at Stanford he developed his first books of criticism, leading up to his first signifi...

Mencken, H.L.

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Henry Louis Mencken [manuscript] 1935-56. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647952438 American journalist. From the description of Letter, [1924?] Jan. 9, New York, to Perry Walton. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904324 Editor and satirist. From the description of Papers of H. L. Mencken [manuscript] 1912-1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647976...

Morgan, Dale L. (Dale Lowell), 1914-1971

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Author and historian of the Amercian West. From the description of Scrapbook, 1916-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122630659 Dale L. Morgan (1914-1971), Western historian, was born in Salt Lake City and educated at the University of Utah. He was state superintendent for the Utah Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration (1940-42) and information specialist with the Office of Price Administration during World War II. As a Guggenheim Fellow for 1947-48, Morgan...

Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979

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Saltonstall (1892-1979) graduated from Harvard in 1914, and served as Overseer of Harvard. From the description of Papers of Leverett Saltonstall, 1935?-1979? (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973170 American senator from Massachusetts. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Washington, to F.B. Adams, Jr., Director of the Morgan Library, 1964 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635374 Governor, senator. ...

Moss, Frank E., 1911-2003

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Frank Edward Moss (b. Sept. 23, 1911, Salt Lake City, Utah-d. Jan. 29, 2003, Salt Lake City), U.S. Senator from Utah, graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 1937. He served as judge advocate in the European Theater with the Air Corps during World War II, from 1942 to 1945 and was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was elected as a Democrat to the Senate in 1958, serving from 1959 to 1977. From the description of Moss, Frank E., 1911-2003 (U.S. National...

Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911

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American newspaper publisher; owner of the New York World. From the description of Joseph Pulitzer letter to [S.E.] Moffett [manuscript], no year January 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647998660 Jopseph Pulitzer was a newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Dispatch and The New York World. From the guide to the Pulitzer Papers, 1883-1936, 1885-1912 (bulk), (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Journalist and U.S. repre...

Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977

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Humorist and actor. Real name: Julius Henry Marx. From the description of Groucho Marx papers, 1930-1967 (bulk 1950-1965). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982543 Biographical Note 1890, Oct. 2 Born Julius Henry Marx, New York, N.Y. 1920 Married Ruth Johnson (divorced 1942) ...

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

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A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123). From the guide to the Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) American playwright. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986, 1913-1950 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490040 From the description of Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810476 From the de...

Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961

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Writer, editor, critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Seidel Canby and Amy Loveman : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481130 Epithet: editor of 'Saturday Review of Literature' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0001e2 Canby was a critic, editor and Yale University professor (1899-1922). He was one of the founder...

Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972

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Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Mark Van Doren and his wife, Dorothy Van Doren. From the description of Letters, 1965-1978, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155877479 Mark Van Doren was an American author, scholar, and educator. He is probably best remembered for his long tenure as Columbia professor, where he was noted for his inspired Humanities courses and respect for students. His poetry was meticulously well-crafted and gr...

Robeson, Paul

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Paul Robeson was born April 9, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey. Robeson entered Rutgers College in 1915, becoming a 12-letter athlete and two-time collegiate footbal All-American, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, and valedictorian of his graduating class of 1919. He went on to receive a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1923, but chose acting over the practice of law. The year 1924 marked his Broadway and film debuts, beginning his career as a world renowned actor and singer. Robeson was one of the ...

Stout, Rex, 1865-1975.

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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...