Michael Whitney Straight papers, 1931-2002.


Michael Whitney Straight papers, 1931-2002.

Loose-leaf volumes of letters to Michael Straight, 1931-1968; letters of Leonard K. Elmhirst, 1935-1973; letters of Margaret Barr; letters relating to Cambridge University, including the Cambridge University Union Society, H. J. Laski, the Totnes Labour Party, the Apostles, the South African Grand Prix, academics, Gerald Heard, and Teresa Major; letters of John Cornford; letters from Herta Thiele; correspondence with Belinda Crompton; papers relating to work in Washington, 1938-1943, including the Committee for Democratic Defense, the Fight for Freedom Rally, the Foreign Correspondents Dinner, the Economic Policy Club, and the Mont Tremblant Conference (organized by the Institute of Pacific Relations); papers relating to the American Veterans Committee; papers relating to the American section of Amnesty; miscellaneous correspondence; papers relating to the American Dance Theatre, 1965-1967; papers relating to Cornell University; items relating to research on Caravaggio; files on paintings and painters, including Rico Lebrun, Giorgione, Melzi, and Samuel Morse; files relating to the National Endowment for the Arts; FBI files requested under the Freedom of Information Act; clippings and letters relating to Anthony Blunt, papers relating to Straight's book After Long Silence; and files relating to Nancy Hanks (NEA). Also, notes for his novel CARRINGTON; copy of play "Caravaggio," typescripts on Anthony Blunt and notes on The Haunted Wood, 2002.

21 cubic ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7905389

Cornell University Library

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