Theodore Dreiser collection, 1897-1983.

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Theodore Dreiser collection, 1897-1983.

Consists mainly of letters by, to, or about Theodore Dreiser, as well as printed material, photographs, interviews and speeches of Dreiser, research notes of Dreiser scholar Robert Elias, clippings, microfilms, 1 audio tape, and 2 vols. of bound manuscripts. Includes copies of Dreiser's extensive correspondence with H.L. Mencken, and originals of many letters from Mencken to Elias; printed articles and stories which Dreiser published in The Bookman, Daily Worker, The Delineator, Famous Stories, Forum, The New York Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Pravda, Tass, and Vanity Fair, including articles in support of communism and organized labor; manuscripts of Dreiser's works The Bulwark and My Creator, and the outline of a play, Revolt; correspondence and clippings concerning the suppression of Dreiser's novel The Genius under censorship pressure from the New York Society for the Prevention of Vice; and correspondence (mainly typed copies of letters) with other writers. Includes phonograph records, and a short film of Dreiser in Westchester County, 1938 also available as VHS and DVD. Correspondents include Sherwood Anderson, Argus Book Shop, Louise Campbell, Sergei Dinamov, George Douglas, Helen Dreiser, James T. Farrell, Charles Fort, Frank Harris, Arthur Garfield Hays, Maude Wood Henry, Harold Hersey, John Huth, Alfred A. Knopf, William C. Lengel, Donald P. McCord, Esther McCoy, H.L. Mencken, Albert Mordell, George Jean Nathan, Grant Richards, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Simon & Schuster, Upton Sinclair, Thelma Cudlipp Whitman, and Huan Wilson. The collection also includes one 7" reel sound recording (tape) and two CD's (one master and one use copy) of radio broadcasts. Also included is a videotape of Dreiser and Harriet Bissell at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., in May 1938, filmed by Robert Elias.

24.8 linear ft.

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Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

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Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken worked as a reporter and drama critic for the Baltimore Morning Herald from 1899 to 1906. From 190...

Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

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McCord, Donald P.

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Contains correspondence from Bessie McCord, wife of Donald McCord. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore and Helen Dreiser, 1920-1947. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155891953 ...

Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925). From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908 Editor and author. From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534 ...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Simon and Schuster Inc

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Elias, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1914-2008

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Professor of English, Cornell University. From the description of Robert H. Elias papers, 1933-1983. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64073479 From the guide to the Robert H. Elias papers, 1933-1983., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library) ...

Wilson, Huan.

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Hersey, Harold Brainerd 1893-

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Huth, John F.

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Bissell, Harriet Bishop

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Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

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Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984

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Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Alfred A. Knopf and his wife, Blanche Knopf. From the description of Letters, 1928-1944, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155870929 Publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of Alfred A. Knopf : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743309 American publisher. From the description of Typed letters signed (1...

McCoy, Esther

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Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954

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Argus Book Shop.

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Nathan, George Jean, 1882-1958

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Author. From the description of Letter with reply of George Jean Nathan, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983742 Editor of The American Spectator. From the description of Letters signed (17) : New York, to Claire Luce, 1933-1955 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952693 ...

Mordell, Albert, 1885-

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Richards, Grant, 1872-1948

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English publisher and author; full name: Franklin Thomas Grant Richards. From the description of Grant Richards papers, 1897-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319637744 British author and publisher. From the description of Grant Richards collection of A.E. Housman material, 1898-1947 (bulk 1910-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980264 Epithet: publisher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/...

Douglas, George.

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Biographical note: George Douglas, who took these photographs, was chief engineer at Nacozari from 1900 to 1904, and inspector for Phelps Dodge from 1904 to 1905. On February 19th and 20th, 1910 aviator Charles K. Hamilton brought his bi-plane to Tucson for an aviation exhibition. The demonstration was conducted at the Elysian Grove racetrack. From the description of Aviation exhibition, 1910 Feb. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 70912791 ...

Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941

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Author, newspaper editor. From the description of Letter to Maurice Hanline, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56349777 American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. From the guide to the Sherwood Anderson miscellany, 1981, undated, (The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.) Author. From the description of Death in the woods : annotated short story, circa 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Harris, Frank, 1856-1931

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Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, feminist, author, editor, and lecturer on politics, literature and the arts. She was born in Lithuania and died in Canada. Her lectures and publications attracted attention throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was associated with the anarchist journal Mother Earth from 1906 to 1917 and was imprisoned for publicly advocating birth control in 1916 and pacifism in 1917. In 1919 she was deported to Russia but had to leave because of her criticism of the Bols...

Campbell, Louise, 1907-....

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Dinamov, Sergei

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Lengel, William C. (William Charles), 1888-1965

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Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955

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Whitman, Thelma Cudlipp, 1892-

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Henry, Maude Wood.

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