Robert McAlmon papers, 1916-1980 (bulk 1930-1952).

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McAlmon, Robert, 1896-1956. Robert McAlmon papers, 1916-1980 (bulk 1930-1952).

Robert McAlmon papers, 1916-1980 (bulk 1930-1952).

Papers consist chiefly of letters to and writings by Robert McAlmon. The correspondents are mainly other expatriate authors and artists and include George Antheil, William Bird, Kay Boyle, T. S. Eliot, John Glassco, H. D., Marsden Hartley, Ernest Hemingway, Josephine Herbst, James Joyce, Katherine Anne Porter, Ezra Pound, Ken Satò„, Gertrude Stein, and William Carlos Williams. Several correspondents, including Hemingway, Stein, and Williams, discuss publication details for McAlmon's Contact Editions. Though many of the letters postdate the 1920s, the expatriate experience in Paris is a principal subject for most of the writers. Other topics include recent publications, family and personal news, and American society and culture. Writings include typescripts of Distinguished Air and Village, as well as of an unpublished "history of various encounters" that McAlmon referred to as Politics of Existence. There are also several folders of photographs and a photocopy of a dissertation on McAlmon.

2.71 linear feet (7 boxes)

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