Jonathan Yardley papers, 1792-2006.

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Yardley, Jonathan. Jonathan Yardley papers, 1792-2006.

Jonathan Yardley papers, 1792-2006.

The collection consists of subject files, clippings, book production materials, family materials, and other items. Subject files relate to Yardley's career as a book critic, columnist, and author. Included is personal and professional correspondence with authors and others, among them Roger Angell, William Bennett, Doris Betts, Laurie Colwin, Robert Creamer, his agent Liz Darhansoff, Robb Dew, Fred Exley, Lynn Freed, Ellen Gilchrist, Gail Godwin, Don Graham, Paul Hemphill, Alfred Knopf, George McGovern, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, James Reston, Anne Tyler, Peter Taylor, Paul Theroux, and Ed Yoder. There is also correspondence regarding the publication of his books, articles, and his appointment on Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award committees and with members of his family. Subject files also include materials relating to books and projects that Yardley never completed, such as biographies of Stephen Crane and H. L. Mencken; materials relating to articles, reviews, and columns published in magazines and newspapers; materials relating to his childhood and school years through college; and materials relating to Yardley's family and heritage, including his father's work at Chatham Hall. Clippings include columns and reviews written by Yardley during his tenure at the Washington Post and other newspapers. Book production materials relate to Ring, Our Kind of People, Out of Step: Notes from a Purple Decade, and States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic. Family materials include items relating to Yardley's parents, William Woolsey Yardley and Helen Ingersoll Gregory Yardley; family letters; memoirs; genealogical materials relating to the Yardley, Woolsey, Hart, Thorne, Gregory, and Ingersoll families; financial and legal documents; a diary; and carte de visite albums, photograph albums, and other images.

About 11800 items (44.5 linear feet).

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Darhansoff, Liz.

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Reston, James, 1909-1995

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Ingersoll family.

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McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012

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George Stanley McGovern, a Representative and a Senator from South Dakota was born in Avon, South Dakota, July 19, 1922. He attended Dakota Wesleyan University, 1940-1942 and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in June 1942. McGovern was elected to the United States Senate in 1962; reelected in 1968 and 1974 and served from January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1981. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Democratic presidential nomination in 1968 and 1984 and the unsuccessful Democratic nominee...

Hart family.

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Gregory family.

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Thorne family.

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Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003

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Educator, ambassador, senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Daniel P. Moynihan : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147598 Moynihan taught government at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Daniel P. Moynihan, 1976. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973257 Public official, diplomat, educator, and U.S. senator from New York. From the description of Papers, 1786-1...

Graham, Don, 1940-

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Yardley, Jonathan

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Jonathan Yardley (1939- ), Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic, columnist, and author, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa.; spent his childhood in Chatham, Va., where his father was headmaster of Chatham Hall, a girls' boarding school; and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1961. After graduation, he interned at the "New York Times" as assistant to James Reston. From 1964 to 1974, Yardley worked as an editorial writer and book reviewer at the Greensboro, N.C., "News an...

Bennett, William J. (William John), 1943-

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United States secretary of education, 1985-1988. From the description of William John Bennett speeches and writings, 1985-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123458490 Biographical/Historical Note United States secretary of education, 1985-1988. From the guide to the William John Bennett speeches and writings, 1985-1987, (Hoover Institution Archives) ...

Angell, Roger.

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Roger Angell's evocative essays span over forty years and are told from a fan's perspective. Angell showed an interest in publishing at an early age and became editor of his school newspaper. In 1942, he graduated from Harvard and went on to write and edit short stories and essays for the next decade. He joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1956 as a fiction editior. In 1962, The New Yorker invited Angell to attend spring training and write on baseball. Since that time, Angell has written two t...

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...

Betts, Doris

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Dew, Robb Forman.

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Woolsey family.

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Freed, Lynn.

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Godwin, Gail

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Author Gail Godwin was born in Birmingham, Ala.; grew up in Asheville, N.C.; was graduated in 1959 from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in journalism; and studied at the Iowa Writers Workshop, earning an M.A. in creative writing and Ph. D. in English literature. She has published ten novels and taught in various colleges and universities. Godwin lives in Woodstock, N.Y. From the description of Gail Godwin papers, 1913-2006. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 4...

Theroux, Paul

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Tyler, Anne

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Pulitzer Prize winning author of ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, BREATHING LESSONS, CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LADDER OF YEARS, and other popular novels. From the description of Papers, 1994-1998, 2001 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 82167587 From the description of Papers, 1994-1998. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40093299 Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, BREATHING LESSONS, CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LADDER OF YEARS, and ot...

Yoder, Edwin M. (Edwin Milton), 1934-

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Edwin M. Yoder (1934- ), native North Carolinian, journalist, writer, and journalism professor. A 1956 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Yoder wrote editorials and columns for the Charlotte News, 1958-1961; the Greensboro Daily News, 1961-1964 and 1965-1975; the Washington Star, 1975-1981, where he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979; and the Washington Post Writers Group syndicate, 1981-1996. He taught history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1964-1965, and, in 1991, be...

Colwin, Laurie

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American author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Francis-Noël Thomas, 1976 Sept. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270958107 ...

Exley, Frederick

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Creamer, Robert W.

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Hemphill, Paul, 1936-2009

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Hemphill was born in Birmingham, Ala., and graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) in 1959. He worked as a newspaper columnist in Atlanta, Ga., and later became a freelance novelist. From the description of Papers, 1980- (Auburn University). WorldCat record id: 42586013 ...

Chatham Hall (Chatham, Va.)

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Gilchrist, Ellen, 1935-....

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Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994

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Peter Hillsman Taylor was a prize-winning American author, known for his stylish novels and short stories of the American South. Born in Tennessee, Taylor's family travelled throughout the South during his youth, and he credits these experiences with inspiring his later writing. He enrolled at Rhodes College, where Allen Tate urged him to transfer to Vanderbilt to study under John Crowe Ransom; he later followed Ransom to Kenyon College, along with Robert Lowell and Randall Jarrell. He garnered ...