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American Literature

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Mercedes de Acosta Papers

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Identifier: GTM -860601
Scope and contents note Documenting part of the career of playwright, poet, and novelist Mercedes de Acosta (1893-1968), the Mercedes de Acosta Papers consist of letters written to her, a few manuscript plays written by her, her address books, some published works in her possession, and some photographs. Comprising 4 boxes (1.0 linear feet), the material dates from 1920-1975.Highlights of the collection include three typed manuscript plays written by de Acosta titled "The Dark Light" (undated), "Jehanne...

Philip Barry papers

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS128
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The Philip Barry Papers consist of correspondence from friends and associates to Philip and Ellen Barry. Some well known individuals include, Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benet; Katherine Bregy (Catholic author); William C. Bullitt (US ambassador); writers Henry W. Clune, Edsel Ford, Brendan Gill, Morris Hadley, John O'Hara, Joseph Verner Reed, Robert Sherwood; actresses Lillian Gish and Katherine Hepburn; producers/directors Joseph Mankiewicz and Robert Sinclair. The collection includes...

Katherine Biddle papers

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS250
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The papers of Katherine Biddle are organized into nine series: 1. Individuals - Correspondence with notable individuals, including composers, musicians, poets and writers (see biographical note below for a list of names). 2. Alphabetical correspondence - Frequent correspondents, arranged by name. 3. Chronological correspondence - Arranged alphabetically by year. 4. Literary associations, publications and publishers - Related correspondence files. Of particular note are files relating to the...

William P. Blatty papers

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Identifier: GTM-730327
Content Description Typed manuscripts, galley proofs for novels and screenplays.

Ray Bradbury letters

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Identifier: GTM-141117
Scope and Contents A collection, assembled by author Nelson Bond (1908-2006), of 18 typed letters, dated 1949-1996, received from science fiction writer Ray Bradbury (1920-2012). Includes 5 typed letters signed from Nelson Bond, dated 1957 to 1976. Additional items regarding Bradbury sent by Nelson Bond to friend Allen Ahearn (owner, Quill and Brush).

John L. Brown papers 1

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS167
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The John L. Brown papers 1, consist of 99 folders of correspondence from literary and artistic luminaries, including writers Sylvia Beach, John Dos Passos, Anne Fremantle, Katherine Anne Porter, Alice B. Toklas; philosopher Jacques Maritain; photographer Brassai; poets Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, and Giuseppe Ungaretti, and many more. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

John L. Brown papers 2

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS205
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The John L. Brown papers 2, consists of 271 folders of alphabetically arranged correspondence with prominent twentieth-century graphic and performing artists, composers, publishers and writers including Josephine Baker, George Braziller, John Cage, Albert Camus, Marc Chagall, Carlos Chavez, Henry Steele Commager, George Dillon, John Dos Passos, Angna Enters, Paul Flamand, Gaston Gallimard, Julien Green, Alfred and Blanche Knopf, Claude Levi-Strauss, Jose Limon, Andre Malraux, Jacques Maritain,...

John L. Brown papers 3

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS253
Scope and Contents The John L. Brown papers 3, consists of correspondence with 20th century artists, scholars, and writers. Notables include artists Huseyin Halit, Loren McIver and her husband, poet Lloyd Frankenberg, Lilian Mckendrick, Irene Rice Pereira and Antoinette Schulte; art critic and historian Roger Avermaete; historian Henry Steele Commager; and writers Jacqueline Bernard, Faith Berry, Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, Lewis Galantiere, Elsa Gress, poet James Laughlin, Boris Schreiber, Pierre Seghers,...

Calkins, Clinch, papers

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Identifier: GTM-000622
Scope and Contents Click on External Documents below to link to collection finding aid.

John Cheever - George McLoone collection

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS259
Collection-level Scope and Content Note This collection comprises correspondence between George McLoone, university professor and alumnus of Georgetown University, and John Cheever, the American writer. All of the correspondence takes place between the years of 1966-1974. Although most of the letters are brief in length, the correspondence between Cheever and McLoone are significant because of the insight they provide into the personal life of John Cheever. Many of the letters contain comments about Cheever's acquaintences and on...

William F. Claire papers 1

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS409
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The William F. Claire Papers [1 box, .25 linear ft.] consist of 12 autograph signed letters and 3 typed signed letters to and from William Claire. Of them, a majority discuss his writing on and analysis of the work of poet and writer Katherine Garrison Chapin Biddle, entitled "The Unpredictable Bloom." The collection contains correspondence from the Academy of American Poets, as well as the "Southern Review", the quarterly literary magazine fo the Louisiana State University, in reference to...

William F. Claire papers 2

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Identifier: GTM-110502
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of correspondence received by William Claire from Robert Lax, Thomas Merton, and Mark Van Doren. Other materials relate to the special double issue of "Voyages" magazine (Volume 2, Numbers 1 and 2, September 1968) focussing on Robert Lax, with an introduction by Claire, a brief biography on and writings by Lax. The collection also includes, typescripts and correspondence pertaining to "The Essays of Mark Van Doren (1942-1972)" edited by Claire (Conn.: Greenwood...

Claire, William F., papers 3

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Identifier: GTM-151210
Content Description Personal papers comprised of letters, articles and printed items relating to John Hardy, Sen. Jacob Javits, John F. Kennedy, Robert Lax and Thomas Merton, John S. Monagan, Raymond Roseliep, and Mark Van Doren.

Giovanni Giovannini papers

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Identifier: GTM-131217
Collection-level Scope and Contents note Papers of Professor Giovanni Giovannini, including letters, printed ephemera and recordings relating to poet Ezra Pound. Includes lecture cards and notes on English literature. Collection contains media (3 reels of 1/4" audio tape). The bulk of the collection is comprised of letters, corresondence, and printed matter related to the confinement of Ezra Pound at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC, and to efforts on his behalf to secure his release, as well as numerous newspaper and...

Robert Girardi papers

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS254
Collection-level Scope and Content Note Contains the book manuscripts of novelist Robert Girardi. Includes many unpublished manuscripts of novels, novellas, and short stories, as well as  screenplay scripts.

Marguerite Tjader Harris papers

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Identifier: GTM-781231
Scope and Contents Files relating to "Directions" magazine; correspondence and manuscripts by Marguerite Tjader Harris.

Shirley Hazzard papers

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS421
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The focus of the collection is Hazzard's friendship with and writing on Graham Greene, particularly her reminiscent book, "Greene on Capri," (2000), which recalls the period from the 1960s through the 1980s when Hazzard and her husband, writer Francis Steegmuller, frequently sojourned on the island and spent many hours in the company of Greene, either at his home Il Rosario or at da Gemma's, a favorite cafe. Correspondence, from friends and literary associates, as well as publishers, regarding...

Riley Hughes papers

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Identifier: GTM-830622
Content Description Papers of Riley Hughes (1914-1981), writer and educator, includes letters from Saul Bellow, William Blatty, John Dos Passos, John S. Mayfield, Eugene McCarthy, Larry McMurtry, Katherine Anne Porter, J.B. Priestley, C.P. Snow, and Robert Penn Warren, among others. Other material includes files relating to the Georgetown University Writers Conference, founded by Hughes in 1960; course preparation as associate professor of English for the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; as well...

Nicholas Joost papers

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Identifier: GTM-GAMMS74
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The Nicholas T. Joost papers are remarkable for the voluminous correspondence received by this respected editor, author, and educator, from many well-known writers and scholars. As editor of several literary journals such as Poetry magazine and Papers on Language and Literature, Dr. Joost corresponded with such literary luminaries as John Deedy, Babette Deutsch, George Dillon , Wallace Fowlie, Isabella Gardner, Alyse Gregory, Mary Hemingway, Laura Riding Jackson, Russell Kirk, John Logan,...

William X. Kienzle Papers

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Identifier: GTM-100112
Scope and Contents Note The William X. Kienzle Papers comprise part of the personal papers of William X. Kienzle (1928-2001), a longtime Catholic priest in Detroit, Michigan, who wrote a series of mystery novels after leaving the priesthood. Correspondence includes letters from friends and associates to William X. Kienzle and his wife Javan Kienzle. Also, many condolence letters upon the death of William X. Kienzle are included among these papers. There are a few manuscripts written by William. Some folders...