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Alice Walker party invitation

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P752

Invitation to a book party celebrating the publication of Alice Walker's collection of short stories, You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down, at the Women's Building in San Francisco, California.

Dates: May 23, 1981

Charles Monroe Sheldon letters

Call Number: RH MS P151

Corrected manuscript of Persian Adventure, published by Alfred A. Knopf.

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS 126

Carbon typescript with handwritten corrections, lacking chapter 17

Dates: August 2, 1953

Correspondence of Robert Graves and Laura Riding

Call Number: MS 100
Overview This is a group of several separately acquired collections of letters (a total of 62 letters) by the writers Robert Graves (1895-1985) and Laura Riding (1901-1991), largely to their literary agents. The correspondents include: Harold Monro (1879-1932), Alfred Perceval Graves (1846-1931) [Robert Graves' father], Pinker (of James B. Pinker & Son, literary agents), Wicken (of James B. Pinker & Son), James Burton Pond (1890?-1961), lecture agent, Thomas R. Buckman, librarian. Most of the...
Dates: 1916 - 1966

Diane Di Prima collection

Call Number: MS 71

The journal is the author's archives, presumably from when she was located in New York City: collection of carbons and drafts of letters, notes, journals, editorial work, etc. Includes much personal material. The two reel to reel tapes are recordings of Di Prima's poetry, and the "absurd" play was written in the round during the fall or winter of 1959 in pencil in several hands (bookseller indicates the play was by "Diane Di Prima, Freddie Herko, and James Waring").

Dates: 1953-1961, 1964?

Florence Lydia Snow scrapbook

Call Number: RH MS 1096

This bound scrapbook contains news clippings and tearsheets of published articles and short stories by Kansas poet and author Florence L. Snow. The scrapbook, compiled by the author, includes manuscript segments of her writings. Housed separately are two photographs--one of Snow at her Lawrence, Kansas home, and one of the home of her sister Ella Snow (Mrs. W. W. Sain) at Neosho Falls, Kansas.

Dates: 1884-1898, photographs: approximately 1920-1941

Frank Harris correspondence and photographs

Call Number: RH MS 40
Scope and Contents

About 150 letters (photostats and originals) to and from Frank Harris, along with two photographs and other miscellaneous manuscript items. Most of the letters date from the latter part of Harris's life. Correspondents include George Bernard Shaw, Princess Alice of Monaco, Upton Sinclair, Jay Kaufman, and others.

Dates: 1892 - 1931

Gwendolyn Brooks correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 152

Correspondence between Gwendolyn Brooks and Van Allen Bradley, literary editor of the Chicago Daily News, 1949-1967, and between Bradley and others about Brooks. In addition, there is an unsigned autobiographical sketch written by Brooks, clippings collected by her, and a photograph. The letters are primarily about book reviewing and her writing.

Dates: 1949 - 1967

Henry James correspondence

Call Number: MS P159

A group of 8 social and book-business letters by the author Henry James (1843-1916) to varied recipients, and one friendly letter by the politician/lawyer Henry James (Baron James of Hereford, 1828-1922) to the wife of a colleague.

Dates: 1871 - 1913

James Irwin Wolfe papers

Call Number: RH MS 70

The James Irwin Wolfe Collection contains personal correspondence of Wolfe's, correspondence relating to the Ozark Trails Association, and some legal materials relating to his law practice. The collection also contains manuscript copies of two poems and "Why is a Bachelor?", a lecture written by Wolfe for the Ohio Chautauqua in Waverly, Kansas in 1905.

Dates: 1839 - 1937

John C. Tibbetts' portraits collection

Call Number: MS Q74

John C. Tibbetts was a University of Kansas alumnus and later taught in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University. This collection consists of over 200 portraits of musicians, writers, and other notable figures, in gouache and pen and ink, done by Tibbetts. Each portrait is signed or inscribed by its subject(s). Tibbetts painted thousands of portraits of the subjects he interviewed during his time working in television and radio.

Dates: 1966 - 2016

Kate Warthen Searcy papers

Call Number: RH MS 34

Kate (Warthen) Searcy was an early homesteader in western Kansas, in addition to being a schoolteacher, author, and newspaper editor. This collection includes her family correspondence and some records related to her career, as well as photographs and other personal materials.

Dates: 1853-1953 (bulk 1882-1926)

Letter from Frances Parkinson Keyes to Alice H. Dains

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P750

Letter from writer Frances Parkinson Keyes to Miss Alice H. Dains of Lawrence, Kansas. The letter appears to be in response to a letter of Dains' and concerns the "flounder house" style of building that appears in one of Keyes' novels. 1 sheet, with envelope.

Dates: June 29, 1938

Letter from Kate Chopin to publisher

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P572

Letter from the American author to the publisher "Dear Mr Stone," of Chicago, probably Herbert Stuart Stone (1871-1915). H.S. Stone & Co. (Chicago & NY) published her The Awakening in 1899.

Dates: October 26 [approximately 1899-1904?]

Literary manuscripts by David Ohle

Call Number: PP 9
Overview David Ohle, an alum of the University of Kansas, has written and edited novels, short stories, poetry, and other works of fiction, as well as some non-fiction. Included in this collection is a manuscript of The Whole Moldenke (titled Motorman on publication) and a galley sheet (printer's proof) of a work titled The Moldenke. It also includes manuscripts of The...
Dates: 1970-2010s

M. Whitcomb Hess, a bibliographical checklist of fifty years

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P322

This bibliographical checklist covers the years 1924-1974 and was prepared by her daughter, likely in Columbus, Ohio in 1976.

Dates: 1976

Oliver Wendell Holmes correspondence

Call Number: MS P147

Collection includes letters to and from American physician and humorist Oliver Wendell Holmes. Correspondents include a Miss Willis of Boston and E. Lakin Brown [(1809-1899), of Michigan?]

Dates: 1872 - 1890

Papers of Henry Miller

Call Number: MS P216

Author's archives: fair copies (typed). Includes manuscripts and correspondence. Topics include Paris, D. H. Lawrence, philosophy, etc.; the correspondence is mostly letters from Henry Miller to Graham Ackroyd.

Dates: 1930s?-1954

Papers of Philip Kimball

Call Number: MS 243
Overview This collection consists of papers of fiction writer and poet Philip Kimball (1941-2014), best known for his novels Harvesting Ballads (1984) and Liar’s Moon (1999). The papers contain correspondence with fellow writers, critics, and translators, such as Roberta Bienvenu, George Garrett, Hortense Spillers, and Breon Mitchell, as well as with family members and friends. Also present are drafts and typescripts for Harvesting Ballads, Liar’s Moon, The Dirt of Other...
Dates: 1956 - 2001

Personal papers of Gladys Baker

Call Number: PP 199

This collection contains correspondence with Helen Rhoda Hoopes, a University of Kansas professor in English and poet, as well as the first woman student editor of the University Daily Kansan; newspaper clippings; photographs; scrapbooks; and other related materials.

Dates: 1898 - 1957

Personal papers of Helen R. Hoopes

Call Number: PP 26

Hoopes taught rhetoric and English at the University of Kansas from 1914-1947. This collection contains scrapbooks, poetry, clippings, correspondence and a copy of her graduate thesis.

Dates: 1829 - 1973

Personal papers of Nellie Barnes

Call Number: PP 466

Nellie Barnes taught Rhetoric at the University of Kansas from 1918-1956. Her collection includes maps, stories of Kansas lore and history, student theme papers, and lyrics to folk songs. The bulk of the collection comprises personal and family papers, project manuscripts and miscellaneous research with content dating back to 1750, and alphabetical files of letters to author Mary Austin. A carbon set of the letters is at the end of the collection.

Dates: 1900 - 1960

William S. Burroughs collection

Call Number: MS 63

William Burroughs (1914-1997) was a prominent writer and countercultural figure associated with the "Beats." This collection includes correspondence, copies of the My Own Mag magazine and materials related to its production, and other related materials.

Dates: 1957 - 1967

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