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Creator:Burdick, Kim, 1948-
Title:Kim Rogers Burdick papers related to Delaware folklife
Date(s):1982-1991
Call No:MSS 0265
Abstract:Kim Rogers Burdick is an author, historian, project director, folklorist, teacher, curator and non-profit leader. The Kim Rogers Burdick papers related to Delaware folklife consist of six essays on aspects[...] of Delaware folklife, a grant application for a Delaware Cultural Conservation Program, an editorial on Delaware's Coastal Heritage Greenway, and her biographical sketch.
Subjects:Fishing | Folklore | Ghost stories | Lobbyists | More Subjects
Creator:Elliot, Mary Jane
Title:Mary Jane Elliot papers
Date(s):1979-1992
Call No:MSS 0533
Abstract:The Mary Jane Elliot papers relate to her volunteer work in the area of Wilmington, Delaware, between 1979 and 1992.
Subjects:Wilmington (Del.)--History--20th century
Creator:Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001
Title:Elizabeth Jennings poetry notebooks
Date(s):1981-1992
Call No:MSS 0283
Abstract:The British poet Elizabeth Jennings, born on July 18, 1926, in Boston, Lincolnshire, has published more than 20 books of poetry since the 1950s. She constructed short, meditative lyrics that[...] are known for their simplicity, control, and range of feeling. This collection of Elizabeth Jennings's poetry manuscripts is composed of seven notebooks and three folios which contain over 260 autograph poems, as well as one letter to Jennings from Stephen Spender. In addition to poems, the notebooks contain some personal and financial notes made by Jennings and several prose pieces. The prose include as essay on G. K. Chesterton, another piece on Ruth Pitter, and a piece titled "Relative Failures."
Creator:McKenna, Bernard
Title:Bernard McKenna collection related to Irish theater and writers
Date(s):1983-1995
Call No:MSS 0433
Abstract:The Bernard McKenna collection related to Irish theater and writers comprises playbills and other material from four Irish theater companies, and letters (1994-1995) from [...] Robert Hogan, Irish literary scholar and professor emeritus of English literature at the University of Delaware. McKenna, an associate editor of the Dictionary of Irish Literature, assembled the collection of playbills in the course of his own study of Irish theater. Hogan’s letters to McKenna, written in his capacity as editor-in-chief of the Dictionary, regard McKenna’s contributions to the Dictionary. The collection includes playbills and other material McKenna received from five Irish theater companies: Charabanc Theatre Company of Belfast, The Lyric Theatre of Belfast, Field Day Theatre Company of Derry, The National Theatre Society Limited (Abbey and Peacock Theatres) of Dublin, and The Passion Machine of Dublin.
Creator:Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999
Title:Paul Bowles letters to Ned Leavitt and six typescript manuscripts
Date(s):1975-1992
Call No:MSS 0778
Abstract:This collection consists of ninety-three letters from American expatriate author and composer Paul Bowles to his literary agent at the William Morris Agency, Ned Leavitt, and six typescript manuscripts Bowles[...] sent to the William Morris Agency, all created between 1975 and 1992. There are also six letters written by Bowles to other individuals and three letters written to Leavitt by individuals collaborating on work with Bowles.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century | Film adaptations | Copyright
Creator:Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999
Title:Paul Bowles letters to John Martin
Date(s):1975-1990
Call No:MSS 0324
Abstract:Paul Frederic Bowles was born in New York City on December 30, 1910. Since the 1940s, Bowles has written numerous works of fiction, essays, translations, travel writing, poems, and other[...] works. Among Bowles's best-known fictional works are the novels The Sheltering Sky (1949), Let It Come Down (1952), The Spider's House (1955); and his initial short story collection, The Delicate Prey and Other Stories (1950). Paul Bowles has also had a prominent career as a composer. He studied with both Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson, and during the 1930s and 1940s became one of the pre-eminent composers of American theater music. Paul Bowles letters to John Martin consist of a substantial group of eighty-four letters written by Paul Bowles to John Martin, plus a copy of Bowles' manuscript for Points in Time. Eight letters from Mohammed Mrabet to Martin (as translated and typed by Bowles), as well as copies of Bowles' English translations of Mrabet's play, Earth, and novella, Marriage With Papers are also available in this collection.
Creator:Corman, Cid
Title:Cid Corman letters to David Giannini
Date(s):1980-1999
Call No:MSS 0351
Abstract:American poet Cid (Sidney) Corman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 29, 1924. Corman went on to found and edit the literary quarterly Origin, which published the work of[...] new or little-known authors, in addition to studying in several international locations and creating his own poetry. The collection of Corman's letters to fellow poet David Giannini contains 173 items and consist primarily of autograph postcards, and to a lesser extent, typed letters on aerogrammes. Corman writes all his letters from Kyoto, and many contain brief descriptions of Japanese life and surroundings. In addition, most of the postcards contain pictures of Kyoto, some of them near Corman's residence. Corman writes of his opinion of and experiences with the "Lang Gang," his name for language poets such as Susan Howe and Ron Silliman. He also writes about his own poetry; during this period, Corman is composing and publishing Of, a single work of 3,750 poems divided into five volumes of equal length.
Creator:Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-1998
Title:John Malcolm Brinnin letters to John Matthew O’Shea
Date(s):1977-1991
Call No:MSS 0404
Abstract:Poet and biographer John Malcolm Brinnin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 13, 1916. Brinnin, who was also a critic, anthologist, and teacher,[...] taught at Vassar, Boston University, the University of Connecticut, and Harvard. Brinnin was the first person to bring Welsh poet Dylan Thomas to the United States and was responsible for all of Dylan Thomas's reading tours in this country. John Malcolm Brinnin Letters to John Matthew O’Shea consists of fifty-four letters written by Brinnin, between 1977 and 1991, to his friend John O’Shea, who was a companion to Truman Capote during the 1970s. When the first letters available in this collection were written, Brinnin was coping with the illness of his long-time friend Bill Read, who died in June 19, 1978. In his letters Brinnin reflected on his situation and inquired about O’Shea’s life with his friend Truman Capote.This collection complements thirteen letters written by John O’Shea to Brinnin, which are available in the John Malcolm Brinnin Papers (Ms 103).
Creator:Sombre Reptiles (Firm)
Title:Sombre Reptiles Press records
Date(s):1977-1994
Call No:MSS 0560
Abstract:The Berkeley, California-based Sombre Reptiles Press was founded in 1978 by poet Jerry Ratch and artist Mary Ann Hayden. This small collection consists of approximately one linear foot of material[...] related to the operation of the press and the publication of its works, spanning the dates 1977 and 1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1977 to 1982.
Subjects:Private presses--California--Berkeley--History--20th century | Printers (people) | Authors | Artists (visual artists)
Creator:Carper, Thomas R., 1947-
Title:Thomas R. Carper congressional papers
Date(s):1979-1993
Call No:MSS 0399
Abstract:Thomas R. Carper (1947- ) served the state of Delaware as its member-at-large in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms: he was elected as a Democrat to the[...] Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993). Carper served on the committees of Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries, with memberships on several subcommittees. Carper was elected with the "budget conscious class of 1982" and was a fiscal conservative in his legislative efforts. Carper worked on the bailout plan for the savings and loan industry, correctly predicting the enormity of the problem. The Thomas R. Carper congressional pPapers reflect issues on banking, environmental and coastal concerns, fishing and tourism, and many other topics of interest to Delawareans in the 1980s. In addition to correspondence, memoranda, and office files, the collection includes reports, documents, and memorabilia from Carper's congressional career.
Subjects:Politicians--Delaware--20th century | Legislators--United States--Biography | United States. Congress--Constituent communication | Flood insurance--Law and legislation--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Salmon Publishing, Ltd.
Title:Archive of Salmon Publishing, Ltd.
Date(s):1982-1997
Call No:MSS 0438
Abstract:The Archives of Salmon Publishing covers the activity of Salmon Publishing Ltd. of Clare, Ireland, from its inception in 1982 through 1997. Founded and directed[...] by the American-Irish poet, Jessie Lendennie, Salmon Publishing is noted particularly for its promotion of the work of new women poets.
Creator:Skerl, Jennie
Title:Jennie Skerl Paul Bowles collection
Date(s):1985-1997
Call No:MSS 0663
Abstract:The Jennie Skerl Paul Bowles collection contains correspondence from Paul Bowles to American Beat scholar Jennie Skerl, as well as additional correspondence, notes, and transcripts of interviews about Bowles's life,[...] work, and Tangier literary circle.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Authors | Poets | Scholars | More Subjects
Creator:Chance, Elbert, 1926-
Title:Elbert Chance papers
Date(s):1987-1993
Call No:MSS 0326
Abstract:Thomas Elbert Chance was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 21, 1926. The Elbert Chance (1926- ) collection consists of .33 linear feet and is comprised of preservation photocopies of[...] several episodes of "Newark As it Was," Chance's weekly column which appeared in the Wilmington News Journal's Compass section from 1987-1992. Chance's column was a retrospect of Newark, Delaware, focusing on the cultural, social, and physical development of the city, the impact of national and international events on Newark's citizens, and the evolution of the University of Delaware. Additionally, the collection contains an article saluting Newark's Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company for a century of fire-fighting service and a typescript of a speech written and delivered by Elbert Chance on the fiftieth anniversary of Newark High School's graduating class of 1943.
Creator:Pentagram Press
Title:Pentagram Press archives
Date(s):1972-1999
Call No:MSS 0452
Abstract:The Pentagram Press was founded in 1974 by the Milwaukee-based poet Michael Tarachow as a publishing outlet for poetry and other new literature. The Pentagram[...] Press produced more than seventy-five books and a host of broadsides and other letterpress ephemera. Particularly well-established among Wisconsin and Midwestern poets and printers, Pentagram’s reputation also gained national and even international renown. The Pentagram Press archive documents the operations and output of the small fine press run by Michael Tarachow in Milwaukee and Markesan, in Wisconsin, and Minneapolis. The 14 linear feet of material contains correspondence, manuscript and printed poems, galleys, proofs, paste-ups, dummy copies, printing samples, news clippings, photographs, artwork, production materials, other ephemera, and all working files of the Pentagram Press. Correspondence in the collection is particularly rich in documenting Tarachow’s exchange with printers and writers in his pursuit of creative content and high quality presentation for the works of his press.
Creator:Bonge, Lyle
Title:Lyle Bonge - James Leo Herlihy correspondence
Date(s):1968-1993
Call No:MSS 0454
Abstract:The American novelist and playwright James Leo Herlihy was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 27, 1927; he died in Los Angeles, October 21, 1993. After leaving high school, Herlihy[...] enlisted in the Navy in 1945, receiving his overseas orders just two days before the end of World War II. From 1947-48, with money from the G.I. Bill, Herlihy attended Black Mountain College in North Carolina, a small, experimental institution whose faculty included Merce Cunningham, John Cage, William De Kooning, and other innovative figures in the arts. At Black Mountain Herlihy studied art, music, and literature, sharing an attic dorm with Arthur Penn and Lyle Bongé. The photographer, artist, and sailor Lyle Bongé was born November 5, 1929 [cf. letter dated 5 Nov 1987, F17], the son of Dusti Bongé (b. 1903- ), the Southern abstract painter. Originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, Bongé attended Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where he studied art and shared a dormitory with James Leo Herlihy. Bongé has published two photographic collections, The Sleep of Reason: Lyle Bongé’s Ultimate Ash-Hauling Mardi Gras Photographs (1974) and The Photographs of Lyle Bongé (1982). His Mardi Gras photographs are characterized by a close-up intimacy, which tames the wildness of the New Orleans festival, while his landscapes and cityscapes combine strong lines with hallucinogenic abstractions. More recently, Bongé’s art work has extended to metal sculpture and pottery. The correspondence of James Leo Herlihy and Lyle Bongé spans the dates 1968 – 1993. The majority of the letters in the collection were written by Bongé (indicated “LB to JH” in the finding aid), but a significant number of Herlihy’s letters are present, providing a consistent sense of the dialogue between the two lifelong friends.
Creator:Delaware Theatre Company
Title:Delaware Theatre Company records
Date(s):1979-2000
Call No:MSS 0633
Abstract:The Delaware Theatre Company (DTC) is the largest professional theater in Delaware. The organizations's records, as well as the professional papers of Artistic Director, Cleveland Morris, are included.
Subjects:Advertising campaigns | Comedy | Drama | Fund raising | More Subjects
Creator:Mrabet, Mohammed, 1940-
Title:Mohammed Mrabet correspondence, reviews, and other material
Date(s):1968-1989
Call No:MSS 0674
Abstract:Moroccan author and artist Mohammed Mrabet (born 1940) worked closely with American expatriate writer and musician Paul Bowles (1910-1999). This collection contains letters from several of Mrabet's friends and acquaintances,[...] most notably from American writers and editors Irving Stettner (1922-2004) and Michael Wolfe (born 1945). Also included are reviews of Mrabet's works and photocopied dust jackets from his books.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Authors and publishers--20th century | Authors | Artists (visual artists) | More Subjects
Creator:Bair, Myrna L. (Myrna Lynn), 1940-
Title:Myrna Bair papers
Date(s):1980-2008
Call No:MSS 0689
Abstract:Myrna L. Bair (b. 1940), served in the Delaware Senate from 1980 to 2000. Republican Myrna Bair represented Delaware’s 5th District, Foulk Woods. For 16 years, she held[...] a legislative leadership position, including 14 years as Senate minority leader and two years as minority whip. The bulk of the Myrna Bair papers documents the time she spent in the Delaware Senate.
Subjects:Legislation | Women legislators--United States | Segregation--Delaware--History--20th century | Economic development | More Subjects
Creator:Greenwatch Institute
Title:Greenwatch Institute records
Date(s):1977-2004
Call No:MSS 0716
Abstract:Greenwatch Institute was created in 1992 as the result of a legal settlement with Keystone Cogenerations Systems Inc., in which a trust fund was established to be used for projects[...] benefitting the environment. Greenwatch Institute administers those funds. Delaware author and environmentalist Jerry Shields was chairman of Greenwatch Institute from its founding until his death in 1998. This collection largely represents his work for the Institute. The papers of Greenwatch Institute comprise legal, administrative, and research materials produced during the institute's founding and early operations.
Subjects:Environmental policy--Delaware--History--20th century | Energy industries--Environmental aspects--Delaware--History--20th century | Rivers--Delaware--History--20th century | Waterways--Delaware--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Dawson, Fielding, 1930-2002
Title:Fielding Dawson correspondence to Marcella Simpson
Date(s):1972-1994
Call No:MSS 0722
Abstract:Between 1972 and 1994, American author and artist Fielding Dawson (1930-2002) sent a variety of materials to his grandmother, Marcella Simpson, including letters, articles, journals, manuscripts, and ephemera. The collection[...] provides insight into Dawson's literary career and his development as a creative wring teacher in correctional facilities.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Black Mountain school (Group of poets) | Prison educators | Arts in prisons | More Subjects
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