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CLEANTH BROOKS PAPERS, 1949-1991. [PDF]
Literary Critic and University Professor, (1906-1994)
Literary and personal correspondence, transcript of a radio interview, and typescripts of essays. MSS-092, 1.5 linear inches.
DAVID R. CHENEY PAPERS, 1970s-1990s. [PDF]
Professor of English, University of Toledo. (b. 1922)
This collection contains Cheney's research on Leigh Hunt, including correspondence and card file indices as well as his Dictionary of Renaisance Allegorical Animals. MSS-157, 12.25 linear feet.
ROBERT FLANAGAN PAPERS, 1960-1998. [PDF]
UT alumnus, novelist, poet, playwright, and professor, (b.1941)
Papers consist of notes, worksheets, typescripts, and revisions of short and long works of fiction; correspondence; periodicals with Flanagan's contributions as well as those that he edited or advised; ephemera (fliers, announcements, invitations etc.); video tapes; and biographical information. MSS-124, 6 linear feet.
STEVE GORDON PAPERS, 1971-1982. [PDF]
Toledo playwright/screenwriter, (1939-1982)
Papers include screenplays related to television and film work, including the film "Arthur;" fragments of screenplays; printed materials; and photographs. MSS-123, 1.5 linear feet.
See also: entries under Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre
JEAN GOULD PAPERS, 1919-1993, 1942-1993. [PDF]
Author, formerly of Toledo, Ohio (b.1909)
Papers include correspondence, notes, rough drafts, typescripts, galley proofs, research materials, short stories, articles, newspaper clippings, reviews, a scrapbook, photographs, and other miscellaneous items pertaining primarily to the many biographies Gould has written. Correspondents and some subjects of her biographies include: Robert Frost, Helen Keller, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jimmy Carter, Georgia O'Keefe, Victor and Walter Reuther, and Eleanor Roosevelt. MSS-014, 10 linear feet.
MICHAEL HARRAH PAPERS, 1973-2007. [PDF]
Actor, singer, and novelist (b. 1940)
Collection consists of drafts, scripts, correspondence, reviews, books, and media, along with miscellaneous material, which primarily document the creation of his first novel "First Offender." The papers also contain his drafts and materials documenting the reception of this novel as well as the copyright form. MSS-244, 1 linear foot.
CRAIG HOLDEN PAPERS. [PDF]
Novelist, native of Toledo and University of Toledo Alumn. (b. 1959)
This collection documents Craig Holden’s development as a writer and his career as a successful author of best-selling fiction. The first three series present works from his early, mid-career, and recent periods while the rest of the collection contain correspondence, photographs, degrees, awards, and miscellaneous materials. MSS-235, 9 linear feet.
ETHERIDGE KNIGHT PAPERS, 1964-1992. [PDF]
Papers consist primarily of correspondence with family, fellow writers and publishers, audio-visual materials, photographs, typescripts and proofs of works, and writings by prisoners. Subjects include prison life, "toasts" (long narrative poems), and the African-American experience. The majority of the correspondence comes from Knight's second wife, Mary McAnally. Includes correspondence from Sonia Sanchez, Robert Bly, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, Donald Hall, Don Lee, Herbert W. Martin, Judith Minty, and Noel Stock. MSS-016, 4.5 linear feet.
See also: entries under African-Americans and Crimes and Criminals
W. U. McDONALD PAPERS, 1963-1996. [PDF]
Eudora Welty scholar and teacher (b.1927)
Materials in this collection relate to Eudora Welty scholarship and include correspondence to and from McDonald about the Eudora Welty Newsletter and Pieces of News. The collection also includes printed material and several issues of the Eudora Welty Newsletter. MSS-118, 1 folder.
HERBERT WOODWARD MARTIN PAPERS, 1940-2008. [PDF]
Poet and professor, University of Dayton, Ohio (b.1933)
The majority of the collection consists of correspondence from fellow writers, associates, former students, publishers, and family. Other materials include poetry in rough draft, typescript, and published forms; fliers and clippings; photographs; posters; journals; and ephemera. MSS-015, 095, 53.75 linear feet.
See also: entries under African-Americans and Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre
J. WILLIAM MYERS PAPERS, 1936-1997. [PDF]
Minister, poet, editor, publisher (b. 1919)
This collection contains legal documents, printed materials, and ephemera related to his work as a poet. MSS-127, .2 linear feet.
See also: entry under Religion
HENRY WALDEMAR NORDMEYER PAPERS, 1905-1962. [PDF]
Professor of German language and literature, University of Michigan (1891-1981)
Collection consists primarily of extensive correspondence with colleagues and relatives. Principal familial correspondents include Nordmeyer's wife, Friedel; his parents, Ernst and Mary; his sisters; and his brothers. Correspondence with friends and lovers is also comprehensive; it documents the reaction in the 1920s to Victorian social mores. Slightly more than half of the correspondence is in German -- scanty outgoing letters are often in shorthand. The Canaday Center also houses Nordmeyer's massive (largely German language) library. MSS-012, 8 linear feet.
See also: entry under War, Soldiers, and Veterans
DAVID OSSMAN TAPE RECORDINGS, 1960-1970. [PDF]
Poet, radio literary consultant, and producer (b.1936)
Collection consists of tape recordings of interviews with 44 poets, mostly American, for the radio program "The Sullen Art" (1960-1961); correspondence from those poets and from listeners regarding the program; poetry readings by seven poets for the series "The Poet in New York"; and tapes of the Berkeley Poetry Conference (July 13-23, 1965), including lectures and poetry readings. Featured poets include Allen Ginsberg, Edward Dorn, Robert Edward Duncan, Robert Creeley, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Gilbert Sorrentino, and Paul Blackburn. MSS-032, 4 linear feet.
See also: entry under Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre
GAIL PASS PAPERS, ca 1970-1997. [PDF]
Novelist and educator (1940-1997)
Collection contains materials documenting Gail Pass's writing career and business activities, correspondence, published material, personal fiction manuscripts, audiovisual content, and ephemera. MSS-177, 7.25 linear feet.
See also: entry under Women
EZRA POUND PAPERS, THE CANTOS, 1957-1960. [PDF]
Poet in the modernist movement, essayist, editor, critic and translator (1885-1972)
The collection contains two books, letters and manuscripts (typescripts), photocopies, and/or carbon copies. Additionally, there is a fragment of a typed outline of Cantos LII-LXXI. MSS-057, .25 linear feet.
MARY de RACHEWILTZ TRANSLATION OF CANTOS BY EZRA POUND, 1973-1975. [PDF]
Daughter of Ezra Pound (b.1925)
Eight notebooks and ten leaves containing translations of the Cantos (from English to Italian) made while de Rachewiltz was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute from 1973 to 1975. The ten leaves containing Canto 76 appear to have been written in the 1950s. The collection includes de Rachewiltz's comments, bibliographical references, and marginal explications. MSS-049, 6 inches.
ISABEL SCOTT RORICK, MR. AND MRS. CUGAT TYPESCRIPTS, 1937-1940. [PDF]
This collection consists of the typescripts of ten short stories written by Isabel Scott Rorick, which were then published as the book Mr. and Mrs. Cugat: The Record of a Happy Marriage. This novel was the basis of the radio program My Favorite Husband, which was later reworked into the television series I Love Lucy. MSS-041, .25 linear feet.
See also: entry under Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre
NOEL STOCK PAPERS, 1886-1983. [PDF]
Author and translator, professor of English, University of Toledo (b.1929)
Much of this collection relates to Stock's publications A Call To Order, The Life of Ezra Pound, and Ezra Pound's Pennsylvania, and includes typescripts; publishers' galleys; page proofs; news clippings; and reviews. Stock also corresponded with Pound's wife, Dorothy; daughter Mary de Rachewiltz; and mistress Olga Rudge. Materials associated directly with Pound include correspondence (including letters to Pound from Wyndham Lewis), reviews, news clippings, photographs, school and church memorabilia, and an FBI transcript of Pound's interrogation in Genoa. MSS-009, 4.25 linear feet.
MARY RUTH WOTHERSPOON PAPERS, 1983-1992. [PDF]
Author (b. 1924)
This collection consists of the notes taken by Mary Ruth Wotherspoon while she was researching her family history, a process that would become the basis for her book So Here I Am! But Where Did I Come From? These notes include correspondence as well as conversations with her newly discovered family memebers. MSS-141, .2 linear feet.
See also: entry under Women