Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
- Existence: 1880-06-17 - 1964-12-21
American writer and artistic photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents An artificial collection that consists of single and/or small groups of letters, small groups of related literary materials, individual or small groups of manuscripts such as poems and similar individual pieces which were deemed at one time to be of sufficient bulk to be placed into separate collections. These materials were acquired independently of larger collections. The period covered is primarily the first half or so of the twentieth century, but there are selected items dating well into...
Dates: 1862 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1970
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the correspondence between Natalie Clifford Barney and Romaine Brooks (Goddard), beginning in 1920 and continuing until 1969. There are a total of 633 letters, most of which are at least two pages in length and accompanied by the original mailing envelopes. There are 271 letters from Brooks to Barney, and 362 from Barney to Brooks. Brooks and Barney spent the war years together in Florence, Italy, thus accounting for the gap in the correspondence at that time. The...
Dates: 1920 - 1969