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Caroline Gordon - Allen Tate correspondence, 1938-1970

 Collection
Identifier: 1978-015

Scope and Contents

The Caroline Gordon - Allen Tate correspondence consists of 50 autograph and typescript letters from Gordon to Robert Lowell and/or Jean Stafford (undated but probably c1940s) as well as 37 autograph and typescript letters and postcards from Allen Tate to Jean Stafford and/or Robert Lowell (dating from 1938-1970). The Tate correspondence includes: a carbon copy typescript to Dr. Merrill Moore concerning Lowell's mental health; a carbon copy typescript letter of concern about Lowell to Lowell's mother; a carbon copy typescript letter of recommendation for Lowell to the Dean of St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland; a signed typescript draft of an article, "The Function of the Critical Quarterly;" and mimeograph typescript drafts of "Genus Homo" and "Something Woman, Something Man" with autograph revisions. The correspondence is organized into four categories: a) Gordon to Robert "Cal" Lowell; b) Gordon to Jean Stafford; c) Gordon to Jean Stafford and Robert "Cal" Lowell; and d) Tate to Jean Stafford and/or Robert "Cal" Lowell. The Tate correspondence follows the Gordon correspondence in its own chronological sequence, followed by the Tate writings.

Dates

  • 1938 - 1970

Language

These materials are in English.

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase
Title
Caroline Gordon - Allen Tate correspondence, 1938-1970
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2016 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
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