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LIT. Literary Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: LIT
Includes collections that document the work of authors and publishers, including rare works, personal papers, drafts, and correspondence, as well as illustrative examples of literary genres or text technologies.

Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:

Kathleen Raine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 98-1
Scope and Contents Books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, and correspondence. This collection pertains to the life and work of poet, Kathleen Raine. There are books and pamphlets by Kathleen Raine, daing 1935-1990, and books by other authors with introductory material by Raine, dating 1932-1981. There are works edited or translated by Raine, which date 1945-1968, the originals of which are in French or Spanish. The secondary and miscellaneous works in the collection date 1967-1970, and are either books about Raine or books that she felt were significant to her writing. The books in this collection can be found in the library's online catalog. The periodicals date 1935-1990, and contain contributions by...
Dates: Created: 1932-1998; Other: Date acquired: 12/13/1997

Kathryn Trimmer Abbey Collection

 Collection — Box 302
Identifier: MSS 0-306
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a holographic manuscript of Florida land of change, published by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill in 1941. This manuscript was written in 58 blue examination books dated April 24, 1941.
Dates: April 24, 1941

Laura Riding Jackson papers

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 89-15
Scope and Contents This collection consists of manuscripts, handwritten and typed with edits, articles, and newspaper clippings by or about Laura Riding Jackson.
Dates: Created: 1929-1979; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1989

Laura (Riding) Jackson papers (Additional Gift)

 Collection — Box 1729
Identifier: MSS 2000-03
Scope and Contents Manuscripts, books, serials and correspondence. This collection consists of manuscripts, books and serials by or about Laura Riding Jackson. Most are inscribed by the Jackson to George M. Harper. The books in this collection have been cataloged and have call numbers. There are 14 serials that include the works of Laura (Riding) Jackson included in the box. The manuscripts are primarily typewritten or copied, although there is one handwritten memo. There are also miscellaneous preprint items including articles, letters to the editor, and a an eight-page review of her poetry with reprints of some poetry. Other subjects covered by the collection include: Suzanne K. Langer, Michael Kirkham,...
Dates: Created: 1929-197; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1989

Lillian Smith One Hour manuscript and galleys

 Collection — Box 322
Identifier: MSS 0-347
Scope and Contents Manuscript and galleys with handwritten edits of One Hour by Lillian Smith, 1959. Included with manuscript is a letter from the author dated 12/1/1959 donating the materials and a letter from Louise Richardson dated 12/17/1959 thanking Ms. Smith.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 12/06/1960

Lois Lenski Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 87-14
Scope and Contents The collection consists of recordings, memorabilia, manuscripts, drawings, cards, writings, speeches, interviews, and correspondence of Lois Lenski, author and illustrator of children's literature. The collection is primarily in English, but there is a German translation of the manuscript for Judy's Journey, entitled, Judy's Wanderschaft. Included in this collection are the complete typed manuscript of Strawberry Girl, a part of the handwritten manuscript along with the first typescript, background material, original drawings, galley proofs and scrapbooks of fan mail. Also...
Dates: Created: 1939-1971; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1992

Louise Lee Floethe typescript

 Collection — Box 310
Identifier: MSS 0-323
Scope and Contents Typescript of The fisherman and his boat.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1961; Other: Date acquired: 09/25/1961

Louise Richardson Night Before Christmas Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 12-24
Scope and Contents Includes periodicals, articles, musical works, greeting cards, and artifacts related to Clement C. Moore's poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (frequently published as "The Night Before Christmas"). Content includes full or partial reproductions of the poem, parodies, histories, and commentaries, as well as adaptations of the poem to advertisements and popular music.
Dates: Created: 1861-1995

Margaret Campbell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 78-52
Abstract Translations, articles, publications, drafts, diploma, certificate and photographs.
Dates: Created: 1935-1946

Marsha Gontarski Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2018-001
Scope and Contents Artifacts, newsclippings, and ephemera related to children's literature.
Dates: Created: undated

Mary Bethell Alfriend Collection

 Collection — Box 302
Identifier: MSS 0-307
Scope and Contents The Mary Bethell Alfriend collection consists of typescript and holographic notes written on blue examination books for Juan Ortiz: Gentleman of Seville, published in 1940 by Chapman and Grimes.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1950

Maston O'Neal Papers

 Collection — Box 147
Identifier: MSS 0-116
Scope and Contents Includes photocopied typescripts of two works by Maston O'Neal: Florida's "Pocahontas" & Georgia's "John Smith", and The Tallassee Country.

Florida's "Pocahontas" & Georgia's "John Smith" describes a relationship between a Creek woman, Malee, and a soldier from Milledgeville, Georgia, Duncan McKrimmon, beginning around 1817. Malee, later known as Milly Francis, later became the first woman ever awarded a Congressional medal and a pension.

The Tallassee Country includes historical details of the Apalachicola River region, from 1762-1818.
Dates: Created: 1959; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1959

May McNeer Up a Crooked River manuscript

 Collection — Box 320*: Series Series 3
Identifier: MSS 0-336
Scope and Contents An edited manuscript and galley sheets for Up a Crooked River.
Dates: 1952

Nonesuch Press Collection

 Collection — 1
Identifier: MSS 2011-0518
Scope and Contents Book prospectus pamphlets from Nonesuch Press (1924-1963) and two letters of correspondence from the Nonesuch Press to book buyers. The prospectuses include detailed descriptions of the selections of literary works that will be made available through the Nonesuch Press for the determined year. Information about each publication includes the original author, the quality of the paper, the materials used to bind the book, the size of the book, and information about the illustrations.
Dates: Created: 1924-1963; Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1939; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1998

Pat Frank Papers

 Collection — Box 311
Identifier: MSS 87-12
Scope and Contents Correspondence between author Pat Frank and Dr. Norman L. Kilpatrick, Director of Florida State University Libraries. Includes a list of short stories by Frank published between 1941 and 1954.
Dates: 1941-1954

Paul Kaff'ke manuscript

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 1-14
Scope and Contents Typescript with mounted photographs for Then and Now: Life and Adventures of Sac, Fox and Seminole Indians. The History of the Indians as taken from note books of my great grandparents, Captain Pike and Major S. M. Schofield. by Paul Kaff'ke.
Dates: Created: 1953; Other: Date acquired: 1953

Pelican Prill

 Collection — Box 310
Identifier: MSS 0-324
Scope and Contents Manuscript draft of Pelican Prill, published New York, Dutton, 1956.
Dates: Created: 1956

Philip Wylie Typescripts

 Collection — Box 333
Identifier: MSS 0-357
Scope and Contents Nine original typescripts by author Philip Wylie, many with manuscript notes and edits. Includes the text of two addresses given by Wylie at Florida State University in 1956 and 1958.
Dates: 1946, 1955-1958

Proctor and Martha Jones Napoleonic History Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2016-001
Scope and Contents Artwork and pamphlets detailing significant people and events in French history, with an emphasis on the Napoleonic era.

Access Restrictions: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
Dates: Created: undated

Rabindranath Tagore Collection

 Collection — Box OSBox1
Identifier: MSS 1982-006
Abstract The collection contains correspondence between Rabindranath Tagore and Dr. Arthur and Mayce Seymour, as well as other friends and family. Also included in the collection are biographical materials related to Tagore's life in both India and the United States. Tagore's writings are included in the collection with works of literary criticism and analysis of his writing. The collection also contains artwork by the Tagores and photographs.
Dates: Created: ca. 1900-1965; Other: Majority of material found in ca. 1910-1940

Ralph Lee Eyman Papers

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: MSS 1990-006
Scope and Contents Manuscripts by Ralph Lee Eyman used for publications (typed and undated). The manuscripts include "To What Extent are the United Nations United", "Public Education in the South and the Nation", and "Toward World Understanding and World Peace With Implications for Education." A list of Southern Academies before 1960, as well as some notepads with handwritten notes by Ralph Lee Eyman are also included in the collection.
Dates: Majority of material found within approximately 1939-1960

Red Hills of Florida Collection

 Collection — OS Box 1
Identifier: MSS 1994-002
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the background files, notes, correspondence, permission, maps, manuscripts, and other materials that were collected or created by Clifton Paisley during the writing of his work, Red Hills of Florida. Included among these items are biographical sources, census data, maps and surveys of the Red Hills region, letters to and from local organizations and persons, newspapers, and interviews. The majority of the collection consists of those materials which actually played a part in the publication of the book. These items include notes, manuscripts, galley proofs, camera ready copies, and photographs mainly dating from the 1970s and...
Dates: Created: 1820-1994

Richard Garnett and Sir Edmund Gosse Letters

 Collection — Box 148
Identifier: MSS 1964-123
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of two letters. The first letter, dated 1896 and written on British Museum stationary bearing an impression of the British Arms, was written by Garnett to "My dear Forman," regarding a Museum copy of Hero and Leander. Forman is probably Henry Buxton Forman (1842-1917), most famous for his editions of the work of Shelley and Keats. The second letter, not dated, was written by Edmund Gosse of London to "Dear Le Gallienne.", possibly Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947).

Also know as MSS 0-123.
Dates: Created: 1896 and undated

Richard Harding Davis Letter

 Collection — Box 1729
Identifier: MSS 2000-01
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one letter written by Davis on May 21, but the year is not given. It is addressed to a Mrs. Fairchild, and regards typed copies of a manuscript to be delivered to the Hotel Webster. The photograph in the collection is of Davis and his dogs.
Dates: Created: undated

Robert Frost Letter

 Collection — Box 147
Identifier: MSS 0-122
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typed copy of a letter by Faith Williams, a student at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, dated July 13, 1953, to Robert Frost, and his reply which is undated. In her letter of July 13, 1953, Faith Williams asked questions of Robert Frost about his poem, "Mending Wall." The answers given by Robert Frost in his reply are very enlightening about the poem under discussion and instructive as to interpretation of poetry in general.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1953; Other: Date acquired: 03/19/1965

Robert M. Ervin, Jr. Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1980-09
Abstract The Robert M. Ervin Jr. Collection consists of monographs and serials related to science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic books, including both original publications and secondary works offering commentary and critique.
Dates: Created: 1920-1978; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1970

Robert Olen Butler Writings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2007-006
Scope and Contents These materials consist of first editions, first reissued editions, limited editions, a first trade edition, and uncorrected proof copies of Robert Olen Butler's novels and short stories, published from 1980-2004, and are signed or inscribed by Butler. The collection includes his Pulitzer Prize-winning short story anthology, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. There is also a letter from Simon and Schuster about his novel The Deuce, and a brochure from Cloud Books, which provides further information about these writings. The collection is particularly valuable to students of creative writing and to literary researchers.
Dates: Created: 1980-2004; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1978

Michael Rothenberg Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2018-002
Scope and Contents Personal papers of Michael Rothenberg, including drafts of works by Rothenberg; press clippings, broadsides, and other publications collected by Rothenberg on his work as a poet, author, songwriter, and botanist; sound recordings and audiovisual recordings documenting studio and live performances of works by Rothenberg; and correspondence, textiles, and artifacts documenting the work and life of San Francisco beat poet Philip Whalen.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018

Russell Garvin Typescript

 Collection — Box 311
Identifier: MSS 2015-005
Scope and Contents Typescript of "The Free Negro in Florida Before the Civil War" by Russell Garvin, 36 pages.
Dates: 1965

S. E. Gontarski Norman Mailer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1996-1226
Scope and Contents Periodicals, posters, and postcard which include articles, reviews, profiles, essays, fiction, and images by and about Norman Mailer.
Dates: Created: 1954-1995; Other: Date acquired: 12/26/1996