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THE JOYCE KILMER PAPERS

BULK DATES: 1917 - 1941
SPAN DATES: 1907 - 1980

EXTENT: 2 lf, 4 boxes

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Correspondence I: Letters by Joyce Kilmer


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 1, Folders 1 - 51) This is Part I of the Correspondence Series, containing correspondence fromJoyce Kilmer to his wife Aline Kilmer, his son Kenton Kilmer, friends suchas Rev. James J. Daly, S.J. and Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. Folders 1:1 - 1:44. Correspondence from Joyce Kilmer to Aline Kilmer.The date span of the letters is from 1907, before his marriage, through1918, a few months before he was killed. Folders 1:45 - 1:48. Correspondence from Joyce Kilmer to Kenton Kilmer.Written from France during the former's military service in WWI,from October 1917 through July 1918. Folders 1:49 - 1:58. Other correspondence is to Rev. James J. Daly,S.J. as well as to Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C.

SERIES: 2. Correspondence II: Letters by the Kilmer Family


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 1, Folders 59 - 72) This is Part II of the Correspondence Series. Included is correspondence byJoyce Kilmer's mother, Annie Kilburn Kilmer, as well as by his fatherFrederick Kilmer.

SERIES: 3. Correspondence III: Individual Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 2, Folders 1 - 50) This is Part III of the Correspondence Series and is comprised ofalphabetically arranged correspondence from notable individuals who werefriends or associates of the Kilmer family. Many of the correspondents arewriters and poets of some renown.

SERIES: 4. Correspondence IV: Alphabetical Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 2, Folders 51 - 54) This is Part IV of the Correspondence Series and consists of miscellaneouscorrespondence to the Kilmer family, arranged alphabetically bycorrespondent.

SERIES: 5. Correspondence V: Publisher Files


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 3, Folders 1 - 16) This is Part V of the Correspondence Series. Included is correspondencefrom individuals requesting permission to set and publish music to poems byboth JK and AK; correspondence from publishers of the Kilmers poetry, suchas George H. Doran Company (which became Doubleday, Doran and Company aftera merger, and then just Doubleday after dropping Doran), and G. Schirmer(publisher of the music scores of the poetry). In addition, this part includes royalty statements for both JK's and AK'spoetry.

SERIES: 6. Manuscripts I: Joyce Kilmer


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 3, Folders 17 - 26) This is Part I of the Manuscripts Series which consists of manuscripts byJoyce Kilmer. Arrangement is alphabetical by title.

SERIES: 7. Manuscripts II: Works by Others


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 3, Folders 27 - 32; Box 4, Folders 1 - 5) This is Part II of the Manuscripts Series, and consists of manuscripts sentto the Kilmers by other writers and poets. Arranged alphabetically byauthor.

SERIES: 8. Printed Matter & Photographs


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 4, Folders 6 - 19) This series consists of copies of published music scores of JK's poems; and articles and news clippings about JK and his family. Also included are photographs of such notable figures as Rev. James J. Daly, S.J., Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C., Margaret Widdemer, and William Butler Yeats.

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