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HARRY SYLVESTER PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 103 Beatrice Kuhn
1987-88

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS to Harry Sylvester from Beatrice (Hart) Kuhn, sister of Janet Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 104 Anne Sylvester
1970-85

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from daughter Anne: 2 ACS. Includes typed carbon from Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 105 Clare Sylvester
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph cards from Clare Sylvester to parents Harry and Rita Sylvester (juvenilia).

Box: 1 Fold: 106 Margaret Sylvester
May 17, 1988

DESCRIPTION: ALS with envelope, dated May 17, 1988, to Harry Sylvester from his sister, Margaret ("Peggy") Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 107 Publishers (Miscellaneous)
1945-69

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from various publishers and journal editors. Arranged by journal/publisher name, the file includes:

- "America Magazine" - Charles Keenan, S.J., TLS 8/5/1947 re "Moon Gaffney."

- "The American Magazine" - M. Kathryn Dreher, TLS 4/3/1950, re copyright release for Sylvester's short story, "Flight."

- A.S. Barnes & Company - Courtlandt D. Barnes, Jr., TLS 10/20/1950 re consideration of stories by Sylvester. Also includes copyright agreement for short story, "Lifeboat," dated 9/8/1960.

- "Cosmopolitan" - Alice Sheridan, executive editor, TLS 1/5/1948, re short story, "The Violet Trees."

- "The Chicago Jewish Forum" - Benjamin Weintroub, editor, TLS 1/8/1948.

- J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited - C.J. Eustace, editor, TLS 6/6/1946, re story, "Eight-Oared Crew."

- The Devlin-Adair Company - T. O'Conor Sloane, III, associate editor, TLS 9/1/1949, re book proposal.

- "Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine" - Constance DiRienzo, executive editory secretary, TLS 1/30/1963 re permission to reprint story, "Tin-Star Posse."

- "Esquire" - Arnold Gingrich, editor, 2 TLS 6/10/1942 and 9/24/1945 re publication of various pieces including, "The Careless Hunter," and "I Won't Do No Dive."

- Fides Publishers - Louis J. Putz, C.S.C., TLS 4/20/1948.

- Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. - William Morris, executive editor, TLS 8/4/1947.

- New York Herald Tribune - TLS, 8/11/1949, signed "Belle."

- New York Times Book Review" - Francis Brown, editor, TLS 5/2/1951; and Jack R. Conrad, TLS 1/13/1952.

- New York Times - Pamela Marks, typed carbon from Sylvester, 7/19/1966.

- "The Sign" National Catholic Magazine - Ralph Gorman, C.P., editor, TLS 7/25/1947, soliciting a story from Sylvester.

- "Truth" and "Sportsman" Limited - Rosemary Fitzgerald, TLS 4/25/1951, re permission to reprint story, "Hero's Holiday."

- Writer's War Board - Frederica Barach, executive secretary, TLS 3/28/1945.



Box: 1 Fold: 108 The Atlantic Monthly: Business File
1947-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from editors and staff at the "Atlantic Monthly," including:

- Edward Weeks, editor, telegram 10/10/1947, 2 TLS 6/7/1949, 8/9/1949.

- Charles W. Morton, associate editor, 5 TLS 10/31/1947, 1/13/1948, 1/22/1948, 2/2/1948, 3/25/1948,.



Box: 1 Fold: 109 The Atlantic Monthly: Charles William Phillips
1847-48

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Charles William Phillips: 2 TLS dated 12/23/1947, 1/12/1948. Includes typed letter from Phillips to the editor of the "Atlantic Monthly," dated 1/15/1948.

Box: 1 Fold: 110 Atlantic Monthly: Correspondence about
1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from various individuals concerning his article, "Problems of the Catholic Writer," published in the "Atlantic Monthly" (January 1948).

Box: 1 Fold: 111 Bantam Books
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Walter Pitkin, Jr., vice-president, Bantam Books, Inc.: TLS 8/8/1947, re publication of stories.

Box: 1 Fold: 112 The Catholic Messenger
1946-48

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Rev. B.L. Barnes, managing editor, "The Catholic Messenger": 5 TLS and 1 telegram dated 1946 to 1948. Reference to a story contest to be held by the journal.

Box: 1 Fold: 113 The Catholic Worker
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Dorothy Day, editor of "The Catholic Worker": ACS undated; and TLS undated. Includes 2 typed carbons from Sylvester dated 8/12/1947. Reference to the journal.

Box: 1 Fold: 114 Colliers
1945-50

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from editors at Collier's magazine: William L. Chenery, TLS 3/8/1945; Kenneth Littauer, fiction editor, 2 TLS 9/26/1946, 4/5/1949; Knox Burger, TLS 8/2/1950; and Louis Ruppel, TLS 8/11/1950. Reference to publishing stories by Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 115 Commonweal: Business File
1942-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Edward S. Skillin, "Commonweal": 6 TLS dated 1942-49. Includes TLS from John Broderick and TLS from Mollie Frisly (sp?).

Box: 1 Fold: 116 Commonweal: Philip Burnham
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Philip Burnham, "Commonweal": 8 TLS dated 1947 to 1948. Reference to "Moon Gaffney," "Problems of the Catholic Writer," as well as Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh.

Box: 1 Fold: 117 Commonweal: Correspondence About
1938-54

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from various individuals re articles he wrote for the "Commonweal." 7 TLS from the following: "Bob" Brown; Legarde S. Doughty; Devin A. Garrity; Horace McKenna, S.J.; Harry McNeill; Robert L. Reynolds; Augustin Waldner, S.J.; and one TLS signed "Mason." Reference to articles by Sylvester published in the journal.

Box: 1 Fold: 118 Commonweal: Letter to the Editor
1946-48

DESCRIPTION: Typescripts and 1 printed copy of letters to the editor written by Harry Sylvester to the "Commonweal."

Box: 1 Fold: 119 Farrar, Straus and Company, Inc.
1946-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from John Farrar of Farrar, Straus and Company, Inc.: 2 TLS dated 12/19/1946 and 10/3/19/1949.

Box: 1 Fold: 120 Good Housekeeping
1946-48

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from editors and staff of "Good Housekeeping" magazine. Includes: Margaret Cousins, managing editor, 7 TLS, 11/12/1946, 11/22/1946, 3/11/1947, 3/21/1947, 4/4/1947, 12/9/1947, 1/14/1948. Also: from Herbert R. Hayes, editor, 3 TLS 4/14/1947, 6/3/1947, 12/5/1947. Reference to publication of stories by Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 121 Harcourt, Brace and Company
1950-59

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from editors and staff of Harcourt, Brace and Company. Reference to book proposal for "The Americans" (includes contract). Also, royalty statement for "A Golden Girl."

Box: 1 Fold: 122 Harper Brothers
1948-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from John Fischer, Harper & Brothers publishers: 2 TLS 10/22/1948 and 11/4/1949.

Box: 1 Fold: 123 Henry Holt, publisher
1947-72

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from editors and staff of Henry Holt and Company, Inc., publishers. Reference to Sylvester's books, "Moon Gaffney," published by Holt in 1947; and "All Your Idols" (Holt, 1948). Also reference to a proposal by Sylvester for his work entitled, "A Watch in the Night."

Box: 1 Fold: 124 Ladies' Home Journal
1947-8

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Hugh MacNair Kahler, associate editor, "Ladies' Home Journal": 4 TLS dated 1947-48. Also: from Bruce Gould, TLS 11/6/1947. Reference to publication of short stories by Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 125 Magazine of the Year
1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Richard E. Lauterbach, editor, "The Magazine of the Year": 2 TLS 2/18/1948 and 4/22/1948. Reference to a proposed article on Fulton Sheen by Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 126 The National Observer
1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from James Meagher, assistant managing editor, "The National Observer." 2 TLS 8/15/1972 and 9/18/1972. Includes typed carbons from Sylvester. Reference to an article by Sylvester entitled, "University Reform -- The U.S. and Latin America" (typescript included in this folder).

Box: 1 Fold: 127 The New Republic: Robert L. Hatch
1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Robert L. Hatch, "The New Republic": 2 TLS 2/25/1948, 4/16/1948. Reference to a review by Sylvester of "Communism and the Conscience of the West," by Fulton J. Sheen.

Box: 1 Fold: 128 The New Republic: Thomas Sancton
1942-43

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Thomas Sancton, "The New Republic": 3 TLS 5/27/1942, 6/4/1942, 2/4/1943.

Box: 1 Fold: 129 Renascence: John Pick
1945-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from John Pick, editor, "Renascence": 2 ACS postmarked 5/14?/1945 and 8/30/1949, 2 ALS 7/23/1947 and 8/21/1947, 3 TLS 6/12/1949, 8/19/1949, 8/26/1949. Reference to Sylvester's books, "Dayspring" and "Moon Gaffney"; Riley Hughes, and Evelyn Waugh.

Box: 1 Fold: 130 TIME
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from editors and staff of "Time" magazine: T.S. Matthews, managing editor, 6 TLS; Roy Alexander, 1 TLS. Reference to employment opportunities at the magazine.

Box: 1 Fold: 131 Time: Book Review
1947

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of book review by Harry Sylvester for "Night Stick: the Autobiography of Lewis J. Valentine."

Box: 1 Fold: 132 Today Catholic Student Magazine
1948-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from editors of "Today Catholic Student Magazine." Includes: James O'Gara, TLS 9/30/1948; J.L. O'Sullivan, TLS 10/22/1948; and Robert Reynolds, TLS 9/30/1949. Also: clipping of printed article by J.L. O'Sullivan, "Catholic Writers: A Lament for the Living" (in "Today," October 1948. Reference to Sylvester's article, "Problems of the Catholic Writer," (in "The Atlantic Monthly," 1948).



Box: 1 Fold: 133 Viking Press
1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Marshall A. Best, Viking Press: 2 TLS 7/8/1946 and 8/29/1946. Includes typed carbons from Sylvester. Reference to a proposal by Sylvester for a Viking Portable edition of the works of Graham Greene.

Box: 1 Fold: 134 Literary agent: Harold Ober
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from literary agent Harold Ober and associates: Ivan Van Auw, Jr., Harold Ober, and Dorothy Olding. Includes TLS to Sylvester from William B. Powell, dated 8/22/1949, re proposed article by Sylvester on Cuba. Also includes TLS from Knox Burger to Dorothy Olding, dated 11/11/1949; and TLS to Sylvester from Walter Davenport, dated 6/17/1948. Other references to business matters relating to Sylvester's literary work.

Box: 1 Fold: 135 Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham Ltd.
1946-47

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from literary agent Laurence Pollinger: 11 TLS dated 1946 to 1947. References to literary business relating to Sylvester's books, "Dayspring," "Moon Gaffney," "All Your Idols" and "A Golden Girl."

Box: 1 Fold: 136 Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham Ltd.
1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Laurence Pollinger, literary agent. References to Sylvester's works, "Dayspring" and "Moon Gaffney."

Box: 1 Fold: 137 Pearn, Pollinger & Higham, Ltd.
1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from literary agent Laurence Pollinger: TLS dated 6/3/1949. Reference to possibility of an Italian translation of "Dayspring."

Box: 1 Fold: 138 Pearn, Pollinger & Higham, Ltd.
1950-51

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from literary agency Pearn, Pollinger & Higham, Ltd. Reference to Danish translation of Sylvester's book, "A Golden Girl."

Box: 1 Fold: 139 Literary Agents (Miscellaneous)
1945-46

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from literary agents Barthold Fles and Alving G. Manuel. Reference to "Dayspring."

Box: 1 Fold: 140 Book Services
1981

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from book search services relating to inquiries concerning books by Harry Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 141 Permissions
1947-84

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from agents requesting permission to reprint or otherwise use his stories/books.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 "All Your Idols" - Newsclippings
1948

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings announcing the publication of and reviewing Harry Sylvester's novel, "All Your Idols," (New York: Henry Holt, 1948).

Box: 2 Fold: 2 "Dayspring" - Business File
1945-67

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from publisher D. Appleton-Century Company re the publication of "Dayspring." Includes contract and royalty statement.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 "Dayspring" - Readers' Response
1945

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from readers re "Dayspring."

Box: 2 Fold: 4 "Dayspring" - Newsclippings
1946-49

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings re "Dayspring" by Harry Sylvester.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 "Dearly Beloved" - Business File
1942-46

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from publisher, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc.; includes royalty statement. Also includes news release about the book in "America" magazine.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 "Dearly Beloved" - Readers' Response
1941-87

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from readers to Harry Sylvester, re "Dearly Beloved."

Box: 2 Fold: 7 "Dearly Beloved" - Newsclippings
1942

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings of reviews of "Dearly Beloved," by Harry Sylvester.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 "A Golden Girl" - Business File
1949-51

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Harcourt, Brace and Company, publisher of "A Golden Girl" by Harry Sylvester. Includes publication contract.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 "A Golden Girl" - Newsclippings
1950

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings re "A Golden Girl" by Harry Sylvester.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 "American Dictator: Pocket Size" (Typescript)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of an article by Harry Sylvester entitled, "American Dictator: Pocket Size."

Box: 2 Fold: 11 "Carnival" (Typescript)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Harry Sylvester entitled, "Carnival."

Box: 2 Fold: 12 "The Church and the Blanshard Book" (Typescript)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Harry Sylvester entitled, "The Church and the Blanshard* Book." 3 sets of manuscripts with letter signed "Ed," possibly Edward Weeks, editor, "The Atlantic Monthly."

* Reference to Paul Beecher Blanshard.

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