SPECIAL COLLECTIONS HOME PAGE
GO TO COLLECTION DETAIL
GO TO INDEX

PREVIOUS SEGMENT

GO TO BOTTOM OF SEGMENT


KATHERINE BIDDLE PAPERS
FOLDER LISTING


Box: 36 Fold: 17 P.E.N. - Membership Lists
1956-70

DESCRIPTION: Membership lists for P.E.N. c.1956-70.

Box: 36 Fold: 18 P.E.N. - Printed Items
1954-73

DESCRIPTION: Printed items relating to P.E.N. including newsletters, annual report (1972-73), and article.

Box: 36 Fold: 19 Phillips Gallery (Washington, D.C.)
May 1953

DESCRIPTION: Items relating to the Phillips Gallery, Washington, D.C. Includes:

- Correspondence relating to the nomination for membership in the Cosmopolitan Club of Elizabeth Phillips (Mrs. Laughlin Phillips), 1960.

- Printed programs for readings by Katherine Biddle given at the Phillips Gallery (Washington, D.C., May 1953).

- Newspaper articles re Duncan Phillips, 1971-73.

Box: 36 Fold: 20 Poetry Center
1961-62

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Elizabeth Kray re the Poetry Center. Includes TL carbon 11/30/1962 from Roy Basler to Kray with reference to death of E.E. Cummings (the copy includes ANS to Biddle signed by Basler). Kray also mentions Marion Cummings in a preceding letter to Biddle (dated 10/25/1962?).

Box: 36 Fold: 21 Snarks Ltd. - Correspondence
1937-69

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re the amateur dramatic group, Snarks Ltd.

Box: 36 Fold: 22 Snarks, Ltd. - Notes & Scripts
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle re the dramatic group, Snarks Ltd. Includes typescripts for plays/skits.

Box: 36 Fold: 23 Snarks Ltd. - Printed Items
c.1913-1945

DESCRIPTION: Printed items relating to Snarks Ltd. Includes constitution, programs, newsletter, articles.

Box: 36 Fold: 24 World Congress of Poets
August 1969

DESCRIPTION: Circulars relating to the World Congress of Poets held in Manila, Philippines, August 25-30, 1969.

Box: 36 Fold: 25 Literary Associations (Misc.)
c.1929-69

DESCRIPTION: Printed items relating to various literary (and other) associations including the Cosmopolitan Club, N.Y.; National Council on the Arts and Government (Annual Report 1965); National Institute of Arts and Letters (ballot information for candidates for the department of literature, 1941); National Poetry Foundation (ALS 6/29/1961 to Katherine Biddle from Carroll F. Terrell, executive director); the Poets' Guild, New York; Poetry Society of Georgia (TLS 3/15/1960 to Biddle from Gerald Chan Sieg); State Federation of Pennsylvania Women; Theatre Guild-American Theatre Society (subscription letter); Writers' War Board (typed carbon from Biddle re race relations especially regarding African-Americans in the armed forces).

Box: 37 Fold: 1 Library of Congress - Leonie Adams
1948-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Leonie Adams, secretary of the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters and Chair of Poetry. Includes references and related material concerning the awarding of the 1948 Bollingen Prize in Poetry to Ezra Pound for "Pisan Cantos."

Box: 37 Fold: 2 Library of Congress - Leonie Adams
1950s

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Leonie Adams regarding the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters.

Box: 37 Fold: 3 Library of Congress - Conrad Aiken
1950-55

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters, from Conrad Aiken, Chair of Poetry: 10 TLS and 2 ALS dating from 1950 to 1955. Includes annual report for 1952 by Aiken.

Box: 37 Fold: 4 Library of Congress - Roy Basler
1965-69

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Roy Basler, director, Reference Department of the Library of Congress re the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund: 5 TLS dating from 1965 to 1969. Includes information about the fund and programs of readings by Biddle under the fund's auspices.

Box: 37 Fold: 5 Library of Congress - Roy Basler
c.1955-67

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Roy Basler: TLS 1/5/1955 re sending Biddle a recording of the Library of Congress Twentieth Century Poetry in English series. Includes ALS c.9/30/1967 from Biddle to Basler enclosing typescript of Tribute to William Jay Smith given by Williams College, May 1967.

Box: 37 Fold: 6 Library of Congress - Elizabeth Bishop
1949-50

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Elizabeth Bishop writing as Library of Congress Chair of Poetry: 2 TLS dated 11/4/1949 and 1/13/1950. Reference to Luther Evans and Robert Penn Warren.

Box: 37 Fold: 7 Library of Congress - Richard P. Blackmur
1952

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Richard P. Blackmur re the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters: 2 TLS dated 3/10/1952, 3/18/1952. Reference to the role of the Poetry Consultant.

Box: 37 Fold: 8 Library of Congress - Cleanth Brooks
1952-55

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Cleanth Brooks re the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters: 2 ALS dated 3/28/1952, 1 TLS dated 11/15/1955 with AL draft from Biddle in reply. Reference to membership of Conrad Aiken (includes carbon copy of letter by L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, 8/31/1955).

Box: 37 Fold: 9 Library of Congress - Max Eastman
1950

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Max Eastman regarding the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters and the awarding of the Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1948 to Ezra Pound: 2 TLS dated 2/15/1950 & 3/22/1950; ALS dated 4/17/1950. Includes TL copies and AL draft from Biddle.



Box: 37 Fold: 10 Library of Congress - Luther Evans
1946-52

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Luther Evans, Librarian of Congress re the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters. Includes report submitted by Karl Shapiro from the fellows to Evans (May 29-30, 1947); and resolution passed by the fellows re the role of the Consultant in Poetry (1952).

Box: 37 Fold: 11 Library of Congress - O.B. Hardison, Jr.
May 26, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Talcott Parsons, president, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, from O.B. Hardison, Jr., director, Folger Shakespeare Library: TLS copy 5/26/1972 with reference to the academy's denial of the 1972 Emerson and Thoreau Prize to Ezra Pound. Reference also to the 1948/49 controversy over the awarding of the Bollingen Prize to Pound.

Box: 37 Fold: 12 Library of Congress - Robert Hillyer
1950-60

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Robert Hillyer regarding his article in the "Saturday Review of Literature," criticizing the support of the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters for the awarding of the 1948 Bollingen Prize in Poetry to Ezra Pound and to a subsequent address on the issue at a Poetry Society event by Max Eastman (1950): 2 ALS dated 3/18/1950 & 5/15/1960. Includes order forms for reprint of the SRL article by Hillyer.

Box: 37 Fold: 13 Library of Congress - Josephine Jacobsen
1971-73

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Josephine Jacobsen with reference to the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters: 4 ALS dated 12/11/1971, 12/4/1972, 4/23/1973, 9/8/1972, 11/28/1972, (5/25/1973), (6/13/1973). Reference also to William Meredith and to being made honorary consultant to the Fellows in American Letters.

Box: 37 Fold: 14 Library of Congress - Robert Lowell
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Robert Lowell: 3 TLS dated 12/10/1947, 1/20/1948, 2/25/1948. Reference to including poetry readings by Biddle in recordings to be issued by the Library of Congress.

Box: 37 Fold: 15 Library of Congress - Archibald MacLeish
1939-42

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Archibald MacLeish as Librarian of Congress: 2 TLS 1/11/1939 & 1/7/1942.

Box: 37 Fold: 16 Library of Congress - Archibald MacLeish
1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Archibald MacLeish re the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters: 5 TLS dated 1/12/1944, 1/19/1944, 7/5/1944, 9/4/1944, 9/25/1944.

Box: 37 Fold: 17 Library of Congress - Archibald MacLeish
1950-53

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Archibald MacLeish: 4 TLS dated 6/6/1950, 1/8/1951?, 1/9/1951?, 5/25/1953; ALS dated 1/28/1951 with envelope.

Box: 37 Fold: 18 Library of Congress - Archibald MacLeish
1960-70

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Archibald MacLeish: 3 TLS dated 12/5/1960, 7/15/1970, 7/31/1970; ALS 6/17/1970? Reference to Alexis Leger.

Box: 37 Fold: 19 Library of Congress - Archibald MacLeish
April 30, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Copy of printed obituary for Archibald MacLeish (in Library of Congress Information Bulletin, April 30, 1982). Includes blank comment review form for MacLeish's work, "This Music Crept by Me Upon the Waters."

Box: 37 Fold: 20 Library of Congress - L. Quincy Mumford
1955-72

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Librarian of Congress L. Quincy Mumford re the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters and the funding for a consultant in poetry: 9 TLS dated 8/31/1955, 9/15/1955, 10/3/1955, 3/19/1957, 4/3/1961, 6/4/1964, 2/6/1969 (copy), 3/5/1969 (copy), 2/23/1972. Includes TL carbon 4/23/1955 from Mumford to Conrad Aiken re funding for the Fellows; and telegram from Mumford to Biddle re the appointment of Randall Jarrell as poetry consultant, 3/23/1956.

Box: 37 Fold: 21 Library of Congress - Martha Rowland
1950

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Martha Rowland (a.k.a. Martha Keller) re the controversy over the awarding of the Bollingen Prize in Poetry to Ezra Pound by the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters. Related to the issue, Rowland's correspondence includes 2 TLS 4/6/1950 & 4/19/1950 from William Rose Benet to Rowland; and TLS 4/28/1950 from Roland Gelatt, Saturday Review of Literature, to Rowland.

Box: 37 Fold: 22 Library of Congress - Karl Shapiro
1946-47

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Karl Shapiro, Library of Congress Chair of Poetry: 2 TLS dated 10/7/1946, 2/28/1947. Includes agenda for the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters, May 29-30, 1947, signed by Shapiro. Reference to the Quarterly Book List and Library of Congress Poetry Recording Project.

Box: 37 Fold: 23 Library of Congress - Harrison Smith
1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Harrison Smith, president, Saturday Review of Literature re the awarding of the Bollingen Prize in Poetry to Ezra Pound: 2 TLS dated 5/6/1949 & 5/16/1949. Includes clipping of review of Pound's "Pisan Cantos," and 2 copies of a statement to the Editors of the Saturday Review of Literature protesting the latter's publication of an article by Robert Hillyer attacking the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters for awarding the prize to Pound.

Box: 37 Fold: 24 Library of Congress - William Jay Smith
1969-70

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith: TLS 8/22/1969 re an upcoming reading by Biddle at the Library of Congress. Includes Library of Congress news releases, bulletins and newspaper clippings re the appointment of Smith as Library of Congress Consultant in Poetry.

Box: 37 Fold: 25 Library of Congress - Allen Tate
1944-54

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate as Library of Congress Chair of Poetry: 6 TLS dated 3/20/1944, 5/17/1949, 10/2/1949, 3/31/1950, 4/11/1950, 1/23/1951; ALS dated 11/5/1954. Reference to Biddle and other Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters whose comments were invited by the Saturday Review of Literature on the awarding of the 1948 Bollingen Prize in Poetry to Ezra Pound; and to subsequent debate by the Fellows as to whether or not the prize should continue to be judged and awarded by the Library of Congress.

Regarding the matter, includes memorandum 9/23/1949, signed by Allen Tate and Willard Thorp; TLS 9/19/1949 from Thorp and Tate to Luther Evans; typed Report of the Committee for the Bollingen Prize signed by Leonie Adams, chairman, 2/4/1949; and newspaper clippings (1950) re Librarian of Congress Luther Evans' comments on the awarding of the 1948 prize to Pound.

Also includes ALS 6/19/1949 (4 pages/2 sheets) from Tate to Alexis Leger re Katherine Biddle's statement to the SRL.



Box: 37 Fold: 26 Library of Congress - Willard Thorp
1950-51

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Willard Thorp re the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters: 3 ALS dated 1/15/1950, 1/17/1951, 1/30/1951. Includes order form for Thorp's book, "American Writing in the Twentieth Century."

Box: 37 Fold: 27 Library of Congress - Robert Penn Warren
1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Robert Penn Warren as Library of Congress Chair of Poetry: 2 TLS dated 11/13/1944 & 11/24/1944. Reference to the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters. Includes newspaper article on Warren (n.d.)

Box: 37 Fold: 28 Library of Congress - Correspondence (Misc.)
1946-70

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence to Katherine Biddle from various departments of the Library of Congress re various projects/publications to which Biddle contributed, included an article on Alexis Leger to the Library of Congress Quarterly Journal.

Box: 37 Fold: 29 Library of Congress - Correspondence by Katherine Biddle
1949-56

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbons of correspondence from Katherine Biddle re matters relating to the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters. Includes reference to award of the 1948 Bollingen Prize in Poetry to Ezra Pound; and to William Carlos Williams' declining to take up the post of Library of Congress Poet-in-Residence.



Box: 38 Fold: 1 Library of Congress - Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1948
1949

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of article from the Saturday Review of Literature re the 1948 awarding of the Bollingen Prize in Poetry to Ezra Pound. Includes the controversial articles by Robert Hillyer and subsequent rebuttals. Reference also to C.G. Jung and T.S. Eliot.

Box: 38 Fold: 2 Library of Congress - Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1948
1949-50

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of articles re the controversial awarding of the 1948 Bollingen Prize in Poetry to Ezra Pound.

Box: 38 Fold: 3 Library of Congress Fellows in American Letters - Reports
1944-51

DESCRIPTION: Typescripts of reports on meetings held by the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters (1944-51).

Box: 38 Fold: 4 Library of Congress - Literary Recordings Project
1948-68

DESCRIPTION: Printed information/materials relating to the Library of Congress project to record twentieth century poetry in English.

Box: 38 Fold: 5 Library of Congress - National Poetry Festival
October 22-24, 1962

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re the Library of Congress National Poetry Festival, held in Washington, D.C., October 22-24, 1962. Includes: Leonie Adams (ACS, ALS undated); Roy Basler (TLS 3/29/1962); Henry J. Dubester; L. Quincy Mumford (3 TLS dated 5/7/1962, 6/5/1962, 11/5/1962).

Box: 38 Fold: 6 Library of Congress - National Poetry Festival
October 22-24, 1962

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle re the Library of Congress National Poetry Festival (October 1962).

Box: 38 Fold: 7 Library of Congress - National Poetry Festival
October 22-24, 1962

DESCRIPTION: Printed items relating to the Library of Congress National Poetry Festival, including announcements, programs, news releases.

Box: 38 Fold: 8 Library of Congress - National Poetry Festival
October 22-24, 1962

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of articles re the Library of Congress National Poetry Festival (October 1962).

Box: 38 Fold: 9 Library of Congress - Committee Room Renovation
1944-53

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Woodville and Company Decorators re the renovation of the Library of Congress Committee Room.

Box: 38 Fold: 10 Library of Congress U.S. Quarterly Book List
1944-56

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Joseph P. Blickensderfer, editor of the Library of Congress U.S. Quarterly Book List.

Box: 38 Fold: 11 Library of Congress U.S. Quarterly Book List
c.1945-52

DESCRIPTION: Typescripts of book reviews for the Library of Congress U.S. Quarterly Book List, by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 38 Fold: 12 Library of Congress U.S. Quarterly Book List
c.1953

DESCRIPTION: Announcements and articles re the Library of Congress U.S. Quarterly Book List under the editorship of Joseph P. Blickensderfer.

Box: 38 Fold: 13 Library of Congress - Walt Whitman Exhibition
1969

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Roy Basler, chief, Reference Department, Library of Congress: TLS 7/29/1969 re the library's exhibition of Walt Whitman's manuscripts, books and memorabilia commemorating the sesquicentennial of his birth (May 23, 1969). Includes printed announcement card and news releases.

Box: 38 Fold: 14 Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry Fund
1951-52

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund under the auspices of the Library of Congress.

Box: 38 Fold: 15 Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry Fund
1952-54

DESCRIPTION: Printed programs for readings given under the auspices of the Library of Congress Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund. Readers include Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Basil Rathbone, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Burgess Meredith, Fredric Wertham, Merrill Moore and Katherine Biddle.

Box: 38 Fold: 16 Library of Congress - Notes by Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle concerning her work with the Library of Congress.

Box: 38 Fold: 17 Library of Congress - Press Releases
1952-59

DESCRIPTION: Press releases issued by the Library of Congress re events and readings.

Box: 38 Fold: 18 Library of Congress - Newsclippings
c.1950s

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of newspaper articles relating to the Library of Congress.

Box: 39 Fold: 1 Poetry Society of America - Correspondence (H-W)
1936-72

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re the Poetry Society of America. Includes: Dorothy Hobson, Sally Hay Holden, Frances Mintern Howard, Sally Bruce Kinsolving*, Aaron Kramer, Elias Lieberman, Maurice E. Peloubet, John Schaffner, Charles A. Wagner and W.M. Williamson.

Box: 39 Fold: 2 Poetry Society of America - Schuyler Garrison Chapin
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph drafts of correspondence from Katherine Biddle to Schuyler Garrison Chapin re possibility of sponsorship or the Poetry Society of America by the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York.

Box: 39 Fold: 3 Poetry Society of America - Gustav Davidson
1949-64

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Gustav Davidson, bulletin editor for the Poetry Society of America: 17 TLS, 2 ALS dated 1949 to 1964.

Box: 39 Fold: 4 Poetry Society of America - Anthony Ostroff
1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Anthony Ostroff with reference to the Poetry Society of America and the Shelley Memorial Award 1959-60.

Box: 39 Fold: 5 Poetry Society of America - Aloysius Michael Sullivan
1941-50

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Aloysius Michael Sullivan, president, Poetry Society of America: 3 TLS dated 1941 to 1950. Reference to Gabriela Mistral and Biddle's poem, "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 39 Fold: 6 Poetry Society of America - Poetry Anthologies
1959 & 1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and information to Katherine Biddle re publication of poetry anthologies by the Poetry Society of America, including the "Golden Year" (1959) and "Diamond Year" (1970) anthologies.

Box: 39 Fold: 7 Poetry Society of America - Shelley Memorial Award
1949-1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re the Shelley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America.

Box: 39 Fold: 8 Poetry Society of America - Address by Katherine Biddle
1947

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes for address given by Katherine Biddle to the Poetry Society of America (1947).

Box: 39 Fold: 9 Poetry Society of America - Printed Items
1935-61

DESCRIPTION: Printed items relating to the Poetry Society of America, including its constitution, membership lists, events announcements and notices, and newspaper article clippings.

Box: 39 Fold: 10 Poetry Society of America Bulletin
1957-61

DESCRIPTION: issues of the Poetry Society of America Bulletin for years 1957 through 1961 (incomplete series).

Box: 39 Fold: 11 Poetry Society of Virginia - Correspondence (H-T)
1955-70

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re the Poetry Society of Virginia. Includes: Phyllis Hanson, vice-president; Henry Fairfax Conquest, contest committee; D.A. Coulson, chairman of contest committee; H.M. Meacham, president (1955); Emma Trigg.

Box: 39 Fold: 12 Poetry Society of Virginia - Roberta Cornelius
1962-72

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Roberta Cornelius, member, advisory board of the Poetry Society of Virginia: letters dating from 1962 to 1972.

Box: 39 Fold: 13 Poetry Society of Virginia - William W. Seward
1954-64

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William W. Seward, president, Poetry Society of Virginia: 2 TLS 10/6/1954 & 11/12/1964.

Box: 39 Fold: 14 Poetry Society of Virginia - Florence D. Stearns
1941-44

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Florence Dickinson Stearns, president, Poetry Society of Virginia: 3 TLS and ALS dating 1941 to 1944.

Box: 39 Fold: 15 Poetry Society of Virginia - Events Notices
1940-63

DESCRIPTION: Printed announcements/notices for events held by the Poetry Society of Virginia, including addresses and readings by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 40 Fold: 1 Adam International Review - Miron Grindea
1968-71

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Miron Grindea, editor, Adam International Review: 5 ALS & 2 TLS dating from 1968-71.

Box: 40 Fold: 2 American Poetry Journal
1934

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from the American Poetry Journal re contributions of her poems to the publication.

Box: 40 Fold: 3 The American Scholar
1951

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Hiram Haydn, editor, The American Scholar, re acceptance for publication of her poem, "Night Song": 2 TLS 10/12/1951, 11/14/1951.

Box: 40 Fold: 4 The Atlantic Monthly
1939-56

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from The Atlantic Monthly re publication of her poems. Includes TLS 9/4/1956 from Edward Weeks, editor.

Box: 40 Fold: 5 Atlantic Monthly - Robert Evett
1968-69

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Robert Evett, editor, The Atlantic Monthly: 2 ALS dated 12/22/1968 & 7/15/1969; TLS 7/11/1969 with attached typescript of Biddle's poem, "On a Sea-grape Leaf."

Box: 40 Fold: 6 Audience
August 1956

DESCRIPTION: Issue of "Audience" (Volume IV, August 1956). Includes autograph notes by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 40 Fold: 7 Contemporary Poetry - Mary Owings Miller
1945-67

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Mary Owings Miller, editor, Contemporary Poetry: 2 ACS, 6 ALS, 5 TLS dating from 1945 to 1967.

Box: 40 Fold: 8 The Forum - Henry G. Leach
1934-5

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry G. Leach, editor, "The Forum": 2 ANS, 1 TLS dated 1934-35.

Box: 40 Fold: 9 Harper's Magazine
1929-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Harper's Magazine re publication of her poetry. Includes correspondence from Frederick L. Allen: 4 TLS dated 12/19/1929, 1/31/1934, 3/13/1935, 10/26/1949.

Box: 40 Fold: 10 Ladies' Home Journal
1938-60

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from the Ladies' Home Journal re publication of her poetry. Includes correspondence from Bruce and Beatrice Gould, editors.

Box: 40 Fold: 11 The Nation
1932-64

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from "The Nation." Includes: George G. Kirstein, publisher, TLS 5/26/1958; Denise Levertov, ALS 2/2/1964 (2 pages/1 sheet) with envelope, re review of a book by Marion Merrell (a.k.a. Clinch Calkins); Margaret Marshall, associate editor, TLS 8/3/1934; and Macha Louis Rosenthal, poetry editor, 2 ALS dated 5/3/1957, 11/29/1958 and ACS 10/23/1959.

Box: 40 Fold: 12 The New Republic - Robert Evett
1957-67

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Robert Evett, book editor, "The New Republic": 14 TLS (plus 1 TLS signed by proxy) dating from 19

57 to 1967. Reference to publication of Biddle's poetry and reviews (including those of Conrad Aiken, Robert Frost and Delmore Schwartz). Includes clipping of article by Biddle on Alexis Leger, "Perse in Flight" (in "The New Republic," 9/23/1967).

Box: 40 Fold: 13 "The New Republic" - Reed Whittemore
1965-71

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Reed Whittemore re consideration for publication of her poetry in "The New Republic": 3 TLS, 5 ALS dated 1965 to 1971. Includes transcript forwarded to Biddle by Whittemore, of television broadcast, "A Renaissance Life: a Personal View of Bernard Berenson by Kenneth Clark," (WNET, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, New York, April 12, 1971).

Box: 40 Fold: 14 The New Yorker
1933-58

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from editors of "The New Yorker," including John Mosher and Howard Moss (TLS 3/4/1958).

Box: 40 Fold: 15 Paideuma
1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Carroll F. Terrell, managing editor of "Paideuma" a journal for Ezra Pound scholarship.

Box: 40 Fold: 16 Poetry Digest Association
1935-36

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Alan F. Pater, editor of "Poetry Digest," publication of the Poetry Digest Association: 4 TLS dated 1935 to 1936. Reference to selection of Biddle's poetry for publication in the annuals "Anthology of Magazine Verse" and "Year Book of American Poetry."

Box: 40 Fold: 17 Poetry Magazine - Amy Bonner
1937-41

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Amy Bonner, business representative for "Poetry" magazine. Reference primarily to Biddle's newest work, "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 40 Fold: 18 Poetry Magazine - Hayden Carruth
1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Hayden Carruth, editor, "Poetry" magazine: TLS 5/19/1949 re funding problems for the publication.

Box: 40 Fold: 19 Poetry Magazine - George Dillon
1941-61

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from George Dillon, editor of "Poetry" magazine: 8 TLS, 3 ALS dating from 1941 to 1961. Reference to work by Biddle for publication in the magazine, including translation of poetry by Gabriela Mistral; and Biddle's own poetry. Reference also to publication of a translation of "Exil" by Alexis Leger; and to Dillon's meeting Denis Devlin and Karl and Evelyn Shapiro.

Box: 40 Fold: 20 Poetry Magazine - Harriet Monroe
1932-36

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Harriet Monroe, editor of "Poetry" magazine: 8 ALS, 1 ACS dated 1932 to 1936, re publication of Biddle's poetry. Includes 3 ALS & 1 telegram dated 1936 from Jessica Nelson North, member of advisory committee for "Poetry," re death of Monroe.

Box: 40 Fold: 21 Poetry Magazine - Henry Rago
1956-67

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry Rago, editor, "Poetry" magazine: 2 ACS, 13 TLS dating from 1956 to 1967. Reference to work by Biddle for the magazine including reviews of Alain Bosquet and Alexis Leger, publication of Biddle's own poetry, Library of Congress celebration of the 50th anniversary of the magazine (1962).

Box: 40 Fold: 22 Poetry Magazine - Karl Shapiro
1947-50

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Karl Shapiro, editor of "Poetry" magazine: ALS 3/11/1947, TLS 11/9/1950 re funding for the publication. Includes undated Christmas card bearing autograph notes from both Evalyn and Karl Shapiro.

Box: 40 Fold: 23 Poetry Magazine - Correspondence (Misc.)
1967

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re "Poetry" magazine, from Ruth Horwich, poetry day chairman (TLS 9/8/1967); and Lawrence W. Towner, president (TLS 8/3/1967).

Box: 40 Fold: 24 Poetry Magazine - Editorial Material (Katherine Biddle)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typescripts of poems by Dylan Thomas, Walter de la Mare, Conrad Aiken, Louise Bogan, Leonie Adams, Richard Wilbur, Carl Bode and I.L. Salomon, from files relating to Katherine Biddle's work for "Poetry" magazine as poetry editor.

Box: 40 Fold: 25 Poetry Magazine - Clipping
undated

DESCRIPTION: Clipping of pages from an issue of "Poetry" magazine. Includes essays by the following:

- Archibald MacLeish, "In Challenge Not Defense."

- Alfred Kreymborg, "Bread and Poetry."

- Malcolm Cowley, "Poetry Project."

- Willard Maas, "A Brief Statement."

Box: 40 Fold: 26 Prairie Schooner - Karl Shapiro
1958-62

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Karl Shapiro, editor of the "Prairie Schooner": 4 TLS dated 3/13/1958, 5/22/1958, 1/11/1961, 2/4/1962, re contributions of Biddle's poems to the journal.

Box: 40 Fold: 27 Quagga
1961-63

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from James Weldon Smith, editor of "Quagga" poetry journal re contributions of Biddle's work.

Box: 40 Fold: 28 Saturday Review - William Rose Benet
1945

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Rose Benet, associate editor for the "Saturday Review of Literature," TLS 6/15/1945 (1 page) and TLS (copy, undated c.1945). Includes typed and autograph drafts of correspondence to Benet from Biddle.

Box: 40 Fold: 29 Saturday Review - John Ciardi
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from John Ciardi, poetry editor for the "Saturday Review of Literature": 4 ALS, TLS, TL dating from 1956 to 1958. Reference to Anne Lindbergh, Archibald MacLeish and Robert Penn Warren.

Box: 40 Fold: 30 Saturday Review - Norman Cousins
1943

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Norman Cousins, editor, "Saturday Review of Literature": TLS 7/24/1943 re requesting permission to publish Biddle's translation of "To the International Brigade," by poet Rafael Alberti, in an anthology edited by Cousins and William Rose Benet, entitled, "The Poetry of Liberty."

NEXT SEGMENT

GO TO TOP OF SEGMENT

GO TO COLLECTION DETAIL
GO TO INDEX
GO TO SPECIAL COLLECTIONS HOME PAGE