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KATHERINE BIDDLE PAPERS
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Box: 52 Fold: 21 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: "Vol. III"
October 25, 1943 to January 3, 1944

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 22 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook
October 1, 1944

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 23 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook
September to November 1945

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 24 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook
December 10, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 25 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook
November 3, 1947 to 1/4/1948

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 26 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook
January 15, 1948 to February 17, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 27 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: "Vol. I"
c.1943?

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 28 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: "Vol. I"
October 6-15, 19?

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 29 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: "Vol. II"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 30 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: "Vol. III"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 31 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: "Vol. IV"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 32 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: "Vol. V"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 33 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: "Vol. VI"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Notebook kept by Katherine Biddle for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 52 Fold: 34 "Sojourner Truth" - Notebook: re Bibliography
undated

DESCRIPTION: Bibliographic notes kept by Katherine Biddle during research for her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 53 Fold: 1 "O Freedom!" - Movie Scenario
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed movie scenario for a screen adaptation of the play "Sojourner Truth," by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "O Freedom!"

Box: 53 Fold: 2 "O Freedom!" - Movie Script
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed movie script entitled, "O Freedom!" a screen adaptation of the play "Sojourner Truth," by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 53 Fold: 3 "O Freedom!" Movie Script
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed movie script entitled, "O Freedom!" a screen adaptation of the play "Sojourner Truth," by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 53 Fold: 4 "O Freedom!" Movie Script
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed movie script entitled, "O Freedom!" a screen adaptation of the play "Sojourner Truth," by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 53 Fold: 5 "O Freedom!" Movie Script Notes & Scenes
1943-46

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes and scenes by Katherine Biddle for "O Freedom!" the movie adaptation of her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 53 Fold: 6 "O Freedom!" Movie Script Notes & Scenes
1943-46

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes and scenes by Katherine Biddle for "O Freedom!" the movie adaptation of her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 53 Fold: 7 "O Freedom!" Movie Script Notes & Scenes
1943-46

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes and scenes by Katherine Biddle for "O Freedom!" the movie adaptation of her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 53 Fold: 8 "O Freedom!" Movie Script Notes & Scenes
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes and scenes by Katherine Biddle for "O Freedom!" the movie adaptation of her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 53 Fold: 9 "O Freedom!" Movie Script Drafts & Fragments
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed drafts by Katherine Biddle for "O Freedom!" the movie adaptation of her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 53 Fold: 10 "O Freedom!" Movie Script Synopsis/Outline/Notes
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes by Katherine Biddle for "O Freedom!" a movie adaptation of her play, "Sojourner Truth." Includes synopsis and script outline.

Box: 53 Fold: 11 "O Freedom!" Movie Script (MSS Fragments)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous autograph drafts/fragments of "O Freedom!" a movie adaptation by Katherine Biddle of her play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 54 Fold: 1 W.H. Auden - Poem (copy)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed copy of a poem by W.H. Auden.

Box: 54 Fold: 2 Sir Kenneth Clark - Mss by Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript by Katherine Biddle re art historian Sir Kenneth Clark.

Box: 54 Fold: 3 Emily Dickinson - Mss by Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Material relating to the book by Genevieve Taggard, "The Life and Mind of Emily Dickinson," (1930). Includes autograph and typed drafts and notes by Taggard and Katherine Biddle, as well as a review of the book by Biddle.

Box: 54 Fold: 4 Emily Dickinson - Book Review
c.1932

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of book review by Katherine Biddle for, "Emily Dickinson Face to Face," by Martha Dickinson Bianchi (1932).

Box: 54 Fold: 5 Emily Dickinson - clippings
1956, 1958

DESCRIPTION: Newspaper articles re Emily Dickinson.

Box: 54 Fold: 6 Fanny Kemble - Mss by Katherine Biddle
1972

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle for a review on Fanny Kemble. Includes ALS undated from Reed Whittemore.

Box: 54 Fold: 7 John F. Kennedy - Related Material
1963

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous printed items relating to John F. Kennedy. Includes typed copy of poem by William Butler, "November 25, 1963."

Box: 54 Fold: 8 William Penn - Mss by Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle re William Penn, probably written for the various play scripts on the subject by Francis Biddle (see Francis Biddle Papers).

Box: 54 Fold: 9 Franklin D. Roosevelt - Mss by Katherine Biddle
April 1945

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript and copy entitled, "The Three Days -- A Description of the Funeral Services of President Roosevelt by the Wife of a Cabinet Minister." Includes typescript addressed to "Dear Grapes" and signed "Yours, Sojourner," re Roosevelt's death and VE Day, written for a newsletter entitled, "The Grapevine," (see scrapbook, 57:3).

Box: 54 Fold: 10 Topic: "History of English Literature"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle entitled, "History of English Literature."

Box: 54 Fold: 11 Topic: French Exercises
undated

DESCRIPTION: French exercises by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 54 Fold: 12 Topic: Modern Poetry
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes by Katherine Biddle on modern poetry.

Box: 54 Fold: 13 Topic: Poetry - Notes for Readings
1951

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes by Katherine Biddle for poetry readings.



Box: 54 Fold: 14 Topic: Poetry - Notes for Readings
1961-63

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes by Katherine Biddle for poetry readings.

Box: 54 Fold: 15 Topic: Poetry - Notes for Talks
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes by Katherine Biddle for poetry readings.

Box: 54 Fold: 16 Topic: Poetry - Notes for Talks
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes by Katherine Biddle for poetry readings.

Box: 54 Fold: 17 Topic: Poetry - Notes
undated

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous notes by Katherine Biddle on poetry.

Box: 54 Fold: 18 Topic: Poetry - Reviews
c.1946-61

DESCRIPTION: Poetry reviews by Katherine Biddle of "The New American Poetry 1945-1960" edited by Donald H. Allen (1961); and of "The Nature of Poetry," by Donald A. Stauffer (1946).

Box: 54 Fold: 19 Topic: Writing Course
1934

DESCRIPTION: Material relating to a writing course given by Warren W. Schutt.

Box: 54 Fold: 19.1 Mss: Untitled/Journal Excerpt?
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph journal excerpt(?) by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 54 Fold: 19.2 Mss: Miscellaneous
undated

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous autograph manuscripts/notes by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 54 Fold: 20 Essay: "Fifty Years of American Poetry"
1962

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Fifty Years of American Poetry," (typed manuscript).

Box: 54 Fold: 21 Essay: "Landscape and Poet"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Landscape and Poet" (typed manuscripts).

Box: 54 Fold: 22 Essay: "Notes on the Dilemma of the Poet in Wartime"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Notes on the Dilemma of the Poet in Wartime."

Box: 54 Fold: 23 Essay: Notes re Poetic Image
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle re poetic image.

Box: 54 Fold: 23.1 Topic: Post-war...
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts relating to travel in postwar Europe.



Box: 54 Fold: 24 Essay: "Poetry, the Purification of Language"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Poetry, the purification of Language" (typed manuscripts).

Box: 54 Fold: 25 Essay: "Poetry, the Purification of Language"
1947

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Poetry, the Purification of Language," printed in "Mesa" (No. 3, Winter 1947).

Box: 54 Fold: 26 Essay: "The Quality of Poetry"
November 1941

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "The Quality of Poetry" (typed manuscripts).



Box: 54 Fold: 27 Essay: "The Quality of Poetry"
November 1941

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "The Quality of Poetry," printed in Poetry magazine, November 1941.

Box: 54 Fold: 28 Essay: "The Task for Poets"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "The Task for Poets - In the fight against Fascism what can a poet do?" (Typed manuscript)

Box: 54 Fold: 29 Essay: "A Word About Ballads"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Essay by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "A Word About Ballads" (typed manuscript).

Box: 54 Fold: 30 Review: "Without Sanctuary" by Mary Britton Miller
undated

DESCRIPTION: Reviews by Katherine Biddle of works by Mary Britton Miller: "The Crucifixion," and "Without Sanctuary," (typed manuscripts).

Box: 54 Fold: 31 Review: "Make New Banners" by Susanna Valentine Mitchell
January 1955

DESCRIPTION: Review by Katherine Biddle of a novel by Susanna Valentine Mitchell, entitled, "Make New Banners." (Typed manuscript)



Box: 54 Fold: 32 Review: "Ruins and Visions" by Stephen Spender
c.1942

DESCRIPTION: Review by Katherine Biddle of a book of poems by Stephen Spender, entitled, "Ruins and Visions." Includes review of "Have come, Am Here," by Jose Garcia Villa." (Typed manuscript)

Box: 54 Fold: 33 Review: "Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay"
c.1952

DESCRIPTION: Review by Katherine Biddle of "Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay", edited by Allan Ross Macdougall. (Typed manuscript)

Box: 54 Fold: 34 Review: Poems and Prose by Elinor Wylie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Review by Katherine Biddle of the collected poems and prose of Elinor Wylie. (Typed manuscript)

Box: 54 Fold: 35 Articles: Publication Lists
c.1920s to 1971

DESCRIPTION: Lists of publications (articles/reviews) by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 54 Fold: 36 Articles: Publication Status Records
1940s to 1969

DESCRIPTION: Publication status records for articles by Katherine Biddle (c.1940s to 1969).

Box: 54 Fold: 37 Mss: "At the End of Their Day"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Katherine Biddle for a play entitled, "At the End of Their Day."

Box: 54 Fold: 38 Mss: "Jeanne D'Arc"
1908

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript by Katherine Biddle for a historical drama in three acts, entitled, "Jeanne d'Arc."

Box: 54 Fold: 39 Mss: "Ladies of Bayeux"
February 1925

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Katherine Biddle for a play entitled, "Ladies of Bayeux." Includes ALS fragment (dated circa February 1925) from Biddle to Charlotte Mason accompanying the manuscript.

Box: 54 Fold: 40 Mss: "The Lady of the Inn"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Katherine Biddle of a Christmas play entitled, "The Lady of the Inn."

Box: 54 Fold: 41 Mss: "Night Nurse"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Night Nurse."

Box: 54 Fold: 42 Mss: "Notes for a Brahms Symphony"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Notes for a Brahms Symphony."

Box: 54 Fold: 43 Mss: "O Virtuous Light"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript of a short story by Katherine Biddle entitled, "O Virtuous Light."

Box: 54 Fold: 44 Mss: "Pets"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Pets."

Box: 54 Fold: 45 Mss: "The Presents"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript drafts for a short story by Katherine Biddle entitled, "The Presents."

Box: 54 Fold: 46 Mss: "Sleeping Under the Sky"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Sleeping Under the Sky."

Box: 54 Fold: 47 Mss: "Total Eclipse"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes for a short story by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Total Eclipse."

Box: 54 Fold: 48 Mss: "The Widow"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript for a story by Katherine Biddle, entitled, "The Widow."

Box: 54 Fold: 49 Mss: Untitled
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Katherine Biddle, untitled essay.

Box: 54 Fold: 50 Interview: WRC Radio with Patty Cavin
March 1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and notes re an interview of Katherine Biddle by Patty Cavin, WRC Radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 51 Interview: Radiodiffusion Francaise with Salome Mandel
May 1956

DESCRIPTION: Notes and transcript of interview of Katherine Biddle by Salome Mandel for Radiodiffusion Francaise.

Box: 54 Fold: 52 Address: Art Alliance, Philadelphia
1951 and undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed notes/transcripts for talks by Katherine Biddle to the Art Alliance of Philadelphia, c.1951.

Box: 54 Fold: 53 Address: Cosmopolitan Club, New York
1934-73

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and printed material relating to talks by Katherine Biddle to the Cosmopolitan Club of New York.

Box: 54 Fold: 54 Address: Cosmopolitan Club, New York re W.H. Auden
March 3, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of address by Katherine Biddle to the Cosmopolitan Club, New York, entitled, "W.H. Auden."

Box: 54 Fold: 55 Address: Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia
1959-73

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and printed items relating to addresses by Katherine Biddle to the Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia.

Box: 54 Fold: 56 Address: English Speaking Union - Correspondence
1936

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and printed items relating to talks by Katherine Biddle to the English Speaking Union of the United States. Includes newspaper clippings re Biddle's appearances.

Box: 54 Fold: 57 Address: Harrisburg Civic Club
1935-36

DESCRIPTION: Newspaper clippings re talks by Katherine Biddle to the Harrisburg Civic Club.

Box: 54 Fold: 58 Address: Library Company of Philadelphia - Correspondence
1939-42

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence relating to talks by Katherine Biddle to the Libary Company of Philadelphia.

Box: 54 Fold: 59 Address: Library Company of Philadelphia
1938

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes for address by Katherine Biddle to the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Box: 54 Fold: 60 Address: Library Company of Philadelphia
1941-42

DESCRIPTION: Typescripts for talks by Katherine Biddle to the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Box: 54 Fold: 61 Address: Library Company of Philadelphia
undated

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous notes by Katherine Biddle for talks to the Library Company of Philadelphia. Includes newspaper clipping.

Box: 54 Fold: 62 Address: Literary Society - Correspondence
1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re talks to the Literary Society.

Box: 54 Fold: 63 Address: Literary Society
1970

DESCRIPTION: Typescripts for talk by Katherine Biddle to the Literary Society.

Box: 54 Fold: 64 Address: Metropolitan Area English Curriculum Conference
March 14, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Program for appearance and address by Katherine Biddle at the Metropolitan Area English Curriculum Conference. Includes the poems she read on the occasion.

Box: 54 Fold: 65 Address: Woman's Club of Newport News
November 14, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Transcript of address given by Katherine Biddle to the Woman's Club of Newport News.

Box: 54 Fold: 66 Address: to Associations (Miscellaneous)
c.1933-62

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence relating to addresses given by Katherine Biddle to various associations. Includes letters from: Ruth Wanger, president, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (TLS 12/1/1941); Ruth Pratt, chairman, Philharmonic-Symphony League of New York (ALS 10/22/1941); Florence D. Stearns (ALS undated). Also includes newspaper clippings re Biddle's appearances.

Box: 54 Fold: 67 Address: to Clubs (Miscellaneous)
c.1931-62

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence relating to addresses given by Katherine Biddle to various clubs. Includes letters from: Anderson M. Scruggs (TLS 6/26/1931, 2 pages).

Box: 54 Fold: 68 Address: to Schools (Miscellaneous)
c.1933-59

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence relating to addresses given by Katherine Biddle to various schools. Includes letters from: Ruth Wanger (TLS 5/13/1939).

Box: 54 Fold: 69 Address: Miscellaneous
1937 & undated

DESCRIPTION: Printed notices, clippings and invitations relating to literary appearances by Katherine Biddle at various events.

Box: 54 Fold: 70 Addresses: Drafts/Notes
c.1932-52

DESCRIPTION: Autograph drafts and notes for addresses given by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 54 Fold: 71 Addresses: Note Cards
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph note cards for addresses by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 54 Fold: 72 Radio Talks: WCFM
1951

DESCRIPTION: Notes and notices re radio talk by Katherine Biddle on WCFM radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 73 Radio Talks: WFIL - Correspondence
1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle relating to a series of her talks on poetry broadcast by WFIL radio (Philadelphia). Includes: Constance Biddle (ALS 8/15/1937); Cornelia Chapin, telegram 2/15/1937); George S. Chappell (ACS 5/20/1937 & ALS 5/20/1937); Emily Cheston (ALS 5/5/1937); Max Eastman (TLS 4/25/1937, 1 page); Margaret L. Law (2 TLS 4/22/1937 with carbon); Margaret Rullman (ALS 4/28/1937); Edith Scarlett (ALS 6/15/1937); and Margaretta Wright (ALS 4/17/1937).

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