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KATHERINE BIDDLE PAPERS
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Box: 54 Fold: 74 Radio Talks: WFIL - Samuel Rosenbaum
1937-38

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLS to Katherine Biddle from Samuel Rosenbaum, president of WFIL radio, Philadelphia (2/11/1937, 3/17/1937, 5/12/1937). Includes article re Rosenbaum (in Broadcasting, 5/15/1938).

Box: 54 Fold: 75 Radio Talks: WFIL - Fanmail
1937

DESCRIPTION: Fanmail received by Katherine Biddle regarding her series of talks on poetry broadcast by WFIL radio, Philadelphia.

Box: 54 Fold: 76 Radio Talks: WFIL - Permissions Correspondence (A-T)
1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence regarding requests by Katherine Biddle to read works by other authors on WFIL radio. Includes letters from Franklin Adams(?)(TLS undated); William Rose Benet (ALS 3/9/1937); Stephen Benet (TLS undated); Witter Bynner (TLS 3/16/1937); Arthur Davison Ficke (TLS 4/20/1937); Orrick Johns (ALS 5/6/1937); Una Jeffers (wife of poet Robinson Jeffers, ALS 3/18/1937); Archibald MacLeish (TLS 3/11/1937); Margery Mansfield (TLS undated); Muriel Rukeyser (ALS 4/18/1937); Carl Sandburg (TLS 3/31/1937); Genevieve Taggard (TL carbon from Biddle, 4/9/1937).

Box: 54 Fold: 77 Radio Talks: WFIL - Permissions Correspondence (Publishers)
1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from publishers granting Katherine Biddle permission to read from published works on WFIL radio. Includes TLS (3/3/1937) from Eugene F. Saxton, Harper & Brothers.

Box: 54 Fold: 78 Radio Talks: WFIL - Publicity, Notes, Misc.
c.1937

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous items relating to Katherine Biddle's readings on WFIL radio. Includes biographical information on Biddle, notes, and newspaper clippings.

Box: 54 Fold: 79 Radio Talks: WFIL - Publicity Notices
1937

DESCRIPTION: Printed notices announcing six radio talks by Katherine Biddle for WFIL radio, entitled, "Poetry and Readings from Contemporary American Poets."

Box: 54 Fold: 80 Radio Talks: WFIL - Early Drafts
1937

DESCRIPTION: Typescripts of early drafts of talks by Katherine Biddle on WFIL radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 81 Radio Talks: WFIL Talk #1
April 15, 1937

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of Talk #1 by Katherine Biddle on WFIL radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 82 Radio Talks: WFIL Talk #2
April 22, 1937

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of Talk #2 by Katherine Biddle on WFIL radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 83 Radio Talks: WFIL Talk #3
1937

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of Talk #3 by Katherine Biddle on WFIL radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 84 Radio Talks: WFIL Talk #4
May 6, 1937

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of Talk #4 by Katherine Biddle on WFIL radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 85 Radio Talks: WFIL Talk #5
May 13, 1937

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of Talk #5 by Katherine Biddle on WFIL radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 86 Radio Talks: WFIL Talk #6
May 20, 1937

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of Talk #6 by Katherine Biddle on WFIL radio.

Box: 54 Fold: 87 Radio Talks: WFIL Talk #1-6
April to May 1937

DESCRIPTION: Typescripts of radio talks by Katherine Biddle broadcast on WFIL radio, Philadelphia. Talks #1-6 on April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, and May 20, 1937.

Box: 54 Fold: 88 Radio Talks: WFIL Talk
December 21, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of WFIL radio talk by Katherine Biddle re her recently published choral poem, "Lament for the Stolen" (1938).

Box: 54 Fold: 89 Radio Talks: WFLN Philadelphia
1950

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Lawrence M.C. Smith, president, WFLN radio, Philadelphia, re a reading of her poem, "Nancy Hanks," by Katherine Biddle on February 12, 1950.

Box: 54 Fold: 90 Radio Talks: WOR New York
1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from A.M. Sullivan, host of "New Poetry" on WOR radio, New York, re readings of her verse and broadcast interview. Includes transcript of the questions and answers session. Broadcast on January 31, 1937.

Box: 54 Fold: 91 Radio Talks: WOR New York
1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re the broadcast on WOR radio, New York, of readings of her poems and an interview with host A.M. Sullivan. Includes letters from Elmo Russ (ALS 1/31/1937); Marion and William Stix Wasserman (ACS); Margaretta Wright (ALS & telegrams 1/30/1937, 1/31/1937); William Zorach (2 ALS 1/30/1937 & 2/8/1937, total 2 pages).

Box: 54 Fold: 92 Radio Talks: Announcement re UNRRA Clothing Drive
1945

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of radio announcement by Katherine Biddle in aid of the UNRRA Clothing Drive.

Box: 54 Fold: 93 Radio Talks: Announcements re WWII "Mothers Groups"
1945

DESCRIPTION: Transcripts of radio announcements by Katherine Biddle re mothers during World War Two. Includes memorandum on so-called "Mothers Groups," vehicles of Nazi propaganda.

Box: 54 Fold: 94 KGLO-TV - Presentation of "The Lady of the Inn"
1964

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from KGLO-TV regarding a television presentation of her poem, "The Lady of the Inn." Includes autograph note by Katherine Biddle describing the poem.

Box: 55 Fold: 1 Poetry MSS: "Afterwards"
1970

DESCRIPTION: TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Afterwards."

Box: 55 Fold: 2 Poetry MSS: "Bitter Winter"
undated

DESCRIPTION: AMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Bitter Winter."



Box: 55 Fold: 3 Poetry MSS: "Butterflies"
undated

DESCRIPTION: AMss and TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Butterflies," dedicated to Marcel Marceau.

Box: 55 Fold: 4 Poetry MSS: "Cape Song"
1953

DESCRIPTION: AMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Cape Song."

Box: 55 Fold: 5 Poetry MSS: "Caribbean Island"
undated

DESCRIPTION: TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Caribbean Island," dedicated to Saint John Perse.

Box: 55 Fold: 6 Poetry MSS: "Circle of Summer"
undated

DESCRIPTION: TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Circle of Summer."

Box: 55 Fold: 7 Poetry MSS: "Clocks"
undated

DESCRIPTION: AMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Clocks."

Box: 55 Fold: 8 Poetry MSS: "Colloquy"
undated

DESCRIPTION: TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Colloquy," dedicated to Barbara Guest.

Box: 55 Fold: 9 Poetry MSS: "Country of Summer"
undated

DESCRIPTION: TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Country of Summer." Includes ALS 8/22/1972 from Karl Darmstadter.

Box: 55 Fold: 10 Poetry MSS: "Death Tree" - Related Correspondence
1969

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re her poem, "Death Tree." Includes:

William Jay Smith, TLS 3/15/1969 (2 pages).

Joan _____? ALS 7/24/1969.

Box: 55 Fold: 11 Poetry MSS: "Death Tree"
1968-69

DESCRIPTION: AMss and TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Death Tree." Published in "The New Republic," (10/25/1969).

Box: 55 Fold: 12 Poetry MSS: "End of My Spirit"
1919

DESCRIPTION: AMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "End of My Spirit."

Box: 55 Fold: 13 Poetry MSS: "For a Boy on the Dune"
undated

DESCRIPTION: AMss and TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "For a Boy on the Dune."

Box: 55 Fold: 14 Poetry MSS: "Home Thoughts from Abroad"
September 1963

DESCRIPTION: AMss and TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Home Thoughts from Abroad."

Box: 55 Fold: 15 Poetry MSS: "In Cycle Repeated"
undated

DESCRIPTION: AMss and TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "In Cycle Repeated."

Box: 55 Fold: 16 Poetry MSS: "Irish Tree"
undated

DESCRIPTION: TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Irish Tree."

Box: 55 Fold: 17 Poetry MSS: "Key West Blues"
undated

DESCRIPTION: AMss and TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Key West Blues."

Box: 55 Fold: 18 Poetry MSS: "Late Song"
undated

DESCRIPTION: AMss and TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Late Song."

Box: 55 Fold: 19 Poetry MSS: "A Leave-Taking in Winter"
undated

DESCRIPTION: AMss and TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "A Leave-Taking in Winter," dedicated to friend Edith Hamilton.

Box: 55 Fold: 20 Poetry MSS: "Look, on this Horizon"
undated

DESCRIPTION: TMss by Katherine Biddle for poem entitled, "Look, on this Horizon."

Box: 55 Fold: 21 Poetry MSS: "Meditation on Thebes" - Correspondence
1949-52

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and notes to Katherine Biddle from friend and literary agent Dorothy Herzog, re research for the former's poem, "Meditation at Thebes."

Box: 55 Fold: 22 Poetry MSS: "Meditation at Thebes" Manuscripts
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph drafts and notes by Katherine Biddle for her poem entitled, "Meditation at Thebes."

Box: 55 Fold: 23 Poetry MSS: "Meditation at Thebes" Background Material
1949-52

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of articles on Egypt used by Katherine Biddle for her poem, "Meditation at Thebes."

Box: 55 Fold: 24 Poetry Mss: "Midsummer Provencale"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Midsummer Provencale."

Box: 55 Fold: 25 Poetry Mss: "Narrow are the Vessels"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Narrow are the Vessels."

Box: 55 Fold: 26 Poetry Mss: "New Orbits..."
1969-73

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem dedicated to Robert Graves, variously entitled, "Explorer #65," "The Poet and Space," "A Poem for Robert Graves," "New Orbits of the Heart, a Poem for Robert Graves," and "New Orbits." Includes correspondence from Thomas Lask, editor at the New York Times.

Box: 55 Fold: 27 Poetry Mss: "Night Song" - Correspondence
1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from the Edward G. Freehafer, director, New York Public Library regarding a gift to the library of the manuscripts for her poem "Night Song."

Box: 55 Fold: 28 Poetry Mss: "Night Song"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Night Song," part of a larger cycle dedicated to the home of the Caetani family in Italy, entitled, "Poems for Ninfa."

Box: 55 Fold: 29 Poetry Mss: "On a Sea-Grape Leaf"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "On a Sea-Grape Leaf."

Box: 55 Fold: 30 Poetry Mss: "Portrait in Winter"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Portrait in Winter."

Box: 55 Fold: 31 Poetry Mss: "The Savage Flutes"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "The Savage Flutes."

Box: 55 Fold: 32 Poetry Mss: "Seasons"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Seasons."

Box: 55 Fold: 33 Poetry Mss: "Shallow Eyes"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Shallow Eyes."

Box: 55 Fold: 34 Poetry Mss: "Sick Season"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Sick Season."

Box: 55 Fold: 35 Poetry Mss: "Sirius on the Potomac"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Sirius on the Potomac."

Box: 55 Fold: 36 Poetry Mss: "Small Boy and Bird"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Small Boy and Bird."

Box: 55 Fold: 37 Poetry Mss: "Song of the Bridesmaids"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Song of the Bridesmaids."

Box: 55 Fold: 38 Poetry Mss: "St. John's Poem"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "St. John's Poem."

Box: 55 Fold: 39 Poetry Mss: "Strasbourg Clock"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Strasbourg Clock."

Box: 55 Fold: 40 Poetry Mss: "Summer Magic"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Summer Magic."

Box: 55 Fold: 41 Poetry Mss: "The Sun is Enough"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "The Sun is Enough."

Box: 55 Fold: 42 Poetry Mss: "Self Portrait"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Self Portrait."

Box: 55 Fold: 43 Poetry Mss: "To Speak Before Sleep"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "To Speak Before Sleep."

Box: 55 Fold: 44 Poetry Mss: "Tiber Valley"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Tiber Valley."

Box: 55 Fold: 45 Poetry Mss: "A White Rose for Michael"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "A White Rose for Michael," dedicated to Allen Tate.

Box: 55 Fold: 46 Poetry Mss: "White of Summer" Correspondence
Undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 9/24/19? and 10/11/19? from Dorothy Lee Richardson to Katherine Biddle re the latter's poem entitled, "White of Summer."

Box: 55 Fold: 47 Poetry Mss: "White of Summer"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "White of Summer," dedicated to Sylvia Harlech.



Box: 55 Fold: 48 Poetry Mss: "Years End"
1971-72

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Katherine Biddle for a poem entitled, "Years End." Includes photocopy of the poem published in The New Republic (December 18, 1971). Also includes ALS 1/3/1972 from Reed Whittemore, editor, The New Republic, forwarding correspondence from an admiring reader, Karl Darmstadter.

Box: 55 Fold: 49 Poetry Mss: Early Revisions
1930-31

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dating 1930 to 1931, marked as "early revisions." Includes some poems dating from 1913 to 1919.

Box: 55 Fold: 50 Poetry Mss: Titles A-O
1942

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dated 1942.

Box: 55 Fold: 51 Poetry Mss: Titles P-Y
1942

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dated 1942.

Box: 55 Fold: 52 Poetry Mss: New Year
1945

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dated New Year 1945.

Box: 55 Fold: 53 Poetry Mss: Rough (Drafts)
1958

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dated 1958 and marked "Rough."

Box: 55 Fold: 54 Poetry Mss: Rough Copies Published
1958-59

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dated 1958 and 1959, marked "rough copies published."

Box: 55 Fold: 55 Poetry Mss: To be published...
1959

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dated 1959 and marked, "To be published in magazines."

Box: 55 Fold: 56 Poetry Mss: Old (1 of 2)
1962

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dated 1962 and marked "Poems/Working/Unfinished/Old."

Box: 55 Fold: 57 Poetry Mss: Old (2 of 2)
1962

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts by Katherine Biddle for poems dated 1962. (Second part of preceding folder.)

Box: 55 Fold: 58 Poetry Mss: Extra Copies
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle marked, "Extra Copies." Undated.

Box: 55 Fold: 59 Poetry Mss: Humorous Verse
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle marked, "Humorous Verse." Undated.

Box: 55 Fold: 60 Poetry Mss: Not Yet Sold
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle marked, "Not Yet Sold." Undated.

Box: 55 Fold: 61 Poetry Mss: Old - American, etc.
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle marked, "Old - American, etc. / Working." Undated.

Box: 55 Fold: 62 Poetry Mss: Published (Titles A-O)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle marked, "Published Poems."

Box: 55 Fold: 63 Poetry Mss: Published (Titles P)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts for poems by Katherine Biddle, marked, "Published." Includes TLS 8/23/1966 from I.L. Salomon commenting on Biddle's poem, "Parting in a Dry Summer."

Box: 55 Fold: 64 Poetry Mss: Published (Titles R)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts for poems by Katherine Biddle, marked, "Published."

Box: 55 Fold: 65 Poetry Mss: Published (Titles S-Z)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts for poems by Katherine Biddle, marked, "Published."

Box: 55 Fold: 66 Poetry Mss: Published (singles)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle. Loose, single pages (arranged alphabetically).

Box: 55 Fold: 67 Poetry Mss: Working / Unfinished
c.1966

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle, marked, "Poems / Working / Current / Unfinished," dated 1966.

Box: 55 Fold: 68 Poetry Mss: Working / Very Old
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle, marked, "Poems / Very Old / Working."

Box: 55 Fold: 69 Poetry Mss: Working
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle, marked, "Working."

Box: 55 Fold: 70 Poetry Mss: Working
1940s & Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle, marked, "Working." Some dated in the 1940s.

Box: 55 Fold: 71 Poetry Mss: Miscellaneous
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 55 Fold: 72 Poetry Mss: Fragments
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Fragments of autograph and typed manuscripts of poems by Katherine Biddle.

Box: 56 Fold: 1 Poetry Published: "Poetry" Magazine
January 1942

DESCRIPTION: Published poems by Katherine Biddle in "Poetry" magazine (January 1942), pp.204-207.

Box: 56 Fold: 2 Poetry Published: "Contemporary Poetry"
Autumn 1943

DESCRIPTION: Published poem(s) by Katherine Biddle in "Contemporary Poetry," entitled, "Refugee," p.14.

Box: 56 Fold: 3 Poetry Published: "Contemporary Poetry"
Spring 1945

DESCRIPTION: Published poem by Katherine Biddle in "Contemporary Poetry," entitled, "Mexican Madonna," p.9. 2 issues.

Box: 56 Fold: 4 Poetry Published: "Delaware Poets"
1947

DESCRIPTION: Published poem(s) by Katherine Biddle in "Delaware Poets" (1947), entitled, "Open City," p.7.

Box: 56 Fold: 5 Poetry Published: "Presence"
Winter 1957-58

DESCRIPTION: Published poem(s) by Katherine Biddle in "Presence," (Winter 1957-58), pp.35-36 (in French translation). 2 issues.

Box: 56 Fold: 6 Poetry Published: "Sur"
July-August 1957

DESCRIPTION: Published poem(s) by Katherine Biddle in "Sur," (July-August 1957), pp.43-46. Translated into Spanish. 2 issues.

Box: 56 Fold: 7 Poetry Published: "Prairie Schooner"
Summer 1958

DESCRIPTION: Published poem(s) by Katherine Biddle in "Prairie Schooner" (Summer 1958), pp.108-110.

Box: 56 Fold: 8 Poetry Published: "Correspondences"
1958

DESCRIPTION: Published poem(s) by Katherine Biddle in "Correspondences" (1958), pp.175-77, in French translation.

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