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KATHERINE BIDDLE PAPERS
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Box: 20 Fold: 6 Verna Arvey Still
1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Verna Arvey Still: 3 TLS dated 11/12/1960, 12/14/1960, 12/26/1960 (total: 3 pages). Reference to "Plain Chant for America," with suggestions for future performances; and to conductor Howard Mitchell, composer Randall Thompson, and singers Robert Weede and Jerome Hines.

Box: 20 Fold: 7 Verna Arvey Still
1963-64

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Verna Arvey Still:

- TLS 1/30/1963 (1 page). Reference to disappointment that singer Jerome Hines was unable to schedule a performance of Biddle's "Plain Chant for America," during his Russian tour.

- TLS 4/7/1964 (1 page). Reference to 70th birthday of William Grant Still.

Box: 20 Fold: 8 William Grant Still
August 1939

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still:

- TLS 8/18/1939 (1 page), with reference to interest in composing music for Biddle's poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

- TLS 8/29/1939 (1 page).

Box: 20 Fold: 9 William Grant Still
September 1939

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still:

- TLS 9/21/1939 (1 page with envelope). Reference to Still's newly completed work for piano, "Seven Traceries."

Box: 20 Fold: 10 William Grant Still
December 1939

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still:

- TLS 12/13/1939 (1 page), with Christmas wishes.

Box: 20 Fold: 11 William Grant Still
January 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still:

- ACS 1/2/1940 with typed transcription. Reference to progress of composing the music for Biddle's poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

- ALS dated January 1940.

- ALS undated (c.January 1940).

Box: 20 Fold: 12 William Grant Still
March 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still:

- TLS 3/17/1940 (1 page), with news of completion of the musical score for Biddle's poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

- TLS 3/21/1940 (1 page).

Box: 20 Fold: 13 William Grant Still
April 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 4 TLS dated 4/6/1940, 4/10/1940, 4/19/1940, 4/29/1940 (total: 5 pages). Includes telegram dated 4/10/1940. Reference to preparations for performance of "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," conducted by Artur Rodzinski.

Box: 20 Fold: 14 William Grant Still
May 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 7 TLS dated 5/3/1940 (attached carbon correspondence between Still and Artur Rodzinski); 5/12/1940, 5/14/1940, 5/19/1940, 5/22/1940 (2 pages), 5/24/1940, 5/28/1940. Includes telegram dated 5/21/1940. Reference to preparations for the performance of "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," to be conducted by Artur Rozinski.

Box: 20 Fold: 15 William Grant Still
June 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 4 TLS dated 6/5/1940, 6/11/1940, 6/19/1940, 6/22/1940, with telegram dated 6/20/1940. Reference to preparations for the performance of Biddle's choral poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree." Reference also to Charlotte Mason; ¨favorable review by Randall Thompson; and the possible attendance of Eleanor Roosevelt.



Box: 20 Fold: 16 William Grant Still
July 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 5 TLS dated 7/2/1940, 7/4/1940, 7/12/1940, 7/17/1940, 7/30/1940 (total: 8 pages). Reference to successful initial performance of "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

Box: 20 Fold: 17 William Grant Still
August-September 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS dated 8/8/1940 (with transcription of letter from Artur Rodzinski to Still, 7/30/1940), 8/26/1940, 9/15/1940. Includes 2 ACS postmarked 9/4/1940 and 9/20/1940. Reference to Biddle's choral poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

Box: 20 Fold: 18 William Grant Still
October to November 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 4 TLS dated 10/11/1940, 11/1/1940, 11/10/1940, 11/28/1940, with ACS postcard dated 11/19/1940. Reference to John Barbirolli, Leopold Stokowski, George Biddle, Artur Rodzinski, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Box: 20 Fold: 19 William Grant Still
December 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS dated 12/7/1940, 12/12/1940, and ACS postcard dated 12/18/1940. Reference to Artur Rodzinski, Louise Burge and Biddle's choral poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

Box: 20 Fold: 20 William Grant Still
January to February 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 4 TLS dated 1/14/1941, 2/14/1941, 2/17/1941 2/26/1941, including TCS postcard 2/4/1941. Reference to Artur Rodzinski, Leopold Stokowski, and to Biddle's choral poem, "Plain Chant for America."



Box: 20 Fold: 21 William Grant Still
March to April 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS (total: 3 pages), dated 3/14/1941, 4/11/1941, 4/19/1941, with 2 TCS postmarked 3/31/1941 and 4/14/1941. Reference to Biddle's poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," and to Artur Rodzinski and Leopold Stokowski.



Box: 20 Fold: 22 William Grant Still
May 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS dated 5/14/1941, 5/24/1941 (2 pages). Reference to Biddle's choral poems, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," and "Plain Chant for America"; to singer Louise Burge, Charlotte Mason, Eleanor Roosevelt.



Box: 20 Fold: 23 William Grant Still
June 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS dated 6/13/1941, 6/23/1941, 6/30/1941 (total: 5 pages/3 sheets). Reference to the situation of people of color in the U.S.; to using Biddle's choral poem, "Plain Chant for America," in the centennial celebration of the New York Philharmonic to be conducted by John Barbirolli.

Box: 20 Fold: 24 William Grant Still
July 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 4 TLS dated 7/3/1941, 7/11/1941, 7/25/1941, 7/26/1941 (total: 4 pages). Reference to preparations for performance of "Plain Chant for America"; John Barbirolli; and Louise Burge. Includes ANS from Verna Arvey Still (end of letter of 7/26/1941).

Box: 20 Fold: 25 William Grant Still
August 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 5 TLS (total: 5 pages), dated 8/5/1941, 8/16/1941, 8/21/1941, 8/25/1941, 8/30/1941, with telegram dated 8/6/1941. Reference to "Plain Chant for America," John Barbirolli, dedication of the piece to Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Box: 20 Fold: 26 William Grant Still
September to October 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS (5 pages/3 sheets), dated 9/23/1941, 10/5/1941, 10/13/1941, with telegram dated 9/23/1941. Reference to "Plain Chant for America," Artur Rodzinski, Eugene Ormandy, John Barbirolli, Wilbur Evans.

Box: 20 Fold: 27 William Grant Still
November to December 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (3 pages/2 sheets), dated 11/23/1941, 12/22/1941. Reference to "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," and "Plain Chant for America"; to Leopold Stokowski and to John Barbirolli.

Box: 20 Fold: 28 William Grant Still
1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS (5 pages/4 sheets), incompletely dated. Reference to "Plain Chant for America," John Barbirolli.

Box: 20 Fold: 29 William Grant Still
April 1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 5 TLS (6 pages/5 sheets), dated 4/7/1942, 4/15/1942, "April 19, Sunday afternoon," "Sunday afternoon," and 4/24/1942. Reference to "Plain Chant for America," and to Leopold Stokowski.

Box: 20 Fold: 30 William Grant Still
June 1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (2 pages), dated 6/5/1942, 6/19/1942. Reference to "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," and "Plain Chant for America." Reference also to Leopold Stokowski, Leon Barzin, Margaretta Wright.

Box: 20 Fold: 31 William Grant Still
July 1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS (3 pages) dated 7/6/1942, 7/23/1942, and "Saturday." Reference to "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," Leopold Stokowski and Margaretta Wright. Reference to legislation affecting ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers).

Box: 20 Fold: 32 William Grant Still
October 1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (2 pages), dated "Wednesday October 21" and "Thursday." Reference to "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," "Plain Chant for America," Louise Burge, Leopold Stokowski, John Barbirolli, Alain Locke.

Box: 20 Fold: 33 William Grant Still
November to December 1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 4 TLS (4 pages), dated 11/2/1942, 11/14/1942, 11/29/1942, 12/10/1942. Reference to performance preparation for "Plain Chant for America," with singer Jerry Hines; and to John Barbirolli.

Box: 20 Fold: 34 William Grant Still
February 1943

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (3 pages/2 sheets), dated 2/3/1943, 2/17/1943. Reference to a performance of "Plain Chant for America," and to plans for one by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy (March 1943).

Box: 20 Fold: 35 William Grant Still
April to May 1943

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS (3 pages), dated 4/2/1943, 5/6/1943, 5/24/1943. Reference to prospective performances in England of "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 20 Fold: 36 William Grant Still
July-October 1943

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS (5 pages/3 sheets), dated 7/11/1943, 9/30/1943, 10/12/1943. Reference to Leopold Stokowski; performances in England of "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 20 Fold: 37 William Grant Still
December 1943

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (2 pages), dated 12/4/1943, 12/8/1943. Reference to performances in England of "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 20 Fold: 38 William Grant Still
January to February 1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS (3 pages), dated 1/13/1944, 1/22/1944, 2/19/1944. Reference to preparations for a performance in Mexico of Biddle's choral poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

Box: 20 Fold: 39 William Grant Still
March to April 1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 3 TLS (4 pages/3 sheets), dated 3/7/1944, 3/21/1944, 4/16/1944. Reference to performance of "Plain Chant for America" for American troops in Liverpool, England.

Box: 20 Fold: 40 William Grant Still
May to June 1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (2 pages), dated 5/9/1944 and 6/18/1944. Reference to performance in Mexico of "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," conducted by Carlos Chavez.

Box: 20 Fold: 41 William Grant Still
October to December 1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 5 TLS (7 pages/5 sheets), dated 10/20/1944, 11/19/1944, 12/8/1944, with two letters dated, "Thursday," and "Saturday afternoon." Reference to continued success of performances in England of "Plain Chant for America," one of which included a speech by Winston Churchill. Also reference to John Barbirolli; suicide of violinist Thomas Petre; Alain Locke; Louise Burge.

Box: 20 Fold: 42 William Grant Still
May 1945

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: TLS 5/5/1945 (1 page), with reference to death of Franklin D. Roosevelt and to successor Harry S. Truman. Reference also to Leopold Stokowski and George Biddle.

Box: 20 Fold: 43 William Grant Still
January to April 1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (2 pages), dated 1/20/1946, 4/24/1946. Reference to performances by various groups of Biddle's choral poems, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," and "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 20 Fold: 44 William Grant Still
July to November 1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 4 TLS (4 pages), dated 7/29/1946, 8/11/1946, 10/17/1946, 11/23/1946, with more news of various U.S. performances of "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 20 Fold: 45 William Grant Still
June to July 1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (2 pages), dated 6/2/1947 (with attached carbon from Biddle); and 7/7/1947. Reference to Still's opera, "Troubled Island."

Box: 20 Fold: 46 William Grant Still
January to December 1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (2 pages), dated 1/9/1948 and 12/8/1948. Reference to appearance of Biddle's choral poems "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," and "Plain Chant for America," in an anthology on music, "The Concert Companion," by Robert Bagar and Louis Biancolli (1947). Also references to Leopold Stokowski and to English composer Eric Coates.

Box: 20 Fold: 47 William Grant Still
April 1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: TLS 4/30/1949 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Still's opera "Troubled Island" and poetry of Langston Hughes; to Leopold Stokowski; and to Paul Robeson.

Box: 20 Fold: 48 William Grant Still
May 1952

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: TLS 5/1/1952 (1 page) with TL copy (5/11/1952) from Biddle. Reference to interest in Europe in Biddle's choral poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," as well as concern that her work may be used for Communist propaganda.

Box: 20 Fold: 49 William Grant Still
1958-59

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 2 TLS (2 pages), dated 1/17/1958 (with accompanying printed notice of a seminar given by Still at the University of California, Los Angeles, November 19, 1957); and 2/7/1958. Includes ACS postcard 5/7/1959.

Box: 20 Fold: 50 William Grant Still
March 1963

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: TLS 3/23/1963 (1 page), with reference to the choral poems, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," and "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 20 Fold: 51 William Grant Still
April to October 1968

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Grant Still: 6 ALS (9 pages/6 sheets), dated 4/25/1968 (enclosing printed program and newspaper articles re a concert of Still's works, including "Plain Chant for America," by the New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra); 5/12/1968; 7/22/1968; 8/4/1968; 10/5/1968. Reference also to death of Francis Biddle.

Box: 20 Fold: 52 William Grant Still from Katherine Biddle
1939-40

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbons and autograph drafts of correspondence from Katherine Biddle to William Grant Still, primarily regarding the composition and preparation for the performance of his music for her choral poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree" (in June 1940 at the Lewisohn Stadium, New York, by the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Artur Rodzinski and sung by Louise Burge). Includes references to George Biddle, Louise Burge, Alain Locke, Artur Rodzinski, and Leopold Stokowski.



Box: 20 Fold: 53 William Grant Still from Katherine Biddle
1941

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbons and autograph drafts of correspondence from Katherine Biddle to William Grant Still, primarily regarding Biddle's poem, "Plain Chant for America." Includes references to John Barbirolli, Louise Burge, Wilbur Evans, Eugene and George Fischer (re publication of the poem), Samuel Goldwyn and Walter Wanger (re interest in the poem); Alain Locke, Eleanor Roosevelt (to whom the poem was dedicated), Leopold Stokowski, and Virgil Thomson.

Box: 20 Fold: 53.1 William Grant Still from Katherine Biddle
1942-43

DESCRIPTION: Carbons of typed correspondence from Katherine Biddle to William Grant Still concerning performances of her choral poem, "Plain Chant for America." Includes a letter to Verna Arvey Still (3/8/1943 carbon). References to John Barbirolli, Irving Berlin (re suggestion that the poem be performed by his orchestra), Edward Johnson, Alain Locke, Burgess Meredith, and Leopold Stokowski. Also includes typescript of program notes about Katherine Biddle with references to "Plain Chant for America and her poem, "The Lady of the Inn."

Box: 20 Fold: 54 William Grant Still from Katherine Biddle
1944-46

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbons and autograph drafts of correspondence from Katherine Biddle to William Grant Still, primarily regarding the composition and performance of his music for her two choral poems, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," and "Plain Chant for America." Reference in particular to performances in Mexico. Includes references also to Louise Burge, Carlos Chavez, Olin Downes, Richard Lert, Alain Locke, Carlos Pellicer, and Leopold Stokowski.

Box: 20 Fold: 55 re William Grant Still: "Troubled Island" - Eleanor Belmont
April 2, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence re "Troubled Island," opera by William Grant Still, to Katherine Biddle from Eleanor Belmont: TLS 4/2/1941.

Box: 20 Fold: 56 re William Grant Still: "Troubled Island" - Olin Downes
1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence re "Troubled Island," opera by William Grant Still, to Katherine Biddle from Olin Downes: TLS 4/7/1944. Includes typed carbon (3/10/1944) from Biddle, and a printed card with excerpt: "Martel's aria from Troubled Island."

Box: 20 Fold: 57 re William Grant Still: "Troubled Island" - Edward Johnson
1941-1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence re "Troubled Island," opera by William Grant Still, to Katherine Biddle from Edward Johnson, general manager, Metropolitan Opera Association: 2 TLS dated 4/12/1941 and 6/5/1942. Includes autograph draft and typed carbon of letter from Katherine Biddle (4/6-7/1941).

Box: 20 Fold: 58 re William Grant Still - Alain Locke
1939

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence re William Grant Still by Alain Locke: ACS postcard from Still to Locke, dated 5/5/1939; and TLS from Locke to Katherine Biddle, dated "Wednesday" from Locke (2 pages/1 sheet).

Box: 20 Fold: 59 re William Grant Still: "Troubled Island" - Newbold Morris
1945-47

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence re "Troubled Island," opera by William Grant Still, to Katherine Biddle from Newbold Morris, chairman, City Center of Music and Drama, Inc., New York: 3 TLS dated 4/17/1945, 7/8/1946, 10/22/1947; and 1 TLS to Margaretta Wright dated 3/6/1945.

Box: 20 Fold: 60 re William Grant Still: "Troubled Island" - Leopold Stokowski
1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence re "Troubled Island," opera by William Grant Still, to Katherine Biddle from Leopold Stokowski: 2 TLS (total: 2 pages), dated 9/26/1944 and 12/6/1944. Includes TL carbon from Biddle (11/30/1944).

Box: 20 Fold: 61 re William Grant Still - Miriam Matthews
1951

DESCRIPTION: Reprint of an article by Miriam Matthews entitled, "William Grant Still -- Composer," (from PHYLON, Atlanta University Review of Race and Culture, second quarter, 1951).

Box: 20 Fold: 62 re William Grant Still - Verna Arvey Still
1939

DESCRIPTION: Monograph by Verna Arvey Still, entitled, "William Grant Still," (New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1939, 48 pages).

Box: 20 Fold: 63 re William Grant Still - Newspaper Articles (clippings)
c.1948-70

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of newspaper article re William Grant Still, dating 1948-1970.

Box: 21 Fold: 1 Allen Tate
March 21, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 3/21/1945 (1 page), requesting support for the "Sewanee Review," of which he was editor (1944-46).

Box: 21 Fold: 2 Allen Tate
March 22, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 3/22/1945 (2 pages/1 sheet), with reference Biddle's friend Martha Keller, Alexis Leger, and Katherine Anne Porter.

Box: 21 Fold: 3 Allen Tate
January 25, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 1/25/1949 (2 pages/1 sheet), with reference to work as fellow in American letters at the Library of Congress (1944-50); and to Archibald MacLeish.

Box: 21 Fold: 4 Allen Tate
December 30, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 12/30/1950 (1 page), with reference to an essay on Alexis Leger by Biddle.

Box: 21 Fold: 5 Allen Tate
January 12, 1951

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 1/12/1951 (1 page), with reference to recommending an article by Biddle on Alexis Leger for publication in the "Sewanee Review." Reference also to T.S. Eliot.

Box: 21 Fold: 6 Allen Tate
January 7, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 1/7/1954 (1 page), reference to Marguerite Caetani and to wife Caroline Gordon Tate.

Box: 21 Fold: 7 Allen Tate
November 24, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 11/24/1954 (2 pages/1 sheet), with reference to "Poetry" magazine, Karl Shapiro and Henry Rago. Reference also to William Carlos Williams and charge against the Library of Congress for barring him from serving as resident poet (newspaper clipping included, New York Times, 10/12/1954).

Box: 21 Fold: 8 Allen Tate
October 31, 1955

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 10/31/1955 (1 page of a 2-page letter with second page missing). Reference to Marguerite Caetani.

Box: 21 Fold: 9 Allen Tate
December 15, 1955

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 12/15/1955 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to bearing "Conrad (Aiken?) in mind for the Bollingen (prize)." Also reference to Iris Origo and Marguerite Caetani.



Box: 21 Fold: 10 Allen Tate
February 8, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 2/8/1956 (2 pages/1 sheet), with publication recommendations for an essay on Alexis Leger by Biddle. Also reference to Conrad Aiken and Robert Frost as contenders for the Bollingen prize in literature.

Box: 21 Fold: 11 Allen Tate
April 27, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 4/27/1956 (2 pages/1 sheet), with more advice for getting an article by Biddle on Alexis Leger published. Also reference to a coming visit from T.S. Eliot.

Box: 21 Fold: 12 Allen Tate
August 4, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 8/4/1956 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Biddle's poem, "The Other Journey."

Box: 21 Fold: 13 Allen Tate
August 14, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 8/14/1956 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Rene Char.

Box: 21 Fold: 14 Allen Tate
October 29-30, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: 2 ALS dated 10/29/1956 and "Next Morning" (3 pages/2 sheets), with news of travels in India and Italy.

Box: 21 Fold: 15 Allen Tate
November 21, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 11/21/1956 (2 pages/1 sheet), with more news of travels in Europe including Madrid and Paris. Reference also to Marguerite Caetani and ideas for American subscriptions to her literary review, "Botteghe Oscure."

Box: 21 Fold: 16 Allen Tate
December 16, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 12/16/1956 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Conrad Aiken.

Box: 21 Fold: 17 Allen Tate
December 19, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 12/19/1956 (2 pages/1 sheet), sending Christmas greetings.

Box: 21 Fold: 18 Allen Tate
January 24, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 1/24/1957 (3 pages/2 sheets). Reference to reading and enjoying manuscripts of Biddle's poetry; and to Leonie Adams.

Box: 21 Fold: 19 Allen Tate
February 5, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 2/5/1957 (1 page), with comments on Biddle's poems, "The Other Journey," "Time Has No Shadow," and "Plain Chant for America."

Box: 21 Fold: 20 Allen Tate
Febrary 5, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 2/5/1957 (3 pages/2 sheets), with remarks on her poetry; and reference to Rene Char(?).

Box: 21 Fold: 21 Allen Tate
February 8, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 2/8/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to receiving a letter from Iris Origo.

Box: 21 Fold: 22 Allen Tate
February 20, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 2/20/1957 (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to Biddle's poetry; to Marguerite Caetani and the "Botteghe Oscure," as well as Caetani's daughter, Lelia. Reference also to Conrad Aiken.

Box: 21 Fold: 23 Allen Tate
February 20, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 2/20/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet).

Box: 21 Fold: 24 Allen Tate
February 28, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 2/28/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet), with advice on publication of her poetry.

Box: 21 Fold: 25 Allen Tate
April 2, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 4/2/1957 (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to Conrad Aiken; to Marguerite Caetani regarding an article he'd promised her on Rene Char; and to translations of some of Char's work by Robert Fitzgerald.

Box: 21 Fold: 26 Allen Tate
May 1, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 5/1/1957 (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to the article on Rene Char promised to Marguerite Caetani; to Mary and Conrad Aiken.



Box: 21 Fold: 27 Allen Tate
May 23, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 5/23/1957 (3 pages/2 sheets). Reference to illness of Biddle's sister, Cornelia Chapin.

Box: 21 Fold: 28 Allen Tate
June 17, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 6/17/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to receiving a letter from Marguerite Caetani.

Box: 21 Fold: 29 Allen Tate
July 24, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 7/24/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to a relaxing and enjoyable visit to the Biddles; to sending his book, "The Fathers," (1938); and to a visit from Robert and Elizabeth Lowell.

Box: 21 Fold: 30 Allen Tate
August 2, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 8/2/1957 (2 pages/2 sheets). Reference to Iris Origo; and to Marguerite Caetani in relation to Rene Char.

Box: 21 Fold: 31 Allen Tate
August 12, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 8/12/1957 (1 page). Reference to receiving a letter from Iris Origo.

Box: 21 Fold: 32 Allen Tate
August 31, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 8/31/1957 (1 page). Reference to prospective republication of his novel, "The Fathers."

Box: 21 Fold: 33 Allen Tate
September 9, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 9/9/1957 (1 page), with accompanying typed copies of letter from Alfred Knopf to Tate (9/6/1957) and Tate's response (9/7/1957), regarding the publisher's decision not to republish Tate's novel, "The Fathers."

Box: 21 Fold: 34 Allen Tate
September 15, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 9/15/1957 (1 page). Reference to a letter from Marguerite Caetani and to being invited to lecture at Georgetown (University).

Box: 21 Fold: 35 Allen Tate
September 22, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 9/22/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Robert Graves and T.S. Eliot.

Box: 21 Fold: 36 Allen Tate
October 3, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 10/3/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet).

Box: 21 Fold: 37 Allen Tate
October 8, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 10/8/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to reading an autobiographical excerpt by Robert Lowell.

Box: 21 Fold: 38 Allen Tate
November 3, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 11/3/1957 (2 pages/2 sheets). Reference citing Conrad Aiken for the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, which he was awarded in 1958. Reference also to Archibald MacLeish; to reading Iris Origo's book, "A Measure of Love"; and to T.S. Eliot.

Box: 21 Fold: 39 Allen Tate
November 16, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 11/16/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to prospective hosting of readings and lectures by Herbert Read, William Jay Smith and Barbara Howes. Reference also to Iris Origo, Alexis Leger, and Archibald MacLeish.

Box: 21 Fold: 40 Allen Tate
December 6, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: TLS 12/6/1957 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to plans for Christmas.

Box: 21 Fold: 41 Allen Tate
c.1957?

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS (undated, 1 page).

Box: 21 Fold: 42 Allen Tate
January 10, 1958

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Allen Tate: ALS 1/10/1958 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to recent vacation.

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