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06. Arts and Literature

 Record Group
Identifier: 06
Archival collections related to dance, theater, painting, sculpture, literature, and more.

Found in 126 Collections and/or Records:

Sir Hall Caine papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0010
Abstract:

The collection primarily consists of letters addressed to Sir Hall Caine, a prominent British novelist and secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the poet and painter. Caine lived from May 14, 1853 until August 31, 1931. Caine greatly admired Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite writings and much of the correspondence centers around the movement. Literary themes, especially related to events of the day, predominate the subjects of the letters.

Dates: 1882 - 1947

Stephen K. Swift’s Translation of Ferenc Nagy’s "The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain"

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0012
Abstract: This group of typescripts documents the translation of Ferenc Nagy's "The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain," translated by Stephen K. Swift and published by MacMillan (New York) in 1948. Included in the collection are: the final original Hungarian manuscript; work schedule, a preliminary version and final typescript version of the translation. "The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain" is a significant political and historical narrative. The collection is also an example of the steps involved in...
Dates: 1940-1948

George Greanias’s Play ‘Wilson’ papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0014
Abstract:

Drafts, revisions, typescripts, and actors' prompt books for George Greanias' play, "Wilson" relating to Woodrow Wilson, dating 1971-1974.

Dates: 1971 - 1974

Thomas Moore papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0015
Abstract:

Chiefly letters of Moore; together with correspondence, poems, engravings, clippings, and photos. Includes material relating to Wilfred S. Dowden, editor of Moore's letters. Correspondents include William Lisle Bowles, Lord and Lady Holland, Thomas Longman, Ellen Moore, James Power, Lord John Russell, Sir Walter Scott, and Mary Shelley.

Dates: 1804-1847

Letters to James Korges

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0016
Abstract: The collection consists of letters written to James Korges in his capacity as editor of ">Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction" by such literary figures as Erskine Caldwell, Dickey, Caroline Gordon, William Goyen, Frederick Manfred, Brian Moore, Anais Nin, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramsey, Tate, and Yvor Winters. Also included are a 1926 Theodore Dreiser letter and a letter written in 1953 by Sean O'Casey to Korges, then a senior at Rice University and editor of the student newspaper, "The...
Dates: 1926 - 1975

Early Fondren Library manuscripts collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0018
Abstract:

This collection consists of an assortment of letters and papers acquired over a period of time and kept together. The collection consists of folders containing correspondence to and from historical / literary figures (Thomas Carlyle, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Jose de San Martin, George Bernard Shaw, Henry David Thoreau, William Wordsworth, and others). The largest part of the collection is correspondence of nineteenth century literary figures.

Dates: ca. 1700-1948

Claude Houghton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0020
Abstract:

The collection contains manuscripts of English novelist and short story writer Claude Houghton's unpublished book "Kingdoms of the Spirit" and an original manuscript of Houghton's published novel "Julian Grant Loses His Way." Also included are correspondence to, from, and about Houghton.

Dates: 1923 - 1961

Oren Arnold Manuscript and Galleys of "The Golden Chair"

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0023
Abstract:

This collection contains the typescript and galley proofs of the book "The Golden Chair", winner of the Southwest Literary Award. It was published by Elsevier Press in 1954. Mr. Arnold is a former student of Rice University where he was editor of the student newspaper the "Thresher" and president of the Writers Club. He was also Rice correspondent for the "Houston Chronicle."

Dates: 1954

Small illuminated sacred manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0024
Abstract

Three leaves of rare 13th and 15th century Catholic liturgical manuscripts, hand drawn and beautifully illustrated on vellum.

Dates: ca. 1250-1460

William M. McVey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0026
Abstract:

The papers of sculptor William M. McVey include newsclippings, correspondence, photographs related to sculptures of McVey’s, and a scrapbook with photos and mementos of his student years at the Rice Institute.

Dates: 1922 - 1976