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Reid and Susan Overcash Literary Collection: Vida Ammons Cox Papers, 1918, 1935-2012

Manuscript Collection #1096-002

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Reid and Susan Overcash Literary Collection: Vida Ammons Cox Papers
Creator: Ammons, A. R., 1926-2001
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: These papers (1918, 1935-2012) relate chiefly to renowned poet A. R. (Archie Randolph) Ammons and belonged to his sister Vida Ammons Cox. Included are correspondence, publications by or dedicated to A. R. Ammons, programs, posters, photographs, awards, broadsides, book reviews, audio recordings, watercolors painted by A. R. Ammons and newspaper clippings.
Extent: 1.5 Cubic feet, 3 archival boxes and 2 oversize folders, consisting of correspondence, publications, programs, posters, photographs, awards, broadsides, book reviews, audio recordings, watercolor paintings, and newspaper clippings.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

January 9, 2013, 1.5 cubic feet; These papers (1918, 1935-2012) relate chiefly to renowned poet A. R. (Archie Randolph) Ammons and belonged to his sister Vida Ammons Cox. Included are correspondence, publications by or dedicated to A. R. Ammons, programs, posters, photographs, awards, broadsides, book reviews, audio recordings, watercolors painted by A. R. Ammons and newspaper clippings. Purchased from Vida Ammons Cox with private funds from the Special Manuscript Fund through the generosity of M. Reid and Susan Overcash.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Reid and Susan Overcash Literary Collection: Vida Ammons Cox Papers (#1096-002), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased from Vida Ammons Cox

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Oversize Folder 20os1#1096-002.20os1
A. R. Ammons watercolor (1977) with inset depicting Ammons homeplace. [Stored in the vault.]
Oversize Folder 20os2#1096-002.20os2
Issue of National Glass Budget (a weekly review of the American Glass Industry), December 31, 1949, containing a wedding photo of Phyllis Ammons, (Mrs. A. R. Ammons).
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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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