Stuart Wright Collection: Randall Jarrell Papers

1913–1992 (Bulk 1939-1966), undated ; 1939-1966
Manuscript Collection #1169-005
Creator(s)
Wright, Stuart, 1948-; Jarrell, Randall
Physical description
3.8 Cubic Feet, 8 archival boxes, 3 oversize folders, 694 items, 2,238 p., Stuart Wright Collection: Randall Jarrell Papers (#1169-005) including correspondence, literary essays, lists and notes, original art, photographic prints and negatives, manuscript and printed poems, manuscript volumes, oversized materials, audio materials, and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection.
Preferred Citation
Stuart Wright Collection: Randall Jarrell Papers (#1169-005) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
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No restrictions

Papers of Randall Jarrell (1913–1992 [Bulk: 1939-1966], undated) documenting the life and literary career of the noted Nashville, Tennessee-born American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and educator; including his childhood and education in Nashville, his education at Vanderbilt University, where he studied under Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom; his career of teaching English Literature at Kenyon College, University of Texas at Austin, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; his service, during World War II, in the U. S. Army Air Corps; his numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 1947-1948, a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1951, the National Book Award in 1961, and as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1956-1958; including correspondence, literary essays, lists and notes, original art, photographic prints and negatives, manuscript and printed poems, manuscript volumes, oversized materials, audio materials, and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection.


Biographical/historical information

Randall Jarrell (6 May 1914 – 14 October 1965), the noted American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, and novelist, was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Vanderbilt University where he studied under Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom, edited the student humor magazine, captained the tennis team, received a Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Jarrell served as a teaching instructor at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. There he worked on his master's thesis on the poetry of Alfred Edward Housman and shared rooms with writers Robie Macauley, Peter Taylor, and poet Robert Lowell. Lowell and Jarrell remained good friends and peers until Jarrell's death. The collection contains numerous references to all these men, especially Warren, Tate, and Ransom.

After receiving his masters' degree from Vanderbilt in 1938, Jarrell taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1939 to 1942, where he met his first wife, Mackie Langham. In 1942 he left the university to join the United States Army Air Forces. The collection contains a significant amount of material relating to his military service. His war-time experiences inspired much of his early poetry. He later taught at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. Early in the 1950's Jarrell and Mackie separated and divorced. Jarrell married his second wife Mary von Schrader Jarrell in 1952.

On October 14, 1965, Jarrell died while walking along a road in Chapel Hill near dusk. A car struck and killed him. The coroner ruled the death accidental, but Jarrell had recently been treated for mental illness and a previous suicide attempt, so some of the people closest to Jarrell suspected that he might have committed suicide. Jarrell's widow felt that his death was an accident. The collection contains a significant amount of material documenting Jarrell's mental and emotional difficulties including his final hospitalization and death in 1965. Considerable correspondence in the papers testifies to Mary Jarrell's opinions on this subject.

Sources: "Randall Jarrell" [Biographical Sketch] Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_Jarrell

Author: Jonathan Dembo, 11/2/2011, 9/17/2012, 11/1/2011; revised by Dick Wolfe, 6/11/2012, revised by Jonathan Dembo, 6/18/2016.

Stuart T. Wright The Randall Jarrell Papers were collected and compiled by Stuart T. Wright. Wright was born on 30 March 1948 in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Frances Critcher Wright (1919-2010) and Wallace Lyndon Wright (1921-1965). An avid reader as a boy, Wright developed a strong interest in the American Civil War and with his father toured many of the war's battlefields searching for artifacts and studying the history of the era. At the age of 12, he won a statewide "Johnny Reb" essay contest and by the age of 15 had visited every major battlefield of the Civil War. Wright attended Roxboro High School, from which he graduated in 1966. It was during these years that he developed an interest in collecting historical books and manuscripts and began relationships with a number of local collectors and dealers.

In the fall of 1966, Wright enrolled at Wake Forest University as a pre-med, history, German and music student. Wright earned a B.A. in German and music in 1970. As a graduate student at Wake Forest University, Wright focused his studies on Southern history and literature, his ambition being to build an authoritative Southern Studies collection for the university. He received a master's degree in Southern Studies in 1973 and a second master's degree in U.S. History in 1980. Additionally Wright holds a professional degree from England in a medically related field. It was while studying there that he became interested in Thomas Wolfe, the noted North Carolina native and novelist.

Following his graduation from Wake Forest, Wright began to develop his collections more systematically, acquiring many first editions of Southern writers. In 1976 he began teaching at Reynolda House, a Wake Forest University affiliate dedicated to the arts and arts education. Wright taught classes in American music as well as human anatomy for art students. In 1978 Wright became Lecturer in Education at Wake Forest University. During his 10 years teaching at Wake Forest University, Wright authored numerous works of Civil War and North Carolina history, and dozens of articles, bibliographies, essays and reviews on Southern literature and the writers whose papers he collected. In addition, he developed a strong interest in the writings of the English poet Donald Davie and the Minnesota-born poet Richard Eberhart, whose works he also collected.

At the same time, Wright also began a career as a publisher by starting Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By 1984, Palaemon Press had produced 316 titles, consisting mainly of broadsides and limited editions, of the poetry and essays of such Southern writers as A. R. Ammons, Fred Chappell, James Dickey, William Goyen, George Garrett, and Eudora Welty. He also built comprehensive collections and compiled book-length descriptive bibliographies of A.R. Ammons, Andrew Lytle, Reynolds Price, James Dickey, William Goyen, Walker Percy, Randall Jarrell, Peter Taylor, George Garrett, Richard Eberhart, and Donald Davie. As well as serving as editor of the contemporary literature section of the Bulletin of Bibliography throughout the 1980s, Wright also contributed pioneering checklists of the writings of Southern poets Henry Taylor, Charles Wright, and Robert Morgan. For Meckler Publishing he served as series editor for a number of book-length bibliographies and checklists. In recognition of these accomplishments, when he was just 32, Wright was elected to membership in New York's prestigious Grolier Club.

All of these works are represented in the Stuart Wright Collection. In his dealings with these various authors Wright made consistent efforts to acquire personal papers, letters and documents, photographs, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and published materials to supplement his continuing activities as a purchaser of their works. In this way, Wright acquired perhaps a majority of his overall collection. Over the years a number of biographers used Wright's collection to aid their research. For example, James A. Grimshaw, Jr. used the collection extensively for his Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1922-1979 published by the University Press of Virginia, in 1981 and Craig S. Abbott did so as well for John Crowe Ransom: A Descriptive Bibliography, published by Whitston Publishing Company, Inc. in 1999. Joseph Blotner also used the Wright collection in researching Robert Penn Warren: A Biography, published by Random House in 1997.

Nevertheless, from the mid- to late 1980s, Wright began to look for a permanent home for his collection, which he felt had grown too large and yet had been too little used. Unable to find a repository willing to accept the entire collection under suitable conditions, he sold a number of individual author collections to Vanderbilt University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University. It was not until 2010 that he reached agreement to house the remaining, and largest part of his collection at East Carolina University. The Stuart Wright Collection in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of J.Y. Joyner Library includes 22 sub-collections of the papers of Southern American writers. The related Stuart Wright Book Collection holds several thousand volumes by or about many of the same writers. Many of these volumes contain annotations, inscriptions, and insertions that reveal much about the authors in the collection and their relationships with one another. In 1998 Wright moved to England, and since 2001 he has resided in the medieval market town of Ludlow, in Shropshire.


Scope and arrangement

Stuart Wright Collection: Randall Jarrell Papers (#1169-005) document the life and literary career of Randall Jarrell, 1913-1992. The Jarrell Papers are arranged in original order in 15 series, including an initial acquisition of 13 series and Cary Addition #1 and Ludlow Addition #2. The collection contains varied material relating to Randall Jarrell's life, family, and literary career, including material compiled and added to the collection by his widow and by Stuart Wright. The material is especially helpful for documenting Jarrell's relationships with Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, and Robert Penn Warren among others and the origin and development of his literary ideas and style. It contains material in English, German and Greek language.

Series 1: Correspondence contains letters to and from Robert Penn Warren, Randall Jarrell, Mrs. Mary von Schrader Jarrell, and others, 1946-1975. Series 1 is held in Box 1.a – 1.zd.

Series 2: Notes consists of literary and personal notes on books and articles Randall Jarrell was writing, ca. 1964. Series 2 is held in Box 1.ze – 1.zm.

Series 3: Lists consists of literary and personal lists on books, music, and articles Randall Jarrell was writing, ca. 1963-1965. Series 3 is held in Box 2.a – 2.d.

Series 4: Literary Essays contains two undated articles by Randall Jarrell entitled John Ransom's Poetry; Man und Frau im Essigkrug [Man and Woman in Vinegar Jug]; also an undated article by May Swenson entitled Unpronouncibility of Certain Names. Series 4 is held in Box 2.e – 2.g.

Series 5: Poems contains early proofs of poems written by Randall Jarrell, 1934-1965. Series 5 is held in Box 2.h – 2.zw. 

Series 6: Manuscript Volumes consists of early edited manuscripts of works by Randall Jarrell, 1926-1965, and 1989. Among the most interesting items in this series are Jarrell's early poetry notebooks from the period 1939-1965 and his World War II diary. Series 6 is held in Boxes 2.zy – 5.n.

Series 7: Miscellaneous Materials consists of pamphlets, financial records, and other materials, 1942-1965. Series 7 is held in Boxes 5.o – 5.q.

Series 8: Printed Materials consists of printed correspondence, dust jackets, and periodicals relating to Randall Jarrell, ca. 1935-1983. Series 8 is held in Boxes 5.r – 6.g

Series 9: Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection contains loose manuscript materials transferred from the books in the Stuart Wright Book Collection by, about, or previously owned by Randall Jarrell. The material consists of notes, cards, correspondence, clippings, advertising, reviews, ephemera, printed materials, etc., 1913-1989 [Bulk: 1920-1965] that either Jarrell or Stuart Wright interfiled in the books. Among the more interesting items in this series is Robert Graves' 1925 letter supporting John Crowe Ransom candidacy for a Guggenheim fellowship. The loose manuscripts are linked to the book of origin by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #38.04). Series 9 is held in Box 6.a – 7.zc.

Series 10: Audio Recordings consists of an audio recording by Randall Jarrell entitled "Spoken Words: Bat Poet Tape, 11 September 1964". Series 10 is held in Box 8.a.

Series 11: Photographic Prints and Negatives consists of photographs & negatives of and by Randall Jarrell, 1916-1965. Among the most interesting items in this series is a photograph of the Gotham Book Mart Party for Dame Edith Sitwell in 1948. The photograph features many of the most prominent literary figures in English literature, including: William Benet, Charles Ford, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell; Stephen Spender, Sir Osbert Sitwell, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop; Marya Zaturenska, Horace Gregory, Tennessee Williams, Richard Eberhart, Gore Vidal, Jose Garcia Via, and W. H. Auden. Series 11 is held in Box 8.b – 8.l

Series 12: Manuscript Materials and Periodicals consists of manuscript materials & periodicals containing articles about Randall Jarrell, 1960-1971. Series 12 is held in Box 8.m – 8.q.

Series 13: Oversized Materials consists of proofs & broadsides of poems written for the University of North Carolina Greensboro Library, 1955; also the reprint of a speech by Randall Jarrell, 1966. Series 13 is located in 3 oversize folders removed from Boxes 2 & 7: #2.zb.os.1 - #7.s.os.2 - #7.t.os.3

Series 14: Cary Addition to Stuart Wright Collection contains a pamphlet and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, 1920-1981. Box 8.r-8.t

Series 15: Ludlow Addition to Stuart Wright Collection contains loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, printed material and a letter from Lytle to Rust Hills, 1957-1992. Box 8.u-8.v

Note to Researchers: Series 9, 14, & 15: Loose Manuscripts Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of items found laid in works in the Stuart Wright Book Collection by, about, associated with, or owned by Randall Jarrell. They include notes and bookmarks inserted by Jarrell, Stuart Wright, and others; also notes, cards, correspondence, clippings, advertising, reviews, ephemera, etc. relating to his published works. The loose manuscripts are linked to the books from which they came by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #40.15).


Administrative information
Custodial History

21 June 2010, 3.55 cubic feet; 7.5 archival boxes & 3 oversized folders; 683 items; 2,209 p. Papers (1913 – 1989, undated [Bulk [1939-1966]) documenting the life and literary career of Randall Jarrell (1914-1965), the noted Nashville, Tennessee-born American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and educator; Jarrell attended Vanderbilt University, where he studied under Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom; he also taught English Literature at Kenyon College, University of Texas at Austin, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; during World War II he served in the U. S. Army Air Corps; won numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 1947-1948, a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1951, the National Book Award in 1961, and was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1956-1958; including correspondence, literary essays, lists and notes, original art, photographic prints and negatives, manuscript and printed poems, manuscript volumes, oversized materials, audio materials, and loose manuscript items removed from books in the Stuart Wright Collection in English, German and Greek languages. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

27 October 2011, (Cary Addition #1), 0.125 cubic feet; .25 archival box; 3 items; 17 p. Papers (1920-1981) documenting the life and literary career of Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) the noted American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and educator, including loose manuscript items removed from books in the Stuart Wright Collection & pamphlets. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

20 July 2012, (Ludlow Addition #2), 0.125 cubic feet; 0.25 archival box; 8 items; 12 p. Papers (1965-1986) documenting the life and literary career Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) the noted American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and educator, including loose manuscript items removed from books in the Stuart Wright Collection. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

Source of acquisition

Purchased from Stuart Wright, 6/21/2010, 10/27/2011, 7/20/2012

Processing information

Processed, Container list & Preliminary inventory, by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Krystal Cook, Nathaniel King, Jay Colin Menees, Saundra Pinkham, Cynthia Sharp & Saundra Pinkham, revised 11/19/2010, 10/22/2017 & 4/22/2016; Final inventory by Krystal Cook revised 3/1/2011; revised by Douglas Tuers 4/13/2011; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo 11/2/2011, 5/13/2013; revised by Dick Wolfe, 6/11/2012; revised by Jonathan Dembo, 2/21/2018

Copyright notice

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


Language of material

English; German

Related material

Randall Jarrell Collection of Papers, The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library, New York, NY, USA

Randall Jarrell Papers, 1929-1969 (Mss009), University Archives and Manuscripts, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA

Reid and Susan Overcash Literary Collection - A. R. Ammons Papers (#1096) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Stuart Wright Collection - Richard Ghormley Eberhart Papers (#1169-004) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Stuart Wright Collection - John Crowe Ransom Papers (#1169-009) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Stuart Wright Collection - Allen Tate Papers (#1169-012) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Stuart Wright Collection - Peter Hillsman Taylor Papers (#1169-013) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Stuart Wright Collection - Robert Penn Warren Papers (#1169-014) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA


Key terms
Personal Names
Jarrell, Mary, 1914-2007
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965--Mental health
Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974
Tate, Allen, 1899-1979
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989
Corporate Names
United States. Army. Air Corps
Topical
Poets, American--Tennessee--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American

Container list
Box 1 Folder a College Board Members Favorite Mlle Feature [Correspondence] (2 June 1955) Mimeographed Typescripts. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Interoffice memo voting Jarrell's The Intellectual in America as their "favorite" feature; holograph annotation by Randall Jarrell, , June 1955
Box 1 Folder b Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., New York, NY Correspondence with Randall Jarrell concerning royalties & proposed publication [Correspondence] (1954-1960) TLS & Printed form. 4 items. 14 p
Box 1 Folder c Jarrell, Mary von Schrader. Letters to Randall Jarrell, etc. [Correspondence] (1951-1965) Holograph & TLS. 13 items. 15 p. Note: needs conservation; Mary von Schrader was Randall Jarrell's fiancé - wife - widow
Box 1 Folder d Jarrell, Randall. Letters to John ________, The Nation Magazine [Correspondence] (ca 1946) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Declining to review "Lord Weary's Castle."
Box 1 Folder e Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Beatrice "Beezie" Gaston, Greensboro, NC [Correspondence] (1952-1965, undated) Holograph & TLS & Sketch. 8 items. 16 p. Note: Includes sketch of Beatrice ca. 1957
Box 1 Folder f Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (1951-1952) Holograph. 4 items. 13 p
Box 1 Folder g Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (ca. Aug. 1951 - May 1952) Holograph. 30 items. 75 p
Box 1 Folder h Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (ca. Aug. 1951 - May 1952) Holograph. 29 items. 93 p
Box 1 Folder i Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (ca. May 1951 - Aug 1952) Holograph. 24 items. 73 p
Box 1 Folder j Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (ca. May 1951 - Aug. 1952) Holograph. 25 items. 85 p. Noe: Includes 2 original drawings; a Valentine's Day greeting and a pastel portrait
Box 1 Folder k Jarrell, Randall Letter to Mrs. Randall Jarrell, Greensboro, NC [Correspondence] (16 December 1961) TLS & Clipping. 1 item. 3 p. Note: Includes clipping on article (14 December 1961) on I. S. London, Rockingham, VA. Post-Dispatch editor,
Box 1 Folder l Jarrell, Randall. Letter to Mrs. Anna Jarrell, Long Beach, CA [Correspondence] (19 Aug. 1928) TL. 1 item. 3 p. Note: Mrs. Anna Jarrell, was Randall Jarrell's mother
Box 1 Folder m Jarrell, Randall Letter to Mrs. Mary von S. Jarrell [Correspondence] (12 March - 29 April 1965) Holograph. 2 items. 5 p
Box 1 Folder n Jarrell, Randall. Letter to Irene MacAdams [Correspondence] (Jan. 1956) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Irene MacAdams was Randall Jarrell's mother-in-law
Box 1 Folder o Jarrell, Randall Letter to Louis Untermeyer [Correspondence] (ca 1964) Holograph. 1 item. 3 p
Box 1 Folder p Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (1951 - 1952) Holograph & Empty envelopes. 14 items. 17 p
Box 1 Folder q Jarrell, Randall Correspondence with Harry Ford, Alfred A. Knopf [Correspondence] (1951-1961) Holograph & TL. 5 items. 11 p
Box 1 Folder r Lowell, Robert & Elizabeth Hardwick. Letter to Randall Jarrell [Correspondence] (22 Sept. 1953) Holograph & TL. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Elizabeth Hardwick (27 July 1916 – 2 December 2007) was an American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer; she was married to Robert Lowell, 1949-1972
Box 1 Folder s McAdams, Johnston (Mrs.), Pasadena, CA. Letters to Mrs. Randall Jarrell [Correspondence] (30 December 1965 - 3 Feb. 1966) Holograph. 3 items. 6 p. Note: Irene McAdams (Mrs. Johnson) was Randall Jarrell's mother-in-law
Box 1 Folder t McAdams, Johnston (Mrs.), Pasadena, CA Letters to Mrs. Randall Jarrell [Correspondence] (29 March - 7 April 1965) Holograph. 2 items. 4 p. Note: Death of Randall Jarrell
Box 1 Folder u Ruark, Gibbons "Gib." Letters to Mary Jarrell [Correspondence] (2 Jan., 20 Feb. 1969) TLS. 2 items. 2 p
Box 1 Folder v Sions, Harry, Senior Editor, Holiday Magazine Letters to Randall Jarrell [Correspondence] (12 April 1956) TLS. 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder w Tate, Allen Letter to Mrs. Randall Jarrell [Correspondence] (5 Nov. 1970) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder x Wharton, Edith. Letter to Miss von Schrader [Correspondence] (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Humorous letter, written in Randall Jarrell's handwriting, impersonating Edith Wharton
Box 1 Folder y Wyland, Bertha Harris Letter to Mrs. Mary Randall [Correspondence] (13 December 1965) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder z Rich, Adrienne, Montague, MA. Letters & postcards sent to Mary Jarrell and Randall Jarrell in Greensboro, NC. [Correspondence] (1965, 1980, undated) TLS, ALS. 4 items. 4 p. Note: Postcards of portrait of Emily Bronte and painting by Lucas Cranach; Adrienne Cecile Rich, born 16 May 1929 – 27 March 2012, was an American poet, essayist and feminist
Box 1 Folder za Jarrell, Randall. Letter Sent to his mother Anna Jarrell (Mrs. R. E.) Regan, Nashville, TN [Correspondence] (1962-1963) ALS. 3 items. 9 p
Box 1 Folder zb Meredith, William, Connecticut College, New London, CT. Letters to Mary Jarrell [Correspondence] (1966-1967) TLS & ALS. 2 items. 4 p
Box 1 Folder zc Snodgrass, W. D., Erieville, NY. Letter to Mary Jarrell [Correspondence] (7 June 1976) ALS & Typescripts. 1 item. 4 p. Note: Includes Typescripts poem "Owls + + for Camille"
Box 1 Folder zd Warren, Robert Penn. Letters to Randall & Mary Jarrell. [Correspondence] (1961-1975) TLS. 3 items. 6 p
Box 1 Folder ze For the Time Being, by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (ca 1964) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: On world situation
Box 1 Folder zf Notes for Poems by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (ca 1964) Holograph. 2 items. 16 p
Box 1 Folder zg Notes on Poetry by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (undated) Holograph. 3 items. 8 p
Box 1 Folder zh Poetry by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (undated) Holograph. 6 items. 14 p
Box 1 Folder zi Poetry Notes, by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (ca 1964) Holograph. 1 item. 14 p
Box 1 Folder zj Quotes by Literary Figures, by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 5 p
Box 1 Folder zk Samson, by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 4 p
Box 1 Folder zl Science and Health, by Mary Baker Eddy, by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (ca 1964) Holograph. 1 item. 14 p
Box 1 Folder zm What to Buy; Notes on Literature, by Randall Jarrell [Notes] (undated) Typescripts & Holographs 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder a Poetry Class Term Paper & Exam Grades [List] by Randall Jarrell (ca 1964) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 Folder b Great Literature [Lists] by Randall Jarrell (ca 1964) Holograph 7 items. 30 p
Box 2 Folder c Musical Recordings [Lists] by Randall Jarrell (ca 1963-1964) Holograph & Printed. 7 items. 82 p
Box 2 Folder d Unpublished Poems [Lists] by Randall Jarrell (ca 1965) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 6 p
Box 2 Folder e John Ransom's Poetry [Literary Essay] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Edited Typescripts & Holographs notes. 2 items. 15 p
Box 2 Folder f Man und Frau im Essigkrug (page 142) Man and Wife in the Vinegar-Pitcher [Literary Essay] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Typescripts & Holographs notes. 2 items. 7 p. Note: German language
Box 2 Folder g Unpronouncibility of Certain Names [Literary Essay] by May Swenson (undated) Typescripts. 3 items. 3 p. Note: Anna Thilda May "May" Swenson (28 May 1913 – 4 Dec. 1989) was an American poet, playwright, editor of New Directions, 1959-1966, and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, 1980-1989
Box 2 Folder h Acceleration Waltz, The (for two singers) [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (ca 1937) Typescripts & Photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 Folder j Birthday Poem [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (1939) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p
Box 2 Folder k Bronze David of Donatello, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 3 p
Box 2 Folder l Dogmatist [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder m Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca March 1939) Holograph & Edited Typescripts. English & German language. 2 items. 2 p
Box 2 Folder n Faded [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder o Fighters Destroyed by Their Own Flak [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder p Fir Tree, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell to Mary von Schrader for Easter (ca 1951-1952) Holograph. 1 item. 10 p
Box 2 Folder q For A Boy [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder r Fortune [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (1938) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder s Jaded Children, The [Poems] `by Randall Jarrell (ca 1964-1965) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder t Let's Love Each Other for What We Are [Poems] `by Randall Jarrell (1965) Holograph. 3 items. 3 p. Note: Holograph notes on verso; annotated "1965 CP, p. 491 (see verso)."
Box 2 Folder u Letters [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (1939) Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder v Lonely Man, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Carbon typescripts & Holographs 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder w Lost Children, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell, privately printed by Mary Jarrell and Stuart Wright (undated) Printed. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder x Miscellaneous Poems (Not Used in Complete ?) [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (1935-1963, undated) Typescripts, Photocopy Typescripts & Carbon typescripts. 56 items. 79 p
Box 2 Folder y Nightmare, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (ca. 1938) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder z No More, from the Arch of Titus, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Includes sketch of male head
Box 2 Folder za Perfect Love Casteth Out Every Thing, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1954) Holograph. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Annotated "1954, CP, p. 479"
Box 2 Folder zb Player Piano, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1965) Edited Typescripts. 2 items. 3 p. Note: Autographed "Randall Jarrell"; annotated "Last completed poem - published posthumously. NB: Holograph changes not incorporated in CP, p. 354" [CP = Complete Poems (1969)] by Randall Jarrell (ca. 1965) Edited Typescripts. 2 items. 3 p. Note: Autographed "Randall Jarrell"; annotated "Last completed poem - published posthumously. NB: Holograph changes not incorporated in CR, p. 354"
Box 2 Folder zc Princess Wakes in the Wood, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1950) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Annotated "Complete Poems 1950, p. 453"
Box 2 Folder zd Program for Survival, A, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder ze Sestina, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1939) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder zf Soul, A, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1964) Holograph. 1 item. 3 p
Box 2 Folder zg Sweethearts' Waltz, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1939) Typescripts & Photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 Folder zh Trees in Spring, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p
Box 2 Folder zi Tub, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1935-1936) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder zj (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1938) Typescripts & Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p
Box 2 Folder zk (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1939) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p
Box 2 Folder zl (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1940) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p
Box 2 Folder zm (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1941) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p
Box 2 Folder zn (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1948) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p
Box 2 Folder zo Untitled, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder zp What Makes Me Different From the Man I Knew, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1964-1965) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p
Box 2 Folder zq What We Do, Alas! by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Holograph Mss. 1 item. 6 p
Box 2 Folder zr When I Looked Over At The Couch by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1965) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p
Box 2 Folder zs Wisdom of Experience, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Annotated "Unpublished"
Box 2 Folder zt Woman, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1954) Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 10 p
Box 2 Folder zu Three Poems, by Sandra Wool & Randall Jarrell's comments [Poems] (undated) Typescripts & Holographs 1 item. 4 p
Box 2 Folder zv As I Mused By The Hearthside, by Walter de la Mare from The Burning - Glass and other Poems, New York, Viking [Poems] (1945) Annotated photocopy clipping. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Attached Typescripts note: "This poem is in the hand of Randall Jarrell; identified as Walter de la Mare's poem -- with his name written by Librarian Charles M. Adams." [Stuart Wright]
Box 2 Folder zw Five Poems, by Randall Jarrell [Poems]; Allen Tate's annotations in pencil (ca. 1934) Edited carbon Typescripts. 1 item. 5 p
Box 2 Folder zx Poetry & Art Notebook, by Randall Jarrell [Manuscript volumes] (1939-1950) Manuscript Volume. Holograph. 1 vol. 77 p
Box 3 Folder a Poetry Notebook, by Randall Jarrell [Manuscript volumes] (ca. 1965) Manuscript Volume. Holograph. 1 vol. 87 p
Box 3 Folder b To Randall From Dandeen Xmas 1926 [Photograph Albums] by Randall Jarrell's Grandmother ? (1914-1926) Manuscript Volume Photographic prints & Negatives. 1 vol. 32 p
Box 3 Folder c World War II Vienna Diary, by Randall Jarrell [Manuscript volumes] (December 1944-May 1945) Manuscript Volume. Holograph. 1 vol. 50 p. Note: Fiction ?
Box 3 Folder d Poetry Notebook, by Randall Jarrell [Manuscript volumes] (ca. 1965) Manuscript Volume. Holograph. 1 vol. 33 p
Box 4 Folder a Unidentified Literary Magazine, by Randall Jarrell ? [Manuscript Drafts] (undated) Proof. 1 vol. 8 p. Note: Poems, fiction, original art pasted in scrapbook. No cover or title page
Box 4 Folder b Selected Poems, by Randall Jarrell, London: Faber and Faber Limited [Author's Corrected Proof Sheets] (1950) Extensive printed & Holograph notes. Partly bound. 1 item. 112 p
Box 4 Folder c Anchor Book of Stories: Selected and with an Introduction, by Randall Jarrell, Author's Corrected Galleys, New York, NY: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958 [Galley Proofs] (4 Feb. 1958) Printed. 1 item. 108 p. Note: Includes Galley Routing page, Boxed
Box 5 Folder a Blood For A Stranger: Muss es Sein? Es muss sein! Es muss sein!, by Randall Jarrell, Original Typescripts & envelope [Manuscript volumes] (6 June 1941) Typescripts. English & German language. 2 items. 43 p. Note: Boxed
Box 5 Folder b Der Bat Poet Sketch, by Maurice Sendak [Original art] (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Includes pen & ink sketch of a bat holding a pen and inscribed "for Randall & Mary - affectionately Maurice."
Box 5 Folder c Address Book, by Randall Jarrell [Manuscript Volumes] (6 Jan. 1949) Holograph. 4.5" x 2.75" x 0.25" 1 item. 48 p. Note: Includes notes for poems & students' grades
Box 5 Folder d Seven League Crutches, The, by Randall Jarrell [Proof Pages] (ca. 1951) Holograph & Printed. 1 item. 5 p. Note: Includes holograph poem on title page, etc
Box 5 Folder e Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, by Randall Jarrell [File] (1956-1957) Mimeographed Typescripts. 3 items. 7 p
Box 5 Folder f Questions on American Poetry, by Randall Jarrell [Interview Questions & Notes] (undated) Mimeographed Typescripts & Holographs 1 item. 1 p
Box 5 Folder g Inspector General, The: A Comedy in Five Parts, by N. V. Gogol, Edited by Randall Jarrell [Scripts] (undated) Typescripts & TL from Paul, the Peachtree. 1 item. 29 p. Note: Unpublished
Box 5 Folder h Faust: Prologue & Part I, by Goethe, Annotated by Randall Jarrell [Scripts] (undated) Printed & Holograph. English & German language. 2 items. 24 p. Note: Incomplete. Holograph marginal annotations by Randall Jarrell
Box 5 Folder i Lost World, The, by Randall Jarrell [Table of Contents] (ca. 1955) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p
Box 5 Folder j Modern Poetry: An Anthology, by Randall Jarrell [Table of Contents] (undated) Holograph & Edited Typescripts. 22 items. 36 p
Box 5 Folder k About Popular Culture, by Randall Jarrell, the National Book Awards, New York City [Speeches] (11 March 1958) Edited mimeographed Typescripts. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Press release
Box 5 Folder l Poets, Critics, and Readers, by Randall Jarrell, the Peters Rushton Seminars in Contemporary Prose and Literature [Speeches] (20 March 1959) Mimeographed Typescripts. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Press release
Box 5 Folder m Woman at the Washington Zoo, The, by Randall Jarrell, Poetry Winner, the National Book Awards, New York City [Speeches] (14 March 1961) Mimeographed Typescripts. 1 item. 4 p. Note: Press release
Box 5 Folder n Randall Jarrell: A Musical Commemoration songs of poems for Jarrell's 75th birthday at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro [Programs] (1989) Typescripts. 2 items. 10 p. Note: Randall Jarrell lived 1914-1965, posthumous birthday tribute
Box 5 Folder o Articles About Randall Jarrell, by Randall Jarrell [Clippings] (1942-1965) Clippings. 4 items. 4 p
Box 5 Folder p Guardsmen Golden Gate Road Races, San Francisco, CA [Admission Tickets] -- Glasspar's Plastic Car [Clippings] - The Seven League Crutches, by Randall Jarrell [Dust Jackets] - Poet's Column, by Randall Jarrell [Clippings] (18 May - 31 May 1952) Scrapbook Page. 1 item. 1 p
Box 5 Folder q Chekov's The Three Sisters, Morosco Theater, by Randall Jarrell [Broadsides] (ca. 1964) Printed. 1 item. 1 p
Box 5 Folder r Letters, by Randall Jarrell; Number ___ of Five Copies Privately Printed for Mary Jarrell - February 1983 [Broadsides] (Feb. 1983) Printed. 1 item. 1 p
Box 5 Folder s National Institute of Arts and Letters Membership, by Randall Jarrell [Certificates] (1960) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p
Box 5 Folder t Kipling, Auden & Co.: Essays and Reviews, 1935-1964, by Randall Jarrell, Farrar, Straus, Giroux [Dust Jackets] (ca. 1979) Printed. 2 items. 4 p. Note: Proofs for dust jacket art
Box 5 Folder u Selected Poems, by Randall Jarrell [Dust Jackets] (ca. 1956) Printed. 1 item. 2 p
Box 5 Folder v Complete Poems, The, by Randall Jarrell, Farrar, Straus & Giroux [Dust Jackets] (1969) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Annotated by Mary Jarrell in green ink "Randall Jarrell died in October 1965."
Box 5 Folder w Military Service Records, by Randall Jarrell [Ephemera] (31 Jan. 1946 - 22 July 1947) Printed forms. 5 items. 5 p. Note: World War II service as Sergeant, 4105th Army Air Force, Base Unit, Tucson, Arizona
Box 5 Folder x North Carolina Auto Registration Certificate, by Randall Jarrell [Ephemera] (1963) Printed forms. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Jaguar 2-Door
Box 5 Folder y Passport & International Driving Permits, by Randall Jarrell [Ephemera] (1963) Printed forms. 3 items. 17 p
Box 5 Folder z Social Security Card, by Randall Jarrell [Ephemera] (ca. 1964) Printed forms. 1 item. 1 p
Box 5 Folder za University of North Carolina Press - Historical Book Club of North Carolina Dinner in Honor of Randall Jarrell, by Randall Jarrell [Files] (18 Oct. 1961) Printed. 2 items. 3 p
Box 5 Folder zb Publisher's Life of Randall Jarrell, A, News of Atheneum, Atheneum Books, New York [Periodicals] (ca 1960) Mimeographed Typescripts. 1 item. 3 p
Box 5 Folder zc Caedmon, Lexington, Mass. Royalties Statements, by Randall Jarrell [Financial Records] (31 December 1981) Printed forms. 1 item. 2 p
Box 5 Folder zd Poetry and the Age Contract between Randall Jarrell & Alfred A. Knopf [Financial Records] (1 Sept. 1952) Printed form. 1 item. 4 p
Box 5 Folder ze Receipts & Cancelled Checks, by Randall Jarrell [Financial Records] (1960-1965) Printed forms, etc. 23 items. 225 p
Box 6 Folder a Robert Frost Birthday & "The Gift Outright" [Invitations] by Randall Jarrell (26 March 1962) Printed. 2 items. 3 p
Box 6 Folder b Otis A. Singletary, Chancellor of UNC Greensboro, to Mr. & Mrs. Randall Jarrell [Invitations] (8 Nov. 1962) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: To hear Jarrell's National Poetry Festival Address
Box 6 Folder c Women's College of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 68th Annual Commencement Program [Programs] (29 May 1960) Printed. 1 item. 4 p. Note: Annotated by Randall Jarrell
Box 6 Folder d University of Cincinnati George Elliston Poetry Foundation Lectures by Randall Jarrell Program [Brochures] (11 Feb. - 20 March 1958) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Annotated by Randall Jarrell
Box 6 Folder e Losses and Other Poems, Contract between Randall Jarrell & Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc. [Contracts] (11 December 1947) Printed form. 1 item. 2 p
Box 6 Folder f Male Profile Engraving, by Robert E. Marx [Original Art] (1966) Artists Proof. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Poem by Randall Jarrell on cover; autographed "To Mary von S. Jarrell with best wishes, Robert E. Marx"
Box 6 Folder g Self Portrait & Sketches, by Randall Jarrell [Original Art] (ca. 1964-1965) Pen & Ink. 2 items. 2 p
Box 6 Folder h Craft of Fiction, The, by Percy Lubbock [Books] (1945) Printed. 7 items. 10 p. Note: Randall Jarrell quotes from The Craft of Fiction (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.5
Box 6 Folder i Bible, The: The Apocrypha [Books] (1924) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Randall Jarrell note: "Minton Natural Color Slip Cover" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.16
Box 6 Folder j Poems, by Emily Dickinson [Books] (1922) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright post-it note "Compare Mss poetry fragments on rear flyleaf w/ Coblenz Anthology. Walker or WAP?" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.19
Box 6 Folder k Pilgrimage of Festus, The, by Conrad Aiken [Books] (1923) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: "With the compliments of the author" card & envelope (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.28
Box 6 Folder l Poems, by Wilfred Owen [Books] (1920) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Christmas Card annotated "With Love Ed" (undated) Holograph; Torn; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.32
Box 6 Folder m Poems of Alice Meynell, The, by Alice Meynell [Books] (1923) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright post-it note: "Compare Mss poetry fragments on rear flyleaf w/ Coblenz Anthology. Walker or WAP?" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.43
Box 6 Folder n Modern American Lyrics, by Stanton Coblentz [Books] (1924) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Lewis Lawson, Department of English, University of Maryland at College Park, Letter to Stuart Wright, addressed "Dear Cuz Stuart", enclosing edited typescript of poem by Walker Percy (3 December 1995); Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.44
Box 6 Folder o Feather Bed, The, by Robert Graves [Books] (1923) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Robert Graves, Professor of English Literature, University of Cairo, Letter to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation recommending John Crowe Ransom as a candidate for a Guggenheim Fellowship (December 1925) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.45
Box 6 Folder p Life and Labor in the Old South, by Ulrich B. Phillips [Books] (1929) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: The Avon Players Presenting Othello / Hamlet at the E. E. Bass Auditorium in Greenville, Miss." [Program] (ca. 1929) Mimeographed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.50
Box 6 Folder q Second Book of Modern Verse, The, by Jessie B. Rittenhouse [Books] (1919) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright post-it note: "Compare Mss poetry fragments on rear flyleaf w/ Coblenz Anthology. Walker or WAP?" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #24.52
Box 6 Folder r Fantasy Sketches, by Maurice Sendak [Books] (1970) Printed. 3 items. 6 p. Note: Maurice Sendak, New York, NY, Letters to Mrs. Randall Jarrell (17 November 1970 & 9 July 1973) ALS; Michael di Capua, Christmas Card illustrated by Maurice Sendak to Mary Jarrell (undated) Annotated printed card; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.1
Box 6 Folder s Woman at the Washington Zoo, The, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1965) Printed. 5 items. 7 p. Note: Eunice Gurley, Greensboro, NC, Sympathy card to Mrs. Randall Jarrell (4 November 1965) ALS [Eunice Gurley was the mother of Nestus Gurley who inspired Jarrell's book of the same name]; The Woman at the Washington Zoo * Cinderella * The End of the Rainbow, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1965) Printed with annotations; The Woman at the Washington Zoo table of contents (ca. 1965) Edited mimeographed typescript & Edited holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.2
Box 6 Folder t Woman at the Washington Zoo, The, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1960) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Atheneum Publishers with compliments slip (30 September 1960) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.4
Box 6 Folder u Bat-Poet, The, by Randall Jarrell; Pictures by Maurice Sendak [Books] (1964) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Der bat artist" [Maurice Sendak] Letter to "Dear Bat Poet & Wife [Randall & Mary Jarrell] with illustration of bat holding a paint brush instead of signature (ca. 1964) ALS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.5
Box 6 Folder v Gingerbread Rabbit, The, by Randall Jarrell; Illustrated by Garth Williams [Books] (1964) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Garth Williams pen & ink drawings used in book: "Will you be my Valentine?" & "Spot on back of jacket, 'Gingerbread Rabbit'" (ca. 1964) Original art & Photocopy original art; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.11
Box 6 Folder w Echo 1928-1929, The, by Hume & Fogg High School, Nashville, TN [Annuals] (1928-1929) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright cancelled check to James R. Currie for Hume Fogg Echo 1928-1931 (13 March 1981) Edited printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.18
Box 6 Folder x Echo 1929-1930, The, by Hume & Fogg High School, Nashville, TN [Annuals] (1929-1930) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: School library card, 3 February – 10 October [1929] Printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.20
Box 6 Folder y What Are Years, by Marianne Moore [Books] (1968) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Clipping showing Marianne Moore throwing a baseball Yankee Stadium (1981) Clipping; Stuart Wright comment: "RJ's [Randall Jarrell's] ownership signature on flyleaf. Jarrell's review copy" (ca. 1968) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.23
Box 6 Folder z Grimm's Kinder-und Hausmarchen [Grimm's Children's and Household Tales], by W. H. Van Der Smissen [Books] (1915) Printed. English & German language. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright comment: "From Randall Jarrell's library – Amy Breyer deBlasio was his first love; see Prichard's literary life passim, and Mary Jarrell's letters" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.24
Box 6 Folder za Paper Horse: Poems, A, by Robert Watson [Books] (1966) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Mary Jarrell [Mrs. Randall Jarrell], Greensboro, NC, Letter to Betty and Bob [Watson] commenting on "A Paper Horse" and idealizing her relationship with her husband (8 September 1966) Annotated TL; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.27
Box 6 Folder zb Poems: North and South, by Elizabeth Bishop [Books] (14 June 1955) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Publicity photograph with caption of Elizabeth Bishop by J. L. Castel (14 June 1955) Black & white; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #55.29
Box 7 Folder a Rabbit Catcher, The, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1962) Printed. 2 items. 4 p. Note: "When Santa Claus has come and gone . . . ", by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Typescript; Michael DiCapue, The Macmillan Company, New York, NY, Letter to Randall Jarrell, Greensboro, North Carolina, regarding his "splendid work on the Bechstein project" and enclosing proofs (23 April 1962) TLS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.3
Box 7 Folder b Pictures From An Institution, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1954) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: John Crowe Ransom, Gambier, Ohio, Letter to Mary Jarrell, responding to Mary Jarrell's request for information about his relationship with Randall Jarrell (16 June 1971) ALS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection # 56.10
Box 7 Folder c Seven-League Crutches, The, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1951) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright post-it note: "Mary Jarrell's markings, pp. 5-6"; (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.11
Box 7 Folder d Lost World, The, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1965) Printed. 9 items. 9 p. Note: George C. Ham, M. D., Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Letter to Mary Jarrell extending sympathy on the death of Randall Jarrell (15 October 1965) ALS; Stuart Wright note: " Mary's mother - RJ's mother-in-law NB. Published Feb 2965 RJ died 14 Oct 1965 'Merry Christmas'?" (undated) Holograph; Randall Jarrell, Security National Bank, Greensboro, North Carolina $43.64 check paid to Music Masters (26 November 1955); $85.39 check and $55.68 check paid to The Record Hunter (22 & 26 November 1955) Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Greensboro, North Carolina, $150.00 check paid to Mary von S. Jarrell annotated "Happy Birthday!" (2 May 1964); $1,523.95 check and $2,301.00 check paid to North Carolina Memorial Hospital (21 April & 1 July 1965); Argentinian 10 Peso Bill autographed by Randall Jarrell, Irene MacAdams, Mary von S. Jarrell, & Laura Turner (undated) Annotated currency; a check to Music Masters from Randall Jarrell; a check to the Record Hunter from Randall Jarrell, etc.; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.16
Box 7 Folder e Little Friend, Little Friend, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1948) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Randall Jarrell, Letter to Mildred Haun, author of "The Hawk's Done Gone Down" (1960) regarding "Little Friend, Little Friend", inquiring about life at Sewanee, enjoyed reading her book, expecting "to be sent overseas soon." (ca. 1955) ALS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.18
Box 7 Folder f Little Friend, Little Friend, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1977) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Sara Starr Wolff, to whom the book was dedicated. Letter to Mary Jarrell enclosing some of Randall's letters ca. 1943-1953 (23 June 1977) ALS; Wolff (1930-2012) was an American psychologist who specialized in the field of aging; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.19
Box 7 Folder g Losses, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1948) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Quotes from reviews by Stephen Spender, Louis Untermeyer, and others about Losses (undated) Carbon typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.20
Box 7 Folder h Little Friend, Little Friend, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1945) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: View of Randall Jarrell in military uniform leaning against an airplane, annotated on verso: "During brief not-floating but flying period" (ca. 1943) Photographic print; 2.75" x 1.75"; View of Randall Jarrell in bare chest and shorts posed on steps, annotated on verso: "The photograph's not much (Chanute Field) but I thought you'd like the shorts" (ca. 1943) Photographic print; 2.75" x 1.75"; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.22
Box 7 Folder i Seven-League Crutches, The, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1951) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., Agreement with Randall Jarrell to publish The Seven League Crutches (25 April 1951) Edited printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.24
Box 7 Folder j Seven-League Crutches, The, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1951) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Peter Hillsman Taylor, Pure Oil Company credit card receipt for $3.50 of gas (9 June 1965) Edited printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection # 56.26
Box 7 Folder k Poetry and the Age, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1952) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Mrs. Johnston MacAdams, invitation to the marriage of her daughter Mary von Schrader to Randall Jarrell (8 November 1952) Printed; Stuart Wright post-it note: "Inscribed to Mary Jarrell" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #56.27
Box 7 Folder l Like A Bulwark, by Marianne Moore [Books] (1965) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Marianne Moore, Letter to Jacob Steinberg, Editor, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, refusing to subscribe to the advertising circular on verso (ca. 1949) Edited typescript & TLS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection # 56.35
Box 7 Folder m National Poetry Festival Proceedings, 22-24 October 1962, by Louis Untermeyer, Consultant [Books] (1962) Printed. 1 item 1 p. Note: National Poetry Festival Program, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. [Brochure] (22-24 October 1962) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.2
Box 7 Folder n Best Short Stories of Rudyard Kipling, The, Edited by Randall Jarrell [Books] (1961) Printed. 1 item 1 p. Note: Yale University Library call slip annotated on verso: "Kipling: pp. 574-85" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.5
Box 7 Folder o Randall Jarrell: A Bibliography, by Charles M. Adams [Books] (1958) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Mary Jarrell, Excerpts from a proposal for Southern Renaissance Collections presented to the Board of Directors by the Friends of the Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro [Brochure] (22 April 1964) Printed; Charles M. Adams, was the UNC Greensboro librarian in 1964; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.6
Box 7 Folder p Shenandoah, by Delmore Schwartz [Books] (1941) Printed. 1 item 1 p. Notes: Randall Jarrell's notes on Shenandoah (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.7
Box 7 Folder q Less Deceived, The, by Philip Larkin [Books] (1955) 3 items 3 p. Note: Stuart Wright note cards: "Philip Larkin. The less Deceived. Five (5) copies as follow:. . . ." (ca. 1989) Typescript; "Philip Larkin. High Windows. London, [1974]" Typescript; "Geoffrey Hill. Preghiere. Leeds, 1964" Typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.8
Box 7 Folder r Man Who Loved Children, The, by Christina Stead [Books] (1965) Printed. 3 items. 10 p. Note: Stuart Wright note card: "Published in Apr. 7 1965. Quite possibly the last book he inscribed to Mary (she thinks as much) Annotations are hers" (undated) Holograph; Randall Jarrell's notes [torn in 6 pieces] (ca. 1965) Holograph; Mary Jarrell birthday party [?] (ca. 1965) Photographic negatives; 3 items; Black & white; 2.25" x 2.25"; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.11
Box 7 Folder s Les Amours Jaunes, by Tristan Corbiere [Books] (1931) Printed. 2 items 2 p. Note: Randall Jarrell, Department of English, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, Envelope addressed to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, California (11 September 1951) Holograph; Randall Jarrell, Wachovia Bank and Trust Company account check to State Farm Mutual Ins. for $25.14 (6 November 1961) Edited printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.12
Box 7 Folder t Poems, by Elizabeth Bishop [Books] (1955) Printed. 1 item 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright post-it note: "Poéte Contumace in RJ bound 1940s notebook" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.14
Box 7 Folder u Collected poems of Wallace Stevens, The, by Wallace Stevens [Books] (1954) Printed. 2 items 2 p. Note: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., review copy card (1 October 1954) Edited printed form; "A Poet Who Speaks the Poem as It is: The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens" reviewed by Samuel French Morse, in New York Times Book Review; on verso: "Past Captives, Present Pawns: The Huge Season, by Wright Morris, reviewed by Mark Schorer (3 October 1954) Clipping; Fragile, needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.15
Box 7 Folder v Collected Poems of Hart Crane, The, by Hart Crane [Books] (1933) Printed. 1 item 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright post-it note: "Some (most?) of the internal bits resemble Allen Tate's holograph - (but not all of it) SW see pp. 77, 81" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.18
Box 7 Folder w Man Who Loved Children, The, by Christina Stead [Books] (1965) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Randall Jarrell, Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, Greensboro, North Carolina account $5.50 check to University of North Carolina at Greensboro Library for payment of "Lost Books" (16 November 1964) Edited printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.19
Box 7 Folder x Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Selection of his Poems and Prose, Edited by W. H. Gardner [Books] (1958) Printed. 3 items 5 p. Note: Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems (1876-1889) with marginal notes by Randall Jarrell (undated) Edited printed; on verso: "Pied Beauty" by Randall Jarrell (undated) Edited typescript; also: Quotation: "James 1:17" (undated) Holograph; Torn, fragile, pressure sensitive tape; glued to notebook sheets, need conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.22
Box 7 Folder y Selected Poems, by Rainer Maria Rilke [Books] (1957) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: "Mr. Jarrell. It's hard to come after Mr. Hughes. . . " (undated) Clipping; Stapled, rust marks, needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.24
Box 7 Folder z Mr. Pope and Other Poems, by Allen Tate [Books] (1928) Printed. 1 item 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright post-it note: "See pp. 4-5, 13, 16-17, 20, 22, 33" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection # 60.29
Box 7 Folder za Program for Survival, A, by Gibbons Ruark [Books] (1971) Printed. 2 items 2 p. Note: Gibbons Ruark & Kay Ruark, Rome, Italy, Postcard to Mary Jarrell, describing being mugged (18 January 1977) Holograph; "My Daughter Cries Out In Her Sleep", by Gibbons Ruark written in November 1965 with note by author saying that Randall Jarrell inspired the poem (ca. 1977) Annotated clipping; Brittle, torn, needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.30
Box 7 Folder zb Implicit Generalization in Housman, by Randall Jarrell [Master's Thesis] (1939) Printed. 2 items 2 p. Note: "A Poem for Someone Killed in Spain", by Randall Jarrell; also pen & ink sketch (undated) Mimeographed typescript & Original art; Stuart Wright note card: "See RJ's letter to Donald Davidson, Randall Jarrell's Letters (1985), pp. 16-17. Dated 26 April 1939" (undated) Holograph; Brittle, torn, needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #60.32
Box 7 Folder zc Unidentified Volume, by Randall Jarrell [Books] (ca. 1936) Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. Note: The Southern Review, Baton Review, Louisiana, Envelope addressed to Randall Jarrell, Nashville, Tennessee (23 September 1936) Typescript
Box 8 Folder a Spoken Words: Bat Poet Tape, by Randall Jarrell, Friday [Audio Recordings & Tape Cue Sheets] (11 Sept. 1964) Reel to reel audio tape & Printed form. 10" 7.5 speed. Time: 53.39 min. 2 items. 2 p
Box 8 Folder b Randall Jarrell photographs [Portraits] (ca. 1959-1966, undated) Photographic prints. Black & white. Various sizes. 7 items. 7 p
Box 8 Folder c Robert Lowell photographs [Portraits] (ca. 1965) Photographic prints. Black & white. 8" x 10". 4 items. 4 p
Box 8 Folder d Randall Jarrell publicity photographs [Portraits] (ca. 1964) Photographic prints. Black & white. 8" x 10". 2 items. 2p
Box 8 Folder e Randall Jarrell photographs aged 2-1/2 years [Portraits] (ca. 1916) Photographic print. Sepia. 8" x 10". 1 item. 1 p
Box 8 Folder f Gotham Book Mart Birthday Party for S.W. Osbert Sitwell & Dame Edith Sitwell [Photographs] (9 November 1948) Photographic print. Black & white. 8" x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Front row: William Benet, Charles Ford, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell; Middle row: Stephen Spender, Sir Osbert Sitwell, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop; Back row: Marya Zaturenska, Horace Gregory, Tennessee Williams, Richard Eberhart, Gore Vidal, Jose Garcia Via, and W. H. Auden. The Photograph was also appeared in an article entitled, "In Touch With Genius", in Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 4, No. 4 (April 1975), pp. 749-882; captioned on verso by Randall Jarrell "What could have possessed me to cut off so much of the mustache?"
Box 8 Folder g Randall Jarrell at Chanute Air Force Base, near Rantoul, Ill. Teaching at the University of Texas, Austin [Photographs] (ca. 1938-1942) Photographic prints. Black & white. Various sizes. 9 items. 1 p. Note: Nine small photographic prints mounted on one sheet; heavy paper
Box 8 Folder h Randall and Mary Jarrell [Photographs] (ca. 1957-1965) Photographic prints & negatives. Black & white. Various sizes. 7 items. 7 p
Box 8 Folder i Randall and Mary Jarrell at Richardson Preyer campaign event, North Carolina [Photographs] (1964) Photographic print. Black & white. 8" x 10". 1 item. 1 p
Box 8 Folder j Randall Jarrell with wife and step daughter in a convertible [Photographs] (ca. 1957) Photographic print. Black & white. 8" x 10". 1 item. 1 p
Box 8 Folder k Randall Jarrell family [Photographs] (ca. 1955-1958) Photographic prints and negatives. Black & white. 3.5" x 3.5". 43 items. 43 p
Box 8 Folder l Randall Jarrell, Mary, and Dorothy Robinson [Photographs] (ca. 1951-1952) Photographic prints. Black & white. 5.5" x 3.75". 7 items. 7 p
Box 8 Folder m Atheneum Publishers, New York royalties statement [Financial Records] (1960) Printed forms. 1 item. 3 p
Box 8 Folder n Grossman Publishers News [Newsletters] (ca. 1971) mimeographed typescript. 5 items. 10 p
Box 8 Folder o Yale Daily News, vol.87, no.96 [Periodicals] (1966) Printed. 1 item. 4 p
Box 8 Folder p Alumni News, The, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Vol. 54, no. 3 [Periodicals] (Spring 1966) Printed. 1 item. 27 p. Note: "Signed or inscribed by Peter Taylor, R.P. Warren, Maurice Sendak, Mary Jarrell" [Stuart Wright]; Randall Jarrell Memorial Issue
Box 8 Folder q Harvard Advocate, The, Robert Lowell: A Special Issue. . . . Vol. 145, Special Supplement [Periodicals] (Nov. 1961) Printed. 1 item. 14 p. Note: Cover separated. Autographed by "Donald Hall."
Folder os1 As I Muse By The Hearthside, by Randall Jarrell: A Keepsake for the Friends of the Library - UNC-G - April, 20, 1966: Courtesy of Mary Jarrell; Drawing by Bert Carpenter; Printed at Chapman Press [Proofs & Broadsides] (20 April 1966) Edited print & Photocopy. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Transferred from folder: #1169.001.002.zb
Folder os2 Sign, The, by Randall Jarrell: A Keepsake for the Friends of the Library - University of North Carolina at Greensboro, April 20, 1966: Courtesy of Mary [Mrs. Randall] Jarrell; Drawing by Bert Carpenter; Printed at Chapman Press [Proofs & Broadsides] (20 April 1966) Edited proof & Printed. 5 items. 5 p. Note: Transferred from folder: #1169.001.007.s
Folder os3 Appalling Taste of the Age, The, by Randall Jarrell, Library of Congress, Reprinted in Saturday Evening Post Magazine [Speeches] (1958) Printed. 1 item. 3 p. Note: Bottom pages torn affecting text ; Note: Transferred from folder: #1169.001.007.t
Box 8 Folder r Remembrance of Things Past : Volume Two, by Marcel Proust (1932) Note : 1) SS Constitution Program of Events, American Export Lines, Voyage 107 -- Eastbound No. 1 (3 August 1958) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition #60.009
Box 8 Folder s Poetry, University of Chicago Press (1920) Note : 1) Christmas subscription card & Order form [1963] Printed form. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #104A.005
Box 8 Folder t About Popular Culture, by Randall Jarrell ; An Address read at the National Book Award ceremonies held in New York City, 11 March 1958 (Palaemon Press Limited, ©1981 by Mrs. Randall Jarrell) Pamphlet & Dust Jacket. Review Copy. 1 item. 14 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition #133.010
Box 8 Folder u Animal Family, The, by Randall Jarrell (© 1965) Note : 1) Pantheon Books. With compliments slip (ca. 1965) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Maurice Sendak. Christmas greetings to Stuart Wright on notecard with drawing by Maurice Sendak for The Bat Poet by Randall Jarrell, saying "Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from us Bats and Chipmunks - This was the card I was waiting so long for!" (Oct. 1982) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #175.028 #1169.001.008.v Randall Jarrell, by Sister Bernetta Quinn, O.S.F. (© 1981) Note : 1) Sister Bernett Quinn, O. S. F., Rochester, MN. Letter to Stuart Wright regarding his bibliography of Randall Jarrell, enclosing items related to Jarrell, discussing Randall's letters to her, taught a Jarrell - only class to children, glad to have discovered "another enthusiast" of Randall Jarrell ; attaching bibliography of her writings on Randall Jarrell (3 March 1985 ) ALS & Typescripts. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) Bob Wilson. Note to [Stuart Wright] written in the margin of a poem he wrote "off the top of my head" dedicated to Randall Jarrell, and entitled "The Jarrells Are Out This Morning" (undated) Photocopy ANS on Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Sister Bernett Quinn, O. S. F., Rochester, MN. Note to Stuart Wright written in the margin of her poem "Hunters in the Snow" addressed to John Berryman and mentioning Randall Jarrell (10 March 1985 ) Photocopy TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 4) Sister Bernett Quinn, O. S. F., Rochester, MN. Letter to Stuart Wright regarding publication of his bibliography of Randall Jarrell (17 May 1985 ) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 5) Sister Bernett Quinn, O. S. F., Rochester, MN. Letter to Stuart Wright regarding their joint dislike of Randall Jarell expert Emily Wilson, opinion of Donald Davie & his wife (10 March 1986 ) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 6) "The Resurrection" [Matthew 28.1-10] Quotation (ca. 1984) Brochure. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #175.031