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Stuart Wright Collection: Randall Jarrell Papers, 1913-1989, undated (bulk 1939-1966)

Manuscript Collection #1169-005

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Title: Stuart Wright Collection: Randall Jarrell Papers
Creators: Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965
Wright, Stuart T., 1948-
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English; German; Greek
Abstract: Papers (1913 – 1989, undated [Bulk [1939-1966]) documenting the life and literary career of Randall Jarrell, the noted American poet, literary critic, children’s author, essayist, novelist, and educator, who was born in Nashville, Tennessee and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University, where he studied under Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom. Jarrell 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; served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II; won a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 1947-48, a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1951, the National Book Award in 1961, and served 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 removed from books in the Stuart Wright Collection; including materials in English, German, and Greek language.
Extent: 3.65 Cubic feet, 8 archival boxes, 3 oversize folders, 632 items.

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21 June 2010, 3.85 cubic feet; 8 archival boxes & 3 oversized folder; 683 items; 2,209 p. Papers (1913 – 1989, undated [Bulk [1939-1966]) documenting the life and literary career of Randall Jarrell, the noted American poet, literary critic, children’s author, essayist, novelist, and educator, who was born in Nashville, Tennessee and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University, where he studied under Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom. Jarrell 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; served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II; won a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 1947-48, a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1951, the National Book Award in 1961, and served 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 removed from books in the Stuart Wright Collection. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

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

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased from Stuart Wright, 6/21/2010.

Processing Information

  • Processed, Container list & Preliminary inventory, by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Krystal Cook, Cynthia Sharp & Saundra Pinkham, revised 11/19/2010; Final inventory by Krystal Cook revised 3/1/2011; revised by Douglas Tuers 4/13/2011; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo 11/2/2011, revised by Dick Wolfe, 6/11/2012; Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 7/2/2012; Encoding revised by Jonathan Dembo, 7/16/2012.


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Randall Jarrell

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.

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.

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The Randall Jarrell Papers covers the period 1913-1989, and contains 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. The Randall Jarrell Papers are arranged in original order in thirteen series.

Series 1: Correspondence contains letters to and from Robert Penn Warren, Randall Jarrell, Mrs. Mary von Schrader Jarrell, and others, 1946-1975. Series one is contained 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 contained 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 contained 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; also one undated article by May Swenson entitled Unpronouncibility of Certain Names. Series 4 is contained in box 2.e – 2.g.

Series 5: Poems contains early proofs of poems written by Randall Jarrell, 1934-1965. Series 5 is contained 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 contained in boxes 2.zy – 5.n.

Series 7: Miscellaneous Materials consists of pamphlets, financial records, and other materials, 1942-1965. Series 7 is contained 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 contained 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 contained 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 contained 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 contained 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 contained 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

Note to Researchers: Series 9: Loose Manuscripts 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).

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Series 1:
Correspondence
  • Box 1#1169-005.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1169-005.1.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, 6 June 1955.
    • Folder b#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder c#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder d#1169-005.1.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."
    • Folder e#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder f#1169-005.1.f
      Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (1951-1952) Holograph. 4 items. 13 p.
    • Folder g#1169-005.1.g
      Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (ca. Aug. 1951 - May 1952) Holograph. 30 items. 75 p.
    • Folder h#1169-005.1.h
      Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (ca. Aug. 1951 - May 1952) Holograph. 29 items. 93 p.
    • Folder i#1169-005.1.i
      Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (ca. May 1951 - Aug 1952) Holograph. 24 items. 73 p.
    • Folder j#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder k#1169-005.1.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,
    • Folder l#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder m#1169-005.1.m
      Jarrell, Randall Letter to Mrs. Mary von S. Jarrell [Correspondence] (12 March - 29 April 1965) Holograph. 2 items. 5 p.
    • Folder n#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder o#1169-005.1.o
      Jarrell, Randall Letter to Louis Untermeyer [Correspondence] (ca 1964) Holograph. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder p#1169-005.1.p
      Jarrell, Randall Letters to Miss Mary von Schrader, Laguna Beach, CA [Correspondence] (1951 - 1952) Holograph & Empty envelopes. 14 items. 17 p.
    • Folder q#1169-005.1.q
      Jarrell, Randall Correspondence with Harry Ford, Alfred A. Knopf [Correspondence] (1951-1961) Holograph & TL. 5 items. 11 p.
    • Folder r#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder s#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder t#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder u#1169-005.1.u
      Ruark, Gibbons "Gib." Letters to Mary Jarrell [Correspondence] (2 Jan., 20 Feb. 1969) TLS. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder v#1169-005.1.v
      Sions, Harry, Senior Editor, Holiday Magazine Letters to Randall Jarrell [Correspondence] (12 April 1956) TLS. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder w#1169-005.1.w
      Tate, Allen Letter to Mrs. Randall Jarrell [Correspondence] (5 Nov. 1970) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder x#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder y#1169-005.1.y
      Wyland, Bertha Harris Letter to Mrs. Mary Randall [Correspondence] (13 December 1965) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder z#1169-005.1.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.
    • Folder za#1169-005.1.za
      Jarrell, Randall. Letter Sent to his mother Anna Jarrell (Mrs. R. E.) Regan, Nashville, TN [Correspondence] (1962-1963) ALS. 3 items. 9 p.
    • Folder zb#1169-005.1.zb
      Meredith, William, Connecticut College, New London, CT. Letters to Mary Jarrell [Correspondence] (1966-1967) TLS & ALS. 2 items. 4 p.
    • Folder zc#1169-005.1.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"
    • Folder zd#1169-005.1.zd (1 item  digitized)
      Warren, Robert Penn. Letters to Randall & Mary Jarrell. [Correspondence] (1961-1975) TLS. 3 items. 6 p.
Series 2:
Notes
Series 3:
Lists
Series 4:
Literary Essays
  • Box 2#1169-005.2
    • Folder e#1169-005.2.e
      John Ransom's Poetry [Literary Essay] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Edited Typescripts & Holographs notes. 2 items. 15 p.
    • Folder f#1169-005.2.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.
    • Folder g#1169-005.2.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.
Series 5:
Poems
  • Box 2#1169-005.2
    • Folder h#1169-005.2.h
      Acceleration Waltz, The (for two singers) [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (ca 1937) Typescripts & Photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder i#1169-005.2.i
      Another War [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder j#1169-005.2.j
      Birthday Poem [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (1939) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder k#1169-005.2.k
      Bronze David of Donatello, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder l#1169-005.2.l
      Dogmatist [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder m#1169-005.2.m
      Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca March 1939) Holograph & Edited Typescripts. English & German language. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder n#1169-005.2.n
      Faded [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder o#1169-005.2.o
      Fighters Destroyed by Their Own Flak [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder p#1169-005.2.p
      Fir Tree, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell to Mary von Schrader for Easter (ca 1951-1952) Holograph. 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder q#1169-005.2.q
      For A Boy [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder r#1169-005.2.r
      Fortune [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (1938) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder s#1169-005.2.s
      Jaded Children, The [Poems] `by Randall Jarrell (ca 1964-1965) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder t#1169-005.2.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)."
    • Folder u#1169-005.2.u
      Letters [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (1939) Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder v#1169-005.2.v
      Lonely Man, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (undated) Carbon typescripts & Holographs 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder w#1169-005.2.w
      Lost Children, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell, privately printed by Mary Jarrell and Stuart Wright (undated) Printed. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder x#1169-005.2.x
      Miscellaneous Poems (Not Used in Complete ?) [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (1935-1963, undated) Typescripts, Photocopy Typescripts & Carbon typescripts. 56 items. 79 p.
    • Folder y#1169-005.2.y
      Nightmare, The [Poems] by Randall Jarrell (ca. 1938) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder z#1169-005.2.z
      No More, from the Arch of Titus, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Includes sketch of male head.
    • Folder za#1169-005.2.za
      Perfect Love Casteth Out Every Thing, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1954) Holograph. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Annotated "1954, CP, p. 479"
    • Folder zb#1169-005.2.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"
    • Folder zc#1169-005.2.zc
      Princess Wakes in the Wood, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1950) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Annotated "Complete Poems 1950, p. 453"
    • Folder zd#1169-005.2.zd
      Program for Survival, A, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder ze#1169-005.2.ze
      Sestina, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1939) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder zf#1169-005.2.zf
      Soul, A, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1964) Holograph. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder zg#1169-005.2.zg
      Sweethearts' Waltz, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1939) Typescripts & Photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder zh#1169-005.2.zh
      Trees in Spring, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder zi#1169-005.2.zi
      Tub, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1935-1936) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder zj#1169-005.2.zj
      (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1938) Typescripts & Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder zk#1169-005.2.zk
      (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1939) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder zl#1169-005.2.zl
      (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1940) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder zm#1169-005.2.zm
      (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1941) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder zn#1169-005.2.zn
      (Untitled), by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1948) Carbon typescripts. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder zo#1169-005.2.zo
      Untitled, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder zp#1169-005.2.zp
      What Makes Me Different From the Man I Knew, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1964-1965) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder zq#1169-005.2.zq
      What We Do, Alas! by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Holograph Mss. 1 item. 6 p.
    • Folder zr#1169-005.2.zr
      When I Looked Over At The Couch by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (ca. 1965) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder zs#1169-005.2.zs
      Wisdom of Experience, The, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (undated) Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Annotated "Unpublished"
    • Folder zt#1169-005.2.zt
      Woman, by Randall Jarrell [Poems] (1954) Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder zu#1169-005.2.zu
      Three Poems, by Sandra Wool & Randall Jarrell's comments [Poems] (undated) Typescripts & Holographs 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder zv#1169-005.2.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]
    • Folder zw#1169-005.2.zw
      Five Poems, by Randall Jarrell [Poems]; Allen Tate's annotations in pencil (ca. 1934) Edited carbon Typescripts. 1 item. 5 p.
Series 6:
Manuscript Volumes
  • Box 4#1169-005.4
    • Folder a#1169-005.4.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.
    • Folder b#1169-005.4.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.
    • Folder c#1169-005.4.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#1169-005.5 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder b#1169-005.5.b (1 item  digitized)
      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."
    • Folder c#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder d#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder e#1169-005.5.e
      Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, by Randall Jarrell [File] (1956-1957) Mimeographed Typescripts. 3 items. 7 p.
    • Folder f#1169-005.5.f
      Questions on American Poetry, by Randall Jarrell [Interview Questions & Notes] (undated) Mimeographed Typescripts & Holographs 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder g#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder h#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder i#1169-005.5.i
      Lost World, The, by Randall Jarrell [Table of Contents] (ca. 1955) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder j#1169-005.5.j
      Modern Poetry: An Anthology, by Randall Jarrell [Table of Contents] (undated) Holograph & Edited Typescripts. 22 items. 36 p.
    • Folder k#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder l#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder m#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder n#1169-005.5.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
Series 7:
Miscellaneous Materials
Series 8:
Printed Materials
  • Box 5#1169-005.5
    • Folder r#1169-005.5.r
      Letters, by Randall Jarrell; Number ___ of Five Copies Privately Printed for Mary Jarrell - February 1983 [Broadsides] (Feb. 1983) Printed. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder s#1169-005.5.s
      National Institute of Arts and Letters Membership, by Randall Jarrell [Certificates] (1960) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder t#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder u#1169-005.5.u
      Selected Poems, by Randall Jarrell [Dust Jackets] (ca. 1956) Printed. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder v#1169-005.5.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."
    • Folder w#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder x#1169-005.5.x
      North Carolina Auto Registration Certificate, by Randall Jarrell [Ephemera] (1963) Printed forms. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Jaguar 2-Door
    • Folder y#1169-005.5.y
      Passport & International Driving Permits, by Randall Jarrell [Ephemera] (1963) Printed forms. 3 items. 17 p.
    • Folder z#1169-005.5.z
      Social Security Card, by Randall Jarrell [Ephemera] (ca. 1964) Printed forms. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder za#1169-005.5.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.
    • Folder zb#1169-005.5.zb
      Publisher's Life of Randall Jarrell, A, News of Atheneum, Atheneum Books, New York [Periodicals] (ca 1960) Mimeographed Typescripts. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder zc#1169-005.5.zc
      Caedmon, Lexington, Mass. Royalties Statements, by Randall Jarrell [Financial Records] (31 December 1981) Printed forms. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder zd#1169-005.5.zd
      Poetry and the Age Contract between Randall Jarrell & Alfred A. Knopf [Financial Records] (1 Sept. 1952) Printed form. 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder ze#1169-005.5.ze
      Receipts & Cancelled Checks, by Randall Jarrell [Financial Records] (1960-1965) Printed forms, etc. 23 items. 225 p.
  • Box 6#1169-005.6
    • Folder a#1169-005.6.a
      Robert Frost Birthday & "The Gift Outright" [Invitations] by Randall Jarrell (26 March 1962) Printed. 2 items. 3 p.
    • Folder b#1169-005.6.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.
    • Folder c#1169-005.6.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.
    • Folder d#1169-005.6.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.
    • Folder e#1169-005.6.e
      Losses and Other Poems, Contract between Randall Jarrell & Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc. [Contracts] (11 December 1947) Printed form. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder f#1169-005.6.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"
    • Folder g#1169-005.6.g
      Self Portrait & Sketches, by Randall Jarrell [Original Art] (ca. 1964-1965) Pen & Ink. 2 items. 2 p.
Series 9:
Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection
  • Box 6#1169-005.6 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder h#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder i#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder j#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder k#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder l#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder m#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder n#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder o#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder p#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder q#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder r#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder s#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder t#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder u#1169-005.6.u (1 item  digitized)
      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
    • Folder v#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder w#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder x#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder y#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder z#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder za#1169-005.6.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
    • Folder zb#1169-005.6.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#1169-005.7
    • Folder a#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder b#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder c#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder d#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder e#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder f#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder g#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder h#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder i#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder j#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder k#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder l#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder m#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder n#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder o#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder p#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder q#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder r#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder s#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder t#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder u#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder v#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder w#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder x#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder y#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder z#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder za#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder zb#1169-005.7.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
    • Folder zc#1169-005.7.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.
Series 10:
Audio Recordings
  • Box 8#1169-005.8
    • Folder a#1169-005.8.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.
Series 11:
Photographic Prints & Negatives
  • Box 8#1169-005.8 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder b#1169-005.8.b (1 item  digitized)
      Randall Jarrell photographs [Portraits] (ca. 1959-1966, undated) Photographic prints. Black & white. Various sizes. 7 items. 7 p.
    • Folder c#1169-005.8.c
      Robert Lowell photographs [Portraits] (ca. 1965) Photographic prints. Black & white. 8" x 10". 4 items. 4 p.
    • Folder d#1169-005.8.d
      Randall Jarrell publicity photographs [Portraits] (ca. 1964) Photographic prints. Black & white. 8" x 10". 2 items. 2p.
    • Folder e#1169-005.8.e
      Randall Jarrell photographs aged 2-1/2 years [Portraits] (ca. 1916) Photographic print. Sepia. 8" x 10". 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder f#1169-005.8.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?"
    • Folder g#1169-005.8.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.
    • Folder h#1169-005.8.h
      Randall and Mary Jarrell [Photographs] (ca. 1957-1965) Photographic prints & negatives. Black & white. Various sizes. 7 items. 7 p.
    • Folder i#1169-005.8.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.
    • Folder j#1169-005.8.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.
    • Folder k#1169-005.8.k
      Randall Jarrell family [Photographs] (ca. 1955-1958) Photographic prints and negatives. Black & white. 3.5" x 3.5". 43 items. 43 p.
    • Folder l#1169-005.8.l
      Randall Jarrell, Mary, and Dorothy Robinson [Photographs] (ca. 1951-1952) Photographic prints. Black & white. 5.5" x 3.75". 7 items. 7 p.
Series 12:
Manuscript Materials & Periodicals
  • Box 8#1169-005.8
    • Folder m#1169-005.8.m
      Atheneum Publishers, New York royalties statement [Financial Records] (1960) Printed forms. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder n#1169-005.8.n
      Grossman Publishers News [Newsletters] (ca. 1971) mimeographed typescript. 5 items. 10 p.
    • Folder o#1169-005.8.o
      Yale Daily News, vol.87, no.96 [Periodicals] (1966) Printed. 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder p#1169-005.8.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.
    • Folder q#1169-005.8.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."
Series 13:
Oversized Materials
  • Box 2#1169-005.2
    • Folder zb#1169-005.2.zb
      • 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.   (item #os1)
  • Box 7#1169-005.7
    • Folder s#1169-005.7.s
      • 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.   (item #os2)
  • Box 7#1169-005.7
    • Folder t#1169-005.7.t
      • 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.  (item #os3)
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