Stuart Wright Collection: James Dickey Papers, 1950-1994

Manuscript Collection #1169-019

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Stuart Wright Collection: James Dickey Papers
    Creator: Dickey, James, 1923-1997
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers of John Dickey (1950-1994) documenting the life and literary career of the noted Atlanta, Georgia-born American poet, novelist and essayist, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographic prints, proofs of published works, reviews of published materials, printed material, loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection and oversized materials, by or about James Dickey, Louis Untermeyer, and others.
    Extent: 0.8 Cubic feet, 0.80 Cubic feet, 1 archival box & 3 oversized folders; 138 items, 642 p.,
  • Description
     

    Stuart Wright Collection: James Dickey Papers (#1169-019) document the life and literary career of James Dickey, 1950-1994. The Dickey Papers are arranged in original order in 3 series consisting of an original acquisition and the Cary Addition #1 and the Ludlow Addition #2.

    Series 1: Loose Manuscripts from Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of loose manuscripts and other materials found between the leaves of volumes in the Stuart Wright Book Collection. The materials consist of notes, letters, clippings, printed material and ephemera, 1933-1987, relating to James Dickey, and his publications. Perhaps the most interesting group of these items relates to Dickey’s Poems 1957-1967 (1966). These items, transferred from the copy of the book in the Stuart Wright Book Collection, contains correspondence, biographical sketches, reviews and other items related to the publication of book. Also of significant interest is a letter from Dickey to Louis Untermeyer explaining his literary evolution which was found in Drowning with Others (1966). In Symbol and Image in the Shorter Poems of Herman Melville (1950) were found several early, informal, photographic prints of James Dickey ca. 1950s. Series 1 is held in Box 1.a – 1.d

    Note to Researchers: Series 1, 2, 3: 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 James Dickey. They include notes and bookmarks inserted by Dickey, 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).

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    James Dickey was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 2 February 1923 to Maibelle Swift and Eugene Dickey. He attended Clemson Agricultural College and starred as a tailback on the football team. In 1942, Dickey interrupted his education to enlist in the Army Air Force, serving as a radio intercept officer with the 418th Night Fighter Squadron during World War II. He flew on many combat missions in the Pacific theater and was highly decorated.

    After the war, Dickey earned both bachelors and masters degrees from Vanderbilt University. At the start of the Korean War he was recalled to service, and served as a trainer. Dickey began writing poetry in high school but it was during his World War II military service that it became his main professional interest. Dickey ultimately published more than 25 books of poetry, 3 novels, and 2 screen plays, and served as a poetry consultant to the Library of Congress from 1966 to 1968. He taught at several colleges and universities and concluded his teaching career at the University of South Carolina from 1969 until his death in 1997.

    Dickey may be best known for his best-selling 1970 novel Deliverance. Deliverance also became a successful film that was nominated for 3 Academy Awards in 1973. Dickey even played a featured role in the film as a local sheriff. He died in Columbia, South Carolina on 19 January 1997.

    Sources: "James Dickey." [Biographical Sketch] Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dickey

    Author: Jonathan Dembo, 6/10/2013, 11/1/2016, 6/10/2013

    Stuart T. Wright. The James Dickey 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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    21 June 2010, 0.25 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 15 items; 19 p. Papers (1950-1978) documenting the life and literary career of James Dickey, the noted American novelist and essayist, including correspondence; manuscripts, photographic prints, reviews of published materials, printed material, loose manuscripts from the Stuart Wright Book Collection and oversized materials, by or about James Dickey, Louis Untermeyer, and others. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

    27 October 2011, (Cary Addition #1), 0.35 cubic feet; 0.5 archival box & 2 oversized folders; 97 items; 567 p. Papers (1967-1990) documenting the life and literary career of James Dickey (1923-1997), the noted American poet, novelist, and essayist, including correspondence, loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, photographic materials, proofs of published works, & printed materials. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

    20 July 2012, (Ludlow Addition #2), 0.20 cubic feet; 0.25 archival box & 1 oversized folder; 26 items; 56 p. Papers (1950-1994) documenting the life and literary career of James Dickey (1923-1997), the noted American poet, novelist, and essayist, including manuscript materials, loose manuscript materials transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, & proofs of published works. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Stuart Wright, 6/21/2010

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Stuart Wright Collection: James Dickey Papers (#1169-019) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing, Preliminary inventory & Container List, by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Saundra Pinkham, revised 11/19/2010; revised by Jonathan Dembo, 6/10/2013; Final inventory by Douglas Tuers, revised 1/24/2011; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, 11/9/2011; Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 7/3/2012; Inventory revised 10/9/2013.

Container List

  • Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
     

    • Box 1
       
      Poems 1957-1967, by James Dickey [Books] (1966) 9 items. 13 p. Note: James Dickey, Durham, North Carolina, Letter to Mrs. Louis Untermeyer regarding invitation to visit Bridgeport, Connecticut [Correspondence] (12 April 1966) TLS; James Dickey, Leesburg, Virginia, Letter to Louis Untermeyer, regarding inclusion in new edition of Modern American Poetry and enclosing biographical sketch; Two biographical sketch of James Dickey [Correspondence] (April 1967) Mimeographed typescript; "James Dickey Has A New Voice", Wesleyan University Press News Release advertising Poems 1957-1967 [Press Releases] (17 March 1967) Mimeographed typescript; Wesleyan University Press Review copy slip [Press Releases] (24 April 1967) Edited printed form; "Writer Turned Reader: Babel to Byzantium. Poets and Poetry Today by James Dick" reviewed by Thomas Lask, New York Times Book Review [Reviews] (10 May 1968) Clipping; "Sorties: Journals and New Essays, by James Dickey" reviewed by David Kalstone, New York Times Book Review [Reviews] (23 January 1972) Clipping; James Dickey Portrait used to illustrate clipping of 10 May 1968 [Photographs] (ca. 1968) Photographic print; Black & white; 3.5" x 5"; Photographic prints cataloged: #P-1160.019.001.a.1; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.26
      Drowning With Others, by James Dickey [Books] (1966) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: James Dickey, Madison, Wisconsin, Letter to Louis Untermeyer recalling previous meeting in Washington, DC and discussion of poets and poetry, explaining his "poetic education" during World War II (12 February 1966) TLS; "Rustic and Urbane: James Dickey: Helmets, John Updike: Telephone poles; Blas De Otero: Twenty Poems", reviewed in London Times Literary Supplement (20 August 1967) Clipping; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.27
      Symbol and Image in the Shorter Poems of Herman Melville, by James Dickey [Books] (1950) Printed. 3 items. 3 p. Note: Scrapbook photos of James Dickey (ca. 1950s) including images of Dickey in his back yard and standing beside his ca. 1948-1950 Pontiac Chieftain sedan; Photographic prints cataloged: #P-1169.019.001.c.2 - c.4; Photographic prints; Black & white; 2.7" x 4.5"; Traces of glue on verso; needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.34
      Review, The, vol. 17, n. 1 [Periodicals] (1978) 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Jay" to "Dear Bob" noting that the issue contains the "Dickey interview" and suggesting he pass it on to Stuart Wright (ca. 1978) ALS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.39
  • Cary Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Correspondence
       

      • Box 1
         
        Dickey, James, Columbia, SC. Letters to Stuart Wright (1973 - 1990) TLS. 58 items. 59 p. ; Note : Correspondence relates to personal relationships, publication of broadsides, meetings, gifts, poems for publication, Dickey's World War II service, changes to texts, order of poems in publications, etc. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #116
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Cary Addition Books
       

      • Box 1
         
        Metaphor as Pure Adventure, by James Dickey (c. 1968) Note : 1) Quotation from Metaphor (p. 3) autographed "James Dickey" [1968] TNS ; 2) Metaphor as Pure Adventure : A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress December 4, 1967, by James Dickey, Consultant in Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, 1967-68, with holograph inscription and autograph by James Dickey [1968], title page only. 2 items. 2 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #82.019
    • Photographic Materials
       

      • Box 1
         
        James Dickey Portrait [ca. 1967, 1985] Photographic prints. 1 color. 1 black & white. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : #P119-019 (Color) inscribed on face "To Stuart from James Dickey" [ca. 1985] ; #P119.019b (Black & White) inscribed "To Stuart from 'Jungle Jim' James Dickey" ; labeled on verso: "James Dickey - author of Drowning with Others, Helmets and Buckdancer's Choice" [ca. 1967] ; Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
    • Audio Recordings
       

      • Box 1
         
        Special Radio Programming Material with the Author of "Self-Interview" . . . James Dickey . . . Complete radio program with commentator Dick Strout ; Editorial Supervision by Steve Markham #2166 (Doubleday & Company, ca. 1970) Audio Recording & Album sleeve. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : No album cover ; Script missing ; non-commercial recording ; Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
    • Proofs
       

      • Box 1
         
        Alnilam [Book] by James Dickey (Garden City, NY : Doubleday & Company, Inc. © 1987) Uncorrected Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 348 p. ; Note : Advance reviewer's copy ; Source : Cary Addition Box #089.038
    • Printed Pamphlets and Reprints
       

      • Box 1
         
        All Is Brillig (or Ought to Be) [Poem] by Allen Tate ; Preface by James Dickey (Palaemon Press, Ltd. © 1978, 1979) Pamphlet. 15 items. 90 p. ; Note : Autographed "James Dickey" on title page ; copies iii - 1v, viii, xvi - xxi, xli - xliv of 50 copies printed, plus 2 unnumbered copies ; 300 copies printed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 147.000
        Four Poems [Literary Essay] by James Dickey (Privately printed, March 1979) Pamphlet. 1 item. 6 p. ; Note : Autographed inside back cover "James Dickey" ; Old Book Corner price sticker on front page $200 ; 25 copies printed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 147.000
        Some Contemporaries [Literary Essay] by James Dickey (1980) Reprint. 14 items. 56 p. ; Note : Copies 1 - 5 autographed by James Dickey on p. 1 ; copies 7 - 13 unsigned ; "Foreword to Dictionary of Literary Biography, American Poets Since World War II" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
    • Oversized Materials
       

      James Dickey Portrait, by Mark Morrow [© 1979] Photographic print. Black & White. 14" x 11" 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : #P119-019c inscribed "To Stuart from James Dickey" on face ; Source : Cary Addition Box 135.000
      Buckdancer's Choice [Poem] by James Dickey (Palaemon Press, Ltd. 1979) Broadside. 11-3/4" x 23-7/8" 1 item. 1 p. Note : Autographed "James Dickey" on face ; Printed for private distribution by H. H. Bradshaw, Jr., Christmas 1979 ; 4 numbered copies printed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 135.000
  • Ludow Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Manuscript Materials
       

      • Box 1
         
        Statement of Project [Project Proposal] by James Dickey (ca. 1953) Typescript. 1 item. 24 p. ; Note : Project to write long poem, several thousand lines ; includes autobiographical account, list of publications, examples of poetry ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #172.015
        Gloucester (from Palm Beach) Poem by James Dickey (ca. 1950s) Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Original typescript of unpublished poem ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box 189.032-1
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Ludlow Addition Books
       

      • Box 1
         
        James Dickey : A Bibliography of His Books, Pamphlets, and Broadsides, by Stuart Wright (© 1982) Note : 1) Poets of Today [1960] (Into the Stone and Other Poems) First edition : title page 8 5/16 x 5 11/16 in. (211 x 144 mm) [by Dickey] (ca. 1960) Page Proof. 1 item. 3 p. ; 2) Assignment : Books [Tuckey the Hunter, by Dickey] by William W. Starr, The State, Columbia, SC (10 Dec. 1978) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) James Dickey, Columbia, SC. Christmas card to Stuart Wright (11 Dec. 1978) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 3 p. ; 4) Landon Kite, Staff Assistant to President Jimmy Carter, Washington, DC. Letter to Stuart Wright acknowledging receipt of broadside (5 July 1979) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 5) Brooks Flemister, Director of Curriculum, Tatum Independent School District, Tatum, TX. Letter to Stuart Wright inquiring about purchasing Dickey materials (ca. 1978) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 6) Deborah Dickey, Columbia, SC. Letter to Stuart Wright agreeing that James will accept the reading offer (1 Sept. 1979) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 7) Dickey. Letter to Nicholas Burton Bragg, Executive Director, Reynolda House, Winston-Salem, NC requesting increase in honorarium for Dickey (2 Oct. 1979) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 8) Dickey. Letter to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC endorsing bibliography (22 July 1981) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 9-10) Anne Dickson, Pressworks Publishing, Inc., Dallas, TX. Letter to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC on publication of the bibliography (21 May 1982) TLS & Photocopy TLS. 2 items. 3 p. ; 11) Dickey. Letter to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC on receipt of the bibliography (6 Dec. 1982) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 12) E. Vernon G. Glenn. Letter to Stuart Wright concerning things "Dickeynesian" (21 Dec. 1982) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 13) E. Vernon G. Glenn, Attorney at Law, Winston-Salem, NC. Telegram to Stuart Wright "re : Dickey trial" (12 Aug. 1983) Telegram & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 14) John Updike, Beverly Farms, MA. Letter to Stuart Wright regarding the "Puella story" (23 April 1983) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 15) Donald Davie, Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing "another goody" for the bibliographer" (ca. 1983) Photocopy ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 16-17) George Core, Editor, Sewanee Review, Sewanee, TN. Letter to Stuart Wright praising the Dickey bibliography and enclosing favorable quotes (24 May 1986) TLS & Photocopy TLS. 2 items. 2 p. ; 18) Editor, South Carolina Review, Clemson, SC. Note to Stuart Wright that his article entitled "The Republic of Letters : Commentary of Poetry and the Criticism of Poetry by Stuart Wright, et. al." will be moved from the Spring 1994 issue to Spring 1995 issue (Spring 1994) Annotated photocopy. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #180.022
        James Dickey Ltd. [Book Review] by Stuart Wright, Sewanee Review, The, Sewanee, TN, Vol. 94, no. 2 (Spring 1986) ALS, TLS. 4 items. 4 p. ; Note : Donald [Davie], Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing "another goody for the bibliographer" & commenting "I thought you dealt bravely with Jim Dickey in Sewanee" [1986] Photocopy ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Updike, John, Beverly Farms, MA. Letter to Stuart Wright complimenting Wright on his review of the Dickey book (23 April 1986) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Bowers, Neal, Department of English, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Letter to George Core, Editor, The Sewanee Review thanking him for the "splendid review" of his book on Dickey, asking him to his appreciation to Wright for his "insight" into the Puella poems (21 May 1986) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) Core, George, Editor, The Sewanee Review, Sewanee, TN. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing copy of letter from Neal Bowers and adding favorable quotes from Donald Hall and Bob Heilman (24 May 1986) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #181.058
    • Oversized Proofs
       

      Sewanee Review, The, Sewanee, TN, Vol. 94, no. 2 (Spring 1986) Galley Proofs. 1 item. 2 p. 7" x 24" Note : Proofs of James Dickey Ltd., Stuart Wright's book review ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #181.058

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Container List

  • Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
     

    • Box 1
       
      Poems 1957-1967, by James Dickey [Books] (1966) 9 items. 13 p. Note: James Dickey, Durham, North Carolina, Letter to Mrs. Louis Untermeyer regarding invitation to visit Bridgeport, Connecticut [Correspondence] (12 April 1966) TLS; James Dickey, Leesburg, Virginia, Letter to Louis Untermeyer, regarding inclusion in new edition of Modern American Poetry and enclosing biographical sketch; Two biographical sketch of James Dickey [Correspondence] (April 1967) Mimeographed typescript; "James Dickey Has A New Voice", Wesleyan University Press News Release advertising Poems 1957-1967 [Press Releases] (17 March 1967) Mimeographed typescript; Wesleyan University Press Review copy slip [Press Releases] (24 April 1967) Edited printed form; "Writer Turned Reader: Babel to Byzantium. Poets and Poetry Today by James Dick" reviewed by Thomas Lask, New York Times Book Review [Reviews] (10 May 1968) Clipping; "Sorties: Journals and New Essays, by James Dickey" reviewed by David Kalstone, New York Times Book Review [Reviews] (23 January 1972) Clipping; James Dickey Portrait used to illustrate clipping of 10 May 1968 [Photographs] (ca. 1968) Photographic print; Black & white; 3.5" x 5"; Photographic prints cataloged: #P-1160.019.001.a.1; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.26
      Drowning With Others, by James Dickey [Books] (1966) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: James Dickey, Madison, Wisconsin, Letter to Louis Untermeyer recalling previous meeting in Washington, DC and discussion of poets and poetry, explaining his "poetic education" during World War II (12 February 1966) TLS; "Rustic and Urbane: James Dickey: Helmets, John Updike: Telephone poles; Blas De Otero: Twenty Poems", reviewed in London Times Literary Supplement (20 August 1967) Clipping; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.27
      Symbol and Image in the Shorter Poems of Herman Melville, by James Dickey [Books] (1950) Printed. 3 items. 3 p. Note: Scrapbook photos of James Dickey (ca. 1950s) including images of Dickey in his back yard and standing beside his ca. 1948-1950 Pontiac Chieftain sedan; Photographic prints cataloged: #P-1169.019.001.c.2 - c.4; Photographic prints; Black & white; 2.7" x 4.5"; Traces of glue on verso; needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.34
      Review, The, vol. 17, n. 1 [Periodicals] (1978) 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Jay" to "Dear Bob" noting that the issue contains the "Dickey interview" and suggesting he pass it on to Stuart Wright (ca. 1978) ALS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.39
  • Cary Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Correspondence
       

      • Box 1
         
        Dickey, James, Columbia, SC. Letters to Stuart Wright (1973 - 1990) TLS. 58 items. 59 p. ; Note : Correspondence relates to personal relationships, publication of broadsides, meetings, gifts, poems for publication, Dickey's World War II service, changes to texts, order of poems in publications, etc. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #116
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Cary Addition Books
       

      • Box 1
         
        Metaphor as Pure Adventure, by James Dickey (c. 1968) Note : 1) Quotation from Metaphor (p. 3) autographed "James Dickey" [1968] TNS ; 2) Metaphor as Pure Adventure : A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress December 4, 1967, by James Dickey, Consultant in Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, 1967-68, with holograph inscription and autograph by James Dickey [1968], title page only. 2 items. 2 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #82.019
    • Photographic Materials
       

      • Box 1
         
        James Dickey Portrait [ca. 1967, 1985] Photographic prints. 1 color. 1 black & white. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : #P119-019 (Color) inscribed on face "To Stuart from James Dickey" [ca. 1985] ; #P119.019b (Black & White) inscribed "To Stuart from 'Jungle Jim' James Dickey" ; labeled on verso: "James Dickey - author of Drowning with Others, Helmets and Buckdancer's Choice" [ca. 1967] ; Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
    • Audio Recordings
       

      • Box 1
         
        Special Radio Programming Material with the Author of "Self-Interview" . . . James Dickey . . . Complete radio program with commentator Dick Strout ; Editorial Supervision by Steve Markham #2166 (Doubleday & Company, ca. 1970) Audio Recording & Album sleeve. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : No album cover ; Script missing ; non-commercial recording ; Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
    • Proofs
       

      • Box 1
         
        Alnilam [Book] by James Dickey (Garden City, NY : Doubleday & Company, Inc. © 1987) Uncorrected Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 348 p. ; Note : Advance reviewer's copy ; Source : Cary Addition Box #089.038
    • Printed Pamphlets and Reprints
       

      • Box 1
         
        All Is Brillig (or Ought to Be) [Poem] by Allen Tate ; Preface by James Dickey (Palaemon Press, Ltd. © 1978, 1979) Pamphlet. 15 items. 90 p. ; Note : Autographed "James Dickey" on title page ; copies iii - 1v, viii, xvi - xxi, xli - xliv of 50 copies printed, plus 2 unnumbered copies ; 300 copies printed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 147.000
        Four Poems [Literary Essay] by James Dickey (Privately printed, March 1979) Pamphlet. 1 item. 6 p. ; Note : Autographed inside back cover "James Dickey" ; Old Book Corner price sticker on front page $200 ; 25 copies printed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 147.000
        Some Contemporaries [Literary Essay] by James Dickey (1980) Reprint. 14 items. 56 p. ; Note : Copies 1 - 5 autographed by James Dickey on p. 1 ; copies 7 - 13 unsigned ; "Foreword to Dictionary of Literary Biography, American Poets Since World War II" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
    • Oversized Materials
       

      James Dickey Portrait, by Mark Morrow [© 1979] Photographic print. Black & White. 14" x 11" 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : #P119-019c inscribed "To Stuart from James Dickey" on face ; Source : Cary Addition Box 135.000
      Buckdancer's Choice [Poem] by James Dickey (Palaemon Press, Ltd. 1979) Broadside. 11-3/4" x 23-7/8" 1 item. 1 p. Note : Autographed "James Dickey" on face ; Printed for private distribution by H. H. Bradshaw, Jr., Christmas 1979 ; 4 numbered copies printed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 135.000
  • Ludow Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Manuscript Materials
       

      • Box 1
         
        Statement of Project [Project Proposal] by James Dickey (ca. 1953) Typescript. 1 item. 24 p. ; Note : Project to write long poem, several thousand lines ; includes autobiographical account, list of publications, examples of poetry ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #172.015
        Gloucester (from Palm Beach) Poem by James Dickey (ca. 1950s) Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Original typescript of unpublished poem ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box 189.032-1
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Ludlow Addition Books
       

      • Box 1
         
        James Dickey : A Bibliography of His Books, Pamphlets, and Broadsides, by Stuart Wright (© 1982) Note : 1) Poets of Today [1960] (Into the Stone and Other Poems) First edition : title page 8 5/16 x 5 11/16 in. (211 x 144 mm) [by Dickey] (ca. 1960) Page Proof. 1 item. 3 p. ; 2) Assignment : Books [Tuckey the Hunter, by Dickey] by William W. Starr, The State, Columbia, SC (10 Dec. 1978) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) James Dickey, Columbia, SC. Christmas card to Stuart Wright (11 Dec. 1978) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 3 p. ; 4) Landon Kite, Staff Assistant to President Jimmy Carter, Washington, DC. Letter to Stuart Wright acknowledging receipt of broadside (5 July 1979) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 5) Brooks Flemister, Director of Curriculum, Tatum Independent School District, Tatum, TX. Letter to Stuart Wright inquiring about purchasing Dickey materials (ca. 1978) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 6) Deborah Dickey, Columbia, SC. Letter to Stuart Wright agreeing that James will accept the reading offer (1 Sept. 1979) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 7) Dickey. Letter to Nicholas Burton Bragg, Executive Director, Reynolda House, Winston-Salem, NC requesting increase in honorarium for Dickey (2 Oct. 1979) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 8) Dickey. Letter to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC endorsing bibliography (22 July 1981) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 9-10) Anne Dickson, Pressworks Publishing, Inc., Dallas, TX. Letter to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC on publication of the bibliography (21 May 1982) TLS & Photocopy TLS. 2 items. 3 p. ; 11) Dickey. Letter to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC on receipt of the bibliography (6 Dec. 1982) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 12) E. Vernon G. Glenn. Letter to Stuart Wright concerning things "Dickeynesian" (21 Dec. 1982) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 13) E. Vernon G. Glenn, Attorney at Law, Winston-Salem, NC. Telegram to Stuart Wright "re : Dickey trial" (12 Aug. 1983) Telegram & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 14) John Updike, Beverly Farms, MA. Letter to Stuart Wright regarding the "Puella story" (23 April 1983) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 15) Donald Davie, Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing "another goody" for the bibliographer" (ca. 1983) Photocopy ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 16-17) George Core, Editor, Sewanee Review, Sewanee, TN. Letter to Stuart Wright praising the Dickey bibliography and enclosing favorable quotes (24 May 1986) TLS & Photocopy TLS. 2 items. 2 p. ; 18) Editor, South Carolina Review, Clemson, SC. Note to Stuart Wright that his article entitled "The Republic of Letters : Commentary of Poetry and the Criticism of Poetry by Stuart Wright, et. al." will be moved from the Spring 1994 issue to Spring 1995 issue (Spring 1994) Annotated photocopy. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #180.022
        James Dickey Ltd. [Book Review] by Stuart Wright, Sewanee Review, The, Sewanee, TN, Vol. 94, no. 2 (Spring 1986) ALS, TLS. 4 items. 4 p. ; Note : Donald [Davie], Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing "another goody for the bibliographer" & commenting "I thought you dealt bravely with Jim Dickey in Sewanee" [1986] Photocopy ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Updike, John, Beverly Farms, MA. Letter to Stuart Wright complimenting Wright on his review of the Dickey book (23 April 1986) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Bowers, Neal, Department of English, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Letter to George Core, Editor, The Sewanee Review thanking him for the "splendid review" of his book on Dickey, asking him to his appreciation to Wright for his "insight" into the Puella poems (21 May 1986) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) Core, George, Editor, The Sewanee Review, Sewanee, TN. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing copy of letter from Neal Bowers and adding favorable quotes from Donald Hall and Bob Heilman (24 May 1986) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #181.058
    • Oversized Proofs
       

      Sewanee Review, The, Sewanee, TN, Vol. 94, no. 2 (Spring 1986) Galley Proofs. 1 item. 2 p. 7" x 24" Note : Proofs of James Dickey Ltd., Stuart Wright's book review ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #181.058


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