Reid and Susan Overcash Literary Collection: Vida Ammons Cox Papers

1918, 1935-2012
Manuscript Collection #1096-002
Creator(s)
Ammons, A. R. (Archie Randolph)
Physical description
1.5 Cubic Feet, 3 archival boxes and 2 oversize folders, consisting of correspondence, publications, programs, posters, photographs, awards, broadsides, book reviews, audio recordings, watercolor paintings, and newspaper clippings.
Preferred Citation
Reid and Susan Overcash Literary Collection: Vida Ammons Cox Papers (#1096-002), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

These papers (1918, 1935-2012) relate chiefly to renowned poet A. R. (Archie Randolph) Ammons and belonged to his sister Vida Ammons Cox. Included are correspondence, publications by or dedicated to A. R. Ammons, programs, posters, photographs, awards, broadsides, book reviews, audio recordings, watercolors painted by A. R. Ammons and newspaper clippings.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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

Source of acquisition

Purchased from Vida Ammons Cox

Copyright notice

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


Container list
Box 20 Folder a Correspondence chiefly from A. R. Ammons to his sister Vida A. Cox but also from other correspondents, 1944-1998
Box 20 Folder b Correspondence chiefly from A. R. Ammons to his sister Vida A. Cox but also from other correspondents, 2000-2012
Box 20 Folder c Watercolor paintings by A. R. Ammons, 1949-1983
Box 20 Folder d Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons, 1973-1985
Box 20 Folder e Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons, 2001-2002
Box 20 Folder f Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons, 2007-2012
Box 21 Folder a Country Club Woman (November/December 1960, March/April 1962)
Box 21 Folder b Documents concerning the A. R. Ammons Poetry Contest, 2000-2011: awards programs, The News Reporter newspaper of Whiteville, NC (June 3, 2004, pp. 1C, 7C)
Box 21 Folder c American Academy of Arts and Letters members roster, 2000-2001
Box 21 Folder d Printed material related to art exhibitiions and publications involving A. R. Ammons, 1982-2004
Box 21 Folder e CD audio recordings by or about A. R. Ammons, 1995-2001
Box 21 Folder f Book reviews of publications by A. R. Ammons, 1965, 1973, undated
Box 21 Folder g Broadsides related to poetry by A. R. Ammons, 1985, 1994, undated
Box 21 Folder h Clippings and a publication related to the National Book Awards received by A. R. Ammons in 1972 and 1993
Box 21 Folder i Booklet, clipping, newsletter and photograph concerning the induction of A. R. Ammons into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, 2000
Box 21 Folder j Photographs, ca, 1918-2000
Box 21 Folder k Publications by or dedicated to A. R. Ammons, 1977-1982
Box 21 Folder l Programs/posters related to events in the life of A. R. Ammons, 1949-2004
Box 21 Folder n Publications and promotional material related to the "Single Braids Unthreaded" Symposium in honor of alumnus A. R. Ammons' poetry and artwork, Wake Forest University, 2010
Box 22 Folder a Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca, 1986-2011
Box 22 Folder b Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca, 1976-2002
Box 22 Folder c Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca, 1971-2001
Box 22 Folder d Newspapers clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca, 1974-1995
Folder os1 A. R. Ammons watercolor (1977) with inset depicting Ammons homeplace. [Stored in the vault.] Corresponds to materials in box 20
Folder os2 Issue of National Glass Budget (a weekly review of the American Glass Industry), December 31, 1949, containing a wedding photo of Phyllis Ammons, (Mrs. A. R. Ammons). Corresponds to materials in box 20