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

Manuscript Collection #1096-002

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

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

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Vida Ammons Cox

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

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


Preliminary Inventory

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

  • Box 20
     
    Correspondence chiefly from A. R. Ammons to his sister Vida A. Cox but also from other correspondents, 1944-1998.
    Correspondence chiefly from A. R. Ammons to his sister Vida A. Cox but also from other correspondents, 2000-2012, undated.
    Watercolor paintings by A. R. Ammons, 1949-1983.
    Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons, 1973-1985.
    Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons, 2001-2002.
    Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons. 2007-2012, undated.
  • Box 21
     
    Country Club Woman (November/December 1960, March/April 1962).
    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).
    American Academy of Arts and Letters members roster, 2000-2001.
    Printed material related to art exhibitiions and publications involving A. R. Ammons, 1982-2004.
    CD audio recordings by or about A. R. Ammons, 1995-2001, undated.
    Book reviews of publications by A. R. Ammons, 1965, 1973, undated.
    Broadsides related to poetry by A. R. Ammons, 1985, 1994, undated.
    Clippings and a publication related to the National Book Awards received by A. R. Ammons in 1972 and 1993.
    Booklet, clipping, newsletter and photograph concerning the induction of A. R. Ammons into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, 2000.
    Photographs, ca. 1918-2000.
    Publications by or dedicated to A. R. Ammons, 1977-1982, undated.
    Programs/posters related to events in the life of A. R. Ammons, 1949-2004.
    School report cards and reports about A. R. Ammons' childhood, 1935-1939.
    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
     
    Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca. 1986-2011, undated.
    Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca. 1976-2002, undated.
    Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca. 1971-2001, undated.
    Newspapers clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca. 1974-1995, undated.
A. R. Ammons watercolor (1977) with inset depicting Ammons homeplace. [Stored in the vault.] Corresponds to materials in box 20.
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.

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Box 20
     
    Correspondence chiefly from A. R. Ammons to his sister Vida A. Cox but also from other correspondents, 1944-1998.
    Correspondence chiefly from A. R. Ammons to his sister Vida A. Cox but also from other correspondents, 2000-2012, undated.
    Watercolor paintings by A. R. Ammons, 1949-1983.
    Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons, 1973-1985.
    Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons, 2001-2002.
    Magazine/journal articles re A. R. Ammons and published poems by A. R. Ammons. 2007-2012, undated.
  • Box 21
     
    Country Club Woman (November/December 1960, March/April 1962).
    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).
    American Academy of Arts and Letters members roster, 2000-2001.
    Printed material related to art exhibitiions and publications involving A. R. Ammons, 1982-2004.
    CD audio recordings by or about A. R. Ammons, 1995-2001, undated.
    Book reviews of publications by A. R. Ammons, 1965, 1973, undated.
    Broadsides related to poetry by A. R. Ammons, 1985, 1994, undated.
    Clippings and a publication related to the National Book Awards received by A. R. Ammons in 1972 and 1993.
    Booklet, clipping, newsletter and photograph concerning the induction of A. R. Ammons into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, 2000.
    Photographs, ca. 1918-2000.
    Publications by or dedicated to A. R. Ammons, 1977-1982, undated.
    Programs/posters related to events in the life of A. R. Ammons, 1949-2004.
    School report cards and reports about A. R. Ammons' childhood, 1935-1939.
    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
     
    Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca. 1986-2011, undated.
    Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca. 1976-2002, undated.
    Newspaper clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca. 1971-2001, undated.
    Newspapers clippings re A. R. Ammons, ca. 1974-1995, undated.
A. R. Ammons watercolor (1977) with inset depicting Ammons homeplace. [Stored in the vault.] Corresponds to materials in box 20.
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.

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