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Archives related to: Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

titleTheodore Dreiser Papers, ca. 1890-1965 (bulk 1897-1955).
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
descriptionContains 22 series, including correspondence (118 boxes); legal matters (7 boxes); writings (260 boxes), comprising books, essays, short stories, poems, plays, screenplays, radio scripts, addresses, lectures, interviews, introductions, and prefaces; journals edited by Dreiser (6 boxes); notes (9 boxes); diaries (5 boxes); biographical material (1 box); memorabilia (41 boxes), comprising scrapbooks, photographs, art work, promotional material, postcards, and miscellanea; financial records (5 boxes); clippings (23 boxes); works by others (12 boxes); and oversize materials (2 boxes). Also includes materials regarding various family members: brother Paul Dresser (8 boxes of correspondence, sheet music and lyric sheets, clippings and memorabilia, and two plays written by Dresser); second wife Helen Dreiser (4 boxes of diaries and other writings); and niece Vera Dreiser (2 boxes of correspondence).

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 30
extent503 boxes
formatsCorrespondence Legal Files Clippings Financial Records Diaries
accessThe Theodore Dreiser Papers may be examined by researchers in the reading room of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania. Permission to quote from and to publish unpublished materials must be requested in writing from the Curator of Manuscripts.
record linkhttp://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/dreiser/findingaid/td01.html
record sourcehttp://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/mss/dreiser/dreiser.html
acquisition informationGifts with some additional purchases, received: 1942 through 1991.
updated11/18/2014 16:49:27
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titleArthur Davison Ficke Papers.
repositoryYale University Library
descriptionThe Arthur Davison Ficke Papers document the personal lives and literary interests of Arthur Davison and Gladys Brown Ficke. Major correspondents include Witter Bynner, Floyd Dell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edgar Lee Masters, and John Cowper Powys. In addition to manuscripts of Ficke's own works, the papers contain manuscripts of poems by Witter Bynner, Edgar Lee Masters, and others.

Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 50
extent36.50 linear feet (72 boxes)
formatsPersonal Papers Correspondence Manuscript
accessThis collection is open for research. Restricted in boxes 67-69 is restricted until 2023 Dec 31. For further information, consult the appropriate curator. Restricted Fragile in box 70 and in cold storage may only be consulted with permission of the appropriate curator. Preservation photocopies or photographic prints for reference use have been substituted in the main files.
record linkhttp://webtext.library.yale.edu/xml2html/beinecke.ficke.nav.html
record sourcehttp://orbis.library.yale.edu/
finding aidOnline and in repository
acquisition informationThe papers came to The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in 1950 as the gift of Gladys Brown Ficke. Additional material was donated in subsequent years by Mr. and Mrs. Stanhope Blunt Ficke, Alyse Gregory, Belinda Jeliffe, Mary Alice Metzgar, and John Van E. Kohn. One item was purchased in 1965 from Seven Gables Bookshop.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:51
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titleMargaret Parton papers, 1885-1981.
repositoryUniversity of Oregon Libraries
descriptionCollection consists of materials that deal extensively with the personal and professional life of an American family at home and abroad throughout the 20th century. The creative as well as the professional pursuits of the Parton family are represented by diaries, correspondence, dispatches from India and Japan, and articles on growing social awareness in the United States. Correspondents include Lincoln Steffens, Fremont Older, Theodore Dreiser, Carl Sandburg, Elmer and Berta Hader, and Inez Haynes Irwin. The collection includes Parton's diaries, manuscripts, school work, artwork by Parton and others, photographs, and tape recordings. Other family members' papers are included in the collection as well as those of Martha and Robert Bruère.

Bio/History:
Margaret Parton (1915-1981) was a journalist, critic, and author. She was educated at the Lincoln School of Teachers in New York City and Swarthmore College.
extent43 linear ft. (83 containers)
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Diaries Photographs Works of Art
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv75255
record sourcehttp://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv75255
finding aidOnline and unpublished finding aid and selected name index available; inquire with Special Collections and University Archives.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:51
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titleDorothy Dudley Papers, 1912-1946.
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
descriptionThe collection includes five letters of B.W. Huebsch, 1912-1913, relating to the publication of Dudley’s translation of Auguste Rodin’s essay on the Venus de Milo; an undated note from Marcel Duchamp, accompanying Dudley’s manuscript for a review of his "La Mariee mise a nu par ces celibataires, meme," published in 1934; plus six letters of the sculptor Ossip Zadkine, 1932-1935, with some commentary on his latest works and personal philosophy.

Also included are letters of Jacques Delamain, Bernard Fay, Arthur Davison Ficke, Frank Irving Fletcher, Merlin N. Hanson, John T. McCutcheon, Thomas O’Connor, A. Plotkin, Sidney Solomon and Oliver Willett, mostly relating to Dudley’s 1932 biography of Theodore Dreiser, "Forgotten frontiers," with an undated typewritten manuscript children’s story by Eliza Orne White entitled, "Dorothy Dudley’s birthday."

Bio/History:
American author and translator.
extentca. 27 items.
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat76280
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
updated11/12/2014 11:29:51
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titlePapers of Henry and Nina Webster Dumont, 1905-1943 (bulk 1930-1936).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
descriptionHenry Dumont's papers consist of correspondence (much of it with the poet George Sterling), printed matter, scrapbooks, clippings, business papers, and several drafts (1936) of his biography of Sterling entitled Faun on Olympus. Includes Dumont's correspondence about Sterling with Albert M. Bender, Theodore Dreiser, Arnold Genthe, Charmian London, Virgil Markham, William McDevitt, H. L. Mencken, George Steele Seymour, Upton Sinclair, and Sterling's daughters, Alice Chrystal Sterling Gregory and Mary Isabelle Sterling Routhwaite. Also includes poems by Sterling, many of them autographed. Also includes material on Dumont's career with Pacific Coast Borax Company and his involvement with the Business Men's Art Clubs of Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Nina Webster Dumont's papers relate primarily to her work as statistician and conductor of surveys for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other federal and state agencies on such topics as air pollution, consumer purchases, cost of living, health, medical care costs, and occupational morbidity and mortality.

Bio/History:
Businessman, author, and poet. Married Nina Webster, statistician for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other federal and state agencies.
extent3,000 items. 9 containers. 3.6 linear feet.
formatsCorrespondence Printed Materials Scrapbooks Clippings Business Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003058
record sourcehttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003058
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and online.
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