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Archives related to: Emmett, Burton, 1871-1935

titleBurton Emmett Papers, 1888-1939
repositorySouthern Historical Collection
collection titleEmmett was an advertising copywriter and executive in New York City. He collected woodcuts, prints, engravings, and literary manuscripts, and was president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the 1920s.

Correspondence concerning Emmett's collecting activities and his work with the American Institute of Graphic Arts; handwritten and typed versions of poems, plays, and other works by various authors; and miscellaneous other items. Correspondence includes about fifty letters, 1926-1935 and undated, to Emmett from his close friend, Sherwood Anderson, and one or two letters from Robert Louis Stevenson, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Ezra Pound, Booth Tarkington, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Willa Cather, Robinson Jeffers, Owen Wister, Theodore Dreiser, Christopher Morley, Thornton Wilder, Maxfield Parrish, and Rockwell Kent. Works by authors include a playscript each by Thornton Wilder and Lewis Ely, two poems by Robinson Jeffers, an untitled poem beginning In the night... by Stephen Crane, a speech by Sherwood Anderson, and stories and a poem by Christopher Morley. Other items include typed transcriptions of eight letters, 1925 and undated, from Ernest Hemingway to Ernest Walsh; a photograph purportedly picturing Aubrey Beardsley; two reels of microfilm of drafts of works by Sherwood Anderson and other items relating to Anderson, originals of which were apparently transferred in 1954 or 1955 from the University of North Carolina to the Newberry Library, Chicago; and a scrapbook of Northwestern University memorabilia, 1888-1890, compiled by Emmett.

Biographical Note
Emmett was an advertising copywriter and executive in New York City. He collected woodcuts, prints, engravings, and literary manuscripts, and was president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the 1920s.
extentAbout 260 items.
formatsCorrespondence Writings Photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://search.lib.unc.edu/search?R=UNCb2592666
record sourcehttp://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/e/Emmett,Burton.html
finding aidIn repository and guide on repository's Web site.
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