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0849: Guyandotte Poetry Society Papers, 1989-2018, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2018

0849: Guyandotte Poetry Society Papers, 1989-2018, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collections contains the professional documents of the Guyandotte Poetry Society. The contents in this collection span from 1989 to 2018. The collection includes correspondence, directions to meetings, directories of poets who participated in the Society, and poems that were submitted and workshopped. The materials in this collection document the various writers who either served as reviewers or submitted poetry for review. This list of writers is included following the list of folders and their contents.


0843: Katharine Rodier Collection, 1974-2011, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2018

0843: Katharine Rodier Collection, 1974-2011, Marshall University Special Collections

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Personal writing, class notes, photograph, professional works, correspondences, professional materials, and mementos of Katharine Rodier during her collegiate career and career in the English Department of Marshall University.


0829: John Mckernan Collection, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2015

0829: John Mckernan Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

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The John McKernan Collection contains mostly published materials that John McKernan collected related to his own poetry. There are a limited number of non-McKernan publications that he saved.


0808: Katharine Marie Rodier Collection, 1974-2011, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2013

0808: Katharine Marie Rodier Collection, 1974-2011, Marshall University Special Collections

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Personal writing, class notes, photographs, financial records, dissertation, professional works, correspondence, travel information, magazines, cooking recipes, professional materials, and mementos of Katharine Rodier during her collegiate career and career in the English Department of Marshall University.


0786: James B. Justice Collection, 2009-2011, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2011

0786: James B. Justice Collection, 2009-2011, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection consists of two black boxes, each with the same content. Each box contains manuscript pages for various creative endeavors by James B. Justice and others, including poetry, an opera, and visual arts, as well as a CD containing the music for the opera. Selected works include a book called Idle Moments and an opera The Old Shoe Blues. A full list of the contents of the box, as typed by the author, can be found in the container list section of the finding aid.


0590: Maurice Harmon Papers, 1993-1994, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1994

0590: Maurice Harmon Papers, 1993-1994, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection contains materials related to Maurice Harmon’s work during his time at Marshall University and slightly after. The bulk of the collection consists of works in progress by Harmon and others at Marshall. The works in progress included in this collection are “Sean O'Faolain”, Constable (London, England), 1994 and “Preserving the Word: Descriptive Catalogue of Maurice Harmon’s Library of Anglo-Irish Literature and Criticism” compiled by Barbara R. Brown and edited by Lisle G. Brown, John Deaver Drinko Academy for American Political Institutions and Civic Culture, 1996. These works consist of both proofs and files on floppy ...


0573: Robert B. Hayes, 1965-1984, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1993

0573: Robert B. Hayes, 1965-1984, Marshall University Special Collections

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Marshall University dean and president. Papers consist of items related to Jesse Stuart: newspaper clippings, ephemera and correspondence.


0525: Doris C. Miller Papers, 1915-1989, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1990

0525: Doris C. Miller Papers, 1915-1989, Marshall University Special Collections

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Doris Copley Miller was a Huntington, West Virginia poet, newspaperwoman, and local historian. Papers include her work in draft and printed form and correspondence, notably the Jesse Stuart letters. It also contains poetry submissions from other friends and the public as well as working files from her years as religion, education and poetry editor at the Huntington Publishing Company. In addition to her newspaper columns, she also conducted genealogical research.


0257: Martha Elizabeth Carpenter Miller Collection, 1898-1962, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1979

0257: Martha Elizabeth Carpenter Miller Collection, 1898-1962, Marshall University Special Collections

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The majority of this collection consists of the handwritten and typed poetry of Martha Carpenter Miller. Many of the poems underwent multiple edits and rewrites, and her notes and corrections to her poems are included in this collection. The collection spans the years 1898-1962, with the bulk of the material from the 1930s-1950s. Miller wrote extensively, and the collection includes poems and partial poems, ideas, and short verses written on scrap paper, envelopes, paper towels, carboard, postcards, and various other types of paper. At the time of processing, original order was largely unknown. In organizing the materials, there were occasionally ...


0243: Mary Willison Papers, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0243: Mary Willison Papers, Marshall University Special Collections

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Photo-reproduction of poem about White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia titled, "The Old White" as well as other papers related to writing.


0231: Keysner-Whiting Manuscript, 1947, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0231: Keysner-Whiting Manuscript, 1947, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection contains seven poems written by Blanche and Clay regarding human feelings and emotions and World War II related poetry. These poems were potentially taken from “Sea to Sea in Song” (1961), “Time of Singing”, and the American Poetry League Bulletin (undated).


0140: Tessa Sweazy Webb Letter, 1936, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1976

0140: Tessa Sweazy Webb Letter, 1936, Marshall University Special Collections

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Letter from Columbus, Ohio, newspaper columnist to Charles Stater of Huntington, West Virginia, commenting on her columns and on poetry published in the newspaper.


0167: Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton Letters, 1882 And 1888, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1976

0167: Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton Letters, 1882 And 1888, Marshall University Special Collections

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These two letters from Watts-Dunton to an unknown addressee include a response to a request for poetry to be included in a forthcoming book and an offer of assistance in literary matters. Algernon Charles Swinburne is mentioned in one letter.


0084: Robert Saltz Papers, 1968-974, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0084: Robert Saltz Papers, 1968-974, Marshall University Special Collections

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Professor of English at the University of Maryland. Papers consist of drafts of articles submitted to the PMLA, correspondence, notes and other papers.


0087: Campbell-Staats Family Papers, 1875-1925, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0087: Campbell-Staats Family Papers, 1875-1925, Marshall University Special Collections

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The Campbell-Staats collection consists of two separate series of information. The first series is comprised of the Jennie Ratliff Campbell papers. These papers consist mainly of personal correspondence to Miss Ratliff dating from 1875-1888. The majority of these letter were from two particular individuals, R. G. Drysdale and W. S. Livengood, and concerned everyday occurrence and mutual acquaintances. The remainder of the series is made up of samples from her schoolwork, songs she had copied, business correspondence, and a book of poetry given to her by her fiancee, C. W. Campbell.

The second series is comprised of the Campbell-Staats family ...


0113: Jesse Stuart Papers, 1929-1986, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0113: Jesse Stuart Papers, 1929-1986, Marshall University Special Collections

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The Jesse Stuart Collection consists primarily of magazines given by Mr. Stuart which contain articles, stories, or poems written by him or about him. Approximately half of these items are in the original publication; the others are photoreproductions of originals lent by Mr. Stuart.

Another significant part of the collection was purchased from International Bookfinders, Inc., of Pacific Palisades, California, and includes first editions of Mr. Stuart’s works, galley proofs, and some manuscript material.

A third group of material is comprised of articles, stories, or poems written by or concerning Mr. Stuart which have been located and added to ...