Letters/Correspondence

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Postcard from Marianne Moore to “Don”
circa 1965

Poet Marianne Moore writes to an unspecified "kind, kind Don." Moore thanks Don for "taking [his] time to help [her], and send for a taxi;" she is also grateful for his gift of "The Adoration of the Magi, the one true message for the days."...

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-34

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Roy Wilkins to John Bailey
May 16, 1968

Roy Wilkins writes to John M. Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, asking how the Convention intends to implement the 1964 commitment to fully representative delegations. Wilkins includes a copy of a letter to Chairman Ray Bliss...

Location: I-Friends-1986-11

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Roy Wilkins to Ray Bliss
May 16, 1968

This is a carbon copy of a letter from Roy Wilkins to Democratic National Committee Chairman Ray C. Bliss, in which Wilkins implores the Party to ensure integrated delegations. Wilkins writes to Chairman John M. Bailey on the same subject (posted...

Location: I-Friends-1986-11

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Gerald Ford to Paul Walker
August 3, 1971

United States House of Representatives Minority Leader Gerald Ford writes to Paul R. Walker (Class of 1921), a longtime contributing editor and columnist for the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Ford thanks Walker for lunch during a recent visit...

Location: I-Friends-1982-6

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Dick Fletcher
April 8, 1975

In this letter to Dick Fletcher, Allen Tanner writes about opera singer Mary Garden for a biography project. He describes meeting Garden in Chicago after watching her perform in "Pelleas" around 1916-1917.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F31

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Janet Figler
June 13, 1976

In this letter to Janet Figler, mother of donor Liz Hamill Howard, Allen Tanner writes that he no longer gives piano lessons due to ongoing health problems. He also offers musical training advice for Hamill Howard.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F28

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Elizabeth Hamill
July 25, 1977

In this letter to Liz Hamill Howard, Allen Tanner describes where he purchased an Alexander Scriabin album, and offers advice to Hamilll Howard on her piano playing technique.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F47

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Melvin Calvin to Barry Fortson
January 23, 1980

Chemist and 1979 Priestley Award recipient Melvin Calvin responds to an iquiry from Barry Fortson, explaining that the "most exciting moment in my life in chemistry" was "clos[ing] the carbon cycle one day in my head."

Location: I-Friends-1983-3

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Judith B. Jones to Allen Tanner
May 9, 1980

Judith B. Jones writes to Allen Tanner regarding a biography of Edith Sitwell written by Victoria Glendinning.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F43

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
May 26, 1980

Allen Tanner writes to Victoria Glendinning regarding her biography on Edith Sitwell, and expresses his disappointment that Glendinning did not contact him for information on Sitwell.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F43

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
July 30, 1980

In this letter to author Victoria Glendinning, Allen Tanner writes about his and Pavel Tchelitchew's friendship with English poet Edith Sitwell, as well as the end of their friendship with Gertrude Stein.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F44

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
December 2, 1980

In this letter, Allen Tanner writes that he is displeased with how author Victoria Glendinning has characterized him in her biography of English poet Edith Sitwell.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F44

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Robert Tanner to Allen Tanner
November 9, 1984

In this letter to his Uncle Allen Tanner, Robert Tanner describes his genealogical research and reconnection with distant family members. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F82

Subject: Genealogy and Family History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
Undated

In this letter to R. Kirk Askew, owner of the Durlacher Bros. art gallery, Allen Tanner discusses the sale of several Pavel Tchelitchew paintings in Askew's gallery. He also mentions his health and the death of one of Tchelitchew's sisters....

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
Undated

In this letter to R. Kirk Askew, owner of the Durlacher Bros. art gallery, Allen Tanner tells Askew that he wants Askew's wife Constance to have one of Pavel Tchelitchew's drawings--the "Ode" sketch. The last page appears to be part of a...

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Margaret Anderson
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to Margaret Anderson about their first meeting in Chicago. He also discusses her past relationships with fellow editor of the Little Review Jane Heap, and opera singer Georgette LeBlanc.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F5

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler to assist Tyler in writing his book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner discusses...

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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Letter from Robert Tanner to Mother
Undated

With this letter to his mother, Robert Tanner includes a photocopy of a newspaper article about his Uncle Allen Tanner's musical accomplishments. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F82

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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