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"The Home of Taney," by Edward Delaplaine
July 4, 1936

Edward S. Delaplaine addresses the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association with a paper titled "The Home of Taney." Delaplaine, a member of the Frederick Bar and the President of the Roger Brooke Taney Home, Inc.,...

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benét to Laura Benét
July 25, 1936

Stephen Vincent Benét writes to his sister, Laura Benét, on the slowness of his writing and distress over news from abroad. Includes envelope.

Letter from Newton Tarkington to Charles Sellers
November 17, 1936

Newton Tarkington writes to Charles Sellers with advice on the attribution of a portrait of painter Benjamin West.

Location: I-SellersC-1955-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Letter from Newton Tarkington to Charles Sellers

Letter from Marianne Moore to Miss McGlade
December 14, 1936

Marianne Moore responds to Miss McGlade's request for copies of Moore's published work. While Moore states that she will request copies of The Egoist for McGlade and a friend, Moore dissuades McGlade from purchasing a copy of her most...

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-55

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Letter from Marianne Moore to Miss McGlade

Letter from Marianne Moore to James Watson
March 12, 1937

Marianne Moore writes James S. Watson about his review of "Nightwood" by Djuna Barnes. "I read your review with great interest, heartily approving until I came to the part where you make 'Nightwood' a companion piece to 'The Waste Land,'" as...

Location: I-Friends-2002-2

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Letter from Marianne Moore to James Watson

Mrs. McAllister’s First Musical Morning program
November 4, 1937

This program is for Mrs. McAllister's First Musical Morning at the Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. Allen Tanner is listed as Marguerite d'Alvarez's accompanist. On the reverse side news clippings are attached that report on Tanner's...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F57

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Mrs. McAllister’s First Musical Morning program

"An Open Letter to the Chinese People" by Pearl Buck
1938

This is a working manuscript by Nobel Prizewinning author Pearl S. Buck, including ink and pencil corrections, written during the Japanese invasion of China and the war that ensued.

Howard Gartner, Baritone brochure
circa 1938

This brochure offers a brief biography and reviews of Allen Tanner's student Howard Gartner. Contact information for performance booking purposes is included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F2

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Howard Gartner, Baritone brochure

Columbia Damen Club program
April 7, 1938

This program is for a recital by Howard Gaertner, with Allen Tanner as accompanist, at the Columbia Damen Club.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F55

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Columbia Damen Club program

St. Francis ballet program
circa 1939

This program is for the St. Francis ballet. Pavel Tchelitchew is listed as the set and costume designer.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F62

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: St. Francis ballet program

"In the Federal ballet program…" Chicago Sunday Tribune newspaper clipping
March 19, 1939

This news clipping describes a costume owned by Allen Tanner, and worn by Bentley Stone in the Federal ballet program at the Blackstone theater.

Letter from Stephan Vincent Benet to Frances Benet
November 17, 1939

Stephen Vincent Benet asks his mother, Frances Rose Benet, to come to Thanksgiving.

Location: I-Friends-1991-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

View Item: Letter from Stephan Vincent Benet to Frances Benet

Letter from William Benet to Mr. Roberts
circa 1940

William Rose Benet, the contributing editor of The Saturday Review of Literature, asks Mr. Roberts to "send the book."

Location: I-Friends-1974-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

View Item: Letter from William Benet to Mr. Roberts

Letter from Stephan Vincent Benét to Frances Rose Benét
January 9, 1940

Writer and poet Stephan Vincent Benét writes to his mother, Frances. He discusses a recent speaking engagement at Saybrook College, the cold weather, and his daughter Rachel's pet canary. Envelope included.

"Flag Salute," by Esther Popel Shaw
November 1940

Esther Popel Shaw's poem "Flag Salute" on the cover of Crisis Magazine.

Location: I-Friends-2012-2

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1940-1959

View Item: "Flag Salute," by Esther Popel Shaw

"Front Views and Profiles" by June Provines, Chicago Tribune newspaper clipping
January 4, 1941

This news clipping from the Chicago Tribune highlights American pianist Allen Tanner and Austrian composer Ernst Krenek.

This clipping appears on page 13.

Letter from Marianne Moore to Professor Wells
January 3, 1942

Poet Marianne Moore writes to an unspecified "Professor Wells," discussing the poems she plans to read at an event on January 19.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-27

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

View Item: Letter from Marianne Moore to Professor Wells

Letter from Marianne Moore to Professor Wells
January 16, 1942

Poet Marianne Moore writes to an unspecified "Professor Wells," finalizing the poems she plans to read at an event on January 19. Moore also declines an invitation to lunch, but suggests visiting a museum after the reading as an alternative.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-27

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

View Item: Letter from Marianne Moore to Professor Wells

Letter from Whitfield Bell Jr. to Brooks Kleber
June 16, 1942

Whitfield Bell Jr. writes Brooks Kleber to catch up and discuss a number of different subjects. Bell congratulates Kleber on being selected for Officer Training School (OCS) and describes where their former classmates at Dickinson are serving in...

Flight Log - Sixth Quintile
April-August 1943

The Flight Log magazine provides an overview of the 32nd College Training Detachment's activities while at Dickinson College during World War II.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 1)
May 14, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 2)
May 22, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 3)
May 29, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 4)
June 4, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

Eager Eagle (Vol. 1, No. 5)
June 11, 1943

Army Air Corps Cadets from the 32nd College Training Detachment published the Eager Eagle while stationed at Dickinson College in 1943.

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