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Ben McClary Collection of James Agee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2625

This collection consists of Professor Ben McClary's collection of James Agee material. The collection includes books by and about Agee, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as original research and articles by McClary. Also included are memorial articles and correspondence about Father James Harold Flye.

A number of books were removed from the collection, as they duplicate materials found in the Rare Books Collection. Only one -- McClary's copy of A Death in the Family -- was retained, as it includes McClary's handwritten notes (Folder 6). Following is a list of books that were removed:

Bergreen, Laurence. James Agee: A Life. New York: E. P Dutton, 1984. UTK Hoskins Library Rare Book all number: PS 3501. G35 z59 1984.

Letters of James Agee to Father Flye. Introduction By James Harold Flye. New York: George Braziller, 1962. UTK Hoskins Library Rare Book call number: PS 3501. G35 z 54.

Madden, David. Remembering James Agee. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1974. UTK Hoskins Library Rare Book call number: PS 3501. G35 z78.

Tennessee Studies in Literature Vol VII. Ed. Richard Beale Davis. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1963. UTK Hoskins Library Rare Book call number: PN 35. T4

Loose items removed from McClary's copy of James Agee: A Life by Laurence Bergreen remain in the collection and can be found in Folder 7.

For more information on Agee, see MS.1500, MS.2296, and MS.2474.

Dates

  • 1961-1986

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of Professor Ben McClary's collection of James Agee material. The collection includes books by and about Agee, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as original research and articles by McClary. Also included are memorial articles and correspondence about Father James Harold Flye.

Biographical/Historical Note

Professor McClary was an English professor at Tennessee Wesleyan College.

Arrangement

Collection consists of seven folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult these additional collections: MS.1500 MS.1904 MS.1998 MS.2296 MS.2474 MS.2730 MS.2832 MS.3045 MS.3142 MS.3200 MS.3229 MS.3277 MS.3450 MS.3702 MS.3824 MS.3839

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480