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Joseph Wood Krutch Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3706

This collection consists of two Joseph W. Krutch edited manuscripts titled, Human Nature and the Human Condition and More Lives Than One. Also in the collection are photographs and a negative of Krutch. More Live Than One was Krutch's detailed autobiography which detailed his life as an early writer in Knoxville, Tennessee. Human Nature and the Human Condition was a critical of modern society which probes familiar concepts in a highly original and concrete fashion, and brings alive the enduring principles of humanity.

Dates

  • circa 1959, circa 1962, undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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 two Joseph W. Krutch edited manuscripts titled, Human Nature and the Human Condition and More Lives Than One. Also in the collection are photographs and a negative of Krutch.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Wood Krutch was born on November 25, 1893, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee, graduating with his bachelor's degree in 1915. Krutch then attended Columbia University where he received his Master's degree in 1916 and his Doctorate degree in 1923, both in English. In 1918, he served in the Army and went to Europe for a year with one of his fellow students Mark Van Doren. When he returned, Krutch worked for Brooklyn Polytechnic and started to submit critiques and essays. In 1924, he started as a drama critic for The Nation and remained there until 1952. Krutch wrote two prominent biographies in 1940, Samuel Johnson and Henry Thoreau. Both biographies reflected his interest in natural history. He moved to Arizona where he continued to write more nature-focused material and also write his autobiography, More Lives than One, in 1962. Krutch died May 22, 1970 from complications with colon cancer.

Previous Citation

Parts of this collection were previously listed as MS.0222 and MS.0280.

Acquisition Note

These materials were donated to Special Collections by Joseph W. Krutch in 1960.

Repository Details

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

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