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Donald C. Gallup Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3347

This collection consists primarily of bibliographies, poetry, journals, and programs documenting Donald C. Gallup's work in 20th century literature. Many of the publications are personally addressed to Gallup by the author. The collection also houses postcards (depicting such subjects as Belfast, the British Museum, Peterborough Cathedral, and various celebrities) that Gallup accumulated during his travels in Europe, a few personal photographs of Gallup and his friends (including author Gertrude Stein and the circle of American émigrés revolving around her), and a videotape entitled Tao House Award Dinner, June 23, 1994, Highlights of O'Neil on World Stages Conference. Most of the postcards are blank, but a few include correspondence to friends and family, including an aunt Ella.

Dates

  • 1920-1995

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

4 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses bibliographies, poetry, journals, and programs documenting Donald C. Gallup's work in 20th century literature. Many of the publications are personally addressed to Gallup by the author. The collection also includes postcards that Gallup accumulated during his travels in Europe, personal photographs, and a videotape.

Biographical/Historical Note

Donald Clifford Gallup was born to Carl Daniel and Lottie Elizabeth (Stanton) Gallup in Sterling, Connecticut on May 12, 1913. He earned his A.B. (1934) and Ph.D (1939) at Yale University and his Litt.D (1971) at Colby College. Gallup began his career as an English instructor at Southern Methodist University (1937-1940, 1941-1942) and as a cataloger at Yale (1940-1941). During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. He was attached to the headquarters of the American occupation in Paris, where he was taken into the circle of American émigrés revolving around Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. After his discharge in 1946, Gallup returned to Yale and worked as an Assistant Professor of Bibliography, as the Curator of the collection of American Literature, and as the editor of the Library Gazette until retiring in 1980. He was instrumental in establishing Yale as a leading center for the study of 20th century literature by acquiring the papers of such noted writers as Gertrude Stein, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, and Thornton Wilder. He also wrote and edited a number of books, including T. S. Eliot Bibliography (1969), Gertrude Stein, Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and Other Early Writings (ed. 1971), Ezra Pound Bibliography (1983), On Contemporary Bibliography, (1970), A Curator's Responsibilities (1976), Kathryn Hulme, Of Chickens and Plums (ed. 1982), Thornton Wilder, The Collected Short Plays (ed. 1997-98), and Eugene O'Neill and His Eleven-Play Cycle (1998). Gallup died on September 6, 2000.

Arrangement

This collection consists of four boxes.

Acquisition Note

Charlotte G. Cox donated these papers to Special Collections in June of 2001.

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