Skip to main content

SCOUT

Special Collections Online at The University of Tennessee

Peggy Bach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2050

This manuscript collection constitutes an addition to MS.2047: Peggy Bach Collection, 1919-1996. Box 1 houses Bach's professional and personal correspondence, arranged alphabetically. Box 2 contains materials documenting Bach's scholarly writing and the grants and fellowships that she applied for. Box 3 shows with Bach's efforts to gather Evelyn Scott-related material from other institutions.

Dates

  • 1976-1990

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

4.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This manuscript collection constitutes an addition to MS.2047: Peggy Bach Collection, 1919-1996. Box 1 houses Bach's professional and personal correspondence, arranged alphabetically. Box 2 contains materials documenting Bach's scholarly writing and the grants and fellowships that she applied for. Box 3 shows with Bach's efforts to gather Evelyn Scott-related material from other institutions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Frances Peggy McCauley was born on April 22, 1929 in Norwood, Ohio to William Albert and Leona Mae Bach McCauley. Her parents divorced in 1931, and she moved to Manchester, Indiana to live with her aunt and uncle (F. M. and Margaret Hutchison) in 1932. She attended Manchester Elementary School for eight years and graduated from Aurora High School in Aurora, Indiana, in 1946. McCauley married Russell G. Fogle, an Army private stationed on Governor's Island (New Jersey), on June 30, 1950. The couple had three children: Jonathan Gayle, Rebecca Bach, and James Stephen. Russell and Peggy Fogle divorced in 1970, and Peggy moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1971. She began working for the Taylor Building Company, where she remained until taking a job at Louisiana State University as a secretary in the Department of Philosophy in 1976.

In 1978, LSU professor David Madden convinced Fogle to read Evelyn Scott's Escapade. The work left a deep impression on Fogle, who, despite the fact that she had only a high school education, dedicated the rest of her life to studying and bringing recognition to Evelyn Scott's work. Using the pseudonym Peggy Bach, she published the first Scott bibliography, wrote twelve essays about the author, and began work on Scott's authorized biography. Unfortunately, she had not yet finished her work at the time of her death from cancer on June 5, 1996.

Arrangement

This collection consists of three boxes.

Acquisition Note

David Madden donated these papers to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library in 1997.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.2047: Peggy Bach Collection, 1919-1996.

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