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Alwin Thaler Papers on Jane Merchant

Identifier: MS-1001

This collection contains letters between Alwin Thaler and poet Jane Merchant, as well as newspaper articles, original poems, and a speech describing Merchant's works.

Dates: 1952-1972, undated

"Belated Answer" by Jane Merchant

Identifier: MS-3972

This collection consists of a single handwritten poem by Jane Merchant. The poem, "Belated Answer," is written in response to an Emily Dickinson poem, "This is My Letter to the World," the first two lines of which are written at the top of the page.

Dates: undated

Betsey B. and David D. Creekmore Collection

Identifier: MS-2841
Abstract This collection includes many materials from Creekmore’s writing career including notes, drafts, photographs, correspondence, financial documents, publicity materials, and works that were never published. Personal papers include family correspondence, photographs, and mementos. These are about Creekmore, her family, and several ancestors. Records from Creekmore’s civic engagement come from her work with the Garden Club, Dogwood Arts Festival, Junior League, and various historic concerns...
Dates: 1794-1998

David Madden Papers

Identifier: MS-2836

This collection consists of manuscripts of several English textbooks edited by David Madden. It also contains the thesis Feminist Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction as Political Protest in the Tradition of Women Proletarian Writers of the 1930s by his student, Laura Ng. In addition, several manuscripts of novels and short stories of Madden's literary clients are included.

Dates: 2004-2005

"Honest Simplicity in William Carlos Williams' 'Asphodel, That Greeny Flower'"

Identifier: MS-3809

This collection is a manuscript written by Marilyn Kallet entitled "Honest Simplicity in William Carlos Williams' "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"". In it, Kallet provides a study of the effect of turmoil on William Carlos Williams' output and theorizing. For Kallet, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" is a poem that reaches into the depths of Williams' creative spirit.

Dates: 1985

James A. Perkins Poetry Journals

Identifier: MS-3933

Collection houses twenty-six poetry journals of James A. Perkins. Each journal is a composition notebook that contains a year's worth of writing, notes, addresses, pictures, assignments, and business cards. This collection contains journals from 1985 to 2011.

Dates: 1985 January 3-2011 December 27

Poetry Contest Submissions

Identifier: AR-0298

This collection houses fourteen student poems that were entered into a 1940 poetry contest at the University of Tennessee.

Dates: 1940

Shirley Whitney Kerr Collection of Jane Merchant Material

Identifier: MS-3794

This collection contains correspondence, magazine and newspaper articles, notes, and objects all concerning Jane Merchant that Shirley Whitney Kerr collected and kept over the years she knew Merchant and after Merchant's death in 1972.

Dates: 1950-2000

William Wertenbaker on Edgar Allan Poe

Identifier: MS-0540

This collection includes a reproduction of a handwritten page by William Wertenbaker in 1869 about his time with Edgar Allan Poe at the University of Virginia in 1826. Wertenbaker comments on Poe's temperament and work as a student. At the end of the writing, Wertenbaker includes a brief list of the books Poe borrowed from the library during the semester. The letter in this collection is not an original.

Dates: 1869 January