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James Agee and James Agee Trust Collection

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Identifier: MS-2730
Abstract The James Agee and James Agee Trust Collection, circa 1920-2003, contains materials belonging to James Agee, his family, and the James Agee Trust, which was established to protect the rights of his widow Mia and their three children. Material related to Agee himself includes an abundance of correspondence (with his wives, his mother Mrs. Erskine (Laura) Wright, and friends and co-workers, such as David McDowell, Charlie and Oona Chaplin, Robert Fitzgerald, Archibald Macleish, Walker Evans,...
Dates: circa 1920-2003

James Agee Trust Legal Materials

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Identifier: MS-3450
Abstract This collection houses correspondence and other records documenting lawsuits that the James Agee Trust was involved in during Mary Newman's time as Trustee. The majority of the material shows a copyright suit that Victor Kramer brought against the Trust after it forbade publication of his James Agee: Selected Literary Documents. Other materials document a lawsuit that Mary Newman brought against the University of Tennessee, Alan McDowell, and bookseller H. E. Turlington for purchasing,...
Dates: 1956 June 28-1995 March 16

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Agee, James, 1909-1955 -- Correspondence. 1
Agee, James, 1909-1955 -- Manuscripts. 1