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E. Reed Whittemore Papers, 1953-1963

Collection Overview

Title: E. Reed Whittemore Papers, 1953-1963

ID: 03/154

Creator: Whittemore, Reed (1919-)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Arranged files

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Whittemore, Professor of English, was also the founder and editor of the nationally respected litary review, The Carleton Miscellany.  The papers in this record group are those of Whittemore's activities as editor.  The bulk of the papers is correspondence with authors (both established and erstwhile), other editors, reviewers, and critics.  This correspondence sheds an often fascinating light on the literary scene of the 1950s, as Whittemore and others discuss the latest in literary gossip and candidly critique (and occasionally psychoanalyse) their peers.  Moreover, the letters give a good glimpse into the trials and tribulations of an editor.  The correspondence is arranged chronologically, but here is a card index by name of correspondent.  Also part of the record group are some manuscripts (unpublished), budget data, clippings, advertisements, and photos.

Biographical Note

Professor of English, was also the founder and editor of the nationally respected literary review, The Carleton Miscellany.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: up to 3.5 cu. ft.

Use Restrictions: Note that the originals of letters from famous authors have been removed and replaced with photocopies

Acquisition Method: Received 18 October 1969 from the office of The Carleton Miscellany.  These are the papers of Whittemore in his capacity as editor of the journal.

Appraisal Information: Value Code: 3

Processing Information: LOCATION CHECKED


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Correspondence (name index filed at end of collection)Add to your list.
Sub-Series 1: 1953Add to your list.
Sub-Series 2: 1959Add to your list.
Sub-Series 3: 1960Add to your list.
Folder 1: Jan-MayAdd to your list.
Folder 2: June-DecAdd to your list.
Sub-Series 4: 1961Add to your list.
Sub-Series 5: 1962Add to your list.
Sub-Series 6: 1963Add to your list.
Sub-Series 7: FoundationsAdd to your list.
Sub-Series 8: Undated (alphabetical; those w/1st name only at end)Add to your list.
Sub-Series 9: Undated responses (ditto)Add to your list.
Series 2: ManuscriptsAdd to your list.
Folder 1: A-CaAdd to your list.
Folder 2: Co-FAdd to your list.
Folder 3: J-WAdd to your list.
Series 3: Financial DocumentsAdd to your list.
Series 4: ClippingsAdd to your list.
Series 5: Subscription ProgramsAdd to your list.
Series 6: AdvertisementsAdd to your list.
Sub-Series 1: In The MiscellanyAdd to your list.
Sub-Series 2: By The MiscellanyAdd to your list.
Series 7: PhotosAdd to your list.
Series 8: MiscellaneousAdd to your list.