Hervey Allen collection, 1919-1979

By Rudo Kemper

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Collection Overview

Title: Hervey Allen collection, 1919-1979

ID: ASM0011

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Hervey Allen was a literature professor, poet, World War I veteran, and Trustee of the University of Miami from 1936 until 1949, the year that he died. Allen had a formative influence on the "Friends of the University" organization, as well as on Latin American studies at the University.

The collection consists of letters both by Allen and about Allen after his passing away, clippings about Allen and his writings, photographs, photocopies and typescripts of Allen's writings, and obituaries including an official University of Miami memorial.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Hervey Allen Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: Hervey Allen Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Further processing and content description by David Rodriguez, June 2016


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Genalogical Records, 1936-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Various PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "The Bermudian" magazine, March 1956Add to your cart.
Contains poetry by Hervey Allen and writings on his work
Item 2: "Pitt: A Magazine of Fact and Thought at the University of Pittsburgh", Autumn 1956Add to your cart.
Contains essay on life and work of Hervey Allen
Item 3: "Hervey Allen and Mark Twain," article in Hobbies magazine, March 1950Add to your cart.
Item 4: "When Shady Avenue Was Shady Lane", 1919Add to your cart.
Poem by Hervey Allen printed on cardstock
Item 5: "A Man and A Book," article in The Bermudian, November 1949Add to your cart.
Item 6: "The Long Honeymoon: Author in an Old House," article in The Bermudian magazine, December 1949Add to your cart.
Item 7: Interview with Hervey Allen in Cosmopolitan magazine, September 1948Add to your cart.
Interview by Robert Van Gelder
Item 8: "The Spirit of the Maid," poem published in Life magazine, September 18, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Typescripts + "In Memoriam" publicationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Typescript: "Thou, Mother" (poem)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Typescript: "To My Father" (poem)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Typescript: "Ode in Time of Madness" (poem)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Hervey Allen: In Memoriam, December 28, 1949Add to your cart.
2 copies - contains biograpghical essay and list of UM Board of Trustees
Folder 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
Copies of correspondence, poetry, and fiction works.
Folder 6: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Various newsclippings featuring book reviews and public appearances
Folder 7: Carbon copy: "Ode in Time of Madness" + Letter of Donation, September 24, 1978Add to your cart.
Letter from J. Riis Owre, Professor of Spanish, Emeritus
Folder 8: UM Radio Continuity Script: "University Hour #14: Memorial to Hervey Allen", September 5, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Seal of The Poetry Society of South Carolina, 1921Add to your cart.
Commemorating the formation of the Society by Dubose Heyward, Hervey Allen, and John Bennett
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Introduction to unpublished "The Collected Poems of Hervey Allen", 1972Add to your cart.
Photocopy of manuscript by Alexander Blackburn. Includes Table of Contents of poetry collection but only Introductory text of the book (41 pgs).