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Virginia Spencer Carr collection, 1913-1984 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Virginia Spencer Carr, William E. Brown, Jr., and Rudo Kemper

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Collection Overview

Title: Virginia Spencer Carr collection, 1913-1984Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1913-1984

ID: ASM0058

Creator: Dos Passos, John (1896-1970)

Extent: 16.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

SERIES I: SOURCES/CORRESPONDENCE, includes letters and documents solicited and compiled by Virginia Spencer Carr. The individual files are maintained as received from the compiler.

SERIES II: SOURCES/CORRESPONDENCE, contains extensive research notes, photocopies of original documents and other materials compiled in the course of research on the life of John Dos Passos. The selection of subject headings and the location of materials within files is maintained in original order.

SERIES III: CHRONOLOGICAL FILES, contains extensive research notes, photocopies of original documents, and other materials compiled in the course of research on the life of John Dos Passos.

SERIES IV: FAMILY FILES, contains extensive research notes, photocopies of original documents and other materials compiled in the course of research on the life of John Dos Passos and members of his family.

SERIES V: MANUSCRIPT DRAFTS AND SOURCES, contains working drafts for John Dos Passos: A Life. Audio tapes of interviews are also arranged in this series.

Formats/Genres: Address books, Articles, Audiocassettes, Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986 - Correspondence, Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008 - Correspondence, Clippings, Diaries, Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 - Biiography, Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 - Correspondence, Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 - Diaries, Letters, Manuscripts, Negatives, Notes, Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography, Photographs, Telegraphs

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Virginia Spencer Carr Collection contains correspondence, research notes, interviews (transcripts and audio tapes), photographs, manuscript drafts of publications and other materials compiled and created by Virginia Spencer Carr in the course of her research and writing of John Dos Passos: A Life. John Dos Passos, a noted American literary figure of the "lost generation," published a number of important works, including the trilogy U.S.A.

Among important materials in the collection are the personal reminisces of family members, colleagues and contemporary figures of Dos Passos (notably, letters by Simone de Beauvoir, William F. Buckley, William Slater Brown, Frances Scott Fitzgerald, and family members of both Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck are included). The collection also includes extensive research files on the life and publications of Dos Passos and family members.

Biographical Note

John Roderigo Dos Passos (January 14, 1896 – September 28, 1970) was an American novelist and artist. John Dos Passos was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Dos Passos died on September 28, 1970, in Westmoreland, Virginia.

Considered one of the Lost Generation writers, Dos Passos' first novel was published in 1920. Titled One Man's Initiation: 1917 it was followed by an antiwar story, Three Soldiers, which brought him considerable recognition. His 1925 novel about life in New York City, titled Manhattan Transfer, was a commercial success and introduced experimental stream-of-consciousness techniques into Dos Passos' method. Dos Passos published many notable books during his lifetime, including 1919 and the U.S.A. trilogy.

Subject/Index Terms

Carr, Virginia Spencer
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 - Family

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 32 boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Virginia Spencer Carr 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.

Related Materials:

Dr. Virginia Spencer Carr wrote a biography of John Dos Passos using these research materials titled John Dos Passos: A Life. Special Collections holds a copy of this monograph under the call number  PS3507.O743 Z548 1984 c.2

Special Collections holds the following monographs by John Dos Passos:

Dos Passos, John. Century's Ebb: The Thirteenth Chronicle. Boston : Gambit, 1975.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 C46 

---. Easter Island; Island Of Enigmas. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1971.

Spec Coll F3169 .D66 c.2

---. The Fourteenth Chronicle; Letters And Diaries Of John Dos Passos. Boston, Gambit: 1973.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 Z53 1973 c.3

---. The Great Days. New York: Sagamore Press, 1958.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 G73 1958 

---. Midcentury. New York: Pocket Books, 1962.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 M5 1962 c.2

---. Mr. Wilson's War. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962.

Spec Coll E766 .D6 

---. Paintings And Drawings. Richmond: Virginia Museum, 1980.

Spec Coll N6537.D615 A4 1980 

---. Panama: Or, The Adventures Of My Seven Uncles. New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1931.

Spec Coll PQ2605.E55 P32 1931b 

---. The Portugal Story: Three Centuries Of Exploration And Discovery. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969.

Spec Coll DP559 .D6 c.2

---. U.S.A. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 U8  v.1 

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 U8  v.2

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 U8  v.3 

---. World In A Glass; A View Of Our Century Selected From The Novels Of John Dos Passos. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 W6 1966

Preferred Citation: John Dos Passos Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised, updated, and expanded by Rudo Kemper, 2009.

Other Note: Container list by Virginia Spencer Carr and Marcia Evanson.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0058CL.pdf


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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Alexander, Phil, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Aaron, Daniel, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Auchincloss, Louis, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Austin, Dr. Oliver, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Azrael, Louis and Sara, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Balakian, Nona, 1975-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Baldwin, Roger, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Barry, Ellen (Mrs. Phillip), 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bell, Grace (Mrs. John), 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bergstrom, Joan, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Blakeman, Mrs. Thomas (Marian H.), 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bolster, George S. Photographer, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bready, James, 1971, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bricka, George William, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Brown, Slater, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bruce, Toby, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Buckley, William F. Jr., 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Cameron, Julia (Mrs. Broadnax), 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Carden, Mrs. Robert, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Carden, William T., Herb and Betty, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Cardozo, Manoel, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Chamberlain, John, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Cheever, John, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Clurman, Harold, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Coggin, Lucy Dos Passos (and Rodney), 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Colebrook, JoanAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Cope, Thomas, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Cowley, Malcolm, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Dabney, Mrs. Lewis M., 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 30: deBeauvoir, Simone, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Dehn, Mrs. Mura, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Dehn, Virginia, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 33: deBottari, Mrs. Achille (Florence S.), 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 34: DeSantilliano, Mrs. Giorgio Diaz, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 35: DeToledano, Ralph, 1958, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Devereux, Mrs. Margaret, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Dickinson, Pat, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Donnelly, Honoria (Mrs. Wm.), 1977, 1980, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Dorsey, John, 1977, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Dos Passos, Cyril Franklin (and Maria), 1977-1984Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dos Passos, Elizabeth, 1976-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dos Passos, John David, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Doubleday/McCormick; Dos Passos ’76-‘77, 1974-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Doubleday/McCormick, 1978-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Durand, Katy (II) Merrill (Mrs. Fenlon), 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Early, Benjamin W., 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Eastman, Yvette (Mrs. Max), 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Fallaci, Oriana, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Fansworth, Helen Sawyer & Jerry, 1955, 1978-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fairbanks, Sydney, 1980Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Farell, James T., 1977-1979, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Feiss, Carl and Eleen (“Kelly”), 1978, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Filby, P.W., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Field, William O., 1978, 1980, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Francis, Celia E., 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Foster, Clifford, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Gantt, W. Horsley (M.D.), 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Gnatt, Andrew H., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Garnett, David, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Gattorno, Antonio, 1979-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, 1978-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Given, Eden, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Green, Paul, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Griffith, Ms. Mildred, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Griffith, W. Fairfax and Esmee, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Grosz, Peter M., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Hackett, Mary, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Hall, Jack, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Harding, William H., 1978-1980, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Hawthorne, Hazel (the real); Werner, Mrs. Morris, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hawthorne, Jo and Hazel, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Hazell, Lois Sprigg, 1977-1980, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Hellman, Daphne (Mrs. Hsio-Wen Shih), 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Hellman, Lillian, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Hemingway, Mrs. Ernest, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Hemingway, Leicester, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Hemingway, Hadley, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Hicks, Granville (& Dorothy), 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Holdridge, Larry (wife: Barbara), 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Holdridge, Christopher, 1974, 1977-1979 1984,1985Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Houghland, C. Wright Sr., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Jessup, John Knox, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Kaeselau, Jean, 1977, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Kazin, Alfred, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Kotlowitz, Robert, 1966, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Kubie, Mrs. Susan Hoch, 1970, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Langer, Elinor, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Laughling, James (New Directions Pub.), 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lawson, Evelyn, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lazerow, Sylvia (Mrs. Samuel), 1976-1977, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Leggett, John (Jack), 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lehmann, John, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: L’Engle, Madeline, 1978-1979,1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Levine, Isaac Don & Ruth N., 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lowndes, Marion (“Diddy”), Mrs. Lloyd, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Lynes, J. Russell, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Lyons, Eugene, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: MacLeish, Archibald, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Mackey, Richard A., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Mangione, Jere, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Marvin, Walter Rumsey & Beulah, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Massey, Robert Bruce and Frances, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mayo, Charles, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 24: McCarthy, Mary (Mrs. James West), 1979-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Mendonca, Francisco, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Miller, Madeline Hemingway, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Misc—Records (Harvard, Adoption, Land, Etc.), 1915, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Nicholson, Howard A., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Norman, Charles, 1977-1980, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 30: O’Brien, Joel, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Onassis, Jacqueline Doubleday, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Owens, Gwinn F., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Owens, Olga (Mrs. Hamilton), 1977-1980, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Parker, Thomas, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Poore, Dudley, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Purdy, Ted, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Ralston, Mrs. & Lucy Virginia, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Real, Jene, 1978, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Richter, Dr. Curt, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Rodman, Selden, 1974, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rogers, Francis M. (& Mrs.), 1976-1978, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sartre, John Paul, 1945, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Schorer, Mark, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Shay, Jean, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sherrod, Robert, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Shuler, Kay & Cecil, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Shumlin, Herman, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Shyre, Paul, 1978, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Singleton, Mary Dos Passos (Mrs. Wm), 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Slater, Joseph, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Smith, Dr. Carlton Sprague, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Smith, Mrs. Marion Hammett, 1978-1980, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Smith, Phillip Hillyer, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Smith, Scottie Fitzgerald, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Skoloff, Alice Hunt, 1972, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Solley, Dr. Robert, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Sonneberg, Sr. (Mrs. Ben), 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sprigg, James C. Jr., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Steinbeck, Elaine, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Steloff, Frances, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Stewart, Donald Ogden, 1971, 1975, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Strater, Henry, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Thompson, Mrs. Charles (Lorene), 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Thompson, Lovell, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Tomkins, Calvin, 1970, 1978, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Vorperian, Alice (Mrs. H), 1977-1979, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Vorse, Heaton, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Walker, Mrs. Charles R. (Adelaide), 1977-1980, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Watson Jr., Dr. James Sibley, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Weldon, Martha & Harvey, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Werner, M.R., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Weston, Mrs. Harold, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Whelaw, Isabel, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Williams, C.D., 1977-1978, 1981-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Willison, Toni (Mrs. George), 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Wilson, Elena (Mrs. Edmund), 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Wilson, Rosalind B., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Worcester, Gurden S., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Woodhouse, Mrs. Thomas (Betts), 1978, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Worthington, John & Tiny, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Young, Marguerite, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Zebrock, Steve, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Author’s Query Responses, 1977-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Art/Painting and John Dos Passos, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Choate School, 1978, 1980, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: John Dos Passos: Writer and Artist 1896-1970, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dead Ends, 1977-1979, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Helpers, 1976-1978, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Housing, 1956, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Inquiries to be followed up, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Itinerary-Top Research, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous-Newspaper Clippings, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Scholars-Other Dos Passos related, 1978-1980, 1967, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Travel-Re: Dos Passos, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1977-1980Add to your cart.

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