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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 3: Drafts, Tapes and ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mr. Jack: The Life of John Dos Passos-Prologue, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mr. Jack: The Life of JDP Part I: Jack Madison (pgs. 1-54), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Mr. Jack: The Life of JDP Part I: Jack Madison (pgs. 55-77), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mr. Jack: The Life of JDP Part I: Jack Madison (pgs. 78-139), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Mr. Jack: The Life of JDP Part II: “Dos” (pgs. 140-170), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Mr. Jack: The Life of JDP Part II: “Dos” (pgs. 171-200), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Mr. Jack: The Life of JDP Part II: “Dos” (pgs. 191-221), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: John Dos Passos: A Life Box II, Chapter 12, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: John Dos Passos: A Life Box II, Chapter 13, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: John Dos Passos: A Life Box II, Chapter 14, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: John Dos Passos: A Life Box II, Chapters 15 and 16, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: John Dos Passos: A Life Box II, Chapters 17 and 18, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: John Dos Passos: A Life Box II, Chapters 19 and 20, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: John Dos Passos: A Life Box II, Manifesto, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John Dos Passos: A Life Box III, Chapters 21 and 22, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: John Dos Passos: A Life Box III, Chapters 23 and 24, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: John Dos Passos: A Life Box III, Chapter 25, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: John Dos Passos: A Life Box III, Chapter 26, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: John Dos Passos: A Life Box III, Chapter 27, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: John Dos Passos: A Life Box III, Prologue to Chapter 30, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Loose-sheet drafts JDP: A Life, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book II: John R. Dos Passos Jr. “DOS” 1912-1947 (Drafts 1), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Book II: John R. Dos Passos Jr. “DOS” 1912-1947 (Drafts 2), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Book II: John R. Dos Passos Jr. “DOS” 1912-1947 (Drafts 3), n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dos Passos: A Life 2nd Draft for Dunn (Ashe) Prologue-page 210, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dos Passos: A Life 2nd Draft for Dunn (Ashe) pages 211-470, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dos Passos: A Life 2nd Draft for Dunn (Ashe) pages 471-585, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dos Passos: A Life 2nd Draft for Dunn (Ashe) pages 586-725, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dos Passos: A Life 2nd Draft for Dunn (Ashe) pages 726-815, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dos Passos: A Life 2nd Draft for Dunn (Ashe) pages 816-878, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mr. Jack: The Life of JDP Original Prologue by VSC, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Book I Partial Draft, pages 1-120, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Book I Partial Draft, pages 121-274, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Book I Partial Draft, pages 275-411, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Part II Draft, pages 600-870, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Part II Draft, pages 871-988, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Part II Draft, pages 644-760, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Part II Draft, pages 761-1007, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Part II Draft, pages 1086-1192, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Part II Draft, pages 1196-1198 & Notes and Sources, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dos Passos: A Life Partial Early Draft, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Book II: John R. Dos Passos Jr. “DOS” 1912-1947, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Provincetown: Haven for Artists, Writers and Other Free Spirits, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dos Passos: A Life Edited by Carolyn B. (Doubleday) pgs. 1-100, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dos Passos: A Life Edited by Carolyn B. (Doubleday) pgs. 101-200, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dos Passos: A Life Edited by Carolyn B. (Doubleday) pgs. 201-305, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dos Passos: A Life Edited by Carolyn B. (Doubleday) pgs. 306-435, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dos Passos: A Life Edited by Carolyn B. (Doubleday) pgs. 436-560, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dos Passos: A Life Edited by Carolyn B. (Doubleday) pgs. 561-700, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Dos Passos: A Life Edited by Carolyn B. (Doubleday) pgs. 701-881 & Notes and Sources, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Re: Dos Passos: A Life, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dos Passos: A Life Proofs part 1, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dos Passos: A Life Proofs part 2, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dos Passos: A Life Proofs part 3, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dos Passos: A Life Proofs part 4, 1984Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John Dos Passos, 1978, 1981-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Misc JDP, 1980, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Pamphlets, 1916,1969,1976,1980,1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Original Book II read and edited by EDP, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Etching of “John R”, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographers…Other than Geo. Bolster, 1978-1979,1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs, 1915, 1925, 1939, 1969, 1978Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photos-Negatives, 1899, 1916, 1928 , 1978, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2: “U.S.A.” Text by Dos Passos & Shyre Theatre Arts June 1960, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: VSC-Misc. Publicity, 1975, 1984-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Event Posters for VSC, 1984, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings, 1978, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Doubleday-Original Manuscript, 1984Add to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dos Passos: A Life pages due 3/23/84 (msp 1-307) part 1, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dos Passos: A Life pages due 3/23/84 (msp 1-307) part 2, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dos Passos: A Life pages due 3/23/84 (msp 308-617) part 1, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dos Passos: A Life pages due 3/23/84 (msp 308-617) part 2, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dos Passos: A Life pages due 3/23/84 (msp 618-990) part 1, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dos Passos: A Life pages due 3/23/84 (msp 618-990) part 2, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Dos Passos: A Life pages due 3/23/84 (msp 618-990) part 3, 1984Add to your cart.

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