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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Birth through High School

Writings

Poems in Magazines and Books

Military Service

Clippings, Photographs, Letters

Dallas Morning NewsDMN

Dallas Morning News

2719 Gallery Items

Dallas Morning News

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Rual Askew Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Askew, Rual
Title: Rual Askew Collection
Dates: 1920-1974
Accession No.: MA83-22
Quantity: 13 boxes and 15 scrapbooks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Rual Askew was born in Marietta, Oklahoma, October 1, 1920. He spent most of his boyhood years in San Antonio, Texas until attending the University of Texas in Austin. His interest in the arts developed early with poems, philosophy, and piano recitals throughout school. After receiving a Masters degree in creative writing in 1942, Askew served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Soon after the war, he joined the staff of the Dallas Morning News in 1947.

Askew became a critic in the Amusements Department and Eventually became assistant editor under John Rosenfield. He reviewed music, ballet theatre, and movies, but is best known as the Dallas Morning News art critic. Askew left the paper in 1964. From 1964 until his death on December 6, 1979, Rual Askew owned and operated the 2719 Gallery, located at 2719 Routh.

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Scope and Contents

The Collection contains personal items from childhood, writings, and scrapbooks. Early poetry, a manuscript of a novel, and published poems are in boxes 1-5. Military service records are also available. Correspondence from readers are included. The remainder of the material consist of clippings in scrapbooks from his columns which appeared in the Dallas Morning News, 1948-1964, and a small sampling of items concerning the 2719 Gallery, 1961-1971.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Rual Askew
Organizations:
Dallas Morning News
Family Names:
Askew
Places:
Dallas
Occupations:
Reporter
Art Critic
Poet
Titles:
Rual Askew Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA83-22 Rual Askew Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Carolyn Glidewell Edited by Cindy C. Smolovik, Archivist

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Birth through High School

Box Folder
1 1 Early Poems, Piano Recital Programs
Loose Items:
Baby Record
Poem to Mother
Guest Book
Scrap Book - Piano Recitals
Essays - High School - Threadbare
Philosophy
Book: "If Crickets Hear" - Original Verse by Poetry Club of Thomas Jefferson High School, "Street Scene" p.56 1935-36
Senior Play Script

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Writings

Box Folder
2 1 Poems - Typescript and Manuscript
2 Poems - Typescript and Manuscript
3 Poems - Typescript and Manuscript
4 Poems - Songs from the Southwest - Preliminary Drafts
5 Poems - M.A. Thesis - Preliminary Versions and Typescript.
6 Shorty Stories - Typescript and Manuscript.
7 Essays, Sketches, Book Reviews - Typescript and Manuscript.
8 Novel: Timon Brewser - Typescript.
Box Folder
Black Notebook Poems - M.A. Thesis - Final Version

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Poems in Magazines and Books

Box Folder
3 1 Southwest Review. - Poem - "Negro Song" P. 468f Summer 1941
2 Southwest Review. 2 copies - Poem - "Song of the Rio Grande" p.35f Autumn 1944
3 Scene Magazine. - Poem - "Cattle Driver" p.13 - 2 Gallery Proofs April, 1947
3 Scene Jr. - 3 copies - Rual Askew Biography p.4
4 Southwest Review. - Poem - "Harp of Death" p.348 Autumn 1948
Books The Book of College Verse - Poem. "Passage from Oklahoma to Texas" - p.52f January 2, 1938
Outstanding Contemporary Poets. - Poem - "Passage from Oklahoma to Texas" p.5f 1939
The Paebar Anthology of Verse. - Poem- "Wedding Anniversary" p.99 1940
Sod and Mast. - Poems - "Trilogy for This War" p.312-315 "Spring" p.316-317 "Song for Victory" p.317 "From the Harp of Death" p.318 1942
Notebooks Green - Poems Circa 1937-38
Small Black - Early Poems
Black - Rual Askew on Front - Sounds of Old English
Orange - Articles on Modern Art by Rual Askew. Dallas Morning News. April, 1947
5 Spiral Notebook - Poems, Book Reviews, Plot for a Play, Essay, Final Chapter (XXVI) of Novel - Timon Brewser
6 Spiral Notebook - Poem Fragments
7 2 Stenographer's Notebooks - Poem Fragments

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Military Service

Box Folder
3 8 Military Service - Newspapers
9 Military Service Records
10 Military Service Records

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Clippings, Photographs, Letters

Box Folder
4 1 Newspaper Clippings pulled from Dallas Morning News Blue Books - Also Photo static Copies 1962
2 Newspaper Clippings pulled from Dallas Morning NewsBlue Books - Also Photo static Copies 1963
3 Newspaper Clippings pulled from Dallas Morning News Blue Books - Also Photo static Copies 1964
4 Clippings about Rual Askew, pencil sketch of Rual Askew; to our "Boy Friend"
5 Publicity Photographs
6 Literary Correspondence 1942-1948

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Correspondence from Dallas Morning News - Removed from DMN Blue Books

Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence 1956-57
2 Correspondence 1958
3 Correspondence 1959
4 Correspondence 1960
5 Correspondence 1961
6 Correspondence 1962
7 Correspondence 1963
8 Correspondence 1964
9 Correspondence - Regarding his leaving the Dallas Morning News and inquiries about a new position 1964, 1966

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Dallas Morning News Red Books - Newspaper Articles and Correspondence Concerning Them 1948-1955

Box Folder
6 Dallas Morning News Red Book 1948
Box Folder
7 Dallas Morning News Red Book 1949
Box Folder
8 Dallas Morning News Red Book 1950
Box Folder
9 Dallas Morning News Red Book 1951
Box Folder
10 Dallas Morning News Red Book 1952
Box Folder
11 Dallas Morning News Red Book 1953
Box Folder
12 Dallas Morning News Red Book 1954
Box Folder
13 Dallas Morning News Red Book 1955

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2719 Gallery Items

Box Folder
14 1 2719 Gallery - Newspaper Clippings 1966-1968
2 2719 Gallery - Newspaper Clippings 1969-1971
3 Advertisements for Gallery Shows
4 Biographical Information on Artist
5 2719 Gallery Memorabilia

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Dallas Morning News Blue Books - Newspaper Articles January 1956 - April 1964

Box Folder
Book 1 January 1, 1956 - May 25, 1956
Box Folder
Book 2 May 25, 1956 - December 31, 1956
Box Folder
Book 3 January 1, 1957 - May 19, 1957
Box Folder
Book 4 May 20, 1957 - December 31, 1957
Box Folder
Book 5 Janaury 1, 1958 - July 1, 1958
Box Folder
Book 6 July 2, 1958 - December 31, 1958
Box Folder
Book 7 January 1, 1959 - July 19, 1959
Box Folder
Book 8 July 21, 1959 - December 31, 1959
Box Folder
Book 9 January 1, 1960 - May 25, 1960
Box Folder
Book 10 May 26, 1960 - January 14, 1961
Box Folder
Book 11 January 15, 1961 - July 15, 1961
Box Folder
Book 12 July 15, 1961 - February 9, 1962
Box Folder
Book 13 February 10, 1962 - August 18, 1962
Box Folder
Book 14 August 20, 1962 - August 8, 1963
Box Folder
Book 15 August 13, 1963 - April 19, 1964

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