Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Letters to James Korges, 1926-1975



Collection Summary

Title: Letters to James Korges
Dates: 1926-1975
Abstract: The collection consists of letters written to James Korges in his capacity as editor of Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction by such literary figures as Erskine Caldwell, Dickey, Caroline Gordon, William Goyen, Frederick Manfred, Brian Moore, Anais Nin, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramsey, Tate, and Yvor Winters. Also included are a 1926 Theodore Dreiser letter and a letter written in 1953 by Sean O'Casey to Korges, then a senior at Rice University and editor of the student newspaper, The Thresher.
Identification: MS 016
Quantity: 0.25 lin. ft.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Literary critic James Korges wrote about authors Erskine Caldwell and Anais Nin in the late 1960s and early 1970s, in addition to editing the journal, Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction . Korges is a Rice University alumnus.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters written to James Korges in his capacity as editor of Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction by such literary figures as Erskine Caldwell, Dickey, Caroline Gordon, William Goyen, Frederick Manfred, Brian Moore, Anais Nin, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramsey, Tate, and Yvor Winters. Also included are a 1926 Theodore Dreiser letter and a letter written in 1953 by Sean O'Casey to Korges, then a senior at Rice University and editor of the student newspaper, The Thresher.


 

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by last name of the correspondent.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Letters to James Korges must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Caldwell, Erskine -- correspondence
Dickey, James -- correspondence
Gordon, Caroline -- correspondence
Moore, Marianne -- correspondence
Nin, Anais-- correspondence
Ramsey, Paul -- correspondence
Tate, Allen -- correspondence
Goyen, William -- correspondence
Oates, Joyce Carol -- correspondence
Dreiser, Theodore -- correspondence
O'Casey, Sean -- correspondence
Winters, Yvor -- correspondence
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University - alumni.
Document Types:
Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Letters to James Korges, 1926-1975, MS016, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Provenance

The Letters to James Korges were donated by Korges' estate in February, 1975.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
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1 Series I: Correspondents A-L
Allen, William: portrait, n.d.
Berryman, John and Family: Christmas card, 1969
Caldwell, Erskine: letter, 20 June 1969
Dickey, James: letter 30 May 1964
Dickey, James: letter 10 June 1964
Dreiser, Theodore: letter, 28 January 1926
Gordon, Caroline: letter, 15 September 1964
Gordon, Caroline: letter, 13 October 1964
Gordon, Caroline: letter, 27 October 1964
Goyen, William: letter, 7 September 1950
Goyen, William: letter, 10 July 1952
Goyen, William: letter, 7 October 1952
Goyen, William: letter, 7 July 1955
Goyen, William: letter, 13 August 1957
Hagale, George: letter, 19 December 1952



 
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1 Series II: Correspondents M-Z
Manfred, Frederick: letter, 21 January 1965
Manfred, Frederick: letter, 29 June 1965
Manfred, Frederick: letter, 18 January 1968
Manfred, Frederick: letter, 27 January 1968
Moore, Brian: letter, 21 April 1967
Moore, Marianne: letter, n.d.
Nin, Anais: letter, 27 October 1965
Oates, Joyce Carol: letter, 18 August 1965
Oates, Joyce Carol: letter, 19 September 1965
O'Casey, Sean: letter, 20 February 1953
O'Casey, Sean: letter, 26 February 1953
Ramsey, Paul and Bets: Christmas card 1957
Ramsey, Paul and Bets: Christmas card 1959
Ramsey, Paul and Bets: Christmas card 1961
Ramsey, Paul and Bets: Christmas card 1964
Ramsey, Paul and Bets: Christmas card 1965
Ramsey, Paul and Bets: Christmas card, n.d.
Ramsey, Paul and Bets: Christmas card, n.d.
Ramsey, Paul and Bets: "The Answerers" n.d.
Tate, Allen: letter, 6 June 1963
Tate, Allen: letter, 11 October 1963
Tate, Allen: letter, 24 May 1964
Tate, Allen: letter, 12 March 1965
Tate, Allen: letter, 20 October 1965
Tate, Allen: letter, 10 June 1968
Tate, Allen: letter, 27 September 1968
Tate, Allen: letter, 5 October 1968
Tate, Allen: Christmas card 1968
Tate, Allen: Christmas card 1969
Tate, Allen: letter, 29 December 1970
Tate, Allen: letter, 20 January 1971
Valois, Ninette de: letter, 13 November 1972
Van Vechten, Carl: letter, 29 January 1954
Whittemore, Reed: letter, 24 January 1964
Williams, George: letter, 27 May 1952
Winters, Yvor and Janet (Lewis): letter, 10 November 1964
Winters, Yvor and Janet (Lewis): letter, 26 March 1965
Winters, Yvor and Janet (Lewis): letter, 4 May 1966
Winters, Yvor and Janet (Lewis): "The Lie" n.d.
Young, James Dean: letter, 4 July 1965
Young, James Dean: letter, 20 January 1975