Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Kaderli collection of letters about death, 1961-1966 MS 052



creator Kaderli, Elizabeth Land
Title: Kaderli collection of letters about death, 1961-1966
Dates: 1961-1966
Abstract: This is a collection of twenty-seven letters, mostly handwritten and accompanied by their original envelopes. Each letter addresses the subject posed by Mrs. Kaderli when she asked for guidance in explaining death to her small daughter. A few of the letters are photocopies which replace lost originals.
Identification: MS 052
Quantity: 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
General Physical Description note 1 folder (27 letters)
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Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Land Kaderli was a graduate of the Rice Institute in 1943 and the wife of Robert Kaderli, Jr. In the early 1960s she wrote a series of letters to leaders in the fields of art, music, literature, science, religion, medicine and other fields. Responses to her letters make up the content of this collection.


Scope and Contents

This is a collection of twenty-seven letters, mostly handwritten and accompanied by their original envelopes. Each letter addresses the subject posed by Mrs. Kaderli when she asked for guidance in explaining death to her small daughter. A few of the letters are photocopies which replace lost originals. She wrote a series of letters to leaders in the fields of art, music, literature, science, religion, medicine and other fields, and the responses to her letters make up the content of this collection. Famous figures such as Sir Julian Huxley, Aldous Huxley, C.S. Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt and Carl Sandburg replied.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Kaderli Collection of Letters About Death, 1961-1966 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kaderli Collection of Letters About Death, 1961-1966, MS 52 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift donated by Elizabeth Land Kaderli in 1997.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence, 1961-1966

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1 Moss Hart to Elizabeth Kaderli, October 11, 1961
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2 Eleanor Roosevelt to Elizabeth Kaderli, October 16, 1961 (photocopy)
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3 Carl Sandburg to Elizabeth Kaderli, November 15, 1961
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4 Julian Huxley to Elizabeth Kaderli, November 17, 1961 (photocopy)
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5 R. Niebuhr to Elizabeth Kaderli, November 24, 1961
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6 Harlow Shapley to Elizabeth Kaderli, November 30, 1961
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7 Aldous Huxley to Elizabeth Kaderli, December 31, 1961
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8 Arnold Toynbee to Elizabeth Kaderli, January 26, 1962 (photocopy)
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9 Thomas Merton to Elizabeth Kaderli, February 24, 1962
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10 Mark van Doren to Elizabeth Kaderli, February 27, 1962
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11 Paul Tillich to Elizabeth Kaderli, March 7, 1962
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12 Radoslav A. Tsanoff to Elizabeth Kaderli, November 20, 1962
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13 C.S. Lewis to Elizabeth Kaderli, November 20, 1962
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14 Graham Greene to Elizabeth Kaderli, December 17, 1962
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15 Olaus J. Murie to Elizabeth Kaderli, December 18, 1962
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16 William C. Menninger to Elizabeth Kaderli, December 28, 1962
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17 J. Frank Dobie to Elizabeth Kaderli, December 31, 1962
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18 Leonard Bernstein to Elizabeth Kaderli, December 31, 1962
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19 Robert Oppenheimer to Elizabeth Kaderli, January 4, 1963
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20 Loren C. Eisley to Elizabeth Kaderli, January 8, 1963 (photocopy)
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21 Alan Watts to Elizabeth Kaderli, January 26, 1963
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22 Katherine Ann Porter to Elizabeth Kaderli, March 2, 1963
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23 Bertrand Russell to Elizabeth Kaderli, March 20, 1964
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24 Nelson Glueck to Elizabeth Kaderli, May 4, 1964
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25 Theodor Reik to Elizabeth Kaderli, January 25, 1966
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26 John Woolwich to Elizabeth Kaderli, August 4, 1966
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27 John Woolwich to Elizabeth Kaderli, September 13, 1966