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Donald Gallup collection on American literature

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Gallup, Donald Clifford, 1913-
Title: Donald Gallup collection on American literature
Inclusive Dates: 1912-2000
Abstract: The Donald Gallup collection on American literature consists of three boxes of periodicals, fine printings, promotional materials, and proof copies. The collection primarily focuses on James Purdy, Eugene O'Neill, Gertrude Stein, Carl Van Vechten, and Thornton Wilder. Gallup taught English at Southern Methodist University before serving as the curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature for over thirty years.
Accession No: A2009.0017
Extent: 3 boxes (3 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Donald Gallup served as the curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature for over thirty years. Prior to working at Yale, Gallup taught English at Southern Methodist University. Gallup was a well-known scholar of American Literature, focusing on Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Eugene O’Neil, and Thornton Wilder. Gallup began collecting Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas materials while he was stationed in Paris during World War II. In 1968, Gallup famously authenticated the previously lost manuscript of T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" for the New York Public Library. Gallup died in 2000 at age 87.

Source:

Honan, William. "Donald Gallup dies at 87; Bibliographer of T.S. Eliot." The New York Times, September 10, 2000, New York edition.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Donald Gallup collection of American literature encompasses three boxes of materials related to well-known literary figures. A number of rare, fine press items are included in the collection as well as periodicals, proof copies, exhibition materials, book dealer catalogs, and other ephemera. The collection primarily focuses on Gertrude Stein. Stein’s friends Alice B. Toklas, Thornton Wilder, and Carl Van Vechten are also featured in the collection. Gallup also collected materials related to James Purdy and Eugene O’Neill. The collection includes materials in English, French, and German.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 6 series:
Series 1: Eugene O’Neill
Series 2: James Purdy
Series 3: Gertrude Stein
Series 4: Carl Van Vechten
Series 5: Thornton Wilder
Series 6: Various authors

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Purdy, James.
O’Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953.
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
American literature--20th century.
Proofs.
Periodicals.
Promotional materials.

Related Material

Mellow, James R. Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein & Company. DeGolyer Library, PS3537.T323 Z72 1974.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Donald Gallup collection on American literature, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift, Donald Gallup, 1985 and 1989.

Processing Information

There was no original order to this collection. Holly Gerber began with placing items into folders. The collection was then sorted by author. The materials were then categorized into items about the authors and items written by the authors. Finally, each category was organized chronologically.

Finding aid written by

Holly Gerber, 2009.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2009.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Eugene O’Neill

Materials about Eugene O’Neill’s work and playbills from O’Neill’s plays.
Box Folder
1 1 Levy, Marvin David. Libretto by Henry Butler. Mourning Becomes Electra. Metropolitan Opera, 1967.
2 Gallup, Donald. The Calms of Capricorn: A Preliminary Edition. Promotional materials. New Haven, CT: Yale University Library, 1981.
3 Jackson, Esther, and Ronald Miller. Preliminary Report on "The Calms of Capricorn Project." July-September, 1982.
4 Black, Stephen A. Eugene O’Neill: Beyond Mourning and Tragedy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.
Includes correspondence between Donald Gallup and Laurel Bliss of the Yale University Press concerning editing and commenting on the book.
Box Folder
1 5 O’Neill, Eugene. "The Iceman Cometh." Playbill. Martin Beck Theatre. New York, January 1947.
6 O’Neill, Eugene. "The Great God Brown." Playbill. Coronet Theatre, October 6, 1959.
7 O’Neill, Eugene. "More Stately Mansions." Playbill. Broadhurst Theatre, October 31, 1967.
8 O’Neill, Eugene. "Long Day’s Journey into Night." Playbill. The Department of Theatre Arts, College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, November 19-23, 1967.
9 O’Neill, Eugene. "Long Day’s Journey into Night." Playbill. The Playhouse Company: Berkley, CA, 1978.
10 O’Neill, Eugene. "Long Day’s Journey into Night." Playbill. Broadhurst Theatre: New York, May 1986.
Includes ticket for May 10, 1986 performance.
Box Folder
1 11 O’Neill, Eugene. "Long Day’s Journey into Night." Playbill. Yale Repertory Theatre, March 22-May 21, 1988.
Includes bookmark promoting two lectures on O’Neill and a 1988-89 subscription flyer.
Box Folder
1 12 [O’Neill, Eugene.] The Nobel Symposium. The Royal Dramatic Theatre: Stockholm, Sweden, May 24-27, 1988.
Performances included "Long Day’s Journey into Night" and "Hughie."
Box Folder
1 13 O’Neill, Eugene. "A Touch of the Poet." Playbill. Long Wharf Theatre, April 7-May 17, 1992.
14 O’Neill, Eugene. "Hughie." Playbill. Circle in the Square Theatre: New York, July-November 1996.
15 O’Neill, Eugene. "The Iceman Cometh." Playbill. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, April 1999.



 

Series 2:
James Purdy

Materials by and about James Purdy.
Box Folder
1 16 Purdy, James. "Children is All: A Play in One Act by James Purdy." 1961.
17 Purdy, James. "Cracks: A Play by James Purdy." 1962.
18 Purdy, James. "Mr. Evening." Harper’s Bazaar, Sept. 1968. p. 268-271, 178-194.
19 Purdy, James. "I am Elijah Thrush." Esquire, December 1971. p. 194-201, 246-264.
20 Gotham Book Mart. "New Directions Books: Fall-Winter 1962-3." 1962.
Includes James Purdy’s "Children is All."
Box Folder
1 21 Varble, Stephen. "I am James Purdy." Andy Warhol’s Interview, December 1972. p. 28-29.
Interview with Purdy. Sent from Purdy to Donald Gallup. Includes author’s note to Gallup on cover and original mailing envelope.
Box Folder
1 22 Cantie, Philippe. Muttering in the Dark: A Critical Study of James Purdy’s "Narrow Rooms." University of Toulouse-Le-Mirail, 1985.
23 Purdy, James. "’Til The Eagle Hollers: Two Short Plays by James Purdy." Promotional material. 1989.
24 Running Sun Theater Company. "1997-1998 Calendar of Events." Includes "Foment" by James Purdy. 1997.



 

Series 3:
Gertrude Stein

Materials by and about Gertrude Stein.
Box Folder
1 25 Stein, Gertrude. Portrait of Mabel Dodge at the Villa Curonia. Firenze, Tip. Galileiana (propr. Cappelli), 1912. 11 p. Paper wrappers.
First edition. 300 copies issued.
Box Folder
1 26 Stein, Gertrude, Mabel Dodge, and Marsden Hartley. Marsden Hartley Exhibition at the Little Gallery of the Photo-Secession, January Twelfth to February Fifth, MDCCCXIV, 1914.
27 Stein, Gertrude. Have They Attacked Mary. He Giggled: A Political Caricature. West Chester, PA: Horace F. Temple., 1917.
T.p. verso: "This edition is limited to two hundred copies, of which this is No. 55."
Box Folder
1 28 Stein, Gertrude. "The Making of Americas." The Transatlantic Review 1, no. 4 (April 1924): 127-142.
29 Stein, Gertrude. Descriptions of Literature. Englewood, NJ: George Platt Lynes and Adlai Harbeck, May 1926.
First edition. Number 191 of 200. Includes original envelope.
Box Folder
1 30 Stein, Gertrude. "Genuine Creative Ability." Creative Art: A Magazine of Fine & Applied Art 6, no. 2 (February 1930): 41.
31 Brown, Bob, ed. "Letters of Gertrude Stein." Berkeley, A Journal of Modern Culture, no. 8 (1933): 1-2; 8.
32 Stein, Gertrude. "Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas I: Discovering Picasso and Matisse." The Atlantic 151, no. 5 (May 1933): 513-527.
33 Stein, Gertrude. "When We Were Very Young: Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas II." The Atlantic 151, no. 6 (June 1933): 677-688.
34 Stein, Gertrude. "The War and Gertrude Stein: Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas III." The Atlantic 152, no. 1 (July 1933): 56-69.
35 Stein, Gertrude. "L’atelier de Gertrude Stein." Gazette des Beaux Arts I, no. 11 (April 1934): 232-243.
36 Stein, Gertrude. "A Portrait of the Abdys." Janus. (May 1936): 15.
37 Stein, Gertrude. "Butter Will Melt." The Atlantic 59, no. 2 (February 1937): 156-157.
38 Stein, Gertrude. Love Like Anything. Culver, IN: Joyous Guard Press, 1939. Proof Copy of 1st ed. 3rd state.
Also included: 1st ed. 1st state. Protalamium for Bobolink and His Louisa. December 1939. 25 copies printed. Item is edited in pencil to match 1st ed. 3rd state.
Box Folder
1 39 Stein, Gertrude. "Meditation sur les Jeunes gens tristes." Confluences, no. 7 (September 1945): 760-763.
40 Stein, Gertrude. Typewritten copies of autographed letter signed to Tanner and Tchelitchef. Offered to the Yale University Libraries in Sept. 1947. Also includes typewritten copy of letter from Alice B. Toklas to Tanner and Tchelitchef. From the Argus Book Shop, May 1947.
41 Stein, Gertrude. "I Like American and American." ’47: The Magazine of the Year 1, no. 8 (October 1947): 16-19.
Also includes "Gertrude Stein Makes Sense" by Thornton Wilder, p. 10-15.
Box Folder
1 42 Stein, Gertrude. Literally True: from To Do, a Book of Alphabets and Birthdays for All Children Everywhere: A Christmas Remembrance of Gertrude Stein. Tujunga, CA: Peter Holland, 1947.
Printed for Louise and Robert Haas.
Box Folder
1 43 Stein, Gertrude. "Reflection on the Atomic Bomb." Yale Poetry Review, no. 7 (December 1947): 3-4.
On page three: "This is the very last piece that Miss Stein wrote before her death in 1946. The Editors have provisionally titled it "Reflection on the Atomic Bomb."
Also includes "Sonnets that Please IV" p. 4 from 1921.
Box Folder
1 44 Stein, Gertrude. Two (hitherto unpublished) Poems. Pawlet, VT: Banyan Press, 1948. Number 18.
On cover: "Fania Marinoff & Carl Van Vechten offer you warm holiday greetings with…" First edition consisted of 205 numbered copies; this copy is number 18.
Box Folder
1 45 Stein, Gertrude. Two (hitherto unpublished) Poems. Pawlet, VT: Banyan Press, 1948. Number 228.
On last page: "This pamphlet has been designed and printed in America, in Pawlet Vermont, at the Banyan Press, on French, Italian, and Chinese papers, during December 1948. There are four hundred and fifteen copies, of which only two hundred, printed expressly for The Gotham Book Mart, are for sale. This is number 228."
Box Folder
1 46 Stein, Gertrude. Absolutely Bob Brown, or Bobbed Brown: A (Previously Unpublished) Portrait by Gertrude Stein. Pawlett, VT: Banyan Press, 1955. Number 30.
On last page: "This portrait, now published for the first time, has been set & printed by Claude Frederiks from the original typescript in the Addison M. Metcalf Collection of Gertrude Steiniana. Sincere thanks are extended to Carl Van Vechten for his permission to publish this work. The edition has been limited to fifty-two copies."
Box Folder
1 47 Stein, Gertrude. A Village: Are You Ready Yet Not Yet. Bethel, CT: Warren Press, 1956.
Includes note on verso: "A previously unpublished portrait of Robert Bartlett Haas by Gertrude Stein / Paris. 1938 / Printed for the Addison M. Metcalf Collection of Gertrude Steiniana by the Warren Press. Bethel, Connecticut. / Copyright Alice B. Toklas, 1956.
Box Folder
1 48 Stein, Gertrude, and Alice B. Toklas. On Our Way. New York: Schuster Printing Company, 1959.
On last page: "On Our Way" has been printed by the Schuster Printing Company in New York City in the year 1959, in an edition consisting of 100 copies, none of which are for sale. This is copy number 7.
Box Folder
1 49 Stein, Gertrude. "Jean Atlan: Abstract Painting." Yale French Studies. no. 31 (1964): 118.
Includes note: "With the editor’s compliments."
Box Folder
1 50 Stein, Gertrude. "How Writing is Written." Fifteenth Anniversary Anthology, The Choate Literary Magazine (Summer 1965): 97-107.
51 Stein, Gertrude. Lucretia Borgia. New York: Albondocani Press, 1968.
On last page: "This first edition of Lucretia Borgia published in August 1968 is limited to one hundred and fifty copies printed on Italian Fabriano hand-sewn into decorated paper wrappers and numbered 1-150…This is number 2." Includes publication announcement from Albondocani Press.
Box Folder
1 52 Stein, Gertrude, and Leon M. Solomons. Motor Automatism. New York: The Phoenix Book Shop, 1969.
53 Stein Gertrude. "Tribute to Mark Twain." Mark Twain Journal XV, no. 4 (Summer 1971): Cover.
Cover reads: "Unique tribute to Mark Twain by the inimitable Gertrude Stein. Her lifelong collaborator Alice Toklas has signed in the margin. Written for her fellow members of the Mark Twain Society when she visited St. Louis and now published for the first time."
Box Folder
1 54 Stein, Gertrude. "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights." Two theater tickets. Middletown, CT: Ninety-Two Theater, Wesleyan University, October 16, 1971.
Two tickets in envelope addressed to Donald Gallup.
Box Folder
1 55 Stein, Gertrude, words. Virgil Thomson, music. Picasso. JHW Editions. Promotional materials, 1992.
56 Thomson, Virgil. The Mother of Us All. Libretto by Gertrude Stein. Glimmerglass Opera, 1998. p. 30-31.
Box Folder
2 1 Various book dealer catalogs featuring the works of Gertrude Stein.
2 Promotional items for Gertrude Stein and her works.
3 Metropolitan Museum of Art. 20th Century Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Lila Acheson Wallace Wing. Brochure.
Brochure includes Pablo Picasso’s portrait of Gertrude Stein on cover and paragraph about the portrait.
Box Folder
2 4 [Gallup, Donald?] Typewritten and handwritten notes on "The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress" by Gertrude Stein.
5 Flanner, Janet, James Thurber, and Harold Ross. "Tender Buttons." The New Yorker, October 13, 1934.
Two typewritten pages with pencil notations on verso of page 2.
Box Folder
2 6 Haas, Robert B., and Donald C. Gallup. A Catalogue of the Published and Unpublished Writings of Gertrude Stein. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1941.
Exhibit catalog. Exhibit ran from Feb. 22 through March 29, 1941.
Box Folder
2 7 Various 1945 articles about Stein and her works.
New York Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review, March 11, 1945
The New Yorker, March 17, 1945
Time, April 16, 1945.
Box Folder
2 8 Redman, Ben R. "The Importance of Being Earnest." Review of Wars I Have Seen by Gertrude Stein. The Saturday Review of Literature XXVII, no. 10 (March 10, 1945): p. 8.
9 Desfeuilles, P. Une Fervente de la Répétition: Gertrude Stein. Mirefleurs, 1946.
10 Yale University News Bureau. "Stein Papers Displayed at Yale Library." Press release and newspaper article. April 20, 1947.
11 Promotional material for William Garland Rogers’ When This You See Remember Me. [1948?]
Includes ordering card for the Gotham Book Mart.
Box Folder
2 12 Gallup, Donald. "Gertrude Stein’s Talent in Drama." The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1949. Section VI, p. 7.
Also includes typewritten copy of the article.
Box Folder
2 13 Gallup, Donald. "Always Gtrde Stein." Southwest Review (Summer 1949): 254-258.
14 Deharme, Lise. Hommage a Basket. New Haven, CT: Yale Collection of American Literature, 1950.
15 Gallup, Donald, ed. The Flowers of Friendship: Letters Written to Gertrude Stein. Promotional material, 1953. 2 copies.
16 Firmage, George James. A Check-list of the Published Writings of Gertrude Stein. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 1954.
Includes sheet with errata and addenda.
Box Folder
2 17 Passedoit Gallery. "Riba-Rovira." Exhibition program. Mary 16 to June 4, 1955. Includes quote by Gertrude Stein.
18 Smith, A.E. "On Gertrude Stein." One Institute Quarterly: Homophile Studies II, no. 3 (Summer 1959): 83-90.
19 Haas, Robert. B. "Gertrude Stein Talking: A Transatlantic Interview." Part I. Uclan Review VIII, no. 2 (Summer 1962): 3-11.
20 Haas, Robert B. "Gertrude Stein Talking: A Transatlantic Interview." Part II. Uclan Review IX, no. 1 (Spring 1963): 40-48.
21 Haas, Robert B. "Gertrude Stein Talking: A Transatlantic Interview." Part III. Uclan Review IX, no. 2 (Winter 1964): 44-48.
22 New Poet’s Theatre. Promotional materials for Nancy Cole’s play "Gertrude Stein." Performed Nov. 3, 4, & 5, 1967.
23 Park Lane Group. "An Evening of Lord Berners." December 8, 1972. Includes note on Lord Berners’ ballet of Stein’s "A Wedding Bouquet."
24 Greenwald, Arthur. "Gertrude Stein Seriously." Yale News, December 12, 1972. p. 6-7.
25 Special Issue: Gertrude Stein 1874-1974, The Widening Circle 1, no. 4 (Fall 1973).
26 Gertrude Stein Special Issue. Lost Generation Journal II, no. 1 (Winter 1974).
27 Gallup, Donald, ed. "The Collected Rejection Slips of Gertrude Stein." Writer’s Digest, August 1975. p. 19-23.
28 Kellner, Bruce. "Baby Woojums in Iowa." Books at Iowa, no. 26 (April 1977): 3-18.
Inscribed by the author to Donald Gallup.
Box Folder
2 29 Gertrude Stein Issue. Twentieth Century Literature 24, no. 1 (Spring 1978).
Issue includes "Introduction to Miss Stein’s Puppet Play" by Thornton Wilder, p. 94-95.
Box Folder
2 30 Yale School of Music. "Music by Virgil Thomson." Promotional pamphlet and concert program. April 23, 1979. Includes performance of "Le Berceau de Gertrude Stein."
31 Gill, John H. Detecting Gertrude Stein, 1980. Typewritten manuscript.
32 MacDonald, Edgar. "Hunter Stagg: ‘Over There in Paris With Gertrude Stein.’" The Ellen Glasgow Newsletter, Issue 15 (October 1982): 2-16.
33 Hall, Larry. "A Van Vechten Prose: Mark Lutz and Gertrude Stein in Richmond." The Ellen Glasgow Newsletter, Issue 17 (October 1982): 5-15.
34 Théâtre Public, November-December 1982. p. 6-52.
Various articles about Gertrude Stein.
Box Folder
2 35 Hall, Larry. "A Van Vechten Prose: Mark Lutz and Gertrude Stein in Richmond: Part II." The Ellen Glasgow Newsletter, Issue 18 (March 1983): 5-16.
36 Exhibit poster. There There Gertrude Stein. The Storefront Museum. Oakland Museum: Oakland, CA, February-March 1984.
The exhibit focused on Gertrude’s early life in Oakland, California. This folder includes note from Donald Gallup to Jamie, dated May 13, 2000, portrait of Gertrude Stein, and one Oakland Museum brochure.
Box Folder
2 37 J.D. "Gertrude Stein Collection Expanded." UCLA Librarian XXXVII, no. 9 (October 1984): 61.
38 Stimpson, Catharine R. "Reading Gertrude Stein." Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 4, no. 2 (Fall 1985): 265-271.
39 Dydo, Ulla. "Landscape is not Grammar: Gertrude Stein in 1928." Raritan 8, no. 1 (Summer 1987): 97-113.
Includes note from Raritan indicating the copy was sent, presumably to Gallup, compliments of Ulla Dydo.
Box Folder
2 40 Sobek-Beutter, G., and Klaus Fessman. Was ist die Antwort, was ist die Frage: hommage à Gertrude Stein, eine Amerikanerin in Paris : Programmbuch. Stuttgart: Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, 1991.
Also includes a promotional poster, two paper programs for September and October 1991, and a chronology by Robert Haas.
Box Folder
2 41 Haas, Robert Bartlett. I.M.P.U.L.S.E.: Wortkunst, Musik, Bildkunst: 1990-1996: Hommage a Gertrude Stein, 1996.
42 Library of Congress. 1998 Engagement Calendar. Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranate Calendars & Books, 1997. Week of March 23-29 features Gertrude Stein.



 

Series 4:
Carl Van Vechten

Materials by and about Van Vechten.
Box Folder
2 43 Van Vechten, Carl. "Puss in Books." The Yale University Library Gazette 23, no. 4 (April 1949): 175-180.
44 Van Vechten, Carl. "Pierre Monteaux." Words and Music: Comment by Famous Authors about the World’s Greatest Artists. Camden, NJ: RCA Victor Division, [1950?]. p. 45.
45 Van Vechten, Carl. "Random Notes on Mr. Mencken of Baltimore." The Yale University Library Gazette 24, no. 4 (April 1950): 165-171.
Also includes "Reminiscences of Hergesheimer, Van Vechten, and Mencken" by Alfred A. Knopf, pp. 145-164.
Box Folder
2 46 Van Vechten, Carl. "Why Music is Unpopular." The American Record Guide 26, no. 10 (June 1960): 778-781.
Also includes "Evviva Carlo" by James Lyons, p. 776, "Carlo Patriarch" by Edward Jablonski, pp. 782-784, and "A Gallery of Documentary Photographs by Carl Van Vechten, pp. 785-805. Inscribed on page 777 by Carl Van Vechten to Donald Gallup.
Box Folder
2 47 Van Vechten, Carl. "Rogue Elephant in Porcelain." The Yale University Library Gazette 38, no. 2 (October 1963): 41-50.
48 Van Vechten, Carl. With Formality and Elegance: A Selection of Inscriptions to Bruce Kellner from Carl Van Vechten. Laurens, NY: The Village Printer, 1968. Two copies.
T.p. verso: "One hundred copies, printed on Ticonderoga Text are numbered 1 through 100; twenty-six copies, printed on Linweave Spectra and sewn into Japanese woodcut wrappers, are lettered A through z."
Includes copy 7 and copy E. Sent from Bruce Kellner to Donald Gallup.
Box Folder
2 49 Van Vechten, Carl. "More Laurels for Our Gertrude: A Postscript." Confrontation, no. 8 (Spring 1974): 18-19.
Includes inscription to Donald Gallup, by Steloff, before "The Making of An American Visit: Gertrude Stein" by Frances Steloff, pp. 9-17.
Box Folder
2 50 Van Vechten, Carl. CVV, 101. S.I.: s.n., 1981.
"Twenty six copies lettered A through Z and named for their recipients have been printed…This is copy G for Donald Gallup." Includes original envelope.
Box Folder
2 51 Van Vechten, Carl. Lord’s Prayer, 1984.
"Dear Donald, Carl Van Vechten’s 104th anniversary prompts me to ask if you have ever heard his version of the Lord’s Prayer…Happy birthday to Carlo from Bruce Kellner. 17 June 1984. Copy G of 26." In original envelope.
Box Folder
2 52 Van Vechten, Carl. My Favourite Authors. S.I.: Bruce Kellner, 1985.
"For Carl Van Vechten’s one hundred fifth birthday anniversary, on 17 June 1985, Bruce Kellner has had made twenty-six copies of My Favourite Authors. They are lettered A through Z and named for their recipients. This is copy G for Donald Gallup." Includes original envelope.
Box Folder
2 53 Van Vechten, Carl. Memoirs by Fania Marinoff. Lancaster, PA: Bruce Kellner, 1987.
T.p. verso: "Bruce Kellner has made 26 copies of this pamphlet for friends. They are lettered A through Z…This is copy C."
Box Folder
2 54 Van Vechten, Carl. Carlo Pro Femina, 1989.
"Bruce Kellner has made fifteen copies for Carlophiles. This is copy 4." Includes original envelope addressed to Donald Gallup.
Box Folder
2 55 Van Vechten, Carl. The Rape of the Madonna della Stella. Lancaster, PA: All Kinds Blintzes Press, 1998.
"Of this edition of The Rape of the Madonna della Stella, twenty-six copies have been printed…This is copy I."
Box Folder
2 56 Van Vechten, Carl. On Vice and Publicity, 1999.
Note: "Ten copies of an unpublished note by Carl Van Vechten made for his one hundred nineteenth birthday, 17 June 1999, printed in Antiqua on handmade Italian cotton and marigold leaves. This is copy 6." Includes original envelope: "Carlo 119."
Box Folder
3 1 Roger Kent. Documentary Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Exhibition materials. April 1949.
2 Gordan, John D. "Carl Van Vechten: Notes for an Exhibition in Honor of his Seventy-fifth Birthday." Bulletin of the New York Public Library 59, no. 7 (July 1955): 331-366.
3 "Tips from the Bookseller." Publishers’ Weekly 168, no. 3 (July 16, 1955): 178.
Short article about the publication of "Carl Van Vechten: A Bibliography." Sent from Van Vechten to Donald Gallup.
Box Folder
3 4 "The Carl Van Vechten Exhibition." The Yale University Library Gazette 30, no. 2 (October 1955): 83-84.
Includes note from Van Vechten to Donald Gallup on p. 83.
Box Folder
3 5 80 Writers Whose Books and Letters Have Been Given Over the Past Twenty Years to the Yale University Library by Carl Van Vechten, Compiled in Honor of His 80th Birthday, 17 June 1960. New Haven, CT: Yale University Library, 1960.
Inscribed by Van Vechten to Donald Gallup.
Box Folder
3 6 Adams, Frederick, B., Jr., et. al. A Greeting. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1964.
Inside of card: "To Carlotta Montgomery O’Neill on the occasion of the first publication of More Stately Mansions." Includes photograph by Van Vechten.
Box Folder
3 7 Kirstein, Lincoln. "Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964)." The Yale University Library Gazette 39, no. 4 (April 1965): 157-162.
8 Promotional material for Bruce Kellner’s Carl Van Vechten and the Irreverent Decades. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, December 9, 1968.
9 Kellner, Bruce. "HLM and CVV: Friendship on Paper. "Menckeniana: A Quarterly Review, no. 39 (Fall 1971): 2-9.
Inscribed by the author: "for Donald from Bruce, some minor gossip about our old friend / 6 Oct. 1971."
Box Folder
3 10 "A Bookmark of Dance Horizons Publications: 1974-75." Includes entry on The Dance Writings of Carl Van Vechten by Paul Padgette.
11 Williamson, Hubert L., Jr. Blue Heaven. 1982. Proof copy.
Williamson’s play is based on Van Vechten’s book Nigger Heaven. Includes correspondence from the author to the executor of Van Vechten’s estate. Also includes correspondence from Donald Gallup to the Van Vechten executor indicating Gallup’s, and the Estate’s, dissatisfaction with the play.
Box Folder
3 12 Copy of letter from Donald Gallup to Hisao Kishimoto thanking him for sending a copy of Kishimoto’s book Carl Van Vechten: the Man and His Role in the Harlem Renaissance. 1983.
13 American Portraits, Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Exhibition materials. 1984-1985.
Also includes promotional material for Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance exhibition, 1987.
Box Folder
3 14 Kellner, Bruce. A Supplementary Bibliography of the Work of Carl Van Vechten, 1991.
T.p. verso: "Twenty-six copies, lettered A through Z, have been compiled during March-June 1991. They are enclosed in proof and hors commerce copies of the dust wrapper for A Bibliography of the Work of Carl Van Vechten, 1980…This is copy G for Donald Gallup."
Box Folder
3 15 Gardner, Paul. "Carl Van Vechten, Culture Connoisseur." On Paper 2, no. 5 (May-June 1998): 13-19.
Includes correspondence between Paul Gardner and Donald Gallup.



 

Series 5:
Thornton Wilder

Playbills from productions of Wilder’s plays, materials by Wilder, and materials about Wilder’s work.
Box Folder
3 16 Wilder, Thornton. Such Things Only Happen in Books, Love and How to Cure It, The Long Christmas Dinner, and The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden. Playbill. Yale Dramatic Association and Vassar Philaletheis. New Haven: CT, November 1931.
17 Obey, Alexander. The Rape of Lucrece. Translated by Thornton Wilder. Program. Theatre de Tertre, July-August 1955.
18 Wilder, Thornton. A Life in the Sun. Program. Edinburgh International Festival. Edinburgh, Scotland, August 21-September 10, 1955.
19 Wilder, Thornton. Hello, Dolly! Playbill. St. James Theatre. New York, 1967.
20 Wilder, Thornton. Our Town. Playbill. Mineola Theatre. New York, Sept. 24-Oct. 6, 1968.
21 Wilder, Thornton. Hello, Dolly! Playbill. Oakdale Musical Theatre. Wallingford, CT, June 22-27, 1981.
22 Wilder, Thornton. Our Town. Playbill. Long Wharf Theatre. New Haven, CT, Dec. 4, 1987-Jan. 17, 1988.
23 Wilder, Thornton. Our Town. Playbill. Lyceum Theatre. New York, 1988.
24 Wilder, Thornton. The Skin of Our Teeth. Playbill. Yale Repertory Theatre. New Haven, CT, Feb. 20-March 15, 1997.
25 Wilder, Thornton. "On L’a Echappe Belle de Thornton Wilder." ["The Skin of Our Teeth].Trans. Francois Wertheimer, Clarisse Weber, and Patrick Aste. no date.
26 Wilder, Thornton. "Sealing Wax." Oberlin Literary Magazine VIII, no. 6 (April 1916): 190-192.
27 Wilder, Thornton. "A Christmas Interlude, and Prosperina and the Devil." Oberlin Literary Magazine IX, no. 2 (December 1916): 47-51.
"A Christmas Interlude" pp. 47-49. "Prosperina and the Devil: A Play for Marionettes" pp. 50-51.
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3 28 Wilder, Thornton. "The Marriage of Zabett." Oberlin Literary Magazine IX, no. 6 (June 1917): 166-168.
29 Wilder, Thornton. "And the Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead." S4N, Issue 24 (Jan. 1923).
30 Wilder, Thornton. "The Happy Journey: A Play in One Act." London: Samuel French, Ltd., 1931.
On cover: "Chalfont St. Peter Youth Centre." Annotated copy.
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3 31 Wilder, Thornton. "Presentation to Sidney Kingsley of the Award of Merit Medal for Drama, by Thornton Wilder." Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters 2nd series, no. 2 (1952): 20-23.
32 Wilder, Thornton. "Acceptance"[of the Gold Medal for Fiction]. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters 2nd series, no. 3 (1953): 23-25
Also includes "Presentation to Thornton Wilder of the Gold Medal for Fiction, by Pearl S. Buck," pp. 20-23.
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3 33 Wilder, Thornton. "John Marin: 1870-1953." Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters 2nd series, no. 5 (1954): 119-214.
34 Wilder, Thornton. Kulter in einer Demokratie. Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, 1957.
35 Wilder, Thornton, "Thomas Mann: 1875-1955." Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters 2nd series, no. 7 (1957): 123-128.
36 Wilder, Thornton. "The Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton." New York: Samuel French, Ltd., 1962.
37 Wilder, Thornton. "The Alcestiad: Or, A Life in the Sun." 1977. Photocopy. Also includes "The Drunken Sisters."
38 Wilder, Thornton. "Introduction to Miss Stein’s Puppet Play." [Offprint from] Twentieth Century Literature 24, no. 1 (Spring 1978): 94-95.
39 Wilder, Thornton. "Five Thousand Letters to Alexander Woollcott." Harvard Library Bulletin XXXII, no. 4 (Fall 1984): 401-407.
40 Wilder, Thornton. "Five Thousand Letters to Alexander Woollcott." [Offprint from] Harvard Library Bulletin XXXII, no. 4 (Fall 1984): 401-407.
41 Trudeau, Lawrence J., ed. Drama Criticism. Vol. 1. Sampler. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc., 1992. Includes only the Thornton Wilder part of the regular publication.
42 Wilder, Thornton. "The Ides of March." The Novel: Types and Elements. Dortmund, Germany: Lensing, 1992.
43 Wilder, Thornton. "The Wreck on the Five-Twenty-Five." The Yale Review 82, no. 4 (October 1994): 17-41.
Includes an introductory note by Donald Gallup, pp. 17-22.
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3 44 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Yale Collection of American Literature. "The Thornton Niven Wilder Papers."
45 Huser, Fritz. Thornton Wilder. Dortmund: Stadtische Volksbuchereien, 1962.
46 Gemme, Francis R. Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Monarch Notes and Study Guides. New York: Monarch Press, 1965.
47 Thornton Niven Wilder: April 17, 1897-December 7, 1975. Memorial service program. Battell Chapel, Yale University: CT, January 18, 1976.
48 Aikkola, Margaret W. The Intent of the Author on Stage and Screen in Thornton Wilder’s "Our Town." Vaasa, Finland: University of Vaasa, 1990.
Includes correspondence from the author to Donald Gallup and Donald Gallup to the author concerning the essay.
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3 49 Koutsoudaki, Mary. Thornton Wilder: A Nostalgia for the Antique. Parousia Monograph Series No. 18. Athens: University of Athens School of Philosophy, 1992.
50 Aikkola, Margaret W. "I Suspect that All Writers Have Some Didactic Intention. That Starts the Motor": Didactic Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s Roles as Mentor, Dramatist, and Teacher 1935-1951. Vaasa, Finland: University of Vaasa, 1994.
Title page: Inscribed by the author to Donald Gallup.
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3 51 Aikkola, Margaret W. ’I Suspect that All Writers Have Some Didactic Intention. That Starts the Motor’: Didactic Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s Roles as Mentor, Dramatist, and Teacher 1935-1951. Licentiate thesis, University of Vaasa, 1994.



 

Series 6:
Various authors

Items by and about Alice B. Toklas, Bruce Kellner, Isabel Wilder, Amos Wilder, and Robert A. Wilson.
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3 52 Kellner, Bruce. "Refined Racism": White Patronage in the Harlem Renaissance. Reprinted from The Harlem Renaissance Re-Examined. Brooklyn: AMS Press, Inc., 1987. p. 93-106. Inscribed by the author to Donald Gallup, October 28, 1988.
Card and envelope from Bruce Kellner to Donald Gallup announcing the publication of Carl Van Vechten’s Keep A-Inchin’ Along. 1979.
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3 53 Toklas, Alice B. Aromas and Flavors. Uncorrected proof. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958.
54 Toklas, Alice B. What is Remembered. Uncorrected proof. London: Michael Joseph, 1963.
55 Toklas, Alice B. Ratatouille as Cooked in Nice. Westwood, NJ: Williston Press, 1977.
Inside front cover: "A recipe from Alice B. Toklas to Bruce Kellner published to commemorate her centennial anniversary 30 April 1977."
On back cover: "Twenty six copies lettered A through Z have been printed… This is copy g for Donald Gallup."
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3 56 Alice B. Toklas birthday card. Chicago: Recycled Paper Products, Inc.
57 Wilder, Isabel. Heart, Be Still. Book cover. [1934?].
58 Wilder, Amos. "A Poet in the Depression: Letters of Kenneth Patchen , 1834-1941." Sagetrieb 5, no. 3 (Winter 1986): 111-126.
59 Wilson, Robert A. Tea with Alice. New York, 1978.
Inscribed by the author to Donald Gallup ("Don"). 250 copies printed.