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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Sources

Description of Series

Series I. Works, 1928-1968

Series II. Correspondence, 1930-1955

Series III. Miscellaneous, 1936-1969

Index

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

James Agee:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Agee, James, 1909-1955
Title: James Agee Collection
Dates: 1928-1969
Abstract: James Agee began writing short stories and poems in high school and by the time he graduated from Harvard he was able to launch a fully-fledged writing career which included novels and screenplays. This collection contains a large and diverse sampling of his works including novels, articles and reviews, several posthumously published collections, and a small amount of correspondence.
RLIN Record #: TXRC98-A10
Extent: 14 boxes (5.83 linear feet), 7 galley folders, 2 oversize flat files
Language: English.
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

James Rufus Agee was born on November 17, 1909, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the first of two children. His father, Hugh James Agee, was from rugged farming stock in the mountainous backwoods of Tennessee while Laura Tyler, his mother, had a more educated and artistic background. Her mother, Agee's grandmother, was among the first women to graduate from the University of Michigan. Throughout his life Agee was very aware of the contradictions of this twofold heritage. His mother was a devout Episcopalian and sheltered Agee whereas his father introduced adventure and pleasures such as going to the movies and taking his son to the pubs afterward. As a result, Agee was both timid and daring as a child. The death of Agee's father in an automobile accident in May 1916 was a major turning point in his life.

After vacationing near Sewanee, Tennessee, in the summer of 1918, Agee's mother decided to relocate there and enrolled her son at Saint Andrew's, an Episcopalian boarding school, which he attended from 1919-1924. Her reasoning was that it would allow him to be more in the company of men and would provide the religious training and education she felt was important. It had the effect, however, of causing Agee to feel not only cut off from the companionship of his father, but now from his mother as well. It was at Saint Andrew's that Agee formed the close ties with Father James Herold Flye that were to last a lifetime. Agee attended Knoxville High School for the 1924-25 school year and after a trip to Europe with Father Flye in the summer of 1925, he enrolled at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, where his interest in writing first began. Among his writings for the Exeter Monthly were twelve short stories, nine poems, several articles and reviews, and four plays.

Agee attended Harvard from 1928 to 1932 where he became increasingly committed to a literary career. He began to write poems, short stories, and articles for the Harvard Lampoon, the Crimson, and the Harvard Advocate. He first joined the editorial board in 1919 as an associate editor of the Advocate, and by 1921, became editor-in-chief. His parody of Time in the March 1921 issue of the Advocate was highly acclaimed. In fact, it was this article on Time which attracted Henry Luce, and resulted in an offer to write for Fortune. He accepted, thinking his journalistic career would be brief, but it lasted for more than fifteen years. Agee was constantly in despair that he may have sacrificed his own creative efforts for the demands a journalistic style imposed. However, his book of poetry, Permit Me Voyage, was published in 1934 as part of the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

In 1936, on assignment for Fortune, Agee and photographer Walker Evans went to Alabama to do a story on tenant farmers. By the time the project was finished three years later Agee had enough material for a book, which was published in 1941 as Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Considered a failure at that time, it is now generally considered an original masterpiece. While working on Famous Men, Agee began reviewing books for Time in 1938, which soon expanded to films, and in 1941 he began a weekly column on film for The Nation, both projects ending in 1948. His most well known piece of criticism was "Comedy's Greatest Era," published in 1949 in Life magazine, in which Agee extolled the era of silent movies. After 1948 Agee wrote principally film scripts and fiction. He wrote several screenplays and one full-length original script, Noa-Noa, based upon the journals of Paul Gauguin, which was never produced. Most well known is his work on The African Queen, which he wrote in collaboration with John Huston.

Agee's autobiographical novel, The Morning Watch (1951), is a tale about a young boy's experiences on a Good Friday morning while attending a boarding school, reminiscent of his own Good Friday activities. In A Death in the Family (1957), also autobiographical, Agee was finally able to write about the experience of a father's death and the reactions of various family members. Agee suffered a series of heart attacks beginning in 1951 and did not complete the novel for publication before his death. He began work on the screenplay, A Tanglewood Story, in 1954 but was unable to finish it, and several other projects he had begun, before his death from a heart attack on May 16, 1955. He was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1957 for A Death in the Family.

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Scope and Contents

The James Agee Collection contains 14 boxes of primarily manuscripts, with a slight amount of correspondence, ranging in date from 1928-1969, with the bulk covering the period before his death in 1955. The later dates reflect posthumous collections of his works. The material is arranged in three series: I. Works, 1928-1968 (10.5 boxes), II. Correspondence, 1930-1955 (.7 box), and III. Miscellaneous, 1936-1969 (2.8 boxes). Within each series the material is arranged alphabetically by title or author. This collection was previously accessible only through a card catalog, but has been re-cataloged as part of a retrospective conversion project.

The Works series consists of holographs, typescripts and carbon copy typescripts of books, articles, plays, poems, reviews, stories, and screenplays. Included are holographs and typescripts of Agee's novels, A Death in the Family (published posthumously in 1957), Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), written with Walker Evans, and his shorter novel, The Morning Watch (1950). Also present are typescripts of a collection of his short prose entitled Collected Short Prose of James Agee (1969), edited by Robert Fitzgerald.

His poetry is represented as well with typescripts of Collected Poems of James Agee (1968), edited by Robert Fitzgerald, a proof copy of Permit Me Voyage and Other Poems (1934), and typescripts of several poems. Holographs, typescripts, and carbon copy typescripts of several of Agee's screenplays are also in this collection, such as The African Queen, "The Blue Hotel," Magia Verde, Night of the Hunter, Noa-Noa, Scientists and Tramps, A Tanglewood Story, The Touch of Nutmeg, and "Undirectable Director." In addition, there are typescripts of a television play, Mr. Lincoln, and a holograph draft of The Quiet One, a commentary for a documentary film. Numerous reviews of books and films written for Time and The Nation are grouped together under the heading "Reviews."

The Correspondence series consists mainly of letters relating to Agee's work. Outgoing letters include correspondence to director David Bradley regarding his screenplay for Noa-Noa; 47 letters to Walker Evans, photographer and co-author of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; and letters to Archibald MacLeish ( Fortune) and T.S. Matthews ( Time). Incoming correspondence includes a contract from Gregory Associates, Inc. for writing the screenplay, Night of the Hunter, and letters from Margaret Marshall of The Nation. Correspondents are indexed at the end of this inventory.

The Miscellaneous series contains correspondence from Agee; a book review by Harvey Breit; articles by George Barbarow on the cinema and Roberto Rossellini, and by John MacDonald on "The State of the Movies"; typescripts of John Collier's The Touch of Nutmeg; two versions of a play by Tad Mosel based on the Agee novel, A Death in the Family; two copies of a screenplay, All the Way Home, also based on A Death in the Family, by Philip Reisman, Jr.; a thesis on Agee by Joan Shelley Rubin, and an address by Robert Fitzgerald given at the dedication banquet of the James Agee Memorial Library at Saint Andrew's School, as well as letters to Robert Fitzgerald regarding publication of his book on Agee from Houghton Mifflin Company. Included also is a bound galley proof of My Brother's Keeper: James Joyce's Early Years by Stanislaus Joyce; and correspondence from and concerning Laura Tyler Wright, Agee's mother.

Elsewhere in the Center are two Vertical File folders which contain reviews of Agee's books and articles about his life. In the Walker Evans collection in the Photography Collection are 70 published and 100 unpublished documentary portraits, landscapes, and other images made in Alabama in 1936 to illustrate Agee's book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. The Art Collection houses thirteen sketches by Agee.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research, with the exception of a group of restricted correspondence which is sealed until such time as a) Patricia Scallon Fitzgerald is deceased, or b) until her permission is secured to open them, or c) until fifty (50) years from year of acquisition, 1989, whichever first occurs.

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Index Terms

Correspondents
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975
Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-
Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961
Kracauer, Siegfried, 1889-1966
MacGowan, Kenneth, 1888-1963
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-
Matthews, T.S. (Thomas Stanley), 1901-
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-
Phelps, Robert, 1922-
Rodman, Selden, 1909-
Subjects
Authors, American--20th century
Moving pictures
Novelists, American--20th century
Document Types
Christmas cards
Contracts
Galley proofs
Post cards
Screenplays

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Administrative Information

Acquisition

Purchases and gifts, 1964-1997 (R1975, R1976, R2163, R4149, R4289, R4498, R7152, R7504, R8356, R11583, R11703, R12737, R13925, G5081, G8086)

Processed by

Sally M. Nichols, 1998

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Sources

Dictionary of Literary Biography, v. 2 (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Co., 1978).

Doty, Mark A. Tell Me Who I Am (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981).

Moreau, Genevieve. The Restless Journey of James Agee (New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1977).

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James Agee Collection--Folder List

 

Series I. Works, 1928-1968

box folder
1 1 Unidentified article: "In the summer 1945 issue of The Sewanee Review...," holograph with revisions, nd,
6pp
2 Unidentified fragments, holograph signed with corrections, nd,
31pp
3 Unidentified or Untitled
Unidentified play, nd,
7pp
Unidentified play, nd,
2pp
Unidentified story: "All through the night...," nd,
9pp
Unidentified story: "1928 story," 1928,
20pp
Unidentified story: outlines and notes, nd,
13pp
Untitled article: "I have been invited to write an article for this American issue of Horizon about American moving pictures...," nd,
2pp
Untitled article on war films, nd,
2pp
Untitled notes for a romantic film, nd,
2pp
Untitled poem: "There is a pleasant land...," nd,
1p
box folder
1 4 A-Ab
A..., poem, nd,
1p
"About Charles Fort," article, nd,
5pp
The absolute fundamental: it is democratic..., article, nd,
5pp
The African Queen, by C.S. Forester; adapted for the screen by James Agee
box folder
1 5-6 Holograph/working draft with revisions, 1950,
111pp
box folder
2 1 Typescript and carbon copy typescript with revisions, 1950-1951,
170pp
2 Carbon copy typescript with revisions, 1951,
74pp
3 Ditto film script, 1952,
63pp
4 At-Be
At a certain clearly definable moment, all that has been discussed in this issue of Fortune..., article, nd,
4pp
"Before God and This Company"; or "Bigger than We Are," story, nd,
5pp
box folder
2 5 "The Blue Hotel," by Stephen Crane, screenplay, notes, 1948,
6pp
6 Candide. Dialogue and lyrics for..., play, nd,
9pp
7 "Christmas 1945," article, nd, 13pp; nd, 6pp
Collected Poems of James Agee (1968), edited and with an introduction by Robert Fitzgerald
box folder
3 1-5 Typescript and printed pages with corrections; marginal notes on photocopied pages, 1968,
201pp
Page proofs, nd,
30pp
[removed to Oversize Flat Files]
Page proofs with corrections and editor's notes, 1968, 63 pp; 1968, 63 pp; nd, 59 pp
[removed to Galley Files, three folders]
Collected Short Prose of James Agee (1969), edited and with a memoir by Robert Fitzgerald
box folder
3 6-7 Typescript, photocopied typescript, and printed pages with corrections and notes, 1968,
349pp
Galley and page proofs with corrections and notes, all 1968:
86pp; 78 pp; 33 pp; 77 pp; 32 pp
[removed to Galley Files, three folders]
"Comedy's greatest era," article in Life Magazine, 1949
box folder
3 8 Typescript with inserts,
33pp
9 Typescript and carbon copy typescript,
54pp
10 Carbon copy typescript with corrections,
32pp
11 Carbon copy typescript,
2pp
A Death in the Family (1957), novel
box folder
4 1-2 Typescript with revisions and notes, nd,
314 pp
3-4 Photocopy typescript with revisions, nd,
366pp
5 Typescript/draft fragment with revisions and corrections, nd,
89pp
box folder
5 1 Holograph notes signed, 1948, 17pp; nd, 6pp
2 Holograph/working draft with corrections, 1948,
94pp
3 Holograph/working draft with corrections, 1948,
201pp
box folder
6 1 De-Di
"Dedication Day," article, nd,
81pp
"A Dirge for Two Veterans," poem, nd,
2pp
box folder
6 2 "Double take," article, nd,
3pp
3 "Dreams," article, 1944,
2pp
4 "Epithalamium" (1930), poem, nd,
5pp
5 The father of the automobile dies (1947), nd,
38pp
6 H-If gasping
"H.G. Wells," article, Aug. 19,
2pp
"He shall kill his father; marry his mother,"play, nd,
11pp
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers, projected film treatment, nd,
3pp
I have a very high opinion of the value of the project..., article, nd,
3pp
"If, gasping but victorious, he...," poem, nd,
1p
box folder
6 7 "If in that darkness where still a little while...," poem, nd,
8pp
8 In an extremely interesting article in the current issue of Chimera..., nd,
3pp
9 India was enjoying a breathing spell..., article, nd,
1p
10 "It is not fair," article, nd,
3pp
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), by James Agee and Walker Evans
box folder
6 11 Holograph notebook, nd,
40pp
12-15 Typescript and carbon copy typescript with corrections, nd,
283pp
16 Typescript notes and appendices with corrections and notes, nd, 26pp; holograph page plan, 1937, 15pp; holograph preface, nd, 1p
17 Limelight, film by Charles Chaplin, notes, nd,
2pp
18 Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, outline of an adaptation, nd,
11pp
19 Magia Verde, screenplay, 1953,
22pp
20 Man-Mar
Man's Fate, by Malraux, proposed film treatment, nd,
7pp
"Marx, I agree...," poem, nd,
1p
Mr. Lincoln, television play
box folder
7 1 Mimeograph and photocopy of mimeograph, 1952,
168pp
2 Mimeograph, with inserts, episode three, 1952,
32pp
3 Typescript and mimeograph with notes and corrections, 1952,
68pp
4 Mimeograph with carbon copy inserts, with corrections, episode four, 1952,
36pp, 21pp
5 Holograph synopsis and miscellaneous pages, 1952,
66pp
The Morning Watch (1950), novel
box folder
7 6 Typescript and carbon copy typescript notes with corrections, nd,
3pp
7 Holograph draft with revisions, nd,
45pp
8 Holograph pages of incomplete drafts, nd,
34pp
9 Typescript and carbon copy typescript miscellaneous pages with corrections, nd,
16pp
10 "A Mother's Tale" (1952), story, nd,
30pp
11 Mo-Mz
Movie reviews for The Nation, nd,
7pp
The moving pictures I have not managed to see this year..., article, nd,
6pp
box folder
8 1 "Native Ground," note, nd,
1p
2 Night of the Hunter, film, instructions and master titles, 1955,
72pp
Noa-Noa, screenplay
box folder
8 3 Holograph draft with revisions, 1953,
120pp
4 Carbon copy typescript, 1953,
53pp
5 Noi-Nz
"The noise we make when things are fun...," poem, nd,
1p
Notes and suggestions on the magazine under discussion, article, nd,
8pp
"November 1945," poem, nd
2pp
box folder
8 6 Permit Me Voyage and Other Poems (1934), proof copy, 1968,
193pp
Piece for the New York Times
box folder
8 7 Holograph draft with corrections, nd,
14pp
8 Typescript with corrections, nd,
5pp
9-11 The poems of James Agee and related documents, typescript, carbon copy typescript, and photocopied typescript, with corrections and notes, 1964,
401pp
12 Pop-Pz
Popular Religion, article
Holograph draft with corrections, nd,
5pp
Carbon copy typescript, nd,
5pp
[Pound, Ezra]: I have been invited to write a statement about Ezra Pound..., article, nd,
3pp
The Pre-Aryan Goddess Kali..., article, nd,
7pp
"Pseudo-Folk," article, nd,
7pp
"Pygmalion," poem, nd,
4pp
The Quiet One, commentary for documentary film
box folder
9 1 Holograph draft with revisions, 1948, 22pp; holograph supplement, 1948, 7pp; holograph signed with revisions, 1948, 23pp
2 Holograph draft with revisions (Wiltwyck movie), 1948,
36pp
3 Carbon copy typescript, (Wiltwyck movie), 1948,
24pp
4 René Clair, article, nd,
5pp
Reviews of Books and Films
box folder
9 5 A-D
American Fiction, by Joseph Warren Beach, 1920-1940, nd,
3pp
The Bells of St. Mary's, They Were Expendable, A Walk in the Sun, 1946,
3pp
The Best Years of Our Lives, Brief Encounter, Henry V, et al., 1947
[removed to Galley Files]
The City that Stopped Hitler, Heroic Stalingrad, So Proudly We Hail, The Adventures of Tartu, 1943,
4pp
The Dark Mirror, The Jolson Story, et. al., 1946
[removed to Galley Files]
Day of Wrath, 1948,
3pp
Dear Ruth, Possessed, 1947,
1p
The Doctor and the Devils, by Dylan Thomas, movie script, nd,
2pp
box folder
9 6 The Enchanted Cottage, The Corn is Green, 1945,
3pp
7 F-G
Filmnotes: The Uninvited, Passage to Marseilles, Lady in the Dark, et al, nd,
2pp
The Great Dawn, The Tawny Pipit, 1947,
2pp
Great Expectations, 1947,
1p
Guadalcanal Diary, Flesh and Fantasy, We Will Come Back, Old Acquaintance, 1943,
2pp
Guadalcanal Diary, We Will Come Back, Old Acquaintance, 1943,
3pp
box folder
9 8 Higher and Higher, 1944,
3pp
9 I-It
I Know Where I'm Going, Kiss of Death, The Roosevelt Story, The Devil's Envoys, Brute Force, 1947
[removed to Galley Files]
Invitation to Learning, by Huntington Cairns, Allen Tate, and Mark Van Doren; Reason in Madness, by Allen Tate; The New Criticism, by John Crowe Ransom, nd,
4pp
It Happened at the Inn, Murder, My Sweet, Cornered, 1946,
3pp
It's a Wonderful Life, Wanted for Murder, Till the Clouds Roll By, 1946
[removed to Galley Files]
It's in the Bag, Molly and Me, The Unseen
box folder
9 10 Holograph, 1945,
2pp
11 Carbon copy typescript, 1945,
2pp
12 Ivan the Terrible, 1947,
5pp
13 Jeannie, Flesh and Fantasy, Johnny Come Lately, 1943,
3pp
14 La-Li
The Last Chance, My Name is Julia Ross, 1945,
2pp
Life With Father, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Down to Earth, et.al., 1947,
2pp
box folder
9 15 Lost Angel, 1944,
2pp
Man's Hope, 1947
[removed to Oversize Flat Files]
box folder
9 16 Mission to Moscow, 1943,
4pp
Monsieur Verdoux
box folder
9 17 Holograph draft with revisions, 1947,
92pp
18 Typescript and carbon copy typescript with one correction, 1947,
11pp
19 Mountain Meadow, by John Buchan, nd,
3pp
The North Star
box folder
9 20 Carbon copy typescript with corrections, 1943,
3pp
21 Carbon copy typescript, 1943,
10pp
22 O-S
Olivier's Hamlet, 1948,
25pp
Review of two films, nd,
2pp
Shoeshine, 1947,
25pp
Stones for Bread, by Edwin Edward Carlile Litsey, nd,
2pp
box folder
9 23 True to Life, 1943,
1p
24 Uncle Harry, Over 21, Bewitched, 1945,
3pp
25 We Accuse, nd,
3pp
26 We Will Come Back, 1943,
2pp
The Well-Digger's Daughter, To Each His Own, 1946
[removed to Galley Files]
box folder
9 27 Wilson, 1944,
5pp
box folder
10 1 Sample draft for opening the column (In a recent issue of PM...), nd,
4pp
2 Scientists and Tramps, screenplay, 1948,
63pp
3 "Silent Comedy," nd,
79pp
4 "So Proudly We Fail," article, 1943,
4pp
5 "A Soldier Died Today," article, 1945,
5pp
6 Story suggestions for Life, 1950,
3pp
A Tanglewood Story, screenplay
box folder
10 7 Notes, two carbon copy typescripts, 1954,
46pp each
8 Minimal story outline for the Tanglewood film, carbon copy typescript, 1954,
14pp
9 Outline, carbon copy typescript, 1954,
64pp
10 Outline, carbon copy typescript, 1954,
99pp
11 Holograph draft with revisions, 1954,
29pp
12 Revision notes, carbon copy transcript, 1954,
22pp
13 Carbon copy typescript with inserts and corrections, 1955,
225pp, 1p, 18pp
14 Carbon copy typescript with inserts and corrections, 1955,
184pp, 2pp
box folder
11 1 The Touch of Nutmeg, screenplay, 1948-49,
32pp
"Undirectable Director," (1950) article
box folder
11 2 Holograph fragments, nd,
3pp
3 Holograph draft with revisions, 1950,
75pp
4 Holograph draft with corrections, 1950,
61pp
5 Holograph draft with revisions, 1950,
36pp
A Way of Seeing, by Helen Levitt
box folder
11 6 "Introduction" and conclusion, nd,
80pp
7 Introductory essay, 1946,
18pp, 6pp
8 "We Soldiers of all Nations Who Lie Killed...," poem, nd,
2pp
What's Right with the Movies, article
box folder
11 9 Typescript draft fragment and miscellaneous pages, nd,
30pp
10 Carbon copy typescript, 1949,
5pp

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Series II. Correspondence, 1930-1955

Outgoing, 1930-1955
box folder
11 11 Unidentified; A-E
12 Evans, Walker, 1936-1951
13 Hecht, Ben, nd
14 Hobson, Wilder, 1936-1938
15 Hu-Mac
MacLeish, Archibald
box folder
11 16 1937
17 1944
18 Mar-Matthews
19 Matthews, T.S., nd
20 N-Z
Incoming, 1939-1954
box folder
12 1 Unidentified; A-Z
2 LeMonnier, 1945, 1946
3 Matthews, T.S., nd

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Series III. Miscellaneous, 1936-1969

box folder
12 4 Unidentified authors
Agee, James
box folder
12 5-6 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, correspondence and reviews
7 Notebook, holograph, 1948,
10pp
8 Notes taken after Sunset Boulevard
9-10 Papers relating to Time, Inc. and Newspaper Guild relations
11 Registration card from the Greensboro Hotel
12 Audience Research, Inc., correspondence and survey response
13 Barbarow, George, two articles
Breit, Harvey, Review: Four Quartets, by T.S. Eliot
box folder
12 14 Holograph, with corrections, nd,
9pp
15 Typescript with notes and comments, May 8,
9pp
16 Collier, John, The Touch of Nutmeg Makes It, carbon copy typescript, nd,
10pp
17 D-F
18 Houghton Mifflin and Company, to Robert Fitzgerald, 1966-1968
19 Joyce, Stanislaus, My Brother's Keeper: James Joyce's Early Years, galley proofs, nd,
186pp
20 K
21 MacDonald, John, "The State of the Movies," article, nd,
8pp
22 Mc-Me
Mosel, Tad
box folder
13 1 "All the Way Home," a play in three acts; from the novel, A Death in the Family, mimeograph typescript, 1960,
149pp
2 "A Death in the family," a play in three acts, nd,
156pp
3 Phelps, Robert, "Agee on Film: A Miscellany for David McDowell," holograph and printed, 1958,
11pp
4-5 Reisman, Philip, Jr., All the Way Home, two mimeograph screenplays, nd,
187pp each
6 Rodman, Selden, 1968
box folder
14 1 Rubin, Joan Shelley, "An Effort in Human Actuality: James Agee and the Documentary Writers of the Depression," mimeograph typescript, 1969,
65pp
2 Whitney, Dwight, typed mimeograph memorandum to Henry Luce, 1948,
32pp
3 Wright, Laura [Tyler], 1958
4 Miscellaneous notes and empty envelopes

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 James Agee Collection--Index of Correspondents 

Index entries followed by the notation (from Agee) indicate people to whom Agee wrote. Box and folder numbers followed by a number in parenthesis indicate the number of items by (or to) that person. No parenthetical notation indicates there is just one item. So in the example

Matthews, T.S. (Thomas Stanley), 1901- --11.13 (2) (1 from Agee), 12.3 (2) there are two items in box 11, folder 13, one from Agee and one from Matthews; and two items from Matthews in box 12, folder 3.

  • Arnold, Jack H.--12.1
  • Audience Research, Inc.--12.12
  • Bradley, David, 1919-1997--11.11 (6 from Agee)
  • Brown, Chamberlain--12.1
  • Darrell, Miss--11.11 (from Agee)
  • De Moraes, Vinicius--12.1
  • East 92nd St. Parking--12.1
  • Erskine, Albert--11.11 (from Agee)
  • Evans, Walker, 1903-1975-- 11.12 (47 from Agee), 12.17 (4)
  • Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910- --12.5-6, 12.17 (7)
  • Ford Foundation--7.5
  • Gregory Associates, Inc.--12.1
  • Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964--11.13 (from Agee)
  • Hobson, Wilder, 1906-1964--11.14 (6 from Agee)
  • Horizon (New York, N.Y.)--11.20 (from Agee) (with Mrs. Steloff)
  • Houghton Mifflin and Company--12.10 (11)
  • Huston, John, 1906- --11.15 (from Agee)
  • Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961--12.12
  • Kenyon Review--12.12
  • Kracauer, Siegfried, 1889-1966--12.1
  • Lahn, Ilse--12.14 (with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • LeMonnier,? --12.2 (2)
  • Lewton, Val--11.15 (from Agee)
  • Linscott, Robert Newton, 1886- --12.5 (3) (2 from Agee)
  • Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967--9.17 (from Agee)
  • Macdonald, Dwight--11.15 (from Agee)
  • Macgowan, Kenneth, 1888-1963--12.1
  • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892- --11.15-17 (3 from Agee)
  • Marshall, Margaret ( The Nation)--9.18, 11.18 (from Agee), 12.1 (2)
  • Martling, G.E.--12.1
  • Matthews, Mr.--11.18 (from Agee)
  • Matthews, T.S. (Thomas Stanley), 1901- 11.19 (2) (1 from Agee), 12.3 (2)
  • Maxwell, Bill ( New Yorker)--12.1
  • McDowell, David--12.14 (3)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer--12.14
  • Mt. Washington House (Proprietor)--11.20 (from Agee)
  • Newhall, Beaumont, 1908- --12.1
  • Oceanic Productions, Inc.--12.1
  • Phelps, Robert, 1922- --13.3
  • Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974--11.20 (from Agee)
  • Rodman, Selden, 1909- --13.6
  • Rubin, Joan Shelley, 1947- --14.1
  • Saudek, Robert, 1911- --7.5 (from Agee)
  • Schoenfeld, Bernard--11.20 (11 from Agee)
  • Spivak, Lawrence E. (Lawrence Edmund), 1900- --11.20 (from Agee)
  • Steloff, Mrs. ( Horizon)--11.20 (from Agee)
  • Stevens, George Cooper, 1904- --11.20 (from Agee)
  • Stillman, C.L.--11.20 (from Agee), 12.1
  • Strauss, Mr.--11.20 (from Agee)
  • Time, inc.--12.1
  • Tyler, Hugh C.--14.3 (3) (with Wright, Laura)
  • Unidentified author Teresa--12.4
  • Unidentified recipient--11.11 (2 from Agee)
  • Unidentified recipient Bob--7.5 (from Agee)
  • Unidentified recipient Dorothy--11.11 (from Agee)
  • Unidentified recipient Lloyd--12.1
  • Unidentified recipient Robert--11.10 (from Agee)
  • Unidentified recipients "Sirs"--11.11 (2 from Agee)
  • Westrate, Edwin J.--11.20 (from Agee)
  • Wright, Laura [Tyler]--14.3
  • Zinnemann, Fred, 1907- --10.7 (from Agee), 11.20 (from Agee)

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