University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Selwa Roosevelt:

A Preliminary Inventory of Her Collection of Fleur Cowles in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Roosevelt, Selwa, 1929-
Title: Selwa Roosevelt, Collection of Fleur Cowles
Dates: 1964-1998
Abstract: The Selwa Roosevelt Collection of Fleur Cowles is primarily made up of over 100 letters from Fleur Cowles to Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, but also present are a small number of copied letters from Lucky to Fleur, clippings, and photographs.
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

Over 100 letters from Fleur Cowles to Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt (1964-1998) make up the majority of this collection, but also present are a small number of copied letters from Lucky to Fleur (1975-1983), correspondence regarding a Fleur exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library, a proposal and research notes for a Fleur article to be written by Lucky, a few clippings about Fleur, and some photographs and negatives. The material remains much as it arrived at the Ransom Center. The eighty letters that arrived in the 1998 shipment were combined with the small amount of correspondence arriving in 2002, and a very little organization was done to finalize the chronological order.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gift, 1998, 2002 (2009-10-01-G)

Processed by:

Stephen Cooper, 2009


Container List

 

Correspondence, 1964-1998
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1.1-1.2 From Fleur, 1964-1998, undated
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1.3 From Selwa, carbon/photo copies, 1975-1983
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1.4 Folger Shakespeare Library exhibition and Fleur article, 1964-1983, undated
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1.5 Clippings, photographs, negatives, 1964-1991, undated