Association of Hiroshima University for Sending Atomic-bombed Roof Tiles
The Association of Hiroshima University for Sending Atomic-bombed Roof Tiles distributes the tiles in an effort to perpetuate awareness of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to oppose the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons. The collection includes seven atomic-bombed roof tiles; photographs of the location where the roof tiles were recovered; booklets and pamphlets on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and information and correspondence from Hiroshima University.
Includes photographs and portaits of Kimon Friar and Nikos Kazantzakis; an oversized photogrpah of Kimon Friar along with Nikos Kazantzakis has been removed to Box 127 (Miscellaneous and Oversized material).
These folders contain undated letters that were later identified and given approximate dates. Folder 1 contains the following groupings: seventeen letters, circa 1945-1949 (all letters beginning with "Chère Violette Leduc"); twenty-three "rendez-vous" Letters, circa 1949-1971 (beginning "Chère Violette" and "Ma chère Violette"), which are short letters making appointments to meet at cafes or at Beauvoir's home; and two undated letters. Folder 2 contains a letter from Gary, Indiana (circa August 11th, 1950) discussing Nelson Algren's new house in Michigan; a letter from Norway (circa July 1951); two letters about Ravages (May 1954); a letter from England (circa 1959) mentioning "Coriolan;" a letter and prière d'insérer (circa 1960) related to Leduc's Tresors à Prendre; a letter from Cuba (circa March 4, 1960); four letters (circa 1964) about La Batarde ; one letter (circa 1965) with a title suggestion for La Femme au (petit) renard; thirteen letters from Italy (circa 1952-1963); and thirteen letters to Faucon (circa 1961-1972).
Includes signed, autograph poems by Vrettakos in Greek: "Akoma tout' he anoixē", Takēs Lioumas", Etsi mou stathēke ho Taygetos", "Margarita", "To salparisma tou karaviou"; typescript drafts (carbon copies) of poems translated from Greek by Friar bearing his autograph corrections; typescripts of the poems in Greek; poet's explanatory notes on his poems; biographical statement and "Credo"; business correspondence with Friar relating to the selection, translation,and publication of some of Vrettakos' poems in Modern Greek Poetry (additional correspondence has been placed in Box 151, folder 4).