Contents and Arrangement

Washington University, 1978

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Russell A. Fraser's papers concerning his biography of R. P. Blackmur, A Mingled Yarn: The Life of R. P. Blackmur, which was published by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich in 1981. A significant portion of the collection comprises Fraser's correspondence with friends, family, and associates of Blackmur. Correspondents include Elizabeth Blackmur, Malcolm Cowley, R. D. Darrell, Tessa Horton, Lincoln Kirstein, Robert Penn Warren, John Marshall, Katharine Brown, and Allen Tate. Also present is one letter (1949) by R. P. Blackmur to John Marshall and additional materials collected by Fraser, including a set of page proofs for Blackmur's volume of poetry, From Jordan's Delight (1937), Blackmur's typescript of an essay called "Phoenix in Ashes," and printed copies of published writings by and about Blackmur from the 1920s-1970s.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Five bound volumes of photocopies of typescripts were transferred to the ReCAP circulating collections at the point of accessioning in 2018.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Washington University; Russell A. Fraser Papers on R. P. Blackmur, C0574, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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