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Papers of S. S. Van Dine [manuscript] 1899-1978 (Bulk 1899-1939)

Van Dine, S. S; Crawford, Walter B Aesthetic and Critic; Hertz, Elizabeth; Tuska, Jon
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
S. S. Van Dine collection
Finding Aid Note
Guide available.
Summary
The papers consist chiefly of correspondence with his first wife Katherine Belle Boynton Wright, his daughter Beverly Boynton Wright, and his mother Annie Van Vranken Wright.
Correspondence mainly concerns family matters but there is some comment on his work as an art critic and detective novel writer, and particularly on his year as editor of "The Smart Set," 1913-1914.
George Jean Nathan, H. L. Mencken, John Adams Thayer, Ben Heubsch, the New York Armory Show of 1913, and his brother, the painter Stanton Macdonald-Wright are mentioned.
Of interest are letters from Jay Dinsmore describing Foochow, China in 1923, and a 1933 letter from Vienna regarding the rise of Hitler.
The collection also contains drafts of poems, short stories and articles by Willard and Katherine Wright; a master's thesis "Willard Huntington Wright: aesthetic and critic" by Walter B. Crawford; and "Philo Vance: the life and times of S. S. Van Dine" by John Tuska
The collection also contains some printed material regarding Stanton Macdonald-Wright and synchromism in modern painting by Elizabeth Hertz; a transcript of Macdonald-Wright's European notebook.
A few financial and legal papers, newsclippings, photographs, memorabilia and a memoir of her childhood by Beverley Wright complete the collection.
Description
1563 items.
Cite as
S. S. Van Dine Papers, 1899-1978, in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Accession #9701-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
Cited in
National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States, microfiche 4.19.1452.
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    a| National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States, microfiche 4.19.1452.
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    a| The papers consist chiefly of correspondence with his first wife Katherine Belle Boynton Wright, his daughter Beverly Boynton Wright, and his mother Annie Van Vranken Wright.
    520
      
      
    a| Correspondence mainly concerns family matters but there is some comment on his work as an art critic and detective novel writer, and particularly on his year as editor of "The Smart Set," 1913-1914.
    520
      
      
    a| George Jean Nathan, H. L. Mencken, John Adams Thayer, Ben Heubsch, the New York Armory Show of 1913, and his brother, the painter Stanton Macdonald-Wright are mentioned.
    520
      
      
    a| Of interest are letters from Jay Dinsmore describing Foochow, China in 1923, and a 1933 letter from Vienna regarding the rise of Hitler.
    520
      
      
    a| The collection also contains drafts of poems, short stories and articles by Willard and Katherine Wright; a master's thesis "Willard Huntington Wright: aesthetic and critic" by Walter B. Crawford; and "Philo Vance: the life and times of S. S. Van Dine" by John Tuska;
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    a| The collection also contains some printed material regarding Stanton Macdonald-Wright and synchromism in modern painting by Elizabeth Hertz; a transcript of Macdonald-Wright's European notebook.
    520
      
      
    a| A few financial and legal papers, newsclippings, photographs, memorabilia and a memoir of her childhood by Beverley Wright complete the collection.
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    a| S. S. Van Dine Papers, 1899-1978, in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Accession #9701-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Guide available.
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    a| Huebsch, B. W. q| (Benjamin W.), d| 1876-1964.
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    a| Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, d| 1890-1973 x| Criticism and interpretation.
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    1
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    a| Mencken, H. L. q| (Henry Louis), d| 1880-1956.
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    a| Nathan, George Jean, d| 1882-1958.
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    a| Thayer, John Adams, d| 1861-1936.
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    a| Wright, Beverley Boynton.
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    a| Armory Show d| (1913 : c| New York, N.Y.)
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    a| Musical smart set.
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    a| Art criticism.
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    a| Children of authors.
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    a| Detective and mystery stories, American.
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    a| Divorce.
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    a| Journalism x| Editing.
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    a| Synchromism (Art)
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    a| Austria x| History y| 1918-1938.
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    a| Fuzhou Shi (Fujian Sheng, China) x| Description and travel.
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    a| Germany x| History y| 1933-1945.
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    a| Clippings. 2| aat
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    a| Letters (Correspondence) 2| aat
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    a| Photographs. 2| aat
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    a| Crawford, Walter B. t| Willard Huntington Wright : b| aesthetic and critic.
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    a| Dinsmore, Jay, e| correspondent.
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    a| Hertz, Elizabeth.
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    a| Tuska, Jon. t| Philo Vance, the life and times of S. S. Van Dine.
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    a| Wright, Annie Van Vranken e| correspondent.
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    a| Wright, Beverley Boynton e| correspondent.
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    a| Wright, Katherine Belle Boynton e| correspondent.
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