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F. W. (Frederick Wilcox) Dupee papers, 1778-2003, bulk 1933-1979

Summary Information

Abstract

Personal and professional papers of the notable literary critic. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, notes, journals, photographs, drawings and films, and a collection of signed and annotated books and magazines from Dupee's library.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1700
Bib ID 10565167 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dupee, F. W (Frederick Wilcox), 1904-1979
Title F. W. (Frederick Wilcox) Dupee papers, 1778-2003, bulk 1933-1979
Physical Description 9.43 linear feet (8 record cartons, 3 document boxes and 1 flat box)
Language(s) English , French , Spanish; Castilian .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series.

Description

Summary

The collection includes a variety of personal and professional documents, primarily from the 1930s to the 1970s. These include, among others, correspondences with dozens of writers, critics, scholars, editors and artists, as well as Dupee's wife, mother and children; journals, notes and annotated manuscripts; full transcriptions of in-depth interviews with Dupee; over 100 books from Dupee's library, signed by authors and/or annotated by Dupee; dozens of socialist titles published in the United States between 1932-1959; souvenirs and photographs from trips taken to Mexico in 1933-1935; and some films shot by Dupee.

The collection includes many testimonials on the New York intellectual life of the 1930s, and numerous items reflecting Columbia and Bard college life in the mid-century. It provides a glance into Dupee's work habits and professional and personal relationships, and into some of his unfinished work.

Letters and other materials by Dupee might also be found in the collections of his friends and colleagues in the RBML, among them the Edward W. Said Papers, the Lionel Trilling papers, the Diana Trilling papers, the Mark Van Doren papers, the George Stade papers, the Meyer Schapiro collection, the Richard Volney Chase papers, the Quentin Anderson papers, and the Richard Poirier collection.

  • Series I: Personal papers and photos, 1831-2005, undated, bulk 1933-1979

    The series is divided into four subseries. Subseries 1 contains Dupee's journals and personal notes and some of his drawings. Most of the items date 1933-1952, but some are undated. Subseries 2 contains correspondences of Mr. and Mrs. Dupee from 1933 to 1999. Subseries 3 contains vital records, photographs of Dupee or taken by Dupee, photographs and genealogy of Dupee's extended family, and some family correspondence. The items in this subseries date back to 1831. Subseries 4 curates souvenirs from Dupee's trips to Mexico in the 1930s, including photographs, books and newspapers from Mexico, journals, and hand-drawn maps of Mexican cities.

  • Series II: Professional materials, 1929-2003, undated

    Materials pertaining to Dupee's work life are found in series II, among them manuscripts, proofs, notes, published essays and reviews, the original annotated draft of Henry James, drafts of memoirs Dupee was writing, and correspondences regarding a collection of American poetry that Dupee was working on. The series also includes reviews of Dupee's work, clippings on Dupee, obituaries, awards, posters and testimonials, correspondence on university appointments, correspondences with editors and publishers, and notes and syllabi from classes Dupee taught at Stanford. Full transcripts of in-depth interviews with Stephen Longstaff and Alan Wald are filed here as well.

  • Series III: Collected magazines and journals, 1924-1989

    Series III includes journals and magazines collected by Dupee, some containing his own work or referring it: among them numerous volumes of The Miscellany (1929-1931) and The New York Review of Books (1963-1983, intermittently), Forum, Yale Literary Magazine, The New Yorker, Literature and Revolution, and many others.

  • Series IV: Collected books, 1778-1983, bulk 1920s-1979

    Series IV provides access to over 100 items from Dupee's library. Most of the items are annotated and/or signed, and could be used in tracking Dupee's work processes as well as his literary relationships. This series is divided into two subseries: one of library books, the other highlighting Dupee's collection of socialist literature, most of which were published in New York in the 1930s.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

If you would like to use audiovisual materials in Box 5, please contact the library in advance of your visit to discuss access options.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); F. W. (Frederick Wilcox) Dupee Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material-- at Columbia

Quentin Anderson Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Richard Volney Chase Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Richard Poirier Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Edward Said Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Meyer Schapiro Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

George Stade Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Diana Trilling Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Lionel Trilling Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Mark Van Doren Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed by Efrat Nechushtai (Graduate School of Journalism) 2016.

Finding aid written by Efrat Nechushtai (Graduate School of Journalism) July 2016.

Revision Description

2016-07-08 File created.

2016-07-08 xml document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Adler, Stella Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- History and criticism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American poetry -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American poetry -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anderson, Quentin, 1912-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Atlas, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brandeis, Irma, 1905-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Braudy, Leo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chase, Richard Volney, 1914-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Criticism -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickstein, Morris Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dupee, F. W (Frederick Wilcox), 1904-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edel, Leon, 1907-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Epstein, Jason Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farrell, James T (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flanagan, Thomas, 1923-2002 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Giroux, Robert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Intellectuals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
James, Henry, 1843-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krupnick, Mark, 1939- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature, Modern -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacNeice, Louis, 1907-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Macdonald, Dwight Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pifer, Drury L Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poirier, Richard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rahv, Philip, 1908-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Said, Edward W Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schwartz, Delmore, 1913-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stade, George Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Straus, Dorothea Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trilling, Diana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vita-Finzi, Claudio Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vita-Finzi, Penelope Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wald, Alan M., 1946- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wood, Michael, 1936- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Frederick Wilcox Dupee (1904-1979) was a prominent American literary critic and scholar, known for his lucid and witty prose. The Columbia University English professor was among the founders of Partisan Review and a regular contributor to publications such as The New York Review of Books and The Nation, authored "The King of the Cats" & Other Remarks on Writers and Writing (1965) and the biography Henry James (1965), and edited The Question of Henry James (1945), Henry James: Autobiography (1956), and editions of Charles Dickens, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Proust, E. E. Cummings and Leon Trotsky.

An Illinois native and Yale graduate, Dupee belonged to the mid-century generation of New York left-wing intellectuals described by Nicholas Lemann as "The American Bloomsbury". For decades, Dupee had been a fixture of the New York literary scene, keeping friendships and correspondences with many of the period's cultural icons. His close friendship with Mary McCarthy was portrayed in an essay she contributed to The Company They Kept (2006).

Dupee started publishing literary reviews in the 1920s. During the 1930s he was a socialist organizer and literary editor for the New Masses. Dupee was hired by Columbia University as Assistant in English in 1940, and became assistant professor at Bard College in 1944. In 1947 he married Barbara ("Andy") Hughes, a recent Bard graduate; the two returned to New York within several years, when Dupee became a Columbia University professor. Dupee was appointed as full professor in 1957, despite never having obtained a graduate degree.

Dupee was an awarded and popular professor, known for his contemporary choices of readings and sometimes unorthodox style of teaching, as well as his support of students during the Columbia University protests of 1968 – documented in an essay he published in The New York Review of Books following the events ("my habitual detachment from campus politics had recently broken down as I saw the students growing more and more desperate," wrote Dupee). After retiring from Columbia in 1971, Dupee and his wife moved to Carmel, California. He maintained connections with West Coast academics and occasionally taught at Stanford. Dupee died in California in 1979, following a medication overdose.

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Series I: Personal papers and photos, 1831-2005, undated, bulk 1933-1979

The series is divided into four subseries. Subseries 1 contains Dupee's journals and personal notes and some of his drawings. Most of the items date 1933-1952, but some are undated. Subseries 2 contains correspondences of Mr. and Mrs. Dupee from 1933 to 1999. Subseries 3 contains vital records, photographs of Dupee or taken by Dupee, photographs and genealogy of Dupee's extended family, and some family correspondence. The items in this subseries date back to 1831. Subseries 4 curates souvenirs from Dupee's trips to Mexico in the 1930s, including photographs, books and newspapers from Mexico, journals, and hand-drawn maps of Mexican cities.


Subseries I.1: Journals, notes and drawings, 1933-1979 undated, 1933-1979, undated

Subseries 1 includes Dupee's journals from Mexico (1933-1935), a 1942 journal, undated personal notes and drawings, and Dupee's farewell letter to his wife. The series also includes a 1951-1952 journal by Mrs. Dupee.



Box 1 Mexico journals, 1933-1935


Box 1 Journal, 1942


Box 1 Journal of Barbara "Andy" Dupee, 1951-1952


Box 1 Drawings, undated


Box 1 Notes, undated


Box 1 Suicide note, 1979


Subseries I.2: Correspondence, 1933-1999 undated [Bulk dates: 1933-1980], 1933-1999, undated

One of the most valuable parts of this archive, subseries 2 contains hundreds of letters written to F. W. Dupee and Barbara "Andy" Dupee throughout six decades, many by notable friends such as Mary McCarthy, Lillian Hellman, Edward W. Said, Delmore Schwartz, Sonia Orwell, Thomas Flanagan, Gore Vidal, Lionel Trilling, and others. Several of the letters include manuscripts and related materials from those authors. Dozens of condolences sent to Mrs. Dupee are included, as well as readings from the F. W. Dupee memorial. Many of the letters refer to professional matters, and attest to Dupee's work no less than to his social ties.


Box 1 F. W. Dupee and Barbara "Andy" Dupee letters, Europe, 1952-1953, (3 folders)


Box 1 Condolences, 1979 (Dolly Stade, Richard Kuhns, Quentin Anderson, Dorothea Straus, Margaret Shaffer, Vida Deming, Henry S. Coleman, Samuel-Rene Quinones, Keith Cohen, Leo Braudy, Sidney Morgenbesser, Richard Rovere, Peter Glassman, Homer Brown, Thomas R. Goethals, Katherine Koch, Janice Koch, James Guttman, Winifred Hall, Fred Neustadt, Penelope Vita-Finzi, Lowell Harris, Nielson Abeel, Alice D. Wolfson, John Thompson, Carl Houde, Nick Macdonald, Michael Macdonald, Eve Stwertka, Michael Rosenthal), 1979


Box 1 "Notable" condolences: Stella Adler, Jason Epstein, Allison Lurie, Gore Vidal, David Schapiro, Diana Trilling, Alfred Kazin, Lillian Hellman, Robert Giroux, Daisy Suckley, Arthur Schlesinger (missing), 1979


Box 1 Condolences, California friends, 1979


Box 1 F. W. Dupee memorial readings, 1979 (Michael Wood, Mary McCarthy, Kenneth Koch, George Stade, Alexander Ehrlich), 1979


Box 1 California academics letters, 1973-1979


Box 1 Drury Pifer letters, 1972-1979


Box 1 Mary McCarthy letters, 1969 1974-1976 1983-1989, 1969, 1974-1976, 1983-1989


Box 1 Morris Dickstein letters, 1972-1977


Box 1 Dorothy Van Doren letters, 1978


Box 1 Leon Edel letters, 1949


Box 1 Barbara and Jason Epstein letters, 1962-1977


Box 1 James T. Farrell letters, 1977-1978


Box 1 Thomas Flanagan letters, 1973-1979


Box 1 Lenore Grey letters, undated


Box 1 Herbert Hart letters, 1962-1997


Box 1 Eloise Hay letters, 1973


Box 1 Seamus Heaney letters, 1976


Box 1 Lillian Hellman letters, 1976


Box 1 William Humphrey letters, 1971-1979


Box 1 Diane Johnson letters, 1977


Box 1 Kenneth Koch letters, 1974


Box 1 Dwight Macdonald letters, 1973-1986


Box 1 Louis MacNeice letters, 1941


Box 1 Sonia Orwell letters, 1977-1979


Box 1 Helen Pellegrin letters, 1977


Box 1 William Phillips letters, 1962-1974


Box 1 Richard Poirier letters, 1969-1977


Box 1 Richard Rovere letters, 1969-1971


Box 1 Edward W. Said letters, 1972-1978


Box 1 Mark Schorer letters, 1975-1981


Box 1 Meyer Schapiro letters, 1976


Box 1 George Stade letters, 1971-1978


Box 1 Irma Brandeis letters, 1980 1999, 1980, 1999


Box 1 Dorothea Straus letters, 1975


Box 1 Diana and Lionel Trilling letters, 1975-1979


Box 1 Eleanor Clark letters, 1977


Box 1 Edmund Wilson letters, 1974


Box 1 Victor Wolfson letters, 1977-1978


Box 1 Michael Wood letters, 1971-1978 (and possibly earlier), 1971-1978


Box 1 Claudio Vita-Finzi letters, 1977-1981


Box 1 Bill Miller letters (Iran), 1960-1961


Box 1 Suzy Morris letters, 1975


Box 1 Leo and Dorothy Braudy letters, 1978


Box 1 Darryl Pinckney letters (date unknown)


Box 1 Andrew Chiappe letters, 1953


Box 1 James Atlas letters, 1977


Box 1 Mark Krupnick letters, 1976


Box 1 Aldriches of "Rokeby" letters, 1944-1960


Box 1 John D. Margolis letters (Krutch), 1975


Box 1 Edward Mendelson letters, 1971


Box 1 Aristide R. Zolberg letters, 1971


Box 1 Christian Enzensberger letters, 1969


Box 1 Letters from Robert Brina, Berkeley student, 1975-1976


Box 1 Letters regarding Philip Rahv, 1975-1978 (William Phillips, Andrew J. Dvosin, Arabel Porter, Mark Krupnick), 1975-1978


Box 1 Miscellaneous letters, 1952-1999


Subseries I.3: Vital records, photos and personal items, family photos and genealogy, family correspondence, 1831-2005 undated [Bulk dates: 1870s-1979], 1831-2005, undated

Subseries 3 includes Dupee's personal vital records, among them certificates of birth and death, passports, marriage license, and invitation to wedding ceremony; photos of Dupee from the 1930s throughout the 1970s; clippings on friends and colleagues; correspondence with mother and family; photographs of friends and family; and some movies. Detailed genealogies of Dupee's paternal (Church-Dupee) and maternal (Woodruff-Wilcox) family trees are filed, alongside family portraits dating back to 1831. The subseries also includes information on Dupee's rented house in Rome and the family residences in New York and Illinois, and copies of Dupee's yearbooks from Rockford High School and Yale College.



Box 4 F. W. Dupee personal vital records, 1904-1979


Box 4 F. W. Dupee photographs, youth


Box 4 F. W. Dupee photographs, 1930s


Box 4 F. W. Dupee photographs, 1940s


Box 4 F. W. Dupee photographs, 1950s


Box 4 F. W. Dupee photographs, 1960s


Box 4 F. W. Dupee photographs, 1970s


Box 4 Clippings on friends and colleagues, 1966-2005 undated, 1966-2005, undated


Box 4 Correspondence with mother, 1928-1933


Box 4 Obituary of mother, 1963


Box 4 Correspondence with family, 1947


Box 4 Church-Dupee genealogy


Box 4 Woodruff-Wilcox genealogy


Box 4 Family photos 1831-1959 undated, 1831-1959, undated, (3 folders)


Box 4 Photographs, 1931-1932 (binder), 1931-1932


Box 4 Family home, Woodruff Wilcox house, 1890-1930 undated, 1890-1930, undated


Box 4 Architectural Digest, January 1983 (article on Wildercliff), January 1983


Box 4 Rented house in Rome, undated


Box 4 Rockford, Illinois High School, The 1920 Annual Book (Mary Dupee on page 30, F. W. Dupee on page 69)


Box 4 History of the Class of 1927 Yale College , 1927

(Dupee on pages 179-180)



Box 12 Family photos, (2 folders)



Box 5 Reel to reel with Dupee movies.


Subseries I.4: Mexico, 1933-1935

(some professional materials)

(see also box 1)

Subseries 4 is dedicated to souvenirs from and testimonials of Dupee's formative journeys to Mexico in the 1930s. This small subseries includes Dupee's letters from Mexico and articles he published about his trips, notes and photographs taken by Dupee in Mexico, drawings and hand-drawn maps of Mexican cities and markets, and several newspapers, leaflets and magazines. Dupee's journals from Mexico are filed in subseries 1.



Box 2 Letters from Mexico, November 1934-December 1935


Box 2 Mexico notes, December 1933-March 1934


Box 2 Mexico photographs, 1933, (3 folders)


Box 2 Acapulco photographs, 1934


Box 2 Mexico photographs, 1935


Box 2 Mexico photographs, date unknown


Box 2 Drawings from Acapulco, 1934


Box 2 Hand drawn maps, Mexico


Box 2 Souvenirs from Mexico; El Proletario 1933 October 7, Algunos Versos 1931 (annotated), Guia de Pátzcuaro 1908 (map drawn inside), 1933, 1931, 1908


Box 2 F. W. Dupee articles on Mexico + Mexican Life, December 1934 January 1935, December 1934, January 1935

Series II: Professional materials, 1929-2003, undated

Materials pertaining to Dupee's work life are found in series II, among them manuscripts, proofs, notes, published essays and reviews, the original annotated draft of Henry James, drafts of memoirs Dupee was writing, and correspondences regarding a collection of American poetry that Dupee was working on. The series also includes reviews of Dupee's work, clippings on Dupee, obituaries, awards, posters and testimonials, correspondence on university appointments, correspondences with editors and publishers, and notes and syllabi from classes Dupee taught at Stanford. Full transcripts of in-depth interviews with Stephen Longstaff and Alan Wald are filed here as well.



Box 9 Manuscripts, proofs, notes, (2 folders)


Box 9 Memoirs


Box 9 Henry James by F. W. Dupee, original draft, 1951, (2 folders)


Box 9 Henry James pages 137-148


Box 9 Notes on Frost


Box 9 Lecture notes


Box 9 University correspondence and commissioned reviews, 1940-1971


Box 9 Letters regarding manuscripts: Louise Bogan, Partisan Review, Lionel Trilling, etc, 1953-1999 (Elizabeth Perlmutter, Richard D'Abate, Alexander Bloom, James Raimes, Robert Giroux, Thomas Flanagan, John Malcolm Brinnin, Fred Kaplan, Nancy Miller), 1953-1999


Box 9 Requests for permissions, 1952-1999 (Elizabeth Hardin, George Hendrick, John Bassett), 1952-1999


Box 9 Correspondence about poetry book


Box 9 Interview and correspondence with Stephen Longstaff, 1972-1980


Box 9 Interview and correspondence with Alan Wald, 1973-1978


Box 9 Stanford spring semester 1975 ENG265, 1975, (2 folders)


Box 9 Stanford winter quarter, Henry James seminar, ENG 385E


Box 9 James Berkeley 1974 notes, 1974



Box 6 F. W. Dupee articles, essays and reviews, 1944-1966


Box 6 Old book reviews, 1929-1940


Box 6 The Nation , 1944-1945


Box 6 F. W. Dupee clippings, 1945-2003


Box 6 Henry James: reviews, 1951-1956


Box 6 The King of the Cats: reviews, 1965 1985, 1965, 1985


Box 6 F. W. Dupee obituaries


Box 6 Awards, posters, testimonials, 1957-1998


Box 6 Henry James College invitation, 1970


Box 6 F. W. Dupee awards, 1954


Box 6 F. W. Dupee awards, 1971



Box 12 F. W. Dupee awards, 1967, (2 folders)

Series III: Collected magazines and journals, 1924-1989

Series III includes journals and magazines collected by Dupee, some containing his own work or referring it: among them numerous volumes of The Miscellany (1929-1931) and The New York Review of Books (1963-1983, intermittently), Forum, Yale Literary Magazine, The New Yorker, Literature and Revolution, and many others.



Box 3 Forum, 1959 ("Lolita in America" by F. W. Dupee), 1959


Box 3 Yale Literary Magazine, December 1926 June 1927, December 1926, June 1927


Box 3 The New Yorker, 1995 October 2, 1995


Box 3 Literature and Revolution


Box 3 The Partisan Review, April 1936 June 1936, April 1936, June 1936


Box 3 Time, 1940 May 27 (article onPartisan Review ), 1940


Box 3 Hound & Horn, April -May 1934 (Tribute to Henry James), April -May 1934


Box 3 The Miscellany , December 1929-March 1930


Box 3 The Miscellany , May 1930


Box 3 The Miscellany , July 1930


Box 3 The Miscellany , September 1930


Box 3 The Miscellany , November 1930


Box 3 The Miscellany , March 1931


Box 3 The New York Review of Books, Special issue, February 1963 ("James Baldwin and the "Man"" by F. W. Dupee), February 1963


Box 3 The New York Review of Books , February 1966-March 1967


Box 3 The New York Review of Books , August 1967-September 1968


Box 3 The New York Review of Books , June 1977-July 1977


Box 3 The New York Review of Books , September 1977-December 1977


Box 3 The New York Review of Books , March 1979


Box 3 The New York Review of Books , May 1980


Box 3 The New York Review of Books , June 1981


Box 3 The New York Review of Books , March 1982-October 1983


Box 3 Cambridge Arts Theatre, 1954


Box 3 William Carlos William Newsletter, Fall, 1975


Box 3 The New York Times Magazine, 1985 August 25 ("The Changing World of New York Intellectuals" by James Atlas), 1985


Box 3 Proceedings, The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1976


Box 3 The Open Court, May 1924 ("Some Aspects of Chinese Poetry" by F. W. Dupee), May 1924


Box 3 "An Eyewitness of Eight Months before the Mast" by James D. Hart, published in New Colophon, 1950

(signed)


Box 3 "The First Paragraph of The Ambassadors: An Explication" by Ian Watt

(annotated)


Box 3 Jester of Columbia , February 1959

(includes a sheet with notes)


Box 3 Columbia, February-March 1989 ("The Beats at Thirty"), February-March 1989

Series IV: Collected books, 1778-1983, bulk 1920s-1979

Series IV provides access to over 100 items from Dupee's library. Most of the items are annotated and/or signed, and could be used in tracking Dupee's work processes as well as his literary relationships. This series is divided into two subseries: one of library books, the other highlighting Dupee's collection of socialist literature, most of which were published in New York in the 1930s.


Subseries IV.1: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama, annotated and/or signed, 1778-1983 [Bulk dates: 1920s-1979], 1778-1983

Subseries 1 includes books from Dupee's library. Their interest for researchers lies in the fact that most are annotated by Dupee, and many are signed by the authors. The titles range from classical nineteenth century novels to twentieth century poetry and prose, memoirs by colleagues, and literary and cultural criticism. The oldest item, a collection of fifteenth century poetry, dates to 1778, but most of the books were published in the twentieth century.



Box 7 Vladimir Nabokov Lolita, 1955

(annotated, includes a clipping of "The Devil and Lolita" by Gary Willis, The New York Review of Books, 1974 February 21)


Box 7 John Keats Selected Poems and Letters, 1959

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 D. H. Lawrence The Rainbow, 1915

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 D. H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers, 1927

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 The Cantos of Ezra Pound , 1948

(annotated, includes various clippings and a leaflet "Guide au Temple Malatestiano" by Giuseppe Pecci, 1958 with a postcard from Temple Malatestiano from "Brian" -- perhaps Brian Sullivan)


Box 7 The Works of Thoreau, edited by Henry S. Canby, 1937

(annotated, includes a sheet with notes)


Box 7 Thomas Hardy Selected Poems, with introduction by G. M. Young, 1953

(annotated)


Box 7 Northrop Frye T. S. Eliot, 1963

(annotated)


Box 7 Harold Nicolson Tennyson, 1962

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 J. Hillis Miller Poets of Reality: Six Twentieth-Century Writers, 1965

(annotated, includes a sheet with notes)


Box 7 William James The Varieties of the Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, 1902

(annotated, includes sheets with notes and a clipping of "Mussorgsky Minus Rimsky-Korsakov" by Hibbard James, The New Leader, 1957 October 28)


Box 7 John Donne Complete Poetry and Selected Prose, edited by John Hayward, 1929

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 William Carlos Williams Paterson, 1963

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 William O'Neill The Last Romantic: The Life of Max Eastman, 1978

(annotated)


Box 7 Norman Podhoretz Doings and Undoings: The Fifties and After in American Writing, 1964

(annotated)


Box 7 Mark Van Doren Introduction to Poetry, 1963

(annotated)


Box 7 The Southern Review volume VII, number 3, Winter, 1944


Box 7 Poems, Supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and others, in the fifteenth century (Third Edition with appendix on Thomas Chatterton), 1778

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 Blaise Pascal, Pensées and The Provincial Letters, 1941

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 The Journals of André Gide, translated and edited by Justin O'brien, volume I, 1947

(annotated, includes sheets with notes and clippings on Gide)


Box 7 Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour, translated and edited by Francis Steegmuller, 1972

(annotated, includes sheets with notes and a clipping of "Unsentimental Education" by Anatole Broyard, The New York Times, 1973 March 22)


Box 7 The Letters of Anton Chekhov, edited and translated by Avraham Yarmolinsky, 1973

(a proofing copy with a letter from the publisher,1972 December 14)


Box 7 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra El Ingenioso Hidalgo: Don Quijote de la Mancha, year not indicated

(annotated "Iguala 1934" and notes throughout the book; includes a list of translated Spanish verbs)



Box 8 Isaac Babel,  Lyubka the Cossack and Other Stories, translated by Andrew R. MacAndrew, 1963

(annotated, includes clippings and sheets with notes)


Box 8 Selected Poems of Ezra Pound , 1957

(annotated, includes many sheets with notes)


Box 8 The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats , 1942

(annotated, includes clippings and many sheets with notes)


Box 8 T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets, 1943

(annotated, includes a clipping of "The Meaning of Eliot's Rose-Garden" by Robert D. Wagner and sheets with notes)


Box 8 The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot , 1952

(annotated, includes clippings, "The Waste Land" by Harry Levin, and many sheets with notes)


Box 8 Northrop Frye,  A Natural Perspective: The Development of Shakespearean Comedy and Romance, 1965

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 Fyodor Dostoevsky,  The Possessed, 1923

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 Walt Whitman, Complete Poetry and Selected Prose, 1959

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 Molière, The Misanthrope & Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur, 1965

(includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 The Poetical Works of William Cowper, edited by William Benham, 1889

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 Delmore Schwartz, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, 1938

(annotated, includes clippings)


Box 8 William Faulkner: The Critical Heritage, edited by John Bassett, 1975

(includes note from publisher and reference to FWD piece)


Box 8 Max Beerbohm,  Zuleika Dobson, with an afterword by F. W. Dupee, 1966

(afterword is missing)


Box 8 The Song of Roland, translated by Jessie Crosland, 1926

(annotated, includes clippings)


Box 8 Jane Harrison,  Myths of Greece and Rome, 1928

(annotated)


Box 8 James T. Farrell Olive & Mary Anne, 1977

(signed)


Box 8 George Santayana,  Platonism and the Spiritual Life, 1927

(with inscription by "Jenks-Yale roomie")


Box 8 James D. Hart American Images of Spanish California, 1960

(signed, includes sheets with notes)



Box 10 Meyer Schapiro, "The Apples of Cézanne: An Essay on the Meaning of Still-life" in The Avant-Garde, 1965

(foldered with note: "With the compliments of the writer")


Box 10 David Shapiro,  January , 1965

(signed)


Box 10 The Autobiography of Mark Van Doren , 1958

(signed)


Box 10 Richard Wollheim, A Family Romance, 1969

(signed)


Box 10 Maurice Valency, The Flower and the Castle: An Introduction to Modern Drama, 1963

(signed)


Box 10 Mark Van Doren,  Introduction to Poetry: Commentaries on Thirty Poems, 1968

(signed)


Box 10 Philip Rahv,  Image and Idea: Twenty Essays on Literary Themes, 1957

(signed)


Box 10 Leonard Michaels Going Places, 1969

(signed)


Box 10 James Schuyler The Crystal Lithium, 1972

(signed)


Box 10 Edward W. Said Beginnings: Intention and Method, 1975

(signed and annotated)


Box 10 Richard H. Rovere The American Establishment and Other Reports, Opinions, and Speculations, 1962

(signed)


Box 10 John Ashbery Rivers and Mountains, 1966

(signed and annotated, includes illustrated invitation to Ashbery reading in New York)


Box 10 John Thompson The Talking Girl and Other Poems, 1968

(signed)


Box 10 Herbert A. Leibowitz Hart Crane: An Introduction to the Poetry, 1968

(signed)


Box 10 Lionel Trilling E. M. Forster, 1943

(signed)


Box 10 Lionel Trilling The Liberal Imagination, 1950

(signed, includes a clipping of signed article by Trilling: "Commitment to the Modern: The Problem of Perspective in Literature", Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 1962 July 7)


Box 10 Lionel Trilling The Opposing Self, 1955

(signed)


Box 10 Lionel Trilling A Gathering of Fugitives, 1956

(signed)


Box 10 Mary McCarthy The Company She Keeps, 1942

(signed)


Box 10 Richard Poirier The Performing Self, 1971

(signed)


Box 10 John Ashbery The Tennis Court Oath, 1962

(signed)


Box 10 Leon Edel The Texts of Henry James's Unpublished Plays, 1949

(signed)


Box 10 Leon Edel Hugh Walpole and Henry James: The Fantasy of the 'Killer and the Slain', 1951

(signed)


Box 10 "A Tragedy of Error": James's First Story, with note by Leon Edel, 1956

(signed by Edel)


Box 10 Ron Padgett Crazy Compositions, 1974

(signed)


Box 10 Mark Schorer Lawrence in the War Years, 1968

(signed)


Box 10 Paul Zweig Opera for Newspapers, 1959

(signed)


Box 10 Robert Cantwell, Laugh and Die Down, 1931

(signed and annotated)


Box 10 National Institute of Arts and Letters, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1952

(signed)


Box 10 Kenneth Koch Ko, or A Season on Earth, 1959

(signed)


Box 10 Kenneth Koch Thank You and Other Poems, 1962

(signed)


Box 10 George Stade, Robert Graves, 1967

(signed)


Box 10 Ron Padgett Toujours L'amour, 1976

(signed)


Box 10 Victor Wolfson Excursion, 1937

(signed)


Box 10 Victor Wolfson Pastoral, 1938

(signed)


Box 10 Victor Wolfson The Lonely Steeple, 1945

(signed)


Box 10 Victor Wolfson The Eagle on the Plain, 1947

(signed)


Box 10 George Plimpton Paper Lion, 1966

(signed)


Box 10 Dwight Macdonald Memoirs of a Revolutionist, 1958

(signed)


Box 10 Leo Tolstoy Twenty-Three Tales, 1927

(with inscription by "Dwight")


Box 10 Michael Wood Stendhal, 1971

(signed)


Box 10 Richard Chase Walt Whitman Reconsidered, 1955

(signed and annotated)



Box 11 Gore Vidal Rocking the Boat, 1962

(signed and annotated)


Box 11 Gore Vidal Julian, 1964

(signed )


Box 11 Gore Vidal Myra Breckinridge, 1968

(signed )


Box 11 Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, 1965

(signed )


Box 11 Jason Epstein The Great Conspiracy Trial, 1970

(signed)


Box 11 Morris Dickstein Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties, 1977

(signed)


Box 11 Morris Dickstein Keats and His Poetry, 1971

(signed)


Box 11 Anton Chekhov The Party and Other Stories, translated by Constance Garnett, 1921

(with inscription by "Dwight")


Box 11 William Humphrey A Time and a Place, 1968

(signed)


Box 11 William Humphrey Farther Off from Heaven, 1977

(signed)


Box 11 Elizabeth Hardwick Bartleby in Manhattan and Other Essays, 1983

(signed)


Box 11 William Hellman Pentimento, 1973

(signed)


Box 11 Charles Jackson A Second-Hand Life, 1967

(signed)


Box 11 Phaedra and Figaro, translated by Robert Lowell and Jacques Barzun, 1961

(signed)


Subseries IV.2: Socialist Literature, 1932-1959

Subseries 2 includes dozens of socialist titles collected by Dupee, among them volumes ofThe New Internationaland theNew Massesfrom 1937-1939, annotated copies ofSocialismby Frederick Engels and Leon Trotsky'sThe Russian Revolution(edited by Dupee), and various publications on Trotskyism, the Moscow Trials, and socialism and the labor movement in the United States. Alongside some classical titles, this subseries provides a glance into a vivid scene of independent socialist publishers in 1930s New York.


Box 11 The New International , October 1939-November 1939


Box 11 The New Masses , January -June 1937


Box 11 The Suppressed Statement of Lenin, with two explanatory articles by Leon Trotsky, 1935


Box 11 Why Did They "Confess"? A Study of the Radek-Piatakov Trial , 1937


Box 11 Alex Bittelman Trotsky the Traitor, 1937


Box 11 Fenner Brockway The Truth about Barcelona, 1937


Box 11 Earl Browder Trotskyism against World Peace, 1937

(annotated)


Box 11 Georgi Dimitroff The United Front against War and Fascism, 1936

(annotated, includes a sheet with notes)


Box 11 William F. Dunne The Great San Francisco General Strike, 1934

(annotated)


Box 11 Frederick Engels Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, translated by Edward Aveling, 1935

(annotated)


Box 11 Howard Kester Revolt among the Sharecroppers, 1936


Box 11 Lambda The Truth about the Barcelona Events, with introduction by Bertram D. Wolfe, 1937


Box 11 P. Lang Trotskyism and Fascism, 1937


Box 11 The League for Cultural Freedom and Socialism Statement to American Writers and Artists (date unspecified)


Box 11 League of Professional Groups for Foster and Ford Culture and the Crisis, 1932


Box 11 Lecture Notes, "First Anniversary of Spanish People's Front", 1937 February 18, 1937


Box 11 Dwight Macdonald Fascism and the American Scene, 1938


Box 11 Dwight Macdonald The Root Is Man, 1953


Box 11 M. J. Olgin Trotskyism: Counter-Revolution in Disguise, 1935

(includes clippings)


Box 11 M. J. Olgin Why Communism? Plain Talks on Vital Problems, 1935


Box 11 Dennis N. Pritt, K.C, M. P. At the Moscow Trial, 1937


Box 11 M. Simons Class Struggles in America, 1906

(annotated)


Box 11 Alexander Trachtenberg History of May Day, 1937


Box 11 Leon Trotsky,  The Russian Revolution: The Overthrow of Tzarism & The Triumph of the Soviets, edited by F. W. Dupee, 1959

(includes sheets with notes)


Box 11 Leon Trotsky,  The Kirov Assassination, translated by J. G. Wright, 1935

(annotated)


Box 11 John West War and the Workers, 1936.