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Lionel Trilling papers, 1899-1987

Series III: Writings, 1925-1975

This series is the second largest in the collection and contains Lionel Trilling's extensive writings. The texts span his entire career and cover a variety of intellectual, cultural, and personal subjects. Many of the texts have accompanying annotations written by Trilling. These notations illustrate his creative process and provide insight in the way he crafted his writing. The series has been arranged into three subseries based upon the original order of the papers. The subseries are: Manuscripts and Papers, Articles, and Reviews.

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Subseries III.1: Manuscripts and Papers, 1931-1975

This subseries is composed of drafts of Lionel Trilling's longer writings, in the form of manuscripts, academic papers, lectures, and essays. In terms of manuscripts, there are drafts ofBeyond Culture, The Liberal Imagination, andSincerity and Authenticity. The Middle of the Journeyis present in many versions that are each substantially unique. Other papers held in this subseries include lectures given at numerous institutions such as the 92nd Street YMWHA and the Aspen Film Conference, as well as acceptance speeches for various honors received, afterwards and forewords to other individual's writings, essays concerning literary and cultural events and selected book reviews. These reviews have been maintained within the subseries rather than separated into Subseries 3 in order to preserve the original order. Some of the drafts have descriptive notes written by Diana Trilling in which she compares the text in its draft form to a later published or rewritten version.



Box 34 Folder 1 An Address to Jewish Students, undated


Box 34 Folder 2 Afterward to The Unpossessed by Tess Slesinger,, 1966


Box 34 Folder 3 "Aggression and Utopia: A Note on William Morris' News from Nowhere,", undated


Box 34 Folder 4 American Anthology, 1942 October


Box 34 Folder 5 "The Anti-Hero," (lecture at YMHA), undated


Box 34 Folder 6 "Anxious Exits: A Review of a Dance Recital,", undated


Box 34 Folder 7 "Art and Neurosis,", 1945


Box 34 Folder 8 "Art, Will and Necessity,", 1974


Box 34 Folder 9 "The Arts, The Artist, and Society," (Carnegie Tech Symposium), undated


Box 34 Folder 10 Aspen Film Conference Keynote Address, 1963 August 30


Box 34 Folder 11 Autobiographical Lecture, undated


Box 34 Folder 12 to 13 Beyond Culture , 1965



Box 35 Folder 1 Beyond Culture , 1965


Box 35 Folder 2 Birthday Ode, 1946


Box 35 Folder 3 "The Changing Myth of the Jew,", undated


Box 35 Folder 4 Class of 1925 Speech, 1966 May 3


Box 35 Folder 5 "Clio Pops in on Mr. Guedalla,", undated


Box 35 Folder 6 "Coeducation: The Amalgamation of Barnard and Columbia,", 1968


Box 35 Folder 7 "The Columbia Academic Community,", 1968


Box 35 Folder 8 Comment on Dr. Bernard Meyer's Paper on Joseph Conrad, 1962 December 12


Box 35 Folder 9 "Contemporary American Literature in Its Relation to Ideas,", 1949


Box 35 Folder 10 "Culture and the Little Magazine,", 1946


Box 35 Folder 11 "Dreiser and the Liberal Mind,", 1946 April


Box 35 Folder 12 "Dreiser, Parrington and Reality,", 1946


Box 35 Folder 13 E.M. Forster , 1964


Box 35 Folder 14 The Earthy Comedy: James Joyce, 1932 June 17


Box 35 Folder 15 Elements that Are Wanted, 1940


Box 35 Folder 16 Elliott E. Cohen, undated


Box 35 Folder 17 Essays (not proofread), undated, 1952-1953, undated, 1952-1953


The Experience of Literature


Box 35 Folder 18 General, 1963-1967


Box 35 Folder 19 Drama, 1964



Box 36 Folder 1 Fiction, 1964


Box 36 Folder 2 Poetry, 1964


Box 36 Folder 3 Scott Fitzgerald, 1945 August 25


Box 36 Folder 4 "The Fair Courts of Life: James Joyce in His Letters,", 1967-1974


Box 36 Folder 5 "Freud and the Crisis of Our Culture,", 1955


Box 36 Folder 6 "A Gathering of Fugitives," undated, 1955-1956, undated, 1955-1956


Box 36 Folder 7 "General Education and the American Preparatory System,", 1973 October-December


Box 36 Folder 8 Harvard University Acceptance Speech, 1962 June


Box 36 Folder 9 "The 'Image' of the University,", 1968


Box 36 Folder 10 "The Immortality Code,", 1941


Box 36 Folder 11 Introduction of Northrop Frye, 1963 November


Box 36 Folder 12 "Kipling,", 1943 October-1944 January


Box 36 Folder 13 "Liberal Anti-Communism Revisited,", 1967 May


The Liberal Imagination



Box 37 Folder 1 Foreword to a New Issue, 1974


Box 37 Folder 2 French Translation--Manuscript, undated


Box 37 Folder 3 French Translation--Notes and Revisions, undated


Box 37 Folder 4 to 5 Manuscript, 1949 December


Box 37 Folder 6 Preface to a New Issue, undated


Box 37 Folder 7 The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud (review), undated


Box 37 Folder 8 Literary Criticism: An Introductory Reader--Preface, 1970


Box 37 Folder 9 Literary Criticism: An Introductory Reader--Introduction, 1970


Box 37 Folder 10 "Literature and Intellect: A Note on Contemporary American Literature,", 1949


Box 37 Folder 11 "Little Dorrit,", 1952


Box 37 Folder 12 "The Meaning and Making of Leadership: A Community of the Elite,", undated


Box 37 Folder 13 Melville Cane, 1974


Box 37 Folder 14 Memoir, 1974


The Middle of the Journey



Box 38 Folder 1 General, 1947


Drafts


Box 38 Folder 2 One through Three, 1947


Box 38 Folder 3 Four and Five, 1947


Box 38 Folder 4 Six, 1947


Box 38 Folder 5 Seven, 1947


Box 38 Folder 6 Eight--Incomplete, 1947



Box 39 Folder 1 Nine, 1947


Box 39 Folder 2 to 3 Ten, 1947


Box 39 Folder 4 Eleven, 1947


Box 39 Folder 5 to 6 Twelve, 1947



Box 40 Folder 1 to 2 Thirteen, 1947


Box 40 Folder 3 Introduction to Later Edition, 1976


Box 40 Folder 4 "Milton Levy,", 1962 January 18


Box 40 Folder 5 "Mind in the Modern World,", 1972


Box 40 Folder 6 The Modern Element in Literature, undated


Box 40 Folder 7 Novel--Untitled, undated


Box 40 Folder 8 "The Novelist of the Divine: A Review of Kafka's The Castle,", 1965


Box 40 Folder 9 Of This Time, Of That Place --Drafts One and Two,, 1940



Box 41 Folder 1 Of This Time, Of That Place --Revised Versions,, undated


Box 41 Folder 2 "The Oliver Twist in the Party Line,", undated


Box 41 Folder 3 to 4 The Opposing Self --Manuscript,, 1957


Box 41 Folder 5 The Opposing Self --Notes and Gallery Proofs,, 1957


Box 41 Folder 6 "The Other Margaret,", undated


Box 41 Folder 7 "Our Hawthorne,", undated


Box 41 Folder 8 Oxford Anthology of English Literature, 1972


Box 41 Folder 9 Palm Coast Development Seminar, 1974 December


Box 41 Folder 10 "The Person of the Artist,", 1957 May 20



Box 42 Folder 1 Personal Memoir, 1975 September-October


Box 42 Folder 2 Perspectives U.S.A., 1952


Box 42 Folder 3 The Princess Casamassima: An Introductory Essay, 1948


Box 42 Folder 4 "The Progressive Psyche: A Review of Self-Analysis by Karen Horney,", 1942 September


Box 42 Folder 5 Prospectus of a Book on Matthew Arnold, 1931


Box 42 Folder 6 "Reality in America,", undated


Box 42 Folder 7 "A Recollection of Raymond Weaver,", undated


Box 42 Folder 8 "Reflections on a Lost Cause: English Literature and American Education,", undated


Box 42 Folder 9 Response to the Award of the Alexander Hamilton Medal, 1972


Box 42 Folder 10 Review of E.R. Wasserman's and R. Gitting's Books on Keats, 1953


Box 42 Folder 11 Richard Volney Chase, Jr., 1962 October 12


Box 42 Folder 12 Robert Warshaw, undated


Box 42 Folder 13 "The Scholar's Tale,", 1936


Box 42 Folder 14 "The Sense of the Past,", 1942 April 8


Box 42 Folder 15 "Sex and the Science: The Kinsey Report,", 1950


Box 42 Folder 16 Sherwood Anderson, undated


Sincerity and Authenticity


Box 42 Folder 18 Outline


Draft One, 1970


Box 42 Folder 19 Part I


Box 42 Folder 20 Part II



Box 43 Folder 1 Part III


Box 43 Folder 2 Part IV


Box 43 Folder 3 Part V


Box 43 Folder 4 Part VI


Box 43 Folder 5 Draft Two--Parts I through VI, 1970


Box 43 Folder 6 to 7 Final Draft--Parts I through VI, 1972 March



Box 54 Folder 9 Autograph Book, 1972 October



Box 44 Folder 1 "The Situation of the American Intellectual at the Present Time,", 1952-1953


Box 44 Folder 2 "A Speech on Robert Frost: A Cultural Episode,", 1959


Box 44 Folder 3 Swift Scholarship, 1970


Box 44 Folder 4 "Tacitus Now,", 1942


Box 44 Folder 5 "The Time of Life,", 1944


Box 44 Folder 6 Trinity College Address, 1955


Box 44 Folder 7 "Two Analyses of Sigmund Freud"--Review, 1947 December 14


Box 44 Folder 8 Van Doren, Mark--Award Speech, 1966 February


Box 44 Folder 9 Van Wyck Books: Scenes and Portraits--Review, 1953


Box 44 Folder 10 "Week of April 19,", 1936 April


Box 44 Folder 11 "Why We Read Jane Austen,", 1975


Box 44 Folder 12 William Wordsworth, 1970-1971


Subseries III.2: Articles and Essays, 1925-1974

Subseries 2 is comprised of shorter pieces of texts, some of which have been published in journals and magazines. Few of these exist in multiple draft form. This subseries is arranged by topic and includes articles on cultural and literary events, book reviews from journals such asThe New York Times Book Review, Partisan Review, andThe Nation, letters to the editor, and published essays that are organized by journal title. Some notable titles includeThe Griffin, a journal that was published by The Readers' Subscription a group whose board members were Trilling, W.H. Auden, and Jacques Barzun,Commentary, andMenorah Journal. Of interest is a small sample of Trilling's writings that were translated into other languages or published in other countries.


Box 44 Folder 13 General, 1938-1974


Articles


Box 44 Folder 14 Undated


Box 44 Folder 15 1930-1954


Box 44 Folder 16 1960-1975


Book Reviews


Box 44 Folder 17 General, 1930-1952


Box 44 Folder 18 Kenyon Review , 1940-1948



Box 45 Folder 1 The Menorah Journal , 1929-1931


Box 45 Folder 2 The Nation , 1930-1948


Box 45 Folder 3 The New Republic , 1930-1941


Box 45 Folder 4 New York Evening Post , 1927-1929


Box 45 Folder 5 The New York Times Book Review, 1948-1957, 1974, 1948-1957, 1974


Box 45 Folder 6 The New Yorker , 1949-1951


Box 45 Folder 7 PM's Weekly , 1941 March-June


Box 45 Folder 8 Partisan Review, undated, 1937-1938, 1948, undated, 1937-1938, 1948


Box 45 Folder 9 Introductions to Books, 1956-1962


Box 45 Folder 10 Letters to the Editor, undated, 1933, 1945, 1966-1972, 1933, 1945, 1966-1972


Printed Essays


Box 45 Folder 11 Commentary , 1949-1974


Box 45 Folder 12 Encounter , 1956-1965


Box 45 Folder 13 The Griffen , 1952-1959


Box 45 Folder 14 Horizon , 1947-1949


Box 45 Folder 15 Kenyon Review , 1940-1947


Box 45 Folder 16 Menorah Journal , 1925-1930


Box 45 Folder 17 Mid-Century , 1952-1962



Box 46 Folder 1 Morningside , undated


Box 46 Folder 2 The Nation, undated, 1930, 1942-1949, undated, 1930, 1942-1949


Box 46 Folder 3 The New Republic , 1943-1944


Box 46 Folder 4 Partisan Review, undated, 1938-1951, 1961, undated, 1938-1951, 1961


Box 46 Folder 5 Transcripts--"The Best Years,", 1962

(based onOf This Time, Of That Place)


Box 46 Folder 6 Transcripts--Edmund Wilson, 1973 July


Translations


Box 46 Folder 7 1940-1951


Box 46 Folder 8 1953-1954



Box 47 Folder 1 1956-1959


Box 47 Folder 2 1960-1974


Subseries III.3: Notes, 1952-1974

Notes used for lectures at Columbia University and other institutions are held in Subseries 3. These lecture notes are arranged by topic and cover subjects such as Russian and American Literature, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kiping, William Wordsworth and Keats. There are also a large number of notes Trilling used for his Comparative Literature Course. In addition, there are three card files holding topical notes on authors and literary works that Trilling often wrote about.


Box 47 Folder 3 American Literature, undated


Box 47 Folder 4 Austen, Jane, 1952-1957


Box 47 Folder 5 Byron, Lord George Gordon, 1963


Comparative Literature Course


Box 47 Folder 6 General, undated


Box 47 Folder 7 Conrad, Joseph, 1958-1962


Box 47 Folder 8 Frazer, James G., 1959-1961


Box 47 Folder 9 Freud, Sigmund, 1959


Box 47 Folder 10 Gide, André, undated


Box 47 Folder 11 Hemingway, Ernest, undated



Box 48 Folder 1 Joyce, James, 1959-1966


Box 48 Folder 2 Kafka, Franz, undated


Box 48 Folder 3 Lawrence, D.H., 1963-1964


Box 48 Folder 4 Mann, Thomas, 1958-1962


Box 48 Folder 5 Nietzsche, W., 1958-1963


Box 48 Folder 6 Shaw, George Bernard, 1962 November


Box 48 Folder 7 Thackeray, W.M., undated


Box 48 Folder 8 Yeats, William B., 1958-1963


Box 48 Folder 9 Contemporary American Literature Course, undated


Box 48 Folder 10 Dickens, Charles, 1952


Box 48 Folder 11 Endymion, undated


Box 48 Folder 12 Erikson, Erik, undated


Box 48 Folder 13 Freud, Sigmund and Jung, Carl Gustav, undated


Box 48 Folder 14 Huckleberry Finn, 1973



Box 49 Folder 1 Keats, John, undated


Box 49 Folder 2 Kipling, Rudyard, 1972


Box 49 Folder 3 Middlemarch ", undated


Box 49 Folder 4 Russian Literature, 1959 February


Box 49 Folder 5 Sartur Resartus, undated


Box 49 Folder 6 Scott, Sir Walter, undated


Box 49 Folder 7 Sincerity--Oxford University Lectures, undated


Box 49 Folder 8 Sincerity and Authenticity--Columbia University Seminar, undated


Box 49 Folder 9 Swift, Jonathon, 1958-1969


Box 49 Folder 10 Twain, Mark: Innocents Abroad, undated


Wordsworth, William


Box 49 Folder 11 General, 1962-1964


Box 49 Folder 12 Bibliographies, 1955-1974


Box 49 Folder 13 Lectures I through VII, undated


Box 49 Folder 14 Wuthering Heights , undated


Card Files



Box 50 American Authors


Box 50 Arendt, Hannah: On Revolution


Box 50 Austen, Jane


Box 50 Bibliographical Notes


Box 50 Cather, Willa


Box 50 Crane, Stephen


Box 50 Dreiser, Theodore


Box 50 Eliot, T.S.


Box 50 Freud, Sigmund


Box 50 Fuller, H.B.


Box 50 Huckleberry Finn


Box 50 James, Henry


Box 50 Karlinsky, Simon


Box 50 Keats, John


Box 50 Lederer, Emil


Box 50 Lewes, G.H.


Box 50 Robinson: The Freudian Left


Box 50 Rousseau, J.J.


Box 50 Sincerity and Authenticity


Box 50 Walzer: Revolution of the Saints


Box 50 Wharton, Edith


Box 50 Wordsworth, William


Box 50 Miscellaneous Authors and Subjects


Box 50 Swift Scholarship


Card Files



Box 51 Austen, Jane


Box 51 Conrad, Joseph


Box 51 Dostoevsky, Fyodor


Box 51 Eliot, T.S.


Box 51 Faulkner


Box 51 Gide, A.


Box 51 Joyce, James


Box 51 Kafka


Box 51 Keats, John


Box 51 Lawrence, D.H.


Box 51 Mann, T.


Box 51 Nietzsche


Box 51 Rousseau, J.J.


Box 51 Swift, J.


Box 51 Yeats, W.B.


Box 51 Modern Literature: Miscellaneous


Card Files



Box 52 Wordsworth