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Dawn Powell papers, 1890s-2012, bulk 1890s-1965

Summary Information

Abstract

Dawn Powell (1896-1965) was an American author of novels, plays, and short stories. The collection includes address books, appointment books, books, clippings, correspondence, diaries, ephemera, family materials, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, photographs, programs, research files, reviews, scrapbooks, sketches and drawings.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1019
Bib ID 4079881 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Powell, Dawn
Title Dawn Powell papers, 1890s-2012, bulk 1890s-1965
Physical Description 40 linear feet (73 document boxes, 4 half-sized document boxes, 6 record cartons, 3 flat boxes, 1 cassette box)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 5-86. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 11 series. Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Dawn Powell (1896-1965) was an American author of novels, plays, and short stories. The collection includes address books, appointment books, artwork, books, clippings, correspondence, diaries, ephemera, family materials, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, photographs, programs, research files, reviews, and scrapbooks.

The collection contains a great deal of correspondence, but it is scattered throughout the collection. Series I: Cataloged Correspondence was processed and arranged in the 1990s at the item level, with personal, family, and professional correspondence being arranged by name and then by date. Other correspondence was processed and arranged at the file level, and is filed in Series II: Arranged Correspondence and Series IX: Family Materials. There are also files in Series IV and Series X that include correspondence.

The papers include many manuscripts and typescripts of Powell's published and unpublished works. These materials can be found in Series III: Manuscripts and Related Materials. Where it is known that a work has multiple titles, these are noted in the finding aid, but these notes are not exhaustive, particularly for short stories. Series III also include copies of published plays and clippings of published articles, plays, reviews, and short stories. The collection also includes copies of many of Powell's published novels and these can be found in Series VII: Books.

Powell's professional files in Series IV: Professional Files include general clippings files and subject files. These include articles on Powell, contracts, correspondence, financial information, programs, remarks, and reviews of Powell's books and plays. Most subject files are related to specific projects or works. Files kept by Powell's executrix, Jacqueline Miller Rice, are also filed in Series IV, and include correspondence, financial, and legal records related to her handling of the estate from the 1960s-1990s.

The collection also includes a large amount of photographs, primarily personal and professional photographs of Powell, her family, and places of residence in both New York and Ohio.

Powell's personal files are also included in the collection, and include address books, appointment books, clippings on various subjects, diaries, various notes and notebooks, personal documents, school records, sketches and drawings, and travel records. There are also materials related to her family, including clippings, correspondence, journals, obituaries, photographs, school magazines, theater scrapbooks, and wills.

A few miscellaneous files are filed in Series X as chronological files. The materials in these files are loosely related by time period, but not to any particular personal or professional subject.

The provenance of this collection made the arrangement of the material difficult during processing. Powell's papers were left to an executrix, Jacqueline Miller Rice, after Powell's death in 1965. The papers largely came under the control of Tim Page in the 1990s, although some boxes of additional material were received after Rice's death in 2004. It is unclear how Powell filed and maintained her papers at this point: some material was clearly rearranged by others while other material was highly disorganized and required arrangement by the processing archivist. The source of any identifying notes and labels was unclear at the time of processing. Lastly, portions of the collection were deposited and then either donated or sold to Columbia University in several different tax years during the period of 1995-2014, and this affected how the papers were organized, processed, and maintained by the Library until processing of all collection materials was completed in 2019.

Another consequence of this history is that the collection includes correspondence and other records that date from well after Powell's death. These records were created and maintained primarily by Tim Page, Jacqueline Miller Rice, John Sherman, and by Powell's son, Jojo. Both Rice and Sherman generated and maintained files related to Powell's estate well into the 1990s, as Rice was Powell's executrix, and Sherman became Jojo's guardian after Powell's death. Jojo wrote to both Rice and Sherman throughout his life, and that correspondence is included in this collection, as well as his journal recording his memories of his mother, Dawn Powell. Lastly, correspondence, research files, and other records created by Tim Page in the course of his research work and the publication of his books on Powell are also included in this collection.

  • Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, 1913-1965, undated

    This series contains correspondence that was processed and arranged at the item level in the 1990s. Additional information on this correspondence can be found in the corresponding card catalog in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

    Among the cataloged correspondents are: Malcolm Cowley (4 letters); John Dos Passos (57 letters); Ernest Hemingway (1 letter); Gerald and Sara Murphy (23 letters); Mark Schorer (2 letters); Edmund Wilson (15 letters); and Powell's own letters to her family.

    See Series II for additional correspondence.

  • Series II: Arranged Correspondence, 1917-1965, undated

    This series contains correspondence that was processed and arranged at the file level. See Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, for additional correspondence files.

    This series contains both personal and professional correspondence. There is some additional professional correspondence in both Series IV and Series X.

    For family correspondence, see Series I, IX and X.

  • Series III: Manuscripts and Related Materials, circa 1914-1965

    This series contains clippings, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, and other materials related to Powell's published and unpublished works. Series III includes copies of published plays and clippings of published articles, reviews, and short stories. The collection also includes copies of many of Powell's published novels and these can be found in Series VII: Books.

    Where it is known that a work has multiple titles, these are noted in the finding aid, but these notes are not exhaustive, particularly for short stories.

  • Series IV: Professional Files, 1910s-1990s

    This series contains clippings files with articles on Powell and reviews of her books and plays, as well as various subject files. There are also files related to Powell's estate kept by her executrix, Jacqueline Miller Rice, from the 1960s-1990s.

  • Series V: Personal and Biographical Files, 1914-1965

    This series contains address books, appointment books, biographical statements, clippings files, diaries, financial records, notebooks, obituaries, personal documents, school notebooks and records, travel records, and copies of Powell's will.

  • Series VI: Photographs, 1890s-1960s

    This series contains primarily personal and professional photographs of Powell, her family, and places of residence in both New York and Ohio. Many photographs were identified by Tim Page in the course of his research work, but the series also contains many unidentified snapshots.

  • Series VII: Books, 1923-1963

    This series contains published editions of Powell's novels, as well as a few items published by friends.

  • Series VIII: Sketches, Drawings and Portrait, 1950s, undated

    This series contains various sketches and drawings, many with captions.

  • Series IX: Family Materials, 1891-1992

    This series contains material related to Powell's husband, son, and other extended family members. The records include address books, clippings, correspondence, diaries, financial records, journals, obituaries, school magazines, theater scrapbooks, and wills.

    All photographs can be found in Series VI: Photographs.

  • Series X: Chronological Materials, 1940s-1960s

    This series contains several folders of mixed material that was largely disorganized, but roughly grouped together by time period. The folders include clippings, correspondence, drafts, miscellaneous manuscripts, notes, royalty statements, and other materials.

  • Series XI: Tim Page Files, 1987-2012

    This series contains articles, clippings, correspondence, proofs, research materials, typescripts, and other materials related to the research and publication of Page's books on Powell.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 5-86. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Dawn Powell papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Elizabeth T. Page, 1995.

Gift of Tim Page in memory of Mrs Elizabeth T. Page, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998& 2000.

Gift of John F. Sherman, 2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Letters of John Dos Passos & Edmund Wilson: Source of acquisition--Page, Tim. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/28/1995. Accession number--M-95-12-28.

Letter from Dawn Powell to her sisters: Source of acquisition--Mrs Elizabeth T. Page. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--03/30/1995. Accession number--M-95-03-30.

Cowley, Hemingway, Murphey, Schorer letters: Source of acquisition--Page, Tim. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/26/1996. Accession number--M-96-12-26.

Letters to Dawn Powell: Source of acquisition--Page, Tim. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/31/1997. Accession number--M-97-12-31.

4 scrapbooks of J.R. Gousha: Source of acquisition--Page, Tim. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/--/1998. Accession number--M-98-12.

Mss. & proofs: Source of acquisition--Page, Tim. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/15/1998. Accession number--M-98-12-15.

Papers: Source of acquisition--Page, Tim. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/21/2000. Accession number--M-09-21-00.

4 Diaries & printed materials: Source of acquisition--Sherman, John F. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/04/2000. Accession number--M-09-04-00.

Several additional gifts made by Tim Page after 2000. Any material not already owned by Columbia University was purchased from Tim Page in 2014.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Letters of John Dos Passos & Edmund Wilson Cataloged HR 02/02/1996.

Letter from Dawn Powell to her sisters Cataloged HR 04/09/1996.

Cowley, Hemingway, Murphey, Schorer letters Cataloged HR 02/26/1997.

Letters to Dawn Powell Processed HR 03/11/1998.

4 scrapbooks of J.R. Gousha Processed HR 03/02/1999.

Mss. & proofs Processed HR 05/28/1999.

Papers Cataloged HR 10/09/2000.

4 Diaries & printed materials Processed HR 10/09/2000.

Boxes 1-26 of this collection were processed by HR, 1996-2000. Additional material (Boxes 27-86) was processed by Catherine C. Ricciardi and Jessica Liston (Columbia College 2020), 2016-2019.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

2011-03-08 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

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Appointment books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copyright Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
First drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greeting cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Itineraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts for publication Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Page proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts (financial records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tickets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
indexes (reference sources) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abbott, George, 1887-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Astor, Brooke Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burke, C. G (Cornelius G.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cheever, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children with mental disabilities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coates, Robert M (Robert Myron), 1897-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crichton, Kyle, 1896-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crosby, John, 1912-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dancers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Davis, Hassoldt, 1907-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Draper, Paul, 1909-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drutman, Irving Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dundy, Elaine Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fadiman, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Faragoh, Francis Edwards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Faulk, John Henry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frankenberg, Lloyd, 1907-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harris, Jed Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hill, Pati Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holman, Libby Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoult, Norah, 1898-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howe, Louis M (Louis McHenry), 1871-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howe, Quincy, 1900-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howes, Barbara Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johnson, Nunnally Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jolas, Eugène, 1894-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jolas, M Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Josephson, Hannah Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Latouche, John, 1914-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leclercq, Jacques, 1891-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lewis, Robert, 1909-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lowry, Robert, 1919-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitchell, Joseph, 1908-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Murphy, Sara Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newton, Eric, 1893-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Norman, Charles, 1904-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
O'Neil, George, 1898-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Payne, Robert, 1911-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
People with mental disabilities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perkins, Maxwell E (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phillips, William, 1907 November 14- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth, 1887-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riggs, Lynn, 1899-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robertson, Bryan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schorer, Mark, 1908-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scott, Evelyn, 1893-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, William Jay, 1918-2015 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speare, Dorothy, 1898-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stearns, Monroe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Studin, Charles H Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sullivan, Frank, 1892-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swados, Harvey Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tawney, Lenore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thompson, Fred, 1900-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tresca, Carlo, 1879-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Turnbull, Andrew, 1921-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White, Katharine Sergeant Angell Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Rosalind Baker Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women dramatists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yorck, Ruth, 1909-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Dawn Powell was born on November 28, 1896 in Mount Gilead, Ohio.

Powell was the second of three daughters born to Roy King and Hattie (née Sherman) Powell. Hattie Powell died in 1903, and as her father often worked as a traveling salesman, Powell lived with a series of relatives after her death. Roy King Powell married Sabra Stearns in 1907, and thereafter left his daughters in their stepmother's care. After Stearns proved to be abusive, Powell ran away from home in 1910 to live with her aunt, Orpha May Sherman Steinbrueck, in Shelby, Ohio. Aunt May supported both Powell's education and her literary work. Powell went to Shelby High School, and with the financial assistance of her aunt, neighbors, and the college, went to college at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio.

After graduating from Lake Erie College in 1918, Powell went to New York City, where she lived for the remainder of her life. After her arrival in the city, Powell did free-lance writing for newspapers and magazines, and worked at a series of jobs. While she was working for the Interchurch World Movement, she met Joseph R. Gousha, and they were married in November 1920. Their only child, Joseph "Jojo" R. Gousha, Jr., was born on August 22, 1921. He was severely handicapped, with what today might be diagnosed as autism.

Powell ultimately wrote sixteen novels, several plays, and more than 100 short stories. She also kept extensive diaries, particularly after 1930. Whither, her first novel, was published in 1925, although Powell always referred to She Walks in Beauty (1928) as her first novel. Reviews of early novels were uneven, and they were not commercially successful. Powell published several other novels during the 1930s and 1940s, including Turn, Magic Wheel (1936), Angels on Toast (1940), A Time to be Born (1942), which was her greatest commercial success, My Home is Far Away (1944), and The Locusts Have No King (1948). Later novels included The Golden Spur (1962), which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1963.

Powell was known for her stinging social satires. Although some of her work was admired by critics, it was not commercially successful on the whole. Most of Powell's published novels and plays were out of print at the time of her death in 1965. Long after her death, an essay was written by Gore Vidal in 1987 prompted a rediscovery of her work. During the 1990s, Tim Page worked with Powell's family to free Powell's papers and copyrights from the control of her original executrix, Jacqueline Miller Rice. After this was accomplished, a biography and selections from Powell's diaries and letters were published by Tim Page, and many of her works came back into print.

Powell died on November 14, 1965 in New York City, of colon cancer. She donated her body to Cornell Medical Center for medical research, and was eventually buried at Hart's Island after her executrix, Jacqueline Miller Rice, declined to claim her remains five years later.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, 1913-1965, undated

This series contains correspondence that was processed and arranged at the item level in the 1990s. Additional information on this correspondence can be found in the corresponding card catalog in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Among the cataloged correspondents are: Malcolm Cowley (4 letters); John Dos Passos (57 letters); Ernest Hemingway (1 letter); Gerald and Sara Murphy (23 letters); Mark Schorer (2 letters); Edmund Wilson (15 letters); and Powell's own letters to her family.

See Series II for additional correspondence.



Box 1 Abbott, George


Box 1 Astor, Brooke Russell (Mrs Vincent)


Box 1 Barton, Bruce


Box 1 Blume, Peter


Box 1 Brentano, Frances Isabella Hyams (Mrs Lowell)


Box 1 Brooks, Gladys Rice Billings (Mrs Van Wyck)


Box 1 Brown, William Slater


Box 1 Burke, Cornelius G.


Box 1 Cerf, Bennett Alfred


Box 1 Cheever, John


Box 1 Coates, Robert Myron


Box 1 Corbett, Leonora


Box 1 Cowley, Malcolm


Box 1 Cowley, Muriel Maurer (Mrs Malcolm)


Box 1 Crawford, Cheryl


Box 1 Crichton, Kyle Samuel


Box 1 Crosby, John Campbell


Box 1 Davis, Hassoldt


Box 1 Dehn, Adolf Arthur


Box 1 DeSilver, Margaret


Box 1 Dos Passos, John


Box 1 Draper, Paul & Gilbert Seldes


Box 1 Drutman, Irving


Box 1 Duke, Vernon


Box 1 Dundy, Elaine


Box 1 Eastman, Max


Box 1 Evans, Ernestine


Box 1 Fadiman, William James


Box 1 Faragoh, Francis Edwards


Box 1 Farnham, Eleanor


Box 1 Faulk, John Henry


Box 1 Frankenberg, Lloyd


Box 1 Geddes, Norman Bel


Box 1 Green, Hannah


Box 1 Halliday, Richard


Box 1 Harris, Jed


Box 1 Hemingway, Ernest


Box 1 Hill, Pati


Box 1 Holman, Libby


Box 1 Hoult, Norah


Box 1 Howard, Sidney Coe


Box 1 Howe, Quincy


Box 1 Ingle, Charles



Box 2 Jolas, Eugène


Box 2 Jolas, Jacques


Box 2 Jolas, Maria (Mrs Eugène)


Box 2 Josephson, Hannah Geffen


Box 2 Keene, Frances


Box 2 Lardner, John


Box 2 Latouche, John Treville


Box 2 LeClercq, Jacques


Box 2 Lewis, Robert


Box 2 Lowry, Malcolm


Box 2 Lowry, Robert James Collas


Box 2 Marsh, Reginald


Box 2 Martin, Peter


Box 2 Metcalfe, John


Box 2 Mitchell, Joseph Quincy


Box 2 Murphy, Gerald


Box 2 Murphy, Sara Sherman Wiborg (Mrs Gerald)


Box 2 Newton, Eric


Box 2 Norman, Charles


Box 2 O'Neil, George


Box 2 Payne, Robert


Box 2 Pemberton, Brock


Box 2 Perkins, Maxwell Evarts


Box 2 Phillips, William


Box 2 Powell, Dawn, 1913-1915 and undated



Box 3 Powell, Dawn, 1916-1946



Box 3A Powell, Dawn, 1947-1961



Box 4 Powell, Dawn, 1962-1965


Box 4 Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth


Box 4 Riggs, Lynn


Box 4 Robertson, Bryan Charles Francis


Box 4 Saxon, Lyle


Box 4 Schorer, Mark


Box 4 Scott, Evelyn


Box 4 Smith, William Jay & Barbara Howes


Box 4 Speare, Dorothy


Box 4 Stearns, Monroe M.


Box 4 Stout, Rex


Box 4 Studin, Charles H.


Box 4 Sullivan, Frank


Box 4 Swados, Harvey


Box 4 Tawney, Lenore


Box 4 Thompson, Frederick Willard


Box 4 Tresca, Carlo


Box 4 Turnbull, Andrew


Box 4 Waxman, Percy


Box 4 Weaver, Paul


Box 4 Wheelock, John Hall


Box 4 White, Katharine Sergeant Angell


Box 4 Wilson, Edmund


Box 4 Wilson, Rosalind Baker


Box 4 Yorck, Ruth Landsho

Series II: Arranged Correspondence, 1917-1965, undated

This series contains correspondence that was processed and arranged at the file level. See Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, for additional correspondence files.

This series contains both personal and professional correspondence. There is some additional professional correspondence in both Series IV and Series X.

For family correspondence, see Series I, IX and X.



Box 5 A


Box 5 Agents, 1934-1965


Box 5 Esther Andrews, 1947-1958, undated



Box 27 Folder 1 Esther Andrews, 1957, undated



Box 5 Appleton, Charlotte Johnson (Mrs. George), 1919, 1951-1956



Box 27 Folder 2 Brooke Astor, 1965



Box 5 B



Box 27 Folder 3 Carlos Baker, 1965

Professor of Literature, Princeton University. Correspondence re: Ernest Hemingway.



Box 5 Elsie Blume (Mrs. Peter), 1949-1963


Box 5 Cinderella Bouer, undated


Box 5 Mary Rose Sciarra Himlet Bradford (Mrs. Roark), 1942, undated


Box 5 Katharine Vedder Busch, 1947-1965


Box 5 C



Box 27 Folder 4 Christmas Cards, 1961, undated



Box 5 Annetta Hart Colie (Mrs. Stuart), 1960-1962



Box 27 Folder 5 Malcolm Cowley--Re: The Golden Spur, 1960-1961

Includes two page synopsis.



Box 5 D



Box 27 Folder 6 Margaret DeSilver, 1948-1961, undated

Primarily correspondence from Powell to DeSilver.



Box 5 Edward Donahoe, 1965



Box 27 Folder 7 John Dos Passos, 1934-1961, undated

1 a.l.s. is very fragile.


Box 27 Folder 8 John Dos Passos--Card, undated

Handwritten note in card from JR indicates she recalls this was from Dos Passos. While there is a short note written in the card, it is unsigned.



Box 5 E



Box 27 Folder 9 England, 1955-1961

Primarily correspondence from the A.D. Peters literary agency.



Box 5 F


Box 5 Dwight Fiske, 1948-1958


Box 5 Ruth Van Sickle Fond, 1948-1955, undated


Box 5 G


Box 5 Coburn Gilman, 1934-1960, undated



Box 27 Folder 10-12 Coburn Gilman, 1917-1950, undated

Correspondence from Powell to Gilman. Files includes a few other items, including Gilman's resume (1949).



Box 5 Phyllis Givens (Mrs. Eben), 1954-1965, undated


Box 5 H



Box 27 Folder 13 "The Widow Hemingway", undated

1 t.l.s. Signed, "The Widow Hemingway"



Box 5 Robert H. Hethman, 1956


Box 5 Ann Honeycutt, 1961-1965, undated


Box 5 Russia Hughes (Mrs. William), 1962, undated


Box 5 K


Box 5 Marcus Klein, 1960-1961


Box 5 L


Box 5 Louise Lee, 1960



Box 27 Folder 14 John Leggett, undated



Box 5 J. Fred Lissfelt, 1957-1965, undated



Box 27 Folder 15 Literary Agents--Correspondence, 1932-1936, 1940, 1958, 1962

Correspondence is primarily related to Carol Hill, and includes several carbons of agency correspondence.


Box 27 Folder 16 Augusta Wallace Lyons, 1965, undated



Box 5 Augusta Wallace Lyons, 1965, undated



Box 6 M


Box 6 Magazines, 1927-1965


Box 6 Lawrence McKinney, 1942


Box 6 Walter Rumsey Martin, 1957-1964


Box 6 Effie Miller (Mrs. Charles), undated


Box 6 Maurice Morency, 1950, undated


Box 6 P


Box 6 William Peterson, 1962-1965


Box 6 John Boynton Priestly, 1962

Copy of letter to Viking Press.


Box 6 Publishers, 1934-1964

Includes correspondence, and some contracts.


Box 6 R


Box 6 Jacqueline Miller Rice, 1965, undated



Box 27 Folder 17 Jacqueline Miller Rice, 1956-1965

Correspondence to and from Dawn Powell.



Box 6 S


Box 6 Y.K. Smith, 1957-1958


Box 6 T


Box 6 Lionel Tompkins, 1929, 1960-1964


Box 6 W



Box 27 Folder 18 Edmund Wilson, 1953-1957, undated


Box 27 Folder 19 Rosalind Wilson, 1951-1965

Includes carbons of Powell's correspondence. Wilson was an editor at Houghton Mifflin.



Box 6 Clifford Wright, 1960


Box 6 Marguerite Young, 1957



Box 28 Folder 1-2 Personal Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1935-1965, undated


Box 28 Folder 3 Personal Correspondence--Miscellaneous Postcards and Cards, 1929-1965, undated


Box 28 Folder 4 Professional Correspondence--Refile by Title, 1948-1956

Primarily correspondence with publishers and agents. Includes outgoing carbons of correspondence written by Powell.


Box 28 Folder 5-6 Professional Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1935-1965, undated

Arranged chronologically.


Box 28 Folder 7 Professional Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1944-1963

Includes several professional letters, as well as some poems and notes.


Box 28 Folder 8 Assorted Correspondence, 1940-1962


Box 28 Folder 9 Assorted Correspondence, 1936-1972

A mix of correspondence. Includes notes on the play "Rosy Future"


Box 28 Folder 10 Assorted Correspondence, 1943-1990

Primarily professional correspondence, and includes several letters from publishers. Some of the correspondence is addressed to Jaqueline Rice.



Box 29 Folder 1-2 Correspondence--In, 1930-1965


Box 29 Folder 3 Correspondence--Out, 1946-1963, undated

Includes correspondence to family members and carbons of correspondence to others.


Box 29 Folder 4 Correspondence--Out--Miscellaneous, 1946, undated


Box 29 Folder 5 Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1928-1962

Note on original file (perhaps by Jacqueline Rice) indicates that correspondence was unidentified, to be filed, and not copied.



Box 6 Unidentified Letters

Series III: Manuscripts and Related Materials, circa 1914-1965

This series contains clippings, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, and other materials related to Powell's published and unpublished works. Series III includes copies of published plays and clippings of published articles, reviews, and short stories. The collection also includes copies of many of Powell's published novels and these can be found in Series VII: Books.

Where it is known that a work has multiple titles, these are noted in the finding aid, but these notes are not exhaustive, particularly for short stories.


Subseries III.1: Articles, 1920-1950, undated

This subseries contains clippings and other copies of Powell's published articles.



Box 29 Folder 6 American-Made Flour in the Near East (The Northwestern Miller), 1920 July 21

Clipping of published article.


Box 29 Folder 7 The Birth of Comedy (New York Times), 1942 January 11

Clipping of published article.


Box 29 Folder 8 The Case Against the Predatory Career Woman (Glamour), undated

Clipping of published article.


Box 29 Folder 9 Speaking of the Younger Generation (Harper's Bazaar), 1949 August

Copy of published article.


Box 29 Folder 10 Vision of Don Juan (Flair), 1950 July

Clipping of published article.


Subseries III.2: Novels, circa 1922-1965

This subseries contains drafts, manuscripts, notes, outlines, typescripts, sketches, and synopses related to Powell's published novels, as well as two of her unfinished novels:MarciaandSummer Rose.



Box 7 Angels on Toast--Manuscript, circa 1940



Box 29 Folder 11-13 The Bride's House--Manuscript and Notes, circa 1929

This was received in a 3 ring binder that was in very poor condition and rusting. Pages have been taken out of binder and put in folders.


Box 29 Folder 14 A Cage for Lovers--Notes, Manuscript Pages, circa 1957

Page of typescript notes on the novel, with some typescript pages.


Dance Night, circa 1930



Box 30 Folder 1-6 Manuscript



Box 7 Manuscript


The Golden Spur, circa 1962


Box 7 Manuscript



Box 31 Folder 1 Manuscript Pages and Notes

Handwritten notes, manuscript pages.


Box 31 Folder 2 Notes, 1958


Box 31 Folder 3 Notes


Box 31 Folder 4 Outline and Character Sketches


Box 31 Folder 5 Typescript Pages

Miscellaneous typescript pages.



Box 29 Folder 15 The Happy Island--Manuscript, circa 1938


The Locusts Have No King, circa 1948



Box 31 Folder 6 Notes


Box 31 Folder 7 Sketches


Marcia (Unpublished), circa 1944

See Also: My Home is Far Away


Box 31 Folder 8-11 Synopsis and Drafts


Box 31 Folder 12 Outline and Manuscript Pages



Box 7 Manuscript



Box 31 Folder 13 Chapter 1

Various drafts.


Box 31 Folder 14 Chapter 2

Various drafts.


Box 31 Folder 15 Chapter 3

Various drafts.


Box 31 Folder 16 Chapters 1-3, and Pages 73-74

Drafts.


Box 31 Folder 17 Miscellaneous Pages

Various pages, organized into groups of "Odd 50s" and so forth.


Box 31 Folder 18 Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Notes

Appears to include some unrelated materials.


Box 31 Folder 19 Marcia Villard--Notes


My Home is Far Away, circa 1944

See Also: Marcia



Box 32 Folder 1 Manuscript Pages


Box 32 Folder 2-6 Manuscript

Manuscript for typist. With envelope.



Box 7 Manuscript



Box 32 Folder 7 Synopsis

Typescript synopsis, probably for the published book.


Box 32 Folder 8 1941 Novel, circa 1941

Various sets of typescript pages. It is possible that this is related to Marcia, rather than this novel.


Box 32 Folder 9-11 The Story of a Country Boy--Original Manuscript, circa 1934

Manuscript; appears mostly complete.



Box 7 Summer Rose (Unpublished)--Manuscript, circa 1963-1965


A Time to be Born, circa 1942



Box 32 Folder 12 Miscellaneous Manuscript Pages



Box 7 Manuscript


Turn, Magic Wheel, circa 1936



Box 35 Folder 1 Synopsis

Entitled "The Hunter's Wife". File includes the synopsis and an untitled short story.


Box 35 Folder 2-4 Manuscripts and Notes

Manuscripts and notes, various versions.



Box 7 Whither--Manuscript, circa 1922-1925


The Wicked Pavillion, circa 1954


Box 7 Manuscript



Box 34 Folder 1 Outlines, etc.


Box 34 Folder 2 Descriptive Page

Short typescript paragraph on the novel, with corrections, perhaps written as a publicity blurb.



Box 7 Untitled Manuscript


Subseries III.3: Plays, circa 1917-1964

This subseries contains drafts, manuscripts, notes, synopses, and typescripts, as well as published copies of two plays,John Henry Speaks(1919) andJigsaw(1933, 1934).



Box 33 Folder 1 Big Night, circa 1928-1933

Short manuscript with note stating "Theory for Big Night - a play", with some other notes.



Box 7 Big Night, circa 1928-1933

Manuscript



Box 33 Folder 2-3 Brooklyn Widow / West Side Widow, undated


Box 33 Folder 4 Brooklyn Widow / West Side Widow, undated

Synopses, and miscelleneous typescript pages.


Box 33 Folder 5 Brooklyn Widow / West Side Widow--Act I, undated



Box 7 Deenie

Manuscript.



Box 33 Folder 6-7 Every Other Day, undated

Includes pages with the "cast of characters" found elsewhere in Powell's papers. See Also: Made in Heaven and Rosy Future.



Box 7 The Golder Spur

Manuscript.



Box 34 Folder 3-7 The Golden Spur Musical, circa 1961-1964

Includes drafts, etc.



Box 7 Goody Goody Goody!

Manuscript.


Box 7 I'm Looking for a Lady, 1917

Manuscript.



Box 78 Jigsaw: A Play (New York: Farrar & Rinehart), 1933, 1934

Inscribed to Mabel by Dawn Powell. With dust jacket.



Box 7 John Henry Speaks, circa 1919

Manuscript.



Box 34 Folder 8 John Henry Speaks (New York: The Womans Press), 1919

By Charlotte Johnson and Dawn Powell. Copyright, 1919, by Charlotte Johnson.


Box 34 Folder 9 Just Like That, undated

Manuscript pages. Incomplete.



Box 7 Key West Play

Manuscript.



Box 35 Folder 5-6 Lion and the Lizard, undated

Drafts. Much of the paper is fragile on the edges: it was stored in too small a folder for many years.


Box 35 Folder 7 Lion and the Lizard, 1937



Box 33 Folder 8 Made in Heaven, undated

Typescript is titled "From A to Z" with a handwritten note that this is "Made in Heaven." Typescript with corrections. See Also: Every Other Day and Rosy Future.


Box 33 Folder 9 Made in Heaven, undated

Typescript. Includes two negatives. See Also: Every Other Day and Rosy Future.


Box 33 Folder 10 Made in Heaven, undated

Typescript. See Also: Every Other Day and Rosy Future.



Box 7 No Cure for the Common Doctor

Manuscript.



Box 34 Folder 10-11 The Picture Window, undated



Box 36 Folder 1-4 Red Dress, circa 1937-1938



Box 33 Folder 11-12 Rosy Future, undated

See Also: Every Other Day and Made in Heaven.



Box 35 Folder 9 The Two Ladies, undated

A few typescript pages.



Box 37 Folder 1 Walking Down Broadway, undated


Box 37 Folder 2 Wedding Ring, undated



Box 36 Folder 5-8 Women at Four o'clock, undated

See Also: "Women at Five o'clock" in Short Stories.



Box 37 Folder 3 Play--Incomplete, undated


Box 37 Folder 4 Play--Incomplete, undated


Box 37 Folder 5 Plays--Miscellaneous Typescript Pages, undated


Subseries III.4: Poetry, 1925-1944, undated

This subseries contains unpublished poems, and a copy ofThe Independent Poetry Anthology(1925), which includes a published poem.



Box 80 The Independent Poetry Anthology, 1925

The anthology includes "Dead Things" a free verse poem by Powell.



Box 8 Poems



Box 37 Folder 6 Poetry, 1944, undated


Subseries III.5: Reviews by Powell, 1926-1965

Powell wrote book reviews for many publications during her career. This subseries contains clippings and typescripts of these reviews.

Many of the clippings are fragile; there are photocopies of reviews in files kept by Tim Page (Box 24) and Powell's executrix, Jacqueline Miller Rice (Boxes 48-49) which may be easier to handle than the original clippings in this subseries.


Box 37 Folder 7 Review or Essay on Elizabeth Bowen's The House in Paris pp. 5-7, circa 1935

Typescript, incomplete.


Box 37 Folder 8 Reviews by Powell--Mademoiselle, 1940s

Book reviews. Clippings.


Box 37 Folder 9 Reviews by Powell--New York Evening Post, 1926


Box 37 Folder 10 Reviews by Powell--New York Post, 1959-1961

Typescripts and clippings.


Box 37 Folder 11 Reviews by Powell--PM's Weekly, 1941


Box 37 Folder 12 Reviews by Powell--Typescripts, undated


Box 37 Folder 13-14 Reviews by Powell, 1941-1965

Typescripts and clippings.


Box 37 Folder 15 Reviews by Powell, 1942, 1961

Clippings. Includes lists of her short pieces, etc. although they were no longer found in the folder with the book reviews.


Box 37 Folder 16 Reviews by Powell, 1950s

Clippings. These are primarily mounted on paper.


Box 37 Folder 17 Reviews by Powell, 1950s

Includes clippings of reviews, and one letter to the editor referencing a review by Powell.



Box 38 Folder 1 Reviews by Powell (Photocopies), 1926-1943


Box 38 Folder 2 Review Notes for Critical Piece (Commentary), undated


Subseries III.6: Short Stories, circa 1914-1965

This subseries contains clippings, drafts, fragments, manuscripts, notes, and typescripts for Powell's published and unpublished stories.

These are generally short manuscripts, primarily typescripts. Some items are incomplete, or in fragments. Some files include drafts, loose pages, and other materials. Publication information, if known, is included in the finding aid.


Box 38 Folder 3 Analysis, 1959

Includes rejection letter from Redbook.


Box 38 Folder 4 April in Manhattan, 1947

Includes cover letter from her agent, Carl Brandt.


Box 38 Folder 5 The Benzedrine Mambo, undated

Drafts.


Box 38 Folder 6 Between Dances, undated


Box 38 Folder 7 Bon Voyage, undated


Box 38 Folder 8 Bon Voyage (New Yorker), 1933

Clipping from New Yorker magazine.


Box 38 Folder 9 Bon Voyage Doesn't Mean Goodbye, undated


Box 38 Folder 10 Can't We Cry a Little?, undated


Box 38 Folder 11 Can't We Cry a Little? (New Yorker), 1940

Copy of published story.


Box 38 Folder 12 Celebrating a Greenwich Village Christmas Idyll (Chicago Tribune, Magazine of Books), 1963

Clipping.


Box 38 Folder 13 Christmas Pig in a Poke (Promenade), 1950 December

Clipping of published story.


Box 38 Folder 14 The Color of Her Eyes, undated


Box 38 Folder 15 Congressional Limited and New York Scene: The Happy Miller, 1944, undated

Clippings of published stories.


Box 38 Folder 16 The Daisy Chain (New Yorker), circa 1933

Typescript. Published in the New Yorker, 1933.


Box 38 Folder 17 Darling, How Marvellous! (Promenade), 1943

Clipping of published story.


Box 38 Folder 18 Dinner on the Rocks, undated

Published, Esquire Magazine.


Box 38 Folder 19 Dream Come True, undated


Box 38 Folder 20 Dynamite at the Office, 1930s

Typescript. Note on piece indicates that it was published in Pagaent or Coronet in the 1930s.


Box 38 Folder 21 The Elephant Hunters, undated


Box 38 Folder 22 The Elopers, undated


Box 38 Folder 23 The Elopers (Saturday Evening Post), 1963

Clipping of the published story.


Box 38 Folder 24 Enter Two Girls, Laughing, undated


Box 38 Folder 25-26 Ernest's Experience, undated


Box 38 Folder 27 Everything is a Wife, 1960

Story Magazine, 1960.


Box 38 Folder 28 Florida Unlimited, undated



Box 80 Fragments of Love (Fawcett Digest), 1946

Magazine with published story.



Box 38 Folder 29 Fragments of Love, 1940s

Clipping of published story.


Box 38 Folder 30 The Genius and the Mermaid, undated


Box 38 Folder 31 Genius on Wheels, undated

Typescript.


Box 38 Folder 32 The Gentleman of the Road, undated


Box 38 Folder 33 Gentleman Lost: Medium Height, Blue Eyes, 1920s or 1930s

Typescript. Note indicates that it was written in 1926, and published in Red Book in the 1930s.


Box 38 Folder 34 The Ghost Hangs High (Mademoiselle), circa 1942-1945

Clipping of published story.


Box 38 Folder 35 The Good Manager, 1950, undated


Box 38 Folder 36 The Gourmet, undated

Note indicates this was published; publication unknown.


Box 38 Folder 37 Gourmet Anonymous (Promenade Magazine), 1951 March

Magazine with published story.


Box 38 Folder 38 The Gravy Girls, 1952


Box 38 Folder 39 Green Bananas, undated

Typescript.


Box 38 Folder 40 Gypsy Love (Harper's Bazaar), undated

Typescript.



Box 80 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Nota Bene) (Lake Erie College Press), 1964

Magazine with reprinted published story. Nota Bene is a literary annual published by Lake Erie College.



Box 39 Folder 1 Honeymoon, undated


Box 39 Folder 2 I'm Glad She's Happy, undated

Published in Red Book.


Box 39 Folder 3 In Quest of the Ugly Dryad, undated


Box 39 Folder 4 Lady Novelist, undated

Typescript.


Box 39 Folder 5 Last Week of Summer / A Man to Show, undated

Includes these two stories, and various other pages.


Box 39 Folder 6 Laughing Water, undated


Box 39 Folder 7 Laughing Water, undated


Box 39 Folder 8 A Letter from Peter (Town and Country), 1938

Typescript. Published in Town and Country in September 1938.


Box 39 Folder 9 Living Up to Marjie (The Portal), 1922

July 15, 1922 issue of The Portal.


Box 39 Folder 10 Lovers Again, undated


Box 39 Folder 11 Low Down, undated


Box 39 Folder 12 Married Men, undated

Typescript, 14 pages. Last page is damaged and missing a portion of the page. Typescript appears incomplete.


Box 39 Folder 13 Masked Ball, 1946, undated


Box 39 Folder 14 Masked Ball, circa 1946

Fragments and notes. Title on folder is "Masked Ball" but it is unclear if material is in fact related to the story.


Box 39 Folder 15 Matinal, undated


Box 39 Folder 16 Mermaid in the Punchbowl, undated


Box 39 Folder 17 Mr. Gay, undated


Box 39 Folder 18 Mr. Plum and Mrs. Spring, undated


Box 39 Folder 19 The Nefarious Triangle (Today's Woman), 1949

Clipping of published story. Note on clipping indicates that its original title may have been "The Olive Twig"


Box 39 Folder 20 Now He Tells Me, undated


Box 39 Folder 21 Now is the Time, undated


Box 39 Folder 22 The Old Folks at Home, undated


Box 39 Folder 23 The Old Folks at Home (Weekend Magazine), 1955 November 18

Clipping of published story.


Box 39 Folder 24 Old Man Meditating on Two Skulls and Other Papers, undated

Typescript pages for this story, and various other pages.


Box 39 Folder 25 Ostrich Plumes, undated


Box 39 Folder 26 Out of the Woods, undated


Box 39 Folder 27 Pastorale, undated


Box 39 Folder 28 The Pathetic Fallacy, 1952


Box 39 Folder 29 The Pentwhistle Plan, undated


Box 39 Folder 30 Philander Dodd and the Mushroom, circa 1917


Box 39 Folder 31 Picture Postcard, undated



Box 40 Folder 1 Promenade Magazine, 1940s

Includes clippings of the stories, "Congressional Limited," and "The Lion of the Occasion," "Merry Christmas Yourself, and with Bells," "The Story Thus Far," and "Innocent Deceiver." Most of these were published in Promenade.


Box 40 Folder 2 Remember Sweet Alice, undated


Box 40 Folder 3 Remember Sweet Alice, undated


Box 40 Folder 4 The Renee Story, undated


Box 40 Folder 5 To the Rescue of Art, circa 1914-1918

Note in file indicates that this was written at Erie College. Paper is fragile.


Box 40 Folder 6 Ride Through the Night, undated


Box 40 Folder 7 The Run-Through (Town and Country), circa 1939

Typescript. Note that an abbreviated version of the story was published by Town and Country in 1938 or 1939.


Box 40 Folder 8 Slow Burn, undated


Box 40 Folder 9 Snappy Stories and Droll Munseys, 1920-1925

Clippings of published stories by Powell. Clippings are extremely fragile.


Box 40 Folder 10 Solitaire, undated


Box 40 Folder 11 Stars in My Eyes (Mademoiselle), 1947

Clipping of published story.


Box 40 Folder 12 Staten Island, I Love You, circa 1965



Box 75 Folder 5 Staten Island, I Love You, 1965 October

Esquire magazine, October 1965 issue. Includes the published story as a "Pictured Essay" which includes related pictures of Staten Island created by other artists.



Box 40 Folder 13 Switch to Champagne, undated


Box 40 Folder 14 Take Mrs. Blake, undated


Box 40 Folder 15 That Was Broadway, undated


Box 40 Folder 16 Velvet Glove, undated


Box 40 Folder 17 Vesuvius, Anyone?, undated


Box 40 Folder 18 Village Piece--Drafts, undated


Box 40 Folder 19 Weekend in Town, undated


Box 40 Folder 20 Weekend in Town (New York Post), 1964

Clipping of the published story.


Box 40 Folder 21 What Are You Doing in My Dreams?, undated

Published in Vogue Magazine.



Box 75 Folder 6 What Are You Doing in My Dreams? (Vogue), 1963 October 1

Vogue Magazine, October 1, 1963 issue, which includes the published story.



Box 40 Folder 22-23 Winter Sport, undated



Box 41 Folder 1-2 Women at Five o'clock, undated

The original title may have been "Women at Four o'clock." See Also: "Women at Four o'clock" in Plays.


Box 41 Folder 3 Young Arthur in Town, undated



Box 40 Folder 24 You've No Idea… (Woman's Home Companion), 1947

Clipping of the published story. Original title was "The Scenery and Miss McGill".


Box 40 Folder 25 You've No Idea (The Scenery and Miss McGill), undated

Typescript, titled "The Scenery and Miss McGill." See Also: "You've No Idea…" and Short Stories--Miscellaneous



Box 41 Folder 4 Short Story--Untitled, undated


Box 41 Folder 5 Short Story--Untitled, undated


Box 41 Folder 6 Short Story--Untitled, undated

Typescript, 47pp.


Box 41 Folder 7 Short Story--Untitled, undated

Typescript, 24 pp.


Box 41 Folder 8-10 Short Story--Untitled Drafts, undated


Box 41 Folder 11-22 Short Stories--Untitled Drafts, some incomplete, undated


Box 41 Folder 23 Short Story--Incomplete, undated

Typescript, pp. 2-8. Title page is missing.


Box 41 Folder 24 Short Stories--Miscellaneous, undated

Includes a mixture of titled and untitled pages. Includes title pages for "A Million Hazel Browns," "The Judge's Story."


Box 41 Folder 25 Short Stories--Miscellaneous, 1940, undated

Includes "Debutante's Corner," "I Could Cry," "Dark Glasses," "House Afire," "The Run-Through, notes for a story entitled "My Late Husband," "Nights Were Blue," as well as some untitled pages and another version of "The Scenery and Miss McGill."


Box 41 Folder 26 Short Stories--Miscellaneous, circa 1952

Includes "In My Day" and untitled pages.


Box 41 Folder 27 Short Stories--Miscellaneous Notes, undated


Subseries III.7: Television and Film, 1940s-1950s

This subseries contains carbon correspondence and drafts of a treatment of "A Time to Be Born" and typescripts and agreements related to a proposed television adaptation of the short story "You Should Have Brought Your Mink"



Box 35 Folder 8 A Time to be Born--Scenario and other materials, 1943, undated

Includes scenario, notes, typescript pages, etc. A carbon of a 1943 letter from Powell to a Mr. Small in this file indicates that a rough treatment was done; the typescript pages are probably various drafts of this.



Box 42 Folder 1 You Should Have Brought Your Mink, 1952 or later

Adapted from a short story of the same name, from the collection Sunday, Monday, and Always.



Box 7 You Should Have Brought Your Mink, circa 1956

Typesripts.


Subseries III.8: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Notes, 1920s-1965

This subseries contains various unidentified fragments, manuscripts, and manuscript pages.

The subseries also includes notes and notebooks that contain material related to several different novels, as well as other sketches and notes. The more general notebooks in Series V.3 probably also contain additional material related to Powell's writing.



Box 43 Folder 1-3 Clippings, 1950s

Clippings are in fragile condition. These are primarily of articles and book reviews written by Powell.



Box 42 Folder 2 Manifesto!, undated

Single page manuscript on art.


Box 42 Folder 3 Short Pieces in Preparation, circa 1962


Box 42 Folder 4 Story Starts, 1965

One item of correspondence, and various manuscript pages and notes.


Box 42 Folder 5-6 Working Notes, 1935-1959

Includes "Notes for a Scenario by Arthur Swim and Dawn Powell developed by Dawn Powell from an idea by Arthur Swim" and "Play- Dance Night" as well as other notes.


Box 42 Folder 7 Miscellaneous Draft


Box 42 Folder 8 Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1950s, undated


Box 42 Folder 9-20 Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Notes



Box 8 Miscellaneous Manuscripts



Box 42 Folder 21 Miscellaneous Notes


Box 42 Folder 22 Notebook, circa 1938-1940

Includes manuscripts and material related to Angels on Toast and A Time to Be Born, as well as some short manuscripts and sketches.



Box 43 Folder 4-6 Notebook, with loose notes, circa 1920s-1950s

Notebook was originally in a binder that was rusting and in poor condition. Notebook has been taken out of the binder and housed in folders. Loose notes were housed in a separate folder. This contains various manuscripts and notes, including material related to Angels on Toast, TIme to Be Born, Marcia, and the Locusts Have No King.

Series IV: Professional Files, 1910s-1990s

This series contains clippings files with articles on Powell and reviews of her books and plays, as well as various subject files. There are also files related to Powell's estate kept by her executrix, Jacqueline Miller Rice, from the 1960s-1990s.


Subseries IV.1: Clippings Files, 1920-1965

This subseries contains general clippings files of articles on Powell and reviews of her books.

Articles and clippings that were filed by subject are filed in Subseries IV.2: Subject Files.



Box 42 Folder 23 Articles on the Powell-Gousha Marriage, 1920-1921

On how the couple found the idea of maintaining separate living arrangements to be unsuitable.


Box 42 Folder 24 Articles, 1940s



Box 75 Folder 7 Article by Malcolm Cowley, 1963 July

Powell is mentioned in the article, "The Last of a Lost Generation" by Malcolm Cowley. Equire magazine, July 1963 issue.



Box 42 Folder 25 Article by Maurice Dolbier, 1957


Box 42 Folder 26 Article by Edmund Wilson (New Yorker), 1962 December 17



Box 43 Folder 7 Articles and Reviews, 1926-1929

Includes a few short articles, and reviews for She Walks in Beauty and The Bride's House.


Box 43 Folder 8 Articles and Reviews, 1928-1964



Box 44 Folder 1 Articles and Reviews, circa 1930-1964


Box 44 Folder 2 Articles and Reviews, 1930s-1960s

Clippings, reviews, and fragments. Many of these are very fragile.


Box 44 Folder 3 Articles and Reviews, 1933-1963


Box 44 Folder 4-5 Articles and Reviews, 1941-1964


Box 44 Folder 6 Reviews, 1929-1954

Clippings.


Box 44 Folder 7 Reviews, 1936-1948

Reviews of A Time to Be Born and The Locusts Have No King, with review snippets on her prior novels.


Box 44 Folder 8 Reviews, 1948-1962

Reviews of various works, as well as snippets on prior works.


Box 44 Folder 9 Reviews, circa 1936-1958

Primarily typescripts of snippets and comments on various works.


Box 44 Folder 10 Reviews, 1954-1956

Clippings with reviews or mentions of Wicked Pavillion and Sunday, Monday and Always.


Subseries IV.2: Subject Files, 1917-1965, 1983-1989

This subseries contains subject files that are related to Powell's professional activities. These files include book jackets, catalogs, clippings, contracts, correspondence, programs, remarks, and reviews. Most the files relate to specific projects or works, but there are also files related to awards, copyright, and literary agents.


Box 44 Folder 11 Avon Books--Contract, 1965

Contract for paperback reprint rights for A Cage for Lovers and A Time to Be Born.


Box 44 Folder 12 Big Night, 1933

Includes advertisement, biographical statement, cast list, costume desriptions, clippings, and review of rehersal by John Howard Lawson.


Box 44 Folder 13 Big Night--Program, 1933


Box 44 Folder 14 Book Jackets, circa 1929-1962

Folder contains book jackets for the novels The Bride's House, The Happy Island, Turn Magic Wheel, A Time to be Born, My Home is Far Away, The Golden Spur, and The Locusts Have No King, as well as for the play Jig Saw. These are in poor or fair condition; some are fragments.


Box 44 Folder 15 The Bride's House--Reviews, circa 1929

Clippings.


Box 44 Folder 16 A Cage for Lovers, 1952-1961, 1983-1985

Includes correspondence, clippings, and copyright registration forms.


Box 44 Folder 17 A Cage for Lovers--Reviews, 1957-1958


Box 44 Folder 18 Collected Shorts, 1951, undated

Correspondence.


Box 44 Folder 19 Copyright, 1942-1955


Box 44 Folder 20 Correspondence and Notes, circa 1952-1962

Includes correspondence and notes on earnings, as well as notes related to writing projects, including The Golden Spur.


Box 44 Folder 21 Correspondence and Other Materials, 1940s-1950s

Includes correspondence with MacMillan and Frank W. Vincent, Inc., notes on writing projects and a few typescript pages, notices and programs for regional productions of "The Lady Comes Across," and a few clippings and sketches.


Box 44 Folder 22 Dance Night, circa 1930

Includes a press release and a review.


Box 44 Folder 23 Dance Night--Copright Renewal Form, 1958


Box 44 Folder 24 Everything is a Wife--Contract, 1959



Box 45 Folder 1 The Golden Spur, 1962

Clippings, snippets from letters, reviews.


Box 45 Folder 2 The Golder Spur--Contract, 1958


Box 45 Folder 3 The Golden Spur--Reviews from the English Press, 1963

Clippings from newspapers in England.


Box 45 Folder 4 The Golden Spur--Viking Catalog, 1962


Box 45 Folder 5 The Happy Island, 1938



Box 56 Folder 6 I'm Looking for a Lady" (Play)--Program, 1917 January 20

Play was written by Powell, and she also played a part in it.



Box 45 Folder 6 Indiana University Writers Conference, 1963


Box 45 Folder 7-8 Jig Saw, 1934-1947

Clippings and notes.


Box 45 Folder 9 The Locusts Have No King, circa 1948

Clippings.


Box 45 Folder 10 Made in Heaven--Contract, 1944


Box 45 Folder 11 My Home is Far Away--People's Book Club Jury Reports, 1944-1945


Box 45 Folder 12 My Home is Far Away--Reviews, 1944


Box 45 Folder 13 My Home is Far Away--Reviews, 1953

Excerpts from English reviews of the W.H. Allen edition.


Box 45 Folder 14 My Late Husband, 1940

Correspondence from Paramont on possible film.


Box 45 Folder 15 Letters (Literary), 1927-1945

Primarily publishers.


Box 45 Folder 16-20 Plays--Articles and Reviews, 1930-1936

Articles about theater, the theater scene, and reviews of Powell's works. Clippings are fragile.


Box 45 Folder 21 Promenade Pieces, 1928-1989

Clippings, drafts of book jacket copy, etc.


Box 45 Folder 22 Records of Works and Marketing, 1950-1959

Notebook. This includes several short story titles, notes publications to which the manuscripts were sent, and the dates.


Box 45 Folder 23 Red Dress--Cast Ideas, circa 1937-1938

Address Books. Cast ideas listed in the front cover, with actors listed under their last names in the address book.


Box 45 Folder 24 Royalty Statements--Miscellaneous, 1924, 1935-1963


Box 45 Folder 25 She Walks in Beauty, 1928-1929

Clippings and reviews.


Box 45 Folder 26 Short Stories--Rejections, 1935-1936



Box 50 Folder 1 Short Story Collection--List of Titles, undated

List of titles, the number of words of each, and the publication in which they were orginally published.


Box 50 Folder 2 Sunday, Monday and Always--Reviews, 1952-1955


Box 50 Folder 3 Sunday, Monday and Always--Reviews (English and Other), 1955


Box 50 Folder 4 Tenth Moon--Correspondence, 1936

Reader correspondence.


Box 50 Folder 5 Theater--Correspondence, 1935-1937

Includes correspondence from Theater Guild and a rejection for the play "Red Dress."


Box 50 Folder 6 A Time to Be Born, 1942

Reviews.


Box 50 Folder 7 A Time to Be Born, 1942 September 7

Review from Time magazine.


Box 50 Folder 8 Turn Magic Wheel, circa 1936

Review snippet on postcard.


Box 50 Folder 9 Turn Magic Wheel--Reviews, 1935-1936

Includes negative and a print of a Powell photograph used in a review, but it appears the image was made from the clipping by Rice and that the original photograph is lost.


Box 50 Folder 10 Viking Press, 1961-1962

Correspondence pertaining to The Golden Spur with editor Helen Taylor.


Box 50 Folder 11 Waite Award--Remarks, 1964

Typescript.


Box 50 Folder 12 W.H. Allen--Contracts, 1954-1955, 1963

Contracts, with carbon of 1963 letter written by Powell.


Box 50 Folder 13 Wicked Pavillion, 1955-1959

Correspondence, corrections, review, and book jacket.


Box 50 Folder 14 Wicked Pavillion--Reviews, 1955


Box 50 Folder 15 Wicked Pavillion--Reviews (English and Other), 1955


Box 50 Folder 16 Wicked Pavillion--W.H. Allen Catalog, 1957


Subseries IV.3 Estate Files, 1920s-1990s

This subseries contains files and materials kept by Jacqueline Miller Rice from the 1960s-1990s. These files primarily contain correspondence, and financial and legal records. There is some original material from Powell mixed in with these files, as well, for reasons that are unclear.

Rice photocopied some of Powell's records and created a set of files, perhaps for reference. These files are now in Boxes 48 and 49. These files include copies of correspondence, as well as copies of articles, drafts of manuscripts, notes, reviews written by Powell, reviews of Powell's works, and copyright and financial information. It is possible that these might be helpful to researchers, as some original clippings are fragile, and these files pull together correspondence that may be scattered in different parts of Powell's papers at this point.



Box 46 Folder 1 Author/Claimant Copyright Search, 1992


Box 46 Folder 2 Ballantine--Correspondence with Jacqueline Rice, 1967-1994

Correspondence regarding rights to Powell materials, etc.


Box 46 Folder 3 City Lit Theatre (Chicago)--Correspondence with Jacqueline Rice, 1989-1992

Correspondence and related material regarding the theatre's interest in dramatizing The Wicked Pavillion.


Box 46 Folder 4 Correspondence and Royalty Statements, 1986-1993

Primarily in German.


Box 46 Folder 5 Financial / IRS, 1990s


Box 46 Folder 6 Legal Correspondence and Notes, 1986-1993


Box 46 Folder 7 Literary Estate--File on Fire Damage, 1979-1982

File on damages sustained by the Rices in a fire, which included some material from the Powell estate.


Box 46 Folder 8 Jacqueline Rice--Miscellaneous Estate Correspondence, 1967-1997



Box 47 Jacqueline Rice--Estate Files, 1960s-1990s

This box contains Rice's estate files on various subjects including expenses, finances, royalties, permissions, and publishers. There also some lists of the Powell materials that were in her possession in the early 1990s.



Box 46 Folder 9 Rockefeller Foundation--Correspondence with Jacqueline Rice, 1967

Correspondence regarding possible grant funds for Rice's plans to complete a volume on Powell. Includes a list of press comments on Powell's novels.


Box 46 Folder 10 Theater--Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1942-1949

Photocopies.


Box 46 Folder 11 Miscellaneous Materials, circa 1928-1992

This contains a few items of correspondence to Jacqueline Rice, as well as copies of various clippings, letters, manuscript pages, and a book jacket (circa 1990s). There are also several original drafts, manuscript pages, and correspondence items related to Powell.


Box 46 Folder 12 Miscellaneous Materials, 1980s

This contains a few items of correspondence to Jacqueline Rice, Gore Vidal's 1987 article on Powell, and photocopies of several items of Powell's correspondence from the 1950s.


Box 46 Folder 13 Miscellaneous Materials, circa 1990s

This contains a few items of correspondence to Jacqueline Rice, as well as a copy of a 1990 article on Powell, notes, a list of foundations written to, and copies of some items related to Powell.



Box 48 Photocopies

Photocopies of collection material made by Jacqueline Miller Rice. Includes photocopies of correspondence with friends, family, and Lake Erie College, as well as copies of articles, reviews, etc.



Box 49 Photocopies

Photocopies of collection material made by Jacqueline Miller Rice. Includes photocopies of correspondence, drafts of Powell's manuscripts, reviews written by Powell, reviews of Powell's work, notes, copyright and financial information.

Series V: Personal and Biographical Files, 1914-1965

This series contains address books, appointment books, biographical statements, clippings files, diaries, financial records, notebooks, obituaries, personal documents, school notebooks and records, travel records, and copies of Powell's will.


Subseries V.1: Address and Appointment Books, 1920s-1964

This subseries contains address books, appointment books, miscellaneous calendar pages, and telephone books.

Many of the appointment books and calendar pages also contain short notes on Powell's activities, similar to diary entries.



Box 52 Folder 1 Address Books, circa 1920s

2 items.


Box 52 Folder 2 Address Books, Probably 1950s

2 items.


Box 52 Folder 3 Address Book, circa 1964


Box 52 Folder 4 Address Book, undated


Box 52 Folder 5 Address Book, undated


Box 52 Folder 6 Address and Telephone Book, Probably 1960s


Box 52 Folder 7 Address Book--Miscellaneous Pages, undated



Box 50 Folder 17-20 Appointment Books, 1962-1964

Many of these also include notes about the actual events, similar to a diary.


Box 50 Folder 21 Calendar Pages, 1954-1957, 1961-1962

Various daily and monthly calendar pages, many with appointment notes.


Box 50 Folder 22 Calendar Pages, 1965 January 6-October 2


Subseries V.2: Diaries, 1914-1965

This subseries contains Powell's diaries.

Although Powell's appointment books contain some short entries similar to what might be found in her diaries, all appointment books are filed together in Subseries V.1.

An abridged version of Powell's diaries (approximately 1/5 of the content) was edited by Tim Page and published in 1995 by Steerforth Press.

Tim Page created a web page with detailed information about the diaries when he offered them for sale in 2012 at https://www.dawnpowelldiaries.com/.

Link to Archived Website on Diaries Created by Tim Page



Box 51 Folder 2 Diary, 1914-1915


Box 51 Folder 3 Diary, 1915

Tim Page refers to this as the "Woggs Diary" as many entries are written to "Woggs".



Box 81 Folder 1 Diary "The Book of Joe", 1920-1921


Box 81 Folder 1 Diary, 1925


Box 81 Folder 1 Diary, 1926


Box 81 Folder 1 Diary, 1927


Box 81 Folder 1 Diary, 1930


Box 81 Folder 2 Diary, 1931


Box 81 Folder 2 Diary, 1932


Box 81 Folder 3 Diary, 1933


Box 81 Folder 3 Diary, 1934


Box 81 Folder 4 Diary, 1935



Box 82 Diary, 1936


Box 82 Diary, 1937


Box 82 Diary, 1938


Box 82 Diary, 1939


Box 82 Diary, 1940


Box 82 Diary, 1941


Box 82 Diary, 1942


Box 82 Diary, 1943


Box 82 Diary, 1944



Box 81 Folder 5 Diary, 1945



Box 83 Diary, 1946


Box 83 Diary, 1947


Box 83 Diary, 1948


Box 83 Diary, 1949


Box 83 Diary, 1950


Box 83 Diary, 1951


Box 83 Diary, 1952


Box 83 Diary, 1953


Box 83 Diary, 1954


Box 83 Diary, 1955



Box 84 Diary, 1956


Box 84 Diary, 1957


Box 84 Diary, 1958


Box 84 Diary, 1959


Box 84 Diary, 1960


Box 84 Diary, 1961


Box 84 Diary, 1962


Box 84 Diary, 1963


Box 84 Diary, 1964


Box 84 Diary, 1965


Subseries V.3: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1918-1963, undated

This subseries contains several notebooks and loose notes found in Powell's papers. These deal with various subjects, but most have no titles.

A few notebooks clearly related to Powell's writing activities are filed in Subseries III.8: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Notes.

A few notebooks solely related to Powell's education at Lake Erie College are filed with papers related to the college in Subseries V.4.



Box 52 Folder 8 Notebooks, circa 1918-1930

2 items. These include some drafts, as well as notes on what Powell was writing at the time.


Box 52 Folder 9 Notebook, circa 1924

This includes notes about writing work that Powell sold around 1924.


Box 52 Folder 10 Notebook, 1934


Box 52 Folder 11 Notebook, circa 1930s-1940s


Box 52 Folder 12 Notebook, circa 1949-1950


Box 52 Folder 13 Notebook, 1950s



Box 53 Folder 1 Notebook, circa 1930s-1951


Box 53 Folder 2-2a Notebook, circa 1960-1962

Small notebooks with various notes. Several items were slipped into the notebook, including clippings, an annotated copy of the commencement program for the receipt of Powell's honorary degree at Lake Erie College (1960), a postcard, and a small photograph of her husband (circa 1920).


Box 53 Folder 3 Notebook, undated


Box 53 Folder 4 Notebook, undated



Box 51 Folder 1 Notebook, undated

In poor condition.



Box 53 Folder 5 Notebook, undated


Box 53 Folder 6 Notebook, undated


Box 53 Folder 7 Notebook, undated


Box 53 Folder 8 Notebook, undated



Box 54 Folder 1 Notebook--Casts, etc.; Lists, circa 1962-1963



Box 53 Folder 9 Notebook--German Literature, undated



Box 54 Folder 7-14 Notebooks--Unbound, undated

These folders contain several notebooks that were originally in small three ring binders but were unbound at the time of processing. As these loose pages were found piled together in a single box, it was no longer clear how the individual notebooks were ordered or constructed.


Box 54 Folder 2 Notes Re: Lists of Stories, 1959, 1962, undated


Box 54 Folder 3 Notes Used, undated


Box 54 Folder 4 Miscellaneous Notes, etc., undated


Box 54 Folder 5 Micellaneous Notes, undated


Box 54 Folder 6-6a Miscellaneous Notes and Notebook, 1937-1953, undated

Many pages of handwritten notes, story ideas, etc. as well as what appear to be handwritten drafts of correspondence. This was originally bound in small a three-ring binder that was in poor condition; pages were removed from the binder and placed in a folder.


Subseries V.4: Other Papers, 1910s-1965

This subseries contains various biographical statements and personal papers, including clippings files (not directly related to Powell), financial records, Powell's honorary doctorate from Lake Erie College, obituaries, passports, personal stationary, printed ephemera, programs, school notebooks and records, travel records, and copies of Powell's will.



Box 55 Folder 1 Art, 1948-1963

Various emphera related to exhibitions.


Box 55 Folder 2 Biographical Information, circa 1940-1950

Includes application for a fellowship to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and other biographical statements.


Box 55 Folder 3 Biographical Statement, 1940s


Box 55 Folder 4 Who's Who Biographical Statement, circa 1963


Box 55 Folder 5 Camp Caho Brochure, 1920s



Box 54 Folder 15 Clippings, etc., 1899-1924


Box 54 Folder 16 Clippings, 1940s


Box 54 Folder 17 Clippings, 1950s

Various clippings not direclty related to Powell.


Box 54 Folder 18 Clippings, 1940s-1960s


Box 54 Folder 19 Clippings, 1960-1962


Box 54 Folder 20 Clippings and Fragments, 1920s

Clippings are mostly in poor condition.



Box 55 Folder 6 Hassoldt Davis, undated

Clipping of poem.


Box 55 Folder 7 Dictionaries

Creole (Haitian)-English Dictionary; English-Spanish Travel Dictionary.


Box 55 Folder 8 Diets, undated


Box 55 Folder 9 John Dos Passos, 1963-1964, undated

Primarily clippings


Financial


Box 55 Folder 10 Checkbook, 1959


Box 55 Folder 11 Margaret De Silver Trust, 1962-1965

This includes information about setting up a trust fund for Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.


Box 55 Folder 12-13 Financial Records--Miscellaneous, circa 1934-1964

This includes miscellaneous bank books, bills, correspondence, statements, and documentation of ongoing issues with the IRS regarding taxes.



Box 6 Financial Papers



Box 55 Folder 14 French Line--Passenger List, 1951 January 16

Transatlantic sailing. Powell is included in the list.


Box 55 Folder 15 Great White Fleet--Menu, 1935


Box 55 Folder 16 Hotel Lafeyette--Letterhead, undated


Box 55 Folder 17 Invitations, 1948, 1962-1964


Box 55 Folder 18 Walt Kelly--Cartoon, 1964 December 14

Clipping of cartoon, with the name Dawn in the drawing.


Lake Erie College (Painesville, Ohio)



Box 56 Folder 1 Bulletin and Other Ephemera, 1936-1956, undated


Box 56 Folder 2 Bulletin and Typescript of Speech, 1963, undated


Box 56 Folder 3 Correspondence and Other Materials, 1945, 1960-1965

Includes 1961 list of the Class of 1918.


Box 56 Folder 4 Honorary Doctorate, 1960

Includes the degree, and a related clipping and a related college bulletin.


Box 56 Folder 5 Notebooks, circa 1914-1918


Box 56 Folder 7 Letter of Condolence to Joseph R. Gousha, Jr., 1965



Box 55 Folder 19 John Howard Lawson, undated

Clipping.



Box 8 Miscellaneous Manuscripts by Others



Box 55 Folder 20 Mt. Gilead Oil Boom--Clippings, 1964


Box 55 Folder 21 Obituaries, 1965

Clippings of obituaries of Dawn Powell.


Box 55 Folder 22 Ohio, 1950-1962

Clippings and other items pertaining to Powell's birthplace and affiliations with Ohio.


Box 55 Folder 23 Ohio--Republican National Convention, 1936 June

Clippings from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, that includes a photograph of Powell.


Box 55 Folder 24 Personal Documents, 1939-1950

Includes social security card, naval discharge, and innoculation record (for travel purposes).


Box 55 Folder 25 Passport, 1950


Box 55 Folder 26 Passport Application Pages, 1950 August

Includes statement of travel purpose, and notarized statement on Powell's citizenship by her husband Joseph R. Gousha.



Box 54 Folder 21-23 Playbills and Clippings, 1910s-1960s


Box 54 Folder 24 Printed Ephemera, 1920s


Box 54 Folder 25-26 Printed Materials and Ephemera--Miscellaneous



Box 56 Folder 8 School Notebooks--Philosophy VII, 1910s


Box 56 Folder 9 Shelby, Ohio--Clippings On, 1959, 1965, undated

Some include mention of Powell.


Box 56 Folder 10 Shelby High School--"The Dictograph", 1913 April


Box 56 Folder 11 Shelby High School Yearbook "The Tatler", 1914

Edited by Dawn Powell.


Box 56 Folder 12 Stationary, undated

Personalized letterhead.


Box 56 Folder 13 "Travel Diary", circa 1950s

Folder was marked as a "travel diary" for an appraiser. It contains clippings, photographs, drafts, and correspondence, but is not a diary as such.


Box 56 Folder 14 Travel--Paris, 1950-1951

Includes information on Powell's travel arrangements, as well as photographs of a cat, and possibly of Joseph R. Gousha.


Box 56 Folder 15 Will, 1965-1966

Includes probate court documents.


Box 56 Folder 16 Will, and related correspondence from Powell to John Sherman, 1965


Box 56 Folder 17 Yeomanette, 1920

Certificate that Dawn Powell is a member of the Barbara Frietchie Post No. 43. of the American Legion.

Series VI: Photographs, 1890s-1960s

This series contains primarily personal and professional photographs of Powell, her family, and places of residence in both New York and Ohio. Many photographs were identified by Tim Page in the course of his research work, but the series also contains many unidentified snapshots.



Box 85 Folder 1 Ault, Miller, Sherman Reunion at Ault's Farm, 1908 or 1909

Portrait photograph of several families at the Ault family farm. Includes Dawn Powell.



Box 57 Folder 1 Chapman Family, undated

From John Chapman, Royal Oak, Michigan.


Box 57 Folder 2 Margaret De Silver, undated


Box 57 Folder 3 Coburn Gilman--Photograph, circa 1934-1937, 8x10"


Box 57 Folder 4 Joseph R. Gousha, 1910s


Box 57 Folder 5 Joseph R. Gousha, 1950s


Box 57 Folder 6-10 "Photographs--Mainly Joe [Gousha]", 1910s-1940s

File probably created by Tim Page.


Box 57 Folder 11 Joseph R. Gousha?, 1950s


Box 57 Folder 12 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr., 1921


Box 57 Folder 13-16 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr., 1921-1950s

Includes photographs of him alone, and with his parents.


Box 57 Folder 17 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.?, circa 1930s

These two photographs were originally framed in a single frame. They are unidentified.


Box 57 Folder 18 Hannah Green and John Wesley, 1990s


Box 57 Folder 19 John Howard Lawson, circa 1927


Box 57 Folder 20 "I'm Looking for a Lady", circa 1918

Photograph of Powell, E. Southward, and Ida Durham in the musical "I'm Looking for a Lady" by Charlotte Johnson and Dawn Powell.


Box 57 Folder 21 Mabel Powell Pocock, 1897 or 1898


Box 57 Folder 22 Hattie Sherman Powell--Portrait Photograph, circa 1890s


Box 57 Folder 23 Hattie Sherman Powell and her daughters Mabel, Phyllis, and Dawn Powell, circa 1901

Original, plus enlarged copy of only the persons in the photograph (used in Tim Page's biography).


Box 57 Folder 24 Roy King Powell and Sabra Powell, 1910s or 1920s


Box 57 Folder 25 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photograph, 1897 or 1898


Box 57 Folder 26 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photograph, 1890s


Box 57 Folder 27 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photograph of Dawn, Mabel, and Phyllis Powell, circa 1903

This is the original, which is damaged. There is a copy in the file of portait photographs used by Tim Page.


Box 57 Folder 28 Dawn Powell--Snapshot Photograph of Dawn, Mabel, and Phyllis Powell, 1948



Box 85 Folder 2 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photograph, 1913

Powell's high school portrait, as part of a hanging calendar for Christmas gift. Piece is fragile but photograph is intact.



Box 57 Folder 29 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photograph, 1918

Portrait photograph, perhaps a senior portrait for Lake Erie College.


Box 57 Folder 30-31 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photographs, 1920s


Box 57 Folder 32 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photographs, circa 1930


Box 57 Folder 33 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photograph, 1950s or 1960s

Portrait photograph, with negative.


Box 57 Folder 34 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photograph, 1950s or 1960s

Photographed by B.B. Adler.


Box 57 Folder 35 Dawn Powell--Portrait Photographs used by Tim Page, circa 1903, 1920-1930

The 1903 photograph is a copy of a photograph of Powell and her sisters. There are other copies of the others in the portrait photographs in the collection.


Box 57 Folder 36 Dawn Powell and other children, 1900s

This is a group photograph of Dawn and five other girls. Two are her sisters, the others may be cousins.


Box 57 Folder 37 Dawn Powell, 1910s



Box 58 Folder 1 Dawn Powell, circa 1940s


Box 58 Folder 2-3 Dawn Powell, circa 1950s


Box 58 Folder 4 Dawn Powell, circa 1960s


Box 58 Folder 5 Dawn Powell--New York World's Fair Souvenir Photograph, 1939


Box 58 Folder 6 Dawn Powell--Final Photograph, 1965 September


Box 58 Folder 7-10 Dawn Powell--"Informal", circa 1903-1950s

File probably created by Tim Page. Titled as "Powell - Informal" with a note that these had been id'd.


Box 58 Folder 11 Dawn Powell--Lake Erie College Honorary Degree, 1960


Box 58 Folder 12 Dawn Powell--Marjorie Peabody Waite Award, 1964

Powell receiving the award from Malcolm Cowley, President of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Photograph has some damage.


Box 58 Folder 13-18 Photographs from Scrapbooks, 1920s

Photographs are primarily of Powell, Joseph Gousha, and their son Joseph Gousha, Jr. Photographs are still glued to the unbound black scrapbook pages; the paper is quite brittle.



Box 60 Folder 1-7 "Recent Photos", circa 1920s-1950s

File probably created by Tim Page. Includes note from Steerforth Press on returning photographs of Powell to Page. These are primarily of Powell and other family members including her sisters, cousins, and aunt. Many photographs are identified.



Box 58 Folder 19 Dawn Powell--Photograph in Homemade Frame, 1950s

Image is actually a clipping of Powell. Frame is made to look as if Powell is looking out a window.


Box 58 Folder 20 Dawn Powell--Residences in Mt. Gilead, Mansfield, Shelby, undated

Although residences were from her childhood, at least one was taken around 1940 and includes Powell in the photograph.


Box 58 Folder 21 Dawn Powell--Souvenir Photographs, 1940s

Souvenir photographs of Dawn Powell and Joseph Gousha from Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshow at the Paramont Hotel, Sammy's Bowery Follies, and one unidentified establishment. Include souvenir enclosures. Ones of these is a matchbook.



Box 59 Folder 1-6 Dawn Powell and Family--Photographs, 1935-1947, undated

These are snapshot photographs. Some are dated, but most are unidentified. It is possible that not all the snapshots are of family members.


Box 59 Folder 7 Dawn Powell and Family--Negatives, undated

These were found together with the snapshot photographs.



Box 58 Folder 22-27 Dawn Powell and Others, 1910s

Several photos of Powell and others. Photographs are primarily of Powell and others of similar age. There are photographs at the beach, on a farm, with horses, and a few where the subjects are outside in costumes. Two items, including a group photograph of girls, identify the individuals in the photograph.


Box 58 Folder 28 Dawn Powell, James Putnam, and John La Touche, Probably 1954-1964

Note on photo indicates that this was from a television program of John Hewlett's.



Box 59 Folder 8 Jacqueline Miller Rice and Hiliary Dawn Rice, circa 1965


Box 59 Folder 9 John Sherman, Orpha May Sherman Steinbrueck and her home in Shelby, Ohio, 1930s-1950s


Box 59 Folder 10-18 Snapshots of Mt. Sinai, 1930s-1950s

Envelope label reads "Snapshots of Mt. Sinai - Bill and Harry, Bobby and Jojo, Mabel and Phyllis, etc., Effie and Charles, Auntie May." Includes photographs of Dawn and Joseph Gousha.



Box 58 Folder 29 View from Powell's Writing Room at 35 East 9th Street (Roof Level), undated

Includes photographs and one negative.



Box 59 Folder 19 Miscellaneous Identified Photographs, 1940s, 1964

Two items. Persons are identified, but significance is unknown: perhaps friends or family.



Box 60 Folder 8 Photographs used in Dawn Powell Biography

This file includes several photographs used in Tim Page's biography of Powell. Most are copies of photographs of persons associated with Powell - Hemmingway, Dorothy Parker, etc. Some photographs are originals of family members and other personal friends.


Box 60 Folder 9-15 Photographs and Negatives, 1890s-1990s

This appears to be a working file of Tim Page's. The photographs are primarily of Powell and her family. Many of the photographs are copies of originals, and several appeared in his biography of Powell. However, there are a few original photographs in the file. There are also some negatives, which may be originals or copies. Page also took his own photographs of people and places related to Powell, which may date from the 1990s. Many are identified by Tim Page. Includes photographs of Powell and her immediate family, and her cousin John Sherman.


Box 60 Folder 16-21 "Identified Photographs - Mainly Not Dawn Powell", 1890s-1960s

This appears to be a working file of Tim Page's. The photographs are primarily of Powell, Joseph Gousha, Joseph Gousha, Jr., and their extended family members. Includes the original copy of the early photograph of Roy Powell used in the Powell biography.



Box 61 Folder 1-2 "Identifications Needed", 1910s-1950s

Various photographs, unable to be identified by Tim Page.



Box 60 Folder 22-28 "Information Needed", 1900s-1950s

Various photographs, unable to be identified by Tim Page. Most of these do not include Powell. A few include some indentification, but most do not.



Box 61 Folder 3 Unidentified Photographs (Joseph Gousha?), 1910s

These include photographs of a young man, and groups of young man.


Box 61 Folder 4 Unidentified Photograph, 1950s

Unidentified woman.


Box 61 Folder 5-11 Unidentified Snapshots, 1910s-1960s

Various snapshots of people and places. Some of these may be of family members.


Box 61 Folder 12-13 Unidentified Snapshots from Scrapbooks, 1910s-1920s

Various snapshots of people and places. Some of these may be of family members.


Box 61 Folder 14 Negatives, various, undated



Box 24 Miscelleneous photographs

Series VII: Books, 1923-1963

This series contains published editions of Powell's novels, as well as a few items published by friends.


Subseries VII.1: Books by Powell, 1925-1963

This subseries contains copies of many of Powell's published novels.



Box 78 Angels on Toast (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons), 1940


Box 78 The Bride's House (New York: Brentano's), 1929

Inscribed to Margaret by Dawn Powell.


Box 78 A Cage for Lovers (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company), 1957

Inscribed to Auntie May by Dawn Powell. With dust jacket.



Box 80 A Cage for Lovers (New York: Avon Books), 1957

Paperback.



Box 78 A Cage for Lovers (London: W.H. Allen), 1958

Inscribed by Dawn Powell. With dust jacket.


Box 78 Dance Night (New York: Farrar & Rinehart), 1930


Box 78 Dance Night (New York: A.L. Burt Company), 1930


Box 78 The Golden Spur (New York: Viking), 1962

2 copies.



Box 80 The Golden Spur (New York: Popular Library), 1963

2 copies. Paperback.



Box 78 The Locusts Have No King (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons), 1948

With dust jacket.



Box 80 A Man's Affair (New York: Crest Books), 1956

3 copies. Paperback. A Man's Affair is a re-write of Angels on Toast.



Box 78 My Home is Far Away (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons), 1944

2 copies. One has dust jacket.


Box 78 The Story of a Country Boy (New York: Farrar & Rinehart), 1934

2 copies. On copy is inscribed to Auntie May by Dawn Powell.



Box 80 The Tenth Moon (New York: Farrar & Rinehart), 1932

With dust jacket.



Box 78 A Time to Be Born (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons), 1942

3 copies. 2 copies have dust jackets. One copy is inscribed to Dawnie Jarvis by Dawn Powell. One copy is inscribed to Jack Sherman by Dawn Powell.



Box 80 Whither (Boston: Small, Maynard and Company), 1925

2 copies. One inscribed to Mabel by Dawn.


Box 80 The Wicked Pavillion (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company), 1954

Inscribed to Tootsie by Dawn Powell. With dust jacket.


Subseries VII.2: Books by Others, 1923-1945

This subseries contains published works by Peggy Bacon, Malcolm Cowley, and Dwight Fiske.



Box 79 Folder 1 Peggy Bacon--Starting from Scratch: A Album of Drawings (New York: Julian Messner), 1945

Inscribed to Jack [Sherman] by Dawn Powell, with an original drawing by Bacon on the first page.



Box 80 Malcolm Cowley--Racine (Paris), 1923

Unbound leaves. Paper is fragile.


Box 80 Dwight Fiske--Why Should Penguins Fly? (New York: Robert M. McBride and Company), 1936


Box 80 Dwight Fiske--Without Music (New York: The Chatham Press), 1933

Limited edition signed by Fiske. Book is dedicated to Powell.

Series VIII: Sketches, Drawings and Portrait, 1950s, undated

This series contains various sketches and drawings, many with captions.



Box 73 Folder 7 Box, with drawings on the interior, undated



Box 74 Folder 1-5 Sketches and Drawings, undated



Box 75 Folder 1-4 Sketches and Drawings, undated



Box 85 Folder 3-4 Sketches and Drawings, undated



Box 74 Folder 6-11 Sketchbooks, 1950s, undated



Flat Box 87 Charcoal portrait of Dawn Powell by the artist Peggy Bacon (framed)

Peggy Bacon made several original variations on this portrait on paper — this one measures about 16 x 14 inches. The date is unknown.

Series IX: Family Materials, 1891-1992

This series contains material related to Powell's husband, son, and other extended family members. The records include address books, clippings, correspondence, diaries, financial records, journals, obituaries, school magazines, theater scrapbooks, and wills.

All photographs can be found in Series VI: Photographs.


Subseries IX.1: Joseph R. Gousha, 1891-1962

This subseries contains materials related to Joseph R Gousha (1890-1962), Powell's husband. The records include a baptismal certificate, correspondence, legal documents, theater scrapbooks, and writings.

The theater scrapbooks (1909-1916) contain records related to the theatrical performances that Gousha attended in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The scrapbooks include clippings, programs, and ticket stubs.

This subseries also contains some writings by Gousha. Gousha served on the staff and editorial board of "Spice," the literary magazine of Norristown High School, and his records include original copies of the magazine for 1903-1907. The collection also includes clippings of articles written by Gousha, probably during the 1910s.



Box 66 Folder 1 Joseph R. Gousha--Baptismal Certificate, 1891


Box 66 Folder 2 Joseph R. Gousha--Clipping of Article by, 1910s


Box 66 Folder 3 Joseph R. Gousha--Correspondence to, 1917-1920

Includes correspondence from Charlie, H. Long, and Dawn Powell.


Box 66 Folder 4 Joseph R. Gousha--Correspondence to, 1948

Correspondence from Joseph's mother.


Box 66 Folder 5 Joseph R. Gousha--Correspondence to, 1950

Postcards sent from France by Powell.


Box 66 Folder 6 Joseph R. Gousha--Correspondence and Other Materials, 1959-1961

Correspondence to; handwritten resumés; condolences; notes, etc.



Box 5 Joseph R. Gousha--Correspondence and Other Materials, 1931-1962



Box 66 Folder 7 Joseph R. Gousha--Obituaries, 1962

Typescript, and clipping.


Box 66 Folder 8 Joseph R. Gousha--Power of Attorney for, 1961



Box 79 Folder 2-5 Joseph R. Gousha--Spice Magazine, 1903-1907

Volumes VIII-XI. Spice is the literary magazine of Norristown High School (Norristown, PA). Gousha was on the publication's staff and editorial board. The issues have been bound into volumes; bindings are fragile.



Box 75 Folder 8 Joseph R. Gousha--Stage Magazine, 1937 August

This copy is a limited edition, printed especially for Gousha. Copy is bound in blue covers.



Box 10 Joseph R. Gousha--Theater Scrapbooks, 1909-1912



Box 11 Joseph R. Gousha--Theater Scrapbooks, 1911-1914



Box 76 Folder 1 Joseph R. Gousha--Theater Scrapbook, 1912-1913


Box 76 Folder 2 Joseph R. Gousha--Theater Scrapbook, 1914-1915



Box 77 Joseph R. Gousha--Theater Scrapbook, 1915-1916



Box 5 Gousha Family

Includes correspondence from the Gousha family.


Subseries IX.2: Joseph "Jojo" R. Gousha, Jr., 1921-1997

This subseries contains records related to Joseph "Jojo" R. Gousha, Jr. (1921-1998), Powell's son. These records were either created or received by Jojo himself, or are directly related to his care. Although some of these records do not relate directly to Powell, any records related to Jojo have been preserved and kept in this collection, as there may be interest in Jojo himself.

From his early years, Jojo was considered to be mentally impaired. He was classified and treated as either "retarded" or "schizophrenic" but may have been autistic, a diagnosis that did not exist at that time. Jojo spent much of his life in hospitals and other institutions including Gladwyne Colony, Devereux School, and after 1954, state institutions in New York State.

Jojo was highly intelligent, and many records created by him survive, including records created after Powell's death. The collection includes a substantial amount of correspondence written by Jojo to his parents, to Jacqueline Miller Rice, and to his cousin John (Jack) Sherman, who became his guardian after Powell's death. There are also several diaries and journals (1958-1961, 1992) and a handwritten account of his memories of his mother (1993).

There is also correspondence, as well as financial, legal, and other records related to Jojo's care and condition kept by his parents, by Jacqueline Miller Rice, and by John Sherman. These records are also included in this subseries.



Box 73 Folder 8 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Address Book, circa 1952

Includes addresses, as well as tabs for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas Card lists.



Box 63 Folder 1 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Birth Certificate (Copy), 1921


Box 63 Folder 2 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Correspondence to, 1959

Correspondence written to Jojo from Powell and Hannah Green.


Box 63 Folder 3 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Correspondence to Parents, 1931-1965, undated

Correspondence written by Jojo to his parents.


Box 63 Folder 4 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Correspondence pertaining to, 1930-1963, undated

Includes correspondence pertaining to Jojo's activities and care.



Box 6 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Correspondence from Howard Zucker, 1959-1966

Correspondence written to Jojo from Dr. Howard Zucker.



Box 63 Folder 5 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Devereux School, 1936-1941, 1951

Includes correspondence from Jojo, and other correspondence and newsletters from the school.


Box 63 Folder 6 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Diary, 1958


Box 63 Folder 7 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Diary, 1959 January


Box 63 Folder 8 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Diary, Primarily 1959


Box 63 Folder 9 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Diary, 1960


Box 63 Folder 10 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Diary, 1961

Two small notebooks, and a few loose pages.


Box 63 Folder 11 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Diary, 1961 April



Box 9 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Journals, 1992



Box 66 Folder 9 Joseph R. Gouha, Jr.--Financial, 1945, 1954-1965

This file contains various bills and statements, primarily related to the State of New York Department of Mental Hygiene.


Box 66 Folder 10 Joseph R. Gouha, Jr.--Financial--Expense Ledger, circa 1962-1964

Ledger entitled "Account for Joseph R. Gousha, Jr. Expenditures on His Behalf". The ledger is arranged chronologically.



Box 63 Folder 12 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--First Birthday Letter, 1922 August 22

Written by Powell.



Box 9 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--"My Book of Memories of My Mother Dawn Powell", 1993

Handwritten journal.



Box 63 Folder 13 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Plays, Songs, Stories, etc., undated


Box 63 Folder 14 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Various Materials, 1937-1965

Includes bills, correspondence with and pertaining to Jojo, and place cards and songs written by Jojo.



Box 62 Folder 1-2 Jacqueline Miller Rice--Correspondence from Joseph R. Gousha, Jr. (Opened), 1960s-1990s


Box 62 Folder 3-7 Jacqueline Miller Rice--Correspondence from Joseph R. Gousha, Jr. (Unopened), 1981-1996

These items were still sealed in their original envelopes, and were opened by the archivist at Columbia University.


Box 62 Folder 8 Jacqueline Miller Rice--Miscellaneous Notes and Records related to Joseph R. Gousha, Mr., circa 1980s

These include a few items of correspondence, bills, and various handwritten notes on Gousha's care, etc.



Box 64 John Sherman--Correspondence from Joseph R. Gousha, Jr., 1967-1993

Includes some additional correspondence and materials kept by Sherman related to Gousha, Jr.



Box 65 John Sherman--Correspondence from Joseph R. Gousha, Jr., 1995-1997

Includes some additional correspondence and materials kept by Sherman related to Gousha, Jr.


Box 65 John Sherman--Estate Files, 1990s

Sherman kept files related to Dawn Powell's remains, Margaret DeSilver's will, the Gousha Trust, and burial plans for Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.


Subseries IX.3: Other Family Materials, 1930s-1994

This subseries contains clippings, correspondence, wills, and other materials related to Powell's aunt, cousins, nieces, and sisters, and other extended family members.



Box 66 Folder 11 Phyllis Powell Cook (Mrs. Morgan)--Correspondence to, 1957-1982

Correspondence from Aunt Bessie, John Sherman, Jacqueline Rice, and Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.


Box 66 Folder 12 Phyllis Powell Cook (Mrs. Morgan)--Correspondence from, 1949-1965, undated



Box 5 Phyllis Powell Cook (Mrs. Morgan)--Correspondence from, 1949-1965, undated



Box 66 Folder 13 Hoover Family, 1956-1957, 1963-1965

Correspondence, primarily to members of the Hoover family - Powell's niece Alice, as well as Richard and Holly - and includes a few letters to Carol Warstler, her niece. These letters are signed "Aunt Dawn". Also includes a few letters to Jackie Miller.



Box 6 Alice Cook Mollet, 1963-1965, undated

Powell's niece.


Box 6 Phyllis Cook Poccia, 1965, undated

Powell's niece.


Box 6 Keith Pocock, undated

Powell's nephew.


Box 6 Mabel Powell Pocock (Mrs. Edgar) and family--Correspondence from, 1949, undated



Box 66 Folder 14 Mabel Powell Pocock (Mrs. Edgar) and family--Correspondence from, 1935-1949, undated

Several letters from Mabel. There is one letter from Powell's nephew, Keith Pocock (1945).



Box 6 Powell Family, 1923

Letter from Powell's father, Roy King Powell.



Box 66 Folder 15 John Sherman--Correspondence, 1945-1963



Box 86 Folder 1-2 John Sherman--Correspondence, 1936-1965

2nd folder is photocopies. Folders were originally in Box 6, but no longer fit in that box.



Box 66 Folder 16 John Sherman--Correspondence from Dawn Powell, 1931-1965


Box 66 Folder 17 Sherman Coat of Arms, undated

Description of, with some notes on descendants.



Box 6 Sherman Family--Correspondence, 1946, undated


Box 6 Orpha May Steinbrueck--Correspondence, 1928, 1943-1950



Box 67 Folder 1 Orpha May Steinbrueck--Correspondence from, 1941, 1953


Box 67 Folder 2 Orpha May Steinbrueck--Will, 1953


Box 67 Folder 3 Carol Cook (Mrs. Dwaine) Warstler--Correspondence to, 1994

Correspondence from John Sherman, including a letter from Margaret C. Barnett.


Box 67 Folder 4 Correspondence from Powell's Nieces, 1962-1965

Correspondence from Carol Warstler, and another person.


Box 67 Folder 5 Powell's Correspondence to Family and Friends, circa 1914-1918


Box 67 Folder 6 Family Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1936-1963

This includes a few items of correspondence from Joseph Gousha's siblings, a letter from Dawn Powell to her grandmother, and a few other items.


Box 67 Folder 7 Notebook of Clippings, 1930s, undated

Includes a covering letter to Tim and Vanessa Page. This notebook includes clippings on Powell and on the Pocock family.

Series X: Chronological Materials, 1940s-1960s

This series contains several folders of mixed material that was largely disorganized, but roughly grouped together by time period. The folders include clippings, correspondence, drafts, miscellaneous manuscripts, notes, royalty statements, and other materials.


Box 67 Folder 8 Miscellaneous Materials, 1940s-1950s

Includes clippings, correspondence, drafts, notes, postcards, and manuscript pages from "The Girls in Pink" and "Paris Walkie-Talkie" (1951).


Box 67 Folder 9 Miscellaneous Materials, 1950s-1960

Includes clippings, correspondence, drafts, drafts for "The Pearl Wedding of the Beasley Burrs" and "The Music Lovers", family correspondence, printed materials, royalty statements, and diagrams and memos related to The Wicked Pavillion.


Box 67 Folder 10 Miscellaneous Materials, circa 1956-1959

Includes clippings, correspondence, photographs, playbills, etc.


Box 67 Folder 11 Miscellaneous Materials, 1960-1965, undated

Includes family correspondence and other personal correspondence, clippings of reviews by Powell, clippings, notes, drafts, etc.


Box 67 Folder 12 Miscellaneous Clippings and Notes, 1940s-1950s

Various clippings, receipts, notes, etc.

Series XI: Tim Page Files, 1987-2012

This series contains articles, clippings, correspondence, proofs, research materials, typescripts, and other materials related to the research and publication of Page's books on Powell.



Box 65 Book Files and Other Files, 1990s

Files related to the publication of Page's books, Powell, and John Sherman's handling of the Desilver Trust for Joseph Gousha, Jr., as well as other research and working files.


Correspondence



Box 68 Folder 1-5 Correspondence and clippings, 1991-2007

Primarily correspondence, clippings, and reviews related to the publication of Page's books on Powell.



Box 69 Folder 1, 3-5, and 7 Correspondence and clippings, 1991-2007

Primarily correspondence, clippings, and reviews related to the publication of Page's books on Powell.



Box 63 Folder 15 Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.--Correspondence from, 1992

1 letter from Jojo.



Box 70 Folder 3-8 Research Correspondence, 1991-1999

One file includes a photograph of Powell.



Box 69 Folder 9-10 John Sherman--Correspondence from, 1992-1999



Box 70 Folder 2 Steerforth Press, 1994-1996



Box 6 Carol Cook (Mrs. Dwaine) Warstler--Correspondence to Tim Page, 1995

Powell's niece.


Dawn Powell: A Biography



Box 71 Drafts and Notes, 1990s


Box 71 Folder 3 Research Notebooks, 1990s



Box 12 Research Notes, 1990s



Box 13 Research Notes--Photocopies from other libraries, 1990s



Box 14 Research Notes--Photocopies from other libraries, 1990s



Box 15 Research Notes--Photocopies from other libraries, 1990s



Box 15A Research Notes--Photocopies and miscellaneous, 1990s



Box 16 Typescripts, 1990s



Box 17 Page Proofs, 1990s



Box 80 Uncorrected Proof, 1998

2 copies. Bound.


Box 80 Dawn Powell at Her Best--Uncorrected Proof, 1994


The Diaries of Dawn Powell, 1990s



Box 18 Typescripts, 1990s



Box 19 Typescripts, 1990s



Box 80 Uncorrected Proof, 1995



Box 25 Dawn Powell: Nine Novels, 1930-1962

2 volumes, published by Library of America. Edited by Tim Page.


Selected Letters of Dawn Powell, 1990s



Box 20 Typescript



Box 21 Typescript



Box 22 Proofs



Box 23 Proofs



Box 70 Folder 1 Awards, 1990s

Clippings and programs related to various Powell celebrations and awards from the 1990s; copy of Powell's honorary degree from 1960.



Box 72 Clippings, 1990s

Includes clippings and reviews related to the publication of Page's books on Powell.



Box 73 Folder 2-3 Correspondence--Dawn Powell to Margaret DeSilver (Photocopies), 1949-1964

Includes two letters from Margaret DeSilver.


Box 73 Folder 4 Correspondence--Edmund Wilson to Dawn Powell, 1945-1965


Box 73 Folder 1 Draft of Diary Entries 1943-1955, 1990s

Typed manuscript.



Box 69 Folder 8 Group Theater, undated

Notes.



Box 71 Folder 6 Interview Transcription Excerpts and Notes, 1990s

Notes and excerpts from transcriptions from interviews with Rosalind Baker Wilson, Lee Adams, Antoinette Akers, Frances Keene, Maurice Dolbier, and others. These are not full interview transcriptions.



Box 26 Interviews

Audiocassettes of Tim Page's interviews for his books about Powell.



Box 73 Folder 6 New York Newsday Article on Powell by Tim Page, 1991



Box 72 Folder 10 Photographs of Tim Page, 1998

Author photographs and contact sheets.



Box 24 Printed Materials

Photocopies of contemporary book reviews of Powell's books, as well as book reviews written by Powell.



Box 25 Printed Materials

Various magazines and other printed materials.



Box 71 Research Files, 1990s

Photocopies of correspondence, manuscripts related to Powell, and Joseph R. Gousha Jr.'s "Memories of My Mother Dawn Powell" (original is in Box 9).



Box 69 Folder 2 and 6 Research Files, 1990s

Photocopies of clippings of interviews with and features about Powell (1938-1965). Correspondence and research materials related to Susan Lawson.



Box 71 Folder 5 Speech by Tim Page in Shelby, Ohio, 1990s



Box 73 Folder 5 Gore Vidal Article on Powell, 1987

Includes photocopies of draft text, possibly for the edited diaries.


Website Created for Sale of Diaries, 2012

Tim Page offered the diaries for sale, via auction, in 2012. In the process, he created a website at https://www.dawnpowelldiaries.com/ with information about Dawn Powell, the diaries, and the sale itself.

Link to Archived Website Created by Tim Page



Box 72 Folder 9 Yale Symposium on Powell, 2001

Program and related materials.