Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

MINER MSS.

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Box and Folder list

Boxes 1-3 have been indexed.
Box 1
  • Biographical
    • General
    • 1918-1974 (6 folders)
  • Correspondence
    • 1915-1981 (23 folders)
    • n.d.
    • Letters from Europe. 1953, June 10-Aug. 14
Box 2
  • Cohen, Marty
    • Letters. 1968
    • Niagra (Poems, 1969-1972)
    • Poems, prose, & printed
  • Oelsner, Geoffrey A.
    • Letters. 1967-1976
    • Drawings, poems, prose, & printed
  • Pembroke Country Day School (4 folders) [Includes student poetry/prose; articles concerning the retirement of Virginia Scott Miner; Writing Club; First Day Versifiers.]
    • Williams, Paul
    • Letters. 1965-1975
    • Poems, prose, & printed
  • Travel journal to West Coast. 1956, June 19-July 25
    • Printed
      • Poems
      • Abandoned Cottage-Youth (8 folders)
      • Appearance in whole periodicals
    • Miscellaneous
      • Includes Author-Journalist, Apr. 1955; Kansas Quarterly, v. 15 no. 2, 2/83; Calamus, no. 12, June 1976; brochures; magazine and newspaper clippings
    • Annual verse market list in Author-Journalist by V.S. Miner
  • Reviews of literature
  • Prose writings of V.S. Miner
Box 3
  • Notebooks
    • Journals and autograph drafts of poems (26 volumes)
  • Writings
    • Poems. 1925-1973
    • Jacobson, E.-Wisby, Gloria
    • Miscellaneous pieces
  • Music
    • Sheet music of several V.S. Miner's poems arranged musically by Leo Ascher, M.M. Chub, and Alfred Service. Titles include The Bored Goblins; Come Early Spring; Come with Spring; Double Heaven; Irish Legend; Moon Money; Not So My Heart (photostat copy); Song of the Rushes; Tension; Wren Song
Box 4
  • Correspondence
    • Family. 1979, Sept. 29-1981, Apr. 30
    • Cohen, Marty. 1975-1982
    • Frank, James. 1979-1982 (4 folders)
    • Oelsner, Geoffrey A. 1975-1982
    • Phifer, Kenneth. 1978-1982
    • Sutherland, Robert Delano. 1977-1982
    • Thompson, Dorothy Brown, to. 1974-1981 (6 folders)
    • Thompson, Dorothy Brown, from. 1956-1982 (5 folders)
    • Vogt, Gertrude. 1975-1979
    • Williams, Paul. 1970-1977
    • n.d.
Box 5
  • Correspondence
    • 1920-1982, May (20 folders)
  • Biographical material
    • Biographical clippings and accession information
    • Biographical account. 1924-1982
    • Clippings and printed. 1921-1982 (2 folders)
    • Financial. 1957-1981 (3 folders)
    • Photographs. 1905 (copy)-1981 (6 folders)
Box 6
  • Notebooks
    • Records of poems, published and unpublished. 1934-1981 (5 folders)
  • Writings
    • Poems and notes, 1937-1976 (5 folders)
    • Reviews of Nefertiti and Trees
  • Diaries
    • 1953; 1971-1980; 1980 (note); 1980, Sept. 13-1981, Nov. 27; 1981 (5 folders)
  • Miscellaneous
    • P.E.O. materials [Includes P.E.O. Register July 1978, Oct. 1978, Nov. 1978, Jan. 1979; member directory 1974-1975, 1977-1978; speeches; poems; notes]
      • Small book of pressed flowers from locations in Europe
      • History of the Diversifiers. 1976
Box 7
  • Writings (19 folders)
Box 8
  • Writings
    • Miner, V.S. (16 folders)
    • The Slender Screen. Proofs
    • Others
      • Cohen Martin
      • Conwell, Joseph
      • Garnett, Richard Gordon
      • Goodman, Ryan Tunmarkin
      • Jaffe, Dan
      • McLeod, Maria Julie
      • Mahkuk, Margret
Box 9
  • Writings
    • Others
      • Sutherland, Robert D. (6 folders)
      • Williams, Paul (4 folders)
      • TBA
    • Printed
      • American Journal. Autograph document and photostat copies with autograph notes (4 folders)
      • Poems (2 folders)
      • Book reviews (3 folders)
      • Articles
      • Bound material. [Includes The Windless Orchard #38, Spring-Summer 1981; New Letters, Winter 1981-1982 (2 copies); Helicon Nine, no. 5, Fall 1981; Focus Midwest, vol. 14, no. 86; New Mexico Quarterly, vol. XXX, no. 4, Winter 1960-1961; Indiana Names, vol. III, no. 2, Fall 1972; Unity, April 1981, December 1981; Bits and Pieces from My Hoard that Grew, June 12, 1969; Cornucopia, vol. 20 no. 2 Summer 1966, vol. 20 no. 3 Winter 1966, vol. 21 no. 4 Winter 1967, vol. 22 no. 3 Fall 1968, vol. 22 no. 2 Summer 1969 (3 folders)]
Box 10
  • Printed
    • Pembroke-Country Day School [Includes student and parent directory/handbooks, 1971/1972, 1978-1982; Helicon 1964-1968, 1970, 1977-1978,1980-1981; yearbook 1960; grade book 1966-1967 (3 folders)]
  • Humphrey, Robin
    • [Includes photographs and literature from the Missouri Repertory Theatre]
  • Travel
    • Europe
      • [Includes maps; brochures; magazine articles; postcards (2 folders)]
    • Indiana
      • [Includes Indiana History Bulletin January 1971; newspaper clippings;]
    • Miscellaneous
      • [Includes maps, brochures, photographs and postcards of Europe, the West Indies, South America, and the United States]
  • Miscellaneous
    • Miner notes
      • [Includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles and brochures with autograph notes (5 folders)]
    • Notes by others

Oversize

  • Oversize 1
    • Scrapbook. 1939-1961
  • Oversize 2
    • Scrapbook. 1978-1982
  • Oversize 3
    • Scrapbooks 1915-1925
  • Oversize 4
    • Scrapbooks I-VII
  • Oversize 5
    • Scrapbooks VIII-XIV
  • Oversize 6
    • Drawings by illustrators Dorothy Bayley, Harold M. Sichel, and Katherine Richardson Wireman for poems by Mrs. Miner

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