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   Richard Volney Chase Papers ca.1930-1984.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Richard Volney Chase paper; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079661 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Chase, Richard Volney, 1914-1962.
Title:Richard Volney Chase Papers ca.1930-1984.
Physical description:37 linear ft (ca.2,060 items in 13 boxes & 250 volumes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3B-12, and volumes from the Richard Volney Chase library. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. The collection is divided into five series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Letters, manuscripts, notes, proofs, course materials, and printed matter. The letters are chiefly from his colleagues at Columbia University, other literary critics, a few publishers and, single letters from several American authors. There is a series of lengthy letters from Chase to his wife, Frances Marie Walker Chase, dated 1938 and 1949-1961; letters from his colleagues and friends to Mrs Chase, 1962-1967, mostly letters of condolence on Chase's death, and a few related to his publications. The manuscripts and proofs of his writings include typescripts on Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Also included are notes on American and Englisgh literature, course materials for his Columbia courses, articles and reviews by him, articles, reprints and reviews by others, most of which are inscribed to Chase, and three dozen volumes of his own works, including foreign translations. In addition, there are 250 volumes from Chase's library, many with his annotations and marginalia.

1984 ADDITION: Letters from friends dealing with the contemporary literary world between 1948-1955. The main body of material is from Robert Willard Flint, a sometime poet and critic, who was a graduate student at Columbia in 1946 and later worked at the Harvard Library.

1986 ADDITION: Letters to Richard Chase from colleagues in the literary world, 1948-1971, with 2 letters to his wife after his death. 114 of these letters are from Robert Flint, 25 from Lionel Trilling, and 3 letters from Robert Penn Warren.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3B-12, and volumes from the Richard Volney Chase library. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

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); Richard Volney Chase paper; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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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

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Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
American literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Anderson, Charles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Arvin, Newton, 1900-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bellow, Saul.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bentley, Eric, 1916-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Blackmur, R. P. (Richard P.), 1904-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Critics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Davis, Robert Gorham.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dupee, F. W. (Frederick Wilcox), 1904-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fiedler, Leslie A.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hardwick, Elizabeth.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hofstadter, Richard, 1916-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Howe, Irving.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Johnson, Thomas Herbert.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Macdonald, Dwight.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mailer, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marshall, Margaret.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mason, Ronald, 1912-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Olson, Charles, 1910-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Podhoretz, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rahv, Philip, 1908-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Riesman, David, 1909-2002.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tate, Allen, 1899-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Professor of English at Columbia University (Columbia Ph.D. 1946).

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