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Guide to the George Alexis Kellogg Papers ; Kellogg (George Alexis) Papers

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Guide to the George Alexis Kellogg Papers 1940-1970

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: George Alexis Kellogg, 1916-1970
Dates: 1940-1970
Quantity: 2 c.f.
Abstract:Correspondence, poems, and research notes and other records collected for bibliographies of H.L. Davis, Frederick Manfred, and Vardis Fisher.
Identification: MG057
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The general correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, is in chronological order and contains comments on reviews, the submission of his poems to journals, and several letters relating to his application for the University of Idaho library directorship. Among his correspondents are Joseph Wood Krutch, Jacques Barzun and Wallace Stegner. A second correspondence folder is concerned with the library for the governor's house. Another folder contains a published poem and both published and unpublished reviews and articles. There are two folders of poetry, the one arranged alphabetically contains manuscript drafts and often a typescript version of Kellogg's poetry; the other folder contains two collections, one of 37 leaves which was probably arranged by Kellogg, the other of 88 leaves which is the typescript of the poetry edited by Paul Conditt and printed after Kellogg's death. The three bibliography groups contain printed versions and drafts of the bibliographies, correspondence relating to publication, requests for information, and in the case of the Manfred work, correspondence with the subject. There are also articles by and about the subject. Each type of material is in chronological order. The final series contains Kellogg's classroom notes on poetry, notebooks containing information for his thesis, several typed essays on Milton, a box of bibliography cards, and pages 1-84 of his thesis. Due to the lack of specific identification on the notebooks no attempt was made to arrange this material.

Scope and Content

The earliest papers in this record group (ca. 1940-1947) are class notes, essays on Milton, and bibliography cards, research notes, and the first chapter of Kellogg's M.A. thesis on Renaissance metrical theory. There is then a hiatus until 1957. The remaining items consist of general correspondence, Kellogg's poetry, and correspondence, research material, drafts and published versions of his bibliographies on H.L. Davis, Frederick Manfred, and Vardis Fisher.


Administrative/Biographical History

George Alexis Kellogg was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 7, 1916. He received his B.A. and B.S.L.S. degrees from Columbia University in 1940 and 1941 respectively, and his M.A. from Yale in 1947. On July 3, 1940 he married Ruth E. Heningham; they had two children. From 1940 to 1943 he was a librarian at Columbia University. He then served in World War II as a Marine Corps sergeant. During the years 1947 to 1950 he taught English at Lafayette College and Queens College. He returned to the library field and was a librarian at Yale University for seven years. In 1957 he became Humanities Librarian at the University of Idaho where he remained until his death on April 10, 1970.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Literature

Kellogg, George Alexis, 1916-1970--Archives.
Davis, H. L. (Harold Lenoir), 1896-1960 -- Bibliography
Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968 -- Bibliography
Manfred, Frederick Feikema, 1912- -- Bibliography

Bibliographers -- United States -- Archives

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of George Kellogg were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the family following his death in 1970.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence 1957-1970
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1/11/1General Correspondence 1957-1970 59 items
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1/21/2Governor's Home Library 1968 11 items
Series II. Poetry
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1/31/3Published poetry and book reviews 1960-1967 6 items
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1/41/4Alphabetical arrangement 122 items
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1/51/5Collections 2 items
Series III. Bibliographies 1961-1969
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2/62/6H.L. Davis 1961-1963 43 items
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2/72/7Frederick Manfred 1963-1965 89 items
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2/82/8Vardis Fisher Drafts & Printed Editions 1961-1969 12 items
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2/92/9Vardis Fisher, Correspondence 1960-1969 135 items
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2/102/10Vardis Fisher, Articles By and About 1937-1967 24 items
Series IV. College Research Material 1940-1947
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3/11-173/11-17Notebooks dealing with poetic theory 7 items
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3/183/18Milton Essays 4 items
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3/193/19Box of Bibliography Cards 1 item
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3/203/20Negative photostat copy of Alex Gill Logonomia Anglicans, pp. 126-151 & handwritten translation 2 items
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3/21-223/21-22Notebooks: "Renaissance Metrical Theory" 2 items
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3/233/23Thesis "Studies in Renaissance Metrical Theory," pp. 1-84, Outline, Comments from readers 1947? 6 items

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Creation: Encoded by ArchProteus2003
Language: Finding aid is in English

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