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Hildegarde Flanner Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 49977-50166  
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Description
This collection consists of manuscripts by American poet Hildegarde Flanner (1899-1987), correspondence and recollections of Olive Percival (1869-1945), and letters to poet Ethel Hamilton Hinkle. The letters contain occasional references to Flanner's sister, the author and journalist Janet Flanner, as well as to Harriet Monroe and other literary figures.
Background
American poet Hildegarde Flanner (1899-1987, whose full name was June Hildegarde Flanner, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1899, educated at Sweet Briar College and the University of California. Her works were published in periodicals such as Poetry, Voices, Saturday Review of Literature, New Republic, New Yorker, and Westways. She has also written the following volumes: This Morning (1920), Young Girl (1920), Mansions (1920), That Endeth Never (1921), A Tree in Bloom and Other Verses (1924), Time's Profile (1929), Valley Quail (1929), In Galilee (1932), If There is Time (1942), Poems (1958), In Native Light (1970), The Hearkening Eye (1980) and A Vanishing Land (1980). Her books of poetry were illustrated by her husband, the artist and architect Frederick Monhoff. Flanner's honors included the Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in 1920 and New Direction's Poet of the Month in 1942.
Extent
166 pieces in 4 boxes
Restrictions
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