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McHugh, Vincent, 1904-1983



  • Existence: 1904 - 1983


Vincent McHugh was an American poet, novelist, and editor. He served as editor-in-chief and Technical Director of the New York office of the Federal Writers Project during the Depression, was a staff writer for The New Yorker in the late 1930's and was a writer-director for the Office of War Information Films. He published five novels, including The Victory (1947), I am Thinking of My Darling (1943), and Caleb Catlum’s America (1936). His published poetry collections include Alpha: The Mutabilities (1958); The Blue Hen's Chickens, Poems, Verses, Blues (1947); and Old Friends from Far Away (1980), an English translation of classical Mandarin poems. He was married to Patricia McHugh and had no children.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Vincent McHugh papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 631

The Vincent McHugh Papers document the professional and personal life of poet, novelist, and editor Vincent McHugh. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, drafts of writings, professional papers, journals, notebooks, personal papers, photographs, sound recordings, drawings, and a scrapbook, spanning the years 1933 to 1983.

Dates: circa 1933-1983