Pearson, Norman Holmes, 1909-1975
- Existence: 1909-04-13 - 1975
Norman Holmes Pearson (Yale 1932), professor of English and American Studies at Yale University and officer in the Office of Strategic Services during the Second World War. Pearson collaborated with curator Donald Gallup to develop the Yale Collection of American Literature, playing an instrumental role in the acquisition of the papers of H.D. and Bryher.
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: GEN MSS 97
Overview: The papers document the personal life and literary career of Bryher. Her extensive correspondence includes letters from H. D., Robert MacAlmon, Kenneth MacPherson, Norman Holmes Pearson, Sylvia Beach, Norman Douglas, Horace Gregory, Islay Lyons, and Edith Sitwell, and from many other figures in the fields of literature, psychoanalysis, and film. There are manuscripts of many of her works, including fragments of an unpublished volume of autobiography; financial and personal papers; material...
Dates: 1812-1980, bulk 1911-1978
Gibbs-Van Name papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 83
Overview: The papers contain correspondence and other materials documenting the efforts of Ralph gibbs Van Name to publish technical and biographical work on Josiah Willard Gibbs, the scientist who developed the theory of thermodynamics.
Dates: 1843-1959, bulk 1929-1957
Wilda Hamerman papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 217
Overview: Correspondence, writings, printed materials, clippings, photographs, and other papers related to Wilda Hamerman's work as secretary to Norman Holmes Pearson. Correspondents consist of Bryher, Pearson, and others, including several Japanese students. Bryher correspondence concerns the completion of the manuscript of The Days of Mars, which Wilda Hamerman typed. The bulk of the letters and postcards from Pearson date from a 1970 trip he took to Australia and many parts of Asia.Writings of...
H. D. Papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 24
Overview: The papers document the personal life and literary career of H. D. Major correspondents include Richard Aldington, Bryher, Helen Wolle Doolittle, Robert McAlmon, Brigit Patmore, Norman Holmes Pearson, George Plank, and Ezra Pound. There are manuscripts of many of her works, including Her (1927), The Walls Do Not Fall (1944), Helen in Egypt (1961), and her memoir End to Torment (1958). The collection also contains personal papers, subject files, and photographs, including items related to the...
Ralph Hodgson papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 245
Overview: Correspondence, writings, artwork, photographs, and printed material documenting the life of Ralph Hodgson. The bulk of the collection is made up of correspondence, which occupies 38 boxes. Principal correspondents include Enid Bagnold, Silvia Baker, Edmund Blunden, Bryher, T.S. Eliot, Vivienne Eliot, Norman Holmes Pearson, I. A. Richards, Siegfried Sassoon, Dorothy Hall Smith, and W. Bevan Whitney. Topics in the correspondence include the work and personal lives of other poets and authors of...
Dates: 1695-1976, bulk 1914-1970
Farwell Knapp papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 256
Overview: The Farwell Knapp Papers, largely consisting of correspondence, journals, photographs, and other papers, documents the personal and professional life of Connecticut tax lawyer Farwell Knapp. Knapp’s experience as a student at Yale University and Harvard University law school are recorded, including his involvement with the secret society Skull and Bones and friendships with fellow alumni (such as poet Phelps Putnam and painter Russell Cheney). The life of Knapp's wife, Helen Bayne Knapp, and...
Dates: 1891-1947, bulk 1907-1942
Elizabeth Mayer and Wolfgang Sauerländer papers
Call Number: YCGL MSS 36
Overview: The collection consists of letters to Elizabeth Mayer and Wolfgang Sauerländer concerning their translation and editorial work, with related reports and legal documents relating to business operations of Pantheon Books, Random House, and the Bollingen Foundation. Many letters concern Mayer's and Sauerländer's personal and professional relationships with Kurt and Helen Wolff. Other correspondence includes letters to Sauerländer from Jacques Schriffrin, letters and documents relating to...
Dates: circa 1933-1977
Marcia Nardi collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 70
Overview: The Marcia Nardi collection contains correspondence and writings documenting her work as a poet between 1949 and 1983. The collection contains letters to Nardi by Louise Bogan, Marguerite Caetani, Randall Jarrell, Norman Holmes Pearson, Alec Waugh, Thornton Wilder, and others, most offering personal and professional advice and assistance in her efforts to complete a volume of poems. There is also a manuscript miscellany, "The New Helicon," in the hand of John Edmunds and a typescript of Nardi's...
Wallace Notestein papers
Call Number: MS 544
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, notes, speeches, and other papers of Wallace Notestein, historian, teacher, author, and Sterling Professor of English History at Yale from 1928-1947. The bulk of the papers consist of letters received by Notestein from other historians, scholars, writers, students, and publishers and relate largely to academic and professional matters, to politics, and to his personal life.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Wallace Notestein papers
Eugene O'Neill, Jr. collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 126
Overview: The Eugene O'Neill, Jr. Collection contains articles, lectures, and reviews by O'Neill, Jr. on topics in the classics field, as well as poems by him; legal materials, including documents regarding his father's divorce from his mother, bills, a lease, and his will; materials regarding his undergraduate studies at Yale, his graduate studies at Yale and at Universität Freiburg im Breisgau, and his teaching at Yale and the New School for Social Research; personal memorabilia, such as his address...
Dates: 1862-1964, bulk 1932-1950
James Marshall Osborn correspondence
Call Number: OSB MSS 7
Overview: The correspondence concerns the scholarly and collecting interests of James Marshall Osborn. The collection documents his activities as a rare book and manuscript collector, his research in early modern and eighteenth century English literature, and his authorship of several volumes of literary history. Much of the correspondence is with other literary scholars, including F. W. Bateson, James Lowry Clifford, Wilmarth S. Lewis, Maynard Mack. Chauncey Brewster Tinker, and René Wellek.
Norman Holmes Pearson Collection of “Art for the Wrong Reason”
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1031
Scope and Contents: The collection contains sixty-three sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by Yale faculty member Norman Holmes Pearson not for their aesthetic or artistic merit, but because they were created by poets and other authors; he titled his collection “Art for the Wrong Reason.” The works were executed in crayon, gouache, graphite, ink, charcoal, oil, and watercolor on paper, board, canvas, and panel, by fifty-three writers including E. E. Cummings, George Du Maurier, Victor Hugo, D. H....
Norman Holmes Pearson Papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 899
Overview: The Norman Holmes Pearson papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material that document a broad range of Pearson's professional and personal activities, including his research on Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ezra Pound, his management of the literary estates of H.D. and Bryher, and his activity as a professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. Documentation relating to Pearson's service in the Office of Strategic Services is...
Dates: 1829-1983, bulk 1930-1975
Ezra Pound Papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 43
Overview: The Ezra Pound Papers document the literary career and political interests of Ezra Pound. Major correspondents include Richard Aldington, George Antheil, William Bird, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, James Laughlin, Wyndham Lewis, Marianne Moore, Odon Por, and Henry Swabey. The collection contains manuscripts of many of Pound's works, including the Cantos, Guide to Kulchur, and scripts of Pound's wartime radio broadcasts.
Ezra Pound papers : addition
Call Number: YCAL MSS 53
Overview: The Ezra Pound Papers Addition consists of material related to the life and career of the American poet Ezra Pound and includes correspondence, manuscripts, and a small quantity of personal papers and audiovisual materials. Correspondents include Homer and Isobel Pound, George Antheil, Basil Bunting, T. S. Eliot, James Laughlin, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Manuscripts inclue draft portions of The Cantos, autograph scores of Le Testament de Villon and...
Dates: 1862-1983, bulk 1960-1971
James Purdy papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 44
Overview: The papers document aspects of Purdy's early literary career. Major correspondents include Carl Van Vechten, John Cowper Powys, Edith Sitwell,Paul Bowles, and Gerald Brenan.