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 6 Collections and/or Records:
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
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
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