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Harriet Gray Blackwell Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Blackwell, Harriet (Gray)
Title: Harriet Gray Blackwell Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1919-1983
Quantity: 3.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American author and poet. Collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, and memorabilia.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Harriet Gray Blackwell was an American author and poet. She wrote several novels, and her work appeared in many national magazines including Good Housekeeping, Saturday Evening Post, and others.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Harriet Gray Blackwell Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, writings, and memorabilia.

Subject files contain biographical material and a few photographs.

Correspondence spans fifty years and includes individuals, academic institutions, and publishing companies.

Writings contains typescripts, manuscripts, galleys and other formats for articles, books, poetry, and short stories.

Memorabilia includes awards, clippings, class notes, financial and legal papers, reviews, and a speech given at Columbia College Commencement in 1961.

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Arrangement of the Collection

All material is arranged in alphabetical order by name, title or subject.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Blackwell, Harriet (Gray)


American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry -- Women authors.
Poets, American.
Women authors, American.
Women poets, American.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Galley proofs.
Manuscripts for publication.
Speeches (documents)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Harriet Gray Blackwell Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Harriet Gray Blackwell, 1970-1986.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: CAM
Date: Sep 1987
Revision history:

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Subject files
Box 1 Biographical material
Box 1 Photographs
Box 1 Bogan, Louise 1954
Box 1 Columbia College 1961-1970
Box 1 Cousins, Margaret 1945-1972, undated (4 folders)
Box 1 Dietz Press Inc. 1954-1976, undated (3 folders)
Box 1 General 1938-1982, undated (14 folders)
Box 1 Typescripts, A-Z, untitled (27 folders)
Box 1 Printed material, A-Z (4 folders)
Oversize 1 Miscellaneous articles
Archibald Rutledge and his home; Green gold of Redlands building new colony; My place in the sun; Southern personalities (Wil Lou Gray)
Box 1 The Book of Trees - manuscript
Box 1 A Candle for All Time - manuscript (8 folders)
Box 2 The Leaf -- Green Fire - manuscript
Box 2 The Redoubtable Lucy - manuscript (5 folders)
Box 2 The Trees of Heaven - manuscript, galleys, published material (4 folders)
Box 2 The Winter Tree - manuscript, galleys, published material (4 folders)
Box 2 The Word, the Flowers and the Silver Pear - manuscript
Box 2 Notes, A-Z, untitled (5 folders)
Box 2 Notebook
Box 2 Typescripts, A-Z, untitled (8 folders)
Box 2 Notebook I-IV (4 folders)
Box 2 Published material, A-Z, untitled (5 folders)
Oversize 1 Miscellaneous poetry
Box 2 A-G (11 folders)
Box 3 H-W (20 folders)
Box 3 Anecdotes
Box 3 Bibliography
Box 3 Notes A-Z, untitled (3 folders)
Box 3 Notebook
Box 3 Outlines, A-Z, untitled (2 folders)
Box 3 Research material (2 folders)
Box 3 Rough drafts, A-Z, untitled (4 folders)
Box 3 Acceptance/rejection memoranda
Box 4 Acceptance/rejection memoranda, file cards
Box 3 Awards 1943-1982, undated
Box 3 Clippings 1936-1975, undated (5 folders)
Box 3 Course notes (14 folders)
Box 3 Financial
Box 3 Legal
Box 3 Printed material (3 folders)
Box 3 Reviews
Box 3 Speech, Columbia College Commencement 1961
Oversize 1 Miscellaneous

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