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Mark Van Doren papers, [ca. 1917]-1976. 

Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972.
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35 linear ft. ( 85 boxes; 3 card files;& 1 oversize folder)
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Biographical Note

Poet, Critic, Editor, & Professor of English at Columbia University, 1920-1959.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and manuscripts of Van Doren, consisting of letters, poems, short stories, novels, plays, radio broadcast transcripts ("Invitation to Learning"), diaries, critical works, proofs, and printed works. Correspondents include Louise Bogan, Philip Booth, Babette Deutsch, Richard Eberhart, T.S. Eliot, John Gould Fletcher, Herbert Gorman, E.W. Howe, Robinson Jeffers, Archibald MacLeish, Louis MacNeice, Edgar Lee Masters, Lewis Mumford, Hyam Plutzik, Allen Tate, and Louis Zukovsky. Also, extensive correspondence with Robert Lax and Thomas Merton, as well as manuscripts by these two authors.