Benét Family Papers, 1918-1960

Collection Number: 4667

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Benét Family Papers, 1918-1960
Collection Number:
4667
Creator:
Benét family
Quantity:
.6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, correspondence, bibliographies, publishing releases, proofs, scripts, photographs, sheet music, subject files.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Manuscripts, correspondence, bibliographies, publishing releases and proofs, scripts, photographs, sheet music, subject files, and other miscellaneous papers of Stephen Vincent Benét, Laura Benét, and William Rose Benét.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Manuscripts, correspondence, bibliographies, publishing releases and proofs, scripts, photographs, sheet music, subject files, and other miscellaneous papers of Stephen Vincent Benét, Laura Benét, and William Rose Benét.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Benet family.
Benet, Stephen Vincent,--1898-1943.
Benet, Laura.
Benet, William Rose,--1886-1950.

Occupations:
Authors--United States.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Benet Family Papers, #4667. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Stephen Vincent Benét papers Box 1
Series II. William Rose Benét papers Box 1
Series III. Laura Benét Box 2
Series IV. Photographs Box 1
Series V. Miscellaneous
Council for Democracy
Box 3

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Stephen Vincent Benét [SVB] papers
Box 1 Folder 1
Stephen Vincent Benét: "The Minotaur," unpublished manuscript; letters to Mr. Braithwaite re: manuscript
1918
Box 1 Folder 2
Stephen Vincent Benét: "Nightmare for Future Reference," manuscript, typescript
ca. 1940
Box 1 Folder 3
Stephen Vincent Benét: Selected bibliography
Box 1 Folder 4
Stephen Vincent Benét: Bibliographical information; correspondence; biographical information
1939-1954
Box 1 Folder 5
Stephen Vincent Benét: "The Ballad of the Duke's Mercy," typescript.
c. 1939
Box 1 Folder 6
Stephen Vincent Benét: Correspondence with George Abbe
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 7
Stephen Vincent Benét: American Academy of Arts and Letters Ceremonial; remarks; correspondence, address; "The Prayer" manuscript, a poem about arthritis; poem by Laura Benét re: SVB
1945
Box 1 Folder 8
Stephen Vincent Benét: Correspondence; manuscript of poem to Walter Damrasch; typescript copies of New York Times articles
1941-1949
Box 1 Folder 9
Stephen Vincent Benét: Publishing releases; poems; letter to H.C. Baird, 1856; obituaries of Mrs. Frances Benét
1933-1940
Box 1 Folder 10
Stephen Vincent Benét: "Service Time - It's Maritime," typescript of radio play
1945
Series II. William Rose Benét [WRB] papers
Box 1 Folder 11
William Rose Benét: Poem, "S.V.B. 1898-1943"; correspondence to Eugene Delafield, 1938-1944; correspondence to Mr. Wilder from the Algonquin Hotel, 1960; to Basil Davenport, 1938, 1941
1938-44, 1960
Box 1 Folder 12
William Rose Benét: "The Seventh Pawn," typescript
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 13
William Rose Benét: Correspondence
1914-1948
Box 1 Folder 14
William Rose Benét: "The Blackamoor's Pantomime," typescript
n.d.
Series III. Laura Benét [LB]
Box 2 Folder 1
Laura Benét: poems
1948, 1953
Box 2 Folder 2-4
Laura Benét: copyreaders of essays on American poets
n.d.
Box 2 Folder 5
Laura Benét: Radio broadcast scripts
1940-54
Box 2 Folder 6
Laura Benét: "The Eternal Light," radio scripts
1944-45
Series IV. Photographs
Box 1 Folder 15
Photographs: Stephen Vincent Benét; SVB and Raymond Massey; SVB and Rosemary
1941, 1956
Box 1 Folder 16
Photographs: Laura Benét; Stephen Vincent Benét; SVB and ?
1850-1914
Series V. Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 1
Political and miscellaneous correspondence, newsclippings
1941-53
Box 3 Folder 2-3
National Institute of Arts and Letters
1936-50
Bulletins, nominations and ballots, programs, letters, addresses
Box 3 Folder 4-7
Political and literary miscellany
1929-51
Bulletins, reports, music, graduate paper
Council for Democracy
Box 3 Folder 8
Council for Democracy: Minutes of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, Oct. 20
1941
Box 3 Folder 9
Council for Democracy: Minutes of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, Dec. 15
1941
Box 3 Folder 10
Council for Democracy: Minutes of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, Jan. 5
1942
Box 3 Folder 11
Council for Democracy: A Digest of Proceedings - the Negro Press Conference
1943
Box 3 Folder 12-13
Council for Democracy: Miscellany
1942-44
Bulletins, scripts, minutes, statements, reports, newsletters