Guide to the Benét Family Papers,
1918-1960

Collection Number: 4667

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
Mary E. Warren
Date completed:
June, 1998
EAD encoding:
Mireille Lee, June 2000

© 2000 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

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Stephen Vincent Benét: "The Minotaur," unpublished manuscript; letters to Mr.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