Frank Sullivan collection, 1910-1972.
Collection Number: 4618

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Frank Sullivan collection, 1910-1972.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
4618
Abstract:
Correspondence and other papers of Frank Sullivan, an American journalist, humorist and author who was long associated with the New Yorker magazine.
Creator:
Sullivan, Frank, 1892-1976.
Cagney, James, 1899-1986.
Cuppy, Will, 1884-1949.
Feldman, Margaret.
Ford, Corey, 1902-1969.
Honeycutt, Ann.
Kirkpatrick, Kenneth.
Lobrano, Gustav Stubbs.
Lovett, Adele.
Oppenheimer, George.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951.
Smith, Alison.
White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985.
White, Katharine Sergeant Angell.
Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975.
Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943.
J.M. Dent & Sons
Little, Brown and Company
Viking Press
Quanitities:
5.2 cubic feet.
Language:
Collection material in English

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

American journalist, humorist and author, long associated with the New Yorker magazine, whose Christmas poem he composed each year for 50 years. Also a member of the Algonquin Round Table literary gathering in the 1920's.
Cornell University Class of 1914.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Consists mainly of correspondence, including letters by Sullivan (chiefly from 1925-1945), mostly personal, but some concerning publication of his books and articles for the New York World, the New Yorker, and the Saturday Evening Post. Includes correspondence with J.M. Dent & Sons about Sullivan's book Sullivan at Bay (London, 1939); with George Oppenheimer at Viking Press about Frank Sullivan Through the Looking-Glass, which Oppenheimer edited; and with other journalists and editors, especially New Yorker staff. Also included are issues of the Cornell Daily Sun and program for Cornell events from 1910-1914; programs for plays performed at the Lyceum Theater, Ithaca, N.Y., from 1912-1913; and essays Sullivan wrote for an English course at Cornell in 1912, with his professor's comments.
Correspondents include William Jacob Cuppy, Margaret Feldman, Corey Ford, Ann Honeycutt, J.M. Dent & Sons, Kenneth Kirkpatrick, Adele Lovett, George Oppenheimer, Harold Ross, Alison Smith, E.B. White, Katharine Sergeant White, Alexander Woollcott; Little, Brown & Co., Gus Lobrano, James Thurber, and P.G. Wodehouse. Also included are 3 letters to Sullivan from James Cagney and 2 letters to him from Eleanor Roosevelt.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related collections of the papers of New Yorker staff are held in the repository, including papers of A.J. Liebling, E.B. White, and James Thurber.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Frank Sullivan collection, #4618. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Mayes, Herbert.
Sullivan, Frank, 1892-1976.
Cornell University -- : History.
Cornell University -- : Students.
Lyceum Theater (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Places:
Ithaca (N.Y.) -- History.
Subjects:
Humorists, American.
Journalists -- United States.
Authors, American.
English literature -- Study and teaching.
Theater -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American wit and humor.
American literature -- 20th century.
American periodicals.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Manuscripts and documents
Outgoing correspondence
Box 2
Undated
Box 3
1913-1932
Box 4
1933-1938
Box 5
1938-1947
Box 6
1948-1965
Box 7
1965-
Incoming correspondence
Box 8
A-I
Box 9
J-Ln
Box 10
Lo-Rose
Box 11
Ross-St
Box 12
Su-Z
Box 13
Clippings and Sullivaniana