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Scope and Contents James Dickey won the 1966 National Book Award for poetry and held the office of Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1966-1968. Dickey read his poem, "The Strength of Fields," at the Carter inaugural in 1976. He is perhaps best known for the novel Deliverance. Dickey, a native of Georgia, lived and taught at the University of South Carolina for over 30 years before his death in 1997. While at the university, he developed a strong friendship with the literary scholar,...
Dates: 1954 - 2005
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of material related to the career of George L. Geckle, a professor of English at the University of South Carolina. Geckle was instrumental in organizing the highly successful Spring WritersSeries at USC, in which participated well-regarded and popular authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron, and John Gardner. Material related to the Spring Writers Series is included in this collection, as well as correspondence, material regarding James Dickey, and the Telly...
Dates: 1979 - 2007
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials acquired with the personal library of James Dickey by the USC libraries after his death in 1997. It includes manuscripts sent to Dickey, articles written about him, family and professional photographs, airplane tickets used by Dickey and his wife, mail sent to Dickey and replies from Dickey, various ephemera from events Dickey attended, some financial information, various sheet music, copies of the James Dickey Newsletter from 1985 to 1992, and realia...
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the files of the founding editor of the James Dickey Newsletter. It contains editorial files for each issue from Volume 1 (1984) through Volume 17 (2001). These records contain article submissions and revisions, editorial correspondence, and printing, advertising, indexing and subscription records. There is an extensive correspondence series divided into two parts: named correspondent files, many of whom are members of the newsletter’s editorial board, and a general...
Dates: 1984 - 2007
Scope and Contents This collection was collected by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Dickey's first literary executor, and was purchased by the library in 2001. It includes original material, clippings and printed matter, and photocopies from other Dickey archives and collections.
Dates: 1943 - 2006