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Ralph Thompson papers,

Title
Ralph Thompson papers, 1929-1960.
Author
Thompson, Ralph, 1904-
Supplementary Content
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Description
.6 linear foot (2 boxes).
Subject
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Ralph Thompson (1904-1979) was an American author, teacher and editor.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2981
Author
Thompson, Ralph, 1904-
Title
Ralph Thompson papers, 1929-1960.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and printed matter relating to Thompson's work. Bulk of the correspondence consists of letters to Thompson mainly from authors and readers of his reviews while he was a book columnist at the New York Times. Also, original manuscripts by Thompson and others, pamphlets on literary works, and photographs of a mountain-climbing expedition to Mount Everest.
Biography
Ralph Thompson (1904-1979) was an American author, teacher and editor. He was a book critic at the New York Times and a contributing editor at Time Magazine, wrote reference works and translations, and was editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club from 1951 until 1975.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Critics.
Added Author
Calverton, V. F. (Victor Francis), 1900-1940.
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979.
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Kerensky, Aleksandr Fyodorovich, 1881-1970.
Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984.
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947.
Laski, Harold J. (Harold Joseph), 1893-1950.
Mallory, G. L.
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981.
LCCN
ms 74000560
Research Call Number
MssCol 2981
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