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V.F. Calverton papers

Title
V.F. Calverton papers, 1923-1941.
Author
Calverton, V. F. (Victor Francis), 1900-1940.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
31 linear feet (61 boxes, 25 v.)
Uniform Title
Modern quarterly (New York, N.Y. : 1938)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Victor Francis Calverton (born George Goetz) (1900-1940), radical reformer and author, was founder and editor of Modern Quarterly, an independent Marxist journal.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet. Correspondent list available only in repository.
Call Number
MssCol 459
Author
Calverton, V. F. (Victor Francis), 1900-1940.
Title
V.F. Calverton papers, 1923-1941.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, business records, photographs, and printed matter. Calverton's correspondence as editor of Modern Quarterly is with many of America's left-wing literary figures of the 1920s and 1930s, including William Z. Foster, Bertram Wolfe, Scott Nearing, Edmund Wilson, Max Eastman, and A.J. Muste. Included is correspondence with Leon Trotsky in which Trotsky and Calverton discuss the nature of proletarian literature. Personal correspondence consists mainly of Calverton's love letters, 1928-1940, to Nina Melville, his second wife. Also, manuscripts of articles, books, book reviews, debates, and lectures; business records of Modern Quarterly; scrapbooks containing reviews of Calverton's writings; and photographs of Melville and Calverton.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Victor Francis Calverton (born George Goetz) (1900-1940), radical reformer and author, was founder and editor of Modern Quarterly, an independent Marxist journal.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet. Correspondent list available only in repository.
Connect to:
Occupation
Journalists.
Authors.
Radicals.
Added Author
Foster, William Z., 1881-1961.
Melville, Nina.
Nearing, Scott, 1883-
Wolfe, Bertram D. (Bertram David), 1896-1977.
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969.
Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967.
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.
Added Title
Modern quarterly (New York, N.Y. : 1938)
LCCN
ms 68001112
Research Call Number
MssCol 459
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