A Guide to the Papers of John Dos Passos, 1918-2000 Passos, John Dos, Papers of 5950-cn

A Guide to the Papers of John Dos Passos, 1918-2000

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Accession Number 5950-cn


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
5950-cn
Title
Papers of John Dos Passos, 1918-2000
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of (ca.) 200 items.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Papers of John Dos Passos, Accession #5950-cn, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited by Lucy Dos Passos Coggin on 2000 November 22.


Scope and Content Information

This collection contains a manuscript poem by Dos Passos "Beer is Free to Soldiers," 1919 February 24. There are also letters to Dawn Powell, 1937-1965; copies of postcards to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Farnsworth and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor; some Dos Passos family letters; and some miscellaneous postcards originally inserted in Memoires de Philippe de Commynes.

The collection also contains a modern copy of an 1812 baptismal certificate in Portuguese; World War I aerial photographs; a brochure for the Browne Art Class Season of 1940; a marriage certificate for John Dos Passos and Katherine Smith, 1929; "The Marriage Service" for John Dos Passos and Elizabeth Holdridge, 1949; clippings; and printed material regarding Dos Passos including programs for productions of U.S.A.reviews of U.S.A.

Finally the collection contains a copy of Days Near Romeby Augustus J. C. Hare with pressed plants between its pages.


Contents List

Aerial Photographs [ca. World War I ?]
"The Art of Married Life" with a marriage certificate for John Dos Passos and Katherine Smith 1929 Aug 19
Baptismal Certificate & Other Dos Passos Family Information 1812, 1960, n.d.
"The Browne Art Class Season of 1940" Brochure, George Elmer Browne Instructor, Provincetown-on-Cape Cod, Massachusetts 1940 Jul 1- Sep 1
Copies of Letters from John Dos Passos to Dawn Powell (originals at Columbia University) ca. 1937-1965
Copies of Postcards from John Dos Passos to Mr. & Mrs. Terry Farnsworth and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor ca. 1930-1969
Correspondence of Dos Passos Family 1932, 1980-1983, n.d.
6 items
Days Near Romecontaining samples of pressed and dried plants between its pages [1907 copyright]
Envelopes addressed to Mr. & Mrs. John Dos Passos (Empty) ca. 1942-1967, n.d.
"The Marriage Service" for John Dos Passos and Elizabeth Holdridge 1949 Aug 6
Memoires De Philippe De Commynes, with postcards formerly inserted between its pages 1901
News clippings ca. 1959-1999, n.d.
Poem, AMs, 5 p., with the first line, "Beer is Free to Soldiers" 1919 Feb 24
Postcards 1955-1962, n.d.
Printed Material re John Dos Passos 1972, 2000
Programs for Productions of John Dos Passos' U.S.A.1964, n.d.
Reviews re U.S.A.[1932], & 1939