Randall Jarrell Papers, 1929-1969

The breath of night (1958)
Original manuscript of "The Breath of Night." Includes drawings, notes, and omissions.

A War (1955)
One leaf on verso of last gallery sheet of The Seven-League Crutches.

The Woman at the Washington Zoo (1958)
Original manuscript of The Woman at the Washington Zoo. Includes drafts, typescripts, drawings, notes, and omissions.

Randall Jarrell teaching on the lawn (1955)
Randall Jarrell teaching a class on the lawn behind the Alumni House at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina.

Consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress (1957)
Randall Jarrell showing Robert Graves some manuscripts displayed in the poetry room at the Library of Congress.

The Arts Writing Forum (1955)
Photograph includes Randall Jarrell, wife Mary Jarrell, Flannery O'Connor, Peter Taylor, Robert Humphrey.

National Book Awards (1955)
Photograph at the National Book Awards for his work The Women at the Washington Zoo. Photograph includes William L. Shirer, Conrad Richter, Randall Jarrell.

Randall Jarrell and Robert Frost (1955)
Photograph of Randall Jarrell and Robert Frost.

Randall Jarrell with Students (undated)
Randall Jarrell shows off his cat to his students.

Gotham Book Mart 50th Anniversary (1955)
The Gotham Book Mart reception for Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir Osbert Sitwell. Includes photos of W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Moore, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarell, Charles Henri Ford, William Rose Benet, Stephen Spender, Marya Zaturenska, Horace Gregory, Tennessee Williams, Richard Eberhart, Gore Vidal, Jose Garcia Villa.

About Popular Culture (1958)
Address by Randall Jarrell at the National Book Awards in New York City

Woman at the Washington Zoo: Author's First Proof (1960)
Randall Jarrell's first proof of The Woman at the Washington Zoo.

The Randall Jarrell Papers date from 1929 to 1969 and contain manuscripts, photographs, teaching materials, biographical materials, correspondence, galley proofs, binding samples, dust jackets, tape recordings, motion picture film (transferred to VHS tape, 1995), microfilm and news clippings.

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