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Title: H. Morris Cox Research Notes on the Charleston Poetic Renascence

Collection #: 0127

Dates: 1920-1930

Size: 1 cubic feet

Biographical Note: Headley Morris Cox, Jr. was a professor of English at Clemson University.

Scope and Content Note: This collection consists of 5x8 index cards which were used for research in: Cox, Headley Morris, Jr. Charleston Poetic Renascence, 1920-1930, Thesis (Ph.d.), University of Pennsylvania, 1958. The information included is about the literary South, the Poetry Society of South Carolina, the Charleston Renaissance, and the poems of W. Herbey Allen and DuBose Heyward. Other writers who contributed to the Charleston Renaissance are noted, along with a list of prizewinners in the contests sponsored by the Poetry Society of South Carolina, and a list of the volumes of poetry published by Charleston poets.

Subject Headings:

American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Poets, American -- 20th century.
Authors, American -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Poetry -- Competitions.
Poetry Society of South Carolina.
Charleston Library Society (Charleston, S.C.)
Charleston (S.C.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Charleston (S.C.) -- History.
Allen, Hervey, 1889-1949.
Bennett, John, 1865-1956.
Bennett, Susan Smythe.
Bragg, Laura M. (Laura Mary), 1881-1978.
Carroll, Ellen M.
Durham, Frank.
Fuller, Rex M.
Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940.
Heyward, Janie Screven DuBose, d. 1939.
Hyer, Helen von Kolnitz.
Jones, Elizabeth Warren.
McGowan, Clelia P.
Pinckney, Josephine, 1895-1957.
Ravenel, Beatrice Witte, 1870-1956.
Rutledge, Archibald Hamilton, 1883-1973.
Simms, Katherine Drayton Mayrant, 1890-1969.
Smith, Granville Paul, 1893-1947.


Content Box/Folder#
Headley Morris Cox, Jr. biographical information 1
Literary background in the South, 1920s 2
Anthologies and histories, how they comment on Charleston poets, 1920s 3
The Charleston Poetic Renascence as a whole, 1920-1930 4
The influence of the Poetry Society of South Carolina, 1920s 5
Charleston Library Society accessions/withdrawals, 1921-1925 6
Poetry written in Charleston, 1920-1933 7
Poetry Society and other cultural agencies in Charleston, 1920s 8
Prize poetry winners, 1920s 9
Notes on conversations in August 1950 with John and Susan Bennett, Laura Bragg, Kitty Ravenel, and others 10
Notes on conversations with Miss Josephine Pinckney, September 1, 1956 and notes on Allen's poems and word usage 11
W. Hervey Allen (1889-1949) 12
W. Hervey Allen's form and meter 13
W. Hervey Allen's volumes– Sarah Simon (1929), New legends (1929) 14
W. Hervey Allen's volumes– Earth moods (1925) 15
W. Hervey Allen's volumes– Ballads of the border (1916), Songs for Annette (1929), Wampum and old gold (1921), The blindman (1923) 16
W. Hervey Allen's volumes– The Bride of Huitzel (1922) 17
Writings of Katherine Drayton Mayrant Simons (1890-1983) 18
Writings of Helen von Kolnitz Hyer (1892-1983) 19
Writings of Granville Paul Smith (1893-1947) 20
Writings of Beatrice Witte Ravenel (1870-1956) and biographical information 21
Writings of Josephine Pinckney (1895-1957) with biographical information 22
Writings of Janie Screven Heyward (d. 1939), Clelia Peronneau McGowan (1865-1956) and Ellen M. Carroll (1879-1951) 23
Writings by others in the Charleston Poetic Renascence– Rex Fuller, John Bennett, Archibald Rutledge, and Elizabeth Warren Jones 24
DuBose Heyward in general– poetic style and career (1885-1940) 25
DuBose Heyward's Lowcountry poems 26
DuBose Heyward's Mountain poems 27
DuBose Heyward's Poems on the Negro 28
DuBose Heyward's Poems on general subjects 29
DuBose Heyward's publications in magazines 30
DuBose Heyward– how much poetry did he write in lines? 31
Reviews of DuBose Heyward 32
Notes from Frank M. Durham's dissertation, DuBose Heyward: the man who wrote Porgey, University of South Carolina Press, 1954 33
Notes on "Poetry South" by DuBose Heyward and Hervey Allen, Poetry Magazine, XX, 35-48, April 1922 34