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Thomas Daniel Young Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M584

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials related to his books about Southern literature.

Dates

  • 1926-1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Young graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He took a break from his studies to serve in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He subsequently earned a master's degree from the University of Mississippi, followed by a PhD from Vanderbilt University in 1950.

Young began his career at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi, where he taught taught Southern and American Literature from 1950 to 1957, followed by Delta State University from 1957 to 1961, where he was also a dean. He became an English professor at Vanderbilt professor at 1961, and he was the chair of its English department from 1967 to 1973. He was awarded the first Gertrude C. Vanderbilt professorship from 1972, and he was the director of the Vanderbilt-in-England program at the University of Leeds in 1972-1973. He retired from Vanderbilt University in 1985.

Young was the author and editor of a dozen books about Southern literature. He wrote a biography of John Crowe Ransom, and edited books about John Peale Bishop, Malcolm Cowley, Andrew Nelson Lytle and Allen Tate.

Extent

18 Cubic Feet : Box 36 is oversized

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, research materials, drafts, and lectures by the author or editor of a dozen books about Southern literature.

Arrangement

The materials in the collection were organized by subject, grouping items by organization when possible: correspondence, lectures, etc.

Provenance

Donated by Dr. Thomas Daniel Young.

Related Materials

M476, Noel Polk Collection

M523, David C. Berry, Jr. Papers

Conversations with Malcolm Cowley edited by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook and Gulf Coast libraries, call number PS3505.O956 Z463 1986

Donald Davidson by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook library, call number PS3507.A666 Z89

Donald Davidson; an essay and a bibliography by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook and McCain libraries, call number PS3507.A666 Z9

Fabulous provinces: a memoir by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook and McCain libraries, call number PS3575.O854 F3 1988

Gentleman in a dustcoat: a biography of John Crowe Ransom by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook and McCain libraries, call number PS3535.A635 Z9185

Jack London and the era of social protest by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in McCain library, call number PS3523.O46 Z997

John Crowe Ransom: an annotated bibliography by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook library, call number Z8733.18 .Y68 1982

John Crowe Ransom; critical essays and a bibliography by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook, Gulf Coast, and McCain libraries, call number PS3535.A635 Z93

The literature of the South by Thomas Daniel Young, Floyd C. Watkins, and Richmond Croom Beatty. Available in Cook, Gulf Coast, and McCain libraries, call number PS261 .B43

The Lytle-Tate letters: the correspondence of Andrew Lytle and Allen Tate edited by Thomas Daniel Young and Elizabeth Sarcone. Available in Cook, Gulf Coast, and McCain libraries, call number PS3523.Y88 Z497 1987

The meaning and function of the humanities in our time, by William Clyde De Vane [and] The encouragement of the humanities in southern colleges, by T. D. Young. Available in Cook library, call number L13 .S915 no. 8

Modern American fiction: form and function edited by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in McCain library, call number PS379 .M54 1989

The past in the present: a thematic study of modern Southern fiction by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook library, call number PS261 .Y6

The republic of letters in America: the correspondence of John Peale Bishop & Allen Tate edited by Thomas Daniel Young & John J. Hindle. Available in Cook library, call number PS3503.I79 Z483 1981

Selected essays of John Crowe Ransom edited, with an introduction, by Thomas Daniel Young and John Hindle. Available in Cook library, call number PS3535.A635 A6 1984

Selected letters of John Crowe Ransom edited, with an introduction, by Thomas Daniel Young and George Core. Available in Cook library, call number PS3535.A635 Z48 1985

Tennessee writers by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook and McCain libraries, call number PS266.T2 Y6

Waking their neighbors up: the Nashville Agrarians rediscovered by Thomas Daniel Young. Available in Cook library, call number F209 .Y68 1982

Sources

Contents of the collection and the collection case file.
Title
Thomas Daniel Young Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball
Date
January 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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