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Collection Number: 04307

Collection Title: Mary Bernetta Quinn Papers, 1937-1998.

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Size 8.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5100 items)
Abstract Sister Bernetta Quinn (1915- ) received a B.A. degree from the College of St. Teresa in 1942, an M.A. from the Catholic University of America in 1944, and a Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. A teacher and poet, Sister Bernetta's two primary areas of scholarship are the Catholic Church and modernist poetry, especially the life and work of Ezra Pound and Randall Jarrell. Correspondence, writings by Sister Bernetta and others, photographs, and other papers. Correspondence is between Sister Bernetta and a wide circle of friends, colleagues, and fellow scholars. Much correspondence is personal in nature, but a good portion of it concerns Sister Bernetta's scholarship, particularly her work on Randall Jarrell and Ezra Pound. Major correspondents include Jarrell's wives Mackie and Mary and brother Charles, Robert Penn Warren, Pound's daughter Mary De Rachewiltz and longtime companion Olga Rudge, Flannery O'Connor's mother Regina O'Connor, Richard Wilbur, Donald Davidson, Peter Taylor, Sylvia Wilkinson, Doris Betts, Robie Macauley, Heather Ross Miller, Gibbons Ruark, Shelby Stephenson, Ron Bayes, Carolyn Kizer, Denise Levertov, Seamus Heaney, Grace DiSanto, and Fred Chappell. Writings by Sister Bernetta include scholarly articles, poetry, book reviews, journals and meditations, and notes. There are also drafts of her prose adaption for children of Dante's "Divine Comedy." Photographs include one of poets James Wright and Robert Bly on horseback, probably from the 1960s.
Creator Quinn, Mary Bernetta.
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Mary Bernetta Quinn Papers #4307, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sister Bernetta Quinn, OSF, of Rochester, Minn., beginning in 1982.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Sister Bernetta Quinn was born on 19 September 1915 in Lake Geneva, Wisc. She received a B.A degree from the College of St. Teresa in 1942, an M.A. from the Catholic University of America in 1944, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. She has taught on the elementary and high school levels, as well as at colleges, including the College of Saint Teresa, Allen University, Norfolk State University, and Saint Andrews Presbyterian College.

An accomplished poet in her own right, Sister Bernetta's two primary areas of scholarship are the Catholic Church and modernist poetry, especially the life and work of Ezra Pound and Randall Jarrell. Among her publications are Ezra Pound: An Introduction to the Poetry; Give Me Souls: A Life of Raphael Cardinal Merry del Val; The Metamorphic Tradition in Modern Poetry; To God Alone the Glory: A Life of Saint Bonaventure; Randall Jarrell; and Dancing in Stillness , a book of poems. Her scholarly articles and poems have appeared in the PMLA, Shenandoah; Contemporary Literature; College English; and the Sewanee Review.

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Correspondence, writings by Sister Bernetta and others, photographs, and other papers. Correspondence is between Sister Bernetta and a wide circle of friends, colleagues, and fellow scholars. Most letters are filed by name of correspondent, but some are categorized by subject.

Writings by Sister Bernetta include scholarly articles, poetry, book reviews, journals and meditations, and notes. Writings in their published forms are filed in subseries 2.6. Writings by others include articles, poems, and books that Sister Bernetta collected. Note that some writings by others are included as enclosures in the correspondence series.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Related Material, circa 1950-1994.

About 4,000 items

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Correspondence between Sister Bernetta and a wide circle of friends, colleagues, and fellow scholars. The series is divided into three subseries: letters of major correspondents, including a few folders of material arranged by topic; letters of correspondents, chiefly members of religious orders, who are identified by first name only; and miscellaneous correspondence, some of which is categorized by subject.

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About 3,600 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Letters between Sister Bernetta Quinn and important individuals or those with substantive correspondence. Most folders are labeled with the correspondent's name, but there are some that are labeled by subject.

Much of the correspondence is personal in nature, but a good portion of it concerns Sister Bernetta's scholarship, particularly her work on Randall Jarrell and Ezra Pound. Jarrell materials include letters solicited by Sister Bernetta in the course of gathering information for her Twayne Series book called Randall Jarrell. Among the correspondents are Jarrell's wives Mackie and Mary, as well as his students, colleagues, and contemporaries, many of whom offered anecdotes and remembrances of the man and the poet. Mackie Jarrell's letters serve mostly as background to Jarrell's family and early adulthood. Sister Bernetta and Mary Jarrell became close friends, and there is personal exchange in letters between them, as well as references to Randall Jarrell. There are also some letters of Charles Jarrell to his mother and to his brother Randall.

Letters relating to Ezra Pound include those of Sister Bernetta's friend Mary De Rachewiltz, Pound's daughter. De Rachewiltz, who has taken an active role in Pound scholarship, mentioned her father in several letters. The references, however, relate to Pound's work, not to the man himself. There are also a number of letters from Olga Rudge, a music scholar and Pound's longtime companion (pictures of Rudge are enclosed with several De Rachewiltz letters).

Also included are one letter from Richard Wilbur; a copy of a letter from Donald Davidson to Suzanne Ferguson; letters from Mackie and Mary Jarrell to Suzanne Ferguson; and letters from Peter Taylor, Sylvia Wilkinson, Doris Betts, Robie Macauley, Heather Ross Miller, Gibbons Ruark, Shelby Stephenson, Ron Bayes, Carolyn Kizer, Denise Levertov, Robert Penn Warren, and Seamus Heaney.

Many of these letters concern Sister Bernetta's interest in seminars, grants, and teaching positions. Letters from Grace DiSanto and Fred Chappell relate to DiSanto's long illness. Letters from Regina O'Connor contain a few references to her daughter Flannery. Other writers represented in this series include Chuck Sullivan, John Stone, and Sister Raphael Tilton.

Folders for Ronald Reagan, Malcolm Cowley, Michael Dukakis, and Alex Haley contain items of minor importance.

Folder 1

Adcock, Betty #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 1

Folder 2

Anderson, Alice Ruth Nelson #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 2

Folder 3

Anderson, Peggy #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 3

Folder 4

Andre, Michael #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 4

Folder 5

Arts, Herwig #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 5

Folder 6

Baechler, Lea #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 6

Folder 7

Bales, Kent #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 7

Folder 8

Barrett, Louis #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 8

Folder 9

Bates, Milton #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 9

Folder 10

Bauer S. Viveriano #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 10

Folder 11

Baughman, Ron #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 11

Folder 12

Bayes, Ron #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 12

Folder 13

Bell, Vereen #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 13

Folder 14

Bly, Robert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 14

Folder 15

Bodo, Fr. Murray #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 15

Folder 16

Boran, Pat #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 16

Folder 17

Boschwitz, Rudy #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 17

Folder 18

Bossman, David #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 18

Folder 19

Bradley, E. Skulley #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 19

Folder 20

Brinkman, Fr. Gervase #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 20

Folder 21

Brown, Ashley #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 21

Folder 22

Brown, Steven Ford #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 22

Folder 23

Bruchac, Joe #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 23

Folder 24

Bruns, Jo Anne #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 24

Folder 25

Butts, Bill #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 25

Folder 26

Carroll, Joseph #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 26

Folder 27

Casper Leonard #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 27

Folder 28

Chappell, Fred #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 28

Folder 29

Chorlton, David #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 29

Folder 30

Clark, Jim #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 30

Folder 31

Cole, Thomas #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 31

Folder 32

Compton, H. Thorne #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 32

Folder 33

Connell, Maureen #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 33

Folder 34

Corso, Gregory #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 34

Folder 35

Cowley, Malcolm #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 35

Folder 36

Craver, Robert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 36

Folder 37

Creeley, Robert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 37

Folder 38

Cunner, Joe #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 38

Folder 39

Cunningham, Phyllis #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 39

Folder 40

Davenport, Guy #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 40

Folder 41

Davis, Steve #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 41

Folder 42

Deagon, Ann #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 42

Folder 43

Death penalty #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 43

Folder 44

Decker, Mary and Lee #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 44

Folder 45

De Grazia, Emilio #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 45

Folder 46

De Loach, Allen #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 46

Folder 47

De Rachewiltz, Mary #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 47

Folder 48

Detro, Gene #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 48

Folder 49

Di Santo, Grace #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 49

Folder 50

Domina, Lynn #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 50

Folder 51

Donovan, Stewart #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 51

Folder 52

Dukakis, Michael #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 52

Folder 53

Durenberger, Dave #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 53

Folder 54

East, Grant #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 54

Folder 55

Eckley, Penny #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 55

Folder 56

Ellis, Grace #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 56

Folder 57

English departments (letters from English departments at various institutions) #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 57

Folder 58

Farrell, Bernard #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 58

Folder 59

Fatisha #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 59

Folder 60

Fawcett, Susan #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 60

Folder 61

Ferguson, Suzanne #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 61

Folder 62

Festa, Conrad #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 62

Folder 63

Festa, Jean #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 63

Folder 64

Filreis, Alan #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 64

Folder 65

Flint, Rowland #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 65

Folder 66

Fox, Thomas #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 66

Folder 67

Fumabashi, Naoko #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 67

Folder 68

Furia, Philip #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 68

Folder 69

Gallup, Donald #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 69

Folder 70

Gardiner, Harold C. #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 70

Folder 71

Garrison, David #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 71

Folder 72

Gernes, Sonia #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 72

Folder 73

Gibson, Grace #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 73

Folder 74

Ginsburg, Louis #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 74

Folder 75

Gironda, Belle #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 75

Folder 76

Girvalt, Norton #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 76

Folder 77

Give Me Souls #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 77

Folder 78

Goodreau, Bill #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 78

Folder 79

Green, Eleanor #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 79

Folder 80

Griffin, Alison #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 80

Folder 81

Halbert, John #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 81

Folder 82

Haley, Alex #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 82

Folder 83

Hall, Dorothy Judd #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 83

Folder 84

Hamilton, Tom #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 84

Folder 85

Hanchak, Peter #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 85

Folder 86

Hannaker, Liam #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 86

Folder 87

Harnack, Curtis #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 87

Folder 88

Heaney, Seamus #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 88

Folder 89

Heffernan, Michael #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 89

Folder 90

Heffernan, Tom #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 90

Folder 91

Honig, Edwin #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 91

Folder 92

Hurschler, Elsa #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 92

Folder 93

Jabbour, Michael #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 93

Folder 94

Jacobsen, Josephine #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 94

Folder 95

Jarrell, Mackie #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 95

Folder 96

Jarrell, Mary #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 96

Folder 97-108

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Jarrell, Randall (about) #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 97-108

Folder 109

Joyce, Catherine #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 109

Folder 110

Kallet, Marilyn #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 110

Folder 111

Kay, Albert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 111

Folder 112

Keeble, John #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 112

Folder 113

Kerrey, Robert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 113

Folder 114

Kessler, Milton #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 114

Folder 115

Kilmer, Nicholas #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 115

Folder 116

Kinsella, Thomas #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 116

Folder 117-118

Folder 117

Folder 118

Kizer, Carolyn #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 117-118

Folder 119

Klein, David #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 119

Folder 120

Kravec, Maureen #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 120

Folder 121

Larson, Wendy #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 121

Folder 122

Laszlo, Louis #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 122

Folder 123

Lautermilch, Steve #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 123

Folder 124

Leary, Fr. Patrick #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 124

Folder 125

Lensing, George #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 125

Folder 126

Leonard, Chris #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 126

Folder 127

Levertov, Denise #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 127

Folder 128

Levy, Robert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 128

Folder 129

Loughlin, Bernard #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 129

Folder 130-131

Folder 130

Folder 131

Lucas, John #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 130-131

Folder 132

Mangan, Laury #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 132

Folder 133

Malone, E. T., Jr #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 133

Folder 134

Mangum, Msgr. Bernard #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 134

Folder 135

Mapp, David #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 135

Folder 136

Mariani, Paul #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 136

Folder 137

Martin, Dr. M. J. #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 137

Folder 138

Matsumoto, Fumihisa #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 138

Folder 139

Mazzaro, Jerome #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 139

Folder 140

McCann, Janet #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 140

Folder 141

McCurdy, Harold #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 141

Folder 142

McDonald, Agnes #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 142

Folder 143

McGrath, Fr. Ed #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 143

Folder 144

McInerney, Jim/Marcie #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 144

Folder 145

Marchant, Fred #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 145

Folder 146

Merry de Val, Marquis of #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 146

Folder 147

Metzger, Deena #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 147

Folder 148

Michael, Chester #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 148

Folder 149-150

Folder 149

Folder 150

Michael, Elizabeth #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 149-150

Folder 151

Mickey, Douglas Scott #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 151

Folder 152

Miller, Heather Ross #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 152

Folder 153

Miller, J. Hillis #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 153

Folder 154

Miller, Vassar #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 154

Folder 155

Moore, Margaret #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 155

Folder 156

Moore, Sister Janet #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 156

Folder 157

Moss, Alwyn #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 157

Folder 158

Muldoon, Paul #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 158

Folder 159

Mullen, Kay #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 159

Folder 160

Murphy, Charles #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 160

Folder 161

NEA, NCA #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 161

Folder 162

Ochtrup, Monica #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 162

Folder 163

O'Connell Richard #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 163

Folder 164

O'Connor, Regina #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 164

Folder 165

O'Neil, Elizabeth #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 165

Folder 166

Other poets (miscellaneous) #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 166

Folder 167

Pacernick, Gary #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 167

Folder 168

Pankey, Eric #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 168

Folder 169

Parris, Ed #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 169

Folder 170

Paulson, Suzanne #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 170

Folder 171

Paz, Octavio #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 171

Folder 172

Peacock, Molly #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 172

Folder 173

Penny, Timothy #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 173

Folder 174

Perlis, Alan #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 174

Folder 175

Peters, Robert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 175

Folder 176

Peterson, Ingrid #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 176

Folder 177

Plotz, Stacey #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 177

Folder 178

Poggenburg, Raymond #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 178

Folder 179

Price, Bobby #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 179

Folder 180

Public officials (letters from) #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 180

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Folder 184

Folder 185

Publishers #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 181-185

Folder 186

Quinlan, Fr. Thomas #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 186

Folder 187

Quinn, Bernetta (outgoing letters) #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 187

Folder 188

Quinn, Patrick #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 188

Folder 189

Quinn, Roseland #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 189

Folder 190

Ragan, Sam #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 190

Folder 191-192

Folder 191

Folder 192

Ray, David #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 191-192

Folder 193

Reagan, Ronald #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 193

Folder 194

Rice, Susan #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 194

Folder 195-196

Folder 195

Folder 196

Rigsbee, David #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 195-196

Folder 197

Roselip, Ramond #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 197

Folder 198

Ross, Sr. Collette #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 198

Folder 199

Roper, Jack #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 199

Folder 200

Ruark, Gibbons #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 200

Folder 201

Rudge, Olga #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 201

Folder 202

Saint Andrews College #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 202

Folder 203

Sanderson, George #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 203

Folder 204

Schandelmeir, Nancy #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 204

Folder 205

Schwartz, Joe #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 205

Folder 206

Scott, Winfield Townley #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 206

Folder 207

Selness, Kathryn #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 207

Folder 208

Serio, John #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 208

Folder 209

Smart, Bill #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 209

Folder 210

Smith, Rod #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 210

Folder 211

Smyth, Gerard #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 211

Folder 212

Stamps, David #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 212

Folder 213-214

Folder 213

Folder 214

Stephenson, Shelby #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 213-214

Folder 215

Stevens, Wallace (about) #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 215

Folder 216

Stewart, Jack #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 216

Folder 217

Stitt, Pete #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 217

Folder 218

Stockum, Eleanor #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 218

Folder 219

Stone, Carol #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 219

Folder 220-221

Folder 220

Folder 221

Stone, John #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 220-221

Folder 222-223

Folder 222

Folder 223

Sullivan, Chuck #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 222-223

Folder 224

Sullivan, Walter F. #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 224

Folder 225

Susman, Bea #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 225

Folder 226

Sutton, Walter #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 226

Folder 227

Synnot, Audrey #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 227

Folder 228

Szladits, Lola #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 228

Folder 229

Tabachnick, Anne #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 229

Folder 230

Terrell C. F. #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 230

Folder 231

Theobald, John #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 231

Folder 232-233

Folder 232

Folder 233

Tilton, Sr. Raphael #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 232-233

Folder 234

UAB Elderhostel #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 234

Folder 235

Urbas, Elisheva #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 235

Folder 236

Usher, Valerie #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 236

Folder 237

Vaughn, Sherry (Elizabeth) #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 237

Folder 238

Vesper, Lee J. #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 238

Folder 239

Vesper, Rose #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 239

Folder 240

Vlazny, Rev. John #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 240

Folder 241

Wagner-Martin, Linda #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 241

Folder 242

Warren, Robert Penn #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 242

Folder 243

Watson, Robert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 243

Folder 244

West, Robert #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 244

Folder 245-246

Folder 245

Folder 246

West, Tim #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 245-246

Folder 247

Wilbur, Richard #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 247

Folder 248

Williams, William E. #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 248

Folder 249

Willis, Patricia C. #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 249

Folder 250

Willoughby, H. Lee #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 250

Folder 251

Wright, Stuart #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 251

Folder 252

Yuhaus, Fr. Cassian #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 252

Folder 253-254

Folder 253

Folder 254

Zimmer, Paul #04307, Subseries: "1.1. Major Correspondents, circa 1950-1994." Folder 253-254

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Letters from individuals who are identified by first name only, many of whom are or were connected with the Catholic Church.

Folder 255

Sister Alcantara #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 255

Folder 256

Mother Angelica #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 256

Folder 257

Williams, Floss #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 257

Folder 258

Janet #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 258

Folder 259

Fr. Michael #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 259

Folder 260

Fr. Paul #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 260

Folder 261

Roger (Gordian Press, Inc.) #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 261

Folder 262

Susan #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 262

Folder 263

Teresa #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 263

Folder 264

Fr. Vormwald #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 264

Folder 265

Walter #04307, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondents Identified by First Name Only, circa 1965-1994." Folder 265

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Miscellaneous Correspondence, circa 1965-1990.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Writings by Sister Bernetta , circa 1951-1990s.

About 700 items.

Writings by Sister Bernetta, including scholarly articles, poetry, book reviews, journals and meditations, and notes. This series is divided into subseries according to genre, except for subseries 2.6 which contains various writings in their published forms.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Scholarly Writings, circa 1959-1988.

About 70 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Scholarly writings by Sister Bernetta about T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and others, but focusing on Randall Jarrell. The Jarrell criticism includes articles by Sister Bernetta, as well as material for an apparently unpublished book on Jarrell (folders 277-279). Also included are two audio cassette tapes of lectures by Sister Bernetta.

Folder 272-281

Folder 272

Folder 273

Folder 274

Folder 275

Folder 276

Folder 277

Folder 278

Folder 279

Folder 280

Folder 281

Writings on Randall Jarrell #04307, Subseries: "2.1. Scholarly Writings, circa 1959-1988." Folder 272-281

Audiotape T-4307/1

Lecture on Jarrell #04307, Subseries: "2.1. Scholarly Writings, circa 1959-1988." T-4307/1

Folder 282-286b

Folder 282

Writings on other authors #04307, Subseries: "2.1. Scholarly Writings, circa 1959-1988." Folder 282-286b

Audiotape T-4307/2

Lecture on Dorothy Day #04307, Subseries: "2.1. Scholarly Writings, circa 1959-1988." T-4307/2

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Poetry, circirca 1947-1990s.

About 500 items.

Copies of poems by Sister Bernetta, many of them written in the 1980s. This subseries is organized by compositi on stage, with holograph drafts are first, followed by poems written in journals, then poems with both holograph and typescript drafts, offprints of published poems, and finally miscellaneous typescript poems. Poems in their published form can be found in Series 2.6. Also included is an audio cassette tape of Kay Mullen reading from Sister Bernetta's Dancing in Stillness.

Folder 287-296

Folder 287

Folder 288

Folder 289

Folder 290

Folder 291

Folder 292

Folder 293

Folder 294

Folder 295

Folder 296

Poetry, circa 1947-1990s #04307, Subseries: "2.2. Poetry, circirca 1947-1990s." Folder 287-296

Audiotape T-4307/3

Kay Mullen reading from Dancing in Stillness #04307, Subseries: "2.2. Poetry, circirca 1947-1990s." T-4307/3

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Book Reviews, circa 1966-1972.

About 40 items.

Book reviews written by Sister Bernetta for newspapers and journals. Book reviews in their published form can be found in Series 2.6.

Folder 297-300

Folder 297

Folder 298

Folder 299

Folder 300

Book reviews, circa 1966-1972 #04307, Subseries: "2.3. Book Reviews, circa 1966-1972." Folder 297-300

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Journals and Meditations, circa 1972-1988.

About 20 Items.

Journals and meditations, most with religious themes. Much of the material focuses on Sister Bernetta's relationship to God. There are, however, several journals recording trips Sister Bernetta made to Japan. Among these journal entries are included postcards and newspaper clippings documenting her travel experiences. Also included in several of the volumes are notes and scholarly material.

Folder 301-307

Folder 301

Folder 302

Folder 303

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

Folder 307

Journals and meditations, circa 1972-1988 #04307, Subseries: "2.4. Journals and Meditations, circa 1972-1988." Folder 301-307

Box 12-13

Box 12

Box 13

Journals and meditations, circa 1972-1988 #04307, Subseries: "2.4. Journals and Meditations, circa 1972-1988." Box 12-13

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.5. Pilgrimage to the Stars, 1987?.

5 items.

In the 1980s, Sister Bernetta was preparing a prose adaptation for children of Dante's Divine Comedy. These five notebooks contain early drafts of this project.

Box 13

"Pilgrimage to the Stars," 1987? #04307, Subseries: "2.5. Pilgrimage to the Stars, 1987?." Box 13

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.6. Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1973-1991.

About 30 items.

Bibliographies, letters to editors, and lectures given by Sister Bernetta from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. The bibliographies document her poetic and critical production over the course of her career. The letters to editors are to both newspapers and scholarly journals. Among the topics covered are capital punishment and Ezra Pound. Lectures are entitled "What Literature Affirms and How," "Portrait of a Distinguished Alumna: Sonia Gernes," and "Image and Idea: The Collage in Freshman Composition."

Folder 308

Bibliographies #04307, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1973-1991." Folder 308

Folder 309

Letters to editors #04307, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1973-1991." Folder 309

Folder 310

Lectures #04307, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1973-1991." Folder 310

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.7. Writings in Published Form, circa 1951-1988.

About 40 items.

Articles, poems, book reviews, and books by Sister Bernetta in published form. Included are her books To God Alone the Glory: A Life of Saint Bonaventure; Give Me Souls: A Life of Raphael Cardinal Merry del Val ; and Randall Jarrell (Twayne Series). Also included are books in which her articles appear, such as Modern American Poetry ("Paterson: Listening to Landscape") and Sylvia Plath: New Views on the Poetry ("Medusan Imagery in Sylvia Plath"). Also included are essays, book reviews, and poems in Pembroke Magazine, the Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Saint Andrews Review, and other journals. Dancing in Stillness, a chapbook of Sister Bernetta's poems, is also included.

Box 14-15

Box 14

Box 15

Writings in published form, circa 1951-1988 #04307, Subseries: "2.7. Writings in Published Form, circa 1951-1988." Box 14-15

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Writings by Others, circa 1958-1984.

About 20 items.

Articles, poems, and books written by Arthur Axlerod, Mary Belle Campbell, David Gascoyne, Pauline Hanson, Anne Kernan, Heather Ross Miller (three books of poetry), Robert Peters, Ezra Pound (Sister Bernetta's annotated copy of the Cantos), Shelby Stephenson, and John Stone. Also included are the issues of Wharrie Review, Medicine at Emory, Censer (College of Saint Teresa, 1958), and LNII (Laurinburg Institute Yearbook, 1970-1971). Also included are two audio cassette tapes that contain readings by Sister Bernetta of Shelby Stephenson's "Finch's Mash" and "The Persimmon Tree Carol."

Box 16

T-4307/4 "Finch's Mash" #04307, Series: "3. Writings by Others, circa 1958-1984." Box 16

T-4307/5 "The Persimmon Tree Carol" #04307, Series: "3. Writings by Others, circa 1958-1984." Box 16

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Pictures, circa 1937-1988.

33 items.

Photographs of Sister Bernetta, friends, and relatives. Of interest is a photograph of poets James Wright and Robert Bly on horseback, undated but apparently from the 1960s.

Image P-4307/1

James Wright and Robert Bly, undated. #04307, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1937-1988." P-4307/1

Image P-4307/2

Caption: "Henry Moore's statue 'Knife Edge' unveiled as a memorial to W. B. Yeats," 1976. #04307, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1937-1988." P-4307/2

Image P-4307/3-23

P-4307/3

P-4307/4

P-4307/5

P-4307/6

P-4307/7

P-4307/8

P-4307/9

P-4307/10

P-4307/11

P-4307/12

P-4307/13

P-4307/14

P-4307/15

P-4307/16

P-4307/17

P-4307/18

P-4307/19

P-4307/20

P-4307/21

P-4307/22

P-4307/23

Sister Bernetta with friends and family. Of note are the "Class of 1937" pictures (P-4307/3 and P-4307/10). #04307, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1937-1988." P-4307/3-23

Image P-4307/24-33

P-4307/24

P-4307/25

P-4307/26

P-4307/27

P-4307/28

P-4307/29

P-4307/30

P-4307/31

P-4307/32

P-4307/33

Miscellaneous people. #04307, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1937-1988." P-4307/24-33

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Other Papers, Circa 1966-1992.

About 250 items.

Newspaper clippings, newsletters, bulletins, handouts, flyers, notices, and biographical material concerning Sister Bernetta, her readings, and other topics.

Folder 311-315

Folder 311

Folder 312

Folder 313

Folder 314

Folder 315

Other Papers, circa 1966-1992 #04307, Series: "5. Other Papers, Circa 1966-1992." Folder 311-315

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