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Series 1
Correspondence, 1931-1997
Boxes 1-92, OP1

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence series of the James Dickey papers contains family correspondence, Dickey's World War II correspondence, general correspondence, and correspondence-related items. This extensive collection of correspondence is arranged chronologically and dates from the 1930s to 1997 with the bulk of the letters falling between 1961-1997. Many of these letters relate to speaking engagements or writing proposals during these years. There are also many letters from admirers of Dickey's work as well as letters from friends and literary associates. In the mid-1970s Dickey began saving carbon copies of his own outgoing letters, and the later correspondence often includes Dickey's own replies to his correspondents. A selected index of the correspondence in this series may be found in the appendix at the end of this finding aid. NOTE: Additional letters both to and from Dickey can be found in Series 6, Subject Files.

Arrangement Note

Organized into four subseries: (1.1) Family correspondence, (1.2) General correspondence, (1.3) Correspondence-related items, and (1.4) James Dickey's World War II correspondence.

Restrictions on access

Special restrictions apply: Due to the fragile nature of the World War II correspondence in Subseries 1.4, researchers are required to use the photocopies.

Scope and Content Note The correspondence series of the James Dickey papers contains family correspondence, Dickey's World War II correspondence, general correspondence, and correspondence-related items. This extensive collection of correspondence is arranged chronologically and dates from the 1930s to 1997 with the bulk of the letters falling between 1961-1997. Many of these letters relate to speaking engagements or writing proposals during these years. There are also many letters from admirers of Dickey's work as well as letters from friends and literary associates. In the mid-1970s Dickey began saving carbon copies of his own outgoing letters, and the later correspondence often includes Dickey's own replies to his correspondents. A selected index of the correspondence in this series may be found in the appendix at the end of this finding aid. NOTE: Additional letters both to and from Dickey can be found in Series 6, Subject Files.

Description of Subseries

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