Carmer (Carl) Collection. 1908-1976 (bulk 1940-1970).


Summary Information

Repository
New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Title
Carl Carmer Collection
ID
Coll. No. 7
Date
1908-1976 (bulk 1940-1970)
Extent
83.0 Cubic feet (125 boxes) + 4 volumes + 6 oversize folders (OVS and OVS+)
Language
English
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Biographical/Historical note

Carl Lamson Carmer (1893-1976) was a folklorist and author.

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Scope and Content Note

Contains Carl Carmer’s literary manuscripts and other writings with related correspondence and research notes. This includes undated and unpublished manuscripts, school essays, speeches, early poems, CBS broadcast scripts, published articles, galleys, notebooks, publicity, reviews, and fan mail. The collection also contains financial records, newspaper clippings, writings of other authors, autobiography, pamphlets, family and other photographs, biographical data, greeting cards, songs and music, art books, sketch pads, illustrations in various stages for Carmer’s manuscripts, and some family papers. Much of this collection is unprocessed.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library

Special Collections
P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1470

 

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Accession Numbers

F-291.65, F-292.65

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Collection Inventory

7.1 – Box 1. 1908-1930.
7.1/1 — School essays, handwritten. 1908-1913.
7.1/2 — Speech (handwritten draft) made on receiving honorary Ph.M. at Hamilton College. June 1917.
7.1/3 — Poems (early), handwritten and typed.
7.1/4 — Newspaper clippings when Carmer was reporter and columnist for
New Orleans Item-Tribune.
7.1/5 — “The Sacred Harp Singers” (typescript) and the article as it appeared when published.
7.1/6 — Endorsements of Carmer’s
College English Composition (typed letters). 1928.
7.1/7 — Newspaper clippings. 1930-1940s.
7.1/8 — Deep South newspaper clippings. 1930.
7.1/9 — Deep South pamphlets, etc. 1930.
7.1/10 — News articles (general). 1930-1960s.
7.1/11 — Pamphlets and miscellaneous. 1930-1960s.
7.1/12 — Short story typescript, “And It Shall Be Given.” ca. 1930.
7.1/13 — Short story typescript, “The Prophetess of Eutaw.” 1933.
7.1/14 — “Ocean-Born-Mary” by L.M.A. Roy (typescript). 1935.
7.1/15 — Elmira College commencement address. 1937.
7.1/16 — Short story typescript, “When a Rattlesnake Bites a Lady,” 1935; Carmer’s numerological analysis.
7.1/17 — “A Reminiscence of John Weaver” (manuscript). 1938.
7.1/18 — Mississippi Counties (manuscript). 1938-1939.
7.1/19 — Correspondence (general). 1934-1939.
7.2 – Box 2. Your Neck o’ the Woods.
Radio scripts and research notes: Ohio, Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nantucket, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia (11 folders).
7.3 – Box 3. 1940-1943.
7.3/1 — “Books that Influenced My Childhood” (handwritten ms.), pub.
New York Times Sunday Book section; and the following typescripts: “The Cedar War” (pub. in
American Magazine), “American Summer,” “Canada,” and a Cooper Union speech.
7.3/2 — Notes for story on Mississippi cruise of the Gordon C. Greene;
The Wake, Vol. 1, no. 1-7, May 13-19, 1940; and correspondence re: trip of Gordon C. Greene.
7.3/3 — For the Rights of Men, handwritten ms. and typescript.
7.3/4 — P.M. Sunday magazine, portion containing Carmer’s
For the Rights of Men. May 11 – June 1, 1941.
7.3/5 — America in Transition, CBS (mimeographed copy). June 3, 1941.
7.3/6 — America Sings, handwritten ms.
7.3/7 — America Sings, typescript and correspondence.
7.3/8 — Speech made by Carmer in New Orleans, handwritten ms.; also the forward to
A Matter of Fifty Houses by Walter Hard.
7.3/9 — “Confab with Crockett,” typescript and published article. Oct. 1942.
7.3/10 — “Confab with Crockett,”
Scholastic Magazine. Oct. 12-17, 1942.
7.3/11 — “The American Scriptures,” broadcast scripts. Dec. 1943 – Feb. 1944.
7.3/12 — “Submarines,” research, handwritten ms., typescript, and correspondence.
7.3/13 — “Submarines,” additional research.
7.3/14 — Correspondence and resume. 1940s.
7.4 – Box 4. 1943-1946.
7.4/1 — “Invitation to Learning,” CBS broadcast scripts. 1944-1945.
7.4/2 — The Jesse James of the Java Sea, handwritten ms.
7.4/3 — The Jesse James of the Java Sea, additional material.
7.4/4 — Jesse James of the Java Sea (typescript) or “Submarines are Title C,” with penciled notes by Carmer, 103 pp.
7.4/5 — “Canal Town Boy,” typescript (7 pp.) and published article, autobiographical.
7.4/6 — Eagle in the Wind, handwritten ms. and typescript.
7.4/7 — “April 14, 1945,” typescript.
7.4/8 — “It Must Not Happen Again,” handwritten ms. and published article.
7.4/9 — McGhee’s killer, handwritten ms. and published article.
7.4/10 — “The Word Has Come,” typescript, VJ Day broadcast, unused and unpublished.
7.4/11 — Correspondence.
7.5 – Box 5. 1947-1949.
7.5/1 — Mary Jemison, typescript and published article,
Woman’s Day. Feb. 1947.
7.5/2 — Travel article for
New York Times.
7.5/3 — “Ferris Wheel Town,” typescript and correspondence re: article (it was commissioned by
Esquire, but never published).
7.5/4 — “The Story of Pecos Bill,” published article in
This Week. June 20, 1948.
7.5/5 — “Poor McDonald Clarke” (mad poet of Broadway), handwritten ms. and typescript, published in
Woman’s Day. Jan. 1948.
7.5/6 — Introduction to “Good Reading,” handwritten ms., typescript, and correspondence.
7.5/7 — “Hometown Revisited,” correspondence, handwritten ms., typescript, and pamphlets.
7.5/8 — “School Boat Among the Florida Islands,” correspondence, handwritten ms., and typescript.
7.5/9 — Hurricane Luck, typescript, book cover, and newspaper review.
7.5/10 — Hurricane Luck, handwritten ms.
7.5/11 — Too Many Cherries, handwritten ms.
7.5/12 — Too Many Cherries, typescript, corrected typescript, and reviews.
7.5/13 — “Seven Sisters,” handwritten ms. published in
Holiday. Nov. 1949.
7.5/14 — “Seven Sisters,” correspondence and pamphlets.
7.6 – Box 6. 1950-1952.
7.6/1 — The Windfall Fiddle, handwritten ms.
7.6/2 — The Windfall Fiddle, handwritten ms.
7.6/3 — The Windfall Fiddle, corrected typescript.
7.6/4 — The Windfall Fiddle, correspondence.
7.6/5 — The Windfall Fiddle, galleys.
7.6/6 — Edward and Marion MacDowell, correspondence, handwritten ms., typescript of “My Most Unforgettable Character” (Marion) and corrected typescript of Carmer’s address on her 95th birthday.
7.6/7 — MacDowell colony material.
7.6/8 — “Nine-tenths of Wisdom,” handwritten ms. and correspondence.
7.6/9 — “A Camellia for John McDonogh,” correspondence, handwritten ms., and typescript.
7.6/10 — John Resko, magazine articles about him.
7.6/11 — “This I Believe,” handwritten ms., corrected typescript, typescript, and correspondence.
7.6/12 — Clippings and correspondence.
7.7 – Box 7. 1953-1957.
7.7/1 — Indian World review by Jamie de Angulo, handwritten ms. 1953.
7.7/2 — “The Road We Travel” script (4 copies). See also in correspondence, Shiveley.
7.7/3 — “You Can’t Win Looking Back” (story of Bion Shiveley) research.
7.7/4 — “You Can’t Win Looking Back,” handwritten ms. and corrected typescript.
7.7/4a — “You Can’t Win Looking Back,” correspondence.
7.7/5 — RFD – USA (TV show) correspondence, handwritten ms., and research.
7.7/6 — Review of books selected for distribution to foreign libraries by Carnegie Foundation, handwritten ms., corrected typescripts, and correspondence. (folder 1 of 2)
7.7/7 — Review of books selected for distribution to foreign libraries by Carnegie Foundation, handwritten ms., corrected typescripts, and correspondence. (folder 2 of 2)
7.7/8 — “Three Aprils and a Poet” research, handwritten ms., typescript, and correspondence.
7.7/9 — Miscellaneous.
7.8 – Box 8. 1958-1959.
7.8/1 — Pets at the White House, research.
7.8/2 — Pets at the White House, handwritten ms.
7.8/3 — Pets at the White House, corrected transcripts.
7.8/4 — Pets at the White House, typescripts and marked galley.
7.8/5 — Pets at the White House, correspondence, publicity, etc. 1958.
7.8/6 — Pets at the White House (1962 ed.), handwritten ms., typescript, correspondence.
7.8/7 — “The Middle Atlantic States” article, correspondence, and typescript for the
Book of Knowledge, 1959.
7.8/8 — “Irvington on the Hudson” article, handwritten ms. and typescript; and unidentified photographs.
7.9 – Box 9. 1958-1959.
7.9/1 — Hawthorne – Heritage Bible material, research and correspondence.
7.9/2 — American Family Bible, typescript.
7.9/3 — Lake Chaplain article for
Holiday magazine, research, correspondence.
7.9/4 — Lake Chaplain article for
Holiday magazine, handwritten ms. and corrected typescript.
7.9/5 — The Years of Grace, research and correspondence.
7.9/6 — The Years of Grace, research.
7.9/7 — The Years of Grace, research on Tom Thumb.
7.9/8 — The Years of Grace, corrected typescript.
7.9/9 — The Years of Grace, corrected and handwritten typescript.
7.9/10 — Friends of Rochester Public Library, address about C. Carmer. 1959.
7.10 – Box 10. 1960s.
7.10/1 — “Back to Alabama,” research and handwritten ms.
7.10/2 — “Back to Alabama,” correspondence.
7.10/3 — Best of Vermont Life foreword, correspondence, handwritten ms., and typescript.
7.10/4 — Hamilton alumni reviews. July and Oct. 1960.
7.10/5 — Henry Hudson, correspondence and publicity.
7.10/6 — Henry Hudson, research and handwritten ms.
7.10/7 — Henry Hudson, corrected typescript.
7.10/8 — Henry Hudson, correspondence and typescript.
7.10/9 — Henry Hudson, typescript.
7.10/10 — Boscobel dedication speech, handwritten ms.
7.10/11 — “You Can’t Win Looking Back,” correspondence. 1960s.
7.10/12 — “You Can’t Win Looking Back,” handwritten ms. and typescript.
7.11 – Box 11.
Stars Fell on Alabama.
Contains two notebooks and seven folders of material.
7.12 – Box 12.
The Susquehanna.
Contains eight folders of material, including research, handwritten ms., typescript, reviews, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
7.13 – Box 13.
Listen for a Lonesome Drum.
Contains eleven folders of material, including research, handwritten ms., typescript, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
7.14 – Box 14.
Genesee Fever.
Contains six folders of material.
7.15 – Box 15.
The Hudson.
Contains seven folders of research.
7.16 – Box 16.
The Hudson.
Contains eight folders of material.
7.17 – Box 17.
The Hudson.
Contains four folders of handwritten ms., typescript, and corrected typescript.
7.18-7.20 – Boxes 18-20.
Dark Trees to the Wind, ca. 1949.
Contains research notes, handwritten ms., typescripts and some galleys, correspondence (including fan mail), publicity, and reviews.
7.21 – Box 21.
Francis Marion and
The Susquehanna (Juvenile).
7.21/1 – 7.21/4 — Research, handwritten ms., typescript and correspondence for
Francis Marion.
7.21/5 – 7.21/9 — Handwritten ms., typescript and correspondence for
The Susquehanna (Juvenile), Garrard Press.
7.22 – Box 22.
The Screaming Ghost.
Six folders of research, handwritten ms. of ghost stories, reviews, and publicity.
7.23 – Box 23.
My Kind of Country.
Nine folders, corrected typescript and galley.
7.24-7.26 – Boxes 24-26.
The Farm Boy and the Angel.
Research notes, handwritten ms., typescripts, galleys, reviews, and correspondence.
7.27 – Box 27. Correspondence and memorabilia.
7.28 – Box 28. Clippings and reviews.
7.29 – Box 29. Undated and unpublished ms.
7.29/1 — “New York State,” typescript.
7.29/2 — Cavalcade of Young Americans.
7.29/3 — “The Criminal in the Scottsboro Cases,” typescript.
7.29/4 — Untitled article on American folklore, handwritten ms.
7.29/5 — Beginning of a war novel, typescript –- Carmer rejected and never finished.
7.29/6 — “Are You 100% Ex-patriotic,” typescript.
7.29/7 — “This Enchanted Ground,” typescript, or “They Walked into the Sea.”
7.29/8 — “The School Superintendent and the Apple Pickers,” handwritten ms.
7.29/9 — “Whatever Makes Papa Laugh,” handwritten article for book,
Whatever Makes Papa Laugh, a special tribute to Harold Thompson.
7.29/10 — Flag for the Fort, handwritten.
7.29/11 — Flag for the Fort, typescript and reviews.
7.29/12 — The Hurricane’s Children, preface.
7.29/13 — “John Brown, Yankee Mug,” handwritten ms.
7.29/14 — Wildcat Furs to China, research and handwritten ms.
7.29/15 — Wildcat Furs to China, typescript.
7.29/16 — The Susquehanna, River of Utopian Dreams, typescript.
7.29/17 — Notes for a book on folklore.
7.29/18 — Elizabeth Black Carmer, “St. Ursula” and “Maisette, Be Merry.”
7.30 – Box 30. Music.
River songs, manuscript words and music.
7.31 – Box 31. Lectures. 1939-1961.
7.32 – Box 32. Lectures. 1962-1970.
7.33 – Box 33. Correspondence –- publishers.
7.34 – Box 34. Correspondence -– publishers.
7.35 – Box 35. Boscobel -– publishers, 1938-1971, and five miscellaneous folders.
7.36 – Box 36. Correspondence. A-B.
Letters of Samuel Hopkins Adams (ca. 40 items), Faith Baldwin, Margaret Culkin Banning, William Rose Benet (6 TLS and 1 pen and ink sketch), Sen. Wallace Bennett (Utah), Benjamin Botkin, Julian Boyd, Pearl Buck (1 TLS), Roy Butterfield, and others.
7.37 – Box 37. Correspondence. C.
Letters of James Branch Cabell, Cass Canfield (7 TLS), Marquis Childs, Mary Ellen Chase, Lansing Christman, Aaron Copeland (ALS, TLS), Catharine Cornell (TLS), Jesse Cornplanter, Norman Cousins, and others.
7.38 – Box 38. Correspondence. D-E.
Letters of Carter Davidson, Thomas Desmond, J. Frank Dobie, Stephen Early (White House letterhead, 1939), Walter Edmonds, Dwight Eisenhower (White House letterhead TLS, 1955), Paul Engle, John Erskine, and others.
7.39 – Box 39. Correspondence. F- G.
Letters of Ray Fadden, Clifton Fadiman, Helen Hartness Flanders, Ralph Flanders (U.S. Senate letterhead), A.C. Flick, Harry Emerson Fosdick, and others.
7.40 – Box 40. Correspondence. Guggenheim.
7.41 – Box 41. Correspondence. H.
Letters of W. Averell Harriman (3), Walter Havighurst, Helen Hayes, Ralph Nading Hill, Herbert Hoover (TLS, 1959), Paul Horgan (6 TLS, water color sketch), Richard Hughes, Governor of New Jersey (official letterhead), and others.
7.42 – Box 42. Correspondence. I-L.
Letters of Harold Ickes (TLS, 1949), Irving Ives (U.S. Senate letterhead), Kenneth Keating (U.S. Senate letterhead), George Leader, Governor of Pennsylvania (official letterhead), Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (TL, 1929), and others.
7.43 – Box 43. Correspondence. M-O.
Letters of Phyllis McGinley, Theodore McKelding, Governor of Maryland (official letterhead), Lester Pearson, Ottawa (official letterhead), John Marquand, Edna St. Vincent Millay (TLS, 1948), Allan Nevins (6 TLS), Richard Nixon (TLS, official letterhead, 1959), Pierrepont Noyes, John O’Hara, and others.
7.44 – Box 44. Correspondence. P.
Letters of Arthur Parker and others.
7.45 – Box 45. Correspondence. P-R.
Letters of Conrad Richter, Kenneth Roberts, Owen Roberts (U.S. Supreme Court letterhead, 2 TLS, 3 ALS, 1943-1945), Dorothy Rodgers, Eleanor Roosevelt (3 TLS, 1949-1955), FDR, Jr., and others.
7.46 – Box 46. Correspondence. S.
Letters of Raymond Swing and others.
7.47 – Box 47. Correspondence. S-V.
Letters of Lowell Thomas, Louis Untermeyer, Carl Van Doren, and others.
7.48 – Box 48. Correspondence. W-Z.
Letters of J.W. Wadsworth (U.S. Congress letterhead), Alec Waugh (ALS, 1962), W.L. White (Emporia Gazette letterhead), Edmund Wilson, Peggy Wood, Alexander Woollcott, and others. Also contains sketchbooks, sketches, and memorabilia.
7.49 – Box 49. Transcripts, manuscripts, etc.
7.50-7.51 – Boxes 50-51. Drafts, letters and manuscripts.
7.52 – Box 52. Prelude to Independence Galleys.
Newspaper clippings and poems.
7.53 – Box 53. Hudson River preservation.
7.54 – Box 54. Correspondence. McDowell. 1932-1952.
7.55 – Box 55. Correspondence. McDowell. 1956-1976.
7.56 – Box 56. Correspondence. McDowell, 1952; and others.
7.57 – Box 57. Correspondence, material on Mormons.
7.57/1 — “The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” with booklets published by the Mormons.
7.57/2 — “A Study of Mormon Values” by Thomas O’Dea, mimeographed typescript.
7.57/3 – 7.57/5 — Mormon research.
7.57/6 — “Mormon Trek,” typescript and printed version.
7.57/7 — “The Angel and the Farm Boy,” typescript.
7.57/8 — “Mormons of Today,” “The Angel and the Farm Boy,” and “The Book of Mormon,” typescripts.
7.57/9 — “Mormons of Today,” research, handwritten ms., and typescripts.
7.57/10 — Correspondence on Mormon research. 1952-1964.
7.57/11 — Letters of protest. 1963.
7.57/12 — Miscellaneous.
7.58 – Box 58. Correspondence, material on Mormons.
7.58/1 — Correspondence about “The Farm Boy.”
7.58/2 — Correspondence about Mormon history.
7.58/3 — Correspondence about present day Utah.
7.58/4 — Mormon research.
7.58/5 — Mormon pictures.
7.58/6 — Mormon language, idioms, and culture.
7.59 – Box 59. Correspondence, material on Mormons.
7.59/1 — Correspondence; Mormon research.
7.59/2 — Correspondence; Mormon research.
7.59/3 — Correspondence; typescripts.
7.60 – Box 60. Correspondence: Letters of Samuel Hopkins Adams to Charles Kilbourne.
7.61 – Box 61. Contracts. 1934-1974.
7.62 – Box 62.
The Tavern Lamps are Burning anthology.
7.63 – Box 63. John Resko, correspondence and articles about.
7.64 – Box 64. Presidents.
7.65 – Box 65. Correspondence — personal — Col. and Mrs. Black; Elizabeth Black.
7.66 – Box 66 Correspondence about “Miss Ruby”; miscellaneous.
7.67 – Box 67. Drafts, letters, manuscripts, etc.
7.68 – Box 68. Erie Canal -– drafts, brochures, Life Along the Erie Canal.
7.69 — Box 69. Erie Canal -– correspondence, typescripts, manuscripts, and carbons.
7.70 – Box 70. Harper & Row / Harper & Brothers correspondence – regions of America.
Connecticut to Ozarks.
7.71 – Box 71. Harper & Row / Harper & Brothers correspondence – regions of America.
Pennsylvania, Yankee Kingdom, the Rockies, South Carolina, and Virginia.
7.72 – Box 72. Autobiography.
7.73-7.75 – Boxes 73-75. Celebrations.
7.76 – Box 76.
7.76/1 — Secret History of the American Revolution by Carl Van Doren.
7.76/2 — “Mormons,” galley, published in
American Heritage. July 1962.
7.76/3 — Tavern Lamps are Burning, galley.
7.76/4 — Tavern Lamps are Burning, galley.
7.76/5 — Greeting cards.
7.76/6 — Bill Caldwell items (re: WWII).
7.76/7 — Index cards on U.S. Presidents.
Index card boxes (3) and address book.
7.77 – Box 77.
7.77/1 — Publicity material – personal.
7.77/2 — Publicity material –
My Kind of Country.
7.77/3 — Publicity material publications –
Deep South, “Cities Are Not America.”
7.77/4 — Biographical sketch, miscellaneous papers, publicity.
7.77/5 — Octagon house and other writings, notes, memorabilia, and publicity.
7.77/6 — Envelope labeled “Memories Material.”
7.77/7 — Notebook containing handwritten poems/songs.
7.77/8 — Autograph album of Miss Adaline Dean, 1840; leather book containing loose, typed poems.
7.77/9 — Contracts.
7.77/10 — Public papers of George Clinton, “A State of Mimosa” (review), “Pierrot Grows Up” (last play by Carmer), “The Girl in the Velvet Gown,” “The Time is Now,” “Forward (To What?),” “Logan Esarey,” “How Big Annie Became Annie Christmas,” “Activities of the Copeland Clan,” “The Defense of Ft. Montgomery,” “Chicago Riot in 1886,” “A Day on the Front” (p.3 missing), “Writing for American Children” and McDonald papers [all typescripts].
7.77/11 — “Bill of Rights” and “On Writing Americana for American Children” (both typescripts).
7.77/12 — Piano scores for
Tavern Lamps.
7.77/13 — Postcards – Cooperstown, New York State, New Orleans, Virginia, China, one photo, three letters; Advertising cards and postcards of paintings by Lawrence Earle.
7.77/14 — Caleb Lyon material, Lewis County murder trial transcript for murder of Mrs. Priscilla Budge.
7.77/15 — Unidentified manuscript.
7.77/16 — Unidentified manuscript.
7.77/17 — Miscellaneous papers.
7.77/18 — “Set My People Free” playbill, 1948, Hudson Theatre; “The Skin Game” program, St. Martin’s Theatre, London; “Taming of the Shrew” program, 1920, Stratford-Upon-Avon.
7.77/19 — Hudson River and Storm King Mountain information.
7.78 – Box 78.
7.78/1 — Appointment calendars. 1942-1951.
7.78/2 — Appointment calendars. 1953-1965.
7.78/3 — Address book, weekly desk memo, and “The Scribble in Book.”
7.78/4 — Photostats from Charles Stewart Collection (Coll. No. 262 in NYSHA Research Library).
7.78/5 — Abraham Lincoln typescript (rejects).
7.78/6 — Hamilton College.
7.78/7 — Jackson Whites.
7.78/8 — Maps, uniforms of the Civil War.
7.78/9 – 7.78/11 — Miscellaneous.
7.79 – Box 79. Carmer typescripts.
Includes the historical background, “Our Well Loved Rivers,”
The Hudson,
The Susquehanna, Erie Canal, “Mardi Gras in Haiti,” folders of material on western New York, the Mohawk Valley, “His Lordship the Earl of Stirling,” the lore of the Erie Canal, “The Civil War and Me,” “Refugee Family,” and “Writing for the Population Explosion.”
7.80 – Box 80.
Civil liberties book, Koreshan unity, “Ms. For which I have (or can get) publishing rights,” 3 loose leaf notebooks –- Indians, New York State, Oneida Community and additional Indian research.
7.81 – Box 81. Material written by other authors (mostly).
Phonograph records (78 r.p.m.):
Wide, Wide World, with “Stories of Imagination,” by Carl Carmer;
This I Believe, with #36, Carl Carmer;
The Tavern Lamps are Burning, words by Carl Carmer; and
The Mormon Pioneers.
Rahn –-
A Brief Outline of the Life of Dr. Cyrus R. Teed and of the Koreshan Unity.
Kast –-
The Black Murder of Mr. White.
Kast –-
Poetic Gems from the Old School Readers.
Ballentine, F.G. -–
A Peacock for Thanksgiving, True Adventures of Missionary Children in India.
Swalm, N.C. –-
Sand in My Shoes.
Robin –-
Name Giving.
Gellendre, H.V. –-
Fabulous Lady.
Rubinstein –-
Joshua Gives God a Help (Amish).
Halliday –-
Who Fall from Heaven.
Gordon –-
On the Search for Vocation.
Gordon –-
On Money and Happiness, 1972.
Dufour –-
Louisiana, 1964.
Kast –-
Washington Irving Reader.
7.82 – Box 82. Material written by other authors.
Mann, L. –-
Suffer the Little Children.
Daly, J. -–
Statue of Many Names.
Resco, Anita -–
A Man to Remember.
Malcolmson –-
Lectures and Letters.
McCague, J. -–
The Cumberland.
Hommell, Pauline.
May, Earl.
Granitz, R. -–
Nothing but the Night.
Gardner, Mary.
McHugh, C. -–
Jessie and Mrs. Moreland.
Kast, F. –-
The Great American Triumvirate.
7.83 – Box 83. Material written by other authors.
McCleery, Wm. –
Bright Charley.
Warner, Charles D. –
A New “Vision of Sin.”
Box of greeting cards.
7.84 – Box 84.
Scrapbooks (2) and one loose leaf notebook of newspaper clippings re: Carmer’s “An Information Kit on Behalf of the College of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas…”
“Deletions from McKay,” large envelope.
“Unpublished Ghost Stories,” envelope.
Hood from University of Buffalo.
7.85 – Box 85. Publications.
Map – “Recreational Areas of the U.S.” 1936.
Pelham Sun reprints (5) – on area history.
Report to the President – White House Conference on Natural Beauty. 1965.
Peekskill Military Academy 1833-1958 (Carmer listed as giving a historical address during 125th anniversary celebration exercises) – a copy of speech inside cover.
Map – “Dymaxion Sky Ocean World,” signed by Buckminster Fuller. 1968.
The American School of the Air – containing date of Carmer’s broadcast on American folklore and brief biography.
Now and Then, quarterly magazine of history, biography, and genealogy (3 copies). Oct. 1949, Oct. 1956, Oct. 1964.
American Civil Liberties Union – “Liberty on the Home Front.” July 1945.
Harry Shaw Newman Gallery,
Panorama, Vol. 1, no. 9. June – July 1946.
Masonic Outlook, containing article on masonry in the Genesee. Feb. 1939.
“America on the Move,” article from
Harper’s.
Horizon. Spring 1964.
New Yorker. Dec. 31, 1966.
Saturday Review. April 5, 1958.
The Westchester Historian. Spring 1971.
Big Eli News. Nov. – Dec. 1959.
Historic Preservation, miscellaneous copies from vol. 16 – vol. 23.
New York State Thruway Guide. 1956-1957.
New York State museum brochures (various).
This is New York State.
Dutchess County Historical Society,
Yearbook. 1937.
New College, Sarasota, Florida -– Inauguration of 2nd President. 1967.
DeWitt Wallace folder.
Poorhouse lock project — Prospectus for an Erie Canal Museum. 1955.
The American Flotilla, a floating exposition, New York City. 1959.
New Orleans street map.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana brochure.
Declaration of American Independence and Constitution, Utica. 1845.
Sidney Simon, pamphlet on an exhibition of his paintings. 1959.
Poetry, handwritten. 1829.
Susquehanna University Studies, Vol. 7, no. 5. June 1966.
State songs and war songs, notes.
Carmer’s passport. 1945-1946.
Comment in Motion, book on poetry translations.
Hudson River School research, 1 page.
American Studies, Vol. 5, no. 4. Dec. 1962.
The Parables, Harper Bros. 1942.
Author’s Guild Bulletin.
7.86 – Box 86. Pamphlets, mainly historical.
7.87 – Box 87.
Book reviews, folklore notes, lecture notes and data, typed research on choosing the capital, broadcast on the Susquehanna, broadcasts on folklore from Hector Lee, speech for NYSHA library dedication, Junior Anthology of poems, miscellaneous poetry, “The Girl in the Violet Gown,” Civil War research and manuscript notes, “The White Woman of the Genesee” typescript, portions of motion picture scripts for
Stars Fell on Alabama,
King Strang manuscript by Robert P. Weeks,
Mohawk Trail typescript by F.P. Kimball, St. John’s in the Virgin Islands notes and typescripts, and a file on Ivan Jadan.
7.88 – Box 88.
Manuscripts of “The American Eagle,” “The Liberty Bell,” “Washington and the Erie Canal,” “Uncle Sam,” and
Taps is Not Enough; photographs of Chapel of Our Lady, Cold Spring, N.Y.; “The Heart that Would Not Hold” galley; a biography of Washington Irving by Johanna Johnston; reviews of
Boy Drummer of Vincennes; essays on poetry from
Saturday Review, etc.; Erie Canal manuscript; quotations; book reviews by Carmer; Iroquois Trail and the Erie Canal, correspondence; folklore and history; Andrew Jackson Davis and Samuel Mitchell; language, idioms, etc.; and St. John’s (Virgin Islands), manuscript and typescript.
7.89 – Box 89.
Includes “Snake River” by M. Boesch, typescript; book reviews by Carmer; “The America: River of El Dorado” galleys; tape on Stielow trail, 1915; published essays; “Calamities;” Washington Irving Symposium, Oct. 31, 1970; correspondence about paintings and Old Print Shop Portfolios marked “file on identification and dates of Octagon House paintings;” “The Pecos River” typescript; “Children in American History,” ed. by Carmer; “Scenic Hudson;” conservation clippings, etc.; and souvenir booklets of New Orleans.
7.90 – Box 90.
Folders on “Old American Songs,” “Words to Live By,” “Legends of the Shawangunk,” “Change the Name of Arkansas,” Princeton Film Center, and current “Scenic Hudson;” “Vein of Gold” typescript, by R.B. Austin; Lord Stirling manuscript and research; Duncan MacDougold typescript; research notebooks on Clinton, New York, Hamilton College; Oneida County; Albany; Nine Mile Swamp; Loomis Gang; New York City; and Madison County.
7.91 – Box 91. Carmer genealogy; family photographs and papers.
7.92 – Box 92.
Tavern Lamps … galleys and printer’s proofs; various typescripts for a possible “CC anthology;” folder on possible juvenile story; folder on Mississippi; and miscellaneous manuscript and notes for New York anthology.
7.93 – Box 93. Published articles not by Carl Carmer.
7.94 – Box 94. Published articles not by Carl Carmer, books, magazines.
7.95 – Box 95.
Trailer camp materials; New York City; Miranda affair; Old Hayes; Corp. Moses; Negro riot; “Meet the Presidents” materials; expressway and conservation; Hudson River estates; Holiday, Upstate article and American Rivers article; and miscellaneous short stories.
7.96 – Box 96.
Century Association, Canal Society, Buffalo Art Show, brewing industry, American Society of Scenic and Historic Preservation, Chautauqua, Civil Liberties, College of Virgin Islands, Florida, Folklore Society, folk songs, Friends of the Irvington Library, and Friends of the Rochester Library.
7.97 – Box 97.
Professional drama, music groups, society events, jazz festival, publicity, sports and recreation, historical boat replicas, commercial boat replicas, commercial boats, amateur boating, books and authors, painting and artists, arts and crafts, New York highways, international cooperation, Jamestown report, and St. Lawrence Seaway.
7.98 – Box 98.
Idea book,
Songs of the Rivers of America correspondence, Jay Brandt, Scenic Hudson, overseas with Army Air Force, adoption into Seneca tribe, Carnegie Fund libraries; and “Calvalcade of America,” ed. by Carmer.
7.99 – Box 99. Newspaper clippings.
7.100 – Box 100. Biographical items.
Biographical data; newspaper clippings and articles about Carmers, book reviews, diplomas, and awards.
7.101 – Box 101. Photographs.
7.102 – Box 102. Greeting cards.
7.103 – Box 103. Published articles, reports, books, and magazines not by Carl Carmer.
7.104 – Box 104. Published articles by Carl Carmer.
7.105 – Box 105. Octagon House material.
7.106 – Box 106. Contracts and royalties.
7.107 – Box 107. Art books and sketch pads.
7.108 – Box 108. Research.
Mormons, New York State notes and articles, Eagles, Liberty Bell, Uncle Sam, New York State material for
Listen for a Lonesome Drum, early Stirling research, and correspondence.
7.109 – Box 109.
Unpublished manuscript, writings by others, and a folder of membership lists.
7.110 – Box 110. Articles by various authors; History as Literature folder; Your Neck of the Woods folder; membership lists folder; and photographs.
7.111 – Box 111.
Picture postcards (unused), stationery, safety deposit box key, stamps, maps, and tapes.
7.112 – Box 112. Oversize maps, diplomas, and blueprints.
7.113 – Box 113. Financial records.
7.114 – Box 114. Financial records.
7.115 – Box 115. Financial records.
7.116 – Box 116. Financial records.
7.117 – Box 117. Financial records.
7.118 – Box 118.
Rivers of America correspondence, Onaquaga.
7.119 – Box 119.
7.119 – Photographs, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, letter from Carl Sandburg, and publications.
7.120 – Box 120. Financial records.
7.121 – Box 121. Miscellaneous, unprocessed records.
7.122 – Box 122. Personal correspondence.

Conditions Governing Access Note:

Restricted access.

7.123 – Box 123. Unpublished manuscripts.
7.124 – Box 124. New York State Historical Association correspondence.

Conditions Governing Access Note:

Restricted access.

7.125 – Box 125. New York State Historical Association correspondence.

Conditions Governing Access Note:

Restricted access.

Correspondence.
Volumes
7.v1 — Spencer’s Roster of Native Sons (and Daughters), compiled and published by Alfred Spencer.
7.v2 — Scrapbook. Newspaper and magazine clippings.
7.v3 — Scrapbook. Notes, papers, pamphlets, and ephemera.
7.v4 — The Best Poems of 1927, edited by L.A.G. Strong.
Oversize folders (OVS)
7.01 — Illustrations for books.
7.02 — Illustrations for folders.
7.03 — Illustrations for
The Hurricane’s Children.
7.04 — Illustrations by Elizabeth Carmer.
7.05 — Illustrations and blueprints.
Oversize folders (OVS+)
7.001 — Illustrations and blueprints.

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