BOX XIII. 3 – Dix collection administration and correspondence

Folder 3 of 6

14 items

Correspondence with A. Huntington Patch and university administrators. Includes the first letter written by the APSU head librarian, Johnny Givens, seeking assistance from Felix G. Woodward, assistant to the president, about searching for special literary material unique to the region. Also included is the letter to A. Huntington Patch from Arthur Goldsmith telling about the first Dix collection display held in the library which attracted a great deal of interest.

1. Letter to A. Huntington Patch, collection donor, stating the success of the first Dix collection display held in the library. Arthur Goldsmith, Jr., APSU, May 19, 1983.

2. Letter to A. Huntington Patch thanking him for the most recent addition to the Dix collection. Winston A. Walden, director of the library, APSU, March 30, 1982.

3. Correspondence between A. Huntington Patch and Arthur Goldsmith, Jr. about meeting in Ashville. Arthur Goldsmith Jr., APSU, October 13, 1981 (2 pieces).

4. Letter to Mr. Patch inviting him to Clarksville to view the Dorothy Dix material. Arthur Goldsmith, Jr., APSU, May 3, 1978.

5. Letter to Arthur Goldsmith, Jr. about additional material for the Dix collection and about a visit to Clarksville to meet Mr. Goldsmith. A. Huntington Patch, October 26, 1977.

6. Letter to Mr. Patch stating the status of the collection and that it has been listed with The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Also inviting Mr. Patch to the initial display of the Dix material to be held in the Woodward library. Arthur Goldsmith, Jr., APSU, September 21, 1977.

7. Letter to A. Huntington Patch stating that Mr. F. G. Woodward passed away a few months ago and that the university does not have the means of accessing the monetary value of the materials donated. President Joe Morgan, APSU, December 20, 1971.

8. Letter to Mr. Patch thanking him for additional collection material and that the library looks forward to receiving Dix’s letters in the near future. Head librarian Johnny Givens, APSU, December 16, 1969.

9. Letter to Mr. Patch thanking him for the first shipment of the Dix collection. Head librarian Johnny Givens, APSU, December 5, 1969 (2 pieces).

10. Handwritten letter to Mr. Patch acknowledging the receipt of the box of material he sent. “Since the head Librarian is still on vacation this week, I am not opening the package until she returns on Monday, Sept., 15. Later she will be writing you.” F. G. Woodward, APSU, September 10, 1969.

11. Letter to Mr. Patch thanking him for his kind offer “to help in establishing a collection of letters, papers, books, etc. of Dorothy Dix in the Library of Austin Peay State University. We are desirous of establishing collections of writers who were either native to Clarksville or, like Dorothy Dix, Allen Tate, and Caroline Gordon, had strong associations with Clarksville. These collections will be kept in a special locked room and will be available only to graduate students and others who will be doing research in the field of southern literature.” F. G. Woodward, assistant to the president, APSU, August 27, 1969.

12. First letter to Mr. Woodward from Mr. Patch expressing his interest in the project to collect material for the library’s manuscript collection. “I’m glad to be able to co-operate.” A. Huntington Patch, August 21, 1969.

13. First letter to A. Huntington Patch explaining the library project to collect letters, or copy letters, of Dorothy Dix. Mrs. P. A. Meriwether has suggested that Mr. Patch may know where such letters may be found and may be willing to provide assistance. F. G. Woodward, assistant to the president, APSU, July 22, 1969.

14. Letter to Felix G. Woodward, assistant to the APSU president, to procure special collection holdings “unique of the region as the institution assumes an active role in becoming a research center for the region it serves.” Johnny Givens, head librarian, APSU, July 14, 1969.
 


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