BOX XIII. 3 – Dix collection administration and
Folder 3 of 6
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
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
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,
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
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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