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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the James Vincent Cunningham Papers 1931-1947

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Cunningham, James Vincent. Papers

Dates:

1921-1947

Size:

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

James V. Cunningham (1911-1985), poet and scholar. Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago, 1946-1952. The Papers include three drafts of The Judge is Fury (1947), and an early manuscript (The Beacon: Poems 1931-1940) for The Helmsman (1942). The manuscripts are typescript carbon copies, with holograph corrections made by the author.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Cunningham, James Vincent. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

James Vincent Cunningham was born in Maryland in 1911, and was educated at Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1945. He has taught at Stanford, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Virginia. He was Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago from 1946 until 1952 and a Professor at Brandeis University from 1953 until his 1980 retirement.

Cunningham published several volumes of poetry and a volume of collected essays. He died in Massachusetts in 1985.

Scope Note

There are three drafts of The Judge is Fury (1947), and an early manuscript (The Beacon: Poems 1931-1940) for The Helmsman (1942). The manuscripts are typescript carbon copies, with holograph corrections made by the author. Most of the poems have been dated by Cunningham, and on some he has also indicated where he was living at the time they were written.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

The Judge is Fury, Final draft

Box 1   Folder 2

The Judge is Fury, Second draft

Box 1   Folder 3

The Judge is Fury, First draft

Box 1   Folder 4

The Beacon; Poems 1931-1940. Early manuscript for The Helmsman