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Cunningham, James Vincent. Papers
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
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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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.
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.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
|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