Cale Young Rice papers

Abstract

The Cale Young Rice papers, (dated 1927-1939; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise letters, typescripts, galley proofs, handwritten notes, and drafts relating to Young's career as a Kentucky author.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cale Young Rice papers
Date
1927-1939
Creator
Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943
Extent
0.45 Cubic feet
Subjects
Authors, American--Kentucky.
Autobiography.
Drafts.
Proofs (Printing)
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda Hanner
Preferred Citation
46m50: [identification of item], Cale Young Rice Papers, 1927-1939, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Writer, poet, and playwright Cale Young Rice was born on December 7, 1872 in Dixon, Kentucky, to Laban M. Rice (1838-1891) and Martha Lacy Rice (1839-1888). He received his Bachelor's degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1893 and his Master's from Harvard University in 1896. He married writer Alice Hegan (1870-1942) in 1902; they had no children. Rice and Hegan collaborated on many written works during their marriage. Rice committed suicide in January 1943 in Louisville, Ky.
Scope and Content
The Cale Young Rice papers, (dated 1927-1939; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise letters, typescripts, galley proofs, handwritten notes, and drafts relating to Young's career as a Kentucky author. The bulk of the papers consist of a typescript, galley, and omitted chapters for Rice's 1939 autobiography, titled Bridging the Years. Additional works included are a draft Poetry's Genii: a theory and interpretation, a philosophical theory on poetry, and handwritten poems. The remainder of the papers consist of letters written by Rice to Page, concerning the affairs of the American Poetry Society and one to Frances Jewell McVey, former University of Kentucky Dean of Women and wife of UK President Frank LeRond McVey, enclosing drafts of Rice's work.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Letters to Page, 1927-1933

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Letter to Frances Jewell McVey, 1939 May 12

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Letter to Mr. Fithion, 1937 December 20

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Bridging the Years, copy typed by Mr. Rice, 1939 March 22

  • Box 1, Folder 3-4
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Bridging the Years, stenographic copy, 1939 May 11

  • Box 1, Folder 5-6
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Bridging the Years, omitted chapters, 1939

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Bridging the Years, galley proof, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Poetry's Genii: a theory and interpretation, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Chapter beginning Poetric inspiration..., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Poems, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Notes, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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