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Byron Herbert Reece papers

Byron Herbert Reece papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Byron Herbert Reece papers
Creator: Reece, Byron Herbert, 1917-1958
Inclusive Dates: 1937-1958
Language(s): English
Extent: 9.4 Linear Feet (14 document boxes, 1 half box, 3 oversized boxes)
Collection Number: ms56
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Byron Herbert Reece (1917-1958) was an American poet, novelist, farmer, and teacher, and resided in Blairsville, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Byron Herbert Reece (1917-1958) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Byron Herbert Reece from 1937-1958. The collection includes correspondence (1945-1958); lecture notes on composition, poetry, English and American literature relating to his work at Young Harris College; publications in which his works appear; published and unpublished manuscript poems and prose; and scrapbooks containing correspondence, newsclippings, reviews, and press releases.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Byron Herbert Reece papers, ms56, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 March 18.

General Notes

Donated by Eva Reece in 1959.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Blairsville (Ga.)
Poets, American -- Georgia.
Young Harris College

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials located in other repositories: Byron Herbert Reece Collection, Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1945-1953
12Correspondence, 1954-1959
14Correspondence, Guggenheim Fellowships
15Correspondence, Huntington Hartford Fellowship
16Correspondence, William Tate Gift
17Christmas Cards
18Christmas Cards
19Christmas Cards
110Christmas Cards, "If I Had A Little Coat."
21Clippings, re. Georgia Writers' Conference
22Music, Printed
24Programs, Georgia Writers' Conference
25Programs, General
26Printed Material, Misc.
27Young Harris College
28Young Harris College, Memoranda to Faculty, 1956-1957
29Young Harris College, Printed Material
210Young Harris College, Programs, 1956-1957
211Young Harris College, Rules & Schedules, 1956-1957
212Young Harris College, Students, Writings, Rolls, etc.
213Young Harris College, Students
31Young Harris College, Misc.
32Periodicals, Aerend - California Quarterly
33Periodicals, Chestatee - Fawnlight
34Periodicals, Georgia Magazine
35Periodicals, Georgia Review
36Periodicals, Georgia Review
41Periodicals, Georgia Review
42Periodicals, Georgia Review
43Periodicals, Kaleidograph (G.S.C.W.)
44Periodicals, The Land
45Periodicals, The Lyric
46Periodicals, New Mexico Quarterly Review
51Periodicals, New Mexico Quarterly Review
52Periodicals, New Orleans Poetry Review
53Periodicals, Newsweek - Olivant Quarterly
54Periodicals, People - Quatrain Digest
55Periodicals, Saturday Review
56Periodicals, Saturday Review
57Periodicals, Scenic South - Voice
58Lecture Notes, English 101B- Composition
59Lecture Notes, English 101B
61Lecture Notes, English 101B
62Lecture Notes, English 201
63Lecture Notes, English 201
64Lecture Notes, English 3B-American Literature
65Lecture Notes, English 3B
66Lecture Notes, English 4B-English Literature
67Lecture Notes, Short Story
68Poetry Notes, General
69Notes, Miscellaneous
71Poetry, Notes: Vachel Lindsay
72Poetry, Notes: Poet Laureates
73Poetry, Notes: Imagist poetry
74Poetry, Notes: Lew Sarett
75Poetry, Notes: Edward Arlington Robinson
76Poetry, Notes: Women Poets
77Shakespeare, Notes: "Hamlet," "Lear"
78Mss. Poetry: Season of Flesh work sheets
79Mss. Poetry: Season of Flesh work sheets
710Mss. Poetry: Season of Flesh work sheets
711Mss. Poetry: Season of Flesh work carbon
81Mss. Poetry: The Hills Not Home (incomplete)
82Mss. Poetry: Not the Full Harvest
83Mss. Poetry: Remembrance of Moab
84Mss. Poetry: Bow Down in Jericho, work sheets
85Mss. Poetry: Bow Down in Jericho, work sheets
86Mss. Poetry: Bow Down in Jericho, work sheets
87Mss. Poetry: Bow Down in Jericho, work sheets
88Mss. Poetry: Bow Down in Jericho, work sheets
89Mss. Poetry: Ballad of the Bones
91Mss. Poetry: Song of Joy, work sheets
92Mss. Poetry: Song of Joy, work sheets
93Mss. Poetry: Song of Joy, work sheets
94Mss. Poetry: Song of Joy, work sheets
95Mss. Poetry: Song of Joy, work sheets
96Mss. Prose: The Hawk & The Sun, rough draft, Vol. 1
97Mss. Prose: The Hawk & The Sun, rough draft, Vol. 2
98Mss. Prose: The Hawk & The Sun, rough draft, Vol. 2
101Mss. Prose: The Hawk & The Sun, rough draft, Vol. 3
102Mss. Prose: The Hawk & The Sun, rough draft, Vol. 3
103Mss. Prose: The Hawk & The Sun - copy for press, 1955
104Mss. Prose: The Hawk & The Sun - rough draft, 1955
105Mss. Prose: Better a Dinner of Herbs, rough draft
106Mss. Prose: Better a Dinner of Herbs, rough draft
107Mss. Prose: Better a Dinner of Herbs, rough draft
108Mss. Prose: Better a Dinner of Herbs, rough draft
111Articles, published and unpublished, rough drafts
112Articles, published and unpublished, rough drafts
113Book reviews
114"A Logical Jew", short story, rough draft
115"The Barlow Knife", short story
116"The Face of Vengeance", short story
117"A Logical Jew", "The Barlow Knife" and "The Face of Vengeance", final drafts
119"No Fences Make Good Neighbors", short story, rough draft
1110Mss. Notes on Children's Literature
1111Mss. Notes on Conservation
1112Mss. Miscellaneous
121"Remembrance of Moab" - American Weave Publication Award, 1949
122Poem "Lilies", The Aerend, Summer 1940
122Story "The Return" The Aerend, Summer 1940
122Poem "The Pearl", American Weave, Summer '48
Not published elsewhere.
122Poem "Conversation Concerning Kings", American Weave, Summer '48
Not published elsewhere.
122Poem "Contentment", American Weave, Spring 1953
Not published elsewhere.
122Poem "The Farewell," American Weave, Winter 1949
122Poem "A Platitude of Plato," American Weave, Spring 1952
123Story "A Logical Jew," Chicago Review, Autumn 1949
123Poems "The Heart as a Bird," Destinies, Vol. 1, No. 4
123Poem "The Snows Have Gone," Golden Oak Leaves, Vol . 1 No. 1
Not published elsewhere.
124Poem "The Inward Eye," Living Poetry, Autumn 1945
124Poem "The Enormous Landscape," Living Poetry, Winter 1946
124Poem "Three Sonnets," The Lyric, Spring 1949
124Poem "Preference," The Lyric, Winter '54
Not published elsewhere.
124Poems "The Headland" and "In Absence," The Lyric, Fall 1974
125Poem "Whence Fares The Heart," New Mexico Quarterly Review, Autumn 1944
125Poems "Three Poems," New Mexico Quarterly Review, Summer 1945
125Poem "The Ghost," New Orleans Poetry Journal, January 1955
125Poem "The Tree, The Bird, The Leaf," New Orleans Poetry Journal, April 1955
125Note, New Orleans Poetry Journal, July 1955
125Poem "We Shall Not Eat," North Georgia Review, Fall & Winter 1938-39
126Note, People Today, 15 August 1951
126Poems "Eleven Poems", Poetry World, April 1940 July 1940 August 1940
Not published elsewhere.
126Review "Poetry & the Pamphlet", Poetry World, April 1940 August 1940
Not published elsewhere.
126Poem "Escape," Prairie Schooner, Fall 1939
126Poem "Ballad of Night," Prairie Schooner, Winter 1940
126Poem "Fox Hunters of Hell," Prairie Schooner, Summer 1941
126Poem "The Wet and the Cold," Prairie Schooner - No .2, 1954
127Poem "The Mask," Quatrain Digest, June 1953
127Poem "The Wind of Life," Quatrain Digest, June 1953
Not published elsewhere.
127Poem "Makes Perfect," Quatrain Digest, August 1953
127Poem "Lenses," Quatrain Digest, August 1953
Not published elsewhere.
127Poems "Nursery Rhymes"
127"Hound and Hunter"
127"If Evil Were a Little Road"
127"In Orchards Hung With Fruit"
127"The Beautiful Unuttered"
127"For a Group"
127"House in the Wind"
127"Windy Morning"
127"Sea Shells"
127"Prayer Against Hunters"
127All in Quill Club Anthology, Vol. Vol. 33
128Poem "Lie Not So Lonely," The Sonneteer, Summer 1944
Not published elsewhere.
128Poem "The Snows Have Come," Stor-I- Verse - Vol. 1, No. 2
Not published elsewhere.
129Poem "The Earth In March," Think Tank, 4 April 1946
Not published elsewhere.
129Poem "As I Came Out," Trails, Summer 1945
129Poem "By Other Eyes," Trails, Fall 1945
129Poem "I Could Wish Them a Longer Stay," Trails, Winter 1946
131 Arizona Quarterly , Summer 1951
131 Arizona Quarterly , Summer 1954
131 Arizona Quarterly , Winter 1954
131American Weave Vol. XX, No. 3
131American Weave Vol. XX, No. 4
131American Weave, Vol. XXI, No. 1
131American Weave, Vol. XXI, No. 2
131American Weave, Vol. XXI, No. 3
131American Weave, Vol. XXII, No. 1
132 Compass , Spring 1949
132 Echoes , 1st Quarter 1954
132Emory University Quarterly, Vol. XII, No. 2, 1956
132 Experiment , Winter 1945-46
132 Gifts to Emory University Library , 1955-1956
132 The Goal , Autumn 1955
132 The Goal , Spring 1956
132 The Goal , Autumn 1956
132A Houyhnhnm's Scrapbook, Vol. 1 No . 1, 1956-57
132A Houyhnhnm's Scrapbook, No. 2, 1957
132Inferno, No. 4
133Key Poets Sitwell, Barker, Swingler, Denwood, Snaith, Cooke, Lindsay, Carpenter, Beeching, Cameron. (10 v. in cover)
134Kaleidograph, Vol. XXIII, July 1951
134Kaleidograph, Vol. XXIV, March 1953
134Kaleidograph, Vol. XXV, September 1953
134Kaleidograph, Vol. XXV, October 1953
134Kaleidograph, Vol. XXV, November 1953
134Kaleidograph, Vol. XXV, March 1954
134The Lyric, Vol. 35, No. 2
134Manuscript Lab, Vol. 1 No. 1, February 1956
134 The Monthly Scrapper , February 1945
134New Orleans Poetry Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2, April 1956
141 Prayers, Opening of Congress , 1949
141Poetry, No. 20 (Australian), 1946
141Poetry Digest, Vol. 1 No. 5, December 1953
141Rocky Mountain Stories, Sage Books, '41
142 Sonnets from the Portuguese
142 Scenic South , October 1953
142 Self-Realization , January-February 1949
142 Survey Report of Six Georgia Colleges , September 1955
143 To Comfort You
143 Trails , Summer 1948
143 Trails , Winter 1948
143 Trails , Summer 1951
143Under the Big Beech, by Robert Kincaid
144Wings, A Quarterly, Winter 1954
144 With Letters from Housman
15Scrapbook, 1941
Clippings from The Citizen, columns by Reece contain poem and brief essay
15Scrapbook, 1945-1946
Articles, Photos reviews, Press Releases re.Ballad of the Bones, reviews by Reece
15Scrapbook, 1945-1947
Reviews, Clips, Photos, Invitations, Letters re. The Monthly Scrapper
15Scrapbook, 1946
22nd Annual Breakfast of the Macon Writers' Club
15Scrapbook, undated
Clips of Atlanta Journal book reviews by Reece
16Scrapbook, 1950
Correspondence with U. of C.
16Scrapbook, 1950-1951
Clips, Photos, Reviews re. Bow Down in Jericho and Not the Full Harvest
16Scrapbook, 1950-1951
Sketches, Reviews, News Releases, re. Better a Dinner of Herbs, speeches
16Scrapbook, 1952
Clips, Programs, etc. re. General Material
17Scrapbook, 1955
Photos, Reviews, Press releases re. The Season of the Flesh, also speeches
17Scrapbook, 1955-1956
Clips, etc. re. The Hawk and The Sun, also re. professorship at Emory
181Bound manuscript: Better a Dinner of Herbs
182Young Harris college Students, re
183Young Harris College Students, Writings, Rolls, etc.
184Rules & Schedules, Young Harris College, 1956 - 1957