TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Floyd Dell

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Outgoing Correspondence, 1908-1967

Series 2: Incoming Correspondence, 1908-1967

Series 3: Works, ca. 1903-1967

Series 4: Biographical / Miscellaneous, 1903-1978

Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1890-1952

Series 6: Additions, 1925-1967

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Inventory of the Floyd Dell Papers, 1908-1969


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969
Title Floyd Dell Papers
Dates 1908-1969
Extent 11 linear feet (29 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Abstract Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Floyd Dell, novelist, poet, playwright, newspaperman, literary editor and social and political critic.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Dell
Collection Stack Location 3a 38 10-11; Vault 49 4

Administrative Information

Cite As

Floyd Dell Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift of Floyd Dell, 1950-1958; with subsequent donations from various sources.

Processed by

Amy Nyholm, 1951-1960; Virginia H. Smith, 2000, 2008 (additions); NEH Grant team, 2005.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The Floyd Dell Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum (Priority II).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Floyd Dell Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Floyd Dell

American poet, novelist, playwright, newspaperman, literary editor, and author of books and articles on politics, education, social mores and, in his later career, writer for the Works Progress Administration.

Born in 1887, Floyd Dell began his literary career as a newspaperman, first in Iowa as a reporter for the Davenport Daily Times and then in Chicago on various papers. In 1911 he became editor of and chief contributor to the Friday Literary Review, a supplement of the Chicago Evening Post, which became one of the best-known literary supplements in the country, and which led to friendships with Carl Sandburg, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Deciding to turn his talents to writing fiction, in 1914 Dell left Chicago for New York -- the goal of most young Middle Western writers at the time -- and settled into the Bohemian literary and artistic world of Greenwich Village. Here he became closely associated with such noted literary figures as Theodore Dreiser, Max Eastman and Edna St. Vincent Millay, and developed friendships with radical John Reed and writer Joseph Freeman.

In 1914 Dell became an editor of the publication Masses and subsequently of its successors the Liberator and the New Masses, for he had been a Socialist since boyhood. Dell's first marriage to Margery Currey ended in divorce in 1915, and in 1919 he married Berta-Marie Gage with whom he had two sons, Anthony and Christopher. In 1919, they moved to Croton-on-Hudson, where Dell finished his first novel, the autobiographical Moon-Calf, following it with a second, The Briary-Bush. Through the 1920s Dell continued to write novels, poetry, a study of Upton Sinclair and a number of books and articles based on the themes of sex, love, marriage, feminism, psychoanalysis and education of children. However, by the 1930s these themes, his interests in them, and his literary style seemed quaint and out of tune with the times, and increasingly Dell was no longer a force in American letters nor a participant in radical circles.

In 1935, his work having ceased selling, Dell accepted a job with the WPA, as an editor and ghostwriter. He retired from the WPA in 1947, and until his death in 1969 this "romantic rebel" concentrated his writing on copious correspondence.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection is almost evenly divided between correspondence to and works by Dell, with a small amount of outgoing correspondence, miscellaneous material, and photographs. In the works section there are numerous manuscript copies of his books, articles and poems, plus copies of published material. Miscellaneous matierals include clippings and publicity about Dell and Dell's works, and personal items. Photographs are of Dell, his family, and friends. At the end of the collection is a series of additions to the collection purchased from the Society of Collectors, 2008, and include additional family and other correspondence, some works (memoirs and plays), and miscellaneous financial and family-related materials.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941
  • Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934
  • Cook, George Cram, 1873-1924
  • Currey, Margery
  • Dell, Floyd, 1887-1869
  • Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
  • Eastman, Max, 1883-1969
  • Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945
  • Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965
  • Friday literary review.
  • Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975
  • Lancaster, Elizabeth
  • Liberator (New York, N.Y. : 1918)
  • Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931
  • Masses (New York, N.Y.)
  • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
  • Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950
  • Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942
  • New masses.
  • Pargellis, Stanley McCrory
  • Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972
  • Reed, John, 1887-1920
  • Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
  • Stone, Irving, 1903-1989
  • Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961
  • United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
  • Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972s

Subjects

  • American literature -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • American literature -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Correspondence -- 1901-1950
  • Correspondence -- 1951-2000
  • Feminist theory
  • Journalists -- United States
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Novelists, American -- New York (State)
  • Periodical editors -- United States
  • Socialists -- New York (State) -- New York

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Container List

Series 1: Outgoing Correspondence, 1908-1967

The outgoing correspondence is primarily to friends Arthur Davison Ficke, Joseph Freeman, Fred Wieck, Upton Sinclair, Elizabeth Lancaster and Stanley Pargellis. Also, there are photocopies of numerous letters to Theodore Dreiser and Genevieve Taggard.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Beyer, Robin H., 1948-1952
1 2 Bjorkman, Edwin, 1914
1 3 Cournos, John, 1922
1 4 Darwell, Mr., 1930s
1 5 Dell, B. Marie Gage (wife : covering a lecture trip in the 1920s, WPA experiences), ca. 1920-1936
1 6 Dell, B. Marie Gage (wife), ca. 1937-1940s
1 7 Dell, Cris (i.e. Christopher, son), 1930s
1 8 Dreiser, Theodore, (photostats), 1911-1931
1 8a Dreiser, Theodore, from Margery Currey Dell (photostats), 1910s
1 8b Dreiser, Theodore, from B. Marie Gage Dell (photostats), 1912-1913
1 9 Eastman, Max, 1953-1954
1 10 Eliot, T.D., 1917
1 11 Farr, Robert, 1953
1 12 Fawcett, James Waldo, 1918
1 13-14 Ficke, Arthur Davidson, 1913-1941
1 15 Fineshriber, William, 1913
1 16 Franklin, Miss, 1930s
1 17 Freeman, Joseph, 1929-1950
1 18 Freeman, Joseph, [includes Rhyme for Lovers], Feb.-Apr. 1951
1 19 Freeman, Joseph, [includes poems], May-July 1951
1 20-21 Freeman, Joseph, Aug.-Dec. 1951
1 22-24 Freeman, Joseph, Jan.-Aug. 1952
2 25-26 Freeman, Joseph, Sept. 1952-Dec.. 1953
2 27-28 Freeman, Joseph, Jan. 26, 1954-Dec. 1958
2 29 Gabbert, Verb, 1951
2 30 Gilfond, M. E., 1940
2 31 Hansen, Harry, n.d., 1925-1926
2 32 Hardyman, Hugh, 1952
2 33 Hennessy, Mr., Jun. 6, 1954
2 34 Lancaster, Elizabeth, 1931-1948
2 35 Lancaster, Elizabeth, 1951-1952
2 36 Lane, Rose Wilder, 1920s to 1940s
2 37 Lane, Withrop D., 1926-1951
2 37a Lankes, J.J., 1921-1922
2 38 Loop, Gertrude, 1923
2 39 Maritain, M., 1930s
2 39a Meyler, George, Feb. 3, 1948
2 40 "Mr. X", 1920s
2 41 Newberry Library, 1952
2 42 O'Neil, William, (copies), 1963-1964
2 43 Pargellis, Stanley, 1949-1960
2 44 Roberts, Lester, 1945
2 45 Schorer, Mark, 1959
2 46 Shaw, Bernard (Introducing John Whittier to Bernard Shaw; letter possibly never sent) (see also Outgoing Correspondence - Whittier, Dr. [John], 1908), 1908
2 47 Sinclair, Upton, ca. 1920-1956
2 48 Taggard, Genevieve, [photostats], 1919-1925
2 49 Tanselle, George Thomas, 1920
2 50 Thayer, John Adams, 1911
2 51 Tisdel, Mrs., 1965
2 52 Towner, Lawrence, 1962-1967
2 53 Weaver, Mr., 1936
2 54 Weeks, Dr., 1921
2 55 Whittier, Dr. [John] (Letter possibly never sent) (see also Outgoing Correspondence - Shaw, Bernard, 1908), 1908
2 56 Wieck, Fred, 1951-1952
2 57 Wilson, Edmund, 1959
2 58 Wolfe, Robert, 1922
2 59 Young, Arthur, n.d.
2 60 Unidentified

Series 2: Incoming Correspondence, 1908-1967

Letters, and some extra material from Dell's wide circle of friends and literary associates. Some well-known names represented are: Sherwood Anderson, Mary Austin, George Cram Cook, Margery Currey, Theodore Dreiser, Max Eastman, Arthur Davison Ficke, Joseph Freeman, Julian Huxley, Elizabeth Lancaster, Vachel Lindsay, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ezra Pound, Upton Sinclair, H.G. Wells and Edmund Wilson. There is extensive correspondence between Dell and Joseph Freeman, American poet, editor and critic.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
3 61 Abbott, C. D. (University of Buffalo), 1937-1939
3 62 Adams, Franklin P., n.d.
3 63 Adams, Spencer L., (City Club of Chicago), 1912
3 64 Adams, Thomas R. (University of Pennsylvania), 1950
3 65 Allen, Gay Wilson, 1957
3 66 Allgood, Sara, 1920s
3 67 American Academy of Political and Social Science (bill), 1927
3 68 American Birth Control League, 1925-1927
3 69 American Mercury, 1949
3 70 Anderson, Sherwood, nd, 1915-1920
3 71 Arnett, Trevor, 1931
3 72 Arthur H. Clark Co., 1930
3 73 Asher, Ethel and Robert (birth announcement), 1936
3 74 Ashfield, Fred R., 1920s
3 75 Aswell, E.C., (The Forum), 1927
3 76 Austin, Mary, 1927
3 77 Authors, Club, 1928
3 78 Bailly, Ernest T., 1935
3 79 Baker, Jacob, (Vanguard Press), 1927-1951
3 80 Baker, Martha, 1911
3 81 Baleria, Wes, 1948
3 82 Banks, Charles Eugene, 1908
3 83 Berber, Ethel M., 1925
3 84 Baskette, Ewing C., 1951
3 85 Bazil, Cecil Georges, (Kurhaus Ladis), 1923
3 86 Bennett, Arnold, 1911-1912
3 87 Bentien, Arnold, 1936
3 88 Beresford, J.D., 1920
3 89 Berkman, Alexander, (Mother Earth), 1911
3 90 Bernstein, Herman L, 1931
3 91 Bjorkman, Edwin, 1911-1913
3 92 Bjorkman, Frances Maule, (National American Woman Suffrage Association), 1912
3 93 Black, Helen, (with annotation to Upton Sinclair from Dell), 1927
3 94 Black, Emily Calvin, (to Margery Currey), 1910s
3 95 Blanchard, Phyllis, 1931
3 96 Blankfort, Michael, (Columbia Pictures Corporation), 1958
3 97 Bluck, John L., 1942
3 98 Boas, Franz (Columbia University), 1930
3 99 Bowman, Sylvia E., (Indiana University), 1959
3 100 Branham, Lucy, (American Society for Cultural Relations with Russia), 1927
3 101 Brentano's Publishers, 1930
3 102 Brown, H. Tatnall (Haverford College), 1939
3 103 Brown, Philip R., 1931
3 104 Browne, Lewis, 1926
3 105 Browne, Maurice, (includes interview with Browne), 1911-1930
3 106 Brownson, Roswell R., 1926
3 107 Bryan, Jack, 1939-1943
3 108 Burdick, Roland E., 1931
3 109 Burr, Jane, 1933-1949
3 110 Burt, Struthers, 1939
3 111 Butcher, Fanny, 1910s
3 112 Bynner, Witter, (1 incomplete), 1932, 1958
3 113 Calverton, V.F., (The Modern Quarterly), 1920s, 1926
3 114 Carman, Bliss, 1925
3 115 Carpenter, Frederic J., 1935
3 116 Carr, Michael Carmichael (includes artwork), 1913-1917
3 117 Carroll, Nicholas, 1932
3 118 Cary, Gladys Gill (Gid), 1954-1958
3 119 Cary, Lucian, 1911
3 120 Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, 1930
3 121 Child Study Association of America (includes abstract of Dell speech), 1930
3 122 Chillman, John, 1947
3 123 Churchill, Allen (includes clipping), 1958-1959
3 124 Claessens, August (Social Democratic Federation), 1952
3 125 Collier's 1911
3 126 Couger, Josephine (South Haven News), 1927
3 127 Cook, George Cram, (Jig), 1909-1913
3 128 Cook, Mollie (Price), 1909-1910s
3 129 Cool, Janet, 1928
3 130 Craig, Gordon, 1912
3 131 Cram, Eloise, 1952
3 132 Cram, Ralph, 1910s
3 133 Currey, Margery, (signature missing, but authorship of letter is confirmed by Dell as seen in Xerox) 1912
4 134 Darmstadt, Jake, 1925
4 135 De Nio, Josiah, 1918
4 136 De Pew, Elva, 1947
4 137 de Schweinitz, George, 1955
4 138 De Voe, Edward T., (Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction), 1921
4 139 Dean, Gilbert Earl, n.d., 1911-1920
4 140 Dell, Kate, (mother), 1930s-1952
4 141 Dell, B. Marie Gage, (wife), 1931
4 142 Dell, Cora, (sister), 1942
4 143 Dell, Cris, (ie. Christopher) (also to B. Marie Dell; Helen and Verb Gabbert), 1918
4 144 Dell, Fannie, (also to B. Marie), 1942
4 145 Dell, Harold, (includes letters from lawyer), 1930
4 146 Dennett, Mary Ware, 1954
4 147 Dentler, Robert A., 1954
4 148 DeVine (?), Myra, 1952
4 149 Dinamov, Serge S., 1927
4 150 Dobson, Davie, (re: Armory Show, 1913), 1913
4 151 Doran, George H., Publishers (bills), 1926-1927
4 152 Doubleday and Co., 1957
4 153 Dreiser, Theodore (also to Mrs. Dell), 1911-1928
4 154 Duffe, John Carr (New York University), 1932
4 155 Dunlap, J.G., to wife (typescript copies of letters dated 1844-1845), 1936
4 156 Durant, Kenneth, 1951
4 157 Eastman, Max, (includes works) (1 letter on back of Frank Harris to Eastman), 1916-1956
4 158 Eaton, E.A., 1942
4 159 Edward MacDowell Association, 1957
4 160 Eliot, T.D., (to the Masses), 1917
4 161 Emmerich, F.J., (Heigh-Emmerich Lecture Bureau), 1926
4 162 Emmett, Ruth, 1925-1927
4 163 Erskine, John (also Sidney Howard, W.E. Woodward), 1927-1930
4 164 Evans, Bergen, (Northwestern University), 1945
4 165 Evans, Ernestine, 1957
4 166 Evans, Raymond, 1911
4 167 Farr, Robert, 1957
4 168 Farrar and Rinehart Publishers, 1929-1930
4 169 Feigenbam, Dorian (Psychoanalytic Quarterly), 1932
4 170 Feuchter, Fred, 1932-1940
4 171-172 Ficke, Arthur Davison, (1 incomplete, 1 to M.J.), 1913-1945
4 173 Ficke, Arthur Davison, to B. Marie Dell, (includes poems), 1932-1935
4 174 Ficke, Arthur Davison, to R.C. Lorenz and Jay DuVon, 1931
4 175 Ficke, Gladys, (includes Arthur Davison Ficke poem), 1945-1953
4 176 Field, Roswell, 1911
4 177 Fineshriber, William H., 1908-1950
4 178 Fischer, Bruno, 1958
4 179 Fitzgerald, Ellen, 1912
4 180 FitzPatrick, George, 1929
4 181 Flaccus, Kimball, 1955
4 182 Flanagan, John T., 1944
4 183 Flexner, James, 1927
4 184 Forster, Ralph, n.d.
4 185 Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1930
4 186 Franklin, Stella Miles, 1930
4 187 Freeman, Charmion von Wiegand, (to B. Marie), (wife of Joseph Freeman), n.d., 1952
4 188 Freeman, Harry, 1927
5 189 Freeman, Joseph, 1926-1947
5 190-198 Freeman, Joseph (includes works), Jan. 14-Nov. 21, 1951
6 199-206 Freeman, Joseph (includes works), Nov. 23, 1951-Aug. 8, 1952
7 207-216 Freeman, Joseph, Sept. 7, 1952-Dec. 28, 1953
8 217-224 Freeman, Joseph, Feb. 1, 1954-June 11, 1958
8 225 Freeman, Joseph, (includes work and clipping), June 13, 1958-Apr. 19, 1960
8 226 Freeman, Joseph, to Stanley Pargellis, 1952-1955
8 227 Freeman, Marilla, 1908
9 228 Gabbert, Verb, 1951
9 229 Gabbert, Verb, to Robert Caldwell (copies), 1951
9 230 Gabbert, Verb, to Martha Gellhorn, 1951
9 231 Gagey, J.S., 1930
9 232 Gahan, Francis, 1934
9 233 Garrik, Sarah Gilbert, 1927
9 234 Gelb, Arthur, (includes Dell's reply, re: Eugene O'Neill), 1957
9 235 Gibson, Roland, 1956
9 236 Gillette, Corinne Frazier and Ted, (incomplete), 1948
9 237 Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, (to B. Marie), 1916
9 238 Ginzburg, Benjamin, 1940
9 239 Glaser, E.H., 1917
9 240 Glaspell, Susan, 1909-1911
9 241 Goldman, Emma (form letter with signature/annotation), 1911
9 242 Golos, J.N., (Society for Technical Tid of U.S. and Canada to the U.S.S.R.), 1926
9 243 Gordon, David, (includes poems by Lottie Bhimenthal), 1928
9 244 Gould, E.M. Lawrence (The Church of the Neighbor), 1931
9 245 Graham, William J., to J. Seymour Currey, 1912
9 246 Green, S.D. (Trenton, NJ, High School), 1925
9 247 Greig, Mary, n.d.
9 248 Gross, Albert H., (A. and S. Lyons Inc.), (includes Dell's reply), 1938
9 249 Gruenberg, Benjamin C., 1931
9 250 Gumberg, Alex, 1934
9 251 Gurko, Miriam, 1960
9 252 Habaru, A., 1926
9 253 Haldeman-Julius Company (Credit Card), 1925
9 254 Hale, Nathan, 1959
9 255 Hallinan, Charles T., 1911, 1920
9 256 Hanau, Stella, (Birth Control Review), 1932
9 257 Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1956
9 258 Hard, B., 1912
9 259 Hardyman, Hugh, (includes obituary), 1952-1960
9 260 Harper & Brothers, 1908
9 261 Hart, John E., (Albion College), 1958
9 262 Hart, Peggy, n.d.
9 263 Haynes, E.S.P., 1927
9 264 Hecht, George J. (The Parents' Magazine), 1931
9 265 Hecker, J.F., 1923
9 266 Heflin, Neva, 1931
9 267 Hennessy, Jossleyn, 1954
9 268 Henthorn, Virgil, 1927
9 269 Herbel, M.H., 1925
9 270 Herfurth, Helen, (Sigma Tau Delta), 1940
9 271 Herts, B. Russell (The International), 1911
9 272 Hicks, Granville, 1934
9 273 Higgins, Florence, 1930s
9 274 Hines, Ted (poem), n.d.
9 274a Holly, Flora M., 1933
9 275 Holstrom, Axel, 1927
9 276 Howard, Sidney, to Mrs. Sinclair (copy), 1933
9 277 Howe, Fred C., 1930
9 278 Howe, Irving, 1949
9 279 Hoxie, Robert F., c.c. to Hallinan (Chicago Evening Post), 1912
9 280 Hoyt, Helen, n.d.
9 281 Huffaker, Lucy, 1909
9 282 Hughes, Babette, ca. 1923
9 283 Hunter, Howard D., (WPA), 1942
9 284 Huxley, Julian, 1935-2954
9 285 Ilma, Viola, (Young Men's Vocational Foundation), 1939
9 286 James, Georgia, 1928
9 287 Jelliffe, Belinda, n.d.
9 288 Jelliffe, Smith Ely (Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease), 1930
9 289 John and Edward Bumpus, Ltd. (bill), 1925
9 290 Johns, Orrick, 1937
9 291 Jones, Marjorie, 1920s
9 292 Jones, Marjorie, to Arthur Davison Ficke, 1917
9 293 Kallen, H.W., 1913
9 294 Kaplan, Louis, 1938
9 295 Kapustka, Bruce, 1929
9 296 Katterfeld, L.E., (incomplete), 1927
9 297 Keating, George T., 1926
9 298 Kellogg, Arthur, (The Survey), 1931
9 299 Kenton, Edna, 1913
9 300 Kerr, Florence, 1944
9 301 Kiell, Norman, (Brooklyn College), 1958
9 302 Kiernan, Jas G., 1911
9 303 Kimura, Shoji, (The Japan Times), 1927
9 304 Klein, Jerome, 1936
9 305 Klein, Sadie, (The Central Jewish Institute), 1926
9 306 Komarovsky, Mirra, 1930
9 307 Kwiat, Joseph J., (University of Minnesota), 1948
9 308-309 Lancaster, Elizabeth, (also to B. Marie), n.d., 1937-1952
9 310 Lane, Rose Wilder, ca. 1926-1948
9 311 Lane, Winthrop, (Dan), (includes work), nd, 1938-1956
9 312 Lankes, J.J., (includes woodcut portrait of Dell-2 copies), 1926-1930
10 313 Leacock, Stephen, 1928
10 314 League for Independent Political Action, 1930
10 315 Leigh, Robert D., (Bennington College), 1932
10 316 Leonard, W.E., (University of Wisconsin), 1913
10 317 Levy, David M., 1930
10 318 Lewis, Sinclair, ca. 1920s
10 319 Lincoln, Alfred W., 1932
10 320 Lindsay, Nicholas Vachel, 1909-1912
10 321 Lindsey, Ben B., (includes work), 1930
10 322 Littledale, Clara S., (also to B. Marie), 1930-1954
10 323 Loomis, Battell, 1926-1928
10 324 Lucid, Robert F., 1960
10 325 Lyons, Eugene, The American Mercury, 1940
10 326 MacDonald, Dwight, 1952
10 327 Macdougall, Allan Rose, 1951
10 328 MacLean, Malcolm, (University of Minnesota), n.d.
10 329 Magner, Gene, 1954
10 330 Maidako, Hiroichiro, 1927
10 331 Mailly, William, 1911-1912
10 332 [Empty folder, Unused folder number]
10 333 Malik-Verlag Aktiengesellschaft, 1928
10 334 Mannenlied, Claire, 1930
10 335 Markham, Kyra, 1930
10 336 Marquiss, Mrs. Walter O., 1926
10 337 Marsden, Dora, The New Freewoman, 1916
10 338 Marsey, Michael, 1943
10 339 Marsh, Benjamin (New York Congestion Committee), 1911
10 340 Marsh, Chester Geppert, 1935
10 341 Masses, The (directors), to Arthur Davison Ficke, 1914
10 342 Matthews, Elva de P., 1930's
10 343 Mayfield, John S., 1948-1958
10 344 McCullough, Esther Morgan, 1956
10 345 McElhaney, James, 1959
10 346 McGinley, Phyllis, 1952
10 347 McGratt, William J., 1935
10 348 Meeter, George F., 1943
10 349 Mehlman, Fannie, 1911
10 350 Meloney, Mrs. William Brown, Herald Tribune, 1935
10 351 Melton family, 1926
10 352 Mencken, H.L., [1920s?]
10 353 Menninger, Karl, 1930
10 354 Merow, H., 1909
10 355 Meyer, Esther, 1929
10 356 Meyler, George, 1948
10 357 Meynell, Alice, [1910s?]
10 358 Middleton, George, 1911
10 359 Milholland, Jean, [1920s?]
10 360 Millay, Edna St. Vincent, (including clipping and poetry reading announcement), 1923, 1933
10 361 Miller, Dorothy Swan, (Pike County Republican), 1942
10 362 Minor, Lydia, 1925-1926
10 363 Monro, Harold, (Poetry and Drama), 1913
10 364 Monroe, Harriet, (Poetry), 1913
10 365 Montgomery, Mary Binney, [ca. 1930]
10 366 Morfeld, Malik-Verlag, 1927
10 367 Mosshart, Gretchen, [1910s?]
10 368 Motherwell, Hiram, 1934
10 369 Moyston, Guy, 1927
10 370 Muhlen, Hermynia, 1925-1927
10 371 Nason, Arthur, (Authors Club), 1928
10 372 Nearing, Scott, 1927
10 373 Nelson, Catherine, 1954
10 374 Norris, Charles, n.d.
10 375 O'Kane, Gerard G., 1939
10 376 Olivier, Doris (Mrs. Warner Lewis), to B. Marie, 1953
10 377 Olsen, Elizabeth, 1926
10 378 Ono, Shimobu, 1930
10 379 Oppenheim, James, 1912
10 380 Ording, E., 1946
10 381 Overstreet, H.A., 1926
10 382 Pargellis, Stanley (Newberry Library), 1952-1960
10 383 Patten, Gilbert, 1940
10 384 Peck, Helen Herbert, 1952
10 385 Peck, Martin W., [1920s?]
10 386 Phillips, J.S., (American Magazine), 1911
10 387 Phillips, William L., (University of Washington), 1951
10 388 Pilley, John, 1938
10 389 Pitkin, Roynce S., 1951
10 390 Pitkoff, Alexander, 1938
10 391 Players, The, (New York private club invitation), n.d.
10 392 Polakov, Walter N., 1936
10 393 Poriel, Louise, 1925
10 394 Potter, Grace, [1910s?]
10 395 Pound, Ezra, 1911
10 396 Pound, Homer L., 1911
10 397 Preston, Keith, 1939
10 398 Pruette, Lorine, ca. 1938
10 399 Pryor, Florence, [1930s?]
10 400 Public Ledger, 1930
10 401 Raine, William R., 1953-1954
10 402 Randall, David A., 1957
10 403 Rapp, Virginia, 1954
10 404 Read, Nicholas, 1959
10 405 Rhinehart Publishers, 1954-1957
10 406 Rivola, Flora (includes poem), 1931
10 407 Roberts, Hazel, 1929
10 408 Robinson, Alice Wade, to Arthur Davison Ficke, 1934
10 409 Robinson, Martha, [1926?]
10 410 Robinson, William J., 1930
10 411 Rolfe, Edwin, 1920's
10 412 Rooney, Alicia, 1940
10 413 Root, E. Merrill, [1920s?]
10 414 Rosseli, Rita, 1945
10 415 Rothman, Robert, after 1926
10 416 Ruggles, Eleanor, 1959
10 417 Russell, Bertrand (B.R.), 1920's
10 418 Ryan, Chilton, 1953
10 419 Sanger, Margaret, ca. 1930
11 420 Sanders, Lillian, 1927
11 421 Schroeder, Ralph Lietz, 1946-1960
11 422 Schwabe, Mrs. C.A., 1928
11 423 Scoville, Bernice Mead, 1920s
11 424 Seiler, Conrad, 1958
11 425 Seligson, Seymour, (The Group), (includes biographical fragment of Dell), 1929-1930
11 426 Semple, Ellen Churchill, ca. 1911
11 427 Seybolt, Paul S., 1937
11 428 Shapiro, S.R., [1947?]
11 429 Sheaffer, Louis, 1957
11 430 Sherman, Edna M. (Mt. Vernon High School), 1927
11 431 Shinn, Barbara, to B (Mrs. Floyd Dell), n.d.
11 432 Simons, A.M., The Coming Nation, 1911
11 433 Simpson, Robert, 1947
11 434 Sinclair, Mary Craig (Mrs. Upton), 1954-1956
11 435 Sinclair, Upton, n.d., 1911-1939
11 436 Sinclair, Upton, (includes works), 1942-1960
11 437 Sinclair, Upton, to others (copies), 1928, 1965
11 438 Singer, Herman, 1958
11 439 Singsaas, Randi, 1956
11 440 Slosson, Edwin E., 1912
11 441 Slosson, Preston & Lucy, 1931
11 442 Smith, Eleanor, 1939
11 443 Smith, Paul Jordan, 1925
11 444 Smith, Robert, (Sagamore Press), 1957
11 445 Smith, Mrs. Tirzah, 1931
11 446 Steckel, Sally, 1948
11 447 Steinbeck, John, to "Joe" (copy), ca. 1939
11 448 Stone, Irving, 1938-1949
11 449 Strunsky, Anna, 1912
11 450 Survey, The, 1930
11 451 Taylor, B.L., 1910s
11 452 Taylor, Walker, 1954
11 453 Terrell, Alin, ca. 1920s
11 454 Tery, Simone, 1922-1925, 1940
11 455 Thatcher, George A., 1960
11 456 Thayer, John Adams, 1911
11 457 Thompson, Dorothy, 1951
11 458 Tietjens, Eunice, ca. 1910s
11 459 Tilden, Freemen, 1911
11 460 Todd, Arthur J., (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Northwestern University), 1932
11 461 Towner, Lawrence, (Newberry Library), 1967
11 462 Tucker, Andrew, 1959
11 463 Tucker, Peggy, 1920s
11 464 Turner, Timothy G., 1948
11 465 Tutwiler, Julia, 1912
11 466 Ulizio, R. Geo, 1929
11 467 Ulmann, Doris, ca. 1910s
11 468 Untermeyer, Louis, 1911-1928
11 469 Updegraff, Allan, ca. 1910s
11 470 Van Doren, Irita, New York Herald Times, 1938
11 471 Van Loon, Hendrick Willem, 1921
11 472 Van Valkenburgh, M.S., 1927
11 473 Vance, Louis Joseph, 1913
11 474 Vanzler, Joseph, ca. 1920s
11 475 Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1924
11 476 Waddell, Elizabeth, 1925
11 477 Waite, John A., 1947-1948
11 478 Waldmeier, Viola, 1931
11 479 Wallace, David B., 1937
11 480 Watson, Goodwin, 1944
11 481 Watson, John B., 1930
11 482 Wells, H.G., (includes printed pamphlet, inscribed to Dell from Wells), 1919-1920
11 483 Weston, Robert, 1960
11 484 Wheelock, John Hall, 1933
11 485 White, Jean Martin, 1934
11 486 Williams, Albert Rhys, [1920s?]
11 487 Wilson, Edmund, 1952-1953
11 488 Wing, De Witt C., 1911
11 489 Woodward, W.E., 1927
11 490 Unidentified, n.d.
11 491 Unidentified, 1925-1930
11 492 Unidentified, "Edna", 1930

Series 3: Works, ca. 1903-1967

Primarily manuscript and printed examples of Dell's writings. Included are manuscript copies of published novels Moon-Calf, The Briary-Bush and An Unmarried Father, plus unpublished stories, plays, novels, and fragments of novels. There are numerous poems and articles, both published and unpublished, and scrapbooks of clippings that contain examples of Dell's literary reviews. In the notebook section there are two notebooks written in the form of letters to Stanley Pargellis, entitled: "Daughters of Dreams and of Stories, Letters to Stanley Pargellis from Floyd Dell, 1952" and "Now That Our Youth Begins to Fade, A Letter to Stanley Pargellis, 1952". Also, there is a collection of publications of the WPA penned by Dell; Dell himself wrote in an attribution to his work if there was no credit given on the document .
The notations AD, ADS, TD, and TDS after the title of the work indicate Autograph Document, (in Dell's hand); Autograph Document Signed, Typed Document, or Typed Document Signed. Some are a combination of both, or printed with autograph annotations.
Arranged alphabetically by title or type of material. Works by Others are filed at the end of the Series, alphabetically by the author.

Box Folder Contents
12 493 1944-1954: A Brief History, AD, 1943
12 494 Adolescent Education: A Parental and Psychological View, TDS and printed, 1932
12 495 Adolescent Steps Out, The - And How!, printed, 1937
12 496 Adventure, TD (2 copies) and printed [see also Danger], 1914
12 497 Alcohol as the Servant of Art and Friendship, printed, 1925
12 498 Alcoholiday, Printed, Jun. 1916
12 499 Alexander & Campaspe: A New & Improved Version of Lyly's Play, AD, n.d.
12 500 [Alfred A. Knopf wants to bring out a book of mine ….], TD, 1919
12 501 All About Love [questionnaire, sonnet and portrait], printed, 1918
12 502 American Kiss and Tell, AD & TD (2 copies), n.d.
12 503 [American poetry at this present moment …], AD, incomplete, n.d.
12 504 Anatomy of Melancholy - Inscription (draft) to John S. Mayfield, AD, n.d.
12 505 [Autobiographical notes], AD, n.d.
12 506 [Autobiographical outline], AD, 1898-1909
12 507 [Autobiographical outline], AD, 1919-1932
12 508 Babes in the Wood, TD, (2 copies), n.d.
12 509 Barrymore, Lionel - speech prepared by Dell, re: Barrymore's music being performed by the WPA Symphony Orchestra of LA, AD, n.d.
12 510 Beating, The, TD and printed (2 copies), 1914
12 511-512 [Benton Family], AD, n.d.
12 513 Birthday Sonnets to BMG, With Love from FD, printed, 1937
12 514 Bobby Yardley's Father, AD, incomplete, n.d.
12 515 Books That Are Interesting, printed (SEE OVERSIZE), Sept. 1916
13 516 Briary-Bush, The, A Novel, ADS, p. 1-301
13 517 Briary-Bush, The, A Novel, ADS, p. 302-551
13 518 Burlesquerie, printed, (SEE OVERSIZE), Jan. 1916
13 519 But We Live Now, AD, n.d.
13 520 Cabin, The, A Comedy, AD, n.d.
13 521-522 Camillia - Jenny Story - Unfinished, fragments, AD, n.d.
13 523 Can Men and Women Be Friends?, printed, May 28, 1924
13 524 Carl Browne, The Labor Knight (co-authored by Arthur Young), printed, n.d.
14 525-526 Cautious Amorist, The: (play) comedy in three acts, TD (see also Additions, box 29), 1933
14 527 Change in American Life and Fiction, printed, 1915
14 528 Charlie in the Steel -Mills, printed, 1923
14 529 Chaste Adventures of Joseph, The [play], TD & AD, n.d.
14 530 Children and the Machine Age, printed, 1934
14 531 [Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, restoration of stanzas], AD, n.d.
14 532 [Comparison between 2 texts: Intellectual Vagabondage and Sex - Expression in Literature], TD, ca 1926
14 533 Confessions of a Feminist Man, printed, (SEE OVERSIZE), n.d.
14 534 Creative Sceptic, The, [Letter to the Editor], printed, 1920
14 535 Creators, The , AD, TD, and printed, ca 1912
14 536 Cynthia, by Anthony Crone (pseud.), TDS, n.d.
14 537 Danger, printed, (see also Adventure), 1912
14 538 Dark Continent, The, printed (2 copies), Feb. 1916
14 539 Daughters of Dreams and of Stories: Letters to Stanley Pangellis, AD, 1952
14 540 Demands of the United States, AD, ca 1946
14 541 Diana Stair [play], AD & TD, ca 1932
14 542 Diary (incomplete), 1932
14 543 Diary entries, scattered, 1938-1960
14 544 Do Men Want Children? (Answer to Bertrand Russell's essay), printed, 1930
14 545 [Does your little boy have fear-dreams?], AD, n.d.
14 546 Dr. William Fineshriber [lecture], TD, n.d.
14 547 Drama of Dynamite, The, printed (2 copies), n.d.
15 548 Dream-Snatchers: a novel, TD, n.d.
15 549 Dream-Snatchers: a novel, carbon copy, n.d.
15 550 Dynamite in Dreams, AD (SEE OVERSIZE), n.d.
15 551 III Dynasts, The, notecards, AD, n.d.
15 552 Eastman, Max: Affadavit, re: Communist ties, TD (SEE OVERSIZE), 1925
15 553 Edna Millay Finds a Cook, ADS, 1932
15 554 Edna Millay Finds a Cook, TD (2 copies) & printed, 1932
15 555 Edna St. Vincent Millay, printed (SEE OVERSIZE), 1931
15 556 Enigma [play], TDS, n.d.
15 557 Eye of the Observer, The, (incomplete), n.d.
15 558 II Failure of Columbus, (incomplete), AD, n.d.
15 559 Fairy Gold - Hill of Dreams - Shadow Mistress, AD, n.d.
15 560 Family Circle [play], co-authored with B. Marie Gage, TD (see also Additions, Box 29), 1932
15 561 Fast Changing Job of Parenthood, The, AD, n.d.
15 562 Fear, printed, 1915
15 563 First Impressions of Chicago, AD, n.d.
15 564 Five-Minute Problem Play, A, TDS, n.d.
15 565 Flambeau, TD and AD, n.d.
15 566 Flower o' the Peach, printed (2 copies), n.d.
15 567 Foolish Virgins, TD (2 copies), n.d.
16 568 Fragment: [begins, Anxiety is theme.], AD
16 569 Fragment: [begins Dr. Walter Quillam was an Army dentist…], AD
16 570 Fragment: [begins, Everybody was surprised when Bill lost his job on the Register], AD
16 571 Fragment: [begins, In white flannels …, re: Orrick Smith]
16 572 Fragment: The Jealousy of Queen Hera, AD
16 573 Fragments: [Latimer-Spiegel Dynasty]
16 574 Fragment: Miss Paley and the Post-War World, AD
16 575 Fragment: [begins, The New Republic has been devoting its columns to a prolonged Marxian autopsy …], AD
16 576 Fragment: The Reckless Wish of Seawen O'Hara, AD
16 577 Fragment: [begins, Shortly before the close of the war…], AD
16 578 Fragments, unidentified
16 579 Garda Ballou, drafts, AD
16 580 Gifts of the Fourth Goddess, The, ADS & printed, Oct. 1923
16 581 Goddard College Commencement Address [lecture], AD, 1951
16 582 Greek Gentlemen, AD, n.d.
16 583 Herrick, AD & TD (SEE OVERSIZE), n.d.
16 584 Hickory Dickory Dock, ADS (2 copies), n.d.
16 585 High School Fraternities, TD, n.d.
16 586 His Lost Lenore (with fragment: Lenore), TD, n.d.
16 587 Homecoming, pp. 1-207, AD (see also Additions, Box 29), ca. 1933
17 588 Homecoming, pp. 208-300, AD, ca. 1933
17 589 Homecoming, pp. 301-420, AD, ca. 1933
17 590 Homecoming, pp. 421-588d, AD, ca. 1933
17 591 Homecoming - pages omitted, pp. 478-527, TDS, ca. 1933
17 592 Homer and the Soap-Box, printed (SEE OVERSIZE), Jan. 1914
17 593 Honest to God and Cross Your Heart [unsent letter to Harriet Monroe], TD, n.d.
17 594 How Parents Grow Up, TDS and ADS, n.d.
17 595 How it Feels to be Psycho-analyzed, TD & TDS (2 variant copies), n.d.
17 596 Hubbard, Elbert - Obituary, [1915]
17 597 Human Nature, TD, n.d.
17 598 Ibsen Revisited [party], TD, n.d.
17 599 Idealist, The [play], TD, n.d.
17 600 If They Want to Get Married, printed, Dec. 1936
17 601 Ilma, Viola [biographical sketch], AD, [1950]
17 602 [In My Youth, when I first read Shelley's poems…], AD, n.d.
17 603 [Inscriptions by Dell in the Liberator and The Masses, donated to Newberry], photocopies,
17 604 I've Tried it Both Ways, TD and TD fragment, n.d.
18 605 Janet March, pp. 1-175, AD, 1923
18 606 Janet March, pp. 176-325, AD,
18 607 Janet March, pp. 326-425, [41 pp.]
18 608 Jessica Screams, AD & printed, 1912
18 609 John Donne, AD, (SEE OVERSIZE), n.d.
18 610 Junior Colleges and Terminal Education, TDS, n.d.
18 611 Keats's Debt to Robert Burton, printed, signed, n.d.
18 612 Keep Your Eyes on the Sidewalk, TDS, 1913
18 613 [Kinsey Report, impressions of], AD, n.d.
18 614 Kitten and the Masterpiece, The, AD, TD, & printed, [1924]
18 615 Kitty Smith and Social Integration; or De Voto der Puehrer, ADS, n.d.
19 616 Literary Grandfather, TD, n.d.
19 617 Literature and the Machine, parts III-V, VII-X, XV, printed in the Liberator, Dec. 1923-Oct. 1924
19 618 Little Accident [play], co-authored with Thomas Mitchell, TD, 1928
19 619 Littlest Theater, the, printed, [SEE OVERSIZE], 1913
19 620 Long Time Ago, A [play], printed, n.d.
19 621 Manual for Civilian Defense, printed, [1942]
19 622 Marriage Without Money, TD, [re: petting], n.d.
19 623 Meeting of Pericles and Aspasia, The (attributed to Dreiser), clipping, ca. 1916
19 624 Melodrama of Childhood, The, printed, 1934
19 625 Memories of the Old Masses, printed, Apr. 1949
19 626 Men and Women, printed, n.d.
19 627 Mental Hygene Poetry, printed, 30-Jun-30
19 628 Mind of a Censor, The, printed, Dec. 1915
19 629 Moon-calf, chapter XXI, fragment, AD, n.d.
19 630 Moon calf, excerpt, printed, May 1936
19 631 [Most striking thing about the present 'teacher-mother' controversy, The …], TDS, n.d.
19 632 Mothers and Daughters, printed & TD, (2 copies), 1912
19 633 My Lady's Mirror [play], incomplete, AD & TD (2 copies), n.d.
19 634 Nature of Woman, The, printed (SEE OVERSIZE), n.d.
19 635 New Times, New Manners, ADS (incomplete), n.d.
19 636 Not Roses, Roses All the Way: Recollections of Edna St. Vincent Millay [and John Reed], TD, 1967
19 637 [Notebooks, authorship uncertain], AD, n.d.
19 638 [Notebook] [ca. 1913]
19 639 Notes, misc., AD, n.d.
19 640 Now That Our Youth Begins to Fade: A Letter to Stanley Pangellis, ADS, 1952
19 641 Obituary of a Poet, printed, Sept. 1914
20 Old Man's Folly, An, ADS n.d.
21 642 On Taking Out One's Key Ring, n.d.
21 643 Our Hated Rivals, ADS, n.d.
21 644 Outline of Marriage, the, printed, 1923
21 645 Parallel Lives, AD, n.d.
21 646 [Paul Story], AD, incomplete, n.d.
21 647 Perfect Husband, The [play], TD n.d.
21 648 Perfectly Good Cat, A, TD, (SEE OVERSIZE), 1913
21 649 Phantom Adventure, AD, TD, & printed, n.d.
21 650 Piece of Slag, A, Note on Alternative typographical scheme, TD, n.d.
21 651 Poems, A (for more poems, see also Additions, box 29)
21 652 Poems, B
21 653 Poems, C
21 654 Poems, D
21 655 Poems, E
21 656 Poems, F
21 657 Poems, G
21 658 Poems, H
21 659 Poems, I
21 660 Poems, J
21 661 Poems, K
21 662 Poems, L
21 663 Poems, M
21 664 Poems, N
21 665 Poems, O
21 666 Poems, P
21 667 Poems, Q
21 668 Poems, R
21 669 Poems, S
22 670 Poems, T
22 671 Poems, U
22 672 Poems, V
22 673 Poems, W
22 674 Poems, X-Z
22 675 Poems, fragments
22 676 Poems, Booklet of Verse, 1903-1904
22 677 Poems and Notes, vol. I
22 678 Poems and Notes, vol. II
22 679 Poems and Notes, vol. III
22 680 Poems and Notes, vol. IV
22 681 [Poetry-essays concerning], AD, n.d.
22 682 Poor Harold [play], TDS, n.d.
22 683 Portrait of Murray Swift, TD (2 copies), n.d.
22 684 Priscilla and the Dragon, printed galleys (2 copies), n.d.
22 685 Psychanalysis and Recent Fiction, printed, 1920
22 686 Psycho-Analytic Confession, printed, Apr. 1920
23 687-689 Putting on Airs (unfinished novel), AD & TD, begun July 25, 1937
23 690 Quick and the Dead, AD & TD, n.d.
23 691 Reckless Wish of Scawen Holt, The, AD, n.d.
23 692 Red-Headed Girl, The, AD, n.d.
23 693 Rents Were Low in Greenwich Neighborhood, printed, Dec. 1947
24 694 Reviews
24 695 Reviews, Chicago Evening Post, Scrapbook I
24 696 Reviews, Chicago Evning Post, Scrapbook II
24 697 Riddle of Druska, The, TD, 1913
24 698 Rim of the World, The [play], TD, n.d.
24 699 [Rim of the World - 3 costume designs by Jean (Mrs. Louis) Untermeyer], n.d.
24 700 Rise and Fall of Greenwich Village, The, printed, 1925
24 701 Rise and Fall of the Penguins, printed galleys, n.d.
24 702 II Robinson Crusoe, AD, n.d.
24 703 Runaway, AD & TD (see also Additions, Box 29), n.d.
24 704 Runaway [play], TD, n.d.
24 705 Russia in America, printed, n.d.
24 706 St. George of the Minute, Prologue, TD, 2 copies (one copy entitled St. George in Greenwich Village), [see also Priscilla and the Dragon]
24 707 St. George of the Minute, variant copies and notes, TD & AD, [see also Priscilla and the Dragon] n.d.
24 708 St. George Theory of Poetry, AD, n.d.
24 709 St. Thomas Chatterton, printed, Jul-25
24 710 Scarp, Diana [biographical note], AD, n.d.
24 711 Scenario, printed, 1912
24 712 Sentence Completion [Miale-Holsopple test], 1950
24 713 Sex in Adolescence, printed, May-31
24 714 Sex in American Fiction, printed, Jan. 1948
24 715 Shakespeare vs. Bacon, TD, 1930
24 716 Shell-Shock and the Poetry of Robinson Jeffers, 1926
25 717 Should A Young Writer Live in Greenwich Village?, TDS, n.d.
25 718 Six Best Novels, The, printed, Sept. 1915
25 719 Socialism and Feminism: A Reply to Belfort Bax, printed, [with follow-up printed letters] n.d.
25 720 Spilt Milk, AD, (2 copies), n.d.
25 721 Stephen Crane and the Genius Myth, printed, Dec. 10, 1924
25 722 Sweet-and-Twenty, TDS (3 copies), n.d.
25 723 They Wanted to Tell, printed, Feb. 1926
25 724 Things Are Different Now: A Sketch of Marriage and Economics (incomplete), AD, n.d.
25 725 [This Book, Phyllis, is written at your demand,] AD & fragment, n.d.
25 726 This Mad Ideal (1 page from draft), AD, (SEE OVERSIZE), n.d.
25 727 Three Randley Sisters, The, TD, n.d.
25 728 Time of Tarquin, The, Ad, n.d.
25 729 Tokens of Love [letter to Mary Haworth], AD & printed, n.d.
25 730 Tramp, The, The Priestess, and the Sequel, TDS, n.d.
25 731 Tribute to W.B. Yeats, A, AD, Mar. 1953
25 732 Two American Poets: A Study in Possibilities, printed, Apr. 1924
25 733 Two Little Americans in ancient Athens, AD, n.d.
25 734 Two Little Americans in Ancient Greece, AD, ca. 1920s
25 735-736 Unmarried Father [play], TD, (2 copies) n.d.
25 737 Utopian Confession, A, AD, nd
25 738 Utopian Fiction, essay on, AD, 1946, 1960
25 739 Ways of Life, The, printed [SEE OVERSIZE], Dec. 1915
25 740 What is Realism? (incomplete), AD, n.d.
25 741 What Was Keats Thinking About?, TD, n.d.
25 742 Why Mona Smiled, printed (2 copies), (SEE OVERSIZE), June, 1914
25 743 Why They Pet, printed, (2 copies), w/ copy of reprint, 1931, 1951
26 744 WPA Writing: Bridging the Economic Gap (Speech by Florence Kerr), TD, 1940
26 745 WPA Writing: Ceiling Price, printed, 1945
26 746 WPA Writing: The Emergency Work Relief Program of the FERA, printed, 1935
26 747 WPA Writing: Final Report of the WPA Program, printed, 1946
26 748 WPA Writing: Government Aid During the Depression to Professional, Technical and Other Service Workers, TD, ca. 1936
26 749 WPA Writing: Key West: The Rehabilitation of a Stranded City, TDS, n.d.
26 750 WPA Writing: Misconceptions Concerning the WPA Program, TD, 1939
26 751 WPA Writing: The Paradox of WPA, printed, Sept. 1938
26 752 WPA Writing: Politics and Work Relief (speech for Mr. Hopkins), TDS, n.d.
26 753 WPA Writing: The Role of Democratic Processes In National Defense (speech for Florence Kerr), TD, 1941
26 754 WPA Writing: Strengthening America's Economic Dukes (speech for Florence Kerr), (SEE OVERSIZE) 1939
26 755 WPA Writing: Total Defense and Community Service (speece for Florence Kerr), AD, n.d.
26 756 WPA Writing: The War Situation and our Problem of Employment (radio address for Col. F.C. Harrington), TD, 1939
26 757 WPA Writing: We Have a Job to Do at Home (speech for Florence Kerr), TD, (SEE OVERSIZE), 1940
26 758 WPA Writing: The White Collar Program (speech draft for Jake Baker)
26 759 WPA Writing: You Can't Lend Dollars, TD, n.d.
26 760 Works - by Others - Anderson, Sherwood, The Smith A Might Man is He (play), n.d.
26 761 Works - by Others - Broun, Heywood, Broun's Nutmeg, Vol. 3 Nos. 6-9, Jul. 1-22, 1939
26 762 Works - by Others - Cook, George Cram. Eaglet, The, TD and AD, [All Dorr was based on F.D.] n.d.
26 763 Works - by Others - Cook, George Cram. [Poems], printed and AD, n.d.
26 764 Works - by Others - Day, Dorothy, Lewd Sunday, TD, n.d.
26 765 Works - by Others - Deutsch, Babbette, Severance [poem], TD
26 766 Works - by Others - Freeman, Joseph, Pretenders and Pioneers, TDS (Dedicated to Dell), n.d.
26 767 Works - by Others - Hardyman, Maitland, Challenge, A (poem), printed, 1919
26 768 Works - by Others - Resek, Carl, Muckrakers and the Younger Generation, A Note on the Continuity of Literary Radicalism, TD, n.d.
26 769 Works - by Others - Richart, Bette, Three Resolutions of a Riddle (poem), AD, n.d.
26 770 Works - by Others - Sanger, Margaret H., Family Limitations; plus descriptive sheet, printed, For the use of Physicians exclusively, 1917 and nd
26 771 Works - by Others - Shepherd, E.S., Mother's Blessing, The, TD, n.d.
26 772 Works - by Others - Unidentified - poems, n.d.

Series 4: Biographical / Miscellaneous, 1903-1978

Materials about Floyd Dell: clippings, obituary, lecture announcements, a couple of play programs, and promotional material and reviews about Dell's works. Also contains a small bit of information about his sons Tony (b. 1922) and Cris (b. 1927), and some information about Dell's employers and interests.
There is also an undated audio recording, mailed to the library in 1954, of Dell reading poems by W.B. Yeats, Vachel Lindsey, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edwin Arlington Robinson, John Manapole, Carl Sandburg, Bliss Carman, G.K. Chesterton, and Dell himself. Dell speaks briefly between the poems; sometimes the interviewer and B. Marie Gage Dell can be heard in the background. The recording was made on a reel-to-reel tape; an audiocassette use copy was made from the reel tape in 1983.
Arranged alphabetically .

Box Folder Contents
27 773 Artwork - Drawings by Dell, 1903-1911
27 774 Artwork - Drawings of Dell (see also Incoming Correspondence - Lankes, J.J.), n.d., 1923
27 775 Artwork - Nordfeldt portraits (SEE OVERSIZE), n.d. 1913
27 776 Audio - Floyd Dell reading his poems : 1 reel + 1 audiocassette duplicate, after 1954
27 777 Bibliographies of works by Dell, 1931, 1976, 1978
27 778 Bookplate, original drawing and print, n.d.
27 779 Broadcast Agreement, Statsradiofonien (Danish), 1958
27 780 Cartoon - Moon Calf, by Gropper (?), 1921
27 781 Christmas Card - J.J. Lankes woodcut print of Dell home), ca. 1925
27 782 Clippings about Dell, n.d., 1921-1973
27 783 Clippings, miscellaneous and unidentified, n.d.
27 784 Currey, Margery, obituary (photocopy), 1959
27 785 Dell, Anthony (Tony, son), clippings and miscellaneous, 1922-1938
27 786 Dell, Christopher (Cris, son), miscellaneous, 1927, 1933
27 787 Goldan, Mamie (nanny/housekeeper), print from newspaper, n.d.
27 788 Lecture announcements, n.d., 1927, 1951
27 789 Liberal Club, play programs (plays by Dell), ca. 1914-1915
27 790 Masses Publishing Company - Stock Certificate, 1914
27 791 Name Lists in Dell's Handwriting, n.d.
27 792 Publicity - Anatomy of Melancholy, 1925-1929
27 793 Publicity - Love in the Machine Age, 1930
27 794 Reviews - The Angel Intrudes, 1921
27 795 Reviews - Ballad of Christopher Street, 1939
27 796 Reviews - Diana Stair, 1932-1933
27 797 Reviews - Golden Spike, 1934-1935
27 798 Reviews - Homecoming, 1933-1934
27 799 Reviews - Intellectual Vagabondage, 1926
27 800 Reviews - Janet March, 1923-1924
27 801 Reviews - King Arthur's Socks, 1921
27 802 Reviews - The Kitten and the Masterpiece, 1924
27 803 Reviews - Literature and the Machine Age, 1924
27 804 Reviews - Little Accident, 1928
27 805 Reviews - Looking at Life, 1924
27 806 Reviews - Love in the Machine Age, 1930
27 807 Reviews - Love Without Money, 1931-1932
27 808 Reviews - Moon-Calf, n.d., 1920-1921
27 809 Reviews - Sex in the Arts, 1932
27 810 Reviews - Souvenirs, 1929
27 811 Reviews - An Unmarried Father, 1929
27 812 Reviews - Were You Ever a Child?, 1920-1921
27 813 Royalty Statement - Angel Intrudes, [1953]
27 814 Stationery, with notes re: ordering books from Japan, ca. 1920's
27 815 Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1934-1947
27 816 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) membership, 1911

Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1890-1952

Miscellaneous photographs of Dell, Dell's family and friends including his parents, his wife B. Marie Dell, George Cram Cook, Arthur Davison Ficke, Joseph Freeman, Marjorie Jones, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Upton Sinclair. Note: photograph of Joseph Freeman by Tina Modotti has been moved to the vault, aisle 49, row 4.
Arranged with images of Dell first, followed by family members, friends, and miscellaneous.

Box Folder Contents
28 817 Dell, Floyd - candid, at Croton-on-Hudson, 1919
28 818 Dell, Floyd - candid, with son Tony (ca. 2 years old), ca 1924
28 819 Dell, Floyd - candid, sitting on porch, ca. 1928
28 820 Dell, Floyd - candid, outside of Washington, (photo by Tony Dell), late 1930s
28 821 Dell, Floyd - portrait, ca. fall 1908
28 822 Dell, Floyd - portrait by Marjorie Jones, ca. 1915
28 823 Dell, Floyd - portraits, ca. 1921
28 824 Dell, Floyd - portraits by Marjorie Jones, 1921
28 825 Dell, Floyd - portrait by Arthur Davison Ficke, ca. 1928
28 826 Dell, Floyd - portraits by Marjorie Jones, 1928
28 827 Dell, Floyd - portraits by Theo Hines, 1952
28 828 Family - Dell, Anthony & Kate, late 1800s
28 829 Family - Dell, Kate and Floyd, 1921
28 830 Family - Dell, Anthony and Christopher (with others), 1927-1940
28 830a Family - Dell, Anthony (Tony) and others, ca. 1922-1945
28 831 Family - Dell, B. Marie and others, 1919-ca. 1927
28 832 Family - Dell, Christopher (Cris) and others, ca. 1927-1946
28 833 Family - Dell family group photos, 1922-1929
28 834 Family - Gage Family - ca. 1890s
28 835 Friends - Cook, George Cram (in Greece), n.d.
28 836 Friends - Cook, Mollie (Price), with Family, 1908-1909
28 837 Friends - Cool, Janet, 1926
28 838 Friends - Ficke, Arthur Davison and Gladys, and Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1920s-30s
28 839 Friends - Ficke, Arthur Davison, nd, 1934
28 840 Friends - Ficke, Arthur Davison, with Bliss Carman, Witter Bynner in New Mexico, 1927
28 841 Friends - Freeman, Joseph, Mexico, 1929
28 842 Friends - Freeman, Joseph, signed portrait by Tina Modotti, SEE VAULT (FLAT) AISLE 49, ROW 4, 1929
28 843 Friends - Hardyman, Hugh and his school in Jalisco, Mexico, n.d.
28 844 Friends - Jones, Marjorie, 1917?
28 845 Friends - Jones, Marjorie, and son Chilton, early 1920s
28 846 Friends - Jones, Marjorie, taken with her child Willem in the 20s, 1920s
28 847 Friends - Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1920s
28 848 Friends - Shinn, William (Dad), late 1930s
28 849 Friends - Sinclair, Upton, bust, ca. 1926
28 850 Friends - Sinclair, Upton, signed portraits, 1932, nd
28 851 Friends - Stevens, Doris, n.d.
28 852 Friends - Taggard, Genevieve and Robert Wolf at Croton, 1921
28 853 Friends - Tery, Simone, ca. 1920s
28 854 Miscellaneous - Dell home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 1934-1937
28 855 Miscellaneous - Dell home (farmhouse), Whipple Hill, Winchester, NH, 1934
28 856 Miscellaneous - Ficke, Arthur Davison's apartment, 42 Commerce St., NY, n.d.
28 857 Miscellaneous - set painting, Washinton Square by Moonlight, by Dell, for Provincetown Players, The Angel Intrudes, 1917-1918

Series 6: Additions, 1925-1967

Incoming letters from sister Cora Dell and Mrs. Fannie Dell, mostly regarding financial and health problems, and a few other miscellaneous letters. Also, a partial manuscript of memoir Homecoming and manuscript copies of three plays, a few poems and a small collection of miscellany.
Purchase, Society of Collectors, 2008.
Arranged by type of material.

Box Folder Contents
29 858 Correspondence, Incoming: Arnold, L.R., Dec. 20, 1932
29 859 Correspondence, Incoming: Dell, Cora, Feb. 7, 1933-Sept. 14, 1934
29 860 Correspondence, Incoming: Dell, Fannie, Aug. 25, 1933-Apr. 29, 1936
29 861 Correspondence, Incoming: Gessler, Clifford, Dec. 20, 1932
29 862 Correspondence, Incoming: Meldrum, John, Feb. 1, 1934
29 863 Works: The Cautious Amorist [play], TD (also in Box 14), 1933
29 864 Works: Family Circle [play], TD (also in Box 15), 1932
29 865 Works: Homecoming [partial memoir], TDS (also in Boxes 16-17), undated
29 866 Works: Runaway [play], AD,TDS (also in Box 24), undated
29 867 Works: 8 poems in scrapbook titled Recipes, TD, 1967
29 868 Works: Poems (2), TD, AD, undated
29 869 Miscellaneous: B. Marie Gage items, 1923-1930
29 870 Miscellaneous: Artwork, cards and drawings, 1925-1950
29 871 Miscellaneous: Newspaper clipping, undated; Executor's report on estate of Eliza Crone, April, 1934