Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged. (Boxes 1-4: Cataloged correspondence; Boxes 5-6: Arranged correspondence; Box 6: Unidentified correspondence & Financial documents; Boxes 7-8: Manuscripts by Dawn Powell; Box 9: Journals of Joseph R. Gousha, Jr.; Box 10-11: Scrapbooks of Joseph R. Gousha; Box 12-13: Manuscript & Proofs of Dawn Powell; a biography by Tim Page); Box 14: Printed materials
Personal and professional correspondence of Dawn Powell, including she received from publishers, agents, admirers of her work, friends, family and others. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Malcolm Cowley (4 letters); John Dos Passos (57 letters); Ernest Hemingway (1 letter); Gerald and Sara Murphy (23 letters); Mark Schorer (2 letters); Edmund Wilson (15 letters); and Powell's own letters to her family. There are drafts of her playscripts and drafts and related materials for her novel "The Golden Spur". There are 4 scrapbooks of her husband, Joseph R. Gousha, recording the plays he saw in Pittsburg from 1910 to 1914, and 4 journals of her son. Additional personal and professional papers of Dawn Powell (correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, and misc. materials) are on deposit with this library and will be added to the collection in the future.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Material on deposit may not be used without the permission of the donor, Tim Page.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Gift of Mrs Elizabeth T. Page, 1995.
Gift of Tim Page in memory of Mrs Elizabeth T. Page, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, & 2000.
Gift of John F. Sherman, 2000.