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LeRoy Smith, Jr. Papers
1939-1988

UPT 50 S645

6.0 Items

Prepared by Theresa R. Snyder

1999

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

Gift of D'Arcy F. Smith, brother of LeRoy Smith, Jr., May 1991; gift of Roy M. Melbourne, 1999. 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The LeRoy Smith Papers are organized into three series: Literary Writings, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous. Each series is arranged by topic. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

LeRoy Smith, Jr. received a B.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1934. He was employed as an Instructor in English in the College while continuing his graduate studies. In 1943 his association with the University of Pennsylvania ended culminating with a Masters of Arts Degree. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

Academic and religious poems of LeRoy Smith, Jr. from his college days throughout the remainder of his life. There are loose poems as well as collections of poems, the titles of which include: American Constant, Base of Operations, Between Stations, A Certain Kinship, Christ and Satan, A Common Death, Daybook of Egan Fanslau, Despite the Crocodile, The Dog Whistle, Echoes amd Old Cries, The Four Kings, Horatius Redivivus, An Irish Carol and Other Poems, The Mountain of Virtous Pine, Pavane and Other Poems, Pomptonius Redivivus, Songs of the Middle Kingdom, This Was My Country, Thomas on Saturday, The True Significance of Animal Life, and Twelve Days of Christmas. Essays on writing, short stories, and correspondence finish out the collection. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Pennsylvania.

Genre(s)

  • Poems.

Subject(s)

  • College students' writings, American--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
  • Religious poetry, American.

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INVENTORY

 

Literary writing 

Box

Folder

Poems 

[1939-1952] 

1

1

1938-1941 

1

2

1942 

1

3

1943 

1

4

1944 

1

5

1945 

1

6

1946 

1

7

1947 

1

8

1948 

1

9

1949 

1

10

1949 

1

11

1950 

1

12

1951 

1

13

1952 

1

14

1953 

1

15

1954 

1

16

1955 

1

17

1956 

1

18

1957 

1

19

1957 

1

20

1958 

1

21

1959 

1

22

1960 

1

23

1961 

1

24

1961 

1

25

1962 

1

26

1963 

1

27

1964 

2

1

1965 

2

2

1965 

2

3

1966 

2

4

1967 

2

5

1968 

2

6

1968 

2

7

1969 

2

8

1970 

2

9

1971 

2

10

1972 

2

11

1973 

2

12

1973 

2

13

1974 

3

1

1974 

3

2

1975 

3

3

1975 

3

4

1976 

3

5

1976 

3

6

1976 

3

7

1977 

3

8

1977 

3

9

1977 

3

10

1978 

3

11

1978 

3

12

1979 

3

13

1979 

3

14

1979 

3

15

1979 

3

16

1980 

4

1

1980 

4

2

1981 

4

3

1981 

4

4

1981 

4

5

1982 

4

6

1982 

4

7

1982 

4

8

1983 

4

9

1987 

4

10

1987 

4

11

1987 

4

12

1987 

4

13

1988 

4

14

1988 

4

15

n.d. 

4

16

n.d. 

4

17

Collected Poems 

1942-1952 

4

18

1953-1967 

4

19

1953-1967 

4

20

1953-1970 

5

1

American Constant 

5

2

Base of Operations 

5

3

Between Stations 

5

4

Between Stations (poems cut from) 

5

5

A Certain Kinship (3 typescripts) 

5

6

Christ and Satan (translation, 1940) 

5

7

A Common Death 

5

8

Daybook of Egan Fanslau 

5

9

Daybook of Egan Fanslau 

5

10

Daybook of Egan Fanslau 

5

11

Daybook of Egan Fanslau- Notes on the Wilderness 

5

12

Worths of Egan Fanslau 

5

13

Despite the Crocodile 

5

14

Despite the Crocodile 

5

15

Despite the Crocodile 

5

16

Despite the Crocodile 

5

17

Despite the Crocodile 

5

18

Despite the Crocodile 

5

19

Despite the Crocodile 

5

20

The Dog Whistle 

5

21

The Dog Whistle 

5

22

The Dog Whistle 

5

23

Echoes amd Old Cries 

5

24

The Four Kings 

5

25

Horatius Redivivus 

5

26

An Irish Carol and Other Poems 

5

27

The Mountain of Virtuous Pine 

5

28

The Mountain of Virtuous Pine 

5

29

The Mountain of Virtuous Pine 

5

30

Pavane and Other Poems 

5

31

Poptonius Redivivus 

5

32

Songs of the Middle Kingdom 

5

33

Songs of the Middle Kingdom 

5

34

This Was My Country 

5

35

Thomas on Saturday 

5

36

Thomas on Saturday 

5

37

The True Significance of Animal Life 

5

38

Twelve Days of Christmas 

5

39

Twelve Days of Christmas 

5

40

Papers concerning publications 

5

41

Essays 

 

6

1

 

6

2

 

6

3

 

6

4

 

6

5

"Going Out in the Wind" 

6

6

"The Grecian Urn" 

6

7

"Ultimates" 

6

8

Short Stories -- Faint Heart, Fair Lady 

6

9

Short Stories -- Faint Heart, Fair Lady 

6

10

Short Stories 

6

11

Book Reviews 

6

13

Thoughts, Aphorisms 

6

12

Papers 

6

14

Preparation for Poetry Reading 

6

15

On Writing 

The Grammatical Streetwalker 

6

16

The Grammatical Streetwalker 

6

17

The Grammatical Streetwalker 

6

18

The Grammatical Streetwalker 

6

19

The Grammatical Streetwalker 

6

20

The Grammatical Streetwalker 

6

21

[On the Use and Misuse of the English Language] 

6

22

Saboteurs of Clearness 

6

23

A Dozen Principles of Efficient Writing 

6

24

Federal Prose 

6

25

Writing Samples 

6

26

Notes 

6

27

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Correspondence 

Box

Folder

Marianne Moore, 1953, 1957 (copies -- originals in Special Collections) 

6

28

Concerning publication of Despite the Crocodile, 1964-1965 

6

29

Concerning publication of Difference and Identity, 1975 

6

30

Concerning publication of The Grammatical Streetwalker, 1975-1979 

6

31

Concerning publication of This Was My Country, 1975-1979 

6

32

Concerning miscellaneous publications, 1961-1977 

6

33

Correspondence with publishers, 1958-1982 

6

34

Correspondence with and notes re: publishers, 1958-1982 

6

35

Correspondence on Writing Program, 1967-1976 

6

36

Letters to Roy Melbourne (photocopies) 

1951-1979 

6

38

a: 1980-1984 

6

38

b: 1985-1988 

6

38

c: Letters from Roy Melbourne to LeRoy Smith, 1951-1986 (photocopies) 

6

38

d: Letters from Roy Melbourne to Van Pelt Library attached to the additional material Melbourne sent to Penn, 1999 

6

38

Concerning Mrs. Smith 

6

37

America and Iran in Perspective: 1953 and 1980 by Roy Melbourne 

6

39

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Miscellaneous 

Box

Folder

Miscellaneous 

6

40

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