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John K. Hutchens, 1905-1995 (Collection)

John K. Hutchens Collection

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John K. Hutchens, 1905-1995 (Collection)

Hamilton College Library, Clinton, New York

2003



Profile Description

Creation: EAD encoding by Peter MacDonald 2003 >2003
Language: English

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Hamilton College Archives
Creator: Hutchens, John K., 1905-1995
Title: John K. Hutchens Collection
Inclusive Dates: [dates not determined]
Quantity: 4 Boxes(4 linear feet) and 2 volumes (0.3 cubic feet)
Abstract: Collection
Identification: 0000.8
Location: NE Shelf -1
Language: English

Organized by topic and media (e.g., newspaper clippings, correspondences)Correspondences are arranged alphabetically by sender's name, other items are unarranged.

Summary

Contains correspondences of well-know individuals with Hutchens regarding his reviews and books; several scrapbooks and folders containing newspaper clippings of John Hutchens and Martin J. Hutchens (his father); manuscripts of sketches and story ideas; examples of creative writing during his college years.

Listing of sender's names available.


Biography

John Kennedy Hutchens was born in Chicago, IL on 9 August 1905 and died in New York, NY on 22 July 1995. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1926 and began a literary career immediately afterwards in Montana. After working there for year he ventured to New York City to work for the Evening Post, then to Theater Arts Monthly, and later The New York Times; this was followed by a brief period at the Boston Evening Transcript, and a return to the Times as Radio Editor and then New York Times Book Review, which he was the editor of (1946 - 1948) before his 15 year stint at The New York Herald. He is the author of One Man's Montana (1964) and edited three anthologies, American Twenties: A Literary Panorama (1954), The Best of the World (1973), and The Gambler's Bedside Book (1977).


Indexing Terms

Subjects

American Twenties, The
Best of the World, The
Cagney, James
Durante, Jimmy
Hackett, Francis
Hutchens, Martin J.
Literature--United States-1920s
O'Hara, John
One Man's Montana
Partridge, Eric
Sullivan, Frank
West, Jessamyn
Wood, Meredith
Woollcott, Alexander
Writing--Criticism--United States--20th Century

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