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Morris Abner Barr papers

Inventory


Series 1. Correspondence, 1939-1967
Box 1, Folder 1-17

Subseries A. Incoming, 1954-1967

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Aldridge, Delilah-Judith
3.0 letters
Contents Note: One letter includes article by Ezelle Poule.

1966 and undated
Box 1, Folder 1 Alma, Anita
1.0 letter
1954
Box 1, Folder 1 American Poets Fellowship Society
4.0 letters
Contents Note: Includes one typed copy of letter, undated.

1954-1956
Box 1, Folder 1 Atkinson, Mabel Law
1.0 postcard
1960
Box 1, Folder 1 Blair, Anna
1.0 letter
1960
Box 1, Folder 1 Ball, Berenice M.
2.0 letters
1960-1962
Box 1, Folder 1 Beach, Charles, B. & C. Music Print
3.0 items
Contents Note: Two letters and one mimeographed letter with Barr's reply.

1950
Box 1, Folder 1 Beard, Verna K.
1.0 card
undated
Box 1, Folder 1 Belin Memorial University, Lake Jackson Conservatory
1.0 item
Contents Note: One mimeograph of letter.

1961
Box 1, Folder 2 Bill
2.0 letters
Contents Note: Letterhead: "Ellisonia: Manse of the Muses"

1965-1966
Box 1, Folder 2 Birthday card from group of friends
1.0 card
1959
Box 1, Folder 2 Bob Jones University
5.0 items
Contents Note: Four letters and one postcard. See: Jones, Bob.

1958-1963
Box 1, Folder 2 Bokenfohr, John, O.M.I., Bishop of Kimberley
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Includes one typed copy of the letter.

1962
Box 1, Folder 2 Brann Sylvia Jean
1.0 card
1959
Box 1, Folder 2 Brook, Rhonda (?)
1.0 card
1963
Box 1, Folder 2 Brown, Roberta
3.0 letters
Contents Note: 1 letter is annotated by Barr.

1960
Box 1, Folder 2 Brown University Library
1.0 postcard
1959
Box 1, Folder 2 Brown, W.A.
1.0 letter
1964
Box 1, Folder 3 Brumbelow, Inez L.
3.0 items
Contents Note: 2 letters and 1 note.

1963 and undated
Box 1, Folder 3 Burkholder, Ester York
12.0 items
Contents Note: 9 letters, 2 cards, 1 postcard (note by Barr attached to letter 1961).

1961-1966
Box 1, Folder 4 Chester County Historical Society
2.0 letters
1946 and undated
Box 1, Folder 4 Christoff, Rosemary
Contents Note: One card

1962
Box 1, Folder 4 Coughey, Frank
1.0 letter
1962
Box 1, Folder 4 Comments
2.0 pages
Contents Note: Two pages of typed letters from various correspondents (Lucy Malloy, Dr. Myra Seldon Day, Ada Mae Hoffrek, Mrs. C. T. Murray, Leta S. Bender, Oliver C. Kuntzleman, Chas. J. Hemmig, Hulda M. Wilkie, Bryson M. Turner)

1957
Box 1, Folder 4 Cook, Ethel
2.0 letters
1966
Box 1, Folder 4 Criss, Bertha
1.0 letter
1958
Box 1, Folder 4 Demming, Henry C.
1.0 letter
1917
Box 1, Folder 4 Dewey, Mildred Nye
1.0 letter
1967
Box 1, Folder 4 Eccles Public Libraries, England
1.0 postcard
1959
Box 1, Folder 4 Eddy, M.E.
Contents Note: See Rhode Island Writer's Guild

undated
Box 1, Folder 4 Ellis, Bill and Easter
1.0 letter
1966
Box 1, Folder 4 Encyclopedia Britannica
1.0 letter
1960
Box 1, Folder 5 Freedoms Foundation At Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
1.0 letter
1965
Box 1, Folder 5 Free Library of Philadelphia
1.0 postcard
1958
Box 1, Folder 5 Hotel Fontainblau, Miami, Florida
1.0 letter
1956
Box 1, Folder 5 Forrest, Judge E. Arnold, Montgomery Court
1.0 letter
1957
Box 1, Folder 5 Gillis, Curtis Eugene
2.0 letters
1960 and 1967
Box 1, Folder 5 Greco Lou, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
2.0 letters
1965
Box 1, Folder 5 Hahn, Virginia A.
1.0 letter
1956
Box 1, Folder 5 Hanstrom, Joanne
1.0 letter
1959
Box 1, Folder 5 Hemming, Chas J.
2.0 letters
Contents Note: Letter of 1956 includes note by Barr

1956 and 1959
Box 1, Folder 5 Henne, Helen Miazza
2.0 items
Contents Note: 1 letter and 1 typed copy of a letter and Barr's reply

undated
Box 1, Folder 5 Historical Society of Berks County
1.0 letter
1960
Box 1, Folder 5 Hoffman, Ruth S.
1.0 letter
1958
Box 1, Folder 5 Hoffrek, Ada Mae
1.0 letter
1959
Box 1, Folder 5 Jaco, Grace
1.0 postcard
1967
Box 1, Folder 5 Jones, Bob. Bob Jones University
1.0 letter
Contents Note: See: Bob Jones University

1967
Box 1, Folder 6 Kibourne, Tommy
1.0 letter
1957
Box 1, Folder 6 Kuntzleman, Oliver C.
1.0 mimeographed letter
1961
Box 1, Folder 6 Kuska, Nellie
1.0 postcard
1963
Box 1, Folder 6 Lake, Dorothy B.
1.0 letter
1963
Box 1, Folder 7 Landelle
2.0 letters
1960 and undated
Box 1, Folder 6 Lightner Museum of Hours
2.0 letters
1957 and 1958
Box 1, Folder 6 Lions International
1.0 letter
1952
Box 1, Folder 7 Lynn, Ruth
7.0 letters
1957-1965
Box 1, Folder 7 Mallory, Bob
1.0 postcard
1956
Box 1, Folder 7 Malloy, Lucy
10.0 letters
1955-1957
Box 1, Folder 7 Marquis - Who's Who
1.0 card
undated
Box 1, Folder 7 Marble Collegiate Church, New York, NY
1.0 letter
1957
Box 1, Folder 7 McCoy, Truda
2.0 letters
1962 and 1965
Box 1, Folder 7 Mitchell, Anne
4.0 items
Contents Note: 3 letters and 1 card

1958-1962
Box 1, Folder 8 Mooney, Belle S. M.D.
1.0 letter
1958
Box 1, Folder 8 Morgan, Jane?
1.0 postcard
1962
Box 1, Folder 8 Montgomery County Republican Committee, Norristown, PA
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Letter is a typed copy.

1955
Box 1, Folder 8 Mulcahy, J.A.
1.0 letter
1961
Box 1, Folder 8 National Grange
1.0 letter
1957
Box 1, Folder 8 National Songwriters Guild
3.0 letters
Contents Note: Letters are typed copies. 1 includes Barr's annotations.

1955
Box 1, Folder 8 Osmer, Lily
1.0 letter
1960
Box 1, Folder 8 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum commission State Museum Building, Harrisburg
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Letter is a typed copy (includes extract from "Year of the Poet, 1965").

1955
Box 1, Folder 8 Pennsylvania Power & Light Company
1.0 letter
1959
Box 1, Folder 8 Pennsylvania Week
1.0 letter
1959
Box 1, Folder 8 Revling, Elizabeth
1.0 letter
1958
Box 1, Folder 8 Rhode Island Writer's Guild
2.0 items
Contents Note: 1 letter signed Mrs. Muriel E. Eddy and a typed copy of the letter.

1963
Box 1, Folder 8 Robertson, Ford J.
1.0 letter
1958
Box 1, Folder 8 Rochester Public Library
2.0 postcards
1958
Box 1, Folder 8 Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences
1.0 card
1958
Box 1, Folder 8 Roshong, Margaret D.
2.0 items
Contents Note: 1 typed copy of letter and mimeograph.

1965
Box 1, Folder 9 Samuels, Clara U.
2.0 letters
1947 and 1957
Box 1, Folder 9 Save-the-Redwoods League
2.0 letters
1966
Box 1, Folder 9 Selsor, Lillian
1.0 letter
1960
Box 1, Folder 9 Silent Unity
1.0 letter
1959
Box 1, Folder 9 Silverstrand, William M. Manilla Community School, Iowa
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Letter is a typed copy.

1964
Box 1, Folder 9 Silvia, Maria Lavinia
1.0 letter
1956
Box 1, Folder 9 Sholl, Benn
3.0 items
Contents Note: 2 mimeographs of letters and a typed copy of one letter.

1953 and 1956
Box 1, Folder 9 Smoyer, Verna
1.0 letter
1965
Box 1, Folder 9 Steele, Jacqueline
1.0 postcard
1967
Box 1, Folder 9 Stephen Foster Memorial Commission
3.0 items
Contents Note: 2 letters and 1 typed copy of one of the letters.

1955 and 1958
Box 1, Folder 9 Szekely, Deborah
3.0 items
Contents Note: 2 letters and 1 postcard

1958
Box 1, Folder 9 Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Chester
1.0 letter
1959
Box 1, Folder 10 Thompson, Dr. W. J.
9.0 items
Contents Note: 4 letters, 4 postcards, 1 card

1960-1961
Box 1, Folder 11 Thompson, Dr. W. J.
10.0 letters
1963
Box 1, Folder 12 Thompson, Dr. W. J.
7.0 items
Contents Note: 3 letters and 4 cards.

1963-1968
Box 1, Folder 12 Thompson, Dr. W. J.
6.0 items
Contents Note: 2 letters and 4 cards

1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 14 Tratnik, Isabel
1.0 letter
1964
Box 1, Folder 14 United States Department of Agriculture
1957
1957
Box 1, Folder 14 United States, The White House
3.0 letters
1956, 1960 and 1965
Box 1, Folder 14 Valley Forge State Park Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
3.0 items
Contents Note: 2 letters and 1 typed copy of letter

1956 and 1965
Box 1, Folder 14 Van Sickle, Robert
1.0 letter
Contents Note: One typed copy of letter with reply to William Silvestrand

1955
Box 1, Folder 14 Wagner, Elvin. Candor Press
3.0 letters
1963-1964
Box 1, Folder 15 Wegner, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Nicholas H. Father Flanagan's Boy's Home
3.0 letters
Contents Note: Three letter (one has a newspaper article mentioning Barr and a certificate attached)

1957-1962
Box 1, Folder 15 Wells, Kenneth D. Freedom Foundation
1.0 letter
1965
Box 1, Folder 15 Westerbech, Rev. E. J.
1.0 letter
1946
Box 1, Folder 15 White, W. R.
1.0 letter
1945
Box 1, Folder 15 Who's Who in the East
1.0 letter
1958
Box 1, Folder 15 Williams, Martha Loomis
1.0 letter
1966
Box 1, Folder 15 Wolff, Katharine
1.0 letter
1958
Box 1, Folder 15 Wood, Emma S.
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Letter is a typed copy.

1965
Box 1, Folder 15 Wyatt, J?
1.0 letter
1960

Subseries B. Incoming to third parties, 1939-1965

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 15a Bued, Osborne to Hoffrek, Ada Mae
1.0 letter
1959
Box 1, Folder 15a Innes, M. J. S., Department of Mines and Technological Survey, Ontario, Canada to Craggs, Mr. R. S.
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Letter is a typed copy

1965
Box 1, Folder 15a Rowley, H. C. to Hoffrek, Ada Mae
1.0 letter
1959
Box 1, Folder 15a Wegelin, Oscar to Dr. Van Hoesen
1.0 letter
1939

Subseries C. Outgoing, 1952-1965

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 16 Brown University. Curator, Hays [sic] Library
2.0 letters
Contents Note: Includes a clipping from Studio News Book Productions, Friend, Nebraska newsletter, a list of songs by M. A. Barr (3 p), as well as list of places Barr played organ and piano, undated

1952, 1956
Box 1, Folder 16 Christian Friend
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Letter is 4 pages

1963
Box 1, Folder 16 Craggs, Mr. R. S.
1.0 letter
1964
Box 1, Folder 16 Forrest, Judge E. Arnold
5.0 items
Contents Note: 4 letters, 1957 and 1964, 1 typed copy of a letter to Forrest from Montgomery County Republican Commitee sending him a copy of "Homespun Philosophy."

1957 and 1964
Box 1, Folder 16 Greco, Lou
2.0 letters
1965
Box 1, Folder 16 Grim, Paul H.
1.0 letter
1962
Box 1, Folder 16 Kuska, Nellie
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Discussing the Aurora Borealis

undated
Box 1, Folder 16 Silverstrand, William
2.0 letters
1964
Box 1, Folder 17 Sister Edna
1.0 letter
Contents Note: 1 signed carbon of typed letter (8 pages).

1964
Box 1, Folder 17 Titus, Robert. Valley Forge Commission
1.0 letter
1965
Box 1, Folder 17 To Whom it May Concern
undated
Box 1, Folder 17 To Whom it May Concern
1.0 letter
Contents Note: Letter is 3 pages

1964
Box 1, Folder 17 United States -- President, White House
3.0 letters
Contents Note: 1 mimeographed letter and 2 typed letters

1957 and 1965
Box 1, Folder 17 Wakefield, Mother
1.0 letter
1965
Box 1, Folder 17 Miscellaneous notes
2.0 items
Contents Note: 1 on an envelope, 1 on Valley Forge Springs letterhead, and one on scrap paper

undated

Series 2.. Literary manuscripts, circa 1946-1965
Box 1, Folder 18-63

Subseries A. Poems

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 18 Poems
40.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Abide and Be My Love; with attached note
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Absent Minded
  • Acres of Diamonds, 1917
  • Admiring Our Youth
  • Aerocyst
  • After a Rain
  • After a Rainfall
  • After Sunset
  • After the Draught, Sept. 10, 1957
  • Agamongenesis
  • Alert Farmer, The
  • All Alone
  • All I Need
  • All Things Come From God
  • Alone and Lonely
  • Alone on the Road
  • Aluminum Clay
  • Amatorial or Ogling
  • Ambrosia or Sweetwood
  • Amelioration
  • Amiability
  • Amortization Act, The
  • Anathripsis
  • Angels From Paradise
  • Angels Rolled the Stone Away
  • Apple, The
  • Apple Blossom Time
  • Apple Orchard
  • Apple Time
  • Apple Trees and Their Fruit
  • Apple Worm, The
  • Arboriculture
  • Are Teachers Romantic?
  • Argil
  • Assay Passell
  • Astral Body, An
  • At a Country Station
  • At Mother's Knee
  • At Seventy Four


Box 1, Folder 19 Poems
68.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Baby Cat
  • Baby in a Crib
  • Baby's Joke
  • Baby Wanted a Hobby Horse
  • Bachelor's Parrot Told the Truth
  • Bamboozle
  • Banana Apple, A
  • Barber, The
  • Barge Canal, The
  • Baywindow, The
  • Beaming Eyes at Sixty-eight
  • Beautiful Blonde, A
  • Beautiful Hands; two versions
  • Beautiful Maiden, A
  • Beauty Masters The Strong
  • Beauty of Life, The
  • Beds of Sickness
  • Behind the Bar-Room Doors
  • Be Kind to Animals
  • Bellflower Apple
  • Bells of Joy Ring Forth
  • Ben Davis Trees
  • Beneath the Earth
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Berks County Dutchman
  • Bessie and Tobiath
  • Beware!
  • Beware of Rugs
  • Beware of Wrong Medicine
  • Bible or Word of God, The; (see: "A Warm Heart")
  • Big Black Horse, The
  • Big Money
  • Big Straw Stack, A
  • Bills of the Birds
  • Bimetallism
  • Blacksmith Anvil
  • Black Spot in a Diamond, The
  • Black Walnut Rhind [sic]
  • Blood Red Doors
  • Blue Jay, The
  • Boats are Coming, The
  • Bolt; Thread; Washer; Nut
  • Born to be Sacred, 1 Cor: 6:19
  • Born to Hard Work
  • Boundry [sic] Line Fences
  • Boys' Attendant at an Orphans' Home
  • Boy Who Came Back, A
  • Brain, The
  • Brave Dog Saves Little Girl
  • Bread, Cheese and Apple Butter
  • Bread Crumbs
  • My Wife Bakes; two copies; one also includes "Tippy."
  • Bright Moon
  • Bright Young Lady, A
  • Broken Glass
  • Broken Lives
  • Brotherhood
  • Brownies
  • Brush-Off, The
  • Buggy Ride, A
  • Bumble Bee, The
  • Bumblebee and a Mother Bear
  • Bumblebees
  • Burpee's Special Pole Lima
  • Business Goes On, The
  • Busy Man, A
  • Buzzing Bumble Bee, A
  • By the Grape Vine
  • By the Old Fireside


Box 1, Folder 20 Poems
62.0 items
Contents Note:
  • California Buckthorn, The
  • Called "Johnny Apple Seed" of Chester County, Penna.
  • Called to Play
  • Cambium; two versions
  • Candle Light Versus Electric Light
  • Can This Happen to You?
  • Caress Me
  • Carnelian
  • Carnival, The
  • Catamaran, The
  • Cat Drowned in A Gold Fish Bowl, A
  • Catherine Ox
  • Celestial Opal
  • Certain Gal, A
  • Chair That You Filled, The
  • Chair Went Over, A
  • Chatter of a Child, The
  • Christian Doctor, A
  • Chinaman, A
  • Chickens and My Dog
  • Christmas; two versions
  • Christmas Day
  • Christmas in Jail
  • Christmas 1955
  • Christmas-Sabbath 1955
  • Christoffs, The
  • Church Suppers
  • Cigars; (see: "Money")
  • Civic, Religious and Fraternal Work
  • The Closed Door
  • Cobwebs
  • Cocoon, The
  • Cold in Church
  • College Girl's Problem
  • College Professors' Homes
  • Comments on Atonement
  • Conscience
  • Contemptuous
  • Contention
  • Cool Nights
  • Cool Spring in the Meadow, A
  • Coronation, The
  • Corusation [sic]
  • Cosmic Vibration
  • Cottage on or at the Beach, A
  • Cottage on the Beach, A
  • Coulter, A
  • Country Boy Thief, A
  • Country Store, The
  • Cradling Wheat at Fourteen
  • Cranberry Colored Dress, The
  • Cranium; Tourbillion; October
  • Creation; two versions
  • Crickets Singing
  • Crippled Pipe-Organ Player
  • Cripples' Doctor, The
  • Criticism
  • Crook Hired A Negro, A
  • Crushed Heel, A
  • Crust of Bread, A; two versions


Box 1, Folder 21 Poems
39.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Daisy, The Cow
  • Danger
  • Dan Malloy
  • Daughters
  • Dear General and Mamie
  • Dear God
  • Death of A Dream
  • Debility
  • Dedicated to A Red Cross Aide
  • Crust of Bread, A; two versions
  • Daisy the Cow
  • Danger
  • Dan Malloy
  • Daughters
  • Dear General and Mamie
  • Dimples
  • Disembogue
  • Disk Jockey's Song, The
  • Distorted
  • Diversities of Gifts
  • Doctor of Philospohy and A Possum
  • Doctors and Nurses I have known
  • Dog and A Tick, A
  • Dog's Instincts
  • Dollar in My Boots
  • Down by the Old Spring House
  • Down by the Willows; two versions
  • Downcasts
  • Down by Your Church
  • Down in My Garden
  • Down Lovers' Lane
  • Do You Remember?
  • Dreaming Alone (by my window)
  • Drinker's Prayer and His Dog, A; three versions
  • Drink of Cold Water, A
  • Drove Dad To Drink
  • Dynamic Force


Box 1, Folder 22 Poems
24.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Ear of Corn, An
  • Earthworm
  • Easier Part, The
  • Easter Bunny, The
  • Easter Shams
  • Ecology
  • Eery [sic] Old Soul, An
  • Eight Day Clock, The
  • Electric Power
  • Elongation
  • Embellishment
  • Embrocation
  • Embryo
  • Empty Bottles
  • Empty Room, The
  • End of Draught, The
  • Enemy in the Home, An
  • Episperm
  • Epitome to Leta S. Bender, An
  • Estranged
  • Estranged Husband
  • Euthanasia
  • Every Man For Himself
  • Everyone is Here For Some Good


Box 1, Folder 23 Poems
43.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Fair Maiden
  • Faithful in Adversity
  • Fall Hues
  • False Moonlight
  • Famous Old Saying, A
  • Farewell
  • Farmer, The
  • Farmer Jones Had a Son
  • Farmer's Plight, The
  • Farmer's Plight 1957, The
  • Farms Versus Cities
  • Father Boaster, A
  • Father, Do Not Drop Your Shoes
  • Fathers and Mothers
  • Fatty
  • Fellow and A Girl, A
  • Few More Hair, A
  • Fiery Natures
  • Fifty Cents
  • Fifty Years I Went Alone
  • Figworts and Foxglove; Placenta of the Sunflower; We Are Like a Hawser
  • Finding Gold
  • Fish Woman, A
  • Fishermen In a Storm
  • Flower, A
  • Fly, A
  • Fly Baked in a Pie, A
  • Folded Hands
  • Foot Loose; with note at bottom
  • Foot of Pride (Psalm 36, II), The
  • For A Dear Friend; two versions
  • Form of Woman, The
  • For W. Ames Legrande II
  • For Years I was a Santa Claus
  • Four C's, The
  • Four Little Black Birds
  • Four Seasons, The
  • Four Sisters
  • Fresh Air
  • Friends
  • Frigid Until Wounded
  • Frowns
  • Fusinist, A


Box 1, Folder 24 Poems
41.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Gabbing; two versions; one also includes "Woman"
  • Gallnut
  • Garden of Eden
  • Gate, A
  • Gathering Chestnuts
  • Gem In The Rough, A
  • Geraldine
  • German Butcher, A
  • Germanium
  • Gifts
  • Give; two versions
  • Gnawing Away
  • God Bless The Goodfellows and Bright Eyes and Tiny Hands
  • God Changed His Course
  • God Endures Man
  • God Gave Us Springs
  • God Gave Us Tobacco
  • God Is
  • Godly Mothers
  • God's Beautiful Moonlight
  • God's Love
  • God's Mighty Trees
  • God Spoke Through A Lily
  • God's Wonders
  • Good and a Bad Mother, A
  • Good Dog, A
  • Good Earth, The
  • Good Friend, A
  • Good Fruit, The
  • Grafter Black Walnut Tree, The
  • Grandfather Reno
  • Grandmother's Clay Bowl
  • Grand Old Pet
  • Grasshopper, The
  • Gratitude for Rain
  • Greater Power, The
  • Great Poet, The; two versions
  • Great Social Worker, A
  • Great Spring in My Meadow, The
  • Guillocke, The
  • Grunners Shot My Pets


Box 1, Folder 25 Poems
57.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Habitat
  • Habits
  • Hackmatack
  • Had it Not Been
  • Hail To All Our Fan Club Member; Christmas 1957
  • Hail to Mayflower Second, 1620-1957
  • Hail to the Mayflower Replica, 1620-1957; two versions
  • Hail to the U.S.A.
  • Half A Cent, A
  • Halitosis
  • Hammer and The Saw, The
  • Hanging By A Thread
  • Happiest Days, The
  • Happiness
  • Happy Easter
  • Happy New Year, 1958
  • Hand*Rail to All Steps, A
  • Harassed
  • Harmony
  • Hat Off, Sir!
  • Have An Arbor At Your Gate
  • Have a Rose Bush at Your Gate
  • Have You Smiled
  • Hazel
  • Head Bending Low
  • Hear My Prayer
  • He Didn't Like It
  • He Kissed Me
  • Helicopter
  • Heliotrope
  • Heredity
  • He's a Has-Been
  • He Tells Me
  • He Walked Around So Pale
  • He Wants to Be All
  • He Was Kissed
  • Hewing Logs
  • Hibiscus
  • High Cost of Labor, The
  • Hoe and Rake
  • Hole In My Pocket
  • Hollyhock, The
  • Holy Bible, The
  • Holy Mother and Child
  • Honey Bee, The
  • Honeysuckle
  • Honorable Policeman
  • Honor to Virginia A Hahn, An
  • Hoopskirt and Frills
  • Hope
  • Horse, A
  • Hossenpfeffer
  • Horticulturists
  • How True It Is
  • Human Contact
  • Human Minds
  • Human Relation
  • Hunch Back Jeweler, A
  • Hurrah for Rhubarb Pie
  • Hurrah for the Boys in Korea
  • Hurrah for the Lions
  • Hurrah to Baseball


Box 1, Folder 26 Poems
88.0 items
Contents Note:
  • I am Damned
  • I am Waiting For the Moonlight
  • I Came--- I'll be Leaving
  • Ice Capades
  • I Crave Not
  • Ideal Lover
  • I Do Not Pray
  • If Every One
  • If I
  • Of I Could Do More
  • I Found My Love
  • Ignorance
  • I Got My Eye On You
  • I Have Lived To A Ripe Old Age
  • I Have Loved
  • I Knew A Young Man
  • I Know You Love Flowers; two flowers
  • I'll Give To My Saviour My Soul
  • I'll Marry The Milkman
  • Illness Changes Men
  • I'll Smoke No More
  • I'll Take My Banjo and My Broncho
  • I'll Take The Blacksmith
  • I Longed To Play A Harp
  • I Lost a Button
  • I Lost My Religion
  • I Love America
  • I Love to Eat A Grimes
  • I Love to Fish
  • I Love to Live
  • I Love to Smell a Ripe Winesap
  • I Met My Sweetheart Amonst [sic] The Tulips
  • I'm Flying East
  • I'm Nothing
  • Impulse
  • Impulses
  • I'm Sorry
  • In a Bar Room
  • In a Flower Path
  • In a Huckleberry Swamp
  • In an Old Cupboard
  • In a Vineyard
  • In Berks County; In Memory of Grover Carlton Emmons; Table Prayer
  • Indian Chaplain
  • Indian Love Charm
  • I Never Cared
  • I Never Make a Mistake
  • I Never Saw or Heard The Like
  • Inexorable
  • In Memorium
  • In Memory of Grover Carlton Emmons; (see: "In Berks County")
  • In My Arms; two versions
  • In My Dream
  • In My Garden; two versions
  • Inomorta [sic]
  • In Pastures Green
  • In Retrospect
  • Insinuations
  • Inspirations; two versions
  • Instant Sunlight
  • Intellectual Power
  • In That Transcendent Valley
  • In The Blue Mountain
  • In the Choir
  • In the Days Of Our Youth
  • In The Evening
  • In the Long Run
  • In the Lowlands
  • In the Market House
  • In Thy Salvation
  • Into Moth Balls
  • I Remember Well
  • Iridescence in a Stream
  • I Saw a Rock
  • I'se in Love
  • Is it True?
  • Isms
  • Is That Sparkle For Me
  • Iron Horse, The
  • It Gives Me The Chills
  • It is I Alone
  • It's Five P.M.
  • It--Te--Ty
  • I've Traveled This Earth
  • I Want a Place to Play
  • I Want My Mama
  • I was Her Second Best
  • I was Mocked
  • I waste No Food


Box 1, Folder 27 Poems
19.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Jack the Mule
  • Jade; two versions
  • Jealousy
  • Jealously and its Results
  • Jesus Helps Me
  • Jones Rogers, Our Mail Man
  • Josephine
  • Journey's End
  • Joyce--Lee Orchards
  • Joy of Christmas, The; two versions
  • Junior Grange Camps
  • Just a Common Man
  • Just Another Thank You
  • Just For One Day
  • Just Hanging Togeather [sic]
  • Just Let me Alone
  • Just One Tap
  • Just Rabbit Sense
  • Just Waiting for Heaven


Box 1, Folder 28 Poems
9.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Keep Steps Clean
  • Keep the Love Fire Kindled
  • Kentucky Wonder Beans
  • Kindly Man, A
  • Kiss, The
  • Kissed by Abraham Lincoln
  • Kisses and Dishes
  • Kissing Babies' Toes
  • Kleptomaniacs


Box 1, Folder 29 Poems
40.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Lady Mildred Lee
  • Lady of Courage, A
  • Lame Man at the Gate, The
  • Lapis Lazuli Blue Gate
  • Last Day on the Farm, The
  • Late J.C. Entriken, The
  • Lazy Father, The
  • Led Into Marriage
  • Liberty
  • Liberty Bell, The
  • Lifes Greatest Deed; No. I, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4
  • Life is a Battle
  • Life a Clear Voice From Heaven
  • Light of Our Faces, The
  • Likeness of Trees, The
  • Lilles [sic] of the Valley
  • Liquor; two versions
  • Little Fatty
  • Little Fish; two versions
  • Little Girl, A
  • Little Home in the Country
  • Little Old Sparrow, A
  • Little Tot, A
  • Living Beyond Means
  • Living in Freight Cars
  • Loaf of Bread, A
  • Lonely Girl, A
  • Lonely Pussy-Cats
  • Lonesome
  • Looking Up; two versions
  • Lord, May I Be Worthy
  • Lost Labor
  • Love in Bloom
  • Lovely Maiden, A
  • Love me Darling
  • Love of a Hen, The
  • Love on a Straw-Ride; two versions
  • Love Suffers Long
  • Love on a Trail
  • Lover of Music, A


Box 1, Folder 30 Poems
67.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Maiden Came to Me, A
  • Man Drunk Tried to Kill His Good Young Wife
  • Man Hides His Love From Woman
  • Man Owned a Spring, A
  • Mansions
  • Man's Love Runs Deep
  • Man With the Hoe, The
  • Many Languages
  • Mare With her Colt, The
  • Margie Holliday and I; (see: "Mary O'Connor")
  • Marquand on the Castor
  • Martyr, The
  • Mary
  • Mary O'Connor; Margie Holliday and I
  • Masses, The
  • Master Minds
  • Master of the Harp, The
  • Mastery of Life, The
  • Mastery of Life, The
  • Matilda O' My Matilda
  • Matthew 5:13 Ye Art the Salt of The Earth
  • May I Take You Home?
  • Meal at the Dinner, A
  • Meanness in Homes
  • Medicine Cabinet
  • Meditation by Moonlight; two versions
  • Mental Telepathy
  • Mighty Good Cause, A
  • Mighty Task, A
  • Milk Man
  • Million Divorces a Year
  • Million Dollar Palace, A
  • Minerals in the Soil
  • Misery
  • Mister, Me Got No Brains
  • Moment's Happiness, A
  • Money; Shoes; Cigars
  • Monkey Face
  • Morning
  • Mossy Water Trough, The
  • Mother Bear and Her Three Cubs
  • Mothers and Fathers Be Careful What You Say or Do
  • Mother's Last Words to Her Daughter
  • Mothers of America
  • Mountain Peak, A
  • Mountain Spring, A; two versions
  • Music
  • My Broncho and I
  • My Charming Husband
  • My Father's World
  • My friend Your Hair 1955
  • My Front Porch
  • My Hands; two versions
  • My Hands Were Tied
  • My Iky
  • My Legs
  • My Little Brown Puppy
  • My Little Friend
  • My Nicely Chosen First Mate
  • My Old Straw Hat
  • My Pencil
  • My Philosophy
  • My Prayer Cushion
  • My Silver Haired Dad
  • Mystification
  • My Temper
  • My Thoughts Run Deep
  • My Trunk Packed For College
  • My Tutor


Box 1, Folder 31 Poems
32.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Nacite or Tigerite
  • Naeyrose [sic]
  • Nagging
  • Nails On Fingers and Toes
  • Nanny Goat, A; on the same page: "A Billy Goat"
  • Narrow Path, The
  • Nature's Remedy
  • Nearing The Golden Gate
  • Necropolis
  • Needle and Thread, A
  • Net, The
  • Never Give Up
  • Never Travel Without Chains
  • New Years Day
  • New Years Day 1957
  • New Year's Promise
  • New Year Sabbath 1955
  • New Song, A
  • New York City
  • Nice Large Closet
  • No Christmas Cards
  • Noma in a Coma; attached is a clipping with Noma Cummings' photo signed on back.
  • No More Sleigh Bells
  • No More Straw Stacks
  • No One
  • No Rubber on The Heels
  • Not a Tear
  • Not Far From the Tree
  • Noted Silent Stood, A
  • Not Safe
  • No Umbarella [sic]
  • Now The Winter Winds Do Whistle
  • Nut; (see: "Bolt")


Box 1, Folder 32 Poems
89.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Obadiah Had a Sweetheart
  • October; (see: "Cranium")
  • An Ode to Ada Mae Hoffrek
  • An Ode to Eli H. Stoltzfus
  • An Ode to Grandma Inez Brumbalow; with photo attached
  • An Ode to Leta S. Bender
  • An Ode to Lincoln and Men in High Places
  • An Ode to Maude B. Taber
  • An Ode to Mildred Lee
  • Oh, Father We Bow
  • O, Father Creator
  • Off Days
  • Officer in the Air Corps, An
  • Officious
  • Off to College
  • O, For a Ham Bone
  • O, For a Sleigh Ride
  • Oh, For a Friend That Will Not Mock
  • Oh, Good People of America
  • Oh, Honey-Chile
  • O How I Longed to be A Student
  • Oh, Josephine!; two versions
  • Oh, Mother Dear
  • Ola
  • Old Agate Cupe, The
  • Old and the New, The
  • Old Blacksmith Shop
  • Old Bull Frog, The
  • Old Cartight, The
  • Old Cobbler, The
  • Old Covered Bridge, The
  • Old Cow Path, The
  • Old Fashioned Candles, The; two versions
  • Old Fire Tower, The
  • Old Friends
  • Old Grist Mill, The
  • Old Grizzly Toad, An
  • Old Indian Trail, The
  • Old Iron Kettle, The
  • Old Man, An
  • Old Mister Horseradish
  • Old Mother Bull Frog
  • Old Mother Opossum
  • Old Mother Squirrel
  • Old Mountain Trail, The
  • Old Mr. Quinn
  • Old Opossum
  • Old Organ Grinder, The
  • Old Saw-Horse, The
  • Old Tin Cup, The
  • Old Vinegar Face
  • Old Water Wheel
  • Old Weeping Willow Tree, An
  • Old Well Wench, The
  • Old Willow Tree, The
  • Old Year, The
  • O, My Dear Uncle Sam
  • On a Clinic Board for Years
  • On a Flower Path
  • On a Sunday Afternoon
  • On Blindness
  • Once Good Friend, A
  • Once I Heard
  • On Cobwebs
  • One Day I Met a Lovely Maid
  • One Door Too Many
  • One Room
  • Only a Dad
  • On Mother's Eighty-First Birthday
  • On My Way to Heaven
  • On Thanksgiving Day
  • On Two Pillows
  • Opalscent [sic] Apple
  • O, People of America
  • Opossum
  • Opossum Meat
  • Orders in Love
  • O, Silvery Moon
  • O, Silvery Moon Over Texas
  • Our Buckaroo
  • Our Creator
  • Our Greatest Enemies
  • Our Saviour
  • Out Among Strangers
  • Overboard
  • Over Fifty Years Ago
  • Over Three Score Years Ago
  • O What a Joy
  • Owl in the Stove, The
  • Oysters


Box 1, Folder 33 Poems
45.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Pain
  • Pair of Cardinals
  • Palaces and Castles
  • Pancakes
  • Parlor Organ, The
  • Part of Nature
  • Passing Life's Journey
  • Passions From Love Books
  • Patch Quilt on The Baby Crib
  • Patch-Work Quilt, The
  • Peacock, The
  • Peg Leg, A
  • Penitentiary Warden, A
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Drouth [sic]
  • Perambulation
  • Perfect Upper*Crust, The
  • Periwinkle
  • Petition
  • Petrified Man, The
  • Pet Squirrel, The
  • Pictures on the Bedroom Wall
  • Pioneers
  • Piscary
  • Placenta of the Sunflower; (see: "Figworts and Foxglove")
  • Plain Spoken
  • Please
  • Plumber, A
  • Plumber Green
  • Poetess' Broken Chair, The
  • Poet of Today, The
  • Police Dog, A
  • Poor Child!
  • Poor Jimmie
  • Popcorn on the Fire
  • Portemonnaie
  • Potatoes
  • Potter, The
  • Practical Knowledge
  • Prittle Prattle
  • Prodigal Son, The
  • Promise
  • Protoplasm
  • Public Nurseries
  • Puppy Love
  • Pyrolusite


Box 1, Folder 34 Poems
34.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Rabbis of The Temple
  • Rainbow, A
  • Rain Drops; two versions
  • Rain Drops from Heaven
  • Ramble in The Woods, A
  • Rastus' Christmas
  • Ravages of War
  • Records of All Things
  • Red Flannels
  • Red Roses
  • Red Roses
  • Reminiscence of Civilization [sic] Advances in My Eighty-Two Years; 1967
  • Rhabdomantist
  • Rhapsodist
  • Rich Hardware Man, The
  • Rich Man and Poor Man
  • Righteous Man, The
  • Right to Propose, The
  • Rings in a Tree, The
  • Robin, A
  • Robins Singing in the Rain
  • Rock and Roll Distortion
  • Rock of Health, The
  • Rod and a Reel, A
  • Romans XIV:13
  • Rooster on a Stump, A
  • Root of All Evil
  • Rosalie
  • Rosebud, A
  • Roses In Bloom
  • Rotarians, Kiwanians, Lions
  • Royal Spring, The
  • Rubber Mat, A; on the same page: "An Angel Came"
  • Rustic Bridge, A
  • Rusty Spikes


Box 1, Folder 35 Poems
91.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Sabilla
  • Saddle and Boots
  • Salute to All the Colored Boys
  • Salute to the R.N.'s, the Waves and the W. A. C. S.
  • Sand Box, A
  • Sanguine
  • Santa Claus
  • Santa Cruz, The
  • Santa of Soeeow [sic] and Joy
  • Saturday Afternoon
  • Saved By A Dog
  • Say Uncle
  • Scarf Pin, A
  • Scars
  • Scars of Sin, The; two versions
  • School Teachers
  • School Teacher of Note, A
  • School Teacher's Will-Power
  • Scoffer, A
  • Scout Master of High Degree, A
  • Screeching Floors
  • Seckel Pears
  • Secret Place of Prayer, The
  • Seizable 1957 [sic]
  • Sense and Nonesense [sic]
  • Septuagenarian
  • Seraglois
  • Seven Hundred Apple Trees
  • Seven Years of Drought
  • Shadows
  • Shame of Cain, The
  • She Loved Me So
  • She Pulled Shoe Strings
  • Shoes; (see: "Money")
  • Shrine Of the Little Flower, The
  • Silvery Threads of Gray
  • Sisyphus
  • Sitters for Babies
  • Six Thirty P.M.
  • Sixty-Five Years
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Sliding Down The Balustrade
  • Slip of the Tongue, A
  • Slippery Elm Tree
  • Slocum, The
  • Smart Idiot, A
  • Smile, A; two versions, on same page of one version: "Man."
  • Smiles Are Like Bubbles
  • Smiley Boy, The
  • Smoking in Bed
  • Snow
  • Soap and Water
  • Some Day
  • Some Haiku Fillers
  • So Much Vexation; two versions
  • Song in My Soul, A
  • Song in My Soul N.1., A
  • Song in my Soul No.2., A
  • Song of The Alphabet, The
  • Songwriters
  • Sonnet Dedicated to Rt. Rev. Magr. Nocholas H. Wenger, A
  • Sonnet to My Tutor Mrs. Lucy Powell Malloy, A
  • Sonnet to the Honor of The Manske Sisters, A
  • Sonnet to the Honor of William Russell Ames Le Grande II
  • Sophie, My Beloved
  • Sorrow and Grief
  • Soulshine
  • Sour Cherry Pie
  • Spider, The
  • Spirit of Christmas 1957, The
  • Spite Fence, A
  • Stars from Pennsylvania
  • Star Warning
  • Stock Crash Gavehim [sic] God, The
  • Stone That Rolls, A
  • Stool For Two
  • Storm on Lake Gennesaret, The
  • Strange Laws
  • Strange Musician
  • Stranger, A
  • Street Angels
  • Subordinate Cop, Barrur......, A
  • Sunbeam
  • Sunlight
  • Surprises
  • Swallow Your Pride
  • Sweet Young Country Girl, A
  • Swelling of the Buds
  • Swinging in the Moonlight; two versions
  • Swinging in the Moonlight; two versions
  • Swinging on The Lawn
  • Sybil, A
  • Synopsis of Poetry; note attached


Box 1, Folder 36 Poems
93.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Table Prayer; (see: "In Berks County")
  • Talking Parrot, The
  • Talk to an Egoist
  • Teacher and Aged Student
  • Tears and Smiles
  • Teleology
  • Ten Minutes
  • Thanksgiving Day 1957
  • Thanksgiving Prayer 1955
  • Thank God For Sand
  • Thank You Dear God
  • Thank You Mr. Hort
  • That Beautiful Car N. 1
  • That Beautiful Car No. 2
  • That Beautiful Sunshine
  • That Candy Dish
  • That Cigarette
  • That Long Lane
  • That Lost Letter
  • That Patch*work Quilt
  • That Picture
  • Their Gifts
  • Theologican [sic] Nearing Four Score Years, A
  • There Are Many Lonely Windows
  • There is a Longing
  • There is Something
  • There's a Home I Built
  • There's a Sunbeam
  • There Was a Fine Young Fellow
  • There Was an Old Farmer
  • There Was a Young Fellow
  • This Thanksgiving Day
  • This War Stricken World
  • A Thorn in His Foot
  • Thorn on The Stem of the Rose, The
  • Those Blessed Souls
  • Those Old Wrinkled Hands
  • Thousands in Penal Pen
  • Thrashing Grain on The Old Bam Floor
  • Thread; (see: "Bolt")
  • Three Bars
  • Three Pet Lucks
  • Three Years Ago Said in All Sincerity 1954
  • Through a Window
  • Thru The Years
  • Thunder Struck
  • Tied Down as A Foreman
  • Till He Returns
  • Tingle in My Toes, A
  • Tinkling in The Ears (II Kings 21-12)
  • Tiny, The Rat*Tally
  • Tippy
  • Tired and Lonely
  • Tis I Alone
  • To a Sweet Young Maiden
  • To Insinuate
  • To Jawaharlal Nehru
  • To Jim and Dot Hall
  • To Life's Cross Road
  • To Oral Roberts
  • Tooth pick, A
  • To Our Beloved Teachers
  • To Ruth M. Lynn
  • To the Mailman
  • To The Memory of Ada Mae Hoffrek
  • To The Memory of Amanda Y. Murray
  • To The Memory of Charles J. Hemming
  • To the Memory of Dr. Myra Seldon Day
  • To the Memory of Dr. Oliver C. Kuntsleman and Mrs. Irma R. Kuntzleman
  • To The Memory of Lucy Powell Malloy
  • To The Memory of Poetess, Grandmother and Tutor Truda McCoy
  • Touch of a Finger Tip, The
  • Tourbillion; (see: "Cranium")
  • Tower of Babel, The
  • To Wm. R. Bullock
  • Town Hall Clock
  • Trailing Arbutus
  • Transparent Pebble
  • Trees
  • Trepidation
  • Tribute to Ivan Lee Holt, A
  • Triubute to Martha Loomis Williams
  • Tribute to Our Firemen
  • Triclinium
  • True Hearts
  • Truth is Mighty
  • Turkey on Thanksgiving
  • Twas Better Than Home
  • Twas on The Beach
  • Twenty*Six Cows
  • Twenty Years
  • Twilight
  • Two Hamburgers
  • Two Mice Under a Tablet
  • Two Poets
  • Two Talented Sisters


Box 1, Folder 37 Poems
13.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Uncontrolled Temper
  • Unconquered
  • Under a Pergola
  • Under the Old Gravenstine Apple Tree
  • Under The Sweet Bough
  • Unexpected
  • Unexpected Babies
  • Unhappiness
  • Unseen Friend
  • Untold Hours
  • Upon A Cliff; two versions, one inclues "Ola"
  • Urbanity
  • Unseen Hammer and Little Black Bag, The


Box 1, Folder 38 Poems
8.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Valley Forge, Great Valley Forge
  • Value of A Cane, The
  • Value of A Gift, The
  • Valley of Gems, The
  • Varnish is Gone, The
  • Vespers
  • Virtue
  • Visiting Rock*Hound's


Box 1, Folder 39 Poems
81.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Waiting; two versions
  • Walt Whitman Ajuration [sic]
  • Warm Heart, A; The Bible or Word of God
  • Warmth of a Friend, The
  • Washer; (see: "Bolt")
  • Washington Praying in The Snow
  • Was It For Worse?
  • Watch The Song Shark
  • Watch Your Fate
  • Wax in The Ears
  • Way of Life, The
  • We Are Like a Hawser; (see: "Figworts and Foxglove")
  • We Are Teachers of The Masses
  • We Come Along
  • We Come This Way
  • We Have Faith
  • Welcome
  • We Met in High School
  • Were I In Love
  • Western Plains, The
  • What a Girl Must Suffer
  • What a Suspense
  • What God Has Wrought
  • What Helped Make America Great
  • What I Saw and Was Told
  • What Makes America Great?
  • What Will Happen
  • Wheelchair and Bedridden Suffers
  • Wheel of Fortune, The
  • When a Boy
  • When a Man Grows Old
  • When and Why; on same page: "Song of the Stars"
  • When Daisy Died
  • When I Am A Man
  • When I Was Young
  • When Jesus Was Crucified John 20, 11-16
  • When Leaves are Falling
  • When Not in Love
  • When the Candle Burns Out
  • When the Church Bells Ring
  • When the Dew is On The Grapes
  • When The Highways are Closed
  • When The Japanese Are Licked
  • When The Owner Died
  • When the Rope Broke
  • When The Swing is Up
  • Whether I Come Or Whether I Go
  • When World War Two Broke Out
  • Whistler, The
  • White Hair at Forty And No Work
  • White Lies
  • White Line, The
  • White Pine Tree
  • While Playing a Wedding March
  • While Searching For Dandelions
  • Who is Man
  • Who Gets The Bumps?
  • Whose Not Praying Today?
  • Why Are We Here?
  • Widows
  • Wife Who Drove Her Husband In The Gutter, The
  • Wild Animals
  • Will The Doctor Come Soon?
  • Wind Dries My Tears, The
  • Wiping Dishes
  • Without Charity
  • Without Christ
  • Without Cows
  • Woman
  • Woman From Alaska, The
  • Wonder Path, A
  • Wonders of The World
  • Wood-Chewing Ants
  • Words of Wisdom
  • Working in My Garden
  • Working on Sunday
  • World Doesn't Know, The
  • Worm, A
  • Worthy Maiden, A
  • Writing Letters
  • Writing Poetry; two versions


Box 1, Folder 40 Poems
17.0 items
Contents Note:
  • Yearning for You
  • Ye Have Not James 4:2
  • Yes, We Have Few Potatoes
  • You Are My Only Hope
  • You Can't Kill Love
  • You Made Love To Me
  • You Make Me Weep Claire
  • Young Again
  • Young Fellow In High School, A
  • Young Lady, A
  • Young Man, A
  • Young Man Came To A Priest
  • Young Man From England
  • Young Man Passed Twenty*One
  • Young Theologians
  • Young Watch Repair Man, The
  • You're Not Alone


Box 1, Folder 41 Poems
1.0 item
Contents Note:
  • Zebedee


Subseries B. Prose

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 42 Acknowledgements [sic], Part II
11.0 pages
Contents Note: Typewritten manuscript

Box 1, Folder 43 At the Age of Fourteen
Contents Note: an autobiographical novelette, typewritten manuscript. Forward--Chapter 2 (pp. 1-20)

Box 1, Folder 44 At the Age of Fourteen
Contents Note: Chapter 3--end (pp. 21-52)

Box 1, Folder 45 Bloody Brass Bound Ruler, The; Gold and Celestial Gems
2.0 items
Contents Note: "Bloody Brass Bound Ruler, The," an autobiographical sketch (2 p). "Gold and Celestial Gems," fiction (12 p). Typescripts

Box 1, Folder 46 The Inventor Who Was Blackmailed
2.0 items
Contents Note: Two signed typescripts of autobiographical sketch.

Box 1, Folder 47 My Experience At Valley Forge; Moonlight and Stars; One of the Last; The New Foreman
4.0 items
Contents Note: "My Experience At Valley Forge" (2 p). Typescript, autobiographical sketch. "Moonlight and Stars" (4 p). Typescript, autobiographical sketch. "One of the Last" (4 p) (includes annotation at end). Typescript, autobiographical sketch. "The New Foreman," (2 p). Typescript, autobiographical sketches.

Box 1, Folder 48 The Story of the George Washington Sentry Tree
Contents Note: (pp 1-24) by Barr. Typescript, with autographed dedication, and a newspaper article pertaining to the story and to the gravels Barr made from the wood of the tree.

Box 1, Folder 49 The Story of the George Washington Sentry Tree
Contents Note: pp 25-49

Box 1, Folder 50 The Story of George Washington Sentry Tree
Contents Note: pp 50-73

Box 1, Folder 51 Sadie Irene Busch: My Second Wife; Strange and Good Omen of My First Star 1902; Valley Forge Springs and The Royal Spring, Kimberton, PA
4.0 items
Contents Note: "Sadie Irene Busch; My Second Wife" (4 p). Typescripts, autobiographical sketch. "Strange and Good Omen of My First Star 1902" (4 p) (includes earlier draft 2p). Typescripts, autobiographical sketch. "Valley Forge Springs and The Royal Spring, Kimberton, PA" (8 p), November 25, 1965. Typescripts, autobiographical sketch.

Box 1, Folder 52 To Whom it May Concern; Working on The Sabbath Day
2.0 items
Contents Note: "To Whom it May Concern." unidentified, most probably by Barr [?], typescript, n. d. "Working on The Sabbath Day" (3 p), two signed typescripts, autobiographical sketch.

Box 1, Folder 53 Yellow Gold and Celestial Gems
1.0 item
Contents Note: Typescript, novelette

Subseries C. Collections, 1946-1954

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 54 My Rambles
Contents Note: pp. 1-30 by Morris A. Barr, typescript of a collection of prose and poetry.

1946
Box 1, Folder 55 My Rambles
Contents Note: pp 31-60

1946
Box 1, Folder 56 My Rambles
Contents Note: pp. 61-90

1946
Box 1, Folder 57 My Rambles
Contents Note: pp. 91-120

1946
Box 1, Folder 58 My Rambles
Contents Note: pp. 121-150

1946
Box 1, Folder 59 My Rambles
Contents Note: pp. 151-180

1946
Box 1, Folder 60 My Rambles
Contents Note: pp. 181-209

1946
Box 1, Folder 61 My Rambles
Contents Note: pp. 216-238 (pp 210-215 appear to be missing)

1946
Box 1, Folder 62 Scrapbook
1.0 item
Contents Note: Compilation of clippings, letters, notes, and poems, relating to the General George Washington Sentry Tree, and the poem, "George Washington" by J. W. Bare--1954.

Subseries D. Autobiographical material, 1956-1965

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 63 Autobiographical material
8.0 items
Contents Note:
  • "Abraham Lincoln and Morris Abner Barr, Esquire, Broad Axes." Typescript signed by Barr, August 20, 1965.
  • "Author's File Card." Form filled in by Barr.
  • Autobiographical and biographical statement. Transcript copied from United Amateur Press Association of America. Volume 62, Number 3, Jan-Feb. 1964.
  • Biographical statement. Typescript of member list.
  • "First Compiled Record Ever Made of All The Places. . ." Typescript of list, 1956.
  • List of Composers who offered to write music to Barr's poems after reading them in "Poems in Anthologies." Typescript.
  • "Morris Abner Barr Called In His 80th Year To Give Exhibit and Lecture." Typescript, includes copy of letter from Oliver C. Kuntzleman.
  • "Morris Abner Barr Receives Ovation While Serving As Juror In Court Of Common Pleas. . . " mimeograph, March 22, 1957.


Series 3. Manuscripts by others, 1956-1965
Box 1, Folder 64-65

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 64 Bender, Leta S. "Seeking Treasure"
1.0 item
Contents Note: typescript of poem dedicated to Barr.

Box 1, Folder 64 Brooks, Royton. "An Encomium To Morris Abner Barr"
1.0 item
Contents Note: typescript copied from Julian A. Pratt Son Magazine

Box 1, Folder 64 Day, Myra Seldon. The American Poets Fellowship Corp. "Preface"
1.0 item
Contents Note: Typescript

1956 Dec 11
Box 1, Folder 64 Hemmig, Chas. J. "Preface"
Contents Note: with annotation at end that "Book No. 1" was published with this preface

1957 Jan 29
Box 1, Folder 64 Hoffrek, Ada Mae. "Preface"
4.0 items
Contents Note: "Preface," two typescripts on Barr's poetry, March 16, 1956; a typescript of introduction to Barr's "A Compilation of Inspirational Material;" and "Morris Abner Barr. Author, Poet, Songwriter," biographical statement, typescript.

Box 1, Folder 64 Holder, E. M. "Introduction"
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Contents Note: draft for Barr's "My Rambles," typescript

Box 1, Folder 64 Kuntzleman, Dr. Oliver C. "Preface"
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Contents Note: for Barr's series of books, February 25, 1957, typescript.

1957 Feb 25
Box 1, Folder 65 McCarte, Jerry. "1965 Poet of the Year"
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Contents Note: Dedication, typescript

1965
Box 1, Folder 65 McCoy, Truda. "Preface"
Contents Note: typescript

1958 Jun 16
Box 1, Folder 65 Malloy, Lucy Powell. "Preface"
Contents Note: typescript. Attached are three newspaper clippings, two about Lucy Malloy's resignation from the Spring-Ford Senior High School, September 25, 1958, and one about Barr presenting Ms. Malloy with a book of poetry, November 17, 1955. Also "Encomium," two typescripts very similar to "Preface;" one has an annotation that seems to be typewritten by Barr.

Box 1, Folder 65 Murray, Mrs. Amanda Y. "Preface"
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Contents Note: Typescript

Box 1, Folder 65 N., S. "An Ode to Morris Abner Barr"
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Contents Note: Poem, typescript. On same page: A. Y. M. "To Mr. Morris Abner Barr," poem, typescript.

Box 1, Folder 65 S., M. L. "Rambling Through Life With Morris Abner Barr"
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Contents Note: Prose introduction to Barr's book by the same name, typescript.

Box 1, Folder 65 Taber, Maude B. "Preface"
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Contents Note: For Barr's "At The Age Of Fourteen," typescript.

Box 1, Folder 65 United Amateur Press Association of America
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Contents Note: Typed biographical statement on Barr, 1964.

1964
Box 1, Folder 65 Wilkie, Hulda Maureen. "Dedicated to Morris Abner Barr, March 4, 1956"
Contents Note: Poem, typescript.

Series 4. Printed materials, 1952-1968
Box 1, Folder 66-69

Subseries A. By Morris Abner Barr, 1952-1967

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 66 Fairy Stone, The
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Contents Note: Number 2, Spring, 1967. Broadside, printed in Ashland KY. Includes Barr's poem, "Just Rabbit Sense."

1967
Box 1, Folder 66 Midwest Chaparral
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Contents Note: Page 16. Page includes brief biography of Barr, a photograph, and his poem "Pyrolusite."

Box 1, Folder 66 Song Writer's Nation
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Contents Note: Anniversary Issue, Volume I, Number 4, July-August, 1952. On the front page, "Hurray For The Boys In Korea," sheet music, words by Morris Abner Barr, music by Charles Beach. Photograph of Barr is also printed.

1952
Box 1, Folder 66 Foot Loose
Contents Note: Clipping of a poem by Barr written after he saw a play at Spring-Ford Senior High School, from a Royersford newspaper, December 8, 1955. Also attached is a program for the high school's Class of 1958, Third Baccalaureate Service and annotation as to why Barr attended the service.

1955-1958
Box 1, Folder 66 Sheet Music by Barr
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Contents Note:
  • Old Cow Path, The
  • On My Way To Heaven
  • Parlor Organ, The
  • When The Candle Burns Out


Subseries B. About Morris Abner Barr, circa 1954-1958

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 67 Morris Abner Barr--Fan Club
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Contents Note: Notice to join the fan club.

Box 1, Folder 67 Sentry Tree
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Contents Note: Page 107. Mimeographed page cut from a publication.

Box 1, Folder 67 Songsmith
Contents Note: Page 15 and 16, March-April 1958 issue. List of fan clubs includes Morris Abner Barr Fan Club.

1958
Box 1, Folder 67 Souvenir of Pennsylvania Treasure Farm (Valley Forge Mineral Springs, Gem Mines and Plant)
Contents Note: Addressed to the Curator of the Hays [sic] Library, Brown University.

1954 Feb 9
Box 1, Folder 67 Valley Forge Springs Iron Water
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Contents Note: Advertising broadside printed in black and red.

Subseries C. Printed materials about others, 1955-1968

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 68 Alma, Anita. Cover of Songwriter's Guide
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Contents Note: Vol. 6-No. 18

undated
Box 1, Folder 68 Bullock, William R. Photograph of Bullock from a newspaper clipping
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1956 Sep
Box 1, Folder 68 Pennsylvania Historical and State Museum Building
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Contents Note: Newsletter? 3 pages, 1955

1955
Box 1, Folder 68 Ranz, J. J. Poems
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Contents Note: 6 pages, with notes to Barr

Circa 1967
Box 1, Folder 69 Thompson, W. J. Photocopy of article with annotation
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Contents Note: Attached is "The touch of the Masters' hand" by Myra Brooks, n. d.; a flyer for Indian Day by Anthony Lama, 1968; "My Slant," by Fred L. Hedges, 1968; "A Tribute" to Rev. W. J. Thompson by Josepha Murray Emms (MASS), n. d.; a poem "Golden Year" a tribute to W. J. Thompson, 1968; and a flyer "What can a dime do?" n. d.

1968
Box 1, Folder 69 United Amateur Press Association. Newsletter
7.0 pages
1966 Jan