Farrell, James T. (1904-1979)
Scope:
The James T. Farrell collection consists of manuscripts and printed material.

Manuscripts in the collection include Farrell’s poem “John Fitzgerald Kennedy,” dated 1963, as well as several signed statements by Farrell regarding his works and the characters in them. Some of these statements are dated 1963; most are very brief, some only one or two sentences.

Printed material in the collection consists of the printed versions of writings by Farrell or others. Notable items, signed by Farrell and with notes from him, include the poems “Chicago 1929-1930” (photostat copy); “Farrell Analyzes Bernard Carr” (mimeograph copy); “Lebanon: A First Impression” (mimeograph copy); “Author Defends Character Studs Lonigan”, The Louisville Times, Nov. 22, 1960; “High Hopes that Led to Disillusion,” a review of Daniel Aaron’s Writers on the Left by Irving Howe, printed in The New York Times, Nov. 12, 1961 (two photostat copies); and “New Chapter in the Farrell Story,” a review of Farrell’s The Silence of History by Robert Gorham Davis, published in The New York Times, May 12, 1963 (includes reprint and copy of entire newspaper). Other printed material includes various printed works by Farrell in magazines and brochures; titles include The New International, The Canadian Forum, Thought, The Humanist, The New Leader, The New Republic, The Nation, and English Journal . This material dates from 1946 to 1947, with one item from 1962; most items are reprints.

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Notable Figures
1. Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Authors, American
3. American literature--20th century