Barnard Archives: Literature (English and American) Resource Guide
BC 20.9 Alice Duer Miller papers 1899-1942 Alice (Maude) Duer Miller served as a Trustee of Barnard from 1922-1942, collaborating with Susan Myers on " Barnard College; the First Fifty Years" published in 1939. She graduated from Barnard in 1899 and did graduate work in Mathematics at Columbia. Miller was an author, writing short stories, novels, screenplays and poetry. She acted in the film, "Soak the Rich." Miller was member of the Algonquin Roundtable, a charter member of Alexander Woollcott's literary colony on Neshobe Island, Lake Bomoseen, VT. Her narrative poem, "The White Cliffs" praising British resistance in World War II, became a best-seller. The film, "White Cliffs of Dover" was adapted from the poem. She was married to Henry Wise Miller, whose biography of her and their life together, "All Our Lives", was published in 1945.
BC 20.1 Dr. Lucyle Hook papers Dr. Lucyle Hook (1901-2003) was a specialist in 17th-century English drama. She came to Barnard on a one-year visiting professorship, filing in for Barnard legend and drama professor Minor Latham. Although she did not intend to stay, her plans changed. After 21 years of service at Barnard, Hook was appointed professor emerita of English on July 1, 1967. In December 2010, the Archives inventoried the Dr. Lucyle Hook Papers, which contain her travel journals, photographs, manuscripts, and personal correspondence.
BC 21.4 Amy Loveman Memorial Prize manuscript collection, 1957-1981 Established in 1956 by friends and Barnard classmates of the late Amy Loveman, the Amy Loveman Memorial Fund awards an annual prize for "the best original poem by a Barnard undergraduate." The Barnard English Department judges this contest. Amy Loveman was an editor of the Saturday Review and a key figure for many years in the Book-of-the-Month Club. Manuscripts of prize-winning poems.
Overbury Collection. A collection of primarily first-edition literary works and letters by American women from the early Colonial days through the 1950s. The Overbury Collection was a gift of Barnard alumna Mrs. Fredrick Overbury (Bertha Steel Van Riper, class of 1896).