Barnes, Carman

Title: CARMAN BARNES PAPERS
Date range: 1830-1980
Location: D.155
Size: 18 boxes See also:


  • Database of correspondence

  • Carman Barnes was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 20, 1912. Her father was James Hunter Neal. Her mother, Lois Diantha Mills, was well known throughout the South as a lyric poet and writer of mountain folklore under the names Diantha Mills and later, Diantha Barnes. Carman Barnes took her name from her first step-father, Wellington Barnes, founder and treasurer of Chattanooga's Dixie-Portland Cement Company, who died in 1927. Her second stepfather, George Pullen Jackson, (1874-1953), was a musicologist, folklorist and educator best known as an authority on Negro and white spirituals.

    Carman Barnes was educated at the Girls' Preparatory School in Chattanooga and the Ward-Belmont School for Girls in Nashville. She published her first novel, Schoolgirl, when she was sixteen; it became an international best seller. Working with Alfonso Washington Pezet, she dramatized the story and it opened for a short run at the Ritz Theatre on Broadway on her eighteenth birthday. Paramount Pictures bought the rights for $30,000, but it was never made into a film. Barnes would publish four more novels in the next four years. In 1930-31, Barnes' celebrity resulted in writing and acting contracts with Paramount-Publix Pictures Corporation and she went to Hollywood. In later years, she would tell interviewers that she was never given any writing work to do and that while she was photographed "700 times in the first week", she was never given the opportunity to act in a film.

    Throughout the late 1930s and the 1940s, Barnes explored a range of esoteric pursuits with varying degrees of seriousness. She made a number of attempts to establish "schools", or"'Groups", to share her learning and interests. The most successful of these ventures were a series of lectures by Claude Bragdon and P.D. Ouspensky, respectively. In 1940, Barnes met the architect, theatre designer and writer Claude F. Bragdon and went on to sponsor a series of 19 of his lectures on a variety of topics primarily related to art and mathematics. Later published as The Arch Lectures, these talks were organized and hosted by Barnes and attended by members of their respective circles and other invitees. In 1941 Barnes began to study with the Russian philosopher and mathematical physicist Petr Demianovich Ouspensky both privately and via a "Group". Correspondence and materials strictly related to the Bragdon and Ouspensky lectures, as well as Barnes' "Girls' Group" may be found in Box 9; both the Bragdon and Ouspensky correspondence files contain references to their lecture series as well.

    In 1945, Barnes married Hamilton Fish Armstrong, writer on international politics and editor of Foreign Affairs. Together they wrote A Passionate Victorian, a play about the English actress Fanny Kemble. It was never produced. Following more than ten years of publishers' rejections of various works, Barnes' novel Time Lay Asleep was published in 1946. Barnes and Armstrong separated after a few years and formally divorced in 1951. In that year, Barnes travelled to Europe, settling in Austria. She suffered the first of several breakdowns in the summer of 1952 and was treated with insulin shock therapy and psychotherapy, among other methods. Barnes would never return to the United States. She died in Salzburg, Austria on August 19, 1980.
     

    Scope of the collection (18 boxes)

    The collection consists of Barnes' correspondence [Boxes 1-7] to/from a wide assortment of friends, colleagues and family members; notes and ephemera relating to her interest in the esoteric, primarily from the 1940s [Box 8] ; notes, seating arrangements, invitation lists and correspondence relating to Barnes' organization of lectures by Claude Bragdon and P.D. Ouspensky [Box 9]; address books and social records from the mid to late 1940s during her marriage to Hamilton Fish Armstrong [Box 10]; biographical information, photographs, and financial documents [Box 11]; and research for, and drafts of, a majority of her writing [Boxes 12-16].

    The correspondence files retain Carman Barnes' own organization system: they are organized alphabetically and then chronologically within each name folder. Among the correspondents are: Claude F. Bragdon, Leopold Stokowski, Mabel Dodge Luhan, P.D. Ouspensky, Theodore Dreiser and Vincent Bendix. The correspondence between Barnes and her lifelong friends Clara Martin and Mary St. John present the fullest picture of Barnes' personal life. Correspondence strictly related to invitations to Bragdon and/or Ouspensky lectures are filed in Box 9.

    Boxes 17 and 18 contain the papers of Barnes' mother, Lois Diantha Mills Barnes, 1889-1939, who was well known in the South as a lyric poet. She was discovered by Frank L. Stanton and Wighton F. Melton, each of whom would serve as poet laureate of Georgia. The Gorham Press (Boston) published a volume of her verse, Poems, in 1925. She was president of the Chattanooga Writers Club, a member of the Tennessee Poetry Society and Vanderbilt University Woman's Club. In addition to poetry, she also wrote a number of (unpublished) short stories. Box 17 contains correspondence, most notably with the poet Wightman F. Melton, (17:8), and early musical work, some of which was done in collaboration with Nathan Kroll. Box 18 contains assorted drafts of Diantha Barnes' poetry and prose writing. This material appears to span several decades and to contain multiple drafts of individual works. Due to the volume of material, its arrangement has not been altered since its acquisition.

    Carman Barnes' novels:
    • Schoolgirl (1929) is an adolescent girl's realistic account of boarding school life, with an emphasis on extracurricular activities.
    • Beau Lover (1930) is the tale of a young woman who must choose between her ideals and a range of suitors.
    • Mother, Be Careful! (1932) is a satire of Hollywood.
    • Young Woman (1934) is the story of a young girl from the South who goes to New York during the Depression years.
    • Time Lay Asleep (1946) features a large southern family in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

    Purchased from Clara Jackson Martin, 1981.


    Box1: Correspondence "A" misc. - Bel Geddes

    Folder:
    1. "A" Misc., 1935-1947.
    2. Joine Alderman - Carman Barnes, 1940-43. [Alderman and Barnes shared many esoteric interests and friends. Alderman hosted a salon in Hollywood, CA. Included in the folder are newspaper clippings referring to salon events.]
    3. Nancy Allen - Carman Barnes, 1944-51. [Nancy Allen was Barnes' cousin.]
    4. Gregor Armstrong - Carman Barnes, 1946. [Gregor Armstrong, born Helen MacGregor Armstrong Sept. 3, 1923, was the daughter of Hamilton Fish Armstrong and his first wife Helen MacGregor Byrne.]
    5. Hamilton Fish Armstrong - Carman Barnes, 1949-51. [Hamilton Fish Armstrong, 1893-1973, and Barnes married in 1945. They separated in 1949 and divorced in 1951. See also HFA to CB, 11:9 re: stocks.]
    6. Helen Maitland Armstrong - Carman Barnes, 1944. [Helen Maitland Armstrong was Hamilton Fish Armstrong's sister.]
    7. Authors and Artists - Carman Barnes, 1939-40.
    8. "B" Misc., 1938-50. [For more "Brandt and Brandt", see also Harold Freeman, 3:24.]
    9. Genevieve Beckwith - Carman Barnes, 1945-46. [Beckwith was the sister of Barnes' stepfather, George Pullen Jackson.]
    10. Jesse C. Beesley, Jr. - Carman Barnes, n.d. - 1930? [Beesley was Democratic delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Tennessee in 1924, a journalist, and likely a childhood friend of Barnes'.]
    11. Norman Bel Geddes - Carman Barnes, 1944. [Bel Geddes, 1893-1958, was an industrial and theatre designer. See also 8:11.]


    Box 2: Correspondence Bendix - Boone

    Folder:
    1. Vincent Bendix, about, of, and obituaries. [Bendix, 1882-1945, was an automotive and aviation inventor and industrialist. He and Barnes were engaged in the late 1930s. Folder contains annual reports of Bendix companies, newspaper clippings, etc.]
    2. Vincent Bendix - Carman Barnes, 1935-36.
    3. Vincent Bendix - Carman Barnes, 1937.
    4. Vincent Bendix - Carman Barnes, 1938.
    5. Vincent Bendix - Carman Barnes, 1939.
    6. Vincent Bendix - Carman Barnes, 1940.
    7. Vincent Bendix - Carman Barnes, 1941.
    8. Vincent Bendix - Carman Barnes, 1942-44.
    9. Vincent Bendix - Carman Barnes, undated.
    10. Adolfo Best Maugard - Carman Barnes, undated. [Best Maugard, 1891-1964, was a Mexican artist and experimental filmmmaker.]
    11. Joseph P. Bickerton - Carman Barnes, 1930-31. [Bickerton was a N.Y. attorney who handled Barnes' contract disputes related to Schoolgirl.]
    12. J. Allen Boone - Carman Barnes, n.d., 1940-45. [Boone, 1882-1965, was the author of several books about non-verbal communication with animals. The folder contains some ephemera relating to his Strongheart books and radio addresses.]


    Box 3: Correspondence Bragdon - Gunther

    Folder:
    1. Claude F. Bragdon - Carman Barnes, 1940. [Bragdon, 1866-1946, was an architect, writer and theatre designer whose "Arch Lectures" of 1940-41 were sponsored by Barnes. See also 8:4, 9:1-3, and 10:1.]
    2. Claude F. Bragdon - Carman Barnes, January - March, 1941.
    3. Claude F. Bragdon - Carman Barnes, April, 1941.
    4. Claude F. Bragdon - Carman Barnes, May - August, 1941.
    5. Claude F. Bragdon - Carman Barnes, September, 1941.
    6. Claude F. Bragdon - Carman Barnes, 1942-46.
    7. Henry Bragdon - Carman Barnes, 1946-48. [Henry Bragdon, 1905-1980, was the oldest son of Claude F. Bragdon.]
    8. Florence Britton - Carman Barnes, undated. [1930s? Britton was an actress.]
    9. "C" misc., 1931-1949. [For Cass Canfield, see Harper and Brothers, 4:2.]
    10. Ethel Carter - Carman Barnes, 1938. [Carter was a relative of Barnes.]
    11. William Chadbourne - Carman Barnes, 1944.
    12. "D" misc., 1936-50.
    13. Davies, Hardy, Schenck and Soons - Carman Barnes, 1949-50. [N.Y. law firm.]
    14. Blanche DeVries (Bernard) - Carman Barnes, 1940s. [DeVries, 1891-1984, was a yoga instructor, interior designer and patron of the arts. She was married to Pierre Arnold Bernard. Along with correspondence, folder contains DeVries' c.v. and a copy of Swami Paramananda's Creative Power of Silence.]
    15. Theodore Dreiser - Carman Barnes, 1938-42. [Dreiser, 1871-1945, was an American author.]
    16. John Foster Dulles - Carman Barnes, 1948-49. [Folder contains a copy of Dulles' 1948 pamphlet The Christian Citizen in a Changing World.]
    17. "F" misc., undated.
    18. Esther Farrar - Carman Barnes, c.1944. [Correspondence relates primarily to Barnes' The Swastika Cycle.]
    19. William Ferber - Carman Barnes, 1943.
    20. Nell Few - Carman Barnes, 1943-46. [Few, 1867-?, was Barnes' godmother.]
    21. Lloyd Fisher (Herr and Fisher, attorneys) - Carman Barnes, 1947.
    22. Henry B. Forbes - Carman Barnes, 1930. [Forbes was a producer, performer and general manager. He produced Barnes' Schoolgirl in 1930.]
    23. John Fort - Carman Barnes, 1930s-45.
    24. Harold Freeman - Carman Barnes, 1948-49. [Freeman was head of the theater department of Brandt and Brandt literary agency. See also 1:8 for Brandt and Brandt.]
    25. "G" misc., 1935-36.
    26. Jasa Geraud - Carman Barnes, 1948.
    27. Mimi Goelet - Carman Barnes, [1940s].
    28. Jacques Gonat - Carman Barnes, 1942-undated. [See also 9:9.]
    29. Peter Grimm - Carman Barnes, 1947-48. [Folder contains a copy of Grimm's 1947 pamphlet Russia Seen from Within and a carbon of a letter journalist James Vincent Sheean sent to his editor from New Delhi.]
    30. George Grosz - Carman Barnes, 1948-49. [Grosz, 1893-1959, was a German artist. Barnes organized a series of painting classes taught by Grosz.]
    31. John Gunther - Carman Barnes, undated. [Gunther, 1901-1970, was an American author and journalist. See also 11:9.]


    Box 4: Correspondence "H" misc. - Luhan

    Folder:
    1. "H" misc., 1936-49.
    2. Harper and Brothers - Carman Barnes, 1944-50. [Folder contains correspondence of Cass Canfield, 1897-1986. Canfield served in a variety of positions at Harper's from 1924-1967. See 11:8 for contract.]
    3. Hearst's International - Carman Barnes, 1934-35.
    4. Horace Liveright, Publisher - Carman Barnes, 1930-50.
    5. House of Field - Carman Barnes, 1939-40.
    6. Mary Howry - Carman Barnes, 1944-51. [Howry was a Denishawn dancer in the 1920s.]
    7. Robert Hunt - Carman Barnes, 1931-1940s.
    8. Inez Haynes Irwin - Carman Barnes, 1934-1949. [Irwin, 1873-1970, was a writer and editor.]
    9. Michio Ito - Carman Barnes, 1941. [Ito, 1892-1961, was a dancer and choreographer.]
    10. "J" misc. - undated.
    11. George Pullen Jackson - Carman Barnes, 1940-50. [Jackson, 1874-1953, was a musicologist, folklorist and educator best known as an authority on the Negro and white spiritual. He and Barnes' mother, Lois Diantha Barnes, were married 1926-1939. File also contains Jackson's pamphlet The American Amish Sing Medieval Folk Tunes Today. See also 17:7.]
    12. George Pullen Jackson, Jr. ["Bud"] - Carman Barnes, 1949-50. [Son of Barnes' stepfather, George Pullen Jackson.]
    13. Jo and Wilkins Jackson - Carman Barnes, 1959-72.
    14. Robert Edmond Jones - Carman Barnes, 1944. [Jones, 1887-1954, was an American scenic designer, and an influential member of the "new stagecraft" movement.]
    15. Sara Jones - Carman Barnes, 1944-48.
    16. Sunder Joshi - Carman Barnes, 1949.
    17. "K" misc., 1934-50.
    18. Claude Kendall, Publisher - Carman Barnes, 1934-36.
    19. G. Maillard Kesslere - Carman Barnes, 1938-44. [Kesslere, 1894-1979, was a photographer. He was one of the last students of the William Merritt Chase portrait studio.]
    20. Jiddu Krishnamurti - Carman Barnes, 1941-49. [Krishnamurti, 1895-1986, was writer and speaker on fundamental philosophical and spiritual subjects. See also 8:16.]
    21. Lucy Kroll - Carman Barnes, 1939-41. [Kroll, 1910-1997, was a talent agent. See also 11:9.]
    22. Nathan Kroll - Carman Barnes,1936-41. [Kroll, 1911-2000, was a film producer and musician. He and Barnes' mother, Diantha Barnes, collaborated on some musical works in the late 1920s and 1930s. See also 17:2, 17:15-31.]
    23. "L" misc., 1936 - undated.
    24. Lawrence Langner - Carman Barnes, 1933. [Langner, 1890-1962, was a playwright, author and producer.]
    25. Werner Laurie, Ltd. - Carman Barnes, 1930-35.
    26. Peggy LeBoutillier - Carman Barnes, 1936-47.
    27. R.C. Leffingwell - Carman Barnes, 1946. [Leffingwell was Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury 1917-20.]
    28. Ed Leven - Carman Barnes, 1949-50. [Leven was a film producer.]
    29. Alfred de Liagre - Carman Barnes, 1948-49. [de Liagre, 1904-1987, was a stage producer and director.]
    30. Mabel Dodge Luhan - Carman Barnes, 1930s-41. [Luhan, 1879-1962, was a writer. Folder contains some clippings about Luhan.]


    Box 5: Correspondence "M"misc. - Mouradoff

    Folder:
    1. "M" misc., 1940-45.
    2. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1931-40. [Clara Martin, nee Jackson, and her sister Mary (St. John), were Barnes' roomates at Ward-Belmont School for Girls in Nashville; the three remained close friends throughout their lives.]
    3. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1943.
    4. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1944.
    5. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1945.
    6. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1946.
    7. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1947.
    8. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1948.
    9. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1949.
    10. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1950.
    11. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1951.
    12. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1952.
    13. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1953 - 56.
    14. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1957 - 61.
    15. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, 1962 - 73.
    16. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, incomplete.
    17. Clara Martin - Carman Barnes, undated.
    18. Lottie Maurer - Carman Barnes, 1939-41. [Maurer and Barnes met through James Schafer, for whom Maurer worked. She worked for Barnes on a cookbook which was never published. Folder contains an annotated carbon typescript of Rev. Dr. Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha'nish's Counsel to Women.]
    19. James Maxon - Carman Barnes, 1930-45. [Maxon was a childhood friend who became Bishop of Tennessee.]
    20. Wightman F. Melton - Carman Barnes, 1931-44. [Melton was Georgia's poet laureate January 25, 1943 - October 12, 1944. Folder includes pamphlet Poems of Trees and a signed print of Melton's So Long Will We Love Georgia. See also 17:8.]
    21. Grant Mouradoff - Carman Barnes, undated. [Mouradoff was a dancer. Barnes credited him as the "initial impulse" for her dance drama The Swastika Cycle. See also 14:9-11.]


    Box 6: Correspondence "N" misc. - Stokowski

    Folder:
    1. "N" misc., 1949.
    2. Eliza Nash - Carman Barnes, 1937-49.
    3. New York Public Library - Carman Barnes, 1949-50. [Folder includes some N.Y. Public Library ephemera.]
    4. Nordlinger, Riegelman and Benetar - Carman Barnes, 1949.
    5. Harold Ober - Carman Barnes, 1934-37. [Ober, 1881-1959, was a literary agent.]
    6. Petr Demianovich Ouspensky - Carman Barnes, 1941-43. [Ouspensky, 1878-1947, was a Russian author, philosopher. See also Box 9.]
    7. Maxwell Perkins - Carman Barnes, 1936. [Perkins, 1884-1947, was an American editor, primarily at Charles Scribner's Sons.]
    8. Alfonso Washington Pezet - Carman Barnes, 1929-40. [Pezet and Barnes shared credit for Schoolgirl.]
    9. Amos Pinchot - Carman Barnes, 1938. [Pinchot, 1872-1944, was an American political leader.]
    10. Rhea Polk - Carman Barnes, 1949. [Polk was the widow of George Polk, a CBS news correspondent murdered in Salonika on May 16th, 1948 while covering the Greek civil war.]
    11. Lorine (Livingston) Pruette - Carman Barnes, 1931-? [Pruette, 1915-1974, was a psychologist, writer and lecturer.]
    12. "R" misc., 1947-50. [Folder includes 2 notes from Eleanor Roosevelt.]
    13. Natacha Rambova - Carman Barnes, 1940-41. [Rambova, 1897-1966, born Winifred Shaughnessy, was a costume and set designer, writer, and silent film actress. She was the second wife of Rudolf Valentino.]
    14. Amaury de Riencourt - Carman Barnes, 1949-50. [de Riencourt was a French historian, scholar and lecturer.]
    15. Lillian D. Rock - Carman Barnes, 1934-38. [Rock was a N.Y. attorney.]
    16. Rogers, Hoge and Hills - Carman Barnes, 1950.
    17. "S" misc.- Carman Barnes, 1931-50.
    18. Mary St. John - Carman Barnes, 1945-50. [St. John and her sister Clara Martin, nee Jackson, were Barnes' roomates at Ward-Belmont School for Girls in Nashville; the three remained close friends throughout their lives.]
    19. Mary St. John - Carman Barnes, 1951-55.
    20. Mary St. John - Carman Barnes, 1956-65.
    21. James Schafer - Carman Barnes, 1939-42. [James B. Schafer founded the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians in the 1920s. By the late 1930s, he had a tremendous following, particularly among women and had become a very wealthy man by selling "fellowship certificates". The Attorney General brought charges against him in 1940 and he was imprisoned in 1942.]
    22. James Schafer - by and about, 1939-42.
    23. Martin Shallenberger - Carman Barnes, 1948-49.
    24. (James) Vincent Sheean - Carman Barnes, 1948. [Sheean, 1899-1975, was American journalist and novelist.]
    25. Alice Sprague - Carman Barnes, 1941-43.
    26. Leopold Stokowski - Carman Barnes, 1939-44. [Stokowski, 1882-1977, was a conductor. See also 8:11.]


    Box 7: Correspondence "T" misc. - "Y" misc.

    Folder:
    1. "T" misc. - Carman Barnes, 1936-50.
    2. Juliana Taberna - Carman Barnes, 1942-49. [See also 9:4.]
    3. Dorothy Thomas - Carman Barnes, 1931-44. [Thomas was a writer; folder contains some photocopies of her columns. See also 9:8.]
    4. "U" misc. - Carman Barnes, 1949-50.
    5. Antonio Velasco - Carman Barnes, 1940-41. [Born in Mexico, Velasco was a doctor and herbalist.]
    6. "W" misc. - Carman Barnes, 1930-50.
    7. Kitty Wade - Carman Barnes, undated.
    8. Cleome Carroll Wadsworth - Carman Barnes, 1942-49. [Wadsworth, 1896-1998, was a textile designer and painter. She worked for a time for Norman Bel Geddes and was a close friend of Claude F. Bragdon. See also 9:10.]
    9. Hansel Wolfram - Carman Barnes, 1941-42.
    10. Aubrey Wolton - Carman Barnes, undated.
    11. Vallie Young - Carman Barnes, 1944-46.
    12. "Y" misc. - Carman Barnes, 1936.


    Box 8: Esoterica

    Folder:
    1. Notes from Dr. Emmet Fox, 1936-37, New York City. [18 pp.] See also 17:6.
    2. Notes on color, undated. [2 pp.]
    3. Notes on numbers, undated.
      • Number. [1 pp.]
      • Number in philosophic symbolism. [1 pp.]
      • The square; the nine numbers of man. [1 pp.]
      • The creative symbols of number. [4 pp.]
    4. Notes on astrology, [1940s].
      • The twelve zodiacal signs. [10 pp.]
      • The seven steps. [1 p.]
      • Zodiacal signs and symbols. [1 pp.]
      • Chart conjunctions. [3 pp.]
      • Seven of Scorpio. [1 pp. typescript with drawing and mss. notation by Claude Bragdon.]
      • The seven aspects (or planes) of consciousness. [1 pp.]
      • Philosophic summary of the zodiacal pattern of creative evolution. [2 pp.]
      • The zodiacal 'Three, One, Four, One Five". [9 pp.]
      • Scorpio astrological forecast. [printed, 9 pp.]
      • Printed information on 'Sagittarius' pasted on Shelton Hotel stationary with mss. notes by Claude F. Bragdon. [1 pp.]
      • Notes on Scorpio and Sagitarrius. [1 pp.]
      • Notes on horse and winged horse. [2 pp.]
      • Aries. [1 pp.]
      • Cancer. [1 pp.]
      • Kali-Yoga. [1 pp.]
    5. Astrological charts of Carman Barnes.
      • Letter to Barnes from Evangeline Adams, July 3, 1931 re: astrological forecast. [2 pp.]
      • Chart of Carman Barnes. [typescript, 17 pp.]
      • Planetary indications for Carman Dee Barnes.
      • Delineation of the horoscope for Carman Dee Barnes.
    6. Reading of the horoscope of Lois M. Barnes by Marion Meyer Drew, July 8, 1925.
    7. Notes on dance.
      • Keep Fit to Music! [mimeograph 1 pp.]
      • Ballet bar[re] work. [2 pp.]
      • misc. notes. [1 pp.]
    8. Notes on diet and nutrition.
      • The Original 7-Day elimination diet. [5 pp.]
      • Printed card for Vejuice Vitality Cocktails. [1 pp.]
      • Diet for anemia/low blood pressure. [2 pp.]
      • High blood pressure. [2 pp.]
    9. Notes on Tarot.
      • The twenty-two major keys of the Tarot. [2 pp.]
    10. Notes on Yoga.
      • Requirements for the study of Yoga. [1pp.]
      • Yoga-Ballet. [1 pp.]
      • Types of Yoga. [1 pp.]
      • Nasal cleansing breath. [10 pp.]
      • Routine for holidays, Dec. 13, 1940. [1 pp.]
      • Routine for Sunday evening, Dec. 20, 1940. [1 pp.]
      • Routine. [1 pp.]
      • Mental postures. [1 pp.]
      • Clippings about yoga. [1 pp.]
      • Cleansing routines. [1 pp.]
    11. Yoga Demonstration, Dec. 20, 1942.
      • List of people invited. [2 pp.]
      • Letters re: invitation from:
        • Nancy Wilson Ross
        • Alice Hughes
        • Leopold Stokowski
        • Eleanor Beckham
        • Jane Pickens
        • Lloyd Fisher
        • Norman Bel Geddes
        • Mary Steele
    12. Study of the human personality. [21 pp.+ 4 cards of drawings.]
      • Diagnostic psychology-Roman's diagnosis of Carman Barnes. [1 pp.]
    13. Notes on Egyptian history: Paleolithic to Feudal Age. [3 pp.]
    14. Three basic systems of mankind (Buddhism, Taoism, The Bible). [9 pp.]
    15. Notes on world cultures. [7 pp.]
    16. Notes taken after an interview with Jiddu Krishnamurti, Easter, 1941. [2 pp. See also 4:20.]
    17. Misc. clippings and typed quotations; various sources. [20 pp.]
    18. "I am that I am" class work. [mimeograph 20 pp.; photocopy 2 pp.]
    19. Extract from "Tennyson as a Religious Teacher", by Charles F. G. Masterman. [4 pp.]
    20. Maria Bauer
      • March 11, 1941. [3 pp.]
      • March 14, 1941. [6 pp.]
    21. Notes from Blavatsky. [2 pp.]
    22. Evening with Antheil, Strong, Fetterly, Barnes, etc. [3 pp.]
    23. Salon for Carman Barnes and Burr Mc Intosh, March 11, 1941. [3 pp.]
    24. Notes on Psychology course from Jewel Fetterly. [4 pp.]
    25. Notes on success process. [5 pp.]
    26. Misc. notes. [Typescript 15 pp. and manuscript 10 pp.]
    27. Notes on Lord's Prayer via Ray of Creation. [2 pp.]
    28. Ray of Creation, notebook "a". [44 pp.]
    29. Ray of Creation, notebook "b". [45 pp. Includes some notes written by Claude F. Bragdon and P. D. Ouspensky.]
    30. Ray of Creation, notebook "c". [33 pp.]
    31. Ray of Creation, notebook "d". [23 pp.]
    32. Gurdjieff movements, exercises # 4, 10,15, 16, 21. [5 pp.]
    33. Enneagramms. [2 pp.]


    Box 9: The Arch, Ouspensky, Group

    Folder:
    1. The Arch Lectures by Claude F. Bragdon.
      • Advertisements from Creative Age Press for The Arch Lectures. [2pp.]
      • The Arch, VIII, Oct, 2, 1940. [10 pp.]
      • The Arch, XV, Nov. 20, 1940. [2 copies, 7 pp.]
    2. Mailing list for Mathematical Abstractions, exhibition of paintings by Claude F. Bragdon, 1941 at New York's Ferargil Gallery.
      • Summary of Barnes' and Bragdon lists. [1 pp.]
      • Bragdon's mailing list. [12 pp.]
      • Barnes' mailing list. [8 pp.]
    3. Mailing list for Arch lectures, Ouspensky lectures, 1941.
      • Letter from Mary Gorham, The Gateway Bookshop, to Barnes, Nov. 15, 1940 with list. [1 pp.]
      • "Original" mailing list, beginning "Monday night". [15 pp.]
      • Mailing list. [4 pp.]
      • Mailing list for Ouspensky lectures, new series beginning June 2-3, 1941. [30 pp.]
    4. Correspondence re: Ouspensky and Group, Jan. - Feb., 1942. [10 pp.]
      • Barnes to Juliana Taberna, Jan. 2, 1942.
      • Arthur Davison Ficke to Barnes, Feb. 4, 1942.
      • Lucile N. to Barnes, Feb. 6, 1942.
      • Amedee Ozenfant to Barnes, Feb. 20, 1942.
      • Mary Steele Ross to Barnes, Feb. 22, 1942.
      • Jane Lloyd to Barnes, Feb. 25, 1942.
      • Gloria to Barnes, Feb. 23, 1942.
      • Estelle Winwood Bradley to Barnes, Feb. 24, 1942.
      • Helen Howe to Barnes, Feb. 26, 1942.
      • Draft, Barnes to invitees, Feb. 1942.
    5. Letter No. 1, 25 invitations to Ouspensky lecture Feb. 24, 1942. [25 pp.]
    6. Correspondence re: Ouspensky and Group, March-April, 1942 .
      • Helen Howe to Barnes, March 2, 1942.
      • Anne Pettengill to Barnes, March 2, 1942.
      • Mrs. Donald Leith to Barnes, March 3, 1942.
      • Eileen Burns to Barnes, March 17, 1942.
      • Barnes to Eunice Whittlesey, April 8, 1942.
      • Alice Kirkpatrick to Barnes, April 8, 1942 .
      • Barnes to Jack Trubee, April 8, 1942.
      • Mildred Onick to Barnes, April 16, 1942.
      • Barnes to Mrs. James Shewan, April 16, 1942.
      • Special Letter No. 3, Barnes to invitees, April 18, 1942.
      • Eunice Whittlesey to Barnes, April 24, 1942.
      • Thomas Wilfred to Barnes, April 22, 1942.
      • Alice Kirkpatrick to Barnes, April 22, 1942.
      • Dorothy Thomas to Barnes, April 22, 1942.
      • Alice Nikitina to Barnes, April 24, 1942.
      • Mary ? to Barnes, April 24, 1942.
      • Ruth Wylie to Barnes, April 25, 1942.
      • Elizabeth Derby to Barnes, April 26, 1942.
      • Eunice Whittlesey to Miss Englehart, April 27, 1942.
      • Malivina Hoffman to Barnes, April 27, 1942.
      • Carol ? to Barnes, April 29, 1942.
      • Agnes Rowe Fairman to Barnes, April 30, 1942.
      • Stanley Young to Barnes, April 30, 1942.
    7. Misc. Mailing lists for Ouspensky lectures, 1942.
      • People to invite to Ouspensky lectures. [1 pp., torn]
      • Invitation letter (no.2) April 20, 1942, addressed to Hazel Hayes. [1 pp.]
      • Various iterations of 'list of names letter # 2 sent to'. [9 pp.]
      • Names received April 28. [1 pp.]
      • Letter No. 2 'sent May 5 to'. [1 pp.]
      • Ouspensky lecture May 7, 1942, invitees and attendees. [4 pp.]
      • Report on May 7, 1942 lecture. [1 pp.]
      • Descriptive list of attendees. [1 pp.]
      • Annotated mailing list. [10 pp.]
      • New Ouspensky reading. [1 pp.]
    8. Correspondence re: Ouspensky and Group, May 1942.
      • Barnes to Eunice Whittlesey, May 1, 1942.
      • Barnes to Dorothy Thomas, May 1, 1942.
      • Barnes to Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt Mayor, May 1, 1942.
      • Winifred Burden to Barnes, May 1, 1942.
      • Barnes to Group members, May 2, 1942.
      • Barnes to Stanislaus Chylinski, May 2, 1942.
      • Victor ? to Barnes, May 4, 1942.
      • Barnes to Estelle Winwood Bradley, May 4, 1942.
      • Barnes to Arthur Ficke, May 4, 1942.
      • Barnes to Minette Duffy, May 6,1942.
      • Barnes to Irene Harris, May 6, 1942.
      • Margaret Byard to Barnes, May 4, 1942.
      • Amedee Ozenfant to Barnes, May 5, 1942.
      • Mary Steele Ross to Barnes, May 5, 1942.
      • Christine Frederick to Barnes, May 6, 1942.
      • John O'Hara Cosgrave to Barnes, May 6, 1942.
      • Carl Van Vechten to Barnes, May 6, 1942.
      • Frank L. Patterson to Barnes, May 6, 1942.
      • Jean Van Doren to Barnes, May 6, 1942.
      • Maurice William to Barnes, May 6, 1942.
      • Cecilia ? to Barnes, May 6, 1942.
      • Count Walewski to Barnes, May 7, 1942.
      • Margaret Mamlock to Barnes, undated.
      • Arthur Davison Ficke to Barnes, May 7, 1942.
      • Edith Ellis to Barnes, May 8, 1942.
      • Barnes to Count Walewski, May 9, 1942.
      • Barnes to Jack Trubee, May 9, 1942.
      • Consuelo Sides to Barnes, May 7, 1942.
      • Barnes to Consuelo Sides, May 9, 1942.
      • Myra Kinglsley to Barnes, May 11, 1942.
      • Grace Brown to Barnes, May 11, 1942.
      • Jean Van Doren to Barnes, May 11, 1942.
      • Mildred Onick to Barens, May 12, 1942.
      • Jacques Gonat to Barnes, May 12, 1942.
      • Nancy Wilson Ross to Barnes, May 13, 1942.
      • Adele Wolkin to Barnes, May 25, 1942.
    9. Correspondence re: Ouspensky and Group June - July 1942; Jan. 1943.
      • Irene Harris to Barnes, June 2, 1942.
      • Alice Kirkpatrick to Barnes, June 3, 1942.
      • Marie El-Khoury to Barnes, June 17, 1942.
      • Elizabeth Derby to Barnes, June 22, 1942.
      • Dorothy Thomas to Barnes, June 27, 1942.
      • Mildred Onick to Barnes, June 29, 1942.
      • Irene Harris to Barnes, July 8, 1942.
      • Claire McCardell to Barnes, July 15, 1942.
      • Stanislaus Chylinski to Barnes, Jan. 9, 1943.
    10. Correspondence re: Ouspensky and Group, undated.
      • Myra Kinsley to Barnes.
      • Elsie Beers to Barnes.
      • ? [on Ritz Tower letterhead] to Barnes.
      • Leslie Grey Mayer to Barnes.
      • Claire McCardell to Barnes.
      • Francis Bel Geddes to Barnes.
      • Barnes to members.
      • Myra Kingsley to Barnes.
      • Cleome Carroll Wadsworth to Barnes.
      • Josephine ? to Barnes.
      • Cherry Pinkard to Barnes.
      • Eunice Whittlesey to Barnes. [5 items]
      • Cleome Carroll Wadsworth to Barnes. [printed invitation]
      • Betty Patterson to Barnes. [2 items]
      • Sarah Draper to Barnes.
      • Jane ? to Barnes.
      • Erlyn ? to Barnes.
      • ? Draper to Barnes.
      • Marjorie Melton to Barnes.
      • Cherry Clark to Barnes. [from Louisville, KY]
      • Mary ? to Barnes.
      • Jane Lloyd to Barnes. [2 items]
    11. Attendance cards for Bragdon's Arch lectures and / or Ouspensky series.
    12. Seating arrangements, Ouspensky lectures, Feb. 24 - Sept. 23, 1942.
      • Attendees, seating arrangement Feb. 24, 1942. [3 pp.]
      • Attendees, March 3, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Attendees, seating arrangement March 10, 1942. [2 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, March 17, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, March 24, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, April 1, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, April 8, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, April 15, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, May 7, 1942. [2 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, June 4, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, June 24, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, July 1, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, July 8, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, July 22, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, Aug. 5, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, Aug. 12, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, Aug. 19, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, Aug. 26, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, Sept. 2, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, Sept. 9, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, Sept. 16, 1942. [1 pp.]
      • Seating arrangement, Sept. 23, 1942. [1 pp.]
    13. Information on some invitees to Ouspensky lectures. [5 pp.]
    14. Short list of terms. [4 pp.]
    15. Ouspensky lecture 'Introduction'. [original typescript, 19 pp.]
    16. Ouspensky lecture no. 1 , May 7, 1942.
    17. Ouspensky lecture no. 2. [carbon typescript, 20 pp.]
    18. Ouspensky lecture no. 3. [carbon typescript, 14 pp.]
    19. Ouspensky lecture no. 4, March 17, 1942. [original typescript 18 pp.; carbon typescript 14 pp.]
    20. Ouspensky lecture no. 5. [carbon typescript 'For Reading', 14 pp.; carbon typescript 13 pp.]
    21. Notes on question and answer periods, Ouspensky lectures, March 7, 1942 [ 1 pp.] and Sept. 2-23, 1942. [13 pp.]
    22. List of attendees, Ouspensky lecture Jan. 12, 1943. [1 pp.]
    23. Barnes' address book for Ouspensky Group and "Girls' Group".
    24. Record of lectures, "Girls' Group". [3 pp.]
    25. Lists of invitees and attendees, "Girls' Group" lectures, Feb. - July, 1942 and undated.
    26. Group rules. [3 pp.]
    27. Group: material for work.
      • Morning Ritual. [1 pp.]
      • Evening Ritual. [1 pp.]
      • General group meditation. [2 pp.]
      • Elimination. [1 pp.]
      • 17 exercises, beginning "nasal cleansing breath". [17 pp.]
      • Manuscript. notes. [2 pp.]
    28. Re: In Search of the Miraculous.
      • Edgar Snow of Saturday Evening Post to Barnes, Feb. 25, 1950. [1 pp.]
      • Review of In Search... by Rom Landau. [2 pp.]
      • Blurb about In Search... by unknown. [1 pp.]
    29. Flyers for Lectures.
      • at New York's Town Hall, July 7-28. [5 copies]
      • Private readings of In Search of the Miraculous. [5 copies]
      • Town Hall meetings as introduction to ideas of G. Gurdjieff, etc. [2 copies]


    Box 10: Social engagements/address books, 1940s.

    Folder:
    1. Barnes' Christmas cards, 1930s-40s. [6 items. 1940 Christmas greetings from Carman Barnes is a copy of Bragdon's Nov. 20 Arch Lecture and features Bragdon's image for Barnes' bookplate on the front cover.]
    2. Barnes' address book and loose address pages.
    3. Party lists.
      • undated, on Barnes' letterhead. [1 pp.]
      • undated. [typescript, 11 pp.]
      • weekend of May 24, 1943. [1 pp.]
      • 1946. [typescript and mss., 5 pp.]
      • Oct. 29, 1950. [1 pp.]
    4. List of friends and associates, c. 1942. [3 pp.]
    5. Party planner book, 1945-49.
    6. Engagement book, 1946.
    7. Engagement book, 1948.
    8. Assorted arts flyers, 1940-50.
      • Invitation to be a "Priestess" in a Ruth St. Denis piece, Sept. 27, 1940.
      • Toscanini concert, Dec. 6, 1941.
      • William Horne benefit concert, Nov. 30, 1948.
      • Indonesian Evening at Asia Institute, Dec. 20, 1948.
      • American Academy of Arts and Letters Ceremonial, May 27, 1949.
      • The Subjects of the Artist: a new art school, catalogue for 1948-49.
      • Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Assoc., calendar of events 1948-49.
      • Claude F. Bragdon exhibit "An Architect Sets the Stage" Sept. 26, 1950.
      • Asia and the Opium World.
      • Water Colors by Bueb.
      • Eliena Krylenko.
      • Pied Piper Puppeteers.
    9. Uday Shankar in N.Y.
      • Shankar and his film Kalpana at East and West Association.
      • Brochure for Shankar and his Hindu Ballet at the 48th St. Theatre.
      • Playbill for Shankar and His Hindu Ballet, Dec. 27, 1949 with premiere performance inset.
      • Invitees to reception for Shankar, Dec. 27, 1949. [12 pp.]
      • Correspondence re: reception for Shankar.
      • Barnes to S. Hurok, Dec. 10, 1949. [draft]
      • Barry Hyams to Barnes, Dec. 16, 1949.
      • S. Hurok to Barnes, Dec. 16, 1949.
      • Eugene Reynal to Barnes, Dec. 22, 1949.
      • Bill Ormerod [?] to Barnes, Dec. 22, 1949.
      • Carleton Sprague Smith to Barnes, Dec. 22, 1948. [sic].
      • Richard Walsh to Barnes, Dec. 23, 1949.
      • Consul General of India to Barnes, Dec. 23, 1949.
    10. Eugenie Baizerman exhibit in N.Y., 1950.
      • Draft of Barnes' letter re: exhibit and list of recipients. [ 2 pp.]
      • Draft of Barnes' letter to Saul Baizerman. [1 pp.]
      • Mimeograph for "Eugenie Baizerman and her Art". [2 pp.]
      • Printed exhibit materials.
      • Brochure for The Artists' Gallery.


    Box 11: Biographical; Photographs; Financials

    Folder:
    1. Biographical information; clippings about Barnes.
      • Various autobiographical material prepared by Barnes. [15 pp.]
      • Carman Barnes to Miss Harris, W.S. Crawford Ltd, London, Dec. 1929 explaining Schoolgirl.
      • Newspaper clipping, Barnes, Clara and Mary Jackson; Sept. 7, 1929. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clippings, 1930. British press reviews of Schoolgirl. [photocopy, 2 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, c. 1930. [2 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, Atlanta Constitution, Feb. 22, 1931. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clippings, c. 1931. [photocopy, 2 pp.]
      • Mailing envelope from Claude Kendall Publisher with advertising stamp for Barnes' Young Woman.
      • Newspaper clipping, May 30, 1936. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, c. 1937. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, Feb. 24, 1937. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, May 19, 1937. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, c. 1937. [o/s photocopy 2 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, Dec. 5, 1937. [photocopy, 2 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, Dec. 30, 1945. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, re: Hamilton Fish Armstrong. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clippings, c. 1947. [photocopy, 2 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, Feb. 27, 1951. [photocopy, 1 pp.]
      • Newspaper clipping, March 4, 1951. [photocopy, 3 pp.]
      • Copper plate for Barnes' calling card.
    2. Photographs.
      • Barnes and Clara Jackson [Martin] at Ward-Belmont School for Girls, 1928.
      • Clara Jackson [Martin], c. 1928.
      • Barnes as a young woman in Tennessee. [2 photographs]
      • Portrait of Barnes for dust jacket of Time Lay Asleep. [3 photographs]
      • Portrait of Barnes with fur stole, c. 1950.
      • Portrait of Barnes in Alabama, c. 1951.
      • Various pictures of Barnes in Austria, c. 1950s. [9 photographs]
      • Barnes with others in Austria, c. 1950s. [11 photographs]
      • Barnes with her dog, Wolfie, in Austria, 1950s. [10 photographs]
      • Property of C. B. Bruce, Peter Island. [1 photograph]
      • Postcard photograph of island home, possibly that of Cleome Carroll Wadsworth in the Virgin Islands.
      • Nancy O'Brien Allen's children. [1 photograph]
      • Group of children in swimsuits, unidentified. [1 photograph]
      • Barnes' dog, Wolfie, c. 1950s. [5 photographs]
      • Photograph of drawn portrait of Barnes, c. 1960.
      • "Buffy" Count Ester Lozy & "Okie" Count Funf Ruchen at Cafe Bazaar, c. 1950s. [1 photograph]
    3. Residences.
      • J. Edward Gay [real estate agent] to Barnes re: properties, May 6, 1946. [3 pp.]
      • undated "Resolution".
      • Floor plans of 14 East 10th St., N.Y., N.Y.
      • Barnes to East Hampton Mayor Judson Banister, Aug. 18, 1950.
    4. Inventories.
      • Book inventory, Dec. 9, 1940. [typescript, 18 pp.]
      • Phonograph records, May 16, 1942. [6 pp.]
      • of 40 Central Park South, Feb.1943. [19 pp.]
      • of 40 Central Park South, undated. [2 copies, typescript and carbon; each 15 pp.]
      • of 40 Central Park South, undated. [carbon typescript, 10 pp.]
      • List of household good for resale to Barnes, Feb. 12, 1949. [1 pp.]
      • List of furnishings, etc. at 20 East 8th St., Apt. 5-B, N.Y., N.Y. [5 pp.]
      • Silver. [4 pp.]
      • Jewelry inventory Feb. 17, 1943. [mimeograph, 1 pp.]
      • Jewelry appraisal, undated. [1 pp.]
      • Cartier delivery slip, Sept. 13, 1949.
      • Item lists, undated. [typescript 2 pp., mss. 2 pp.]
    5. Steinway and Sons. Sales contract April 1, 1943; invoice Apr. 3, 1943; 3 brochures.
    6. Weekend and travelling lists.
    7. Income tax returns 1942-1946.
    8. Contracts.
      • Paramount Publix Corp with Barnes, Sept. 16, 1930. [secretarial copy, 7 pp.]
      • Superior court of CA re: Paramount/Barnes contract, Feb. 23, 1931.
      • Harper and Brothers and Barnes for Time Lay Asleep, Nov. 15, 1944.
      • Estate of Ouspensky and Barnes re: Strange Life of Ivan Osokin, Nov. 22, 1949.
      • Holme Press and Barnes, Nov. 22, 1949.
      • Macmillan Co. and Barnes for Evil Under the Sun, Dec. 19, 1949.
      • Jacob Charney, attorney to Barnes re: Ouspensky contract, Jan. 6, 1950.
    9. Stock sales to friends.
      • Hamilton Fish Armstrong to Barnes, June 2, 1944. [1 pp.]
      • Hamilton Fish Armstrong to Barnes, Sept. 27, 1944. [1 pp.]
      • Tess Shirer to Barnes, Oct. 18, 1944. [1 pp.]
      • Barnes to John Gunther, Oct. 18, 1944. [1 pp.]
      • Barnes to Tess Shirer, Oct. 20, 1944. [1 pp.]
      • Barnes to Leonora Morris, Oct. 24, 1944. [1 pp.]
      • Mary Stevens for Hamilton Fish Armstrong to Barnes, Nov. 2, 1944. [1 pp.]
      • Barnes to Lucy Kroll, Nov. 10, 1944. [1 pp.]
      • Hamilton Fish Armstrong to Barnes, March 13, 1945. [1 pp.]
      • Barnes' list of friends who bought stocks. [2 pp.]
    10. Correspondence, etc. re: Andover Kent Aviation, March - Dec.1944.
    11. Correspondence, etc. re: Bendix Helicopters, Jan. 1944 - July 1945.
    12. Correspondence, etc. re: Langley Aviation Corp., Dec. 1944 - May 1947.
    13. Insurance, misc.1939-49.
    14. Invoices from Mme. Guyot Petrovich Gowns, N.Y. Feb. 1947 - Jan. 1949.
    15. Expense records, 1946-49.
    16. Check receipt book, Sept. 1946 - March 1947.
    17. Check receipt book, May 1947 - Dec. 1947.
    18. Check receipt book, Aug. 1949 - April 1950.


    Box 12: Genealogical research; American History research.

    Folder:
    1. Misc. genealogical notes.
    2. Correspondence; County Clerks, Bureau of Census - Barnes; Oct. 1936 - Jan. 1938; June 1945.
    3. Correspondence; Institute of American Genealogy - Barnes, April - June, 1944. Folder includes some Institute brochures.]
    4. Correspondence; Sidney Merriam, genealogist, - Barnes, July 1936 - Jan. 1938.
    5. Correspondence; Ethiel Mills - Barnes, Sept. 1936-1937, undated.
    6. Correspondence; Mills Family, 1902; 1937-1938.
    7. Correspondence; Helen and Philota Rorabeck - Barnes, Nov. 1936, Jan. 1938.
    8. Correspondence; Julian Smith - Barnes, Oct. 1936.
    9. Correspondence; Mabel T. R. Washburn [The National Historical Society] - Barnes, Nov. 1937 - Dec. 1945.
    10. Correspondence re: genealogical research, misc.
    11. Correspondence and notes re: American History research, 1937. Newspaper clippings, print sources re: American History research, 1940s.
    12. Notes on book and reference sources.
    13. Correspondence Brentano's and Scribner's bookshops - Barnes, 1937-1944.
    14. Notes, general, American History.
    15. Names.
    16. Research notes. England: reign of Henry VIII, Elizabethean reign, King James.
    17. Growth of trade and capitalism.
    18. Colonization and commercial enterprise.
    19. English expeditions.
    20. Portuguese, Spanish, French and other expeditions.
    21. Pilgrims' clothing before Leyden.
    22. Dutch scene and coming of pilgrims to Holland.
    23. Leyden, the separatists and separatists in Scrooby.
    24. Start of English immigration to America; The Colonial mind; Description of the Mayflower.
    25. Puritans; Transition from Colonial to American; The Yankee.
    26. New England scene; English expressions; Customs and anecdotes; Clothing; firearms and scenery; furniture; Witchcraft..
    27. 17th and 18th Century America.
    28. Oswego county.
    29. America before white man; Indians.
    30. Williamsburg; Jamestown; Virgina.
    31. John Smith and Pocahantas.
    32. Emotions.
    33. Historical poems.


    Box 13: The History Cycle

    Folder:
    1. a- e. Notes for The History Cycle.
    2. Notes on characters for The History Cycle.
    3. Outlines and notes for The History Cycle.
    4. a-b. Drafts, Chapter I, "The Arm of Flesh".
    5. Drafts, Chapter II, "The Arm of Flesh".
    6. Drafts, "The Arm of Flesh".


    Box 14: Misc. Writing. Schoolgirl; Gentlemen, the Queel!; Swastika Cycle; etc.

    Folder:
    1. Typescript School-Girl, A Play in Three Acts by A.W. Pezet and Carman Barnes, c. 1930.
    2. Carbon typescript, apparent working copy, alternate draft, School-Girl, A Play in Three Acts by A.W. Pezet and Carman Barnes, c. 1930.
    3. Copyright registration cards and correspondence for Gentlemen, The Queel! [a musical play in two acts] by Carman Barnes, Diantha M. Jackson and Nathan Kroll, c. 1936. [See also 17:21.]
    4. Typescript, Gentlemen, The Queel! [a musical play in two acts] by Carman Barnes, Diantha M. Jackson and Nathan Kroll, c. 1936.
    5. Misc. notes and story ideas. [See also 14:3; 17:21.]
    6. Untitled story / It's an Old Southern Custom, c. March 1943.
    7. Southern Belle.
    8. You Don't Have to be Crazy.
    9. a-b. Notes for The Swastika Cycle, c. 1943. [see also: Correspondence with Esther Farrar 3:18 and Grant Mouradoff 5:21.]
    10. Correspondence re: copyright for The Swastika Cycle, Oct. 1943 - Feb. 1944.
    11. Three drafts of The Swastika Cycle.
    12. Wake Over a Dead House, undated.
    13. Notes for Music of the Spheres. [These notes contain some information on people in Barnes' circle, e.g. Bragdon, Ouspensky, Bendix.]
    14. Music of the Spheres. [Typescripts of several chapters, possibly different drafts. Apparently incomplete.]
    15. Notes for ballets.
    16. Favorite Dishes of my Friends. [photocopy]
    17. The American Galleries. Typescript proposal for "the creation of a system of educational galleries throughout the country". [8 pp.]


    Box 15: Time Lay Asleep; Untitled Van Selden mss.; etc.

    Folder:
    1. Notes for and drafts of assorted passages for Time Lay Asleep.
    2. Time Lay Asleep, carbon typescript, title-page - pp.113.
    3. Time Lay Asleep, carbon typescript, pp. 114-229.
    4. Time Lay Asleep, carbon typescript, pp. 230-339.
    5. Time Lay Asleep, carbon typescript, pp. 340-436. [end]
    6. Time Lay Asleep, original typescript, title-page - pp.76.
    7. Time Lay Asleep, original typescript, pp. 77-144.
    8. Time Lay Asleep, original typescript, pp. 145-200. [end]
    9. Notes from Novel Writing Course with Manuel Komroff, 1942, Columbia University and notes on novels.
    10. Notes on short story technique and how to write radio drama.
    11. Character list, untitled Van Selden mss.
    12. Untitled Van Selden mss., incomplete.
    13. Untitled Van Selden mss., fragments.


    Box 16: Fanny Kemble / A Passionate Victorian, notes; drafts; c. 1948-1949

    Folder:
    1. Visual and print materials re: Fanny Kemble/ A Passionate Victorian.
    2. Home, Sweet Home a play by Margaret Armstrong. [typescript, 22 pp.]
    3. Notes for Fanny Kemble / A Passionate Victorian.
    4. Notes for and drafts of assorted passages of Fanny Kemble / A Passionate Victorian.
    5. Draft fragments of Fanny Kemble / A Passionate Victorian.
    6. Various drafts of Act I, Fanny Kemble / A Passionate Victorian.
    7. Various drafts of Act II, Fanny Kemble / A Passionate Victorian.
    8. Various drafts of Act III, Fanny Kemble / A Passionate Victorian.
    9. a-e. Drafts of A Passionate Victorian, by Carman Barnes and Hamilton Fish Armstrong, c. 1948.


    Box 17: Lois DianthaMills Barnes. Correspondence; Musical work.

    Folder:
    1. Photograph of Diantha Barnes, undated; Daughters of the American Revolution certificate, March 1938.
    2. Correspondence, misc. 1924 -1940. [Most of this correspondence relates to DB's writing.]
      • Diantha Barnes to Mr. Stanton, March 28, 1924. [1 pp.]
      • Paul Severance, The New SouthMagazine, to Diantha Barnes, Dec. 27, 1927. [1 pp.]
      • Ann Watkins to Diantha Barnes, Feb. 21, 1930. [1 pp.]
      • G. C. Waterston to Diantha Barnes, April 23, 1930. [1 pp.]
      • Richard Badger [the Gorham Press] to Diantha Barnes, March 16, 1931. [1 pp.]
      • Martha Barnett for Florence Vincent Inc. to Diantha Barnes, July 27, 1931. [1 pp.]
      • Warren F. Lawrence to Diantha Barnes, Aug. 20, 1931. [1 pp.]
      • Hazel L. Berge, Fawcett Publications, Inc. to Diantha Barnes, Dec. 12, 1932. [1 pp.]
      • Robert Sparks Walker to Diantha Barnes, June 17, 1937. Attached is an order for Prize Winning Nature Poems. [2 pp.]
      • Richard Halliday [Paramount Publix Corp.] to Diantha Barnes, May 18, 1932. [1 pp.]
      • Theodore ? of Paramount Line, Inc. to Diantha Barnes, Mar. 27, 1936. [1 pp.]
      • Library of Congress Copyright Office to Diantha Barnes, May 1939. [2 pp. copyright registration He Played for the Czar by Diantha Mills Jackson and Nathan Kroll.]
      • Diantha Barnes to Unity School of Christianity, May 18, 1939. [3 pp.]
      • Carman Barnes to Hardwick Moseley [Houghton Mifflin, Co.] May 30, 1940. [2 pp. re: Diantha Barnes' writing.]
      • R. P. Harnden, Houghton Mifflin Co. to Carman Barnes, Aug. 14, 1940. [1 pp. re: Diantha Barnes' writing.]
      • The Lookoutto Diantha Barnes, undated. [1 pp.]
      • Nathan Kroll to Ben Gross, The NY Daily News, undated. [8 pp., photocopy.]
    3. Diantha Barnes to Carman Barnes. [16 undated greeting cards.]
    4. Carman Barnes to Diantha Barnes. [9 greeting cards.]
    5. Correspondence Donald Grady Davidson - Diantha Barnes. [Davidson, 1893-1968, was an American poet, essayist and teacher. He was a member of the Fugitives, along with Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, etc.]
      • Mss. poem, untitled with dedication "To the Jacksons, With best regards, Donald Davidson". [2 pp., plus photocopy]
      • Donald Davidson to George Pullen Jackson, Jan. 17, 1928. [1pp.]
    6. Correspondence Emmet Fox - Diantha Barnes, 1939.
      • Pamphlet for service by Emmet Fox, May 15, 1938.
      • Emmet Fox to Diantha Barnes, March 21, 1939 [1 pp.]
      • Diantha Barnes to Emmet Fox, May 18, 1939 [2 pp.]
      • Copy of pamphlet The American Spirit by Emmet Fox.
      • Flyer for Easter service by Emmet Fox, April 9, 1939 [1pp.]
    7. Correspondence George Pullen Jackson - Diantha Barnes, 1930-33. [Jackson and Diantha Barnes were married 1926-1939.]
      • Photograph of Jackson, with message on back, undated.
      • Financial receipts. c.1930. [3 pp.]
      • Order on Wages, Vanderbilt University, April 10, 1930. [1 pp.]
      • Chattle Mortgage, April 10, 1930.
      • Bill of sale, Diantha Barnes - George Pullen Jackson, May 13, 1932. [1 pp.]
      • George Pullen Jackson - Diantha Barnes, May 15, 1932. [2 pp.]
      • George Pullen Jackson - Diantha Barnes, July 1, 1932. [1 pp.]
      • George Pullen Jackson - Diantha Barnes, Sept. 21, 1932. [2 pp.]
      • George Pullen Jackson - Diantha Barnes, March 1 1933. [2 pp.]
      • Thomas A. McGrath to Diantha Barnes, May 6, 1937. [1 pp.]
    8. Correspondence Wightman F. Melton - Diantha Barnes, 1924. [Melton was Georgia's poet laureate Jan. 25, 1943 - Oct. 12, 1944.]
      • Melton - Mrs. Harden, Jan. 7, 1924. [tls 1 pp. re: Barnes' poems.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Jan. 13, 1924. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Jan. 17, 1924. [als 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Jan. 20, 1924. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Jan. 22, 1924. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Call My Little Ones Home by Melton, undated. [tls 1 pp.]
      • My Captive, Captivating Queen by Melton, undated. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Faithful Forever by Melton, undated. [tls 1 pp.]
      • The Call of the Hills by Melton, undated. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Her Arms by Melton, undated. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Jan. 26, 1924. [1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Jan. 29, 1924.[tls 2 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Jan. 30, 1924. [tls 2 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, undated, Monday. [als 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Feb. 1, 1924. [als 3 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Feb. 1, 1924. [als 3 pp. on Hotel Winecoff letterhead.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, undated. [als 2pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Feb. 3, 1924. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Feb. 4, 1924. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Feb. 8, 1924. [als 4 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Feb. 9, 1924. [als 6 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, Feb. 10, 1924. [tls 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, undated Friday morning. [als 3pp.]
      • With the Stars, poem by Melton. undated. [typescript, 1 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, undated Thursday 3 p.m.[als 7 pp.]
      • Melton - Diantha Barnes, undated Thursday night. [als 3 pp.]
    9. Correspondence Mary L. Raines - Ethiel C. Mills, 1896-1908.
    10. Correspondence Evelyn Sills Preston - S. H. Preston, 1893-1914.
    11. Correspondence Frank Smith - Mills Family, 1890s-1915.
    12. Horoscope for Diantha Barnes.
    13. Financial records re: 1930 income tax.
    14. Published music scores.
    15. Misc. mss. music scores, no lyrics.
    16. Misc. mss. lyrics, untitled and fragments.
    17. Misc. mss. music and lyrics, untitled.
    18. Mss. music and lyrics Am I Wrong?
    19. Mss. music and lyrics But I'll Make Up for That.
    20. Mss. lyrics Can It Be You?
    21. Mss. music and lyrics Gentlemen, the Queel! [See also 14:3-4.]
    22. Mss. music and lyrics In the Fragrance of the Night.
    23. Mss. music and lyrics Let's Build an Island in the Sky. [Music by Nathan Kroll, lyric by Diantha Barnes.]
    24. Mss. music and lyrics Love Has Made a Loafer. [Music by Nathan Kroll, lyric by Diantha Barnes.]
    25. Mss. music and lyrics My Gypsy Love.
    26. Mss. music and lyrics Take a Tip From Me It's Love. [Music by Nathan Kroll, lyric by Diantha Barnes.]
    27. Mss. music and lyrics There's a New Face in the Moon To-Night.
    28. Mss. music and lyrics They Tell Me it's True.
    29. Mss. music and lyrics What Manner of Love Is This.
    30. Mss. music and lyrics Who Can Tell.
    31. Mss. music and lyrics Willingly.


    Box 18: Lois Diantha Mills Barnes.Poetry and Prose Writing.

    Folder:
    1. Two notebooks. [c. 1910s.]
    2. List of greeting card companies.
    3. Photocopy of Poems by Diantha Barnes, Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1925.
    4. Men Call Me Madm poems by Diantha Mills Barnes. [typescript]
    5. Sheaf of poems, some included in Men Call Me Mad. [typescript]
    6. a-m. Poems, mss. and typescript, undated. [These poems have been left in the order in which they were arranged when the collection was acquired.]
    7. Prose. Vinegar To They Kiss / Passion is Costly / The Lunar Sex. [typescript, 188 pp.]
    8. Prose. Daffy Right Off! [2 typescripts: bound 18 pp.; unbound 21 pp.]
    9. Prose. Red Lust. [bound carbon typescript, 62 pp.; additional typescript, possibly incomplete.]
    10. Prose. Buzzards. [bound typescript,19 pp.; typescript, from 'Fairyland', 25 pp.;typescript 21 pp.]
    11. Prose. Little Sister. [typescript 12 pp.]
    12. Prose. The Healers by Emma Bell Miles. [?]
    13. Prose. The Cook-Stove by Emma Bell Miles. [?]
    14. Prose. Wingslip by Warren Lawrence and Diantha Mills. [bound carbon typescript, 63 pp.]
      • Wingslip by Warren Lawrence and Diantha Mills. [carbon typescript, 62 pp.]
      • C'Est la Guerre by Warren F. Lawrence, c. 1929. [bound typescript, 30 pp.]
    15. Three notebooks.
    16. Prose. Ladies Must Love by Sofia Barloff. [?].
    17. Prose fragments.
    18. Prose. Unclean by Sofia Barloff. [Several versions.]
    19. Prose. Magdalene of the Mountains.
    20. Prose. Moccasin Flower.
    21. Prose. Mimosa of the Mountains. [2 versions.]
    22. a-c. Prose. Untitled mss.