Sally Wood Kohn Papers

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Sally Wood Kohn papers
Creator: Wood, Sally, 1897-
Call Number: D.196
Dates: 1914-1985
Physical Description: 6 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Correspondence, Photographs
Subseries I: General Correspondence, 1922-1986
Subseries II: Photographs
Subseries III: Family material
Series II: Poems and short stories, 1914-1983, undated
Series III: Prose writing
Subseries I: "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Subseries II: "Death of a Capitalist"
Subseries III: "Half in Love"
Subseries IV: "The Third Eye"
Subseries V: "The Southern Mandarins"
Collection Overview
Title: Sally Wood Kohn papers
Creator: Wood, Sally, 1897-
Call Number: D.196
Dates: 1914-1985
Physical Description: 6 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Sally Calkins Wood Kohn (1897-1985) was an author of some note who published under the name "Sally Wood." A descendant of prominent Rochester families, she graduated from Wellesley College in 1918, enlisted in the Army Nursing Corps and was stationed at Camp Devens in Massachusetts. After Armistice, she returned to Rochester, completed nurse's training, and worked as a Public Health nurse among the impoverished. Her first marriage was to Stephen Raushenbush, an investigator of labor conditions in the Pennsylvania coal mines.

In 1924, the couple settled in New York's Greenwich Village where Wood resumed her writing and met the Southern writers Caroline Gordon and her husband Allen Tate. The following year, Wood travelled to France to care for her brother Remsen who was seriously ill. After two years, she returned to the U.S. ill herself. Several years after Wood's first marriage failed, she married Dr. Lawrence A. Kohn; their marriage ended with Dr. Kohn's death in 1977. Wood published a short story, "Breakfast in the Country," in 1934, wrote two mysteries and numerous short stories, and translated the poetry of Louis Aragon. In 1984, Wood published The Southern Mandarins, a selection of letters from Caroline Gordon from 1926-1937.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Wood, Sally, 1897-
Authors, American
Poets, American
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sally Wood Kohn, 1979-1985.Access
The Sally Wood Kohn papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Sally Wood Kohn papers, D.196, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: D.210 McGuire-Wood Family Papers, 1863-1928 .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence, Photographs
Subseries I: General Correspondence, 1922-1986
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1922
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, Malcolm Cowley to Wood, 1940-1950
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1970-1979
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1980
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1981
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1982
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, 1983
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, 1984
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, 1985-1986
Subseries II: Photographs
Box 1, Folder 10Photographs
Caroline Gordon, Allen Tate, c. 1937
Caroline Gordon, Sally Wood, c. 1940
Sally Wood Kohn, Lawrence Kohn, 1940s
Nancy Wood, 1980s
Unidentified
Subseries III: Family material
Box 1, Folder 11Kohn here, a biographical sketch of Lawrence A. Kohn, M.D. (1895-1977) / by Edward Atwater
Series II: Poems and short stories, 1914-1983, undated
Some folders contain multiple drafts of works; in most cases, the order in which they were written is unknown. Short stories are housed alphabetically, dates are indicated when known.

Box 2, Folder 1Poems, 1914-1919
Box 2, Folder 2Poems, 1920, undated
Box 2, Folder 3List of publications
Box 2, Folder 4"Approach of Snow," and Hudson Review, Vol. 32, No. 4, c. 1979
Box 2, Folder 5"Bird of Prey," undated
Box 2, Folder 6"Born for Naught Else," undated
Box 2, Folder 7"Breakfast in the Country," and The Magazine, September-October 1934
Box 2, Folder 8Breakfast in the Country and Other Stories, privately published, 1983
Box 2, Folder 9"Decline of the Home", c. 1976
Box 2, Folder 10"Escape," undated
Box 2, Folder 11"Hard Coal," undated
Box 2, Folder 12(Hospital novel) [incomplete], undated
Box 2, Folder 13"A Nice Little Case," undated
Box 2, Folder 14"No Saturdays Without Sunshine," undated
Box 2, Folder 15"On Night's Escape," undated
Box 2, Folder 16"Preface to Love", c. 1983
Box 2, Folder 17"Spring in the Country, undated
Box 2, Folder 18"Virgin Forest," and Sewanee Review, Vol. 80, No. 3, Summer 1972
Box 2, Folder 19"The Way It Was Then," undated
Box 2, Folder 20"Whistler's Mother, undated
Box 2, Folder 21"Woman With Dog," undated
Box 2, Folder 22Untitled work in progress, undated
Series III: Prose writing
Subseries I: "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 1Notes, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 2Chapter 1, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 3Chapter 2, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 4Chapter 3, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 5Chapter 4, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 6Chapter 5, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 7Chapter 6, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 8Chapter 7, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Box 3, Folder 9Chapter 8, "Education of Nancy Calkins"
Subseries II: "Death of a Capitalist"
Box 4, Folder 1Notes, "Death of a Capitalist"
Box 4, Folder 2Chapter 1, "Death of a Capitalist"
Box 4, Folder 3Chapter 2, "Death of a Capitalist"
Box 4, Folder 4Chapter 3, "Death of a Capitalist"
Subseries III: "Half in Love"
Box 4, Folder 5Chapter 1, "Half in Love"
Box 4, Folder 6Chapter 2 [?], "Half in Love"
Box 4, Folder 7Chapter 3, "Half in Love"
Box 4, Folder 8Chapters 4-5, "Half in Love"
Box 4, Folder 9Chapters 6-7, "Half in Love"
Subseries IV: "The Third Eye"
Box 4, Folder 10Clippings for "The Third Eye", c. 1951-1960, undated
Box 4, Folder 11Notes, "The Third Eye"
Box 4, Folder 12(Original manuscript already copied) "The Third Eye"
Box 4, Folder 13Parts of second copy, "The Third Eye"
Box 4, Folder 14Parts of third copy, "The Third Eye"
Box 4, Folder 15Version A, part 1, "The Third Eye"
Box 4, Folder 16Version A, part 2, "The Third Eye"
Box 4, Folder 17Version B, "The Third Eye"
Subseries V: "The Southern Mandarins"
Includes notes, drafts, galleys, photocopies of correspondence, and reviews related to the Southern Mandarins

Box 5, Folder 1Dedication and biographical notes
Box 5, Folder 2Revisions of preface
Box 5, Folder 3Appendix, bibliography, and jacket copy
Box 5, Folder 4Notes
Box 5, Folder 5"Old manuscript," version A
Box 5, Folder 6"Old manuscript," version B
Box 5, Folder 7"Old manuscript," version C
Box 5, Folder 8"Old manuscript, revised pages, etc"
Box 6, Folder 1"Second manuscript"
Box 6, Folder 2Galleys
Box 6, Folder 3Photocopies, Caroline Gordon to Sally Wood correspondence, 1926-1930
Box 6, Folder 4Photocopies, Caroline Gordon to Sally Wood correspondence, 1931-1932
Box 6, Folder 5Photocopies, Caroline Gordon to Sally Wood correspondence, 1932-1934
Box 6, Folder 6Photocopies, Caroline Gordon to Sally Wood correspondence, 1934-1937
Box 6, Folder 7Allen Tate to Sally Wood [Kohn] correspondence, 1945-1959
Box 6, Folder 8Caroline Gordon to Sally Wood correspondence, 1970s
Box 6, Folder 9Biographical information for Caroline Gordon
Box 6, Folder 10The Visionary Company, Vol. 1, No. 1. Contains "Winter in Paris: Letters of Caroline Gordon to Sally Wood" by Sally Wood
Box 6, Folder 11Reviews and clippings re: The Southern Mandarins


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