John K. Hutchens, 1905-1995 (Collection)

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John K. Hutchens, 1905-1995 (Collection)


Basic Information

Creator: Hutchens, John K., 1905-1995
Title: Collection
Quantity: 4 Boxes(4 linear feet) and 2 volumes (0.3 cubic feet)
Identification: 0000.8
Location: 0000.8.1 -- 0000.8.4: BS; 0000.5 -- 0000.6: NE Shelf -1


John Kennedy Hutchens was born in Chicago, IL on 9 August 1905 and died in New York, NY on 22 July 1995. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1926 and began a literary career immediately afterwards in Montana. After working there for year he ventured to New York City to work for the Evening Post, then to Theater Arts Monthly, and later The New York Times; this was followed by a brief period at the Boston Evening Transcript, and a return to the Times as Radio Editor and then New York Times Book Review, which he was the editor of (1946 - 1948) before his 15 year stint at The New York Herald. He is the author of One Man's Montana (1964) and edited three anthologies, American Twenties: A Literary Panorama (1954), The Best of the World (1973), and The Gambler's Bedside Book (1977).


Contains correspondences of well-know individuals with Hutchens regarding his reviews and books; several scrapbooks and folders containing newspaper clippings of John Hutchens and Martin J. Hutchens (his father); manuscripts of sketches and story ideas; examples of creative writing during his college years.

Listing of sender's names available.

Organized by topic and media (e.g., newspaper clippings, correspondences)

Correspondences are arranged alphabetically by sender's name, other items are unarranged.

Indexing Terms

American Twenties, The
Best of the World, The
Cagney, James
Durante, Jimmy
Hackett, Francis
Hutchens, Martin J.
Literature -- United States-1920s
O'Hara, John
One Man's Montana
Partridge, Eric
Sullivan, Frank
West, Jessamyn
Wood, Meredith
Woollcott, Alexander
Writing -- Criticism -- United States -- 20th Century


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