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Subseries 6. Rivers of America series, 1943-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

The Rivers of America series began in 1937 under the editorial of Constance Lindsay Skinner at Farrar and Rinehart. Throughout its publication run, the series underwent three major publishing companies (Farrar and Rinehart, Rinehart and Co., and Holt, Rinehart and Winston), and various editors. Following the death of Skinner, who was found dead at her desk while editing the sixth volume, The Hudson, Carl Carmer, the same author who wrote The Hudson became a co-editor with Stephen Vincent Benét. After Benét's death in 1943, Allen stepped in as co-editor of the series until his death in 1949. The series published individual volumes written by literary authors, as opposed to historians, about individual rivers of the American terrain and their histories.

In this subseries are correspondence between Allen and other members of the publishing series, correspondence about accepted or rejected manuscripts, and documents relating to the Rivers of America Radio Broadcast at WBEZ Chicago.

Section: Accepted and Contracted Authors, 1943-1949


Box 113
Folder 1 Alabama River, 1948
Folder 2 Ashley and Cooper Rivers (Lord Shaftesbury's Darling), 1943-1946
Folder 3 Blackstone River, 1945-1946
Folder 4 Cape Fear River, 1945-1948
Folder 5 Charges River, 1945-1948
Folder 6 Chattahoochee River, 1944-1949
Folder 7 Colorado River, 1943-1944
Folder 8 Columbia River, 1943-1948
Folder 9 Conestoga River, 1943-1949
Folder 10 Connecticut River, 1943-1947
Folder 11 Everglades River, 1943-1948
Folder 12 Fraser River, 1945-1949
Folder 13 General File, 1943-1949
Folder 14 Gila River, 1948
Folder 15 Gulf Stream, 1947-1949
Folder 16 Housatonic River, 1943-1946
Folder 17 Hudson River, 1949
Folder 18 James River, 1943-1944
Folder 19 Juniata River, 1948-1949
Folder 20 Kanawha River, 1943-1948

Box 114
Folder 1 Lehigh River, 1944-1946
Folder 2 Louisiana Rivers, 1943
Folder 3 Mackenzie River, 1946-1949
Folder 4 Merced River, 1945
Folder 5 Merrimac River, 1943-1949
Folder 6 Minnesota River, 1946
Folder 7 Missouri River, 1943-1946
Folder 8 Mohawk River, 1943-1948
Folder 9 Muskingum River, 1948
Folder 10 Niagara River, 1943-1947
Folder 11 Ohio River, 1947-1949
Folder 12 Ottawa River, 1943-1947
Folder 13 Platte and Sweetwater Rivers, 1947
Folder 14 Potomac River, 1943-1949
Folder 15 Powder River, 1943-1949
Folder 16 Rancocas River, 1943-1947
Folder 17 Red River, 1943-1948
Folder 18 Rio Grande River, 1943-1948
Folder 19 Rivers of the Alaskan Panhandle, 1945
Folder 20 Rivers of the Eastern Shore, 1943-1948
Folder 21 Salinas River, 1943-1945
Folder 22 Saskatchewan River, 1947-1949
Folder 23 Savannah River, 1943-1949
Folder 24 Schuylkill River, 1947-1948
Folder 25 Shenandoah River, 1943-1946

Box 115
Folder 1 St. Croix River, 1943-1945
Folder 2 St. John's River of New Brunswick, 1948
Folder 3 St. Mary's River, 1948-1949
Folder 4 Tennessee River, 1943-1948
Folder 5 Upper Mississippi River, 1943
Folder 6 White River, 1945
Folder 7 Winooski River, 1947-1949
Folder 8 Yazoo River, 1947-1948
Folder 9 Yukon River, 1943-1948

Section: Considered or Rejected Authors, 1943-1949

Folder 10 A, 1945
Folder 11 B, 1943-1949
Folder 12 C, 1944-1948
Folder 13 D, 1945-1949
Folder 14 E-F, 1944-1948
Folder 15 G, 1944-1948
Folder 16 H-J, 1943-1949
Folder 17 K-L, 1944-1949

Box 116
Folder 1 M, 1943-1949
Folder 2 N-O, 1943-1948
Folder 3 P-Q, 1945-1949
Folder 4 R, 1944-1948
Folder 5 S, 1944-1949
Folder 6 T-V, 1944-1949
Folder 7 W, 1943-1949
Folder 8 Y-Z, 1943-1945

Section: Interoffice Correspondence, 1943-1949

Folder 9-10 Interoffice Correspondence, 1943-1944

Box 117
Folder 1-6 Interoffice Correspondence, 1945-1949
Folder 7 Radio Broadcasting Programs, 1945