Scope and Contents
These papers document the scholarly activity of Phillip Herring as he researched, wrote, and published Djuna: the Life and Work of Djuna Barnes (1995). Materials are largely textual, comprising letters, articles, scholarly papers, and finding aids (I. Correspondence); reviews, dust jacket and paperback cover designs, letters to editors of print publications, and publicity and event materials (II. Print Materials); photocopies of Barnes' correspondence, criticism, poetry, and prose, as well as three large, bound notebooks with Herring's handwritten notes (III. Research Materials); and manuscript chapters, research notes, interview notes, lecture notes, and other correspondence (IV. Writings). The Writings series materials are stored on 3 1/2" floppy disks that have been transferred from their original media. Other formats include original photographs, photographic prints, and photocopies of photographs (V. Photographs). While the creation of the materials spans from 1972-2008, the bulk of the materials date from 1989-1995, when Herring worked on the biography of Barnes. They originate from Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, New York, and Texas, and almost all invariably relate to the subject of Djuna Barnes.