Guide to the Lesley Frost Ballantine Papers, 1890-1980

Collection number: MC 185
Size: 24 boxes (8.00 cu.ft.)

About Lesley Frost Ballantine (1899-1983)

Lesley Frost Ballantine, or Lesley Frost, as she always liked to be known, was the second child of Robert and Elinor Frost. She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on April 28, 1899. The Frosts moved to a farm in Derry, New Hampshire in the fall of 1900 when she was sixteen months old, and her early childhood there is documented in New Hampshire’s Child: The Derry Journals of Lesley Frost (1969). She attended Wellesley College in 1917, but left after one year, finding college life regimented and pointless, and did wartime work in an airplane factory instead. She later briefly attended Barnard College and the University of Michigan, but again did not adjust well to academic life. By the spring of 1924 she was managing a bookstore, The Open Book, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts with her sister Marjorie. There she met, and in 1928 married, James Dwight Francis, son of a wealthy industrialist, but the marriage lasted only a few years. The couple had two daughters, Elinor, born in 1929, and Lesley Lee, born in June of 1931.

In the 1930s Lesley Frost taught at Rockford College in Illinois and at the King-Smith Studio for Girls in Washington, D.C. From 1945 to 1947 she was cultural officer and director of the United States Information Library in Madrid (“Casa Americana”), operated by the Office of War Information. The Library later became the American Library in Madrid with Frost in charge. She was the first woman sent to Latin America by the State Department to lecture on American literature (1948). In 1967 she founded La Escuela de la Tahona, a summer language school, in La Granja, near Madrid, where she had a home. In 1952 she married Dr. Joseph W. Ballantine, head of the State Department’s Far Eastern Division under Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Ballantine died in 1973.

Lesley Frost gained an international reputation for her correspondence with her father’s friends and for her articles and lectures on his work. She also wrote several children’s books, including Really Not Really and Digging Down to China, a novel, Murder At Large, and a book of poems Going On Two. She served as the first chairman of the Robert Frost Foundation and oversaw the restoration of the Frost farm in Derry, New Hampshire.

Lesley Frost died July 9, 1983 in Fairfield, Connecticut aged 84.

About the Lesley Frost Ballantine Papers (1890-1980)

The Lesley Frost Ballantine Collection consistis of material relating directly to Lesley Frost Ballantine and to Robert Frost, and a small amount of material pertaining to other members of the Frost family. It is made up of correspondence, manuscripts, and composition notebooks, including the original source composition notebook for New Hampshire’s Child. Other materials include copies of short stories and essays, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more. Material relating to Robert Frost includes correspondence, publications, programs and commemorative items, sound records, objects, and academic memorabilia.

Further acquisitions dated 2019-2021 are currently unprocessed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Box number], [Folder number], Lesley Frost Ballantine Papers, 1890-1980, MC 195, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donations: Elinor Frost Wilber, Lesley Lee Francis, December 1984 - September 1995 (Accession numbers: 8449, 8561, 8567, 95.030)

Collection Contents

Series 1: Lesley Frost Ballantine, 1905-1978

(11 boxes)

Subseries A: Correspondence from Lesley Frost Ballantine

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1B-F
  • To Mr. Bolin, March 2, 1950 (1)
  • Thomas Coward, Coward McCann, Sept 20, Sept 26, 1945; Feb 19, 1946; June 18, 1947 (4)
  • John Farrar, undated (1)
Box 1, Folder 2J[ames] Dwight Francis (husband), 1926 (8)
Box 1, Folder 3J. Dwight Francis, January-October 1927 (12)
Box 1, Folder 4J. Dwight Francis, November 1927 (10)
Box 1, Folder 5J. Dwight Francis, December 1927 (6)
Box 1, Folder 6J. Dwight Francis, January-February 1928 (9)
Box 1, Folder 7J. Dwight Francis, March-Dec 1928 (7)
Box 1, Folder 8J. Dwight Francis, 1929-1931 (8)
Box 1, Folder 9J. Dwight Francis, undated (8)
Box 1, Folder 10J. Dwight Francis, undated (7)
Box 1, Folder 11Lesley Lee Francis (daughter), 19– -19– (13)
Box 1, Folder 12Mrs. Francis (mother-in-law), Jan 26, 1927 (1)
Box 1, Folder 13“Franconia Place,” April 15, 1977 (1)
Box 1, Folder 14Carol Frost (brother), undated (1)
Box 1, Folder 15Elinor Frost (mother), 1918-1939 (13)
Box 1, Folder 16Elinor Frost, undated (8)
Box 1, Folder 17Elinor Frost, undated (7)
Box 1, Folder 18Lillian Frost (wife of Carol Frost), sister-in-law, n.d.(1)
Box 1, Folder 19Robert and Elinor Frost (parents), Sept 21, 1917; Jan 23, 1937; Oct 22, 1937 (3)
Box 1, Folder 20Robert and Elinor Frost, undated (10)
Box 1, Folder 21Robert and Elinor Frost, undated (13)
Box 1, Folder 22Frost family, 1917 and undated (10)
Box 1, Folder 23Frost family, undated (13)
Box 1, Folder 24G. William Gahagan, California Friends of Robert Frost, Nov 5, 1964 (1)
Box 1, Folder 25Family of William Geer (1)
Box 1, Folder 26K-M
  • John W. King, Governor of New Hampshire, Jan 1964 (1)
  • Edward Connery Lathem, June 22, 1963 (1)
  • Archibald MacLeish, Dec 17, 1946 (1)
Box 1, Folder 27N-S
  • New York Times Book Review, [1970] (1)
  • Publisher’s Weekly (Fred Melcher, editor), Nov 27, 1945; Oct 25, 1946 (2)
  • Daniel Smythe, Jan 1966 (1)
  • Mrs. Souvaine, July 7, 1949 (1)
Box 1, Folder 28Hope Stoddard, Aug 29, 1923 (original); July 27, 1966; Aug 25, 1967; Aug 15, 1968; July 5, 1969; June 1973 (?); July 5, 1973; Oct 4, 1976; Sept 25, 1979; 2 undated (all photocopies except where noted) (11)
Box 1, Folder 29T-W
  • David Tatham, May 24, 1969 (1)
  • Dr. James Thorpe, Jan 6, 1977 and Dec 9, 1977 (2)
  • Margaret White, Oct 18, 1917 (1)
Box 1, Folder 30Rabbi Victor and Louise Reichert, Jan 1, 1971 (photocopy) (1); Elizabeth, undated (1)
Box 1, Folder 31Letter fragments: “Roy”; “Governor Burns, Tallahassee, Florida,” both undated (2)

Subseries B: Correspondence to Lesley Frost Ballantine

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Ab-Ai
  • From Antonio Abbiati, Bai Rossi Art Memorials, Inc., March 23, 1964 (1)
  • Abernethy Library, Middlebury College, n.d. (1)
  • Academy of Arts and Letters/National Institute of Arts and Letters [telegram], Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Elisabeth Achelis, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Virginia Adam, Oct 13, 1937 (1)
  • Eva Adams, Director of the Mint, Nov 16, 1961; Aug 30, 1963 (2)
  • Faye Carr Adams, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • J. Donald Adams, New York Times Book Review, Feb 3, 1963 (1)
  • Sherman Adams, Chief of Staff, The White House, Oct 23, 1955 (1)
  • Spiro Agnew, U.S. Vice-President, April 22, 1970 (1)
  • George D. Aiken, U.S. Senator, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
Box 2, Folder 2Al-Am
  • Louise Alexander, Jan 29, 1963; Feb 2, 1963 (2)
  • Maxwell Aley, author’s agent, July 17, 1950; May 22, 1952 (2)
  • Ann Allen, wife of Hervey Allen, July 15, 1957; undated (2)
  • Hervey Allen, author, May 31, 1938; July 17, 1944 (2)
  • American Security and Trust Company, July 16, 1941 (1)
  • The American Way (Diana Jones, Senior Editor), Nov 27, 1973 (1)
  • Amherst College (Horace W. Hewlett, Secretary), March 8, 1963; (G. Armour Craig), April 4, 1963; (John William Ward), April 1, 1974 (3)
  • Amherst, Mass. Town Board of Selectmen, Feb, 20, 1963 (1)
Box 2, Folder 3An-Ar
  • Margaret Fishback Antolini, Feb 19, 1963 (1)
  • Madeleine Appel, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Robert Arculli, March 26, 1963 (1)
  • Norman Armour, Dec 24, 1962 (1)
  • Masha Arms, Jan 29, 1963; Feb 22, 1963 (2)
Box 2, Folder 4Ar-Au
  • Phyllis Armstrong, Feb, 1, 1963 (1)
  • Moss Asch (and Marion Dreisler), Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Charles Ascher, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Rudolph P. Atcon, Feb 1958 (1)
  • Joseph Auslander, Christmas, 1961; Christmas 1962; Feb 24, 1963; March 26, 1963 (4)
  • Radm. B.L. Austin, Office of Chief of Naval Operations, July 7, 1952 (1)
  • Mrs. Warren R. Austin, Feb 5, 1963 (1)
Box 2, Folder 5Bai-Bar
  • Harold J. Baily, Feb 8, 1963 (1) [copy]
  • Letitia Baldrige, Social Secretary, The White House, Oct 8, 1962 (1)
  • Ball State University, April 1, 1970; June 3, 1970 (Frances Mayhew Rippy, co-editor of Forum); Feb 22, 1972; June 22, 1972 (4)
  • Alice Ballantine, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Inie and Ben Ballantine, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Mercedes P. and Jose Balseiro, Jan 31, 1962 (1)
  • Emily Barefield, March 26, 1963 (1)
  • Ed and Amy Barna, Robert Frost Farm, Derry N.H., Nov 24, 1973; Aug 3, 1974 (3)
  • Barnard College Athletic Association (Aldine Carter, Chairman of Baseball), 1919 (1)
Box 2, Folder 6Barn-Barz
  • Chris Barnes, June 21, 1976; Oct 11, 1976; April 25, 1977; Jan 12, 1978; April 29, 1978 (5)
  • Stringfellow Barr, President, St. John’s College, Annapolis MD, Jan 27, 1941 (1)
  • Cornelia and Waller Barret, Dec 16, 1968 (1)
  • Traute Barrett, Feb 13, 1963; Dec 23, n.d. (2)
  • Betty Bartholet, Jan 29, 1963; Feb 23, 1963 (2)
  • Edith Bartlett, March 21, 1938 (1)
  • Emma Barzani, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
Box 2, Folder 7Bat-Bl
  • Katharine Lee Bates, Jan 21, 1918; Jan 21, 1919; May 26, 1924 (3)
  • Carola and David Baumgardt, Aug 3, 1944 (1)
  • Wilmer Douglas Bentley, Nov 18, 1974 (1)
  • Ronald Bieganowski, December 24, 1976; May 19, 1977 (2)
  • Birch School, Merrick, Long Island (Judith Saber, librarian), Nov 14, 1973 (1)
  • A. Allyn Bishop, May 19, 1954; June 2, 1954; June 13, 1957 (3)
  • Marjorie Bitker, Feb 5, 1963 (1)
  • Marjorie Blatchford, Jan 29 and Jan 31, 1963 (2)
Box 2, Folder 8Bl-Br
  • N. Arthur Bleau, April 14, 1977; April 20, 1977; Oct 28, 1977; April 9, 1978 (4)
  • Katharine Bowen, n.d. (1)
  • Gamaliel Bradford, May 24, 1924 (1)
  • Anna Hempstead Branch, Jan 17, 1920; May 10, 1925; Dec 6, 1926 (3)
  • Zona Gale Breese, May 20, 1936 (1)
  • Mrs. Ellis O. Briggs, Feb 2, 1963 (1)
Box 2, Folder 9Bri-By
  • Margaret M. Brine, Feb 2, 1963 (1)
  • Broadcast Recording Service, Nov 27, 1962 (1)
  • Jane C. Bronson, Aug 4, 1966 (1)
  • Eva Nelson Brook, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Betty Brown, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Brownwood (Texas) Senior High School Junior Class, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Frances Dwight Buell, Aug 12, 1970 (1)
  • Zoel Burickson, Feb 4, 1970 (1)
  • Vincent Burns, Feb 8, 1963 (1)
  • Butler County Historical Society, El Dorado, Kansas (Charles E. Heilmann), Feb 27, 1964; March 14, 1964 (2)
  • Edna Hanley Byers, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Witter Bynner, May 29, 1924 (1)
  • Thomas and Beatrice Byrne-McKernan, Feb 4, 1963 (1)
Box 2, Folder 10Cae-Cal
  • Caedmon Records (Ward Botsford, April 22, 1976); (Linda Morgenstern, June 3, 1976) (2)
  • Elsie Caldwell, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Gene Caldwell, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • John C. Caldwell, May 5, 8, 10, 14, 15, and 19, 1951; July 23, 1951; Aug 4, 13 (3), 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 27, 29, and 30, 1951; Nov 27, 1951; Oct 11, 1955, Nov 18, 1955, and one undated letter (23)
Box 2, Folder 11Cal-Cha
  • Taylor Caldwell (Janet T.C. Reback), April 20, 1961 (1)
  • Staunton Calvert, Feb 2, 1963 (1)
  • Jean Carlson, Jan 29, 1963 (2)
  • Grace and Telesforo Casanova, Feb 2, 1963 (1)
  • Francis Case, U.S. Senator from South Dakota, March 28, 1962 (1)
  • Gordon K. Chalmers, Aug 14, 1934; Jan 15, 1935; Sept 15, 1950 (3)
  • Anne Chamberlain, Feb 2, 1963 (1)
  • Channel Press (Leonard R. Harris), Oct 16, 1962 (1)
Box 2, Folder 12Chapin, James-Mary
  • James Chapin, June 18, 1924; Oct 30, 1924; Nov 21, 1925; Sept 24, 1954; Oct 11, 1954 [copy of letter to The National Gallery re: portrait of Robert Frost]; Dec 1954; March 29, 1955; Jan 25, 1956; Feb 5, 1963; March 23, 1964; April 20, 1972, and two undated letters (13)
  • Mary Chapin, Jan 24, 1955; Feb 1, 1972; July 2, 1973; June 18, 1975; Aug 19, 1975 (5)
Box 2, Folder 13Ch-Cl
  • Frank Swift Chase, Jan 3, 1949; Jan 22, 1949 (2)
  • N. Louise Chase, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Peggy Cheetham, Oct 9, 1927 (1)
  • Leo Cherne, Jan 29, 1963; Dec 23, 1963; April 10, 1967; April 13, 1967; May 31, 1977 (5)
  • Children’s Book Guild (Matilda Young, Secretary), June 3, 1953 (1)
  • China Poets Association (Chung Ting-wen, Chairman), Feb 1, 1963 [in Chinese with translation by USIS Taipei] (1)
  • Henry Christman, March 10, 1966 (1)
  • John Ciardi, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Gertrude Claytor, Feb 7, 1963; Feb 21, 1963 (2)
  • Cyril Clemens, editor Mark Twain Journal, April 7, 1972 (1)
Box 2, Folder 14Cob-Col
  • Stanwood and Nazan Cobb, n.d. (1)
  • Padraic Colum, Nov 15, 1923; Dec 3, 10, 1924; Sept 7, 1925; Christmas, 1925; Sept 15, 1927; Nov 28, 1941; Feb/March 1942; March 19, 1942; April 2, 1942; April (?), 1942; March 16, 1943; Feb 13, 1963; July 29, n.y.; Christmas, n.y. (15)
  • Mary Colum, The Poetry Guild, May 18, 1942 (1)
Box 2, Folder 15Com-Con
  • Gladys Ewing Combes, March 9, 1951, March 23, 1953; Dec 1, 1958; Jan 30, 1963; Feb 4, 1963 (5)
  • Isabel Fiske Conant, June 3, 1938; Sept 15, 1938; March 12, 1939; March 23, 1939; May 28, 1941; Oct 17, 1941 (6)
Box 2, Folder 16Con-Cow
  • John Cone (brother-in-law), Jan 21, 1946; Oct 21, 1946 (2)
  • Mary Cone, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Russel Conklin, Feb 23, 1974 (1)
  • Grace Hazard Conkling, Nov 15, 1924 (1)
  • Peggy Constantine, Dec 12, 1947 (1)
  • Contemporary Authors, Sept 5, 1975; May 2, 1979 (2)
  • “Teeter” Cook, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Camilla A. Corbin, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Hermann W. Williams, Secretary), July 1, 1954 (1)
  • Bob Corry, Aug 12, 1934 (1)
  • Coward-McCann (Thomas Coward, publisher), Dec 3, 1929; March 1938; March 15, 1944; March 27, 1946 (4)
Box 2, Folder 17Cox-Da
  • E. Hyde Cox, Feb 10, 1963; Sept 20, 1974; May 21, 1977 (3)
  • Wilbur Cross, editor, The Yale Review, May 31, 1924; Jan 11, 1935 (2)
  • Blanche Daly, Feb 7, 1963 (1)
  • Hannah Daniel, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Zilpha A. Danner, Oct 21, 1970; Oct 22, 1970
  • Fred Darsey, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, State of Illinois, March 16, 1949 (1)
Box 2, Folder 18Da-Du
  • Anna Dawes, Jan 18, 1930 (1)
  • Edward Davison, May 30, 1926; April 12, 1935; Sept 6, 1952; Oct 1, 1960; Jan 30, 1963 (5)
  • Martha Deane, Nov 6, 1963 (1)
  • Walter De La Mare, Nov 9, 1924 (1)
  • Dell Publishing Company, Inc. (Albert Delacorte), Jan 19, 1949 (1)
  • Dorothy de Pedraza, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Nellie and Isadore de Pedraza, Dec 10, 1963 (1)
  • Devin Adair Co. (Devin A. Garrity), April 29, 1969 (1)
  • Jean K. Dickie, Feb 7, 1962; Jan 29, 1963 (2)
  • Rose Dobbs (forwarded letter from Child Life), March 8, 1940 (1)
  • Lester L. Doniger, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • George H. Doran Company (The Bookman), Jan 24, 1924 (1)
  • Lucile Dudgeon, US Information Service, Jan 22, 1948 (1)
  • Florence E. Durgin, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
Box 2, Folder 19El-Fi
  • Alma Lee Elliott, Dec 1, 1942; April 21, 1957 (2)
  • Melin Ellison, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Marifrances Englehardt, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Ruth Schuyler English, Dec 15, 1969 (1)
  • Ladislas Farago, Aug 5, 1954; Dec 18, 1972 (2)
  • Jessie Farnham, April 1961; Jan 29, 1963 (2)
  • John Farrar, Farrar and Rinehart, July 5, 1929 (1)
  • Alfred A. Feisal, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Thomas Hornsby Ferril, March 4, 1960 (1)
  • Elizabeth C. Field, Christmas, n.y. (1)
  • Sara Teasdale-Filsinger, Jan 15, 1928 (1)
  • Fine Editions Press, April 10, 1951 (1)
  • Maurice Firuski, Dunster House Bookshop, Cambridge MA, Dec 15, 1924 (1)
Box 2, Folder 20Dorothy Canfield Fisher, May 28, 1927; Dec 26, 1929; Feb 1, 1940; Nov 19, 1940; Sept 10, 1941; Oct 7, 1941; Nov 6, 1941; Jan 5, 1946; April 15, 1949; Dec 20, 1951; Aug 1, 1952; Aug 4, 1952; Jan 3, 1953; May 11, 1954; Jan 5, 1955; Jan 11, 1956; March 8, 1957; March 22, n.y.; Sept 8, n.y.; Oct 32, n.y.; Friday, Aug 8, n.y.; Tuesday, Aug 12, n.y.; Tuesday, n.d.; undated card; copies of letters re: death of Capt. James Canfield, her son, 1945 (25)
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Fl-Fr
  • Jim Flanders, March 7, 1953; April 2, 1963 (2)
  • Edith Hazard Fobes, Oct 18, 1917; Oct 5, 1919; Jan 7, 1920; Feb 2, 1920; March 4, 1920; Sept 24, 1920 (6)
  • Charles Foltz, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Frances Foltz, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Agnes and Henry Francis (former husband’s parents), June 5, 1935 (from Henry); (telegram), March 21, 1938 (2)
  • [J. Dwight Francis] (former husband), May 3, 1934 (1)
  • Lesley Lee Francis (Zimic) (daughter), Aug 2, 1966 (1)
  • Sister M. John Francis, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Sadie Fraser, Christmas, n.y. (1)
  • Willard Fraser (brother-in-law, Marjorie’s husband), April 8, 1934 (1)
  • Mary French, Sept 25, 1927 (1)
  • [Elizabeth] Friedl, Nov 17, 1963 (1)
Box 3, Folder 2Carol Frost (brother), Oct 5, 1918; Nov 4, 1919; five undated letters, and one fragment of a letter, undated (8)
Box 3, Folder 3Elinor W. Frost (mother), Feb 4, 1919; Sept 27, 1920; June 8, 1933; April 9, 1934; April –, 1934 (2); Dec 27, 1934 (7)
Box 3, Folder 4Elinor W. Frost, Jan 14, 1935; Oct 14, 1937; Oct 21, 1937; Oct 27, 1937; Oct 29, 1937 (5)
Box 3, Folder 5Elinor W. Frost, undated (8)
Box 3, Folder 6Elinor Frost, undated (13)
Box 3, Folder 7Irma Frost (sister), Oct 12, 1918; [May 1934]; twelve undated letters (13)
Box 3, Folder 8Joe Frost (cousin), April 28, 1970 (1); Lillian Frost (sister-in-law, wife of Carol Frost), Feb 21, 1939, and one undated letter (2); Marjorie Frost (sister), one undated letter (1)
Box 3, Folder 9Robert Frost (father), originals: Sept 26, 1917; May 2, 1934; April 11, 1935; Dec 3, 1938; Jan 12, 1939; March 8, 1940; July 7, 1952; Aug 1954; Nov 4, 1957; Dec 16, 1962 (all but three are Western Union telegrams) (10)
Box 3, Folder 10Robert Frost, photocopies: Feb 15, 1915; Dec 3, 1917; Dec 9, 1917; March 18, 1918; May 3, 1918; Oct 18, 1918; Oct 24, 1918; Nov 5, 1918 (8)
Box 3, Folder 11Robert Frost, photocopies: Jan 25, 1919; Jan 28, 1919; Feb 17, 1919; March 24, 1919; April 3, 1919; April 28, 1919; May 20, 1919; May 22, 1919; Nov 4, 1919 (9)
Box 3, Folder 12Robert Frost, photocopies: Jan 28, 1920; March 11, 1920; March 18, 1920; April 23, 1920; Sept 19, 1920; Oct 14, 1920; April 17, 1926; Aug 3, 1928; Aug 21, 1928; Aug 23, 1928; Sept 11, 1928 (11)
Box 3, Folder 13Robert Frost, photocopies: April 20, 1934; n.d [1934]; Mar 23, 1935; Oct 8, 1935; n.d [1935]; Sept 30, 1937; Oct 25, 1937 (7)
Box 3, Folder 14Robert Frost, photocopies: Sept 7, 1938; Feb 25, 1939; n.d [1939]; Feb 12, 1941; Nov 7, 1941; Oct 8, 1942; April 21, 1943; July 9, 1943; Oct 14, 1943; Dec 1943 (10)
Box 3, Folder 15Robert Frost, photocopies: Sept 2, 1944; Nov 5, 1945 or 1946; n.d., [1950]; Jan 19, 1951; June 20, 1951; Dec 19, 1951; May 1, 1954; Jan 12, 1963 (8)
Box 3, Folder 16Robert Frost, photocopies: undated (7)
Box 3, Folder 17Robert Frost, photocopies: undated (7)
Box 3, Folder 18Robert Frost, photocopies: undated fragments (4)
Box 3, Folder 19Frost: John-Walter
  • John E. Frost, March 25, 1931 (1)
  • Josephine Frost, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Capt. Walter Archer Frost, Jan 29, 1963 (1) (all unrelated to family)
Box 3, Folder 20G. William Gahagan, California Friends of Robert Frost, Nov 12, 1964; March 22, 1965; May 7, 1965; March 28, 1966; Oct 8, 1966; Nov 4, 1966; Jan 5, 1967; March 17, 1967; March 27, 1967; March 30, 1967 [date on envelope; copy of letter to Gahagan from Newent School in Gloucs., England] (10)
Box 3, Folder 21G. William Gahagan, Jan 13, 1971; Jan 5, 1972; Oct 17, 1972; [n.d.] 1973; [March 1974?]; May 20, 1975 (6)
Box 3, Folder 22G. William Gahagan, June 14, 1976; May 23, 1977; Dec 19, 1977; Feb 10, 1978; April 12, 1978; April 26, 1978; May 25, 1978 (7)
Box 3, Folder 23Ge-Go
  • Will Geer, Christmas, n.y.(1)
  • Anne [Morrison] Gentry, Jan 12, 1963 (1)
  • Elinor Gerould, n.d. (1)
  • Ruth Gibson, n.d. (1)
  • Fannie S. Gifford, n.d. (1)
  • Joyce B. Glen, March 7, 1959; Feb 22, 1963 (2)
  • W.C. Goodson, May 9, 1938 (1)
  • Connie Goss, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Elizabeth Gossett, Feb 18, 1963 (1)
Box 3, Folder 24Arnold E. “Ned” Grade, March 2, 1968; March 12, 1968; April 25, 1969; June 16, 1970; July 21, 1970; Oct. 2, 1970; March 21, 1972; Aug. 25, 1972; Oct. 29, 1972; Christmas 1972; Sept. 18, 1973; Jan. 9, 1974; March 11, 1974; March 29, 1974; April 24, 1975 (15)
Box 3, Folder 25Arnold E. “Ned” Grade, May 21, 1970; June 4, 1971; July 23, 1971; and 8 undated (11)
Box 3, Folder 26Gra-Gri
  • Helen Grant, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Gladys Perkins Greenwood, Oct 16, 1972 (1)
  • Cay [Mrs. Hugh] Gregg, May 23, 1974; June 6, 1974 (2)
  • Don Greiner, Nov 29, 1973 (1)
  • Lisa Grenelle, n.d. (1)
  • Mollie Grimes, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1Had-Hal
  • Hadassah (Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.), Dec 17, 1963 (1)
  • John Joseph Hagedorn, undated (1)
  • Mrs. Sherman P. Haight, Feb 13, 1963 (1)
  • Pennington Haile, Feb 5, 1963 (1)
  • Dorothy Judd Hall, Jan 20, 1962; Jan 29, 1963; June 20, 1970; Dec 15, 1977; Feb 14, 1978; June 22, 1978 (6)
  • G.K. Hall & Co., May 4, 1978; June 15, 1978 (2)
  • Mrs. William Haller, n.d. (1)
Box 4, Folder 2Ham-Har
  • G. Richard Hamilton, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Evelyn Alice Hanley, Jan 4, 1963 (1)
  • Clair Cameron Hanson, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Alfred Harcourt, Feb 6, 1919; Dec 20, 1924 (2)
  • Harcourt, Brace and Company, Nov 28, 1938 (1)
  • Gringard Harmsen, Feb 20, 1938 (1)
  • Harper & Row (Cass Canfield), March 20, 1944 (1)
Box 4, Folder 3Kathryn Gibbs Harris, Sept 14, 1977; Sept 25, 1977; Oct 2, 1977; Nov 28, 1977; Dec 6, 1977; Dec 20, 1977; Dec 25, 1977; Dec 31, 1977 (8)
Box 4, Folder 4Kathryn Gibbs Harris, Jan 19, 1978; Jan 24, 1978; Jan 28, 1978; Feb 25, 1978; March 1978; April 4, 1978; April 10, 1978; April 19, 1978; April 28, 1978; June 7, 1978; June 13, 1978 (11)
Box 4, Folder 5Har-He
  • Vera W. Harvey (neice), Jan 11, 1939; Dec 7, 1940; April 17, 1971; Feb 21, 1973 (4)
  • Paul & Dorothy Hatch, Dec 17, 1968 (1)
  • Beulah Hawkins, Dec 27, 1912 [?] ; Jan 23, 1913 (2)
  • Phyllis McGinley Hayden, Feb 13, 1960; Jan 30, 1963 (2)
  • Gregory Henderson, July 19, 1963 (1)
  • Alma Hess, Feb 7, 1963 (1)
Box 4, Folder 6Hi-Ho
  • Roger B. Hickler, Feb 4, 1963 (1)
  • Vivian W. Hilborn, Jan 25, 1978 (1)
  • Hill & Knowlton, Inc. (Mary L.T. Brown), April 1950 (1)
  • Anita Hoffman, March 20, 1937 (1)
  • Bob and Anne Hoffman, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Elsa Holch, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Barbara and Ray Holden, Dec 21, 1952; Christmas 1955; Christmas 1960; 4 Christmas cards, n.y. (7)
  • Edwin W. Holden, Oct 7, 1939 (1)
Box 4, Folder 7Ho-Hu
  • Enid Hollister, Oct 13, 1919 (1)
  • Sally Randall Holmes, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Henry Holt & Co., Jan 2, 1930 (Herschel Brickell); Feb 20, 1939; March 25, 1946 (William Sloane); Nov 14, 1949; March 3 1954; March 9, 1959; June 9, 1960; May 1, 1961 [Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.]; Feb 19, 1963 (2); March 5, 1963; March 13, 1964; May 14, 1964; Nov 20, 1972; one undated letter from “Ellen” (15)
  • Jay B. Hubbell, Sr., Nov 18, 1978 (1)
  • David and Robin Hudnut, Dec 7, 1979; one undated letter (2)
Box 4, Folder 8Hu-Je
  • Jean P. Huiry, May 27, 1929 (1)
  • Fannie Hurst, Dec 11, 1960; April 19, 1961; Nov 14, 1962; Jan 29, 1963; Dec 13, 1963; Dec 1966; one undated note (7)
  • Ingalls Associates, Inc. (S. Joseph Hoffman, Exec. V-P), Feb 10, 1971 (1)
  • Dorothy Ingling, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Carmen Irigany, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Ruth Jackman, Feb 25, 1963 (1)
  • Elizabeth Jackson, Feb 3, 1963; Feb 22, 1963 (2)
  • John W. Jackson, March 26, 1963 (1)
  • Janet C. Jaeger, Nov 10, 1964 (1)
  • J.M.N. Jeffries, Aug 29, 1947; Nov 26, 1947; Dec 12, 1947 (3)
  • Gertrude Jesseman, April 20, 1920 (1)
Box 4, Folder 9Jo-Me
  • Bernice Johns, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Bettie Caine Johnson, Feb 5, 1963 (1)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Ellen L. Jones, Feb 3, 1937 [has notation by Robert Frost] (1)
  • The Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts (Charles Green, Librarian), Jan 11, 1940; April 5, 1940; Aug 12, 1941; Feb 28, 1945; Feb 10, 1955; Dec 28, 1955; Dec 29, 1958; Dec 8, 1959; Jan 7, 1960: Feb 4, 1960; Feb 25, 1960; Dec 23, 1960; July 14, 1961; July 25, 1962; Nov 7, 1962; Feb 1, 1963; Jan 8, 1964; April 18, 1964; April 20, 1964 (19); William F. Merrill, Director), Dec 5, 1958 (1)
Box 4, Folder 10Jo-Ke
  • James Joyce, n.d.(1)
  • MacKinlay Kantor, Nov 24, 1952; Oct 18, 1960; one undated letter (3)
  • Valentin Kataev, Viktor Rozov, Freda Lurye (Soviet writers), Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Enit Kaufman, July 3, 1944; Sept 21, 1944; May 15, 1947; Oct 27, 1947; Jan 4, 1948; undated postcard; photocopied newspaper clippings (7)
  • Edward Kaufmann, Oct 22, 1947 (1)
  • Margaret Keegan, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Ernest A. Kehr (New York Herald Tribune), Feb 1, 1963 (1)
Box 4, Folder 11Ke-La
  • Jacqueline Kennedy (The White House), Sept 9, 1961 (1)
  • Ruth Lee Kennedy, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • John W. King, Governor of New Hampshire, Jan 10, 1964; March 1, 1966 (2)
  • Harold Kline, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Ronnie and John Knapp, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Walter Koczera, Feb 6, 1963 (1)
  • David Kraehenbuehl, May 12, 1955 (1)
  • Louis L. Kramer, Nov 22, 1924 (1)
  • Alfred Kreymborg, July 14, 1924 (1)
  • Nikita Kruschev, Jan 29, 1963 (with English translation) (1)
  • Ladies’ Home Journal (Bruce Gould), April 26, 1949 (1)
  • Isabel de Lafuente, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Gloria W. Lannom, Jan 3, 1963; Feb 1, 1963 (2)
  • Ruth Larned, Feb 6, 1963 (1)
  • George Larsinos, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
Box 4, Folder 12La-Li
  • Edward C. Lathem, Jan 30, 1963; June 13, 1963, Christmas 1963 (3)
  • Reginald and Gladys Laubin, Feb 5, 1963 (1)
  • Lawrence Public Library, Massachusetts, June 15, 1971 (1)
  • League of American Writers (Franklin Folsom, Executive Secretary) (1)
  • Muna Lee, July 21, 1955 (1)
  • Tracy L’Engle, Aug 15, 1927 (1)
  • Ruth Coleman Levitan, Feb 3, 1963 (1)
  • Library of Congress (Roy P. Basler, Director, Verner W. Clapp, Chief Assistant Librarian), Oct 14, 1955; Oct 25, 1955; Nov 6, 1955; Feb 1, 1963 (4)
  • Librarian of Congress (Archibald MacLeish, Jan 8, 1943; Luther H. Evans, May 21, 1953; L. Quincy Mumford, Feb 14, 1963) (3)
  • Helen Liencres, Nov 27, 1947, and one undated card (2)
  • Elizabeth Lindsay, (wife of Vachel Lindsay), undated (2)
  • Janice R. Lit, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Arthur P. Lites (via Coward McCann), Nov 19, 1943 (1)
Box 4, Folder 13Ll-Lo
  • Dorothy Clarkson Lloyd, March 18, 1969 [contains 35 page unpublished essay on Robert Frost and a short story "Fern"] (1)
  • Georgianna Lockman, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • William Loeb, Jan 14, 1966 (1)
  • The London Mercury, July 25, 1924 (1)
Box 4, Folder 14Lo-Ly
  • John L. Lowes, May 27, 1924 (1)
  • Bernice S. Lurie, Nov 1, 1973 (1)
  • Clifford Lyons, Dec 11, 1976; Nov 27, 1977; Feb 1, 1979 (3)
Box 4, Folder 15MacD-Ma
  • Jessica MacDonald, Nov 2, 1934 (1)
  • Stanley McDonald, Jr., (Library Director, Framingham State College, Massachusetts), May 23, 1977 (1)
  • MacDowell Colony [with program], Nov 21, 1974 (1)
  • Evangeline (“Van”) Machlin, Town of Franconia/Frost Place, Sept 8, 1976 (1)
  • Alice McKenzie, Clearwater Sun, Sept 16, 1969 (1)
  • Newton F. McKeon, April 17, 1974 (1)
  • Archibald MacLeish, Dec 2, 1946; May 22, 1947 (2)
  • Lincoln MacVeagh, Nov 7, 1947; Nov 25, 1947; Dec 19, 1947; Dec 24, 1947; Jan 19, 1948 (5)
  • Leon A. Makielski, Sept 13, 1963 (1)
  • Mallery’s, Christmas 1919 (1)
  • Tony Mancino, Christmas, n.y. (1)
  • Harold Mantell, May 21, 1973; Sept 17, 1973 [copies] (2)
  • Michelle Marchesano, March 6, 1969 (1)
  • Judith Marechal, producer of An Evening’s Frost at the Theatre de Lys, NYC, Sept 18, 1965 (1)
  • Inés de Muñoz Marín, Oct 31, 1962; Dec 22, 1961 (2)
  • Marion Marshall. Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Anne Marx, Oct 25, 1962 (1)
  • Eleanor Mather, Jan 29, 1963; one undated (2)
Box 4, Folder 16Me-Ml
  • Marguerite Melcher, March 22, 1938; Oct 17, 1938; Feb 12, 1939; Jan 9, 1962; Jan 31, 1963; Feb 4, 1963; Christmas 1963; Christmas 1963 (booklet of poetry by her, design by Nonny Hogrogian) (8)
  • Merrick Art Gallery, Peter Vedrinsky, director, Jan 30, 1974 (1)
  • Willie A. Metcalfe, Oct 2, 1938 (1)
  • Methuen, Massachusetts, Office of the Town Clerk, March 16, 1966 (1)
  • Ann Mittleman, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Harriet Moody, July 7, 1924 (1)
  • Marianne Moore, June 20, 1961; Jan 23, 1962; Oct 29, 1962 (3)
  • Merrill Moore, Sept 16, 1941 (1)
  • Frank Moriarty, May 17, 1974 (1)
Box 4, Folder 17Kathleen (Kay) Morrison, Robert Frost’s secretary and companion, April 12, 1939; Dec 5, 1939; Dec 7, 1939; Jan 17, 1940; Oct 2, 1940; Nov 23, 1941; Feb 6, 1942; Oct 20, 1942; Feb 8, 1944; March 14, 1944; Nov 2, 1944; Nov 6, 1944; March 21, 1945; Jan 6, 1948; June 2, 1948; July 1, 1948; Feb 19, 1954; Aug 7, 1962; 10 undated letters (28)
Box 4, Folder 18Mo-Ne
  • Edward (Ted) Morrison, Feb 13, 1938 (1)
  • Helen Muir, Feb 19, 1976 (1)
  • Lucy Muir, Jan 13, 1917 (1)
  • Holly and John Nash, Christmas 1960 [booklet of poem Foxface written by John Nash] (1)
  • National Broadcasting Company, Nov 17, 1955 (1)
  • National Gallery of Art, John Walker, Chief Curator, May 10, 1954 (1)
  • National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (Liboria E. Romano, President), Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • National Review (William F. Buckley, Jr., editor), Jan 2, 1956 (1)
  • Paul Neal, Christmas, n.y. (1)
  • Natalie Nelson, Jan 28, 1963 (1)
  • Robert A. Nevers, Dec 9, 1972; Feb 3, 1974 (2)
  • New Hampshire Dept. of Resources and Economic Development (Judy S. Cummings), Aug 6, 1979 (1)
  • New York Times Book Review (Francis Brown, editor), Aug 25, 1970 (1)
  • New York University Libraries (Charles F. Gosnell, director), Feb 2, 1965 (1)
  • New York Writers Guild, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Robert Newdick, March 24, 1938; May 30, 1938; May 10, 1939; Sept 15, 1938 [copy]; Oct 3, 1938 [copy]; one undated letter (5)
  • Barry Newton, April 15, 1974 (1)
Box 4, Folder 19Ni-Ol
  • Gloria Nicholas, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Leonora Nichols, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Clara Marie Niebuhr, Feb 3, 1963 (1)
  • The Nonesuch Press (Vera Mendel), July 22, 1924 (1)
  • Irene R. O’Crowley, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • David L. Ogletree, Oct 31, 1973; May 20, 1974; June 13, 1974 (3)
  • L. (Brooks?) O’Herron, May 20, 1963 (1)
  • Helen O’Herron, May 21, 1929 (1)
  • Leonora O’Herron, June 12, 1928, and 2 undated (3)
  • Mary Oliver, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
Box 4, Folder 20Pa-Po
  • Packer Collegiate Institute, 1977 (1)
  • Esther E. Palmer, April 26, 1968 [copy] (1)
  • Helen Park, May 6, 1974 (1)
  • Patterns, Sept 20, 1954 (1)
  • Mary K. Patterson, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Sue B. Payne, undated (1)
  • Gladys Peck, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • The P.E.N. American Center, April 4, 1963 (1)
  • Penfield Senior High School, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Claude Pepper, U.S. House Representative, Florida, Dec 16, 1967 (1)
  • Lesley and Forrest Perrin, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Sylvia W. Perry, Feb 19, 1964 (1)
  • Valentine Phillips, n.d. (1)
  • Jane Pillsbury, Jan 25, 1966 (1)
  • John Pillsbury, Aug 6, 1966; Nov 23, 1966; May 12, 1977 (3)
  • Poetry Center of New York, Elizabeth Kray, April 15, 1962 (1)
  • Poetry Pilot, Feb 1963 (1)
Box 4, Folder 21Poetry Societies
  • Poetry Society of America (A.M. Sullivan, President; Gustav Davidson, secretary; Maurice E. Pelaubet, treasurer), Jan 16, 1941; Sept 22, 1949; Sept 26, 1949; Oct 14, 1950; Oct 23, 1950; Jan 18, 1951; Sept 20, 1952; Feb 24, 1953; Nov 20, 1953; March 12, 1954; May 8, 1958; Dec 26, 1959; March 14, 1962; Feb 1, 1963; two undated items (16)
  • Poetry Society of Texas (Marvin Davis Winsett, President), Jan 29, 1963 (1)
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1Pr-Re
  • Lilias W. Prescott, Feb 10, 1963 (1)
  • Publishers’ Weekly (Frederic Melcher, editor), Aug 23, 1924; June 29, 1928; Sept 24, 1934; May 26, 1938 (4)
  • Mildred Quain, July 24, 1965 (1)
  • Loretta Capell Rabenhorst, Dec 7, 1938 (1)
  • Frank Prentice Rand, Feb 7, 1970 (1)
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, April 26, 1949 (1)
  • Robert Raynolds, Oct 26, 1959; Oct 12, 1962 (2)
  • Elizabeth Ready, Jan 29, 1962 [sic] (1)
  • Clinton August Reams, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Milton Reder, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Meredith Reed, May 25, 1978 (1)
  • Lizette Reese, May 25, 1924; July 16, 1926, Oct 10, 1926 (3)
  • Henry Regnery Company (Howard Clark), Sept 23, 1953 (1)
  • Victor E. Reichert, Dec 23, 1973; Jan 1, 1978; March 17, 1982 (3)
  • Barbara Remington, Jan 29, 1963; Dec 24, n.y. (2)
  • “Pete” Remington, Feb 9, 1963; Eleanor Rent, Feb 6, 1963 (1)
  • Elizabeth Reynard, undated (1)
Box 5, Folder 2Ri-Ro
  • Grace Riddle, Aug 27, 1976 (1)
  • Ripton Free Library, Feb 25, 1963 (1)
  • Dr. J. Sydney Ritter, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Aria Cutting Roberts, Nov 22, 1969; booklet “Christmastime Greetings” (2)
  • Selden Rodman, April 23, 1973; May 7, 1973; May 14, 1973 (3)
  • Fred Rogers, June 23, 1977; Dec 2, 1977 (2)
  • Mrs. Ricardo Romero, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • E. Merrill Root, Feb 18, 1963 (1)
Box 5, Folder 3Ro-Sh
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, April 19, 1949 (1)
  • Arthur Rosenbaum, Dec 29, 1927 (1)
  • Ruth Lampland Ross, Jan 30, 1963; undated (2)
  • Hans Rothe, Aug 19, 1947; Sept 17, 1947 (2)
  • The Rovenski Family, Feb 7, 1963 (1)
  • Rowell, Clay and Eastham (Wilbur Rowell), June 22, 1934 (1)
  • M.I. Rudomino, director of —? (telegram, in Russian), Jan 30, 1963
  • Ben Russell, June 6, 1918 (1)
  • Rutgers University Press (William Sloane), Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Leonard (?) Sanborn, Feb 19, 1963 (1)
  • Carl Sandburg, July 31, 1926; Nov 2, 1934; Nov 9, 1939 (3)
  • Margaret Sandburg (Carl’s daughter), May 20, 1967 (1)
  • Priscilla Sangster, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Lew Sarett, July 31, 1926 (1)
  • Theodore W.L. Scheltema, Dec 14, 1955 (1)
  • Jim Schendel, Feb 2, 1963 (1)
  • Howard G. Schmitt. Aug 29, 1956; Aug 10, 1962; March 28, 1963; one undated (4)
  • Schwab & Goldberg (Morton David Goldberg, partner), March 14, 1977 (1)
Box 5, Folder 4Sch-Shu
  • Albert Schweitzer, undated (1)
  • Marion K. Seavey, July 25, 1916 (1)
  • Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, April 22, 1958 (1)
  • Seven Gables Bookshop, Inc. (John S. Van E. Kohn), Jan 27, 1971; April 20, 1972; Oct 11, 1976 (3)
  • Shaw Junior High School, Washington, D.C., Jan 31, 1963 (2)
  • Mary A. Sheehan, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Bill Shuforth, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
Box 5, Folder 5Smi-Smy
  • Alida Smith, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • William Jay Smith, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Daniel Smythe, June 4, 1942; Oct 13, 1943; Nov 12, 1943; April 30, 1944; Aug 1, 1944; Jan 6, 1946; Sept 8, 1948; Jan 5, 1966; Aug 17, 1970; Feb 13, 1971; March 1, 1971; Dec 7, 1972; July 8, 1975; July 9, 1975; Aug 8, 1975; Dec 21, 1975; Dec 28, 1975; March 26, 1976; April 7, 1976; April 18, 1976; April 22, 1976; May 5, 1976 (22)
  • Ruth Smythe, Dec 7, 1972; Dec 29, 1975 (2)
Box 5, Folder 6Sn-Sp
  • Wilbert (Bill) Snow, Jan 31, 1973; Aug 30, 1973; Dec 18, 1973; Sept 12, 1974; Dec 23, 1974; April 16, 1976; Dec 27, 1976 (7)
  • David B. Sobernhund, Jan 1963 (1)
  • Elizabeth M. Socha, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Wilma Soss, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Sound Technique, Nov 27, 1962 (1)
  • The Speller Family, Jan 1963 (1)
  • Chuck Speroni, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Kathleen Spivack, March 20, 1974 (1)
Box 5, Folder 7Saint-Su
  • St. Lawrence University (Frank P. Piskor, President) Feb 4, 1977; March 8, 1977; April 4, 1977; June 12, 1978; Sept 20, 1979; 2 undated Christmas cards (7)
  • Walter Starkie, Dec 1957; May 16, 1961; Jan 29, 1962; Jan 31, 1963; Jan 14, 1966; April 2, 1967; April 6, 1967 (7)
  • State University of New York Press (Norman Mangouni, director), Oct 19, 1970 (1)
  • Lore and Kurt Stavenhagen, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Gina Philips Stearns, undated (1)
  • Albert Sterner, Oct 3, 1934 (1)
  • Hope Stoddard, May 6, 1961; Jan. 30, 1963; March 12, 1980 (3)
  • Story Parade, April 3, 1939; Oct 9, 1939 (2)
  • Daniel M. Streeter, Oct 11, 1927 (1)
  • Peggy Suggs, Jan 29, 1964 (1)
Box 5, Folder 8William A. Sutton (Ball State University), March 6, 1970; Dec 7, 1970; Dec 15, 1970; Jan 27, 1971; Feb 22, 1971; March 15, 1971; April 6, 1971; Dec 8, 1971 (8)
Box 5, Folder 9William A. Sutton, Jan 25, 1972; Feb 3, 1972; March 30, 1972; April 11, 1972; April 17, 1972; April 18, 1972; May 8, 1972; May 18, 1972; May 30, 1972; Sept 11, 1972; Sept 12, 1972; Sept 14, 1972; Sept 15, 1972; Oct 4, 1972; Oct 30, 1972; Dec 4, 1972 (16)
Box 5, Folder 10William A. Sutton, Aug 27, 1974; Oct 14, 1974; Nov 11, 1974; Jan 14, 1975; Feb 17, 1975; April 2, 1975; April 17, 1975; April 23, 1975; April 30, 1975; May 5, 1975; May 14, 1975 (11)
Box 5, Folder 11William A. Sutton, Aug 20, 1976; Oct 12, 1976; Oct 26, 1976; June 6, 1977; June 24, 1977; July 25, 1977; reviews (7)
Box 5, Folder 12Pr-Th
  • Swallow Press, Feb 18, 1978 (1)
  • Lelle Swann, Jan 31, 1963; March 6, 1970 (2)
  • Laura Perry Swinburne, 3 undated letters (3)
  • Booth Tarkington, July 18, 1924 (1)
  • David Tatham, Oct 21, 1966; June 8, 1971; pages 2 and 3 of an undated letter (3)
  • Ada Taylor, Feb 4, 1963 (1)
  • Lucy Templeton, Dec 19, 1929 (1)
  • Lawrance Thompson, Jan 10, 1943 (?); May 9, 1956; May 19, 1967; Aug 14, 1968 (4)
  • Margaret Thompson, Jan 1952 (1)
  • Gale Thomson (Governor Meldrim Thomson’s wife), Feb 26, 1974 (1)
  • Meldrim Thomson, Governor of New Hampshire, Oct 30, 1973; Dec 6, 1973 (letter to John Pillsbury forwarded by the latter); Jan 22, 1974; Feb 1, 1974; Feb 22, 1974 (4)
Box 5, Folder 13Ti-Ty
  • Agnes Tibbetts, Feb 3, 1963 (1)
  • E. Bernice Todd, Feb 3, 1963 (1)
  • Judy Toll, Nov 17, 1972 (1)
  • Ridgley Torrence, Dec 8, 1926; Oct 28, 1934; Nov 7, 1934; Dec 7, 1934 [photocopy] (4)
  • P. L. (Pamela) Travers, author of Mary Poppins, Nov 2, 1941; Nov 5, 1941; Nov 7, 1941; May 2, 1946; Dec 27, 1946; April 10, 1947; May 29, 1950; May 5, 1972; April 27, n.y; Sept 26, n.y; one undated letter (11)
  • Mildred Turner, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Nancy Byrd Turner, April 27, 1942; May 14, 1942 (2)
  • Cristina Trumpy, Feb 4, 1963 (1)
  • TV-Time Recordings, Inc., Nov 27, 1962 (1)
  • Carolyn Tyson, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
Box 5, Folder 14Uni-Unt
  • The United Educators, Inc. (Marilyn Robb Trier, editor, World Topics Year Book), June 4, 1968 (1)
  • United States Department of State, Henry F. Holland, Assistant Secretary, July 26, 1954 (1)
  • U.S. Foreign Service (Daryl D. Dayton, cultural attaché), Feb 6, 1963 (cable translated into English from National Society of Greek Writers) (1)
  • U.S.I.S. Information Service (L.K. Little), April 4, 1955 (1)
  • University of Miami Woman’s Club, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • University Press of Mississippi, Dec 29, 1977 (1)
  • Louis Untermeyer and Jean Starr Untermeyer, Sept 25, 1917; Sept 10, 1924; Feb 4, 1925; Sept 3, 1925; Sept 8, 1925; May 14, 1938; Sept 24, 1938; Oct 11, 1938; Nov 10, 1938; Dec 15, 1938; Jan 6, 1939; Feb 20, 1940; April 18, 1949; Jan 19, 1962; Aug 24, 1962; Jan 31, 1963; one undated letter (17)
Box 5, Folder 15Van-Vi
  • Edrie Van Dore, July 22, 1961; Jan 24, 1963; Feb 8, 1963; one undated Christmas card (4)
  • Wade Van Dore, Feb 4, 1973; March 8, 1978; (2)
  • Lillian Van Dusen, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • J.H. Vandever, Feb 10, 1963 (1)
  • Joaquin Vaquero, Feb 1, 1963 (in Spanish) (1)
  • Varsity (Columbia University, Virgil Markham), n.d. (1)
  • Charles Vicker, Jr., Jan 31, 1963 (1)
Box 5, Folder 16Wa-Wi
  • Henry Wallace, Vice-President of the United States, Jan 10, 1942, Easter 1942 (2)
  • Kate Glendinning Wanvig, Dec 7, 1918 (2)
  • War Manpower Commission, Sept 22, 1943 (1)
  • Jerry and Rella Warner, Feb 2, 1963 (1)
  • Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr., March 1, 1932 (1)
  • The Washington Post (Christine Sadler), March 23, n.y. (1)
  • Marion Fleisher Wasserman, Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Ernest Watson, Nov 3, 1924 (1)
  • Winston Weathers, undated Christmas greetings (1)
  • Glenway Wescott, Jan 9, 1962 (1)
  • Rebecca West, Oct 13, 1966 (1)
  • Phyllis Wheelock, Feb 14, 1963 (1)
  • George Whicher, Sept 26, 1949 (1)
  • Harriet Whicher, Feb 5, 1963 (1)
  • Jack Whicher, Aug 25, 1970 (1)
  • Whistler Society of New York (Appolonia H. Cassidy, President) Jan 31, 1963; one undated letter (2)
  • Ruth Mellby White, Feb 2, 1963 (1)
  • The White House, Assistant to the President, July 23, 1954 (1)
  • Eleanor Widger, Dec 31, 1941 (1)
  • Ruth Wilder, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Marguerite Wilkinson, March 13, 1919; Sept 14, 1919; Aug 9, 1926; Nov 5, 1926; June 28, 1927 (5)
Box 5, Folder 17Wi-Z
  • Bethany L. Wilson, Jan 29, 1963; Feb 23, 1963 (2)
  • Charles S. Wilson, June 24, 1938 (1)
  • Kurt Winters, N.H. Senate Research Office, Nov 17, 1977 (1)
  • WNYC, New York, Dec 29, 1952 (1)
  • WNYE, New York Board of Education Radio Station (Jerry Silverstein, production manager), March 30, 1961 (1)
  • Ann Wolfe, Feb 7, 1963 (1)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Max John Ramsden Wolfson, Jan 20, 1963 (1)
  • Woman’s Day, Nov 17, 1949; March 20, 1950 (Mabel Hill Souvaine, editor); March 31, 1950 (Anne McCaughey) (3)
  • Woman’s Home Companion (William A. H. Birnie), April 11, 1949 (1)
  • World Poetry Society (Bessie Wherry Noe, U.S. Liaison), April 4, 1978 (1)
  • Max Wylie, Jan 31, 1963 and one undated (2)
  • Yale University, Feb 4, 1963 (1)
  • Yankee, Inc. (Robb Sagendorph), Oct 2, 1969 (1)
  • Portia Young, Jan 28, 1963 (1)
  • Maude F. Zimmer, Feb 22, 1963 (1)
Box 5, Folder 18Unidentified correspondents, arranged alphabetically by first name (B-F):
  • Bertha and Phil, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Betty, Feb 3, 1963 (1)
  • Betty C.W., Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Catherine (telegram), March 21, 1938 (1)
  • Connie, Feb. 3, [1963?]
  • Doris (telegram), Nov 27, 1962 (1)
  • Electra, Nov 26, 1933 (1)
  • Elizabeth, Oct 3, 1938 (1)
  • Elizabeth S., Jan 31, 1963 (1)
  • Elizabeth and Wayne (Jamaica), Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Ellie, Feb 1, 1963 (1)
  • Florence, Aug 1, 1977 (1)
  • Florence, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Frances (Channel Press), Oct 25, n.y. (1)
Box 5, Folder 19Unidentified correspondents, arranged alphabetically by first name (G-V and initialled only):
  • Georgia, July 30, 1963 (1)
  • Gertrude, June 4, 1918 (1)
  • Helen (?) (Beloit, Wisconsin), Jan 10, 1962 (1)
  • Herbert, Feb 6, 1963 (1)
  • Jane, [Jan 1963] (1)
  • Lee (Philadelphia), May 4, 1934 [telegram] (1)
  • Lois, Jan 29, 1963 (1)
  • Louis (House of Books, Ltd.), Aug 7, 1953 (1)
  • Mavis, Dec 1, 1950 (1)
  • Mildred, Dec 20, 1957 (1)
  • Nelle, Feb 9, 1963 (1)
  • Ruth, July 3, 1977 (1)
  • Ted, July 15, 1943 (1)
  • Tony, April 22, 1927 (1)
  • Vanessa, n.d. (1)
  • G.H.C., n.d. (1)
  • D.H., July 29, 1915 (1)
  • Thank you notes from class 3-2, n.p., Nov 16, 1962
  • Unidentifiable, July 27, 1914 (postcard from Ilfracombe, Somerset, England); n.d. (letter fragment about a Woodstock (VT/NH?) ski race) (2)

Subseries C: Correspondence to/from others

Box 5, Folder 20Frost, Carol-Lillian
  • Carol Frost to Robert & Elinor Frost, n.d. (2)
  • Elinor Frost to Irma Frost, April 18, 1919; n.d. (2)
  • Irma Frost to Elinor Frost, n.d. (4)
  • Marjorie Frost to Elinor Frost, n.d. (4)
  • Grandma (Elinor Frost) to Lesley Lee Francis, Aug 5, 1935; July 3, 1937; July 7, 1937 (3)
  • Carol and Lillian Frost to Lesley Lee Francis, n.d. (1)
  • Lillian Frost to Lesley Lee Francis, July 26, 1938, Aug 14, 1940 (2 postcards)
Box 5, Folder 21Fro-Ha
  • Elinor Frost to Mrs. Bromley, Sept 6, Oct 27, Nov 10, Dec 27, n.y. (4) (photocopies)
  • Elinor Frost to Bernice Lurie, Sept 2, May 11, Dec 4, n.y. (3) (photocopies)
  • Elinor Frost to Robert Newdick, Feb 21, 1936 (photocopy) (1)
  • Elinor Frost to Esther [Palmer?], March 22, 1936 (1) (photocopy)
  • Elinor Frost to Hope Stoddard, Aug 19, 1923 (1)
  • Ellen Knowles Eayrs to Elinor Frost (?), n.d. (1)
  • Edith Hazard Fobes to Elinor Frost, Oct 5, 1919; June 17, n.y. (2)
  • Ridgely Torrence to Elinor Frost, May 19, 1936
  • C.H. Presbrey, Presbrey-Leland Studios, to Lillian (Mrs. Carol) Frost, Sept 5, 1941 (1)
  • Fred Waring to Willard Fraser (brother-in-law), April 9, 1946 (1)
  • David Haberly, University of Virginia, to Lesley [Lee Francis] Zimic (photocopy), Feb 25, 1974 (1)
Box 5, Folder 22Ba-Unidentified
  • F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co. to Ruth Lampland Ross, April 3, 1967, and her reply, April 8, 1967 (2)
  • Robert Blair, The Vermont Book Shop, to Lawrance Thompson, Oct 16, 1964 (1)
  • Ray L. Blozis, Philatelic Program Manager, U.S. Postal Services to John Pillsbury, March 27, 1974 (1)
  • Alan Cranston to William Gahagan, March 21, 1978 [copy of telegram] (1)
  • Delbert F. Downing, N.H. State Senator to Committee for Frost Stamp, March 19, 1974 (1)
  • Estate of Robert Lee Frost, Alfred C. Edwards, executor, to Kathryn Harris, Jan 19, 1978 and her reply, Jan 26, 1978 (2)
  • “Skez” Hornback to Joseph Ballantine, Jan 30, 1963 (1)
  • Henry Regnery to Sidney Latham, May 9, 1952 (1)
  • Stanley Rice to Frost Homestead (includes 2 bookplates), May 15, 1971 (1)
  • Martin Sommers, Saturday Evening Post to Mrs. Aley, July 17, 1950 (1)
  • James B. Stewart to Joseph Ballantine, Feb 4, 1963 (1)
  • Lawrance Thompson to Joseph Auslander, Library of Congress, March 10, 1941 (1)
  • Lawrance Thompson to California Historical Society, July 15, 1964 (1)
  • Louis Untermeyer to Edna Giesen, Aug 27, 1947 (1)
  • Miss Walker (?) to University of Virginia Rare Book Department, Miss Joan Crane, Sept 26, 1973 (1)
  • Marcella Comès Winslow to Lawrance Thompson, June 29, 1963 (includes color print of portrait of Robert Frost painted by her in 1952) (1)
  • Unidentified to Honorable Felix Frankfurt, March 17, 1962 (1)

Subseries D: Writings

This subseries consists of writings in the following categories:

  • New Hampshire's Child (Box 6, f. 1-8)
  • High School and College Exercises (Box 6, f. 9-16)
  • Notebooks (Box 7, f. 1-7)
  • From "Really Not Really" (Box 7, f. 8-26)
  • Other Short Stories (Box 8, f. 1-12)
  • Plays (Box 8, f. 13-14)
  • Poetry (Box 8, f. 15)
  • Essays (Box 8, f. 16-36
  • Published Works (Box 8, f. 37-45)
  • Contributions by Lesley Frost (Box 8, f. 46-48)

Materials from Frost's Career are also included in the following areas:

  • Rockford College and King-Smith Studio School (Box 9, f. 1-4)
  • Spain and Latin America (Box 9, f. 5-14)
  • Miscellaneous (Box 9, f. 15-27
  • Newspaper Clippings (Box 10, f. 1-11)

Published works by others:

  • Works inscribed to LFB (Box 10, f. 12-Box 11, f. 3)
  • Other (Box 11, f. 4-9
  • Book Dealer's Catalogs (Box 11 f. 10-12)
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1Notebooks later used as source material for New Hampshire’s Child: Compositions 1905
Box 6, Folder 2Compositions 1905
Box 6, Folder 3Compositions 1906
Box 6, Folder 4Compositions 1906
Box 6, Folder 5Compositions 1907
Box 6, Folder 6Compositions 1908
Box 6, Folder 7Index
Box 6, Folder 8Reviews
Box 6, Folder 9High School Exercises 1914-1916
Box 6, Folder 10College Exercises, 1917
Box 6, Folder 11College Exercises, 1917
Box 6, Folder 12College Exercises, 1918
Box 6, Folder 13College Exercises, Oct-Dec 1919
Box 6, Folder 14College Exercises, 1919
Box 6, Folder 15College Exercises, 1920
Box 6, Folder 16College Exercises, undated
Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1Notebook/Commonplace book (poetry), undated
Box 7, Folder 2Notebook/Commonplace book (poetry), undated
Box 7, Folder 3Notebook/Commonplace book (poetry), undated
Box 7, Folder 4Notebook/Commonplace book (poetry), undated
Box 7, Folder 5Notebook/Commonplace book (American history), undated
Box 7, Folder 6Notebook/Commonplace book (American history), undated
Box 7, Folder 7Typed excerpts from historical political speeches, and copy of The Congressional Record, 1951
Box 7, Folder 8Title page of draft of book then named Not Really! and Really—An Introduction by Louis Untermeyer
Box 7, Folder 9“Paper Dolls”
Box 7, Folder 10“Pineapple-Upside-Down Cake”
Box 7, Folder 11“The Drawbridge”
Box 7, Folder 12“Fairies in Our Garden.”
Box 7, Folder 13“The Unlucky Picnic”
Box 7, Folder 14“How the Witch Caught Us”
Box 7, Folder 15“Story-Telling Time”
Box 7, Folder 16“The Giraffe Visits School”
Box 7, Folder 17“I Hate Licorice”
Box 7, Folder 18“Hi-Ho the Yo-Yo”
Box 7, Folder 19“The Big Snow”
Box 7, Folder 20“Ricky and the Elevator”
Box 7, Folder 21“Rescued by Ricky”
Box 7, Folder 22“Ricky to the Rescue”
Box 7, Folder 23“Taking Ricky to Boston”
Box 7, Folder 24“Digging Down to China”
Box 7, Folder 25“Billy and the Calf”
Box 7, Folder 26“Giraffe Lost” (longhand, in ink)
Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1“Short Cut”
Box 8, Folder 2“Veteran”
Box 8, Folder 3“Claire-and-Clarice”
Box 8, Folder 4“Cruise Crazy Quilt” (longhand, in ink)
Box 8, Folder 5“Brought to Earth”
Box 8, Folder 6“First Class”
Box 8, Folder 7“Slaying the Green-Eyed Monster”
Box 8, Folder 8“Talk”
Box 8, Folder 9“Gold in Jacalita – A Legendary Legend”
Box 8, Folder 10“Reunion at Sea”
Box 8, Folder 11“Outgrown”
Box 8, Folder 12“Boomerang”
Box 8, Folder 13“Hallowe’en”
Box 8, Folder 14“Iron Pyrites (A Play in One Act)”
Box 8, Folder 15Poetry: “Speaking to the Pine,” “The Little Knowledge,” “American Flight 17 – East,” “A Considerable Speck,” “I pray, and this my prayer”
Box 8, Folder 16“Calling All Chipmunks”
Box 8, Folder 17“Certain Intensities” [Photocopy]
Box 8, Folder 18“‘Huyler Cooke’ -Alias Wilbur J.” [handwritten]
Box 8, Folder 19“Introduction to the Virginia Bibliography”
Box 8, Folder 20Lesley Frost
Box 8, Folder 21“Parents!”
Box 8, Folder 22Untitled [about a bus trip in Spain, 1945] (2 drafts)
Box 8, Folder 23Untitled [about childhood reading]
Box 8, Folder 24Untitled [about christmas]
Box 8, Folder 25Untitled [about collecting] [handwritten and typed copies]
Box 8, Folder 26Untitled [about flying]
Box 8, Folder 27Untitled [about Latin American art] [handwritten]
Box 8, Folder 28Untitled [about little theatres]
Box 8, Folder 29Untitled [about Mexico]
Box 8, Folder 30Untitled [about Robert Frost] [photocopy]
Box 8, Folder 31“Epilogue” to The Bewitched Parsonage by William Stanley Braithwaite, Coward McCann, 1950
Box 8, Folder 32Review of “Immortal Wheat” by Kathleen Wallace
Box 8, Folder 33Outline and bibliography for a work on the Piscataqua River
Box 8, Folder 34Miscellaneous Notes and Essay Fragments
Box 8, Folder 35Miscellaneous Notes and Essay Fragments
Box 8, Folder 36Miscellaneous Notes and Essay Fragments
Box 8, Folder 37Published works
  • “The Knapsack of the Open Book,” Publishers’ Weekly, July 7, 1928, pp. 25-27
  • “Maddox House Bookshop. A New Experiment in College Bookstores,” Publishers’ Weekly, Nov 10, 1934 [2 copies, typed mss]
  • “A Mexican Eden,” Berkshire Evening Eagle, Oct 8, 1937, p.16 [photocopy]
  • “Credo,” Tete-A-Tete, May 1939 [photocopy]
Box 8, Folder 38“Take It Easy with Children,” typed draft; typed mss.; blurb, 1949
Box 8, Folder 39“Take It Easy with Children,” Woman’s Day, April 1950, p.41. Relevant pages from magazine, and also complete issue
Box 8, Folder 40“Now They Stay in School Gladly,” Woman’s Day, March 1951, p.69. Carbon copy of typed draft; relevant pages from magazine
Box 8, Folder 41“Latin America Comes to Nashville,” Catholic Digest, August 1953, pp. 24-27. Complete issue of magazine
Box 8, Folder 42“Our Family Christmas,” Redbook Magazine, Dec 1963, p.45. Typed mss., alternate draft entitled “Christmastide: Frost on Frost,” and relevant pages from magazine
Box 8, Folder 43Adapted retrospective essay from “New Hampshire’s Child,” University Review, State University of New York, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 1969, pp. 15-17
Box 8, Folder 44“Robert Frost Remembered,” American Way (the magazine of American Airlines), March 1974, p.12. Complete issue of magazine and proofs for article
Box 8, Folder 45Book jackets, publishers’ notices and order forms for Really Not Really, Digging Down To China, Going On Two, I Hate Licorice, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Fifty Books of the Year Catalog, 1970 (includes New Hampshire’s Child)
Box 8, Folder 46Radio script for “What Is Your War Job?”, broadcast from Akron, Ohio and Washington, D.C., September 24, 1943. Includes short exchange with LFB. Mimeographed copy.
Box 8, Folder 47Radio script for “Through the Library Door,” broadcast on WFAA, Dallas, Texas, Dec 8, n.d. (1968?). Typed draft.
Box 8, Folder 48Television or video script for “Robert Frost,” produced for the “American Anthology” series by Jerry Silverstein and Lee Polk, Feb 17, 1961

Subseries E: Career

Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1Rockford College, 1935-1936: Annual catalogue, 1935-1936; commencement program, June 8, 1936; program for production of “Quality Street” performed by the sophomore year, Dec 7, 1935
Box 9, Folder 2The Rockford College News-Letter, August 15, 1935

The Purple Parrot, Rockford College, Jan 24, Feb 14, Nov 16, Dec 19, 1935; Jan 23, Feb 20, Feb 27, 1936, and April 20, 1939

Box 9, Folder 3King-Smith Studio School brochures, 1939-1940
Box 9, Folder 43 issues of Tête-a- Tête, King-Smith Studio School, 1939
Box 9, Folder 5Office of War Information (Spain), memoranda written by Lesley Frost, 1943-1944:
  • To Ben Gedalecia: “Introduction to ‘Statement of Essential Human Rights,’” March 17, 1943 (3 copies)
  • To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of Features,” Dec 1, 1944
  • To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of Picture Exhibits and News Features,” Dec 8, 1944
  • To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of Features,” Dec 15, 1944
  • To Robert Aura Smith: “What To Do In Germany,” Dec 22, 1944 (2 copies)
  • Review of, or report on, India’s “Post War Educational Development” proposals for OWI, Washington, D.C. office, 1944. “Sent to India.”
Box 9, Folder 6Office of War Information, memoranda written by Lesley Frost, 1945:
  • To Robert Aura Smith: “Cablese in the Light of American Foreign Policy Directive,” Jan 3, 1945
  • To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of News Photos,” Jan 5, 1945
  • To Robert Aura Smith: “English Clandestine Ace – Report to the Underground,” Jan 19, 1945 (2 copies)
  • To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of Master Cables,” Feb 24, 1945
  • To Ben Gedalecia: “Review of Feature Articles,” March 10, 1945
  • To Ben Gedalecia: “Documentary Films,” March 10, [1945]
  • To Ben Gedalecia: “Features,” March 26, 1945
  • To Ben Gedalecia: “Features,” April 27, 1945
  • To Ben Gedalecia: “Feature Articles,” May 5, 1945
Box 9, Folder 7Office of War Information, memoranda and news digests (written by others), 1944-1947
Box 9, Folder 8Office of War Information, miscellaneous documents, 1944-1946:
  • Restricted report: "OWI Exhibit, International Sample Fair, Barcelona, Spain, June 10-July 2, 1944" submitted by Leonard C. Rennie, Director, Official U.S. Government Exhibit at Barcelona, and introduction to the report.
  • “Americans Look At Soviet Medicine” by Henry Sigerist, M.D., Feb 1945.
  • Cover letter from Philip W. Bonsal, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. to the U.S. Secretary of State for submission of copy of the Casa Americana library report for March 1946.
  • Monthly report on Information and Cultural Activities, July 19, 1946 from the Dept. of State in Washington, D.C. to “Certain American Diplomatic and Consular Officers."
  • Copy of the Casa Americana library report for Sept 1946, showing attendance figures and circulation numbers, etc.
  • Copy of The American Foreign Service Journal, v.23, no. 10, October 1946. Includes article by Dorothy Greene of the Division of Libraries and Institutes titled "The Informal Diplomats."
  • Schedule of Far Eastern Training Course, Section I, first and second weeks, undated
  • Letter from Maurice H. Rosmant, stationed in the Belgian Congo, to the State Department, Carl Sauer, Libraries and Institutes Division, 1947
Box 9, Folder 9Miscellaneous official documentation re: appointments to OWI, IOC, and Foreign Service, travel authorizations, and travel expense reimbursement, 1944-1947
Box 9, Folder 10Postwar trip to Latin America:
  • Transcript of interview with Lesley Frost conducted in Bogotá, Colombia in 1948 on the subject of education (in Spanish)
  • Two copies of similar interview conducted on La Radiodifusora Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, July 8, 1948 (in Spanish)
  • Three epistolary essays by Lesley Frost (the first dated May 17, 1948 from Santiago, Chile, the others undated and no address indicated) written to Insula. They discuss the cultural centers in Latin America, the coming changes in approaches to education, and American short story writers.
Box 9, Folder 11Postwar trip to Latin America:
  • Boletin Informativo Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano de Cultura March-April 1948. Includes article in Spanish titled “Lesley Frost en Chile.”
  • The Bulletin, Instituto Gualtemalteco-Americano, Sept 1948 (photocopy). Includes notice of lecture to be given by LFB on Sept 2 on “Robert Frost, His Poetry & Philosophy.”
  • Miscellaneous documents and handwritten notes, including a formal invitation to a reception in honor of LFB at El Centro Venezolano-Americano on Aug 21, [1948]; a bank receipt from the Banco Español Mexicano, dated Sept 24, 1948; a hotel bill from the Hotel Tivoli, Ancon, Canal Zone, Aug 24, 1948; a copy of the sheet music for “Himno Pan-Americano” composed by Lillian Evanti, inscribed by the composer “con mucho simpatia para Lesley Frost”; a cinema playbill for a showing of the film “Poseida” starring Joan Crawford and Van Heflin at the Metro Avenida, Medellin, Colombia, Aug 5, 1948; brochure for “The Fourteenth Seminar in Mexico 1939″; a typed list of contacts in Latin America; handwritten schedule of classes and events, and jotted list of expenses.
Box 9, Folder 12Holograph notes outlining possible improvements in the function of the OIE and a holograph draft of an unidentified radio talk concerning the complexities of the Latin American situation.
Box 9, Folder 13Documents related to LFB and Robert Frost’s trip to Brazil in August 1954:
  • 3 page typescript of remarks made by Robert Frost at the International Writers Congress held in São Paolo typed by interpreter Paolo Duarte (in Portuguese)
  • 2 letters both dated Sept 7, 1954, one to Robert Frost, the other to LFB, from Alexandra H—ian, Barão Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
  • Mimeograph (Circular No.3) informing of a party to be given by Mr. and Mrs. Fabio Padro on August 18, 1954
  • Airline ticket receipts for flights from New York-Rio-São Paolo-New York on Pan American World Airways and from São Paolo to New York via Lima, Peru and Miami on Braniff Aiways.
Box 9, Folder 14Escuela de la Tahona [LFB's school in Spain]: programs and itineraries, 1962-1974
Box 9, Folder 15Bookstore materials
  • Bookstores: announcement of opening of The Open Book, Pittsfield MA, June 2, 1924; two copies of catalog; minutes from annual meeting of stockholders, Feb 11, 1930 and board of directors, Feb 13, 1930
  • Three business cards and three copies of announcement of opening of The Children’s Corner, New York City, Sept 15, 1950.
  • Announcement of opening of The Print and Book Shop, Ann Arbor MI, Nov 4, n.y.
  • Business card for Mrs. Albert Sterner and Miss Lesley Frost, Art Consultants, new York City, n.d.
Box 9, Folder 16Membership certificates and cards:
  • National Society of New England Women, May 17, 1966
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, April 15, 1967
  • The Poetry Society of America, 1951-19552; 1952-1953
  • Friends of the University of Miami Library, ca. 1961
Box 9, Folder 17Biographical articles:
  • The Century Club Bulletin, Scranton, PA., January 1949, p.23.
  • Bulletin of the Society for the Libraries of New York University, Number 72 and Number 75 both Special Bulletins.
  • State Signal, Trenton NJ, March 17, 1950: column announcing LFB’s appearance at annual convention of the New Jersey Library Council Association, a body made up of high school students.
  • Introductory notes for LFB’s appearance at United Nations Association of Connecticut meeting in New Haven by Mrs. D. Duncan Ross, circa 1966 (carbon typed).
  • “Highlights in the Career of Lesley Frost,” Gene Nash, N.Y. 4 typed pages.
  • Two unattributed biographical articles, one 3 typed pages, the other one mimeographed page.
Box 9, Folder 18Press/Promotional
  • Columbia Lecture Bureau press release about, and brochures including LFB, 1948-1962.
  • Promotional materials for Bramwell Fletcher’s “Spirit of Man” and “Parnassus ’63″ presented by LFB.
Box 9, Folder 19Press/Promo Cont.
  • Press releases for Fred Rogers’ television program “Old Friends…New Friends” featuring LFB and blues singer John Jackson in the sixth in a seven-part series, titled “Melody” and broadcast on PBS on May 20, 1978
  • PBS article about the show; review by John J. O’Connor, New York Times, April 23, 1978
  • Articles in the Ithaca, NY Journal, April 12, 1978 and the Deseret News, Salt Lake City, April 8, 1978
  • Promotional photograph of Fred Rogers for the show
Box 9, Folder 20Invitations to events:
  • To LFB book signing of copies of Really Not Really at The Village Bookshelf, Birmingham MI, n.d.
  • To LFB reading at The Poetry Society of America meeting, Feb 28, 1962 (with John Hall Wheelock).
  • To The Poetry Society of America’s 41st, 43rd, and 44th annual dinners held in New York City, 1951, 1953, 1954.
  • To the Fifteenth Anniversary Dinner of the Academy of American Poets, Nov 30, 1949.
  • To the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters annual ceremonial, New York City, May 26, 1954.
  • To the American Broadcasting Company and Martin Stone Associates annual literary awards ceremony, Dec 7, 1949.
  • To an exhibition of sculptures by Elizabeth Model at the R Street Gallery, Washington, D.C., Nov., n.y. Sponsored by LFB and James R. Caudle, 1955?
  • To an exhibition of graphics by Barbro Forslund, Salvatore Meo, Robert Moore, and Irwin Rosenhouse at the Lesley Frost Ballantine studio, NYC, March-April, n.y.
  • To an exhibition of mixed media works at the Frost-Urdang Gallery, NYC, Dec 5, 1962.
  • To an exhibition of paintings by Enit Kaufman at the R Street Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 17-30, 1955. Sponsored by LFB.
  • To the Catholic Poetry Society of America’s 20th anniversary celebration, “A Congress on Poetry,” April 14-15, n.y.
  • To “An Evening With Robert Frost,” State Dept. Auditorium, Washington, D.C., May 1, n.y., and at the Library of Congress, Jan 31, 1966.
Box 9, Folder 21Programs from various events, 1925-1958
Box 9, Folder 22Programs from various events, 1959-1963
Box 9, Folder 23Programs from various events, 1964-1974
Box 9, Folder 24Programs from various events, undated
Box 9, Folder 25Seating lists for various dinners and receptions

Including a black-tie dinner at the home of Mrs. Henry Clyde Johnson, Bloomfield Hills, MI in honor of LFB, Jan 5, 1963; a reception for LFB, place unknown, Jan 9, 1963. Also includes seating lists for the 15th anniversary dinner of the Academy of American Poets, held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Nov 30, 1949, and the 53rd annual dinner of The Poetry Society of America, held in the Versailles Suite of the Astor Hotel in New York City, Jan 17, 1963, both of which list LFB as a guest, and for a reception and dinner for Robert Morris at the Shoreham Hotel, Jan 28, 1954 with J.W. Ballantine’s name listed as a guest.

Box 9, Folder 26Miscellaneous:

The Poetry Society of America poem ballot 1952-1953, prize-winning poems, 1952-1953, ballot for officers for 1954, press release, and various poems; Poetry Records, NYC promotional material; copy of proclamation making October 15, 1953 “Poetry Day” in the District of Columbia.

Box 9, Folder 27Marriage announcement for LFB and Joseph W. Ballantine, Aug 23, 1952 (5 copies)
Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1Newspaper Clippings 1940-1949:
  • Review of Not Really! by James Reid, New York Herald-Tribune, Jan 7, 1940.
  • “Footlight Parade,” King-Smith School of Theater Arts, Washington Post, Rotogravure section, March 17, 1940.
  • “Leslie Frost Week-End Guest of Craig Mortons” and “Sister [!] of American Poet Visits Dayton,” The Dayton Herald, Sept 15, 1941.
  • Photograph of LFB as a defense work student, The Washington Post, Dec 28, 1942.
  • “Robert Frost’s Daughter Mends Planes – and Runs ‘School For Open Minds,’ NEA, July 28, 1943 and The Evening Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., Aug 2, 1943.
  • Notice of LFB’s appointment to the post of Office of War Information librarian in Madrid, Spain, Christian Science Monitor, March 28, 1945.
  • LFB pictured with Minister for Education and Dr. Charles Thom, ABC, Madrid, May 8, 1947.
  • “Sobre El Patriarca De Poesia Norteamericana Habla Su Hija,” Ercilla, June 1, 1948.
  • “Entrevista Con La Escritora Norteamericana Lesley Frost,” El Comercio, Lima, Peru, June 19, 194[8].
  • “Buen Ambiente Para la Literatura Latinamericana en Estados Unidos,” El Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia, July 7, 1948.
  • “Habla Para “El Liberal” la Famosa Escitora y Poetista Lasley [sic] Frost,” El Liberal, Bogota, July 8, 1948.
  • “Conocerá Mejor a Venuzuela e Informará de élla en el Norte, Literata Americana,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 13, 1948.
  • “En El Centro Venezolano Americano,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 19, 1948.
  • “Daughter Of Famous American Poet Lectures In Centro Americano,” Caracas Journal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 20, 1948.
  • “Recepcion En El Centro Venezolano,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 20, 1948.
  • “Este Tarde En El Centro Venezolano,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 21, 1948.
  • “Ayer En El Centro Venezolano,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 22, 1948.
  • “American Author Visits E.A.S. [English-American School],” E.A.S. Times, Guatemala, Sept 1948.
  • “La Poesia Norteamericana, a la Vanguardia, Dice Miss Frost,” newspaper unidentified, Oct 8, 1948.
  • “James River Club To Hear Lesley Frost,” Times-Dispatch, Richmond VA, Jan 25, 1949.
  • “Poetry Discussed By Daughter Of Poet,” Peoria Journal, March 16, 1949.
  • “Poet’s Daughter Visits in Birmingham,” The Detroit News, Nov 14, 1949.
Box 10, Folder 2Newspaper Clipplings 1950-1959:
  • “Poet’s Daughter Raps Expensive Propaganda Projects,” Wheeling, W. Virginia, 1950.
  • Lesley Frost Will Speak Here Today,” Corpus Christi Caller, Dec. 1951.
  • “Poetry Inspires Adventures, Leslie [sic] Frost Tells Society,” The Austin American, Texas, Jan. 22, 1952.
  • Lesley Frost To Marry Dr. Ballantine,” The Berkshire County Eagle, Aug. 20, 1952.
  • Lesley Frost, Dr. Ballentine [sic] Are Married,” The Daily Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 2, 1952.
  • “Writer Frost Will Discuss Poetry View,” The Michigan Daily, July 2, 1953.
  • “Sen. McCarthy gets a handshake and a wink of encouragement from an unidentified woman admirer [LFB] in a Capitol corridor,” The Washington Daily News, Dec. 1, 1954.
  • Same as above, but in French, unidentified newspaper, n.d.
  • “Culture Begins At Home, Says Poet Frost’s Daughter,” The Milwaukee Journal, March 27, 1955.
  • “Booklover’s Life Story Is Novel,” The Washington Post and Times Herald, Oct. 23, 1955.
  • Lesley Frost Is Critical Of Modern Education,” The Springfield Union (MA), Nov. 10, 1955.
  • “Until She Was 12, Frost’s Daughter Didn’t Realize Papa Was A Poet,” The Miami Herald, June 10, 1956.
  • Lesley Frost To Speak To Craig Class,” The Dallas Morning News, March 1, 1959.
  • Lesley Frost Thinks We Must Glance Back to Find Guidance,” The Dallas Morning News, March 5, 1959.
  • Ballantine’s Daughter Wins Scholarship,” The Miami Herald, May 10, 1959.
Box 10, Folder 3Newspaper Clippings 1960-1962
Box 10, Folder 4Newspaper Clippings 1963-1964
Box 10, Folder 5Newspaper Clippings 1965-1966
Box 10, Folder 6Newspaper Clippings 1967-1969
Box 10, Folder 7Newspaper Clippings 1970-1974
Box 10, Folder 8Newspaper Clippings 1975-1979
Box 10, Folder 9Undated, “King-Smith School”
Box 10, Folder 10Undated
Box 10, Folder 11Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly 1934-1935. Also includes some photographs.
Box 10, Folder 12Barrett, C. Waller. Robert E Lee. The Formative Years. Address delivered on January 17, 1971.
Box 10, Folder 13Canfield, Dorothy. “The Knot Hole.” Reprinted from Yale Review and Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. “Liberty and Union,” 1941.
Box 10, Folder 14Conant, Isabel F. Storrowton Sonnets. West Springfield, MA: The New England Village, 1938. Tipped in: A.L.S. Conant to Mrs. Smith, March 31, 1939.
Box 10, Folder 15Cooper, Mabel P. Petals from Wild Plum Trees (A Collection of Cinquains), December 1951.
Box 10, Folder 16Ewert, William B. and Barbara White. Robert Frost New Hampshire, May 1978.
Box 11
Box 11, Folder 1Farano, Michel. Eulogy and Elegy n.p.: 1978. Illustrated by Pamela Bianco. Designed by Breen and & Sadera. Inscribed to LFB, July 4, 1978.
Box 11, Folder 2Farano, Michel. Memorial Wind. A Coronach for J.F.K. 1917-1963.
Box 11, Folder 3Stockwell, James E. A Stream Runs On and On. n.p., 1967.
Box 11, Folder 4Davidson, Gustav. “The Hosts of Heaven,” Freethinker (Oct 7, 1960) and issue of Task Force (April 1958).
Box 11, Folder 5Eliot, T. S. From Poe to Valery: A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress, November 19, 1948.
Box 11, Folder 6Engle, Paul. Our Human Strength: Seven Poems. Reprinted from the December 1939 issue of Poetry.
Box 11, Folder 7Fletcher, William J. Thomas Willoughby Nason, N.A. Fifty Years of Print Making, 1971.
Box 11, Folder 8Jones, Howard M. The Shrine of the Word. New York: Spiral Press, 1967. 1/700 Copies. “Sent with Holiday Greetings December 1967 from Ann and Joseph Blumenthal.”
Box 11, Folder 9Tatham, David. Winslow Homer in the Mountains. Reprinted from Appalachia (June 1966).
Box 11, Folder 10Book dealers’ catalogs
Box 11, Folder 11Book dealers’ catalogs
Box 11, Folder 12Book and record dealers’ catalogs

Series 2: Robert Frost, 1890-1979

(8 boxes)

Subseries A: Correspondence

Correspondence is grouped as follows:

  • From Robert Frost (photocopies) (Box 11 f. 13-15)
  • To Robert Frost (Box 11, f. 16)
Box 11, Folder 13To Mrs. Bromley, July 23, 1921; Sept 21, 1921; June 11, 1922; July 28, 1922; Dec 30, 1923; May 24, 1924; Aug 26, 1924; seven undated (14)
Box 11, Folder 14Sidney Cox, Aug 30, 1946 (typed copy) (1)
  • A.C. [Al] Edwards, Henry Holt and Company, May 17, 1957 (1)
  • Shirley Harvey, May 22, 1916 (1)
  • [Jay B.?] Hubbell, March 12, 1922; Nov 12, 1935; one undated (3)
  • [Bernice?] Lurie, Feb 26, 1925; March 25, 1925 (2)
  • Archibald MacLeish, Jan 16, 1942 (1)
  • Robert S. Newdick, Sept 16, 1934; July 8, 1935 (2)
  • Louis Untermeyer, Feb 15, 1950 (1)
  • Mr. Whipple, Feb 12, 1916 (first page and second page) (1)
Box 11, Folder 15Prescott Frost (grandson)
  • Late fall, 1931; May 11, 1933; Dec 21, 1933; Feb 1934; Feb 23, 1934; Aug 22, 1935; April 8, 1938; Nov 1, 1939; Oct 12, 1940; Dec 10, 1940; Sept 29, 1941; Feb 1, 1943; Jan 16, 1946; Sept 13, 1947; Aug 17, 1962 (15)
Box 11, Folder 16Carl Lothar Bredemeier and Rose Noller, Aug 21, 1925 (1)
  • Alice Briggs, Nov 15, 1957 (1)
  • Witter Bynner, Feb 23, 1925 (1)
  • Jim Chapin, n.d. (1)
  • Gladys Ewing Combes, March 23, 1953 (10)
  • Jack Davies, July 27, 1921 (1)
  • Josephine Haven, Nov 20, 1957 (1)
  • Harry Kemp, Poets Theatre, November, n.d. (1)
  • J. Patrick Lannan, Dec 21, 1955 (1)
  • Grace Hegger Lewis (Mrs. telesforo Casanova de Ojea), June 14, 1947 (1)
  • Prenza Unida de Mexico, Esperanza Gutiérrez Camacho, Directora-Gerenta, Feb 8, 1962 (1)
  • Frances S. and Thomas Simpson, March 21, 1938 (1)
  • The Spiral Press, publishers of Marjorie Frost’s Franconia, n.d., 1936 (1)
  • Jean Untermeyer, June 7, 1937 (1)
  • Ann Winslow, The College Poetry Society of America, Jan 25, 1937 (1)

Subseries B: Published Works

Box 11, Folder 17Lawrence High School Bulletin, April 1890 (includes “La Noche Triste” by RF) and May 1891 (includes “Song of the Wave” by RF) [photostats]
Box 11, Folder 18Lawrence High School Bulletin, June 1892 (includes “Conversation as a Force of Life” by Elinor M. White and “A Monument to After-Thought” by RF [photocopy]
Box 11, Folder 19Lawrence High School Graduation Program July 1, 1892 (includes RF’s words for the class hymn set to the music of Beethoven [photocopy]
Box 11, Folder 20“The Death of the Hired Man,” The New Republic, Feb 6, 1915 (photocopy of entire issue)
Box 11, Folder 21“Two Lectures by Robert Frost”: “Poverty and Poetry,” a talk given at Haverford College on October 25, 1937, and “The Poet’s Next of Kin in a College,” a talk given at Princeton University on October 27, 1937
Box 11, Folder 22“The Family of Man,” Museum of Modern Art photographic exhibition book. New York: MacoMagazine Corp., 1955
Box 11, Folder 23Photocopy of manuscript of article on baseball by RF for Sports Illustrated, July 1956. Contains attached letter by Henry Christman, dated April 18, 1964, explaining how RF came to cover the All-Star game.
Box 11, Folder 24Tear-sheets of poems by RF translated into Russian: “Mending Wall” (2 copies), “The Tuft of Flowers,” “Fire and Ice,” “Out, out,” “The Death of the Hired Man,” and “After Apple-Picking.”
Box 11, Folder 25Poems
  • “It Asks of Us a Certain Height.” New Year greeting card, Amherst College, 1957. 2 copies.
  • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Two printed copies of holograph manuscript.
  • “On the Sale of My Farm.” Holograph copy in someone else’s hand.
  • “Two Tramps in Mud Time.” Typed.
Box 11, Folder 26Cards using lines from “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Two cards rom the World Affairs Center, Westport, Connecticut, designed by James Wheeler, and three cards using a cartoon by John Fischetti, copyright Chicago Daily News, 1969, one laminated and the other two inscribed by Fischetti “For Lesley Frost with my warm regards.”
Box 11, Folder 27“Education by Poetry, A Meditative Monologue,” ca. 1929-1930. Typescript. LFB writes at the bottom of the last page: “To the best of my recollection, my father sent me, about 1929-1930, a mss. of Education by Poetry with the request to type it. I believe this to be that typescript. Lesley Frost, March 28, 1971.”
Box 11, Folder 28Photostats of miscellaneous manuscripts from originals in the University of Virginia Library. Includes material used in Stories For Lesley, 1984.

Subseries C: Programs

Arranged as follows:

  • Featuring Robert Frost's work (Box 11, f. 29)
  • Programs/events attended by Robert Frost (Box 11 f. 30-Box 12 f. 3)
  • Memorials for Robert Frost (Box 12, f. 4-Box 12, f. 8)
Box 11, Folder 29Programs featuring Robert Frost’s work, 1935-1976:
  • Amherst College Prize Day, June 14, 1935 (“Birches”).
  • New England Conservatory of Music, Jordan Hall, March 1949 (“The Hill Wife – song cycle of five poems”).
  • “A Masque of Reason,” The Universiy of Miami Theatres, Coral Gables, FLA, Feb 19, 1950.
  • “A Masque of Mercy,” Kenyon College, Oct 1950 (part of “The Poet and Reality: A Conference in Honor of Robert Frost,” Kenyon College, Oct 6-8, 1950).
  • The Ivy Leaf, The Church of St. Matthew, San Mateo CA, Jan 1954 (“Bereft” and “Acceptance”).
  • “Robert Frost In Person,” Berkeley, Nov 1960.
  • “The Theatre of Robert Frost,” Cambridge MA, May 1962.
  • Bramwell Fletcher in “Spirit of Man,” 1962? (“A Cloud Shadow,” “Bereft,” “A Question” and “It Bids Pretty Fair”).
  • Bramwell Fletcher in “Parnassus ’63,” Library of Congress, Nov 5, 1962 (“A Cloud Shadow,” “Bereft,” “A Question,” “The Lesson For Today” and “Why Wait For Science”).
  • Press release, “Poetry Recital Has Place in Today’s Life,” Irene Corbally Kuhn, Jan 10, 1963.
  • “An Evening’s Frost” by Donald Hall, University of Michigan, Feb 1965; Theatre de Lys, NYC, Oct 1965; The Library of Congress, Jan 31-Feb 1, 1966, and University of Missouri-Kansas City, March 1967.
  • Yale University, Wilson College Choir (“Frostiana”: “The Road Not Taken,” “The Pasture,” “Come In,” “The Telephone,” “A Girl’s Garden,” “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” and “Choose Something Like A Star.”), March 5, 1966.
  • The Brooklyn Philharmonia Choral Society, concert of “Great Verse set to Great Music,” Brooklyn Academy of Music, May 1970 (“Frostiana”).
  • “Fire and Ice,” Theater of the Open Eye, Nov 1974.
  • First Unitarian Church of Dallas, service of May 16, 1976 (“The Bear”).
  • Reading of selections from E.A. Robinson, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman by Fredric March and Florence Eldridge, Library of Congress, Feb 23.
Box 11, Folder 30Programs and invitations for events attended by RF, 1925-1950:
  • RF’s fiftieth birthday dinner, Hotel Brevoort, NYC, March 26, 1925.
  • Annual Dinner of the Friends of The Princeton Library, The Plaza, New York City, May 4, 1933.
  • Annual dinner of The Poetry Society of America, The Biltmore, NYC, April 1, 1937. Invitation.
  • Annual dinner of The Poetry Society of America, The Biltmore, NYC, RF guest of honor, Jan. 31, 1941. Invitation and program.
  • “Four American Poets: Stephen Vincent Benét, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edwin Arlington Robinson”, The Grolier Club, Nov. 16, 1939.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, One Hundred and Sixty-fifth Anniversary of the Alpha of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Dec. 5, 1941.
  • P.E.N. Club Dinner for Robert Frost, March 26, 1945.
  • The YM & YWHA Poetry Center subscription series, directed by John Malcolm Brinnin, 1950. RF’s readings were Jan. 22 and Nov. 30, 1950.
  • “The Poet and Reality: A Conference in Honor of Robert Frost,” Kenyon College, Oct. 6-8, 1950. 2 copies.
Box 12
Box 12, Folder 1Programs and invitations for events attended by RF, 1951-1955:
  • Second annual meeting of the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library at which RF delivered an address entitled “We Beg Leave To Differ,” March 21, 1951.
  • Amherst College dinner of appreciation on RF’s birthday, Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst MA, March 26, 1954. 2 copies of program; guest list and seating arrangement.
  • Press release, “Robert Frost Proves Poetry A Living Force,” Irene Corbally Kuhn, July 12, 1954.
  • Presentation dinner for the Roosevelt Medal, held at the Theodore Roosevelt House, New York, Oct. 27, 1954. RF one of the recipients (the others were Ralph J. Bunche and DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace).
  • The Pan American Union, RF reading, Oct. 28, 1954. 2 copies.
  • Press release, Library of Congress, RF reading, Oct. 14, 1955.
  • Proof sheet of catalogue of books and manuscripts to be sold at a private auction for the benefit of the Modern Poetry Association following a dinner in honor of RF, Nov. 13, 1955.
Box 12, Folder 2Programs and invitations for events attended by RF, 1956-1959:
  • RF poetry reading at New York University, March 23, 1956.
  • Guest list and seating arrangement for the tenth anniversary dinner of Meet The Press, April 28, 1956, RF listed as guest.
  • RF poetry reading at Friends of the Scarsdale Library Annual Meeting and Tenth Anniversary, May 10, 1956.
  • Invitation to The Library of Congress reception for RF, May 21, 1958.
  • Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. symposium on “The Future of Man,” RF one of the participants, Grand Ballroom, Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, Sept. 29, 1959.
  • Dedication of the Robert Frost Room in the Jones Library, Amherst MA, Oct. 21, 1959.
  • Address by Roy P. Basler entitled “All The Difference,” delivered on the occasion of the above dedication.
  • Twenty-fifth anniversary dinner of The Academy of American Poets, Hotel Waldorf Astoria, New York City, Nov. 4, 1959. RF delivered one of the addresses.
Box 12, Folder 3Programs and invitations for events attended by RF, 1961-1963 and undated:
  • Inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, Jan. 20, 1961.
  • RF read “A New England Tribute.” Official inaugural program and inauguration ceremonies program.
  • Program of events in England, March 24-31, 1961 (typed).
  • “An Evening with Robert Frost”: Presentation to RF of the 1962 Edward MacDowell Medal for outstanding contribution to the arts. Presented by the MacDowell Colony and held at Hunter College NYC, Nov. 8, 1962 (also included an RF poetry reading).
  • The MacDowell Colony News, Dec. 1962. Includes notice of the above event.
  • PSA Bulletin (Poetry Society of America), Dec-Jan 1962-63, includes information about the 53rd anniversary dinner to be held at the Hotel Astor, NY, Jan.17, 1963. RF invited guest of honor.
  • RF reading at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, March 27, n.y.
  • Museum of Modern Art, five evenings with modern poets, RF April 10, n.y.
  • Bread Loaf School of English reading series, RF July 3, n.y.
  • RF reading of The Great Misgiving at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Dec. 8, n.y.
Box 12, Folder 4RF Memorial Service, Feb 17, 1963, Amherst College MA. Invitations, programs, guest list.
Box 12, Folder 5Programs for memorials for Robert Frost, 1963-1964:
  • The Poetry Society of America Bulletin, Feb 1963, p.3
  • Quotes RF’s last message to a public gathering of poets.
  • Letter from the Senate of the State of Montana, Feb 13, 1963 accompanying a copy of the Memorial proclamation on the death of RF made by that body.
  • Reprint of the address made at the dedication of the Robert Frost Library, Amherst College by President John F. Kennedy, Oct 26, 1963.
  • Program for the above event
  • Program for the dedication and open house of the Robert Frost Elementary School, Warren, Michigan, Feb 23, 1964.
  • Program for a luncheon in commemoration of RF’s 90th birthday, Sheraton-Palace Hotel, San Francisco, March 26, 1964. 2 copies.
Box 12, Folder 6Programs for memorials for Robert Frost, 1965-1967:
  • California Friends of Robert Frost annual report, March 26, 1965
  • Press release about the donation by the California Friends of Robert Frost of a collection of his works to the San Francisco Public Library, March 28, 1965.
  • Proclamation of Robert Frost Memorial Day in Florida, March 26, 1966
  • Program for the dedication of the Robert Frost Junior High School, Valley Station, Kentucky, Oct 25, 1966.
  • Program and souvenir book for the dedication of the Robert Frost Elementary School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 12, 1967.
  • Program for the dedication of the Robert Frost Highway, Miami, Florida, Nov 17, 1967.
Box 12, Folder 7Programs for memorials for Robert Frost, 1968-1971:
  • Invitation, program, and press release for the dedication of the Robert Frost Memorial by the Dade County Federation of Women’s Clubs, University of Miami, Coral Gables, March 24, 1968.
  • Invitation to an exhibition of the George H. Browne Robert Frost Collection at Plymouth State College, March 23, 1969.
  • Program for an exhibition of works by the Fellows of the Academy of American Poets at the New York Public Library, June 19-Sept. 26, 1969.
  • Program for the Plymouth State College Alumni Association presentation of the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award to the Honorable Sherman F. Adams, April 27, 1970.
  • Program (2 copies), booklet, and postcards (2 copies) for the celebration of twelve windows on the theme of “Human Endeavor” at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, Jan. 3, 1971.
  • Program for service held April 1, 1973 at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco at which LFB read RF’s “A Prayer for Spring” to commemorate his 99th birthday.
Box 12, Folder 8Programs for memorials for Robert Frost, 1963-1982 and undated:
  • Program for Robert Frost Day, York College, PA, Feb 21, 1973.
  • Copy of the Proclamation and of the New Hampshire House Journal, March 19, 1974, making March 26, 1974 Robert Frost Day.
  • Booklet: “Robert Frost: A Remembrance,” The Friends of the Amherst College Library, March 1974. To commemorate the centennial of RF’s birth.
  • Program for “A Centennial Tribute to Robert Frost,” Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, Winter Meeting, Old Bennington, VT., March 23, 1974.
  • Program for “An Afternoon with Robert Frost,” at the East Derry Congregational Church, Derry NH, March 26, 1974 (4 copies).
  • Mimeograph of Elizabeth Isaac’s account of “Robert Frost’s Centennial Celebration, March 26, 1974″ which she attended as LFB’s guest at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH.
  • Press release announcing the search by the Robert Frost Society of New Jersey for a library to house its rare book collection and to act as a home base for the society.

Subseries D: Misc. Contextual Materials

Box 13
Box 13, Folder 1Maps and site plan for Robert Frost Farm
Box 13, Folder 2Inventory of letters Robert Frost sent to family members
Box 13, Folder 3Notes on Frost Family
Box 13, Folder 4Listing of locations for paintings and sculptures of Robert Frost
Box 13, Folder 5Robert Frost brochures and ads
Box 13, Folder 6Documents of donations of Robert Frost materials
Box 13, Folder 7Frost family materials: history and genealogy
Box 13, Folder 8Report of Standing in Barnard College, Lesley Frost
Box 13, Folder 9Lesley Frost misc. travel info
Box 13, Folder 10Misc.articles in Spanish
Box 13, Folder 11Office of War Information articles
Box 13, Folder 12Misc. writings, author not identified
Box 13, Folder 13Misc. papers of Lesley Frost
Box 13, Folder 14Materials about Joseph Ballantine
Box 13, Folder 15Elinor F Wilber Political flyers
Box 13, Folder 16Poetry by Frost family
Box 13, Folder 18Lesley Lee Zimic Resume
Box 13, Folder 19Speech by Lesley Lee Zimic, 1978
Box 13, Folder 20Lesley Lee Zimic research notes
Box 13, Folder 21Lesley Lee Zimic article, "Breach of Responsibility in Extramural Utterance”

Series 3: Photographs

Box 14
Box 14, Folder 1Unidentified tintype
Box 14, Folder 2Frost Family
Box 14, Folder 3 Elinor Miriam White – Mrs Robert Frost
Box 14, Folder 4 Robert Frost
Box 14, Folder 5Robert Frost, tour of Uboat in Boston
Box 14, Folder 6 Lesley Frost Ballantine
Box 14, Folder 7 Lesley Frost Ballantine
Box 14, Folder 8Leslie Frost Ballantine at presentation of Robert Frost Bust, 1969
Box 14, Folder 9Robert Frost Farm Dedication, 1977
Box 14, Folder 10Robert Frost Junior High School Dedication, 1966
Box 14, Folder 11Dedication of Robert Frost Plaza, 1978
Box 14, Folder 12Photos of different Robert Frost Busts
Box 14, Folder 13Different homes the Frosts lived in
Box 14, Folder 14Unidentified places
Box 14, Folder 15Identified People: John Moodie; Edward Fraser and daughter Marjorie Robin, 1942; William Prescott Frost, 1943
Box 14, Folder 16Unidentified People
Box 14, Folder 17Photos of Famous Poets and Writers

Series 4: Objects and Memorabilia

Box 15
List of objects
  • 4 Brass printing plates: 2 for books and 2 Frost images
  • Ceramic Disc of a Robert Frost Bust by Ralph J. Menconi, 1963
  • 3 Decorative Metal Medallions from "California Friends of Robert Frost"
  • Silver Box engraved to Robert Frost, winner of the Author Meets the Critics Annual Literary Award for non-fiction, 1949
  • Small Silver Disc from the Inaugural Luncheon, 1961
  • Small Ceramic Pitcher from Lawrence High School
  • Stamp book with a page of Robert Frost Commemorative Postage Stamps
  • Copy of Robert Frost first published poem for pay by California Friends of Robert Frost
  • Certificate fromCalifornia Legislature in Remembrance of Robert Frost’s Death, 1963
  • Poster, Birthday Felicitations to Robert Frost from City and County of San Francisco, 1959
  • Poster, The Holland Society of New York Conferred a Gold Medal on Robert Frost, 1957

Series 5: Publications about Robert Frost and his poetry

Box 16
Box 16, Folder 1-10"Robert Frost, A Biography" by Robert S. Newdick (photocopies)
Box 16, Folder 11-26"Newdick's Season of Frost" by William Sutton (photocopies)
Box 16, Folder 27Bleau, N. Arthur, "Robert Frost's Favorite Poem" (essay)
Box 16, Folder 28Brook, Thomas, "Frost - the Bewildered Heart (play)
Box 16, Folder 29Harris, Kathryn Gibbs, "Robert Frost and Science: The Shaping Metaphor of Motion in the Poems" (dissertation)
Box 16, Folder 30Hunter, Florence Harney, "Robert Frost in Franconia" (thesis)
Box 16, Folder 31Ford, Caroline "The Less Traveled Road: A study of Robert Frost (honors thesis)
Box 16, Folder 32Hall, Dorothy J., "The Height of Feeling Free: Frost and Bergson"
Box 16, Folder 33Hall, Dorothy J., "An Old Testament Christian"
Box 16, Folder 34Hall, Dorothy J., "Robert Frost: Contours of Faith, A Study of a Poets's Religious Belief" (dissertation)
Box 16, Folder 35Hall, Dorothy J., "Robert Frost: Contours of Faith" (dissertation draft)
Box 16, Folder 36Hall, Dorothy J., Untitled Robert Frost Essay
Box 16, Folder 37Bleau, N. Arthur "Robert Frost"s Favorite Poem"
Box 16, Folder 38Newdick, Robert S. "Robert Frost and New Hampshire" one page from "Anthology of New Hampshire Poetry"
Box 16, Folder 39Thompson, Lawrence, "Robert Frost" (pamphlet)
Box 16, Folder 40Doyle, John R. Jr., "A Reading of Robert Frost's Directive (pamphlet)
Box 16, Folder 41Tardiff, Olive "Robert Frost Visita Exeter" from 1979 "Bulletin of the Philips Exeter Academy"
Box 16, Folder 42Kuhn, Irene C. "A Birthday Poem From Robert Frost" (photostat)
Box 16, Folder 43Dillon, George, "An Approach to Mr. Frost's Poetry"
Box 16, Folder 44Grieder, Josephine, "Robert Frost on Ezra Pound", 1913: manuscript corrections of "Portrait d'Une Femme"
Box 16, Folder 45Author unidentified, "Appendix - Frost and Symbolic Action - An Examination of "The Bonfire"
Box 16, Folder 46Gross, Leonard, "Wise Man: Some Words from New England Poet Robert Frost"
Box 16, Folder 47Robinson, Henry Morton, "The Vermont Yankee" in "Holiday", Nov 1957
Box 16, Folder 48Author unidentified "Rober Frost at 84"
Box 16, Folder 49Ciardi, John, "Robert Frost: The Way to the Poem" from "Saturday Review", 1958
Box 16, Folder 50Author unidentified "Adding Life to Years" from "Time, 1958
Box 16, Folder 51Author unidentified "What Worries You Most About America Today" from "Esquire", 1959
Box 16, Folder 52Cook, Reginald "Robert Frost and Middlebury" from "Middlebury College News Letter", 1959
Box 16, Folder 53Lathem, Edward C., "Freshman Days" from "Dartmouth Alumni Magazine", 1959
Box 16, Folder 54Morrisoon, Chester, "A Visit with Robert L. Frost" from "Look", 1959
Box 16, Folder 55"Future of Man" Symposiium, 1959
Box 16, Folder 56Drury, Michael, "Robert Frost: His Power and His Glory" from McCalls", 1960
Box 16, Folder 57Thompson, Lawrence, "Robert Frost's Affection for New Hampshire"
Box 16, Folder 58Richards, Norman, "Robert Frost's New England" from "Mainliner", 1968
Box 16, Folder 59Dickey, John Sloan, "Robert Frost - Glimpes of the Man" from "Dartmouth Library Bulletin", 1974
Box 16, Folder 60Quinn, Gerard, "Robert Frost: Discipline and Freedom" from "Catholic Education Today", 1975
Box 16, Folder 61Alston, Wallace M., "Agnes Scott's Friendship with Robert Frost" from "Agnes Scott College", 1976
Box 16, Folder 62Rosner, George W., "Robert Frost and the University of Miami" from "Historical Association of Southern Florida", 1976
Box 17
Box 17, Folder 1Newspaper Article, 1914
Box 17, Folder 2Newspaper Articles, 1920-1929
Box 17, Folder 3Newspaper Articles, 1930
Box 17, Folder 4Newspaper Articles, 1931
Box 17, Folder 5Newspaper Articles, 1932
Box 17, Folder 6Newspaper Articles, 1934
Box 17, Folder 7Newspaper Articles, 1935
Box 17, Folder 8Newspaper Articles, 1936
Box 17, Folder 9Newspaper Articles, 1937
Box 17, Folder 10Newspaper Articles, 1938
Box 17, Folder 11Newspaper Articles, 1939
Box 17, Folder 12Newspaper Articles, 1940
Box 17, Folder 13Newspaper Articles, 1941
Box 17, Folder 14Newspaper Articles, 1942
Box 17, Folder 15Newspaper Articles, 1943
Box 17, Folder 16Newspaper Articles, 1944
Box 17, Folder 17Newspaper Articles, 1945
Box 17, Folder 18Newspaper Articles, 1946
Box 17, Folder 19Newspaper Articles, 1947
Box 17, Folder 20Newspaper Articles, 1948
Box 17, Folder 21Newspaper Articles, 1949
Box 17, Folder 22Newspaper Articles, 1950
Box 17, Folder 23Newspaper Articles, 1951
Box 17, Folder 24Newspaper Articles, 1952
Box 17, Folder 25Newspaper Articles, 1953
Box 17, Folder 26Newspaper Articles, 1954
Box 17, Folder 27Newspaper Articles, 1955
Box 17, Folder 28Newspaper Articles, 1956
Box 17, Folder 29Newspaper Articles, 1957
Box 17, Folder 30Newspaper Articles, 1958
Box 17, Folder 31Newspaper Articles, 1959
Box 17, Folder 32Newspaper Articles, 1960
Box 17, Folder 33Newspaper Articles, 1961
Box 17, Folder 34Newspaper Articles, Jan-Mar, 1962
Box 17, Folder 35Newspaper Articles, Apr-Dec, 1962
Box 17, Folder 36Newspaper Articles, Jan, 1963
Box 17, Folder 37Newspaper Articles, Feb-Dec, 1963
Box 17, Folder 38Newspaper Articles, 1964
Box 17, Folder 39Newspaper Articles, 1965
Box 17, Folder 40Newspaper Articles, 1966-1969
Box 17, Folder 41Newspaper Articles, 1970-1974
Box 17, Folder 42Newspaper Articles, 1975-1979

Series 6: Sound Recordings

Box 16
Sound Recordings

This box contains a variety of recordings. There is an assortment of phonograph records on which Robert Frost is reading his poetry. Also included in this box are unidentified recording tapes and several cassettes recorded March 26, 1974 in Derry, New Hampshire on Robert Frost Day.