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Virginia Rock fonds
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Abstract for a proposed paper

Item is an abstract written by Rock for a paper, entitled "Negotiating a feminist critique: revisiting the Southern Agrarians", proposed for the Canadian Women's Studies Association conference.

American Studies After 50 Years conference

Item consists of typescript notes by Gayle Graham Yates roughly transcribing Rock's remarks given at American Studies After 50 Years: Retrospective and Prospect, held at the University of Minnesota in June 1994. Item has been annotated by Roc...

American Studies Seminar materials

File consists of records pertaining to Rock's participation in this American Studies seminar on "The testing of democracy: America between 1929 and 1945", held on 12-31 July 1964 in Falkenstein, Germany. Rock taught the literature s...

American studies : then and now

Item appears to be a speaking list of American studies scholars, including Rock, for an event held for the University of Minnesota's Department of American Studies' 50th anniversary in 1994.

Articles by Virginia Rock about Poland

File consists of clippings of a five-part series written by Rock about her return to Poland during her sabbatical year, published in Stong College's newspaper, The Walrus, in 1974. Also included in a copy of Rock's article, published in ...

Articles by colleagues

File consists of article reprints written by Rock's American Studies colleagues, some of which have been inscribed by the author to Rock. Included is "The Lomaxes' new canon of American folksong" by Gene Bluestein, "Rhetor...


List contains articles and books related to slavery, the Civil War, women in the South, and other topics.


Item is a draft bibliography on the subject of the Southern Agrarians.

Brochures, pamphlets and programmes

File consists of tourist brochures about Poland, a programme pertaining to the 600th anniversary of Jagiellonian University, theatre, art gallery, symphony and concert programmes.

CWSA [Canadian Women's Studies Association] - executive

File pertains to Rock's position on the executive of the CWSA as treasurer between 1995 and 1998. These records include e-mail correspondence, conference planning materials and programmes, financial statements, a preliminary 1998 post-confere...

Copies of letters by John Crowe Ransom

  • 2016-047/003(4)
  • File
  • Reproduced [197-?], originally created 1936, 1955
  • Part of Virginia Rock fonds

File consists of copies of two handwritten letters to Allen Tate by John Crowe Ransom in Sept. 1936, and a 14 Apr. 1955 letter by Ransom to an unidentified recipient written on letterhead of The Kenyon Review.

Copies of poems by Allen Tate

File consists of two copies of typescript poems by Allen Tate, "Picnic at cassis" and "The secret of the captain" included with correspondence sent to Andrew Lytle in 1932. Item is annotated by Rock.


File includes letters sent to and received from, or regarding, Andrew Lytle.


File includes letters of suggestions and criticisms, and publication letters regarding Rock's manuscript.


File includes letters seeking statistical interpretations for print sales of "I'll take my stand" and some notes.


File includes letters sent to and from Lyle H. Lanier, drafts and notes, and the CIC's 1963-1964 annual report.


File includes letters sent to and received from Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Owsley.


File includes letters sent to and received from the John G. Fletcher family.


File includes notes and biographical information about Allen Tate and letters sent to and received from Allen Tate.


File includes a statement of progress, dissertation abstract, rough outlines of thesis, research notes, and letters relevant to research.


File includes letters sent to and received from, including notes about, Professor Donald Davidson.


File includes letters sent to and received from William Bowman, John Pilkington and others, regarding Stark Young research.


File includes letters sent to and received from libraries regarding research, and notes.


File includes letters involving the publication of Virginia Rock's doctoral dissetation.


File includes letters rearding Rock's biographical essays for the Harper Torchbook edition of "I'll take my stand."

Correspondence with Thomas Andrew Underwood

File consists of e-mail exchanged with Underwood pertaining to her presentation at the 1998 conference of the Modern Language Association in a session chaired by Underwood about the Southern Agrarians.

Directed reading course proposal

File consists of two versions of a proposal for a directed reading course (WMST 6801.03) on the work of musicians Elsbeth Moser, Mie Miki and Sofia Gubaidulina.

Doris Anderson resume and article

File consists of a copy of an article written by Doris Anderson published in The Canadian Forum entitled "Finishing the unfinished revolution" and a 1996 copy of her resume.


File includes expenses incurred during travels for matters related to book publishing, outlined in a letter, notes and receipts

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