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Inventory of the Hildegarde Flanner Papers, 1923-1983, bulk 1923-1953
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Subject Matter

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hildegarde Flanner Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1983,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1923-1953
    Creator: Flanner, Hildegarde
    Extent: 166 pieces
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Gift of author, 1983.


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hildegarde Flanner Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    Hildegarde Flanner, the poet (whose full name was June Hildegarde Flanner before she became Mrs. Frederick Monhoff), was born in Indianapolis in 1899, educated at Sweet Briar College and the University of California. Her works have been published in periodicals such as Poetry, Voices, Saturday Review of Literature, New Republic, New Yorker, and Westways. She has also written the following volumes: This Morning (1920), Young Girl (1920), Mansions (1920), That Endeth Never (1921), A Tree in Bloom and Other Verses (1924), Time's Profile (1929), Valley Quail (1929), In Galilee (1932), If There is Time (1942), Poems (1958), In Native Light (1970), The Hearkening Eye (1980) and A Vanishing Land (1980). Her books of poetry were illustrated by her husband, the artist and architect Frederick Monhoff. Many honors have been bestowed upon Hildegarde Flanner, including the Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in 1920 and New Direction's Poet of the Month in 1942.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains three parts: 1) manuscripts by Hildegarde Flanner (11 poems, 1923-1924, and recollections of Olive Percival, 1983), 2) correspondence with author Olive Percival (120 letters, 1923-1944), and 3) letters to poet Ethel (Hamilton) Hinkle (52 letters, 1923-1953). The letters contain occasional references to her sister, author and journalist Janet Flanner, as well as to Harriet Monroe and other literary figures.

    Subject Matter

    Literary interests and personal affairs