Scope and Content
Title: Hildegarde Flanner Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1923-1983,
Date (bulk): bulk 1923-1953
Extent: 166 pieces
The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Gift of author, 1983.
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[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
Saturday Review of Literature,
New Yorker, and
Westways. She has also written the following volumes:
This Morning (1920),
Young Girl (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),
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.
Literary interests and personal affairs