||The papers of Russian émigré poet Fania Kruger include manuscripts of her works,
correspondence, clippings, memorabilia, notebooks, photographs, scrapbooks, and sound
recordings, circa 1908-1973. The collection is divided into three series: I. Works,
1937-1971, undated (9 boxes), II. Correspondence, 1908-1973 (2 boxes), and III. Personal
Papers, undated (7 boxes).
||Manuscripts for Cossack Laughter (1937) and The Tenth Jew (1949) are present along
manuscripts for other poems, short stories, lectures, translations, and an unpublished
autobiography (alternately titled "Between Two Russian Worlds" or "Reminiscences of
||Correspondence with family, friends, other writers, editors, and publishers includes
correspondents as John Ciardi, E. P. Conkle, Edward Davison, Paul Engle, John Gould
Fletcher, Langston Hughes, Alfred Kreymborg, Sam Kruger, Marianne Moore, Eleanor Roosevelt,
Karl Shapiro, and Bert Kruger Smith. Hughes' correspondence encloses signed carbon
typescripts of two poems, "Trumpet Player: 52nd Street" and "Give Us Our Peace." Several
folders of Russian language correspondence, most dating from the 1900s and 1910s,
||The personal papers include biographical clippings, memorabilia, numerous notebooks
notes, and family photographs, as well as sound recordings of Kruger reading her poems.
||Books from Kruger's library are also at the Ransom Center. See also the card catalog
materials removed to Vertical Files.
||These papers were acquired over a long period of time in several groups and there
little discernible original order to be maintained. Poetry manuscripts were grouped
alphabetically, except for some folders of miscellaneous poems which were left as
require further identification. Manuscripts for prose works and translations were
arranged alphabetically. Correspondence has been divided into outgoing (arranged
chronologically), incoming (arranged alphabetically), family correspondence, and Russian
correspondence. All correspondence, except for the Russian language correspondence
remains unarranged, has been indexed in the correspondents index which appears at
the end of
this inventory. Many of the notebooks and notes in the personal papers require further
examination as respects the presence of poems and other manuscripts in this form.