University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Madeline Mason Papers, 1867-1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mason, Madeline, 1908-1990
Title: Madeline Mason papers
Dates: [1867-1992]
Abstract: The Madeline Mason Papers, 1867-1992, is comprised of notes, notebooks, correspondence, books, literary productions, diaries, legal documents, art work, sound recordings, certificates, photographs, genealogical material, awards, and artifacts that relate to Mason's family and career as a poet.
Identification: camh-arc-004298
Extent: 30 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical / Historical Note

Madeline Mason Manheim McKesson (1908-­1990), who also wrote under the pen name Tyler Mason, was the daughter of Jacob and Maude Fredrika Mason Manheim, the wife of artist Malcolm McKesson, and a renowned poet from an early age. She invented the American or Mason sonnet. The Mason sonnett is considered unique because of its use of an octave and a sestet, along with its metered, iambic pentameter, and rhyme pattern, that is composed with a pivot developed after the octave.


Scope and Contents

The Madeline Mason Papers, 1867-1992, is comprised of notes, notebooks, correspondence, books, literary productions, diaries, legal documents, art work, sound recordings, certificates, photographs, genealogical material, awards, and artifacts that relate to Mason's family and career as a poet.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Mason, Madeline, 1908-1990
McKesson, Malcolm
Subjects
American poetry
American poetry--Women authors
Popular music--Writing and publishing

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Madeline Mason Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1992-075; 1992-309; 1992-336; 1992-351; 1994-137

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives staff. Subsequent revisions made by Amanda Reyes, August 2020. Inventory description added by Colleen Hobbs, June 2021.


OCLC Number

27091565


Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/W1 [SRH1230002631] Literary productions and notes, correspondence



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2.325/W2 [SRH1230002632] Literary productions and notes, correspondence



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2.325/W3 [SRH1230002633] Literary productions and notes, correspondence, photos



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2.325/W4 [SRH1230002634] Literary productions and notes, correspondence



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2.325/W6 [SRH1230002636] Literary productions and notes, correspondence



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2.325/W7 [SRH1230002637] Literary productions and notes, correspondence



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2.325/W9 [SRH1230002639] Literary productions and notes, correspondence



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2.325/W10 [SRH1230002640] Literary productions and notes, correspondence



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2.325/W11 [srh_73622] Literary productions and notes, correspondence, photos



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2.325/W12 [srh_73623] Literary productions and notes, correspondence



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