J. Mitchell Pilcher papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Correspondence

Papers and correspondence

Correspondence; certificates, poetry, music, personal matter

University of Chicago home study course

Photographs and newspaper clippings

Pamphlets, bulletins, journals

"Hearth Fire Lyric"

"Lady Petite", "Bright in Mosaic" book review

"J. Mitchell Pilcher: Page Poet"

Other articles by J. Mitchell Pilcher

"Angels at Meaux, France. A Christmas Story"

"April Miracle in Normandy"

"To Hasten Peaceful Days", "Freedom Week" sonnet

"Memorial Day in Normandy"

"Neger Singen Religoise Lieder" (The Negro Spiritual Etude)

Judah Philip Benjamin or Jewish Philosophy Fulfilled

"Daniel Webster in Louisiana History"

"Minutes of Meetings of Louisiana Historical Society"

Memorial award book (number 2), Florida State Poetry Society, Incorporated

"April Miracle in Normandy, An Ode"

April Miracle in Normandy

"The Story of Marksville, Louisiana"

"Racial Values and National Life"

"Cavalcade of Alabama Negroes"

Scimitar and Song

War and Peace

The Monthly Supplement, Who's Who

The Monthly Supplement

Wilson Library bulletin

Wings of the Spirit

Abandoned House Letters

Adventures in Spiritual Biology

After Verdun - The Longer Harder Battle of Peace

April Miracle in Normandy

The Best Years of My Life, Letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher about Inter-Racial Relations, Social Work, and Junior College Chapliancy

Wood Notes; Charleston Symphone Orchestra

The First Noel

Journalism: An Attitude Toward All Life, Letters to: J. Mitchell Pilcher About His Journalistic Articles, Book Reviews, and Published Volumes

Letters pertaining to social work among Alabama negroes

Letters pertaining to social work, library facilities for negroes, et cetera

The Lighfoot Lads (Seasoned in the Wars)

Miles to go...

Miscellaneous items pertaining to social and war work

More about "Wood Notes"

Our Alabama Campus Poets: the new poetry national recognition and merit awards

A Psychological Approach to Music

The Psychological Approach, Wagner's Flying Dutchman and other letters

Pilcher: A Thriving Poet, by Allen Rankin; Letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher (in this unpoetic year)

Stirred Up By What I See, by Lew Sarett

The Story of an Ode: April Miracle in Normandy

The Sultan's Red Slippers

Thanks for Writing to Us

To Hasten Peaceful Days, later poems

To Preserve and Protect Our Southern Customs

Saluting Negro Composers

When I Came Piping Through the Land, Verse Seasoned in the Wars, The Story of a Poet of the People

National Poetry Day news features and programs, awards and recognitions

When the Lamps of Eve are Lighted, letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher; Correspondence about the American Heritage Project, poetry, music and social work

Letters related to Wood Notes, composed by William Grant Still

Wings of the Spirit letters and acknowledgements

Wood Notes scrapbook

Scrapbook

Joseph William Joffrion

Scrap Book

Chapel talks and campus notes of J. Mitchell Pilcher's student-pastorate in Berkley, California

Two years on a Mississippi circuit, clippings of church news items and services conducted in Laurel, Mississippi

Two Years in the Home Mission Fields of South Alabama

Autobiography of the Soul

The Shadow of the Dial Turns Back, II Kings, 20:11

Writings of J. Mitchell Pilcher

The Role of the Poet in a World at War

Life's Unrolling Magic, selected poems

Above the Bugle Notes

A New Vision

Relation of Religion to Biology or The Search for God in the Realm of Science

Poetry in Working Clothes

The Negro Spiritual

A Century of Sacrifice and Service Representing the Parish History of the First Unitarian Church, New Orleans

Scrapbook

The Words Unsaid

Crescent City Chats, A Creole City Column

Adventures in Spiritual Biology, The Human Soul, In Search of Psychic Reality

The Rambling Muse



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J. Mitchell Pilcher papers, 1890s-1972 | Louisiana Research Collection

By LAC Group

Collection Overview

Title: J. Mitchell Pilcher papers, 1890s-1972

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 306

Primary Creator: Pilcher, Joseph Mitchell.

Extent: 7.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: correspondence, arranged chronologically; other papers; University of Chicago Home Study course; photographs and newspaper clippings; pamphlets, bulletins, and journals; and bound volumes. The collection consists of 7 boxes and 77 volumes (2 copies of Volume 76).

Date Acquired: 00/00/1969

Subjects: Authors and publishers., Kent, George., Louisiana Historical Society., Lyricists., Pilcher, Joseph Mitchell., Poets, American -- Southern States.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Journals (periodicals), Photographs., Poems., Typescripts.

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Joseph Mitchell Pilcher was a poet, newspaper writer, social worker, and religious educator. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and bound typescripts. There are also journals containing Pilcher's poems or information about him. Much of the correspondence is with his friend, George Kent, as well as with various publishers. There are Alabama Writers' Conclave and National Poetry Day materials as well as copies of songs for which Pilcher wrote the lyrics.

Biographical Note

Joseph Mitchell Pilcher was a poet, newspaper writer, social worker, and religious educator. He was born in Marksville, Louisiana and spent most of his life in Alabama. He was the poet-laureate of Alabama and was a member of the Alabama Writers' Conclave and the chairman of the Alabama National Poetry Day.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors and publishers.
Kent, George.
Louisiana Historical Society.
Lyricists.
Pilcher, Joseph Mitchell.
Poets, American -- Southern States.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: J. Mitchell Pilcher.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: J. Mitchell Pilcher papers, Manuscripts Collection 306, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 778377680


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1890s-1934],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1935-1936],
[Box 3: Papers and correspondence, 1937-1959],
[Box 4: Correspondence; certificates, poetry, music, personal matter, 1960-1971 and undated],
[Box 5: University of Chicago home study course, 1933-1935],
[Box 6: Photographs and newspaper clippings],
[Box 7: Pamphlets, bulletins, journals],
[Volume 1: "Hearth Fire Lyric", 1959 summer],
[Volume 2: "Lady Petite", "Bright in Mosaic" book review, 1961 winter],
[Volume 3: "J. Mitchell Pilcher: Page Poet", 1962 spring],
[Volume 4: Other articles by J. Mitchell Pilcher, 1938 October 7-1940 October 11],
[Volume 5: "Angels at Meaux, France. A Christmas Story", 1943 December 17 Friday],
[Volume 6: "April Miracle in Normandy", 1949 June 6],
[Volume 7: "To Hasten Peaceful Days", "Freedom Week" sonnet, 1954 February 25],
[Volume 8: "Memorial Day in Normandy", 1956 June 11],
[Volume 9: "Neger Singen Religoise Lieder" (The Negro Spiritual Etude), 1946 April, 1948 January],
[Volume 10: Judah Philip Benjamin or Jewish Philosophy Fulfilled],
[Volume 11: "Daniel Webster in Louisiana History", 1922 October],
[Volume 12: "Minutes of Meetings of Louisiana Historical Society", 1925 January],
[Volume 13: Memorial award book (number 2), Florida State Poetry Society, Incorporated],
[Volume 14: "April Miracle in Normandy, An Ode"],
[Volume 14A: April Miracle in Normandy, 1948 April],
[Volume 15: "The Story of Marksville, Louisiana"],
[Volume 16: "Racial Values and National Life", 1944 April],
[Volume 17: "Cavalcade of Alabama Negroes", 1945 April],
[Volume 18: Scimitar and Song, 1943 February],
[Volume 19: War and Peace],
[Volume 20: The Monthly Supplement, Who's Who, 1944 September],
[Volume 21: The Monthly Supplement, 1952 October],
[Volume 22: Wilson Library bulletin, 1944 June],
[Volume 23: Wings of the Spirit],
[Volume 24: Abandoned House Letters, 1954-1955 summer],
[Volume 25: Adventures in Spiritual Biology],
[Volume 26: After Verdun - The Longer Harder Battle of Peace],
[Volume 27: April Miracle in Normandy],
[Volume 28: The Best Years of My Life, Letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher about Inter-Racial Relations, Social Work, and Junior College Chapliancy],
[Volume 29: Wood Notes; Charleston Symphone Orchestra, undated; 1948-1949],
[Volume 30: The First Noel],
[Volume 31: Journalism: An Attitude Toward All Life, Letters to: J. Mitchell Pilcher About His Journalistic Articles, Book Reviews, and Published Volumes],
[Volume 32: Letters pertaining to social work among Alabama negroes],
[Volume 33: Letters pertaining to social work, library facilities for negroes, et cetera],
[Volume 34: The Lighfoot Lads (Seasoned in the Wars)],
[Volume 35: Miles to go...],
[Volume 36: Miscellaneous items pertaining to social and war work],
[Volume 37: More about "Wood Notes"],
[Volume 38: Our Alabama Campus Poets: the new poetry national recognition and merit awards],
[Volume 39: A Psychological Approach to Music],
[Volume 40: The Psychological Approach, Wagner's Flying Dutchman and other letters],
[Volume 41: Pilcher: A Thriving Poet, by Allen Rankin; Letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher (in this unpoetic year)],
[Volume 42: Stirred Up By What I See, by Lew Sarett],
[Volume 43: The Story of an Ode: April Miracle in Normandy],
[Volume 44: The Sultan's Red Slippers],
[Volume 45: Thanks for Writing to Us, 1954-1955],
[Volume 46: To Hasten Peaceful Days, later poems],
[Volume 47: To Preserve and Protect Our Southern Customs],
[Volume 48: Saluting Negro Composers],
[Volume 49: When I Came Piping Through the Land, Verse Seasoned in the Wars, The Story of a Poet of the People],
[Volume 50: National Poetry Day news features and programs, awards and recognitions],
[Volume 51: When the Lamps of Eve are Lighted, letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher; Correspondence about the American Heritage Project, poetry, music and social work],
[Volume 52: Letters related to Wood Notes, composed by William Grant Still],
[Volume 53: Wings of the Spirit letters and acknowledgements],
[Volume 54: Wood Notes scrapbook],
[Volume 55: Scrapbook],
[Volume 56: Joseph William Joffrion],
[Volume 57: Scrap Book],
[Volume 58: Chapel talks and campus notes of J. Mitchell Pilcher's student-pastorate in Berkley, California],
[Volume 59: Two years on a Mississippi circuit, clippings of church news items and services conducted in Laurel, Mississippi],
[Volume 60: Two Years in the Home Mission Fields of South Alabama],
[Volume 61: Autobiography of the Soul],
[Volume 62: The Shadow of the Dial Turns Back, II Kings, 20:11],
[Volume 63: Writings of J. Mitchell Pilcher],
[Volume 64: The Role of the Poet in a World at War],
[Volume 65: Life's Unrolling Magic, selected poems],
[Volume 66: Above the Bugle Notes],
[Volume 67: A New Vision],
[Volume 68: Relation of Religion to Biology or The Search for God in the Realm of Science],
[Volume 69: Poetry in Working Clothes],
[Volume 70: The Negro Spiritual, 1946 April],
[Volume 71: A Century of Sacrifice and Service Representing the Parish History of the First Unitarian Church, New Orleans, 1833-1933],
[Volume 72: Scrapbook],
[Volume 73: The Words Unsaid],
[Volume 74: Crescent City Chats, A Creole City Column],
[Volume 75: Adventures in Spiritual Biology, The Human Soul, In Search of Psychic Reality],
[Volume 76: The Rambling Muse],
[All]

Volume 64: The Role of the Poet in a World at War
by J. Mitchell Pilcher

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1890s-1934],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1935-1936],
[Box 3: Papers and correspondence, 1937-1959],
[Box 4: Correspondence; certificates, poetry, music, personal matter, 1960-1971 and undated],
[Box 5: University of Chicago home study course, 1933-1935],
[Box 6: Photographs and newspaper clippings],
[Box 7: Pamphlets, bulletins, journals],
[Volume 1: "Hearth Fire Lyric", 1959 summer],
[Volume 2: "Lady Petite", "Bright in Mosaic" book review, 1961 winter],
[Volume 3: "J. Mitchell Pilcher: Page Poet", 1962 spring],
[Volume 4: Other articles by J. Mitchell Pilcher, 1938 October 7-1940 October 11],
[Volume 5: "Angels at Meaux, France. A Christmas Story", 1943 December 17 Friday],
[Volume 6: "April Miracle in Normandy", 1949 June 6],
[Volume 7: "To Hasten Peaceful Days", "Freedom Week" sonnet, 1954 February 25],
[Volume 8: "Memorial Day in Normandy", 1956 June 11],
[Volume 9: "Neger Singen Religoise Lieder" (The Negro Spiritual Etude), 1946 April, 1948 January],
[Volume 10: Judah Philip Benjamin or Jewish Philosophy Fulfilled],
[Volume 11: "Daniel Webster in Louisiana History", 1922 October],
[Volume 12: "Minutes of Meetings of Louisiana Historical Society", 1925 January],
[Volume 13: Memorial award book (number 2), Florida State Poetry Society, Incorporated],
[Volume 14: "April Miracle in Normandy, An Ode"],
[Volume 14A: April Miracle in Normandy, 1948 April],
[Volume 15: "The Story of Marksville, Louisiana"],
[Volume 16: "Racial Values and National Life", 1944 April],
[Volume 17: "Cavalcade of Alabama Negroes", 1945 April],
[Volume 18: Scimitar and Song, 1943 February],
[Volume 19: War and Peace],
[Volume 20: The Monthly Supplement, Who's Who, 1944 September],
[Volume 21: The Monthly Supplement, 1952 October],
[Volume 22: Wilson Library bulletin, 1944 June],
[Volume 23: Wings of the Spirit],
[Volume 24: Abandoned House Letters, 1954-1955 summer],
[Volume 25: Adventures in Spiritual Biology],
[Volume 26: After Verdun - The Longer Harder Battle of Peace],
[Volume 27: April Miracle in Normandy],
[Volume 28: The Best Years of My Life, Letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher about Inter-Racial Relations, Social Work, and Junior College Chapliancy],
[Volume 29: Wood Notes; Charleston Symphone Orchestra, undated; 1948-1949],
[Volume 30: The First Noel],
[Volume 31: Journalism: An Attitude Toward All Life, Letters to: J. Mitchell Pilcher About His Journalistic Articles, Book Reviews, and Published Volumes],
[Volume 32: Letters pertaining to social work among Alabama negroes],
[Volume 33: Letters pertaining to social work, library facilities for negroes, et cetera],
[Volume 34: The Lighfoot Lads (Seasoned in the Wars)],
[Volume 35: Miles to go...],
[Volume 36: Miscellaneous items pertaining to social and war work],
[Volume 37: More about "Wood Notes"],
[Volume 38: Our Alabama Campus Poets: the new poetry national recognition and merit awards],
[Volume 39: A Psychological Approach to Music],
[Volume 40: The Psychological Approach, Wagner's Flying Dutchman and other letters],
[Volume 41: Pilcher: A Thriving Poet, by Allen Rankin; Letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher (in this unpoetic year)],
[Volume 42: Stirred Up By What I See, by Lew Sarett],
[Volume 43: The Story of an Ode: April Miracle in Normandy],
[Volume 44: The Sultan's Red Slippers],
[Volume 45: Thanks for Writing to Us, 1954-1955],
[Volume 46: To Hasten Peaceful Days, later poems],
[Volume 47: To Preserve and Protect Our Southern Customs],
[Volume 48: Saluting Negro Composers],
[Volume 49: When I Came Piping Through the Land, Verse Seasoned in the Wars, The Story of a Poet of the People],
[Volume 50: National Poetry Day news features and programs, awards and recognitions],
[Volume 51: When the Lamps of Eve are Lighted, letters to J. Mitchell Pilcher; Correspondence about the American Heritage Project, poetry, music and social work],
[Volume 52: Letters related to Wood Notes, composed by William Grant Still],
[Volume 53: Wings of the Spirit letters and acknowledgements],
[Volume 54: Wood Notes scrapbook],
[Volume 55: Scrapbook],
[Volume 56: Joseph William Joffrion],
[Volume 57: Scrap Book],
[Volume 58: Chapel talks and campus notes of J. Mitchell Pilcher's student-pastorate in Berkley, California],
[Volume 59: Two years on a Mississippi circuit, clippings of church news items and services conducted in Laurel, Mississippi],
[Volume 60: Two Years in the Home Mission Fields of South Alabama],
[Volume 61: Autobiography of the Soul],
[Volume 62: The Shadow of the Dial Turns Back, II Kings, 20:11],
[Volume 63: Writings of J. Mitchell Pilcher],
[Volume 64: The Role of the Poet in a World at War],
[Volume 65: Life's Unrolling Magic, selected poems],
[Volume 66: Above the Bugle Notes],
[Volume 67: A New Vision],
[Volume 68: Relation of Religion to Biology or The Search for God in the Realm of Science],
[Volume 69: Poetry in Working Clothes],
[Volume 70: The Negro Spiritual, 1946 April],
[Volume 71: A Century of Sacrifice and Service Representing the Parish History of the First Unitarian Church, New Orleans, 1833-1933],
[Volume 72: Scrapbook],
[Volume 73: The Words Unsaid],
[Volume 74: Crescent City Chats, A Creole City Column],
[Volume 75: Adventures in Spiritual Biology, The Human Soul, In Search of Psychic Reality],
[Volume 76: The Rambling Muse],
[All]


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