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The collection consists of approximately 250 letters written to Joan Peyser by Jacques Barzun, as well as edits that Barzun made on five of Peyser's New York Times articles for the purpose of inclusion in her book, The Music of Our Time: Collected Essays and Articles. Most of the letteres reflect Barzun's relationship with Peyser as her mentor and editor. The correspondence often includes clipping of articles by Barzun and others, as well as invitations to...
1970 - 2007
Professor Larzer Ziff became the Caroline Donovan Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University in 1981. He served as chair of the Department of English from 1991 to 1995. This collection consists of the professional and teaching files of Larzer Ziff from the 1960s to 2008. The collection primarily includes course materials, conference papers, and his writings, both published and unpublished.