James Dickey papers
James Dickey Papers (MSS745)
The James Dickey papers are one of the cornerstones of MARBL's American literature collections. A native Georgian, James Dickey published his first collection of poetry, Into the Stone in 1960, and in 1966 his fourth collection, Buckdancer’s Choice, received the National Book Award in poetry. While he published a number of other poetry collections as well as three novels throughout his career, he is most well known for his highly successful novel Deliverance (1970), set in the deep woods of Georgia. Dickey also wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed movie, which was made into an Academy Award nominated film.
This substantial collection, comprising over 400 boxes, features an extensive correspondence series between Dickey and many other well-known authors, as well as literary manuscripts, notebooks, military records, teaching materials, subject files, and video and sound recordings. The collection also includes photographs, printed material, and family, financial, and legal papers documenting Dickey's entire personal and professional life.
A more detailed description of this collection is available in the EmoryFindingAids database.