The Papers of James Harold Flye (1884-1985) date from 1904 to 1983, with the bulk of the collections dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. The collection includes Flye’s correspondence with over two hundred individuals (primarily letters received), journals kept in scattered years during the 1920s and 1930s and almost daily journals kept from 1957 to 1981, Flye’s own writings, and information regarding James Agee. The collection does not currently include originals of the Agee-Flye correspondence, but it does include typescript copies of Flye’s letters to James Agee.
In addition, the collection includes information regarding Episcopal ecclesiastical matters, St. Andrew’s School (Sewanee, Tennessee), and Flye’s education at Yale, the University of Virginia, and General Theological Seminary in New York City. Flye’s broad -ranging interests and commitment to life-long learning are evidenced in files of collected writings and publications, lecture and continuing-education course notes, and subject files of clippings and miscellany. The papers also include information regarding a traveling exhibit of Flye’s photographs from the 1930s and 1940s, an extensive file of photographs from the 1910s to the 1970s, and audio tapes of telephone conversations, personal observances, and reminiscences.