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FILE — Box: 3, Folder: 31 Identifier: MS Am 3065, 172

[Weldon Kees sound recording], undated Digital

Scope and Contents

Primary author of work: Kees, Weldon, 1914-1955.
Scope and Contents Detailed contents, Side A: For H.V. (1901-1927) -- Fifth Villanelle [title as read by author] -- For My Daughter
Scope and Contents Detailed contents, Side B: The Heat in the Room (partial reading) -- For H.V. (1901-1927) -- Fifth Villanelle (partial reading)


  • undated

Language of Materials

English unless otherwise indicated; other languages include Afrikaans, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, and Yiddish.

Conditions Governing Access

Due to the fragility of the media, access to the original discs and sleeves requires the permission of the curator.


1 sound disc (lacquer on metal substrate) ; 12"

Physical Location

Temporarily located in Lamont aisle B-?


Curator's notes: This recording was likely made during Kees' visit to Harvard in January 1948. Based on its digitization, we can confirm that Side B contains an outtake, ending in Kees' exclamation: "Sorry! Kill it."


Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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