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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2110

James Laughlin compositions sent to Hugh Witemeyer


Poems and other materials sent to Hugh Witemeyer by James Laughlin. Also includes printed material on James Laughlin.


  • 1982-1996

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes copies of Laughlin's poems and essays sent (as enclosures in letters) by James Laughlin to his friend and colleague, Hugh Witemeyer. Also with printed material about JL and one photograph of JL.

Biographical / Historical

James Laughlin (1914-1997) was an American publisher, poet and founder of the New Directions Publishing Corporation.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*2001M-17. Gift of Dr. Hugh Witemeyer, Department of English, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; received: 2001 Sept. 12.

Separated Materials

The Laughlin letters that were originally part of this accession can be found with other Witemeyer materials in bMS Am 2077.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Laughlin, James, 1914-1997. James Laughlin compositions sent to Hugh Witemeyer: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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