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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1892.17

E. E. Cummings additional papers


Primarily drawings and photographs as well as poems and notes by the American poet E. E. Cummings.


  • Creation: 1922-1955 and undated

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains autograph manuscript notes and poems, drawings, self-portrait sketches, photographs, ephemera, and clippings.

Biographical / Historical

Cummings was an American poet.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*77M-66. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from Mrs. Edward Estlin Cummings, 4 Patchin Place, New York, New York; received: 1972 January.

Purchased together with *67M-150.

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1922-1955: Guide.
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