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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1513

Oscar Williams papers concerning The war poets


Letters, poems, and other materials from contributors to The war poets, addressed to the editor, American anthologist Oscar Williams.


  • Creation: 1944-1945

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters, permissions, and draft poems from the contributors to The war poets, an anthology of the war poetry of the 20th century, edited by Oscar Williams in 1945.

Biographical / Historical

Oscar Williams was an American poet and anthologist.


Arranged alphabetically, with miscellaneous materials at end.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*45M-6F. Gift of Oscar Williams, 35 Water Street, New York, New York; received: 1945 July 13.

*45M-6AF, *45M-6BF , and *45M-6CF. Gift of Oscar Williams, 35 Water Street, New York, New York; received: 1946 April 20.

Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964. Oscar Williams papers concerning The war poets, 1944-1945: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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