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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2130

David Thompson Watson McCord papers


Primarily compositions of American poet David Thompson Watson McCord.


  • 1913-1962

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

A portion of this collection 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.


2.6 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 folder)
Includes: autograph manuscript poems, galley proofs, correcpondence, clippings, and a photograph of a portrait drawing of McCord, drawings, scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia.

Biographical / Historical

McCord was an American poet, Harvard College graduate of the class of 1921, and for 38 years, the executive director of the Harvard College Fund.

Physical Location

b [Shelved with bMS Am 2131 and bMS Am 2132]

Harvard Depository


Immediate Source of Acquisition

61M-85F. Gift of David McCord, '21 310 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1961. 2002M-39. Bequest of Estate of David T. W. McCord, 2002 December 3.

Separated Materials

Printed books transferred to Rare Books, 12/16/02. Harvard Fund Council and Signet Society material transferred to Harvard University Archives (1 box + 1 large scrapbook).
McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. David Thompson Watson McCord papers, 1913-1962: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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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