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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1641

Woodberry Poetry Room collection of poems, correspondence, and other manuscripts

Collection of poems and letters assembled by the Woodberry Poetry Room in Lamont Library at Harvard University.

Dates

  • 1896-1967

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.

Extent

3 linear feet (6 boxes)

This collection of poems and letters was assembled by the Woodberry Poetry Room in Lamont Library at Harvard. It contains annotated drafts of poems by various poets, mostly American; some correspondence between the poets and the Poetry Room concerning tape recordings of the poets reading from their works; a few photographs; and clippings. Poets include Conrad Aiken, Elizabeth Bishop, Richad Eberhart, Thom Gunn, Patrick Kavanagh, Norman McCaig, Sylvia Plath, Keidrych Rhys, Anne Sexton, Jon Silkin, Jean P. Valentine, and Edward Weismiller, among others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Woodberry Poetry Room, 1960-1973, and ongoing.

Gift of John L. Sweeney, 1962-1964.

Gift of George Edward Woodberry, 1967.
Title
Woodberry Poetry Room collection of poems, correspondence, and other manuscripts, 1896-1967: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
EAD ID
hou01358

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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