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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2753

Woodberry Poetry Room collection of photographs of poets


Photographs of poets and others associated with poetry, collected by the staff of the Woodberry Poetry Room of the Harvard College Library.


  • Creation: 1959-2000 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

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 for retrieval policies and times.


.75 linear feet (4 boxes)

Photographs of poets and others associated with poetry. Many are from poetry readings associated with Harvard University, some readings were for the Woodberry Poetry Room of the Harvard College Library. Includes photographs of: Conrad Aiken, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Seamus Heaney, Anthony Hecht, Maxine Kumin, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, Lloyd Schwartz, Helen Vendler, and many others.


Arranged alphabetically by name of subject of image.

Physical Location

b, Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Transferred from the Woodberry Poetry Room, 2011 September. Recataloged from PS3525.O5616 Z5 1962x.

2023M-80. Transferred from the Woodberry Poetry Room, 2023 February.

Separated Materials

Born-digital materials removed for processing: one Kodak photo disk (Stratis Haviaras and Seamus Heaney ca. 1996).

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). Woodberry Poetry Room collection of photographs of poets, 1959-2000 (MS Am 2753): Guide.
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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