Papers of Eve Merriam, 1840-1978 (inclusive) 1930-1978 (bulk)
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
5.21 linear feet ((5 cartons, 1/2 file box) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder)
Primarily a poet, Merriam is also a playwright, teacher, and lecturer, particularly on the subjects of education, the status of women, and poetry. Merriam has written satire, fiction, children's books, biographies (including one of Emma Lazarus), and the precedent-setting After Nora Slammed the Door, one of the early works of the current wave of feminist writing. She has read her poems on radio, television, in films, and in the theatre; and her writings have appeared in periodicals abroad and in The New York Times, the Nation, the New Republic, and the Ladies' Home Journal, as well as in many anthologies. Earlier in her career, Merriam was a copy writer, fashion editor of Glamour, and conducted a weekly radio show.
Merriam's first book of verse, Family Circle, was awarded the Yale Younger Poets' Prize; others are the Nixon Poems , The Double Bed, and The Inner City Mother Goose, the last with her help made into a Broadway musical. Merriam has won the Colliers Star Fiction Award, a CBS grant to write poetic drama for television, and in 1977 the Obie Award.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Carton 1: 1-27
- Carton 2: 28-67
- Carton 3: 68-84
- Box 4: 85-92
- Carton 5-6: Unsorted correspondence, index to correspondents in Carton 5
- Folio+ folder
- Oversize folder
By: Adelaide Kennedy
- American literature--20th century
- Radio scripts
- Sex role
- Television scripts
- Women authors, American
- Women dramatists, American--20th century
- Women poets, American--20th century
- Women's rights--Congresses
- Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992. Papers of Eve Merriam, 1840-1978 (inclusive), 1930-1978 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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