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Addie Parkhill papers

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Identifier: C-114
Scope and Contents The collection comprises 157 folders in 6 Hollinger boxes. The bulk of the collection is correspondence to Addie Parkhill and to her mother Lottie Parkhill. Other materials directly related to Addie Parkhill include her school compositions and papers associated with organizations to which to she belonged (see Series IV). Also included in the collection are papers associated with the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, where Addie’s father resided in the late nineteenth century (see Series II), and ...

Aldace Freeman Walker papers

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Identifier: C-73
Overview This collection compromises the multifaceted life of Aldace Walker, Valedictorian of Middlebury College Class of 1862. The bulk of the original letters and bound transcription written between 1862 and 1865 come from various camps, forts, and battles around the United States during Walker’s service in the Civil War. Walker was commissioned as a First Lieutenant and eventually rose to the rank of Major. The handwritten letters cover the time between August 1862 and May 1864. Also included is a ...

Ann Beattie correspondence

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Identifier: C-82
Scope and Contents Collection contains two folders containing correspondence between Ann Beattie and Greg Gatenby between 1984-2005. The letters are both personal and professional in nature, as their writers discuss writing, the Harbourfront Reading Series and Festival (mentioning authors in attendance such as Margaret Atwood and J.K. Rowling), and their personal lives. It is clear from the letters that the two are friends. Most of the letters are typed (some are print-outs of emails), and Gatenby and Beattie ...

Anne Sexton papers

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Identifier: C-11
Overview The Anne Sexton Papers were compiled by Sexton’s therapist during the last nine months of her life. The collection offers a glimpse into the mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a mind tormented by suicidal thoughts, depression and bipolar disorder. Onionskin carbon copies of her published and unpublished poetry from 1974 reveal both the depths of her despair and the eloquence with which she expressed it – before she finally ended her life on October 4, 1974. Also included in the ...

Brook Farm correspondence

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Identifier: C-151
Scope and Contents The Brook Farm correspondence totals one box (19 folders), autograph letters, signed, to and from some of the founders and participants in Brook Farm. Most folders include copies of typewritten transcriptions. Of particular interest: John Allen's, James Kay's, John Orvis's, and John Sullivan Dwight's lengthy and descriptive letters relating to Brook Farm and other matters; Elizabeth Blackwell's feminist viewpoints, including those about a woman's role in medicine, as well as her own struggles ...

Carrie E. and Carrie J. Aiken letters

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Identifier: C-123
Scope and Contents Collection contains mostly handwritten letters and some typescript letters addressed to Carrie Evelyn Aiken and Carrie Joie Aiken from various senders between 1884 and 1903. Most letters have accompanying envelopes. Many of the letters are personal in nature and detail the senders' daily activities. Collection contains one folder of handwritten letters to miscellaneous recipients from 1885 to 1938.

Collection also contains various miscellaneous items including an 1899 map of Ceylon, ...

Cephas Rockwood letters

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Identifier: C-95
Scope and Contents The Rockwood letters paint a picture of the life of Cephas Rockwood, an up and coming lawyer from Chester, Vermont. The letters are mostly between Cephas and Lovista Foote of Canton, New York, regarding their courtship and future life together. These letters are quite intimate and also demonstrate the inherent difficulty in holding a long distance relationship during the 19th century. Furthermore, the letters document Cephas's rise to legal prominence, both in Vermont and later in Wisconsin ...

Cid Corman papers

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Identifier: C-27
Overview The Cid Corman Papers consist of correspondence to the poet/publisher from friends and family, exclusively from the year 1963. The collection also has the manuscripts for the unpublished Year One, a book of excerpts from Corman’s 1963 letters. The materials represent “a year in the life” of Cid Corman while in Japan, a year in which, Corman observes, “time becomes confused, seasons bury themselves in one another, children adults and the dead merge. The past becomes a future in terms of a ...

Corinne Davids collection of J.J. Lankes woodcuts and letters

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Identifier: C-54
Scope and Contents Collection primarily contains correspondence and prints. Correspondence includes letter written by either J.J. or J.B. Lankes, usually to Corrine Davids. Collection also contains woodcut bookplates, Christmas cards, and mementos printed by Lankes. Note that some items in this series are also signed by Lankes. This series also contains cutouts from magazines and newspapers pertaining to Lankes, multiple various obituaries for J.J. Lankes, miscellaneous notes and letters by Lankes, and ...

Erastus Phelps Civil War collection

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Identifier: C-98
Scope and Contents Collection contains 334 holograph letters, and 4 diaries (3 war date). Also included is a bound volume containing handwritten notes from Phelps' time at Albany Law School. Collection also contains a photographic class album from the Middlebury College class of 1861. Album includes salted paper prints of members of the class and faculty, with each image signed by the subject. Some later images are pasted on facing the original images. Collection also includes (stored separately) Phelps' ...

Farr and Rowe Civil War archive

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Identifier: C-108
Scope and Contents This collection includes 2 boxes containing 42 holograph letters, 30 photograph and photographic items, and roughly sent between members of the Rowe family. The majority of the letters were written to John Rowe of Jersey City, New Jersey, by family serving in the Union Army. These letters were sent from battle locations throughout the deep south and Missouri describing in clear detail camp life, troop movements, scouting expeditions, battle details, and personal observations of other soldiers, ...

General Clinton Dugald MacDougall papers

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Identifier: C-106
Scope and Contents Collection contains holograph letters written to and by MacDougall. Letters are primarily personal in nature (collection contains many letters written by MacDougall to his wife, Eva Sabine MacDougall, as well as from miscellaneous friends, family members, and associates). Collection also contains miscellaneous documents produced by and related to MacDougall, including a handwritten address (perhaps by MacDougall) intended for an audience of some kind, photographs of MacDougall, as well as ...

George Oppen letters

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Identifier: C-39
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 32 letters written by George Oppen to various recipients (including Cid Corman and Paul Auster) between 1960 and 1980. No return correspondence is included. The collection includes both typescript and holograph letters, most of which discuss literary matters, with some mentions of Oppen's personal life and his experiences running To Publishers in France. One letter to Paul Auster was dictated by Oppen to his wife near the end of his life and discusses the effect that ...

Gladys Jane Swift collection

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Identifier: C-109
Overview The bulk of the collection consists of letters written to Gladys Jane Swift by men in the armed services during World War II in response to her correspondence with them during her years as a student at Middlebury College. Family correspondence consists largely of letters to her parents from childhood at summer camp, through her college years, and on her European trip in 1953. Memorabilia of Middlebury College years and of her European trip in 1953, includes scripts for elocution, plays, ...

Gudrun Brug papers

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Identifier: C-28
Scope and Contents According to Healy's account of her correspondence with Gudrun Brug, the letters "are a record of a friendship between two writers." The letters, written by Brug and received by Healy, involve Brug's loves, single motherhood, religion, modernism, Brug's and Healy's novels, and Brug's attempt to have a memorial built on the site of the Synogogueplatz in her home town of Forchheim. Healy also notes that in a sense, each of the women wrote their novels in these letters, as they would share ...

Harry and Ella Fife world trip collection

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Identifier: C-94
Scope and Contents Collection contains over 40 holograph letters, over 100 photographs and postcards, and many pieces of memorabilia, such as menus, booklets about the ships, pamphlets, and programs documenting the culture of the countries visited on the Fife's 1934 trip around the world. The letters in the collection are written by the Fife's to their then 10 year-old daughter Nona, in Middlebury, Vermont. The Fifes traveled first class on the presidential series of Dollar Line ships, and began their journey in ...

Helen Abel Buffum letters

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Identifier: C-58
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two series: Helen Abel Buffum letters, and Clara M. Buffum manuscripts. Helen's letters comprise 20 folders and are primarily from her second husband, Harlan C. Brown, between 1935-1937. Collection includes both holograph and typescript letters.

The second series contains handwritten schoolwork, poetry, and stories written by Clara May Buffum. While the work in these four folders is undated, Clara May Buffum ...

Helen M. Tarbell letters

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Identifier: C-56
Scope and Contents Collection contains 1 box, with 2 folders. The collection includes 24 holograph letters, 4 typed transcriptions, 2 printed deeds, 2 receipts, and 1 printed probate notice.The Helen M. Tarbell letters comprise letters to and about Tarbell ranging in date from 1862-1926, the majority dating from 1864 through the early 1870's. A debilitating spinal weakness ended Tarbell's employ as governess for the family of Liet. Col. Thomas H. Johnson near Beaufort, South Carolina in 1864, but Tarbell ...

Hopkins Family letters

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Identifier: C-83
Scope and Contents Collection contains 12 folders with holograph letters from between members of the Hopkins family. Eight folders primarily contain letters written by Erastus Hopkins to his son, daughter, and granddaughter (names unclear), mostly from Northampton, Massachusetts. These letters mostly contain family news with occasional mentions of religous matters One folder contains "Epistles," written by Erastus, and two folders contain letters written to Erastus by one of his children from Europe. A final ...

Isaac Bevier archive

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Identifier: C-111
Scope and Contents Collection consists of 11 handwritten letters by Bevier to his parents from 1862-1864 during his time of service in the Civil War. Also included are photographs from the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the 44th Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry.

James Frank Fee letters

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Identifier: C-105
Overview A twenty year old clerk from Bloomington, Indiana, James Frank Fee enlisted in the Union army in September 1861, and was respected enough by his comrades to earn the rank of Sergeant. The regiment he joined, the 31st Indiana Infantry, became one of the most active regiments in the Civil War west, earning a distinguished record during its four years of duty, seeing action at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and Perryville; at Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga; and during the Atlanta ...

James Whitcomb Riley papers

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Identifier: C-77
Scope and Contents Collection contains 22 folders, containing six holograph poems, fourteen holograph letters, and one typescript letter. All of the poems in the collection have been published in Inter alia: The Complete Poetical Works of James Whitcomb Riley (New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1937). Of the fifteen letters in the collection, only one has been published. The letters are written to longtime friend of Riley, Howard S. Taylor. The letters are personal as well as literary in content and cover the years ...

Jerome Klinkowitz collection of Walter Abish writings

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Identifier: C-20
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of letters and proofs of stories sent by Abish to Klinkowitz. In many instances, the stories include notations and editorial remarks (presumably by Abish and Klinkowitz). The contents of Abish's letters suggest that the two men developed a friendship following an initial interview of Abish by Klinkowitz. Abish and Klinkowitz sent their work to one another for commentary and review. Works sent by Abish to Klinkowitz are in individual folders with their enclosing ...

J.H. Massey Letters (digital facsimiles)

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Identifier: C-55
Scope and Contents Collection contains digital scans of 163 handwritten letters written by J.H. Massey during his time in the English Army (Cheshire Regiment) during World War II. Most of the letters were written and sent from Palestine, and discuss naval life, the Cheshire Regiment, England, World War II, the Middle East, and the English Army. The letters in this collection were written by Massey to his wife, Barbara, in England.

Joseph McElroy collection

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Identifier: C-22
Scope and Contents The Joseph McElroy collection contains 37 catalogued Hollinger boxes and 28 uncatalogued Hollinger boxes with the materials in these boxes spanning 34 years from 1953 to 1987. Series I of the collection, correspondence, contains both catalogued and uncatalogued correspondence and spans 4 boxes. In all there are possibly 500 letters, 306 of those are catalogued and kept in individual folders. Series II, Reviews, is comprised of only 1 box and contains reviews by McElroy. Finally, Series III, ...

J.S. Walker letters

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Identifier: C-90
Scope and Contents Collection contains 5 folders containing holograph letters written by J.S. Walker to his parents. This extensive file of extraordinarily fluent, candid, and detailed manuscript letters details the experiences of the well-heeled, well-connected, strongly opinionated, and bigoted young American expatriate John Sydney Walker from January 1865 to April 1867 in Paris and Geneva. These letters also cover, in young Walker's questions to his parents, and his responses to their questions and news, many ...

Leicester Hemingway collection of Ernest Hemingway and Hemingway Family archives

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Identifier: C-50
Scope and Contents The Hemingway Family Archive joins Hemingway archives in more than 75 private and institutional collections, the most distinguished of which include those at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, in Boston, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Compiled by writer Leicester Hemingway (1915-1982), the younger brother of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), in the process of researching and writing his biography,

Leslie Epstein papers

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Identifier: C-30
Overview Leslie Epstein's collection is made up of material from each of his eight novels, including some complete drafts, galleys, and setting copes, as well as many incomplete drafts and alternate versions. He also has saved many notes covering his ideas as well as his research. Also included are his papers from college and graduate school – plays, essays, stories, his undergraduate thesis, and his dissertation. The collection also has a number of correspondences, multiple reviews of his work, ...

Louis Untermeyer correspondence

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Identifier: C-53
Scope and Contents This collection primarily consists of typescript and holograph letters written to Louis Untermeyer between 1916 and 1977. Untermeyer frequently wrote to unknown or little-known poets when he appreciated their work. Correspondents include Stanley Burnshaw, Robert Grant Burns, Allen Ginsberg, John Tagliabue, Guy Daniels, Peter Viereck, Myron Wilder, and others. The letters typically pertain to the poetry of Untermeyer and his correspondents, and also include works that were mailed to Untermeyer ...

Parker Family collection

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Identifier: C-49
Overview The Parker Family Collection includes manuscript letters, photograph albums, papers and ephemera, scrapbooks and realia. Notably, the collections provides 43 Civil War letters written by Calvin Joseph Parker to his mother and sisters. C.J. Parker served in the 123rd Regiment of New York Volunteers in the Union Army and the letters range in date from January 1862 to April 1865. The bulk of the letters are written from Virginia, but he also moved with his regiment through Maryland, Alabama, ...

Paul Blackburn papers

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Identifier: C-13
Scope and Contents Materials are largely from the mid-1950s, including letters and poems that reveal the poet’s life, work and travels in Europe, Toulouse, Banyalbufar in Majorca, Vienna, Frankfurt, and Perugia are among the places from which the poet writes. Some correspondence and work from later years. Robert Buckeye’s research and correspondence in preparation of and the article for Credences itself gives considerable useful comment on the poet’s work.

Poetry miscellany archives

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Identifier: C-15
Scope and Contents This collection shows the process by which a small poetry magazine is compiled and published. It contains the correspondence and/or manuscripts of many 20th and 21st century writers.

Quilty Family Civil War letters

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Identifier: C-120
Scope and Contents The approximately 80 letters, many of which were written at the battlefront, are detailed in their descriptions of camp duties, food and disease, building bridges and corduroy roads, rifle pits, marching and fighting. In one letter, George Quilty mentions the creation of a "colored regiment." Many of the letters from home to the Quilty brothers describe conditions in Vermont. Some of the battles mentioned in the letters include Antietam, Bull Run, Burkleysville, Williamsburg in the Peninsular ...

Reginald L. Cook collection

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Identifier: C-4
Scope and Contents From the mid-1920s until Frost's death in 1963, Reginald L. Cook, Middlebury College graduate, professor, head of the American Literature department, and long-time director of the Bread Loaf School of English, kept detailed notes of all his meetings with Robert Frost. The resulting journals include records of private conversations, trivia such as what Frost wore and ate, and transcriptions of Frost's formal lectures. The diary entries are presented with accuracy rather than style, by the ...

Richard Jewett letters

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Identifier: C-107
Overview Letters from Leigh Updike, Middlebury College Class of 1956, to her boyfriend, Richard Jewett ’55, while he attended graduate school at MIT. From 1955 to 1956, through almost daily correspondence that reads like a diary, Ms. Updike describes the details of her life as a councilor at a summer camp for disabled children and as a college senior during the 1950s. Updike was involved in the Student Educational Policy Committee during a period of curricular change and the formative years of the ...

Richardson and Manning Family archive

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Identifier: C-101
Scope and Contents Collection contains manuscript family letters and related papers, 1844-1875, documenting the lives of Abijah Richardson, Jr., and his wife, Frances M. Manning Richardson of Medway and (later) Lawrence, Mass. Letters are often loving and informative, written by Abijah to his wife and parents in Medway, while he and his brother-in-law, Alvan W. Manning, sought their fortunes in California during the Gold Rush, 1852-1856. In total, there are 10 letters concerning the Gold Rush, in which Richardson ...

Robert Buckeye correspondence

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Identifier: C-14
Scope and Contents The correspondence in this collection between Buckeye and various authors was typically started by Buckeye when he invited them to speak at the Middlebury College library as a part of the speaker series he implemented during his time at the College. In a number of cases, communication developed into friendly correspondence. Authors with whom Buckeye corresponded with frequently include Bob Arnold, Carol Berge, Nicholas Delbanco, Lyle Glazier, and Mitchell Goodman. Box 1 contains 47 folders for ...

Scott Family collection

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Identifier: C-153
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials primarily related to the family of Marjorie Holbrook Scott and includes family photo albums, scrapbooks containing clippings from magazines and newspapers, photographs, photographic negatives, correspondence, Marjorie Holbrook Scott's school work, and other family documents. Most of the older photographs in the collection are portraits of family members, while the photographic negatives (dating from the early mid 1900s) appear to depict boating and family trips, ...

Shepardson Family letters

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Identifier: C-103
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 20 handwritten letters exchanged between the Shepardson family between 1892 and 1901. During this time, Shepardson's wife and son appear to have been traveling, writing from such destinations as Spain, Italy, Belgium, and Germany. Letters to Shepardson from his wife and son describe their daily activities abroad. Shepardson's missives often express how much he misses his family, and describe his activities such as lecturing and working on theses. A final folder ...

Sinclair Lewis letters

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Identifier: C-78
Scope and Contents Collection contains 26 holograph and typescript letters from Lewis to Guthrie, from 1926 to 1933. Letters are both personal and professional, touching on subjects from Sinclair's marriages to his writing process. See index for details about individual letters.

Susan Reed papers

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Identifier: C-104
Scope and Contents Collection includes approximately 135 items, including letters, postcards, documents, photographs, and photographic negatives, the bulk of which appear to date between 1944 and 1953, including several letters from Susan Reed to her husband James Karen and her mother Isadora Reed while on the road. Also included are letters to Reed from Irwin Parnes (promoter), Sydney Locker (instrument dealer), Albert Gayzagian, and others. Subjects include radio play, recordings, touring, and Reed and Karen's ...

Swift Family letters

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Identifier: C-59
Scope and Contents Collection contains holograph letters written to Fred Swift, primarily from his mother, Fannie, brother, Herbert, and sisters, Eva abd Bella. Eva also includes notes from [her daughter?] Jessie, who appears to be quite young, and often writes to Fred of her cats. Note that a number of letters from Fannie include notes from Eva. The collection also includes miscellaneous correspondence, including one note from a cousin, Annie. Letters pertain to the domestic lives of the women and their ...

Tucker Family archive

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Identifier: C-113
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 116 holograph letters, mostly written from New Bedford and Providence, with a few from the Midwest, all from 1860 to 1862. Letters are composed in ink, most retaining their original envelopes. The letters provide insight into the dynamics of the family and their core beliefs of charity and goodwill towards others as they struggled with the damage which was wrought upon their homes, businesses, and community. The family also discusses at length their attempts to ...

Wales Hawkins collection of Robert Frost materials

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Identifier: C-36
Scope and Contents Collection contains 31 boxes of materials related to Robert Frost collected by Wales Hawkins and Corinne Tennyson Davids. Most materials are dated from the 1940s through the 1960s, and include correspondence, publications about Robert Frost, realia, Christmas cards, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and audio recordings of lectures and interviews on reel-to-reel tapes (note that transcripts are available for all of the recordings in this collection).

Among the noteworthy materials in ...

Wilfred Edward Davison correspondence

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Identifier: C-7
Scope and Contents This collection contains 8 folders with correspondence between Wilfred Davison and different American writers and academics. There are 55 letters in total, dating from December 27th, 1920 to May 2nd, 1929.

Wyman Parker collection on Leonard Baskin

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Identifier: C-134
Scope and Contents Compiled by Wyman Parker, this collection contains announcements, greeting cards, and bookplates printed by Leonard Baskin and Gehanna Press. The collection also contains stamps featuring a portrait of Thoreau by Baskin. Also included are photographs of Baskin, his wife, and daughter, and Baskin and Nathan C. Starr, taken at Wesleyan University in 1974. Correspondence between Baskin and Parker is also present in the collection, as are a number of materials collected by Parker relating to ...