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American Poetry -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Burning Poems, 1934

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 11
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents Bound, typescript copy of Burnign Poems by Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn, dated 1934. Title page contains author's signature. Volume contains poems such as "Orison," "The Golf Links Lie So Near," "The Incentive," "The Survival of the Fittest," "Vivisection," "Nicola Sacco, Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Tom Mooney, Joe Hill, Richard Ford, Hermann Suhr, And Many, Many, Many More--," "The Auburn Christmas Carol," and...
Dates: 1934

Cid Corman papers

Identifier: C-27
Abstract 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 The collection also has the manuscripts for the unpublished Year One, a book of excerpts from Corman’s 1963 letters.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...
Dates: 1963

Louis Untermeyer correspondence

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...
Dates: 1920-1977

Mitchell Goodman papers

Identifier: C-21
Scope and Contents

Collection contains typescript poetry manuscripts, typescript and holograph correspondence written to and by Goodman between 1978 and 1984, drafts and manuscripts, and various notes and fragments written by Goodman. For detailed inventories of materials within Series I, see "Other Finding Aids" note for that series. Note that most of the materials are undated.

Dates: 1978-1984

Nelle Richmond Eberhart collection

Identifier: C-125
Scope and Contents The collection contains 3 boxes containing 37 folders dating from 1897 to 1942, as well as two file boxes containing one scrapbook each, both memorabilia of Nelle Eberhart’s daughter, Constance, who was a noted singer. An important archive of the manuscript writings of author and lyricist Nelle Richmond Eberhart (1871-1944), containing much material relating to the Indianist Movement in American music. Eberhart is best known for her work with composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, and is...
Dates: 1897-1942

Paul Blackburn papers

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.

Dates: 1953 - 1984

Paul Metcalf manuscripts

Identifier: C-164
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 21 holograph poems by Paul Metcalf as well as three reviews of writing by other authors. Metcalf reviews Todd Moore's poetry (1985), The Lyric Return by Lucille Coleman, and The Night Traveler by Mary Oliver. Note that most of the materials in the collection are undated.

Dates: 1985

Portrait Poems, 1934

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 12
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents

Bound typesript copy of Portrait Poems by Sarah N. Cleghorn, dated 1934. Title page signed by author. Volume includes poems such as "Three Great Ladies of Manchester, Vermont," "John Masefield," "Dorothea," "Of William Mann Fincke," "Emilia," "Saint Clare Hears Saint Francis," and "Margarita Singing Ballads."

Dates: 1934

Richard Jackson papers

Identifier: C-42

The Richard Jackson Papers include material from each of his five books of poetry and four chapbook adaptations, including some complete drafts and setting copies, as well as many incomplete drafts and alternate versions of poems. He also has several boxes of notebooks that record his ideas as well as his research. The collection also includes correspondences, literary projects, lectures, articles, essays, reviews, unpublished works, and personal memorabilia.

Dates: 1980-

Robert Pack manuscripts

Identifier: C-10
Abstract The Pack Manuscripts document the creative genesis of one of a major American poet long-associated with Middlebury College. Harold Bloom described Robert Pack as a “humane and eloquent poet who follows Robert Frost and Edwin Arlington Robinson in a major American tradition.” Pack was also a highly regarded teacher of American literature at Middlebury College who served as Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference from 1972 to 1995. His poems take inspiration from the landscape of...
Dates: 1969 - 1996

Rose Martin poetry scrapbook, 1928 - 1959

 Item — Box 117, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains a collection of poetry by different authors, cut from various typewritten and handwritten sources and glued onto the page. Identifiable text sources include the New Yorker magazine, and poets include Frances Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bogan, Ogden Nash, and Dorothy Parker. Also includes clippings of articles on poetry, and a few New Yorker cartoons. The authorship of some of the typewritten and handwritten poetry is unattributed.

Dates: 1928 - 1959

Wales Hawkins collection of Robert Frost materials

Identifier: C-36
Scope and Contents The Wales Hawkins Memorial Collection was so named by its donor, Corinne Tennyson Davids of Manchester, VT, to commemorate the friendship of Robert Frost and her fiancee Wales Monroe Hawkins, Frost's neighbor in South Shaftesbury. After Hawkins's death in 1928, the donor, then Corinne Tennyson, decided to build a permanent memorial to Hawkins in the form of a Robert Frost archive, the building of which would last for decades. With the encouragement of legendary professor of American...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940-1960

William Meredith collection

Identifier: C-6
Scope and Contents This collection contains 11 boxes (621 folders, 423 letters) ranging in dates from 1943–1969. Manuscripts in this collection include drafts of poems for inclusion in Meredith’s works: Love Letter from an Impossible Land, The Open Sea, The Wreck of the Thresher and Alcools. Moreover, this collection includes notes and drafts of an introduction for Meredith’s compilation of poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). This collection comprises many of the correspondence between Meredith and his...
Dates: 1943 - 1969