Kenneth Macpherson (1903-1971) was a novelist and photographer with an interest in film making. In 1927, he married Annie Winifred Ellerman (1894-1983), also known as Bryher. With their partner, Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), also known as H.D., they established the POOL Group, a partnership that produced publications and films. The trio also established and edited Close Up (1927-1933), an influential magazine focused on intellectual discussions of cinema.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: GEN MSS 97
Overview: The papers document the personal life and literary career of Bryher. Her extensive correspondence includes letters from H. D., Robert MacAlmon, Kenneth MacPherson, Norman Holmes Pearson, Sylvia Beach, Norman Douglas, Horace Gregory, Islay Lyons, and Edith Sitwell, and from many other figures in the fields of literature, psychoanalysis, and film. There are manuscripts of many of her works, including fragments of an unpublished volume of autobiography; financial and personal papers; material...
Dates: 1812-1980, bulk 1911-1978
Call Number: YCAL MSS 337
Overview: This collection consists chiefly of promotional photographs and film stills created by motion picture studios for their films and actors, which the editors of Close Up used to illustrate the magazine.
Dates: 1911-1947, bulk 1926-1933
Call Number: GEN MSS 409
Overview: Collection contains letters from American poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) to Silvia Dobson, letters from the British author Bryher to Silvia Dobson and her siblings Mervyn and Norah Dobson, as well as copies of several letters from Silvia to Bryher and letters from Kenneth Macpherson. Letters from H.D. document her life in Switzerland and London for nearly thirty years and include information about H.D.'s analysis with Sigmund Freud. Letters from Bryher document Bryher's life in Switzerland in the...
Call Number: GEN MSS 88
Scope and Contents: The Norman Douglas Collection chiefly documents Douglas's writing career, personal life, and relationships with other writers and artists. Although the collection spans the years 1864-2000, the bulk of the papers fall in the period 1920-1980. The collection contains material created and accumulated by Norman Douglas, Kenneth Macpherson, Islay de Courcy Lyons, and Maurice Magnus. Material includes correspondence, writings, diaries, photographs, photograph albums, financial and business papers,...
Dates: 1864-2000, bulk 1920-1980
Call Number: YCAL MSS 24
Overview: The papers document the personal life and literary career of H. D. Major correspondents include Richard Aldington, Bryher, Helen Wolle Doolittle, Robert McAlmon, Brigit Patmore, Norman Holmes Pearson, George Plank, and Ezra Pound. There are manuscripts of many of her works, including Her (1927), The Walls Do Not Fall (1944), Helen in Egypt (1961), and her memoir End to Torment (1958). The collection also contains personal papers, subject files, and photographs, including items related to the...
Call Number: YCAL MSS 598
Scope and Contents: Monkey's Moon, Pool Films, is a silent black and white nitrate film made in 1929. The film was directed and filmed by Macpherson and features Bryher, two of their pet monkeys, and maybe H. D. It was thought to be lost until the Beinecke Library acquired a copy in 2008. The original film is one reel and film measures 750 feet (6.5 minutes).