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Rannit, Aleksis



  • Existence: 1914    


Alexis Rannit, Estonian poet and art critic, was born in Kallaste, Estonia in 1914. He emigrated to Germany in 1939, and to the United States in 1952. Rannit worked at the New York Public Library in the 1950s and became Curator of the Slavic and East European collections at the Yale University Library in 1961. Rannit's writings include poetry in Estonian and in English translation, and several works of literary and art criticism. Among his major publications are Akna raamistuses (1937), Käesurve (1945), Suletud avarust (1956), Kuiv hiilgus (1963), Kaljud (1969), Line (1970), Sõrmus (1972), Donum Estonicum: Poems in Translation (1976), Cantus Firmus (1978), and Helikeeli (1982).

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Boris Filippov papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 334

The papers consist of Filippov's correspondence with Russian émigré literary figures and scholars, typescripts of Filippov's writings (poetry, prose, critical essays), materials for works edited by Filippov as well as writings by others not included in works edited by Filippov; and artwork by Serge Hollerbach for books edited by Filippov.

Dates: 1880-2015

Roman Gulʹ papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 90

The Roman Gulʹ Papers consist of correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs, and files documenting the literary and political life of Roman Gulʹ and his contemporaries.

Dates: 1879-1966

"Homage to the American Poets", n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box 9: [Barcode: 39002137170180], Folder: GROUP 173, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Collection of names of American poets written by Rannit in calligraphy.

Dates: n.d.

Aleksis Rannit papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 715

The papers consist chiefly of subject files maintained by Rannit, dating roughly from the 1950s to the 1980s. The subject files include correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material that document Aleksis Rannit's life and work as an art and literary critic and Curator of the Slavic and East European Collections for the Yale University Library.

Dates: 1937-1985

"The Violin of Monsieur Ingres: Estonian Lines Written in English", [1980?]

 Part of Collection — Box 75 (Broadside): [Barcode: 39002137170776], Folder: GROUP 173, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Collection of poems, holograph, facsimile, accompanied by an ANS transmitting the poems to the Beinecke Library, Nov 24, 1981.

The poems were published in facsimile in The New Directions International Anthology v. 40 (1980).

Dates: [1980?]

James L. Weil papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 825
Abstract: The Weil papers contain correspondence, production files and writings, records of the Elizabeth Press, printed and audiovisual materials, and personal papers. The collection is made up of twenty-one separate donations made by Weil from 1983 to 2005. The first several accessions consist exclusively of materials relating to publications by Weil, while later accessions, beginning with the October 1990 Acquisition, consist of larger groups of material including correspondence, production files,...
Dates: 1927-2005

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