The collection includes audiocassette recordings of conversations with poets; London’s annotated books and related teaching materials; correspondence with poets; some original manuscripts; and teaching materials for London's course "Works in Progress."
- 1970 - 2010
- London, Pearl, 1916-2003 (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Boxes 6-10 (Audiocassettes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Pearl London Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2017 and gift of Alex Neubauer, 2019.
Organized into two groupings: March 2018 acquisition, 1970-2010; September 2018 acquisition, 1971-2009.
21.17 Linear Feet (31 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection documents the life and career of American poet and teacher of poetry, Pearl London (1916-2003) and includes audiocassette recordings of conversations with poets; London’s annotated books and related teaching materials; correspondence with poets; and some original manuscripts.
Biographical / Historical
Pearl London (1916-2003) was an American poet and teacher of poetry.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, identified by a unique call number and titled according to month and year of acquisition.
- Guide to the Pearl London Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- January 2020
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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