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Edward Mycue papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 822

Scope and Contents

The Edward Mycue Papers, which date from 1917 to 2016, contain extensive correspondence, writings, artwork, working files, notes, clippings, audiovisual and born digital materials, along with other documentation related to his life and work. Included are materials concerning his work as editor at Norton Coker Press and as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Ghana.


  • 1917-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1950s-2016


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Boxes 114-116, 135 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 117-118, 134 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Edward Mycue 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 Bolerium Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2011. August 2015 acquisition: Gift of Edward Mycue, 2015. January 2017 acquisition: Purchased from Andover Street Archives on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2017.


Organized into three groupings: August 2011 acquisition, August 2015 acquisition, and January 2017 acquisition.


120.34 Linear Feet ((126 boxes) + 9 broadside)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

Biographical / Historical

Edward Mycue (1937- ) is an American poet born in Niagara Falls, New York. Mycue was a MacDowell Colony Fellow in 1974 and has published over a dozen volumes of poetry. He is editor of Norton Coker Press. Mycue was also a Peace Corps teacher in Ghana. His partner, Richard Steger, has illustrated several of Mycue's books, including Nightboats and Damage Within the Community.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

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 and titled according to month and year of acquisition.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Edward Mycue Papers
by Beinecke staff, Brooke McManus
August 2018. Revised: August 2023.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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