Rachel Blau DuPlessis papers
The Rachel Blau DuPlessis Papers, which span from 1941-2016, contain writings, photographs, personal papers, and other documents by or related to Rachel Blau DuPlessis's life and work. Also contains extensive correspondence with other authors and poets including Susan Bee, Mei Mei Berssenbrugge, Johanna Drucker, and Forrest Gander.
- 1941 - 2016
- DuPlessis, Rachel Blau (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 91-92 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 93-94 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Rachel Blau DuPlessis 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 Granary Books, Inc. on the Ezra Pound Archive Fund, 2017.
Organized into four series: I. Correspondence and Personal Papers, 1964-2016. II. Journals and Notebooks, 1964-2015. III. Writings, Research, and Project Files, 1945-2016. IV. Professional Papers, 1941-2016.
80.5 Linear Feet (94 boxes)
Language of Materials
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Rachel Blau DuPlessis is an award-winning American poet, essayist, editor, and feminist critic. Duplessis was born in Brooklyn, NY, taught at Temple University from 1974-2011, and her scholarly and creative works have been widely published since 1980. Her most well-known works include the "Drafts" series and H.D: The Career of that Struggle (1986).
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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 Rachel Blau DuPlessis Papers
- by Rosemary K. J. Davis and Greyson Gates
- March 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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