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Gerrit Lansing papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 469
Scope and Contents

The collection spans the years 1814-2018 and consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, and other papers documenting the life and work of poet Gerrit Lansing. Correspondence includes letters from many poets, writers, and other associates, including Deryk Burton, Thomas Meyer, Charles Olson, and Jonathan Williams, as well as members of the Lansing family. Writings include both Lansing's work and writings and broadsides by other poets. The collection includes records relating to the publication of the literary journal Set, as well as writings, correspondence, and other papers relating to poets Kenneth Irby and Stephen Jonas.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Box 81 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 82 (computer media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Gerrit Lansing 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, 2011.

Purchased from the estate of Gerrit Y. Lansing on the Danford N. Barney, Jr. Fund, 2019.

Gift of Gary Gorczyca, 2020.


Organized into nine series: I. Correspondence, 1945-2002. II. Writings, 1944-1998. III. Other papers, 1956-2002. IV. Photographs, circa 1970s, undated. V. Ken Irby papers, 1964-2008. VI. Stephen Jonas papers, 1958-2001. VII. Set records, 1960-1967. VIII. August 2019 acquisition, 1814-2018. IX. January 2020 acquisition, 1939-2003.

Majority of material found within 1944 - 2008
1814 - 2018
65.81 Linear Feet (83 boxes)
Related Names
Lansing, Gerrit
Burton, Deryk
Irby, Kenneth, 1936-2015
Jonas, Stephen
McGavern, John, 1926-2008
Rattray, David, 1936-1993
Language of Materials