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Anselm Hollo papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1701

Scope and Contents

The Anselm Hollo Papers contains correspondence, subject files, writings, teaching files, personal and professional papers, artwork, printed materials, computer media, and audiovisual media by or relating to Anselm Hollo. Notable correspondents include John Ashbery, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ted Berrigan, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Grenier, Langston Hughes, Gerrit Lansing, Ron Padgett, and John Taggart. Writings contain Hollo's translations of works by Ginsberg, Pentti Saarikoski, Dylan Thomas, and William Carlos Williams, as well as original poetry, prose, and works edited by Hollo. The collection also contains articles, poems, translations, and complete works of other writers, including Mary Abrams, Jane Wodening, and Laura Wright. Teaching files include syllabi, outlines, class notes, other course materials, and student works. Personal and professional papers contain conference materials, grant applications, awards, additional writings, travel logs, ephemera, notebooks, financial records, and photographs. Artwork consists of oil pastel drawings, sketches, and collages, some of which are collaborative projects between Hollo and his wife, Jane Dalrymple-Hollo. Printed materials contain annotated books, serial publications, brochures, pamphlets, and newspapers. Computer and audiovisual media consist of compact discs, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and film.

Dates

  • circa 1907-2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Box 34 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 35 (audiovisual media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Anselm Hollo 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 Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, and the Ezra Pound Archive Fund, 2019.

Arrangement

Organized into eight series: I. Correspondence and Subject Files, 1943-2011 and undated. II. Writings, circa 1943-2016 and undated. III. Writings of Others, 1965-2010 and undated. IV. Teaching Files, 1976-2009 and undated. V. Personal and Professional Papers, 1934-2013 and undated. VI. Artwork, 1950-2008 and undated. VII. Printed Materials, circa 1907-2013 and undated. VIII. Computer and Audiovisual Media, 1960-2011 and undated.

Extent

36.35 Linear Feet (35 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.hollo

Overview

The Anselm Hollo Papers contains correspondence, subject files, writings, teaching files, personal and professional papers, artwork, printed materials, computer media, and audiovisual media by or relating to Anselm Hollo. Notable correspondents include John Ashbery, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ted Berrigan, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Grenier, Langston Hughes, Gerrit Lansing, Ron Padgett, and John Taggart. Writings contain Hollo's translations of works by Ginsberg, Pentti Saarikoski, Dylan Thomas, and William Carlos Williams, as well as original poetry, prose, and works edited by Hollo. The collection also contains articles, poems, translations, and complete works of other writers, including Mary Abrams, Jane Wodening, and Laura Wright. Teaching files include syllabi, outlines, class notes, other course materials, and student works. Personal and professional papers contain conference materials, grant applications, awards, additional writings, travel logs, ephemera, notebooks, financial records, and photographs. Artwork consists of collages, some of which are collaborative projects between Hollo and his wife, Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, oil pastel drawings, and sketches. Printed materials contain annotated books, serial publications, brochures, pamphlets, and newspapers. Computer and audiovisual media consist of compact discs, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and film.

Anselm Hollo (1934-2013)

Anselm Hollo was a Finnish poet and translator who published over 40 works of poetry. His awards and recognition included a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, grants from the Fund for Poetry, Finland's Distinguished Foreign Translator's Award, and the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry. Hollo taught creative writing and poetry at institutions including The State University of New York College at Buffalo, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Born in Helsinki, Finland on April 12, 1934, Hollo moved to the United Kingdom in the 1960s. There, he worked at the Finnish section of the BBC World Service, where he gained recognition as a poet and translator. In 1967 he moved to Boulder, Colorado and married visual artist Jane Dalrymple-Hollo. Hollo translated poetry and essays from Finnish, German, Swedish, and French into English, including Pentti Saarikoski's Trilogy (2003), for which he received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2004. He was also one of the early translators of Allen Ginsberg's poetry into German and Finnish. Hollo's poetry collections include Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2000 (2001), which received the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award. Anselm Hollo died on January 29, 2013 at the age of 78.

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.

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, indicated by brackets.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Anselm Hollo Papers
Status
In Progress
Author
by Emily Komornik
Date
July 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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