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Kathleen Foster Campbell papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 252

Scope and Contents

The Kathleen Foster Campbell Papers consist of correspondence, writings and printed materials that document the relationship between Kathleen Foster Campbell and friends from the University of Chicago Poetry Club, as well as her writings and writings of others. The papers span the years 1924 to 1992.

Dates

  • 1924-1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Kathleen Foster Campbell Papers are 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 Serendipity Books on the Elizabeth Wakeman Dwight Memorial Fund, 2006.

Arrangement

The Kathleen Foster Campbell Papers are organized into three series: Correspondence, Writings of Others, and Printed Materials. They are housed in one box.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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.campbellkf

Overview

The Kathleen Foster Campbell Papers consist of correspondence, writings and printed materials that document the relationship between Kathleen Foster Campbell and friends from the University of Chicago Poetry Club, as well as her writings and writings of others. The papers span the years 1924 to 1992.

Kathleen Foster Campbell

Kathleen Foster Campbell, born Kathleen Foster, attended the University of Chicago to study poetry. Campbell was one of the early members of the Poetry Club, a group formed in 1917 by students who wished to address the absence of modern poetry in the University curriculum. Other members included Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Arthur Yvor Winters, Llewellyn Jones, Gladys Campbell, Maurice Lesemann, and Janet Lewis. Harriet Monroe, the founder and editor of PoetryMagazine, visited the group often. In 1918, Campbell taught a poetry course formerly directed by Edith Foster Flint. After graduating from the University, Campbell maintained a relationship with the members of the club and the University. Through the Poetry Club, Campbell became a close friend of Janet Lewis and Elizabeth Madox Roberts and eventually married Donald Campbell, an attorney and the brother of fellow writer and Poetry Club member Gladys Campbell. The couple lived in Chicago until Donald Campbell's retirement, when they moved to Carmel, California.

Janet Lewis (1899-1998)

Janet Lewis (1899-1998) was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Chicago and was an active member of the University of Chicago Poetry Club alongside Kathleen Foster Campbell. Lewis suffered from tuberculosis for several years, leaving Chicago around 1921 to live at the Sunmount Sanatarium in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was very ill for two years and did not fully recover until 1930. In 1926, Lewis married American poet and critic Arthur Yvor Winters (commonly known as Yvor Winters), who also suffered from tuberculosis and left the University of Chicago during his freshman year to receive care at Sunmount Sanatarium. Neither Winters nor Lewis returned to Chicago and instead settled near Stanford University, where they both taught. Lewis and Winters edited the literary magazine Gyroscope from 1929 to 1931. Janet Lewis wrote poetry and novels but also collaborated with Alva Henderson, a composer for whom she wrote three libretti and several song texts.
Title
Guide to the Kathleen Foster Campbell Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Molly Wheeler
Date
April 2, 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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