Marjorie Welish papers
Scope and Contents
The Marjorie Welish Papers document the life and work of poet, artist, and art critic Marjorie Welish and consist of professional correspondence, drafts of writings, notebooks, research files, course material, teaching notes, printed material, computer media, and audiovisual materials, 1950 to 2019.
The bulk of the collection consists of Welish's correspondence and drafts of writings. Writings shed light on her creative process and include autograph manuscript and typescript drafts and printed versions of her writings, including her poetry, essays, and criticism. Correspondence includes letters from colleagues, students, and friends regarding her teaching and writings. Other papers include research notes, her notes from courses she enrolled in, her teaching notes and class material, and various printed material that she collected as part of her research.
- 1950 - 2019
- Majority of material found within 1980 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 18 and 44 (computer media): Restricted Fragile Material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 34 (student records): Restricted until 2107. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Box 45 (audiovisual media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Marjorie Welish 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 on the Ezra Pound Archive Fund, 2006, and the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2019.
Organized into six series: I. Correspondence, 1950-2003. II. Writings, 1950-2003. III. Other Papers, 1966-1999. IV. Printed Material, 1970-2003. V. Computer media, undated. VI. December 2020 Acquisition, 1959-2019 and undated.
32.5 Linear Feet (45 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Marjorie Welish papers document the life and work of poet, artist, and art critic Marjorie Welish and consist of professional correspondence, drafts of writings, notebooks, research files, course material, teaching notes, printed material, computer media, and audiovisual materials, 1950 to 2019.
Marjorie Welish (1944-)
Marjorie Welish is an American poet, artist, and art critic who has held teaching appointments at institutions including Brown University, Cambridge University, and the Pratt Institute. She received a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. from Vermont College and Norwich University. Welish has received various fellowships and awards, including a Senior Fulbright Fellowship, a residency at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Gottlieb Foundation Grant, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Her art has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Vienna, and Cambridge. Welish is currently the Madelon Leventhal Rand Endowed Chair in Literature at Brooklyn College.
This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call number: Uncat MSS 867.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization at the time of acquisition. Further organization and description were carried out in 2011. As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part 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.
- Guide to the Marjorie Welish Papers
- by Beinecke staff and Emily Komornik
- 2011, September 2021
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.
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