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Dudley Poore papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 599

Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence, notebooks and diaries, writings, photographs, and other materials documenting the personal and professional life of American poet and author Dudley Poore. Poore was part of a circle of writers at Harvard University before WWI that included e.e. cummings, John Dos Passos, Robert Hillyer, Robert Stewart Mitchell, and Cuthbert Wright, published together in Eight Harvard Poets (1917), and the correspondence features letters with these associates, as well as John Peale Bishop, Dudley Fitts, Robert Finch, Arthur K. McComb, Katherine Anne Porter, and others. The correspondence also includes approximately 850 letters from Poore to his parents, much of which dates from Poore's days as a student and his service in the Army Ambulance Corps and Red Cross during the war. Notebooks and diaries contain daily journal entries, drafts of literary projects and correspondence, travel logs, and student notebooks, as well as diaries Poore kept while serving in Europe during the war. The collection also contains drafts of writings, family and personal photographs, and other papers.

Dates

  • 1840s-1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Dudley Poore 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 the William Reese Company on various funds, 1984.

Arrangement

Organized into five series: I. Correspondence, 1915-1975. II. Notebooks and Diaries, 1906-1970s. III. Writings, 1927-1940s. IV. Photographs, 1840s-1969. V. Other Papers, [circa 1915-1940s].

Extent

23.36 Linear Feet (57 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.poore

Overview

Collection contains correspondence, notebooks and diaries, writings, photographs, and other materials documenting the personal and professional life of American poet and author Dudley Poore. Poore was part of a circle of writers at Harvard University that included e.e. cummings, John Dos Passos, Robert Hillyer, Robert Stewart Mitchell, and Cuthbert Wright, and the correspondence features letters with these associates, as well as John Peale Bishop, Dudley Fitts, Robert Finch, Arthur K. McComb, Katherine Anne Porter, and others. The correspondence includes approximately 850 letters from Poore to his parents, much of which dates from Poore's days as a student and his service in the Army Ambulance Corps and Red Cross during World War One. Notebooks and diaries contain journal entries, drafts of literary projects and correspondence, travel logs, and student notebooks, as well as diaries Poore kept while serving in Europe during the war. The collection also contains drafts of writings, family and personal photographs, and other papers.

Dudley Poore (1893-1981)

Dudley Poore, American author and translator, was the son of Alvin B. and Mary L. Poore. He was educated at Harvard University prior to the First World War and, during the war, served in the Army Ambulance Corps and Red Cross. Poetry by Poore is included in Eight Harvard Poets (1917) and his translations of Spanish and Portugese works include Our Daily Bread (1943) by Enrique Gil Gilbert and The Bonfire (1944) by Cecilio J. Carneiro. Poore also co-edited the selections Fiesta in November: Stories fron Latin America (1942) and Cuentistas norteamericanos (1946).

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and in some instances minimal organization upon acquisition. Further organization and description were carried out in 2012. 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.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Former call number: Uncat Za Ms 320.
Title
Guide to the Dudley Poore Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
April 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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Opening Hours

Access Information

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