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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.
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].
Dates
1840s-1975
Extent
23.36 Linear Feet (57 boxes)
Related Names
Poore, Dudley
Language of Materials
English