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Gustaf Sobin papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 647
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and writings that document the life and work of the American poet Gustaf Sobin. Correspondence sheds light on his relationships with other literary figures, including René Char, James Laughlin, Hyatt Waggoner, and Charles Tomlinson, among others. Writings consist of extensive notes and drafts for most of his major works and provide comprehensive documentation of his creative process.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Gustaf Sobin 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 Susannah Sobin on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2006.


Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, 1952-2005. II. Writings, 1955-2005.

48 Linear Feet (48 boxes)
Related Names
Sobin, Gustaf
Language of Materials