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Little Square Review Records

Call Number: YCAL MSS 711

Scope and Contents

TheLittle Square Review Records contains correspondence, printed material, production files, a photograph reproduction, proofs, and business papers relating to the production and publication of journal issues. Correspondents include Robert Bly, Hayden Carruth, Harry Duncan, and N. Scott Momaday.


  • 1960-2013


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Little Square Review Records 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 Ralph B. Sipper, Bookseller on the Sinclair Lewis Fund, 2000, and the George B. Avlord Fund, 2013. Gift of John Ridland, 2000-2005.


Organized into four groupings: I. April 2000 Acquisition, 1960-2000. II. April 2003 Acquisition, 1974. III. August 2005 Acquisition, undated. IV. September 2013 Acquisition, 1969-2013.


3.46 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The Little Square Review Records contains correspondence, printed material, production files, a photograph reproduction, proofs, and business papers relating to the production and publication of journal issues.

Little Square Review

The Little Square Review, edited by poet John Ridland, was published from 1966 to 1972. Each issue of The Little Square Review was devoted to the work of one or two poets that Ridland considered to have not received sufficient recognition in larger publications. Ten issues were released during its existence.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

The collection received preliminary processing at the time of acquisition. Further organization, rehousing, and description were carried out in 2013.

The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as: Uncat MSS 28, Uncat MSS 492, and Uncat MSS 808. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, according to month and year of acquisition.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn 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 basic processing.

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 Little Square Review Archive
by Beinecke staff, Brooke McManus
2007-05-16. Revised: October 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2010-02-10: Transformed with yale.addEadidUrl.xsl. Adds @url with handle for finding aid. Overwrites @url if already present.

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