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Stephen Sandy papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 744

Scope and Contents

The Stephen Sandy Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, writings, personal papers, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material created and accumulated by American poet Stephen Sandy. The papers document the creation, publication, and reception of Sandy's work from his earliest pamphlet, Mary Baldwin (1962), to more recent work, shedding light on Sandy's poetic sensibility and his personal and professional relationships with other poets. Significant quantities of material relate to his work at Bennington College.

Dates

  • 1925 - 2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 29-30, 45 (audio and video recordings): Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 49, 50 (computer disks): Restricted Fragile Material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Stephen Sandy 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

Acquired by gift and purchase, on various funds, from Stephen Sandy (Yale 1955), 2001-2012.

Arrangement

Organized into sixteen groupings: I. January 2001 Acquisition. II. February 2002 Acquisition. III. May 2002 Acquisition. IV. July 2003 Acquisition. V. February 2006 Acquisition. VI. April 2006 Acquisition. VII. July 2006 Acquisition. VIII. August 2006 Acquisition. IX. October 2006 Acquisition. X. May 2008 Acquisition. XI. June 2008 Acquisition. XII. June 2009 Acquisition. XIII. June 2011 Acquisition. XIV. December 2011 Acquisition. XV. February 2012 Acquisition. XVI. July 2012 Acquisition.

Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time.

Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with and/or relates to material found in other acquisitions. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each acquisition described in the Collection Contents section. Material can be arranged differently in each acquisition, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the library.

Extent

35.36 Linear Feet ((54 boxes) + 2 broadside folders)

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.sandy

Overview

The Stephen Sandy Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, writings, personal papers, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material created and accumulated by American poet Stephen Sandy. The papers document the creation, publication, and reception of Sandy's work from his earliest pamphlet, Mary Baldwin (1962), to more recent work, shedding light on Sandy's poetic sensibility and his personal and professional relationships with other poets. Significant quantities of material relate to his work at Bennington College.

Stephen Sandy (1934-2016)

Stephen Sandy was an American poet. Born in 1934, he received a B.A. in English from Yale in 1955 and a Ph.D. in English from Harvard in 1963. He has taught at Boston University, Brown University, and Bennington College. His works include: Netsuke Days (2008), Weathers Permitting (2005), Surface Impressions: A Poem in Eight Parts (2002), Black Box (1999), and The Thread: New and Selected Poems (1998). Sandy was the poet featured in the documentary The Biologist, the Poet and the Funeral Director (2007), directed by Harvey Edwards. He died in 2016.

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 as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization, in 2013. 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, titled 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 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 numbers: Uncat MSS 99, Uncat MSS 506, Uncat MSS 875, Uncat MSS 902, Uncat MSS 903, Uncat MSS 967, Uncat MSS 1028, Uncat MSS 1200, and Uncat Za File 563.
Title
Guide to the Stephen Sandy Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
Finding aid prepared by Beinecke Staff
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Access Information

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