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Sara Teasdale collection

Call Number: YCAL MSS 746
Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, and other personal papers by or relating to the American poet Sara Teasdale. Correspondence includes several autograph manuscript letters from Teasdale and third-party letters relating to her. Writings include an autograph manuscript diary kept by Teasdale on her first trip to Europe between Feburary and May 1905, six autograph manuscript notebooks, numbered IV through IX, containing poems drafted between 1911 and 1932, and several individual drafts or clean copies of poems and short works. Other materials in the collection include Teasdale's will, notebooks documenting literary submissions and payments received, and photographs. There are photographs of Teasdale, portraits of Teasdale in artwork, the poets Marianne Moore and Genevieve Taggard, Teasdale's friend Margaret Conklin, and her husband Ernst Filsinger.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sara Teasdale Collection 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 from various sources. For more information consult the appropriate curator.


Organized into four series: I. Margaret Conklin Gift, 1905-1932. II. William Drake Purchase, 1912-1989. III. William Drake Gift, 1890-1984. IV. Material from Other Sources, 1905-1931.

1890 - 1989
Majority of material found within 1905 - 1932
1.46 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933
Language of Materials