Norman Macleod Collection
Scope and Contents
The Norman Macleod Collection consists of correspondence, writings, and a film that document the life and career of Norman Macleod, American poet and literary editor. The bulk of the collection consists of letters to associates and former students, including Richard Peabody, Jr., William A. Hunt, and Ruth Peck. Also present is a home movie of Macleod and his daughter Skye.
Conditions Governing Access
Box 4 (Super 8 film): Restricted fragile material. Reference copy may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired by gift from various sources, 1977-2004. For further information, see notes at the level of each acquisition.
Organized under six headings, in order of acquisition: December 1977 Acquisition, February 1978 Acquisition, 1982-1983 Acquisitions, November 1986 Acquisition, August 1993 and June 1994 Acquisitions, and September 2004 Acquisition.
2.92 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Norman Wicklund Macleod (1906-1985)
Norman Wicklund Macleod, poet, author, professor, and editor of Pembroke Magazine, was born in Salem, Oregon in 1906. He graduated from the University of New Mexico wtih a B.A. in 1930, with further studies at the University of Southern California, the University of Oklahoma, and Teachers College of Columbia University, where he received an M.A. in 1936. He began a lifelong career as a poet and editor in the 1920s, contributing to several "little magazines" and later becoming editor of Briarcliff Quarterly and founding editor of Pembroke Magazine. Among his book-length publications are Horizons of Death (New York: Parnassus press, 1934), Pure as Nowhere (Columbus, Ohio: Golden Goose, 1952) and Selected poems of Norman Macleod (Boise, Idaho: Ahsahta Press, 1975). Macleod taught English and creative writing at several colleges and universities in the United States, as well as the University of Baghdad, Iraq, before becoming Professor of English at Pembroke State University in Pembroke, North Carolina. Macleod died in 1985 in Greeneville, North Carolina.
Biographical information from May, Hal (ed.) Contemporary Authors. Volume 116. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1986. p. 297.
Former call numbers: Uncat Za MS Macleod, Uncat Za File Macleod, Uncat Za MS 26, Uncat Za MS 295, Uncat Za MS 397, Uncat MSS 711
This collection gathers together material relating to Norman Macleod, acquired from sources other than Macleod. Material acquired directly from Norman Macleod comprises the Norman Macleod Papers (YCAL MSS 718).
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and organization by acquisition. 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 date 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.
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- American literature -- 20th century
- American poetry -- 20th Century
- Audiovisual materials
- Authors -- United States -- 20th century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Hunt, William, 1944-
- Macleod, Norman, 1906-1985
- Peck, Ruth
- Periodical editors -- United States
- Periodical editors -- United States -- 20th Century
- Super 8
- Norman Macleod Collection
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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