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Chiron Review records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 836

Scope and Contents

The Chiron Review Records contain submissions to the Chiron Review from poets, other writers, and artists, with related correspondence and subjects files; drafts, proofs, and paper and negative film mechanical layouts for Chiron Review issues, 1989-2011, some with related correspondence, photographs, and notes; similar materials for Chiron Review chapbooks; printed issues of The Kindred Spirit, Chiron Review, and chapbooks; papers relating to Poetry Rendevous events; accounts, mailing lists, and other administrative records; correspondence of Michael Hathaway relating to Chiron Review, his writing, literary colleagues, and friendships; diaries, poetry, and other writings of Hathaway; scrapbooks about poets and the history of Chiron Review; photographs of poets; manuscripts and ephemera removed from books owned by Hathaway; memorabilia and other objects associated with Chiron Review; audiocassettes and videocassettes of poetry events, including some interviews with Hathaway; vinyl sound disks, audiocassettes, and CDs of music performances, most sent by musicians to Hathaway; and digital media, most 3.5 inch computer disks and CDs, containing submissions for Chiron Review, drafts of issues, email correspondence, administrative files, and writings by Hathaway.

Dates

  • circa 1960s-2015
  • Majority of material found within circa 1900-2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 15-16, 18-20, 27-31, 46-50, 75-77, 100, 103, 121-124, 128, 148, 150 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 52, 78, 101, 104, 125 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 14, 105, 149 (computer disks and audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

17, 32, 51, 102, 143 (Record album storage): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Chiron Review Records 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 Michael Hathaway and Chiron, Inc. on the Eugene G. O'Neill Memorial Fund, Sinclair Lewis Fund, Ezra Pound Archive Fund, and the Danford N. Barney, Jr. Fund, 1994-2016.

Arrangement

Organized into eight groupings: April 1994 Acquisition; March 1996 Acquisition; October 1999 Acquisition; November 2002 Acquisition; March 2006 Acquisition; April 2011 Acquisition; Other Acquisitions; and January 2016 Acquisition.

Extent

110.43 Linear Feet ((145 boxes) + 5 record album storage)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.chiron

Overview

The Chiron Review Records contain submissions to the Chiron Review from poets, other writers, and artists, with related correspondence and subjects files; drafts, proofs, and paper and negative film mechanical layouts for Chiron Review issues, 1989-2011, some with related correspondence, photographs, and notes; similar materials for Chiron Review chapbooks; printed issues of The Kindred Spirit, Chiron Review, and chapbooks; papers relating to Poetry Rendevous events; accounts, mailing lists, and other administrative records; correspondence of Michael Hathaway relating to Chiron Review, his writing, literary colleagues, and friendships; diaries, poetry, and other writings of Hathaway; scrapbooks about poets and the history of Chiron Review; photographs of poets; manuscripts and ephemera removed from books owned by Hathaway; memorabilia and other objects associated with Chiron Review; audiocassettes and videocassettes of poetry events, including some interviews with Hathaway; vinyl sound disks, audiocassettes, and CDs of music performances, most sent by musicians to Hathaway; and digital media, most 3.5 inch computer disks and CDs, containing submissions for Chiron Review, drafts of issues, email correspondence, administrative files, and writings by Hathaway.

Michael Hathaway (1961-)

American poet; editor of Chiron Review, 1982-2005 and 2008-2011, and the Chiron Review poetry chapbook series, 1987-1994; and organizer of Poetry Rendevous, a poetry reading event founded at the Great Bend Public Library, Kansas, in 1988.

Chiron Review

Quarterly journal of poetry, other fiction, nonfiction, photography, and art, published in St. John, Kansas, 1982-2005 and 2008-2011. Founded as The Kindred Spirit by Michael Hathaway and his mother, assistant editor Jane Hathaway, the title was changed to Chiron Review in 1989. Publication was suspended following issue 81 (winter 2005), resumed with issue 82 (spring 2008), and has been suspended indefinitely since issue 94 (2011 spring). Chiron Review published a series of poetry chapbooks, 1987-1994.

Processing Information

Former call numbers: Uncat ZA MS 342, Uncat ZA MS 476, Uncat ZA MS 640, Uncat MSS 397, Uncat MSS 849, and Uncat MSS 1277. In 2014, the collection received a baseline level of processing, including partial rehousing and minimal organization. The collection was reclassed under one call number, materials were organized into groupings by accession, and containers were renumbered in a single sequence. Most folder titles were based on information provided by the vendor, while some were assigned by Library staff. Some names were updated to conform to Library of Congress name authorities. Folder titles were not verified against contents.
Title
Guide to the Chiron Review Records
Status
In Progress
Author
by Karen Spicher
Date
2007-05-16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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