John Hollander papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of material created and accumulated by John Hollander in the course of his literary and teaching activities. Material includes correspondence with poets, authors, critics, academics, and composers; drafts and manuscripts of poems and essays; typescripts of writings by others and related correspondence; files relating to classes taught; music material; and other papers. The collection documents Hollander's prolific career as a poet and literary critic, as well as his relationships with other key literary figures of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.
- 1949 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Box 22: (computer disk): Restricted Fragile Material. Access copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The John Hollander 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
Gift of John Hollander, 1966 and 2003, and purchased from John Hollander on the Sinclair Lewis Fund, 2008.
Organized into three groupings: 1966 Acquisition, May 2003 Acquisition, and January 2008 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. For instance, writings can be found in both groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each acquisition described in the Collection Contents section.
Researchers should also note that similar material can be arranged differently in each acquisition, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the library.
18.3 Linear Feet (22 boxes)
Language of Materials
John Hollander (1929-2013)
John Hollander, American poet and literary scholar, was born in New York City on October 28, 1929. He attended Columbia and Indiana Universities and was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows of Harvard University.
Hollander was the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, and seven books of criticism. His many honors include the Bollingen Prize, the Levinson Prize, and the MLA Shaughnessy Medal, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and poet laureate of Connecticut, he taught at Connecticut College, Hunter College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Yale University.
Biographical note is drawn from Poets.org.
Former call numbers: Za Hollander, Uncat MSS 485, Uncat MSS 1001.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. 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, identified by a unique call number and 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. 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.
- American literature -- 20th century
- American literature -- 21st century
- American poetry -- 20th Century
- American poetry -- 21st century
- Born digital -- United States -- 21st century
- Electronic documents -- United States -- 21st century
- Hollander, John, 1929-2013
- Literary critics, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Poets, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Yale University -- Faculty
- Guide to the John Hollander Papers
- by Leigh Golden, Jennifer Meehan, and Beinecke Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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