Ginny Crouch Stanford collection of Frank Stanford
Scope and Contents
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 13 and 15 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 14 (electronic media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
6.67 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Language of Materials
Stanford was born Francis Gildart Smith in Richton, Mississippi. In 1974 he married the painter Ginny Crouch, and they moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where Stanford worked as a land surveyor. In 1975, Stanford began a relationship with poet C. D. Wright which would last the rest of Stanford's life. In 1976, Stanford founded Lost Roads Publishers, an independent literary publisher that produced books of poetry, literary fiction, and translation.
At the age of twenty-nine, on June 3, 1978, Stanford died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
Ginny Crouch Stanford is a painter and contributed artwork to accompany many of Stanford's bodies of poetry, including works produced for Mill Mountain Press, Lost Roads Publications and other periodicals. Following Stanford's death, Crouch Stanford, along with C. D. Wright as co-executors of his estate, played instrumental roles in preserving his legacy.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Information included in the Content Description 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.
Description, including lists of Stanford's works, was provided by Ginny Crouch Stanford at the time of acquisition, and has been repurposed to describe folder contents.
- Guide to the Ginny Crouch Stanford Collection of Frank Stanford
- by Jessica Tai
- May 2020
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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