Louise Glück papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, writings of others, ephemera, photographs, and artwork documenting the life and work of poet Louise Glück. Correspondence spans Glück's career and includes poets Steven Berg, Robert Pinsky, C. K. Williams, and others, as well as family correspondence. Writings include individual poems and drafts of collections including Ararat, The Wild Iris, Meadowlands, Vita Nova, A Village Life, and Faithful and Virtuous Night. Writings of others include works by numerous writers including Steven Berg, Frank Bidart, Kathryn Davis, Robert Pinsky, Claudia Rankine, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and C. K. Williams. Artwork includes oil paintings and watercolors by Louise Glück.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Box 59 (videocassette): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 39, 60: Restricted until 2050. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Box 61 (student works): Restricted until 2089. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Conditions Governing Use
The Louise Glück 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
Purchased from Wylie Agency on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2008 and 2017.
Organized into seven series: I. Correspondence, 1950s-2005. II. Writings, 1950s-2006. III. Writings of Others, 1970s-2005. IV. Other Papers, 1950s-1990s. V. Artwork, 1958-1965. VI. Restricted Material. VII. January 2017 Acquisition, 1940-2017.
50.36 Linear Feet ((53 boxes) + 8 art)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, writings of others, ephemera, photographs, and artwork documenting the life and work of poet Louise Glück. Correspondence spans Glück's career and includes poets Steven Berg, Robert Pinsky, C. K. Williams, and others, as well as family correspondence. Writings include individual poems and drafts of collections including Ararat, The Wild Iris, Meadowlands, and Vita Nova. Writings of others include works by numerous writers including Steven Berg, Frank Bidart, Kathryn Davis, Robert Pinsky, Claudia Rankine, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and C. K. Williams. Artwork includes oil paintings and watercolors by Louise Glück.
Louise Glück is an American poet. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993 for The Wild Iris, and the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 2001. Glück served as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 2003-2004. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
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.
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
- Audiovisual materials
- Berg, Steven, 1959-
- Bidart, Frank, 1939-
- Davis, Kathryn, 1946-
- Glück, Louise, 1943-
- Oil paintings (visual works)
- Pinsky, Robert, 1940-
- Poets -- United States -- 20th Century
- Poets -- United States -- 21st century
- Poets, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Poets, American -- 21st century -- Archives
- Rankine, Claudia, 1963-
- Voigt, Ellen Bryant, 1943-
- Watercolors (paintings)
- Williams, C. K. (Charles Kenneth), 1936-2015
- Women authors
- Guide to the Louise Glück Papers
- by Beinecke staff, Brooke McManus.
- June 2016. Revised: February 2022.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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