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Cornelius Eady Papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 146

Scope and Contents

The Cornelius Eady Papers contain writings, correspondence, electronic records, audiovisual material, and printed material created and accumulated by American poet and educator Cornelius Eady, documenting his life and work as well as literary organizations including Cave Canem, and African American arts and letters broadly.
Scope and Contents The Cornelius Eady Papers contains writings, correspondence, printed material, electronic files, and audiovisual material that document the professional activities of African American poet, author, and educator Cornelius Eady. Writings span the length of Eady's career from his first published book of poetry, Kartunes (West Orange, N.J.: Warthog Press, 1980), to the collection Hardheaded Weather (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008). In addition to poetry, writings include numerous drafts and associated material documenting his collaborative works of musical theater: You Don’t Miss Your Water, Running Man, Fangs, and Brutal Imagination.

Other papers in the collection document Eady's involvement in American arts and letters through his contributions to educational and professional organizations, especially Cave Canem, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the cultivation of African American poets. Correspondence and Writings of Others include numerous poetry manuscripts accumulated by Eady in the course of his activities as a teacher and mentor to other poets.

Dates

  • 1968-2012

Creator

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 37-40 (computer discs and audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 41 (Student evaluations): Restricted until 2094. Consult the appropriate curator for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Cornelius Eady 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 James S. Jaffe Rare Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.

Arrangement

Not arranged in any particular order, as received by the Beinecke Library.

Related Materials

Cave Canem Records (JWJ MSS 130). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Extent

38.96 Linear Feet (42 boxes)

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.eady

Overview

The Cornelius Eady Papers contains writings, correspondence, printed material, electronic files, and audiovisual material that document the professional activities of African American poet, author, and educator Cornelius Eady.

Cornelius Eady (1954-)

Cornelius Eady, American poet, born 1954. In 1996 he co-founded Cave Canem, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the cultivation of African American poets.
Title
Guide to the Cornelius Eady Papers
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
2014
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:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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