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Poets, American -- 20th Century -- Archives

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

Léonie Adams and William Troy papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 316
Overview: The Léonie Adams and William Troy Papers consist of correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and other papers that document the personal and professional lives of both writers and teachers. The papers span the years 1902 to 1980.
Dates: 1902-1980

Daisy Aldan papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 613
Overview: The Daisy Aldan Papers document the work of poet, editor, educator, translator, and filmmaker Daisy Aldan. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, drafts of writings, writings of others, notebooks, diaries, teaching material, artwork, audiovisual material, photographs, printed material, and personal papers spanning the years 1919 to 2000.
Dates: 1919-2000

Leonard Bacon papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 487
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed material and other papers that document the life and work of the poet Leonard Bacon. Correspondence is both professional and personal, and documents Bacon's writing and publishing activities as well as his personal and family relationships. Writings include drafts and proofs for many of his published works including Ulug Beg (1923), Lost Buffalo, and Other Poems (1930), The Furioso (1932), Dream and Action (1934), and Semi-Centennial...
Dates: 1834-1962, bulk 1897-1962

Mary Barnard papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 524
Overview: The papers document the life and literary career of Mary Barnard and consist of writings, correspondence, travel papers, diaries, photographs, and audiovisual materials, dating from the 1890s to 2001. Writings include drafts of published and unpublished works, research materials, and notebooks. Correspondence pertains mostly to Barnard's writing career and personal relationships, but also includes family correspondence. Correspondents include Ezra and Dorothy Pound and William Carlos Williams....
Dates: 1890-2001, bulk 1933-2001

Danford Barney papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 466
Overview: The Danford Barney papers contains correspondence, drafts of writings, photographs, and other material relating to poet and photographer Danford Barney. Correspondence in the collection contains letters from many Yale-affiliated faculty, authors, and collaborators, including Stephen Vincent Benét, William Rose Benét, Henry Seidel Canby, John Farrar, Brian Hooker, Benjamin R. C. Low, William Lyon Phelps, and Thornton Wilder, as well as authors who commented on Barney's work, such as John Hall...
Dates: 1877-1953

Michael Benedikt papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 589
Overview: Collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the personal and professional life of author Michael Benedikt. Correspondence in the collection consists of letters to Benedikt from authors and artists, editors and publishers, literary agents and organizations, academic institutions, and others dating largely from the late 1950s to early 1980s. Correspondents include Duane Ackerson, Anna Balakian, Alan Brilliant, A. Poulin, Carolee Schneemann, and others. Writings...
Dates: 1951-2002

Gwendolyn Bennett Papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 106
Scope and Contents: The collection provides evidence of the personal and professional life of Gwendolyn Bennett. The papers are comprised of correspondence, writings, and personal papers, which shed light into Bennett’s career as a writer and educator, as well as her private life, particularly her relationship with her parents.Correspondents include Langston Hughes, who accompanied his letters with four poems inscribed to Bennett: “Hotel Boy” (1926), “Stalingrad” (1942), “Goodmorning, Stalingrad” (1943),...
Dates: 1918-1976

Benét Family Collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1108
Scope and Contents: The Benét family collection consists of correspondence, writings, and other material documenting personal and professional activities of members of the literary Benét family. The collection features material by and relating to William Rose Benét and Stephen Vincent Benét. Noteworthy correspondence files for Stephen Vincent Benét can be found with Yale College classmates Shreve Cowles Badger and John Chipman Farrar, with the literary agency Brandt & Brandt, for which there are...
Dates: 1912-1979

Benét Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1107
Scope and Contents: The Benét family papers consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other papers documenting the lives and activities of four generations of the Benét family. Material relating to members of the Rose, Mahon, and Carr families can also be found. The collection spans the years from 1849 to 1994. The defining thread to the collection runs from Brigadier General Stephen Vincent Benét and his wife Laura Amanda (Walker) Benét through their son James Walker Benét and his wife Frances...
Dates: 1836-1994

Stephen Vincent Benét and Rosemary Benét papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1046
Scope and Contents: The Stephen Vincent Benét and Rosemary Benét papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, and personal and family papers documenting the life and work of American authors Stephen Vincent Benét and Rosemary Benét. The collection spans the years 1829 to 1962, with the bulk of the collection dating from roughly 1910 to 1943.

Collection material is chiefly in English; with some material in French, German, Polish, and Swedish.
Dates: 1829-1962, bulk 1920-1943

William Rose Benét Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1100
Scope and Contents: The William Rose Benét papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, and personal and family papers documenting the life and work of American author and editor William Rose Benét. The collection spans the years 1847 to 1957, with the bulk of the collection dating from roughly 1900 to 1950.

Collection material is chiefly in English; with some material in French, Italiana, Russian, and Hebrew.
Dates: 1847-1957, bulk 1920-1950

Coburn Britton papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 650
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and literary activities of American poet and publisher Coburn Britton. The correspondence features a nearly three-decade long exchange between Britton and Jack Sullivan, some of which was compiled and published as Letters from Jack: Sex & Hell in Manhattan and Backwoods Maine (2002). In addition, there are small groups of correspondence with others, including Glenway Wescott, Edward Dahlberg, and...
Dates: 1919-1997

Don Byrd papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 967
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of correspondence, sketchbooks, notebooks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and other papers that document the work and social circle of poet Don Byrd. Notable correspondents include Charles Bernstein, Clayton Eshleman, Susan Howe, Gerrit Lansing, Paul Metcalf, and Jed Rasula. Photographs include color and black and white portraits of Byrd and other poets. Audiovisual materials consist of audiorecordings made by Byrd of poets including John Ashbery, Charles...
Dates: 1953-2010

Frederick Mortimer Clapp Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 435
Overview: The Frederick Mortimer Clapp Papers consists of personal and professional correspondence, writings, research material, lecture notes, subject files, diaries, and other papers documenting Clapp's activities as an art historian, educator, and poet as well as his personal and professional relationships. Writings include drafts and proofs for Clapp's various collections of verse and other works such as A History of the 17th Aero Squadron (1920) and The Frick Collection : Paintings : Summary...
Dates: 1852-1969, bulk 1906-1969

Ira Cohen papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 625
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, photographs, artwork, objects, audiovisual materials, and electronic media the document the life and work of Ira Cohen. The papers include materials relating to other writers, artists, and groups including Ronnie Burk, Louise Landes-Levi, the Living Theatre, Gerard Malanga, Petra Vogt, Tom Weigel, various Beat generation writers, and others. Artwork includes mail art, paintings, drawings, screen prints, and posters. Objects include...
Dates: 1924-2007

Alfred Corn papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 605
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, audiovisual material, and printed material, documenting aspects of Alfred Corn's work as a poet and writer as well as his relationships with other poets and writers.
Dates: 1964-2010

Judson Crews papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 536
Overview: The Judson Crews Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional life of American poet Judson Crews between 1930 and 1991. The papers document Crews' career as a poet, printer, and small-press publisher, and consist of correspondence, writings, and personal papers. Crews and his wife Mildred Tolbert, a photographer and writer, were members of the artistic community in Taos, New Mexico in the mid twentieth-century. There is also some material relating to Crews' friendship with Henry...
Dates: circa 1930-1991

Edward Davison Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 787
Scope and Contents: The Edward Davison Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, writings, photographs, personal papers, and printed material that document the military and literary careers of Edward Davison. Significant quantities of material relate to Davison's work with the Army Prisoners of War Special Projects Division. Davison oversaw the re-education of German prisoners of war who were brought to the United States during the Second World War. Other material relates to Davison's literary and academic...
Dates: 1914-1968

Michael De Lisio and Irving Drutman Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 756
Overview: The papers provide insight into the lives and careers of Michael De Lisio, poet and sculptor, and Irving Drutman, a journalist and editor. The papers contain drafts, research notes, and printed versions of De Lisio and Drutman’s writings. Correspondence with various authors, artists, and performers, including Peter Bull, Janet Flanner, Lillian Gish, Ira Gershwin, and Lotte Lenya, also sheds light into their professional lives. De Lisio and Drutman’s artwork, including De Lisio’s sculptures of...
Dates: 1890-2002, bulk 1921-2002

Alfredo de Palchi and Sona Raiziss papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 947
Overview: The Alfredo de Palchi and Sona Raiziss Papers contain correspondence between de Palchi and Raiziss and with others, concerning their writings, the literary journal Chelsea, and literary prizes; poems, other writings, and English translations of Italian poetry by de Palchi and Raiziss; writings by others, mostly Italian poetry translated into English by Raiziss and de Palchi, published by them in Chelsea, or submitted for literary prizes sponsored by them; clippings and other printed material...
Dates: 1920s-2005, bulk 1990-2005