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American poetry -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 98 Collections and/or Records:

Abbie Huston Evans collection

Identifier: 0113
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes biographical notes, correspondence, news clippings, and typescripts.
Dates: 1964-1988

Alice Mariett collection

Identifier: 0214

Ann Franco collection

Identifier: 0128
Collection Scope and Content Includes published poetry and articles.
Dates: 1979

Anne Hazlewood-Brady papers

Identifier: 0158
Collection Scope and Content The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, articles, playbills and personal papers. The first series consists of unpublished poetry, college plays, speeches, notes, and manuscripts of published works. The second series includes correspondence with family, friends, fellow artists, publishers, and political figures, documenting Hazlewood-Brady's involvement in women's activities, personal relationships, and literary pursuits. The third series relates to Hazlewood-Brady's...
Dates: 1958-2001

Anne R. Witten collection

Identifier: 0392
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes articles, correspondence, and performance publicity.
Dates: 1972-1992

Audrey White Beyer papers

Identifier: 0021
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes typescripts of Beyer's early poetry and prize-winning articles, as well as of her four young adult novels, published from 1959-1968. Page proofs, dummies, advertisements, reviews, and correspondence with publishers and readers are included. A small amount of biographical material is included, as well as several photographs of Beyer and a pencil portrait.
Dates: 1935-1985

Bertha S. Harmon collection

Identifier: 0160
Collection Scope and Content Includes correspondence, article and color photograph.
Dates: 1978, 1991

Betsy Sholl collection

Identifier: 0322
Collection Scope and Content The collection contains reviews and articles, mostly photocopies.
Dates: 1988-1993

Beulah Fenderson Smith collection

Identifier: 0323
Collection Scope and Content The collection contains several clippings.
Dates: 1964, 1974

Bhima MacDonald Sturtevant papers

Identifier: 0324
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains essays, poetry, manuscripts, maps, photographs, clippings, research and correspondence. Her research topics include islands, health, dancing, food, humor, music, transportation, the city of Portland and Abigail May. Some notable correspondents include Elizabeth Coatsworth, Hazel Wilson, Mary Worthley, Loring Williams and Dorothy Healy. Also included is information relating to the Old Orchard Beach Historical Society.
Dates: 1814-2000

C. Elizabeth (Lib) Sawyer collection

Identifier: 0326
Collection Scope and Content Includes "Still Waters" poetry booklet.
Dates: 1986

CarolAnn Brown collection

Identifier: 0022
Collection Scope and Content One folder compiled by John Jaques, USM professor, containing correspondence, poetry, poetry awards, and Jaques notes on Maine poet CarolAnn Brown.
Dates: 1992-1993

Chandler family letters

Identifier: 0066
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes primarily correspondence to and from members of the Chandler family from 1870-1949. The bulk of the letters date from 1925-47, and are addressed either to Grace ("Bird") or Ellen ("Lulla" / "Kit"). Many of the letters document Grace's handling of the family's investments, as well as the financial challenges caused by the 1929 stock market crash. Correspondence to Ellen is of more personal nature, and includes a large number of letters from her future husband, James...
Dates: 1870-1949

Christine Teale Howes collection

Identifier: 0165
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes Howes' resume, some correspondence, one interview with the York County Coast Star, several chapbooks, and early drafts. Also included is the sheet music accompanying her compositions, Changing Perceptions and Epitaph.
Dates: 1979-1995

Clifford-Flanders Family papers

Identifier: 0062
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains biographical and genealogical material, writings, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia. The first series consists of biographical information and birth, marriage, death and estate records, as well as a good deal of genealogical research on the Clifford, Lee, Hawkins and Flanders families (mostly performed by Margaret Clifford Flanders) with additional minimal information on the DeMerritt and Came lines. Of particular interest is the 1989 (Isles of) Shoals...
Dates: circa 1852-1989

Constance Hunting collection

Identifier: 0164
Collection Scope and Content The contents of this collection include photocopies of newspaper and magazine interviews with poet, editor and publisher Hunting and a color photo of the author. Also are two undated photocopies of essays Hunting wrote and a group photograph of an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Puckerbrush Press which she founded in 1971. MWWC holds a large number of her publications.
Dates: 1979-1996

Daphne Winslow Merrill papers

Identifier: 0226
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes manuscripts of Merrill's articles and the book "More Cones From the Pines of Maine," as well as copies of published articles. Also included is literary correspondence with the publishers of Merrill's poetry. A scrapbook contains reader responses and clippings pertaining to "More Cones." There is material on the history and activities of the Maine Writers Research Club, as well as publications of other organizations with which Merrill was affiliated.
Dates: 1954-1992

Denise Levertov collection

Identifier: 0205
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes correspondence, interviews, and articles.
Dates: 1964-1986

Doris Thurston collection

Identifier: 0369
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains reviews and correspondence.
Dates: 1979

Dorothy Clarke Wilson papers

Identifier: 0394
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of two series. Series 1 contains articles about and interviews with Wilson, typescripts of some of the author's writings and one of her poems, her autobiography (74 pages), and copies of her writings published in pamphlets and periodicals. In addition there is a large collection of personal scrapbooks documenting her published works from 1933 to 1949, as well as a scrapbook chronicling a trip to India in 1950. Series 2 consists of a number of decorative objects and...
Dates: 1926-1990s

Dorothy M. Cram collection

Identifier: 0058
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes poetry and short story manuscripts as well as clippings of published material by Cram. Also included is material related to Cram's love for collies, the subject of many of her writings. Also in the collection are items from Cram's family, such as a family crest and a number of photographs. There is also correspondence, mostly between Cram and Dorothy Healy.
Dates: 1931-1987

Edith Gough Row collection

Identifier: 0298
Collection Scope and Content Includes published poetry, correspondence, and "Memoir of my grandmother, Edith Row" by Robin St. John Conover.
Dates: 1936-1989

Edith Patch collection

Identifier: 0272
Collection Scope and Content Includes articles, poems in greeting cards, and publicity.
Dates: 1913-1997

Edna St. Vincent Millay collection

Identifier: 0232
Collection Scope and Content The collection consists of photocopies of the poet's early work, copies of biographic sketches, including one by Ramona Barth, and correspondence with her mother and sisters. Also included are a few photographs of a school-aged Millay, an example of her signature, and two volumes of Tamarack, a journal edited by her sister, Norma Millay, in the 1980s. Samples of commemorative ephemera in celebration of her Maine birthright and longtime ownership and residency of Ragged Island in Maine's Casco...
Dates: 1900-1992

Elizabeth Foster collection

Identifier: 0129
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists predominantly of typescripts of the author's published and unpublished novels, novelettes, short stories, and pages from works. It is possible Foster intended to expand upon them at a later time. A few of the works exist in various editions and some typescripts include synopses and a listing of the publications to which the pieces were submitted. There is information that indicates some of Foster's agents submitted their copies of her works to this collection. The...
Dates: 1942-1994

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth papers

Identifier: 0060
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes manuscripts, diaries and notebooks, personal and professional correspondence and memorabilia, appointment books, scrapbooks, and other papers from Coatsworth's life. It is possible that Coatsworth used the scrapbooks she constructed of clipped images from magazines and other sources as inspiration for her own work. The scrapbooks also contain personal mementos from her family such as a short poem from her husband, Henry Beston, signed the Chimney Farm Farmer, a child’s...
Dates: 1854-1986

Elizabeth Lester Poole collection

Identifier: 0286
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes Poole's CV; correspondence; published photography and writings; published photos and articles; and materials related to her work at Stanley Museum, including posters, brochures, slides, Stanley family interviews, and clippings. MWWC holds copies of a book about Chansonetta Stanley Emmons signed by members of the Stanley family, Lizzy Poole, and author Marius B. Peladeau, and the periodical Fish Rapper Digest (later called Radical Journey).
Dates: 1947-2006

Ellen Hamlin Butler collection

Identifier: 0024
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes a scrapbook.
Dates: 1911

Ellen James collection

Identifier: 0190
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes correspondence, family history materials, poems and drafts, autobiographical essays, spiritualist communications, photographs, a Monhegan Island scrapbook, and a commonplace book. Also included is a three inch bronze bust of Ellen James.
Dates: 1904-1977

Florence Burrill Jacobs papers

Identifier: 0191
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes extensive files of Jacobs' manuscripts, both published and unpublished, as well as correspondence from publishers dating from the 1920s through the 1970s. Also in the collection is biographical information, including autobiographical notes, student essays about Jacobs, photographs and school-related notebooks and memorabilia. Material relating to literary organizations and poetry awards is found in folders 121-124. The collection also includes clippings and scrapbooks...
Dates: 1904-1976