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St. Louis Poetry Center Archive

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St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Poetry Concert, Box 1-2

St. Louis Poetry Center Newsletter, Box 3

Events, Box 3-4

St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Membership Anthology, Box 4

Printed Materials, Box 5

Audiovisual, Box 5

Administrative, Box 5

Outreach Programs, Box 6



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St. Louis Poetry Center Archive, 1984-2015 | MS Manuscripts

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Title: St. Louis Poetry Center Archive, 1984-2015Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1984-2015

ID: MS/MS/ms147

Primary Creator: St. Louis Poetry Center

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/18/2012

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of materials relating to the St. Louis Poetry Center. Divided into 8 series: St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Poetry Concert, St. Louis Poetry Center Newsletters, Events, St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Membership Anthology, Printed Materials, Audiovisual, Administrative, and Outreach Programs.

Collection Historical Note

The St. Louis Poetry Center began in 1946 when Mrs. Fred Armstrong saw the need to establish "a facility for writers as a means for stimulating the writing of poetry." She became the Poetry Center's first Chairman, and meetings were held on Sundays at the downtown Public Library. Writers Tennessee Williams and William Inge were in attendance during the early days of the organization. From the downtown Public Library the Poetry Center moved to Bishop Tuttle Memorial in the renown Christ Church Cathedral, and from there, starting Sunday, October 20, 1974, the Center moved to Clayton Federal Savings Bank in Webster Groves, 11 E. Lockwood, where it held monthly workshops (on the second floor) .

The first concert was given at the Garden Club's (then) new building in Shaw's Garden, now Missouri Botanical Gardens, in 1960. In 1963, the St. Louis Poetry Center was incorporated (the Center's attorney at that time was a Mr. William Armstrong) with two Boards: Board of Directors for Center Administration, and Board of Chancellors, the latter of which has since been discontinued.

Among the long term members of the Center, are the successful poets and artists, Loy Ledbetter, Ed Boccia, Lucy Hazelton, Marlene Miller, and (the Late) Bev Hopkins. The St. Louis Poetry Center, the oldest poetry center of its kind West of the Mississippi River, holds its Work Shops on the third Sunday of each month, September through April. In May the Center holds its annual Poetry Concert.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of the St. Louis Poetry Center (Nancy Hughes)

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 2012.019

Accession number MSS2016-014. Gift of the St. Louis Poetry Center (Nancy Hughes), June 10, 2016

Related Materials: See also the Lorin Cuoco Papers

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed July 2012 and July 2016


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[Series 1: St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Poetry Concert, Box 1-2, 1980-2014],
[Series 2: St. Louis Poetry Center Newsletter, Box 3, 1993-2012],
[Series 3: Events, Box 3-4, 2000-2015],
[Series 4: St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Membership Anthology, Box 4, 1984-1991],
[Series 5: Printed Materials, Box 5],
[Series 6: Audiovisual, Box 5, 2010-2014],
[Series 7: Administrative, Box 5],
[Series 8: Outreach Programs, Box 6],
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Series 1: St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Poetry Concert, Box 1-2, 1980-2014Add to your cart.
Consists of programs for the St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Poetry Concert including the following years: 1980-1988, 1991-1994, 1996-1997, 1999-2014. Also included are proofs and 3.5 inch floppy disks for 2008, CD for 2007, flyers and concert script for 2012 and 2013, and flyers for 2011 and 2014.
Series 2: St. Louis Poetry Center Newsletter, Box 3, 1993-2012Add to your cart.
Consists of copies of the St. Louis Poetry Center newsletter from 1993-2014. Some issues are missing.
Series 3: Events, Box 3-4, 2000-2015Add to your cart.
Consists of posters, mailings, and flyers for events sponsored or co-sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center. Some are also located in oversize.
Series 4: St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Membership Anthology, Box 4, 1984-1991Add to your cart.
Consists of copies of the St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Membership Anthology for 1984 and 1986-1991.
Series 5: Printed Materials, Box 5Add to your cart.
Consists of printed chapbooks printed at the behest of the St. Louis Poetry Center.
Item 1: Readings @ the Contemporary 2004-2005: An AnthologyAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Readings @ the Tap Room 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Item 3: Observable Readings 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Item 4: Myers, Gary. World EffectsAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Gudding, Gabriel. To the Sun at AnchorAdd to your cart.
2 copies
Item 6: Shirley, Aleda. Silver EndingAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Stein, Kevin. The Figure Our Bodies MakeAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Swenson, Cole. Ghosts Are HopeAdd to your cart.
2 copies
Item 9: Townsend, Ann. The Braille WoodsAdd to your cart.
Series 6: Audiovisual, Box 5, 2010-2014Add to your cart.
Consists of two recordings of poetry readings sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center
Item 1: Published and Pershied: A Reading to Benefit the St. Louis Poetry Center, 2010: April 25Add to your cart.
CD recording of poetry readings including, Bill McClellan, Ken Botnick, Loy Ledbetter, Christine Brewer, Carl Phillips, Joe Adams, Jan Greenberg, Karen Werner, William Gass, and Lorin Cuoco. Recorded at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill. See also Series III. Events
Item 2: Do Thy Will: Fourteen Shakespeare Sonnets. A Reading to Benefit the St. Louis Poetry Center, 2011: April 10Add to your cart.
CD recording of poetry readings including, Lorin Cuoco, Philip Barnes, Stacey Lynn Brown, David Clewell, William Gass, Linda Kennedy, Lyda Krewson, Adrian Matejka, Boo McLoughlin, Khnemu Menu-Ra, Robert Mitchell, Emily Pulitzer, Jessica Shoemaker, Buzz Spector, and Sally van Doren. Recorded at Blueberry Hill. See also Series III. Events
Item 3: Poets Educators Reach Out, 2012-2013Add to your cart.
DVD featuring St. Louis Poetry Center poet educators speaking to a poetry audience about their work in the outreach program of the St. Louis Poetry Center. 2 copies
Item 4: Heart to Heart, 2012: February 12Add to your cart.
DVD
Item 5: River Styx at the Tavern, 2013-2014Add to your cart.
39th season. 2 copies
Item 6: SLPC PowerPoint, 2007Add to your cart.
2 copies
Series 7: Administrative, Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Board of Directors lists and dutiesAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Corporation documentsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Correspondence, 2008-2012Add to your cart.
Item 4: Board Meeting agenda and notes, 2007-2014Add to your cart.
Item 5: Budget information, 2003-2015Add to your cart.
Item 6: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Series 8: Outreach Programs, Box 6Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence, budget information, photographs, reports, teacher's guides, printed materials, etc. for various St. Louis Poetry Center outreach programs including Elder-Probe-the-Arts.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Poetry Concert, Box 1-2, 1980-2014],
[Series 2: St. Louis Poetry Center Newsletter, Box 3, 1993-2012],
[Series 3: Events, Box 3-4, 2000-2015],
[Series 4: St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Membership Anthology, Box 4, 1984-1991],
[Series 5: Printed Materials, Box 5],
[Series 6: Audiovisual, Box 5, 2010-2014],
[Series 7: Administrative, Box 5],
[Series 8: Outreach Programs, Box 6],
[All]


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