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Lee Anderson Papers (MSS004)

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Correspondence

Manuscripts

Material Toward Books

Notebooks

Audiotapes

Manuscript Material by Others

The Yale Series of Recorded Poets

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Lee Anderson Papers (MSS004), 1933-1972 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Lee Anderson Papers (MSS004), 1933-1972Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1933-1972

ID: MSS/MSS/004

Primary Creator: Lee Anderson, 1896-1972

Extent: 42.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series 1: Correspondence is divided into three subseries. Subseries  I. 1. Personal correspondence, 1933-1974; letters filed chronologically by author, includes selected manuscripts, by others filed with letters, Boxes 1-7. Subseries I. 2. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1933-1972, letters filed chronologically, Box 8. Subseries I. 3. John Trimmer Journal, 1963-1969, consists of letters Lee Anderson wrote to his friend John Trimmer, which he regarded as journal entries.

Series 2: Manuscripts is divided into four subseries. Subseries II. 1. Titled Poems, arranged alphabetically, Boxes 10-11. Subseries II. 2. Untitled poems and fragments, Boxes 12-13. Subseries II. 3. Essays, Box 14. Subseries II. 4. Classroom and teaching, Box 15.

Series 3: Materials Toward Books is divided into seven subseries. Subseries III. 1. Prevailing Winds; Subseries III. 2. The Floating World and Other Poems; Subseries III. 3. Nags Head; Subseries III. 4. Bearstone Tetralogy; Subseries III. 5. The Treasure Hunt Murder; Subseries III. 6 [The Oral Interpretation of Literature]; Subseries III. 7. Miscellaneous Galleys, Boxes 16-26.

Series 4: Notebooks, Boxes 27-33.

Series 5: Audiotapes, Boxes 34-38.

Series 6: Manuscript Material by Others (excluding manuscripts located in Subseries I. 1 and Series V.) Includes Book of Gems, autograph book containing holograph poems by various authors, Box 39. Also includes unpublished essays by others on the work of Lee Anderson, Box 39.

Series 7: The Yale Series of Recorded Poets includes material relating to Anderson's involvement with this project, Box 40.

Series 8: Miscellany, Boxes 41-42.

Collection Historical Note

Lee Anderson (1896-1972) was an American poet.  He was born in Saxton, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I and spent several years as a self-employed printer and farmer in western Pennsylvania. In 1942, he published his collection of poetry, Prevailing Winds. Anderson became interested in poetry readings and the oral aspects of poetry and began to record contemporary poets reading their work onto audiotape. At first, Anderson kept the recordings for his personal collection but soon he was asked by the Library of Congress to record and submit recorded poetry readings to the library. In 1955, Yale University acquired Anderson's complete collection of more than 500 tapes of contemporary British and American poets reading from their work, including duplicates of recordings donated to the Library of Congress. In addition, Yale hired Anderson as a Research Associate. While at Yale, he helped produce the Yale Series of Recorded Poets, a collection of LP records of poets reading their work which was derived largely from Anderson's tape collection.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS 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.)

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


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Series 3: Material Toward BooksAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3.1: Prevailing Winds [poem], 1941Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various drafts, autograph and typescript (incomplete, ca. 100 pages); 2 notebooks containing autograph drafts; typescript labelled "fair copy" (30 pages); drawings with commentary (9 pages); page proofs with autograph corrections (47 pages); printer's mockup of the book in slipcase.Add to your cart.
7 items
Sub-Series 3.2: The Floating World and Other Poems [collection], 1956Add to your cart.
Box 17-18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various drafts, autograph and typescript (ca. 650 pages); 2 typescripts with corrections, printer's copies (91 pages, 37 pages); 3 sets of corrected galleys.Add to your cart.
4 items
Sub-Series 3.3: Nags Head [collection], 1960Add to your cart.
Box 19-20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various drafts, autograph and typescript (ca. 1100 pages); typescript carbon of title poem (12 pages in folder); typescript with author's corrections and instructions to printer or typist, possibly printer's copy (62 pages); 1 set of corrected galleys.Add to your cart.
4 items
Sub-Series 3.4: Bearstone Tetralogy [collection], ca. 1971Add to your cart.
Box 21-25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Consists of the author's revised versions of his three previous collections, along with the concluding poem, Bearstone, to what he conceived to be a tetralogy. The collection was never published. Various drafts, autograph and typescript,Add to your cart.
ca. 4500 pages
Sub-Series 3.5: The Treasure Hunt Murder [unpublished], 1935Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bound typescript with front cover missingAdd to your cart.
250 pages, 1 item
Sub-Series 3.6: [The Oral Interpretation of Poetry] [Untitled textbook], ca. 1971Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Material toward a projected textbook on the oral interpretation of poetry. Consists of various material to be included in the book, most of which duplicates material found in Anderson's essays and classroom/lecture material (ca. 100 pages); 4 letters to prospective publishers (5 pages); carbon of letter sent by Anderson.Add to your cart.
7 items
Sub-Series 3.7: Miscellaneous GalleysAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous galleys for unidentified publication, various titled poems.Add to your cart.
ca. 21 items

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