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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

Miscellaneous



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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 Also includes unpublished essays by others on the work of Lee Anderson, Box 39.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 Books],
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[Series 6: Manuscript Material by Others],
[Series 7: The Yale Series of Recorded Poets],
[Series 8: Miscellaneous],
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Series 5: AudiotapesAdd to your cart.

Material in this series consists of unpublished audiotapes of readings by Anderson and others. All tapes are reel-to-reel and have been digitally preserved. CD copies are available for use.

All items located in the Film and Media vault.

Box 34Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lee Anderson Reading, [No date]Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 2: Carlyle Mitzell Reading Lee Anderson's "The Floating World", 1962: November 9Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 3: Lee Anderson Reading a poetry lecture titled Contemporary American and British Poetry, [No date]Add to your cart.

7 1/2 i.p.s

Various poets reading from their work, includes the following: Allen Tate, John C. Ransom, Richard Blackmur, Conard Aiken, and John Hall Wheelock

Item 4: Lee Anderson Reading his poems. (Potosi, Pa), 1951: September 16Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 5: Lee Anderson Reading his poems. (Patosi, Pa.), 1952: August 29Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 6: Roy Basler Reading Lee Anderson's Nags Head, [No date]Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 7: Beroldingen [music], 1967: April 4Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 8: Lee Anderson Reading poetry to accompanying music, [No date]Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 9: Various poets reading from their work, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s Weldon Kees, Merril Morre, Louis MacNeice, etc
Item 10: Lee Anderson Reading from Bearstone Part 4, 1969: June 14Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Box 35Add to your cart.
Item 11: Lee Anderson Reading from Nags Head (Potosi, Pa.), 1960: March 6Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 12: Lee Anderson reading from Nags Head Part 4, 1960: March 6Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 13: Lee Anderson reading his poemsAdd to your cart.
Recorded at 15 1/2 i.p.s
Item 14: Lee Anderson Lecturing on the reading of poetry, 1964: June 26Add to your cart.

7 1/2 i.p.s

Includes various poets reading from their work, Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, Richard Blackmur, Conrad Aiken

Item 15: Illustrations, [1963]Add to your cart.

7 1/2 i.p.s

Various poets reading from their work, includes the following: Isabella Gardner, Spencer Brown, Allen Tate, John Crow Ransom, R.P. Blackmur, Conrad Aiken, John Hall Wheelock, Ann Ridler, William Jay Smith, and John Ciardi. Anderson used this tape to illustrate his letters.

Item 16: Lee Anderson Lecturing on the reading of poetry, 1959: February 8Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 17: [Six poets reading], [No date]Add to your cart.
Includes the following: Robert Frost reading and discussing his poetry;, [unidentified poet]; Lewis Hull, Berkeley, May 24, 1952; Merrill Moore, Boston, May 9, 1953; [Unidentified poet, reading "Prayer the Night Before Easter," [No date]; Louis MacNeice reading, "Visitation VI, [No date]. This tape was possibly used by Anderson to illustrate his lectures.
Item 18: Lee Anderson Reading his poetry, [No date]Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 19: Lee Anderson Lecturing on the poetry of Robert Frost, [No date]Add to your cart.

7 1/2 i.p.s

Features reading by Robert Frost from the Yale Recording and Don Geiger reading Frost's work

Item 20: Lee Anderson Reading his poetry, [1969]Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Box 36Add to your cart.
Item 21: Lee Anderson Lecturing on the poetry of Robert Frost, [1964]Add to your cart.

7 1/2 i.p.s

Features recording of Robert Frost, Weldon Kees, and Louis MacNeice

Item 22: Lee Anderson Reading his poems, 1965: April 15Add to your cart.

7 1/2 i.p.s

Practice reading for Tuscon

Item 23: Richard Eberhart Reading selected poems. Cambridge, Mass., 1951: May 13Add to your cart.

7 1/2 i.p.s

Radio station WCFM broadcast, "Poet Americana." Selections were taken from Eberhart's recording for the Library of Congress series of recorded poets.

Item 24: John Trimmer Reading from the work of Paul Valery and William Butler Yeats. Potosi, Pa., 1952: October 12Add to your cart.
7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 25: Richard Eberhart Reading his poetry. Frostberg State College, 1966: November 14Add to your cart.
3 3/4 i.p.s
Item 26a: Side 1: Lee Anderson Reading at Frostberg State College Poetry Festival, 1968: April 27Add to your cart.
Item 26b: Side 2: Josephine Jacobsen Reading at Frostberg State College Poetry Festival, 1968: April 27Add to your cart.

3 3/4 i.p.s

Also includes a cassette tape copy.

Item 27: Elliott Coleman Reading at Frostberg State College Poetry Festival, 1968: April 29Add to your cart.
3 3/4 i.p.s
Item 28: Richard Eberhart Reading at Frostberg State College Poetry Festival, 1968: April 28Add to your cart.
3 3/4 i.p.s
Item 29a: Side 1: Carolyn Kizer Reading at Frostberg State College Poetry Festival, 1968: April 27Add to your cart.
Item 29b: Panel Discussion at Frostberg State College Poetry Festival, 1968: April 28Add to your cart.

Panelists include Richard Eberhart, Carolyn Kizer, Josephine Jacobsen, and Elliott Coleman.

Includes cassette tape copy.

Box 37-38Add to your cart.
Item 30: Lee Anderson and Josephine Jacobsen Reading their poetry at the Library of Congress, April 24, 1970. Introduction by William Jay Smith, Library of Congress Consultant in Poetry., 1970: April 24Add to your cart.
3 reels, 7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 31: Richard Eberhart Reading and discussing his poetry, [No date]Add to your cart.
2 reels, 7 1/2 i.p.s
Item 32-42: Lee Anderson Reading his poetry and lecturing.Add to your cart.
Item A-1: Lee Anderson reading Nags Head 1 and 2, 1963: September 13Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-2: Lee Anderson reading, 1952: February 4Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-3: Lee Anderson reading The Floating World, 1956: July 19Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-4: Lee Anderson reading Prevailing Winds, 1955: February 4Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-5: Lee Anderson reading shorter poems, 1956: August 2Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-6: Side 1: Backwards Side 2: Lee Anderson reading his poems, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-7: The Floating World, [February 27, 1964]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-8: Possibly the Floating World, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-9: Nags Head Tape I, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-10: John Trimmer, 1954: May 30Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-11: Nags Head Tape 2, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-12: Bearstone One, 1968: May 26Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-13: Nags Head 1, 2, and 3, 1960: March 8Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-14: Crest of Ridge, 1956: August 22Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-15: Nags Head 1 and 2, 1963: November 11Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-16: Floating World, 1952: July 16Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-17: Bearstone Parts II and III, 1969: June 11-14Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-18: The Floating World, 1956: July 19Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-19: Nags Head to Ruth (Ruth's comments on Nags Head) Includes Lee Anderson, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-20: Lee Anderson reading Nag's Head, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-21: Lee Anderson practice reading Nags Head for San Francisco for September 24th Parts 1 and 2, 1963: August 12Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-22: New shorter poems, 1969: April 25Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-23: Nags Head Part 4, 1963: September 13Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-24: Nags Head 4, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-25: Lee Anderson reading Prevailing Winds Parts 1 and 2 with John Trimmer introduction, 1952: February 4Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-26: Floating World, 1956: July 19Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-27: Jhenne, To Crest of Ridge, The Shorter Poems from Poets of Today III, 1956: August 22Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-28: Nags Head, 1957: August 29Add to your cart.
Item A-29: Bearstone Part 3, 1968: August 1Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-30: Nags Head, 47th and final revision of Part I, 1957: December 14Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-31: Lee Anderson shorter poems from Poets of Today, 1956: August 26Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-32: Lee Anderson reading, 1956: July 19Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-33: Bearstone Part 3 and 4, 1969: June 28Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-34: Lee Anderson reading and discussing Robert Frost, 1961: May 18Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-35: Side 1: Backwards, Side 2: Lee Anderson reading Robert Frost, Ted Hughes, Don Geiger, and James Schevill, 1963: June 26Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-36: Second lecture part 2 on the reading of poetry, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-37: Fish Hawk, The Moment, The Sliding Board, etc, 1951: November 23Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-38: John Trimmer reading Nag's Head, 1959: December 11Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-39: Lee Anderson practice, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-40: Sanders Tape 2, T.S. Eliot reading from his work and Anderson discussing it, 1968: August 13Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-41: Sanders, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-42: Dorsey Brode, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-43: Dorsey Brode, [No date]Add to your cart.
Item A-44: Dorsey Brode discussing coal mining, [No date]Add to your cart.

1 reel

Original box contained two photographs which were removed to Series VIII Photographs.

Item A-45: Clyde Kline, Folklore 2, 1951: June 17Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-46: Conversation. Also contains Part III of Nag's Head practice, 1954: February 15Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-47: Louis Macleaish and Jane Beyers, 1967: May 11Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-48: John Trimmer introduction to Prevailing Winds, 1951Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-49: Clyde Kline, Folklore, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-50: Lee Anderson and Josephine Jacobsen reading their poetry at the Library of Congress, introduction by William Jay Smith, Library of Congress Consultant in Poetry, 1970: April 27Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-51: Conrad Aiken reading, 1951: JuneAdd to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-52: Robert Frost reading (5), [No date]Add to your cart.
Item A-53: Robert Frost reading (4), [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-54: Radio station EXP, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-55: Tales of Hoffman, Opera recording from the radio, also Lee Anderson reading, 1955Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-56: Music, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-57: Song for the Rose, Paris Spring Song, Invitation to A, 1960: March 8Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-58: Lee Anderson reading The Floating World, 1956: July 19Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-59: Lee Anderson reading, 1952: February 4Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-60: Blank, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-61: Birds chirping, [No date]Add to your cart.
1 reel
Item A-62: Lee Anderson reading Bearstone II for the Library of Congress, 1969: June 20Add to your cart.
1 reel

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[Series 7: The Yale Series of Recorded Poets],
[Series 8: Miscellaneous],
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