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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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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 Also includes unpublished essays by others on the work of Lee Anderson, Box 39.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 7: The Yale Series of Recorded PoetsAdd to your cart.
From 1959-1961 Anderson was the coordinator of the Yale Series of Recorded Poets, a recording project in which a number of outstanding British and American poets recorded their poetry for release in the Yale Series. The following material relates from Anderson's involvement with the project.
Folder 7.1: General Correspondence: Yale Poetry SeriesAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence relating to Anderson's involvement with the Yale Series and in particular with his later attempts to sell his literary papers to Yale. Starred (*) correspondence is included in the general index to the Lee Anderson Papers. Except where indicated all correspondence is directed to Lee Anderson.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Item 1: Anderson, LeeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Donald Gallup, Curator of American Literature, YaleAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1961: January 19Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1966: July 6Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1966: August 11Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1966: August 20Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1966: August 25Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1969: September 24Add to your cart.
Also included, ca. 50 pages legal documents related to Anderson's attempts to sell his papers to Yale
Item 2: To Alvin Kernan, Yale UniversityAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1966: August 25Add to your cart.
Item 3: To Maynard Mack, English Dept., YaleAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1966: August 4Add to your cart.
Item 2: Ellsworth, John S.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1966: July 18Add to your cart.
Item 3: Gallup, DonaldAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1966: May 31Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1966: August 9Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1966: August 30Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1968: February 29Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1969: April 14Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1969: July 1Add to your cart.
Item 7: 1969: July 17Add to your cart.
Item 8: 1969: July 28Add to your cart.
Item 9: 1969: July 28Add to your cart.
Item 10: 1969: August 8Add to your cart.
Item 11: 1969: September 7Add to your cart.
Item 12: 1970: October 15Add to your cart.
Item 13: 1970: November 10Add to your cart.
Item 4: Kone, Elliott, Audio-Visual Dept, YaleAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1959: June 19Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1959: June 19Add to your cart.
Item 5: Mack, MaynardAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1966: July 25Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1969: October 20Add to your cart.
2 folders, ca. 60 items
Folder 7.2: Editorial MatterAdd to your cart.
Includes material relating to the issuing of specific records in the Yale Series, particularly with editorial matters relating to the jacket copy. Material relating to the following recordings is included.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Item 6: Ted HughesAdd to your cart.

1 folder, 4 items

Includes Lee Anderson's typescript drafts of the jacket copy (3 copies), 17 pages; along with proofs of the jacket copy.

Item 7: Marianne MooreAdd to your cart.

1 folder, 35 items

Included is correspondence related to the recording of Moore, correspondents include Louis Martz, Lee Anderson, and *Geoffrey Hartman who wrote the jacket copy.

Item 8: Louis SimpsonAdd to your cart.

1 folder, 15 items

Includes correspondence related to the issuing of the record, including letters arranging the recording session, requests for permissions to publishers, and contractual materials. Correspondents include Lee Anderson, Louis Martz, and *Louis Simpson.

Item 9: Vernon WatkinsAdd to your cart.

Includes Anderson's typescript drafts (4 sets), 24 pages; one set of proofs; and a photocopy of the record jacket. 1 folder, 5 items

Consists of materials relating to the jacket copy which was written by Lee Anderson.

Item 10: Ted WeissAdd to your cart.

1 folder, 13 items

Consists of correspondence related to the issuing of the record, correspondents include Louis Martz, Lee Anderson, and Elliott Kone; one set of corrected proofs for the jacket copy, which was written by Martz; photocopy of the accompanying text for the record.

Folder 7.3: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Item 11: Includes various lists of poets, booklets and promotional material relating to the Yale Series, and accompanying texts for three of the records in the series: Conrad Aiken, Lee Anderson, R.P. BlackmurAdd to your cart.
15 items

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