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"To Our Lady on the Eve of the Immaculate Conception, 1942 December 8" galley proof (corrected), 1942 December 8

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of material relating to the publication of New Poems, 1943: An Anthology of British and American Verse (New York, N.Y.: Howell, Soskin, Publishers, 1943), a collection of war poetry edited by Williams. The majority of the collection is composed of correspondence by the contributing poets to Williams, and both corrected and uncorrected galley proofs of poems. Among those who wrote to Williams are John Berryman, e. e. cummings, Robert Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Allen Tate, and Mark Van Doren. There is also a complete typed manuscript of the anthology, including Williams' introduction and background material about the 40 poets represented.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, TNS = typed note signed, and TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

"To Our Lady on the Eve of the Immaculate Conception, 1942 December 8" galley proof (corrected); Collection on New Poems, 1943, Edited by Oscar Williams, C0107, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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