Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Works/Writings, 1936-1954

5 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected notes, drafts, holograph and typescript manuscripts, and correspondence of Bogan. Included are her translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's novel Elective Affinities and a large number of critical essays concerning the works of W. H. Auden, R. P. Blackmur, Elizabeth Bowen, Isak Dinesen, Paul Eluard, Andre Gide, Goethe, Henry James, Ezra Pound, Rainer Maria Rilke, Paul Rosenfeld, Paul Valery, Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, and others. Also present are book and poetry reviews for the New Yorker; lectures on poetry; essays on folk art and literary criticism; poems and galley proofs for Poems and New Poems (1941); a small selection of poems by Herbert Cahoon; and correspondence containing some letters from Jerome Mellquist.


This series is arranged into thirteen subseries: Translation, Critical Essays From Other Authors' Anthologies, Critical Essays From Bogan's Anthologies, Critical Essays from Miscellaneous Periodicals, Book Reviews in the New Yorker, Book Reviews, Blurbs in the New Yorker, Blurbs [unidentified source], Miscellaneous Prose Writings, Miscellaneous Notes and Fragments, Lectures and Speeches, Poetry Manuscripts, and Poetry by Herbert Cahoon.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

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:

Series 1: Works/Writings; Louise Bogan Papers, C0109, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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