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Collection Overview

Creator:
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971.
Title:
Bennett Cerf Correspondence Regarding the Ezra Pound Controversy (1946)
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/hq37vn65q
Dates:
1946
Size:
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of responses from the public to Bennet Cerf's appeal (1946) to readers of his "Trade Winds" column in the Saturday Review of Literature on the question of the exclusion of Ezra Pound's poetry from an anthology of English and American poetry being published by Random House.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of responses from the public to Cerf's appeal (1946) to readers of his "Trade Winds" column in the Saturday Review of Literature on the question of the exclusion of Pound's poetry from an anthology of English and American poetry being published by Random House. The appeal was made in the January 9 issue of SRL , and the results and extracts of the letters were published in the March 16 issue.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Letters are arranged in alphabetical order, each folder containing a range of names.

Collection Creator Biography:

Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971.

Co-founder of the New York publisher Random House, Bennett Cerf made regular television appearances on the panel game show What's My Line?

Collection History

Acquisition:

The gift of Mr. Robert A. Corrigan in 1968.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Bennett Cerf Correspondence Regarding the Ezra Pound Controversy (1946); Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/hq37vn65q
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1