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Collection Overview

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Ezra Pound Collection on Japanese Drama
Manuscripts Division
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circa 1916-1917
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Contains five typescript translations by American poet Ezra Pound of Japanese Noh plays by Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443), H. Monogatei, and others, and several essays and miscellaneous notes by Pound.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains five typescript translations by Pound of Japanese Noh plays by Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443), H. Monogatei, and others, and several essays and miscellaneous notes by Pound relating to Japanese stagecraft. In addition, there are two notebooks, musical notations of Japanese text, and various notes by Ernest Fenollosa, with some annotations by Pound, concerning Japanese drama. Pound was Fenollosa's literary executor and edited several works from his notes on the Noh, a classical form of Japanese dance-drama.

Collection Creator Biography:

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.

American poet and critic, leader of the Imagists, Ezra Pound was also a scholar and respected translator.

Collection History


Purchased in 1989 from Howard Woolmer acting as an agent for Omar Pound.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Peter Runfola '2012 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Ezra Pound Collection on Japanese Drama; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1