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Phelps, Robert, 1951-1964
Collection Description & Creator Information
These archives contain the records of The Hudson Review, one of the most notable and influential American literary quarterlies of the post-World War II era. Reflecting the history of this New York City-based magazine, the bulk of material dates from 1947 to 2014. In addition, these archives contain the personal papers of founding editor Frederick Morgan (1922-2004), who was also a published poet and translator. Files include author correspondence, manuscripts, various items reflecting the editing and production of the magazine (proofs, galleys, advertising and publicity materials, internal editorial memos), and items related to the Bennett Award, a literary prize honoring HR founding editor Joseph Bennett (1922-1972) that was awarded bi-annually from 1976 to 1994. A special grouping of material (correspondence, typescripts, proofs, printing plates) related to the modernist poet and critic Ezra Pound and his association with The Hudson Review is also included. Frederick Morgan's personal papers contain correspondence with his friends and family, drafts and manuscripts of his writings, his personal journals and diaries, files related to his time as a student, and photographs. Among the numerous prominent authors, critics, intellectuals, and translators published by The Hudson Review and represented in the files are Saul Bellow, Isaiah Berlin, Yves Bonnefoy, Kenneth Burke, Hayden Carruth, E. M. Cioren, T. S. Eliot, Robert Fitzgerald, Northrop Frye, Wyndham Lewis, Robert Lowell, Hugh MacDiarmid, Thomas Mann, Marianne Moore, Saint-John Perse, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Allen Tate, William Carlos Williams, and Yvor Winters.
The archives for the years 2006 to 2014, which were received as a later addition, include author files and correspondence, issue files, financial and administrative documents, circulation and publicity materials, as well as files regarding two Hudson Review anthologies, Writes of Passage (2008) and Poets Translate Poets (2013); its Writers in the Schools program, which began in the mid 1990s; and correspondence, printed materials, and objects related to the life and work of Frederick Morgan.
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No materials were separated from the collection during 2015 processing.
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- Access Restrictions:
Open for research.
- 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.
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Phelps, Robert; Hudson Review Archives, C1091, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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