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Plath, Sylvia


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Young Fisher papers

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00031

Alfred Young Fisher was an English professor at Smith College from 1937-1967. He was known in academic circles for his study of James Joyce. His papers include manuscripts of short stories, poems, scholarly studies, proposed movie scripts, extensive notes, journals and diaries, galley proofs, letters and audio tapes.

Dates of Materials: 1903 - 1970

Edward Butscher collection of papers on Sylvia Plath

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00002

Teacher and writer from New York. Includes Butscher's correspondence about Plath and typescripts of his biographies, copies of some of Plath's correspondence, writings, and family documents, critical essays about Plath, and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1918-1976; Majority of material found within 1946-1976

Elizabeth Sigmund collection of photographs and correspondence related to Sylvia Plath

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00443

Materials documenting Elizabeth Sigmund’s relationship with Sylvia Plath and with Plath’s family, friends, literary estate, publishers, and biographers. The collection includes photographs of Sylvia Plath and her family, personal correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Dates of Materials: 1961 - 2002

Helle collection of Plath family photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630362803]
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00273

This collection of Plath family photographs includes photographs of Otto Plath and his siblings, of Aurelia Schober Plath, Warren and Sylvia Plath and various other Schober relatives.

Dates of Materials: 1910-1963

Houghton Mifflin Company collection on Bitter Fame

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00003

Papers collected by the Houghton Mifflin Company for their 1989 publication of Anne Stevenson's biography Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath. Includes correspondence and legal papers concerning the project, as well as research notes, drafts, corrections, press clippings, and photocopies of illustrations.

Dates of Materials: 1954-1991

Jane V. Anderson papers

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00342
Abstract Jane V. Anderson attended Smith College at the same time as Sylvia Plath, and both women suffered mental breakdowns and were hospitalized at the same time at McLean Hospital near Boston. She spent the major portion of her career in private practice as a psychiatrist in Brookline, Mass. and taught in the Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her papers include biographical materials, letters from Sylvia Plath and Richard Norton to Anderson and scholarly papers by Anderson. The bulk...
Dates of Materials: 1950 - 2010

Judith Raymo Collection of Sylvia Plath at Smith College

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00451

The materials in this collection represent a portion of Judith Raymo's Sylvia Plath collection, assembled by Judith Raymo. Judith Raymo (Smith College Class of 1953) collected Sylvia Plath’s work for three-decades before donating the collection to the Mortimer Rare Book Collection at Smith College.

Dates of Materials: 1953 - 2021

Peter Keating Steinberg collection of newspaper articles related to Sylvia Plath's first suicide attempt

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630361508]
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00331
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of contemporary newspaper articles on Sylvia Plath’s first suicide attempt on August 24, 1953. These articles, many which cite Plath's "disappearance," were gathered for an essay by Steinberg entitled: "They had to call and call: the search for Sylvia Plath." It was published in: Plath profiles 3, summer, 2010. A bibliography is included, as well as electronic versions of the articles.

Dates of Materials: 1953

Photograph of Ted Hughes at a roadside picnic in Wisconsin, 1959 July

 Item — Box 22: Series 6 [Barcode: 310183630432242], Folder: 24
Scope and Contents

Black and white photograph with Sylvia Plath's inscription “Roadside picnic in Wisconsin, Summer 1959” on the back.

Dates of Materials: 1959 July

Photograph of Ted Hughes overlooking the North Dakota prairie, 1959 July

 Item — Box 22: Series 6 [Barcode: 310183630432242], Folder: 25
Scope and Contents

Black and white photograph with “Ted overlooking our first Western prairie, Summer 1959” inscribed on the back by Sylvia Plath.

Dates of Materials: 1959 July

Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00202
Abstract Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse was a psychiatrist, theologian, and ordained Episcopal priest known for being poet Syvia Plath's psychiatrist, and for her theological publications related to homosexuality, sex, and women in the Christian church. This collection contains materials reflecting both her personal and professional lives, most of it from about 1970 and later. The collection contains a small amount of materials related to Sylvia Plath, which have been put in separate series for ease of...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1999, 2008

Sylvia Plath collection

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00045

The Sylvia Plath Collection contains writings by and about the American poet, novelist, and Smith College graduate, including poems, journals, articles, and correspondence to and from Plath. The bulk of the collection is manuscript, printed, or published materials but also includes realia, and audio/visual materials.

Dates of Materials: approximately 1930-1998

Sylvia Plath Papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00142

Professor of English at Smith College and poet, novelist, and essayist. Contains biographical information, photographs, press releases, writings by and about Plath.

Dates of Materials: 1950 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1952-1963