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Elizabeth Chapman Poetry collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00403

Scope and Contents

Collection contains unpublished, typed collections of Chapman's own poetry (1980s-1990s), correspondence, material on readings and conferences, and periodicals and printed anthologies containing Chapman's poetry (80 items, 1993-2015). Includes materials from the Smith College Poetry Center and a biographical essay by Elizabeth Chapman. Also contains correspondence with various poets, including Naomi Shihab Nye, W.S. Merwin, and Galway Kinnell, and relating to various projects.

Dates of Materials

  • 1980 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.


3.521 linear feet (6 containers)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift : Elizabeth Biller Chapman, Smith College class of 1965

Finding aid to Elizabeth Chapman Poetry collection
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Ellice Amanna
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-29: Finding aid updated to current standards and published.

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063