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Women poets

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Abe Louise Young papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00399

Abe Louise Young is a poet, activist, Sophia Smith Scholar in Poetry, and a founder of the Poetry Center at Smith College. Collection contains correspondence; diaries; poetry and writings; passport; flyers, brochures and newsletters pertaining to the women's movement and lesbian activism; and miscellaneous printed material, memorabilia, and photographs. A typescript of an interview with Elizabeth Alexander, first director of the Smith Poetry Center, is also included.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2016

Adelaide Crapsey Papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00050

Instructor of English, poet. Contains biographical material, correspondence, and publications.

Dates of Materials: 1913 - 1977

Alice Gorton Hart papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00227

Poet and teacher. Primarily personal journals and notebooks, with inserts, dated from 1948 to 1988. Her undergraduate life at Smith is well documented. Materials from student life at Smith in the 1950s are included. Later journals document her marriage, friendships, and close relationship with her mother. Among the subjects she explored were poetry, women's spirituality, dreams, and the feminist movement. There are also poems and writings and a letter from Aldous Huxley.

Dates of Materials: 1948-1988

Anna Hempstead Branch papers

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00018

Anna Hempstead Branch (1875-1937) was an American poet who editor William Thomas Stead called “the Browning of American poetry. She was a member of the 1897 Smith College graduating class. The Anna Hempstead Branch Papers consist of aproximately 13 linear ft. and are primarily related to her professional and public life.

Dates of Materials: 1780-1939

Anne Rubicam Witten papers

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00017
Scope and Contents

The papers are a multi-media collection, including drafts, audio recordings (tapes, cassettes and records) and printed versions of Witten's sound poetry. Photographs, slides and drawings used in either the publication or performance of her poetry are also included. There are a few drafts of her prose writings, letters, legal documents and clippings.

Dates of Materials: 1935 - 1992

Annis Pratt papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00491

Author; Poet; Political activist; Professor, English. The Annis Pratt Papers contain diaries; writings; class notes from Smith College and the University of Wisconsin; published and unpublished poetry; correspondence; records of the Women's Caucus of Modern Languages; and materials pertaining to Pratt's participation in the Smith Centennial Project and to her involvement in the her 35th Smith reunion.

Dates of Materials: 1954 - 2005

Authors collection

Identifier: SSC-MS-00443
Abstract The Authors Collection contains small amounts of material on a number of women writers from the U.S. and abroad. Types of materials include biographical writings, articles, reviews, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials. There are also some letters, manuscripts and photographs. A large portion of the collection relates to author Margaret Mitchell, and her book and the movie, Gone With the Wind. Other authors represented include Louisa May Alcott,...
Dates of Materials: 1845-1986

Baird Leonard papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00093

Columnist; Social critic; Poet; and Humorist. Papers contain photographs, bookplates, drawings, scrapbook and correspondence with famous and lesser known writers and journalists. Includes original manuscripts and typescripts of columns, essays, articles, and verse; plus notebooks, reviews and clippings of her articles and columns.

Dates of Materials: 1909-1937

Candace Thurber Stevenson papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00155

Poet and teacher. The papers include manuscripts of poems and stories; correspondence; materials related to writers' conferences and workshops; and Stevenson's book, First the Blade. Correspondence with editors, literary agents, readers, colleagues and friends reveal her personal life and career as a poet and writer.

Dates of Materials: 1916-65

Celia Thaxter collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630361623]
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00394
Scope and Contents The collection of approximately 50 items includes materials about Celia Thaxter and Sarah Orne Jewett, including an autograph poem and an autograph letter (1878), both signed by Thaxter. There is correspondence (much of it addressed to Martin Hutner, 1981-1982), photographic slides and postcards, booklists, and bookseller catalogues. There is also an annotated copy of the typescript of a play by Asher Moore, "Sandpaper: a visit with Celia Thaxter," with a drawing of the stage set and notes...
Dates of Materials: 1878 - 1984

Christian McEwen interview with Grace Paley

 Collection — Box SSC Shared 4: [Barcode: 310183630072527]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00816

Christian McEwen is an author, editor, and educator of poetry and creative writing. This collection includes a printed transcript of interview with Grace Paley, conducted by Christian McEwen on May 4, 2011 (15 pages).

Dates of Materials: 2001-05-04

Constance Carrier papers

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00032

Constance Carrier, a member of the Smith College Class of 1929, was an American poet. The Constance Carrier Papers consist of 27 linear ft. and are primarily related to her professional and personal life, dating from 1849 to 2008 (bulk 1900-1990). The papers are arranged in 11 series.

Dates of Materials: 1801 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1900-1990

Dorothy L. Sayers Letters and Poems

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00308

The letters and poems contains ten letters of Sayers to Catherine H. Godfrey ("Tony") and additional letters to business associates. The collection also includes two manuscript collections of poems (part of one published as Sayers's The last castle, and a preprint of another poem.

Dates of Materials: 1913-1952

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 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

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

Francis Murphy correspondence to Elizabeth Biller Chapman

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630361755]
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00417
Scope and Contents

Correspondence addressed to Elizabeth Biller Chapman, including handwritten letters and cards, many of which concern Chapman's poetry. Also, some of Chapman's typed poems with Murphy's comments. Approximately 92 items.

Dates of Materials: 1990's-2016

Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford papers

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00252

Author, Poet. Letters, manuscript poems and print materials related to Harriet Prescott Spofford. Also included in the collection are letters and literary manuscripts of Richard Smith Spofford.

Dates of Materials: 1862-1920

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

Joan and Peggy Murray papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00295

Collection consists of correspondence (1931-46); clippings; writings; memorabilia; photographs; and printed material documenting the lives of mother Peggy Murray, diseuse, and daughter Joan Murray, poet.

Dates of Materials: 1880-1969; Majority of material found within 1911-1969

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

Livingston-Fulton family papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00147

Collection consists primarily of the papers of Edith Livingston Crary Smith (1874-1938), author and poet. They document family matters and commentary on political and moral issues of the day. Material includes transcripts and other material pertaining to Smith's writings; also diaries and correspondence with her daughter, Katharine Smith Stevens and husband, Alpheus Dutton Smith.

Dates of Materials: 1874-1939; Majority of material found within 1920-1939

Lola Ridge papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00131

The collection contains the papers of Lola Ridge, poet. Papers include manuscripts of poetry published in Firehead (1929); correspondence, art work, biographical material, clippings, diaries, memorabilia, photographs, reviews, and published works.

Dates of Materials: 1900-1941

Madeline Wallin Papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00332

Assistant Professor of History. Contains biographical material, correspondence, typed essays and published articles and poems.

Dates of Materials: 1888 - 1991

Marie Emilie Gilchrist papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00017

Poet, teacher, editor. Contains poetry and submission records.

Dates of Materials: 1906 - 1990

Mary B. McElwain Papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00144

Professor of Latin and Greek, Class Dean (1918-20, 1920-24, and 1926-30), and Dean at Smith College. Contains biographical material, correspondence, photographs, etc.

Dates of Materials: 1901 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1920-1942

Mary Bartlett Smith papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00377

This collection contains letters, recipes, certificates, programs, articles, correspondence, photographs, notebooks, and various published works, including poetry and a memoir, which document the life of Mary Bartlett Smith, Class of 1897.

Dates of Materials: 1875 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1893 - 1948

Mary Mackey papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00758

The collection contains the literary papers of Mary Mackey, feminist novelist and poet.

Dates of Materials: 1937 - 2023

Mary Webb papers

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00008

English poet and novelist acknowledged by the Institut Français in 1926 for "the best imaginative work in prose or verse descriptive of English life by an author who has not gained sufficient recognition." Includes 30 holographs and 58 typescript drafts of 80 poems as well as a holograph draft of a book review.

Dates of Materials: 1898-1926

May Sarton correspondence with Royce Moch Roth

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00395
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of of approximately 78 pieces of corresondence from May Sarton to Royce Moch Roth, including typed and handwritten letters and cards by Sarton and handwritten drafts of Roth's correspondence to Sarton. Also: Christmas poems (limited edition printed poems, inscribed by Sarton, 1951-1994), other printed broadside poems, and items about Sarton (including photographs, clippings, and printed articles) collected by Royce Roth.

Dates of Materials: 1942 - 1995