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Women poets

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Abe Louise Young papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00399
Overview 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: 1983 - 2007

Adelaide Crapsey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00050
Overview Instructor of English, poet. Contains biographical material, correspondence, and publications.
Dates: 1913 - 1977

Alice Gorton Hart papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00227
Overview 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: 1948-1988

Anna Hempstead Branch papers

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00018
Overview 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: 1780-1939

Anne Rubicam Witten papers

 Collection
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: 1935 - 1992

Annis Pratt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00491
Overview 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: 1954-2005

Authors collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00443
Overview 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, Elizabeth...
Dates: 1845-1986

Baird Leonard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00093
Overview 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: 1909-1937

Candace Thurber Stevenson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00155
Overview 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: 1916-65

Celia Thaxter collection

 Collection — Box 1
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 on...
Dates: 1878 - 1984

Christian McEwen interview with Grace Paley

 Collection — Box SSC Shared 4: Series Accession 2018-S-0057 [Barcode: 310183630072527]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00816
Overview 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: 2001-05-04

Constance Carrier papers

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00032
Overview 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: 1801 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1900-1990

Dorothy L. Sayers Letters and Poems

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00308
Overview 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: 1913-1952

Edward Butscher collection of papers on Sylvia Plath

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00002
Overview 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: 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: 1980 - 2015

Elizabeth Sigmund collection of papers on Sylvia Plath

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00443
Overview 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: 1961 - 2002

Francis Murphy correspondence to Elizabeth Biller Chapman

 Collection — Box 1
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: 1990's-2016

Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford papers

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00252
Overview 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: 1862-1920

Helle collection of Plath family photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00273
Overview 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: 1910-1963

Joan and Peggy Murray papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00295
Overview 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: 1880-1969; Majority of material found within 1911-1969

Livingston-Fulton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00147
Overview 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: 1874-1939; Majority of material found within 1920-1939

Lola Ridge papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00131
Overview 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: 1900-1941

Madeline Wallin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00332
Overview Assistant Professor of History. Contains biographical material, correspondence, typed essays and published articles and poems.
Dates: 1888 - 1991

Marie Emilie Gilchrist papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00017
Overview Poet, teacher, editor. Contains poetry and submission records.
Dates: 1906 - 1990

Mary B. McElwain Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00144
Overview 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: 1901 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1920-1942

Mary Bartlett Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00377
Overview 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: 1875 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1893 - 1948

Mary Mackey papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00758
Overview The collection contains the literary papers of Mary Mackey, feminist novelist and poet.
Dates: 1947 - 2017

Mary Webb papers

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00008
Overview 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: 1898-1926

May Sarton correspondence with Royce Moch Roth

 Collection — Box 1
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: 1951 - 1995

Mildred Louise Boie Saunders papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00247
Overview Poet; editor; professor, English; and Red Cross worker, World War II. Collection is primarily personal correspondence, including a lifetime of letters to her twin sister, which read as a personal journal and document her career, romances, family relations, experiences in psychoanalysis, and world events. Other material includes photographs; writings; a travel diary from a trip to Europe; and reports to the Red Cross from Italy and Egypt during World War II.
Dates: 1914-1997; Majority of material found within 1928-1960