Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
Abe Louise Young papers
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.
Adelaide Crapsey Papers
Instructor of English, poet. Contains biographical material, correspondence, and publications.
Alice Gorton Hart papers
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.
Anna Hempstead Branch papers
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.
Anne Rubicam Witten papers
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.
Annis Pratt papers
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Pratt Papers contain diaries; writings; class notes from Smith College and the University of Wisconsin; published and unpublished poetry; correspondence; records of the Women's Caucus of Modern Languages; and materials pertaining to Pratt's participation in the Smith Centennial Project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.
Baird Leonard papers
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.
Candace Thurber Stevenson papers
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.
Celia Thaxter collection
Christian McEwen interview with Grace Paley
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).
Constance Carrier papers
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.
Dorothy L. Sayers Letters and Poems
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.
Edward Butscher collection of papers on Sylvia Plath
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.
Elizabeth Chapman Poetry collection
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.
Elizabeth Sigmund collection of photographs and correspondence related to Sylvia Plath
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.
Francis Murphy correspondence to Elizabeth Biller Chapman
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.
Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford papers
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.
Helle collection of Plath family photographs
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.
Joan and Peggy Murray papers
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.
Judith Raymo Collection of Sylvia Plath at Smith College
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.
Livingston-Fulton family papers
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.
Lola Ridge papers
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.
Madeline Wallin Papers
Assistant Professor of History. Contains biographical material, correspondence, typed essays and published articles and poems.
Marie Emilie Gilchrist papers
Poet, teacher, editor. Contains poetry and submission records.
Mary B. McElwain Papers
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.
Mary Bartlett Smith papers
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.
Mary Mackey papers
The collection contains the literary papers of Mary Mackey, feminist novelist and poet.
Mary Webb papers
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.
May Sarton correspondence with Royce Moch Roth
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.