Annual Student Poetry Contest records
Scope and Contents
Administrative records, submitted work, and lists of winners and honorable mentions for the UB Student Poetry Prizes. Contains contest advertisements, award ceremony programs, and spreadsheets with contestant information. Also includes digital copies of submissions and contestant spreadsheet from the 2021 UB Student Poetry Prizes.
- Modified: March 24, 2021
- Migrated: May-June 2021
Terms of Access
This collection may only be accessed on-site within the library at this time.
Pursuant to University Archives Restricted Records Policy on identifiable student records, access to portions of this collection is RESTRICTED until March 2096. Access to portions of Series I. Administrative records is RESTRICTED as follows: Contestant Spreadsheet, Contest Flyer and Michael Basinski's Remarks, 2015 (RESTRICTED until 2090); Contestant Spreadsheet, Contest Flyer and Awards Ceremony Scripts, 2016 (RESTRICTED until 2091), Writing Prizes Sheet and Contestant Spreadsheet, 2017 (RESTRICTED until 2092); Contestant spreadsheet, 2021 (RESTRICTED until March 2096). Access to portions of Series II. Contest winners, honorable mentions, and entries is RESTRICTED as follows: Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize submissions, 2021 (RESTRICTED until March 2096).
Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
The Academy of American Poets (AAP) University and College Poetry Prize is open to University at Buffalo graduate and undergraduate students. Winning poems are published by AAP and appear on the University Libraries website.
The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets in all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Academy sponsors national programs and several of the most important awards for poetry in the United States. The University and College Poetry Prizes were established in 1955 and are now offered at over 200 colleges and universities each year.
The Academy of American Poets Prize was first offered at the University at Buffalo in 1974 and is now awarded annually for the best poem or collection of poems submitted by a UB undergraduate or graduate student. The Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize was established in 2010 and is awarded annually for the best poem or collection of poems submitted by a UB graduate student. The Friends of the University Libraries Undergraduate Poetry Prize, unafilliated with the AAP, is awarded annually for the best poem or collection of poems submitted by a UB undergraduate student.
No competition was held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UB Student Poetry Prizes competition was held virtually for the first time in 2021.
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Language of Materials
Records from the UB Student Poetry Prizes, which include the Academy of American Poets Prize, Friends of the University Libraries Undergraduate Poetry Prize, and the Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize.
This collection is arranged in two series:
Born-digital materials are integrated into their corresponding series based on content. The original order of the files is retained.
Materials transferred to University Archives annually from University Libraries. Digital records from the 2021 UB Student Poetry Prizes were shared with University Archives by Poetry Collection curator James Maynard via Box and downloaded by Archives staff in May 2021.
Accruals and Additions
Further accruals are expected to this collection.
Collection processed by Stephanie Tocco, May 2007. Additional records processed by William Offhaus, May 2012. Digital materials processed by Grace Trimper, May 2021.
This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies.
- State University of New York at Buffalo. University Libraries (Repository, Organization)
- State University of New York at Buffalo. University Libraries (Contributor, Organization)
- The Poetry Collection (Donor, Organization)
- Finding Aid for the Annual Student Poetry Contest records
- Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Tocco, William Offhaus, and Grace Trimper
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