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Aaron Rosen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0115

Scope and Contents

The Aaron Rosen papers contains notebooks, correspondence with poets, poetry drafts, works shared with Aaron Rosen by other poets, articles, and chapbooks.

Accruals received in 2021 include nine notebooks, correspondence between Rosen and Jan Gorden, postcards from Carol Cook, Ann Colley, and Irving Massey, and annotated first editions of Taps for Space and Reluctant Mirrors.


  • circa 1962-2018


Terms of Access and Use

The Aaron Rosen papers are open to researchers.


Copyright of 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 [University Archives or Poetry Collection] before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

Aaron Rosen was born in Utica, New York in 1926. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He taught for many years at SUNY Buffalo as a professor of English where he also served as Provost of Arts and Letters. Rosen's work has appeared in numerous journals including Choice, Epoch, Hambone, Kenyon Review, and Partisan Review. His collections of poetry published by The Sheep Meadow Press include Traces, Taps for Space, Reluctant Mirrors, Proximities, and Prowling Sequiturs. Aaron Rosen passed away in 2018.


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Language of Materials



Collection of materials from Aaron Rosen, English professor and Provost of Arts and Letters at the University at Buffalo. The collection includes notebooks, photographs, chapbooks, and correspondence.


The collection was processed at the collection-level, the materials are arranged by genre (i.e correspondence, drafts, shared works, and notes).

Acquisition Information

The Aaron Rosen papers were gifted to the poetry collection by Antoinette Peters in 30 August 2019 as accession 2019-pcms-016.

2021 Accruals donated by Antoinette Peters on December 23, 2021.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Gadziala, November 2019; finding aid encoded by Matthew Gadziala, November 2019.

  • Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings


Finding aid for the Aaron Rosen papers
Finding aid prepared by Matthew Gadziala
11 November 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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