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Anselm Hollo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0052

Scope and Contents

The Anselm Hollo collection consists primarily of manuscript material and correspondence from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Manuscripts include typescript and handwritten material for The Coherences, Any Day Now, and Sensation, as well as translations of Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, and Tomaž Šalamun. Correspondents include Howard McCord, John Batki, Calvin Israel, Gary Gildner, George Starbuck, Daniel Halpern, George Butterick, Allan Kornblum, Greg Kuzma, James Laughlin, Walter Lowenfels, David Ray, Lucien Stryk, and Robert Vas Dias.

Dates

  • 1968-1975, undated

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access and Use

The Anselm Hollo Collection, 1968-1975, is open for research.

Copyright

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 the 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 / Historical

Poet and translator Anselm Hollo was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1934. He moved to the United States in 1967 and taught at various universities, including University at Buffalo, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Colorado, and the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where he lived until his death in 2013. Hollo was influenced by the Beat poets and was the author of more than forty books of poetry. His translations include works by Finnish poets Paavo Haavikko and Pentti Saarikoski and Slovene poet Tomaž Šalamun.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

Poet and translator Anselm Hollo was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1934. He moved to the United States in 1967 and taught at various universities, including University at Buffalo, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Colorado, and the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where he lived until his death in 2013. Hollo was influenced by the Beat poets and was the author of more than forty books of poetry. His translations include works by Finnish poets Paavo Haavikko and Pentti Saarikoski and Slovene poet Tomaž Šalamun, and this collection includes manuscript material for these translations. Also included is correspondence both personal and business-related, including letters from publishers. The materials in this collection were purchased from a book dealer who had purchased them from Hollo’s first wife, Josephine Clare.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.

  • I. Manuscripts
  • II. Correspondence
  • III. Other Professional Material


  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this collection were purchased from a book dealer who had purchased them from Hollo’s first wife, Josephine Clare.

    Accruals

    No further accruals are expected for this collection.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Marie Elia, Processing Archivist.

    Source

    Title
    Finding aid for the Anselm Hollo Collection, 1968-1975
    Status
    Completed
    Author
    Finding aid prepared by Marie Elia.
    Date
    2014
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    Language of description
    English
    Script of description
    Latin
    Language of description note
    Finding aid written in English.

    Repository Details

    Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

    Contact:
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    Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
    716-645-2917
    716-645-3714 (Fax)