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James Laughlin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0027

The James Laughlin Collection contains typescripts and autograph manuscripts, many with corrections, for approximately 835 poems; and 39 letters from Laughlin to individuals such as Charles D. Abbott, Peter Russell, and Robert Bertholf.

Dates

  • 1944-1992

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The James Laughlin Collection, 1944-1992, 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.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

Overview

The James Laughlin Collection contains typescripts and autograph manuscripts, many with corrections, for approximately 835 poems; and 39 letters from Laughlin to individuals such as Charles D. Abbott, Peter Russell, and Robert Bertholf.

Historical Note

A widely respected publisher, James Laughlin (1914-1997) founded New Directions in 1936 and over the years published a long and unparalleled list of modern and contemporary poets and writers. He was also a poet in his own right whose many publications include Some Natural Things (1945), Selected Poems (1959), The Owl of Minerva (1987), The Collected Poems of James Laughlin (1994), and The Secret Room (1997).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Poetry Collection by James Laughlin.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Poetry Collection staff. Originally accessioned as part of the Contemporary Manuscripts Collection, PCMS-0001.

Title
Finding aid for the James Laughlin Collection
Status
in_progress
Author
Finding aid prepared by James Maynard and revised by Marie Elia.
Date
2010
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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