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Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0051
The Reichert Frost Collection features a Frost manuscript, letters, photographs, audio recordings, and ephemera, as well as many Frost-related items from other critics. The Clippings and Serials series includes over 600 Frost-related articles and reviews. The Manuscript series highlights Victor Reichert's reflections on his friendship and conversations with Frost. The donation included many signed and inscribed books by Frost, including first editions, unique chapbooks, and the holiday publications by Spiral Press, as well as books by Frost scholars, both signed and unsigned. These books were added to the Poetry Collection's collection of published materials. The collection also contains materials created for and documenting the annual Robert Frost event as well as materials purchased with the Jonathan F. Reichert Fund to Support the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection.

Dates

  • 1928-2014

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Terms of Access and Use

The Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection, 1928-2014, 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

7.0 Linear Feet

Overview

Victor E. Reichert (1897-1990) was rabbi of the Rockdale Avenue Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1938 to 1962 and shared a long friendship with the American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963). In 1946 Reichert invited Frost to present a sermon, and in 1960 he was instrumental in awarding Frost an honorary Doctorate at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Their relationship is documented in Andrew Marks's The Rabbi and the Poet (1994). Victor Reichert was an avid Frost collector, and his collection passed to his son Dr. Jonathan Reichert, Professor Emeritus from the UB Department of Physics, who donated it to the Poetry Collection. The Reichert Frost Collection features many signed and inscribed publications by Frost, a Frost manuscript, letters, photographs, audio recordings, and ephemera, as well as many Frost-related items from other critics.

Historical Note

Victor E. Reichert (1897-1990) was rabbi of the Rockdale Avenue Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1938 to 1962 and shared a long friendship with the American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963). In 1946 Reichert invited Frost to present a sermon, and in 1960 he was instrumental in awarding Frost an honorary Doctorate at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Their relationship is documented in Andrew Marks's The Rabbi and the Poet (1994). Victor Reichert was an avid Frost collector, and his collection passed to his son Dr. Jonathan Reichert, Professor Emeritus from the UB Department of Physics, who donated it to the Poetry Collection.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in ten series.
  1. I. Manuscripts
  2. II. Correspondence
  3. III. William Meredith
  4. IV. Frost Family
  5. V. Clippings
  6. VI. Artwork and Photographs
  7. VII. Audiovisual Material
  8. VIII. Ephemera and Printed Material
  9. IX. Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Event
  1. I. Manuscripts
  2. II. Correspondence
  3. III. William Meredith
  4. IV. Frost Family
  5. V. Clippings
  6. VI. Artwork and Photographs
  7. VII. Audiovisual Material
  8. VIII. Ephemera and Printed Material
  9. IX. Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Event

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Poetry Collection by Dr. Jonathan Reichert, Professor Emeritus from the Department of Physics at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are expected to this collection in Series IX and X.

Existence and Location of Copies

Large prints of photographs from this collection, made for exhibition, are in MC5, drawer 10.

Separated Materials

The donation included many signed and inscribed books by Frost, including first editions, unique chapbooks, and the holiday publications by Spiral Press, as well as books by Frost scholars, both signed and unsigned. These books were added to the Poetry Collection's collection of published materials; a search for "Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection" in the online catalog will display these titles.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Marie Elia, Processing Archivist.
Title
Finding aid for the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection PCMS-0051
Author
Finding aid prepared by Marie Elia.
Date
2014
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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