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Robert Kelly Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0023
The Robert Kelly Collection contains an extensive collection of Kelly’s autographed and typed manuscripts and notebooks (approximately 58,000 pages); over 4,000 letters to Kelly from such writers as Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Ted Enslin, Clayton Eshleman, Charles Olson, Jonathan Williams, and Diane Wakoski; and copies of many of Kelly’s letters to others.

Dates

  • 1949-1989

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Robert Kelly Collection, 1949-1989, 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

395.5 Linear Feet (463 containers and 2 map case folders)

Overview

The Robert Kelly Collection contains an extensive collection of Kelly’s autographed and typed manuscripts and notebooks (approximately 58,000 pages); over 4,000 letters to Kelly from such writers as Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Ted Enslin, Clayton Eshleman, Charles Olson, Jonathan Williams, and Diane Wakoski; and copies of many of Kelly’s letters to others.

Biographical Note

Robert Kelly (1935 – ) is a writer, editor, and teacher who has published over fifty books of poetry and fiction. Kelly edited the literary magazines Chelsea Review, Trobar, and Matter, and has served as a contributing editor for Caterpillar, Sulfur, Alcheringa, Conjunctions, and Poetry International. He is the Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and Co-director of the Writing Program in Fiction and Poetry at Bard College, where he has taught since 1961.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in nine series.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Robert Kelly in two batches: 1982 and 1993.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Poetry Collection staff.
Title
Finding aid for the Robert Kelly Collection, 1949-1989
Status
in_progress
Author
Finding aid prepared by James Maynard and revised by Marie Elia.
Date
2008
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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