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W.S. Merwin papers (Merwin 1)

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Administrative Information

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Correspondence

Manuscripts

Poems



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W.S. Merwin papers (Merwin 1) | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Collection Overview

Title: W.S. Merwin papers (Merwin 1)Add to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00035

Primary Creator: Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley) (1927-)

Extent: 31.5 Cubic Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Pulitzer Prize winning poet, translator, and environmental activist; the archive consists of books, notes, manuscripts, correspondence, ideas for poems, published and unpublished works, translations of other author's works, critical writings by Merwin, and select writings about Merwin. The Merwin archive presents the opportunity to study the poet's work, for research into the overall development of American poetry in this century, and an increased understanding of the poetic process. The library holds five major collections of Merwin manuscripts: Merwin-1, Merwin-2, Merwin-3, Merwin-4, Merwin-5.

Biographical Note

W. S. Merwin is one of America's most distinguished writers, praised for his poetry, his prose, and his translation of foreign literary works into English.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:

http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/ReproductionServices.htm

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

Acquisition Method: The first installment of material (Merwin-1) was acquired by the Library in 1984; subsequent installments were acquired in 1988, 1990 and 1993.

Processing Information: https://wiki.cites.uiuc.edu/wiki/display/librare/Home

Other Note:

Additional descriptive metadata can be found at the following links

Merwin 1 - Correspondence

Merwin 1 - Manuscripts

Merwin 1 - Poems

Merwin 99


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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder 1: 01 001-0157Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: From: Warren Woessner. To: Merwin., 10/1/1969Add to your cart.
Holograph.  Format: O.  Invitation to submit poetry of 4 lines or less.
Access Restriction: Leaves: 01.
Arrangement: File Title: Abraxus. Corp. Body: Wisconsin, University of.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 2: From: John Buchanan-Bro. To: Merwin., 12/1/1959Add to your cart.
Typescript.  Format: P.  Spanish Ballads. London.
Access Restriction: Leaves: 01.
Arrangement: File Title: Abelard-Schuman Ltd. Pub. Corp. Body: Abelard Schuman Ltd. Pub.
Item 3: From: John Buchanan-Bro. To: Merwin., 12/22/1959Add to your cart.
Typescript.  Format: P.  David Higham.
Access Restriction: Leaves: 01.
Arrangement: File Title: Abelard-Schuman Ltd. Pub. Corp. Body: Abelard-Schuman Ltd. Pub.
Item 4: From: John. To: Merwin., 5/5/1960Add to your cart.
Typescript.  Format: P.  Hangman's Helicon might be an illustrated book. London.
Access Restriction: Leaves: 01.
Arrangement: File Title: Abelard-Schuman Ltd. Pub. Corp. Body: Abelard-Schuman Ltd. Pub.
Box-Folder 2: 02 0158-0391Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 3: 03 0392-0643Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 4: 04 0644-0834Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 5: 05 0835-1058Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 6: 06 1059-1086Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 7: 07 1087-1106Add to your cart.
Series 2: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder 8: 08 1107-1144Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 09: 09 1145-1163Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 10: 10 1164-1208Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 11: 11 1209-1258Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 12: 12 1259-1283Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 13: 13 1284-1304Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 14: 14 1305-1328Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 15: 15 1329-1356Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 16: 16 1357 - 17 1443Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 17: 17 1444 - 19 File 06Add to your cart.
Series 3: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder 17: 17 1444 - 19 File 06Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 18: 19 File 07 - 20 File 03Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 19: 20 File 04 - 21 File 02Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 20: 21 File 03 - 21 File 16Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 21: 22 File 01 - 22 File 20Add to your cart.

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