W.S. Merwin papers (Merwin 4) | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scope and Contents: 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activist; the archive consists of books, notes, manuscripts, correspondence, ideas for poems, published and unpublished works, translations of other author's works, critical writings by Merwin, and select writings about Merwin.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.