The Holly Prado Papers include material spanning the career of poet Holly Prado, from examples of early efforts written in
her youth in the 1950s, through her professional work into the early 2000s, with the greatest portion of material dating from
the 1970s and 1990s. Prado's personal journals, dating from 1960 - 1999, make up the largest portion of the collection. Influenced
by Jungian psychology, Prado has described journals an important tool for "nourishing" her writing. The second largest group
of material consists of poetry, sometimes including more than one draft, annotations, and corrections. The balance of the
collection includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, and materials relating to Prado's active involvement
with teaching and literary events.
Poet Holly Prado was born in 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a B.A. from Albion College in 1960. After graduating,
she moved to Los Angeles, where she remained to become an active, influential member of the Southern California literary community
as a poet, educator, and regular participant in live poetry readings and literary events. She married actor and poet Harry
Northup in 1990.
10.6 Linear feet
(28 archives boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Prado's journals may not be viewed without written permission from Holly Prado. Also, documents containing personal information
are restricted until 2088. Redacted copies remain and may be consulted.