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Finding Aid for the Ezra Pound Papers, 1911-1949
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  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ezra Pound Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1949
    Collection number: 636
    Creator: Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was a poet, translator, and a representative for Poetry magazine, and The little review. His published works include A lume spento (1908), Homage to Sextus Propertius (1917), and Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (1920). The collection contains Pound's correspondence with E.W. Titus, letters to various persons, corrected proofs of poems, typescripts, and issues of The Pound newsletter.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Portions of this collection are restricted from copying. Consult finding aid for additional information.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ezra Pound Papers (Collection 636). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho on October 30, 1885; attended the University of Pennsylvania and Hamilton College; taught romance philology at Wabash College; left for Europe; in 1908 his first book of verse, A lume spento, was published; lived in London from 1908-20, where he published translations of Italian and Provençal poetry and adaptations from Chinese poems; published Homage to Sextus Propertius (1917) and Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (1920); served as London representative for Poetry magazine, and for The little review; began to write The cantos, the first of which was published in 1925; moved to Paris in 1920, and to Rapallo, Italy five years later; made pro-Fascist broadcasts from Italy after the U.S. declared war; was indicted for treason, held at a detention center in Pisa in 1945, and was transferred to St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the criminally insane in Washington, D.C. in 1946; awarded the Bollingen Prize for poetry in 1949; returned to Italy after his release in 1958; he died in Venice on November 1, 1972.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains Pound correspondence with E.W. Titus, letters to various persons, corrected proofs of poems published in The little review, proofs of Certain noble plays of Japan with holograph corrections, typescript drafts of cantos xii and xiii, typescripts of the Noh stories, Moon madness and The rabbit's house, and ephemera. Also contains numbers 1-10 of The Pound newsletter and two reels of microfilm containing If this be treason... [n.p., c.1948] and The cantos of Ezra Pound.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972--Archives.
    Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Microfilms.

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      (Letters to Miner in Box 1).
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