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Finding Aid for the Delmore Schwartz papers, 1923-1966
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Description
Delmore David Schwartz (1913-1966) was an English professor, editor (1943-47) and associate editor (1947-55) of the Partisan Review, and the poetry editor of the New republic (1955-57). He also wrote poetry, plays, essays, translations, and stories, including In dreams begin responsibilities (1938), The world is a wedding (1948), and Summer knowledge: new and selected poems, 1938-1958 (1959), which won the Bollingen Prize in poetry and the Shelley Memorial Award in 1960. The collection consists of books and journals from Schwartz's library, most of which are heavily-annotated with his notes, nine holographic notebooks, and correspondence.
Background
Delmore David Schwartz was born on December 8, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York; attended University of Wisconsin, 1931; BA in philosophy, New York University, 1935; attended Harvard University, 1935-37; Briggs-Copeland Instructor in English Composition, 1940 and assistant Professor of English composition, 1946-47, Harvard University; editor (1943-47) and associate editor (1947-55), Partisan Review; poetry editor, New republic, 1955-57; visiting lecturer at New York University, Kenyon School of English, Indiana School of Letters, Princeton University, University of Chicago; visiting professor, Syracuse University; literary consultant to New directions; wrote poetry, plays, essays, translations, and stories, including In dreams begin responsibilities (1938), The world is a wedding (1948), and Summer knowledge: new and selected poems, 1938-1958 (1959), which won the Bollingen Prize in poetry and Shelley Memorial Award in 1960; he died on July 11, 1966 in New York City.
Extent
70 boxes (35 linear ft.)
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Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.