This collection contains oral history tapes, transcriptions, and
related correspondence created by English professor Peter A. Brazeau during his research for an oral history biography of
American poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955).
Includes correspondence and interviews with Stevens' relatives, friends, neighbors,
employees, business colleagues, and literary associates.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was one of the foremost American poets of the first half of the
20th century. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Stevens retained an interest during his
lifetime in his native Berks County, Pennsylvania. His wife, Elsie Viola (Moll) Stevens,
came from Reading, and both Stevens and his wife devoted considerable time and energy
tracing their family ancestries (primarily in the 1940s).
605 pieces in 26 boxes
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