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Roy Harvey Pearce Papers
MSS 143  
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Description
Papers of scholar, critic, and founder of the UCSD literature department and the Archive for New Poetry. Included is correspondence regarding a wide variety of topics, for example, Jack Spicer research and the creation of the poetry archive. Correspondents include Robert Bly, David Ignatow, and Marshall McLuhan. Also included are a number of Pearce's scholarly projects (including the "Transcendental Workbook") and notes for several lectures.
Background
Roy Harvey Pearce has had a long and distinguished career in the field of literature. The founding father of both the UCSD literature department and the UCSD Archive for New Poetry, Pearce has also taught at the Ohio State University, UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, and the Claremont Graduate School. He is the author of The Savages of America/Savagism in Civilization (1953/1983), The Continuity of American Poetry (1961), Hawthorne Centenary Essays (1964), Historicism Once More (1969), and Gesta Humanorum: Studies in the Historicist Mode, as well as being the editor of Colonial American Writing (1950) and a general editor of The Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1962).
Extent
12.6 Linear feet (33 archives boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
In accordance with federal and state laws, confidential correspondence in boxes 3 & 7, as well as the Manuscript Reading Reports in box 32, are restricted until the year 2070.