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Guide to the Rolfe Humphries Papers , 1940-1970
Special Collections M0971  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rolfe Humphries Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1970
    Collection number: Special Collections M0971
    Creator: Humphries, Rolfe
    Extent: .5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of D.L. Merrill, 1998

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Rolfe Humphries Papers , M0971, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    American poet and translator of classics, notably Virgil's AENEID and Ovid's THE ART OF LOVE. A native of Philadelphia, he attended both Stanford and Amherst, and later taught at both universities as well as others. His poems were published both as collected works and individually in many journals. He loved horse races and baseball. He was living in Woodside, California, when he died.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, clippings, photographs, and biographical material.

    Access terms

    American literature--20th century.