The Robert Creeley Papers document the life work of a leading American poet of the 20th century, one of the core members of
the "Black Mountain School." They also document several important movements in American poetics in the second half of the
century. The papers include Creeley's personal and professional correspondence, journals, business records, personal mementos,
clippings, artwork, and other documents generated and collected by him from 1950 to 1997.
Recognized as a seminal figure of American letters in the second half of the 20th century, Robert White Creeley was born in
Arlington, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1926, attended the Holderness School and then Harvard College. He received degrees from
The Black Mountain College (B.A., 1956) and the University of New Mexico (M.A., 1960).
443.5 Linear feet
(612 boxes, 3 cartons, 32 flat boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 cassette boxes; 55 audiocassettes, 16 reel to reel cassettes, 16 sound
discs, 2 videocassettes, 4 film reels.)
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.
The collection is open for research except that all medical records for Robert Creeley and his family have been restricted,
as have student recommendations and certain financial documents. Audiovisual materials must be reformatted before use (Series
12) and Born-Digital materials in Series 13 are being processed and are not yet available. Media in Series 17, Subseries 16
are not yet processed and are CLOSED until processed.