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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: E.V. Griffith papers
    Creator: Griffith, E.V.
    Identifier/Call Number: M1136
    Identifier/Call Number: 6775
    Physical Description: 12 Linear Feet (27 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1945-1999
    Abstract: E.V. Griffith was a small press publisher of poetry from the 1950s into the early 1990s. He edited several little magazines, including Sheaf, Hearse, and Poetry Now.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased, 2000. Addenda purchased 2007, 2008.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], E.V. Griffith papers (M1136). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    Included are working files for the magazines and small press books Griffith edited and published between 1945 and 1995, consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, ephemera, some photographs and audiocassettes, as well as most of the publications themselves.
    Some correspondence and other files involve Griffith's associates William Childress (especially for Poetry Now) and Lloyd Zimpel (Griffith's co-editor at Minnesota Quarterly, largely pre-dating the collection].
    Griffith's own writings and manuscripts, including a novel-length work, are also included.
    The collection was extensively described prior to receipt by Stanford, with listings of nearly every manuscript or letter from each poet over a period of over forty years.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American literature -- 20th century.
    Poets, American -- 20th century
    poetry -- 20th century
    American poetry -- 20th century -- Periodicals
    Little magazines -- United States