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Del Clements (Marcyn) Collection on Virginia Hamilton Adair
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Materials
  • Separated Materials
  • Processing Information

  • Title: Marcyn Del Clements Collection on Virginia Hamilton Adair
    Creator: Del Clements, Marcyn
    Identifier/Call Number: 0069
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.54 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1927-1946, 1963-2010
    Date (bulk): 1995-1998
    Abstract: The collection contains materials collected by Virginia Hamilton Adair's friend Marcyn Del Clements, including poetry written by Virginia Hamilton Adair, drafts of Adair's first two books, magazines with articles about Adair, and videocassettes related to Adair.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Marcyn Del Clements Collection on Virginia Hamilton Adair, Collection no. 0069, Pomona Valley Historical Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Marcyn Del Clements donated the collection to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2010.

    Biographical / Historical

    Marcyn Del Clements is a published poet and she was a friend of Virginia Hamilton Adair (1913-2004). The two met in the early 1990s and belonged to a Claremont, California poetry group called "The Fortnitelies." Along with others, Clements assisted Adair in typing her poetry and preparing her books after Adair lost her vision.
    Clements lives in Claremont and works as a massage therapist. She has had her poetry published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Eureka Literary Magazine, Literary Review, and other publications.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains materials collected by Virginia Hamilton Adair's friend Marcyn Del Clements, including poetry that Adair shared with her poetry group "The Fortnitelies"; drafts of Adair's first poetry books, Ants on the Melon and Beliefs and Blasphemies; and animal-related poetry that Adair and Del Clements were arranging for a possible book.
    The folder poetry drafts - rituals contains a notebook and papers with poems. The poems appear to have been written by Virginia Hamilton Adair and some contain her initials.
    The collection also includes audiovisual materials, including a videocassette of Adair receiving an honorary doctorate from Mt. Holyoke College in 1999, an audiocassette of poetry readings of Adair's work, and audiocassettes with performances of music by Gwyneth Walker set to Adair's poetry. Additionally, the collection includes a broadside with the text of Adair's poem "Keyring" and posters titled "Rules of Behaviour" that were printed by Adair's husband, Douglass, and colored by Adair.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Related Materials

    Virginia Hamilton Adair Papers, Collection no. 0045, University Archives, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
    Mary Virginia Hamilton Adair Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA.

    Separated Materials

    The following items have been removed from the collection and added to the Special Collections and Archives Rare Books Collection:
    Adair, Virginia. Ants on the Melon. New York: Random House, 1996.
    Adair, Virginia. Beliefs and Blasphemies: A Collection of Poems. New York: Random House, 1998.
    Mount Holyoke College. The Llamarada. South Hadley, MA: Mount Holyoke College, 1933.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Rob Strauss and Alex Dan in May 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Adair, Virginia, 1913-2004
    Poets, American