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Stockton Poetry Society Papers, 1940-1960
MSS 136  
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Description
Collection consists of published poems and unpublished manuscripts and typescripts by the approximately forty members of the Society.
Background
This society, the membership of which was chiefly female, flourished on the periphery of the College of the Pacific, the American Association of University Women, and the various local historical societies for about 25 years. Many of its members lived in cities other than Stockton, some as far away as the sierra foothills. Some published regularly in local and regional newspapers. A few, such as Lirrell Starling, placed their work with national magazines. Theodosia Benjamin, lifelong San Joaquin resident and descendent of one of the region's first settlers, was probably the society’s chief organizer and financial backer.
Extent
.5 linear feet
Restrictions
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection open for research.