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Prado (Holly) Papers
MSS 0597  
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The Holly Prado Papers include material spanning the career of poet Holly Prado, from examples of early efforts written in her youth in the 1950s, through her professional work into the early 2000s, with the greatest portion of material dating from the 1970s and 1990s. Prado's personal journals, dating from 1960 - 1999, make up the largest portion of the collection. Influenced by Jungian psychology, Prado has described journals an important tool for "nourishing" her writing. The second largest group of material consists of poetry, sometimes including more than one draft, annotations, and corrections. The balance of the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, and materials relating to Prado's active involvement with teaching and literary events.
Poet Holly Prado was born in 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a B.A. from Albion College in 1960. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles, where she remained to become an active, influential member of the Southern California literary community as a poet, educator, and regular participant in live poetry readings and literary events. She married actor and poet Harry Northup in 1990.
14.8 Linear feet (37 archives boxes, 2 oversize folders)
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