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Finding Aid of the William Van Wyck papers 0150
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: William Van Wyck papers
    Collection number: 0150
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.67 Linear feet 2 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1956
    Abstract: Two scrapbooks, typed poems, correspondence, memoirs, and drafts of published works by William Van Wyck.
    creator: Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
    creator: Van Wyck, William, 1883-1956

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], William Van Wyck papers, Collection no. 0150, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Biographical Note

    William Van Wyck (1883-1956) was a critic, lecturer, and USC alumnus (BA 1917; MA 1918). He also attended the University of Geneva, New York University, and UCLA. He published a number of translations, including ones of The Canterbury Tales, Cyrano de Bergerac, Sonnets for Helen, and Chanticleer.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains two scrapbooks, typed poems, correspondence, memoirs, and drafts of published works by William Van Wyck. Typescripts include his autobiography, Florentines, How to Have Fun with Poetry, Phillippic Shadows, The Education of Caleb Cob, and his modernizations of The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida. Scrapbooks contain notes, correspondence, poems, clippings, and ephemera. Also included are compilations of the critical reception of How to Have Fun with Poetry.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Adaptations
    Van Wyck, William, 1883-1956 -- Archives
    American poetry--20th century--Archival resources
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources