Finding Aid of the William Van Wyck papers 0150

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

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 The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers.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

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Box 1-2

Drafts of Works

Box 1-2