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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Claude Fredericks papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1850-1988 (bulk 1941-1988)
    Number: 900230B
    Creator/Collector: Fredericks, Claude
    Physical Description: 44 Linear Feet
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    Abstract: Personal papers of the American dramatist, poet, and teacher. Includes his literary writings (1933-1940), notebooks (1945-1988), lecture notes for literature classes taught at Bennington College (1961-1988), letters received (1944-1988), and printed ephemera documenting plays, concerts and exhibits attended (1950-1988), and travel (1944-1988). Photographs portray family (circa 1850-1964) and friends, writers, artists, dancers, and musicians.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Claude Fredericks was a dramatist and poet who taught at Bennington College from 1961-1992. He founded The Banyan Press and published the work of well-known poets and fiction writers. Fredericks died on January 11, 2013.

    Administrative Information


    RESTRICTED ACCESS: Until January 11, 2028, this collection is available to researchers only with the written permission of the Claude Fredericks Foundation. Student evaluations in Boxes 26-32 are SEALED until 2063.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Claude Fredericks papers, circa 1850-1988, bulk 1941-1988, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 900230B.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1990.

    Processing History

    Processed by Neil Hathaway.

    Related Material

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Claude Fredericks's personal papers contain his writings, lectures, photographs, ephemera, and incoming correspondence including letters received from literary figures, artists, dancers, and musicians.

    Arrangement note

    Arranged in five series: Series I. Writings, 1933-1988; Series II. Teaching, 1961-1988; Series III. Ephemera, 1950-1988; Series IV. Photographs, film, and sound recordings, circa 1850-1983; Series V. Letters to Claude Fredericks, 1944-1988.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Fredericks, Claude

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Bennington College

    Subjects - Topics

    Photography, Artistic
    American poetry
    American literature
    American drama

    Subjects - Places

    Europe -- Description and travel
    Japan -- Description and travel
    Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs, Original
    Photographic prints
    Motion pictures (visual works)
    Lecture notes


    Alloway, Sylvia
    Alloway, Lawrence
    Merton, Thomas
    Myers, John
    Malamud, Bernard
    Merrill, James
    Laughlin, James
    Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
    Hunter, Sam
    Kimball, Roger
    Giroux, Robert
    Hofer, Evelyn
    Bernhard, Ruth
    Berryman, John
    Beck, Julian
    Nin, Anaïs
    Orlovitz, Gil
    Ossorio, Alfonso
    Sarton, May
    Saul, Milton
    Stevens, Wallace
    Toklas, Alice B.
    Van Vechten, Carl
    Williams, Jonathan
    Fredericks, Claude