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Guide to the Fanny Howe Papers, 1924-1993
Special Collections M0648  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fanny Howe Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1993
    Collection number: Special Collections M0648
    Creator: Howe, Fanny.
    Extent: 8.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchased, 1993.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Fanny Howe Papers, M0648, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Fanny Howe was born into a distinguished Boston family in 1940. Her father, Mark De Wolf Howe, taught Law at Harvard University and was the first Charles Warren Professor in the History of American Law. He also was in the process of writing a multi-volume biography of Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes. At the time of his death in 1967 he had completed two volumes. Fanny Howe's mother, Mary Manning Howe, was born in Dublin, Ireland and had, during the time before she came to the United States, written and acted for the famous Abbey and Gate Theaters in Dublin. Fanny Howe has two sisters, Susan and Helen.

    Scope and Content

    The Fanny Howe papers contain correspondence, publications, notebooks and journals, family history, and material relating to Fanny Howe's career as a writer. The collection is divided into seven series, with series III - V representing all her written work, namely her poetry, short stories, and major literary publications. This collection was rearranged from the order it was received from Arundel Press.

    Access Terms

    Aldrich, Nelson W.
    Armah, Ayi Kwei, 1939-
    Armantrout, Rae, 1947-
    Asner, Edward.
    Auster, Paul, 1947-
    Banks, Russell, 1940-
    Beckett, Samuel, 1906-
    Bellamy, Dodie.
    Boone, Bruce.
    Braverman, Melanie.
    Childress, Alice.
    Coolidge, Clark, 1939-
    Corbett, William, 1942-
    Creeley, Robert, 1926-
    Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977.
    Davis, Lydia.
    Delafield, Fritz.
    DeLillo, Don.
    Equi, Elaine.
    Fraser, Kathleen, 1937-
    Gizzi, Peter.
    Grenier, Robert.
    Guest, Barbara.
    Heaney, Seamus.
    Hejinian, Lyn.
    Howe, Fanny Quincy.
    Howe, Helen.
    Howe, Mark DeWolfe, 1906-1967.
    Howe, Mary Manning.
    Howe, Susan.
    Levine, Philip, 1928-
    Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977.
    Mayer, Bernadette.
    McCaffery, Steve.
    McCall, Dan.
    McCutcheon, Charles.
    McCutcheon, Peter, d.1907.
    McPherson, James.
    Mailer, Norman.
    Major, Clarence.
    Marquand, John.
    Mirskii, M. (Mark)
    Moran, Bob, 1931-
    Morrow, Bradford, 1951-
    Mus, David, 1936-
    Owen, Maureen, 1943-
    Palmer, Michael, 1942-
    Payne, Johnny, 1958-
    Ponsart, Emmanuel.
    Read, Jay.
    Rodefer, Stephen.
    Rotenberg, Bettina.
    Scalapino, Leslie.
    Scott, Peter, 1962-
    Senna, Carl, 1944-
    Silliman, Ronald, 1946-
    Simic, Charles, 1938-
    Stein, Jean.
    Stewart, Agnes.
    Tate, James, 1943-
    Valentine, Jean.
    Walker, Alice, 1944-
    Warsh, Lewis.
    Watten, Barrett.
    Wieners, John, 1934-
    Young, Ferry Marquand.
    American literature--20th century.
    American poetry.
    Poets, American.