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The Robert Creeley Papers document the life work of a leading American poet of the 20th century, one of the core members of the "Black Mountain School." They also document several important movements in American poetics in the second half of the century. The papers include Creeley's personal and professional correspondence, journals, business records, personal mementos, clippings, artwork, and other documents generated and collected by him from 1950 to 1997.
Recognized as a seminal figure of American letters in the second half of the 20th century, Robert White Creeley was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1926, attended the Holderness School and then Harvard College. He received degrees from The Black Mountain College (B.A., 1956) and the University of New Mexico (M.A., 1960).
443.5 Linear Feet (612 boxes, 3 cartons, 32 flat boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 cassette boxes; 55 audiocassettes, 16 reel to reel cassettes, 16 sound discs, 2 videocassettes, 4 film reels.)
Property rights reside with the repository. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs and assigns. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
The collection is open for research except that all medical records for Robert Creeley and his family have been restricted, as have student recommendations and certain financial documents. Audiovisual materials must be reformatted before use (Series 12) and Born-Digital materials in Series 13, Sub-series: Mixed Files are closed until processed. Media in Series 17, Subseries 16 are not yet processed and are CLOSED until processed.