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Creeley (Robert) papers
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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).
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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 and born-digital materials must be reformatted before use.