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Finding Aid for the Walter Lowenfels Papers, 1967-1969
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Walter Lowenfels Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1969
    Collection number: 336
    Creator: Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Walter Lowenfels (1897-1976) was a poet and the managing editor of the Pennsylvania edition of the Daily Worker (1940-55). The collection consists of materials related to the literary anthology, The Writing on the Wall and includes correspondence, manuscripts, galleys and a folder of reviews.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Walter Lowenfels, 1970.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Walter Lowenfels Papers (Collection 336). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221063 


    Lowenfels was born on May 10, 1897 in New York City; published poetry includes Episodes and Epistles (1925), Sonnets of Love and Liberty (1955), and Found Poems and Others (1972); books include The Poetry of My Politics (1968), The Writing on the Wall: 108 American Poems of Protest (1969), and The Revolution is to be Human (his autobiography, 1973); managing editor of the Pennsylvania edition of the Daily worker (1940-55); a member of the Communist Party, Lowenfels was convicted under the Smith Act, which was later repealed.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to the literary anthology, The Writing on the Wall (1969), edited by Walter Lowenfels. Includes correspondence with various poets who appear in the anthology, and correspondence between Doubleday editor Georgess McHargue and Lowenfels. Also contains manuscripts and galleys, and a folder of reviews.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976--Archives.
    Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976-- Writing on the Wall.
    Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Political poetry, American.
    Manuscripts for publication.