E. E. Cummings collection of papers

Title
E. E. Cummings collection of papers, 1916-1962 bulk (1939-1959).
Author
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS CummingsSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
430 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Sketchbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Edward Estlin Cummings was an American poet, novelist, playwright and essayist.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials are from the estate of Marion Morehouse Cummings.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Cummings
Author
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
Title
E. E. Cummings collection of papers, 1916-1962 bulk (1939-1959).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, financial documents, portraits, pictorial works and a sketchbook. The manuscripts and typescripts include the author's poems, essays, and notes toward works, as well as essays, notes, and articles by various individuals, including John Dos Passos, Randall Jarrell, and Louis Zukofsky, about the author and his works. The correspondence, dating from 1916 to 1962, includes letters from the author to James Light, Muriel Rukeyser, May Sarton, Frances Steloff, and Hildegarde and James Watson, Jr., and others. The collection also includes a letter from Richard P. Blackmur to Frances Steloff relating to the author, as well as a 1947 letter from Cyril Connolly and another from William Brown Doherty, dated 1961, both addressed to Cummings.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Edward Estlin Cummings was an American poet, novelist, playwright and essayist.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974.
Doherty, William Brown, 1891-
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965.
Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978.
Light, James F.
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.
Sarton, May, 1912-1995.
Steloff, Frances, 1887-
Watson, Hildegarde Lasell, -1976.
Watson, James S. (James Sibley), 1894-
Blackmur, R. P. (Richard P.), 1904-1965.
Morehouse, Marion, 1906-1969. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Cummings
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