Richard Eberhart papers, 1904 - 2011Manuscript MS-1082

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Richard Eberhart include correspondence, manuscripts of poems, prose, and plays as well as proofs for publications. Also includes scrapbooks, notebooks, pamphlets, ephemera related to readings, photographs, and a typescript of a dissertation on Eberhart. Additionally, personal documents including school records, family correspondence, personal planners, calendars, student papers, syllabi as well as audio, video and film of readings, lectures and interviews are found in the papers.

Notable correspondents include W. H. Auden, Robert Bly, Philip Booth, Hayden Carruth, Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, James Dickey, Diane DiPrima, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Donald Hall, John Holmes, Denise Levertov, Robert Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, W.S. Merwin, Peter Orlovsky, Kenneth Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth, Jay Parini, Delmore Schwartz, Karl Shapiro, Jose Villa, Robert Penn Warren, William Carlos Williams, Jonathan Williams and others.

The papers document the professional and personal life of poet and college professor Richard Eberhart.

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