Robert Frost collection, 1866-1996 Rauner Frost Manuscript MS-1178

Series List

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Series: 1, Correspondence, 1866-1982, bulk 1912-1963

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Unrestricted.

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of Robert Frost and his secretary Kathleen "Kay" Morrison; incoming correspondence from members of Robert Frost’s family; correspondence between Frost’s extended family members and others; correspondence about Robert Frost; and greeting cards sent to Robert Frost.

Go to boxes: 1 - 14

Series: 2, Subject Files, 1869-1977

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Unrestricted.

Contains topical files arranged alphabetically, which include correspondence, clippings, bills, and printed materials.

Go to boxes: 15

Series: 3, Manuscripts and Literary Works, 1890-1963

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Unrestricted.

Contains notebooks, fragments, typescripts, drafts, fair copies, and proofs of Robert Frost’s poems, plays, and prose.

Go to boxes: 16 - 19

Series: 4, Transcripts of speeches and interviews of Robert Frost, 1930-1962

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Unrestricted.

Contains typescripts of speeches and interviews given by Frost, some with corrections in Frost’s hand, and a few items of correspondence indicating the provenance of the transcripts.

Go to boxes: 20

Series: 5, Legal and Financial Documents, 1912-1967

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Unrestricted.

Contains tax documents, checks, bills, receipts, contracts, lists of expenses, account books, a will, and a small amount of correspondence related to Frost’s finances.

Go to boxes: 20 - 21

Series: 6, Appointment and Engagement Calendars, 1940-1963

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Unrestricted.

Contains annual calendars, schedules, and a set of note cards recording Robert Frost’s speaking engagements and lectures.

Go to boxes: 21 - 22

Series: 7, Ephemera, 1912-1996

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Unrestricted.

Contains printed ephemeral material, some with Frost's inscriptions and annotations, a small amount of associated correspondence, a commemorative coin, buttons, and a section from a birch tree.

Go to boxes: 23 - 24

Series: 8, Work by Robert Frost’s Students, 1906-1940

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Access to student records restricted by federal law.

Contains student papers graded by Frost and an anthology of poetry, some original, compiled by Frost’s students at Harvard.

Go to boxes: 25

Series: 9, Unsolicited Manuscripts, 1931-1963

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Unrestricted.

Contains unsolicited poetry and prose manuscripts sent to Frost.

Go to boxes: 25

Series: 10, Writings about Robert Frost, 1900-1972

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Unrestricted.

Contains essays, introductions, articles, and reminiscences about Frost.

Go to boxes: 26

Series: 11, Poems set to Music, 1940-1963 and undated

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Unrestricted.

Contains music manuscripts and printed scores with Frost’s poems as lyrics.

Go to boxes: 26

Series: 12, Copies, 1914-1963

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Unrestricted.

Contains photocopies and transcribed Frost manuscripts.

Go to boxes: 26

Series: 14, First Appearances, 1901-1956

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Unrestricted.

Contains individual issues of magazines and serial publications in which Frost's writings first appeared in print. Frost inscribed many of the issues, often including retrospective notes about the quality or subject of his poems, or the circumstances of their publication.

Go to boxes: 32

Series: 13, Photographs, 1872-1994

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Unrestricted.

Contains photographs of Robert Frost. Also contains photographs of events attended by Frost, Frost's family and friends, locations important to Frost and his poetry, and exhibits of Frost's work. Additionally includes photographs of drawings, paintings, and sculptures of Frost.

Go to boxes: 27 - 29

Series: 15, Audio/Film, 1944-1980

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Unrestricted.

Contains LP, 78 records and reel to reel tape recordings of Robert Frost lecturing and reading his poems as well as others reminiscing about Frost.

Go to boxes: 33 - 41

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