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   Hart Crane Papers, ca.1909-1937

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hart Crane Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079683 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Crane, Hart, 1899-1932.
Title:Hart Crane Papers, ca.1909-1937
Physical description:15 linear ft. (ca. 1,200 items in 25 boxes; 3 reels (motion picture); 1 framed painting).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 8 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, and memorabilia of the American poet, Hart Crane, range in date over most of his active life. This collection includes over 500 letters written by Crane to members of his family and close friends and received by him from his family and prominent contemporary authors (Eugene O'Neill, Sherwood Anderson, T. S. Eliot, Alfred Steiglitz, Waldo Frank, Allan Tate, etc.). Among these is a group of letters written to Mrs. Crane upon Crane's death. There is correspondence and documents relating to his books, THE BRIDGE, WHITE BUILDINGS, and THE COLLECTED POEMS. Also present are most of the original manuscripts of Crane's major works ("The Bridge," "White Buildings," "West Indies Poems," etc) with corrections and additions in Crane's hand. Included here are a number of drafts of poems of his earlier period. The is also a copy of the 16mm. motion picture "In Search of Hart Crane."

In addition there is one box of notes by Jethro Robinson relating to his Ph.D. dissertation, as well as a large group of photographs taken by Crane in Mexico with inscriptions and identifications in his hand and a group of Crane's scrapbooks, family photographs and mementoes. Accompanying the collection is a group of books from Hart Crane's library many of which are signed copies and a group of periodical material which relates to Crane.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Boxes 1-11 are on microfilm, except for some material noted below

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts

Series III: Cataloged letters, manuscripts and documents not on microfilm

Series IV: Correspondence

Series V: Manuscripts

Series VI: Documents

Series VII: Drawings and Paintings

Series VIII: Cataloged manuscripts other than by Hart Crane

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hart Crane Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Entered in AMC 09/17/90

Florian-Parmentier book from Crane's library Listed 03/30/94 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-25 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Drafts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion pictures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Paintings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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American literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American poetry--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, AmericanPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

American poet.

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