Daisy Aldan was an accomplished poet, publisher, translator and teacher. The Aldan papers contain manusript poems and translations by Daisy Aldan, photographs, promotional materials, biographical material, and correspondence.
The Howard Milton Blake papers are comprised of multiple versions of verse and prose written by Blake. The collection was edited before it came to Brown University by Robert Kent and was published under the title "The Island of Self: Poems of Howard Blake" (Boston 1973). The book reproduces almost all of the verse in the collection, but none of the prose; there is, however, a reprint of Blake's preface to his only published book of verse "Prolegomena To Any Future Poetry" (Boston 1936).
12.5 linear feet (12 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
1936-1990 (bulk 1940-1988)
The Brennan papers consist of manuscripts of short stories and poems, fan mail, correspondence with fellow writers both poets and horror story writers, some World War II orders and correspondence and memorabilia, photographs, submissions to the self published magazines Macabre and Essence as well as personal legal, medical, and financial papers.
This collection, although small in scope, contains a significant assortment of documentation, the sum total of which provides substantive information about Gregory Corso’s personal and creative life. It contains working manuscripts and original artwork by Corso, as well as a small collection of correspondence mostly connected to Corso as either sender, recipient or subject. It also contains a small group of books by Corso; over one hundred photographs of Corso and his family and associates; phonograph records and video cassettes by or about Corso and other Beat writers; and a few miscellaneous ephemeral materials. Highlights of the collection include eleven of Corso’s journals containing about 700 pages of hand-written entries in the from of prose, poetry, and scattered drawings, as well as three files of manuscript material, containing approximately 175 pages of a work entitled
The Muriel Marjorie Boos Hanna papers consist primarily of poetry by Muriel Hanna (dating from 1976 to 1989), drafts, notes and a draft of a compilation of poems, as well as a printed collection. An active member of the Rhode Island State Poetry Society, Hanna wrote of nature, family, and personal experiences in her poems. Included in the papers are poems by Hanna's grandmother, Emma Doan (Evans) Nicholas, whose poems describe her life a farm in New Jersey, provide information about the Grange, and gender roles in rural life in the early twentieth century.