The Keddy papers contain correspondence, research notes on index cards, brochures, museum handbooks, photocopies of entire chapters from books being used for research, maps and other illustrations along with extensive drafts of a proposed 1000 plus page biography of Samuel de Champlain. Other material includes personal correspondence on topics as diverse as feminism, safe drinking water and theology, professional correspondence in Jane Keddy's capacity as the editor/owner of Parameter Press and a folder of correspondence with potential publishers of the Champlain manuscript.
Jeanne McHugh Kerr papers relating to Alexander Lyman Holley
16.75 Linear feet
1847-1983 (bulk 1949-1980)
The Jeanne McHugh Kerr papers relating to Alexander Lyman Holley consist chiefly of manuscripts and research materials relating to Kerr's biography of Holley. The papers also include several scrapbooks and letter books that belonged to Holley, samples of minerals and stainless steel, microfilm of Holley's papers at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and personal papers such as a desk diary and address book that belonged to Kerr. The material is dated between 1847 and 1983, with most dated between 1949 and 1980.
collection represents a comprehensive portrait of Rudy Kikel, a distinguished gay poet,
scholar, and journalist, and a staunch supporter of gay and lesbian writers and artists.
It documents Kikel's tenure as the arts and entertainment editor for Bay Windows, New
England's leading LGBT weekly, from 1983 when it was first founded until he retired in
2004. The collection consists of a variety of materials, the bulk of which date from the
early 1960s to 2004. It includes an extensive compilation of manuscripts of Kikel's
poetry, copies of his scholarly and professional writings, an assortment of significant
LGBT periodicals, and correspondence from many acclaimed gay poets, including Thom Gunn,
Richard Howard, Felice Picano, Paul Monette, and James Merrill, to cite just a
Chiefly letters to teacher and poet William L. Kinter from William Everson, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov, and other 20th century poets; also photographs, play bills, postcards, and clippings.
Salmá al-Ḥaffār Kuzbarī (1923-2006), a Syrian scholar, feminist, writer, poet, and women’s rights activist created this collection. Her writing and activism focused on the challenges of being a woman and gaining equal rights in the Arab world and draws from her own experiences. Her academic work focused primarily on Mayy Ziyādah, an early twentieth-century Lebanese literary personality who was a pivotal figure in the Nahda, or modern Arab Renaissance. This collection contains a host of materials related to Ziyādah (both primary and secondary sources). It also documents developing conceptions and interests in the Nahda among scholars over the span of several decades, by way of Kuzbarī’s essays, speeches, and books. The collection also documents Kuzbarī’s work as a feminist for women’s rights in the Arab world and the establishment of the Mabarra Association for Education and Consolation for orphan children. When she and her husband served in the Syrian embassy in Spain, she promoted the Arab literature of Spain. She corresponded with the important writers, poets and scholars of the Arab world. Of note also is correspondence from the poet Nizār Qabbānī. The materials include Kuzbarī’s correspondence and journals, speeches she delivered at various conferences, articles, and press clippings both written by and about her, plays and dramas, poetry, and novels. The materials are in Arabic with some in French, Spanish, and English.
Todd S. J. Lawson was an accomplished mid-to-late twentieth century gay writer of both prose and poetry, a small press publisher and editor, and a journalist. This collection consists of a variety of materials, the bulk of which dates from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, and includes manuscripts, correspondence, print materials, business records, and a small collection of photographs and ephemeral materials. In addition to a substantial collection of manuscripts mainly from Lawson's own writings, it includes a significant number of printing proofs, and an interesting collection of scattered issues, including a few historic titles, from a variety of small press periodicals.
The collection is comprised of family and business correspondence, printed materials, newspapers clippings, meeting minutes, photographs, and memorabilia. Business correspondence is represented by carbon copies of the letters from 1881 to 1923 that are bound into 9 letter books.
Personal and literary correspondence both by and to Lovecraft; manuscript and typescript drafts of fiction, non-fiction, poems, plays and drawings by Lovecraft. Correspondence between friends, family, and associates of Lovecraft. Subjects include horror fiction, New England antiquities, and the amateur press. Significant correspondents include Robert H. Barlow, Robert Bloch, W. Paul Cook, August Derleth, Ernest A. Edkins, Sonia H. Greene Davis (Lovecraft's wife), Frank Belknap Long, Jr., E. Hoffman Price, Clark Ashton Smith, and Donald Wandrei among many others. The collection also includes a small selection of photographs of Lovecraft, friends and associates and objects owned by Lovecraft.
Albert Edgar Lownes collection on Henry David Thoreau
The Lownes collection includes a wide variety of materials by and pertaining to Henry David Thoreau, including correspondence, college papers, journal excerpts, prints, clippings, photographs, and other Thoreauviana collected by Albert E. Lownes. Materials date from 1837-1965.