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 University of Rhode Island's collection of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Leonard Bacon's poems is an extensive collection of books and personal papers. These include signed books, manuscripts for translation projects and Bacon's mother's babybook for his first year of life.
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes and 1 document-size Hollinger documents case)
1900-1954 (bulk 1905-1948)
The collection consists of approximately 1000 items and includes typescripts, shorthand notes, letters, personal and financial papers, and other material relating to her poetry, detective stories and 'automatic writing' series by The Living Dead Man. The correspondence includes three letters from the dancer, Ted Shawn, and one directed to H.L. Koopman, then director of the Brown University Library.
Morris Abner Barr was an author, lyricist, and poet
whose poems tended towards nature, love, God, friendship, and Barr's
own life. A craftsman, Barr wrote about his experience creating
stools, gavels, and letter openers from the wood of the Sentry Tree
in "Immortalizing the Sentry Tree of George Washington." The
collection contains his writings, a scrapbook related to the George
Washington Sentry Tree, and correspondence with friends and
Lauren Berlant’s papers survey her interest in the mechanisms of power relating to juridical and institutional “boundary-drawing” between public and private, white and non-white, and other types of socio-political relationships. These papers consist of diverse artifacts including published articles, unpublished creative-writing (poetry and prose), correspondence, conference notes, photographs, ephemera, syllabi and documents of relevance to her research and pedagogy on gender, sexuality, race and feminist theory. Many of the documents found in this collection are heavily annotated copies of Berlant’s teaching materials for her courses on Afro-American Women Writers, Early American Novel, and Feminism and the Public Sphere. While many of the documents of Berlant’s papers are photocopies of 19th and 20th century texts, the lion share of this collection contains her work on feminism, gender, sexuality, and race from the 1980s to the early 2000s.
Birss Memorial Lecture Series and Exhibit Materials
The annual Professor John Howard Birss Memorial Lecture Series at Roger Williams University provides a unique opportunity to study a single text in depth and to investigate why these significant works remain relevant for modern readers.
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).