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Scope and Contents

AMs, TMs, ccTMs, and photocopy TMs drafts; excised pages from various sources, and galley and page proofs of both published and unpublished works including collections of poems, individual poems submitted to newspapers and magazines, novels, and radio broadcast scripts. All are arranged alphabetically by title with additional material filed within the alphabetical sequence under the general headings of "Drawings," Reader's Reports," "Recipes," etc. Fan mail and press cuttings relating to a specific work are filed with all other material relating to that work. Book reviews, predominantly in the form of press cuttings and photocopy press cuttings, are arranged alphabetically by author of the book reviewed. The location of each review is indicated by a sequence of 3 numbers separated by a colon (e.g. 7:8:35 reads as Box 7: folder 8: item 35). 10 manuscript notebooks contain AMs drafts of poems, songs, drawings, fragments of book reviews, personal notes and lists, and financial records. Critical articles, interviews, memorials and obituaries by various authors in the form of carbon copy typescript drafts and photocopied articles as they appeared in newspapers, journals and magazines. All are arranged in alphabetical order by author surname. Miscellaneous material includes: lists of poems [for broadcast recordings], etc. Press cuttings of Smith's letters to various editors; in reference to the Cholmondeley Award for Poets (1966) and Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry (1969); general press cuttings about Stevie Smith. Fan mail not specific to a published title.


  • 1924 - 1970


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.


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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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