Scope and Contents
From the Series:
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proofs of both published and unpublished works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.