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Helen Corke papers

Identifier: 1975-001

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of Helen Corke's personal library, her papers and manuscripts.


  • Creation: 1912 - 1975


These materials are in English.


NOTE 506 This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Helen Corke was an English writer and schoolteacher. She wrote economic and political histories, poetry and several biographies of writer D. H. Lawrence, whom she was an intimate friend of while they both taught in Croydon. Her papers and personal library were acquired in 1975 to supplement the other D. H. Lawrence materials.


9 Linear Feet (21 document boxes; approx. 225 books, pamphlets, and maps.)

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage. Books cataloged into print collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Please refer to the on-line catalogue (under External Documents below) for the approximately 225 books, pamphlets, and maps received with the collection. These include a copy of Madame Bovary which Lawrence may have given Jessie Chambers in 1912.

Helen Corke papers
Milissa Burkart with Anthony Atkins; Revision of correspondence by Abigail Dairaghi
2016 August; 2023 July
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Repository Details

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

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
(918) 631-2496