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Stevie Smith papers, 1900-1990

 Collection
Identifier: 1976-012

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a major part of of British poet and novelist Stevie Smith's (Florence Margaret Smith) manuscripts and drawings, including 800 sheets of draft poems, some with multiple poem entries; typescript of The Holiday; broadcast scripts, poetry readings, drawings, manuscripts, postcards, notebooks, correspondence and family records and photographs.

Also included is the personal library with 90 volumes of her own writing, many of which contain autograph corrections and revisions. Also included are 188 annotated volumes of other peoples work. The entire library comprises 1,044 volumes.

Dates

  • 1924 - 1970

Creator

Language

These materials are in English.

Access

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

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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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

Florence Margaret Smith, known as Stevie Smith was an English poet and novelist. She was born on September 20, 1902, Kingston upon Hull, England. She spent most of her working career as a personal secretary. She wrote three novels but is most known for her poetry collections.

Extent

15 Linear Feet (30 document boxes; 1 oversize box)

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase
Title
Stevie Smith papers, 1900-1990
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa A. Burkart
Date
1993 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-2496
918-631-5022 (Fax)