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Martin Bell papers, 1932-1969

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-020

Scope and Contents

The papers are organized into three categories: 1) Correspondence: handwritten and typescript letters between Bell and fellow poets and writer’s organizations, dating from 1932 to 1967. 2) Writings: twenty-three manuscript notebooks containing drafts and draft fragments of poems, reviews, and letters; handwritten drafts, typescript and carbon copy typescripts of loose poems and poem fragments including the autograph, typescript, and carbon copy typescript draft poems to be included in Collected Poems 1937-1966 (London: Macmillan, 1967); handwritten drafts, typescript, and carbon copy typescript draft book reviews, commentaries, and reviews of operas and other musical and theatre productions; transcriptions of interviews and radio broadcasts by/with other people; papers relating to The Group/Writers’ Workshop including meeting minutes, agendas, finances, membership, and poetry sheets. 3) Miscellaneous: photocopy of a newspaper article about Bell and other writers; programs for poetry readings and musical performances, some in which Bell was participating; photograph of Bell and fellow soldiers during his army days, photograph of unidentified persons planting a tree, and a photograph featuring Bell and Stass Paraskos [?]; Soldier’s Service Pay Book, Release Book; material relating to his school teaching; address book, cancelled cheques, bank statements, music concert programs, photocopied musical scores, insurance papers, Metropolitan Police citation for intoxication. Miscellaneous: photocopy of a newspaper article about Bell and other writers; programs for poetry readings and musical performances, some in which Bell was participating; photograph of Bell and fellow soldiers during his army days, photograph of unidentified persons planting a tree, and a photograph featuring Bell and Stass Paraskos [?]; Soldier’s Service Pay Book, Release Book; material relating to his school teaching; address book, cancelled cheques, bank statements, music concert programs, photocopied musical scores, insurance papers, Metropolitan Police citation for intoxication.

Dates

  • 1932 - 1969

Access

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.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase
Title
Martin Bell papers, 1932-1969
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2005-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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)