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Elizabeth Jennings manuscripts, 1973-1992

Identifier: 1986-001

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth Jennings manuscripts consist of 39 notebooks and loose sheets of handwritten working drafts of approximately 2,225 poems, many with handwritten revisions, written between 1973 and 1992.

The poems were said to be unpublished at the time of acquisition and cover a wide range of topics including artists, composers, and writers. They are arranged chronologically by the date provided by Elizabeth Jennings. They are also indexed alphabetically by title. This collection of the English poet contains 39 autograph notebooks containing 2166 poems, many unpublished with many revised and corrected. Bookseller magazine describes this collection saying As usual, Miss Jennings' poems cover an extraordinary range of topics. What distinguishes this group of notebooks from others is the presence of a number of prose poems on the subject of artists, composers and writers.


  • 1973 - 1992


These materials are in English.


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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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.


2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Elizabeth Jennings manuscripts, 1973-1992
Milissa Burkart
2016 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
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