Scope and Content
Title: Ezra Pound Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1911-1949
Collection number: 636
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was a poet, translator, and a representative for
Poetry magazine, and
The little review. His published works include
A lume spento (1908),
Homage to Sextus Propertius (1917), and
Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (1920). The collection contains Pound's correspondence with E.W. Titus, letters to various persons, corrected proofs of poems,
typescripts, and issues of
The Pound newsletter.
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[Identification of item], Ezra Pound Papers (Collection 636). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho on October 30, 1885; attended the University of Pennsylvania and Hamilton College; taught
romance philology at Wabash College; left for Europe; in 1908 his first book of verse,
A lume spento, was published; lived in London from 1908-20, where he published translations of Italian and Provençal poetry and adaptations
from Chinese poems; published
Homage to Sextus Propertius (1917) and
Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (1920); served as London representative for
Poetry magazine, and for
The little review; began to write
The cantos, the first of which was published in 1925; moved to Paris in 1920, and to Rapallo, Italy five years later; made pro-Fascist
broadcasts from Italy after the U.S. declared war; was indicted for treason, held at a detention center in Pisa in 1945, and
was transferred to St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the criminally insane in Washington, D.C. in 1946; awarded the Bollingen Prize
for poetry in 1949; returned to Italy after his release in 1958; he died in Venice on November 1, 1972.
Scope and Content
Collection contains Pound correspondence with E.W. Titus, letters to various persons, corrected proofs of poems published
The little review, proofs of
Certain noble plays of Japan with holograph corrections, typescript drafts of cantos xii and xiii, typescripts of the
Moon madness and
The rabbit's house, and ephemera. Also contains numbers 1-10 of
The Pound newsletter and two reels of microfilm containing If this be treason... [n.p., c.1948] and
The cantos of Ezra Pound.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972--Archives.
Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
- Jaime de Angulo Papers (Collection 160). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
(Letters to de Angulo in Box 2).
- Earl Roy Miner Papers (Collection 821). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
(Letters to Miner in Box 1).
- Harold Monro Papers (Collection 745). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
(Letters to Monro in Box 2).
- Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Collection 100). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
(Letters to Frederic Manning in Box 101).
(Letter to Cyril M. Schneider about Nathaniel West in Box 36).
- Peter Russell Papers (Collection 921). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
(Letters to Edgar Jepson, and E. Pound ephemera in Box 1).