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Inventory of the Joseph Joel Keith Papers
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  • Creator: Keith, Joseph Joel
    Title: Joseph Joel Keith Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1967
    Extent: 1 linear foot
    Abstract: Joseph Joel Keith was an American poet of the mid-twentieth century. His Papers contain his notebooks, poems, prose, and lyrics, as well as several photographs.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-156
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Joseph Joel Keith was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Los Angeles, California in the 1920s. He was a member of the Poetry Society of America, president of the Los Angeles, California Branch of the P.E.N., and was managing editor of the Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards.
    His works include: Across the Dark (1964), Aloha, Polynesia: Hawaiian Poems (1967), Durable Fire (1949), The Hearth Lit: Poems (1946), Inner Pilgrim (1939), The Long Nights: Poems (1944), and The Proud People: Poems of War and Poems of Peace (1943), among others.
    Keith passed away on January 1, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
    Source:
    Triem, Eve. "In Memoriam: Joseph Joel Keith." The Indian P.E.N. 32 (1967): 167-169.

    Scope and Content

    The Joseph Joel Keith Papers contain his notebooks, poems, prose, and lyrics, as well as several photographs.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Works by Keith, 2. About Joseph Joel Keith, 3. Correspondence, and 4. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Keith, Joseph Joel--Archives
    Poets, American--20th century
    American poetry--20th century

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Michelle Xie in the processing of this collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ernest Ballard in 1967.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Joel Keith Papers, D-156, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.