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Finding Aid for the Peter Russell Papers, 1945-1961
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Description
Peter Irwin Russell (1921- ) was a British poet, publisher, teacher, and editor of Nine magazine (1949-57) and Marginalia (1990- ). He was the poet-in-residence at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (1972-74), a teacher at Purdue University (1976-77), and a teaching fellow at the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, Tehran (1977-79). The collection consists of Russell's correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera including 16 copies of letters from Ezra Pound to Edgar Jepson, a small group of ephemera relating to Pound, letters from other poets to Russell, and the galley proofs of an issue of Nine that was never published.
Background
British poet and publisher Peter Irwin Russell was born in 1921; his first book of poetry was published in 1944; became editor of Nine magazine (1949-57), owner of a bookshop and poetry press (1950-63), poet-in-residence at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (1972-74), teacher at Purdue University (1976-77), teaching fellow at the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, Tehran (1977-79), and became editor of Marginalia in 1990; published poetry, translations, and other works, including Picnic To The Moon (1944), An Examination of Ezra Pound: A Collection Of Essays (1950), Images of Desire: Discrete Sonnets (1962), Theories (1978), The Pound Connection (1992), and The Language Of The Spirit (1997).
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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