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Wallace Stevens Oral History Collection: Finding Aid
mssHM 53675-54279  
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Description
This collection contains oral history tapes, transcriptions, and related correspondence created by English professor Peter A. Brazeau during his research for an oral history biography of American poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). Includes correspondence and interviews with Stevens' relatives, friends, neighbors, employees, business colleagues, and literary associates.
Background
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was one of the foremost American poets of the first half of the 20th century. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Stevens retained an interest during his lifetime in his native Berks County, Pennsylvania. His wife, Elsie Viola (Moll) Stevens, came from Reading, and both Stevens and his wife devoted considerable time and energy tracing their family ancestries (primarily in the 1940s).
Extent
605 pieces in 26 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.