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Alex Smith Papers
MSS 0070  
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Description
Papers of Alex Smith, poet, writer, teacher and bibliographer. The collection includes typescripts of hundreds of Smith's poems, manuscripts of his short stories and long poems, and correspondence with a number of important literary figures including: Steve Benson, Alan Bernheimer, George Butterick, Joan Hall, and Kit Robinson. The items in the collection are dated 1965 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating in the 1970s. The collection occupies 11.8 feet and is arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) JOURNALS, 3) WRITINGS BY SMITH, 4) ACADEMIC MATERIALS, 5) MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS, 6) EPHEMERA, and 7) WRITINGS BY OTHERS. Not present in the collection are materials pertaining to Smith's bibliography of Frank O'Hara's literary production.
Background
Alexander Dick Smith, Jr.--poet, writer, teacher and bibliographer--was born on October 10, 1948, in Portland, Maine, to Maryrose Ann Delano Smith and Alexander Dick Smith, Sr. His family moved to Groton, Connecticut, where Smith attended Robert E. Fitch Sr. High School for the years 1960-1966.
Extent
11.80 linear feet (29 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.