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Finding Aid for the Walter Lowenfels Papers, 1967-1969
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Description
Walter Lowenfels (1897-1976) was a poet and the managing editor of the Pennsylvania edition of the Daily Worker (1940-55). The collection consists of materials related to the literary anthology, The Writing on the Wall and includes correspondence, manuscripts, galleys and a folder of reviews.
Background
Lowenfels was born on May 10, 1897 in New York City; published poetry includes Episodes and Epistles (1925), Sonnets of Love and Liberty (1955), and Found Poems and Others (1972); books include The Poetry of My Politics (1968), The Writing on the Wall: 108 American Poems of Protest (1969), and The Revolution is to be Human (his autobiography, 1973); managing editor of the Pennsylvania edition of the Daily worker (1940-55); a member of the Communist Party, Lowenfels was convicted under the Smith Act, which was later repealed.
Extent
2 boxes (1 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.