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At a Glance
Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.
Correspondence, manuscripts, and proofs of writings by and about John Berryman collected by his friend and critic, William Meredith. The collection also contains 28 volumes from Berryman's library containing his notes, inscriptions, etc. (loose notes are filed with the manuscripts) and 43 books, mostly inscribed to Berryman's mother. Correspondence of the following people are cataloged: Van Meter Ames, Saul Bellow, John Berryman, Robert Giroux, William Meredith, and William Phillips.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Berryman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
See also the John Haffenden Collection of John Berryman Papers https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/4078432
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--2329184. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1972.
Books: Source of acquisition--09354F; 610537. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--12/--/75.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed HR 07/--/72.
Books Processed HR 03/--/77.
Collection name changed from "John Berryman Papers" to more descriptive and DACS compliant name. KWS 2018-10-02
History / Biographical Note