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At a Glance
Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.
Letters, manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, art works, and printed materials of Auden, including three postcards to Geoffrey Grigson, one of which relates to galley proofs for Auden's poems included in THE YEAR'S POETRY, 1937. There are manuscripts, galley proofs, and page proofs of COLLECTED SHORTER POEMS 1927-1957 (Faber and Faber, 1966) all of which contain his corrections in ink. The manuscript of the book is comprised of typewritten and printed pages, which taken together are a mock-up of the entire book. Also, a pencil sketch of Auden by Terry Durham, a silkscreen portrait by Meyer F. Lieberman, and a portrait head cast by Olaf de Wett. There is also the manuscript and proofs of MARKINGS by Dag Hammarskjöld, translated from the Swedish by Leif Sjöberg and W.H. Auden; the libretto and score of PAUL BUNYAN by Auden and Britten; five letters from Auden to Norman Loftis criticizing Loftis' poetry; two letters from Auden to Patrick Anthony Lawlor; and four letters from Auden to Olive Mangeot.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
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); Wystan Hugh papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Selected Related Material--at Columbia
Humphrey Carpenter papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Alternate Form Available
W.H. Auden letters are also available microfilm. See MN# 91-2095 and 91-20095A (one reel).
Collected Shorter Poems, 1927-1957, also available on microfilm. See MN# 81-0924. Includes 1. Typed manuscript and printed pages, with corrections by Auden (301p); 2. Galley proofs, with corrections (45 galleys); 3. Page proofs, with corrections by Auden (232p.)
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Leif Sjöberg, 1979; Transferred from the Music Department, 1983.
Gift of Meyer F. Lieberman.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/24/1989.
4 Auden letters to Olive Mangeot Cataloged HR 02/06/1996.
2021-01-14 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical