Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Weldon Kees papers, 1941-1986

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0696
Bib ID 4078974 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kees, Weldon, 1914-1955
Title Weldon Kees papers, 1941-1986
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box 3 folders)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/27_KAL-KU_07.pdf

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



Correspondence, manuscript, and printed materials of Kees. There are fourteen letters from Kees to Herbert Cahoon, twelve letters from James T. Farrell to Kees, the manuscript of Kees' THE LAST MAN, and announcements and clippings by and about Kees.

1991 ADDITION: 48 letters from Kees to Robert & Lorraine Wilbur, 1 letter from Kees to Morris Weisenthal, 2 letters from Adrian Wilson, and misc. letters from Kees' family and others, as well as additional printed materials have been added.

1992 ADDDITION: 67 letters to Robert Wilbur, misc. letters from Kees family and others, additional printed materials, 1 drawing, and 4 paintings by Kees have been added.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Weldon Kees papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Herbert Cahoon, 1982.

Transferred from X812K255/S7,1982.

Gift of the Estate of Robert Wilbur, 1991, 1992& 1993.

Gift of Lorraire Wilbur, 1992.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Papers Processed HR 12/10/91.

Papers Processed HR 02/26/92.

pen-and-ink drawing Cataloged HR 04/14/92.

Papers Processed HR 07/23/93.

Papers Processed HR 07/20/93.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Advertising fliers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Checks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invitations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oil paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pen works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watercolor paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Arts -- California -- San Francisco Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arts -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booksellers and bookselling Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cahoon, Herbert, 1918-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farrell, James T (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Adrian Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Poet, painter, critic, musician in New York and San Francisco.