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At a Glance
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.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Weldon Kees papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Cahoon, Herbert. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-82.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Estate of Robert Wilbur. Method of acquisition--Bequest; Date of acquisition--1991. Accession number--M-1991.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Estate of Robert Wilbur. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1992. Accession number--M-1992.
pen-and-ink drawing: Source of acquisition--Estate of Robert Wilbur. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--04/13/92. Accession number--M-92-04-13.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Estate of Robert Wilbur. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1993. Accession number--M-1993.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Wilbur, Lorraine. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/02/92. Accession number--M-92-11-02.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Poet, painter, critic, musician in New York and San Francisco.