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Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, audio cassettes, and printed materials. Three items consisting of a nine page autograph poem entitled "The Light Touch"; a collection of short poems written in five small notebooks called "From the Sublime"; and a printed pamphlet of poetry entitled "Modern Haiku and Tanka". All items were prepared during 1971, but several pieces in "From the Sublime" date back to 1956. A sixth notebook dated 1971-1972 for "From the Sublime" is also included. Keppel writes one notebook each month and forwards them to the collection after they are completed. There are a few cataloged letters in Box 1, but the bulk of the collection consists of Keppel's poetry and essays.
1988 ADDITION: volume of poetry "Simplexities". 1997 ADDITION: two volumes of poetry, "Illuminating Occasions" and "A Universe On Our Hands" 2000 ADDITION: three volumes, "Autobiography of a Marriage" and "Souvenirs of Earth." 2001 ADDITION: One volume, "Courtship of Correspondence."
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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.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-13. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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); Charles Keppel papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Keppel, Charles. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1971. Accession number--M-1971.
2 printed volumes: Source of acquisition--Keppel, Bruce. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/12/1997. Accession number--M-97-09-12.
Printed volume: Source of acquisition--Keppel, Bruce. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1998. Accession number--M-1998.
Gift of Charles Keppel, 1971, 1972, 1976, and 1977.
Gift of Bruce Keppel, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed CS 11/--/1988.
2 printed volumes Cataloged HR 09/22/1997.
Printed volume Cataloged HR 07/08/1998.
2021-03-19 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Poet, of San Francisco, Calif.; Charles William Keppel, 1906-1998 (Columbia University A.B. 1928).