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Series III: Cataloged letters, manuscripts and documents not on microfilm
At a Glance
This collection is cataloged, and arranged into 7 series. Former series IV, V, and VI were collappsed into subseries of series III, as they all contain cataloged materials not on microfilm.
Correspondence, manuscripts, and memorabilia of the American poet, Hart Crane, range in date over most of his active life. This collection includes over 500 letters written by Crane to members of his family and close friends and received by him from his family and prominent contemporary authors (Eugene O'Neill, Sherwood Anderson, T. S. Eliot, Alfred Steiglitz, Waldo Frank, Allan Tate, etc.). Among these is a group of letters written to Mrs. Crane upon Crane's death. There is correspondence and documents relating to his books, THE BRIDGE, WHITE BUILDINGS, and THE COLLECTED POEMS. Also present are most of the original manuscripts of Crane's major works ("The Bridge" "White Buildings" "West Indies Poems" etc) with corrections and additions in Crane's hand. Included here are a number of drafts of poems of his earlier period. The is also a copy of the 16mm. motion picture "In Search of Hart Crane."
In addition there is one box of notes by Jethro Robinson relating to his Ph.D. dissertation, as well as a large group of photographs taken by Crane in Mexico with inscriptions and identifications in his hand and a group of Crane's scrapbooks, family photographs and mementoes. Accompanying the collection is a group of books from Hart Crane's library many of which are signed copies (series IX) and a group of periodical material which relates to Crane.
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Box 26 of this collection is located off-site. 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.
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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); Hart Crane papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
See also: Ms Coll\Galpin; Ms Coll\Loveman; Ms Coll\Schwartz; Ms Coll\Unterecker
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Alternate Form Available
Boxes 1-11 are on: microfilm.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the Mildred Andrews Foundation (via Peter Putnam), 1985 (motion picture film).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1953. Accession number--M-1953.
Florian-Parmentier book from Crane's library: Source of acquisition--2293B-(Rare Book). Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--03/29/94. Accession number--M-94-03-29.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Entered in AMC 09/17/90.
Florian-Parmentier book from Crane's library Listed HR 03/30/94.
In 2019, former series IV, V, and VI were collappsed into subseries of series III (cataloged materials not on microfilm). In addition, series IX (Library) and series X (motion picture) were added. kws
2010-01-25 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical