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John Eugene Unterecker papers, 1961-1987

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1278
Bib ID 4079747 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Unterecker, John, 1922-1989
Title John Eugene Unterecker papers, 1961-1987
Physical Description 53 linear feet (126 boxes 3 file card boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

For preservation purposes, original audiotapes cannot be accessed, and must be digitized before use. Please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library for more information.

Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. Email rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 4 series: Series I: Correspondence Series I.1: Catalogued correspondence; Serise I.2: Arranged correspondence; Series II: Manuscripts and publishing; Series III: Audiotapes; Series IV: Subject files

Description

Summary

The collection documents the scholarship and writing of John Eugene Unterecker, a poet, biographer of the poet Hart Crane, and professor of English. The majority of the collection is composed of correspondence and manuscripts. Materials date from 1961 to 1987.

  • Series I: Correspondence

    Series I, Unterecker's extensive correspondence, includes letters from prominent poets, writers, artists, and academics. Some of these letters were separated and catalogued individually; the rest are arranged in alphabetical order.

  • Series II: Manuscripts and publishing

    Series II includes manuscripts of poetry and prose by John Unterecker, as well as galley proofs and other materials from the process of publishing those works. Lectures and other less formal writings are also included in this series. Works represented in the series include A Reader's Guide to W. B. Yeats, Voyager: A Life of Hart Crane, Stone: Poems, Approaches to the Twentieth Century Novel, and the essay "Lawrence Durrell." The series also includes manuscripts of individual poems, essays, and reviews by Unterecker.

  • Series III: Audiotapes

    Series III is composed of audio recordings of interviews, lectures, and other multimedia works by John Unterecker.

  • Series IV: Subject Files

    Series IV contains materials belonging to Unterecker that are grouped by subject.

General

There is no Box 21 in the collection.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

For preservation purposes, original audiotapes cannot be accessed, and must be digitized before use. Please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library for more information.

Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. Email rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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); John Eugene Unterecker papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Entered in AMC 08/23/91.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-02-11 Finding aid arrangement revised by Celeste Brewer to consolidate materials of similar formats from multiple accessions into the same series, and to eliminate duplicated box numbers.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (preliminary versions) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (for publication) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews (Criticism) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Adams, Léonie, 1899-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American poetry -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bly, Robert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booth, Philip Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calisher, Hortense Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, Tom, 1941- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Corman, Cid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Criticism -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diamond, David, 1915-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickey, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Durrell, Lawrence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ehrenpreis, Irvin, 1920-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Feiffer, Jules Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galpin, Alfred M (Alfred Maurice), 1901-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gunn, Thom Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hall, Donald, 1928- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Heyen, William, 1940- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ignatow, David, 1914-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Justice, Donald, 1925-2004 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kinnell, Galway, 1927-2014 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kizer, Carolyn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krementz, Jill Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Levine, Philip, 1928-2015 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature -- History and criticism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loewinsohn, Ron Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacBeth, George Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mack, Maynard, 1909-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miles, Josephine, 1911-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moss, Howard, 1922-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pack, Robert, 1929- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pearson, Norman Holmes, 1909-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Snyder, Gary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stafford, Dorothy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stafford, William, 1914-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stallworthy, Jon Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tate, Allen, 1899-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vogt, Gertrude Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wakoski, Diane Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, James, 1927-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

John Eugene Unterecker (1923-1989) was a poet, biographer, and professor of English at Columbia University from 1958-1974. His biography of the poet Hart Crane, Voyager, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1970. A collection of his poetry, Stone, was published in 1977. Unterecker also published poems in the New Yorker, Poetry magazine, and The Nation. Unterecker earned a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University in 1948 and a Ph.D. in 1956. Prior to joining the faculty of Columbia University, he taught at the College of the City of New York. In 1974, he was appointed Citizens' Professor in English at the University of Hawaii. He died in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1989.