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Ezra Pound research collection

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Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The Ezra Pound research collection includes letters from Pound to John Alden, James T. Farrell, Ford Madox Ford, Arnold Gingrich, Roy F. Nichols, Henry B. Parkes, Felix Emanuel Schelling, Robert Spiller, C. Seymour Thompson, University of Pennsylvania Press, and Edwin Bucher Williams. The balance of the collection comprises four essays by Pound; material and drafts for Charles Norman's The Case of Ezra Pound, including letters from Conrad Aiken, Julien Cornell, E. E. Cummings, Eugene Delafield, T. S. Eliot, Archibald MacLeish, Macmillan Company, F. O. Matthiessen, Random House, Karl Jay Shapiro, Louis Untermeyer, and William Carlos Williams and 2 transcripts of Pound's 1942 radio broadcasts; photographs; and a copy of the FBI file on Ezra Pound.

    Missing Title
  1. Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

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Occupation

Publisher
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Rebecca C. Smith
Finding Aid Date
1996
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Description and Arrangement

Includes carbons of outgoing letters and several letters by Dorothy Pound. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

13 folders

Alden, John, 1948. 3 items.
Box 1 Folder 1
Physical Description

3 items3 leaves

Farrell, James T., 1931-1935. 14 items.
Box 1 Folder 2-3
Physical Description

14 items22 leaves

Ford, Ford Madox, 1924. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder 4
Physical Description

2 items5 leaves

Gingrich, Arnold, 1934-1935. 6 items.
Box 1 Folder 5
Physical Description

6 items18 leaves

Nichols, Roy F. , 1935. 9 items.
Box 1 Folder 6
Physical Description

9 items15 leaves

Parkes, Henry B., 1935. 5 items.
Box 1 Folder 7
Physical Description

5 items9 leaves

Schelling, Felix Emanuel, 1916-1933. 8 items.
Box 1 Folder 8
Physical Description

8 items24 leaves

Spiller, Robert Ernest, 1946-1947. 3 items.
Box 1 Folder 9
Physical Description

3 items7 leaves

Thompson, C. Seymour, 1935-1936. 3 items.
Box 1 Folder 10
Physical Description

3 items7 leaves

University of Pennsylvania Press, 1931-1932. 4 items.
Box 1 Folder 11
Physical Description

4 items4 leaves

Williams, Edwin Bucher, 1931-1932. 4 items.
Box 1 Folder 12
Physical Description

4 items4 leaves

[unknown recipient], [undated]. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 13
Physical Description

1 item1 leaf

Physical Description

4 folders

"On First Editions", [1933]. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 14
Physical Description

1 item6 leaves

"Brancusi and Human Sculpture", [1934]. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 15
Physical Description

1 item8 leaves, 6 photos

"A prophecy of England's downfall", [undated]. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 16
Physical Description

1 item6 leaves

"Reflexshuns on Iggurunce", [193?]. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 17
Physical Description

1 item8 leaves

Series Description

Material and Drafts for The Case of Ezra Pound.

Physical Description

18 folders

Description & Arrangement

Includes carbons of responses. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Aiken, Conrad, 1945-1946. 4 items.
Box 1 Folder 18
Physical Description

4 items7 leaves

Cornell, Julien, 1945-1946. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder 19
Physical Description

2 items11 leaves

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1945. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder 20
Physical Description

2 items4 leaves

Delafield, Eugene, 1948. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 21
Physical Description

1 item1 leaf

Eliot, T. S. , 1945-1946. 6 items.
Box 1 Folder 22
Physical Description

6 items11 leaves

MacLeish, Archibald, 1945-1946. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder 23
Physical Description

2 items3 leaves

Macmillan Company, 1945. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 24
Physical Description

1 item2 leaves

Matthiessen, F. O. , 1945. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 25
Physical Description

1 item3 leaves

Random House, New York, 1945. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 26
Physical Description

1 item3 leaves

Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1945-1946. 4 items.
Box 1 Folder 27
Physical Description

4 items7 leaves

Untermeyer, Louis, 1945. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 28
Physical Description

1 item2 leaves

Williams, William Carlos, 1945-1946. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder 29
Physical Description

2 items8 leaves

Transcripts of Pound's Radio Broadcasts, April and May 1942. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder 30
Physical Description

2 items5 leaves

Indictment against Ezra Pound, 1945?.
Box 1 Folder 31
"The case for and against Ezra Pound": printed in The Newspaper PM., 1945.
Box 1 Folder 32
The Case of Ezra Pound: first draft of manuscript, 1948.
Box 1 Folder 33
The Case of Ezra Pound: first corrected page proofs, 1948.
Box 1 Folder 34
The Case of Ezra Pound: second corrected page proofs , 1948.
Box 2 Folder unknown container

Description

Letters concerning Ezra Pound.

Physical Description

2 folders

Schelling, Felix Emanuel, 1920. 4 items.
Box 1 Folder 35
Physical Description

4 items5 leaves

Spencer, Herman Wallace, 1929. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder 36
Physical Description

1 item1 leaf

V. Photographs. 1 box.
Box 3
Description

Collected photographs of people and places relating to Ezra Pound.

Physical Description

1 box

VI. Copy of the FBI file on Ezra Pound. 1 box.
Box 4
Physical Description

1 box

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