Robert Sward Papers, 1951-1971.
Collection Scope and Content Note
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Scope and Contents Note
The Robert Sward Papers are one of the largest and most diverse manuscript
collections among Washington University's holdings. They include an extensive
correspondence with literary figures, little magazine editors, small press
publishers, family members, and friends. Thousands of pages of Sward's heavily
revised worksheets and journals are also present and serve as excellent examples
of the poetic process at work. A large collection of little magazines, small
press publications, and literary ephemera is also housed in the Sward Papers
and helps further document not only the life and career of Robert Sward, but
also the American poetry scene during the 1960's and 1970's.