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Finding-Aid for the Richard Eberhart Papers (WTU00188)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Richard Eberhart Papers
Creator: Eberhart, Richard,1904 -, American author
Call number: WTU00188
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.


Biography

Born in Austin, Minnesota, and a graduate of Dartmouth (1926) and Cambridge (1929), Richard Eberhart’s poetry is noted for its simplicity and directness. Perhaps his most frequent theme is that of the loss of innocence and spontaneity. Among his volumes of poetry are A Bravery of Earth (1930), Undercliff (1953), Shifts of Being (1968), Collected Poems, 1930-1976 (1976), and New and Selected Poems: 1930-1990 (1990). His Collected Verse Plays was published in 1962. See study by Ralph J. Mills, Jr. (1966).


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

All four letters are to Ian Hamilton, in which he discusses some of his poems, as well as chronicles his meeting with Ezra Pound.

Contents List
      Title
box-folder   3/Eberhart  
Papers 1963-1969 (4 items)

This collection has been boxed with other collections in ten boxes stored at locations B-7-6 and B-7-7. Within the boxes, the collections are arranged sequentially by collection number, and then by folder.

  
Scope: All four letters are to Ian Hamilton, in which he discusses some of his poems, as well as chronicles his meeting with Ezra Pound.