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Guide to the Elizabeth Bishop Posthumous Events and Honors Collection, 1981-2013

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Title: Elizabeth Bishop Posthumous Events and Honors Collection
Dates: 1981-2013
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Abstract: This collection consists primarilly of ephemera and realia from various events celebrating Elizabeth Bishop since her death. Included are, pamphlets, posters, flyers, clippings, video and audio recordings, and files of general information.
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Biographical Note

Elizabeth Bishop, noted American poet, died in 1979. For more information about her life and work, see the Guide to the Elizabeth Bishop Papers

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarilly of ephemera and realia from various events celebrating Elizabeth Bishop since her death. Included are, pamphlets, posters, flyers, clippings, video and audio recordings, and files of general information.

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Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979
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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, April 2012.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audio and video recordings may need to be duplicated before access is allowed. Pleased contact Archives & Special Collections for details.

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Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Bishop Posthumous Events and Honors Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Streett, 2012 and 2019

Acquisition Information

Some material (acquired by the Vassar College Library before 2004) was removed from the Bishop Papers; and some material came in various subsequent accessions.

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Container List

Assorted

Box 1 Bishop reading by James Merrill, American Academy of Arts and Letters — proceedings, 1981
Box 1 Elizabeth Bishop and Her Work, Program at Vassar College — general file 1982
Box 1 Elizabeth Bishop and Her Work, Program at Vassar College — poster 1982
Box 1 One Art: Elizabeth Bishop Tenth Anniversary Reading, 1989
Mapcase Advertisement for an issue of the Streetfare Journal, which uses part of Bishop’s "Rain Towards Morning" along with Frank Stella’s Moby Dick" in the design 1990 (broadside)
Box 1 Elizabeth Bishop's Folded Sunsets: A Staged Reading..., Seton Hall, 1990
Box 1 Elizabeth Bishop's Folded Sunsets: Poetry Society of America and the Literary Committee of the National Arts Club, [1992]
Box 1 Elizabeth Bishop's Conference and Poetry Festival, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1997
Box 1 Elizabeth Bishop's Art of Place and Memory, Acadia University, 1998
Box 1 Elizabeth Bishop: A Student Symposium, 1999
Box 2 Redirecting Bishop Studies, American Literature Association, 2000
Box 6 Jarrell, Bishop, Lowell, and Co.: A Poetry Conference and Celebration, Case Western Reserve University, 2000 (flyer)
Box 2 An Afternoon with Elizabeth Bishop, New Yorker Festival, 2002
Box 2 A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop, Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College, 2004
Box 2 A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop, Primary Stages, New York City, 2006
Box 2 Jenny Holzer benches, Vassar College, 2006
Box 6 "One Art" for Poems on the Underground, United Kingdom (poster)

Voices and Visions: A Television Course in Modern Poetry, 1988

Box 1 General file, 1987-1988
Box 5 Video recording (VHS cassette and 2 DVD copies)
Box 6 Poster, 1988

11th annual Key West Literary Seminar, 1993

Box 1 General file
Box 3 Participant packet
Box 3 Photographs by Alice Methfessel
Box 3 Audiotapes
Box 6 Newspaper clippings
Mapcase Poster (2 copies)

The Art of Elizabeth Bishop: An International Conference and Celebração in Brazil, 1999

Box 1 General File
Box 1 Publicity
Box 1 Participant packet
Box 1 Brazillian Commentary on Bishop
Box 6 Brazillian Commentary on Bishop
Box 1 Articles about Ouro Preto
Box 1 Excursion following the conference
Box 1 Painting by Eric Karpeles
Box 2 Michiro Ocuchi materials, April 2000
Box 2 Literary pilgrimage Retrospective, April 2000
Box 4 Announcement cards
Box 4 Photographs (17 envelopes)
Box 5 Videocassettes (5 VHS cassettes)
Box 5 DVDs (2 discs)
Box 6 Posters (5 items)
Box 6 Tote bag
Box 6 T-shirt

Centenary events, Nova Scotia Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia, 2011

Box 2 General file
Box 5 LeBlanc, Suzie, "I Am In Need of Music," CD produced as part of the 2011 Elizabeth Bishop centenary celebrations in Canada, 2013
Box 6 Posters, 2011 (4 items)
Box 6 Newspaper clippings, 2011

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