Guide to the Bliss Carman Papers, ca. 1888-1926
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929|
|Title:||Bliss Carman Papers|
|Quantity:||0.8 cubic ft (3 boxes)|
|Abstract:||Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, a scrapbook and other material relating to the life and work of the poet, Bliss Carman.|
|Forms of Materials:||Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbook|
Canadian poet, born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, 15 April 1861. Descended from Loyalists who fled to Canada after the American Revolution, Carman was the son of William Carman and Sophia Mary Bliss Carman. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1881 with honors in classics. He received his M.A. from New Brunswick as well, in 1884. He also studied at Harvard and the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh.
In 1888 Carman began working as a journalist in New York for Cosmopolitan and other magazines. In subsequent years, he established the short-lived The Chapbook and then moved to Boston and worked with a number of other magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Transcript, and The Literary World. Carman's first volume of poetry, Low Tide on Grand Pre, garnered much acclaim. Other publications include Songs from Vagabondia, The Poetry of Life, The Making of Personality, Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics, and other collections of essays and poetry.
At the end of Carman's career, he lectured wideley and received a number of honorary degrees and awards including the Lorne Pierce Medal, Canada's highest literary distinction. Soon after receiving that degree, on 8 June 1929, he died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage.
For more infomation, see Carman's biography in the Literature Online (LION) database.Top
Scope and Content Note
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, a scrapbook and other material relating to the life and work of the poet, Bliss Carman.Top
Access and Use
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Canadian Poetry
Encoded by Laura Finkel, November 2006.Top
Bliss Carman Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Original proceesing date unknown.
Updated by Dean Rogers and Laura Finkel, November 2006.
Provenance is currently unclear, but at least some part of the collection was donated by Mitchell Kennerley in 1931.
There is no container list currently available for this collection.