Guide to the William Gifford Papers, ca. 1955-2008
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Correspondent List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Title:||William Gifford Papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 cubic ft. (1 box)|
|Abstract:||The William Gifford Papers include correspondence between Gifford and former students and colleagues, including several poets and writers, such as Elizabeth Spires, Thomas Beller, Erica Funkhouser, and Curtis Sittenfeld.|
|Forms of Materials:||correspondence|
William Gifford (born 1928, Plainfield N.J.) taught in the English Department at Vassar from 1955-1996. A novelist and scholar of John Donne, Gifford taught Senior Composition and was a favorite among his students.
|1928||Gifford born in Plainfield, N.J.|
|1950||B.A. Swarthmore College|
|1952||M.A. University of California|
|1955||Ph.D. University of California|
|1955||Joined Vassar College Faculty, Department of English|
|1976||Appointed Full Professor, Vassar College Department of English|
|1996||Retired from Vassar College|
The William Gifford Papers include correspondence between Gifford and former students and colleagues, including several poets and writers, such as Elizabeth Spires, Thomas Beller, Erica Funkhouser, and Curtis Sittenfeld.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Beller, Thomas
- Funkhouser, Erica
- Sittenfeld, Curtis
- Spires, Elizabeth
- College teachers
- Teacher-student relationships
- Vassar College. Faculty
Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 20 Feb 2009.
William Gifford Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Collection processed by The Archives and Special Collections Library Staff, 20 July 2006.
Collection's contents updated, 2009.
Collection assembled and acquired through the efforts of William Gifford and The Archives and Special Collections Library, who petitioned materials from correspondents. The first accession was in 2003.
|Amon, Eileen McDonald|
|Blackorby, Melinda Clemmons|
|Davey, Eve Jenkins|
|Elisofon, Marguerite Karter|
|Funkhouser, Erika, 1993-2003 (2 Folders)|
|Katri, Cindy Lenorowitz|
|Kennison, Cynthia, 1975-1994 (2 Folders)|
|Kilgore, Kathryn, 1970-2003 (2 Folders)|
|Li, Mei Sun|
|McAlden, Susan Rosenberg|
|Pearson, Amy Hethcoat|
|Scranton, Risa Scherer|
|Socolow, Elizabeth Anne Sussman|
|Spires, Elizabeth, 1974-2008 (12 Folders)|
|- Includes poems written by Spires at Vassar, annotated by William Gifford|
|Sutton-Mattocks, Alison, 1976-2003 (3 Folders)|