Guide to the Muriel Rukeyser Papers, 1927-1967
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Series List
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980|
|Title:||Muriel Rukeyser Papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 cubic ft. (3 boxes)|
|Abstract:||The Muriel Rukeyser Papers contain various published works and corresponding promotional materials in addition to manuscripts, including signed Neruda translations. Correspondence with the poet and photographs of The Colors of the Day complete the collection.|
|Forms of Materials:||Correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and manuscripts|
Born 15 Dec 1913 in New York City, Muriel Rukeyser (VC Ex 1934) was an American poet and political activist. With a style ranging from lyrical to documentary, deeply affected by the social and political, Rukeyser worked in poetry, prose and drama. She died 12 February 1980 in New York City.
The Muriel Rukeyser Papers contain various published works and corresponding promotional materials in addition to manuscripts, including signed Neruda translations. Correspondence with the poet and photographs of The Colors of the Day complete the collection.
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Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.
- Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 -- Translations into English.
- Women poets
Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 24 Feb 2009.
Muriel Rukeyser Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections Library Staff.
Issues of Walden Splash donated by Jeanette Lambert, Laguna Hills, CA, 1988.
Four issues of Walden Splash donated by Barbara Newman Morris, London, U.K., 5 Apr 2005.
One letter donated by Congregation Emanu-El, New York, N.Y., 27 Sept 2008.
Series I. Correspondence, 1930-1965
Series II. Publications, 1927-1967
Series III.Manuscripts, 1953-1961
Series IV.Photographs, 1961
Series V.Publicity Materials, 1960-1961
|Folder 1.1||Rukeyser to Jeanette Lambert, 13 Oct 1930|
|Folder 1.2||Rukeyser to Fanny Borden, 2 Mar 1942|
|Folder 1.3||Rukeyser to Dorothy Plum, 1962-1963|
|Folder 1.4||Rosalie Tucker to Rukeyser, 1963|
|Folder 1.5||Dorothy Plum to Rukeyser, 1962-1964|
|Folder 1.6||Wislocki to Rukeyser, 1965|
|Folder 1.7||Rukeyser to Grace Proffitt, undated|
|Folder 1.8||Fragments (photocopy)|
|Folder 1.9||Libretto: The Colors of the Day, 1961|
|Folder 1.10||Playbill: The Colors of the Day, 1961|
|Folder 1.11||Postcard: "The Poem as Mask: Orpheus," 1967|
|Folder 1.12||Walden Splash (vol. 12, no. 1), 1928|
|Folder 1.13||Walden Splash (vol. 14, no. 1), 1930|
|Folder 1.14||Walden Splash (vol. 19), 1935|
|Folder 1.15||Walden Splash, 1927-1930|
|Folder 1.16||Poem: XIX, 1953|
|Folder 1.17||"The Day of the Closing"/ "All the Way Home," 1953|
|Folder 1.18||Notebook: The Colors of the Day, undated|
|Folder 2.1||Script: The Colors of the Day (Author's Presentation Copy), 1961|
|Box 3||Translation of Pablo Neruda's "Pueblo Cautivo," undated (MS, signed)|
|Box 3||Translation of Pablo Neruda's "Pueblo Cautivo," undated (TS, signed)|
|Box 3||Translation of "Prisoner Land," author unknown, undated (TS, signed)|
|Folder 2.2||The Colors of the Day, 1961|
|Folder 2.3||Book Jackets, Promotional Material|
|Folder 2.4||Clippings, Press Release|
|Folder 2.5||Press Release for V.C. Centennial, 1960|
|Folder 2.6||Program: The Alumnae Festival, 1961|