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Guide to the Brooklyn Poetry Circle collection ARC.015

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Jessica Nauright

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 22, 2011
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid revised and entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Nicholas Pavlik,  , June 16, 2010

Container List

Series 8: Photographs, 1938-1976. 0.42 Linear feet in one manuscript box.

Scope and Contents

Photographs in the collection include color photographs of Othelia Lilly's autograph party, June 1976; color and black-and-white photographs of Poetry Circle Christmas parties and annual dinners, some of which are labeled as dating from 1966 and 1968; miscellaneous black-and-white undated photographs of Poetry Circle members at unknown locales; and a black-and-white photograph of several Poetry Circle members (dressed up in costumes of old poets) at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Some of these photographs depict distinguished Poetry Circle members or poets, such as Gertrude Ryder Bennett, Gabriel Lederer, and Edwin Markham. There are also four framed black and white photographs, one being a signed group portait of Poetry Circle founders Marie-Louise d'Esternaux, Maude Clark Hough, and Laura Spofford Wiltsie Lake; two being group shots of Poetry Circle members at the 1938 annual dinner; and the fourth being a signed photograph of Edwin Markham, dated 1938.