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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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bennett, Gertrude Ryder
Creator: Brooklyn Poetry Circle.
Creator: D'Esternaux, Marie-Louise
Creator: Hough, Maude Clark
Creator: Lederer, Gabrielle
Title: Brooklyn Poetry Circle collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1935-2000
Abstract: The Brooklyn Poetry Circle collection contains records and other materials related to the activities of the Brooklyn Poetry Circle and its individual members. The collection includes minutes, correspondence, and membership lists, as well as printed material created for or generated by its member activities (including programs, flyers, tickets, printed anthologies, and newspaper clippings). The collection also contains a very large number of poems written by members of the Circle, the majority of which are undated, and a significant number of which are unsigned. These poems generally date from the 1940s and 1950s, and many bear the handwritten emendations and suggestions of the Circle's official critic, Gertrude Ryder Bennett. Gabrielle Lederer, a long-term member of the Circle who served as its secretary throughout the 1960s and 1970s, compiled extensive scrapbooks documenting the life of the group, which form the largest series in the collection.
Quantity: 5.76 Linear feet in four record cartons. one manuscript box, and one oversize box.
Mixed materials [Oversize]: ARC.015 6 of 6
Books [Carton]: ARC.015 4 of 6
Books [Carton]: ARC.015 3 of 6
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.015 5 of 6
Mixed materials [Carton]: ARC.015 2 of 6
Mixed materials [Carton]: ARC.015 1 of 6
Call Phrase: ARC.015
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.