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Guide to the Women Poets of New York Scrapbook
1950s-1988 (bulk 1960s-1970s)
 MS 3208

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes one scrapbook holding poems composed by members of the Women Poets of New York from the 1950s to the 1970s. The poems are primarily published pieces clipped from publications such as "The Lyric," "Bronxville Villager," "Imprints Quarterly," "Voices," "Caravan," "University Review," "Educational Forum," "American Weave," "Point West," and others, as well as mainstream newspapers and other print sources. Some poems are in typescript, rather than published, form.

The poets are represented in the album with at least one, but often many, of their writings, with some brief biographical sketches and articles. The album holds two notes from 1987 providing context for the scrapbook and the termination of the group. A copy of the February 1988 newsletter of the Poetry Society of America includes a cover article about the Women Poets disbanding, with a few of the members' poems.

Poets represented in the album are:

* Sara Van Alstyne Allen

* Evelyn Ames

* Helen Bryant

* Isabel Harriss Barr

* Gertrude Ryder Bennett

* Laura Benét

* Elizabeth Bohm

* Joan Stanford Bishop

* Henrietta Cholmeley-Jones

* Jeannette Chappell

* Sara King Carleton

* Mary Ballard Duryee

* Mariana B. Davenport

* Jean Elliot

* Rhina P. Espaillat

* Amanda Benjamin Hall

* Helen Ireland Hays

* Mildred Hayward / Mildred Hoyer

* Sophie Himmell

* Frances Minturn Howard

* Katherine Thayer Hobson

* Dorsha Hayes

* Barbara Leslie Jordan

* Mary Kennedy

* Yala Korwin

* Susan Schell Lindell

* Elizabeth Searle Lamb

* Sarah Litsey

* Carolyn Wilson Link

* Margaret Dole McCall

* Elizabeth Randall-Mills

* Dorothy Quick

* Christina Rainsford

* Francis Higginson Savage

* Louise Scott

* Candace T. Stevenson

* Helen Frith Stickney

* Susan Schell

* Katharyn Wolcott / Katharyn Grouls

* Svea Wathen

* Fanny Fay Wood


The content of the scrapbooks is arranged in alphabetical order by poet surname, though a few poems are out of strict sequence.