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Reed Whittemore papers


Reed Whittemore papers
Whittemore, Reed
Collection number:
26 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
c. 1913-1985
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Reed Whittemore (b. 1919) is a poet and emeritus professor of English at the University of Maryland, where he taught from 1967 to 1984. He also served twice as the Poetry Consultant for the Library of Congress. The author of a major biography of William Carlos Williams, he has also written numerous volumes of poems and essays. Whittemore's papers include correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, notes, galleys, proofs, scrapbooks, diaries, published materials, newspaper and magazine clippings, audiotapes, and photographs documenting his life, literary work, and teaching. Significant correspondents represented in the collection include Arthur Mizener and John Pauker.

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