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Walter Howard Kerr papers


Walter Howard Kerr papers
Kerr, Walter Howard
Collection number:
6 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
circa 1925-1996
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Poet Walter Howard Kerr (1914-1994) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1931 to work for the Government Printing Office as a printer, a position which he held for over 35 years. Kerr's poetry has been widely anthologized and has been featured in publications such as Southern Poetry Review and Red Clay Reader. Kerr also served as an editor for several publications, including as co-editor of SCOP Publications. He was also active in poetry societies, including tenure as treasurer in the Maryland State Poetry Society and treasurer, vice-president, and president of the Federal Poets, Washington, D. C. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, serials, publications, and photographs.

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