Skip to main content

Conrad Aiken papers

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055622]
Identifier: MS-0345
Conrad Aiken (1889–1973) was an American poet, novelist, and critic. Collection consists of one published poem (1968) titled "A Clear, Brave, Civilizing Force" and was Aiken's contribution to the committee of Arts and Letters for Humphrey.

Dates

  • 1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 poem)

Biographical Note

Conrad Aiken was an American poet, novelist, and critic. He was born in Savannah, Georgia August 5, 1889 and recieved the A.B. from Harvard in 1912. Aiken was a contributer to major literary Journals including "The Dial," "Athenaeum," and the "London Mercury" and was the recipient of important writing awards including the Pulitzer Prize (1930); The National Book Award (1954); and the Bollingen Prize (1956). Aiken published short stories, novels, and editedd several anthologies of British and American Poetry. Collections of Aiken's Poetry were published between 1914 and 1977. Conrad Aien died August 17, 1973.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of one published poem (1968) of American poet, Conrad Aiken. The poem entiteled "A Clear, Brave, Civilizing Force" was Aiken's contribution to the committee of Arts and Letters for Humphrey. Aiken was a member of the committee during Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign in 1968. The poem was originally printed in the "New York Times," July 21, 1968.

Processing Information

This is no known processing information for this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA