Linda Pastan ephemera and correspondence with William F. Claire
The Linda Pastan ephemera and correspondence with William F. Claire collection, approximately 1967 to 1991, contains one legal half-size box (15.5 in x 10.5 in x 2.5 in) and one flat-file of material relating to poet Linda Pastan and her work with the Voyages literary magazine.
- Majority of material found within approximately 1967-1977
- approximately 1967-2016
- Claire, William F. (Creator, Person)
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Linda Pastan biographical note
Linda Pastan was born May 27, 1932, in New York City to Jack and Bess Olenick. She married Ira Pastan in 1953 before graduating with a B.A. in English from Radcliffe College in 1954. She earned her M.L.S from Simmons College (now Simmons University) in 1955 and her M.A. in English from Brandeis University in 1957. She lived in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband Ira Pastan and her three children, Rachel, Peter, and Stephen before moving to Chevy Chase, Maryland. From 1991 to 1995, Linda served as the Poet Laureate of Maryland.
"Linda Pastan." In Contemporary Southern Writers. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1999. Gale In Context: Biography. Accessed July 22, 2021. https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/K1633000172/BIC?u=balt85423&sid=bookmark-BIC&xid=e6d2888e.
“Linda Pastan.” Wikipedia. April 13, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Pastan.
"Pastan, Linda." In American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present. Encyclopedia.com. Accessed July 22, 2021. https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/pastan-linda.
William F. Claire biographical note
William F. Claire was born October 4, 1935, in Northampton, Massachusetts to William C. and Vena Claire. He graduated with a B.A. from Columbia University in 1958 and an M.L.S from Georgetown University in 1979. In 1967 he founded the literary magazine Voyages and served as its editor and publisher until 1974.
“William Claire.” Macdowell. Accessed July 22, 2021. https://www.macdowell.org/artists/william-claire.
"William Francis Claire." In Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2001. Gale In Context: Biography. Accessed July 22, 2021. https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/H1000018193/BIC?u=balt85423&sid=bookmark-BIC&xid=977b72ba.
0.69 Cubic Feet (one legal half-size box and one flat-file box (25 in x 1.5 in x 21 in))
Language of Materials
This collection consists of correspondence, publications, clippings, and one newspaper relating to poet Linda Pastan and her work with Voyages national literary magazine created by William F. Claire.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Initial material was purchased from Second Life Books in April 2021, with two publications gifted by the vendor.
Additional Linda Pastan material purchased from Ken Lopez in December 2021.
Accession 2020-21.MS.115 Accession 2021-22.MS.064
This collection was first processed July 2021 by Julia Deros. Accruals were processed into the existing collection in May 2022.
- Guide to the Linda Pastan ephemera and correspondence with William F. Claire
- Julia Deros
- 2021 July
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