W. H. Auden collection of papers

Collection Data

Description
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence to, from, and about the author, notebooks dating from [1928] to [1973], undated commonplace books, diaries for 1959 through 1973, journals for 1929 through 1964, legal and financial documents, a certificate, portraits, and pictorial works.
Names
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 (Creator)
Ansen, Alan (Contributor)
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975 (Contributor)
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976 (Contributor)
Coghill, Nevill, 1899-1980 (Contributor)
Cogswell, Wayne (Contributor)
Doone, Rupert, 1903-1966 (Contributor)
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 (Contributor)
Fox, Orlan (Contributor)
Griffin, Howard, 1915-1975 (Contributor)
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 (Contributor)
Jaffe, Rhoda (Contributor)
Johnson, Wendell Stacy, 1927- (Donor)
Kenmore, Noemi (Contributor)
Luke, David, 1921- (Contributor)
Mayer, Elizabeth (Contributor)
Mayer, Elizabeth (Former owner)
Merrill, James, 1926-1995 (Contributor)
Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927- (Contributor)
Newton, Caroline, 1893- (Contributor)
Salus, Peter H. (Contributor)
Sarton, May, 1912-1995 (Contributor)
Sheffield, Eric C. (Donor)
Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964 (Contributor)
Spears, Monroe K., 1916-1998 (Contributor)
Spears, Monroe K., 1916-1998 (Donor)
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 (Contributor)
Stern, James, 1904-1993 (Contributor)
Stern, Tania (Contributor)
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 (Contributor)
Group Theatre (U.S.) (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1809 - 1979
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Auden
Topics
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
Genres
Certificates
Commonplace books
Correspondence
Diaries
Notebooks
Notes
Biographical/historical: Wystan Hugh Auden was a poet, translator, literary critic, librettist, and playwright.
Content: This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence by and about the author, notebooks dating from [1928] to [1973], undated commonplace books, diaries for 1959 through 1973, journals for 1929 through 1964, legal and financial documents, a certificate, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts and typescripts consist of drafts of poems, some of which were published in "Thank you, Fog," "Epistle to a Godson," or his collected poems; librettos, notes toward works, essays, plays, lectures, speeches, criticism, and translations. The collection also contains manuscripts and typescripts relating to Auden. The collection contains correspondence by the author, dating from 1930 through 1973, to Benjamin Britten, Nevill Coghill, Wayne Cogswell, Rupert Doone, Orlan Fox, Margaret Gardiner, Howard Griffin, Rhoda Jaffe, Noemi Kenmore, David Luke, Elizabeth Mayer, W. S. Merwin, Caroline Newton, Peter H. Salus, May Sarton, Monroe Spears, Stephen Spender, James and Tania Stern, and others. It also contains letters relating to the author, dating from 1934 to 1979, between various correspondents, including Alan Ansen, Hannah Arendt, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, James Merrill, Peter Salus, Edith Sitwell, W. B. Yeats, and others, as well as letters to the author from various correspondents dating from 1936 to 1973.
Content: Card catalog available.
Physical Description
Extent: 2,978 items
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: Berg Coll MSS Auden
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15847219
MSS Unit ID: 19132
Archives collections id: archives_collections_19132
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8a30c7e0-6711-0134-3b8e-00505686d14e
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