Archie Ammons papers,
manuscripts, photographs, chapbooks, typescript, memoranda, and
Primarily incoming correspondence from
students and teaching colleagues; fellow literary figures; and family members.
The letters frequently enclose poetry for review; snapshots of family members;
and photos of Ammons and other literary figures. The papers provide sources for
the study of modern American poetry, including the publication of poetry in
various journals. Some letters discuss the publication of Ammons' own books of
poetry; others highlight activities of small presses. Letters and records of
writers' conferences underscore Ammons' role in Southern regional literature.
Also, material detailing his role in Cornell's Department of English and its
creative writing program.
Language: Collection material in
Division of Rare and Manuscript
Collections, Cornell University Library