Anne Stevenson: Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Working drafts, both poetry and prose, together with some associated fair copies, printed and miscellaneous papers and documents in note form: autobiography, drama, essays, fiction, interviews, lectures and talks, miscellaneous prose, radio scripts, reviews and poetry. There is also correspondence addressed to Stevenson.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anne Stevenson, poet, was born in Cambridge, England, on 3 January 1933. She attended the University High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1947-1950; Michigan University, Ann Arbor (B.A., 1954; M.A., 1962); and the Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970-1971. She worked as a school teacher during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and thereafter was tutor and fellow at a number of universities. She was co-editor of Other poetry, Leicester, 1978-1983; Mid-Day Publications, Oxford; and other poetry editions. Her publications include Correspondences: a family history in letters (1974), Enough of green (1977), Minute by glass minute (1982), The fiction-makers (1985), The other house (1990), Collected poems (1996) and A report from the border (2003).

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is subject to the permission of Anne Stevenson. The collection has not been fully catalogued; those wishing to consult the papers should contact John Wells, Manuscripts Department.

Acquisition Information

Part of the collection was presented by Anne Stevenson in 27 August 1997. Additional material was added subsequently.

Other Finding Aids

A partial listing of the papers can be found in the Additional Manuscripts Catalogue, available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Anne Stevenson in Tracy Chevalier, ed., Contemporary poets, 5th edition (Chicago and London, 1991), pp. 963-965.