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Finding Aid of the William Van Wyck papers

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
Creator
Van Wyck, William, 1883-1956
Title
William Van Wyck papers
Collection no.
0150
Date [inclusive]
1916-1956
Extent
1.67 Linear feet, 2 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Two scrapbooks, typed poems, correspondence, memoirs, and drafts of published works by William Van Wyck.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], William Van Wyck papers, Collection no. 0150, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

William Van Wyck (1883-1956) was a critic, lecturer, and USC alumnus (BA 1917; MA 1918). He also attended the University of Geneva, New York University, and UCLA. He published a number of translations, including ones of The Canterbury Tales, Cyrano de Bergerac, Sonnets for Helen, and Chanticleer.

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Scope and Content

Collection contains two scrapbooks, typed poems, correspondence, memoirs, and drafts of published works by William Van Wyck. Typescripts include his autobiography, Florentines, How to Have Fun with Poetry, Phillippic Shadows, The Education of Caleb Cob, and his modernizations of The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida. Scrapbooks contain notes, correspondence, poems, clippings, and ephemera. Also included are compilations of the critical reception of How to Have Fun with Poetry.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Poetry
  • Scrapbooks
  • Typescripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Adaptations
  • Van Wyck, William, 1883-1956 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • American poetry--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Poetry 

Box
1

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Series 2:  Drafts of Works 

Box
1-2

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Series 3:  Scrapbooks 

Box
1-2

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